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 

Fasten your seat belt - your short sale roller coaster ride is about to begin! It's bound to be a bumpy one with lots of ups and downs! But I'll be right there next to you, holding your hand and warning you of free falls ahead. I'll be hanging on tightly, making sure not to miss a thing. My mind ...
01/31/2012
The Maydale Conservation Park is truly an oasis in the Colesville area of 20905 Silver Spring, MD. Tucked away in the Maydale subdivision its entrance can easily be missed - follow Briggs Chaney Rd, turn onto Maydale Dr and watch for the little signs, the Maydale Park will be on your right! The ...
01/30/2012
Mimi's Cafe® bills itself as your "neighborhood bistro" - it does feel like it, too, with its interesting decor, the welcoming ambiance, the good food ("a taste of France") and the decent prices. It's a comfortable place to enjoy with your family - it's casual, small kids are welcome - or good f...
01/29/2012
YOUR HOME-BUYING WISH LIST: What are you craving in your new home?When I was pregnant with my girls (please bear with me, this is not a post about pregnancy, I promise) I craved milk. Lots of it. I drank half a gallon - at least - every day. As a matter of fact I frequently woke up in the middle ...
01/28/2012
COMMUNITY FORKLIFT I love to hunt for treasures at antique stores, flea markets or any of the Re-stores. The Community Forklift (love that name!) in Edmonston, MD (greater Hyattsville area) is similar to the Habitat for Humanity® in its mission - DON'T DUMP, DONATE! It's a win-win for everybody ...
01/27/2012
ASHTON/SANDY SPRING & BROOKEVILLE - MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD - 2011 MARKET REPORT Driving north on New Hampshire Ave - or The Highway to Heaven as we lovingly refer to it in my office - one will eventually reach the 108 intersection and the Ashton/Sandy Spring and Brookeville area. Its convenient lo...
01/25/2012
Banana Republic has been one of my favorite stores for years! I'm European and a woman - shopping is in my DNA! I don't only love to shop though, I love to shop for just the right pieces. Banana Republic has no shortage of those. Now I have one more reason (as if I really needed one) to shop at B...
01/22/2012
I have shown homes a couple days after a blizzard (it took me that long to dig out), in 100+ temps, during torrential downpours... I have negotiated contracts at 3 am (that was 2005 - it was either us or another offer - we successfully closed 4 weeks later) and written contracts at midnight (com...
01/21/2012
CALLING ALL RAINERS: please support Ava's law! Ava DelRicco is a 19 months old girl who is fighting for her life at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. On December 16th, 2011 Ava was traveling with her mom in Ocean City, MD. They were stopped at a red light when a driver high on PCP crashed into...
01/19/2012
20905 Silver Spring, MD 2011 MARKET STATISTICS 2011: Number of homes sold in 20905 Silver Spring, MD Absent a 1st Time Home Buyer Tax Credit and a foreclosure pause (due to the robo-signing scandal) 20905 Silver Spring, MD still enjoyed increased sales activity compared to 2010 - 13 more homes so...
01/18/2012
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