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    Market Update for Torrance Ca 90503 Let’s talk about the Market Update for Torrance Ca 90503.  As we enter the Fall of 2018, there have been 120 single family homes sold since January 1, 2018.  Sales prices are from $650,000 up to $1,540,000.  In 2017, from January thru September, there were 131 sales from $665,000 up to $1,500,000. There are 13 active listings with asking prices from $889,900 up to $1,299,000 with an average square foot of 2300 sf.  Check out the stats for this week below.   Why is this FALL a Great Time to Sell? […]
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    Why Torrance?   Why Torrance?  In 2017-2018, the population was 145,438. Why Torrance?  Torrance Unified School District …. Parks … Soccer & Baseball Fields … Del Amo Shopping Center … Over 100 Major Employers … Beach Access … Restaurants …. Breweries … Freeway access Why Torrance?  Housing …Single Family, Condos, Townhomes, Multi-family, Mobile Homes …. The median home cost in Torrance is $820,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 37.0%. Home Appreciation in […]
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          Boxes and Bins on a Budget: Moving Tips for Single Parents Whether you’re moving across town or cross country, packing up everything you own is always hard work, especially if you’re a single parent with kids to care for. With all that work to do and not a lot of time for it, anyone could be excused for just writing a big check to a professional moving company to make things easy. A lot of people do choose that route because it’s convenient, but it’s not always that simple for a single parent who’s trying to make ends […]
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    What’s On YOUR Bucket List? What’s on YOUR Bucket List?  In 2011, my list included a Ride on The Torrance Rose Float!  I was finally accepted and made my donation to the Torrance Rose Float Association.  I got to ride on the 2012 Torrance Rose Float – 100 Years .. Looking Back, Moving Forward.  What’s it like?  A giddy experience … thousands of fans applauding and yelling “Torrance, Torrance” as we slowly made our way down Orange Grove Blvd to Colorado Blvd.  Waving (the Princess Wave) thru the […]
  • 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   […]

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“We liked that you kept us informed on a weekly basis at minimum.” -- Oct 2014

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You Were A Godsend! The sale process with you as our agent was truly an easy experience. We liked that you kept us informed on a weekly basis at minimum, we liked that you always returned our phone calls promptly and your were always happy to answer even the silliest of our questions? You were a Godsend and we were glad we had your knowledge and expertise.
Lorie & John Guba

“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

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

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“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 R.

“We couldn’t be happier.” -- Oct 2014

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“I wanted to say ‘thank you’ for a wonderful experience during our first home purchase. The process was very smooth and stress-free for Kumiko and I. You were very organized and attentive to detail. We couldn’t be happier. My brother Abel and his wife Kathy are looking into buying their first home also and I referred them to you. I hope they contact you soon. I’m sure they will agree that you are good. If I or anyone I know have any real-estate needs, you will definitely be the 1st I call. Again, thanks for a wonderful experience.”

Jorge

“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

“You made buying a home so easy for my wife and I.” -- Oct 2014

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“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.”

 

“Sometimes selling a house is a fun and exciting time.” -- May 2016

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“Sometimes selling a house is a fun and exciting time; the beginning of a new chapter for a family, a great new journey. And sometimes the need to sell a house is born from a negative situation that is filled with stress and strife among various family members. We had the distinction of the latter.

The need to sell this home was a difficult decision for the family, but Carol helped make it less painful in so many ways. She went above and beyond in selling this property; she worked quickly and efficiently, she helped us secure a great price that went a long way to ease the worries held by some of the family members, and she made sure that everything went smoothly.

There were so many other things to worry about during the sale of this house, and Carol knew that and did everything she could to make sure the sale was not one of them. She’s responsive to the needs of her clients; she got a few requests for things that I’m sure were tedious for her to do, and probably completely unnecessary, but she did them with a smile, and in a timely manner. She understood what everyone was going through, and she just wanted to make it better any way that she could. I can’t say enough about how kind and patient she was throughout this process.

I highly recommend Carol for anyone who is looking to buy or sell a property. She is a savvy real estate professional, who knows how to handle her business, and yours! If you team up with her, she will always have a smile, she will always listen to you, and she will always give you 110%.”

“Thanks for taking such good care of us, we couldn’t have done it without you!” -- Oct 2014

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“In all our dealings with Realtors over the past ten years, we have never met anyone as helpful and energetic as you have been. Without hesitation, we would highly recommend your service to anyone who is looking for an experienced Realtor who cares about getting things done and doing them right! Thanks for taking such good care of us, we couldn’t have done it without you!
27 Offers + Sold for 50k OVER Full Price! Carol was our real estate agent when we bought our house in Gardena in 1992. She did such an outstanding job that we decided to use her again when put our house on the market in March, 2013. We showed the house for three days and had 46 showings and 27 offers. Thanks, Carol for all the hard work and another great job. I recommend Carol to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate.”
Gary & Judy Brooke

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  • Where Are Mortgage Interest Rates Headed In 2019? September 25, 2018
    The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment; the higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to know where rates are headed when deciding to start your home search. Below is a chart created using Freddie Mac’s U.S. Economic […]
  • How Much Has Your Home Increased in Value? September 24, 2018
    Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. In CoreLogic’s most recent Home Price Index Report, they revealed that national home prices have increased by 6.2% year-over-year. CoreLogic broke down appreciation even further into four price ranges, giving us a more detailed view than if we had simply looked at the year-over-year increases in national median home price. The […]
  • 4 Reasons to Sell This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC] September 21, 2018
    Some Highlights: Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply that is needed for a normal housing market. Buyers are often competing with one another for the listings that are available. Perhaps the time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire.
  • Is the Real Estate Market Finally Getting Back to Normal? September 20, 2018
    The housing market has been anything but normal for the last eleven years. In a normal real estate market, home prices appreciate 3.7% annually. Below, however, are the price swings since 2007 according to the latest Home Price Expectation Survey: After the bubble burst in June 2007, values depreciated 6.1% annually until February 2012. From […]
  • 25% of Homes with a Mortgage are Now Equity Rich! September 19, 2018
    Rising home prices have been in the news a lot lately and much of the focus has been on whether home prices are accelerating too quickly, as well as how sustainable the growth in prices really is. One of the often-overlooked benefits of rising prices, however, is the impact that they have on a homeowner’s […]
  • Home Prices: The Difference 5 Years Makes September 18, 2018
    CoreLogic recently released their Home Price Index Report. One of the key indicators used in the report to determine the health of the housing market was home price appreciation. CoreLogic focused on appreciation from July 2013 to July 2018 to show how prices over the last five years have fared. The graph below was created to show the […]