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Real Estate Agent - Thompson Company, REALTORS - MD594797
Andrea Bedard has been assisting home buyers and sellers in Silver Spring, MD and beyond since 2004. She has a passion for Real Estate in general and vintage homes in particular. Ready to sell or buy? Contact Andrea for a free consultation 240-593-2860.
Being part of a family-owned, neighborhood-oriented, independent and small Real Estate brokerage has many perks. One is the network that I can fall back on and ask for help or advice. There is a general contractor, a landscaper, an interior decorator, an HVAC guy .. and each and every one of them...
7 weeks on the market, 3 very busy open houses and 3 offers later, this gem of a home in the Colesville Outside subdivision in Burtonsville is SOLD. The backyard oasis drew quite the crowd! I don't think I have ever had that many potential buyers linger for an hour or so during open houses to tak...
Are you a home owner in 20905 Silver Spring, MD who would like to sell but think it is better to wait until Spring? Please reconsider! Home wanted in 20905 Silver Spring, MD! Many people think that Spring is the time to sell a house and assume that nobody is out looking during Fall and Winter. It...
Today was such a gorgeous Fall day, the sky blue and the air crisp. Perfect for a hike, or a "bear-hunt", in Howard County, MD. My girls and I love to go for hikes and have mastered quite a few miles of the trails in Patapsco Valley State Park. Today we decided to explore the Middle Patuxent Envi...
Maryland Lead-Based Paint Law Update If your Silver Spring, MD & beyond property was built before 1978 and is currently rented - or will be in the future - then you need to pay attention to the Maryland Lead-Based Paint Law Update. Starting January 1st, 2015 ALL rental properties built pre-1978 a...
I LOVE referrals. I do. It is the biggest compliment that I could possibly receive. It shows that I got the job done, my passion shined, my hard work paid off and my clients were happy. I appreciate every referral, no matter the price range and circumstances and get to work right away. Sometimes,...
What's Fall like in Maryland? Pretty, colorful and fun! Fall in Maryland is all about: Pumpkins & Apples There are a number of pick-your-own-pumpkin patches, my personal favorite has always been Sharp's at Waterford Farm in Brookeville, MD. Larriland is the place to go to pick-your-own apples. Ex...
Selling a Silver Spring, MD area home on a septic system - what you need to know! It's not unusual to find homes in the Silver Spring, MD area - especially north and west of the city - that are on a private septic system. Sellers of these homes have to add one extra step to their pre-listing prep...
I saw a few comments on Margaret Rome's blog post Presenting A Poorly Written Offer (and have heard plenty of remarks in the past) about how long our offers to purchase Real Estate in Maryland are. In New York, it's one page given to an attorney who writes up the contract. In Oregon it appears to...
Development potential in the heart of Ashton, MD Just Listed: 100 Olney Sandy Spring Road Property consists of 2 parcels, 1.48 acres combined Zoned R90, possible cluster development, townhomes or zero lot line development Sandy Spring/Ashton Rural Village Overlay Zone Recommended for single famil...

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