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.

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2012 

Every time I see the Easy Button commercial I think to myself yes, that would come in handy occasionally [you know those days when it rains, it pours] but actually what I really, really want is a Slow Down Button! Apparently my subconscious agrees and is instructing my brain to act accordingly. L...
09/30/2012
Are you thinking about buying your first Silver Spring, MD area home? Don't go it alone!I just met a lovely couple for a buyer consultation yesterday. They are great buyers. Not only are they going to be a pleasure to work with, they know what they want, where in the Silver Spring, MD area they w...
09/29/2012
During my first few years in Real Estate I must have killed hundreds² or so trees. Everything required massive amounts of papers: mapping out my home tours and printing directions, two copies of every MLS listing I showed (one customer copy, one agent copy), a full set of contract paperwork, mult...
09/28/2012
Oakley Cabin sits alongside Brookeville Rd, just a short drive (or walk) from historic Brookeville, MD. The log cabin was part of the Oakley Farm and its land was originally owned by Colonel Richard Brooke, also known as "the Fighting Quaker". Oakley Farm's 'big house' dated back to the 1760s - ...
09/27/2012
Fellow Active Rain blogger and North Branch, MN Realtor® William Feela alerted us to an article on MSN recently, or better to its comments: 8 ways to tick off your real estate agent [Karen Aho]. I read the full article and many of the comments and experienced a full range of emotions - from being...
09/23/2012
In my humble opinion Sharp's at Waterford Farm has one of the best pick-your-own pumpkin patches in the greater Silver Spring, MD area. Sharp's is located at 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd, Brookeville, MD 20833 - just a short drive from Silver Spring on either Georgia or New Hampshire Ave . Although Sh...
09/22/2012
 There's a stretch of New Hampshire Ave in Silver Spring, MD that has been dubbed the Highway to Heaven at my office. Here's why:     Starting at the intersection of Randolph Rd and going north towards Sandy Spring/Ashton, New Hampshire Ave is a model for peace. There are almost 30 churches, mosq...
09/21/2012
One of the homes for sale in Silver Spring, MD that I showed this past weekend came with a Home Protection Plan. That's nothing unusual in the Silver Spring area - it offers some peace of mind for the buyer and, if the appropriate coverage is selected, for the seller as well. However, something t...
09/17/2012
Random acts of kindness are incredibly powerful. Just how powerful, I was reminded of a couple of days ago. I was on the receiving end and, simply put and without an ounce of exaggeration, it made my day. As a matter of fact, it is still making my day .. I was on my way out the door at Seibel's w...
09/14/2012
 Seibel's Restaurant on Rt. 198 in Burtonsville, MD is the restaurant for home-cooked meals in the Silver Spring, MD area. As a family-owned business it has served customers in its present location since 1939. How many restaurants do you know that can boast such tradition? Seibel's is not a fancy...
09/12/2012
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