Pacific Grove, CA Real Estate News

By Leslie DeLuca, No One Knows The Monterey Peninsula Like DeLuca
(DeLuca Real Estate )
FEAST OF LANTERNS IN PACIFIC GROVE CALIFORNIA Pacific Grove is a charming town proud to call itself "America's Last Hometown".  Residents are known as "Pagrovians".  They enjoy a quiet, and safe lifestyle.  Pacific Grove is also known as "Butterfly Town USA" as each year, Monarch Butterflies migrate here for the Winter. Located at the tip of the Peninsula between Monterey and Pebble Beach, this town was founded in 1875 as a Methodist retreat.  The town itself is only 2,86 square miles.  The population is about 15, 683 is quaint and unique with many victorians dating back to the days of yesterday. Each year, there is a wonderful festival held in Pacific Grove called The Feast Of Lanterns.  The Feast Of Lanterns celebration is over 100 years old.  Originally developed in 1905 it was held ...
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By Leslie DeLuca, No One Knows The Monterey Peninsula Like DeLuca
(DeLuca Real Estate )
MEET LARRY ZELLERS HAIR REPLACEMENT SPECIALIST AND STYLIST IN PACIFIC GROVE CALIFORNIA I am a member of The Professional Women's Network Of The Monterey Peninsula.  I have the opportunity to meet many of the "Movers and Shakers" In Monterey County in this organization.  In an effort to introduce you to not only real estate, but the heart and soul of this community, I like to introduce you to exceptional business owners and their services. PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S NETWORK OF THE MONTEREY PENINSULA LARRY ZELLERS: Since 1983, Larry Zellers has taken on the challenges of the hair loss community.  Besides wigs, hair extensions and consultation for the hair loss community, he also offers a wide range of traditional salon services.     MEET LARRY ZELLERS OF BOOMERANG HAIR SALON This includes the n...
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By Leslie DeLuca, No One Knows The Monterey Peninsula Like DeLuca
(DeLuca Real Estate )
Homes in Pacific Grove Under $700,000 You can own a piece of "America's Last Home Town For under $700,000! There are homes available up to $12,000.00....but owning a home in Pacific Grove in a cozy, neighborhood among quaint cottages and Victorians where one wakes up to the smell of the sea is available at great values. Pacific Grove is located on the Monterey Peninsula.  Founded in 1875 as a Methodist church camp-ground.  Incorporated as a city on July 16, 1889.  There are over 1,200 historic properties in this city.  This is the largest inventory of historic properties for a city of this size in the entire United States.   Five miles of public shoreline along The Pacific Ocean and The Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary.              Monarch Butterflies winter here.  In the fall, a huge cel...
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By Leslie DeLuca, No One Knows The Monterey Peninsula Like DeLuca
(DeLuca Real Estate )
Pacific Grove has 14 homes for sale today under $500,000!  Discover life in "America's Last Hometown".     SEARCH HOMES FOR SALE IN PACIFIC GROVE $500,000 AND LESS Pacific Grove has ocean front estates, homes on the golf course, and lovely victorians to traditional ranch homes.  Yes, the ocean front estates are not $500,000.  But life in Pacific Grove is slow, peaceful and one can walk everywhere. Old fashioned barber shops, antique stores, local business, bakeries, coffee houses..a fun place to spend the afternoon exploring. Pacific Grove is located at the very tip of The Monterey Peninsula and only minutes from Pebble Beach Golf, Carmel, Monterey.  A picturesque little city with a personality that makes one want to live here and be a part of the lifestyle of Pacific Grove. Originally ...
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By Leslie DeLuca, No One Knows The Monterey Peninsula Like DeLuca
(DeLuca Real Estate )
Pavel's Backerei is Pacific Grove's favorite bakery..for me and the rest of the town.       DON'T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT READ ALL OF THE GREAT YELP REVIEWS Pavel's Bakerei IS What a great bakery is made of.  Get there early as they run out of goodies fast.. there is a wide variety of sweets, breads, sandwiches, pizza.  It is a great place to meet a friend, or grab treats on your way.  I always stop there and bring special treats when going to friends houses....Probably why I have been getting alot of invites... I have decided that the cream cheese danish is my new best friend.  It is crispy on the outside, with a generous portion of cream cheese and a flaky pastry...reminds me of the cream cheese danish my mom used to make.   The bread, that is another story.  I went there on Christmas Eve...
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By Leslie DeLuca, No One Knows The Monterey Peninsula Like DeLuca
(DeLuca Real Estate )
Pacific Grove California has long been called "America's Last Home Town".  An adorable city with Victorians, magical coastline, and friendly neighbors.   HOMES FOR SALE IN PACIFIC GROVE UNDER $500,000 This is a destination that is great for raising a family, purchasing a vacation home, investment property, retirement whatever your needs, you will find Elysium here.      A world known destination, and home to Monarch Butterflys, Lover's Point, Asilomar State Beach, the town is magical and peaceful.  Many special events are held each year including The Butterfly Parade, Good Old Days, Feast Of Lanterns.  It is a close knit town with colorful history. Many homes are for sale in Pacific Grove for under $500,000.  Some are move in ready, some can use a little lipstick, but whatever your moti...
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By Mark Bruno, Monterey Peninsula Home Team Leader
(Monterey Peninsula Home Team - Carmel, CA - Keller Williams Coastal Estates)
1032 Bayview Avenue in Pacific Grove, CA 93950 The Monterey Peninsula home team just sold this great Pacific Grove, CA contemporary home with great views of the Monterey Bay.  It is a three bedroom, 2.5 bath home with an updated kitchen, new windows, a balcony, fresh paint on the walls and new carpet on the floors.  It was in move-in condition for it's new owners!  It is ideally located in the bech tract area of Pacific Grove and is walking distance from downtown and several beaches.    
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By Mark Bruno, Monterey Peninsula Home Team Leader
(Monterey Peninsula Home Team - Carmel, CA - Keller Williams Coastal Estates)
314 Wood St. in Pacific Grove, CA The Monterey Peninsula Home Team has sold another home in Pacific Grove, CA!  This one is a 100 year old victorian home located within walking distance to all that makes Pacific Grove a great town to call home.  With 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths, a modern open floor plan and a 1 car garage, this home will make it's new owner a great home for the next 100 years!    
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By Mark Bruno, Monterey Peninsula Home Team Leader
(Monterey Peninsula Home Team - Carmel, CA - Keller Williams Coastal Estates)
314 Wood Street from the curb   Monterey Peninsula Home Team just sold this fabulous piece of Pacific Grove real estate for $505,000 on July 19th, 2011. Hopefully you had a chance to see this 1910 Pacific Grove Victorian capturing a bit of yesteryears gracious living with the modern conveniences of today.  From the relaxing front porch to the updated open floor plan, you will love this peak back to a simpler way of Pacific Grove living.  Carefully restored and remodeled while retaining all of the charm seldom found in today’s newer construction, this home has everything you need.  You will be surprised by how roomy 1051 square feet can be and how functional it can feel. Now built to last another 100 years, this beauty comes with copper plumbing, updated electrical and heating, beautifu...
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By Leslie DeLuca, No One Knows The Monterey Peninsula Like DeLuca
(DeLuca Real Estate )
  Pacific Grove has been called "America's Last Home Town".  Pacific Grove borders The Monterey Bay and is a gateway to the city of Monterey, in close proximity to Pebble Beach with world class golf.   Beautiful and peaceful ocean views and many activities for you to enjoy.  Pacific Grove is a LIFESTYLE!  A safe, quiet town where everybody knows your name.....   Pacific Grove is a small town with 2 elementary schools, a middle school and 1 highschool.  The district is coveted by many and a great reason to buy a home in Pacific Grove.  It is a great place to raise a family.   It is also a great vacation home destination with it's close proximity to golf, the ocean, shopping, and Cannery Row. Real Estate Investors will be happy to know that P.G. (as the locals call it) allows short term r...
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By Leslie DeLuca, No One Knows The Monterey Peninsula Like DeLuca
(DeLuca Real Estate )
 Miss Trawicks Garden Shop In Pacific Grove I like to introduce my readers to unique shops and restaurants in our community.  Miss Trawicks Garden Shop and The Red House Cafe is Pacific Grove are must visit places for visitors and locals alike.  It is a piece Pacifc Grove History, and a lovely place to explore.  The Red House Cafe serves delicous food and has a charming atmosphere. Pacific Grove is a delightful town with cute victorian homes, a sweet main street, and has been called America's Last Home Town.  One can explore the many shops and restaurants, play a round of golf at Pacific Grove Golf Links, relax at Lover's Point Beach, or the Asilomar State Beach, and take in the salty air, and small town charm. Miss Trawicks Garden Shop in Pacific Grove is having a Gardeners Sale this W...
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By Leslie DeLuca, No One Knows The Monterey Peninsula Like DeLuca
(DeLuca Real Estate )
Vivolos Chowder House Is a Hidden Treasure in Pacific Grove. Over the years, I have driven by countless times It is located at 127 Central Avenue in Pacific Grove. I have heard great things about it over the years, and just never tried it.  My husband grew up in the same town of Whitman Massachusetts as the owner Mark Davis.  They knew each others families growing up.  Well, a few weeks ago, I tried it and I am hooked.  I have never been a fan of clam chowder, I don't like chunks of potato in soup.  This chowder is CHOWDA!!  It has the perfect blend of clams, potato's and is seasoned to perfection, creamy, yet not too thick, not too thin...it is perfection in a bowl.  Last night, we tried the seafood bisque, my husband literally embarrassed me by licking the bowl!!  (I mean it, he real...
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By Mark Bruno, Monterey Peninsula Home Team Leader
(Monterey Peninsula Home Team - Carmel, CA - Keller Williams Coastal Estates)
So I am trying to have a little more fun with my blog by posting some of the photography I have been lucky enough to be able to take here on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula.  The old blog needs a little bit more than just real estate statistics and homes for sale and the occasional ranting of the author about something that happened earlier that week. This picture was taken in Pacific Grove, CA along Ocean View Boulevard just before the Pacific Grove Golf Course at a place the locals call "Kissing Rock."  They call it that because at a different angle it appears that there are two figures kissing.  I was playing around taking some longer exposures when I caught this surprising picture that reminds me of fireworks going off.  I thought it was appropriate with it being Valentines Day.  ...
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By Mark Bruno, Monterey Peninsula Home Team Leader
(Monterey Peninsula Home Team - Carmel, CA - Keller Williams Coastal Estates)
    The Monterey Peninsula Home Team just sold this front line cottage in Pacific Grove, CA with incredible views of the Monterey Bay.  The new owners are in the process of getting final approval from the city to start a complete remodel of the property including a new master suite upstairs.  The plans are very well thought out and we can't wait to see the fimal results once completed! This home is ideally located near Lovers Point, downtown Pacific Grove shops and restaurants, Asilomar State Beach, Pacific Grove High School and Spanish Bay Resort in Pebble Beach. If you are looking for a great buy in Pacific Grove real estate, be sure to look us up.  We would be happy to find you a great piece of Monterey Peninsula Real Estate. Monterey Peninsula Home Team   Useful Pacific Grove Real E...
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By Mark Bruno, Monterey Peninsula Home Team Leader
(Monterey Peninsula Home Team - Carmel, CA - Keller Williams Coastal Estates)
The Monterey Peninsula Home Team just sold this large remodeled home in Pacific Grove, CA.  It has a beautifully remodeled kitchen, large living room with a fireplace, a large family room with a fireplace, three bedrooms and two full baths down stairs and a private master suite upstairs.  The front and back yards are masterfully landscaped.  This home is ideally located near Asilomar State Beach, Pacific Grove High School and Spanish Bay Resort in Pebble Beach. If you are looking for a great buy in Pacific Grove real estate, be sure to look us up.  We would be happy to find you a great piece of Monterey Peninsula Real Estate. Monterey Peninsula Home Team   Useful Pacific Grove Real Estate Links: Most Recent Homes for Sale Community Information Real Estate Statistics
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By Mark Bruno, Monterey Peninsula Home Team Leader
(Monterey Peninsula Home Team - Carmel, CA - Keller Williams Coastal Estates)
  Just for fun I thought I would upload a picture I took of the Point Pinos Lighthouse in Pacific Grove, CA.  For those of you who don't know, the Point Pinos Lighthouse is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the west coast.  It was put into operation in February 1, 1855 and has been a beacon of light warning sailors of the potential rocky dangers off the coast and it marks the southern tip of the Monterey Bay. In 1602, Spanish explorer Sebastian Vizcaino named the northern tip of the Monterey Peninsula "Punta de los Pinos," or Point of the Pines while exploring the California coast.  Back then the pine trees grew thick right to the waters edge. For more information on the Pacific Grove Lighthouse you can click here. This photograph was taken with a Canon 5d Mark II and is t...
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By Mark Bruno, Monterey Peninsula Home Team Leader
(Monterey Peninsula Home Team - Carmel, CA - Keller Williams Coastal Estates)
The Monterey Peninsula Home Team just sold this beautiful 100 year old restored Victorian in Pacific Grove, CA.  Pacific Grove, CA has the highest concentration of Victorian cottages per capita in all of the US and this is a great example of one.  Although it is only 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, it has plenty of room to roam with a large livingroom and a large dining room.  The kitchen has been nicely updated but in a way that keeps it looking like it belongs inside this historic Pacific Grove home.  The lot is beautifully landscaped and includes a small carriage house.  The new owners are happy to have purchased it for $645,000. If you are looking for a great buy in Pacific Grove real estate, be sure to look us up.  We would be happy to find you a great piece of Monterey Peninsula Real Esta...
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By Mark Bruno, Monterey Peninsula Home Team Leader
(Monterey Peninsula Home Team - Carmel, CA - Keller Williams Coastal Estates)
Our team just sold this house at 925 Petra Lane in Pacific Grove, CA on January 11, 2011.   Congratulations to the new owners!!!  This is a great Pacific Grove home located on a very quiet street in one of the best neighborhoods in PG, Candycane Lane.  It was already aggressively priced at $550,000 and my clients were able to pick it up for $520,000.  Although it was a bit date, 925 Petra Lane in Pacific Grove was in impeccable condition. It had refinished oak hardwood floors, newer dual pane windows and both bathrooms had been updated in what I would guess was the middle 1980's.  The kitchen was roomy and extremely clean!  It was a great buy! If you are looking for a great buy in Pacific Grove real estate, be sure to look us up.  We would be happy to find you a great peice of Monterey...
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By Mark Bruno, Monterey Peninsula Home Team Leader
(Monterey Peninsula Home Team - Carmel, CA - Keller Williams Coastal Estates)
I recently ran into this article on Trulia and thought it was dead on!  It basically describes what my team does here on the Monterey Peninsula when we work together with our sellers to get their house ready to market.  Today more than ever it is a critical to plan your work and work your plan.  This is worth the ready if you are thinking about selling your home! 5 Things to Do Now to Sell Your Home in 2011  By Tara-Nicholle Nelson | Broker in San Francisco, CA It's resolution time, folks.  Last week, we offered some immediate action items for those who want 2011 to be the year they become homeowners.  By popular demand, this week it's sellers' turn!  Whether you are simply trying to decide whether to sell your home next year, or it's been on the market before and you are trying to reva...
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By Mark Bruno, Monterey Peninsula Home Team Leader
(Monterey Peninsula Home Team - Carmel, CA - Keller Williams Coastal Estates)
It's now legal to rent your house to short-term vacationers in Pacific Grove. Wednesday, the City Council unanimously approved an ordinance regulating such rentals by establishing a registration, inspection and licensing procedure and requiring landlords to pay the city's 10 percent hotel room tax. Get the rest of the story here: http://www.montereyherald.com/local/ci_14139982?nclick_check=1    
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