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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.
Yesterday, January 21st, 2017, my friend and I were 2 of the hundreds of thousands of women who marched - peacefully - in Washington, DC.All day today I shared my experience with my family and anyone who cared enough to ask, deleted hate messages and blocked senders and thought about how I could ...
What a fantastic opportunity for the right buyer! Could this be YOUR dream come true?  Custom home with in-law suite & extraordinary 7.5 acre property Overview Maps Photos Features Neighborhood Market Stats $749,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms4 Full BathroomsInterior: 6,317 sqftLo...
"Buying a house in State C while I am in State A and hubby is in State B is a special kind of crazy".That was a status update on my Facebook feed the other day. As a human, I understood. As a mom, I felt compassion. But as a REALTOR®, I was puzzled - and a bit embarrassed - and ready to apologize...
Silver Spring, MD Seller FAQ: Do I have to test my home for radon before putting it on the market?The short answer is: yes - unless you fall under one of the exempt categories (Estate sales, condos & coops or if your home will either be demolished by the buyer or converted to a different use than...
I am across the pond for a few days to celebrate, end the old and begin the new with the people most important to me. Germans go crazy (and I mean that in the most loving way) on New Year's Eve. It's legal to purchase fireworks (but for some brands) and put on a show... perhaps you can  imagine h...
You have all seen videos of homes decked out in Christmas lights that light up, twinkle and sparkle to the beat of music. But did you know that Ellicott City, Maryland has its very own Christmas Lights House? For years now The Bartlett Family has been putting on a show and entertaining visitors o...
Opening an electric bill from PEPCO or BGE in the midst of Winter can be rather painful. And if you are like many people, tackling projects to improve your homes energy efficiency is often not a priority. One, it can be costly (new appliances, new windows etc.) and two, these projects are not as ...
Overnight Central Maryland transformed into an Icy Winter Wonderland!I was relieved that I had nowhere else to be this morning but home. While this icy winter wonderland was pretty to look at, it's also pretty dangerous.After a weather event like this it's a good idea to take a quick look around ...
If you know me then you know that I like to show my support & love for small and locally owned businesses. I've written a number of blog posts, from independent coffeeshops to artists, from college adviser to vintage stores and from professional organizer to home stager. I don't only write about ...
Is a multigenerational home in the Silver Spring, MD area high on your wish list? Are you searching for a new home with an in-law suite? If you are answering with a resounding YES, then I may just have the right property for you! 16809 Oak Hill Road in 20905 Silver Spring is a custom-built home o...

Andrea Bedard

M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond
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