The first quarter of this year has been as brisk as 2021. I am seeing a few price reductions and slightly longer market time. I’m sure the Ukraine war and rising interest rates are having an effect.
2021 has been an amazing year for sellers but difficult for buyers competing againar multiple buyers. Covid made showings more challenging but we stayed with compliance regulations successfully.
I missed posting the 2nd Quarter Market Reports due to the brisk pace of real estate. It has been astounding the number of families who are relocating primarily from the Bay area to the Monterey Peninsula. We are experiencing short listing periods, most homes are selling at the asking price and often over with multiple offers.
Since our inventory of properties is low, I ask for your help. If you are thinking of selling, or know someone who is planning on selling, it is a great time! Please give me a call or have them call me at 831-809-6208.
As we approach Thanksgiving, I wish you and your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving filled with the bounties of this holiday and be thankful for our blessings.
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.
OPEN HOUSE – Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 – 2 to 4 PM
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.
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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.
Enjoy the beauty, serenity and volume in a private setting of Carmel Valley.
CARMEL VALLEY BEAUTY AND SERENITY
This home is located in one of the most desirable areas of Carmel Valley, near the Bernardus Lodge, and Garland Park, up a private road and nestled down. On a 1.14 acre, private parcel. As you enter, you will immediately see the very high cathedral beamed ceiling and semi-open, reverse floor plan, a wall of windows in the generous sized living room with a wood burning fireplace. The home also features a formal dining and breakfast room, kitchen, laundry and half bath. Downstairs has a master bedroom suite, two bedrooms, an office and bath. Enjoy sun and serenity.