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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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2015 

I am a big planner and rarely buy anything on impulse. Well, okay, except for shoes. For the most part though, I research, collect ideas, develop a vision and then budget according to my final plan. My approach means that I spend a good amount of time online looking stuff up, saving possibilities...
01/30/2015
Home buyers interested in moving to Columbia, MD all have one important question at the top of their list: What is the CPRA fee and what does it include? Columbia, MD is a planned community in the heart of Howard County, MD which was founded by James Rouse in the 1960s. It is made up of 9 village...
01/30/2015
When you want to tell potential buyers why the Lake Elkhorn area in Columbia, MD is such a great place to live, you can do no better than go directly to the source. And that is just what I did. Mr and Mrs Seller, what's the best part about living on Dockside Ln in Columbia? We really enjoy living...
01/27/2015
Many buyers nowadays will do extensive research online and pick the homes they want to see based on their findings. Their own research is (ideally) complemented by their agent's search and together they come up with a short list of homes to see. Why a home won't make it on the short list, even if...
01/24/2015
"The kitchen is outdated!" complained the buyer. "I know, isn't that fabulous!" responded the REALTOR® (me) During one of my open houses I engaged in a conversation with a visitor who was obviously very interested in the home. She had spent a good amount of time walking around, admiring the view,...
01/22/2015
Downtown Silver Spring, MD is a designated Arts and Entertainment district, the only one in Montgomery County and one of only a handful in the entire State of Maryland. Tax credits and exemptions are available to qualifying individual artists and financial assistance can be provided to help fund ...
01/18/2015
I have enjoyed working with home buyers in Silver Spring, MD and beyond since mid-2004. It's quite the honor to be chosen to assist with finding the forever home or to guide first time home buyers through this exciting process. And what an exciting process it is: from the initial decision to hous...
01/07/2015
Every transaction is unique, every client special and every closing memorable. Sometimes our transactions are so unique that they turn into a career highlight and one for the story books! 2014 marked my 10th anniversary as a REALTOR® in the Silver Spring, MD area. How very fitting that I ended th...
01/05/2015
A few days ago I received a contact message via my Active Rain blog. I am always excited to see those in my inbox! Sometimes people request more information about a listing or neighborhood or are looking for a Silver Spring, MD area REALTOR® to help them buy or sell. But it's not always about Rea...
01/02/2015
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Happy New Year y'all! "New Year's most glorious light is sweet hope." Mehmet Murat ildan Have you made any New Year's resolutions yet? No? Me neither. I'm making wishes instead. Whether or not those come true this year, is largely up to me. Of course there's this thing called fate, and life happe...
12/31/2014
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