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Choosing the Best Big Bear Neighborhood

Once you've been pre-qualified for a loan, you should be ready to put your house-hunting efforts into high gear. The next important step in the home buying process is scouting out the Big Bear neighborhoods and getting familiar with each area. The best way to get started in your neighborhood search is to get in your car and explore, especially if you're unfamiliar with Big Bear. Ask your agent for a map and just start driving around. Get an idea about the neighborhoods by seeing first hand which areas appeal to … [Read more...]

Patty’s Picks of the Week

Here are my top picks of the week! Simply click on the highlighted link to see the details on the "best in show" properties! Under $100K: 249 Highland: Nice, open floor plan hosting nearly 1,000 square feet of living space. 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, laundry hook ups, lots of windows, on a large 4,000 square foot lot make this a great buy at $79,900. $100K-$200K: 39202 Sioux: Fabulous Fawnskin living! This home gives you a feeling of seclusion! Very close to the National Forest and lake, 3 bedrooms and 1 1/2 … [Read more...]

Patty’s Picks of the Week

Here are my top picks of the week! Simply click on the highlighted link to see the details for the "best in show" properties! Under $100K: 422 Kern: This is a nice little property with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, large kitchen, corner fireplace, front & back deck with a fenced in back yard for under $75K. New paint, carpet, and vinyl makes this property attractive and it will go quickly! $100K-$200K: 912 Nana: This log style cabin can be yours for only $175K. Located in Big Bear City and built in 2005, this 3 … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake Levels – Where To Find It & How It Is Relates To Property Values In Big Bear

One question that seems to come up often from people who visit the Big Bear area is, "How far down is the lake level?" The typical answer from me has always been more of a range, rather than a specific amount. The Big Bear Municipal Water District, also called BBMWD, has been keeping records of the levels on Big Bear Lake for some time now. Their website has the lake level history going back to 1985. Big Bear MWD takes weekly measurements and posts the results to their website here.  Historical lake levels … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lakefront Sales For 2007

There were a total of 20 lakefront sales in the Big Bear area according the to the Big Bear MLS. While the sales numbers are down from the previous years, lakefronts properties are still selling. Give me a call or drop me a line if you have any questions on these or other properties in the Big Bear Lake area. … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lakefront Properties – Up & Down The Past 12 Months

With all the talk of how bad the real estate market is these days, I am starting to track the statistics of the Big Bear real estate market. The sales for lakefront properties, and all other properties in Big Bear Lake for that matter, tend to tail off during the winter months as most people turn their attention towards the local ski slopes, the holidays, and tax time. Let's take a look at where the 2007 sales stats for the lakefront properties in Big Bear stand as of yesterday (Dec. 4, 2007). I compared the … [Read more...]