Melissa Zavala: San Diego County Broker, Speaker, Author

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



Over the weekend, I went by one of our lovely listings over in Bird Rock in La Jolla. It’s located at 5440 La Jolla Blvd., E105 (MLS #110026607). We’ve just reduced the price on this 1379 square foot, two bedroom, two bath condo to $449,000. This amazing condo is just about a block and a half fro...
  I'm not sure whether you saw this interesting article the other day on Copyblogger about the Kevin Costner style of marketing (KCS). Generally (while not addressing the real estate market and real estate agents), the article discusses the ‘Field of Dreams’ theory. Did you see the movie? In Fiel...
  If you are working on a short sale in Bank of America’s Equator system and your buyer has moved on, you used to have to start all over again from the very beginning. But, now life is sweet, and Bank of America has put their soft decline system into place. Now you can submit a new offer without ...
Attention homeowners! There is a lot of information in the media right now about the housing market, about the government’s policies and procedures for helping homeowners facing tough times, and about options available when you are having trouble making mortgage payments. In this short article, I...
  “It’s summertime and the living is easy. Fish are jumping, and the cotton is high.” It is hot, hot, hot right now. Sometimes it is so hot that many buyers, sellers and agents do not even want to leave their homes. But, how can you market and sell property if you do not even want to go outside? ...
Now... before you begin commenting that Wells Fargo has been using Equator for a while, let me begin by saying that Wells Fargo has now extended its use of Equator. This is very nice news. If you have ever negotiated (or attempted to negotiate) a Wells Fargo short sale, you’ll know that frequentl...
  There are so many distressed properties on the market (both short sales and bank-owned foreclosures). So, it’s not uncommon for neighborhoods to have vacant homes. I actually passed one on a walk just yesterday morning and wondered why on earth the listing agent had left the curtains open—makin...
  Are you familiar with the fact that the U.S. Surgeon General didn’t publish that cigarette smoking could be harmful to your health until the sixties?  You are probably also familiar with the fact that over the last two decades certain foods that we used to eat regularly now are found to cause h...
  This question reminds me of the Nick Lowe song “Cruel to Be Kind” (which I believe was originally a quote from Shakespeare’s Hamlet). But, with such wonderful real estate prices right now, lots of homeowners are wondering if they have to sell their existing home in order to buy another property...
  Brown Signs Senate Bill 458 into Law California homeowners and borrowers who are considering a short sale and wondering about the consequences of this decision can take a deep breath and rest easier effective immediately. Governor Jerry Brown just signed Senate Bill 458 into law. Senate Bill 45...

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