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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.
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...
I used to wonder why listing agents thanked me for presenting "such a well-written offer" and making sure "all t's are crossed and i's dotted". I used to wonder, until one day I received an offer on one of my listings that tempted me to take out my red pen, mark everything that was wrong in the o...
While browsing Real Estate news this morning I stumbled upon a headline which I thought must have been a typo: Georgetown home sells for $510,000 over asking [Washington Business Journal] As it turned out, it was not a typo. A home in Georgetown did indeed sell for 510K more than it was listed fo...
Burtonsville, MD, an unincorporated area in Montgomery County, is Silver Spring's neighbor to the East. Its hub is the Route 29 and 198 intersection which is at the center of a major revitalization project. The new Burtonsville Master Plan was adopted in December 2012 with hopes to develop the ar...

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