Lake Arrowhead, CA Real Estate News

By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
When you are selling your home, knowledge is power. What are some things you need to know when listing your home for sale in today's market ?   Hire the best Realtor. A Realtor with a proven track record, one who is experienced in your area, markets your home both online and offline and one who isn't afraid to negotiate for YOU ! Never allow your list price to be too low.  While hard to do, keep personal feelings about your home in check. You now have to consider your home as a house and a business transaction. This helps you do what it takes to stand out from all the other houses that are for sale, so that you can get your house sold. Get your documents in order so you have them readily available for your Realtor and any potential buyers. Utility contact information, rental agreements ...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
There is a difference between listing a house and selling a home. If you have considered selling your home, navigate the real estate market with a global expert, like myself. My expertise and global presence takes the stress out of selling your home ! Whether you are looking to down size, upgrade or relocate, my proven track record will help you successfully buy or sell home in Lake Arrowhead, California.  Why You Will Benefit With Me … Data Driven Negotiator Conducts Open Houses Highly Responsive Aggressive Internet Marketer Local Area Expert Markets Home At The Right Price Committed To Getting The Highest and Best Price For Your Home   Testimonials : The absolute best realtor in town! She loves and cares about her clients, and is a total Lake Arrowhead historian...she knows everything...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
The beautiful rose expresses promise, hope and new beginnings. In some legends it is considered a symbol of balance. While each color rose can have a different symbol and/or meaning like joy, love, peace, etc, all roses to many simply means the love of God's work in the world. Did you know that there is also a term " sub rosa " ? It means under the rose and comes from ancient times ? No matter where planted, they take root. They are beautiful and even if a petal falls they are still magnificent and just as beautiful. A rose can serve as a reminder that even with flaws the world and people can still be beautiful, too.  
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
You'll fall in love with the backdrop of Lake Arrowhead during Autumn. The beautifully displayed colors of red, gold and orange will make you want to escape into mountain foliage, mesmerized by it's beauty. With so many things to do and places to see in Lake Arrowhead, from virtually anywhere you can gaze into the wilderness and see the changing colors that nature has painted for us. Walk along Bear Springs Road and climb up the Strawberry Peak Fire Lookout Tower to get panoramic views of the lush, mature trees changing colors. If you hike atop the Pinnacles you can get a 360 degree-view of Southern California. Sunset Loop in Twin Peaks would make a great photo backdrop as the sun sets. You can hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, Heart Rock or the Children's Forest Exploration Trail to ...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Selling your home may appear easy, but it really isn't. To get the best price for your home it is important that you are represented by a professional who not only knows your market, but also has proven strategies that sell homes. Negotiating skills, professional photo's and understanding the local market data are crucial to not only determining the best listing price for a home, but actually selling the home. Realtors know specific angles for photography, staging and they often bring in the professional photographers when they are needed. Realtors see problems before they occur and their negotiating skills help you to receive the maximum dollar for your home. Prospecting and Advertising are just as crucial to exposing your home to the maximum amount of potential buyers. Realtors know h...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Snow Valley invites you to their annual winter job fair hiring even at Snow Valley. Hundreds of positions available and there is no experience necessary. All training will be conducted on site ! Annual Coat Drive at Lake Arrowhead Presbyterian Church ! Collecting new or gently used coats for the Annual Hearts & Lives Coat Drive on November 16th. You can stop by the association office anytime before November 9th with your donations. You can donate coats, gloves, scarves, snow boots and hats. Let's help those families in need this Winter by keeping them warm.  
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
With a beautiful blue sky, fall crisp air and mature trees surrounding the sparkling waters, the Queen sets sail. The Lake Arrowhead Queen that is. Peaking through the leaves and leaving waves of water in her trail. Another tour of beautiful Lake Arrowhead, California.  
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
The leaves start to turn brilliant colors, the air turns crisp and it becomes Pumpkin Spice everything. So, how do you start to cozy up your home for fall without making it look like a pumpkin threw up everywhere ? Believe it or not there are beautiful ways to capture the spirit of fall, in your home, without breaking the bank or going overboard. Adding a mix of colors, candles or wax melts to create pleasing scents, and plants for a natural rustic appearance, help to cozy up spaces whether big or small. Plants, especially, have benefits when adding to your decor because specific plants can also help the air quality in your home.  From scents to fall centerpiece ideas, the possibilities are endless when trying to create that warm fall feel inside your home. This year trends seem to be t...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
The UCLA Mountain Bruins Club invites you to their Locals Night Dinner & Costume Party Sunday, October 21st! Open to all, tickets include a 4 course seated meal, prizes for costume contest, and an optional lecture! Members receive a discount on tickets! Tickets are on sale until 10/16 (not sold at door) so get yours today!                             THE BEST PARTY ON THE MOUNTAIN        LAKE ARROWHEAD CONFERENCE CENTER LOCALS NIGHT Sunday, October 21, 2018 MENU  Roasted Garlic Artichoke Soup Baby Field Green Salad Pomegranate, Pine Nut, Goat Cheese Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette -Choice of entrée- Grilled Beef Tenderloin Steak Wild Mushroom, Bordelaise Sauce Dutch Potato & Seasonal Vegetables Or Free Range Breast of Chicken Riesling Wine Sauce Risotto & Seasonal Vegetables Or Grilled Sea ...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
 “What can I do? I’m bored!” Have you ever said this to yourself or others ? Have you ever sat around wondering what you could be doing that may help your community and fill your gaps of time with boredom ? It may seem like an odd suggestion to both you and the ones around you battling this dreaded affliction of “boredom”, but community service and volunteering in your area may be exactly the medicine you need to cure boredom. Now, this may be a tough sell because on the surface, community service isn’t the couch or even a computer game that occupies your time. It is something so much different from any of those repacked amusements. It’s for real. Lots of computer games are made to give you the feeling you created something whether it’s a city, an alien planet or a spaceship. But when y...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Calling all crystal lovers ! Jurassic Fossils in Lake Arrowhead is the place to visit and bring home some of the most spectacular and energy filled crystals, gemstones, fossils and geodes. Crystals were created billions of years ago, gifted to us by earth. They have an amazing story to tell as they have been dragged, beaten and battered. Yet, they came out beautiful with an abundance of glory that can assist with anything from making your home decorative, to creating jewelry, sacred spaces, grids, to relieving tension, anxiety, promoting peace and well-being. Some report that " stones of good luck " have helped them prosper in employment, selling their home and even unexpected blessings. If you love crystals, fossils and gemstones, Jurassic Fossils carries an amazing selection of stones...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
                         No matter how many times I've gone ... I'm still in awe.             The life of a traveling Realtor and the amazing things I get to see and experience !                                                This Truly Needs No Words     
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
The 10th annual Blue Jay Quilt Walk is here at Lake Arrowhead and Blue Jay Village. Come and enjoy a beautiful fall day and fall in love with stunning quilts. Quilts will displayed throughout Blue Jay Village and the Quilt auction will start promptly at 1:00 pm. Proceeds will benefit adults and children with disabilities who love camping at Camp Poivika. You can also help to raise breast cancer awareness by participating in the " Bra Challenge " and creating an " artsy " bra. Mountain Fifes and Drums will provide entertainment from Noon to 12:30. There will also be a library book sale and opportunity drawings.  Come and celebrate the annual Blue Jay Quilt Walk with us ! 
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Don't get caught off guard when showing or viewing property. While maintaining a professional appearance is important as a Realtor and as a buyer, it is also important to be ready for anything and to be comfortable. First, weather can change on a dime. You can go from sunny blue skies to a rain storm in a matter of minutes. And, let's not forget about snow, especially in the mountains of California, in the winter. No matter if you are down hill or up hill at this point, certain elements can and will become a hazard. From slippery walk ways to a steep mountain or trekking through a vacant piece of land to envision your dream home location. Real Estate can sometimes catch you off-guard. You could be looking at one thing and realize there is something else you want to see, which ultimately...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
This is about to become someone's home in Lake Arrowhead, CA ! Stunning rustic style home is pending sale ! Features towering tongue and groove ceilings, loft bedroom suite and TV/ Game room ! 4 bedroom 3 bath home surrounded by red and pine trees ! If you are looking for a home like this in Lake Arrowhead, please give me a call. I would be happy to show you unique homes like this one ! 
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
There will never be words to express the anger, the hurt, the terror and the rage that 9/11 brought and the emotions that still linger today. When I think about the men, women and children that went to bed on 9/10 like any normal night, not knowing what was waiting for them the next morning, sends chills down my spine. Innocent lives lost. Children who never had the chance to truly live, lost. Hero's who took over planes and ran into burning and falling buildings, lost. Too many lost, too many left to grieve, too many left with residual health affects, still battling the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual battle that was left behind, now, known as their life. I know where I was on 9/11, most of us do. We know to the minute and the second where we were, what we were doing. To this...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Pssst - There is a Lake Front Cabin that comes with this single slip dock ! Ask me where and we'll set up a time to go and see it. You won't be disappointed ! 
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
In a world sometimes filled with hate and anger, it is always refreshing to stop and see the beauty that the world really does have to offer. From a distance you can see the mountain tops that somehow just call your name. The beautiful reflection, of the clouds, in the water, that almost makes time stand still. If you look hard enough, long enough, you can see the beauty in almost everything. It is there that you find peace and serenity.                     The Beauty, Peace and Serenity of Lake Arrowhead, California  
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
The day is here, you've listed your home for sale. You've taken all the appropriate measures of cleaning, de-cluttering, hiring a Realtor, painting and anything else that was needed or suggested to get your home sold, in the least amount of time, for the best price. Somewhere, along the line, your Realtor advised that your home should remain clean at all times, counters should remain clutter free, beds should be made, wipe mirrors, faucets and other bathroom and kitchen apparatus of water spots, food particles or toothpaste. The list probably seems long, but since no one can predict when a potential buyer wants to see your home, it's best to make sure things are done every day. While your sparkling in your house and anticipating showings there are some foods that can, literally, make a ...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
It's that time of the year, again; GARAGE SALE WEEKEND! A time to get rid of "stuff" you've saved for decades because you were sure you'd use "it" again. A time for some folks to find goodies they may need for their yard &  home (or self) and, let's face it, like to bargain hunt.Every Memorial Day Weekend and LABOR DAY Weekend, we (Lake Arrowhead & other mountain towns) have a Three/four-Day Garage Sale. You get out and meet people and, hopefully, find that gem you just can't live without.  I call it The Recycling System. Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 pick up a MOUNTAIN NEWS NEWSPAPER for the MAP to The Garage Sale Mania.Be safe and have fun everyone. 
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