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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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2013 

Average Home Prices in the 20901 zip-code of Silver Spring, MD 365 properties sold during 2012 in the 20901 zip-code of Silver Spring, Md which is an increase of 33 over 2011. All properties sold for an average of $362,810 after an average of 74 days on the market. The average sales price for 201...
01/29/2013
If I were to move to the Winchester, VA area [or perhaps I should say when since Mike has been trying to talk me into moving to the valley], I would hire Mike Cooper, Cornerstone Business Group, in a heartbeat to represent me on my home purchase.I first met Mike through Active Rain, a network for...
01/27/2013
I have a small list of local lenders I recommend to my home buyers in Howard and Montgomery County, MD. It's small because I only add loan officers I trust 100%, loan officers who have my kind of work ethic, are knowledgeable and true to their word.  Bridget McGee, a.k.a. Maryland Mortgage Mama, ...
01/27/2013
Have buyer - need house! I've been working with a wonderful family who is relocating to Silver Spring, MD. They have asked me to help them find a home in one of these zip-codes: 20910 or 20901 in Silver Spring, MD or 20912 in Takoma Park, MD. The problem - it's slim pickings in these areas. The a...
01/23/2013
Military discounts are not necessarily about the dollars saved, they are more about the gesture. It's a wonderful - and much appreciated way - of showing gratitude for time served and a multitude of sacrifices made. Fuddruckers in Downtown Silver Spring is saying THANK YOU in a big way by offeri...
01/20/2013
  The Daffodil is the symbol of new beginnings and rebirth. It's the March birth flower and (usually) a sign that Spring is coming ... It is also the national flower of Wales and said to bring a year of good fortune to the person who spots the first Daffodil of the season. I took this picture Jan...
01/19/2013
Home Sales Statistics for 2012 Brookeville, MD68 sales were reported for the year 2012 for Brookeville, MD which is an increase of 14 properties compared to 2011. That's the good news. Unfortunately, the average SOLD price was down to $508,857. Properties also took longer to sell, an average of 1...
01/15/2013
When you want to know how to price your Silver Spring, MD home, consult a Realtor® not Zillow & Co. I spent hours yesterday preparing a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) for a Silver Spring, MD home owner. I looked up the most recent comparable sales - there were 6 - and pored over every single o...
01/13/2013
Remember Carl's story? I met Carl in September 2011 when I showed his home in Brookeville, MD. Carl had been attempting a short sale for many, many months and had been put through the wringer by Bank of America. After buyer #2 walked - due to some ridiculous request by B of A - Carl's wife passed...
01/12/2013
December 2012 Home Sales in Brookeville, MDWith only 3 reported sales for December 2012 it certainly doesn't look like Brookeville, MD ended the year with a bang. But the year-over-year statistics are positive nonetheless. During December 2011 4 properties sold - all in the Brookville Knolls subd...
01/11/2013
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