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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.
Just adding to the Mother's Day wishes out there today with one of my own. My mom is my best friend and partner in crime. I am very fortunate to have such a great role model, confidant and mentor. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. 
Wow, close call. I did some house sitting this weekend. Well, house listing sitting. A fellow agent is off in the mountains for Mother's Day weekend and asked me to field listing appointments for her while she was out of cell coverage. No problem!This agent was working on a listing out of our loc...
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...

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