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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.
Glühwein, Stolle, gebrannte Mandeln, Lebkuchen .. say what? All (mulled wine, German fruit cake only eaten around the Christmas Holiday, roasted almonds, gingerbread) can be found at traditional German Christmasmarkets that are popping up everywhere in the US as well ($10 funnel cakes and such ar...
Show us your home for the holidays and enter to win Thompson Company, REALTORS® holiday decorating contest Do you enjoy decorating? Is your home all decked out for the holidays? If you answered yes, we at Thompson Company, REALTORS® would love to see it and are inviting you to participate in our ...
The Belmont Manor, also known as the Gem of Elkridge, dates back to 1738 and is owned by the Howard County Government that purchased the manor house and its 68 acres in 2012 to ensure the stewardship of this magnificient building and grounds. Belmont Manor is a popular venue for weddings and retr...
'Tis the Season for holiday music, pics with Santa, hot chocolate, and Holiday light displays! Visit the Smithsonian's National Zoo in NW DC to see the annual holiday light display, the ZooLights. Now through January 1st and open daily from 5 - 9 pm (the Zoo is also open for regular visits and sp...
More than 65 small businesses are open in Old Ellicott City and all need your support! Make your way to Ellicott City's Main Street tomorrow, on Small Business Saturday, get some Holiday Shopping done, sip a cup of hot cocoa, grab some lunch and just enjoy the Holiday flair! Main Street Holiday W...
Some roads in Montgomery County are sporting new signs. Perhaps you have noticed them, too, and have been wondering what they are all about. The brown ones are new this year and signify a rural/rustic road. That means that they are generally narrower, usually scenic with possible historic sights ...
Maryland offers its visitors and residents a variety of hiking trails - ranging from flat and easy to steep and extremely difficult - and all will reward you with scenic views, tranquility, native plants, rock formations, love letters, waterfalls, wildlife, and/or historic landmarks.  One of the ...
The thought of preparing your Silver Spring home for the market and selling it might seem scary, but don't get spooked! We can help! And we love to help. We won't boo your questions, you can never ask too many by the way! Give us a call if you are thinking about selling (and/or buying) - it does ...
Boutique brokerage is one of those buzzwords that we've seen and heard much more often lately! So I thought, I would not only briefly explain what a "boutique brokerage" is but also introduce you to one of the original boutique brokerages in Silver Spring, MD: Thompson Company, REALTORS®.   What ...
Local Business Spotlight: The Passion Bakery Cafe in Olney/Sandy SpringWhen you are craving something sweet and are not near your own kitchen to whip up a homemade treat and/or don't have the time, then The Passion Bakery Cafe on 108 in the heart of Sandy Spring is your local sugar heaven (yes, y...

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