FAQ: How do you go about buying an oceanfront home?

Real Estate Broker/Owner CA#01772851 HI#RB21268

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Buyers in California have this dreamy idea of buying an oceanfront property with views of the ocean from every room, and a big deck on which to sit with a glass of wine and watch the sunset in the evening. At night, the surf will lull you to sleep, and in the morning you step outside and take a walk down the beach.

Now we are not talking about a mere condo on the beach, we are talking about your own stretch of sand!!!

And don't call me and say "I just want a little shack, I don't care what condition it's in.

Oh, yeah, and I still need it to appraise because I need to get a loan."


When you buy an oceanfront detached home, lots of time the value is not in the house. In fact, buyers will tear it down and build a new one. But, again, that depends on the "location".


1. Carmel-by-the-Sea: $7,200,000 - a classic oceanfront beach cottage. Yes, on the ocean, no street between.

2. Pebble Beach: $41,888,000 - one of only 31 oceanfront properties, rarely come on the market.

3. Pajaro Dunes on Monterey Bay: $1,750,000 - this happens to be my listing, see www.oceanfrontrealestatecalifornia.com

If these prices do not daunt you, or if you are considering scaling back to, let's say a condo on the beach anywhere on Monterey Bay, please give me a call.




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Hella Rothwell at Carmel Beach during Concours WeekCarmel-by-the-Sea Beach and Pebble Beach Golf Course California

Whether buying or selling oceanfront, oceanview, commercial or any type of real estate in Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Monterey, Carmel Valley and Big Sur, I can help you. Call me and let's meet in my Carmel-by-the-Sea office in Su Vecino Court on Dolores between 5th & 6th.

Or we can just chat on the phone to discuss your real estate needs.

Are you out of the area? No problem, I often never even meet my clients. The whole transaction is handled long distance.

As an independent real estate broker licensed in California and Hawaii, I can represent you with residential real estate, commercial properties & investment opportunities.

For more information

www.HellaRothwell.com & www.RothwellRealty.com

& www.HellaHawaii.com

Member: National Association of REALTORS, California Association of REALTORS, Hawaii Association of REALTORS, Del Norte Association of REALTORS, Honolulu Board of REALTORS. Also MLS Listings in California.


Hella Mitschke Rothwell (R)

Real Estate Broker/Owner/Realtor®
Licensed in California #01772851 & Hawaii #RB-21268

Tel. 831-626-4000 

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ROTHWELL REALTY INC.: Su Vecino Court, Lincoln & Dolores between 5th & 6th, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921


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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Hella

Living on the ocean is a dream of many but for most way beyond the budget, and there is often an unrealistc sense of what oceanfront prices actually area. And then there are all the other issues that come along with being right on the ocean - weather, erosion, the California Coastal Commission.


Jun 15, 2017 07:43 AM #1
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

that is a good title and for lucky buyers that can afford to do so, very helpful info!

Jun 15, 2017 07:45 AM #2
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

those prices are a real wake up call for a hopeful buyer! at least they know what to expect thanks to you

Jun 15, 2017 07:54 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Hella. I laughed out loud at this. Those prices are incredible and not something I can relate to.

Jun 15, 2017 08:01 AM #4
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Well, I did find a shack, a teardown, in 2011 (right at the bottom of the market), on south Highway 1 in Elk, California, for $399K, but those days are long gone. The only reason we didn't buy it was because the seller owned another property right next door and he wasn't moving anywhere. We did not want to live by that creature, and the property shared his driveway. We would have had to invest at least double that price to build a new home, too. It was very foggy most of the time. Tiny town in the middle of nowhere.

I'm glad I waited and bought through you in Hawaii.

Jun 16, 2017 09:31 AM #5
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