Upcoming Events in Monterey County

Monterey County Events

Jazz in Monterey County

There is never a dull moment in the Central Coast region of California, which is one of the many perks to living here! Take advantage of the never-ending fun by attending an upcoming event or activity in Monterey County. As your Monterey County real estate agent, I take it upon myself to keep you updated on local events, so you will always be reminded of what an amazing community you live in.

Here are a few upcoming events to mark in your Monterey County calendar:

  • Next Generation Jazz Festival is coming up this weekend, March 31 through April 2. If you love jazz, you’ll want to head to Portola Hotel & Spa as more than 1,300 of the nation’s top student musicians perform at the Monterey Conference Center. You’ll hear performances by middle, high school and collegiate groups, along with big bands, combos, vocal ensembles and more.
  • Pacific Grove Good Old Days remind you that the Central Coast region still contains that small-town charm that residents love! On April 8 and 9, enjoy a parade, live entertainment on five stages, arts and crafts vendors, food booths, carnival rides, a classic car show, a quilt show, pony rides, a dance showcase and more. It is free to attend, so don’t miss this family-friendly festival.
  • The Wildflower Show will take place at Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History April 14-16. This annual show features an enormous and diverse collection of wildflowers from around the Central Coast region. View and get to know each wildflower right as flowers bloom across the region, including Pacific Grove’s famous Magic Carpet. Cost is only $5 for county residents!
  • Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival is one of the biggest, most anticipated events of the year in Monterey County. It takes place April 20-23 this year, with more than 75 celebrity chefs and over 250 wineries participating on Pebble Beach. Enjoy epic lunches, dinners and wine tastings while learning how to cook in demonstrations and indulging in the legendary grand tasting event.

As you can see, there are lots of fun events coming up in the next month in Monterey County. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly event, a budget-friendly option, or an adults-only excursion, there is an option for you. Mark these in your calendar and get out to enjoy all that the Central Coast region has to offer!

Ready to achieve your Central Coast real estate goals this spring? You’re not alone! Don’t hesitate to call me, your Central Coast real estate agent, so we can start working toward your goals during this busy season. I am only a phone call away!

Grace Borzini

Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
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Wine Tasting Guide for Paso Robles

Paso Robles Wineries

Best Paso Robles Wineries

When you live in or near a renowned wine region like Paso Robles, it’s hard to decide which vineyards to visit on any given day. There are so many options, and everyone has their own personal favorites! That is why Huffington Post recently put together their own guide to wine tasting in Paso Robles. As your Central Coast real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on their recommendations, and see if you agree with them.

Huffington Post referred to the Paso region as the rule-breakers and innovators of wine, with bold and unusual blends regularly making debuts from experimental winemakers. Here’s a list of the wineries they say you can’t miss:

  • Denner Vineyards – Here you can enjoy a beautiful patio with rolling green hill views and oak trees for shade while sipping their 2015 Theresa Zinfandel or their 2014 Mother of Exiles.
  • Herman Story Wines – Enjoy some rock and roll during a party here while sipping on their 2013 or 2014 Grenaches, their 2014 GSM Casual Encounters, or their 2013 Syrah “John Sebastians.”
  • Derby Estate Wines – Take a Tower Tour of their facility, which used to be an old almond factory, and then sip on their 2014 Picpoul Blanc, their 2007 Sparking Pinot Noir Rose or their 2008 Maneater.
  • JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery – JUSTIN put Paso Robles on the map, so HP says no guide can leave them out. Tour their cave system and sip their 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon or their Icons Tasting Flight!
  • McPrice Meyers – Enjoy a no-frills atmosphere with great wine. Sip on Terre Blanche Viognier/Roussanne blend for white wine, GSM blends for red wine, and their 2014 Les Galets Syrah.
  • Seven Oxen – This tasting room is right in the middle of town, is relatively new to the scene and has its own small organic farm. Sip on their 2013 Cassidy Grenache-Mouvedre blend or any other Grenache.
  • Turley Wine Cellars – They put out 20+ Zinfandels and delicious Petite Syrahs, and they are dedicated to organic farming techniques. Sip on their 2013 Ueberroth Zinfandel or Catalan-style 2013 Tecolote.

It’s nice to see some new names mentioned in an article about Paso Robles wineries. As there are over 300 in the area, it’s hard for all of them to receive the notoriety that they deserve!

Which Paso Robles winery is your favorite to visit or drink? Leave a comment and share!

When ready to relocate to the Paso Robles area, or when ready to buy or sell anywhere in the Central Coast real estate market, contact me. As your Central Coast real estate agent, I am ready to help you accomplish all of your housing goals this spring!

Grace Borzini

Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

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Lake Naci News – March 2017

Lake Naci News – March 2017

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Grace Borzini

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Grace Borzini of Oak Shores Realty #1 in Monterey County Residential Sales for 2016

Grace_AwardMonterey County’s robust 2016 home sales were led by Grace Borzini, broker-owner of Oak Shores Realty, with 97 residential units sold, representing a dollar volume of $31,221,900. Her average home sale price was $321,875.

Borzini’s 2016 sales achievement eclipses her strong performance of 2015, when she sold 99 residential units and was #2 in Monterey County sales production.

As a real estate industry sales leader with over 18 years of experience, Borzini credits her success to a simple principal: client focus. “The Monterey County real estate market moves quickly,” Borzini explains. “Rapid response to the client is essential. Having the support of an expert team, along with operational efficiencies, enables me to provide a high level of service.”

The 5-star client reviews Borzini has on Zillow and Yelp support that statement. In addition to stellar service, Borzini and the team at Oak Shores Realty deliver outstanding sales performance that consistently place them among the area’s top producers.

When asked about her marketing strategies, Borzini offered this advice to Monterey County home sellers: “Prepare your home for the market; home condition still counts. And while the market is currently in your favor, don’t be tempted to price your home too high. It’s better to price your home competitively and draw maximum buyer attention. This can lead to aggressive, multiple-offer scenarios that result in a handsome sales price.”

Borzini also has some words of advice for Monterey County home buyers: “Prepare your financing first; know what you can afford, and plan your home search accordingly. Be ready to take immediate action when you find a home you like, and make a compelling offer. Knowing your priorities will help you make confident decisions.”

Grace Borzini has been serving tri-county residents with professional real estate services since 1999. As a longtime resident of Monterey County, she believes in giving back to the local communities. She sits on the Salinas Valley Fair Heritage Board, and is the chair of the Hospitality Room during the fair. She is also a founding board member of the Southern Monterey County Foundation, which is an affiliate of the Community Foundation for Monterey County. Learn more at www.oakshoresrealty.com. Monterey County market statistics and sales performance provided by REIL.

Grace Borzini

Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
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Price Change in Oak Shores!

PRICE REDUCTION
3123 E Beach Circle, Bradley
Approx. Lot Size: .1515 Acres
List Price: $295,000
MLS #: PR1069825


 

3123 E Beach Circle, Oak ShoresExceptional private Beach lot in a neighborhood of very exclusive waterfront homes. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the private security gated community of Oak Shores this gentlely sloped lot with a deeded 1/17 deeded ownership in the private beach below will be a great location to build the Lake Front home you have always wanted. The deeded ownership includes the right to place your own dock. There is an old set of conceptual building plans included.

If you know anyone who would like more information, or who would like an exclusive showing,
please have them call or e-mail me.  I look forward to hearing from you.
 “The above mentioned property(ies) may not be listed by the agent/office presenting this email. Information is deemed reliable, but has not been verified.”

New Listing in Oak Shores!

JUST LISTED

2451 Captains Walk, Bradley

 Approx. Lot Size: .1469 Acres
 List Price: $39,000
 MLS #: NS17055856


2451 Captains Walk, Oak shoresGently sloping lot located just a hop and a skip from the miniature golf course. Enjoy mountain views when you build your lake house located on this loop street lot. Take advantage of all of the amenities Oak Shores has to offer with ownership in this easy build lot. Once you pull permits you can stay in the campground.

“The above mentioned property(ies) may not be listed by the agent/office presenting this email. Information is deemed reliable, but has not been verified.”

Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information. Please let us know how we can help!

Where to Find Foodies in SLO County

SLO County Restaurants

Culinary Spots in SLO County

If you love food, you’ll love this list of restaurants with delicious culinary offerings in SLO County. As a SLO County real estate agent, I am here to fill you in on current real estate listings, along with home-buying and home-selling tips, but also on local businesses, local events, attractions and so much more. Once you make SLO County your home, you need to know where to explore locally!

If you love food, you’ll love checking out these 12 spots that BuzzFeed recently recommended for SLO County. Thanks to restaurants like these, the Central Coast has a permanent home on the culinary map.

  • The Hatch, Paso Robles – Indulge in a one-ton rotisserie chicken, or try another roasted meat option, such as tri-tip, baby back ribs and many others. Almost everything is made in-house, including the ketchup and hot sauce. This is Southern home cooking at its finest!
  • Marston’s 101, Atascadero – For your meal, enjoy artisanal flatbreads made in a wood-fired oven, or fish and chips made with local Morro Bay cod. For a beverage, enjoy some spirits off the full craft cocktail menu, or try a new beer from the 33 tap options!
  • Thomas Hill Organic Kitchen, San Luis Obispo – They have two locations, one in SLO that just opened in 2016, and one in Paso Robles. Enjoy locally and organically sourced, seasonal food and an extensive wine list. From a CSA and 10-acre organic farm, to two farm-to-table eateries, this place has come far.
  • Fish Gaucho, Paso Robles – One of the area’s most popular spots, you can’t go wrong with Ahi nachos, shrimp ceviche with charred grapefruit, and handcrafted margaritas in flavors like watermelon mint and jalapeño pineapple. It’s Mexican fare with a California twist!
  • Bristols Cider House, Atascadero – Cider is making a name for itself in SLO County, alongside wine and beer. Bristol, England native Neil Collins is a winemaker, but then turned his talents to cider. Taste a variety of unfiltered, hopped, cask-aged or traditional yeast-fermented cider brews in all sizes.
  • Luna Red, San Luis Obispo – Tapas are the name of the game here, with eclectic flavors. From Asian-inspired dishes to Latin fare, you’ll find something to satisfy every taste bud. After eating bacon-fat Brussels sprouts with kimchi and mint, or Valencian paella, wash it down with one of four sangrias!

Other restaurants mentioned on BuzzFeed’s list include Paso Terra in Paso Robles, Whiskey & June in Atascadero, Naked Fish in San Luis Obispo, La Cosecha in Paso Robles, Street Side Ale House in Atascadero and BBQ at the Downtown San Luis Obispo Farmer’s Market.

Which restaurant from this list is your favorite? Leave a comment and share! Was one of your favorites left off the list? Share with the rest of us which one it is.

Buy a home in SLO County and enjoy local food and beverages as often as you wish! When ready to buy, sell, relocate, invest or otherwise, contact me, your Central Coast real estate agent. I am here to answer all of your questions and to help you achieve your real estate goals this season!

Grace Borzini

Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

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Oak Leaves News – March

Check out the latest addition of the Oak Leaves, Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento, Newsletter and stay up-to-date on all news and events for the Oak Shores community including important announcements and fun activities!

Read the March issue of Oak Leaves.

View the archived issues of Oak Leaves!

Grace Borzini
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Oak Shores Realty

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Please let us know how we can help!

SLO/Paso Robles among Healthiest Places in U.S.

SLO County

Get healthier in SLO County!

Looking for an excuse to relocate to the Central Coast? While there are plenty, you can add this one to the list. The San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles / Arroyo Grande region was named one of the top 10 healthiest U.S. regions to live in, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index for 2017. So when ready to purchase a home in SLO County, contact me, your Central Coast real estate agent!

SLO County received a Well-Being Index Score of 65.2. This region has typically ranked among the highest for well-being since 2008! Gallup determines these scores based on two years of Metropolitan Statistical Area well-being records and more than 354,000 interviews with U.S. adults across all 50 states. Five categories are determined:

  • Purpose: Liking what you do each day and motivation to achieve goals
  • Social: Having supportive relationships and love in your life
  • Financial: Managing your finances while having low stress and high security
  • Community: Liking where you live, feeling safe, having pride for your community
  • Physical: Having good health and energy to get things done each day

When breaking down the Gallup poll even further, we found that Salinas made the top five list for having purpose. San Luis Obispo was second on list of top places for community, and SLO also made the top five for physical. Read more details from the Gallup Well-Being Index.

As a Central Coast real estate agent, I believe there are many factors that play into the high levels of well-being in this area! Here are a few of my thoughts:

Community Events: All throughout the Central Coast region, there are events daily, weekly or monthly to keep residents busy, and which bring people together to give them the feeling of living in a small town. I update this blog regularly with local events and activities for you to take note of!

Outdoor Activities: It is easy to remain healthy and happy with beautiful weather and a million ways to enjoy that weather outdoors! Whether you live on Lake Nacimiento, with peaceful lake living and activities at your fingertips, you live among the vineyards in the valley, or your live along the coast, there is a plethora of trails, water sports, beaches, campsites, etc. to keep you busy.

Stress Relief: Life will also give you reasons to stress, but SLO County provides so many stress relievers too! You can head to a winery’s tasting room any day of the week for a sample or glass of wine, and many wineries host events on a regular basis. Or, spending a day unwinding at Lake Nacimiento! Nothing eases stress better than a day at the lake.

Real Estate: There are housing opportunities for everyone on the Central Coast. You determine your budget, and as a SLO County real estate agent, I can help you find the perfect home to suit your needs. Whether you want a permanent home, vacation home, retirement home or investment property, I can help make your real estate dreams a reality.

Ready to make the Central Coast your home? Contact me today!

Grace Borzini

Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

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Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.

Lake Naci News – March 2017

Lake Naci News – March 2017

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Grace Borzini

Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

Oak Shores Real Estate
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Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.