(Costa Mesa Real Estate Aside): 5 Tips if You Feel Sick

Now for a purely temporary diversion from the Costa Mesa real estate topics you usually find here. As with so many other aspects Costa Mesa life, we are straying a bit off the trodden path due to the pandemic that’s been turning Costa Mesa topsy-turvy. This, too, shall pass—but in the meantime, this practical advice just appeared on Yale University’s Medicine website. It hasn’t been widely referenced elsewhere.

The author interviewed an infectious disease doctor who is treating COVID-19 patients—and asked her to list five things that she wishes everybody would do when they begin to feel sick. Her answer:
1. Track your symptoms. Keep a journal (or take notes on your smartphone) of things
like what day and time your fever spikes, how high it rose, and when other symptoms first appeared.
2. Call your doctor. If you don’t get through to your primary care doctor, don’t panic.
High traffic can make leaving a message for mild symptoms a reasonable procedure. If you are enrolled
in an online system, consider messaging through it.
3. Be prepared for a call-back. This is when your notes will come in handy, so you can
use the doc’s time efficiently. If a covering (or on-call) provider gets back to you, he or she may
not have access to your health records, so make sure you mention other medications you are currently
taking.
4. Pay attention. Heed what your body is telling you. If symptoms are getting worse
(especially if you have trouble breathing), you may need to go to the hospital for evaluation. [In
the article, the interviewed doctor warns against becoming ‘Doctor Google’— the web has too much
misinformation to be able to trust home remedies you might find there].
5. Take extra care of yourself. Save as much energy as possible (“it’s a perfect time
for your children to learn how to be a little independent.”). This is when you can and should
prioritize your own health: sleep more, eat healthy food, and, of course, wash your hands!

None of these is surprising, but knowing a doctor’s wish list for new patients should bring clarity and organization to what might otherwise be an unnecessarily frightening situation. If it’s true that 9 out of 10 of this season’s “flu-like” symptoms turn out to be caused by something other than COVID-19, it’s all the more reason why a clear, organized response should deter much counterproductive anxiety.

As we are all getting used to saying, “stay healthy!”

We are built on a philosophy of Heritage & Hustle. The L3 is a full service real estate agency with a regional office located in the heart of #CostaMesa, offering a wide-array of custom services to meet their clients’ needs with roots in the community since 1976. It’s L3 mission is to provide trusted, convenient, responsive service to ensure clients enjoy their real estate experience. The L3 was originally formed to offer personal, concierge-level service as an alternative to the large, nationally based real estate companies. From its small beginnings of only two employees, The L3 has grown to a full staff of 25 serving over 300 clients a year. The L3 is not limited to serving just its clients; it is also committed to serving the community. Not only has The L3 donated hundreds of hours to many area charities, they have also received the prestige of being named one of the #toprealestatecompaniesinCostaMesa If you’re interested in #buyingorsellinginOrangeCounty, turn to the experts. Turn to The L3 and let them help you make your real estate buying or selling dreams come true. For more information or to get started on finding or selling your home contact The L3 today at 714-444-4663 or email us at info@thel3.com

For Costa Mesa Buyers and Sellers, it’s “Business as Unusual”


If we thought the shifts in Costa Mesa lifestyles had been developing rapidly, the onset of COVID-19 and the disruptions now upon us make yesterday’s changes seem positively glacial. In the past two weeks, we’ve seen fundamental dislocations in nearly every aspect of Costa Mesa living—changes that make trying to plan ahead mostly an exercise in “maybe, if this” followed by “unless that…”

When it comes to the most major plans—and Costa Mesa real estate purchases or sales are that—it’s hard not to throw up your hands and just shelve the whole matter until the world calms down. When it’s possible to do so, that’s not unreasonable.

Yet, for those whose circumstances demand action sooner rather than later, or who are already proceeding with a purchase, there is some good news—news that won’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s completed a real estate transaction recently.

From the start of a house hunter’s opening canvass of Costa Mesa’s online listings, through the slide shows and virtual tours of the properties for sale—all the way through the use of today’s ultra-secure online legal contracting systems—very little is left of 20th-century real estate customs. It would have been hard to imagine just a few years back, but many a sale is now largely conducted virtually—sometimes from thousands of miles away.

The fact is, little of what is required to complete Costa Mesa real estate transactions demand any physical interaction at all. The need to observe strict social distancing may involve a few workarounds—but it won’t prevent buying or selling.

That reality doesn’t fully answer many questions prompted by today’s circumstances: Is selling my home even going to be possible? Will buyers be interested? Will lenders be lending? For real answers now, give us a call!


We are built on a philosophy of Heritage & Hustle. The L3 is a full service real estate agency with a regional office located in the heart of #CostaMesa, offering a wide-array of custom services to meet their clients’ needs with roots in the community since 1976. It’s L3 mission is to provide trusted, convenient, responsive service to ensure clients enjoy their real estate experience. The L3 was originally formed to offer personal, concierge-level service as an alternative to the large, nationally based real estate companies. From its small beginnings of only two employees, The L3 has grown to a full staff of 25 serving over 300 clients a year. The L3 is not limited to serving just its clients; it is also committed to serving the community. Not only has The L3 donated hundreds of hours to many area charities, they have also received the prestige of being named one of the #toprealestatecompaniesinCostaMesa If you’re interested in #buyingorsellinginOrangeCounty, turn to the experts. Turn to The L3 and let them help you make your real estate buying or selling dreams come true. For more information or to get started on finding or selling your home contact The L3 today at 714-444-4663 or email us at info@thel3.com

Last Week’s Events Affecting Costa Mesa Home Sellers

In addition to last week’s earthshaking mortgage interest rate developments, a batch of other events that also could affect Costa Mesa home sellers made news:

• Costa Mesa home sellers who’ve been hearing that millennials constitute the next wave of prospective buyers might have been momentarily discouraged by CoreLogic’s new report, which included the dire-sounding, “only 40% of millennials feel financially confident enough to purchase a home.” (Those who know that there are 71,000,000 millennials would have fretted less).
• On the other hand, CoreLogic also informed Costa Mesa home sellers of their projection that the U.S. residential price index will rise 5.4% by January 2021. This January marked the 8th consecutive year that prices rose in the U.S.
• Last Friday, Freddie Mac’s chief economist put a number to the undersupply of American housing: 3,300,000 units. The reason continues to be outfall from the housing crash of a decade ago, which wiped out many homebuilding companies. For Costa Mesa home sellers, it’s part of why the prices for their properties are expected to continue to rise.
• An email ad for a security software company cited the FBI finding that the “average loss from a home break-in is $2,316.” Homeowners who have experienced a break-in know that the emotional toll can amplify the cost. That’s why Costa Mesa home sellers who have installed modern security systems are well served by being able to promote that feature prominently.

If you are thinking that this spring is shaping up as a prime season to list your own Costa Mesa home, you aren’t alone. Call Us!

We are built on a philosophy of Heritage & Hustle. The L3 is a full service real estate agency with a regional office located in the heart of #CostaMesa, offering a wide-array of custom services to meet their clients’ needs with roots in the community since 1976. It’s L3 mission is to provide trusted, convenient, responsive service to ensure clients enjoy their real estate experience. The L3 was originally formed to offer personal, concierge-level service as an alternative to the large, nationally based real estate companies. From its small beginnings of only two employees, The L3 has grown to a full staff of 25 serving over 300 clients a year. The L3 is not limited to serving just its clients; it is also committed to serving the community. Not only has The L3 donated hundreds of hours to many area charities, they have also received the prestige of being named one of the #toprealestatecompaniesinCostaMesa If you’re interested in #buyingorsellinginOrangeCounty, turn to the experts. Turn to The L3 and let them help you make your real estate buying or selling dreams come true. For more information or to get started on finding or selling your home contact The L3 today at 714-444-4663 or email us at info@thel3.com

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