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  • Larger.Home.for.Home.Business (1)Finding a Larger Home for Your Home Business
        Finding a Larger Home for Your Home Business Though it’s ultimately a positive thing, unexpected business growth can be a confusing and overwhelming development. When looking for a larger house to support your home business expansion, doing so in an organized manner will help you keep your company operational during the transition.   Assessing Your Business’s Needs The first step in this process is determining what aspects of your business are growing, and what needs your current house is unable to meet. Perhaps you […]
  • 5 Ways House Flipping Can Be Lucrative for Seniors5 Ways House Flipping Can Be Lucrative for Seniors
    5 Ways House Flipping Can Be Lucrative for Seniors   If you’re a senior wanting to expand your business opportunities, consider house flipping. It can be fun and profitable even if you’re not knowledgeable about real estate. Look at five reasons seniors such as actress Diane Keaton love this line of work.   Houses in Beach Cities Command Attractive Prices   Many beach-adjacent homes sell for a premium. To make money flipping houses, you find low-priced properties that need work, whether it’s a little work or a […]
  • Starting Your JourneyStart Your Next Journey: How to Seamlessly Move to a New State
          Start Your Next Journey: How to Seamlessly Move to a New State   Moving is one of the most complex and challenging changes to go through. If you plan to move out of state, you may be excited about the new experience, but it can also come with anxiety and uncertainty. However, as Realtor Carol Gilles explains, the more you prepare, the more you can curb your fears.   Prep for Your Move with Research, Communication, and Online Doctors Look into the real estate market before you start house hunting. Insider tips may […]
  • Redondo BeachMusic for Summer 2022
    Music for Summer 2022 Do you have songs that remind you of different times in your life?  I do – especially those during the Summer of 1969.  So let’s check out these Summer Concerts and the Music for Summer 2022 to see if you can make musical memories.  The South Bay venues are Redondo Beach – Fisherman’s Wharf;  Rancho Palos Verdes – Terranea Resort; Manhattan Beach – Polliwog Park. So check your calendar, grab your friends and get on your dancing shoes!   […]
  • Mother & Child playingFinding the Perfect Family Home When Your Child Has Autism
    Finding the Perfect Family Home When Your Child Has Autism As the parent of a child with autism, finding the right home can feel impossible when it’s time to buy. But with the right strategy, you can close on a home where your child will be safe and feel at ease. These tips presented by Realtor Carol Gilles will help you make smart decisions through the house hunting process so that you can purchase the ideal property for your family. Work With a Great Real Estate Agent  You don’t need to tackle this process on your own – enlist a real […]
  • Buying a Home: For Now or ForeverBuying a Home: For Now or Forever?
    Buying a Home: For Now or Forever? You’re ready to buy your first home. Congratulations! Before you do too much searching, consider whether to buy a starter home or a home you can see yourself staying in forever. Both have their pros and cons, and no one decision is right for every family. Buying a Starter Home A starter home is a place where you can make concessions and think about your needs right now. There are many pros to making a starter home your first purchase: Affordability. A starter home is generally smaller and therefore less […]

Testimonials

“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

Carol is like Family to Us! -- Aug 2020

Thanks from Neile & Bobby Tang We’ve known and been working with Carol for over 20 years. She’s is the best agent in the South Bay. Carol is very knowledgeable, professional and responsive to all your needs, she is like family to us. Carol has a great team working with her, from marketing, selling and escrow, she’s the best! Thank you Carol for all your help. Neile, Bobby and Jordan and Madison : )  

“Carol, Thank you!” -- Oct 2014

“Carol, Thank you! We would like to thank you for helping us find our (beautiful) new home and selling our other property. We really love the old home. It was tough to leave our first home, wonderful neighborhood and friends. This is new beginning for our future. I have attached a copy of the note I will leave in the Huntington Lane home for the new owners. It gives some instruction on the Jacuzzi, heater, and alarm. I hope they enjoy the property as much as we have over the last 8 years.” ~ Maria & Rich Contino

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

“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.

“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

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

“I will be happy to recommend you to anyone interested in buying or selling a home.” -- Oct 2014

My Sincere Appreciation! Dear Carol, I just wanted to express my sincere appreciation for all you have done in listing and selling my former home. Given all the real estate folks out there, I feel very fortunate to have found someone who is enthusiastic, energetic, knowledgeable, professional, diligent, dependable and genuinely concerned about helping me through the home selling process. I also want to thank you for putting me in contact with another great team of like-minded real estate professionals who have helped me to find a new home in a great location. Who could ask for more? I wish you much success, and I will be happy to recommend you to anyone interested in buying or selling a home. ~ Larry

“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

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  • Why Experts Say the Housing Market Won’t Crash [INFOGRAPHIC] August 12, 2022
    Some Highlights Many people remember the housing crash in 2008, but experts say today’s market is fundamentally different in many ways. First, there isn’t an oversupply of homes for sale today. Plus, lending standards are much tighter, and homeowners have record levels of equity. That means signs say there won’t be a wave of foreclosures […]
  • What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for Home Prices? August 11, 2022
    Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, seller, or both, you probably want to know: will home prices fall this year? Let’s break down what’s happening with home prices, where experts say they’re headed, and why this matters for your homeownership goals. Last Year’s Rapid Home Price Growth Wasn’t the Norm In 2021, home prices appreciated quickly. […]
  • Is the Shifting Market a Challenge or an Opportunity for Homebuyers? August 10, 2022
    If you tried to buy a home during the pandemic, you know the limited supply of homes for sale was a considerable challenge. It created intense bidding wars which drove home prices up as buyers competed with one another to be the winning offer. But what was once your greatest challenge may now be your […]
  • Selling Your House? Your Asking Price Matters More Now Than Ever August 9, 2022
    There’s no doubt about the fact that the housing market is slowing from the frenzy we saw over the past two years. But what does that mean for you if you’re thinking of selling your house? While home prices are still appreciating in most markets and experts say that will continue, they’re climbing at a […]
  • Why the Forbearance Program Changed the Housing Market August 8, 2022
    When the pandemic hit in 2020, many experts thought the housing market would crash. They feared job loss and economic uncertainty would lead to a wave of foreclosures similar to when the housing bubble burst over a decade ago. Thankfully, the forbearance program changed that. It provided much-needed relief for homeowners so a foreclosure crisis […]
  • Housing Market Forecast for the Rest of 2022 [INFOGRAPHIC] August 5, 2022
    Some Highlights The housing market is shifting away from the intensity of the past two years. Here’s what experts project for the remainder of 2022. Home prices are forecast to rise more moderately than last year. Mortgage rates will respond to inflation, and home sales will be more in line with pre-pandemic years. Let’s connect […]