Past vs. Future

I grew up in a little town in Contra Costa Cnty, CA and played sports in the ACCAL League. The majority of folks were African-Americans. I was the minority. I know, 1st hand, what it is like. There were several events which could have made me categorize all people, of certain groups, as my enemy. Luckily, to this day, I’m ‘color blind’.

I watch what individuals DO when they’re not in the spot light; what daily choices they make. I’ve found there are many, many good people from all walks. This approach has brought me peace even where events could have caused me to be angry.

I wish more of us were ‘color blind’. I wish more of us operated from love of our fellow travelers. It would be so much more productive and peaceful if more of us looked FORWARD with hope and enthusiasm. Learn from the past. Repeat the past good and don’t continue its bad. But focus more on today and the future. There is a reason the review mirror in our cars is so much smaller than the windshield.

Enjoy this classic Beatles’ song: “All You Need Is Love”.

POOL, Privacy, Perfect in San Juan Bautista

Watch this VIDEO/Aerial Tour of a great home in the foothills of San Juan Bautista. Then come see it for yourself: 412 Via Vaquero Sur.
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POOL & spa! Perfect for these hot summer days. Solar heating provides year-round pool and spa enjoyment. There is also a coy pond and private sitting area under soft lights with remarkable views. A new BBQ with a convenient, tiled preparation islands on either side provides for fun entertainment. There is a regulation-size horseshoe pit for added outdoor recreation. Fruit trees and all landscaping are on automatic drip lines. A large RV driveway has its on sewer access for convenient drainage after a trip. You can have all of these desirable features due to the lot size, over 1/2 acre! Within this gated community is a tennis and a basketball court, a playground and cozy activities building. Down the road is the award winning “San Juan Oaks Golf and Country Club”.

Inside is 3,645 sq. ft. of living space which includes: 4 large bedrooms, plus a sizable office; 3 full baths; 3 car garage; granite, tile; a complete guest suite on the first level; indoor laundry; kitchen with its own butler pantry, newer appliances, and ample cupboard space. There is easy access to the dining area and a natural flow into the large family room – perfect for entertaining. The master suite is privately located on the West end of the second level and has a huge bathroom with: separate, glass enclosed shower plus an inviting tub, 3 vanities and double sinks, huge walk-in closet with its own windows. 18′ ceilings in the living room and dozens of windows throughout the house provides an open and bright feel to this great home.

Watch for Open House dates. In the meantime come visit this great house and, or, watch its VIDEO Tour.

 

Privacy, Views, Single Level, Big Lot

As this VIDEO Tour shows, 986 Calle Cruz in San Juan Bautista is an ideal place to call home: 3,164 sq. ft. on a singleMike Walters - 986 Calle Cruz, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045, USA-8 level; 3 bedrooms – plus a huge bonus room, 3 baths, 3 car garage and a lot which is 38,700 sq. ft. and has remarkable views.

This place is at the end of a private lane, inside the gated community of “Rancho Larios” in the foothills of San Juan Bautista. While the views and privacy of this house feels like you are in the country, you are just a mile or so from Hwy. 101. So Gilroy Premium Outlet Center is just 15 mins. in one direction – the beaches and Monterey are a short, 30 min. drive in the other direction. The village of San Juan Bautista, with it’s boutique shops and restaurants, and, the mission itself, is just down the road. A little further and you are at the award winning “San Juan Oaks Golf and Country Club”.

Inside “Rancho Larios” there are basketball and tennis courts a play ground and cozy community room.

If you want all of the benefits of living in the country and conveniences of nearby schools, shopping, and recreation this home is a great option.

Good News, Bad News In San Juan Baustista

This VIDEO Tour of 766 Avenida Del Piero in San Juan Bautista turned out really well. It is a gorgeous executive home which sits on a professionally_DSC2350-HDR landscaped , half acre and is bordered by a 510 acre Agricultural Land Trust. It offers 3 good size bedrooms and a nice office, 2.5 bathrooms and a finished, 3 car garage and 3,415 sq. ft. of living space. Travertine tile and plush carpet, 10′ & 12′ ceilings, recessed lighting and remarkable views out every window makes this home very desirable. It is an entertainer’s dream.

The good news is that it was available for you to buy.

The bad news: we received multiple offers, it sold over the asking price and sold in just a couple of days. People from many different areas were calling about the home. One gentlemen was going to drive down from Oregon (a 6 hr. drive) to buy it. He had seen the VIDEO Tour and wanted the home. However, to each all I had to offer was a different listing I am working on, in that same community, which should be on the market in a couple of weeks.

This has become my good news, bad news experience: with a nicely staged home and great marketing materials my listings sell quickly and typically for more than the owners asked. I’m becoming more comfortable with: “Sorry, it went quickly, however, I’m will have another listing in that same subdivision. Would you like me to send you it’s information?

A ‘Willow Glen’ Home 4 Sale

1817 Comstock Ln 004This VIDEO Tour of a nice home on a tree lined lane in Willow Glen, San Jose just makes you want to be there.

1817 Comstock Ln., is a turn-key, 6 bed. 3.5 bath home in the Doerr Park neighborhood. It has the pool club, sizable tree studded park and a dog park – all within a short walk from here.

Significant, silicon valley employers are a short drive away as is the San Jose airport, Westfield’s Valley Fair shopping, Santana Row, the Tech museum and so many venues are near by. And the schools: Cambrian Elem. & Branham H.S.!

Text, email or call me for your own, personal tour of this home. It has a full master suite down stairs and another upstairs. There is slab granite and Corian counter tops, marble floors, tile, hardwood floors, 5 burner gas stove in a functional kitchen island etc.  There are just too many features to mention here. The seller is offering it for $1,399,800.

Great 4 bdrm Hollister Home 4 Sale

003Watch the VIDEO Tour here, of 2141 Calistoga Dr. in Hollister. It will be like walking thru this comfortable home.

This single story house offers 4 bdrms & 2 baths on a raised foundation and has a good size, 3 car garage.

What a great location too: directly behind this house is 102 acres of grazing land and an unobstructed view of the Diablo Mtn. Range; a short walk takes you to the much sought after “Cerra Vista Elementary School”; the school has a large park the neighborhood enjoys; at the end of Calistoga Dr. is the popular ‘Whale Park’ with its water features, playground equipment and benches; a little over a mile away is “Ridgemark Golf & Country Club”; 15 min. or so takes you to the popular “Hollister Hills” offroad vehicle state park and, 20 min. north of this home is Gilroy Premium Outlets, big box shopping and CalTrains for an easy commute.

By definition 2141 Calistoga Dr. is a “turn-key” home: freshly painted inside and brand new carpet allows you to move right in and enjoy.

After watching the VIDEO Tour contact me for your own, personal tour. You can text, email or call me with your best time to see it.

Rare Find: Willow Glen Home for Sale

1817 Comstock Ln 004To find a home in the “Doerr Park” area of Willow Glen (San Jose, CA) for sale is a rare event.  Here you go: “Coming Soon” : 1817 Comstock Lane has 6 bedrooms and 3.5 baths in nearly 2.600 sq. ft of living space. There is marble, tile, granite, recessed lighting, crown molding, real wood floors, finished garage floor and too many other comfortable features to list.

This location is very near world renowned employers and the commute is minimal.

Then, when you consider that this home is in the “Cambrian School District” and that ownership of this home provides membership in the Doerr Park recreational facilities, you have a rare find.

We may be going on the open market in the next few weeks. Text, email or call me for more details.

The Brotherhood in Sports

I love the the team-member brotherhood* found in sports.  Check out these 2 touching stories: today, watch this in the NBL;

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In a remote way I often experience similar ‘closeness’ with a client through a difficult escrow.

“Things will work out”, Gordon B Hinckley.

 

*Meant inclusively, not gender specific.

 

Large Turn-key Home, Pool & Solar – Open House

059A0178I’m059A0203 hosting an Open House on the gorgeous home.  Watch this VIDEO Tour of it and you will see what I mean. Open Sat..7/30/16 from 2-4.

4 large bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2,352 sq. foot of living space and a refreshing pool/spa in the backyard.

Located in ‘Blossom Valley’ 4475 Park Sommers Way, San Jose, there are so many wonderful venues. Again, they are mentioned in the VIDEO Tour.

037Why not stop by for some chocolate chip cookies and see for yourself how refreshed this wonderful home is.

Or, text, email or call me for your own, personal tour.

Available in Ridgemark Golf & Country Club

Lrg PatioHere is your chance to own a home in the remarkable, “Ridgemark Golf and Country Club”.

As you will see in this VIDEO Tour, 50 Florence Ct., Hollister is just one of 5 homes on a private court within the gated golf and tennis community.

This home sits on a 10,700 sq. ft. lot with wide side yards for behind-the-fence-storage of your RV, boat and toys.  It has 1,945 sq. ft. of living space with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.

Many features of this home have recently been refreshed: there is a new roof; the exterior was recently painted; the master suite has new carpet; all of the appliances are just 2 years old.

I love the new manufactured hardwood floor in the kitchen leading up to the brick fireplace and the private patio just outside the dining area.  The great room also has it’s own fireplace, floor to ceiling windows for natural light and there is another private patio just out side this cozy room.  Each room has exposed beam ceilings.  In addition to the new forced air heater, there are 4 heaters for individual room comfort.

Outside the master bathroom is a sparkling hot tub.  And then, there is the massive backyard.

Since Ridgemark is just 40 miles from San Jose, Monterey and the beaches it is ideally located for an easy commute and vacation-time when you are home.

Text, email or call me for your own personal tour.  First Open House: 4/16/16, 1-4 PM.