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2010 

This just in, Wells Fargo Short Sales will soon be using Equator. When this news broke in a small meeting today with Bryan O'Shaughnessy, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Area Short SaleManager for Wells Fargo/Wachovia, there was a groan.  Why?  Hmmm.  Could it have anything to do with the fact the most...
06/29/2010
I read Brad's blog earlier today on Called Shots and wondered, "Hmmm.  I wonder if any of my suggested posts became features." Turns out that three of them did.  Now if I could only remember which ones I suggested so I could go back and see which ones did get featured.  A lot happens here in the ...
06/29/2010
Manassas, VA Short Sale:  Approved and SOLD! The story of this Manassas, VA Short Sale began on March 8, 2010 when this lovely single family home in Coles Run Manor hit the market at $389,000.  It was what I have come to call a Wells Fargo Double Header Short Sale, with both a first and second tr...
06/29/2010
This Vincent floor plan home by Winchester Homes is exquisite.  Before it was built, the buyer told the sale rep he wanted a replica of the model.  Winchester Homes did exactly that.  You'll notice that every aspect of this home is upgraded, starting with the brick front elevation with dormers.  ...
06/28/2010
06/27/2010
My favorite Northern Virginia restaurant, hands down is Sweetwater Tavern in Centreville, VA.  Sweetwater Tavern is owned by a local company called Great American Restaurants. I remember their very first restaurant in Fairfax--Artie's.  I bought my first home about one block from there. Whenever...
06/25/2010
Choose Your Northern Virginia Short Sale Listing Agent Carefully If this story about a Northern Virginia Short Sale Listing Agent weren't so sad, it would be funny.  I have to admit, when I first heard the story, I laughed.  I am in the position, as an onlooker to the scene of the accident. The o...
06/25/2010
If you've wondered why the Northern Virginia Real Estate Purchase Contract needs the Buyer to specify whether or not they will occupy the property as a primary residence, the reason is your loan.  My friend Richard Weisser posted this blog and he did such a great job explaining the ramifications...
06/24/2010
Final Short Sale HUD Approvals:  The Difference Between Wells Fargo and Bank of America I'm a Northern Virginia Short Sale Listing Agent.  That means I tangle with banks like Bank of America, Citi Mortgage, GMAC, Chevy Chase, Chase Mortgage, Wells Fargo, Wachovia and World Savings Bank to gain Sh...
06/24/2010
I was at and about, in a rush to drive through Safeway to fill my car up with gas.  I was putting away a credit card and then in a flash, my wallet exploded.  All the important cards were safe and secure (VISA, Am Ex), but there were these preferred customer cards all over the passenger side of m...
06/23/2010
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