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July 20, 2018

Monterey Beach House for Sale

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Call Mark Bruno (831) 917-8190 or Jeff Davi (831) 594 3290 with the Monterey Peninsula Home Team to see if this property is still available and to set up an appointment to look inside.

Monterey Beach House for Sale in Del Monte Beach Neighborhood

124 Duncrest Monterey CA 93940

Calling all Beach Bums!!! 

With the waterfront just a few short blocks away, you will absolutely love this 2 bedroom, 2 bath beach house located in the best beach neighborhood in Monterey.  Recently remodeled, there is really nothing for you to do but move in and enjoy the coveted lifestyle this beach cottage offers.

Monterey Beach Cottage bathroomStep through the front gate to a private side yard that leads you to the front door.  Although this isn't a waterfront home, you can certainly hear the waves of Monterey Bay slapping against the sandy shores of Del Monte Beach close by.

Once inside, you can tell this is not your ordinary remodel!  Your eyes are treated to a light and bright open concept dining room and living room with a new kitchen with wood countertops, vaulted ceilings, a subway tile backsplash, high-end appliances, beautiful brand new floors under feet, and an antiqued fireplace. There is a large sliding glass door leading to a spacious backyard.

There are two spacious bedrooms, one a master suite with its own dedicated bathroom with a large walk-in shower and marble countertops.  There is a hall bath with a shower over tub and does double duty as the laundry room. In addition, there is a great backyard that is surprisingly spacious and offers a lot of privacy.  

This remodeled beach house is in turn key condition and is ready for its new owner to move on in. They will enjoy an incredible lifestyle that only living on Del Monte Beach can offer…Enjoying walks on the beach and incredible sunsets every day from your new Monterey beach house!

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Del Monte Beach Neighborhood

Monterey’s Del Monte Beach neighborhood is a hidden gem that many newcomers to the area don’t even know exists.  It is comprised of many mid-century modern styled beach homes, a large architecturally significant condo complex as well as some apartment buildings. It attracts people from other significant beach cities in California who are looking to purchase a home with that great “beach bum” lifestyle. It has great access to what is probably the best stretch of sandy beach in Monterey County.  This great neighborhood is located at the western end of Casa Verde Way, on the west side of Del Monte Blvd. in Monterey and includes the aptly named streets of Surf Way, Beach Way, Dunecrest Avenue, Spray Avenue, Foam Avenue and Tide Avenue, which fronts Del Monte Beach.

Monterey’s Del Monte Beach occupies the southern-most tip of Monterey Bay and offers Del Monte Beach neighborhood residents uninterrupted walks from the Monterey Wharf all the way past Marina State Beach!  This is the longest stretch of sandy beach on the Monterey Peninsula and makes for incredible sunset walks and daytime adventures.  It is common to see marine wildlife from the shores of Del Monte Beach including encounters with dolphins, whales, sea lions, sea otters, pelicans, and other shorebirds in addition to the incredible spectacle that is the Monterey Bay.  Fishing, surfing, scuba diving, kayaking and other water sports are abundantly available from this location. Ahhh, and don’t forget the sunsets!

It also shouldn’t be a surprise the neighborhood is occupied by renters as well as second homeowners and primary homeowners, all who love the lifestyle associated with living this close to the water.

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July 11, 2018

Remodeled Ocean View Pebble Beach Home for Sale

Remodeled Ocean View Pebble Beach Home for Sale

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Listing Details

  • Remodeled Ocean View Pebble Beach, CA Home for Sale with Legal ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit)
  • 3071 Strawberry Hill Road, Pebble Beach, CA 93953
  • $1,650,000
  • MLS# ML81713860
  • Main House:  3 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • Accessory Dwelling Unit:  2 Bedrooms and 1 Bathrooms
  • Approximately 2150 square feet total

Call Mark Bruno (831) 917-8190 or Jeff Davi (831) 594 3290 with the Monterey Peninsula Home Team to see if this property is still available and to set up an appointment to look inside.


Remodeled Pebble Beach Home for Sale with Ocean Views and a Guest House

Pebble Beach Ocean View Home for sale with and ADU

Pebble Beach Ocean View Home for sale with and ADU 2Don’t miss this unique opportunity to buy a remodeled Pebble Beach ocean view home with a legal accessory dwelling unit (ADU) located smack dab in the middle of Pebble Beach near the Monterey Peninsula Country Club! Not only can you see the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean from this Pebble Beach home for sale, you can take a short stroll to the beautiful waterfront trail and enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean waves crashing the rocky coastline.

As you enter the cottage, you are greeted with open beamed ceilings, fresh hardwood floors and a stone covered fireplace.  On your left is a dining area that is open to the brand-new kitchen.  There is a ton of natural light bathing the interior. This home sits up a little from the street and you really take notice when you are inside looking through the front windows at the Monterey pine trees and the Pacific Ocean in the distance.

Everything INCLUDING the kitchen sink is brand new!  There are Pebble Beach Ocean View Home for sale kitchen remodelnew cabinets, shiny new countertops, new subway tile backsplashes, brand new stainless steel Thermador appliances, LED Lights, Hardware and even the kitchen faucet!  And you will be the first to use this brand-new kitchen! 

There is a hallway off the living room leading to the three bedrooms and one of the bathrooms the cottage has to offer.  One of the bedrooms is a brand-new master suite which has two large windows and a sliding glass door looking out on the courtyard out back. The master bath is new as well and includes a dual vanity, tile floors and a large walk-in shower.

The accessory dwelling unit (ADU) has been totally remodeled with a new bathroom, new kitchen with copper counter tops, updated flooring a small living room/dining room and two bedrooms.  This unit is the perfect little rental or it could serve as your second home and you could rent the main cottage.Pebble Beach Ocean View Home for sale with and ADU 3

The grounds around both properties has been nicely landscaped with mostly drought-resistant plants and is very low maintenance except for the front lawn which is going to need mowing maybe once a month.

In addition, there is a large garage with plenty of off-street parking.  

3071 Strawberry Hill Road lies in the Pacific Grove school and is within walking distance to Monterey Peninsula Country Club and the Ocean.

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Country Club East in Pebble Beach, CA 93953

Pebble Beach is one of the most beautiful places on earth and the Country Club East neighborhood is no exception! Names after the Monterey Peninsula Country Club, which cuts through this neighborhood with two world-class private golf courses, the Country Club East neighborhood offers a uniquely “Pebble Beach Lifestyle.”.  If you live here, you know! If not, you are truly missing out on one of the most incredible places in the world to spend live your life!

With two world-class resorts (Pebble Beach Lodge and The Inn at Spanish Bay), three of the world’s highest-rated public and private golf courses (Pebble Beach Golf Links, Cypress Point Golf Club and Spyglass Hill Golf Course), jagged coastline, Monterey pine and cypress trees, private beaches and equestrian trails, it's no wonder why Pebble Beach is one of the playgrounds for the rich and famous! And the Country Club East neighborhood is located smack dab in the middle of all the action in Pebble Beach.

This is one of the most prestigious gated communities in the country with truly spectacular vistas at every turn.  The Pebble Beach coastline and Bird Rock offer some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.  This is the ideal environment for recreational pleasures such as golfing, biking or just taking a leisurely stroll along the beach.  If your heart is set on living the good life, there is no better place on earth.

This home offers a unique combination of location, flexibility and lifestyle that delivers the high standard of living that is Pebble Beach. 


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July 6, 2018

Pacific Grove Victorian Cottage For Sale

Pacific Grove Victorian Cottage For Sale 

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Listing Details

  • Pacific Grove Victorian Cottage 
  • 514 Forest Avenue Pacific Grove, CA 93950
  • Asking Price: $848,000
  • MLS# Coming Soon
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • 1/1 guest unit
  • Approx. Size:  1159 Total Square Feet (Tax Records)
  • Lot Size: 3485 Square Feet
  • Year Built: 1889

Call Mark Bruno with the Monterey Peninsula Home Team to see if this property is still available and to set up an appointment to see it (831) 313-2289.


Pacific Grove Victorian Cottage with Guest Unit

Pacific Grove Victorian Cottage

Inside a Pacific Grove Victorian CottagePacific Grove Victorian Era cottages are super cute and are among the most desirable homes in Pacific Grove.  When combined with a location where you can walk to town, some might say they are irresistible!  This little beauty also has a 249 square foot guest unit and a 2-car garage and it is on a street to street double lot!  I guess there will be people that just have got to have 514 Forest Avenue in Pacific Grove, CA.

Just two blocks from downtown shopping and eating and a few more blocks from Lovers Point and the waterfront, who wouldn’t want this 2-bedroom, 1 bath Victorian Era Craftsman home situated smack dab in the heart of Pacific Grove!  With classic Victorian curb appeal and good looks, this Pacific Grove Victorian cottage has everything you need plus a ton of flexibility! It starts out like most Victorian cottages with a great front porch and high-pitched roof angles.  Large double-hung windows, decorative Pacific Grove 514 Forest Avenue Guest Unitshingles and tongue and groove siding round out this classic 1889 structure located in “America’s Last Hometown” which just so happens to have one of the largest concentrations of Victorian Era homes in the US.

Inside, 514 Forest is just as you would expect it…Charming!  Look up and take notice of the high ceilings Victorians are known for.  Look down and notice the original hardwood floors are still intact. In fact, so are most of the original windows, doors and trim.  The bedrooms are ample size and the remodeled bathroom includes a claw-foot tub with a shower.  The kitchen has evolved over the years and has two sinks plus there is a ½ bath (Think water credits people!)

Behind this little beauty is a free-standing, 249 square foot guest unit with a full bath, a countertop and a microwave.  With the Large garage st 514 Forest Avenuenew California Accessory Dwelling laws, who knows, maybe you could turn this into a legal rental.  Check with the city of Pacific Grove for their policies on ADU’s.

Behind the guest, unit is a nice sized 2 car garage that backs up to 16th Street behind.  So, although Forest is a busier street, with a little bit of work to the garage (flip the garage doors to the other side) you can park it in your very own garage.

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Pacific Grove Victorian Cottages

Pacific Grove is said to have over 1000 Victorian homes, making it the highest concentration of Victorian homes per capita in America!  The Victorian craze took place from around 1830-1910, but specifically, the Queen Anne style, which is what Pacific Grove is noted for was popular from 1870 through 1910, when many of Pacific Groves first homes were being built.

Pacific Grove was a Methodist Retreat founded in 1875 and the first annual camp meeting was held in August of that year.  The Retreat Association began selling lots in the retreat area near Lovers Point and downtown Pacific Grove to members of the retreat, so they could build homes.  Up until then, the lots were outfitted with tents for the summer.

1880 - 1910 the town would experience hundreds of new Victorian Era homes being built including primarily Queen Anne Victorians and Arts and Crafts (Craftsman) style homes.  Large Victorian homes were built on the Pacific Grove waterfront including the Green Gables in January of 1888, the Grand View Inn at 105 Grand Avenue was built in March of 1910 and the Seven Gables Inn (was the Page Cottage) was built at 104 Fountain Avenue in May of 1886.  These are all exquisite examples of Pacific Grove Victorian homes.  Other notable Victorian homes in Pacific Grove include the Brandt Mansion was built in January of 1895 on the corner of Lighthouse and 17 Mile Drive, 225 Central Avenue was built for Senator Benjamin Langford (Judge Langford) and is now known as the Gatehouse Bed and Breakfast, the Trimmer Hill at 6th and Laurel was built in March of 1893…The list goes on and on of incredible examples of Victorian homes in Pacific Grove.


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July 3, 2018

2018 Monterey Car Week Schedule of Events

2018 Monterey Car Week Schedule of Events

2018 Monterey Car Week

Monterey Car Week is one of the most anticipated celebrations of classic and exotic automobiles in the world and is probably the most famous one too.  And why wouldn't it be with the amazing collection of cars in the world that converges on one of the most beautiful settings on the planet!  The worlds rich and famous car lovers all come out to play during Monterey Car Week!

There are many amazing events that go on during Monterey Car Week including car rallies, car shows, historic races, foodie events, auctions and even car art and memorabilia shows. If you are a car person, Monterey Car Week is a must-see spectacle in an amazing setting, the Monterey Peninsula...A treat to the senses.  The rumble and roar of the exotics down Highway 1, the purr of a finely tuned vintage in the corkscrew at Laguna Seca, the smell of old exhaust without catalytic coverters and the sites of all of these classic and exotic automobiles all around... Truly a bucket list item that must be checked fulfilled.

Monterey Car Week Car Shows

Monterey Car Week is full of various car shows in and around the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding areas. These events allow automotive enthusiasts to get up close and personal with their favorite automobiles.  




Concours on the Avenue will be held Tuesday, August 21 from 10am-5pm. Sixteen blocks of downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea will showcase multiple marques: 1940 thru 1973 with Porsche and Ferrari thru 1989



Hundreds of classic sports cars and vintage and exotic automobiles lined up along 525 Lighthouse Avenue in Pacific Grove. Sponsored by Classic Motorsports Magazine. For more information please contact Rick Goolsby at (386) 239-0523 or visit 




The beautiful Carmel Mission serves as host for a variety of vintage automobiles, their owners and fans during the Carmel Mission Classic on Wednesday, August 22 from 10am-4pm. Previously known as the "Blessing of the Cars" this event will feature food, wine and yes, the blessing of the cars will still happen! 



All marques from all countries may be accepted this year. We'll accept a total of 100 vehicles 25 years and older. That means this year we will accept model year 1993 and older, micro, mini and arcane vehicles with no greater than 1,601cc displacement engines or electric powered vehicles.



The Prancing Ponies Car Show is back for the second year. This all-women car show lines the streets of Carmel-by-the-Sea on Wednesday, August 22 from 1pm-5pm.



Be seen at this luxury VIP event of exotic and classic cars, jets, food, music and of course wine!  This exclusive event takes center stage at the Monterey Jet Center from 5pm-10pm. It sells out every year, so get your tickets early!




In this awe-inspiring drive that traces portions of the famed 17-Mile Drive, hundreds of vintage cars traverse the roads and show off their impeccable elegance. - Forbes. This is an incredible opportunity to see many of the same vehicles that will be parked on the lawn at the main event on Sunday, The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, driving on the streets of Pebble Beach, Carmel and Highway 1 on their way to Big Sur and back.  The cars start to line up at 7:00 on Portola in Pebble Beach and the Tour departs at 9:00.




Legends Of The Autobahn® is an all-German marque Concours d’Elegance held at the prestigious Nicklaus Club-Monterey during Monterey, California’s famed Pebble Beach Concours week.  Legends is hosted by the BMW Car Club of America, the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, and the Audi Club of America.



The popular Porsche show Werks Reunion will be headed back to the Corral de Tierra Country Club near Laguna Seca Raceway, during Monterey Car Week. Porsche Club of America (PCA) welcomes all Porsche clubs, owners, and enthusiasts to join us at the fifth Werks Reunion in Monterey.



10 am to 4 pm. For sixteen years, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering has provided an unparalleled and exclusive experience for motorsports enthusiasts and collectors from around the world to enjoy rare collections of fine automobiles and motorcycles in a garden-party setting on the rolling greens of Quail Lodge & Golf Club.



On Friday, August 24, from 12 pm to 5 pm, The Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally is an annual event presented by the Rotary Club of Pacific Grove on the Friday of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend of Monterey Car Week. Drivers show their classic, vintage, and sports cars along Lighthouse Avenue in downtown Pacific Grove in the afternoon. Following an evening rally along the spectacular Seventeen Mile Drive coastline of Pebble Beach, all are welcome to enjoy a barbecue dinner in Chautauqua Hall




Concorso Italiano is the world’s largest luxury and exotic Italian Car show.  This is truly a multi-faceted luxury lifestyle event celebrating all things Italian; fashion, food, wine, art, and products. Concorso Italiano, famous for the diverse and significant collection of exhibited Italian cars, is centered on as many as 1,000 Italian & exotic automobiles, Italian motorcycles. This year's event will be held Saturday, August 25 from 9:30am-5pm.



An ugly oil stain on the Pebble Beach Auto Week, the Concours d'Lemons returns once again to Seaside, CA on Aug 25, 2018. Hoopties, Rust Buckets, Misfits, Mistakes and the worst of the automotive world will be on display and as always celebrity judges will be accepting bribes for our Thrift Shop sourced trophies. Hagerty Insurance, Grassroots Motorsports Magazine have inexplicably sponsored the debacle, so it is really all their fault. The best part is that the show is free for participants and spectators, so you'll get exactly what you pay for. 



On Saturday, August 25, from 3pm-8pm, this unique event focused entirely on the Super, Hyper and Exotic Car phenomenon. With the backdrop of historic Cannery Row and open admission, we are creating a whole new destination event for the auto enthusiast and collector alike. A venue showcasing some of the rarest and exciting cars of our time alongside the companies that can take these cars to the next level in performance and showmanship.



Saturday, August 25 from 4pm-7pm. The Barnyard once again brings this popular event to Carmel, partnering with the Ferrari Owners Club, and promises to be a Car Week highlight once more, with beautiful cars, great local wines, plenty of delicious food, and live music among the Barnyard’s signature gardens.




Begun in 1950, this Concours is the top-ranking collector car competition in the world. It is also the event to which most other modern Concours now trace their roots. Initially modeled on the early European Concours that showcased new cars, the Pebble Beach Concours shifted its focus to collector cars in 1955—and other Concours followed suit. It has also taken the lead by including racing greats and offering featured marques and special classes as early as 1953, introducing displays of dream cars and concepts in the 1980s, and instituting driving events and emphasizing the importance of preservation in the 1990s.

Guided by—and often driving—the interests of enthusiasts the world over, this Concours continues to set the bar for all others. Opens to spectators on Sunday, August 26 at 10:30 am.


Monterey Car Week Auctions

Monterey Car Weeks main attraction for many is the many different auctions and the diverse selection of cars here during Monterey Car Week.  Nothing gets the blood pumping quite like bidding on a high dollar classic or exotic automobile and there are many opportunities to do so during Car Week!  in 2017, over $328 million was spent on cars at auctions during Monterey Car week with the top dog being a 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 Roadster, which sold for $22,550,000!  Which car are you looking to add to your collection this year?



The Worldwide Auctioneers Auction takes place at the scenic Pacific Grove Golf Links on Thursday, August 23. The first showcase and auction of the week features roughly 70 historic automobiles in the spectacular oceanside setting.



The Hyatt Regency Monterey hosts muscle cars, motorcycles and more during the Mecum Auction. The general public is invited to view items up for sale August 23-25. Admission is $30 per person.



Russo and Steele’s Annual Collector Automobile auction in beautiful Monterey, CA is among an elite list of events that contribute to Monterey’s Historic Car Week, and holds the hottest ticket to Monterey’s Race Weekend, billed as the “Mecca of Collector Automobiles”.  August 23-25. Previews open on August 22nd. Admission is $30 per person.



Quail Lodge Golf Club on August 24. Bonhams returns to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula for its 21st annual Quail Lodge Auction, featuring the world's finest and most exclusive collectors' motorcars displayed in a stunning setting on the grounds of the Quail Lodge & Golf Club. One of the landmark events taking place during the must-attend "Monterey Collector Car Week", the Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction is the longest-running auction on the Monterey Peninsula, and is, therefore, one of the true highlights during a week of activities that serves as the focal point for the California summer motoring season.



Held at the Monterey Conference Center, August 24-25.  Fine classic cars and unique sports cars, including a dedicated Ford-themed auction, will be auctioned at RM Auctions' Sport & Classics of Monterey.  In total, over 200 investment cars will be auctioned off. Preview passes are $40; a $300 bidder registration includes two preview passes, two auction passes and includes an auction catalog.



The Pebble Beach Auction is the only auction that takes place inside the gates of Pebble Beach!  The auction itself takes place August 24-25, but window-shoppers can admire the breathtaking displays of automotive magic beginning on August 22nd.



June 29, 2018

Monterey Luxury Home for Sale in the Old Del Monte Area

Private, Gated Old Del Monte Area Luxury Home for Sale in Monterey

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Listing Details

Monterey Luxury Home for Sale in the Old Del Monte Area

  • 1320 Jacks Road, Monterey, CA 93940
  • $2,200,000
  • MLS# Coming Soon
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Approx. Square Feet: 3678 sqft
  • Lot size: approximately 0.777 Acres
  • Garage: 3+ cars (over 1000 sqft)

Call Mark Bruno (831) 917-8190 or Jeff Davi (831) 594-3290 with the Monterey Peninsula Home Team to see if this luxury property is still available and to set up an appointment to see it.

Luxury Monterey Estate Koi Pond

Monterey Custom Home Built on Private Park-Like .777 Acre Lot

Luxury Monterey Estate Living roomThis is an incredible opportunity to own a very private, custom built luxury home on a beautifully landscaped .777 acre refuge on one of the best streets in Monterey. This gated, park-like setting has a light and bright single level 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with tons of interior volume.   1329 Jacks Road in Monterey is a 3678 square foot single level home with a modern craftsman style and an Asian flair.  It features stone, wood, granite and other modern surfaces that are both durable and attractive.  The windows are wood clad throughout the house and are plentiful, allowing plenty of light in and showing off the beautiful grounds outside.  There are large exposed beams holding up the soaring ceilings in many rooms.  

The kitchen offers tons of cabinet space, a center island with a stainless-steel gas cooktop and hood, built in double ovens, a built-in frig, and granite countertops. There is a large family room Monterey Luxury Estate bathroomand a dining area just off the kitchen with great views of the park-like backyard and the Koi Pond. 

The master suite of this Monterey luxury home for sale is very spacious and offers the same exposed beam treatment as the living room and it too has soaring ceilings above. There is a tone of closet space including a walk-in closet and several wall closets. Entering the attached master bath is like stepping into a spa! The floors are stone and are perfectly accentuated by the two glass block walls helping to define the space.  The is a walk-in shower, a jetted tub, dual vanities and tons of natural light flowing in from the outside.

In addition to the master, there are three more bedrooms including one mini master which includes a full bath.  The other two bedrooms share a hall bath.

Monterey Luxury Estate kitchenAs a bonus, this property includes a light-filled tea house which could be used for a number of purposes including an artists studio and a large 1000+ square foot garage which can accommodate a good-sized collection of cars.

If you are looking for a modern style craftsman home close to all of the things the Monterey Peninsula has to offer in a private park-like setting, this home is likely for you!

1320 Jacks Road in Monterey’s Old Del Monte neighborhood is an extremely well-built custom home located on a very exclusive street and offers its new owner a ton of privacy. Add this to your list if you love privacy and a large lot but still want to be close to all the action of downtown Monterey and the Monterey Peninsula cities.


Old Del Monte Neighborhood in Monterey, CA

The Old Del Monte neighborhood in Monterey CA consists of the homes that were built around or near the Old Del Monte Golf Course over a wide spread of time.  This area is one of the nicer areas in Monterey with homes, in general, being larger than average and sitting on lots that are above average in size. The majority of the homes here are mid-century modern homes or California ranch-style homes with many Spanish Revival homes sprinkled in.  Although there are homes that sit directly on Old Del Monte Golf Course, they really do not come on the market for sale that often and when they do they typically start over $1,000,000 and can go up significantly from there.  

Homes in general are an eclectic mixture, like most of Monterey and the Monterey Peninsula cities with big beautiful luxury homes built right next to older homes in need of remodeling.  Manor Road, Jacks Road, and Deer Flat Road have some very large estate homes as does Castro Road, especially along the Old Del Monte Golf Course side of the street.

The Old Del Monte neighborhood runs from Mark Thomas Drive to the west, Josselyn Canyon Road to the north, Aquajito Road as its southern boundary and Monhollan Road as its boundary to the East.




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June 29, 2018

What You Can Learn From 2007's Housing Crisis


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Although it seems like it was just a short time ago, it has been 11 years since the 2007 housing crisis. We learned a lot from that time, which is why today we will be talking about these lessons.


First and foremost, we’ve learned that you should never buy a house that you cannot afford. Many people got in trouble back in 2007 by making this mistake. If a lender tells you that you qualify for a loan, but the payment looks like it will be too much for you, the reality is it probably is too much.

The next lesson to take away from the 2007 housing crisis is to not buy a home with little to no down payment. In 2007 and even before, people were purchasing a home without ever submitting a down payment, and although you can still submit a small down payment today, you should be careful about doing so. If you can afford to put more down, it can help protect you from whatever changes in the market may occur. Plus, you will not have to pay PMI, which can save you money each month.

Prior to the downturn in 2007, many people believed that you could buy a house and it would go up in value, however, this is untrue. Real estate is cyclical. In California, there is a 10-year cycle, on average. What we really learned from 2007 is that you have to be careful when you buy and sell real estate.

Statistically, now is a great time to buy a house because of where we are at in the real estate cycle.


Many people ask us when the best time to buy a house actually is and, truthfully, the answer is 20 years ago. We know that this isn't possible, but now is also still a great time to purchase a home because of where we are at in the real estate cycle.

If you want to know how much your home is worth for sale now before the cycle ends, please feel free to call and we can look at your home with you to evaluate its value. We look forward to speaking with you.

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June 21, 2018

Pebble Beach Golf Course View Home for Sale

Pebble Beach Golf Course Home for Sale

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Call Mark Bruno or Jeff Davi at (831) 313-2289 to see if this property is still available and to arrange a private showing.

Pebble Beach Country Club East Golf Course Home for Sale

Pebble Beach golf course view picture

2976 Bird Rock Rd Pebble Beach CA 93953 pictureWhat a fantastic opportunity to buy a Pebble Beach golf course home for sale located just a thousand yards or so from the fantastic Monterey Peninsula Country Club. Located on the second fairway of the award-winning Dunes Golf Course, 2976 Bird Rock Road, Pebble Beach CA has been meticulously remodeled with every surface inside and out replaced with new materials.

Upon entering the home, you will see that a designer’s eye was at work when picking the finishes in this modern style ranch home.  The old floor plan has been opened up into a modern great room for you to configure exactly the way you want it.  Plaster walls with bull-nosed corners, wire brushed hardwood floors, tons of new dual paned windows, French doors and a corner fireplace work to make this space open, modern yet warm.

The kitchen is fit for an aspiring chef!  Plenty of stone counter 

2976 Bird Rock Pebble Beach Kitchen

space to work on and tons of cabinet space for all your cooking ware.  As expected, the appliances are top notched.  With a 6-burner gas cooktop, a built-in oven with a warmer underneath and a microwave/oven combo on top.  There are a dishwasher and a trash compactor not to mention a large frig all dressed in stainless steel. You will love the center island with a breakfast nook just behind it…It will surely become the hangout area at parties and gatherings.

There are three bedrooms each with a bathroom.  The bedrooms are spacious and laid out in a way that makes a lot of sense for both today's second home buyer and multi-generational families. The master suite and a second bedroom are on one side of the house.  Both are appointed as you would expect, and both are Pebble Beach Designer Kitchenquite spacious.  The bathrooms are beautifully done with glass subway tile showers, custom vanities, and stone countertops. The master bedroom a fireplace in the corner and has French doors looking out onto the MPCC Dunes Golf Course.  The third bedroom is located on the other side of the house making it ideal for a guest suite.  It too has a great bathroom that is well-appointed, and it also has French doors leading out to the back patio and overlooking the golf course.

As amazing as the house is inside, one of the best features of 2976 Bird Rock is the 1366 square feet patio that overlooks the golf course.  You will get a Zen-like feeling hanging out back there with a gas firepit and a soothing sound of water babbling from three raised stones.

Additional amenities include a laundry room, an oversized garage with room to park your golf cart, a circle driveway, and a tankless water heater.

If you are looking for impeccable quality in a fantastic location close to MPCC, this is a must see!

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Living in Pebble Beach

The Pebble Beach lifestyle is arguably one of the best lifestyles a person can live… and living on one of the private golf courses in Pebble Beach is certainly at the pinnacle of that lifestyle. If you are privileged enough to join MPCC or Cypress Point, you can drive your own private golf cart to your club to play a round, grab a bite or just hang out. But with near perfect weather just about year-round and there is so much to do here besides playing golf.  The Pacific Ocean and the Monterey Bay are in your backyard and MPCC Golf Course View from 2976 Bird Rock the coastal mountain ranges are magnificent!  There is fishing, surfing, paddle boarding, diving, whale watching, sailing and boating on the water that is just amazing!  On terra firma, one may go horseback riding in Carmel Valley, hiking up Jack’s Peak or Point Lobos, shopping in Carmel or Pacific Grove, wine tasting in the Village, sight-seeing down to Big Sur or just take a bike ride along the coast…or a hundred more things you could do here.  Let’s not forget the major events that come to this area regularly.  There is the Pebble Beach AT&T Pro-Am Golf Tourney, Pebble Beach Food and Wine, Car Week, Laguna Seca Raceway with its heavy event schedule, The Sea Otter Classic…The list goes on and on and if there is nothing going on here, San Francisco is only an hour and a half away.

Let’s just say that those of us who are fortunate enough to live here enjoy a lifestyle that doesn’t suck!


About Pebble Beach Country Club East

Country Club East is a very desirable neighborhood inside the renowned gates of Pebble Beach.  Although there are no ocean views to speak of in the Country Club East, the ocean is still just a short distance away.  In addition to its close proximity to the waterfront, Country Club East is in the Pacific Grove School District, which is one of the best in Monterey County.  

This Pebble Beach neighborhood was built around the famous Monterey Peninsula Country Clubs Dunes Golf Course and two a lesser degree the Shore Couse and as such, there are homes that have great golf course views or are built right on the golf course.  There are several green belts in the Country Club East neighborhood offering a small group of very special homes that back up to a Pebble Beach Pine forest, such as 1162 Chaparral Road.

Although Pebble Beach doesn't have a grocery store it does have the Pebble Beach Market, which has a great selection of wine, sandwiches, and snacks.  The bordering city of Pacific Grove has several options for groceries and all are within a 5-minute car ride along with just about anything else you could possibly need including some of the best restaurants on the Monterey Peninsula.

If you are a dog lover, Rip Van Winkle Open Space Park is located near the Country Club Gate to get into Pebble Beach and has become a makeshift puppy park where dog owners gather daily and allow their well-behaved pooches to run freely with other four-legged furry animals.  Also located in this neighborhood is the Inn at Spanish Bay, which is an amazing resort with a fabulous links style golf course, several top-notch restaurants, amazing outdoor spaces with fire pits, a great wine list and even a bagpiper who serenades the nightly setting of the sun...A great way to end any day.


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June 14, 2018

The Benefits of Multi-Generational Living in Pacific Grove


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Today we are going to discuss an interesting topic: Multi-generational living. We have been noticing more and more families of two or three who are bringing in their parents to join them. There have been many properties for sale with guest houses, casitas, etc.

The State of California actually passed a new law last year that makes it easier for homeowners to create an accessory dwelling unit, and we are seeing more and more homebuyers look for these types of properties. Multi-generational living makes it easier for families to stay close together, save money, and live in harmony.

If your home has multiple master suites, it is going to be worth more than its counterparts without them.


People tend to look for homes with multiple master suites. If you have a house with them, it tends to make it worth a little bit more money when you list it for sale on the market.

If you have any questions for us about multi-generational living or how we can help you achieve your real estate goals, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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May 30, 2018

Something’s Phishy: Watch Out for These Real Estate Scams

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A lot of things can go wrong in a real estate transaction, but one thing you want to be especially careful of is being taken advantage of. There are scams and fraudulent practices that unwary consumers can fall prey to if they’re not careful. Overall, we believe that most people out there are good, but don’t forget that some absolutely aren't. Today we’ll describe a few scams and tell you how to arm yourself against them.

One scam that’s been spotted before is the wiring scam. When you’re under contract, we’ll provide you with disclosures that will explain how money transfers will work. Yet it still happens that people will hack into your email when you’ve undergone a transaction and will replace the title company’s bank account information with their own, so when you wire money to the title company, it will actually go to the scammer’s account. This is serious, because once that money is gone, there’s no getting it back. Make sure that you call the title company directly and verify the information presented in the email before you ever wire that money.

Overall, we believe that most people out there are good, but don’t forget that some absolutely aren't.

Next, there are third-party scams involving sites like Craigslist. In this kind of scam, someone will post an ad for a rental property of some sort, saying that if you send some amount of money, the property is yours. They’ll then “mail you the keys.”

This same kind of scam has even been spotted on other, supposedly more reputable sites like Zillow. Just because it’s a trusted website does not mean you should be sending money to someone without verifying who you’re sending money to. If in doubt, give us a call; we’re up to date on the scams that are perpetrated in the market and we can help you make sure that you’re not unwittingly falling into a trap.

If you ever question the real estate broker you’re working with, make sure you find out their 8-digit license number. It should be published on all their business cards or can be found online. This is one way you can make sure that you know who you’re dealing with.

This next scam is relatively new, at least to our knowledge: moving company scams. This is where a moving company contacts you, or else you find them third-hand on a website like Craigslist. They’ll ask you to send a check to a certain address, after which, they’ll come to your house, pack everything up, and then move it—but they never show up at your new house. They might have taken your possessions to a warehouse to be liquidated, but who knows? The point is your stuff is gone. Make sure that you’re working with a reputable company you can trust. We can refer you to local moving companies that we have relationships with.

Overall, we believe that most people out there are good, but don’t forget that some absolutely aren't. Remember to use common sense, and if you come across anything suspicious, just remember to give us a call. We’ll be glad to advise you.

May 3, 2018

359 Watson | Monterey Ocean View Home for Sale | with Guest House

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359 Watson Street in Monterey CA

Listing Details

  • Monterey Home for Sale with Ocean Views and a Guest Unit
  • Address:  359 Watson St., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Price:  $998,000
  • MLS# ML81794948
  • Bedrooms: 3 plus a Bonus Room
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full
  • Total Livable Size: 2068 SF (Third Party Vender)
  • Main House: 1609 SF 2 beds, 2 baths plus a bonus room
  • Guest Unit: 459 SF 1 bed, 1 bath
  • Basement: 257 SF
  • Lot Size:  5826 SF (County)
  • Architectural Style:  1930’s Bungalow
  • Views: Ocean View, Monterey Bay View, Del Monte Beach View


Contact Mark Bruno with the Monterey Peninsula Home Team to see if this property is still available or to set up an appointment for a private showing (831) 917-8190.


Remodeled Home for Sale with Ocean Views and a Guest Unit

Living room of a Monterey Bungalow style home359 Watson Street is your opportunity to own a Monterey ocean view home with a guest unit in the Old Town Monterey neighborhood that locals refer to as Spaghetti Hill.  You will love the location as it is close to the world-famous Cannery Row, the Monterey Wharf, the Defense Language Institute (DLI), downtown Monterey and it even has a neighborhood pub called Duffy Hunters.

The main house at 359 Watson Street is a 1928 Bungalow style house with great curb appeal and charm.  It is roughly 1600 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths plus it has a bonus room that has been used as a third bedroom in the past, this home has the charm of yesteryear in a nicely updated package.

When you walk through the front door into the living room, you can’t help but notice the wainscoting in every room as well as the Kitchen at 359 Watson Street in Monterey, CAoriginal plaster work by true craftsman of the day.  They just don’t make them like this anymore!  There is new carpet and fresh paint on the ceiling, walls and wainscoting. The fireplace is covered with what appears to be Carmel Stone and the two diamond shaped windows on either side add a unique touch. 

The kitchen has been nicely updated from original and includes newer Shaker style kitchen cabinets, marble counter tops, newer appliances and a black, grey and white tile backsplash to tie it all together. There is a large dining area or what be a small nook for a kitchen table and still a good size family room.  This space has a great view of Del Monte Beach and the Monterey Bay through the sliding glass windows.  There is a 256 square foot deck off the sliding glass doors that also has great views of the water and beach.

Bathroom at 359 Watson Street in Monterey, CAThe two bedrooms are both larger than they appear.  The front bedroom has a large closet while the rear bedroom has a smaller, more traditional closet of the period.  Both rooms have wainscoting on the walls along with fresh paint everywhere and new carpet.  The rear bedroom has nice views of Del Monte Beach and the Monterey Bay.

There are two remodeled bathrooms, one with dual vanities, granite countertops, tile floors and a tile shower over a tub.  The other has a walk-in shower covered with limestone tiles and a single vanity.

The nearly 460 square foot lower level guest unit is accessed through a set of sliding glass doors from the rear of the house.  It includes a living room, small kitchenette, a nice sized bedroom and a bathroom.  The small kitchenette area has a small counter with a sink and room for a refrigerator. 

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Old Town Monterey (Spaghetti Hill)

The Old Town Monterey neighborhood, or what the local Sicilians refer to as Spaghetti Hill, is where the local Sicilian fisherman first settled back in 1890.  Of course, they would settle here, this neighborhood is located just a couple blocks above the Monterey Wharf!  

Today, Old Town Monterey is a great place to live as it is in close proximity to most of what Monterey has to offer. It is bordered by the Presidio of Monterey (including the DLI) to the west and north, Larkin Street to the East and Madison Street to the south. Downtown Monterey, which is home to the best Farmers Market in the area on Tuesday’s, has great restaurants, banks, shops and nightlife, making it a popular walk in destination from Spaghetti Hill.  The Monterey Wharf and Harbor are just a few blocks down the hill and although it is a huge tourist attraction, is a great place to go out to eat, pick up some locally caught fresh seafood or just hang out and take in the atmosphere.  The famous Cannery Row is within walking distance as are several beaches, not to mention the bike trail that runs from Pacific Grove’s Lovers Point all the way past Marina!

If you are looking for a great house with plenty of flexibility, an ocean view and in a great location, you need to take a look at 359 Watson in Monterey’s Old Town neighborhood!


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