Informative article by Judi Bowers of the Big Bear Grizzly. Weeds. There are good ones and bad ones. There are required weeds and ones that you want to get rid of in hopes they never come back. And if you are the Big Bear Municipal Water District, weeds are on your to-do list every day. [...]
Another lakefront property closed escrow this past week. It was an attractive full log home centrally located off of Lakeview Drive on Gibralter. It might look familiar because it sold roughly a year ago for $925,000 (it closed escrow on 8/25/2012, click here to view details). This time it sold for $1,110,000 (at $533.65/foot)! On [...]
Boating/Fishing Season Slowing Down in Big Bear Lake I saw one boat on the lake this weekend as I was out driving around showing property. The public launch ramps along North Shore Drive are closing down for the Winter. The Duane Boyer Public Launch , also called the West Ramp, closed for the season on [...]
1). The Old Fire – A Decade Later By Judy Bowers, Reporter BIG BEAR GRIZZLY (Photo courtesy of the Big Bear Grizzly) Residents of Big Bear Valley who have called the mountaintop home for more than 10 years know where they were and what they were doing Oct. 28, 2003. It’s when they were told [...]
Saw this last night on www.wunderground.com. I knew it was a dry year up here but didn’t realize it was that dry. According to the Big Bear Municipal Water District, the water level in Big Bear Lake has gone down approximately 41″ for the year. Comparing the same time period for 2012, we were down [...]
Doing a little ice fishing along Stanfield Cutoff.
Whether you’re a skier, rider, sledding junkie or exercise enthusiast… Big Bear has it all! Sure… summer time is a bit on the warmer side, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck indoors all winter long. You may … Continue reading →
Snow Summit opens at 8:30 am tomorrow, Friday, with ticket windows opening at 8 am. Who will be on the first chair???
The annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in The Village takes place tonight, November 29, at the corner of Pine Knot and Village Drive. The festivities begin at 5 p.m., with Mayor Jay Obernolte arriving at 6 p.m. to start the countdown to … Continue reading →
It’s almost that time. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie… yep, it’s Thanksgiving! A day we all look forward to, especially when it comes to food. That being said, maybe a little jog would make you feel a bit … Continue reading →
There are a lot of apple trees in the valley still hanging on to their fruit during this latest storm. If you are planing on traveling to the Big Bear area this weekend be sure to carry your tire chains … Continue reading →
Just had to catch this shot from Castle Glen Estates in the Fox Farm area of Big Bear Lake. With views like this, you can see why this area is in high demand!
The Big Bear Land and Water Company was one of the earliest real estate offices in the Valley. This is picture was scanned from their booklet printed in 1927. The Big Bear Land and Water Company had offices in downtown … Continue reading →
We feel fortunate to enjoy the holidays in the mountains. Here is a list of the major events going on around the Big Bear Valley. If you are new to the mountains, remember all activities are weather dependent. Check the … Continue reading →
Buying a vacant parcel and building a home in Big Bear means having total control over every aspect of a house, from the foundation to the flooring to the views. There are many things that need to be considered when … Continue reading →
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 →