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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

“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

“No One Could Have Done It Better!” -- Oct 2014

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“No One Could Have Done It Better! Your whole approach to marketing our home was obviously the right one. No one could have done it better. We knew from the beginning that we had selected the perfect agent.”
~ Ed & Camille Becker

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

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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

“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

“She is aggressive and honest.” -- Oct 2014

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“Carol makes an appointment and keeps it. She is aggressive and honest and that is the first reason we chose Carol to be our representative.”

Bessie & Charles Neihoff

“We felt that you were truly representing us.” -- Oct 2014

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“Settling Mom’s Estate – PAINLESS! Words cannot express how we appreciate all the time and effort you have put in to sell our mother’s rental property. You made the painful process of handling our mother’s estate so much easier. We felt that you were truly representing us and your knowledge, efficiency and speed with the sales process was greatly appreciated. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family.”
~ Miyagawa Family

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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! […]