Melissa Zavala: San Diego County Broker, Speaker, Author

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2011 

  This isn’t an April Fools’ Day prank. It is actually time to get those taxes done. Yes, right now! With tax time just around the corner, there’s no better time to organize the information from any Escondido real estate transaction that closed in 2010 in order to pass it along to your tax prepar...
03/31/2011
  The Wall Street Journal, Housing Wire, the Huffington Post and just about every other newspaper online and otherwise reported that the House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to terminate HAMP, the government’s loan modification. The vote was 252-170 in favor of stopping the program nearly tw...
03/30/2011
  Dear Melissa: I am in the process of buying a bank-owned property and am having a number of problems. It seems that the appraiser noted a few things on the appraisal and now the lender says that we have to fix these items before we buy the property. If we don’t, he says that we cannot get a loa...
03/29/2011
  In case you haven’t already heard this in the news, I’m sorry to tell you that Elizabeth Taylor passed away last Wednesday, March 23rd. She was an icon in her own right. Believe it or not, she was the first female actress to garner one million dollars for a film, and this was for her movie, Cle...
03/28/2011
  You’ve heard urban myths and legends before—the fellow who got a Chihuahua in Mexico but it turned out to be a rat, or the innocent old woman in the back seat of the car that turned out to be a man with a hatchet. Well, believe it or not, there are all sort of myths commonly associated with the...
03/27/2011
  It may be hard to believe, but there is an art to working the short sale. From taking the listing to opening escrow, certain techniques can be used to make the transaction move along more quickly and efficiently. And . . . if you have been reading the newspaper and watching the news, then you k...
03/26/2011
Hey there, California Realtors®. The California Association of Realtors® (CAR) has given you a gift to commence the spring season. To comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s new rules that took effect on January 31, 2011, CAR has issued some new forms that are now available on ZIP forms. In ca...
03/25/2011
  Our office just took listings on 10 short sales in Moreno Valley, California. As part of the same package, we also have available for sale three properties in Temecula, California. All of these properties were built after 2000, are two-story, have upwards of 2400 square feet (between three and ...
03/24/2011
These statistics might blow your mind. They almost blew mine just last week when I saw this White Paper Report published by Tranzact Information Services, LLC. Before I tell you what blew my mind, I want to ask you: If I stopped you on the street and said, “What’s the average FICO score in the Un...
03/23/2011
  Did you hear the news? Escondido California had quite a big storm yesterday. But, it wasn’t snow even though some people might have thought it was. It was hail! It was a hailstorm where so much hail fell that it actually accumulated in the streets. Home buyers like Southern California, Escondid...
03/22/2011
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