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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.
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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 ...
05/03/2016
 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...
04/29/2016
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...
04/23/2016
 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...
04/20/2016
 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...
04/15/2016
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 ...
04/14/2016
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...
04/13/2016
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...
04/13/2016
 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...
04/10/2016
(left to right: Brian, Me, Bruce)It's National Siblings Day....these are mine! Two younger brothers who have been the bane joy of my existence since I can remember. Seriously, after I forgave them for getting ME in trouble, we've moved into adulthood as the best of friends. I speak to each of the...
04/10/2016
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