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  • 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 […]
  • Starting Your JourneyStart Your Next Journey: How to Seamlessly Move to a New State
          Start Your Next Journey: How to Seamlessly Move to a New State   Moving is one of the most complex and challenging changes to go through. If you plan to move out of state, you may be excited about the new experience, but it can also come with anxiety and uncertainty. However, as Realtor Carol Gilles explains, the more you prepare, the more you can curb your fears.   Prep for Your Move with Research, Communication, and Online Doctors Look into the real estate market before you start house hunting. Insider tips may […]
  • Redondo BeachMusic for Summer 2022
    Music for Summer 2022 Do you have songs that remind you of different times in your life?  I do – especially those during the Summer of 1969.  So let’s check out these Summer Concerts and the Music for Summer 2022 to see if you can make musical memories.  The South Bay venues are Redondo Beach – Fisherman’s Wharf;  Rancho Palos Verdes – Terranea Resort; Manhattan Beach – Polliwog Park. So check your calendar, grab your friends and get on your dancing shoes!   […]
  • Mother & Child playingFinding the Perfect Family Home When Your Child Has Autism
    Finding the Perfect Family Home When Your Child Has Autism As the parent of a child with autism, finding the right home can feel impossible when it’s time to buy. But with the right strategy, you can close on a home where your child will be safe and feel at ease. These tips presented by Realtor Carol Gilles will help you make smart decisions through the house hunting process so that you can purchase the ideal property for your family. Work With a Great Real Estate Agent  You don’t need to tackle this process on your own – enlist a real […]
  • Buying a Home: For Now or ForeverBuying a Home: For Now or Forever?
    Buying a Home: For Now or Forever? You’re ready to buy your first home. Congratulations! Before you do too much searching, consider whether to buy a starter home or a home you can see yourself staying in forever. Both have their pros and cons, and no one decision is right for every family. Buying a Starter Home A starter home is a place where you can make concessions and think about your needs right now. There are many pros to making a starter home your first purchase: Affordability. A starter home is generally smaller and therefore less […]

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

“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

“I will be happy to recommend you to anyone interested in buying or selling a home.” -- Oct 2014

My Sincere Appreciation! Dear Carol, I just wanted to express my sincere appreciation for all you have done in listing and selling my former home. Given all the real estate folks out there, I feel very fortunate to have found someone who is enthusiastic, energetic, knowledgeable, professional, diligent, dependable and genuinely concerned about helping me through the home selling process. I also want to thank you for putting me in contact with another great team of like-minded real estate professionals who have helped me to find a new home in a great location. Who could ask for more? I wish you much success, and I will be happy to recommend you to anyone interested in buying or selling a home. ~ Larry

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

“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

“Extra helpful.” -- Oct 2014

“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

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

“Carol is very professional and was attentive to our desires for the perfect home.” -- Oct 2014

First – time Buyers … we are Grateful! My husband and I were first time home buyers. Carol helped us understand the intricate process of purchasing a new home. She was always available to answer questions or alleviate any concerns we might have. Carol is very professional and was attentive to our desires for the perfect home. We are grateful for the hard work Carol put in to get us into our new home. Thanks again Carol. You are the best! Trudy & Roger Anderson

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

“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

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

“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

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  • Why Experts Say the Housing Market Won’t Crash [INFOGRAPHIC] August 12, 2022
    Some Highlights Many people remember the housing crash in 2008, but experts say today’s market is fundamentally different in many ways. First, there isn’t an oversupply of homes for sale today. Plus, lending standards are much tighter, and homeowners have record levels of equity. That means signs say there won’t be a wave of foreclosures […]
  • What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for Home Prices? August 11, 2022
    Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, seller, or both, you probably want to know: will home prices fall this year? Let’s break down what’s happening with home prices, where experts say they’re headed, and why this matters for your homeownership goals. Last Year’s Rapid Home Price Growth Wasn’t the Norm In 2021, home prices appreciated quickly. […]
  • Is the Shifting Market a Challenge or an Opportunity for Homebuyers? August 10, 2022
    If you tried to buy a home during the pandemic, you know the limited supply of homes for sale was a considerable challenge. It created intense bidding wars which drove home prices up as buyers competed with one another to be the winning offer. But what was once your greatest challenge may now be your […]
  • Selling Your House? Your Asking Price Matters More Now Than Ever August 9, 2022
    There’s no doubt about the fact that the housing market is slowing from the frenzy we saw over the past two years. But what does that mean for you if you’re thinking of selling your house? While home prices are still appreciating in most markets and experts say that will continue, they’re climbing at a […]
  • Why the Forbearance Program Changed the Housing Market August 8, 2022
    When the pandemic hit in 2020, many experts thought the housing market would crash. They feared job loss and economic uncertainty would lead to a wave of foreclosures similar to when the housing bubble burst over a decade ago. Thankfully, the forbearance program changed that. It provided much-needed relief for homeowners so a foreclosure crisis […]
  • Housing Market Forecast for the Rest of 2022 [INFOGRAPHIC] August 5, 2022
    Some Highlights The housing market is shifting away from the intensity of the past two years. Here’s what experts project for the remainder of 2022. Home prices are forecast to rise more moderately than last year. Mortgage rates will respond to inflation, and home sales will be more in line with pre-pandemic years. Let’s connect […]