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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.
How Does Mello Roos Affect Home Buying  Beginning in the 2012 tax year, California Taxpayers were no longer able to deduct that portion of their property tax bill labeled "Mello Roos Assessment."To be fair, California tax law has never allowed Mello Roos to be's a special assessme...
10 Tips To Becoming The Worst Of The Worst Real Estate Agents Don't try this at home kids....unless you are fully committed to being the best of the worst real estate agents. I'm running into agents who do not know what they are doing! It's as if someone gave them a page telling them how to get p...
 Just Listed - Lake Arrowhead, California 3/19/16 Summer's coming! Can't you imagine the morning walk around the lake while sipping your coffee? Maybe a sunset cruise with a nice cold glass of wine? While prices are still low, it's time to head out and find your next home or vacation cabin in Lak...
Just Listed Mission Viejo, California 3/19/16 It's a gloomy morning in Mission Viejo, California. June gloom starting early this year? Yikes! Maybe it's a good day to start that new home search? Let's grab that Latte and head out. Here are the latest listings in Mission Viejo, California. Let me ...
 Preparing Fido For Showings? Or Not?  Articles abound about how to stage a home or how to develop curb appeal. We know how to prepare our homes for sale, don't we? We make the beds and plant pretty flowers in the front yard. Done!But, how many listings give us detailed information about how to t...
Remember when you thought the best surprise was a bouquet of flowers? Nope!My son planned a "surprise" for me last night. I was expecting him to bring home In and Out Burgers but he walked in with my baby girl.Miss Laurel has been hiding up north for the past few years and I haven't even seen her...
 Ready to Sell? Do-It-Yourself Staging For Success.  There are many wonderful professional stagers. Many can be found right here in Active Rain. I have used professionals a number of times when the situation warrants a real make over. This is not always the case and many times you can do it yours...
 Spring Ahead  It's one of my favorite days of the year...Daylight Savings starts tonight. (ok, tomorrow, I get it). Summer is on the way, winter is behind us and I no longer have to stare at the clock willing it to be later than it is because I'm already, win, winDon't forget to set y...
 What Is Engaging Writing?  The land of online blogging for business! What is the point? I talk to people all the time who found me based on my blogging. SEO? Of course, it's important to appeal to the Google gods, but how do you keep the reader? Engage them!My feeling is that readers will come b...
Just Listed - Mission Viejo - 3/12/16 The Spring Market is heating up. As we "Spring Forward" this weekend, new homes are hitting the Mission Viejo, California market every day. South Orange County is blooming with new listings. Was that enough Spring metaphors? Be the first to see the new listin...

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