Big Bear, CA Real Estate News

By Bob & Gina Gilligan, Realtors - Big Bear, California Homes For Sale
(Gilligan Log Homes & Real Estate)
578 Creekside, Big Bear City CA 92314 Just Reduced $5k!! BUILD YOUR NEW MOUNTAIN RETREAT IN BIG BEAR. Creekside Estates Lots Available. New development in an excellent location at the east end of Big Bear Valley. Outstanding prices, no CC&R's, minor deed restrictions. Call listing office for details. 809 Georgia, Big Bear Lake CA 92315 Just Reduced $16k!! CUSTOM CHALET NEAR THE SLOPES AND NATIONAL FOREST. Beautifully crafted 3 bedroom 2.5 bath cabin with attached garage. Rock fireplace, open floor plan for entertaining, wainscoting finish, wood floors, laundry, and furnishings included. Spacious 7460 sq ft lot in a quiet setting. Established vacation rental income. 45564 Fourth Street, Big Bear City CA 92314 Just Reduced $45k!! IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR PRIVACY & AMAZING VIEWS LOOK NO FUR...
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By Ron Holborn, Commercial & SFR, Anaheim CA, Real Estate & Short
(Short Sales, Foreclosures, Rentals, Income Real Estate)
1013 Glen Mountain Dr, Big Bear, California 92314 Another Bank REPO of the Day located in the beautiful city of Big Bear. With several upgrades and a huge lot size this home is a deal at the price of $353,100. Address: 1013 Glen Mountain Dr, Big Bear, California 92314 Features include: 4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2 Level | Built: 1966 | Sq Ft: 2,349 | Lot Size: 11,480 Listing Agent: Tyler Wood at Coldwell Banker Mtn Gallery Additional Info: Value packed Whispering Forest home, shows like new. Major remodel and addition completed in 2007. Vaulted wood beamed knotty pine ceilings. Large back deck with treed setting and mountain views. Att. garage plus huge storage garage below. 'Fannie Mae HomePath property. Purchase with as little as 3% down. HomePath Mortgage & Renovation Mortgage approved. Close...
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By Tony Passmore
(Exit Realty Welcome Home)
Many agents get bogged down and tired in the line of duty due to the constant management of details for their clients, and there is no good reason for this.  We all have to constantly remind ourselves that we are in a customer service business, and the only thing we really have to offer is, our expertise and time as it applies to providing "Top Notch" customer service.  Of course there are a lot of details which need to be constantly managed, and in many cases we end up doing work and managing things that are legitimately someone else's job.  Taking the initiative to operate on this level will not only help you with closings, but it will also make you shine to your clients.  At any time someone who is charged with managing a different aspect of the transaction falls short, we HAVE to st...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, The Michelle Thomas Team
(Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
Our Lake Arrowhead weekend started on Thursday and on Friday morning we decided it would be fun to go up to Big Bear Lake which is around 30 miles of winding road from Lake Arrowhead.  We had not been up to Big Bear since before the real estate market tumble and were surprised to see Open House and For Sale signs on almost every mountain road around the lake.  If you are looking for a mountain cabin, now is probably a great time to buy either in Big Bear or Lake Arrowhead!  It is said that Big Bear Valley first inhabitants were the Serrano Indians over 3,000 years ago.  In 1845 Benjamin Wilson discovered and named it Bear Valley because, "The place was alive with bears!"  In 1860 William Holcomb was hunting bear and discovered gold instead and what followed was California's Gold Rush.  ...
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By Tony Card, Your Big Bear REO Specialist
(Keller Williams, Big Bear Lake, CA)
Previously Posted on www.tonycard.com   This past weekend, I had clients come to see me who wanted to buy a cabin in the Fawnskin area.  For you who are not familiar with the Big Bear Valley, Fawnskin is a quite little community that sits on the north side of the lake.  After listening to what this couple wanted, I knew exactly what to show them.  There were a number of cabins that fit what they were looking for, but there was one in particular that I thought they would especially like.  I was right! As soon as they walked in to this cabin, it was obvious that this was the cabin for them.  After some back and forth with the seller's agent, we put the deal together and we are now in escrow.  These clients are more than qualified to purchase this cabin.  Their lender has given me an appro...
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By Jane Brayton
(Mountain Lake Properties)
Number of Closed escrows is climbing in Big Bear Valley. Beautiful weather, crisp air and a sparkling lake with something to do every day in paradise has done the trick! Buyers who were fence sitting have climbed down and are buying places, some are retiring, moving up here to make a new life and some just need a place to get a way. These are the number of closed transactions for the past 3 months through the Big Bear MLS. May 57June 77July 84 Search Big Bear Properties here  See a short tour of Big Bear
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By Jane Brayton
(Mountain Lake Properties)
I am quite lucky! I live in a 4-season, Southern California resort area and love it. Today, the 4th of July it is very busy (we have one of the best firework displays) there are many people out on boats in the lake and the weather could not be better, 75 degrees with barely a cloud and a slight breeze. Ho hum, just another wonderful summer day, did I mention we do not have smog? at an elevation of 6,754 feet, we just don't ever get that nasty grey stuff. That is why Big Bear is such a popular spot. When visitors come up to our little valley, we already have them hooked and the next step is to help with the right vacation home. No matter what is on someone's wish list, there is something out there for every want. Do you want to be away from it all?Do you want rustic and small?Do you want...
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By Israel Barden
(RE/MAX Big Bear Village)
Recently, it seems like every time a good bank owned property comes on the market, it is like blood in the water with four, five or more offers coming in. If you want to have a chance at snagging one of these good deals away from the other sharks, you need to come prepared. I have prepared a sort list of things you need to have ready in order to write the best offer possible. 1. Make sure you are preapproved and have your letter with you. This will let you know what you can afford and also let's the selling bank know that you are already approved and can buy the property in question. 2. Have current bank statements and your check book. You will need to write a deposit check and many banks are asking for proof of funds up-front with the offer. 3. Be prepared to go over asking price. If a...
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By Jane Brayton
(Mountain Lake Properties)
The weather in Big Bear can't be beat these days. It is hot and humid in areas "down the hill" and we continue to enjoy blue skies, cool evenings and sunshine so we may enjoy all the things Big Bear has to offer. Every weekend there are multiple events, right now it is the Trout Derby where you could win big money if you catch the tagged fish. Next weekend is the Pirate Faire, 6th Annual Carp Round-up, Big Bear Choppers Ride the Mountain, Moms and Rods Antique Car Show and The Discovery Center Concert Series.  The great outdoors for walking, boating or just relaxing is always available as well. You cannot go wrong visiting Big Bear. If you would like to stay up to date with activities in Big Bear, Please Bookmark My Site
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By Steve Hirschler, Big Bear Real Estate
(Keller Williams Big Bear)
Click here to see the details on these 12 homes. 3 were bank owned "25%" None of these homes were short sales 9 were organic "75%" (traditional seller) I can show you any home for sale in Big Bear. Search the Big Bear MLS (Multiple Listing Service) Search the Southern California MLS  (Multiple Listing Service) Steve Hirschler Associate, The Tim Wood Group Coldwell Banker Mountain Gallery 42153 Big Bear Blvd. P.O. BOX 6820 Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 stevehirschler@gmail.com 909 866-3481 EXT. 217 CELL 909 725-5889 Fax 909 866-3531 http://www.stevesellsbigbear.com Follow me on Twitter Subscribe to "Ask an Expert, Big Bear Real Estate Blog"Previously posted on "Ask An Expert, Big Bear Real Estate"
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By Steve Hirschler, Big Bear Real Estate
(Keller Williams Big Bear)
Listing Courtesy of "The Tim Wood Group" SUPER-SIZED VALUE FOR THIS SPACIOUS ERWIN LAKE HOME. 4 BED, OR 3 W/DEN, 3.5 BATH, 2  CAR ATT. GARAGE ON LARGE, 13,860 SQFT. CORNER LOT. 2 RIVER ROCK FIREPLACES W/INSERT STOVES. WOOD FLOORING. FENCED YARD W/STORAGE SHED. PURCHASE THIS PROPERTY FOR AS LITTLE AS 3% DOWN! THIS PROPERTY IS APPROVED FOR  HOMEPATH RENOVATION MTG FINANCING. Listing Couresy of PARKINSON GROUP RESORT PROPERTIES NEWER BANK OWNED HOME WITH GREAT LAKE VIEWS. LARGE KITCHEN, WITH GRANITE COUNTERS, TILE FLOORS, WALK-IN PANTRY AND VAULTED CEILINGS. HOME HAS AND OPEN FLOOR PLAN FOR ENTERTAINING. Listing Courtesy of PREMIER PROPERTIES SOTHEBY'S INT'L QUIET CUL-DE-SAC LOCATION, NICE TREES SURROUND, FENCED BACK YARD.  LARGE BEDROOMS, ONE WITH A HALF BATH UPSTAIRS. T&G WALL IN LIVING...
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By Steve Hirschler, Big Bear Real Estate
(Keller Williams Big Bear)
   Listing Courtesy of EXIT REALTY WELCOME HOME THIS HOME LAST SOLD IN JUNE 2005 FOR $195,000.HIS IS A LARGE HOUSE THE LIVING AREAS ON THE TOP FLOOR.  THERE IS A DECK OVER PART OF THE GARAGE.  UPSTAIRS YOU'LL FIND THE MASTER, KITCHEN AND LIVING ROOM.  DOWNSTAIRS IS A FAMILY ROOM, BEDROOM AND FULL BATH ALONG WITH LAUNDRY, AND A PATIO IN THE BACK. Listing Courtesy of REALTY EXECUTIVES, BIG BEAR THIS HOME LAST SOLD IN OCTOBER  2005 FOR $390,000. LOCATED ON A QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD. SPACIOUS LIVING ROOM WITH FIREPLACE, FAMILY ROOM. 3 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS. DETACHED CAR GARAGE. FENCED BACK YARD AND READY TO BE MOVED IN. Listing Courtesy of CENTURY 21 BONNIE BLUE THIS HOME LAST SOLD IN JULY  2004 FOR $169,900. CUTE TWO BEDROOM ONE BATH IN EASILY ACCESSIBLE LOWER MOONRIDGE AREA NEAR SKIING AND GOLFIN...
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By Steve Hirschler, Big Bear Real Estate
(Keller Williams Big Bear)
We don't seem to want to admit, but we all know it is the single most important factor in determining if your home will sell. It's not something most real estate agents or sellers want to talk about. If your house has been on the market for more than 60 days and doesn't have an offer, you're ignoring it. If you home is in good repair, is easy to show, and hasn't got an offer, you've overlooked it. You can't sell in this market until you get it right. Do you know what the secret is? Click here to see the answer Previous posts on this topic: When do you want me to start telling you the truth? How Stale is your Listing? Spin the bottle The price is wrong! I can show you any home for sale in Big Bear. Search the Big Bear MLS (Multiple Listing Service) Search the Southern California MLS  (M...
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By Steve Hirschler, Big Bear Real Estate
(Keller Williams Big Bear)
These are the 4 new bank owned homes that came on the market this week in Big Bear. 128 Crater Lake is already in escrow, it had multiple offers and is over full list price.  As of this morning, we have 51 bank owned  homes (REO's) on the market, that's only 5.7% of the 894 active listings. Please call or email if you want to purchase a bank owned home in Big Bear, I will get you the best deal.  I can show you any home for sale in Big Bear. Search the Big Bear MLS (Multiple Listing Service) Search the Southern California MLS  (Multiple Listing Service) Steve Hirschler Associate, The Tim Wood Group Coldwell Banker Mountain Gallery 42153 Big Bear Blvd. P.O. BOX 6820 Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 stevehirschler@gmail.com 909 866-3481 EXT. 217 CELL 909 725-5889 Fax 909 866-3531 http://www.steves...
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By Steve Hirschler, Big Bear Real Estate
(Keller Williams Big Bear)
Click here for property details on these 9 homes. 4 were bank owned "44%" One of these homes was a short sale 4 were organic "44%" (traditional seller) I can show you any home for sale in Big Bear. Search the Big Bear MLS (Multiple Listing Service) Search the Southern California MLS  (Multiple Listing Service) Steve Hirschler Associate, The Tim Wood Group Coldwell Banker Mountain Gallery 42153 Big Bear Blvd. P.O. BOX 6820 Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 stevehirschler@gmail.com 909 866-3481 EXT. 217 CELL 909 725-5889 Fax 909 866-3531 http://www.stevesellsbigbear.com Follow me on Twitter Subscribe to "Ask an Expert, Big Bear Real Estate Blog"Previously Posted on "Ask An Expert, Big Bear Real Estate"
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By Jane Brayton
(Mountain Lake Properties)
Big Bear's farmers market is now open. Every Tuesday, April through October at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center parking lot located at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.  Produce, Baked Goods, Flowers, Crafts, Jewelry.
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By Steve Hirschler, Big Bear Real Estate
(Keller Williams Big Bear)
  I can show you any home for sale in Big Bear. Search the Big Bear MLS (Multiple Listing Service) Search the Southern California MLS  (Multiple Listing Service) Steve Hirschler Associate, The Tim Wood Group Coldwell Banker Mountain Gallery 42153 Big Bear Blvd. P.O. BOX 6820 Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 stevehirschler@gmail.com 909 866-3481 EXT. 217 CELL 909 725-5889 Fax 909 866-3531 http://www.stevesellsbigbear.com Follow me on Twitter Subscribe to "Ask an Expert, Big Bear Real Estate Blog" Previously posted on "Ask An Expert, Big Bear Real Estate" Possibly related posts: (automatically generated) Sold this Week in Big Bear 4/4/2009 Big Bear Lakefront Property of the Week...it's Bank Owned! 384 Meadow Cir...
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By Israel Barden
(RE/MAX Big Bear Village)
A question I seem to get quite a bit these days from my clients is " What is the difference between short sales and REO's?" I then , usually, go into a whole explanation of the pro's and con's of each, and end up telling them that REO's are superior in every way. I have a couple of dealings over the past couple of months that really bring this point home. The first case involves a really neat family I have been dealing with for over a year. They are from North Hollywood and have wanted to buy a place up here for a long time. When we initially looked, we couldn't find anything that really fitted their needs. They decided to wait a year and then take a look when the prices had really dropped. So, I took them out a couple of months ago and found a cabin that was perfect for them. The cabin...
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By Steve Hirschler, Big Bear Real Estate
(Keller Williams Big Bear)
Sold this Week in Big Bear 4/4/2009 7 were bank owned "50%" 1 was a short sale 6 were organic (traditional seller) I can show you any home for sale in Big Bear. Search the Big Bear MLS (Multiple Listing Service) Search the Southern California MLS  (Multiple Listing Service) Steve Hirschler Associate, The Tim Wood Group Coldwell Banker Mountain Gallery 42153 Big Bear Blvd. P.O. BOX 6820 Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 stevehirschler@gmail.com 909 866-3481 EXT. 217 CELL 909 725-5889 Fax 909 866-3531 http://www.stevesellsbigbear.com Follow me on Twitter Subscribe to "Ask an Expert, Big Bear Real Estate Blog" Previously posted on "Ask An Expert, Big Bear Real Estate"
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