Great News! Holman Building Residences Sold Out

To part time visitors. For millions of dollars. Tax the smack on them.

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“We have been releasing them by floor,” Ruiz said. “Everything is sold except for the  fourth floor and one unit on the third floor.”
Prices will set records for Pacific Grove condos, with fourth-floor units ranging from $2,049,000 for a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath unit to $2,495,000 for a three-bedroom, two and-a-half-bath condo. Ruiz said that 85 percent of the sales have been to people who want to use the condos as their second homes.

Great News! Holman Building Residences Sold Out

Here Comes More Second Home Buyers

Real Estate barons selling out the town. AND blocking sidewalks.

Kelller Williams Sign In Way

Recently Pacific Grove is seeing a renewed interest from the southern end of the Bay Area. About 35 percent of the homes in Pacific Grove belong to people who do not live there full time.

“It’s just the last small hometown,” said Keller Williams/Monterey Peninsula Home Team realtor Jeff Davi. “It’s way out here on the Peninsula and it’s relatively quiet. It’s so safe and the prices are even less expensive than San Francisco.”

Since they’re only home on the weekends, second home buyers don’t use fire, police and other municipal services as often, even though they pay the property taxes for them.

“They’re [SIC] kids aren’t showing up at parks and recs, their kids aren’t crowding our schools,” explained Brouder.

On the flip side developers told KION second home communities make neighborhoods feel more like a ghost town. They’re also not shopping as much, so they aren’t contributing a lot to the local economy. Add to that, they’re competing for houses with locals who may not have big bucks and that has created some resentment.

Here Comes More Second Home Buyers

35% Of P.G Homes Are Weekenders

Second homes for S.F. Bay people. Thanks Keller Williams for blocking the sidewalk too.

Kelller Williams Sign In Way

 

Recently Pacific Grove is seeing a renewed interest from the southern end of the Bay Area. About 35 percent of the homes in Pacific Grove belong to people who do not live there full time.

“It’s just the last small hometown,” said Keller Williams/Monterey Peninsula Home Team realtor Jeff Davi. “It’s way out here on the Peninsula and it’s relatively quiet. It’s so safe and the prices are even less expensive than San Francisco.”

Since they’re only home on the weekends, second home buyers don’t use fire, police and other municipal services as often, even though they pay the property taxes for them.

On the flip side developers told KION second home communities make neighborhoods feel more like a ghost town. They’re also not shopping as much, so they aren’t contributing a lot to the local economy. Add to that, they’re competing for houses with locals who may not have big bucks and that has created some resentment.

35% Of P.G Homes Are Weekenders

New Plan For Holman’s

This:
Holmans Casino

Or:
Holman Bowling Lanes

Would be cool, but no. Expensive condos for weekenders.

Chamber president, Moe Ammar calls the development partners “the dream team” who he believes can do great things with the property given their collective backgrounds and intent. “We want people to come out and give their input,” said Ammar.

If approved, the lot line adjustment would split the property into two parcels. Parcel 1 would be the 120,000-square-foot Holman building being purchased by the development company. The other would be a parcel consisting of the parking lot and Grand Central Station building behind the main parcel, which is currently owned by Nader Agha.

“It’s very simple to split the property, it’s my prerogative,” said Agha. As far as the process goes, Agha said he felt the city went about it the wrong way but now that they are at this point, “let’s see what they do.”

Agha was not ready to talk about his plans for the Grand Central Station property on Thursday. He has been the Holman block property owner since 1995 and has put it up for sale many times. The last was an online auction which was canceled.

New Plan For Holman’s

Mail Getting Stolen In Beach Tract

Mail piles up when no one checks the box every day. Sing of the times when so many homes are weekend occupied or short term rentals.

The warning came after postal authorities recovered mail that apparently was stolen from the 900 to 1200 blocks of Shell, Surf, Egan, Crest, Ripple and Balboa avenues between February and this month.

Postal officials returned the recovered mail and informed police this week, said police Cmdr. John P. Miller.

Police advised the public to not leave mail in an unsecured mail box for long periods of time and, if taking an extended trip to have the postal service temporarily suspend delivery.

Miller said it wasn’t clear what kinds of mail were stolen. “We don’t know if it was if it was bills or just junk mail,” he said.

Mail Getting Stolen In Beach Tract

Weekend Home Rentals Approved

Senior city planner Sarah Hardgrave noted that short-term rentals are already occurring in the city despite a prohibition enacted by the council in 1997 against rentals of single-family residences for fewer than 30 days.

She said licensing and taxing them could bring the city an additional $200,000 a year in revenue. Those who fail to register rentals, respond to neighbors’ complaints or violate provisions of the ordinance would be subject to penalties.

Since code enforcement is little to none, is there a contact to rat on suspected party houses?

Weekend Home Rentals Approved.

Mayor’s Agenda – Redevelop Apartments Into Weekender Condos

Every politician seems to have an agenda that is not revealed when campaigning. Better name is 7 Morons.
Tic Ommons Moron Manor

It’s called Oceans 7 and gives an impressive presentation from the sidewalk through its broad, open-ended, open-to-the-sky walkway separating the two parts of the two-story building (one side numbered 2-6, the other, 1-7) that are united by patterns made by the mid-century-modern stairway railings. Their clean lines criss-cross as they curve around the landings, recalling the optical rhythms of 1950s functional sculpture. A subdued little square of a garden atop a platform on the far side of the courtyard has a small, glazed spherical fountain with water lazily covering its whole shape.

Mayor’s Agenda – Redevelop Apartments Into Weekender Condos