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Real Estate Agent - Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - BRE# 01494165
A Southern California Coastal agent's perspective on real estate and other things that interest me! Based in Laguna Beach, Real Estate is my passion.
Sometimes I think it's easy to get caught up in the long term plans and goals, that we miss the daily steps which get us there. I just poured my second cup of coffee and realized that the last hour has been spent just puttering around the house. That's fine....little things which needed doing wer...
Should I Buy A Home? I'm Single Isn’t buying a home for married people? I’m single! The short answer is “so what”? Just being single doesn’t affect whether or not you should buy a property. Being married is not a requirement you know! All the same factors that go into any home purchase should be ...
 I speak English, a traveler's amount of French, a flirter's amount of Italian and a shopper's amount of Mandarin. So I speak English!In Southern California, as in many other parts of the country, more and more we are finding buyers are Non-English Speaking. In my market these include those speak...
I love to write...always have. There is nothing more interesting than a blank page. When I start typing, I find that my ideas take on a life of their own. One of my favorite classes in high school was about writing. Not just the grammar, but the creativity...although I still have a hard time endi...
 Beautiful Mission Viejo has been one of the most desirable family oriented cities since it was first built in the mid 1960s. As one of the very first master planned communities, Mission Viejo set the example for the surrounding cities with every park, school and shopping center designed well bef...
 Disclosing A Pre-Listing Appraisal?  This is follow-up to a post I wrote yesterday about the value of a pre-listing appraisal.  A few commentors have said that a pre-listing appraisal should be disclosed to a potential buyer. I'm not sure I agree! It's something to think about. But here are my q...
Do You Need A Pre-Listing Appraisal? You’re ready to sell your home. So shouldn’t you get an appraisal so you know the value of your house? That seems logical, but the answer might surprise you. Actually most homes do not need a pre-listing appraisal and in fact it could give you bad information ...
I'm watching the Lakers' game. Kobe's farewell home game, and it's a night of special moments. He has earned the reputation for excellence in basketball with his performances....and work ethic.During one of the commercial breaks, Jack-in-the-Box advertised their great french fries. That's debatab...
It's Kobe night in LA. Last game of his 20 year career. Just to put that in perspective, my youngest son is 20 years old. I love the Lakers! I remember gathering around the radio of someone's car to hear live the announcement by Magic that he was retiring due to HIV. I remember the cars Kareem ga...
 Can I Give You A Lyft After The Showing?  I had a showing yesterday at a very exclusive property. You know the ones....the ones where the Mega-agent is too busy to come themselves and sends one of their junior agents to meet you? That's fine, I don't mind this at all, actually it's far easier th...

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