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 

After a decade as a REALTOR® in the Silver Spring, MD area, I have pretty much heard it all. Interesting are always the responses to my buyers' repair requests following the home inspection, from "Not a problem, the seller will fix it all" to "Are you out of your mind?". Naturally, I prefer the f...
08/30/2014
I'm about to settle down with a good movie and enjoy a quiet Friday night. It's been a busy but great week, my little one started Kindergarten, I attended a closing, met 2 new clients and my girls and I just eased back into our school/work/life routine. It's hard to believe summer is almost over ...
08/29/2014
Silver Spring, MD Home Buyer FAQs: What's the final walk-through for? How soon can we go? According to the Maryland Residential Contract of Sale the buyer reserves the right to inspect the property within the five days prior to closing. I always advise my clients to schedule the final walk-throug...
08/29/2014
It's day 4 of the Active Rain Attitude of Gratitude challenge and already I find myself paying more attention to it throughout the day. Today was all about finding pleasure in the little moments and being grateful for the things that make my heart smile and leave me with a feeling of content. Day...
08/28/2014
Today was a Happy Closing Day and I have plenty to be grateful for! I call them Happy Closing Days because no matter what hurdles we had to take throughout the transaction, arriving at the closing table means we mastered them all. Any stress is lifted of my clients' shoulders, weeks or months of ...
08/27/2014
"Now that both my kids are in school, what am I going to do with myself? How am I going to fill my days?" I joked on FB this morning. Of course, I had no problem staying busy all day, I have a settlement to get ready for, a listing to stay on top of, a few inquiries to follow up on, a meeting wit...
08/26/2014
"Awesome!", "I had so much fun!", "This was the best birthday party ever!" These were the responses I got from my daughter and her friends at the end of her birthday party last week. We celebrated at Sweet Pea Day Spa for Kids in Catonsville, MD. Needless to say I am super happy that I chose this...
08/25/2014
Just yesterday I noticed Laura Cerrano a.k.a. Ms. Feng Shui's post ActiveRain Community 5 Day Gratitude Challenge. Coincidentally I was also challenged by a dear friend via Facebook last night. I love a good challenge. This one more than others because it comes with an instant reward: an attitude...
08/25/2014
As I was driving back from Ocean City, MD last week, my car made a strange noise. I know a lot about houses but very little about cars ... just enough to know that my car wasn't supposed to make a noise like that. I - very carefully - made it home that night and called "my" mechanic the very next...
08/19/2014
While I was out showing homes in Silver Spring, MD yesterday, my phone rang. That, of course, is nothing spectacular to blog about. That's what phones do, ring, peep ... vibrate. As soon as I can, I return all calls and respond to messages unless the caller has his/her number blocked. And that's ...
08/17/2014
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