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    Home Mortgage Interest Deductions With April 15th right around the corner, you might find the following information helpful as you file your taxes for the 2023 tax year. Mortgage Insurance Premiums The itemized deduction for mortgage insurance premiums has expired. You can no longer claim the deduction for your mortgage insurance premiums. Home Equity Loan Interest You can still deduct the interest from a home equity loan as long as the debt was used to buy, build or improve your home. Home Mortgage Interest You can deduct home mortgage […]
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    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 […]
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    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 […]
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    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 – […]

Testimonials

Sold in One Day! -- Apr 2022

Carol sold my property the same day the property photos are on MLS. It took me eight years to decide to sale. During that eight years, Carol gave me good advise on how to upgrade my property and how to prepare for the sale. Right the listing was out, she brought in an offer. Before I realized it, it was sold. Definitely exceed my expectation. During the eight year, I could have select other realtor. I am glad I did not switch. Carol is the best! Ying Wei

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

“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 communicated with us and was supportive throughout the entire process. -- Oct 2022

We contacted Carol about selling my mother’s home in Torrance after she passed away. Carol was super helpful and made the process as painless as it can be. Even though the market has been a little unsteady lately, we received multiple offers over the asking price in just a couple of days and were in escrow within a week of our open house. Carol communicated with us and was supportive throughout the entire process. It was a great experience and we would recommend Carol to others. Greg Stancl & family

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

“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

“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

“Thanks so much for your help in the sale of our home in Torrance.” -- Oct 2014

“Thanks so much! Thanks so much for your help in the sale of our home in Torrance. It went so fast it made our heads spin.” Bob & Juanita Roberts

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

“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

“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

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