Melissa Zavala: San Diego County Broker, Speaker, Author

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2010 

I'm still on vacation. In fact, I'm so much on vacation that I had to look at Outlook in order to double check that today was/is actually Wednesday. I'll be home in a few days. However, in the meanwhile, to keep the AR juices flowing, I'm posting a few botanical photographs for your enjoyment. No...
06/30/2010
My friend Christie is a school nurse at a San Diego County middle school. The school receives all sorts of food donations, but does not have a kitchen or permission to prepare food on site. A few months ago, they received a donation of 140 bags of Hershey's semi-sweet chocolate chips. After seein...
06/29/2010
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I read Linda Davis' terrific blog post entitled "60 websites in 60 minutes". Truth be told that you need a lot more than sixty minutes to go through the post and try out all of the wonderful tools that she mentions. Here's a great tool that is quite a lot of fun to try: Wordle. Go to http://www.w...
06/27/2010
This morning while I was walking on the treadmill, I watched CNN and learned about a feud between Lady Gaga and Jerry Seinfeld. If you haven't been following this important and newsworthy matter (read: sarcasm), here's the deal: Lady Gaga, who publicly raised her middle finger at a recent New Yor...
06/25/2010
When considering summer vacation reading, most people like a good mystery, love story, or drama. My first summer read, however, was not from one of these genres. In fact, it was Soci@l, written by Ben Kinney with Jay Papasan. And, what a great read, it was. Having attended Rain Camp in Los Angele...
06/24/2010
Agents: this recap is for you. I have now been active in the blogging community for over and year. I calculate that I have written at least 300 blogs posts specifically about short sales that are designed to help the RealtorĀ® navigate the short sale transaction. Here are five that have received g...
06/23/2010
Attention North San Diego County Home Buyers: My friend and colleague, Jeff Dowler, wrote this very informative post about the down payment assistance programs available in North San Diego County. If you are a first time home buyer or are considering buying a home in the near future, this post i...
06/23/2010
This is a follow up to my Father's Day blog post where all who commented seemed to think that I would never, ever leave San Diego County. But, I do leave town once in a blue moon. All of Mexico City watched the World Cup game today. Sadly for them, Mexico lost to Uruguay. Mexico City is famous fo...
06/22/2010
My colleague, Broker Bryant Tutas of Central Florida, writes just about the best explanation I've ever seen on how to price a short sale so that two important things are accomplished: 1) an offer is received, and 2) the offer is accepted by the bank. If you work the short sale market and do not ...
06/22/2010
If you are considering selling your home in Escondido, San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside or anywhere in San Diego County, there are a number of things to consider before hiring a RealtorĀ®. Here is a list of several blog posts that will provide you with lots of information about the current real estate...
06/21/2010
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