ellen Weekly Blog

With Thanksgiving behind us, towns across the Peninsula have begun preparing for the remainder of the holiday season as decorations pop-up and tree lighting ceremonies kick-off the start of December. What a difference a week made in our local market- Carmel’s activity rose sharply while Pebble came to a standstill. Good to see activity in the Highlands and Quail area pick-up. Happy holidays all and as always, a few highlights below:

For the first time in 2016, Pebble had zero closed escrows or new sales this week as things wind down for its seasonal slumber. Despite the quiet week, Pebble remains on pace to finish the year on a strong note.

Carmel awoke this week with a flurry of closed escrows(6) and new sales(5)- the most in over 6 weeks. The top closed escrow came from the eastern part of Carmel Point- a newly remodeled Mediterranean-style home on an oversized lot that closed at $2.5M (4% off of List Price). The other closed escrows included a cottage built in the 90’s on Monte Verde that closed at $2.239M; a ranch-style home in eastern Carmel Point that closed at $2.15M (10% off of List Price); a remodeled 30’s cottage in NE Carmel that closed at $1.05M (9% off of List Price) and two teardowns in NE Carmel that closed at $795K (1% off of List Price) and $750K (1% over List Price). The top new sale is a newly remodeled cottage on the West side of Carmelo with ocean views and an ask of $3.565M. The other new sales include a recently built craftsman cottage in NW Carmel that’s listed at $2.195M; a couple of cottages on oversized lots in the outskirts of NW Carmel with asks of $1.695M and $1.595M; a 1920’s bungalow just north of Ocean on Casanova offered at $1.45M and a remodeled 60’s ranch-style home in Hatton Fields with an ask of $1.395M.

The Highlands saw a rise in activity to start December with 2 closed escrows. The top closed escrow came from Carmel Meadows- a frontline property on Calle Cruz with ocean and valley views that sold for $5M (9% off of List Price). The other closed escrow was a foreclosure on the East side of Highway 1 with ocean views that closed at $1.63M (8% off of List Price).

The Quail area also had activity this week with another closed escrow on Fairway Pl- a 60’s rustic Contemporary-style home tucked behind the 4th tee box that sold for $1.3M (35% off of List Price).

Mike, Jess & Nic

No news to report
ACTIVE LISTINGS= 72 Homes (Country Club West=16, Country Club East=8, Central Pebble=25, Lodge=16, Upper Forest=7), 21 Lots

CLOSED ESCROW – 2737 Calle La Cruz, $5M (9% off of List Price), DOM = 14
CLOSED ESCROW – 2658 15th Ave, $2.5M (4% off of List Price), DOM = 149
CLOSED ESCROW – Monte Verde 4 SW of 12th Ave. $2.239M (7% off of List Price), DOM = 23
CLOSED ESCROW – 2643 Walker Ave, $2.15M (11% off of List Price), DOM = 143
CLOSED ESCROW – Santa Fe 3 SE of 1st, $1.05M (9% off of List Price), DOM = 62
NEW SALE – Carmelo 2 NW of 13th, $3,565M, DOM = 91
NEW SALE – NE Corner of 4th Ave & Monte Verde, $2.195M, DOM = 68
NEW SALE – 3 NE Dolores & 3rd St, $1.695M, DOM = 252
NEW SALE – Dolores 2 NE of 2nd, $1.595M, DOM = 179
NEW SALE – 3NE Casanova & Ocean, $1.45M, DOM = 3
ACTIVE LISTINGS= 82 Homes (Carmel Woods=5, NW Carmel=13, NE Carmel=14, Golden Rectangle=17, SE Carmel=13, Carmel Point=13, Hatton Fields=7), 2 Lots

Carmel Highlands
CLOSED ESCROW – 154 San Remo, $1.63M (9% off of List Price), DOM = 90
ACTIVE LISTINGS= 26 Homes (21 in Highlands- 8 oceanfront, 5 in Meadows- 1 oceanfront), 9 Lots

CLOSED ESCROW – 7060 Fairway Pl, $1.3M (35% off of List Price), DOM = 73
ACTIVE LISTINGS= 3 Homes (3 in Quail Meadows), 2 Lots

Around Town:

2/02: Carmel Plaza Holiday Open House
Carmel Plaza
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

12/02 – 12/18: Christmas on the Wharf
Fisherman’s Wharf

12/02: Historic Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting
Colton Hall
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

12/03 – 12/04: I Cantoir Di Carmel
Carmel Mission
8:00 pm
$15 – $25 

12/03: Joullian Vineyards 18th Annual Wine & Wreath
Joullian Vineyards & Winery
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
$20 – $50 

12/03: Santa’s Live Reindeer in Downtown Monterey
Golden State Theatre
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

12/04: Tree of Life Celebration
Portola Hotel & Spa
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm 

12/08: Holiday Sip & Shop Open House
Cima Collina Tasting Room
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm