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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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    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 highly recommend you as anyone’s partner in a home sale.” -- Oct 2014

“It definitely was a pleasure working with you on the property sale for 1913 &1915 Arlington Ave in Torrance, CA. Even though it was a family type property sale , and there were several avenues of business that we had to encounter, you always were totally professional . I cannot even express how much I appreciate your friendship and loyalty you have given me throughout this event. I highly recommend you as anyone’s partner in a home sale, regardless of the circumstances. I know you will be a great success in any sale endeavor. Also, so much thanks to The Real Estate Group in Torrance,CA., and Melinda Shih, for all their patience and hard work . You are with a top notch group! Good choice!” Robert D. James

“Specialized in the South Bay area” -- Oct 2018

Hi Carol,  I’m sorry for response too late.  You did excellent job for me. You are very much specialized on south bay area.  I would recommend any buyer or seller for her job. I am very happy about her professional manner. Carol did great job on multiple listing and great sales too ! Sunny Kashahara

“Thank You!” -- Oct 2014

“Thank You! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your diligent efforts in selling my property. I realize everything takes time and patience.” Esther Kim

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

Carol hung in with us through several offers until the right home came our way. -- Oct 2022

Our realtor Carol was amazing. For nearly a year she worked with us, making sure we found our new home in the neighborhood we wanted. Carol hung in with us through several offers until the right home came our way. Thank you Carol for your patience and your real estate expertise! Gary and Jenny D.

Carol gets it done! -- Aug 2020

Carol gets it done!  She’s professional and friendly, thorough and detailed, and keeps you moving forward on your path to a perfect home!    Azucena Coronel

“If we ever outgrow this home, we’ll definitely be calling you!” -- Oct 2014

“Thank you so much for taking the extra effort to make our first home purchase successful. You were there guiding us through all the crucial and important steps! You really listened to what we wanted in our home and you found exactly what we were looking for – at an amazing price! If we ever outgrow this home, we’ll definitely be calling you! Carol, thanks for everything. You are great! Everything is finally moved in. I am really enjoying my new home. It is a wonderful feeling to come home to “MY” place. I’ve already got a few little projects for the place and am really looking forward to getting them done through the year. I have no qualms at all referring you to any of my friends and family who may begin looking for their new property. I’ve got your number engraved in my memory, so you’ll not have to worry about that.” ~ Homer Gentry

“Every call I made to her office was returned.” -- Oct 2014

“In the process of selling my Mother’s home, after her passing in early March of this year, I was fortunate to be introduced to Carol Gilles a real estate sales lady, who was very knowledgeable in the area. We agreed on a price, and she went to work. During the sale of the house, she not only was my agent, but I considered her my friend. Every call I made to her office was returned, and all my questions answered professionally, and thoroughly. Getting rid of a lifetime of memories, pictures, furniture, etc., isn’t easy, Carol made it much easier for me. I’m sorry I don’t have another house to sell. Carol would be my choice. Thank you, Carol, for your patience, and understanding, it was a pleasure doing business with you Bob Reardon.

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