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  • New Home Loan LimitsGreat News for Buyers – Loan Limits INCREASED!
    Great News for Buyers – Loan Limits INCREASED! Great News for Buyers – Loan Limits INCREASED! Fannie Mae &  Freddie Mac have announced this increase today! Loan limits in 2019 are increasing. The new loan limit for most of the country will be $484,350. A 6.9% increase over the 2018 limit. If you live in Riverside & San Bernardino counties, this is what your loan limits will be. 1 Unit: $484,350 2 Unit: $620,200 3 Unit: $749,650 4 Unit: $931,600 But here in Los Angeles & Orange Counties, which are considered the HIGH […]
  • Buying or selling with PetsTips for Buying or Selling a Home with Pets
    Tips for Buying or Selling a Home with Pets   Buying or selling a home with a pet in mind can add a few very important steps to the process. For many pet owners, our furry friends are more like family members — we’ve welcomed them into our homes just as if it were theirs. That’s why it’s so important, whether you are selling your house or buying a new home, to take into consideration dog etiquette.   One of the first things any real estate agent will tell you to do when selling your home is to set the stage. This is especially […]
  • Working from HomeStay-at-Home Parents: Fill Your Free Time with a Home Business
    Stay-at-Home Parents: Fill Your Free Time with a Home Business Becoming a parent teaches a person many skills that can easily translate into business ownership. You learn to take risks and adapt based on the obstacles life throws at you. Parenting comes with its share of problems, but with each day you solve them with determination. All of this takes the self-motivation to give 100 percent—even when you don’t necessarily feel like it. Parents are critical of both themselves and their organization (family) but each criticism only serves as a […]
  • 2018 Riviera Village Holiday Stroll2018 Annual Riviera Village Holiday Parade
    2018 Annual Riviera Village Holiday Parade 2018 Annual Riviera Village Holiday Parade is on Thursday, Nov 29 from 5pm – 9pm   This annual event in Riviera Village is known as the Riviera Village Holiday Stroll. The Parade starts at 6 pm. Along with the local schools marching bands,  look for the jolly guy in the red suit!  Santa Claus will be at the corner of Catalina Avenue & Avenue I. Many of the  stores will have tasty treats and offer a wide variety of unique gift ides.  Riviera Village has some of the award-winning […]
  • Prop 5 -Prop 10Prop 5 & Prop 10
    Are you voting on November 6?  Let’s talk about Prop 5 & Prop 10 … and Why you should vote #Yes5No10! Prop 5 – Vote YES! At present, a Senior, when selling their home and moving in the state of California, can take their property tax base with them IF they move to certain counties. AND they will need to buy their next home at equal or LESSER VALUE than the home they are seller.  This is Prop 90/60 which is presently in place. Most Senior (55+) are not moving … why would they want to move to a county that […]
  • Steps to the BeachSteps to the Beach in South Redondo
    Steps to the Beach in South Redondo   Have you always wanted to LIVE BY THE BEACH?  Perhaps to hear the crushing waves while you are sleeping?  Check out these condos, town homes and single family homes that Steps to the Beach in South Redondo! In the last few months, there have been 32 closed sales priced from $460,000 to $2,625,000.  There are 22 listings in the $899,000 to $13,700,000 range. This week the median list price for Redondo Beach, CA 90277 is $2,152,500 with the market action index hovering around 42. This is less than last […]

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“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

“We appreciated your keeping us informed through all of the problems.” -- Oct 2014

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Thank you for all your hard work for the sale of our houses. We appreciated your keeping us informed through all of the problems.

Scott & Laurie Raddatz, Richard Raddatz

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

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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

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

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“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

“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.”

 

“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

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

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“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

“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

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  • 5 Reasons to Sell This Winter! December 17, 2018
    Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this winter makes sense.  1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase… and are in the market right now! More […]
  • 4 Reasons to Sell Your House This Winter [INFOGRAPHIC] December 14, 2018
    Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale which means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available! Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to sustain a normal housing market. Perhaps the time has come for you and your family […]
  • No Bubble Here! How New Mortgage Standards Are Helping December 13, 2018
    Real estate is shifting to a more normal market; the days of national home appreciation topping 6% annually are over and inventories are increasing which is causing bidding wars to almost disappear. Some see these as signs that the market will soon come tumbling down as it did in 2008. As it becomes easier for […]
  • Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap in 2019 December 12, 2018
    Every year around this time, we take time to reflect and plan for next year. If you are renting your current home but have dreams of homeownership, your plan for the new year may include buying, and you wouldn’t be alone! According to the 2018 Bank of America Homebuyer Insights Report, 74% of renters plan […]
  • How to Simply Increase Your Family Wealth by Paying for Housing December 11, 2018
    Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Buying your own home provides you with a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to use your monthly housing costs to increase your family’s wealth. Every month that you pay your mortgage, you […]
  • What If I Wait A Year to Buy a Home? December 10, 2018
    National home prices have increased by 5.4% since this time last year. Over that same time period, interest rates have remained near historic lows which has allowed many buyers to enter the market and lock in low rates. As a seller, you will likely be most concerned about ‘short-term price’ – where home values are headed over […]