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  • Multigenerational HouseholdsLiving Together, Living Well: The Multi-Generational Home
      Living Together, Living Well: The Multi-Generational Home In today’s world, the concept of a multi-generational home is not just a necessity but a choice many families willingly make. The charm of having grandparents, parents, and children living together under one roof brings numerous benefits, including strengthened family bonds and shared responsibilities. However, to truly enjoy these benefits, there’s a crucial need for careful planning and organization to ensure harmony and personal space for each member. Here, Carol […]
  • Mortgage Interest DeductionHome Mortgage Interest Deductions
    Home Mortgage Interest Deductions With April 15th right around the corner, you might find the following information helpful as you file your taxes for the 2023 tax year. Mortgage Insurance Premiums The itemized deduction for mortgage insurance premiums has expired. You can no longer claim the deduction for your mortgage insurance premiums. Home Equity Loan Interest You can still deduct the interest from a home equity loan as long as the debt was used to buy, build or improve your home. Home Mortgage Interest You can deduct home mortgage […]
  • 2814 w 177th stDown Payment Assistance Programs
    Down Payment Assistance Programs So, you are ready to buy a home.  And now you speak with a lender who says, “how much money have you set aside for your downpayment and closing costs?”  Down Payment???  Closing Costs???  Oh my! Well now, there are so many Down Payment Assistance Programs that can help you, a first-time homebuyer, if qualified, with downpayment assistance. Here are some choices: CalHFA offers MyHome Assistance Program CalHFA Government Loans (FHA): MyHome offers a deferred-payment junior loan of an amount up to the […]
  • “How’s the Market?” Dec 6, 2023
    El Segundo, CA 90245 Wed Dec 06 2023 This week the median list price for El Segundo, CA 90245 is $1,845,000 with the market action index hovering around 41. This is less than last month’s market action index of 42. Inventory has held steady at or around 9. Click here to stay informed with the El Segundo market! Slight Seller’s Advantage In the last few weeks, the Market Action Index has resumed a climb. Despite the fact that we’re in a Seller’s market, prices have not yet resumed upward momentum. However, it is likely that given […]
  • 31retiring pic1 master675 1Perfecting Your Space After Leaving the Workforce
    Perfecting Your Space After Leaving the Workforce The freedom of retirement is a lot to take in at once. One great way to start enjoying your newfound liberties is to relocate to a home that will facilitate all your plans for the new chapter in your life. The following tips from Realtor Carol Gilles can help you make your new house into a perfect post-retirement home that you feel comfortable living in. Determine Your Budget and Abilities   The first step in this process is finding the ideal home to spend your retirement in. Consider your […]
  • Homeowners InsuranceHomeowners Insurance Update
    HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE California UPDATE As many of you know, many of the insurance companies have stopped selling new homeowner insurance policies in the State of California. Before closing escrow, you will need a homeowner insurance policy to cover the lender’s mortage liability  Here is the good news, Farmers Insurance is still selling policies! I turned to my friend, Don Lee of Farmers Insurance for the current update. Farmers started the cap of 7,000 policies a month state wide on July 3rd and it looks like we will have capacity to […]

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Testimonials

“Thanks so much for your help in the sale of our home in Torrance.” -- Oct 2014

“Thanks so much! Thanks so much for your help in the sale of our home in Torrance. It went so fast it made our heads spin.” Bob & Juanita Roberts

“She is aggressive and honest.” -- Oct 2014

“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

Carol Was Always Available -- Oct 2023

Carol was just tremendous from the beginning. She has a professionally done market analysis handbook which includes resources in the community who can help with all aspects of the home selling experience. Carol was always available to answer questions, or meet with myself or our family Greg Anapol

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

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

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

“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

Professional, knowledgeable to think on her feet and get the job done. -- May 2022

Professional, knowledgeable to think on her feet and get the job done.   Carol knew what the market was for the property, Showed the property with the best possible conditions and her possible clients. Jan Staws

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

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

“You were ALWAYS there to answer questions.” -- Oct 2014

You stuck with US for as LONG as it took ….. We just wanted to send you a quick note to say THANK YOU. We really can’t thank you enough. You stuck with us for as long as it took, (and it took a while for us to get our stuff together). You were ALWAYS there to answer questions, even when you were on vacation. You were totally honest, helpful and just made our home buying experience wonderful. We will highly recommend you to anyone needing a Realtor. You went over and beyond to help us out and we appreciate it more than we can express. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Hannah and Chris Froeschle

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