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About Grace Borzini

Grace Borzini is the Owner of Oak Shores Realty with offices in Monterey and SLO counties. She is a Central Coast native and a real estate expert who focuses on Monterey County and San Luis Obispo County. Grace has over 15 years of professional real estate experience, with over 1,000 completed transactions. Her aptitude for negotiation, along with her insights for home values and market direction, enable her to maximize opportunities for her clients. Grace understands the significant concerns that come with buying or selling a home. Her patience, empathy and problem-solving skills are lauded in the many client testimonials she receives. Her reliable guidance and excellent service earn her repeat business and referrals. Grace Borzini accomplishes a high volume of production by leveraging the talents of her experienced team, who assist with marketing, administrative functions and transaction management. Grace also employs the latest technology to ensure that her clients receive timely, accurate information that is critical to their buying and selling decisions. Grace has a strong network of industry peers and service providers who provide valuable resources to her clients. From attorneys, to mortgage lenders and contractors, Grace has an array of professionals to help you meet your real estate goals. She also has an excellent rapport with area homebuilders and can refer you to trustworthy craftsmen in the Central Coast. Grace’s real estate affiliations and professional credentials include: • The Paso Robles Association of Realtors • Monterey Association of Realtors (MCAR) • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) • Oak Shores Realty is a certified Woman Owned Business • National Association of Asian Real Estate Professionals (AREAA) • National Association of Realtors (NAR) • California Association of Realtors (CAR) • RES.Net Integrated Business Partner • Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) • National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) • The Elite Real Estate Network (ERN) Grace knows that strong communities are essential for sustaining the fine quality of life in the Central Coast. For this reason, Grace will pledge 25% of their commissions to the Community Foundation for Monterey County, or the South County Affiliate fund, according to the wishes of their clients. Find out more about this unique program by visiting www.CharitableRealEstate.net. When Grace isn’t providing real estate services to home buyers and home sellers, she enjoys spending time at Lake Nacimiento with her husband and their children: Bryson, a Mechanical Engineer for P2S Engineering in Long Beach, and Kambree, a student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

New Listing in Oak Shores!

JUST LISTED

2505 Captains Walk, Bradley
Approx. Lot Size: 0.16 Acres
List Price: $54,000
MLS #: NC171211889



Gentle sloping lot in beautiful Oak Shores. Either build your dream getaway home or just use the ownership rights to the campgrounds and amenities including private marina, two private boat launch ramps, private boat slips, gorgeous private pool, and private clubhouse facilities.


 

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.
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Fall Fests Coming Up in Monterey County

Monterey County Events

Enjoy fall in Monterey County

Fall officially begins this Friday. If you are looking for an event to enjoy this fall, look no further than this list for Monterey County! As your Monterey County real estate agent, I enjoy helping Central Coast residents fill up their social calendars with fun things to do and see in the area. This is also true for those who have recently relocated to the Central Coast and are looking to get to know the area and meet others.

Keep these upcoming Monterey County events in mind when planning out your fall season:

  • Monterey Beach Sportsfest takes place Sept. 23-24 at Del Monte Beach. Whether you participate or watch, it’s a full two days of sports and learning about the significance of health! There will be open-water swims, beach volleyball, water polo, kayak racing, kids’ events and an expo full of vendors.
  • The California International Airshow is coming up Sept. 30 through Oct. 1 at Salinas Municipal Airport. From aeronautical acrobats and military demos, to aircrafts on display, flyovers and more, it’s an airshow that’ll awe. Gates open at 9 a.m. and the show begins at 11 each day.
  • Indulge in local cuisine at the Taste of Carmel on Oct. 5! Head to Carmel Mission and taste foods from more than 30 local restaurants. They’ll be serving up appetizers, main courses and desserts, and you can wash it all down with wines from 20 area vineyards.
  • The Butterfly Parade and Bazaar takes place in Pacific Grove on Oct. 7. Each fall, Monarch butterflies return to the Central Coast region for the winter season. Celebrate this migration with a parade full of kids in adorable costumes, followed by a bazaar, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • If you love movies and art, you’ll love the Carmel International Film Festival taking place from Oct. 18 to Oct. 22. Enjoy five full days of independent films complemented by art, music, lecture series and more. Events will take place at venues throughout Carmel-by-the-Sea, but mostly at Sunset Cultural Center.

Enjoy these fests, and as the fall season continues, November will bring the Big Sur Food & Wine Festival, the Half Marathon on Monterey Bay and so much more. Fun never ends in the Central Coast region of California!

If you’d like to make this region home, browse the Central Coast real estate market and contact me. As a Central Coast real estate agent, I am here to answer questions and to guide you through the home-buying or home-selling process. Let’s get started toward achieving your real estate goals 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.

New Listing in Oak Shores!

JUST LISTED

8761 Pronghorn Ct, Bradley
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
Approx. Interior Size: 2,545 SqFt
Approx. Lot Size: 0.25 Acres
List Price: $775,000
MLS #: NS17210608



Panoramic lake views from this gorgeous, custom home are sure to wow! Expansive decking provides ample space to relax and enjoy the endless views of Lake Nacimiento after your day on the lake! The open floor plan kitchen features granite counter tops, a wine cabinet, tile back splash and a counter-top bar for easy entertaining! In the living room, beautiful wood ceilings, wood laminate flooring and tile-surround, gas fireplace combine to make a great space to either escape the heat in the summer or warm up from the chill in the winter! The Master bedroom includes a beautiful stone-surround, gas fireplace as well as a large en-suite master bath complete with a vanity area. Four guest bedrooms plus a bonus room for flexible sleeping ensure ample space for all your guests! Don’t forget the extra deep garage for all of your lake toys! Furnishings are negotiable!


 

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.
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5 Central Coast Food Festivals Coming Up

Central Coast Events

Central Coast events for foodies

If you love trying new, local and delicious types of food, you’re in luck. The Central Coast region of California is loaded with amazing food, grown right here in the region, and there are numerous festivals where you can sample these foods. As your Central Coast real estate agent, I’m here to fill you in on upcoming food festivals, so you don’t miss a moment of the fall harvest!

1.  Get to know many of Paso Robles’ restaurants all in one place at Taste of Downtown on Sept. 16! Head Downtown Paso to sample bites and sips from more than 35 local restaurants and wineries. While you enjoy the flavors, admire colorful sidewalk chalk from the free Arte De Tiza event, and dance off calories at Downtown City Park with DJ music. Cost for the Taste is $25.

2.  The Heirloom Tomato Festival and Dinner takes place at Windrose Farm in Paso Robles. If you love homegrown tomatoes, this is the place for you! Sept. 23, taste more than 40 varieties of tomatoes and sample tomato dishes made by local chefs. You can also enjoy farm tours, tomato growing tips and more. Sept. 24, sit down and indulge in a farm-to-table dinner. Cost is $95 and includes wine pairings.

3.  The Avila Apple Festival takes place on Sept. 23 at Avila Beach Community Center. Purchase tickets to the Gala Dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. and enjoy live music and a five-course, apple-inspired menu, along with beer, wine and cider. Tickets cost $100 and it’s for ages 21 and over only. There are also numerous places to go apple picking in the Central Coast region this fall!

4.  Pismo Beach Clam Festival brings clam chowder lovers together Oct. 20-22 in Pismo Beach. From a clam chowder cook-off and clam bake, to a wine walk, parade and live music, there’s a bit of everything to enjoy at this event. It’s free, but some events cost money to participate in. The chowder contest is $10, the clam back is $30, and the wine walk is $20.

5.  The Golden Oak Honey Festival is in Paso Robles on Oct. 28 and is free to attend! From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Downtown City Park, sample sweet honey and honey treats while learning about cooking with honey, backyard beekeeping and the significance of bees. There will also be a wine stroll, beehive hairdo contest, a spelling bee, a bumblebee obstacle course and more.

As you can see, there are plenty of delicious ways to taste the flavors of the Central Coast coming up! Enjoy the food and wine harvest season, and when ready to accomplish your Central Coast real estate market goals this fall, contact me. As a Central Coast real estate agent, I can help you with buying, selling, investing, relocating and more. Just give me a call and let’s get started!

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.

New Listing in Oak Shores!

JUST LISTED

2303 Ridge Rider, Bradley
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Approx. Interior Size: 1,300 SqFt
Approx. Lot Size: 0.11 Acres
List Price: $359,000
MLS #: NS17201463



2303 Ridge Rider Rd, Bradley, Oak ShoresEverything is to love about this Oak Shores cabin! Offering 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and approximately 1300 square feet, this home has an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings for a spacious feel. Relax next to the stone hearth, wood burning fireplace after a fun day on Lake Nacimiento! Enjoy the quiet out on the freshly paint, large rear deck overlooking beautiful oak trees. The generously sized garage has plenty of room for all your lake toys plus ample additional parking in the driveway. Don’t forget the fresh interior paint!


 

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
8388 Stubb End Circle, Bradley
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms
Approx. Interior Size: 1,459 SqFt
Approx. Lot Size: 0.1148 Acres
List Price: $399,000
MLS #: NS17202997

8388 STUB END Cr, Bradley Oak ShoresPicturesque Mountain & Lake Views From Every Window. Double Decks, Open Floor Plan. Wood Burning Stove In Living Room. 2 Car Garage With Extra Boat Parking On Quiet Cul-de-sac.

 

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.”

Central Coast Homebuyer Myths, Debunked

Central Coast Homebuyers

Central Coast Homebuyer Myths

Are you wanting to buy a Central Coast home? Do you keep talking yourself out of it because you can’t afford a mortgage, or you don’t have enough saved for a down payment? As your Central Coast real estate agent, I am here to tell you that if you want to buy a home, make sure you aren’t putting it off because of false beliefs! Allow me to debunk some of the most common home-buying myths.

Mortgage payment affordability – If you think you can’t afford a mortgage, let me ask you this. Are you currently paying rent? Because rent is often more expensive than what you’ll pay in a monthly mortgage, especially while mortgage rates are low! Plus, unlike with rent, you’ll see your money again when you go to sell. Homeownership is like forced savings for the future.

Credit history – If you have poor credit, there are still options. A lender may still approve you, but with a higher mortgage rate or higher down payment. Some private mortgage insurance programs allow a credit score as low as 620. Plus, you can always start improving your credit for a future purchase. Credit is not permanent, so start improving it today!

Down payment – If you don’t have 20 percent of the cost of a home saved, you are not alone! This is the leading cause of putting off a home purchase. However, the majority of buyers don’t buy with 20 percent down. You can get a mortgage with as low as 3 to 5 percent down. Also, it’s worth looking into down payment assistance programs if you have stable income and good credit.

Home prices – If you fear that you won’t find a Central Coast home in your price range, remember that you don’t have to purchase your last home first. In other words, it’s okay to start out with a smaller home, or a home that needs improvements, and then to sell later on and move up to a home that you’d rather live in. You will still be investing in your future rather than throwing away money on rent!

For more home-buying myths debunked, check out this realtor.com article. If you have questions about the home-buying process, contact me, your Central Coast real estate agent. I will be happy to clear things up for you and to help you understand the current conditions of the Central Coast real estate market!

It’s a great time to buy, with mortgage rates low. Rates and home prices are expected to continue to increase, so the sooner you buy, the better! We have many listings available around Lake Nacimiento and throughout the Central Coast region right now. Contact me, and let’s work together to find you a home that you can afford and that you’ll be happy living in!

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.

Lake Naci News – August 2017

Lake Naci News – August 2017
Oak Shores Events

Grace Borzini

Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

Oak Shores Real Estate
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Visit My Website
Email Me

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.

Labor Day Weekend Activities on Central Coast

Central Coast Events

Labor Day on Central Coast

If you’re planning a long Labor Day weekend celebration on the Central Coast, you’ve come to the right place! As your Central Coast real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on what events and activities are happening in the area. Attend the ones that sound most fun to you and enjoy the unofficial end to the summer season!

Many locals choose to hang out at Lake Nacimiento or Lake San Antonio over the holiday weekend, so expect crowds. But what better way to celebrate summer than with a boat ride, water sports, fishing, swimming, floating, barbecuing, camping and socializing with family and friends at the lake? Our Central Coast beaches are the next best thing for some salt water fun!

Here are some more great ideas for Labor Day weekend:

  • Start your weekend off with the Paso Robles Classic Car Weekend on Sept. 1-2 at Downtown City Park! Check out the pre-1979 classic cars cruising Friday night and showing in the park on Saturday. More than 300 cars are expected for this event, so if classic cars are your thing, this is the place to be!
  • Sept. 2, head to Vince DiMaggio Park in Marina, CA for a Labor Day Parade & Festival! The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and run until 12:30 p.m. along Reservation Road. It’ll feature military color guard, marching bands, horses, classic cars, dancers and more. After the parade, enjoy live music, food and fun at the festival until 4 p.m.
  • Labor Day Art in the Park takes place in Morro Bay Sept 2-4. Head to City Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day to browse the work of artists and artisans in a variety of mediums, and purchase art to showcase in your Central Coast home if you feel so inclined!
  • Catch some live music in a park this weekend! You’ve got plenty of options. Head to Concerts in the Plaza in SLO on Friday, the Sizzlin’ Sunday Summer Concerts in Grover Beach or the Village Summer Concert Series in Arroyo Grande on Sunday, and Beer at the Pier Concert in Los Osos/Baywood Park on Monday. Numerous wineries are also hosting live weekend throughout the weekend.
  • Monterey County Fair is running from Aug. 30 to Sept. 4! Head to the Monterey County Fair & Event Center for some old-fashioned, family-friendly fun. There will be carnival rides, livestock exhibits, live music and entertainment, delicious food and everything else you expect to find at a county fair!

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend on the Central Coast, no matter what you decide to do. When ready to accomplish your Central Coast real estate market goals this coming fall, contact me, your Central Coast real estate agent! I am here and ready to guide you through the buying or selling process, or both! There is no better time to accomplish your real estate goals than now.

Grace Borzini

Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

Oak Shores Real Estate
View Oak Shores Listings
Visit My Website
Email Me

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 – August 2017

Lake Naci News – August 2017
Oak Shores Labor Day BBQ

Grace Borzini

Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

Oak Shores Real Estate
View Oak Shores Listings
Visit My Website
Email Me

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.