Lake Arrowhead, CA Real Estate News

By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Lake Arrowhead is home to beautiful cabins, a white Christmas and a cozy fireplace drinking hot chocolate and creating memories with families and friends. If you have been dreaming of a white Christmas, nestled in a cabin, I can give you the best of both worlds. Give me a call, no hassle - no fuss.    
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Over Thanksgiving we got one heckuva snow storm here in Lake Arrowhead, dumping about an inch of snow an hour. It was absolutely beautiful to watch. The pines all flocked with snow and there seemed to be no beginning or end to driveways and everything snow covered all around us. Snow Valley was literally snowed in as roads were blocked getting to them. Many roads were closed or strictly open to residents and chains were required on all vehicles ( known as R3 conditions) on all mountain roads. Even the though the plows were out, most secondary roads were not accessible. Everything was and is so white. It looks stunning. It's beautiful watching out the windows next to a crackling fire that just sets the tone for a beautiful winter night, snuggled up here in the mountains. Then, power line...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Happy Thanksgiving!   Thanksgiving is a time for families and friends to come together. With hurried lives and busy schedules throughout the year, holidays such as Thanksgiving provides the opportunity for togetherness and a day to spend together in a very intentional way. While Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has been long celebrated a secular holiday as well. In many cultures Thanksgiving is associated with the Pilgrims and Native Americans symbolizing and celebrating intercultural peace and the sanctity of home and family. Even though Thanksgiving has become secularized and commercialized, we should never forget that the day is rooted in the commitment of our forefathers and foremothers to maintain a thankful heart no matter how painful or c...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
You vowed to love them and protect them. They are your fur-babies and are suppose to be a part of your family. If you wouldn't leave your child outside in the cold to fend for themselves or you wouldn't want to be left out in the cold and/or inclement weather, then you shouldn't be leaving your pet outside either. In fact, under Libre's Law, a dog cannot be left leashed for longer than 30 minutes in cold weather temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. This act establishes under what extreme weather conditions that keeping animals outside would constitute cruelty to animals.   Just like people, a pets cold tolerance can vary from pet to pet and these variances are in fact based on several factors including but not limited to: how their body stores fat, their coats, activity levels and ...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
The Grapevine is celebrating the fall season with Cider Sundays! They will be offering flights of unique cider from around the world. The Grapevine located in Lake Arrowhead, California is your premier spot for private events and parties! It has a combination of both indoor and outdoor spaces that provides everything to fit your needs. Whether you are just wanting to stop by on Sundays and sip your favorite cider or host a birthday, bridal shower, baby shower, anniversary party, fundraisers and even corporate events, The Grapevine will provide an amazing atmosphere that you and guests will talk about for years to come. The Grapevine also provides catering, beverages, music, decorations, gifts and more. Just reserve your date and time and they will do the rest.  
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
On Wednesday, December 4th, from 5:30PM - 8:30PM you can eat, celebrate, drink and savor the night away at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa. Local restaurants, attractions, wine connoisseurs, caterers, and craft brewers will be going all out to bring you their best signature dishes, entertainment and drinks! With approximately 18 local participant businesses, and sponsors like Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, Mile High Marine, Mountain News, Pine Rose Cabins, Sysco and so many more, you will love this event! Come and join in on the fun, plentiful drinks, food and entertainment as Lake Arrowhead celebrates the holiday season. Tickets are $45 per person when purchased in advance. They are $50 at the door, per person if any are available at that time. Tickets are limited and they generally ...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
It's that time of year. The time of year when we stop a little longer and really reflect on the things we are grateful for. For many, this is something that is done daily, but for some, we get so hurried that we unknowingly move about our day and don't find the time to reflect on those things that we are truly grateful for. It happens. We are human.  I encourage you to to stop for a few minutes each day, look around and really see all that you have to be grateful for. Nothing in life is too simple to be grateful for. If you're tired then be grateful you have a job and a beautiful life full of people and events that make you tired.  Look for the gratitude in everything and learn to make this a habit each and every day, not just at Thanksgiving.  Each and every day I am grateful for : My ...
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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)
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)
Come on over to Lake Arrowhead Village on Thursday, October 31st and celebrate Halloween with us! From 3pm to 6Pm there will be trick or treating at all the village shops! You can also enjoy a Thriller dance performance by Lake Arrowhead School of Dance at Center Stage at 4pm, 4:30pm and 5pm. At 5:30pm a costume contest will be held for the scariest, funniest, cutest and more with prizes! The winning favorite Scarecrow will also be announced at this event.   This Halloween event is fun for all ages. Held in a safe environment that puts parents at ease and allows the kids to have fun! You'll get home at a great hour that will allow the kids to thumb through their candy and still hit the "Hay" at a decent time for school the next morning! Enjoy dinner in the village and snack on all the a...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
When you can't do something you put limitations on yourself. By repeating the word can't over and over in situations you program your brain to use it more than you probably intended it to. Can't is a will or won't situation. Either you will do something or you won't. What is missing is the why? Why won't you? Is it fear, lack of knowledge, laziness or being uncomfortable? Whatever we do we have something to gain from it, even if it is our unwillingness to do something. Whatever happened to trying? What is the worst thing that can happen? No matter what you would have learned something and in many ways you would have shown yourself that you are capable of so much more than what you give yourself credit for. You would not have learned "That something" if you never tried. Sometimes we have...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Expect nothing appreciate everything. Is this a double edge sword? Today, in the world we live in we see many people who have come to expect things rather than appreciate the things that are done for them. Those are the ones known for their entitlement attitude. Yet, a person whether religious or spiritual is taught to expect everything, act as if it's here ( believe and you will receive ) and appreciate it being in that emotion of gratitude. When we don't expect the amazing things we want in our life, we often become comfortable and complacent not wanting to improve or move forward to better things. I think it is about finding balance. I think it is about expecting the best, knowing that you have to work towards whatever it is you are expecting, and appreciate the fact that not only di...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Lake Arrowhead Village Oktoberfest kicks off on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM. It's a day of lots of American fun with German tradition. This is the 11th year that Lake Arrowhead Village has transformed into an authentic Alpine Village. It will feature German Bands and German food as well as games, a dance party and so much more.  It is free to attend and you will have several options to purchase hot German sausage and a variety of beers and wines. The event is hosted by Pieter Meister. He is dubbed as the most energetic and entertaining Meister in the business.   There will be plenty of contests like sausage tossing, beer chugging, chicken dancing and so much more. It's a great day full of silliness, fun and so much more. The entire family, of all ages, with enjoy t...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
I love to travel. My husband and I pack up " Winnie " and hit the road. We have seen so many amazing things and have learned so much history throughout our travels. Recently, we stopped in Branson, MO and went into an Amish Country Store, As we parked we realized the " Then vs Now " when straight ahead of us was a horse and buggy. As time has evolved it sometimes makes me wonder how we ever got by without the 4x4 trucks or the smart cars. Life was simpler back then. It was a time when a hand shake was still your word and not so much of the dog-eat-dog world we live in now.  The one thing I have learned about the Amish is that they still do not live like most of us do. They aren't hurried, " things " don't mean as much to them as they do us. Family and faith seem to be the most important...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
What if we used Real Estate Terms that we are inundated with everyday to build a stronger business and lifestyle?  Let’s face it, life happens. The one thing that we all know is that mindset matters. We know that our thoughts become things. We know that if we focus on problems or all the “ Stuff “ we didn’t ask to happen, we get to a feeling of defeat. The 21 - 90 rule tells us that it if we commit to a professional or personal goal for 21 days it should have become a habit. And, once you have established the habit, you continue for another ninety days. Repetition becomes habit. The longer you do it, the more effective it becomes.  As professionals we have goals and aspirations. Sometimes in our busy, hectic lives it’s hard to achieve them. We have allowed society, friends, family and e...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
When a graphic reminds you that you need a reminder to be mindful of where your thoughts, habits and emotions are. It is so easy to get wrapped up in the wrongs, the bad, the mishaps and it is so easy to forget that there is always something to be grateful for. When we focus on the problem(s) it is so hard to see the solution. The more we speak of the problem and/or problems the more they wear us down, the more they take on a life of their own. Feel the emotion, recognize it, but release it so that you can start to focus on all the good things that have happened and the things you have yet to see!  
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
 It's been a busy summer here in Lake Arrowhead with homes selling! From mountain homes to lake views, Lake Arrowhead has it all. With so much to do whether it be spring, summer, fall or winter, the possibilities and amenities are plentiful. If you are considering selling your home in Lake Arrowhead or the surrounding area, please give me a call. It is so important to have an expert on your side. Real Estate is my full time job and I love what I do! I will weed out unqualified buyers, so that your time is not wasted. Price negotiations take skill and I have been doing it for decades. Don't expose yourself to legal risks of going it alone. Allow me to access my large networks and get your home sold, just like these!     Contact me for a no hassle, no fuss, no obligation consultation. I w...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Nestled inside of Lake Arrowhead Village is a little diamond known as Lakefront Taproom Bar and Kitchen. There menu consists of culinary selections and a constantly rotating tap list and craft cocktails for every season. Redesigned from the ground up with a patio featuring panoramic views of the lake, it is perfect for dining, socializing and admiring the water. There is live music on Fridays and when announced also on Saturdays. You can view their calendar here Lakefront Taproom Bar and Kitchen for  for Saturday entertainment and/or specials or even paint nights.  From appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches, beer, cocktails and wine you will never leave thirsty or hungry. Rated the highest in Lake Arrowhead they never disappoint ! Come and enjoy beautiful Lake views, amazing food, and...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
A beautiful bouquet of fresh pink roses from clients made my day. I love working with both buyers and sellers in Lake Arrowhead and my heart is so full of gratitude whenever I am able to help. To have the same gratitude reciprocated was so very appreciated and very meaningful. Pink roses convey gratitude, appreciation, recognition, joy happiness and so many other wonderful attributes. While they are so beautiful to look at, it is with a grateful heart that I stare at not only their beauty but also their special meaning. And, I am indeed grateful.    
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Open House, Saturday, August 30th from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM.  Celebrity Owned Lake Arrowhead lakefront with lake views and single slip dock FOR SALE. This vintage dream cabin is picture perfect. It offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with the master bath on the main and an open and airy loft area that is perfect for additional guests, reading nook, gameroom and so much more.   This home has had many upgrades over the years which include but are not limited to interior and exterior paint, bathroom, kitchen and flooring upgrades along with roof and A/C. Home has the original rock fireplace which is perfect for crisp fall nights and chilly winter evenings. Huge deck off of the living room offers amazing views and is incredibly spacious. Single slip dock has a spacious patio to enjoy all of tho...
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