Tag: Newport Beach

Home is Where the Mom is

Today is Mother’s Day. The explosion of Hallmark Cards, brunches and flower arrangements. It’s also about home. For where else does one feel more at home than with their mom.  That’s almost Hallmark worthy. Almost. My mom passed away 3 years ago. She lived…

Transforming Family Thru Real Estate

La familia, real estate and a trust: what to do, what to do? There’s ample reason for taking time in making big decisions after a loved one dies. Upon the death of Mom a year and a half ago, first thoughts of what to…

Selling Mom’s House and Growing Up

In the throes of prepping a house to sell, always a bit daunting. After my Mom’s death January 2012, her house isn’t the same. My brother and I made the deliberate decision to leave everything of hers “as is” weeks after she died –…