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By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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The Runaway Agent!   I think that all professionals can agree that bad-mouthing the competition is wrong. It only makes us look petty and small. But then sometimes it's a challenge not to do just that. I always try to come up with some explanation for odd/poor behavior: must be having personal p...

By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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Real Estate Is A Contact Sport!   The Web is a wonderful tool! It allows us to interact with the world while sitting in our PJs. Buyers and sellers can do this also. Let's face it, we love seeing the email which states that we have a new lead from our website. But the point is to convert that "l...

By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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How Long Is Your Pre-Approval Good?   Four minutes? Three hours? A week? You tell me! Sure the lender is going to have a 30-60 day time frame on the paper, but the real expiration date has more to do with your behavior. Your ability to get a home loan is dependent on your credit and your income. ...

By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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How to Showcase California? Now THAT is a Contest!  The picture to the left is one I took from one of my favorite walks in Laguna Beach. This path takes you from Main Beach up about 2 miles along the water and cliffs. There is nothing better for putting things in perspective as watching the wave...

By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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 Mystic Hills – Laguna Beach Neighborhood of the Week  Why Do People Live Here? Mystic Hills in Laguna Beach is a unique hillside community tucked into one of the most dramatic landscapes that Laguna Beach has to offer. Sweeping ocean and city views abound from these hillside homes located just a...

By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
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Emerald Bay Homes for Sale Laguna Beach | Search Laguna Beach Homes for Sale Emerald Bay is a private gated community which is located in Laguna Beach.  It is an exclusive community and many of these Emerald Bay homes have beautiful ocean views and spectacular color water. Emerald Bay is located ...

By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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      Laguna Beach Police Loses One Of Their Own     Laguna Beach Police lost a motorcycle officer last night in the line of duty. It appears to be a traffic accident where substance abuse is NOT a factor....just one of those tragic events.  This post is not meant to give the details of the acci...

By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Real Estate Trends for Laguna Beach August 2013 The median sales price for homes in Laguna Beach for Jun 13 to Aug 13 was $1,662,500. This represents an increase of 18.8%, or $262,500, compared to the prior quarter and an increase of 32.5% compared to the prior year. Sales prices have appreciated...

By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Victoria Beach - Laguna Beach Neighborhood of the Week Victoria Beach is located south of Laguna’s Main Beach and is known for its white sandy beach, beautiful blue-green waters and unique residences (old and new). But the main attraction is the tower that stands tall at the north end of the beac...

By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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The “Dump Truck Brigade” as a Leading Indicator   A fellow agent in my office, Mike Shepard, has come up with his own personal leading economic indicator forOrange County, Ca. He calls it “the dump truck brigade” and in short it goes something like this; in your travels around Orange County, Ca i...

By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Laguna Terrace Park - Neighborhood of the Week in Laguna Beach   This Weeks Featured Neighborhood ~ Laguna Terrace Park You might think that finding a mobile home park in upscale Laguna Beach, especially one within walking distance of the beach, couldn't happen. I’m here to tell you it exists and...

By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
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Emerald Bay Homes for Sale Laguna Beach | Search Laguna Beach Homes for Sale Emerald Bay is a private guard gated community in Laguna Beach.  Many of these Emerald Bay homes have beautiful ocean views and spectacular color water. Emerald Bay is located off of Coast Highway, there are beach front ...

By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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  Creative Home Showings! Think Outside The Box!   So this was a first for me. You might not realize it, but I'm not the most tech-savvy person in the world. I've been fortunate (or unfortunate) to have people in my life who are, so I have avoided needing to learn things. What I lack in tech exp...

By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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  The App I Can't Live Without...In Southern California!!   The Greater Los Angeles Area has a reputation for horrible traffic. I can't imagine where that comes from.....oh wait, it's true! I keep hoping that telecommuting will become so popular that I could breeze up the 405 on a Friday afterno...

By Brian Jones, Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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The median sales price for homes in Laguna Beach for Apr 13 to Jun 13 was $1,525,000. This represents an increase of 19.4%, or $247,500, compared to the prior quarter and an increase of 32.6% compared to the prior year.  Average listing price for homes in Laguna Beach was $4,353,773 for the week ...

By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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  Laguna Beach Does Have Single Family Homes Under $1 Million   Living at the beach! Everyone at one time or another has imagined coffee on a deck overlooking the crashing surf or watching the perfect sunset over the horizon. Does it feel out of reach? Maybe not! Laguna Beach has single family h...

By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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A tenant occupied property doesn't have to create a problem, but often it does. Problems normally come from the desire of the seller to keep the tenant there.....and paying rent....for as long as possible. While this might make sense for the seller, they are also creating a possible problem if n...

By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
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Things to Do in Orange County - Sawdust Festival 2013       This year, the Sawdust Festival is open from June 28 to September 1, 2013.   The Sawdust Festival supports local artists and is a great place for finding all types of unique art from paintings to jewelry and all sorts of things in betwee...

By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
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Things to Do in Orange County this Week - The Pageant of the Masters     The Pageant of the Masters takes place each summer in Laguna Beach.  It is an amazing recreation of famous works of art using life people to create the tableau. It is hard to imagine that you can watch the actors taking thei...

By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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   Online Dating/Online Home Shopping? The Real Thing Might Vary   I have been wading into the online dating world. Yikes....this is funny. You HAVE to have a sense of humor about these things. I would like to start by saying that I've met a couple very nice men. Interesting, honest and fun to b...

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