Since Covid times, we’ve had quite a few requests to see a market update comparing the recent frenzy to today’s more normalized market. It is well known that the market of 2020 and 2021 were unprecedented. Given that, it isn’t a market we would typically compare to the more typical trends that have occurred in the last 20-30 years. To get a more realistic idea of where the market currently stands in comparison to the recent past, I’ll be covering 2019 to today. As expected, price is the top detail buyers and … [Read more...]
A Look into Big Bear’s Market Trends, 2019-Today
No on Measure O Campaign Proves to be a Success
Like most tourist destinations, our mountain community saw a record number of visitors in 2020 and 2021. We also experienced a significant increase in buyer interest which resulted in record sales numbers. In 2020, 1,814 single family residences sold and, in 2021, 1,753 were sold. This represented a 35-40% increase compared to 2018, 2019 (and likely will be for 2022 as well). All information and stats are pulled from the local Big Bear MLS only. Of these sales, many buyers opted to vacation rent the homes they … [Read more...]
Looking to Ditch That Big Bear Cabin Look? Here’s Some Tips to Modernizing Your Mountain Home….
"We want something cabin-y." This is something I hear ALL the time. Most of my clients want to escape from the city to their mountain home that really feels mountainous. But here's the thing, you can still get that feeling without the bears and lacquered wood. Don't get me wrong, a lot of people love that look and it is important to decorate your home to fit your taste. But, if you're looking for something current or are hoping to maximize your rental potential, kicking that traditional cabin look may be the … [Read more...]
Big Bear Winter Fun For Everyone!
Whether you're a skier, rider, sledding junkie or exercise enthusiast... Big Bear has it all! Sure... summer time is a bit on the warmer side, but that doesn't mean you have to be stuck indoors all winter long. You may be a full-timer or here on vacation, either way there are several ways to get up, get out and breathe some fresh air. Check it out... Bear Mountain and Snow Summit: Our two local ski resorts offer a wide range of ski/snowboard lessons, terrain for all abilities and a shuttle that will take you to … [Read more...]
Want to EARN your Big Bear Thanksgiving dinner? Here’s How.
It’s almost that time. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie… yep, it’s Thanksgiving! A day we all look forward to, especially when it comes to food. That being said, maybe a little jog would make you feel a bit better about indulging? If so, this year Big Bear has officially hopped on the Turkey Trot train and will be hosting its first annual run this Thanksgiving Day. The Big Bear Turkey Trot falls under the umbrella of Open Air Big Bear, and offers 3, 6, and 9 milers ranging from $35 - $45 (see … [Read more...]