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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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  • Would you live in a Haunted HouseWould You Live in a Haunted House?
    Would You Live in a Haunted House?   Would you live a Haunted House?  Are you a little stressed when your lights turn on & off and no one is hitting the switch?  Realtor.com has shared a survey for 2019 and nearly 60% of consumers who claim to live in a haunted house say they didn’t know their house was haunted until after they moved in, reveals a new survey from realtor.com®.  So what would you do?  Move???? or stay and become “friends” with your ghostly roommates?   Read more  Oops, I Bought a Haunted House! […]
  • independence day 2019Independence Day Celebration – Come Meet Adams, Jefferson & Franklin
    Independence Day Celebration – Come Meet Adams, Jefferson & Franklin An Independence Day Celebration – Come Meet Adams, Jefferson & Franklin at the International Printing Museum in Carson, Ca.  I enjoyed seeing the presentation of the Confounding Brothers: A Meetin’ of the Minds with James Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.  This is a History lesson in how the Declaration of Independence came to be!  Oh, and you get to see REAL PRINTING PRESSES from days of Olde! Call today to make your reservations at […]
  • 2020 TRFA Float sketchTorrance Rose Float Luau Party Fundraiser
    Torrance Rose Float Luau Party Fundraiser Torrance Rose Float Luau Party Fundraiser this July 27th, 2019 is our 4th Annual Luau Party.  Donations will be made to support the cost of  our 2020 Torrance Rose Float! This year we will have a 3-course Luau -themed dinner, Silent Auction items, Opportunity Baskets, our Rose Garden and a Spectacular Hawaiian show & more! Please share the flyer and bring your friends.  Make your reservations TODAY!  www.TorranceRoseFloat.org   […]
  • Key Tips for Staging an Open HouseBright, Clean, and Uncluttered: Key Tips for Staging an Open House
      Bright, Clean, and Uncluttered: Key Tips for Staging an Open House A little salesmanship can go a long way, especially if you’re trying to impress prospective home buyers. For homeowners, that means doing a good job staging an open house. Most realtors will tell you that an open house is an indispensable step in marketing your home, an opportunity to attract as many buyers as possible to your home and impress with features that really make your house stand out. Picking up loose items, repainting, and decluttering are a few of the more […]
  • Millneials moving outMillennial Moving Guide
    Thank you to Millennial Moving Guide created from Ward North American Carol Gilles, of the RealEstate Group, has been helping home buyers and  home sellers for over 39 years, including providing you with the best moving companies who make your move stress-free! Carol can be reached at 310-864-9738 or Carol@CarolGilles.com […]
  • Hpusehold HangupsSimple Solutions for Everyday Household Hangups
    Simple Solutions for Everyday Household Hangups Things break, and while that’s just part of life, sometimes it can feel like everything in the house is breaking at the same time. On the upside, most everyday household troubles have simple solutions. Instead of letting those issues irritate you and hang you up, there are ample opportunities for putting things back into good working order. Are You in Over Your Head? Most of the time, homeowners can proceed with confidence when it comes to household repairs and maintenance issues. There are ample […]

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“Extra helpful.” -- Oct 2014

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“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

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

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“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

“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

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

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“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

“We could not have bought this place without your efforts!” -- Oct 2014

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We Are Lucky We Chose You As Our Agent! Thank you soooo much for your help. Scott and I enjoyed this first time home buying experience with you as well. Thanks to your knowledge, advices, and quick responses. We could not have bought this place without your efforts! You are very reliable and responsible. We are lucky we chose you as our agent. I will definitely recommend you to all of my relative and friends if they selling or purchasing properties. Stop by anytime at our new place.
Miki Ikesue & Scott Alexander

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

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“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

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

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“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

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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

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  • This is Not 2008 All Over Again: The Mortgage Lending Factor November 14, 2019
    Some are afraid the real estate market may be looking a lot like it did prior to the housing crash in 2008. One of the factors they’re pointing at is the availability of mortgage money. Recent articles about the availability of low-down payment loans and down payment assistance programs are causing concern that we’re returning […]
  • Buyer Demand Growing in Every Region November 13, 2019
    Buyers are out in full force this fall, increasing the demand for homebuying in all four regions of the country. According to the latest ShowingTime Showing Index, “Home showing activity was up again nationwide with a 4.6 percent rise in traffic, as the traditionally slow fall season began with a marked boost in buyer interest.” […]
  • Homeownership Rate Remains on the Rise November 12, 2019
    In the third quarter of 2019, the U.S. homeownership rate rose again, signaling another strong indicator of the current housing market. The U.S. Census Bureau announced, “The homeownership rate of 64.8 percent was not statistically different from the rate in the third quarter 2018 (64.4 percent), but was 0.7 percentage points higher than the rate […]
  • 75 Years of VA Home Loan Benefits November 11, 2019
    Today, on Veterans Day, we salute those who have served our country in war or peace, and we thank them for their sacrifice. This year marks the 75th anniversary of VA Home Loan Benefit offerings through the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, also known as the GI Bill. Since 1944, this law has created opportunities for those […]
  • VA Home Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC] November 8, 2019
    Some Highlights: The Veterans Administration (VA) Home Loan is a benefit that is available to more than 22 million veterans and 2 million active duty service members to help them achieve the dream of homeownership. In 2018, $161 billion was loaned to veterans and their families through the program. In the same year, the average […]
  • Forget the Price of the Home. The Cost is What Matters. November 7, 2019
    Home buying activity (demand) is up, and the number of available listings (supply) is down. When demand outpaces supply, prices appreciate. That’s why firms are beginning to increase their projections for home price appreciation going forward. As an example, CoreLogic increased their 12-month projection for home values from 4.5% to 5.6% over the last few […]