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By Tyler Wood, Big Bear Real Estate
(RE/MAX Big Bear)
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Selling a home in Big Bear should be easy, at least according to Andy Rooney. I remember seeing this video last year and laughing when he reviewed all the self help books he has received over the years. When he gets to the "Tips on selling a House" book, around the 1:10 part of the video, he give...

By Jane Brayton
(Mountain Lake Properties)
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Bear Mountain and Snow Summit are offering a free service that allows immediate updates to your mobile device with what you can expect before you head to the snow. Just follow this link to sign up and be sure to read about carrier charges, if any and opt-out policy. Isn't technology great? http:/...

By Tyler Wood, Big Bear Real Estate
(RE/MAX Big Bear)
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Home sales in Big Bear for November 2008 (50 total) dropped 25% as compared to the same month last year, and fell 32% from the October 2008 home sales number of 73. This is a pretty big drop in sales activity, which is most likely a result of all the negative economic news over the past 60+ days...

By Tyler Wood, Big Bear Real Estate
(RE/MAX Big Bear)
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I don't mean to bash Zillow but they make it so easy sometimes. Last time I checked, real estate prices in Big Bear are not going up. So you can imagine my surprise when I received an email last week from Zillow saying the Zestimate (read:value) for a rental property I own went up a staggering $2...

By Tyler Wood, Big Bear Real Estate
(RE/MAX Big Bear)
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Buying a home in Big Bear these days is not like it used to be a few years ago. If you were breathing and could sign on the dotted line, there was a lender out there that would find you a loan. All joking aside, getting a loan for a property is tough. Home buyers not only need to come in with mor...

By Israel Barden
(RE/MAX Big Bear Village)
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My mother always told me, if something looks to good to be true, it probably is. This saying especially applies to bank owned properties. I can't even begin to count how many time's I have gotten a call or an email from one of my clients that have seen a property online and are demanding to know...

By Israel Barden
(RE/MAX Big Bear Village)
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-Originally Posted At www.bigbearilluminated.com I just to remind anybody thinking about buying a bank owned property in Big Bear that they need to be very aware of the different time lines and how they will be affected by them. The bank's that are selling these properties are on their own schedu...

By Mike Wochner, Big Bear Lake Real Estate Agent
(Coldwell Banker, Mountain Gallery Realtors in Big Bear Lake)
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Wondering how much snow/rain Big Bear Lake gets each and every year? Below is a spreadsheet provided by the Big Bear Municipal Water District breaking down the monthly precipitation over the past 26 years. The average annual precipitation is roughly 36.35" per year but it's amazing to see the how...

By Steve Hirschler, Big Bear Real Estate
(Keller Williams Big Bear)
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                               Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Monthly 10 Year 2008 % of Rank Average Average                                                                                           Jan 96 125 125 158 130 194 163 128 139 77 12 134 44 33% Feb 97 126 158 12...

By Israel Barden
(RE/MAX Big Bear Village)
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In all the real estate transactions I have ever been involved in, nothing has come close to the sheer frustration I have encountered dealing with short sales. Every single one I have dealt with was nothing but problems from day one. Hurdle after hurdle is put up in front of you, day after day. J...

By Tyler Wood, Big Bear Real Estate
(RE/MAX Big Bear)
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Pricing a property in Big Bear is a lot different than your standard tract home or primary home location. The fact is that the properties in Big Bear can be dramatically different, even when they are in the same location. We have many areas with big homes next to small homes, old homes next to ne...

By Tyler Wood, Big Bear Real Estate
(RE/MAX Big Bear)
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It is no wonder why so many banks are failing these days.  They just do not seem to comprehend what is going on in the current real estate market. Here is a perfect example. This property just came on the market for sale in the Moonridge area of Big Bear. Listing price is $399,900, 3 bed, office,...

By Jane Brayton
(Mountain Lake Properties)
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What is the Real Estate market doing in Big Bear? If I had a nickle for every time I heard that... What we are seeing in Big Bear (approx. 6,700 feet in the San Bernardino mountains of Southern California) is an increase for closed real estate transactions, low prices, mortgage interest rates in ...

By Tyler Wood, Big Bear Real Estate
(RE/MAX Big Bear)
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Selling your Big Bear home in this market does not need to be any tougher. The real estate market conditions are scary enough these days. So you can imagine my surprise when I went out on a listing appointment recently and the seller did not want to have their property listed on the open MLS. Nop...

By Israel Barden
(RE/MAX Big Bear Village)
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Originally Posted At www.bigbearilluminated.com Lately I have been writing up ton's of bank owned properties. Good news, right? Well, it is and it isn't. I am grateful to be busy and have clients who want to buy property. The problem is, there always seem to be other agents with other clients wh...

By Jane Brayton
(Mountain Lake Properties)
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  With the increase in the amount of bank owned listings in the Big Bear MLS, the chances that a buyer will be dealing with a bank as a seller is also increasing.  Even a savvy real estate buyer or investor may be trying tactics that worked in the hot market but are now losing their effectiveness...

By Steve Hirschler, Big Bear Real Estate
(Keller Williams Big Bear)
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Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Monthly 10 Year 2008 Rank Average                                                                                     Jan 96 125 125 158 130 194 163 128 139 77 12 134 44 Feb 97 126 158 128 148 169 173 147 112 80 11 134 43 Mar 132 183 174 168...

By Tony Card, Your Big Bear REO Specialist
(Keller Williams, Big Bear Lake, CA)
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The economic situation that we're experiencing in the United States today is unprecedented.  I am too young to have experienced the Great Depression but I have read a lot about it and it didn't sound like it was much fun.  You hear on the news day in and day out that there is no money out there; ...

By Israel Barden
(RE/MAX Big Bear Village)
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Originally posted at www.bigbearilluminated.com Lately, I have been answering alot of questions regarding REO properties and things buyers need to be aware of. As it happens, my colleague Tyler Wood has also been fielding the same questions. In order to answer them, we made a short video that goe...

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