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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 

Silver Spring, MD Home Buyers and Sellers please be aware of email scams! Scammers have increasingly been targeting parties involved in Real Estate transactions! If you are under contract to purchase or sell your home you could be on the receiving end of email scams. How so? Pending properties ar...
03/31/2016
Many buyers relocating to the greater Washington DC Metro experience sticker shock when they first start their home search. And once they've come to terms with what they can get for their money in Montgomery, Howard or Prince George's county they are in for another surprise: competition .. especi...
03/29/2016
Now that Spring has officially sprung it's time to make plans for the Summer! Here's one for your bucket list: the wild ponies of Assateague Island. Assateague Island is a magical place, there are no hotels, the beach is beautiful, the surf great and once low tide occurs, the best seashells appea...
03/21/2016
It's no secret that short sales (the seller sells the property for less than he owes with the approval of his lender) have been on the decline. In 2015 there were only 113 short sales (out of 2,692 total sales) in Silver Spring, Maryland, compared to 172 in 2014 and 378 in 2011.That's great news ...
03/18/2016
Behind The Lavender Whim is my friend Jill-Ann, a small business owner, artist and illustrator located in Ellicott City, Maryland.  Jill-Ann's paintings are colorful and playful, are printed on greeting cards, note pads, stationary, gift tags and wrapping paper. She also creates custom watercolor...
03/15/2016
Thinking about buying in Silver Spring, MD and beyond this Spring? Then one of your first steps should be to talk to a lender - before you add listings to your favorite list and/or visit open houses! Falling in love with a home before you know if you can afford it, could end up being one big disa...
03/10/2016
In short, condominiums are individually owned units in a larger complex in which all unit owners share the common elements. Condos come in different styles, sizes and price-ranges. In Silver Spring, MD and beyond you can find high-rise condominiums, garden-style condominiums and townhome-style co...
03/08/2016
11344 King George Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20902Open House this SundayMarch 6th, 2016 1 - 3 PM There are 10+ reasons why you'll love living in this turn-key condo in the quaint Hearthstone Village community. Please join us this Sunday to tour this lovely home, take a test walk to the Wheaton Metro a...
03/03/2016
After 5 full months since TRID went into effect, we are slowly but surely adjusting. According to MRIS/RBI the one big impact has been longer contract periods, 5 days on average in the DC Metro. And although the National Mortgage News is reporting closing delays of up to 20 days - 8 on average - ...
03/01/2016
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