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  • Mansion TaxTHE MANSION TAX
    THE MANSION TAX What is the Mansion Tax?  Who pays? In November 2022, Los Angeles voters approved Measure ULA. This will help provide more money to fight homelessness. Where is the money coming from? When you sell your property priced from $5,000,000 to $10,000,000, you will pay an additional 4% property tax. For those properties selling in the $10,000,000 & higher, you will pay an additional 5%! OUCH! This is in addition to the LA City transfer fee of 4.5% plus the LA County transfer fee of 1.1%. So, what do you think will happen??? Home […]
  • DIY or ProA Beginner’s Guide: What to Expect from the Home Renovations Process
    A Beginner’s Guide: What to Expect from the Home Renovations Process   Home renovations can boost the value of your home and make it a more comfortable space to enjoy. While there are benefits, renovating a property is a big job that requires time, effort, and money. If you’ve never gone through the process before, it’s helpful to know what to expect. The below guide explains what to anticipate when renovating your home for the first time and provides tips on how to make it go smoothly.   Educate yourself about the […]
  • Settle into New City with Your Pet12 Resources to Settle into a New City with Your Pet
    12 Resources to Settle into a New City with Your Pet   You’ve decided to relocate to the Golden State with your pet. First of all — congratulations! You’re about to experience life in a perfect climate where plenty of activities and opportunities abound. Now, it’s time to get your pet (and yourself) ready for the move. Realtor Carol Gilles has listed 12 tips and resources to help you settle in.   Work With Professionals Finding professional services in your new area is an excellent place to start.   Research various […]
  • Golf Course at New HorizonsUpgrade or Move? How to Make Senior-Friendly Housing Decisions
    Upgrade or Move? How to Make Senior-Friendly Housing Decisions As you age, your physical abilities can change, and you may need to reevaluate your living accommodations and potentially look for a home that’s more manageable and easier to navigate. You may choose between finding something that’s more appropriate for your current needs, retrofitting your current home, or even looking at long-term care options. Realtor Carol Gilles can help you find the right property for your unique circumstances.   Your Physical Abilities […]
  • Larger.Home.for.Home.Business (1)Finding a Larger Home for Your Home Business
        Finding a Larger Home for Your Home Business Though it’s ultimately a positive thing, unexpected business growth can be a confusing and overwhelming development. When looking for a larger house to support your home business expansion, doing so in an organized manner will help you keep your company operational during the transition.   Assessing Your Business’s Needs The first step in this process is determining what aspects of your business are growing, and what needs your current house is unable to meet. Perhaps you […]
  • 5 Ways House Flipping Can Be Lucrative for Seniors5 Ways House Flipping Can Be Lucrative for Seniors
    5 Ways House Flipping Can Be Lucrative for Seniors   If you’re a senior wanting to expand your business opportunities, consider house flipping. It can be fun and profitable even if you’re not knowledgeable about real estate. Look at five reasons seniors such as actress Diane Keaton love this line of work.   Houses in Beach Cities Command Attractive Prices   Many beach-adjacent homes sell for a premium. To make money flipping houses, you find low-priced properties that need work, whether it’s a little work or a […]

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“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.”  

I’m extremely impressed with Carol’s work! -- Aug 2020

“I’m extremely impressed with Carol’s work! She is efficient, fast and gets the job done! We would like to thank her for all her hard work! Wonderful person and a future of long term friendship ahead” Sherri & Don Wright

Carol hung in with us through several offers until the right home came our way. -- Oct 2022

Our realtor Carol was amazing. For nearly a year she worked with us, making sure we found our new home in the neighborhood we wanted. Carol hung in with us through several offers until the right home came our way. Thank you Carol for your patience and your real estate expertise! Gary and Jenny D.

“Specialized in the South Bay area” -- Oct 2018

Hi Carol,  I’m sorry for response too late.  You did excellent job for me. You are very much specialized on south bay area.  I would recommend any buyer or seller for her job. I am very happy about her professional manner. Carol did great job on multiple listing and great sales too ! Sunny Kashahara

Excellent knowledge and service -- Dec 2021

Excellent service all of the way through the process. Cindy Magnuson

Great second time experience with Carol -- Jul 2020

Great second time experience with Carol Carol has been a fabulous agent both during a prior sale and for a recent buy. She is very detail oriented and highly knowledgeable and will give you honest and sound guidance during the buy/sell process. Like many people who excel in their chosen fields, Carol truly enjoys what she does. Additionally, it can be difficult to find a representative that sincerely puts your interests above all else — I can attest that Carol is one of those agents. The Kim Family

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

“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 Reardon.

Carol knows her business! -- Jan 2021

It was an absolute delight working with Carol in selling our home! She was always available for us and patient in answering all our questions. When our house was  finally sold, Carol presenting us with a memory photo album with all the pictures of our house as a gift. What a thoughtful, kind and excellent idea! All realtors should take note of this and learn from Carol! Now we can always look back at the fond memories of our first house that we bought together! Thank you Carol! Phil & Beth Villa

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