Lake Arrowhead, CA Real Estate News

By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Fall is quickly approaching and so many sellers are asking " How do I decorate my home for fall while I am selling it ? " This is a question posed by a lot of sellers because after all it's still YOUR home and you want to " live " in it, but you also understand the importance of keeping your home clutter free. Staging your home with fall decor can be valuable, but you also have to keep in mind that potential buyers may not share your enthusiasm for a season, holiday or decor. When decorating you want to ensure that your decor is not too distracting and that the decor is not the primary focus of the home. Instead, it is best to accentuate the space(s) that will add more charm to your home. A minimalist ( less is more ) approach is the best way to tackle fall decor. Since fall means pumpk...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
From turning on the lights, playing Baby Shark, to placing an order and telling you about the weather, Alexa can do and answer pretty much anything. While she may not be able to fold the laundry, walk the dog or take out the trash, clearly she has prioritized her list of can and can't do's because even she knows it's best to call a Realtor when you exclaim you want to find your dream home! Even Alexa knows what is above her pay grade and when she can't best serve you, she directs you to who or what can.  When purchasing a home you need education and experience on your side. You need someone smarter and wiser, someone willing to negotiate for you and work with you. A Real Estate Agent knows the market supply, demand and conditions and will create a negotiation strategy. They will develop...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Play Mountain Indoor Playground in Lake Arrowhead has officially celebrated its Grand Opening! Its Grand Opening took place on May 11th and kids of all ages have been enjoying the playground ever since. Play Mountain offers a variety of services, party packages and classes. From Mommy and Me Yoga Classes to Reading Time with Kate, and Sing - Along with Emily. Allow your children to explore the fun of singing, reading, exercising and lots of great playtime ! Play Mountain offers a variety of party packages and is perfect for hosting birthday parties. Prices include 2 hours of unlimited playtime, pizza, juice, birthday essentials like plates, cups, napkins and hats. All at a low cost with set up and clean up help! A huge life-saver for Mom's!Play Mountain is located at 28200 Highway 189, ...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
If you are wanting to buy or sell in Lake Arrowhead, now is a great time. Summer is here, the weather is beautiful and the views are always their magnificent self! We have homes available in all price ranges from mountain views to lake views. From fixer uppers to stunning homes with loads of charm and character. June's home sales rose to a pace of 2.8% after 17 months of declines and are still up 1.6% from a year ago. This is good news for sellers who are wanting to downsize or upgrade. Whether you are looking to buy or sell in Cedar Glen, Lake Arrowhead, Rimforest or Twin Peaks, I will help you find the perfect home or market your home to the right buyers.  MORTGAGE RATESCurrent Rates National Average Rate* Points 30-Year Fixed 3.75% 0.5 15-Year Fixed 3.18% 0.5 ARM 3.47% 0.4 . To use t...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
It sometimes fascinates me to watch people literally lose their shorts when they realize they have little to no control over something. This instant gratification world we live in has taught us that we can order up just about anything, on demand. From coffee and movies to answers and recipes and most anything in between. But, then, lightening strikes and all bets are off. You realize quickly that you're simply not the boss. You have no power literally and figuratively.  If you live in areas prone to hurricanes and tornadoes you know how to prepare for a storm. You've been through them and know the essentials needed. You've been taught to supply yourself with at least 3-7 days worth of water, food and medication for your family. You know that you will need a battery operated radio, batte...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
The Mountain Arts Network Gallery in Lake Arrowhead was created to inspire visual arts in the mountain communities. For the month of July the gallery is full of patriotic themes that everyone will love with. From still life, animal art, botanical art, gourd art and so much more.   Low cost summer art classes are still happening where you can learn to paint various forms and add a little touch of color to your home or office.  The Mountain Arts Network is a Non Profit organization and loves providing classes to special need students. We also offer classes for children and adults and we award scholarships to selected high school art students.   Throughout the year the Mountain Arts Network Gallery hosts various workshops, annual student art shows, photography and so much more.  Mountain A...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Lake Arrowhead, California always has events for the entire family! Coming up, July 27, 2019 from 10:00am - 3:00pm Lake Arrowhead Village will be holding its Car and Motorcycle Show presented by The Rotary Club of Lake Arrowhead and in Benefit of Gavin R. Stevens Foundation and in Memory of Scott Hughes.  There will be live music, lots of prize raffles, trophies, drawings and vendor booths for shopping and food. All of this will be surrounded by live music and of course free admission.  If you own a classic car or motorcycle and would like to enter it, please CLICK HERE to download the form. If you would like to sponsor a trophy, you can download that form HERE.  Vendor spaces are available. To be a vendor at the Car & Motorcycle Show, please CLICK HERE and download the form. Come and j...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Life happens. While we wish that it wouldn’t things that we cannot control happen. What happens to us does not define us, how we react to these things does. Having to sell our home, the very house that you made memories beyond measure in, is one of the hardest things I have seen sellers go through. Whether a death, lay-offs, significant income changes, illness and/or disease, no matter the circumstance the very walls that surround the owner has a story to tell. From memorial plaques hanging on the wall, toothless adolescent children, graduation photos or even a piece of artwork when they once traveled the world all have a unique story that only the homeowner understands.  Hidden, in the corner of a room, you may find a growth chart from one or all of their children. In the back, down th...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Warm your spirit and awaken your sparkle at Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa. This stunning resort and spa is casual luxury with breathtaking views and a glass like lake. Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa helps you to unwind, feel relaxed and of course totally pampered so that you can have an amazing vacation, wedding venue or get-away.  The Spa Of The Pines is an excellent wellness studio that offers massage therapy, reflexology, salon services a fitness studio and so much more. The Fitness Studio holds state of the art equipment, both pool and beach access, yoga, zumba, pilates and even personal training. The Salon and Beauty Center offers both treatments for men and women and specializes in facial treatments, coloring, wedding services, eyelash services, manicures and pedicures and so much ...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Happy 243rd Birthday, America.I thank God for my life, I love America. May freedom forever fly... " That this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from earth                                                                                         - Abraham Lincoln     " We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. "   Ronald Regan said " When we honor our flag we honor what we stand for as a Nation - freedom, equality, justic and hope. "  Have a SAFE and HAPPY 4th of July!
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
The pine cones are beginning to hang in their glory around Lake Arrowhead. I love the smell of pine especially around Christmas. While Christmas in July is an unofficial holiday when I saw these how could it not bring me to Christmas ? In some hemispheres Christmas is celebrated in the summer and residents in those areas began throwing celebrations in July dubbing it as " Christmas in July ". This is also the peak of their winter season. Over the years I have seen some really cool crafts created with pine-cones. From wreaths to ornaments to ornamental trees, to DIY turkeys, natural bird feeders, reindeer and even some bleached pine-cones. Now, is a great time to start collecting mature pine-cones for all of your holiday crafts ! 
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Come and join Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, Autograph Collection on Thursday, July 4th from 6 to 9pm as we celebrate the birth of America! It is going to be a spectacular evening of a dinner buffet, music, games, glow sticks, contests, and spectacular fireworks show over Lake Arrowhead. Our fireworks wouldn't be complete without a patriotic flyover so be sure to bring your camera and video equipment for this amazing event!  Buffet Dinner Will Include - BBQ Chicken, Smoked BBQ Ribs, Smoked Beef Brisket, Corn Dogs, Potato Salad, Baked Mac n Cheese, Garden Salad, Grilled Corn on the Cobb, Bourbon Pork Belly Baked Beans, Lots of desserts like Apple Pie, Bread Pudding, Cookies, Blackberry Cobbler and more!  Lawn Seating is $95 VIP Deck Seating is $125Prices do not include tax or gratuity. S...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Lake Arrowhead, CA is an artificial lake located in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains on Little Bear Creek. Little Bear Creek is a tributary of Deep Creek and the Mojave River. The naturally barren, natural rock formation, shaped like a giant arrowhead is not manicured in any way. It is a natural formation untouched by man. The Arrowhead Lake Company in 1920 purchase Little Bear Lake and the surrounding land and named it Lake Arrowhead because of its natural arrowhead formation. 2010 consensus show a population of 12,424 people living on Lake Arrowhead, California. Residents enjoy plentiful fishing and Lake Arrowhead is home to Large and Small Mouth Bass, German Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Crappie, Catfish, Bluegill and Rainbow Trout are planted in the lake each year. Nestle is the...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
I love my job! Everyday I am able to make a buyers dream come true and help a seller write a new chapter in their book of life. There are so many rewards that life gives us if we look for the blessings and opportunities. When I sell a home it is not just another home sold. A home sold means I have built trust and a relationship with someone that I may have never gotten the opportunity otherwise. It means a thought was put into action and it become someones reality and I am here to say that there is no greater feeling.   If you are looking to turn your dream of home-ownership into a reality, please give me the opportunity to make that happen. I am with you long after the closing and here in Lake Arrowhead and you will be considered family.  If you are a seller looking to upgrade or downg...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
I love the beauty that old Churches display. While old and sometimes tattered they still carry the same messages of hope, love and peace. Recently, I was shown this photo of a beautiful old Church surrounded by the brilliance of lavender. It reminded me of how lavender is referenced throughout the Bible only its bible bearing name is spikenard, which is actually Greek for lavender. Spikenard was used as one of the eleven herbs for the incense of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Many Christians today still create a cross out of lavender and hang it over their homes door for protection. This is a old fashioned method of home protection used for centuries. Lavender symbolizes purity, silence, grace, calmness and serenity. Even its purple color comes with significance - meaning royalty and spe...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
The warmer weather here in Lake Arrowhead not only brings an abundance of sunshine and a lot of outdoor activities, but it also brings increased chances of encountering a rattlesnake. In 2016 two women in San Bernardino National Forest were attacked by a rattlesnake. In 2018 a man, while camping, was bitten by a rattlesnake. These are just two stories of rattlesnake bites, but each hold similar stories : They didn't see the snake or the bite coming. It happened that fast.Often times, and it has been reported, that as the temperatures rise, so do rattlesnakes and they lurk in places that you can't see. Whether you are clearing your yard and reaching into areas you cannot see like over-grown bushes, walking on leaves or logs or moving rocks- it doesn't matter if you are hiking, in your ow...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Come on down to Lake Arrowhead this weekend, 6/14-6/15, and enjoy live music under the starts and clean mountain air. It is a great way to kick off Father's Day weekend and celebrate Dad! Each night will consist of a different artist and amazing tributes to musicians we all know so well.  With hits from Rod Stewart that can consist of Sailing, Forever Young, Tonight's The Night, Downtown Train and many more. Hits from AC/DC can consist of Highway to Hell, Back in Black, You Shook Me All Night Long, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap and more.Please note the songs performed by each individual musician and/or band may vary.   CONCERT LINE UP Atlantic Crossing will be playing in Lake Arrowhead on Friday, June 14, 2019 with a tribute to Rod Stewart. Bonfire will be playing in Lake Arrowhead on Sat...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
We hear the sad stories all the time...toddler drowns in pool. Don't think it can't happen to you because it happens to people you never thought it would. It happens to celebrities, helicopter moms and dads and even your loving and nurturing neighbor. You can never be too safe especially with toddlers who love water. Toddlers do not see nor do they understand the danger. They think of a bathtub at bath time and the fun sitting there brings them. They have no concept and cannot differentiate between shallow and deep water. They see something to splash in, something to have fun in and that is all they need to entice them.  Statistically, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in children ages one to four years old. While we should of course always watch our children, especia...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Valued at the regional and national levels of California, the landscape surrounding Deep Creek is unique and supports the greatest diversity of wildlife habitats and drainage on the San Bernardino National Forest. It has also earned the State designation of a Wild Trout Stream. Deep Creek also boasts of vegetation and ranges from sparse creosote, California buckwheat and chamise. Lower elevations include oak and pinyon woodland and scattered mixed conifer, and healthy riparian habitats are also present.  Deep Creek is also home to the endangered specie " The Southern Arroyo Toad. This toad generally comes out only at night to forage food and remains burrowed in the sand during the day. To spot The Southern Arroyo Toad you should should looks for warty skin, dark spots and a light-olive ...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Realtors, well, we see a lot when out showing and listing property. Some of the things we see can be extremely funny, some extremely scary. Living in the mountains where the wilderness is only a fingertip away and wildlife is plentiful, some of us can get up close and personal with visitors that we would sometimes like to stay on their side of the fence. While showing property the other day it looks like we had a " squatter " situation. This beady eyed raccoon surely grabbed our attention and tried to make it known he was top resident of the place.   Now, some people probably would have ran and fled rather quickly. There is a myth that any raccoon out in the daylight is rabid ( rabies ). But, that is not the case. While raccoons will exhibit a variety of unusual behaviors, their activit...
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