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    Down Payment Assistance Programs So, you are ready to buy a home.  And now you speak with a lender who says, “how much money have you set aside for your downpayment and closing costs?”  Down Payment???  Closing Costs???  Oh my! Well now, there are so many Down Payment Assistance Programs that can help you, a first-time homebuyer, if qualified, with downpayment assistance. Here are some choices: CalHFA offers MyHome Assistance Program CalHFA Government Loans (FHA): MyHome offers a deferred-payment junior loan of an amount up to the […]
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    El Segundo, CA 90245 Wed Dec 06 2023 This week the median list price for El Segundo, CA 90245 is $1,845,000 with the market action index hovering around 41. This is less than last month’s market action index of 42. Inventory has held steady at or around 9. Click here to stay informed with the El Segundo market! Slight Seller’s Advantage In the last few weeks, the Market Action Index has resumed a climb. Despite the fact that we’re in a Seller’s market, prices have not yet resumed upward momentum. However, it is likely that given […]
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    Perfecting Your Space After Leaving the Workforce The freedom of retirement is a lot to take in at once. One great way to start enjoying your newfound liberties is to relocate to a home that will facilitate all your plans for the new chapter in your life. The following tips from Realtor Carol Gilles can help you make your new house into a perfect post-retirement home that you feel comfortable living in. Determine Your Budget and Abilities   The first step in this process is finding the ideal home to spend your retirement in. Consider your […]
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    Neighborhood Spotlight: Rancho Palos Verdes Rancho Palos Verdes features a variety of living choices, from Oceanfront homes and Rural Ocean Enclaves to quiet family neighborhoods.  Serene ocean views dot the coastline.  So whether you are looking for Whales or the chance to find a private beach, Rancho Palos Verdes can be your next address! Rancho Palos Verdes is located on the top of the Palos Verdes Peninsula with 7.5 miles of coastline surrounded by Palos Verdes Estates to the north and San Pedro to the south. If you are a golfer – […]

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“I will be forever grateful.” -- Oct 2014

“I Will Be Forever Grateful! I want to take a few minutes to ‘thank you’ so much for being so professional and efficient in walking me through the “selling” ordeal. I don’t think I would have survived such a strenuous situation. I will be forever grateful.” ~ Lilia Wong

Long distance sale -- Nov 2021

  I live in Palm Desert, my condo was in Gardena. Carol went over and above to make this work Barbara Smith

“Sometimes selling a house is a fun and exciting time.” -- May 2016

“Sometimes selling a house is a fun and exciting time; the beginning of a new chapter for a family, a great new journey. And sometimes the need to sell a house is born from a negative situation that is filled with stress and strife among various family members. We had the distinction of the latter. The need to sell this home was a difficult decision for the family, but Carol helped make it less painful in so many ways. She went above and beyond in selling this property; she worked quickly and efficiently, she helped us secure a great price that went a long way to ease the worries held by some of the family members, and she made sure that everything went smoothly. There were so many other things to worry about during the sale of this house, and Carol knew that and did everything she could to make sure the sale was not one of them. She’s responsive to the needs of her clients; she got a few requests for things that I’m sure were tedious for her to do, and probably completely unnecessary, but she did them with a smile, and in a timely manner. She understood what everyone was going through, and she just wanted to make it better any way that she could. I can’t say enough about how kind and patient she was throughout this process. I highly recommend Carol for anyone who is looking to buy or sell a property. She is a savvy real estate professional, who knows how to handle her business, and yours! If you team up with her, she will always have a smile, she will always listen to you, and she will always give you 110%.” Sharp Family

“Quick to Respond.” -- Oct 2014

“Carol was great! She helped guide us through the process of buying our home. Quick to respond to questions and available to assist with whatever we needed.” Mike & Susan Watson

“Carol is very professional and was attentive to our desires for the perfect home.” -- Oct 2014

First – time Buyers … we are Grateful! My husband and I were first time home buyers. Carol helped us understand the intricate process of purchasing a new home. She was always available to answer questions or alleviate any concerns we might have. Carol is very professional and was attentive to our desires for the perfect home. We are grateful for the hard work Carol put in to get us into our new home. Thanks again Carol. You are the best! Trudy & Roger Anderson

Carol knows her business! -- Jan 2021

It was an absolute delight working with Carol in selling our home! She was always available for us and patient in answering all our questions. When our house was  finally sold, Carol presenting us with a memory photo album with all the pictures of our house as a gift. What a thoughtful, kind and excellent idea! All realtors should take note of this and learn from Carol! Now we can always look back at the fond memories of our first house that we bought together! Thank you Carol! Phil & Beth Villa

Best Realtor We’ve Ever Had -- May 2022

Best Realtor we’ve ever had We had 3 realtors before meeting Carol and Carol was the best! Carol was so helpful and quickly responded to questions via phone or email. She was so knowledgeable and patient and always receptive to our interests when finding a home. She negotiates well in efforts to get the home we wanted. Awesome! Tricia & Mike Salazar

“We couldn’t be happier.” -- Oct 2014

“I wanted to say ‘thank you’ for a wonderful experience during our first home purchase. The process was very smooth and stress-free for Kumiko and I. You were very organized and attentive to detail. We couldn’t be happier. My brother Abel and his wife Kathy are looking into buying their first home also and I referred them to you. I hope they contact you soon. I’m sure they will agree that you are good. If I or anyone I know have any real-estate needs, you will definitely be the 1st I call. Again, thanks for a wonderful experience.” Jorge

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