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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.
 Thinking About New Construction? Are you ready to buy a new home? Where to start? Where to look? Almost all buyers dream of buying a brand new home and making it their own, but aren’t sure what that means. It can feel like a daunting project but buying new construction is really just the opposit...
 Pilot Fire Lake Arrowhead - Silverwood Lake  August 9, 2016 5:30p My home in Lake Arrowhead, California is currently under voluntary evacuation due to the Pilot Fire which broke out on Sunday. As of now, the containment is still only 6% and firefighters have their hands full. In this age of soci...
  What Home Improvements Bring Additional $$$ When Selling You know you need to change a few things before you list your home for sale. But, what? How do you know what to do that will make an impact and what would just be wasted cash?  In other words, where do you get the most bang for your buck?...
 Is Your House Having a Bad Hair Day? Every woman reading this knows exactly what I mean by “bad hair day.” Often this problem can be solved by a curling iron, other times we need an afternoon at a hair salon. Our homes face the same issues. The roots grow out and touch-ups or maintenance ignored...
  I Love Where I Live - Part Time, Anyway  Part of my life is spent in Lake Arrowhead, California...and I love it! Located above the Los Angeles basin at 5100 feet above sea level, Lake Arrowhead has a mild mountain climate all year around. We avoid the extremes that our higher elevation neighbor...
  Out of the Box - or maybe out of the case? (yes I know that CDs are not included in all PCs...I guess I'll use flash drives from now on) My most creative (and successful) method for following up on seller leads is a CD. Especially valuable with the high end properties. I have a basic CD filled ...
  Sellers!! Save Money Some Other Way - Turn Up The AC  It's hot, hot, hot! Did I mention HOT? it's pretty warm out there and your house is on the market in Mission Viejo, California. Great! Summer is a good time to sell and we still have time to close before schools head back in the fall...
 Who, What and Why....all in SouthernCalifornia Who I am, What I do and Why do I do it? The "where" is in Southern California. That's a long title for a blog post, so I shortened it, but that's the point. While some people start with the "what" of that question. What do I want to do in my life. I...
 I’m Single, Should I Buy A Home? 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 b...
 The "Wet" Signature Doesn't Have To Be Wet - Exactly Wait....what? You heard it here first folks, a "wet" signature doesn't necessarily mean that the ink hits the page. At least not with one lender.I learned something a couple weeks ago that saved time and money for my buyer. At the last minute,...

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