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Real Estate Agent - Village Real Estate Services, Inc.
Laguna homes, Laguna condos and Laguna Real Estate issues regularly updated by REALTOR Marlene Bridges-Certified Real Estate Specialist and Seniors Real Estate Specialist. South Orange County, California homes, condos, and real estate information.



 Yesterday, I held an open house on a great townhome.  The owner had just done a large price reduction and it seems to have created some genuine interest in the property.  The place is vacant, but beautifully furnished and well-maintained.  It was a fun open house with steady visitors throughout ...
I'm the first to admit we can get in a hurry and use the incorrect word from time to time as we're blogging away.  Sometimes it's an honest mistake.  After all, spellcheck doesn't let us know if we use their when we mean there.  I once sent a comment to my buddy Mike Jones.  He was very sweet an...
  Recently, while speaking with a client, he mentioned that he wasn't happy with the agent he was working with who's helping him find a new home.  I'm currently working with this fellow and his family to sell their current home.  He asked me how to know if he's working with the wrong REALTOR®.  I...
This week, I met my client for a home inspection..  She had a busy work day planned so we agreed to get the first appointment of the day with the home inspector.  Normally a home inspection takes about one and half hours.  The listing agent agreed to meet us at the home as well, because there is ...
  Photo of Mt. Everest & Kathmandu Valley-courtesy of terraxplorer2-WebshotsI can remember reading a story in the first grade about the Hillary Expedition that had conquered Mt. Everest.  As a first grader, reading My Weekly Reader (a children's weekly newspaper of the fifties),  I had no idea wh...
Today I attended the second meeting of the Greening of the Woods Committee at the City of Laguna Woods.  Our very capable chair is Leslie Keane, City Manager.  We have a diverse committee of concerned citizens.  Most of the members are residents of Laguna Woods and have been actively involved in ...
Last night, while I was sleeping, the laryngitis monster sneaked into my room and stole my voice.  When I awoke this morning, I was unable to speak above a whisper.  What a horrible thing to do!  How is a REALTOR® supposed to communicate with her clients?!Fortunately this monster is not fond of c...
Thanks to D.J. Breckheimer's post Small GREEN ideas for the new year (Which of these do you already do?) I began thinking about some of the simple things that we can do to help improve our environment.  D.J.'s post reminded me of a recent mind shift I had last week.  While shopping for New Year's...
When I first began my career in real estate, I wasn't old enough to qualify for senior discounts or live in the local active senior retirement communities of South Orange County like, Laguna Woods Village (formerly Leisure World), Palmia, or Casta del Sol.  So, I didn't think of myself as a senio...
Here in Orange County California, it is not uncommon that one or more members of a household work from home at least part of the time. Beginning 1999 the home office deduction got a little broader definition.  You can actually have an office elsewhere and still claim a home office deduction if yo...

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