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Mon Jan 30, 2017
Sheryl Arndt answered:
The rentals are quite scarce in the mls for rentals with pet policy. They start from $1,840 for 1bd 1ba with pets in Gilroy.

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Tue Sep 27, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
Make sure that you discuss this and reach an agreement with the landlord on how to cure the problem in writing. I also would suggest that you read your leasing contract again before calling your landlord. Also when you see the pool guy, ask for his opinion as of why the pool is green, his suggestion etc. You can always get another pool guy and ask for advice if your landlord's pool guy doesn't really know what he's doing. ... more
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Thu Aug 11, 2016
Derek Jones answered:
Assuming no hoa and preliminary title report already received you should be able to close within a week. But things like inspections, hoa docs, prelim title reports can delay the process. ... more
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Wed Jul 20, 2016
Jdkludt asked:
Would you mind adding our new photos as soon as possible and delete the old ones.? Thank you so much
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Wed Oct 14, 2015
Scottjohnson1432 answered:
I agree that building a home from scratch might take a bit too long. My wife and I lived in a modular home at the start of our marriage and it is not as bad as people might think. In fact, we rather enjoyed it. It was a great starter home for us. ... more
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Thu Jul 23, 2015
Christine Benicaso answered:
there are restrictions as to size and breed with some communities, but as mentioned service dogs are always allowed :)

did you have any luck?
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Tue Jun 30, 2015
Hi Ruby,

If you are in California and have a foreclosure question, I try to answer all of those. It is more of public service thing with me, as I know how much grief people who go through that suffer. I missed your question and can not find it.

In 1993-1995 I actually worked for BofA and our division was attached to the loss mitigation dept and I was actually was the person who communicated with the customers who were losing their homes or if they were destroyed in a fire or earthquake. I have specialized knowledge of the process and know how you may be suffering.

I make it a point to try to help people in that situation if that is your situation please feel free to call me directly, 714-968-2500.

I do not make any money on a call like that, just glad to help people going through a very hard time.
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Sun Jan 11, 2015
Sam Shueh answered:
YOu are priced out. Try Hollister, Salinas.
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Sat Sep 27, 2014
Lisa and Pete Fleming answered:
Hi Pam,

I have four kids under 12! Gilroy is an awesome place for families and children. The schools are great and the brand new high school is even better. If you should have any questions let me know

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Sat Sep 27, 2014
Lisa and Pete Fleming answered:
Christopher High is home of the cougars!!! Great location in the NW quad of Gilroy. Brand new school with amazing facilities. Located on Santa Teresa and Day road! a growing school surrounded by parks and the rolling hills ... more
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Fri Jun 13, 2014
Sam Shueh answered:
Rural neighborhoods safety is way less than any bigger cities.
Excellent schools and definitely more bang for the buck,

Few realize Gilroy has very excellent schools academically. Gilroy College Prep High has much
higher test scores than Palo Alto, Gunn which did not meet their goals in 2 major objectives.

If you can find lower priced homes for what they are building anywhere in SF Bay Area.
Pls let all of us know.

Sam Shueh
Keller Williams Realty
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Fri May 16, 2014
Sam Shueh answered:
Welcome to Garlic capitol of America.
Some is fertilizer used.....

Christopher brother farm.
McCormick spice along 152 west.
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Fri Feb 21, 2014
Jennifer Doak answered:

Happy Friday! Attached please find a link to the property that your children purchased at 2532 Narin Way in Gilroy. Eagle Ridge is a wonderful gated golf course community! It features a 18-hole public golf coarse, Club House, Community Swimming Pool, 3 parks and a man guarded entrance. Congratulations to your kids and hope that you get to visit the real soon and enjoy the sunny California weather!
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Fri Feb 14, 2014
Michael answered:
As a past resident of Gilroy for thirty years I have had owned four different homes in various areas of Gilroy. I'm not a realtor, broker or home loan person. Here's the bottom line...Location..Location.. The best area I owned was a home off of Sunrise in the North part of Gilroy. Newer homes and near the newer schools. That was the reason I moved there is for my kinds to attend these newer schools. Now at the time I bought Christopher High was not built but I knew that some day it would be plus the area is really nice. I sold the Sunrise home five years ago, did very well, and purchased a house on the other side of town near the Gilroy High. Now the area is an older established area with very nice homes.In fact I preferred my last home over all the other homes I owned in Gilroy because of construction. However the area was not so good as far as crime and just overall character. I since sold that home last year and did very well on this house as well. I actually moved out of the area in Northern California to get out of the Silicon Valley rat race. The area I currently live in is way more affordable and compared to crime rate is way less then Gilroy. Be careful when buying a home especially now, its easy to get caught up in the frenzy of the market that if you don't but a home now you will never be able to purchase one. There are always options! Don't let realtors sway you and some will. Another key important note is always always have a home inspection done my a known good Licensed contractor. I don't mean some flt by night outfits by a person whom as built homes and knows about them. Last but not least find yourself a good that someone whom is a local relator whom knows the area and has a proven track record.Get references..and their resume. There are so many fly by night realtors out there.. I don't care how long they have been i business just research their background. I worked with many realtors when looking for a home. If a relator objects you to working with another agent tell them to bugger off and find another one.They are paid good money and thats their job. I always had good luck with Coldwell Banker or Kellar Williams in Morgan Hill. Cheers and good luck. ... more
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Tue Jan 28, 2014
Jennifer Doak answered:
I have been a resident of Gilroy since 1975. I attended the local elementary school in my neighborhood and I am a graduate of Gilroy High School. My spouse is an Engineer and has made the drive to Silicon Valley for the last 18 years. I would be happy to put you in touch with friends and past clients that make the drive daily. You will find that your drive time can vary based on your work schedule. This along with making the drive a time or two would be beneficial to you. As far as elementary schools go, Gilroy has two schools that are top ranked. Luigi Aprea has an API score of 875+ and Las Animas which has an API score of 860+. Each of these schools offers great housing choices. There is also a charter school in Gilroy which is public. Gilroy Prep has an API of 975. There is no geographic boundaries for Gilroy Prep but there is an application process. The "Northwest Quad" as we refer to it is where Luigi Aprea and Gilroy's top rated high school, Christopher High is located. Their API score is 800. Inventory remains very tight in this area and based on a quick search today 1-28-14 the lowest priced home available in that area is $585,000. It is 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and approximately 1,922 square feet. Contact me today to discuss your real estate goals further. I am confident that you will feel that Gilroy is a great choice! Jennifer Doak, Intero Real Estate Services, 408-799-3737, ... more
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Thu Jan 23, 2014
Terri Vellios answered:

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Sat Jul 6, 2013
Wayne Giroux answered:
Margaret - I'm sure you know the answers - the ones you see may help some ... Give me a call if you'd like to chat about it ... W
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Sat Jul 6, 2013
Wayne Giroux answered:
You must be confused by answers all over the place. The Gilroy marketing is strengthening (today's Mercury News said median prices were up 30% over last year) but has not become the seller's market with multiple offers a way over list the way it has up North. Nevertheless, properly priced homes are selling quickly, at times above list price. On the other hand, up North there are signs of a stabilizing market (I laughed when I saw a Realtor interviewed who was upset it might take two weeks to sell rather than two days). In the end, pricing, marketing and negotiating are as much an art as they are a science, and they are the main reasons you ask a Realtor to help. It is easy to leave more than the commission on the table when you are not experienced. In your case, no-one can tell you your agent is advising you correctly unless they know the house, know the market (which some obviously don't) and know the strategy. You are not wedded to your agent, though some agents try to lock you into a long term contract and refuse to let you out until expiry. Most agents will let you leave the relationship graciously. Talk with another trusted agent, invite them into your home to discuss your pricing and marketing strategy, listen to their advice and then make your own decision. You may be priced high. You may be priced low. You may have an agent who has your best interests at heart. Unfortunately, occasionally, you may not. ... more
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