Thoughts On Real Estate And Other Things I Care About

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Real Estate Agent - HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395 - DRE# 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.
Dog Friendly Restaurants In Orange County, California     While you and the kids are enjoying time off for the Holiday Season, don't leave the family dog out of the fun. Orange County businesses are very dog-friendly and our restaurants are no exception. Here are some great places to eat that enc...
Look At The Market! It's A Seller's, It's A Buyer's, No...It's Normal   The real estate market has been so volatile over recent years that it's left buyers and sellers confused....some agents also. I do think that it's common for people to want to feel comfortable about the market. We like to und...
As a real estate professional, I'm used to asking questions of my clients. It's critical to providing good service to really understand what your clients needs/wants are to address them properly. But what about the other aspects of the escrow process? Do we really know all the right questions to...
This is the newest member of the family! Paisley! Paisley is an English Labrador Retriever so she's a bit smaller than the American Lab breed. At 4 years old, she's fully grown and about 45 pounds.  A delightful size for a dog. For years I always said that if I could find a miniature Lab dog, I'...
"I Need Anti-Freeze Mom!!!!"   My son is going to college in Illinois and this has been his first semester at school. I am flying to St. Louis tomorrow to meet him and then drive his car home for the Christmas Break....I'm soooo excited! For the Thanksgiving weekend, he and some of his friends w...
Mission Viejo High School Diablos beat Vista Murrieta Saturday afternoon to win CIF Championship 2014. Angel Stadium was an exciting place to be as the Diablos celebrated their 21-10 victory. This title was especially sweet as the team had a few stumbles at the beginning of the season. After los...
Choose Your Agent Well, It Could Lose You The House   It was a wild ride this week with a buyer's agent on a listing of mine. I'm not going to go into detail, but the buyer almost lost a home she wants due to the agent she used to write the offer.  This agent has not represented her buyer in this...
  You'll Get Back What You Put In   The holiday season is a time for family. We all know this. When the kids were little (all 5 of them) it was my favorite time of give to the kids. I know that children can be a lot of work, but I loved it. I was the mom who had Christmas craft partie...
Just Leave Me Alone   This was the email I received a week ago from my former Allstate Agent. Ok, I'm using my own wasn't quite that bad....but close.  I had been a customer of Allstate Insurance since I first got my driver's license. For those of you counting on your fingers (than...
Thinking About Ferguson Missouri - Some White Residents Are Also   It seems that this week we will hear the Grand Jury's decision about whether to send a Ferguson Police Officer to trial for the death of Michael Brown. As the area prepares for the aftermath of the decision, we all know that event...

Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor

Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
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