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Welcome to the premier resource for all real estate information and services in the area. I hope you enjoy your visit and explore everything my real estate website has to offer, including Torrance, South Bay Beaches, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Long Beach and Orange County real estate listings, information for homebuyers and sellers, and more About Us, your professional Torrance Realtor.
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  • Hire Professional RenovationWhen to Hire Professional Renovation Help
    When to Hire Professional Renovation Help   Thanks to the rise of dedicated home-repair channels like HGTV and the DIY Network, it is more popular than ever for homeowners to take on large home renovation projects themselves.  However, it is important for homeowners to be aware of their abilities when looking at large projects.  Certain types of home repair endeavors should be left to the professionals, whether to preserve the safety of the home or of the person handling the repair, or because the cost of a do-it-yourself project far […]
  • Pine Wind Japanese GardenHappy New Year 2019 from Carol Gilles
    Happy New Year 2019 from Carol Gilles     Carol Gilles has been a professional Realtor since 1979.  She is successfully working with both Home Sellers, Home Buyers and Investors in Southern California.   May 2019 be YOUR year to buy or sell a first or second home or income property.  Let’s talk about YOUR options!  You can reach reach me at 310-864-9738.   HAPPY NEW YOU in 2019! […]
  • Carol Gilles – 2018 Agent of the Year
    Carol Gilles – 2018 Agent of the Year In December 2018,  The RealEstate Group announced Carol Gilles as 2018 AGENT OF THE YEAR! “Carol exemplifies what The RealEstate Group stands for.  She is a very helpful to her clients as well as to her fellow Realtors. Carol has served as a Board of Director for the South Bay Association of Realtors and is presently a member of the MLS Committee.  She is serving her community as Secretary of the  Torrance Rose Float Association and as well as Publicity Chair for the Friends of the Torrance […]
  • How is the Real Estate Market in Torrance Ca 90505?
    How is the Real Estate Market in Torrance Ca 90505? How is the Real Estate Market in Torrance Ca 90505?  Stats are showing that the December Market Value is still showing signs of appreciating in single family homes with an increase since last week in home prices.  It’s still a Seller’s market.  With Low Inventory, still seeing a trend of increasing sales prices. Any questions about your neighborhood market value?  Check out the complete statistics below as of Wed December 26 2018. Are you considering a MOVE to Torrance Ca 90505 in […]
  • Torrance Ca 90503 - West High SchoolHow is the Real Estate Market in Torrance Ca 90503?
    How is the Real Estate Market in Torrance Ca 90503? How is the Real Estate Market in Torrance Ca 90503?  Stats are showing that the December Market Value is still showing signs of appreciating in single family homes in spite of sales slowing down.  It’s still a Seller’s market although asking prices are not as high as they were.  Any questions about your neighborhood market value?  Check out the complete statistics below as of Wed December 26 2018.       Are you looking to make Torrance Ca 90503 your address for […]
  • New Home Loan LimitsGreat News for Buyers – Loan Limits INCREASED!
    Great News for Buyers – Loan Limits INCREASED! Great News for Buyers – Loan Limits INCREASED! Fannie Mae &  Freddie Mac have announced this increase today! Loan limits in 2019 are increasing. The new loan limit for most of the country will be $484,350. A 6.9% increase over the 2018 limit. If you live in Riverside & San Bernardino counties, this is what your loan limits will be. 1 Unit: $484,350 2 Unit: $620,200 3 Unit: $749,650 4 Unit: $931,600 But here in Los Angeles & Orange Counties, which are considered the HIGH […]

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“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

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

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“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

“We couldn’t be happier.” -- Oct 2014

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“I wanted to say ‘thank you’ for a wonderful experience during our first home purchase. The process was very smooth and stress-free for Kumiko and I. You were very organized and attentive to detail. We couldn’t be happier. My brother Abel and his wife Kathy are looking into buying their first home also and I referred them to you. I hope they contact you soon. I’m sure they will agree that you are good. If I or anyone I know have any real-estate needs, you will definitely be the 1st I call. Again, thanks for a wonderful experience.”

Jorge

“Thanks for taking such good care of us, we couldn’t have done it without you!” -- Oct 2014

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“In all our dealings with Realtors over the past ten years, we have never met anyone as helpful and energetic as you have been. Without hesitation, we would highly recommend your service to anyone who is looking for an experienced Realtor who cares about getting things done and doing them right! Thanks for taking such good care of us, we couldn’t have done it without you!
27 Offers + Sold for 50k OVER Full Price! Carol was our real estate agent when we bought our house in Gardena in 1992. She did such an outstanding job that we decided to use her again when put our house on the market in March, 2013. We showed the house for three days and had 46 showings and 27 offers. Thanks, Carol for all the hard work and another great job. I recommend Carol to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate.”
Gary & Judy Brooke

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

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“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

“You proved to be a tireless and determined guide!” -- Oct 2014

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“You proved to be a tireless and determined guide! We depended completely on your knowledge and expertise to guide us through the jungle of paperwork and swamplands of legalese and bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo. You proved to be a tireless and determined guide, putting in long hours and going beyond the call of duty.”
Gary & Judy Brooke

“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

“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

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  • What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC] January 18, 2019
    Some Highlights: The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.1% by the end of 2019. CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by […]
  • Last Chance! Homes are a Bargain Compared to Historic Norms January 17, 2019
    A loaf of bread used to be a nickel. A movie ticket was a dime.  Not anymore. Houses were also much less expensive than they are now. Inflation raised the price of all three of those items, along with the price of almost every other item we purchase. The reason we can still afford to […]
  • Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price is Right! January 16, 2019
    If you’ve ever watched “The Price is Right,” you know that the only way to win is to be the one to correctly guess the price of the item you want without going over! That means your guess must be just slightly under the retail price. In today’s shifting real estate market, where more inventory […]
  • Buying a Home Young is the Key to Building Wealth January 15, 2019
    Homeowners who purchase their homes before the age of 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60, according to a new Urban Institute study. The organization surveyed adults who turned 60 or 61 between 2003 and 2015 for their data set. “Today’s older adults became homeowners at a younger age than today’s young adults. […]
  • Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step! January 14, 2019
    In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a […]
  • The Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC] January 11, 2019
    Some Highlights: With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years. Rates are projected to climb to 5.0% by this time next year according to Freddie Mac. The impact your interest rate makes on your monthly mortgage cost is significant! […]