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Happy New Year 2021 from Carol Gilles Wow! Goodbye 2020! Hello 2021! I just wanted to reach out and wish you a Happy New Year! I know that 2020 has presented its challenges but I hope in some way, I was able to add value to you in a way that helped you get through it. As I enter my 41st year as a Residential Realtor, I feel Blessed to be able do what I love and Grateful to be able to touch so many lives. I look forward to assisting with your Real Estate needs in 2021! Let’s look back on 2021 as the year we stepped up and created […]
Investing in Today’s Real Estate Market Are you wondering if now is the right time to begin investing in real estate? Perhaps you considered it, and then the coronavirus pandemic hit and left you with shaky plans. Even if you’d like to hold off on a major purchase, there’s no harm in gathering information so that when the time is right, you can move forward with confidence. With that in mind, here are some things to think about before you buy your very first rental or vacation property. Your Finances Matter Your credit […]
How to Have a Smooth Moving Experience In California Nothing can help you enter the next phase of your life quite like moving homes. And if you’re moving to California (or remaining here), you can expect perfect weather and plenty of activities to enjoy, among many other benefits. With that said, moving requires a lot of time, energy, and money. But if you come at it with a plan, as well as some help from Carol Gilles, you can set yourself up for a smooth experience. Below is a brief list of tips and resources to help you through the […]
Market Update for Torrance Ca 90503 Let’s talk about the Market Update for Torrance Ca 90503. As we enter the Fall of 2020, there have been 110 single family homes sold since January 1, 2020. Sales prices are from $745,000 up to $1,885,000. In 2019, from January thru September, there were 135 sales from $680,000 up to $1,525,000. There are 14 active listings with asking prices from $749,000 up to $1,495,000 with an average square foot of 1698 sf. Check out the stats for this week below. Are you searching for your next home in […]
Is it Still a Seller’s Market in Lomita, Ca 90717 Market Update for Lomita, Ca 90717 Click here to see if it is Still a Seller’s Market in Lomita, Ca 90717. Check the Market Update for Lomita, Ca 90717. As we enter the Fall of 2020, there have been 41 single family homes sold since March 1, 2020. Sales prices are from $570,000 up to $1,180,000. In 2019, from March thru August, there were 63 sales from $390,000 up to $1,250,000. There are 8 active listings with asking prices from $599,000 up to $1,250,000 with an average square […]
How to Have a Smooth Moving Experience In California Nothing can help you enter the next phase of your life quite like moving homes. And if you’re moving to California (or remaining here), you can expect perfect weather and plenty of activities to enjoy, among many other benefits. With that said, moving requires a lot of time, energy, and money. But if you come at it with a plan, as well as some help from Carol Gilles, an Experienced Torrance Realtor, you can set yourself up for a smooth experience. Below is a brief list of tips and resources […]
Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their most recent Jobs Report. The report revealed that the economy lost 140,000 jobs in December. That’s a devastating number and dramatically impacts those households that lost a source of income. However, we need to give it some context. Greg Ip, Chief Economics Commentator at […]
If spending more time at home over the past year is making you really think hard about buying a home instead of renting one, you’re not alone. You may be wondering, however, if the dollars and cents add up in your favor as home prices continue to rise. According to the experts, in many cases, […]
Historically low mortgage rates are a big motivator for homebuyers right now. In 2020 alone, rates hit new record-lows 16 times, and the trend continued into the early part of this year. Many hopeful homebuyers are now wondering if they should put their plans on hold and wait for the lowest rates imaginable. However, the […]
In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest, ambition, and courage in his audience. Today, reflecting on his message encourages many of us to think about our own dreams, goals, beliefs, and aspirations. For many Americans, one […]
Some Highlights There are a few key things to make sure you avoid after applying for a mortgage to help make sure you still qualify for your loan at the closing table. Along the way, be sure to discuss any changes in income, assets, or credit with your lender, so you don’t unintentionally jeopardize your […]
The housing market made an incredible recovery in 2020 and is now positioned for an even stronger year in 2021. Record-low mortgage interest rates are a driving factor in this continued momentum, with average rates hovering at historic all-time lows. According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), buyer demand across the country is […]
Based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as of January 21, 2021 4:10PM and/or other sources. All data, including all measurements and calculations of area, is obtained from various sources and has not been, and will not be, verified by broker or MLS. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information.