Salinas, CA Real Estate News

By Blatt + Cutino, Broker-Associate 831/206-8070*Call today*
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 1618 Bunker HillSalinas, CA  93906$459,000  We are proud to offer this tidy Creekbridge home for sale. Lived in with love - the current owner is starting a new chapter and this is your opportunity to start yours. This sweet home your blank canvas, just waiting for your special touches. There are also 3 generous bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, well designed extra storage, hardwood flooring, a fenced backyard/patio, alley access for parking and lots of just the right amount of light pouring in and it is very clean too!               
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
After providing a Feng Shui Consultation near the Monterey, CA, my fiance and I took a day trip to explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It was pretty cool!! Some of the top highlights: jellies, wave crush tunnel, sea otters, pacific octopus, tentacles, and kelp forest. Also, just walking along the outside of the aquarium provides some pretty beautiful sights.  The only reason I took the photos you see was to post them on the blog. After that, the phone was put away and I STRONGLY recommend you do the same. The benefits you'll receive from just being present with this experience is wonderful.   
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By Leslie DeLuca, No One Knows The Monterey Peninsula Like DeLuca
(DeLuca Real Estate )
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By Blatt + Cutino, Broker-Associate 831/206-8070*Call today*
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
About 6 years ago I posted a blog about the community garage sale at Las Palmas Ranch in Salinas and have received at least 100 calls in the past 6 years about it...just received another and decided it is about time to repost it for the upcoming garage sale this year! The semi-annual Las Palmas Ranch Community Garage Sale sponsored by The Las Palmas Ranch Master Association No. 2 will be held on Saturday, October 15 8am - noon. This event is advertised in The Salinas Californian and The Monterey County Herald and no sign-up is required. Just place your unwanted "treasures" on your drive-way. This is a popular event and buyers arrive early at Las Palmas Ranch. This event precedes Waste Management's Fall Clean-Up Week, so most unsold items and extra waste can be left at your curb and remo...
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By Leslie DeLuca, No One Knows The Monterey Peninsula Like DeLuca
(DeLuca Real Estate )
COMING SOON CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATIONDON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO BE THE FIRST TO GET INFORMATION ON THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME IN THE CREEKBRIDGE COMMUNITY.  Beautiful 4 bedroom home in Creekbridge on a corner lot. This 2 story home has approx. 2400sf, 3 car garage, large fenced yard. Grand entry with tile floors and vaulted ceilings. Formal living room Great room nicely features a center island, granite countertops newer stainless steel appliances. Custom paint, crown molding and gas fireplace complete the heart of this home. Interior laundry room. Large master bedroom suite with walk-in closet. Spacious master bath with separate tub and shower. Home has mature landscaping, and has been well maintained by original owners.
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By Blatt + Cutino, Broker-Associate 831/206-8070*Call today*
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
This photo was taken a few years ago and I came across it this morning while organizing my photos! What I like about this one is the dark swirling sky and the light of the rainbow. It's hard to know if this is morning or evening. What do you think?
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By Leslie DeLuca, No One Knows The Monterey Peninsula Like DeLuca
(DeLuca Real Estate )
Houses for sale in Las Palmas Ranch are far and few between.  It is a beautiful community with beautiful homes at great prices.  One can get alot of house for the price in this community.  This newer community sits off of River Road between Salinas and Monterey. A convenient location to Monterey, Salinas and an easy commute to the Silicon Valley.   Las Palmas Ranch is a private, gated community of homes offering 24 hour secuity, parks, playgrounds and open space.  There are currently a few houses for sale in Las Palmas Ranch.   There are several different areas within this community at different price points. Houses for sale in  Las Palmas Ranch may be in either Phase 1 which consists of two different neighborhoods, or Phase 2 with 700 homes and 10 unique neighborhoods.  At the top of L...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
I go every year...  The Salinas International Air Show, that is of course in Salinas California.  It is kind of North West of Monterey and about 1 hour South of Silicon Valley. We usually get the Navy's Blue Angels, or the Air Force's Thunderbirds (like this year), or the Patriots and sometimes the Canadian SnowBirds. There i always a wide range of things to see and do.  From Monster Trucks, to acrobatic planes of the past and present. If you are ever planning on going next year, I would arrive early and spend the day going through all the planes and exhibits.  Wear sunblock, and don't forget to thank our service men and women for what they do! :) Chris Do you follow me on twitter? @chris_alston How about pintrest? www.pinterest.com/chrisalston Facebook? www.facebook.com/chrisalston   
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By Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Salinas, CA, which is located in Monterey County was a hard hit area for foreclosure activity. It is bouncing back, and shows a strong and steady improvement, although not as big of an improvement as the greater SF Bay Area-- its neighbor to the North. Salinas,CA - Foreclosure Filings Foreclosure Filings—Notice of Default filings are the first step in the foreclosure process. Notice of Trustee Sale filings set the date and time of an auction, and serve as the homeowner's final notice before sale. Salinas,CA - Foreclosure Outcomes Foreclosure Outcomes—After the filing of a Notice of Trustee Sale, there are only three possible outcomes. First, the sale can be Cancelled for reasons that include a successful loan modification or short sale, a filing error, or a legal requirement to re-file ...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
This year's California International Air Show in Salinas will land on September 22 and September 23, 2012.   California International Airshow 2012 Performers  Featuring the USAF Thunderbirds When?  September 22-23 2012 Tickets? http://www.salinasairshow.com/tickets.htm   Where? 37 Mortensen Ave, Salinas CA 93905 (Airport) My son loved it last year.  We hope to see you this year!   I would suggest going online and purchasing your tickets early for this years event.  You can get them at a discount, and do not have to wait in line to buy them at the event.  Also, arrive early so you can walk around and tour the planes and vehicles and get a good seat. If you decide to get general admission, be sure to bring your own camp style chair to save your spot.  All seats are good, as you will be lo...
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By Leslie DeLuca, No One Knows The Monterey Peninsula Like DeLuca
(DeLuca Real Estate )
There are 86 homes for sale in Salinas in zip codes 93901, 93906, and 93908 that are priced under $550,000. SALINAS HOMES FOR SALE UNDER $550,000   Salinas is a lovely city with 8 different zip codes.  Each zip code has it's own personality. We will focus on the three most popular zip codes in this post and I will attempt to give you a picture of the different lifestyles in each area. The Salinas Valley is known as "The Salad Bowl Of The World"     Rich with agriculture and home to many of the large agricultural companies that bring food to tables all over the world.  Salinas is rich with history from John Steinbeck, to the early settlers, and is a very tight knit community of people who care about eachother.  There are many community groups, festivals, The California Rodeo, The Salinas...
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By Blatt + Cutino, Broker-Associate 831/206-8070*Call today*
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
One of the neat things that I loved about living at Las Palmas Ranch is that it not only a beautiful place to live but the fun neighboorhood events that it has throughout the year! Coming up this March 31, 2012...mark your calendar. It is the semi-annual "Garage Sale" "The semi-annual Community Garage Sale sponsored by The Las Palmas Ranch Master Association No. 2 will be held the last Saturday in March on March 31, 2012. This event is advertised in The Salinas Californian and The Monterey County Herald and no sign-up is required. Just place your unwanted “treasures” on your driveway. This is a popular event and buyers arrive early at Las Palmas Ranch. " The garage sale begins at 8am sharp! Have your things organized and ready. People will start to show up by 7am--I have seen..Las Palma...
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By Leslie DeLuca, No One Knows The Monterey Peninsula Like DeLuca
(DeLuca Real Estate )
A Piece Of Cake Opens In Salinas California Cupcake Wars...BEWARE! Excerpt From A Piece Of Cake Website: A Piece of Cake is the very first mobile cupcake truck in Salinas, California. We zoom around Salinas selling delicious cupcakes, bundt cakes, cookies and much more; directly from our cute truck. Our goodies are baked from scratch daily using only the highest freshest quality ingredients. We think a cupcake should first be moist, fresh and delicious. Our goal is to make sure every cupcake melts in your mouth and makes you want to come back for more.   All items baked from scratch using only the finest ingredients! A Piece of Cake Salinas, Ca 93901apieceofcakebakery@sbcglobal.net I was showing property in Salinas today and came upon this very special Grand Opening of a locally owned b...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
Yup!  I thought that the wheels on my truck were big...  Then my son and I passed up this moster truck, and the tires were HUGE!  We all know that the trucks are big, but getting up close to the wheels is pretty amazing! So I did not want to pass up the opportunity to have my son climb up into the wheel well and snap this awesome picture! I thought I would take a few steps back so I would be able to remember the size better. We were at the California Air Show in Salinas, CA.  Tons of pics to share, and a great time! -Chris
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By Blatt + Cutino, Broker-Associate 831/206-8070*Call today*
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Las Palmas Ranch is a beautiful place to live! Here is the centrally located pool area...great weather this morning and the best time to go for a swim!
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By Blatt + Cutino, Broker-Associate 831/206-8070*Call today*
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
History and etymology The region was named for San Benancio Gulch which is the small canyon that forms the majority of the region (book ref). A map dated 1834 lists the region as "Canada de San Benancio". The Spanish name most likely refers to one of four Saints venerated with the name Venantius (site 3). The region was settled, originally by Spaniards San Benancio was the inspiration for "Las Pasturas del Cielo" the fictional setting in John Steinbeck's "Pastures of Heaven". A Salinas native, Steinbeck spent time in his youth within San Benancio specifically "Castle Rock" near the base of the Canyon and accurately described the region in "Pastures of Heaven": ". . . he saw-a long valley floored with green pasturage on which a herd of deer browsed. Perfect live oaks in the meadow of the...
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By Blatt + Cutino, Broker-Associate 831/206-8070*Call today*
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
The sun is finally shining today on the Monterey Peninsula and just in time for the long holiday weekend! Many of you will spend the time outdoors with family and friends...if you are thinking about your landscaping and sprucing up your yard..you may want to stop by McShane' Nursery! They are offering weekly classes of all sorts thru the month of June....check out the schedule here: www.mcshanesnursery.com Free Gardening Classes at McShane's Nursery Everyone's dog has to learn not to eat the grass the hard way. We've all had that early morning in our slippers having to get out the garden hose to clean away the aftermath. Unfortunately, then they move on to the rest of the garden. McShane's Nursery will host a Pet Friendly Landscapes class to learn which plants, fertilizers and treatment...
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By Blatt + Cutino, Broker-Associate 831/206-8070*Call today*
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Today was the Las Palmas Ranch Spring Egg Hunt! And my girls had so much fun! We were the first to arrive so they could scope out the eggs and candy! We arrived at 12:45pm and by 1pm the full crowd had arrived. The field was laned off by age group. I remember last year they did not do this and the little ones were run over by the older kids and the little kids didn't get much! This year it was sorted by age group and worked great! All the ages were happy :)     She had a nice time! The twins are almost 4!                           As you can see in the background...lots of eggs filled with candy and other goodies! Las Palmas Ranch Homeowner Association was very thoughtful in there "green" efforts..after the hunt was over, all of the kids had to empty there plastic eggs in a large bin to...
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By Blatt + Cutino, Broker-Associate 831/206-8070*Call today*
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
http://activerain.com/blogsview/1347678/come-to-las-palmas-ranch-to-live- I am adding a map from the Monterey Peninsula to Las Palmas Ranch. I am asked over and over by buyers that are considering moving to Las Palmas Ranch how far of a commute is to Monterey. As you can see by the map it is just a 15 minute drive..not a commute. Most people drive along highway 68 which connects Monterey to Salinas and is also called the Monterey-Salinas Highway. The altrnate route is to take Highway 1.  Living at Las Palmas is refreshing! There is so much beauty to see along the way. The cows are grazing, the hills are stunning when the light reflects off of them, there are so many kinds of birds..hawks, owls, turkey vultures, you will also see turkeys, foxes, lots of deer..it is a great way to unwind ...
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