Here are a few statistics for Monterey County schools. The homeless number and the socioeconomically disadvantaged segment are staggering. Sometimes we live in a bubble and it's important to branch out and look beyond our small communities. Pacific Grove, Carmel and the surrounding area comprise a very small portion of the total student population. Other communities within the county have a disproportionate amount of low income households. We have to take care of these kids!
Yipee! We're heading into Stage 2 Expansion for the Monterey County Shelter in Place order. Face coverings are still required and of course social distancing but some businesses are opening up. List of businesses being added this week: Dine-In Restaurant Service - with Restrictions Car Washes Pet Grooming Services Offices Outdoor Public Places Residential Cleaning and Janitorial Shopping Malls Religious Observances with Restrictions Schools with Restrictions Outdoor Museums L
Here is a Monterey County update for February 2020: The median Single Family home cost $699,000 and sold in 28 days for 98% of the list price based on 145 sales. Inventory rose 2% from January, but down -15% from February 2019 with 645 homes available, compared to 760 homes last year. Average days on market (DOM) rose 8 days from 66 to 74 or 12%; median DOM dropped by -15 days from the month before. Number of new listings for the month of February decreased -4% over January a
I just attended a meeting last week to hear some updates from the Monterey County Farm Bureau. I thought I'd share a brief summary of some of the discussion points but please refer to the Farm Bureau for questions or details. . The recent Romaine lettuce alert had a financial impact on local growers but luckily the ban has been lifted. Sounds like growers implemented a sticker system that will better identify where produce is coming to prevent future confusion. Yuma, Salinas
Due to home prices slowing, interest rates holding and more inventory on the market, we may be heading into a "Buyer's Market" this spring. Traditionally, the week of the ATT Pro Am marks the beginning or our local "selling season". Sellers like to take advantage of the influx of visitors and they feel that it's a good time to expose homes to the market. The reality seems to be that it generates a lot of looking but not necessarily a lot of buying. New listings are coming to