Melissa Zavala: San Diego County Broker, Speaker, Author

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

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2009 

Do you live in San Diego County? Do you need to sell your home but owe more to your lender than your home is worth? Well, the good news is that you have options. As a Certified Distressed Property Expert, I have helped homeowners to avoid foreclosure by means of a short sale. I have also helped h...
12/29/2009
When I teach my short sale workshops, I always start by introducing myself-by explaining a little bit about my background, about my type-a personality, and about how I may be genetically predisposed to negotiate short sales. One morning, while getting ready for the latest workshop, I had a look i...
12/29/2009
This morning while I was having my first cup of coffee, I got on the Internet to see what was going on in the world. On the home page for msn, one of the main articles was/is entitled: "Buying a Home? Time for Negotiation Boot Camp." The article provides some tips and tools in a clever style wher...
12/27/2009
If you are facing foreclosure or having trouble making ends meet and you live in Escondido, San Marcos, Vista and anywhere beyond, then you are probably also facing calls from banks and collection agents. These calls come fast and furious. Sometimes the individual on the other end will use any t...
12/27/2009
I've heard people say such things as "You look like a local" or "You're acting like a local". I'm not sure whether it is a bad thing to look or act like a local. It certainly is a good thing to shop local and use local community services whenever possible. While many of us tend to gravitate towar...
12/26/2009
I (and every other resident of the North San Diego County area, including a few thousand tourists) was over at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets doing my part to help the national, state, and local economy. By the way, did you know that they now have a David Yurman store there? (Okay, Melissa . . . st...
12/26/2009
Good Morning and Merry Christmas. I'm just waiting for the rest of the family to get up for breakfast, and I was cruising around the Internet and came upon this interesting YouTube video that describes yet another one of the very amazing things that Google has come up with. What will they think o...
12/25/2009
According to ForeclosureRadar, a Northern California-based data company that monitors California's distressed property market, Trustee's Sales (also known as foreclosure sales) are being canceled in record numbers. For those of you who work the short sale market, this comes a no big shock. It is ...
12/21/2009
In most professional sports, contracts begin and end. Players who underperform are sometimes let go. Owners and managers are looking for the best of the best so that their team can win the World Series or be strong enough to head to the Super Bowl. In recent past, the Yankees and the Steelers had...
12/19/2009
I've found that rumors about moratoriums on foreclosure are just like anything else that runs its course through the gossip mill. People frequently tout information that is not accurate or incomplete. When homes and evictions are on the line, it is best to know what's what. Here is the latest TRU...
12/18/2009
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