The Big Bear Report

The Big Bear Report

Friday, October 30, 2015

Castle Glen in the Fall

Check out all of the beautiful colors and gorgeous views in Castle Glen right now! Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Hooray for Wet Weather

Big Bear residents woke up to some very welcomed wet weather this morning!

We woke up to rain and dark skies this morning in Big Bear. Not only was it rainy, but it is cold out there, too.  The skies are clearing on the northwest end of the valley and it is certainly going to be a beautiful day out there today, as you can see below in a shot from our office. What a beautiful place we live in!

As of today, there is snow in the forecast for early next week.  The ski resorts usually try to open by Thanksgiving. Word on the street this year is that they are hoping to be open by November 10th. Wouldn't that be great? We'll keep you posted!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Just Listed!

267 Stony Creek

Hard to beat homesite. Located in prestigious "Eagle Mountain Estates" is this huge 30,000 sq. ft. lot with seasonal stream, pond, beautiful rockscape, underground utilities, partially fenced all with level street access in one of Big Bear's best neighborhoods! Asking $165,000.

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Snow This Week?

Snow Before Halloween?

It looks like we could see our first flurry of the season later this week!
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Friday, October 23, 2015

This Weekend in Big Bear

Fall is definitely here in Big Bear.  Come see all the beautiful fall colors before they're gone! While you're up here, check out these fun activities:

10/23/2015 & 10/24/2015

Flashlight Safari at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

-Space is limited, call the Big Bear Alpine Zoo for more information.


The 45th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

-Located at the Convention Center.  Saturday and Sunday only. Doors open at noon. 

Snow Leopard Awareness Day at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Deanna Carter at the Cave



Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Big Bear Report: October 2015


Fall in Beautiful Big Bear Lake

Nationally, home prices are rising and the economy is improving but the ills of the housing crash are far from cured. According to RealtyTrac, 7.4 million borrowers are still "seriously" underwater on their mortgages.
The real estate information company defines that as the loan amount being at least 25 percent higher than the property's estimated market value.  Over 13 percent of all properties with a mortgage are in this predicament. 
As for California, August tends to be a good sales month for California. Home buyers and sellers can make big changes as the kids are still out of school. Once fall and winter hit, home buying and selling tends to enter a seasonal slow pattern (Big Bear's slower seasonal pattern starts in Quarter 1 and Quarter 2). Yet the drop from July was rather strong. Home sales volume dropped by 13 percent. Take a look at August sales volume graph below to get a better picture.
As for the local Big Bear Market, sales are steady as inventory is stabilizing.  There are currently 648  homes on the market and the number of homes that sold last month was 109 (approximately 16% of the market). 
Rumor has it that Mammoth plans on opening November 10th. I guess they might know something we don't, but I guess any positive distractions from fires and the drought are helpful.