Real Estate

Working land in the country

Erik Chalhoub

Erik Chalhoub is the editor of South Valley. Prior to joining the magazine in March 2019, he worked for seven years at The Pajaronian in Watsonville, the last four as managing editor.
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Billed as a “home in the country with income,” 9655 New Ave. in Gilroy sits on 79 acres of working property. Whoever purchases this home and property will receive rental income from the fields, duplexes, horse facilities and large metal buildings with plenty of paved parking [...]

Retreat into the redwoods

Erik Chalhoub

Erik Chalhoub is the editor of South Valley. Prior to joining the magazine in March 2019, he worked for seven years at The Pajaronian in Watsonville, the last four as managing editor.
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This 4,144-square-foot home at 6545 Redwood Retreat in the foothills of Mount Madonna sits on the 932-acre Bates Ranch, which includes 22 acres of cabernet, cabernet franc and grenache vineyards. Built in 1958, the home was designed by noted architect William Wurster, who was [...]

Tours in two towns

Debra Eskinazi

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
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Spacious parcels, stunning views, fertile gardens and interiors adorned with items from around the world describe some of the finest sites in this year’s homes and gardens tours. It would be enough if it were one tour, but Mother’s Day weekend offers two distinct tours in [...]

Sunsets and starry nights

Debra Eskinazi

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
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Welcome home to Aromas—a nice place to live! Escape the heat, but enjoy the sun in this beautiful country home on 2.3 wooded acres. Enjoy the sunsets and the quiet, star-filled sky from the back deck. This four bedroom, three bathroom home has hardwood and tile flooring [...]

Realtor’s Corner: Lori Robitaille Biasca

Debra Eskinazi

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
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How did you get involved in real estate? I always wanted to get involved in real estate—I think it was really my career goal from a young age. I didn’t get started until I was an empty nester, mostly because it’s such a risk to be an independent contract and not have that [...]

Realtor’s Corner: Sheila Zart

What drew you to real estate? I had worked in Human Resources for about 10 years. Around that time my husband and I decided to start a family; so, I decided to jump off of the traditional corporate ladder. That eventually led me to real estate—teaming with my twin sister [...]

Realtor’s Corner: Michelle Montez

How does your location benefit your clients? I am a California native, but I’ve been living in Gilroy for the last 25 years. So I think it’s important to work with someone who lives in the area being sought after. If someone calls me and says ‘I want this address or that [...]

Realtor’s Corner

Debra Eskinazi

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
Debra Eskinazi

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What drove you to real estate? I saw myself changing careers right after I graduated from UCSB. I realized that I was looking for a more dynamic job outside of an office. I decided to give real estate a try—I fell in love! I quickly found myself comfortable talking to [...]

Luxury retreat in the foothills of Gilroy

Tucked away at the end of South County’s wine trail against the Santa Cruz mountains, this is the personal residence of a renowned local custom home builder. The privacy and serenity of this 1.67-acre property are matched only by the home’s incredible finish work and the [...]

Realtor’s Corner: Sean Dinsmore has a formula for happy clients

Debra Eskinazi

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
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How do you help your clients get the best price for their property? When a seller’s primary goal is to make as much profit as reasonably possible in the sale of their home, they need to know a) what buyers want, b) the best showcasing methods, and c) what a pre-sale investment [...]
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