Home inventory tightens even in Carmel-by-the-Sea & Pebble Beach, CA

If you have followed my blogs the last few days, you will have seen how desirable an area Carmel is on the Monterey Peninsula. The beauty of the area which includes Big Sur and Pebble Beach is absolute.

Is it any wonder that the homes in Carmel-by-the-Sea generally are very pricy but that does not stop second home buyers from investing in this community. You see, prices during the downturn also affected prices here. However, just as in the rest of the country, inventory is getting tight even with the priciest homes. In fact, it is about HALF of what it was in 2008 at the height of the foreclosure and short sale market. In fact, total sales and sales prices were up in 2012 over 2011 and now multiple offers on a property is the norm.

I love to be as close to the ocean as possible, so I went to investigate what is for sale on SCENIC DRIVE.

There were not so surprisingly very few for sale. But one that I have always liked was for sale. I remember it years ago before the renovations and always liked the location. (Courtesy Coldwell Banker/Del Monte).


Carmel home for sale on Scenic Drive, CA

Home for sale on Scenic Drive, Carmel CA

Scenic Road Sunset Carmel

Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Broker/Owner/REALTOR 


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Comment balloon 5 commentsHella Mitschke Rothwell • January 23 2013 06:15PM


I love this entire area.  Unfortunately, these homes are not within my budget.  It's interesting to find this market similar to other markets experiencing low inventory.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) almost 6 years ago

Hella, That home certainly has lots of appeal and I can see why it was one your remembered. Enjoy your stay in Carmel by the Sea.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 6 years ago

Joan: Yes, nventory is tightening no matter what your budget or what your area, it looks like.

Debbie: It's been interesting to see the transformation that Carmel-by-the-Sea has gone through since I arrived in 1995.

Posted by Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000) almost 6 years ago

California certainly has its challenges. The tax situation is now totally out of hand. I am doing a mortgage for an indidual moving from CA to CT, which is something that doesn't happen. He talked about one of the main reasons being California's tax structure.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) almost 6 years ago

Joe: Yes, the tax situation is a consideration in California. But evidently that is not stopping buyers from buying here. The Pebble Beach National Pro Am Golf Tournament will be playing here February 4 - 10, 2013. Realtors do some heavy marketing during that time with all the exposure our area gets then.

Posted by Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000) almost 6 years ago