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    Choosing Housing and School Districts Which is more important –  the type of home or the school districts it’s in?  For many, choosing housing and school districts go hand-in-hand! School Districts Many schools districts can offer diverse  learning, that may or may not be compatible to your student’s needs.  I know parents who have children with “learning disabilities”.  Some school districts handle this differently … immersion vs special day classes.  Which is better for your student?  You can check with […]
  • 10 Steps to Buying a Home10 Steps to Buying a Home
    10 Steps to Buying a Home     Tired of renting? … Then now is the time to become a HOMEOWNER!  Here are 10 steps to home buying for you to consider.   Let’s review these steps…. #1 – Save for your down payment –  How are you spending your money?  What can you do differently to start saving money?  Are you aware that you may qualify to buy with as little as 3.5% down? There are loans with 5%, 10%, 20% down, too! #2 – Know your credit score –  There are several ways to find out your credit […]
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    Is it Still a Seller’s Market in Torrance Ca 90503 Market Update for Torrance Ca 90503 Click her to see if it is Still a Seller’s Market in Torrance, Ca 90503. Market Update for Torrance Ca 90503.  As we enter the Spring of 2020, there have been 10 single family homes sold since January 1, 2020.  Sales prices are from $860,000 up to $1,451,000.  In 2019, from January thru March,  there were 14 sales from $755,000 up to $1,285,000. There are 6 active listings with asking prices from $829,900 up to $1,100,000 with an average square […]
  • The First-Time Homebuyer’s Guide to Purchasing a Fixer-Upper
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  • Ways to Hold Title on Your HomeWays to Take Title on Your Home
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    6 Easy Upgrades for a Healthier Home   Shouldn’t your home be as healthy as possible? Just like what you choose to feed your family, the choices you make for your home play a big role in your family’s health. From air quality to water quality and more, there’s a lot we can do to make our homes a healthier place to live. If you want a home that promotes health and well-being, these projects are a great place to start. Watch Out for VOCs Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are a major contributor to indoor air pollution — and they’re […]

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“We felt that you were truly representing us.” -- Oct 2014

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“Settling Mom’s Estate – PAINLESS! Words cannot express how we appreciate all the time and effort you have put in to sell our mother’s rental property. You made the painful process of handling our mother’s estate so much easier. We felt that you were truly representing us and your knowledge, efficiency and speed with the sales process was greatly appreciated. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family.”
~ Miyagawa Family

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

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“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

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“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

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

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1950 Jaybrook Dr RPV“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%.”

Sharp Family

“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

“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

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

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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

“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.

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  • Is it Time to Sell Your Vacation Home? June 3, 2020
    The travel industry is one of the major sectors that’s been hit extremely hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, it’s hard to know how long it will take for summer travelers to be back in action and for the industry to fully recover. Homeowners who rent their secondary properties on their own or through programs […]
  • Home Prices: It’s All About Supply and Demand June 2, 2020
    As we enter the summer months and work through the challenges associated with the current health crisis, many are wondering what impact the economic slowdown will have on home prices. Looking at the big picture, supply and demand will give us the clearest idea of what’s to come. Making our way through the month of […]
  • The Benefits of Homeownership May Reach Further Than You Think June 1, 2020
    More than ever, our homes have become an integral part of our lives. Today they are much more than the houses we live in. They’re evolving into our workplaces, schools for our children, and safe havens that provide shelter, stability, and protection for our families through the evolving health crisis. Today, 65.3% of Americans are […]
  • Top Reasons to Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC] May 29, 2020
    Some Highlights June is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to consider the benefits of owning your own home. If you’re in a position to buy, homeownership might help you find the stability, community, and comfort you’ve been searching for this year. Let’s connect today to determine if homeownership is the right next […]
  • Economists Forecast Recovery to Begin in the Second Half of 2020 May 28, 2020
    With the U.S. economy on everyone’s minds right now, questions about the country’s financial outlook continue to come up daily. The one that seems to keep rising to the top is: when will the economy begin to recover? While no one knows exactly how a rebound will play out, expert economists around the country are […]
  • Why This Summer Is the 2020 Real Estate Season May 27, 2020
    With stay-at-home orders starting to gradually lift throughout parts of the country, data indicates homebuyers are jumping back into the market. After many families put their plans on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, what we once called the busy spring real estate season is shifting into the summer. In 2020, summer is the new […]