3080 Carey Way, Hollister… Check out this Gorgeous One Acre Property

Gorgeous SINGLE STORY home with FOUR BEDROOMS plus a SEPARATE OFFICE / STUDY and THREE FULL BATHS on ONE ACRE of beautifully landscape property. The grounds have it all from a private patio – walled outdoor entertainment area – to a putting green – to garden boxes. Room to add a shop or a guest home. Separate Living Room, Dining Room and Family Room. One bedroom is separated from the rest and could be perfect for possible senior care. The kitchen is open with breakfast room, granite counters, double ovens and a built in Sub Zero refrigerator. The home is well maintained and move-in ready. The complete interior has just been repainted.

Please click on the image below to watch the Virtual Tour of this beautiful property!
3080 Carey Way

For Rent: 1988 Bradbury St., Salinas 93906

1988 Bradbury

3 Bedroom+Loft, 2 1/2 Bath Home, 2 Car Garage, Available on November 15, Please do not disturb current occupants!!
Rent is $2,300.00 per month with a $3,500.00 deposit. One cat or one dog acceptable with an additional $50.00 per month rent and an additional $500.00 deposit per animal. Will have brand new floors on the bottom floor.
NO SECTION 8, no smoking (any substance).
Please contact Property Manager with questions and to obtain a rental application: Realty World-Advantage. Jack Kirk Sr, 831-637-0344

1921 Monte Vista, Hollister “FOR RENT”

1921 Monte VistaI have a 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Single Story Home at 1921 Monte Vista, Hollister available mid July. NO SECTION 8, NO PETS, NO SMOKING (any substance), Single story home, engineered and carpet floors, great room style with large eating area in kitchen and large family room. Refrigerator, Washer & Dryer included. Concrete patio deck, small grass area and many fruit trees. Home was built in 2012. Rent is $2,650.00, credit application required, Call or text me at 831-637-0344 if you have interest or have a friend that is interested. Application can also be obtained at my office at 330 Tres Pinos Rd, Suite B3 or by email.

Planting for the Dry Years

Native plants in yard
Living in the west brings with it an issue that many people ignore. We are going to have to survive through the drought years, and our yards will suffer if we don’t plant for them. It is a fact of life in the west. Even though we have many years with adequate rainfall, there are also the ones, like this year, where we have little to no rain. What is a person supposed to do? Consider planting native plants. They use a lot less water, they have adapted to the lack of summer rain and usually require no pruning and very little fertilizing.
Here in Hollister, California we have a local Plant nursery that carries a wide variety of native plants. They are more than happy to help you with picking out the plants that will survive our dry summers and thrive in your yard. They have a wide assortment of plants, everything from grasses to flowers to shrubs and trees and they are a local company and supporting them supports our local economy.

California Native Plants

You can also get more information on rebates and special programs for San Benito County, California at the Water Resource Association of San Benito County. They have several different programs and rebates available right now including a turf removal program, a landscape irrigation hardware rebate and three different water efficient landscape designs for free.
Take the time to make your yard water wise.

Old Glory by Anne Johnson

On this wonderful holiday weekend I would like to take a moment to talk about our flag. I am one of those patriotic people that feels great reverence for our flag… not the cloth, but the significance of what it stands for; all of our hopes, dreams and sacrifices. I think we often take all that we have for granted. It is so easy to live our lives on auto pilot.

I have a couple of very moving memories of our flag…one was a flag retirement ceremony. If you have never been to one of these, contact your local Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts troop to see if you can attend one that they are having. The other memory was right after September 11, 2001. Seeing our flag everywhere, I was so moved with pride and anguish.

The video I am attaching is from an organization called Operation Write Home.

They make cards to send to our heroes over seas, who sometimes have no writing materials available to write home on, especially in the more remote locations.They also send thank you cards to our service people, in appreciation for all they do for us. Sandy Alnock, the founder of the organization is the person talking in the video. She is receiving a flag that was flown in Afghanistan as a gift of appreciation for what the organization does. I hope you enjoy the video.

If you would like to write an “Any Hero Card”, which is a thank you card for a service person and would like to drop it off here at the Realty World Office in Hollister, we can send it to Operation Write Home for you. for more information on the project please go to their website Operation Write Home or feel free to drop by our office and talk to Annie Johnson, our Transaction Coordinator.

Have a safe and delightful 4th of July.

Hollister Airshow 2014

I just finished up helping out at the Hollister Airshow, Fathers Day weekend. I had a great time. If you were there, did you see the rocket car? My Grandson said it was spitting out fire. Show PlanesThe planes were amazing. The pilots made them seem like they were floating while doing some intricate and dangerous maneuvers. The salute to all lost Airmen and Eddie Andreini was also very moving.Old Glory The Boy Scouts of Troops 777, 787 and 486 did a wonderful job, during the tribute with all the flags. boy scouts with flags Some wonderful people helped out volunteering their time and efforts. My wife Cathy and I were working with the SBCARA group. It is a wonderful family type venue. and made for a great family afternoon.Red BiPlane I hope you can join us there next year and if you attended this year please comment on what you enjoyed doing while you were there.

Community West Mortgage does Purchase Reverse Mortgages

Did you know that if you are over the age of 62 you can “Purchase a Home” using a “Reverse Mortgage”? Imagine purchasing a home without a house payment !! Contact my wife Cathy Kirk, the Community West Mortgage – Reverse Mortgage Loan Officer for more details at www.CommunityWestMortgage.net or click the “Community West Mortgage” tab above.