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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
 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...
11/13/2016
 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...
11/11/2016
 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...
10/20/2016
 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...
10/18/2016
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...
10/16/2016
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...
10/06/2016
 Benefits Of An Open House The benefits of open houses have been debated in the real estate community for years now. While it’s true that most homes are sold by private showings, there are good reasons for holding open houses. Let’s face it, it’s inconvenient for a seller to pack up their family ...
10/06/2016
 My Sweet-Pea Is A Birthday Girl Today  This little sweet pea is having a birthday today. She's all grown up and we spent last weekend planning her wedding. Yikes!!She always wanted to be like her big brother....her finance, Diane, can attest to the fact that she is NOT a sports fan. That shirt? ...
10/05/2016
 You Never Forget Your First Time  I remember my first time. I had dreamed about it and wondered if I would know what to do or say when the moment finally arrived. I remember setting the date, well in advance. We had been talking on the phone for awhile, so I felt comfortable, but frankly meeting...
10/03/2016
 Do You Really 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 ...
10/03/2016
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