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2017 Annual Market Statistics

Everyone is always interested in what the market is doing.  Here is the 2017 annual report.

2017 Annual Report

New Home Listing

One of my associates just listed this exceptional home.


Open House – March 26, 2017 – 1553 Rita Road, Pebble Beach – 2:00 to 4:00 PM


View from street


Ocean View


Come by to see this warm and comfortable M. J. Murphy built estate, featuring five bedrooms, four and one-half baths, in this over 5,300 square foot estate, located on 1.75 acres.  Offered for $4,800,0000.

Soberanes Fires

The Soberanes Fire started on July 22, 2016 in Garrapata State Park Trails, from an illegal campfire.  The result has been nearly 71,000 acres have burned as of August 13, 2016, and have achieved 60% containment, 57 homes have been lost, three homes have been damaged and numerous outbuildings lost or damaged.  At one point, there were over 5,500 firefighters, now down to 4,400.  Tragically, one bulldozer operator died when his dozer rolled over the edge of a cliff.  He leaves behind a wife and two little girls.

The areas impacted have been the Cachugau and Tassajara areas of Carmel Valley.  Backburns are still being conducted to completely extinguish the flames.  At one point, a portion of the Carmel Highlands, near Point Lobos, was evacuated.  The photo on the left shows Point Lobos as the fog is rolling in at the bottom, above and to the left, you can see a huge cloud of brown smoke.  The top right photo shows the plum of smoke from Carmel Valley as seen from Wharf No. 1 in Monterey.  The bottom right photo shows the brown smoke in the air above Carmel Views.  The very top photo shows a flare up of flames with a tiny light on the right from a bulldozer.

At the present time, on the South, the fire has moved into the Ventana Wilderness and Los Padres National Forest.  An immense firefight is taking place to protect Big Sur Village.  Highway One will be closed from 2 PM on August 24, for at least 24 hours.  All subject to weather conditions while they execute a backburn in extremely steep terraine.

Our community has stepped up to recognize the fabulous work of the firefighters with thank you posters on the roads.  The Big Sur firefighters are a volunteer department and the community has arranged for local chefs to prepare meals, the community has donate socks, hand wipes, water, poison oak medication, etc.  And for homeowners who have lost their homes, several fund raisers have taken place with more scheduled.  What a great community!

With all of this loss, it is gratifying to see some of the wildlife who has survived. In the last three days, I have seen a condor circling in the City of Monterey.  And among the ashes, we see little green sprouts popping up.  A rebirth to give hope.


Merry Christmas

From our great company of owners, staff and Realtors of Carmel Realty Company and Monterey Coast Realty.  May you have peace and joy.

2015 Holiday photo

Recently Sold

Santa Rita & Ocean, SEC Carmel

Santa Rita & Ocean, SEC

31 Montsalas Dr., Monterey

31 Montsalas Dr., Monterey

1152 Spyglass Hill Rd., Pebble Beach

1152 Spyglass Hill Rd., Pebble Beach

Oceanfront Lot – Pacific Grove

Tight Inventory Still Holding Back Bay Area Home Sales

Tight Inventory Still Holding Back Bay Area Home Sales.

Romance In Carmel

I am so excited to have listed this darling home in Carmel, located in the Golden Rectangle. An ideal weekender.  

Play VisualTour

Welcome Home . . . Sweet Home

Welcome Home . . . Sweet Home  Virtual Tour

496 Mar Vista Drive, Monterey, CA  –  Open April 5 and 6 from 1 to 3 PM

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