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  • Homestead ExemptionWhat is a California Homestead Exemption?
    What is a California Homestead Exemption? I have had clients ask – “Should I apply for a Homestead Exemption?  What will it do for me?” Well, there is lots of talk about it since Gov Newsome signed into law Assembly Bill 1885 which became effective on January 1, 2021. Ok…but what is it? By definition:  “A homestead exemption is a regulation that shields a homeowner’s principal residence from creditors in the case of bankruptcy, judgment creditor, or death of a spouse. The California Constitution provides that […]
  • RB Performing Arts CenterMarket Update for Redondo Beach 90278 – March 2021
    Market Update for Redondo Beach 90278 Let’s talk about the Market Update for Redondo Beach Ca 90278.  How is the single family market selling since February 1, 2021? There have been 31 single family homes sold since February 1, 2021 until now.  Average days on the market was 28 days with average sales price of $1,268,653. There are 14 active listings with asking prices from $925,000 up to $2,375,500 with an average square foot of 1836 sf.  Check out the stats for this week below..     Are you searching for your next home in Redondo […]
  • Rancho Palos VerdesMarket Update for Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 – March 2021
    Market Update for Rancho Palos Verdes 90275 Let’s talk about the Market Update for Rancho Palos Verdes 90275.  How is the single family market selling since February 1, 2021? There have been 48 single family homes sold since February 1, 2021 until now.  Average days on the market was 24 days with average sales price of $1,586,141. There are 34 active listings with asking prices from $760,000 up to $8,688,000 with an average square foot of 4124 sf.  Check out the stats for this week below. Are you searching for your next home in Rancho Palos […]
  • Market Stats SE TorranceMarket Update for Torrance 90501 – March 2021
    Market Update for Torrance 90501 Let’s talk about the Market Update for Torrance 90501.  How is the single family market selling since  February 1, 2021? There have been 4 single family homes sold since February 1, 2021 until now.  Average days on the market was 25 days with average sales price of $1,106,250. There are 5 active listings with an average asking price of  $1,146,400 with an average square foot of 2154 sf.  Check out the stats for this week below. Are you searching for your next home in South East Torrance, Ca 90501? Check out the […]
  • Vacation RentalsQuick Tips for Finding and Buying the Ultimate Vacation Rental
    Quick Tips for Finding and Buying the Ultimate Vacation Rental There are so many advantages to buying a vacation rental — from the extra income you’ll bring in from each guest to having your very own property to jet off to whenever you’re in need of some rest and relaxation. But in addition to these perks, there are some disadvantages you’ll need to consider before taking the plunge into vacation rental investment. Rental properties require year-round management, and unless you hire a property manager to handle these tasks for you, you’ll need […]
  • Market Stats SE TorranceMarket Update for Torrance 90501 – February 2021
    Market Update for Torrance 90501 Let’s talk about the Market Update for Torrance 90501.  How is the single family market selling since January 1, 2021? There have been 7 single family homes sold since January 1, 2021 until now.  Average days on the market was 30 days with average sales price of $988,429. There is 1 active listing with asking price of  $1,299,000 with a square foot of 2995 sf.  Check out the stats for this week below. Are you searching for your next home in South East Torrance, Ca 90501? Check out the active listings below and […]

Testimonials

“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

“Every call I made to her office was returned.” -- Oct 2014

18312 Wilton Ave“In the process of selling my Mother’s home, after her passing in early March of this year, I was fortunate to be introduced to Carol Gilles a real estate sales lady, who was very knowledgeable in the area. We agreed on a price, and she went to work. During the sale of the house, she not only was my agent, but I considered her my friend. Every call I made to her office was returned, and all my questions answered professionally, and thoroughly. Getting rid of a lifetime of memories, pictures, furniture, etc., isn’t easy, Carol made it much easier for me. I’m sorry I don’t have another house to sell. Carol would be my choice. Thank you, Carol, for your patience, and understanding, it was a pleasure doing business with you
Bob Reardon.

“No One Could Have Done It Better!” -- Oct 2014

“No One Could Have Done It Better! Your whole approach to marketing our home was obviously the right one. No one could have done it better. We knew from the beginning that we had selected the perfect agent.”
~ Ed & Camille Becker

“Extra helpful.” -- Oct 2014

310 Calle De Arboles“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

Carol gets it done! -- Aug 2020

12572 Fieldstone Ln #86 Carol gets it done!  She’s professional and friendly, thorough and detailed, and keeps you moving forward on your path 12572 Fieldstone Ln #86to a perfect home! 

 

Azucena Coronel

“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

I’m extremely impressed with Carol’s work! -- Aug 2020

Carol Helps Another Family Move to Torrance.jpg2514 nelson #3“I’m extremely impressed with Carol’s work! She is efficient, fast and gets the job done! We would like to thank her for all her hard work! Wonderful person and a future of long term friendship ahead”

Sherri & Don Wright

“Quick to Respond.” -- Oct 2014

5321 Meadow Wood Ave“Carol was great! She helped guide us through the process of buying our home. Quick to respond to questions and available to assist with whatever we needed.”

Mike & Susan Watson

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  • Multigenerational Housing Is Gaining Momentum [INFOGRAPHIC] April 9, 2021
    Some Highlights If your house is feeling a little cramped with the addition of adult children or aging parents, it might be time to consider a move-up into a multigenerational home that better suits your changing needs. With benefits that include a combined homebuying budget and shared caregiving duties, an increasing number of households are […]
  • Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits April 8, 2021
    A Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers in today’s power-packed housing market. Here are the top four financial benefits of owning a home according to consumer respondents: 88% – a better chance of saving for retirement 87% – the best investment plan […]
  • Latest Jobs Report: What Does It Mean for You & the Housing Market? April 7, 2021
    Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a very encouraging jobs report. The economy gained 916,000 jobs in March – well above expert projections of 650,000 to 675,000. The unemployment rate fell again and is now at 6%. What does this mean for you? Our lives are deeply impacted by our nation’s economy. The […]
  • Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ Market April 6, 2021
    In a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as For Sale By Owner, or FSBO) instead of working with a trusted real estate professional. When the inventory of homes for sale is as low as it is today, buyers are eager to snatch up […]
  • Your Tax Refund and Stimulus Savings May Help You Achieve Homeownership This Year April 5, 2021
    If you’re planning to buy a home this year, saving for a down payment is one of the most important steps in the process. One of the best ways to jumpstart your savings is by starting with the help of your tax refund. Using data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), it’s estimated that Americans […]
  • Buyer Competition Is Good News for Sellers [INFOGRAPHIC] April 2, 2021
    Some Highlights With so many buyers looking for homes to purchase and so few houses available today, there’s a substantial increase in bidding wars, and homes are selling fast. According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), on average, houses are receiving over four offers from buyers and […]