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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.
 Holiday Baking - A Rainbow In The Dark The first thing that strikes me as odd, is I have no pictures from the event to share. I can't believe it! There are always pictures...but there was so much fun and joy, I suppose we forgot to take any!This is my entry to the Pay it Forward Challenge. I had...
  A Day In My (Real Estate) Life - Best Laid Plans When I read the November Challenge by Donna Foerster asking us to write about a day (or week) of our real estate life, I had to laugh. An average day? Oh such thing. No matter how organized I am, how simple the plans I make are, or how...
 10 Tips To Real Estate Investing For The Young –and young-at-heart It’s never too late to begin investing in real estate…’s never too early either. Real estate offers a solid investment opportunity which can provide not only an income stream but long term value appreciation as well. The futu...
 Advice For the first time home buyer Buying your first home is so exciting. You’ve saved a down payment and have determined that this is the time to make the move. While you’re excited to get started, it can also seem overwhelming. How do you get started? First thing a first time home buyer will...
 Do I Make Enough Money To Buy A House? Can you afford a house? Well the truth is you can’t find that out simply by reading a blog post. But we can talk a bit about the financial side of buying a home so it’s less of a mystery. Lenders start the qualifying process by assessing your income and deb...
 3 Issues To Consider Before Writing An Offer You’ve been searching for the right home, perhaps for some time. It’s natural to be excited when you find one that suits you perfectly. While the home might have beautiful hardwood floors and a chef’s kitchen, there are three important things to consi...
 Should You Buy A Home With A Friend You and your best friend have been living together since college. It started with a small dorm room and now that you are both thriving in your careers, you have a nice apartment overlooking the pool. As the parade of the “wrong people” stream in and out of you...
 Is The Presidential Election Affecting US Real Estate?  Presidential election years are always rough in the financial world. Stock markets do not like uncertainty.  Studies have shown that this uncertainty affects not only the financial markets but home sales as well. Consumer confidence is lowe...
Do You Need A Buyer's Agent?  The Internet has changed the way we do everything. The real estate industry has changed along with it. Most buyers now start their home search online. You can find home listings, mortgage rates and even your credit report online. But while this gives you some good in...
This little family is in the path of Hurricane Matthew. This is my son, Matthew, and his family. They live on the coast near Jacksonville. They have evacuated!Fortunately, Pam's family live further inland of Jacksonville and they are not in the evacuation area....yet. My Matthew, Matty, was calle...

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