Melissa Zavala: San Diego County Broker, Speaker, Author

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2011 

In college, the elementary level courses are usually the 100 series courses—all of them are numbered in the one hundreds. The advanced courses are in the 200 series. Before you fill your tummy with too much turkey (or tofurky), it seems like now might be a good time to provide a little bit of sho...
11/29/2011
Sometimes the truth is not what the buyer of real estate wants to hear. But, real estate agents do not earn money because they lie, cheat, and steal. They earn because they know the market, and they know their jobs. Just because that cash is burning a hole in your pocket and you want a screamin’ ...
11/27/2011
Check Out the Short Sale Approval Letter if You Don’t Believe It I’ve often shared information about all of the different short sale incentive programs available to borrowers participating in short sales. Of course, there is everyone’s favorite—HAFA. Then, there is also the Bank of America Cooper...
11/26/2011
It’s my goal to help you stay ahead of the game. Hey… you already are ahead of the game if you are brave enough to stare short sales in the face and take a few short sale listings.  Here’s a recap of some of the interesting stuff currently going on in the distressed property arena: Fannie Mae and...
11/25/2011
A few weeks ago Bob Stewart asked me if I would be willing to conduct a series of short sale webinars at AR University. Since the perils and pitfalls of short sales is probably one of my all-time favorite topics, how could I resist? So, tomorrow, November 29th, we are doing the first one at 10:00...
11/23/2011
Hidden Meadows Escondido is located on a mesa above the world famous Lawrence Welk resort in the northern most part of Escondido California. Check out this vide to learn more about Hidden Meadows to explore Hidden Meadows and see all the wonderful things that Hidden Meadows has to offer. If Hidde...
11/21/2011
Short sale listing appointments can be overwhelming—not only for the borrowers (the potential short sale sellers) but also for the short sale listing agent. There is so much to discuss and so much documentation to sign and collect. If you are not a type-A control freak (and even if you are), gett...
11/19/2011
It’s always my goal to help you stay ahead of the game. Hey… you already are ahead of the game—brave enough to stare short sales in the face and take short sale listings. Here’s a recap of some of the interesting stuff currently going on in the distressed property arena: Condo Associations Strugg...
11/19/2011
Yes, that’s right. You do not need to clean your glasses. I wrote it and I mean it. I’m thankful for short sales, and I’m not talking turkey. Of course, I’m not thankful for short sales in the same way that I am thankful to my awesome family and the health and happiness of the ones I love, but I ...
11/17/2011
Just the other day, a former short sale seller from another part of the state contacted me because she had questions about Senate Bill 458 and the anti-deficiency regulations for those short sale sellers that participated in a short sale prior to July 15, 2011. Senate Bill 458 protects short sale...
11/17/2011
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