Last week, there were 150 luxury real estate professsionals in Carmel-by-the-Sea for 11th Annual Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate Spring Retreat. Carmel Realty Company played host – inviting attendees to local wine tastings at our office on Dolores and opening up some of our exclusive listings for an unmatched Pebble Beach Golf & Ocean Property Tour. In addition, our very own Bill & Vicki Mitchell received the Luxury Real Estate Lifetime Acheivement Award for their more than 30 years … Continue reading Carmel hosts Luxury Real Estate Conference
When an earthquake hits Japan, fear of a tsunami striking is instantaneous. Tsunamis, a Japanese word meaning “harbor” and “wave,” are triggered by the result of immense energy being transferred when an earthquake displaces ocean water. In San Francisco, only two hours north of Carmel and Pebble Beach, several earthquakes strike each year. Homes in Pebble Beach and Carmel have been impacted and it’s not uncommon for us to experience similar patterns. A reasonable question, and one we often get … Continue reading About Tsunamis…
Great article from the San Francisco Chronicle celebrating life in Carmel, California.
Election Day has passed, the news media has moved onto the Fiscal Cliff Drama and Petreaus affair. On this blog, though, it seems like a good time to assess the 11 Propositions that appeared on Californians’ ballots and the potential impact to current and potential homeowners. The table below details the measures that appeared on our ballots; click the title to learn more about each one. I’ve aslo offered some details regarding Proposition 30 and Proposition 39, which should be … Continue reading Summary of the California Ballot Measures
Pebble Beach Car Show Comes to Town It is Concurs Week once again here in Pebble Beach and Carmel. Carmel is already alive with cars of every type. I drive a 2005 Prius, not that exciting, but I was in a line up at a stop sign yesterday with a Ferrari and a Bentley.The auctions this year are set to be record breaking according to those who track such things. According to the Hagerty Price Guide there are 72 cars … Continue reading Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance
The Carmel School District is recognized as one of the best school districts in California. (Great Schools ranking of the Carmel School District.) With the financial pressure on public schools given the California budget crisis, some neighboring districts are suffering with growing class sizes and reduced resources. We are lucky that the Carmel School district is well run and has a history of excellence along with a healthy tax base (although not as healthy as it once was.) We are … Continue reading Carmel River School “Over Crowding” Back in the News
Sometimes people ask me why I live in such a small town. I often tell them that I enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, and the slow tempo of Carmel. Or that I really like the fact that when I walk the streets of Carmel going to our from the Carmel Realty office to the Post Office, I know a lot of the people I see. And, most of the time, Carmel is a small coastal town; however, there are a few … Continue reading Small town Carmel; Golf, Car Shows, and Office Openings.
The water situation on the Monterey Peninsula (Carmel, Carmel Valley, Pacific Grove, Monterey, Pebble Beach) is about as clear as mud– so stay with me for a quick synopsis and an update. Cal-Am, the local water company, is violating a number of orders/laws/regulations by “over pumping” the Carmel River. Most of the restrictions have to do with protecting the Steel Head breading that occurs in the river. This over pumping/water shortage is the basis for the existence of the Monterey … Continue reading Water Stay Lifted on Monterey County Water Use