Another New Listing in Oak Shores!

2575 Shoreline Rd, Bradley

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms
Approx. Interior Size: 3,711 SqFt
Approx. Lot Size: 0.2889 Acres
List Price: $1,299,000
MLS #: 1071391
 

 

2575  Shoreline Rd, Oak ShoresLake Front 4 bed 3-1/2 Bath home with over 1,800 ft of deck. Master bedroom plus another bedroom on upper level and 2 bedrooms on the lower level. Living rooms on both levels!! All bedrooms, living rooms, fantastic kitchen, dining room and the garage have deck access. Picture windows to appreciate the fabulous views. Bring your lake toys. Ownership in private lot to Lake.

 

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.”

 

 

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!

New Listing in Oak Shores

2719 Lookout Loop, Bradley

5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
Approx. Interior Size: 3,571 SqFt
Approx. Lot Size: 0.1420 Acres
List Price: $999,000
MLS #: 1071389
 

 
2719  Lookout LoopBeautiful 3 level, 5 bedroom, 4 bath home in the community of Oak Shores. Lake and Mountain Views. Private setting. A deck on every level for entertainment or just relaxing. Must see this home to appreciate. Granite countertops in the kitchen, wood floors in living area, with carpeting and tile through out. 2 of the Bedrooms have oversized closets that are almost the size of the bedrooms. One would make a great wine storage area. Oversized 2 car garage for lake toys. Lots of storage under the house. 

 

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.”

 

 

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!

What to Do In Pacific Grove, CA This Fall

Pacific Grove

Monarch Butterflies in Pacific Grove

Have you been to Pacific Grove? It is located in Monterey County, between Monterey and Point Pinos. It has small-town charm, is home to one of the oldest continually operating lighthouses, and houses a 1932 classic golf course. There is much to love about Pacific Grove! If you’d like to relocate there, or learn more about it, contact me, your Monterey County real estate agent.

Pacific Grove also has a bunch of fun fall events and activities coming up. Take a look at this list and pick out one or a few to attend this year!

  • The Butterfly Parade and Bazaar is this Saturday, Oct. 1. Students from the area will appear in the parade with their teachers and classmates, and first-graders show off butterfly costumes to commemorate their first time getting to walk in the parade. This event celebrates the return of monarch butterflies to Pacific Grove each year!
  • The Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary is open year-round, but November through March is the best time to visit. Monarch butterflies flock to Pacific Grove each year from many miles away, attracted to its cool climate and eucalyptus trees. Many make the sanctuary their home, so you can view a bunch of them all at once and up close.
  • The Big Sur Half Marathon is coming up on Nov. 13, so if you want to register, you’ve still got time to do so and to practice! Parts of Pacific Grove and Monterey are part of the half marathon trail, along with the gorgeous coastlines, rolling hills and mountains of Big Sur. November is one of the best times to hang out in Pacific Grove too, while it’s sunny and warm. Try your luck at a local marathon!
  • Flavors of Pacific Grove will take place on Nov. 19 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is hosted each year by the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce, to highlight the community’s culinary treasures and traditions. You can try dishes from all over the world, including Italian, Thai, French, Mediterranean and more. From breakfast to seafood, along with local and imported wines, you’ll try a little bit of everything.

After November begins the winter holiday events in Pacific Grove. You can view a full list of upcoming events from this See Monterey article.

Pacific Grove is just one of the many charming towns located in the Central Coast region of California! As your Central Coast real estate agent, it’s my duty to fill you in on each one, and to help you understand what sets each apart from the others. Do you want to relocate to the Central Coast but aren’t sure which city to call home? I can help you decide!

Contact me at any time for help with your SLO County or Monterey County real estate goals.

Grace Borzini

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Fun Adventures at SLO County Wineries

SLO County Wineries

Disc Golf at a SLO County Winery

California Wine Month is winding down, but here in the Central Coast region, we consider every month wine month! There is never a bad time to visit a local winery and enjoy tastings, glasses of wine, food, live music, fun activities, amazing views and great company.

If the thought of sitting around at a winery all day doesn’t sound like fun to you, good news. Some wineries go above and beyond to offer fun activities and attractions! These are great options for people who want to stay active, or great for families with active kids.

So whether it’s in these last few days of California Wine Month, or in the months to come, stop by one of these SLO County wineries to enjoy one of these fun activities!

  • Disc Golf – Castoro Cellars is known nationwide for their Whale Rock Disc Golf Course! All you need is a disc. Grab a glass of wine and then try your luck on this 18-hole course among the vines of Castoro Cellars. You won’t find another disc golf course with better views.
  • Excursion Trail – Halter Ranch wants you to explore their land with them on the Excursion Trail! You will hop into a Land Rover Defender and ride around this historic piece of land, with ponds, wildlife and 281 acres of vineyards. Sip wine during the tour, take a tour of the winery, and then enjoy a private tasting.
  • Zip line – Ancient Peaks and Santa Margarita Ranch are making a name for themselves with their Zip and Sip option! Margarita Adventures offers a chance to zip over the vineyards of Ancient Peaks with six different ziplines. Before or after, enjoy a glass of wine to calm your nerves!
  • Bocce Ball – Numerous wineries in the area have bocce ball as a fun activity for you to enjoy while you sip on wine. One is Robert Hall Winery, which has two regulation courts outside, made from crushed oyster shells and a layer of oyster shell flour. Another is Niven Family Wine Estates, which also has two regulation courts and gorgeous views!
  • Helicopter Tour – Want to visit more than one winery, and in style? Sign up for a Helicopter Wine Tour with Paso Air Tours, and they will literally fly you directly to each winery. If you’ve got guests visiting you here on the Central Coast, this is one way to certainly wow them.

As you can see, there is more to do at wineries than just drink wine, although that’s certainly a reason worth visiting! Bring the kids along for bocce ball or ziplining over the vineyards, or get a group of friends together for a competitive game of disc golf, or a Land Rover vineyard tour.

Enjoy our vineyards and wineries here on the Central Coast this month and year-round. When you’re ready to accomplish your SLO County real estate market goals, as your Central Coast real estate agent, I also work year-round! Contact me anytime to get started on working toward your goals as a Central Coast homeowner.

Grace Borzini

Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

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Lake Naci News – September 2016

Lake Naci News – September 2016
Oak Shores Board of Directors Election Results

Oak Shores Board of Directors

Grace Borzini

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New Listing in Oak Shores

2699 Lookout Loop, Bradley

3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms
Approx. Interior Size: 2,200 SqFt
Approx. Lot Size: 0.1607 Acres
List Price: $549,000
MLS #: 1071314

 

 
2699 Lookout Loop, Oak ShoresLike new home built by premier builder, Don Young. Enjoy peeks of Lake Nacimiento that can be seen from the kitchen, dining area & side deck. Large kitchen with marble counter tops, alder cabinets, tile floor & walk-in pantry. Beautiful master suite on main living level. Level entry to large garage with extra high door opening & 34′ deep on one side for boat.

 

 

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.”

 

 

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!

First Step in the Home-Buying Process for Central Coast Buyers

Central Coast Homebuyers

Central Coast Homebuyers

If you are gearing up to buy a Central Coast home soon, do you know what the first step is that you should take? As a Central Coast real estate agent, I recommend that you get pre-approved for a mortgage loan! There are a couple reasons for this, which I will explain.

First off, in a competitive market, Central Coast home sellers are much more willing to work with you as a buyer if you are already pre-approved. If you fall in love with a house and make an offer, let’s say one or a few other buyers put an offer on the same house. The seller will most likely choose to go with a buyer who is already pre-approved, because they know the buyer can definitely afford the house, and the process will go faster and smoother for the seller.

Secondly, by getting pre-approved for a mortgage loan first, you know exactly what you can afford in the Central Coast real estate market. It’s heartbreaking to see a buyer fall in love with a home, to only find out after the fact that they cannot afford that home. To save you from wasted hours of home searching, and heartache, it’s recommended that you first get pre-approved, so you search within your budget.

As a Central Coast real estate agent, I can point you in the direction of a trusted mortgage lender in the Central Coast area! So really, contacting me should be your first step, so that I can help you with pre-approval and with starting your home search.

If you are fearing the mortgage approval process, don’t. Most buyers tend to overestimate down payment requirements. For example, this KCM Crew article shows that 64.2 percent of recent buyers put less than 20 percent down, and 43.8 percent put less than 10 percent down! There are lots of first-time buyer down payment assistance programs worth looking into.

Buyers also overestimate credit score requirements. While higher is better, this doesn’t mean you’ll get denied a mortgage if your score isn’t 780 or above. Truth is, 54.1 percent of approved mortgages had a credit score of 600 to 749. Don’t make assumptions, go in and find out what you qualify for!

If you have questions about the home-buying process, would like recommendations for mortgage lenders in the Central Coast region, or would like to begin your home search, contact me! As a Central Coast real estate agent, I am here and ready to help you every step of the way. Don’t hesitate to call!

Grace Borzini

Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

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Oak Leaves News – September

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 September issue of Oak Leaves.

View the archived issues of Oak Leaves!

Grace Borzini
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Please let us know how we can help!

Lake Naci News – September 2016

Lake Naci News – September 2016
Hero Celebration

partyTo celebrate the containment of the fire we hosted a Hero Celebration and had a crowd of over 400 attend! What an amazing night to show appreciation to our Heroes and celebrate Labor Day.  We had quite a gathering for dinner, live music, face painting, drinks and more. This was an amazing event for our community as well as a fundraiser for our Firewise Committee (over $13,200 was raised), thank you to all who attended! Also, a huge thank you to all who helped make this great celebration possible!

 

Grace Borzini

Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

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Community Spotlight: Family Fun in Salinas, CA

Salinas CA

Petting Zoo and more in Salinas, CA

Are you familiar with the town of Salinas, CA in Monterey County? Salinas is most famous for being the home of John Steinbeck and the National Steinbeck Center Museum. Salinas also hosts some great events throughout the year, such as the California Rodeo Salinas and the California International Airshow.

Salinas is also a place full of family-friendly options on the Central Coast! As a Monterey County real estate agent, I’d like to fill you in on where you could take your family for some group fun, especially if you need a change of pace from the usual family fun spots! See Monterey recently shared a list of five places for the family to go. Here’s that list, with much more detailed information about each one!

1.  The National Steinbeck Center is fun for the whole family, even if your kids have no idea who John Steinbeck was. They’ll learn soon enough while checking out the multi-sensory exhibits, the seven themed theaters, rare artifacts and more. Meanwhile, you’ll learn more about this famous author who lived right in Salinas. Then, take home a gift from the Museum Store.

2.  ‘The Farm’ is an agricultural center and local farming business. While you can purchase fresh organic produce there, you can also take farm tours and enjoy fun activities and attractions, such as tractor rides and a petting zoo. Events coming up include Honey Day on Sept. 24, Tuesday and Wednesday Story Time Sept. 27 and 28, Monday Pizza Days and more.

3.  When you need to sit back and relax, bring the kids to Tatum’s Garden. The playground will take care of your kids’ activity for the day! It is a fully inclusive and accessible playground that any kid, with any special need or disability, may find play on. It includes a broccoli tree house, a celery slide, a rubber playground surface to run on and so much more. It’s like nothing you’ve seen before!

4.  The Monterey Zoo is actually in Salinas on a 51-acre ranch! It is home to more than 100 wild, exotic and domestic birds and animals that are often used in film, television, live productions and more. Many of the animals were saved from less-than-ideal situations. Families can take tours and participate in a slew of educational programs and special events!

5.  The Western Stage hosts live performances as a regional theater company for youth and adults. There are numerous upcoming productions for adults to check out. While most of these shows are not suitable for children, they can join the YOU*Theatre programs available for kids, which offer acting and technical theatre classes, workshops and performances.

Enjoy a family-friendly outing in Salinas, or anywhere in Monterey County or SLO County. Where is your family’s favorite place to go together in the Central Coast region? Share by leaving a comment!

Is your family ready to relocate to the Central Coast, or to buy or sell a home this fall? Contact me, your Central Coast real estate agent! I am here to help you out.

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.