Open House Ridgemark Golf, Country

_59A3420-HDRAfter watching the VIDEO & Aerial Tour come see this ‘turn-key’ house.  It will be just like walking through the home. Then, come to the Open House on Sat., 3/31 from 1 – 4 and see it yourself.  You will be glad you did.

135 Rays Circle, Hollister offers 4 bd., 2.5 home, 2,200 sf. of living space on a single level, has a sizable 3 car garage and it sits on one of the largest lots in Ridgemark Golf & Country – 13,000 sf.!!  Much of that large lot is in the backyard.

This home has been completely refreshed. The kitchen is open and bright.  I love the slab granite counter tops and down-draft stove in the preparation island. There is new carpet and flooring, fresh paint inside and out, new gutters all the way around.  Both raised fireplaces are gas starters and the indoor laundry offers both gas and electric for your dryer.

135 Rays Circle is on an interior lane where there is virtually no traffic.  Rays Circle doesn’t go anywhere except off of, and back onto Donald Dr., so the only cars typically belong to neighbors.  It is quiet & peaceful.

Schools and shopping are nearby.  A 20 min. ‘country drive’ delivers you to the “Gilroy Premium Outlet  Center” and “CalTrains” for a convenient commute.  The beaches and Monterey are 30 min. from here.

I hope to see you on Sat., 3/31.

Ridgemark Golf & Country Home

downloadAs you watch this VIDEO & Aerial Tour you’ll want to come see it for yourself. So, watch for Open House notices. Today, for example, we’re hosting one from 1-4 PM. There will be chocolate chip cookies and a nice home for you.

135 Rays Circle in Hollister is a 4 bed., 2.5 baths, 3 car garage, on a single level and all situated on a 13,000 sq. ft. lot!  Rays Circle itself is an interior lane so there is virtually no traffic. It is quiet and peaceful here.

Besides the award winning golf course there is a wonderful restaurant and meeting rooms, putting greens, a driving range, tennis courts with their own club house and cottages for your weekend guests.

Gilroy Premium Outlets and CalTrains (for an easy commute) are both just a short 20 min. country drive from here. The beaches and Monterey too are an easy 30 min. drive away.

Why not text, email or call me for your own, personal tour.

 

5 bd. 3 bth Hollister Home

Enjoy this VIDEO/Aerial Tour of a nice home in Hollister. It’s just like walking through the home and neighborhood.

20180215-059A1838This 5 bedroom, 3 full bath home offers 2,500 sq. ft. of living space including a bedroom and bath on the 1st floor. It has been freshly painted inside and out. There are plantation shutters and new carpet. The central A/C will be nice on those hot days of summer.

1 of just 6 homes in the private court this home is insulated from neighborhood traffic and is safe for kids and pets.

Walk to elementary and middle schools, Veteran’s Memorial Park and Hollister’s Premiere Cinemas’ 10 screen theater. Hollister Hills State park is a short drive away where you can enjoy your off road vehicles. Highway 25 is less than a half of a mile away for a quick trip to the Gilroy Premium Outlets and CalTrains for an easy commute.

Watch for Open House notices.

Hollister Home 4 Sale Private Ct.

Take 3 min. and watch the VIDEO/Aerial Tour of this ‘turn-key’ home. It is like walking thru the house and _DSC2522-HDRneighborhood.

1651 Sonoma Court has been freshly painted inside and out, has brand new carpet and bathroom floors. Before the close of escrow there will even be a new roof. The termite inspection and work has been done.

Here you’ll find: 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, offering 1,600 sq. ft. of living space, a 2 car garage and sizable 8,861 sq. ft. lot.

Sitting at the end of a private court 1651 Sonoma is just one of 9 other homes in the court. And talk about privacy: the park-like setting in the backyard has mature trees and landscaping such that there are no neighbors peering in. The side yards are also large and ready for gardening, storage or…..

Finally, the location couldn’t be better: a short walk takes you to the popular Cerra Vista Elementary School with its  community park adjacent to the school; Veterans Memorial Park is nearby and features 6 baseball diamonds, a skate park and picnic areas. In a short drive you’ll arrive at the “Hollister Hills State Park” where you can enjoy your off road vehicles in a great setting. “Gilroy Premium Outlet Center” and “CalTrains” are just 20 min. North. “CalTrains” goes right through Silicone Valley and on up to San Francisco. Lastly, the beaches and Monterrey are just 30-40 min. West of here.

This is an ideal firs home or, an investment property. At this price it may not last long. Make sure to come see it or watch for “Open House” notices.

Open House, Private Setting

Mike Walters - 986 Calle Cruz, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045, USA-34Watch this VIDEO Tour and then come see it for yourself.

986 Calle Cruz is located at the end of a private lane, inside the sought after, gated community of “Rancho Larios” in the rolling foothills of San Juan Bautista. While it feels remote this house is a little over a mile from Hwy. 101 for quick accesses to the beach, Monterey, Gilroy and San Jose.

It features: 3,146 sq.ft. with 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, a large 3 car garage and a sizable bonus room – all on a single floor. The views, from this 3/4 acre lot, are breath taking. There is: crown molding on 10′ ceilings throughout the home, slab granite counter tops, zebra wood hardwood floors, 18″ tile, dual heating zones and nice landscaping.

Text or call me for the gate code and I’ll save some chocolate chip cookies for you.

Sizable Executive Home, San Juan Bautista

_O2A3463-HDRAs this VIDEO Tour of 939 Via Rodriguez displays, here you can live close to all of the important venues but feel so far removed from the hustle and bustle.

It is a remarkable home tucked away in the foothills of San Juan Bautista just a mile from Hwy 101 which means “Gilroy Premium Outlet Center” and CalTrains are just 15 min. from here. 30 min. going the other direction takes you to the beaches and Monterey. San Juan Oaks Golf and Country is just down the road and there is a tennis and basketball court within this gated community of “Rancho Larios”.

Imagine breathtaking views in every direction. Then consider these features: 5 bedrooms plus a study/guest quarters; 5 full baths; 4 car garage; 2 fireplace, 4,700+ sq. ft. of living space, and all sitting on 21,700+ sq. ft. – a half of an acre. 10′ ceilings and 18″ diagonal tile with in-laid marble. Then, there is the ‘chef’s kitchen’: built-in frig, double convection ovens and microwave, a 6 burner commercial stove, custom drawers and pullout shelves, granite counter tops and a large preparation island.

The 19 fruit trees and grow boxes are on an automatic watering system and the huge backyard can become any flavor of playground you want.

Watch the VIDEO Tour then contact me for your own, personal tour. You will not be disappointed!

 

Great Home in San Juan Bautista!

If you want to be close to all of the important places but live “far” from it all – this home is calling you!  Watch this VIDEO Tour of it here.DSCN2503

352 Orchard Hill Road, in the rolling foothills of historic San Juan Bautista, is one of just 12 ranchetts on this lane.  It is less than 5 minutes from Hwy 101 and 5 minutes from San Juan Bautista’s boutique shops and restaurants, historical sites, elementary and high school. From here it is only 15 minutes to Gilroy’s Premium Outlet Center and, CalTrain – for an easy commute.  The beaches and Monterey are just 30 minutes in the other direction.

Out each window of this single story, 2,500 sq. ft. home with 3 bedrooms 2 baths and 2 – 1/2 baths, with separate dining, family and living rooms, are spectacular views!  Even the extra wide, 3 car garage has plenty of windows to capture the views and flood it with natural light.

When you step inside 352 Orchard Hill Rd. you are standing on colorful, wood finish tile, and looking up at a cathedral ceiling, beautiful chandelier and crown molding. Leaving the foyer the remarkable kitchen becomes the favorite spot. Custom cabinetry has under cabinet lighting which shins down on beautiful slab granite counter tops; the commercial, stainless steel 6 burner gas stove and double ovens are one of the two center pieces.  The other is the copper apron sink and faucets.

Both the family and living rooms have their own raised fireplace.  While both have coved ceilings the living room has craftsman molding around the highest reach of its ceiling.

The guest bathroom has a sky light and the master suite bathroom has a jetted, sunken tub and, again remarkable views.  The master suite has a tastefully finished brick backdrop to its own “fireplace”.  A short stroll from the master suite takes you the sunken, hot tub and its octagon building.

Rather than go on, why not text, email or call me for your own tour of this remarkable place.

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.

 

Do We Have Enough Homes?

On a national scale the enclosed article in Yahoo Finance points to the 6 reasons why there are NOT enough homes for prospective buyers.

Of course housing markets are typically influenced first by the neighborhood, then community, and finally by their region.  In ‘South County’ (Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Hollister, San Juan Bautista, CA) for example, there is a shortage of homes to choose from and, therefore, home values seem to be forever increasing.  12-16% annual appreciation is pretty typical.

In Hollister we are seeing a slight slow down in the appreciation pace for resale homes this year due to the significant number of new homes being built.  In 2015 the average single family residence value increased 12.6%.  Morgan Hill and Gilroy’s appreciation for the same period were: 15.5 and 16.9% respectfully. Hollister’s new home construction in 2015 affected its appreciation which, normally is on par or, even higher, than both Morgan Hill and Gilroy, CA.

So the proverbial question: “Is your glass half full, or, half empty?”

Home Buyers: Now’s the Time

I have been in the housing business so long that I’ve been through several outgoing, 2 term presidents, where their party was in control of both houses.  Typically, at the beginning of the election year, interest rates and gas prices begin to rise.  They peak during 3rd. quarter and begin to improve toward the national election in November.  (Watch, as soon as I say this, we’ll see an aberration in 2016.)

However, this article may well be a signal that the trend will repeat itself in the coming months.

Prospective homeowners would be wise to buy their home as soon as they can.  Sales prices in the South County (San Jose, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Hollister, San Juan Bautista, CA) begin to rise more rapidly at the end of March and peak in July.  The interest rates will probably inch their way upward during this same time frame.

And look at the impact of a 1.0% rise in interest rates*:  A $400,000 home with 10% down to a new, $360,000 30 yr. fixed rate loan will see a $214 higher monthly principle and interest; a corresponding increase in the qualifying income needed by $642/mth.  The closing costs will also be slightly impacted.

If you are thinking of buying a home, now will be the lease expensive time for South County homes for the next year or more.

*4.0% to 5.0%