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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2014 

Columbia, MD has a serious shortage of independent coffee shops. Although this planned community has a lot going for it - nature, trails, lakes and recreational facilities (gyms, pools, tennis ... for a fee) - that does not apply when it comes to coffee shops. There is no quaint historic Main St ...
03/31/2014
That sounds pretty awesome, doesn't it?! I get to help determine how 400 Billion Dollars will be distributed! A few days ago I received mail from the United States Census Bureau and immediately thought, is it time already? No, it's not time for the next census. What I didn't know is that the Cens...
03/30/2014
My personal principles - or Weltanschauung (a German word meaning world view and convictions) that guide me through everyday life are also how I conduct business. For me it is impossible to separate the two. In essence, I treat others the way I want to be treated and teach my children to do the s...
03/28/2014
Today was definitely not Spring weather in Maryland but never mind the snow flurries. It was time for our Spring meet-up. Hosted by Martha Brown and Margaret Rome - 2 of my favorite people in the Rain - at BRIO Tuscan Grille at the Annapolis Towne Centre.  BRIO is a bit hard to find but it's wort...
03/25/2014
Don't you just love calling your clients with great news? I do! Last week I got to call my seller of this Leisure World of Maryland condo with the news that we have found the right buyer! This week I got to tell her that the buyer removed the home inspection contingency and a repair request will ...
03/22/2014
Over the last few years I received a number of contact requests from Silver Spring, MD area home sellers who were already working with a REALTOR® and had a signed listing agreement in place. Selling your Silver Spring, MD home? Leave the marketing to your REALTOR®! In most cases these home seller...
03/21/2014
When I stopped by my office yesterday, I had a little surprise waiting for me. In the middle of preparing office files for two new contracts, going through my to-do list in my head, responding to texts ... I checked my mail. The kind that has a stamp on it. Among the solicitations, invitations, j...
03/19/2014
A 15 minute open house?! Would that be the speed dating version of house-hunting? Last Friday I showed a home for sale in Laurel, MD to one of my buyers. She liked it enough to consider bringing her other half by for a look. We noticed a sign rider that advertised an open house on Sunday. How con...
03/16/2014
What is the blogging feature and should I allow it? is another question frequently asked by Silver Spring, MD home sellers. The question comes up when we discuss the listing agreement and the required Montgomery County Addendum to the listing agreement. The addendum covers multiple questions conc...
03/15/2014
Downsizing in Silver Spring, MD? I may just have the right home for you! Downsizing typically means purging, donating, gifting and assessing which of your possessions should or need to move to your new home with you. It doesn't have to mean parting with all your special mementos however. The key ...
03/11/2014
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