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Welcome to the premier resource for all real estate information and services in the area. I hope you enjoy your visit and explore everything my real estate website has to offer, including Torrance, South Bay Beaches, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Long Beach and Orange County real estate listings, information for homebuyers and sellers, and more About Us, your professional Torrance Realtor.
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  • Redondo Unon HSChoosing Housing and School Districts
    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 […]
  • Sellers Market in 90503Is it Still a Seller’s Market in Torrance Ca 90503?
    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
    The First-Time Homebuyer’s Guide to Purchasing a Fixer-Upper   If you’re thinking about buying a fixer-upper as your first home, there are several different things you’ll need to consider before making the purchase. For instance, you’ll need to determine whether you have enough money saved for any potential repairs that will be needed in the future, and you’ll need to decide if you’re going to stay in the home or sell it once you’re done renovating it. To learn more about these considerations you’ll need to make, read on! Is a Fixer-Upper […]
  • Ways to Hold Title on Your HomeWays to Take Title on Your Home
    Ways to Take Title on Your Home So you worked with your Realtor and found the Perfect home!  And the Sellers accepted your Offer!  Whoo, hoo!  You open Escrow and need to choose how you will take title.  There are 5 basic Ways to Take Title on Your Home.   Choosing the correct option depends on your family’s situation and why you purchased and what will happen when you are deceased. Taking title is a legal decision. A Realtor can’t tell you HOW to take title, but can provide you with information so you can make the best decision […]
  • 6 Easy Upgrades for a Healthier Home6 Easy Upgrades for a Healthier Home
    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 […]

Testimonials

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

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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

“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

“We couldn’t have done it without you!” -- Oct 2014

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“These past eight or nine months have been so crazy, with the birth of our baby girl to Ed changing job, to the whole emotionally draining process of buying a home. We couldn’t have done it without you, Carol!” “Thank you so much for your hardwork, and even more than hardwork, your emotional support through it all.” “Thank you so much for staying up late to put in offers, for always responding to our messages quickly, for being patient with our often indecisiveness and of course, your must thank your husband for us for his wonderful babysitting that Sunday afternoon!” “We would refer you to anyone looking to buy a home in a heartbeat!”
Dr Ed & Sue Lee

“Thanks again for all your help.” -- Oct 2014

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“Thanks so much for your expertise in helping us close our short sale of our property in Torrance last week. You were constantly in touch with our buyers agent and B of A during the time it took to obtain the banks approval and final closing of our sale. Without this constant attention on your part the process would have been much more difficult than it turned out to be. Your knowledge of the banks Equator online short sale system made the process much easier for all of us. Thanks again for all your help. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone doing a real estate transaction.”
~ David & Carole Shaver

“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

“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

“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

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  • 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 […]
  • Buying or Selling a Home? You Need an Expert Kind of Guide May 26, 2020
    In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you navigate through the process. You need someone you can turn to who will tell you how to price your home correctly right from the start. You need someone who can help you determine what to […]
  • We Remember & Honor Those Who Gave All May 25, 2020
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  • Interest Rates Hover Near Historic All-Time Lows [INFOGRAPHIC] May 22, 2020
    Some Highlights Mortgage interest rates have dropped considerably this spring and are hovering at a historically low level. Locking in at a low rate today could save you thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your home loan. Let’s connect to determine the best way to position yourself for a move in today’s market.