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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.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
 Orange County, California Restaurant WeekMarch 6-12, 2016  The most anticipated culinary event of the season is here. Orange County, California Restaurant Week. Foodies are anxiously waiting to taste the chefs' creations at restaurants all over Orange County. Over 100 of OC's best restaurants wi...
02/22/2016
March 5-6, 12-13 2016Dana Point Festival Of Whales It's spring time and the California gray whales are heading back north. They spend each winter basking in the warm waters off Baja, Mexico. Now the whales and their calves will swim past Southern California on their way back home for the summer m...
02/22/2016
Great Customer Service Is Priceless Oh yes it is! I have taken my jeep to a couple different dealerships in my area. This past week, I chose one that was not my usual choice. It is a larger dealership and they promised that they could look at my car faster than the other one. So I took it there.T...
02/20/2016
Just Listed Lake Arrowhead - 2/15/16-2/20/16 Even though many people think of our local mountains for skiing, the warmer months in Lake Arrowhead are really when local living shines. If you are considering a home or vacation place, now is the time to pick up good deals before the secret gets out....
02/19/2016
Just Listed Mission Viejo, California - 2/15/16-2/20/16 The cooler wet weather this week has cleared out and we are ready for a beautiful weekend in Mission Viejo, California. Time to head out and see the new listings this week. 20 homes have hit the market this week. See the full list of brand n...
02/19/2016
Does The Internet Make The Big Brokerages Obsolete?  I found my first home on the back page of the LA Times Real Estate section. It was featured in a Big Brokerage ad. Now most buyers start their home search online. It would be foolish for a listing agent to rely on print media of any kind for ex...
02/19/2016
"It's An All Cash Offer" That's great! We all love cash offers. It's nice not to have to worry about the loan approval process and delays. But cash buyers are learning that the way you finance (or not) the house is not the most important thing to sellers. While offering to close in 2 weeks is an ...
02/16/2016
HUD properties can be great, but boy you have to read the fine print. When buying a HUD property, you are basically stuck with the terms they give you, but you can consider extra fees when you make a decision to buy...and what you decide to offer. If HUD is passing extra fees along to buyers, we ...
02/16/2016
Happy Birthday To My Peanut Oh come on, you didn't really think I wish my legumes a happy birthday, did you? My oldest kiddo! 30 years today! That's crazy! That little sweet thing that nuzzled into my neck is a grown man today (I don't really think you're a grown up in your 20s). Here's my look b...
02/15/2016
While the rest of the country is freezing...my Facebook page is filled with post after post of screen shots of terrifyingly cold weather reports. It's going to be close to 90° here!At only 9am, I've switched from coffee to ice tea! It's rough here people!! I'm sitting on my deck watching the kaya...
02/14/2016
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