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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!

Where Can Dogs Swim in DC, MD, VA? Here's the Top 4 Places!

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. 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. Here are the Best 4 "Swimming Holes" for Dogs in the DC Metro Area from the Top-Rated Buyer Agents with Buyer's Edge. Map: See the Top High Schools in the Best Places to Live. For many families making a move, the quality of nearby public schools is often a huge factor in deciding where to live.

Map: See the Top High Schools in the Best Places 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.

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.

Use two fingers to move the map Map Data. 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.

Exclusive Buyer's Agents and Homebuyers Who Believe it's the Right Way to Buy a Home in DC, MD, VA

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. 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. 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?

Ready to Make an Offer on a Home? Don't Get Caught with Your Pants Down! Get Accurate COMPS!

Pretty darn important! Working closely with your exclusive buyer's agent is key in this crucial step of the home buying process. Don't be tripped up by getting caught with your knickers around your ankles. Home Real Estate Valuation Data is available for free from many website outlets. Of course, Trulia.com and Zillow.com also provide real estate buyers and sellers Real Estate Listing Sold Data. 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.

Mind Your Own Business

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. 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.”

Apparently REALTORS® Think Dual Agency Is OK – Why You Shouldn’t Believe Them

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. 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.

6 Key Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Renovate? Are you a Fixer Upper or a Turnkey Homebuyer 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.

'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.

'Double agent?' A rift over how real estate is bought and sold reaches the California Supreme Court

“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. 6 Key Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Renovate? Are you a Fixer Upper or a Turnkey Homebuyer in the Washington, DC Metro Area? Sunset Photos to Remind You Just How Lucky We Are to Live On This Planet. Happy Earth Day 2016!

Sunset Photos to Remind You Just How Lucky We Are to Live On This Planet

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. Factors to weigh before choosing a buyer’s agent.