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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 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 […]
Property Taxes Are Due! April & December cans be very costly months. Your income taxes are due in April, and, if you are like me, I get lots of yearly bills due in December. And don’t forget about the holiday expenses!!! So what’s next? PROPERTY TAXES ARE DUE! Many states have different due dates for property taxes. Always check with your county’s assessor and/or collectors office to verify. If you are a property owner ( Residential or Commercial) in Los Angeles & Orange Counties of Southern California, mark these […]
Plan Your Spring Break Trip to Torrance, California with This Guide Spring break is right around the corner, and with so many fun destination options it can be challenging to narrow down where you’ll spend the week. The key with most trips is to choose a spot that’s near lots of shopping and attractions but isn’t overwhelmed with tourists, and Torrance, California is a perfect example. Located just 40 minutes away from Los Angeles, Torrance offers a beautiful beach and lots of scenic outdoor areas for recreation. It has a more low-key, […]
Image via Pixabay Important Steps to Take When Settling into Your New Community If you are considering a move, you should be aware that the relocation process doesn’t just end on moving day. Settling in can take a while, as you get comfortable in your home, get familiar with your neighborhood, and begin to establish a routine. While some aspects of settling in happen organically, there are plenty of ways you can facilitate the process, especially when it comes to the practical, legal, and financial ramifications of establishing oneself in a […]
Image via Pexels Healthy Living at the Beach: 5 Tips for Renovating Your Beach Home Living near the ocean brings unique considerations for homeowners. Not only must coastal homes stand up to harsh elements, but the choices you make when renovating a beach house also have implications for your family’s health and well-being. Let these 5 tips from South Bay Realtor Carol Gilles guide your beach house renovation. Maximizing light & airflow in your beach home Beach homes are known for their big windows and beautiful views. Choose window […]
Some Highlights If recent headlines about rising inflation are making you wonder if it’s still a good time to buy, here’s what experts have to say. Housing is an asset that typically grows in value. Plus, your mortgage helps stabilize your monthly housing costs, and buying protects you from rising rents. Experts say owning a […]
A recession does not equal a housing crisis. That’s the one thing that every homeowner today needs to know. Everywhere you look, experts are warning we could be heading toward a recession, and if true, an economic slowdown doesn’t mean homes will lose value. The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) defines a recession this way: […]
If you’re trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home, you’re probably weighing a few different factors. The financial benefits of homeownership might be one of the reasons you want to make a purchase if you’re a renter, but the decision can also be motivated by having a place that’s uniquely your own. […]
If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably heard mortgage rates are rising and have wondered what that means for you. Since mortgage rates have increased over two percentage points this year, it’s natural to think about how this will impact your homeownership plans. Today, buyers are reacting in one of two ways: they’re […]
In today’s housing market, homeowners have a great opportunity to sell their house and receive the best terms for their personal situation. That’s because there’s a limited number of homes for sale, which is creating competition among buyers. Right now, homebuyers want three things: To be the winning bid on their dream home To buy […]
Some Highlights If you’re deciding whether you should make updates before you sell your house, lean on your trusted real estate advisor to be your guide. In today’s sellers’ market, buyers have limited options and may be more willing to take on repairs themselves. If you’re thinking about selling your house, let’s connect so you […]
Based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as of May 21, 2022 3:03PM and/or other sources. All data, including all measurements and calculations of area, is obtained from various sources and has not been, and will not be, verified by broker or MLS. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information.