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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.
Many buyers nowadays will do extensive research online and pick the homes they want to see based on their findings. Their own research is (ideally) complemented by their agent's search and together they come up with a short list of homes to see. Why a home won't make it on the short list, even if...
"The kitchen is outdated!" complained the buyer. "I know, isn't that fabulous!" responded the REALTOR® (me) During one of my open houses I engaged in a conversation with a visitor who was obviously very interested in the home. She had spent a good amount of time walking around, admiring the view,...
Downtown Silver Spring, MD is a designated Arts and Entertainment district, the only one in Montgomery County and one of only a handful in the entire State of Maryland. Tax credits and exemptions are available to qualifying individual artists and financial assistance can be provided to help fund ...
I have enjoyed working with home buyers in Silver Spring, MD and beyond since mid-2004. It's quite the honor to be chosen to assist with finding the forever home or to guide first time home buyers through this exciting process. And what an exciting process it is: from the initial decision to hous...
Every transaction is unique, every client special and every closing memorable. Sometimes our transactions are so unique that they turn into a career highlight and one for the story books! 2014 marked my 10th anniversary as a REALTOR® in the Silver Spring, MD area. How very fitting that I ended th...
A few days ago I received a contact message via my Active Rain blog. I am always excited to see those in my inbox! Sometimes people request more information about a listing or neighborhood or are looking for a Silver Spring, MD area REALTOR® to help them buy or sell. But it's not always about Rea...
Happy New Year y'all! "New Year's most glorious light is sweet hope." Mehmet Murat ildan Have you made any New Year's resolutions yet? No? Me neither. I'm making wishes instead. Whether or not those come true this year, is largely up to me. Of course there's this thing called fate, and life happe...
What could be better than squeezing in one more Happy Closing Day before the new year? Not a lot in my book. I love happy buyers and I love Happy Closing Days! I do remember all of my settlements but there are some that stand out more than others.. in a good way. This one today I won't soon forge...
Another holiday season has come and gone and it's that time of the year again. Time to take down the lights, time to box up the decorations and time to recycle your Christmas tree. Montgomery County in Maryland is making recycling your tree super easy! Residents of single-family homes and townhom...
Midnight At 7 is a family-friendly New Year's Eve event that is sponsored by and benefiting the Howard County General Hospital. The event takes place on December 31st from 5 to 8 PM at Symphony Woods in the heart of Columbia, MD. Admission includes a walk through the Festival of Lights, a bonfire...

Andrea Bedard

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