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Mon Jan 30, 2017
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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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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 14, 2014
Michael answered:
Maria
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 realtor..by 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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Sun Jul 1, 2012
Susie Haddock answered:
40:00 minutes or more, my husband commutes the same rout, check out if your company has a public transportation...
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Mon Nov 15, 2010
Sam Shueh answered:
There are a few bus stops near San Martin train stop. They are rather in frequent on the weekends though..
I heard they are thinking about disconnect Cal commuter train due to lack of riders. ... more
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Sat Jan 16, 2010
Norman Alessandrini answered:
Angie,
You have received good adivice, I would like to add you should go in person to your bank and talk to someone there, that always works best, then you will know your options and can proceed with the advice from the other agents as to what to do.
Regards,
Allyson
408-705-6578
allyson@homesbyallyson.com
DRE# 01397256
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Sat Jan 2, 2010
Mike Walters answered:
Hello Johnny,

By "foreclosure cleanout work" I assume you mean cleaning and fixing up homes which have gone into foreclosure?

The best way is to contact the local real estate agents who are listing several foreclosed homes. From them you will find out if the bank has a crew already or, if they are open to local craftsmen. Then it would be a matter of convencing the listing agent that you should be their 'go-to-guy'.

I will be happy to provide you with a list of such agents for this area.

Good luck,
Mike Walters
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Sat Mar 14, 2009
Chris answered:
Amanda,

Gilroy has some really great areas and then some blighted areas. Unless you live in Los Altos or similar demographics, you will tend to find that to be the case. I do many open houses in the desireable NW Quadrant of Gilroy and feel very safe there. If you have any questions, contact me I can assist you. Do you have children? If so what age (s)? Take Care ... more
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Sun Aug 24, 2008
Sam Shueh answered:
That depends on what your priorities are. Affordability, small town atmosphere, recreational opportunities, schools... Gas cost will not kill you 'cause you are likely to have >10 jobs in your career. Mortgage for 30 years will. Many employers allow their employees to work out of their house. There is such thing as VTA bus 68, Cal Train, and commuter lanes. Until you add up your scores for all home candidates, the total score speak for themselves. You will stay at your home longer than you do at work so you need to find a home you like and able to afford. When you evaluate all the parameters you will get the optimum answer.
Good luck.
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Mon Mar 31, 2008
Lily Ko answered:
hi!
i would say gilroy--i lived in san jose for 28 years, moved here to gilroy 7 years ago, and it is the best place i've ever lived. i'm down82sizing, so i have a 3-acre 4bd/3ba home here on 8212 Honeycomb Lane across the winery. i chose this location because i used to work all over the bay area, but love the country.
take a look, it may be a possible solution:
http://realestate.lilyko.com/8212Honeycomb.htm

best of luck! and if you are interested, you may contact me--i'm the owner/agent 408-309-5111
lili
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Tue Aug 7, 2007
Gary Frimann CRS, GRI answered:
Try Eagle Ridge. You'll like what you see.
Gary Frimann
(408) 846-8284
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