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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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2016 

A few weeks ago I received an email from *Steph* who asked if she could take a few minutes of my time to pick my brain a bit. She was very apologetic, making it clear that she was neither a seller nor a buyer and that this wouldn't result in business for me. I was intrigued and we scheduled a tim...
02/25/2016
If you are searching for a turn-key condo in Silver Spring, MD to call home, perhaps 11344 King George Dr is the one for you?!Here are 10 reasons why the sellers loved living in Hearthstone Village:1. Proximity to the Metro's Red Line (it's this close)2. Having a garage plus an off-street parking...
02/23/2016
Early October 2015 TRID (TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure) went into effect. RESPA stands for Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and TILA refers to the Truth in Lending Act. TRID was in the making for a few years and combined RESPA and TILA forms & rules to arrive at (that's the hope) a more s...
02/23/2016
Frequently Asked Questions by Silver Spring, MD area home buyersQ: What does DOM stand for? A: DOM stands for Days on Market and tells you how long a property has been actively listed for sale. Emphasis is on active. Sometimes contracts fall apart and the status of a listing previously shown as C...
02/21/2016
SOLD on New Hampshire Ave in Ashton, MDI am just beyond thrilled for my buyers and can't stop smiling. This was a tough one. A roller-coaster short sale up until the very last minute. But we hung in there and breathed a very big sigh of relief when it was all done and the buyers opened their fron...
02/16/2016
Who would possibly venture out to visit an open house when it's 20 degrees out with 30 mph winds? On a Saturday?Buyers who want to take advantage of the (still very) low interest rates. Buyers who were proactive about their taxes and will be putting their refund towards a home purchase. Buyers wh...
02/13/2016
Open House This SaturdayFebruary 13th, 2016 2 - 4 PM   It's going to be one chilly weekend in Maryland but we won't let that stop us! 11344 King George Dr in Hearthstone Village will still be open... we'll have freshly brewed coffee and warm cookies waiting for you!    Garage Condo Minutes to Wh...
02/11/2016
After a blizzard that resulted in 6 days off from school and another winter storm incoming, I was looking for an activity to combat cabin fever which would a) get us out of the house for a few hours and b) be creative. Since my daughter has been begging me to go back to The Pottery Stop in Ellico...
02/08/2016
11344 King George Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20902Fabulous 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths garage condo in Hearthstone Village, a quaint community in the heart of Wheaton, MD.A flexible floor plan on the main level, large rooms and all new carpet throughout are just a few of the features this condo has to offe...
02/04/2016
Maryland has the best crab cakes! One of the best places to eat Maryland crab cakes is at G & M Restaurant in Linthicum Heights. And the best people to enjoy those crab cakes with are my ActiveRain friends!This was the second time that we held our ActiveRain Meet-Up at G & M Restaurant and I susp...
02/02/2016
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