Melissa Zavala: San Diego County Broker, Speaker, Author

Follow me
By
Real Estate Broker/Owner - Broadpoint Properties - Cal BRE #01324959

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2009 

I've seen a few tv commercials for hulu.com, and have now gone on the site to see the features. Wow! Double wow! Between what this site has to offer as far as television programs, the HBO site, the network sites, and the itunes store, who needs a television any more? You can watch pretty much any...
05/31/2009
Life in colonial Mexico revolved around The Hacienda. Haciendas were the economic, political and social center of every settlement, town and city. In the early 16th century the Spanish conquistadors, under orders from the Royal Spanish Crown, created the "Hacienda" as an institution to extract we...
05/31/2009
In the state of California, it is commonplace to purchase title insurance when buying a piece of property. A few years ago, buyers, sellers, and real estate agents paid a lot less attention to title insurance and the title report than they do now. Why? Well . . . with our nation's economy "in the...
05/31/2009
Attention Home Sellers! If you owe more than your home is worth AND you are having trouble making ends meet, there are many options available to you. One of those options is the short sale. A short sale is just like the traditional sale of a home for current market value. The only difference is t...
05/30/2009
Attention Home Buyer: If you are thinking about buying and have been looking and Trulia or Zillow, you no doubt see lots of properties called "short sales" that are listed for sale. You probably already know that a "short sale" is a transaction where the home listed for sale costs less than what ...
05/30/2009
In the state of California, we have all sorts of rules and forms that we can use for our short sale transactions which makes it a little bit easier on the agents when both presenting and receiving short sale offers. When writing an offer on a short sale, make sure to write the offer as "clean" as...
05/30/2009
4 Comments
Did you like the movie Slumdog Millionaire? I thought is was amazing. But, before I saw the movie, I ventured to read the book--Q & Aby Vikas Swarup. Q & A is the book on which the movie was based--loosely based. Sometimes when I read a book before seeing the movie, I like the book better. Usuall...
05/30/2009
If you are just starting out in real estate or you feel the need to extend your sphere of influence a little bit, the best thing to do is to start with what and who you know. Everyone needs to know that you are in real estate . . . all the time . . . everywhere you go. (Yes, even at my hot yoga s...
05/24/2009
This is a follow up to my blog post entitled 'Effective Open Houses'. If you are interested in a refresher or if you are new to real estate, check out that post for some tips and tools for organizing a successful Open House. But, once you've got the people there, what do you do next? You have to ...
05/24/2009
This post is not meant to be a critique of our President, because I admire him for having the guts to attempt to get us back on track. In fact, Bill Maher said something funny last night about all of the work on Obama's plate. If you missed the monologue, you should catch it on you tube. But, wha...
05/23/2009
Ambassador
1,230,287

Melissa Zavala

Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
Ask me a question
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information