Melissa Zavala: San Diego County Broker, Speaker, Author

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2011 

Escondido is located in Inland North San Diego County, and it is a really unique place to live. The name (Escondido) means hidden in Spanish, probably because Escondido occupies a shallow valley ringed by rocky hills. Founded in 1888, it is one of the oldest cities in San Diego County. Escondido ...
09/30/2011
  Just closed escrow on this gorgeous view home in Ramona, California. And, here’s the best news yet: this was a short sale, closed in less than 90 days, and the seller received a $30,000 short sale incentive from Chase Bank. This Ramona short sale seller signed the listing agreement the third we...
09/29/2011
A few weeks ago, I read an interesting article on Housing Wire entitled “New Normal Means a Lot More Pain to Come.” The article addresses our existing housing market. An economist for the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis discusses how our “new normal” in housing is marked by 2% to 3% growth rate...
09/27/2011
Can you believe that Walmart is coming to Encinitas? According to an article in the San Diego Union Tribune, Walmart will open a store in Encinitas next fall (that’s Fall 2012). Just a few weeks ago, the city issued permits to the store to begin converting what used to be the Home Expo on Leucadi...
09/27/2011
I just heard that Dorothy’s ruby slippers (rather the ruby slippers that Judy Garland wore) are going to be auctioned off and they are expected to fetch between two and three million dollars. If you recall, Glinda the Good Witch puts the slippers on Dorothy’s feet at the beginning of The Wizard o...
09/26/2011
If you are thinking about buying a home in Escondido, San Marcos, Vista and beyond, there are a lot of things to know about the California homebuying process. One thing that is very important (and often overlooked or considered tricial) is the subject of property disclosures. Disclosures are thos...
09/25/2011
MLS# 1100296941347 Hiawatha GlenEscondido, California  92027 This Escondido home for sale is a single family home located in East Escondido at 1347 Hiawatha Glen. The name Hiawatha was familiar to me—not because I have had previous listings on the same street but because we probably had some limi...
09/24/2011
Escondido Humane Society3450 East Valley ParkwayEscondido, CA 92027760-888-224 I heard a really interesting human-interest story on the radio today about how the city council in Toronto passed a new ordinance on Wednesday.  As reported by CTV News, puppies and kittens sold in Toronto pet stores m...
09/23/2011
Horse Ranch in Valley Center – An Equestrian Oasis   Address: 16120 Woods Valley Road Valley Center, CA 92082   About the Property: Nestled in the heart of Valley Center, The Oaks Farms (formerly Indian Hills Ranch) is a distinguished horse facility that spans approximately 39+ acres. This rustic...
09/22/2011
It happens all the time: I have sellers and agents call me at the office to ask whether a short sale seller (their prospective client) can list in a short sale because the seller has not missed any mortgage payments. Or, I may get a call from an agent who tells me that the bank told the seller th...
09/21/2011
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