Melissa Zavala: San Diego County Broker, Speaker, Author

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  Memorial Day Observance in ChicagoPhoto by Spc. Cliff C. GajdaMay 26, 2008U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. walks alongside Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley in a wreath-laying ceremony procession at Daley Plaza during the city of Chicago's Memorial Day observance on Saturday, May ...
Melissa Zavala DRE# 01324959 | Broadpoint Properties | 760-839-3838 Caminito Campana Street, San Diego, CA Wonderful Bernardo Villas Condominium 2BR/2BA Condo offered at $274,900 Year Built 1974 Sq Footage 1,189 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors Unspecified Parking 2 Covered spaces L...
I got the flu last week; it was truly viral. No clue how I got it... how it dug into my system, despite the fact that I had a flu short. I guess that it is going around-like a virus. When working on the Internet and creating blog posts and videos, it is our goal to have our creation get the flue ...
Melissa Zavala DRE #10324959 | Broadpoint Properties | (760) 839-3838 Baylor, San Marcos, CA MLS#090068817 4BR/2+1BA Single Family House offered at $535,000 Year Built 2004 Sq Footage 2,978 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 3 Car garage Lot Size 7,500 sqft HOA/Maint $450 pe...
When I was in college, I took a sociology class that was taught by a professor who specialized in studying the impact of the media and its presentation of the news on the public. For example, he would study the number of copycat killers there might be after a murder was featured on the news. Not ...
I came down with the flu on Friday. At least, I think it is the flu. It's a wild combination of cold stuff and fever that has kept me away from the computer. When I checked my email this morning, I had an email from a Realtor® friend who had some questions about short sales and deficiency. They w...
This week I learned that a real estate group who had claimed 32 closed short sales had really only closed just two. I was appalled and shocked by the disparity between the fiction and reality. Even worse, perhaps is that I actually believed the sales pitch and fell for it hook, line and sinker-an...
Old Escondido boasts low crime rates; this is great news for the locals! The Escondido Police Department notes that crime is a "matter of convenience to the criminal." Suggestions for keeping crime away from your home include keeping the porch light on at night, keeping tools and other property i...
Our life in urban America is all about the discount cards. You have a Costco card, a Petco card-practically every store has its own membership card for deeper discounts. I went into the drugstore this morning (a national chain) to purchase a graduation card for the child of a friend, and the cash...
Tips for Buyers' Agents: How to Find a Property for a Client in a Seller's Market (Please make sure to read the disclaimer regarding these tips at the end of the blog post.) Finding a property for a buyer and getting your offer accepted in a seller's market can be very, very challenging. Yesterda...

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