fairfax: Visit Santa at the Ice Palace Nov 19-Dec 24 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax VA - 12/10/12 11:00 PM
Looking to see Santa . . . He will be at the Ice Palace in Fair Oaks Mall.

Address:  11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA
Tims:  Mall Hours
Phone# 703-359-8300
Great family fun when they step inside the holiday Ice Palace, locally presented by Cox Communications.  The display features a 30 foot ice dome with falling snow, a light show and, new this year, the beloved prehistoric herd from the family film Ice Age.  
Bring your children for a visit with Santa and also get a family photo taken on the Ice Throne.  
Great way to … (2 comments)

fairfax: Wells Fargo Closing . . . How Disorganized Can One Company Be - 01/14/11 01:50 AM
Yesterday was the day before closing on a home for my "first time home buyers" and today was the closing date which is not going to be the closing date according to Wells Fargo.  They are not prepared to close because of excuses of all kinds.  3 Days ago, I asked, is there anything else you need from my clients?  They said "no".  Good, right?  Well yesterday, they decided they want to do another appraisal and would like to close 2 weeks from now.  My lovely "first time home buyers" are moving out of their home (which should have been starting … (14 comments)

I have worked with US Bank with a handful of short sales in the past few years and have noticed nothing but problems with their communication and their disorganization.  I was wondering if others have had issues with their short sales with US Bank.  I have had a couple fall apart based on the lack of communication between the short sale department and the foreclosure department.  Has anyone else had this problem.  I also have noticed that the short sale negotiators are not that knowledgeable with real estate and the process of selling a home.  I know that they hire people … (9 comments)

I spoke to a few agents and attorneys over the last week and I was told that some banks are allowing agents/attorneys (who ever is working on it) get a pre-approval of the shortsale before having the property listed.  How many of you are getting your short sales done that way now.  Before, it seemed like a more difficult way to approach the short sale approval process without a listed property, now I am hearing that banks are doing it.  Everytime I speak to the bank about a short sale, one of the first questions to me is "Do you have … (13 comments)

fairfax: Short Sales Among Family Members . . . what next? - 10/01/07 08:43 AM
I was curious if other agents are experiencing what I am experiencing and that is homeowners approaching me to do a short sale, then asking if their brother, mother, father, sister, etc... can put in an offer because they don't have any intention of losing their home but to reduce their mortgage through family.  One family member trying to save another family member's home. 
I have been approached several times about this type of inside "short sale" and I am not comfortable doing this type of sale and have declined to service them in that way.  If other offers come in … (20 comments)

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