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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.
If you are looking for a 4 bedroom, detached house in the Reservoir High School district in Howard County, MD, then put 9404 Ulster Drive on your list of must see houses! This Colonial is tucked away on a dead-end street in the Kings Woods subdivision, and conveniently located to Route 1, Route 2...
Buying a home in Silver Spring, MD and beyond - FAQ:Will I get my earnest money deposit back if my offer is not accepted?  Before I answer this question, let's quickly review what the earnest money deposit actually is. When you put in an offer on a property in Silver Spring, MD and beyond you wil...
Today is snow day #Ilostcount, the perfect day to share this picture below. This custom home is being completed off Oak Hill Road (a designated rural road in Montgomery County), and its white exterior blends in perfectly with the winter wonderland. What you cannot really appreciate is, the massiv...
What is the difference between a loan pre-qualification and a loan pre-approval? Is there even one? My lender pre-qualified me, can we look at houses now?The above questions definitely rank among the top FAQs I receive from buyers in Silver Spring, MD! The short answers are: yes, there is a diffe...
We all know that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses. When these rooms look dated, tired or not well maintained, buyers may choose to pass and write an offer on another property instead. Your house could linger on the market [you don't want this], become a stale listing [nor this] and sell for les...
We have all seen the hardship stories from furloughed government workers on TV, our social media feeds, or first hand from family, friends, and past and present clients - especially in suburban Maryland, the stories are many. As much as I wish I could fix it, the least I can do is to share the fo...
Just SOLD on Calm Sunset in the Snowden Ridge subdivision in Columbia, MD!Columbia, MD is known for its interesting (albeit quirky at times) street names and this one is no exception. Who wouldn't want to come home to (a) Calm Sunset every day? As fun as the name is, it was all about the location...
We are about one week into the new year and the excitement that comes with beginning at 1 again is clearly still in the air. The first few days, weeks, month always seem to be buzzing with activity, hopes, dreams, desires. Everyone is determined to follow through with their New Year's resolutions...
Thompson Company, REALTORS Holiday Decorating Contest: Home for the Holidays!We have finalists! But it was not easy narrowing it down to just four. We loved seeing all the festive homes, decked out mantels, beautiful Christmas trees, Holiday light displays, decorated tables, banisters, front door...
It's finally here, the grand finale of weeks of preparing, shopping, baking, wrapping, and spreading Holiday cheer. I am almost ready, just a couple more presents to wrap and stockings to stuff. I cannot wait for all the smiles and giggles and joy and hugs and ... tomorrow!I am about to share a b...

Andrea Bedard

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