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Where Can Dogs Swim in DC, MD, VA? Here's the Top 4 Places! By Wendy Carpenter-Israel Yes, Washingtonians are ecstatic! After days and days of historic record making rainfall in the Washington, DC metro area, it's hard not to get excited about Memorial Day Weekend and the lovely weather we have been promised.

So go ahead and make some outdoor plans, but don't forget to include your dog in some of your excursions. Remember, they have been cooped up in your house or condo for most of May 2016 with you. It's supposed to be close to 80 degrees on Saturday, so it might be perfect day to take your dog for a swim. And if your dog is swimmer, you probably already know it’s not that easy to find a perfect place for dogs to swim in DC, MD, VA that doesn’t get the “Rules Police” all grumpy. However, there are some locations that are more pet-friendly than others.

Here are the Best 4 "Swimming Holes" for Dogs in the DC Metro Area from the Top-Rated Buyer Agents at Buyer's Edge Buyer Brokerage. Shake, Shake, Shake! Jump! Can We Come Too? Map: See the Top High Schools in the Best Places to Live | Best High Schools | US News. For many families making a move, the quality of nearby public schools is often a huge factor in deciding where to live. But there are other things to take into account as well, such as the job market and cost of living. U.S. News ranks both the Best High Schools and the Best Places to Live in the U.S. To determine the Best Places to Live, U.S. News evaluated the 100 most populous metro areas and ranked them based on factors including unemployment rates, crime and quality of education, using data from the U.S. News Best High Schools rankings. It should come as no surprise, then, that the top 10 Best Places to Live contain some of the nation's superior public high schools. The Denver metro area is the No. 1 place to live, and is home to six high schools that received a gold medal in the Best High Schools rankings.

When evaluating high schools, families should consider the academic programs offered, like college-level AP or IB courses, and size, among other traits. Map Data Map Satellite. Cheer Up! Houses in Washington, DC are in Full Bloom with Record Rainfall. Exclusive Buyer's Agents and Homebuyers Who Believe it's the Right Way to Buy a Home in DC, MD, VA. More and More Homebuyers Believe Working with an Exclusive Buyer's Agent is the Right Way to Buy a Home Wendy Carpenter-Israel Buyer's Edge Company, Inc. has been challenging the real estate industry status quo for over twenty-four years in the Washington, DC metro area.

As exclusive buyer's agents, we believe in doing real estate differently. We believe that consumers have a right to unconditional protection and loyalty throughout the entire home buying process. A buyer shouldn't have to buy a home from a real estate company that represents both sides of the real estate transaction. This enormous conflict of interest was one the main motivating factors when Stephen Carpenter-Israel and his wife, Wendy, founded their unique real estate company in 1992. Challenging the status quo with this clear-cut, single, focus agency relationship has convinced many educated homebuyers that working with an exclusive buyer's agent when buying a home is the only way to go. Mark B. & Lisa Z. Ready to Make an Offer on a Home? Don't Get Caught with Your Pants Down! Get Accurate COMPS!

May 6, 2016 By Wendy Carpenter-Israel How Important are COMPS (Comparable Sales) when homebuyers in Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia are ready to make an offer on that dream home? Pretty darn important! Working closely with your exclusive buyer's agent is key in this crucial step of the home buying process. Home Real Estate Valuation Data is available for free from many website outlets.

Of course, and also provide real estate buyers and sellers Real Estate Listing Sold Data. We also encourage our homebuyers to use these real estate websites as part of their education into the current VA, DC, MD real estate market. Here are the top 6 things to look for in your Comps when you are ready to make an offer. . #1 Use Comps that are within the past 6 months.

. #2 The Comps should be comprised of homes that are in the same subdivision or in the immediately surrounding areas. #3 Comps should compare similar house styles. . #6 Look carefully at the photographs for each Comp. Ready to Make an Offer on a Home? Don't Get Caught with Your Pants Down! Get Accurate COMPS! Mind Your Own Business. I smile when I think about my grandfather's advice; simple & timeless While standing in line to get coffee, I overheard a conversation about sexual orientation.

Two people discussing a mutual friends dating habits and they just "didn't get it". The coffee line was long so the conversation droned on with lots of sordid details and feigned confusion. "So does (insert name)'s behavior mean he's (insert label) or is he more (insert label)? " Because they were sooo confused and really cared and just wanted to know. But why? At this point, many people were hearing this conversation. Mind your own **** business, dont' run your mouth and treat people right. And his words were just about to spill out of my mouth when they stopped talking.

Why am I writing about minding your own business? As Realtors, we are in peoples' business. We learn all kinds of things about our Buyers. Mind your own business-unless someone tells you something personal about their life or plans, don't ask. Resources Buyer's Edge. Apparently REALTORS® Think Dual Agency Is OK – Why You Shouldn’t Believe Them. In a recent Realty Times article, Bob Hunt, Director of the California Association of REALTORS®, penned an article entitled, “Dual Agency Can Be a Good Thing.” In it, he argues that real estate transactions are different; that those negotiations are about getting the deal done rather than about one side winning or losing. Because of that, it’s OK for the REALTOR® to be the servant of two masters, working for the buyer and the seller simultaneously.

Here’s what’s wrong with that picture. When buying a home, an agent can do so much more for the buyer than just find a home and walk them through the process. When selling a home, the agent will, of course, market the home, but the agent should also be a trusted advisor, negotiating the best price and terms for the seller. In a dual agency situation in most states, the agent’s expertise becomes a nonissue. The only person for whom dual agency is a good thing is the real estate agent. For buyers, get your own agent. 6 Key Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Renovate? Are you a Fixer Upper or a Turnkey Homebuyer in the Washington, DC Metro Area? April 28, 2016 Buying a home that needs work can be a lot of fun for many homebuyers in the Washington, DC metro area. There may be a number of exciting benefits to buying a “fixer upper.” Typically, a home or condominium that needs major renovation and updating may have less competition from other buyers.

The property may sit on the market for months before a homebuyer writes an offer, making sellers more receptive to accepting a lower price. Stephen Carpenter-Israel, President and Broker at Buyer’s Edge, explains “Our exclusive buyers agents find that in the right circumstances homebuyers can purchase a house with good “bones” at a significant discount in a more expensive neighborhood, just because it needs work.” See fun video at the end. However before buying a “fixer-upper”, homebuyers should consider answering these key 6 questions. It is crucial to do as much of your homework and research upfront, if you think you are the “fixer upper” type homebuyer. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 'Double agent?' A rift over how real estate is bought and sold reaches the California Supreme Court.

When Martin Welc asks his real estate classes at Saddleback College if one agent should represent both the buyer and the seller in a negotiation over a house, the students widely disagree. “We ask them: ‘Dual agent or double agent?’” Said Welc, co-chairman of the college’s real estate program, in encouraging the students to play devil’s advocate. “We look at all of the pros and cons. We say, ‘Can this be done?’” It is done, but the controversy over its fairness to buyers and sellers goes beyond a homework assignment. Those on both sides of the argument know the high court’s decision in the case – pitting a Malibu homebuyer against brokerage Coldwell Banker – could shake up the industry. “There is a great deal of concern about this ruling in the California real estate community,” said Bob Hunt, a San Clemente agent and a director of the California Association of Realtors, of the appellate court’s conclusion.

A dual agent must walk a fine line, careful not to favor the buyer or seller. 6 Key Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Renovate? Are you a Fixer Upper or a Turnkey Homebuyer in the Washington, DC Metro Area? Happy Earth Day! - 23 Incredible Sunrise|Sunset Photos to Remind You Just How Lucky We Are to Live On This Planet. Happy Earth Day 2016! April 22, 2016 Wendy Carpenter-Israel Happy Earth Day. We live on a beautiful planet. Sometimes it's nice to be reminded of that during the home and condo buying process in the Washington, DC metro area. With the hot, Spring real estate market in full swing, homebuyers find themselves running all over town looking at new real estate listings in DC, MD, VA with their exclusive buyer's agent. They frantically wonder, "Will we ever find our dream home? Yikes! Yes, it's a beautiful world - from sunrise to sunset. Search for Active Real Estate Listings and SOLD Listing Data Now. Or call Stephen Carpenter-Israel, President and Exclusive Buyer's Broker of Buyer's Edge in VA, DC, MD.

Factors to weigh before choosing a buyer’s agent. If you're thinking of buying a home, one of your first decisions is whether to work with a buyer's agent. As the name suggests, a buyer's... If you’re thinking of buying a home, one of your first decisions is whether to work with a buyer’s agent. As the name suggests, a buyer’s agent is a real-estate agent who represents the buyer in a home sale, as opposed to the listing agent who represents the seller. It’s important to understand that just because an agent shows you a house doesn’t mean he or she works on your behalf. To establish an official relationship, you must sign a formal buyer’s agency agreement, which spells out your obligations to each other. Basically, the agent is promising to represent only your interests, and you’re promising not to make offers that cut the agent out of deals — and ultimately, a paycheck.

“You’re signing a legal document,” said Ilyce Glink, author of “100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask” and other real-estate guides.