by running "chnmod 700 " you might not be able to log in
to make 100% sure that the file permissions ARE RIGHT and SELinux also checks it .
if you mess up your home file permissions you might not be able to log in
This is a SAFETY MEASURE TO PROTECT YOU
and your system
there is a typo in that
chown -R laresa.laresa /home/laresa
it should be this -- with a " : " and NOT a " . " and "users"
chown -R laresa:users /home/laresa