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  • Multigenerational HouseholdsLiving Together, Living Well: The Multi-Generational Home
      Living Together, Living Well: The Multi-Generational Home In today’s world, the concept of a multi-generational home is not just a necessity but a choice many families willingly make. The charm of having grandparents, parents, and children living together under one roof brings numerous benefits, including strengthened family bonds and shared responsibilities. However, to truly enjoy these benefits, there’s a crucial need for careful planning and organization to ensure harmony and personal space for each member. Here, Carol […]
  • Mortgage Interest DeductionHome Mortgage Interest Deductions
    Home Mortgage Interest Deductions With April 15th right around the corner, you might find the following information helpful as you file your taxes for the 2023 tax year. Mortgage Insurance Premiums The itemized deduction for mortgage insurance premiums has expired. You can no longer claim the deduction for your mortgage insurance premiums. Home Equity Loan Interest You can still deduct the interest from a home equity loan as long as the debt was used to buy, build or improve your home. Home Mortgage Interest You can deduct home mortgage […]
  • 2814 w 177th stDown Payment Assistance Programs
    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 […]
  • “How’s the Market?” Dec 6, 2023
    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 […]
  • 31retiring pic1 master675 1Perfecting Your Space After Leaving the Workforce
    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 […]
  • Homeowners InsuranceHomeowners Insurance Update
    HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE California UPDATE As many of you know, many of the insurance companies have stopped selling new homeowner insurance policies in the State of California. Before closing escrow, you will need a homeowner insurance policy to cover the lender’s mortage liability  Here is the good news, Farmers Insurance is still selling policies! I turned to my friend, Don Lee of Farmers Insurance for the current update. Farmers started the cap of 7,000 policies a month state wide on July 3rd and it looks like we will have capacity to […]

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“You are a tireless worker!” -- Oct 2014

We have dubbed you Queen of Follow-up! Thanks for sticking with us through all the high, low and just-plain-weird times. We really appreciate the way you cheerfully showed us house after house after house? We have dubbed you Queen of Follow-up. You are a tireless worker! ~ Alan, Laura & Kayla Braun

Carol Was Always Available -- Oct 2023

Carol was just tremendous from the beginning. She has a professionally done market analysis handbook which includes resources in the community who can help with all aspects of the home selling experience. Carol was always available to answer questions, or meet with myself or our family Greg Anapol

“We liked that you kept us informed on a weekly basis at minimum.” -- Oct 2014

You Were A Godsend! The sale process with you as our agent was truly an easy experience. We liked that you kept us informed on a weekly basis at minimum, we liked that you always returned our phone calls promptly and your were always happy to answer even the silliest of our questions? You were a Godsend and we were glad we had your knowledge and expertise. Lorie & John Guba

“Always with a Smile!” -- Jan 2019

I would just like to invite Carol Gilles to help you with any needs you might have buying or selling your house. We were very happy when we found her . She helped first in selling our Condo in Long Beach and then very helpful in our purchase of a house in Lakewood. Always with a smile! Happy Holidays from the Hopkins

Professional, knowledgeable to think on her feet and get the job done. -- May 2022

Professional, knowledgeable to think on her feet and get the job done.   Carol knew what the market was for the property, Showed the property with the best possible conditions and her possible clients. Jan Staws

“You made buying a home so easy for my wife and I.” -- Oct 2014

“You made buying a home so easy for my wife and I. We were grateful for how much patience you used in answering all of our questions and taking us to look at so many houses. You never pushed us into looking at something we were not interested in. We strongly recommend you to anyone looking at buying a new home.”  

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

“We couldn’t have done it without you!” -- Oct 2014

“These past eight or nine months have been so crazy, with the birth of our baby girl to Ed changing job, to the whole emotionally draining process of buying a home. We couldn’t have done it without you, Carol!” “Thank you so much for your hardwork, and even more than hardwork, your emotional support through it all.” “Thank you so much for staying up late to put in offers, for always responding to our messages quickly, for being patient with our often indecisiveness and of course, your must thank your husband for us for his wonderful babysitting that Sunday afternoon!” “We would refer you to anyone looking to buy a home in a heartbeat!” Dr Ed & Sue Lee

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