New Homes for Sale in Hollister

New Homes and Communities in Hollister, California

Search new homes for sale in new communities across Hollister, California. Ranging from the mid $400,000’s to over $700,000 with as many bedrooms as to 5 there are plenty of options to choose from. Can’t wait to get into a newly built home? Check out one of the many ready to move in homes that have already been completed or will be completed in just a few weeks.

Known for its agricultural heritage, Hollister has seen a progressive transformation into one of San Benito’s developing areas. Quality, affordable new homes is one key factor that has led to the steady growth in Hollister.

With several new home communities to choose from, home builders include Santana Ranch by Anderson Homes, Serenity by Legacy, Cerrato by Century Communities, Ladd Ranch by K. Hofvnanian, Mirabella by Kiper, Walnut Park by StoneBridge Homes  and Village of Santa Anna by Century Communities is Hollister’s largest master planned community featuring modern suburban homes available for prices ranging from the mid 400s to the mid 700s. No matter your preference, custom home builders of Hollister have built many types of properties in the area including custom or built to suite homes.

Hollister’s economy is largely based on agriculture being an agricultural town. The city enjoys warm Mediterranean climate and rich fertile soils that encourage the farming activities. The city’s healthcare needs are catered to the community by the Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, which is a General Acute Care Hospital in Hollister offering compassionate emergency care.

Hollister is not lacking in terms of education. It has 10 elementary schools with the best being Spring Grove, Southside Elementary School, 2 middle schools, 2 high schools, as well as the Accelerated Achievement Academic School.

Hollister is growing from a small farming town where the mayor knows everyone to a destination city offering the best new construction neighborhoods around. You will find the quiet environment so many families crave. You will also be a short drive away from Monterey, Gilroy, Morgan Hill and San Jose for shopping, theater, professional sport arenas and dining.

Hollister promises to offer a dynamic way of life within San Benito County. There is never a boring moment, so it’s perfect for single individuals or families with lots of new homes on the home market. If you’re interested to learn more about this great community, be sure to check out listings on this site as well as keeping you updated with a list of all the new homes, resale homes, modular homes and community developments in the area along with photos and more details about the amenities and builders. Thank you for visiting www.sethmuenzer.com for all your real estate needs, so what are you waiting for? Let us help you find your dream home. There are a number new homes in Hollister waiting to be viewed by you!

Tips for touring model homes

If the homeowners have done their job, a home for sale has been cleaned up, gussied up and put on display to entice potential buyers to make an offer to purchase.

Never is this more evident than in model homes in new housing developments. Carefully staged by interior decorators, every element — from the wall color to the appliances and every decorative accent — is chosen for its ability to appeal to a buyer’s emotions.

If you plan on spending a weekend touring model homes, it’s a good idea to go into the process with as much information as possible. Let’s take a look at some of what you should think about before taking those tours.

What to Bring with You

The most important “thing” to bring with you when you tour new home communities is your real estate agent.

This may seem counterintuitive when you get there and realize that the builder or developer has an on-site real estate agent. Wouldn’t it be more convenient to use that agent?

Are you looking for convenience or assurance?

Although the builder’s agent may be a very nice person and although it may be perfectly legal for her to work with you and the builder in what is known as a “dual agency” situation, you are taking unnecessary chances by teaming up with the agent.

The builder’s agent has a duty to look out for the best interests of the client and that client is the builder. Since it doesn’t cost you a penny to have your own representation, and you stand to gain so much by having someone in your corner, bring your own real estate agent.

At the very least, let it be know that you have an agent and have no intention of working with the builder’s.

Next, bring that wish list with you. Lists of any type help keep us focused on what’s truly important – what we really need and want – and avoid impulse shopping.

You’ll need a camera or your smartphone as well. Having photos of the various features will help you compare homes.

Bring along a tape measure so that you won’t have to guess at room sizes, the length of walls and the interior of closets.

If you’re shopping alone, bring along a friend or family member for a second opinion and to bounce ideas off of.

Get the lay of the land

Location is everything when it comes to real estate so get to know the community before looking at the homes. Consider not only its location within the city, but surrounding amenities that you require.

Then, take a walk or drive through the community to get a feel for what it will be like when completed and to get an idea of which lots are better suited for your needs. 

Don’t fall for the staging

So often we see homebuyers lured into buying a new home simply because of the way it’s presented. Try to look beyond the snazzy décor and yummy paint colors to the flow of the floorplan.

Remember: Staging is meant to target your emotions

Try to imagine the same home with your furnishings, appliances and accessories. In fact, if you’ve fallen head-over-heels for a home, ask to see the same model, unfurnished.

After all, this is what the home will look like when you purchase it

If your heart is set on the home looking identical to the model, request a breakdown of the upgrades used in the model and the cost to replicate them.

Don’t be shy when it comes to asking questions. If your agent isn’t accompanying you on the tour, ask the on-site agent.

Find out about home warranties that are included with the purchase, the cost of upgrades that interest you, the type of financing offered, community amenities, the building process and whatever other questions come to mind.

The new-home buying process differs from buying an existing home. We’re happy to walk you through the process so feel free to reach out.


5 Trends to Look for in New Construction Homes in 2018

Housing trends come and go – some we’re happy to see sitting at the curb, others we decide to keep around longer. Architects, designers and builders see these trends coming long before we do and we thought it might be fun to take a look at some of what we can expect to see in 2018’s new homes.

1. Not tiny, but smaller

While Gen X is shopping for larger, move-up homes, both baby boomers and millennials are on the hunt for smaller homes.

Because of this, and despite land and labor being pricey, builders are more than happy to supply these homes in 2018.

Small, however, doesn’t mean cramped. You’ll still find the open floor plan that has been popular for the past decade.

One trend worth mentioning is that many new homes will feature “more and larger windows … and multiple skylights,” according to Petro Homes in Ohio. These not only help add natural light to the home, but make rooms appear larger.

2. Kitchen trends

Although the one-room kitchen at the back of the house became extinct over two decades ago, the open kitchen trend continues. The kitchen that opens to the family room or dining room is a trend that will continue as the focus on entertaining grows, or so says a CBS News piece.

Last year’s open-kitchen trends included appliances that blend into the adjacent living spaces. Think wood-front refrigerators.

In 2018, the open-kitchen trend continues, but with the addition of a bit of bling.

You’ll see copper, rose gold and brass in light fixtures and hardware

While granite countertops are still trendy, don’t be surprised to find quartz in high-end new homes. Unlike granite, quartz countertops don’t need to be sealed (and re-sealed).

3. Energy efficiency is trendy

Studies show that “green” homes sell quicker and for more money. Those purchasing a green home may be doing so, however, to save money while living there. Thankfully, builders are wising up and ramping up their energy efficiency programs in 2018.

One of the easiest trends any homeowner can implement this is with a touchless faucet. We’ve all needed to turn on the water with greasy hands and this faucet does away with that.

And, touchless faucets save water by only giving it to you when you need it

If you’re looking for a new home and want green features, contact us. We’re happy to show you what’s available for sale right now.

4. Smart stuff

It’s been slow to catch on but home builders say that home automation is one of the fastest growing trends in their industry.

Appliances are the most likely candidates but don’t be surprised if you find you can turn on the heater on your way home from work or open the front door, with your phone.

The new smart thermostats help homeowners combine the convenience of home automation with energy efficiency by tracking our behavior and “learning” what temperature we prefer in the home when we get up in the morning, arrive home from work and go to bed in the evening.

5. Outdoor Spaces

The trend toward outdoor living spaces started a couple of years ago and experts estimate it will be even stronger in 2018. According to a Wakefield Research survey, 56 percent of prospective homebuyers surveyed said they would give up interior square footage if it meant they’d get a larger yard.

The bonus? A nearly 60 to 71 percent return on investment when the home with outdoor living features is sold,

according to Remodeling magazine’s 2017 Cost Vs. Value report

Custom homebuilders are happy to create your oasis, and some new-home development builders are starting to add electric, gas and plumbing connections to outdoor space that they consider will be likely sites for outdoor living spaces.

Outdoor kitchens are the most popular, with a pool and spa coming in a close second. Outdoor fireplaces and pits come in third.

If 2018 is the year you’ll finally get that nobody-has-ever-lived-here-before home, get in touch with your real estate agent. It’s important to have your own representation, so you don’t have to rely on the builder’s agent.

New Homes and Communities in Hollister

Mirabella by Kiper

Mirabella… at the heart of home and happy.

Introducing Mirabella, a lovely new community in Hollister in the perfect commute location. These charming and spacious single-family homes come in a variety of delightful designs, offering up to 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms in approximately 1,868–2,729 square feet of living space. Featuring spacious open floor-plans and convenient amenities such as gourmet kitchens, California rooms and relaxing master suites, these thoughtfully designed residences make it easy to enjoy all the comforts of home.

Floor-Plans for Mirabella

Cerrato by Community Century

Choose from exciting new home plans in the Cerrato community of Hollister, California. Spacious new homes that are rich in character and filled with innovation. Walkable tree-lined streets. Nearby parks, schools, shops and restaurants. These are the hallmarks of a classic neighborhood, and you’ll find them all at Cerrato. Located a few blocks from Downtown Hollister, Cerrato offers fine homes (up to 3,015 sq. ft.) with plenty of flexibility and options to customize. You’ll find the perfect fit for your family in a setting that feels like home.


Cerrato Move-In Ready Homes

Village at Santa Ana by Community Century

Choosing Village at Santa Ana in Hollister as your new neighborhood is the easy part. Determining which of the 10 inviting new home designs is your favorite is the hard part! With two innovative collections of single- and two-story homes with up to 5 bedrooms and 2,954 sq. ft. of thoughtfully designed living space, there’s a home in the style, size and price to meet the needs of nearly every family.

Whether you’re looking for your first home, enough room for your growing family, or your first home without the kids, flexible layout options allow you to personalize your home to reflect your personal taste and desires, including dens, retreats, lofts and bonus rooms. And that living space extends outside with covered front porches and optional covered patios that allow you to take full advantage of the region’s exceptional climate.

Adding to the appeal of Village at Santa Ana is its idyllic Hollister location that boasts a welcoming hometown feeling that shows itself at every turn. Here, you and your family will enjoy tree-lined streets, local parks, highly acclaimed schools, nearby shopping & services and convenient access to Highway 25. Plus, you’ll be within easy reach of the Silicon Valley and the great social and recreational opportunities of nearby Monterey Peninsula.

 Santana Ranch by Anderson Homes

Located in a beautiful natural setting near great schools, shopping, and recreation, Cloverfield at Santana Ranch by Anderson Homes is an exciting new neighborhood that will features four of our most popular floor-plans and superior quality. Whether you’re looking to move up or down, Anderson Homes has the home to fit your lifestyle – all with gourmet kitchens, luxurious master suites, and spacious open designs. Over the years, Anderson Homes has gained a reputation for including many typical upgraded features as standard in our homes. Cloverfield is no different and we’ve meticulously designed these homes to be extraordinary.

A premier new neighborhood in the South Bay, featuring future parks, trails, and a proposed elementary school, Nestled above the Hollister community, Santana Ranch offers sweeping views in every direction extending to the Santa Clara Valley. Three Single-Story and One Two-Story Floor-plans from 1,675 to 2,698 square feet. Homes feature beautiful exteriors and richly appointed standard interiors, offering the latest in luxury, convenience, and energy efficiency. Less than 2 miles from conveniences such as Safeway Grocery Store, Nob Hill Grocery Store, and Target. No HOA fees!

Floor-Plans for Santana Ranch

 Ladd Ranch by K. Hofvnanian

Ladd Ranch in Hollister, CA offers 4 designs of single family new homes up to 2,478 sq. ft. with up to 5 bedrooms. Enjoy a relaxed lifestyle close to downtown Hollister and schools. A new community park with a fun playground is now available to residents. The park will offer residents of all ages a place to relax, meet up with friends and enjoy the great outdoors. The youngest family member will have hours of active play and enjoyment on the parks play structure.

Floor-Plans for Ladd Ranch

Serenity by Legacy Homes

Welcome to Serenity, our newest community located in the picturesque city of Hollister. This community offers seven spacious floor plans ranging from 1832 to 2571 square feet and is driving distance to Monterey, Santa Cruz and the beautiful Pinnacles National Park. We invite you to come visit us at Serenity to find the home that you have always been searching for.

At Legacy Homes, we believe homeownership should be much more than a dream – it should be a reality. We give careful thought to every step of the home-building process by designing both beautifully crafted and functional homes in desirable communities across the nation. Construction excellence, innovative design, architectural integrity and value are the traditions Legacy Homes offer to you and your family.

As our family business grew from a local homebuilder to a regional builder, we continued striving to put the customer first while providing an exceptional product that we would be proud of at an affordable price. This philosophy is the heart of our business today.

Legacy Homes is well-established not only in California, but in Nevada, Arizona, and Texas as well, and we look forward to continued growth and expansion throughout the United States. Our team of committed professionals, along with their extensive homebuilding experience, enable Legacy Homes to continue creating neighborhoods that you will be proud to call “Home.”

So many of life’s extraordinary and memorable moments take place in your home.  At Legacy Homes, we are proud to be a part of the memories you’ll create for years to come.

Watching our customers dreams come to life is why we do what we do by building dreams one home at a time