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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 

It's Strawberry season in Howard County, MD! Oh red, juicy sweetness! When I checked the pick-your-own strawberries status for the Gorman Farm in Laurel, MD this morning, I was super excited: Excellent picking fields of ripe berries! it announced and off we went. The Gorman farmers were not exagg...
05/31/2014
20+ years ago I lived in Merrimack, NH and attended the local High School as an exchange student. My host family's family lived in the Binghamton, NY area and we traveled there for the holidays. I got to stay in this lovely old home, owned by my host-grandparents ... and this is where it all bega...
05/29/2014
Andrea Bedard with Thompson Company Realtors earns Accredited Staging Professional® (ASP®) Designation for Real Estate AgentsThe Real Estate market is increasing homeowner demands for tools to help bring a profit in the sale of their homes. ASP Home Staging has become one such tool. By properly c...
05/28/2014
I love to dig in the dirt, plant flowers and maintain my yard. What I definitely do not like is Poison Ivy - what a nasty "little" plant. It grows everywhere, Maryland is no exception. Jay Markanich offers some great advice, what to look for, how to get rid of it and what to do if you did get the...
05/24/2014
The 20902 zip-code of Silver Spring, MD (and Wheaton) starts just outside the beltway on Forest Glen Rd, stretches north along Georgia Ave to Randolph Rd and east to include the Kemp Mill area. It is serviced by the Metro's Red Line (Forest Glen & Wheaton) and is home to a big portion of Sligo Cr...
05/21/2014
One of the the biggest (and most persistent) myths in Real Estate is that home buyers will get a better deal when buying the house directly through the listing agent. Try as I might, I just cannot figure out the reasoning behind it! Silver Spring, MD Buyer FAQ: Why should I not just ask the listi...
05/17/2014
I've lived and worked in the Silver Spring, MD area for a decade now but never had the opportunity to dine at Mrs. K's Toll House on Route 29 in Silver Spring, MD. I have driven by hundreds of times and probably thought "I must eat there" just as many but it just never happened.  Until today that...
05/16/2014
I'm not going too far back in time for our first Throwback Thursday, "only" 12 years. It seems like this just happened last month but at the same time it feels forever ago. Before I became a REALTOR® I went to school full-time and worked at a number of gyms part time. I was (am still) a certified...
05/15/2014
The people behind the Grant Avenue Market in Takoma Park, MD are geniuses for scheduling opening day on Mother's Day! After enjoying breakfast in bed, extra snuggles from my girls and hide-and-seek surprises (my 5 year old insisted that I had to find my gifts she had hidden throughout the house),...
05/11/2014
When I first started out in Real Estate 10 years ago, I hung my license at a busy office of a big national franchise in Silver Spring, MD. I really liked the manager, the training that was promised to me and the high energy at that office. As I was shown around that first day, I remember standing...
05/09/2014
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