Deanna & Jim's Golden Homes Team Blog

Real Estate Agent - Samson Properties - VA 0225-059831
3-person, full-time, family team of Samson Properties agents. 550+ transactions last 12 years. Heavy training in negotiation and mediation. Masters degrees in finance/marketing/business, psychology & computers.



Treading Carefully: Multi-Brokerage Team Copyright (c) Deanna & Jim's GOLD Team         With the splendid cooperation of excellent broker owners the Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team nowspans two separate, independently branded brokerages.  The brokerages are not teamed. The team members are, however, a...
"Kitchens by Ana(sm)" Announces 1st Lake Ridge Project Copyright (c) 2010, Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team         "Kitchens by Ana" (sm) is a family team of investors dedicated to bringing ultra luxurious design and finishing to rehabilitated homes in the most affordable areas of Northern Virginia.  ...
Short Sale Success! Lake Ridge Homeowner Receives Lender Approval! Copyright (c) 2010, Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team, RE/MAX Olympic        Homeowner's financial circumstances sometimes change due to events beyond their control. When such events make it impossible to continue making the mortgage pay...
Buyer's Guide: Why Banks Aren't So Eager to Allow Repairs Prior to Closing Copyright (c) 2010, Deanna & Jim's GOLD Team, RE/MAX Olympic Realty       Many buyers find the values available in bank-owned (foreclosure, REO) property to be compellingly attractive.  Sometimes there are repairs to remed...
Seeking Theories as to Where the REOs Went? Copyright (c) 2010, Deanna & Jim's GOLD Team, RE/MAX Olympic OK folks, in celebration of the end of 2010, we seek your top 10 ideas as to where all the REO listings have gone?  The long-rumored, much discussed, over-hyped "Tsunami," "Flood," "Deluge," a...
Investor's Guide: Risks of Employing Unlicensed Wholesalers Copyright (c) 2010 Deanna & Jim's GOLD Team, RE/MAX Olympic      Investors frequently seek opportunities to buy a low-market values.  Systematically, repeatedly finding a stream of such opportunities requires investing in active "farming...
(The key to this joke is telling it over and over and watching the reactions on the people you tell it to.)   There's a guy who walks into a bar with a duck. "What'll you have?" asks the bartender. "I'll have a beer," says the guy. "What about the duck?" asks the bartender. "He'll have one too!"
Prince William County Zoning for 2nd Kitchens Copyright (c) 2010, Deanna & Jim's GOLD Team, RE/MAX Olympic Realty        Getting a building permit is always recommended to ensure protecting the health and safety of those occupying the building about to be improved.      When your permit is to imp...
Short Sale Seller's Guide: Is a Variable Rate Loan a Hardship? Copyright (c) 2010, Deanna & Jim's GOLD Team, RE/MAX Olympic        Getting a short sale, deed in lieu of foreclosure, or loan modification approved requires that the homeowner document the existence of a recognized financial hardship...
FNMA Loan Servicer Insists On Short Seller Concession ONLY From Seller! Copyright (c) 2010, Deanna & Jim's GOLD Team, RE/MAX Olympic        The wait was over; the bank (one of the Big Four Servicers) had their negotiator contact me.      Their investor would approve the short sale if the Seller p...

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