Lake Arrowhead, CA Real Estate News

By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
The Arrowhead Lake Association is asking residents and guests to refrain from bringing in firewood from other areas. Lake Arrowhead is declaring a " Buy It Where You Burn It " to reduce and/or eliminate pests that are destroying our forest. There are two new pests that are spreading and the transportation of firewood from infested areas are bringing these pests into our beautiful forest. The first pest is a voracious beetle named Gold-Spotted Soak Borer and this beetle has already begun killing oak trees in San Diego County. They have also been found in the North Riverside County community of Idyllwild. Infested areas are reporting oak mortality of 65 to 100% and more than 1 million acres of oak trees have been lost in Southern California.   The second new pest is the Polyphagous Shot H...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
The SuperGirl Snow Pro 2020 is here! This February 22nd and 23rd, you can ride with some of the world's best female snowboarders! Hosted by 10-time A Games, and 4 time Olympian Lindsey Jacobellis, right here at Bear Mountain!This is a must attend event. The SuperGirl Snow Pro showcases many of the world's top female pro and amateur snowboarders and also helps to locate, mentor and encourage the next generation of female snowboarders. Both completions on the 22nd and the 23rd are open to the public. The first being the Boarder-Cross competition and the Big Air Event on the 23rd.   There will be live music, DJ's, panel discussions and more. This is a great opportunity for your daughter or other loved one to see other amazing female snowboarders in action! You can register to compete along...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
 Happy Thursday!  Thought I'd jot down a short post about our Lake Arrowhead Lakefront real estate market and what we've sold in the past 12 months, what is currently listed and pending.  The mountain real estate market remains strong! Take a peek at the following properties ranging from $950,000 to $11,750,000.   It never hurts to look, right?  26 Active Lakefront Homes For Sale   Active Listings STATS 1 Pending Listing  35  Sold Lakefronts Eststes from     2/20/2019       Sold STATS                                                                   It's a great time to list... ASK ME WHY?
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Footprints in history are not made sitting down. This is a quote that I have grown to love. I am not sure where the saying originated from, but I've seen it on a plaque and it really resonated with me. There are so many ways that one can look at this saying and apply it to life. Whether in your personal life or in business. I've learned that sometimes the things we don't want to do are in fact the things that we NEED to do. Call it comfort or complacent, we get into a groove and adopt the attitude of " Not fixing what isn't broken ". While this may be true in some cases, this very saying can also leave us stuck in the same position we are in. Take a water bottle for example. There are hundreds if not thousands of different versions of a apparatus that we stick water in. Some are tall, s...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Love is in the air today! Whether you love roses, chocolate, a candlelight dinner or like to just keep it simple with your honey at home with dinner, a movie and popcorn, today can be about anyway you want it! That's the perfect part about today or any day for that matter : enjoying the one you love! A lot of couples opt for staying in. With busy schedules and careers as well as children, it is sometimes hard to find babysitters or the energy to get all dressed up for a night out. More and more people are enjoying their homes, their spaces and creating a beautiful date night right in the comfort of their living or dining room. These fond memories are something that get etched into the minds, the walls and foundation of a house and make it a home. After a while every room in a house seem...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
I know that renting a home seems convenient and there are some circumstances where it may be warranted, but have you thought about all of the downfalls of renting a home and then the upside of purchasing a home ? First, while many rentals come with lease agreements, often times owners simply do not renew the lease the longer the tenant stays. Whether an oversight or simply just not worried about it, not having a signed lease each year can leave you vulnerable to an owner sending you written notice to vacate because you are now on a month to month basis. It is important to check the laws in your state and determine how much notice a landlord must give and if your lease automatically rolls over and for what duration of time. Whether you are year to year or month to month, at the end of th...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Come and join us for wine and paint night with Dana Vacari on 02/12/2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. The cost is $40 and includes all of your paint supplies and 2 glasses of house wine or craft beer on tap! Located at the Grapevine at 28200 Highway 189 C210, right here in Lake Arrowhead! Did you know that painting actually has many health benefits? It is a extremely effective technique that promotes calm and has even been known to increase mental and physical health. It has been shown to foster creative growth, enhance and strengthen memory, builds motor skills and problem solving skills as well. It is a great outlet to relieve stress and promote an optimistic attitude. It doesn't matter if you have never painted, are a beginner or a seasoned painter. This is going to be a fun night and yo...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Lake Arrowhead Jurassic Fossils is an amazing zen like gift shop that is filled with a variety of raw and tumbled crystals, minerals and fossils, some that are as old as 350 million years. Filled with fascinating fossils like ammondoids and orthoceras, they also carry fossilized shark teeth and clams. They pride themselves on stunning semi-precious stones, beautifully handcrafted fossil and stone jewelry as well as hand-carved acacia wood carvings from the Philippines.  In addition to all of these unique and amazing finds and/or handcrafted items, they also carry a beautiful selection of hunting and pocket knives. They also offer layaway and consignment options for those interested. This is a beautiful gift shop with a peaceful feeling the moment you walk in the door. The staff is alway...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Love is in the air and there is so much to do in Lake Arrowhead! With so many romantic spots at SkyPark you can make a full day and night out of the many things to do. First, you can stop by K's Kandy Shoppe and treat your special someone to delicious candy and even chocolate covered strawberries. You can stroll through the village and up to the terrace all while enjoying each others company and taking memorable photos. It's a beautiful site surrounded by a stunning waterfall and all that nature had to offer. If you are really adventurous you can even zip-line through the trees roughly 30 feet above the floor of the forest! Stay a while longer and enjoy the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa! They offer amazing romantic getaways, spa packages and you can even enjoy their restaurant. Calm you...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
What happens at the cabin, stays at the cabin! Do you need a cabin nestled in the wooded mountains of Lake Arrowhead to go along with your mug? I specialize in strong coffee, cozy cabins and a winning attitude that will help you get to closing! Whether you are wanting to upgrade, downgrade, purchase your first home or vacation cabin, I'd love to help! I'll put the coffee on, we can sit and chat and I'll help you find a place to hang your mug here in beautiful Lake Arrowhead, California! Cheers!  
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
On Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 10:00am, located at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa ( On the Beach ) You can tell Bill Pumford to " Go Jump in the Lake!" The water is bound to be icy cold, but he's being a good sport and raising money for the Rim of the World Historical Society. You can support Jim by joining in on the icy plunge or you can make a donation that is tax deductible to the Lake Arrowhead Rotary Foundation. It's going to fun! You are not allowed a wet suit, no nudity and you have to completely submerge yourself into the icy water. Costumes are encouraged and will make this so much more fun!  The Rim of the World Historical Society promotes, preserves and collects knowledge of mountain history that is essential to the basic quality of life. Their mission is to provide a pe...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Even in the winter you can peek through the mature pines and see the beautiful water reflecting the sun. Located in the San Bernardino National Forest, Lake Arrowhead is full of shopping, dining and entertainment. It offers 5 Star resort hotels, resorts and spas. Whether you are looking to relocate to Lake Arrowhead, relax and rest or looking for the perfect romantic getaway, Lake Arrowhead is an amazing place to settle whether short or long term. From roaming wildlife to Skypark Santa's Village to Arrowhead Queen boat tours, you can expect exceptional service, amazing memories and a family friendly atmosphere with things to do for all ages. Come and visit us here in Lake Arrowhead! If you are looking for relocate, purchase your first home or sell your existing home to upgrade or downsi...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
How exciting! On January 8th, at about 5:30 at night, Jackie, the bald Eagle laid her first egg. Generally, a second egg will be laid about 3 days later, so we wait in exciting anticipation for this to happen. Jackie, is the female of the Big Bear nesting pair of bald eagles. If you would like to see exciting video of the egg laying, the first of 2020, you can view that process HERE: and learn more about these beautiful creatures!Photo Courtesy of Friends of Big Bear Valley and Big Bear Eagle Nest Cam Now, incubation will actually start after the second egg has been laid. In total this period will be about 35 days and both Jackie and her mate Shadow will be diligent in keeping the eggs warm and protected. Over the last two nesting seasons, video has shown that Jackie does most of the ne...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
The Redlands Symphony is celebrating 70 years of string elegance with melodies of Holst, Ravel and Tchaikovsky. This serenade will take place on January 18, 2020 at 8:00pm at Memorial Chapel in Redlands, CA. The catchy tunes of the symphony will be a full orchestra directed by music director, Ransom Wilson. This is going to be an amazing event that concertgoers will LOVE. If you would like more information on this event please contact the ticket office at 909-587-5565. Tickets are available for sale for the low cost of $18. Did you know there are many health benefits to music? Music not only improves mood but it can also regulate emotions, create relaxation and happiness when you are feeling low. Music also reduces stress, lessons anxiety, improves memory, can also improve exercise regi...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Significant weather events can leave us vulnerable. From snow and ice storms to hurricanes and tornadoes to thunderstorms. Power outages are not only inconvenient, but they can also be detrimental to ones well being. The sick and/or elderly who require heat, air conditioning, oxygen and the like are the most vulnerable. Storms can come out of nowhere and no-one can guarantee you will not be without power.  A whole house generator has many benefits. First, it can increase the resale value of your home. In 2014 there was a report published by Remodeling Magazine that indicated installing a standby generator can provide up to a 150% return on your investment. So, if we break down the numbers this would mean that if you spent $12,000 installing a generator your home value may increase up to...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Thanksgiving is a blur because of the winter storm we received here in Lake Arrowhead, but there is nothing like a white Christmas. Well, almost. Our winter storm began late Christmas Day and is finally winding down some. We definitely got flocked again with power outages and business closings (and roads too). Still, it's a beautiful site here in Lake Arrowhead as you peek out the windows and see the branches of pines covered in snow. Actually, everything is covered in snow.  Here in the mountains of Lake Arrowhead, we definitely get its fair share of snow. It is part of the beauty of the four seasons here. Throughout the winter you get to enjoy the brilliance of snow covered trees and mountains and in the fall you get to experience the brilliant colors of autumn as the leaves turn colo...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, " What are you doing?" The youth replied, " Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them back, they'll die."  "Son," the man said, " don't you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can't make a difference!" After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said..." I made a difference for that one. "  We can all make a difference when we choose kindness, a hand up, a smile, a wink, a nod, and something as simple as holding a door open for someone. We can get o...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
From It's A Wonderful Life to decking the halls and decorating my office desk, it's beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas! Getting into the Christmas spirit is hard for some people. The hassle of pulling out the tree, the tangled lights and ornaments, but in the end, when it's all up just glistening back at you, it becomes a beautiful and magical thing. Every ornament seems to tell a story. The memories etched in every piece of glass or handmade bobble hanging from the tree. Years of Christmas past with the fingerprints and footprints of children and grandchildren and sometimes even your kitty sitting under the tree ( hopefully not IN the tree).  With every ornament hung you get to reminisce about the past. Especially those ornaments made in school by your children. Every year...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Come and join us for Christmas Carol live December 19th to 24th! You can enjoy a plated dinner plus live theater performed by Heisler Theater. Both adult and child plated dinners will be offered. The doors will open up at 5:30pm and reservations are required. Ticket prices are $65 for ages 12 and up and $35.50 for children ages 12 and under. Call 909-744-3062 to make your reservations.  This is a Christmas Classic that recounts the story of Ebenzer Scrooge, who was an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas past, present and yet to come! Originally published on December 19, 1843 it is a novella by Charles Dickens, but first published in London by Chapman and Hall and illustrated by John Leech. The whole family wi...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
On Saturday, December 21, 2019 Santa is coming to the Lake Arrowhead Branch Library! Santa will be joining everyone for crafts and story-time from 2pm through 4pm while the library staff will help you find all the books and movies you will need to get through the cold winter season. Each craft can be taken home and if you arrive 15 minutes early you will get to take home a prize and have a chance to win a present from Santa! The event is free and will be a great time for all children and families this holiday season. It is a great way to get out into the community and meet your neighbors, share in the holiday spirit and introduce your children of any age to the love of reading through the many books, for all ages, that the library carries.  Children of all ages enjoy this holiday event ...
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