Since our SIP order on March 18, 2020, real estate pretty much stopped since we were unable to show properties unless they were vacant. Showing protocols called for booties, gloves and masks, and properties disinfected after each showing. The situation finally improved about two weeks ago. All visitors are required to sign documentation that they are healthy, understand the risk and will wear masks and gloves. One agent and two guests are allowed in a property. Open houses and Realtor tours are not permissible, only virtual tours and appointments.
It seems the market is amazingly brisk with many families wanting to escape the Bay area and finally make the Monterey Peninsula their home. In the last few days, I have seen properties go into escrow in a matter of days and a couple have sold over asking price. We will see how things develop in the near future.
Most all of our annual events have been cancelled such as the Big Sur Marathon, the Jazz Festival, the Bach Festival, various food festivals, and our wonderful Concours D’Elegance. We all look forward to 2021.
Tomorrow, some restaurants are opening for indoor dining, the shopping center is opening, some hotels, the gym, etc. I am hoping our cases of Covid-19 stay low. The majority of cases being reported are located in Salinas and mostly attributed to the agricultural workers. This is very sad. Living in the salad bowl of America, we certainly want our agricultural workers to stay well. We are all aware it will be a long process before we are back to normal and must be cautious until a vaccine is available. Stay safe and well.
I hope you are doing well during this unusual time. Since the Covid-19 SIP, we have stayed active and happily can show homes again by appointment with strict guidelines. Pricing has stayed consistent and we will see how things develop over the next few months but we are all feeling positive. Click on the photo to view our entire electronic magazine.
Must see Carmel Valley estate in the sought after Miramonte neighborhood. Features main home, one bedroom guest house, caretaker’s quarters, pool and tennis. Located on one of the most beautiful 2.57 acres parcels.
Located in the Miramonte area of sunny Carmel Valley, is this enchanting home with many artistic touches and features, a guest house, caretaker’s studio, solar heated pool and tennis court on a peaceful 2.57 acre parcel with lovely mountain views.
Yesterday, April 30, 2019, at 10:10 am, a small, magnitude 3.4 earthquake rocked the seafloor 25 kilometers northwest of San Simeon. That’s just offshore from where the Monterey/San Luis Obispo County line meets the coast; between Salmon Creek and Ragged Point. Local media reported it took place on the San Simeon Fault.
In other words, the quake took place immediately adjacent to some of the most unstable and landslide prone slopes in Big Sur. It was fortunate that this quake was so small, because larger – much larger – earthquakes are distinctly possible along the Big Sur coast.
The epicenter of yesterday’s earthquake was just off this segment of the southern Big Sur coast. The cattle grazing in Kozy Kove Meadow make a peaceful, bucolic scene, but it’s worth remembering that the flat is, in fact, the top of an enormous pile of rubble; the remnants of a massive landslide…
WHAT’S GOING VIRAL RIGHT NOW?“ Would you like to see, in real time, which stories, videos, galleries and images are going viral right now…… on any topic, from any source?” That’s how these folks describe their interesting effort to combine breaking news with the verity of the web.
Every day these people index hundreds of thousands of new links from across the Internet and constantly measure their number of likes, tweets, pins and video views. They compare the numbers and the current rate of increase per hour is calculated and stored.
All of this information can be searched and filtered by keyword, source(s), authors and several other properties. The final output can be sorted in various ways (highest to lowest total likes, by current rate of increase and by tweet count.
The result is a right up-to-the -minute look at what is currently trending or about to trend on any topic and/or from any source on the web.
They say that their system “has no human editors at all…” (Must be run by monkeys!)
NOW WE’VE HEARD IT ALL – FURNITURE ON YOUR CEILING Apartments are shrinking – especially in the big cites where developers are trying to deliver more affordable housing. So, with smaller and smaller living spaces, they have to fit all the things renters need into this shrinking space – including beds, desks, closets and storage.
Their storage system doubles or triples the usable space in a room by packing all the occupant’s stuff into ceiling modules — then raising and lowering those modules as needed.
At night, when she is ready, the resident lets her phone app know when she wants to sleep. The bed comes down and she zzzs off. In the morning, the bed goes up and the desk comes down. Also, if it’s cold — temperature up. Think of it as just-in-time at your fingertips living. You can start looking at real estate in volume rather than in square feet. You are already paying for it — now you can start using all this air and ceiling space you have ignored for years.
Veterans who have a health problem like diabetes, chronic heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, find that getting treatment can be downright inconvenient – especially for older veterans who want to live independently at home. Because of this many eventually go into a nursing home where their symptoms and vital signs (pulse, weight, temperature etc) can be checked frequently.
Now the Department of Veterans’ Affairs is offering a system that connects Veterans in their homes to medical support using regular telephone lines, cellular, the Internet and cell phones. This changes the location where health care services can be routinely provided – and is a giant step to improving convenient care for veterans. Good stuff. We’re getting to the point where occasionally we can believe them when they “We’re here to help you.”
RADIO SCANNER HEAVEN! Radio Scanners were hot items a few decades ago. They are making a comeback now that there is no need to spend big bucks for physical scanner equipment — combined with a plethora of real time information and entertainment now available.
With convenient access you can sit back and track the world’s largest source of police, fire, aircraft, rail, and marine radio live audio streams. With this easy to use program you can listen to over 6500 Police, Eire, EMS . and other types of broadcasts – live – as they are happening.
These folks have set this up so in 60 seconds you can select the City. State and type of broadcast you want to monitor – then relax and get the inside scoop on everything that is going on around you!
12th Ave. at SE Corner of San Carlos | Carmel-By-The-Sea
Saturday, March 30th | 1 to 3 PM | Lore Lingner
Sunday, March 31st | 1 to 3 PM | Lisa Talley Dean
Just a few blocks from the charming shops and restaurants of Carmel by the Sea, the cultural arts of the Sunset Center and the white sands of Carmel beach, sits Esprit de la Mer. Possessing an understated elegance that exemplifies Carmel, this single-level home is sited on an oversized corner lot. Planned with a southern orientation, the family room, kitchen and dining room, as well as the rear patio and lush gardens bask in natural light throughout the day. Unusually spacious, the home measures approximately 1870 square feet and features separate living and family rooms, an eat-in kitchen nook and separate dining area. The home has been tastefully updated for a timeless look and features hardwood floors, high ceilings, a separate laundry area, granite counter tops and much more. This turn-key home is ready for full or part-time living and is situated in the coveted Carmel Unified School District.
Listing agent: Lisa Talley Dean – Carmel Realty Company