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  • 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 […]
  • Neighborhood Spotlight: Rancho Palos Verdes
    Neighborhood Spotlight: Rancho Palos Verdes Rancho Palos Verdes features a variety of living choices, from Oceanfront homes and Rural Ocean Enclaves to quiet family neighborhoods.  Serene ocean views dot the coastline.  So whether you are looking for Whales or the chance to find a private beach, Rancho Palos Verdes can be your next address! Rancho Palos Verdes is located on the top of the Palos Verdes Peninsula with 7.5 miles of coastline surrounded by Palos Verdes Estates to the north and San Pedro to the south. If you are a golfer – […]
  • and Showings: A Comprehensive GuidePreparing Your Home for Open Houses and Showings: A Comprehensive Guide
    Preparing Your Home for Open Houses and Showings: A Comprehensive Guide When it comes to selling your home, first impressions matter. As a homeowner, you want potential buyers to be impressed by your property from the moment they step through the door. This means going beyond basic cleaning and staging to ensure your home is in excellent shape for open houses and showings. In this article, we will discuss several key steps you should take to achieve this goal, as well as some additional tips to make your home even more appealing. Enhance Curb […]

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

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

Carol knows her business! -- Jan 2021

It was an absolute delight working with Carol in selling our home! She was always available for us and patient in answering all our questions. When our house was  finally sold, Carol presenting us with a memory photo album with all the pictures of our house as a gift. What a thoughtful, kind and excellent idea! All realtors should take note of this and learn from Carol! Now we can always look back at the fond memories of our first house that we bought together! Thank you Carol! Phil & Beth Villa

Best Realtor We’ve Ever Had -- May 2022

Best Realtor we’ve ever had We had 3 realtors before meeting Carol and Carol was the best! Carol was so helpful and quickly responded to questions via phone or email. She was so knowledgeable and patient and always receptive to our interests when finding a home. She negotiates well in efforts to get the home we wanted. Awesome! Tricia & Mike Salazar

Carol gets it done! -- Aug 2020

Carol gets it done!  She’s professional and friendly, thorough and detailed, and keeps you moving forward on your path to a perfect home!    Azucena Coronel

Carol is like Family to Us! -- Aug 2020

Thanks from Neile & Bobby Tang We’ve known and been working with Carol for over 20 years. She’s is the best agent in the South Bay. Carol is very knowledgeable, professional and responsive to all your needs, she is like family to us. Carol has a great team working with her, from marketing, selling and escrow, she’s the best! Thank you Carol for all your help. Neile, Bobby and Jordan and Madison : )  

Excellent knowledge and service -- Dec 2021

Excellent service all of the way through the process. Cindy Magnuson

“Specialized in the South Bay area” -- Oct 2018

Hi Carol,  I’m sorry for response too late.  You did excellent job for me. You are very much specialized on south bay area.  I would recommend any buyer or seller for her job. I am very happy about her professional manner. Carol did great job on multiple listing and great sales too ! Sunny Kashahara

I would recommend Carol to all my friends and co-workers -- Aug 2020

“I would recommend Carol to all my friends and co-workers that are looking to purchase a house. Carol is funny, and is familiar with the California market. She is  task driven and always follows up in a timely manner. I really appreciate her excellent customer service skills.”   Ron McGinnis

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