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  • Buying or selling with PetsTips for Buying or Selling a Home with Pets
    Tips for Buying or Selling a Home with Pets   Buying or selling a home with a pet in mind can add a few very important steps to the process. For many pet owners, our furry friends are more like family members — we’ve welcomed them into our homes just as if it were theirs. That’s why it’s so important, whether you are selling your house or buying a new home, to take into consideration dog etiquette.   One of the first things any real estate agent will tell you to do when selling your home is to set the stage. This is especially […]
  • Working from HomeStay-at-Home Parents: Fill Your Free Time with a Home Business
    Stay-at-Home Parents: Fill Your Free Time with a Home Business Becoming a parent teaches a person many skills that can easily translate into business ownership. You learn to take risks and adapt based on the obstacles life throws at you. Parenting comes with its share of problems, but with each day you solve them with determination. All of this takes the self-motivation to give 100 percent—even when you don’t necessarily feel like it. Parents are critical of both themselves and their organization (family) but each criticism only serves as a […]
  • 2018 Riviera Village Holiday Stroll2018 Annual Riviera Village Holiday Parade
    2018 Annual Riviera Village Holiday Parade 2018 Annual Riviera Village Holiday Parade is on Thursday, Nov 29 from 5pm – 9pm   This annual event in Riviera Village is known as the Riviera Village Holiday Stroll. The Parade starts at 6 pm. Along with the local schools marching bands,  look for the jolly guy in the red suit!  Santa Claus will be at the corner of Catalina Avenue & Avenue I. Many of the  stores will have tasty treats and offer a wide variety of unique gift ides.  Riviera Village has some of the award-winning […]
  • Prop 5 -Prop 10Prop 5 & Prop 10
    Are you voting on November 6?  Let’s talk about Prop 5 & Prop 10 … and Why you should vote #Yes5No10! Prop 5 – Vote YES! At present, a Senior, when selling their home and moving in the state of California, can take their property tax base with them IF they move to certain counties. AND they will need to buy their next home at equal or LESSER VALUE than the home they are seller.  This is Prop 90/60 which is presently in place. Most Senior (55+) are not moving … why would they want to move to a county that […]
  • Steps to the BeachSteps to the Beach in South Redondo
    Steps to the Beach in South Redondo   Have you always wanted to LIVE BY THE BEACH?  Perhaps to hear the crushing waves while you are sleeping?  Check out these condos, town homes and single family homes that Steps to the Beach in South Redondo! In the last few months, there have been 32 closed sales priced from $460,000 to $2,625,000.  There are 22 listings in the $899,000 to $13,700,000 range. This week the median list price for Redondo Beach, CA 90277 is $2,152,500 with the market action index hovering around 42. This is less than last […]
  • Market Update for Torrance 90505Market Update for Torrance Ca 90505
    Market Update for Torrance Ca 90505 Let’s talk about the Market Update for Torrance Ca 90505.  As we enter the Fall of 2018, there have been 117 single family homes sold since January 1, 2018.  Sales prices are from $645,000 up to $1,850,000.  In 2017, from January thru September, there were 183 sales from $665,000 up to $2,410,000. There are 27 active listings with asking prices from $850,000 up to $2,295,000 with an average square foot of 2452 sf.  Check out the Market Update for Torrance Ca 90505   for this week below.     […]

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“We appreciated your keeping us informed through all of the problems.” -- Oct 2014

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Thank you for all your hard work for the sale of our houses. We appreciated your keeping us informed through all of the problems.

Scott & Laurie Raddatz, Richard Raddatz

“Extra helpful.” -- Oct 2014

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“Carol was very efficient in handling the details of my sale of a house in Redondo Beach. Since I was going through a divorce, she was extra helpful and sensitive in situations that she didn’t have to get involved in. Great personality and knows her stuff. I would recommend her.”
S. Rivera

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

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“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

“Thanks so much for your help in the sale of our home in Torrance.” -- Oct 2014

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“Thanks so much! Thanks so much for your help in the sale of our home in Torrance. It went so fast it made our heads spin.”
Bob & Juanita Roberts

“Thanks again for all your help.” -- Oct 2014

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“Thanks so much for your expertise in helping us close our short sale of our property in Torrance last week. You were constantly in touch with our buyers agent and B of A during the time it took to obtain the banks approval and final closing of our sale. Without this constant attention on your part the process would have been much more difficult than it turned out to be. Your knowledge of the banks Equator online short sale system made the process much easier for all of us. Thanks again for all your help. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone doing a real estate transaction.”
~ David & Carole Shaver

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

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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

“Quick to Respond.” -- Oct 2014

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“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

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

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“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 R.

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  • Home Sellers in Q3 Netted $61K at Resale November 14, 2018
    According to a recent report by ATTOM Data Solutions, home sellers who sold their homes in the third quarter of 2018 benefited from rising home prices and netted an average of $61,232. This is the highest average price gain since the second quarter of 2007 and represents a 32% return on the original purchase prices. […]
  • Are Homeowners Renovating to Sell or to Stay? November 13, 2018
    Over the past few years, two trends have emerged in the housing market: Home renovations have shot up Inventory of homes available for sale on the market has dropped A ‘normal’ housing market is defined by having a 6-month supply of homes for sale. According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National […]
  • How to Honor a Veteran Today and Everyday November 12, 2018
    One hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we marked the end of the “war to end all wars.” That day, which was to be observed annually on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, became known as Armistice Day and then, later on, became Veterans Day. […]
  • VA Home Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC] November 9, 2018
    Some Highlights: The Veterans Administration (VA) Home Loan is a benefit that is available to more than 22 million veterans & 2 million active duty service members which helps them achieve their dreams of homeownership. In 2017, $189 billion was loaned to veterans and their families through the program. VA Purchase Loans are on the […]
  • 75% of Renters Have Been Misinformed November 8, 2018
    Recently, multiple headlines have been written asserting that homeownership is less affordable today than at any other time in the last decade. Though the headlines are accurate, they lack context and lead too many Americans to believe that they can’t partake in a major part of the American Dream – owning a home. In 2008, […]
  • Why Has Housing Supply Increased as Sales Have Slowed Down? November 7, 2018
    According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the inventory of homes for sale this year compared to last year has increased for the last four months, all while sales of existing homes have slowed compared to last year’s numbers. For over three years leading up to this […]