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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.

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2012 

  I know what you're thinking....sounds fishy, right? "Karen....are you about to make a VERY clever analogy about Mission Viejo Real Estate?" Nope...tired of meat. Well, not beef ribs from Lucille's in Lake Forest, California. Not THAT meat. But other meat....chicken and steaks and burgers. Ok, ...
02/24/2012
  The phone call we all want to get: "Hi, I'm a cash buyer. I know you don't know me, but I found you on Active Rain. I wandered into an open house today and have to have this home. I talked to the listing agent, there are no other offers and I'd like to write an offer over asking price....just ...
02/24/2012
Isn't there any intelligence in Washington? I'm not a conspiracy person....but am I the only one who thinks that HUD holds meetings just to come up with new ways to hurt the housing market and decrease home ownership?FHA Proposed Rule To Reduce Seller Concessions HUD published a request for comme...
02/24/2012
  I know...typically this would be apples and oranges, but the only graphic I could find has a pear instead. At first I thought, "this doesn't make any sense"! Then I started to think about it, and actually it's a pretty good analogy. Every buyer wants to know if the home they are considering is...
02/22/2012
    Short Sale Negotiators have a tough job! There are several reasons for this. 1) They have to try to make sense of home values and offers from all over the country. They often rely on the "opinion" of a local agent. The BPO (Broker's Price Opinion) written by an agent they do not know and who...
02/20/2012
If you are considering a short sale...this is a great post for you to consider. The key is to find a listing agent who can find these opportunities for you and help you take full advantage. Read This Before You Rip Up A Letter Offering You Money To Walk Away From Your Orange County CA Home Have y...
02/20/2012
    This little guy....sweet baby face is 26 years old today. I love this picture, it was the day I really started living life. The day I truly fell in love. At 7:30am on February 16, 1986 I realized that nothing I had ever done before mattered at all; Not where I'd been, nor who I'd been with, ...
02/16/2012
  I had a listing presentation this week. This was a good old fashioned equity seller....remember those? The ones who really cared about what the sales price turned out to be? I love those. The seller has owned the house for over 15 years; that's a lifetime when it comes to real estate markets. ...
02/16/2012
  Orange County California has been hit with the Housing Crisis as much as the rest of the country. Foreclosures, Short Sales.....many Mission Viejo families have had to deal with these realities. During the process, so many times the home owner is just trying to get through the day, and the tra...
02/15/2012
  Today my negotiation team and I had a shocking conversation with a short sale negotiator representing Specialized Loan Service (SLS). The negotiator threatened to contact the seller and threaten (his word) into offering something to make this deal work....or force (his word) the agents to pay ...
02/15/2012
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