Personal injury lawyer Larry H. Parker, famous for TV commercials in which he glares into the camera and vows he’ll “fight for you,” has listed his five-bedroom San Juan Capistrano estate in a much more tranquil setting. The 9,218 square-foot home is located on a nearly eight-acre site surrounded by equestrian trails. The property includes an indoor swimming pool, guest house, large, solar greenhouse, tennis courts, batting cage and a children’s playhouse. The price tag: $4.91 million.
Bidding wars aren’t necessarily limited to the lower price ranges any more. A six-bedroom house in Huntington Beach’s upscale Edwards Hill community that recently sold at $2.55 million went for $151,000 over the asking price. In May, nearly a third of homes on the Multiple Listing Service in Orange County sold above the original asking price, according to real estate consultant Pat Veling, president of Real Data Strategies in Brea.
Regina Harper kept getting aced out. The teacher’s aide and widow sold her 1,703-square foot, four-bedroom Buena Park house in May. She was looking to downsize, but the homes she found online were snapped up before she could set foot inside. She managed to make offers on three places, but she was outbid each time. Once, she came in just $1,000 under the buyer. “I did feel a lot of pressure,” said the 64-year-old great grandmother.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".