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  • Helping the elderlyWhy Caretakers of Seniors Should Consider Upsizing
    Why Caretakers of Seniors Should Consider Upsizing One of the toughest things about getting older is watching your parents themselves get older. This becomes even more difficult if one of your parents has recently lost his or her spouse. This loss, coupled with the general issues of aging, may lead you to the conclusion that it might be best for you to move in with your parent. Recently, “upsizing,” or buying a bigger house, has become a solution for people in this situation. Why Is Upsizing Popular with Seniors? While traditional logic […]
  • SouthEast TorranceMarket Stats – SouthEast Torrance Ca 90501 – July 1, 2018
    Market Stats – SouthEast Torrance Ca 90501 – July 1, 2018 It’s the start of the Summer Selling Season —New Listings & Sales! Another increase in prices?? Let’s talk about YOUR home buying or selling needs for 2018. See below for the current, active listings   […]
  • Tips for moving with childrenTips to Make Moving Home Easier for Your Children
    Tips to Make Moving Home Easier for Your Children   Moving is difficult for everyone, but it’s especially difficult for children, who will have to leave close friends behind and build new social groups from scratch. Children who move often experience problems such as depression, acting out, and poor grades. For this reason, it’s important that you do all you can to ease the transition. Here are a few things you can try. Get Them Involved According to the Child Mind Institute, one of the most stressful things about moving for children is […]
  • Small Projects, Big Results by PrexelSmall Projects, Big Results: Tips for Adding Value to Your Home
    Courtesy of Pexels   Small Projects, Big Results:  Tips for Adding Value to Your Home The words “home upgrade” are often attended by thoughts of big dollar signs, lots of tools, and hours of sacrificed leisure time. Homeowners are often surprised to find that they can boost the value of their house with little more than some paint, a few turns of a wrench, or an hour or two of power washing. Many of the improvements you can make in an afternoon will add enough appeal to get the attention of a serious buyer and help them envision your home […]
  • Arnold Elementary SchoolMarket Stats – Torrance 90505 – June 1, 2018
    Market Stats – Torrance Ca 90505 – June 1, 2018 It’s the start of the Summer Selling Season —New Listings & Sales! Another increase in prices?? Let’s talk about YOUR home buying or selling needs for 2018. See below for the current, active listings   […]
  • Henderson Library West TorranceMarket Report – Torrance 90503 – June 1, 2018
    Market Stats – Torrance Ca 90503 – June 1, 2018 It’s the start of the Summer Selling Season —New Listings & Sales! Another increase in prices?? Let’s talk about YOUR home buying or selling needs for 2018. See below for the current, active listings   […]

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“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

“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

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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

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

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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

“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

“If we ever outgrow this home, we’ll definitely be calling you!” -- Oct 2014

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“Thank you so much for taking the extra effort to make our first home purchase successful. You were there guiding us through all the crucial and important steps! You really listened to what we wanted in our home and you found exactly what we were looking for – at an amazing price! If we ever outgrow this home, we’ll definitely be calling you!
Carol, thanks for everything. You are great! Everything is finally moved in. I am really enjoying my new home. It is a wonderful feeling to come home to “MY” place. I’ve already got a few little projects for the place and am really looking forward to getting them done through the year. I have no qualms at all referring you to any of my friends and family who may begin looking for their new property. I’ve got your number engraved in my memory, so you’ll not have to worry about that.”
~ Homer Gentry

“Carol, Thank you!” -- Oct 2014

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“Carol, Thank you! We would like to thank you for helping us find our (beautiful) new home and selling our other property. We really love the old home. It was tough to leave our first home, wonderful neighborhood and friends. This is new beginning for our future. I have attached a copy of the note I will leave in the Huntington Lane home for the new owners. It gives some instruction on the Jacuzzi, heater, and alarm. I hope they enjoy the property as much as we have over the last 8 years.”
~ Maria & Rich Contino

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

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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

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  • The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition [INFOGRAPHIC] August 17, 2018
    Some Highlights: Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2019. The higher your interest rate, the more money you end up paying for your home and the higher your monthly payment will be. Rates are still low right now – don’t wait until they hit 5% to start searching for your dream home!
  • Housing Market: Another Gigantic Difference Between 2008 and 2018 August 16, 2018
    Some are attempting to compare the current housing market to the market leading up to the “boom and bust” that we experienced a decade ago. They look at price appreciation and conclude that we are on a similar trajectory, speeding toward another housing crisis. However, there is a major difference between the two markets. Last […]
  • Homebuyers Willing to Sacrifice ‘Must-Haves’ in Favor of Good School Districts August 15, 2018
    It should come as no surprise that buying a home in a good school district is important to homebuyers. According to a report from Realtor.com, 86% of 18-34 year-olds and 84% of those aged 35-54 indicated that their home search areas were defined by school district boundaries. What is surprising, however, is that 78% of […]
  • Have You Outgrown Your Starter Home? August 14, 2018
    For many Americans, buying their first home is their first taste of achieving part of the American Dream. There is a sense of pride that comes along with owning your own home and building your family’s wealth through your monthly mortgage payment. It may seem hard to imagine that the first home you purchased (which […]
  • Are You Thinking of Selling Your Home? Competition Is Coming! August 13, 2018
    The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Sales Report, the number of building permits issued in June was 850,000, a 0.8% increase from May. […]
  • Existing Home Sales Cooling Off This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC] August 10, 2018
    Some Highlights: According to the National Association of Realtors’ latest Existing Home Sales Report, sales in June were down 2.2% from last year. Inventory of homes for sale showed a modest improvement of 0.5% over last year’s figures, but still remains under the 6-month supply needed for a normal market. NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun […]