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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.
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Isn't this such a lovely view? I snapped this picture last Sunday while holding an open house at 11344 King George Dr in Hearthstone Village. People often assume that a condo close to the busy Wheaton Business District and the busy crossroads of Georgia Ave and University Blvd must also have a "b...
04/28/2016
Not too long ago I wrote a blog post warning Silver Spring, MD home buyers and sellers of email scams, a post prompted by multiple alerts via our local REALTOR® association.This morning I received the perfect example in my in box. As a REALTOR® who receives these kind of emails way too many times...
04/27/2016
Take a look at the first page of 2 offers that were made on the same house in Prince George's County, Maryland. Can you spot the difference(s)?Offer A would have netted the seller significantly more money than offer B. Offer B included an escalation clause after learning that there was an offer A...
04/25/2016
"Wheaton is many things, but it is not Silver Spring.  Much less Kensington.  Nor (god forbid) Washington, DC.  If you live in Wheaton, though, you must reckon with these." (Mary Donovan, Numé Cinq: What's it like living here series)Wheaton is "just" a census-designated place and the post-office ...
04/22/2016
When you purchase a condo in Silver Spring, MD and beyond, the sale is subject to receipt and review of the condo documents. The seller will give (or should give) you the Condominium Seller Disclosure/Resale Addendum as part of the seller disclosure packet.Part 1 of that document will already tel...
04/20/2016
I was going to write DOs and DONTs for Silver Spring, MD and beyond home sellers but then I thought I would share my friend and REALTOR® Mimi Foster's post instead. I simply couldn't have said it any better!When it comes to presenting and showing your home, none of the points Mimi lists should be...
04/18/2016
Hearthstone Village in Silver Spring, MD can best be described as quaint, well-maintained and in a great Metro commuter location. The community is within walking distance to public transportation (Wheaton Red Line), retail (Westfield Wheaton Mall), grocery store (24 hr Safeway), restaurants and p...
04/14/2016
The 44th Annual Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run took place in Washington, DC this past Sunday, April 3rd. You know, that morning when the temps barely made it to the mid-30s, the wind gusted at 40-50 mph and made it feel like single-digits.To sum it up, it was one awesome but challenging ...
04/06/2016
Silver Spring, MD Home Buyers and Sellers please be aware of email scams! Scammers have increasingly been targeting parties involved in Real Estate transactions! If you are under contract to purchase or sell your home you could be on the receiving end of email scams. How so? Pending properties ar...
03/31/2016
Many buyers relocating to the greater Washington DC Metro experience sticker shock when they first start their home search. And once they've come to terms with what they can get for their money in Montgomery, Howard or Prince George's county they are in for another surprise: competition .. especi...
03/29/2016
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