Living Silver Spring, MD & beyond - blips from a REALTOR®, mom, runner and coffee addict.

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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.
Holidays always make me reminisce and share stories and laughs with family and friends. I try hard to pass on some of the traditions that I grew up with to my children. I remember the art of blowing out and painting eggs without breaking them. I remember an Easter Egg tree that we "stumbled" upon...
Terrific 2-car garage home COMING SOON in Village of Wilde Lake, Columbia MDHere's a little sneak peek:Besides a cozy front porch, this home has a 2-car garage, 3 bedrooms, wood floors, an upgraded kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters, a large family room with wood-burning...
As the saying goes, the devil is in the details! When preparing your home for sale, don't neglect the little things. Those can yield big results and make for a smooth(er) transaction. Below are a few of the tips that I share with all my Silver Spring, MD area sellers:1. Organize your closets. Yes...
An Interview with Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee , Corridor Mortgage GroupQ: How would you summarize your role as a Mortgage Banker?Bridget: I help buyers and home owners find the RIGHT financing solution for their unique situation.Q: What inspired you to enter the mortgage business?Bridget: I was...
The Silver Spring, MD Real Estate Market is blooming!Are you ready to spring into action?February 2017 was another busy month in Silver Spring, MD - the busiest February since 2007! 180 transactions closed, 11 more than in February of 2016. The average sales price was a little over $351,000 which...
Should I or should I not offer a commission bonus to the buyer's agent when selling my Silver Spring, MD home? That is a question & discussion that pops up regularly. My answer is:Sellers, don't waste your money on a commission bonus. Do this [pick one] instead! Hire a professional organizer befo...
Thanks to Paul S. Henderson's March Challenge "Tell me the most unique or special place you have lived", I've been reminiscing and digging around in my memory box. I've lived in and visited quite a few special places but the most unique had to be that time when I lived in the "Hollywood Hills of ...
Lovely Center Hall Colonial just listed in Redland Station in Derwood, MD7721 Rydal TerMC9861928This property is located on a cul-de-sac and has lovely views of the quaint back-yard with mature landscaping. It has close to 2,400 square feet on the main and upper level, spacious bedrooms and a hug...
January 2017 has been the busiest January in Montgomery County, MD since 2007 with 704 homes sold. Just to put this into perspective, 411 transactions settled in January of 2009, 521 in 01/2013 and 646 in January of last year. But not only the number of closed sales is up, so are pending sales an...
 Winter in Central Maryland can look like this:or this:Winter in Central Maryland.. you just never know!One year we have a blizzard (or 2 or 3), another we get a lot of freezing rain and yet another we see lots of blue skies & sunshine with temps in the upper 60s ... like this weekend!Which one d...

Andrea Bedard

M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond
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