Melissa Zavala: San Diego County Broker, Speaker, Author

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



As Broker-in-Chief (not to be confused with Commander-in-Chief) of a real estate brokerage and also as head honcho our short sale operation, I spend much of my day chatting with agents. When agents ask me to hold them accountable for their productivity in weekly meetings, I often hear them tell m...
I’ve just been looking over Google Analytics to review the most popular Short Sale Expeditor® articles for 2011. It’s surprising because some of the posts that I expected to rank got very few hits, yet others created a lot conversation and interest. Here are the top five Short Sale Expeditor® art...
If you live in Escondido, you probably already have visited the beautiful homes in the community of Lomas Serenas. Located west of the Interstate 15 freeway, the neighborhood of Lomas Serenas is close to the Westfield North County Fair shopping center, scenic Felicita and Kit Carson Parks, and La...
If you are facing foreclosure this holiday season, then you may have a small reprieve. According to an article on CNN Money, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and many of the major mortgage lenders state that they will not foreclose over the holidays. According to the article, borrowers with loans owned by...
Today is Christmas, and that is not too wacky. If you've landed here, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and all of the best for a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2012! Here are a few interesting distressed property articles for your Christmas stocking: What if Clark Griswold Bought and Sol...
I’ve just completed what seemed like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride through the wacky world of Wordpress. My brokerage site has been on Wordpress (Thesis) for a few years, and I got a bee in my bonnet to move the site onto Studiopress. I thought I did my homework, but I did not. Suffice to say that the mig...
Dear Melissa:  I am representing a seller in a short sale. This seller has stopped making mortgage payments because she does not have much money. She lost her job. She wants to know if she can also stop making payments on the HOA dues. What should I tell her? --Confused in SoCal   Dear Melissa:  ...
Perhaps you have heard about the Independent Foreclosure Review. If you haven’t, here’s what you need to know: As part of the settlement associated with inappropriate foreclosure practices, fourteen mortgage servicers and their affiliates are identifying customers who were part of a foreclosure a...
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: Taxing Consequences of Sh...
Will it work? Survey Says….? On Thursday, November 24 (the same day that you were setting the table and basting the turkey), I was checking out an interesting article in the San Diego Union Tribune. In this article, eleven local and well-respected folks in the field of real estate were asked the ...

Melissa Zavala

Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
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