Real Estate

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.
Debra Eskinazi

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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 [...]

Realtor’s Corner: Mary Squire

Debra Eskinazi

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
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How did you get started in real estate?   I was working in Silicon Valley in the high-tech field when I began searching for my first home. That was when I realized real estate was for me and would be something I would do well and enjoy. I began taking video classes at a local [...]

Property spotlight

Debra Eskinazi

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

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This two-story Morgan Hill home offers privacy, solitude and amazing views. Located along a scenic road at the Morgan Hill/San Martin border, hobby farmers looking for a little piece of paradise close to downtown shopping need look no further than this gem for their very own [...]

Realtor’s Corner: Andrew Jacobs

Debra Eskinazi

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
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Is it a good time to buy? It’s a very good time to buy. Interest rates are still at almost historic lows. So you can fix a rate and get into a good home. The one thing is a lack of inventory, which is pushing prices up. But if you can get qualified and buy a house now at a low [...]

Realtor’s Corner: Jackie McAbee

Debra Eskinazi

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
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How do you help buyers find the right home? Because I specialize in relocation for buyers moving to our newly emerging real estate market in San Benito County, the goal of my initial consultation with my buyer is to determine which stage they are in their life; are they a [...]

Realtor’s Corner: Joe Velasco

Debra Eskinazi

Debra Eskinazi is the editor of South Valley magazine.
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What does being a successful Realtor mean to you? A successful realtor to me means, someone who is an expert in the marketplace and who has a proven track record. It also means having expertise in presenting the home in the best way possible—online, in print media and in [...]

Realtor’s Corner: John and Renee Kunz

Debra Eskinazi

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

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How do you advise a first-time homeowner looking to get involved in real estate investing? It is important to know what their goals are first! People need to have a direction and be informed, understanding all aspects of owning an investment property, including the good and the [...]
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