Big Bear Lake, CA Real Estate News

By Carol Neu, SFR, RCS-D - Big Bear Foreclosures
(Evergreen Realty)
      Click the image below to watch the virtual tour!             Home for Sale in Big Bear Lake CA near Bear Mountain. Click Cabins for Sale in Big Bear Lake CA. To view complete information, additional photos & virtual tour.      Immaculate Dutch Gambrel style 3 bedroom 2 bath cabin on street to street lot in Moonridge. Roomy & convenient to everything. Just down from bear mountain, and all the shops & restaurants on Big Bear Blvd. off the street parking, washer/dryer hook ups, comes w/ all  the appliances too. Deck w/ awesome views of the undeveloped land across the street as well as one in the back.  CALL me @ 909-567-6517 to schedule a showing!!!  Listing courtesy of Carol Neu, Evergreen Realty          
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By Carol Neu, SFR, RCS-D - Big Bear Foreclosures
(Evergreen Realty)
  Click the flyer below to watch the virtual tour!!!         PRICED REDUCED! Home for Sale in Big Bear City CA w/Breathtaking View. From $475,000 it's now reduced to $460,000. Click  Home for Sale in Big Bear City CA to view complete information, additional photos & virtual tour!!!   NEW, NEW NEW - Granite, carpet, paint just updated. Your own turnkey, spacious, logy mountain cabin with guest house above detached 2 car garage all on a 17,166 sq.ft lot. Take in the wonderful mountain and treetop views from the expanded front deck or relax  in the spa on the back deck. Comes furnished too!!!    CALL me at 909-567-6517 to schedule a showing!!!  Listing courtesy of Carol Neu, Evergreen Realty      
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By Carol Neu, SFR, RCS-D - Big Bear Foreclosures
(Evergreen Realty)
                New Home for Sale in Big Bear Lake CA w/ 4 Large Master Suites. Click  Home for Sale in Big Bear Lake CA to view complete information, additional photos & virtual tour!!!   LAKEVIEWS. LOVELY ESTATE WILL CHARM YOU WITH TRADITIONAL CUSTOM OAK BUILT-INS & DESIGNER PASTEL LIVING AREAS. 4 LG MASTER SUITES, 1 ON MAIN FLOOR. ENTERTAINER'S KITCHEN & GREAT ROOM, FORMAL DINING & LIVING ROOM PLUS A GAME ROOM AND WORKSHOP WITH KITCHENETTE & 2ND LAUNDRY. THIS HOME IS THE PERFECT COMPOUND FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AND THEN SOME.    CALL me at 909-567-6517 to schedule a showing!!!  Listing courtesy of Carol Neu, Evergreen Realty    
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By Carol Neu, SFR, RCS-D - Big Bear Foreclosures
(Evergreen Realty)
      Click the image below to watch the virtual tour!             Home for Sale in Big Bear Lake CA w/ 3 Bed 2 Bath. Click Cabins for Sale in Big Bear Lake CA. To view complete information, additional photos & virtual tour.      Immaculate Dutch Gambrel style 3 bedroom 2 bath cabin on street to street lot in Moonridge. Roomy & convenient to everything. Just down from bear mountain, and all the shops & restaurants on Big Bear Blvd. off the street parking, washer/dryer hook ups, comes w/ all  the appliances too. Deck w/ awesome views of the undeveloped land across the street as well as one in the back.  CALL me @ 909-567-6517 to schedule a showing!!!  Listing courtesy of Carol Neu, Evergreen Realty          
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By Carol Neu, SFR, RCS-D - Big Bear Foreclosures
(Evergreen Realty)
  Click the flyer below to watch the virtual tour!!!         Home for Sale in Big Bear Lake CA Rehabbed from the Studs Up. Click  Home for Sale in Big Bear Lake CA to view complete information, additional photos & virtual tour!!!   ABSOLUTELY DARLING CABIN THAT WAS REHABBED FROM THE STUDS UP. NEW WALLS, HEATER, APPLIANCES, CARPET. THIS PROPERTY FEATURES 2 BEDROOMS, ONE DOWNSTAIRS  AND TWO BATHROOMS WITH SHOWERS, ONE UP AND ONE DOWN. IT'S CUTE, CUTE, CUTE. THE LOT IS HUGE WITH EASY ACCESS FOR ALL YOUR TOYS, AND THERE'S PLENTY OF OFF STREET PAVED PARKING AS WELL. WHAT'S EVEN BETTER IS THAT JUST AROUND THE CORNER!    CALL me at 909-567-6517 to schedule a showing!!!  Listing courtesy of Carol Neu, Evergreen Realty    
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By Carol Neu, SFR, RCS-D - Big Bear Foreclosures
(Evergreen Realty)
      Click the image below to watch the virtual tour!             Cabin for Sale in Big Bear Lake CA near Bear Mountain. Click Cabins for Sale in Big Bear Lake CA. To view complete information, additional photos & virtual tour.      Immaculate Dutch Gambrel style 3 bedroom 2 bath cabin on street to street lot in Moonridge. Roomy & convenient to everything. Just down from bear mountain, and all the shops & restaurants on Big Bear Blvd. off the street parking, washer/dryer hook ups, comes w/ all  the appliances too. Deck w/ awesome views of the undeveloped land across the street as well as one in the back.  CALL me @ 909-567-6517 to schedule a showing!!!  Listing courtesy of Carol Neu, Evergreen Realty          
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By Carol Neu, SFR, RCS-D - Big Bear Foreclosures
(Evergreen Realty)
  Click the flyer below to watch the virtual tour!!!         Absolutely Darling Cabin for Sale in Big Bear Lake CA. Click  Cabin for Sale in Big Bear Lake CA to view complete information, additional photos & virtual tour!!!   ABSOLUTELY DARLING CABIN THAT WAS REHABBED FROM THE STUDS UP. NEW WALLS, HEATER, APPLIANCES, CARPET. THIS PROPERTY FEATURES 2 BEDROOMS, ONE DOWNSTAIRS AND TWO BATHROOMS WITH SHOWERS, ONE UP AND ONE DOWN. IT'S CUTE, CUTE, CUTE. THE LOT IS HUGE WITH EASY ACCESS FOR ALL YOUR TOYS, AND THERE'S PLENTY OF OFF STREET PAVED PARKING AS WELL. WHAT'S EVEN BETTER IS THAT JUST AROUND THE CORNER!    CALL me at 909-567-6517 to schedule a showing!!!  Listing courtesy of Carol Neu, Evergreen Realty    
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By Carol Neu, SFR, RCS-D - Big Bear Foreclosures
(Evergreen Realty)
  Click the flyer below to watch the virtual tour!!!         Cabin for Sale in Big Bear Lake CA w/ Huge Lot for All Your Toys. Click  Cabin for Sale in Big Bear Lake CA to view complete information, additional photos & virtual tour!!!   ABSOLUTELY DARLING CABIN THAT WAS REHABBED FROM THE STUDS UP. NEW WALLS, HEATER, APPLIANCES, CARPET. THIS PROPERTY FEATURES 2 BEDROOMS, ONE DOWNSTAIRS AND TWO BATHROOMS WITH SHOWERS, ONE UP AND ONE DOWN. IT'S CUTE, CUTE, CUTE. THE LOT IS HUGE WITH EASY ACCESS FOR ALL YOUR TOYS, AND THERE'S PLENTY OF OFF STREET PAVED PARKING AS WELL. WHAT'S EVEN BETTER IS THAT JUST AROUND THE CORNER!    CALL me at 909-567-6517 to schedule a showing!!!  Listing courtesy of Carol Neu, Evergreen Realty    
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Hi folks!   Below are the "sold" and "pending/back-up" (in escrow) properties for the month of March.  The Big Bear real estate market continues to stay strong; as can be seen by the Trulia stats towards the bottom of this post.  As you can see, we are basically back to where the median sales price was in 2005 for Big Bear Lake and 2004 for Big Bear City.  The median sales price for Big Bear City is up 13.3% from last year and the average $/sqft is up 17.7%.  For Big Bear Lake, the median sales price is down just a bit (2.5%) from the same period a year ago, but the average $/sqft is up 14.7%!!  This means that people are paying more for smaller houses/cabins than they were a year ago.  Most of the new buyers that we are getting are still looking for something under $250K.  That's why ...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Snow in Big Bear & Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains Enjoy the Snow in Big Bear & Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains This photo was taken from my house in the foothills. *I just think this picture is heavenly with the clouds floating by and hovering below. I just love how the clouds are hovering over the mountains. So if you get a chance, drive up to the mountains and enjoy the scenery, feel the snow on your face, and stop in and shop at the cute shops and restaurants there. Plus the snow lifts are open and I hear the slopes are w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l. If you can, stay the weekend. It is majestic and inspirational to be here in the mountain communities and enjoy the snow. Thanks for Reading my Blog California is a dream-come-true state no matter what your needs or wants are. W...
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By Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
(Berkshire Hathaway California Realty)
Pine Cones in the Snow This week we had extreme cold weather and I went up to the mountains to take pictures of the fir trees with pinecones. Thanks for Reading my Blog....Happy Holidays   California is a dream-come-true state no matter what your needs or wants are. We have year round warm weather, beautiful beaches, rustic mountains and desert communities. If you are looking for a home in Southern California, please contact me. I am a local California Realtor, live in the Inland Empire community and am aware of the local market. I am here to help you find a home or to sell the home you currently own. California has great opportunities to view Nature and Bird Watching. Whatever your needs are, you will find it here in California! From the Inland Empire you are 45 minutes to the beaches,...
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Below are the monthly Big Bear real estate single family residence statistics for the month of July.  As you can see, homes in our little slice of heaven are continuing to sell for close to asking price and the biggest increases in average $/sqft are in the resort areas (Big Bear Lake, Moonridge, and Fox Farm).     Area #Sales Avg. Sale Avg. $/sqft LP/SP DOM BBC 38  $159,952 $126.27 96%  78 BBL-general 16  $238,700 $188.22 96% 128 BBL-lakeview  8  $416,850 $233.46 98% 178 BBL-lakefront  2  $701,450 $437.19 95%  30 FAWN-general  3  $143,966 $171.56 97% 179 FAWN-lakefront  1 $1,375,000 $487.59 91% 107 FOX  3  $345,500 $221.50 96%  51 MOON 18  $285,350 $198.03 99%  75   Below is a link to this week's "What's up at 7000ft".  This week's highlights include the final weekend of the Renaissanc...
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We're down to only one full month of our Summer season left and pretty soon we'll be talking about the slopes opening up!!  This Summer has really flown by and the Big Bear real estate market is moving at the same rapid pace.  Last month, there were a total of 140 properties "sold" and another 249 in escrow!  Those numbers are huge given the fact that there are only about 500 total single family residences currently listed as active in our entire Big Bear MLS!!!  Since today is only the second of the month, I'm sure that "sold" number will go up even higher, but I wanted to make sure to get this email out today because this week's "What's Up at 7000ft" is chock full of events for this weekend!   140 Sold 249 Pending/Back-up Only     Highlights of this weekend's events include the "Tour ...
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Below are the Big Bear real estate stats for June 2013.  The largest month-over-month increases in average sales price were in Big Bear City and Big Bear Lake-general and the largest increases in average $/sqft were in Big Bear City and Moonridge.  Checking the Big Bear MLS this morning, there are 0 bank-owned properties left on the market in Big Bear Lake and only 2 in Moonridge!   Area #Sales Avg. Sale Avg. $/sqft LP/SP DOM BBC 28  $175,525 $144.01  97%  59 BBL-general  9  $271,611 $182.48  96%  69 BBL-lakeview  3  $434,666 $196.40 100% 115 BBL-lakefront  2 $1,150,000 $330.05  93% 419 FAWN  1  $222,500 $213.94  90%  39 FOX  6  $326,333 $182.15  97%  20 MOON 14  $231,428 $185.55  97%  25 SUGA 14  $110,678 $104.57  96% 203   Here's a link to this weekend's edition of "What's Up at 7000f...
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By Tony Card, Your Big Bear REO Specialist
(Keller Williams, Big Bear Lake, CA)
Let's start by stating that even though this blog is going to deal with the Big Bear market, these same steps will work for you no matter where you live.  I've been out speaking to home owners who have been trying to sell their home for a long time as For Sale By Owner and they always ask me why everyone's home is selling but there home.  In most of these situations, the common denominator has been that they were trying their Big Bear Cabin without the assistance of a Realtor.  It's not my desire to sit and bash the FSBO seller but rather go through the steps that should get your home sold here in Big Bear or anywhere else for that matter. HIRE A REALTOR     The first and most important step in selling your home is to hire a Professional.  When you think about it, when you need the serv...
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By Tony Card, Your Big Bear REO Specialist
(Keller Williams, Big Bear Lake, CA)
Many people in Big Bear make the mistake of thinking that once they accept an offer on their home, its a done deal.  . If you assume that its just a matter of waiting out the escrow time period before the sale closes– and that the inspection is just a formality – think again! One of the areas of the escrow where I've seen so many problems is during the home inspection. So, how do you avoid home inspection problems in Big Bear?The best thing you can do is to make things easy on the home inspector. If you want to make things as easy as possible, you should consider these tips.1. Leave the cabin during the inspection!A number of cabins in Big Bear are either second homes or vacation rentals.  Once you know when the inspection is going to be, make sure that the cabin is not rented out.  Mak...
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By Tony Card, Your Big Bear REO Specialist
(Keller Williams, Big Bear Lake, CA)
Last year I listed a cabin in Big Bear for a client of mine.  Due to the economic downturn, he could no longer afford the monthly payment and needed to sell it right away.  Based off of the information that he gave me, we listed the cabin as low as we could with the intent being to get him out from under his mortgage.  I made sure to price the cabin so that we had a little room to maneuver  we all know that you rarely see full price offers.  Right off the bat, we had a couple of offers but we were not able to put them together.  It wasn't long before another Big Bear agent brought in an offer that was close and after going back and forth, we were able to put an package together that would work.  When it came time for the seller to sign off on the final counter offer, he hesitated and s...
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By Tony Card, Your Big Bear REO Specialist
(Keller Williams, Big Bear Lake, CA)
As I drove down Big Bear Blvd on Wednesday I couldn't help but notice that the snow was gone, the sky's were crystal clear, and the flowers are blooming. Winter in Big Bear is now behind us and one of my favorite parts of the year is here. No more tire chains, no more icy roads, and no more sub freezing temperatures.  With the beautiful spring weather in Big Bear, we also find some great deals on real estate. With real estate prices hovering at 2003 levels and interest rates as low as 3.75%, how could you not afford to buy that weekend get a way that you've been dreaming about for years. We all remember how it was in 2006 when prices were so high and you had to pay so much for so little. Those days are behind us now!  In the past, prices fell but interest rates escalated. Not this time!...
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By Joe Kovich
(Big Bear Team Realty)
Below are the monthly Big Bear Real Estate sales statistics for the month of December.  Once again, we saw several increases in avg. sales price and avg. $/sqft (especially in Big Bear Lake-general and Big Bear City); as well as the majority of homes selling within 5% of asking price (LP/SP).  In addition, the inventory of homes for sale has dropped even further.  As of this morning, the Big Bear MLS shows only 353 single family homes available for sale in the entire valley, with only 8 foreclosures in the best rental areas (Big Bear Lake, Moonridge, and Fox Farm). Area #Sales Avg. Sale Avg. $/sqft LP/SP DOM BBC 27 $178,953 $122.39 97% 123 BBL-general 11 $311,090 $179.83 97% 152 BBL-lakeview  5 $476,800 $165.01 98%  196 BBL-lakefront  5 $989,600 $338.21 92% 571 FAWN  3 $237,333 $156.46 ...
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As we discussed previously, in terms of Big Bear real estate, the number of actual bank-owned properties is down considerably (about 75%) from the height of the foreclosure crisis.  Part of this is that many of the bad loans have been washed out of the system and part is that banks have become much more efficient at dealing with short sales, meaning that most of the underwater properties no longer make it to the REO (Real Estate Owned) stage, at which the bank actually assumes possession of the property.  There are still a few left on the market, approximately 6 currently in the 92315 zip code (Big Bear Lake); but they understandably tend to get a lot of competition and sell very quickly.  As the economist at our recent Real Estate symposium stated “investor-landlords have been very eff...
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