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  • Torrance Ca 90503 - West High SchoolMarket Update for Torrance Ca 90503
    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? […]
  • Why TorranceWhy Torrance?
    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 […]
  • Boxes & Bins on a BudgetBoxes and Bins on a Budget: Moving Tips for Single Parents
          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 […]
  • TRFA LogoWhat’s On YOUR Bucket List?
    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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Homes in Redondo Beach, Torrance & San Pedro


“Thank you for assisting us in selling our property.” -- Oct 2014

“Thank you for assisting us in selling our property. Since this was our first experience in selling real estate, my husband and I appreciated your friendly advice and step-by-step helpfulness so we could move on.”
~ Rita Houlihan

“I will be forever grateful.” -- Oct 2014

“I Will Be Forever Grateful! I want to take a few minutes to ‘thank you’ so much for being so professional and efficient in walking me through the “selling” ordeal. I don’t think I would have survived such a strenuous situation. I will be forever grateful.”
~ Lilia Wong

“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

“Thank You!” -- Oct 2014

“Thank You! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your diligent efforts in selling my property. I realize everything takes time and patience.”
Esther Kim

“I highly recommend you as anyone’s partner in a home sale.” -- Oct 2014

“It definitely was a pleasure working with you on the property sale for 1913 &1915 Arlington Ave in Torrance, CA. Even though it was a family type property sale , and there were several avenues of business that we had to encounter, you always were totally professional . I cannot even express how much I appreciate your friendship and loyalty you have given me throughout this event. I highly recommend you as anyone’s partner in a home sale, regardless of the circumstances. I know you will be a great success in any sale endeavor. Also, so much thanks to The Real Estate Group in Torrance,CA., and Melinda Shih, for all their patience and hard work . You are with a top notch group! Good choice!”
Robert D. James

“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

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

“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

“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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  • 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 […]