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5 Tips to Increase Real Estate Values in Big Bear

Here are a few projects that can add resale value to your Big Bear home. Energy efficient green-technology projects will benefit your lifestyle, save you money, and increase your home’s overall value. 1.) Solar Arrays Solar energy is perfect for residents of Big Bear. The Big Bear area enjoys 310 days of sunshine a year. The average cost of installation is $30,000 before tax credits and rebates. You can expect a 30% rebate from the federal government. The rebate from the State of California depends on your … [Read more...]

Living “Green” In Big Bear

Most of us were brought up believing that our natural resources would last forever. Now try to imagine a world without blue skies, towering trees, and all the natural beauty that makes Big Bear such an amazing place to live. It’s painfully obvious now that we have squandered our resources and if we all don’t take action, many of the things that we take for granted could soon be lost. So what can one person do about it? Can one Big Bear household really make a difference? Absolutely! Conservation starts in the home … [Read more...]

New Real Estate Trends

The National Association of Home Builders expects future housing trends to reflect the current economic and demographic changes of our society. They believe the average size home will be reduced by about 400 sq. ft to 2100 sq. ft. These homes will be energy efficient and family friendly. Expect to see homes that have larger family rooms and smaller dining rooms. Formal living spaces will be either downsized or eliminated. We may see the end of the living room. The demand for resource efficient water systems and … [Read more...]