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By Israel Barden
(RE/MAX Big Bear Village)
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It seems like everywhere I turn, I am constantly reminded about how bad things are supposed to be. According to the media, I should be wearing rags and holding a card board sign asking for donations in front of my office. I should up late worrying about how I can scrape enough change together to ...

By Tyler Wood, Big Bear Real Estate
(RE/MAX Big Bear)
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The High Timber Ranch area of Moonridge has been around since 1999. The first phase contained 67 parcels. The second phase, which came up for sale in 2001, had 47 lots. There is potential for another 200 parcels to be developed within the next 2-5 years, depending on the real estate market condit...

By Israel Barden
(RE/MAX Big Bear Village)
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Lately, it seems like I have been getting inundated by calls from buyers who want to get a foreclosed property for pennies on the dollar. With the negative media blitz, it seems like it should be an easy proposition. I've got news for you, it is and it isn't. Like traditional listings, a bank own...

By Israel Barden
(RE/MAX Big Bear Village)
Comments 5
What a winter we are having. It just keeps snowing up here in beautiful Big Bear. It seems like I get my house shoveled out and WHAM, another storm. We have doubled our average snowfall every month this winter. If it keeps up at this pace, it is going to be really good for the valley. We depend o...

By Israel Barden
(RE/MAX Big Bear Village)
Comments 5
I don't know what it is, but 2008 has been great so far. The phones in our office are ringing a great deal more than they were just a month ago. I have been very busy and am doing much better than I anticipated after last year. As a matter of fact everyone in my office seems to be doing very well...

By Israel Barden
(RE/MAX Big Bear Village)
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As many of you probably already know, bank owned properties come in a wide variety of conditions. From pristine to tear downs. What some agents new to the business may not be aware of, is the condition can directly affect the ability to get financing. On Sunday I showed property to a couple who a...

By Israel Barden
(RE/MAX Big Bear Village)
Comments 5
SUGARLOAFIf you are in the market for an affordable property in a mountain setting, Sugarloaf is a good place to start.  Situated in the East End of The Big Bear Valley, Sugarloaf is a heavily forested area that borders The National Forest.  When Sugarloaf first came into being, it was a neighbor...

By Israel Barden
(RE/MAX Big Bear Village)
Comments 1
For the last year or so we have all been hearing about the great deals to be had on Bank Owned property. This exceptional home really proves that statement to be true. Built on a promontory overlooking Stony Creek, this home is an absolute beauty.  From top of the line appliances, to the four fi...

By Israel Barden
(RE/MAX Big Bear Village)
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BIG BEAR LAKE CENTRALBig Bear Lake Central is an area of extremes. In one area you will be surrounded by little, older cabins and the next block over will be multi-million dollar lakefronts. Since it is one of the older neighborhoods in the valley, the conditions of the homes vary greatly. Forest...

By Israel Barden
(RE/MAX Big Bear Village)
Comments 5
Boy, is it cold up here. There are some very ominous looking clouds starting to peek their heads over the mountains. It definitely looks like we are in for another winter storm. We have already had two substantial storms this year, and hopefully this will be another one. A good storm is a great b...

By Israel Barden
(RE/MAX Big Bear Village)
Comments 0
As I am sure we are all aware, bank owned properties came in all manner of conditions. You can look at one on one street that is nearly immaculate, and the next block over, find one that is falling into pieces. Sometimes the ones in the worst condition, are priced the highest. Sometimes the best ...

By Israel Barden
(RE/MAX Big Bear Village)
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In addition to being the premier vacation spot in Southern California, Big Bear also has the distinction of being a top training spot for boxers and MMA fighters. In fact, due to the high altitude and proximity to Los Angeles, we have become the area of choice for many of the top fighters in the ...

By Israel Barden
(RE/MAX Big Bear Village)
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If you are a person who really likes to " Get away from it all " then Baldwin Lake is the place for you. Located at the far East End of the Big Bear Valley, Baldwin Lake has the best seclusion Big Bear has to offer. The terrain is a combination of mountain and desert, with pinon pines vying for s...

By Joe Pecoraro
(REMAX- Big Bear)
Comments 2
Originally posted on the Big Bear REO Blog. Everyone is hearing about how great of a deal a bank owned property can be.  There is a misconception that these REOs are all run down, neglected properties.  Well this isn't always the case.  In fact sometimes a great property is foreclosed on and beco...

By Israel Barden
(RE/MAX Big Bear Village)
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I just wanted to let everyone know that today is a beautiful day up here in the mountains. All the roads are open, and the snow is excellent. Plus, it is definetly sweater weather, no jackets required. Unless you hit the slopes that is. I look forward to seeing you all in Beautiful Big Bear Lake.

By Steve Hirschler, Big Bear Real Estate
(Keller Williams Big Bear)
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As a home owner and Big Bear Real Estate agent that has lived in the upper Moonridge area of Big Bear Lake for over 18 years, I have noticed that people can't seem to find their way out of upper Moonridge. Neither could I, the first time I came up to visit my wife parents I got lost. I think I go...

By Israel Barden
(RE/MAX Big Bear Village)
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If you are from Southern California, than Big Bears great skiing is already known to you. As a matter of fact, we have the two best ski resorts in SoCal in our town. Both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit have excellent terrain and the best snow making equipment in the world to assure the snow stays ...

By Joe Pecoraro
(REMAX- Big Bear)
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Originally posted on the Big Bear REO Blog. During a Real Estate transaction buyers are bombarded with Disclosure after Disclosure to read and sign.  While all the Disclosures are imprortant for different reasons, some seem unnecessary to buyers.  Often times buyers even question why something so...

By Israel Barden
(RE/MAX Big Bear Village)
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For anybody waiting to buy in Big Bear, it is a great time. Our busiest times of year are the summer, and the year end holidays. The time between January and June are usually our slowest. This means that houses on the market are not getting very many offers, if any at all. If you are a qualified ...

By Israel Barden
(RE/MAX Big Bear Village)
Comments 2
With the recent mortgage crisis in full swing, bank owned properties are becoming more and more prevalent. In Big Bear we are getting anywhere from one to five a week on average. As can be expected, they are selling at a brisk pace. Since they are typically priced at below market value, they make...

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