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.
The past few years many home owners found themselves in the position of selling their home as a Short Sale. Regardless of whether it was caused by a job loss, personal problem or negative equity, the decision to do a Short Sale was a hard one. But for many it was also a good step towards financi...
Here It Is! The Post That Makes Me A Millionaire   I've thought about this post for a long time. It seems that it should be something special, meaningful. Truth is, the post is not what is meaningful or was the journey; this post is the blue ribbon, the cup, the glass of champa...
I like to present myself as a resource to my clients. The way I accomplish this is to continue to educate myself on ideas and programs. I have to admit that I did not realize you can use a delayed financing options for cash purchases. Typically buyers must wait 6 months to do any kind of refinan...
One of the advantages of buying a home in Lake Arrowhead in The Woods is lake rights. Lake Arrowhead is a private lake located in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California.  Buying in The Woods in Lake Arrowhead means that you can put a boat on the lake and/or trailer one in for the day...
Chase Bank and The Widow: A Success Story   I occasionally go to dinner with a few other widows in my area. I am not a regular attender as for me it's best to move on from these kinds of labels and limitations. I have become good friends with one of the ladies in the group. We share a simila...
California Fruit Recall | Wawona Packing Recall  Costco/Trader Joe's  Wawona Packing, located in Central California, has issued a voluntary recall of some of it's fresh fruit. The affected fruits include peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots due to possible contamination of listeria.  Som...
I am a proud Auntie. Actually I'm not her aunt, this is my daughter-in-law's cousin, but "Aunt Karen" works just fine for me! I have become very close to my daughter-in-law's aunt and uncle, so I've had the privilege of watching Sara dance for awhile. She and her studio ...
Can't Meet Me At The Listing? Let's Skype!     I know that there is really nothing better than seeing something in person. There is a sense of home that's hard to imagine without being in a place personally. That said, we are in a very healthy market and when you are not immediately a...
Why This Value Rising Market Is Not A Bubble   I'm not an economist.  This post is just my opinion. But I've been a real estate broker for some time now and lived through the real estate Bubble...saw it's rise and I have my own experience to draw on in forming this opinion....
What Is My Area Of Expertise?   I hear about Area Specialists all the time. Mostly, I hear this from the Area Specialists....placing a unique value on their knowledge of the community. Often these are agents who farm that section of the city, saturating the home owners with their presence. I have...

Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor

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