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2009 

Listing and selling short sales are easier when you have systems in place.  As an experienced Gainesville, VA short sale listing agent, I can tell you that there are certain practices that are a matter of routine that make getting that short sale approval much easier. Even something as simple as ...
11/30/2009
Wells Fargo's home equity short sale call center must not realize that I, and others that may be calling them, own clocks.  Why?  I called at 11:15am, Eastern Time, and received the following message: We're sorry.  Wells Fargo's call center is closed.  Please call back during our regular business...
11/30/2009
I know there are plenty of you out there that are looking for something different to do with a weekend or a day off.  Why not make this a part of a holiday shopping trip.  Take a look back in time, and right in our backyards.  The Washington, DC and suburban areas are so full of history. Thanks,...
11/29/2009
You can't want it more than someone wants it for themselves.  That's a lesson I continue to learn each and every day of my life.  Maybe it's the control freak in me, more appropriately known as my Type A personailty. I am often approached by new Realtors in my office that are looking for a mentor...
11/29/2009
In 2007 I bought a Toyota Camry Hybrid.  I LOVE my car.  As a Northern Virginia Realtor, I spend a lot of time on the road and this car has helped me save a ton of money on gas.  I get over 500 miles to one tank of gas. One of the neat features of the car is that there is not a traiditonal key yo...
11/29/2009
11/29/2009
If you are a resident of Bristow, Virginia's community of Braemar, you still have time to get up those holiday lights and participate in the holiday home decoration contest.  It's all about decorating the front facing exterior of your home with holidays lights and decorations. Winners will be cho...
11/28/2009
After enjoying a Thanksgiving feast with my family on Thursday, I awoke Friday morning feeling like I'd been runover by a bus.  I hadn't been 100% the day before, or even on Thanksgiving.  Friday was when whatever I have hit me hard.  I couldn't hold anything down and I was generally achy and mis...
11/28/2009
Can't believe it's Thanksgiving 2009.  Seems like we were just in the midst of summer.   The Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season can bring many family celebrations, and for many, stress.  Don't worry.  You are not alone.  If you think you are the only one that gets a knot in your stomach go...
11/26/2009
You can't plan ahead for the unexpected.  Or can you?  Cara Pearlman, an associate of mine in Maryland makes a great point about how we can prepare for the unexpected theft of a wallet.  I think we should all make note of what we have in our wallets...just in case.  This advice would go for a mi...
11/26/2009
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