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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 

Interested in buying a flip in the Silver Spring, MD area? Please read Charles Buell's blog post first. Charles is a home inspector in Seattle and knows a thing or 10 about flips. It is not difficult to pick out the flips among all the homes for sale. Many flippers in Silver Spring, MD and beyond...
07/31/2014
Coming soon in Burtonsville, MD: a 4 bedroom (+ office/den) home for under $410,000! Here's is a little sneak peak of a few special features this property has to offer:  ... a back yard oasis, 3-season sun room, deck, gleaming hardwood floors, fireplace, 2-car attached garage and more. Off Route ...
07/27/2014
So you want to rent this Silver Spring, MD home listed at $2,150/month but your take home pay is only $2,600? Excuse me, but how would you pay your bills? There has been no shortage of inquiries and showings on my rental listing in Silver Spring, MD. It's been a steady stream of prospective tenan...
07/24/2014
What do you do when you are being told "you can't"? I am not one to easily throw in the towel, where there is a will, there is a way. I take on the challenge and say "Watch Me"! I can come up with quite a few examples when I was told that I can't do something: you can't move half-way around the w...
07/21/2014
I love working with Silver Spring, MD home buyers. I enjoy the process, the hunt and the moment when we have found the one. What I don't enjoy is having to track down the listing agent because he's gone MIA. It doesn't happen very often but it happens. When it does it can be very frustrating for ...
07/14/2014
Silver Spring, MD Seller FAQ: What is the absorption rate and how can it help me? As REALTORS® we use a lot of Real Estate lingo that makes sense to us but not always to our clients. Many of us have an alphabet soup behind our name or use abbreviations in our market reports and neighborhood spotl...
07/11/2014
Silver Spring, MD Home Buyer FAQ: How will I know if it's the right house for me? How will I know if it's the one? This is a question frequently on the mind of First Time Maryland Home Buyers. It's the first time they are going through the process, thus it's very understandable. They are often on...
07/11/2014
Yesterday was one of those days. You know the one. When you try to cramp a week's worth of appointments and errands into one day. When you go non-stop for 12 hours and forget to eat. When you hit every red light and get stuck in the worst traffic. When said traffic causes you to be late for a sho...
07/10/2014
Here's a quick look at how the Silver Spring, MD Real Estate Market performed during the second quarter of 2014 All properties Number of sales: 796 compared to 778 during the second quarter of 2013 Average SOLD price: $358,368 which is about 2.1% higher than during the 2nd quarter of last year Li...
07/06/2014
It can't get any more patriotic than watching the Fourth of July Fireworks at the Mall in Washington DC. It's spectacular. But also crowded. If you want to avoid the masses but still have a nice view then you may want to think about heading to one of these not-so-secret-anymore alternative spots ...
07/03/2014
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