MONTEREY COUNTYPacific GroveVacation PropertyVideo January 3, 2022

Pacific Grove – Lovers Point Walk, A Local Treasure [Video]

~Happy New Year!~

Sending good wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous new year! As you chase new heights in 2022, don’t forget to set some time aside for rest, relaxation and family!
Today we spent the afternoon on one of our favorite walks in Monterey Bay; We wanted to start the new year right by being inspired by strolling Pacific Grove, starting at Lovers Point (pretty romantic name, right?)
Here’s the route we walked with HoHo (she kept up mostly, while I struggled climbing the rocks at Lovers Point Park!) 🤪
Pacific Grove - Lovers Point, a local hidden treasure walk with Lynne MacFarlane
Explore the world class walk that Pacific Grove’s Lovers Point Park inspires to tourists and locals!
Pacific Grove is a quaint little seaside community in Monterey Bay. Lovers Point is the perfect destination with rocky outcroppings for children, young and old to climb and explore. See the tide pools, ground squirrels, seagulls, humming birds, otters, sail boats and tours have fun climbing the rocks and enjoy the views!
After exploring Lovers Point Park, walk west on Ocean View Blvd, go south on Asilomar Ave and east on Lighthouse Ave Sights you’ll see on this walk…
  • Point Pinos Lighthouse – http://www.pointpinoslighthouse.org/ 
  • Lucy’s On The Lighthouse – https://www.lucyspg.com/
    • 1120 LIGHTHOUSE AVE. PACIFIC GROVE
    • Outdoor, casual seating
    • Pet Friendly, several well behaved doggos sitting in their patios
    • Serving Illy’s espresso
    • Order their delicious crispy brussels sprout dish drizzled with balsamic reduction, tasty!

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Interested in homes in Pacific Grove? Let me know if you have any real estate interest in buying, selling, or investing in the Monterey Bay or Silicon Valley / SF Bay Area.  As you can imagine, Covid has completely changed what’s important to home owners, wouldn’t you agree? If you would like to sell, I will be willing to meet you and share exactly what we could do, my team and I, to get it done. Give me a call!

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Why This Is a Great Year to Sell Your Vacation Home

As vaccines are administered and travel resumes, many of us are beginning to plan for those long-awaited vacations we missed out on over the past year. Some households are focusing their efforts on buying a vacation home rather than staying in a hotel, too. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports:

Second homes (i.e., homes sold to buyers who are not going to occupy the home year-round, but use it as a vacation home, investment property, etc.) account for 15 percent of new single-family home sales.”

 

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It’s not surprising that there’s an increase in demand for vacation homes. The majority of Americans are realizing they prefer to be around small groups, as shown in a recent survey from The Harris Poll:

“Social distancing taught consumers new things about how they like to socialize; (75%) said, ‘during COVID social distancing I realized I preferred smaller social gatherings at home or at friends’ place.’”

Not only are vacation homes seen as a potentially more pandemic-friendly way to travel and socialize, but they can also serve as an extended home-away-from-home. With more Americans being given the option to continue working remotely or retire earlier than expected, vacation homes can be used year-round. The NAHB explains:

“Remote work arrangements have made it possible for some wealthier Americans to move to alternate locations that are not just small, suburban shifts from within their current metro area.  More fundamentally, second home demand may also be benefitting by an acceleration of retirement plans, as well as stock market gains.”

Bottom Line

The demand for vacation homes has increased and will continue to rise as we head into summer. If you own a house in a destination area and have thought about selling, now is a great time to take advantage of today’s high buyer interest. Let’s connect to discuss your opportunities in our local market.

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