Quick article written by Katie Morell from Trulia.com regarding the vacation home market and specifically Big Bear. I’ve noticed an uptick in sales this past month..I’m guessing it’s a combination of lower interest rates, the announcement of Big Bear Mountain Resorts (Snow Summit and Bear Mountain) being sold to Mammoth Mountain, and the time of […]
A quick and informative article from our local radio station (KBHR 93.3fm) regarding the wood shake replacement program. See below. We hear a lot about maintaining “defensible space” around our mountain homes for fire protection–and rightly so–but it’s only part of the picture. Besides the presence of burnable vegetation immediately adjacent to buildings, the ignitability […]
Antique Boat Show Set for Pine Knot Landing Written by Kathy Portie of the Big Bear Grizzly. It’s an annual retreat of wooden perfection. Every year, dozens of wooden and antique boat enthusiasts travel to Big Bear to participate in the annual Antique and Wooden Boat Show. The show is hosted by the Antique and […]
I read an article in the LA Times this morning (click here to view) about some sort of controversy regarding the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in our drought-plagued state of California. I don’t really see the controversy. I’m sure many of you have participated in the challenge (including myself) and I think it has created […]
40002 Lakeview Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 This full log lakefront home just came on the market for $1,700,000. It covers approximately 4600 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 6 baths. The property has been in the family for over 40 years. In 1999, they decided to take down the old fishing lodge that […]
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From Summit this AM. Love the colors up here right now!
LA Times story here: http://tinyurl.com/np34m76
Storm Chasers don’t get much work in Big Bear, Tuesday September 16th was an exception ~ 4:26 pm ~ Looking North at Tulip Lane and Big Bear Blvd ~ This is as large as it got and it was gone a … Continue reading →
You know Fall is on its way in Big Bear when the trees behind Vons start turning color! We’re enjoying beautiful days with temps in the 70’s, but the nights are getting a bit nippy!
The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley presents its 15th Annual Fine Arts Festival: “Art on the Lake” which kicks off Friday evening with an opening night reception set to take place from 7 pm to 9 pm. Saturday and … Continue reading →
The Antique Car Club’s ‘Fun Run’ takes place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday with well over 500 cars parked throughout the Village on Saturday for your viewing and it’s free. Click this link for information and schedule: BB Fun Run
Big Bear Real Estate Statistics, Sold 2011 vs 2012 In 2011 we had 865 closed residential sales in the Big Bear MLS. YTD through today 12/29/12 our closed residential sales are 1072 this year. The average price sold went from … Continue reading →
92315 Foreclosure Trends Foreclosure Filings—Notice of Default filings are the first step in the foreclosure process. Notice of Trustee Sale filings set the date and time of an auction, and serve as the homeowner’s final notice before sale. Foreclosure Outcomes—After … Continue reading →
More homes are being sold in less than a month according to the latest edition of the Realtors® Confidence Index report than was previously the case. Approximately a third of properties were on the market for less than a month when sold, and … Continue reading →
Many sellers that list their home for sale in the Big Bear area get a raw deal from their listing agent. 1. Listing with an out of the area agent gives you a small chance of being shown. Agents from … Continue reading →
Big Bear area ratio of supply to demand is at 8:1. This high ratio of supply to demand will stall or slow any robust increase in Big Bear prices.
Myth #1: The homeowner must fall behind on mortgage payments in order to qualify for a short sale. Debunked: Years ago this may have been true, but not in 2012. A financial hardship must exist, such as the ARM (Adjustable Rate Mortgage) … Continue reading →