Carmel by the Sea, CA Real Estate News

By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
Although the Carmel Art Festival is touted as a "plein air" event where 120 paintings are being crafted by 60 artists over a 2-day period, there is another exciting feature to this FREE OPEN AIR event in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea this weekend. Sculpture-in-the-Park in Devendorf Park. Seven galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea will be EXHIBITING SCULPTURE IN DEVENDORF PARK. These are being placed there this morning as an added art feature so that the public can stroll or sit in the park while listening to LIVE MUSIC. See "Schedule of Events" for band names and times by clicking here www.carmelartfestival.org/eventschedule2013.html There will also be LIVE SCULPTING DEMONTRATIONS by BENNETT SCULPTURE CARMEL. The galleries that are participating are: (I'll be adding photos later in the day when ...
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By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
Tonight the 60 plein air artists arrive who have been juried into the 20th Annual Carmel Art Festival in Carmel-by-the-Sea for the May 16-20, 2013 event. They will be checking in at the Carmel Art Association on Dolores between 5th & 6th, where they will get their blank canvasses officially stamped. Yes, they start out with blank canvasses and spread all over Monterey County for the next two days to paint the scenery. They will then each submit two of these new paintings into the competition to be judged on Saturday morning, May 18. THEY WILL PAINT AT LEAST TWO PAINTINGS DURING THE TWO DAYS. We have a map where you will most likely find them painting. Click here for MAP." And you would think that this is a lot to do for these talented artists. However, most of them paint at least one or...
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By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
It's been unseasonably warm here in California for the last few days. Unlike the interior of Monterey County, ocean communities like Carmel-by-the-Sea have been getting a slight ocean breeze in the afternoon that makes the temperature JUST RIGHT. Then, at the end of the day, the breeze has stopped, and that makes it JUST RIGHT to head for Carmel Beach where everyone gathers to watch the sunset. The sun seems to go down pretty quickly at this time of year, so residents and visitors get ready for the daily show by bringing beach chairs to get a front row seat. And if you are a dog owner, that is the time to go to the beach with your pooch, because they can run free here and let off some steam, just like DASH, the Bernaise dog whom I had the pleasure of meeting last night. A very friendly ...
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By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
Marie's Garden Restaurant, just newly opened in the Golden Bough Courtyard off Ocean Avenue (between Monte Verde & Lincoln--across the street from the Pine Inn, and behind the Cottage of Sweets), is a wonderful new place to sit outside and enjoy lunch on a sunny day like today. Below is the menu. Now, with this temporary menu, you would think that the FISH TACO that I had is like fast food, but far from it. Check out the (sun-dappled) photo that I took of my meal. My lunch including a wonderful homemade iced tea, including healthy tip, came to $20.00. And that's not bad for Carmel-by-the-Sea! They tell me that they will also do TAKEOUT and DELIVER. Marie's Garden Cafe is the kind of place you can get a quick lunch or to take your pooch and sit and just enjoy. Yes, because it's outside ...
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By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
There is something very romantic about walking down Ocean Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea at night, especially if there is a full moon like tonight. Tiny lights draped around trees down the center of the avenue illuminates the street rather than normal street lights. As I wrote in my previous post, I am here to prepare for the Carmel Art Festival which is happening May 16 to 19, 2013 and a lot of advance work has to be done. It's fun because I get to visit with all my art gallery friends who will be arranging painting exhibitions and receptions to coincide with our event. Art collectors come from all over the country come to Carmel-by-the-Sea to view and purchase the paintings that the 60 juried artists produce over a two-day period just prior to the event. The plein air paintings, which wi...
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By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
IRONING OUT SOME WRINKLES FOR THE CARMEL ART FESTIVAL ON MAY 16 - 19, 2013. As a Board Member, I get involved in some of the "wrinkles" that come up every year, both before, during and after the Carmel Art Festival. We have been organizing this renowned Plein Air event for 20 years, you would think that it would be smooth sailing by now.  However, now that there is a new Mayor in town (no the last one wasn't Clint Eastwood, he has not been Mayor in Carmel-by-the-Sea since 1986-88 - check out the interesting story as to WHY he was mayor here http://www.clinteastwood.net/mayor/). But I digress. The new mayor is Jason Burnett and he's a great guy, goodlooking too! The signs of the times have it that now everything is done strictly by the book (or by-laws, ordinances, or whatever). Not that...
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By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
The 20th Annual Carmel Art Festival Held May 16-19, 2013 in Carmel-by-the-Sea. The 20th Annual Carmel Art Festival will take place Thursday thru Sunday, May 16 -19 in beautiful downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea.  This four-day event celebrates Carmel’s rich history of being an artist community and provides a rich cultural and educational experience for the locals and visitors.   The event takes place in Devendorf Park as well as Mission Street between Ocean and 6th Street. Those who come will not only enjoy the art but a variety of live music from Friday thru Sunday.   FOR EVENT SCHEDULE, CLICK HERE.   Showcased in the festival is the Plein Air painting competition.  60 juried artists will compete painting outdoors for two days, Thursday and Friday, as they capture the images of the area’s nat...
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By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Saturday, February 2, 2013 "Live your Dreams" by Robert Swetz   To "Live your Dreams" you must FOCUS on the Dreams and  put them ahead of our daily activities and people around  you   Our daily activities and  people around us can create stumbling blocks that can slow   down our dreams from coming true "FOCUS" on your Dreams ... Put your dreams in front of the other people, activities and  things around you Then you can enjoy and ...  "Live your Dreams"   Posted by "Super Star" at 5:40 AM Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook Labels: Dreaming, Dreams, Focus, Happiness, Happiness within, Love, Ocean, Pacific Coast, Robert Swetz, www.Happineswithinrobertswetz.com, www.VideosByVegasBob.com Location: Carmel, CA, USA
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By Leslie DeLuca, No One Knows The Monterey Peninsula Like DeLuca
(DeLuca Real Estate )
Carmel California Real Estate Prices are currently rising.  However, the charts below show a one year period of the average sale price in Carmel California.   The highs and lows look like a roller coaster as they keep going up and down.  This can be accounted for by understanding that one month a more expensive home may sell and drive the average sale price up, while the next month, less expensive homes sell. The last chart shows the number of homes for sale in Carmel, California listed by price range, which will give you a good idea of how many homes are on the market currently at different price points.   The bottom line is, that while prices are going up, now is a good time to find your dream home in Carmel, California. A Carmel By The Sea Cottage For Sale ZILLOW REAL ESTATE LISTINGS...
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By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((831) 626-4000)
This past week I was in Carmel-by-the-Sea and all I heard was: everyone is waiting for the election to be over with and then (put in your favorite line here). Who was saying this? THOSE WHO WERE TRYING TO SELL SOMETHING. In my mind, that just didn't compute. That was just an excuse NOT to sell something. After all, "buyers" (translate "visitors") were still coming to Carmel. The restaurants (the GOOD ones) were filled to overflowing. In fact, the number of restaurants have INCREASED recently, the GOOD ones that is. Same in Carmel Valley where I spent the weekend. (See my last blog.) Shops, those that were marginal to begin with, have been replaced with WINE TASTING ROOMS. The GOOD restaurants and hotels? They were still there and doing quite well, thank you. SO HERE IS WHAT I LEARNED: Y...
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By Leslie DeLuca, No One Knows The Monterey Peninsula Like DeLuca
(DeLuca Real Estate )
Concours Week is everywhere on the Monterey Peninsula...I found a fun video with Jay Leno...a car enthusiast...               Tomorrow don't miss Concours on the Avenue Ocean Ave and side streets, Carmel By The Sea Tuesday August 14, 10:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m. Get your spot on Ocean Avenue to see a wide variety of automobiles, cars, trucks, motocycles...and more.  There will be a display of about 175  vehicles built between 1940 and 1973 - as well as Porsches and Ferraris through 1989.   There will be awards on a stage on Ocean Avenue.  This event is FREE!  and a great opportunity to see beautiful, rare and unusual vehicles. When in Carmel, visit my listing on Lincoln - walk to town!
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By Leslie DeLuca, No One Knows The Monterey Peninsula Like DeLuca
(DeLuca Real Estate )
Carmel By The Sea California is a special place. Getting to know Carmel By The Sea With it's cobble stone streets and ivy adorned cottage walls, hidden courtyards and sandy beach, Carmel By The Sea entices visitors from all over the world.  This picturesque little village was once a haven for artists and still has a rich artistic presence.   The village is only 1 square mile which makes it a very walkable town.  There are many restaurants, shops, hidden courtyards to discover and parks to relax in.  The town is very dog friendly and there are many restaurants and Inns that allow your furry friend.   GETTING TO THE BEACH In Carmel By The Sea California: To get to the gorgeous beach, follow Ocean Avenue which is "main street" all the way to the bottom.  Here you will find an amazing white...
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By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(RE/MAX Gold)
Ah, Carmel-By-The-Sea and dogs. Not just Carmel and any old mutts, I'll have you know. It seems like every dog in Carmel is a purebred. Not that there is anything wrong with a purebred dog because there isn't. It's just unusual not to spot even your occasional pitbull. Dogs are everywhere, too, especially at the restaurants where staff bring your dog a bowl of water before taking your own drink order. If I lived in Carmel, I would have a dog, most definitely. Flowers are ubiquitous in Carmel as well. If you own a home in Carmel, you've probably got a green thumb. In your backyard, you most likely raise orchids. You probably drive an SUV. And you have named your house. Not only does your home have a name but you have engraved that name on a plaque and hung it on your door so you don't h...
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Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz had the privilege of visiting Clint Eastwood's Mission Ranch at Carmel By The Sea on the Monterey Peninsula in California. It is a very beautiful place that has a farm and or country feel to it. Clint Eastwood has been known to walk around the Mission Ranch and spend time in the restaurant meeting guests and shacking hands. Hotel rooms at the Mission Ranch start at 150 dollars per night and Vegas Bob is planning to stay there in the near future with some relatives ... ROBERT SWETZ - Photographer & Real Estate Investor   activerain.com/blogs/swetz777 4 days ago – Mission Ranch Clint Eastwood Carmel By The Sea. Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz had the privilege of visiting 2 of Clint Eastwood's restaurants in ... Clint Eastwood's Mission Ranch - Bed & Breakfast at Carmel...
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Mission Ranch Clint Eastwood Carmel By The Sea     Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz had the privilege of visiting 2 of Clint Eastwood's restaurants in Carmel California several weeks ago Clint Eastwood owns the Mission Ranch at Carmel By The Sea, The Hog's Breath, and several other commercial properties in Carmel California.   The Mission Ranch consists of many different homes and buildings, from a Hotel Bread & Breakfast, to a restaurant and other buildings open to the public.   I spoke with some business owners in Carmel when I was taking photographs and videos of the Hog's Breath in downtown Carmel. I asked one of the owners if it was possible to see and or meet Clint Eastwood ... That's when they mentioned to me about Mr Eastwood  purchasing and owning the Mission Ranch. They told me betwee...
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Thursday, June 7, 2012 Robert Swetz has been living his Dream for 35 years now ;o)     Robert Swetz aka Vegas Bob started taking photographs when he was around 15 years of age. Robert's parents bought him a cheap pocket camera that he took everywhere he traveled.  Well 35 years later Robert has been living his Dream and continued taking photographs everywhere he's traveled.  Robert has traveled to 40 different states in the US and traveled all over the World living his Dream capturing his memories in his mind and on film/video. For the last 10 years Robert has also been taking videos of his travels, and Robert will continue to take photographs & videos now and into the future. The photo above and below were taken at Carmel Scenic Drive in Carmel California. The home in the photo above ...
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Here is a beautiful video of 15-20 million dollar homes in CARMEL By The Sea ... As Vegas Bob walked along the scenic loop at Carmel he become more & more confused about the home he would like to live in. Here are just several of the many beautiful homes on the Pacific Coast in Carmel California, and who lives in these homes? Can Vegas Bob meet them? If the owners of there homes views this video please contact Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz by email or phone ... and thank you for letting me show off your very beautiful homes ... ;o)
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The Hat Shop Carmel - Carmel by-the-Sea, CA   www.yelp.com › Shopping › Fashion › Accessories  18 reviews - Price range: $$ 18 Reviews of The Hat Shop Carmel "My girlfriend and I happened upon the Hat Shopwhile walking around one evening in Carmel during our getaway ... The Hat Shop Carmel - Accessories Store, Men's Clothing Store ...   www.facebook.com/TheHatShopCarmel The Hat Shop Started in Carmel by-the-Sea California and has now branched out to serve the Bay Area with our new location The Hat Shop Burlingame! The Hat Shop - 6 San Carlos Square btwn 5th & 6th Carmel, CA 93921   www.carmelcalifornia.org/Gifts-Accessories/The-Hat-Shop The Hat Shop - 6 San Carlos Square btwn 5th & 6th Carmel, CA 93921 - Please visit us for amazing customer service & an awesome experience! Oh, and lots...
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