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  • What First-Time House Hunters Need to Know About Buying During a Seller’s Market
      What First-Time House Hunters Need to Know About Buying During a Seller’s Market Homeownership is a dream for many people, and with mortgage rates at historic lows, this dream is now more achievable than ever. Buying a home during a seller’s market is possible, but you’ll want to proceed with a little more caution. Below, find out what you need to think about and what steps you should take if you’re planning on buying a home or investment property.   Gauge Your Readiness Owning a home or investment property can be fun, but it’s […]
  • Market Stats Lomita 90717Market Update for Lomita Ca 90717 – April 2021
    Market Update for Lomita Ca 90717 Let’s talk about the Market Update for Lomita Ca 90717.   Homes are selling FAST this year! There have been 16 single family homes sold since March 1, 2021.  Average days on the market was 21 days with average sales price of $840,906. There are 6 active listings with asking prices from $676,000 up to $1,399,000 with an average square foot of 1795 sf.  Check out the stats for this week below. Are you searching for your next home in Lomita, Ca 9077? Check out the active listings below and call me for a […]
  • Redondo Beach 90277Market Update for Redondo Beach Ca 90277 – April 2021
    Market Update for Redondo Beach Ca 90277 Let’s talk about the Market Update for Redondo Beach Ca 90277.  The South Redondo housing market is HOT! There have been 25 single family homes sold since March 1. 2021. Average days on the market was 22 days with an average sales price of $1,994,165.  There are 23 active listings with asking prices from $1,499,000 up to $14,995,000 with an average square foot of 3660 sf.  Check out the stats for this week below. Are you searching for your next home in Redondo Beach, Ca 90277? Check out the active […]
  • Market Stats Torrance 90503-2Market Update for Torrance Ca 90503 – April 2021
    Market Update for Torrance Ca 90503 Let’s talk about the Market Update for Torrance Ca 90503.  How are single family homes selling since March 1, 2021?  There have been 40 single family homes sold since March 1, 2021.  Average days on the market was 9 days with average sales price of $1,145,515. There are 4 active listings with asking prices from $975,000 up to $1,175,000 with an average square foot of 1785 sf.  Check out the stats for this week below. Are you searching for your next home in Torrance Ca 90503? Check out the active […]
  • Homestead ExemptionWhat is a California Homestead Exemption?
    What is a California Homestead Exemption? I have had clients ask – “Should I apply for a Homestead Exemption?  What will it do for me?” Well, there is lots of talk about it since Gov Newsome signed into law Assembly Bill 1885 which became effective on January 1, 2021. Ok…but what is it? By definition:  “A homestead exemption is a regulation that shields a homeowner’s principal residence from creditors in the case of bankruptcy, judgment creditor, or death of a spouse. The California Constitution provides that […]
  • RB Performing Arts CenterMarket Update for Redondo Beach 90278 – March 2021
    Market Update for Redondo Beach 90278 Let’s talk about the Market Update for Redondo Beach Ca 90278.  How is the single family market selling since February 1, 2021? There have been 31 single family homes sold since February 1, 2021 until now.  Average days on the market was 28 days with average sales price of $1,268,653. There are 14 active listings with asking prices from $925,000 up to $2,375,500 with an average square foot of 1836 sf.  Check out the stats for this week below..     Are you searching for your next home in Redondo […]

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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  2412 W 239th St, Torrancefinally 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

“You were ALWAYS there to answer questions.” -- Oct 2014

You stuck with US for as LONG as it took ….. We just wanted to send you a quick note to say THANK YOU. We really can’t thank you enough. You stuck with us for as long as it took, (and it took a while for us to get our stuff together). You were ALWAYS there to answer questions, even when you were on vacation. You were totally honest, helpful and just made our home buying experience wonderful. We will highly recommend you to anyone needing a Realtor. You went over and beyond to help us out and we appreciate it more than we can express. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Hannah and Chris Froeschle

I contacted Carol to help list and sell my home -- Aug 2020

20201 Village Green DrWhat more can you possibly ask for when looking for a realtor? Passionate, knowledgeable, experienced, friendly, patient. All those describes Carol Gilles. She helped me purchase my first home a few years back and from the very beginning when I first met her, she made every conversation as comfortable as if you’re talking to a long time friend. All relevant information was presented clearly and concisely. Fast-forward to 2016, I made the decision to sell my home and without any hesitation, I contacted Carol to help list and sell my home. I had the same expectations from Carol and she didn’t disappoint. If you’re looking to buy/sell and want a low stress experience, I highly recommend Carol to anyone.

Alan Hy

Carol gets it done! -- Aug 2020

12572 Fieldstone Ln #86 Carol gets it done!  She’s professional and friendly, thorough and detailed, and keeps you moving forward on your path 12572 Fieldstone Ln #86to a perfect home! 

 

Azucena Coronel

“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

“Thank you for assisting us in selling our property.” -- Oct 2014

“Thank you for assisting us in selling our property. Since this was our first experience in selling real estate, my husband and I appreciated your friendly advice and step-by-step helpfulness so we could move on.”
~ Rita Houlihan

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

1950 Jaybrook Dr RPV“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

“We could not have bought this place without your efforts!” -- Oct 2014

We Are Lucky We Chose You As Our Agent! Thank you soooo much for your help. Scott and I enjoyed this first time home buying experience with you as well. Thanks to your knowledge, advices, and quick responses. We could not have bought this place without your efforts! You are very reliable and responsible. We are lucky we chose you as our agent. I will definitely recommend you to all of my relative and friends if they selling or purchasing properties. Stop by anytime at our new place.
Miki Ikesue & Scott Alexander

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  • When It Comes To Selling a House, Your Time Is Money [INFOGRAPHIC] May 14, 2021
    Some Highlights Selling a house is no small task. If you decide to try to do it on your own, keep in mind you’ll be responsible for all the expert-level work of a real estate professional. The vital tasks an agent manages for you include listing and marketing your house, handling legal documentation, negotiating with […]
  • Your House Could Be the Oasis in an Inventory Desert May 13, 2021
    Homebuyers are flooding the housing market right now to take advantage of record-low mortgage rates. Many have a sense of urgency to find a home soon since experts forecast a steady rise in both rates and home prices this year and next. As a result, buyer demand greatly outweighs the current housing supply. Here’s how […]
  • It’s Not Too Late To Apply For Forbearance May 12, 2021
    Over the past year, the pandemic made it challenging for some homeowners to make their mortgage payments. Thankfully, the government initiated a forbearance program to provide much-needed support. Unless they’re extended once again, some of these plans and the corresponding mortgage payment deferral options will expire soon. That said, there’s still time to request assistance. […]
  • Experts Say Home Prices Will Continue to Appreciate May 11, 2021
    It’s clear that consumers are concerned about how quickly home values are rising. Many people fear the speed of appreciation may lead to a crash in prices later this year. In fact, Google reports that the search for “When is the housing market going to crash?” has actually spiked 2450% over the past month. In […]
  • 3 Graphs Showing Why You Should Sell Your House Now May 10, 2021
    There’s no doubt that 2021 is the year of the seller when it comes to the housing market. If you’re a homeowner thinking of moving to better suit your changing needs, now is the perfect time to do so. Low mortgage rates are in your favor when you’re ready to purchase your dream home, and […]
  • The Power of Mortgage Pre-Approval [INFOGRAPHIC] May 7, 2021
    Some Highlights  Mortgage pre-approval means a lender has reviewed your finances and, based on factors like your income, debt, and credit history, determined how much you’re qualified to borrow. Being pre-approved for a loan can give you clarity while planning your homebuying budget, confidence in your ability to secure a loan, and a competitive edge […]