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Is the Big Bear Real Estate Market Cooling Off?

It appears that the real estate market in Big Bear is cooling off quite a bit.  2014 was the slowest year for unit sales over the last 10 years.  Take a look at the chart & notes below for some more interesting findings. Here's what I noticed - 1.  Residential unit sales were down 27% in 2014 compared to 2013.  I am not sure if this has something to do with the rising prices, about 10% higher year over year, or more of just a general slow down in the market.   Seems to me it could be a little of both. … [Read more...]

Increasing Property Values in Big Bear

We’ve enjoyed a summer with plenty of monsoonal rain. Fall temperatures are here, along with a couple inches of snow last night. If you take a drive around Big Bear, you’ll find trees heavily laden with apples and pears. This is a great time of year to plant apple trees and berry bushes. Besides providing a delightful harvest, improving your landscaping is an easy way to increase property value and boost curb appeal. A study done by Virginia Tech in 2007 showed that good landscaping can improve a home’s resale … [Read more...]

Understanding the Value of a Real Agent

Not long ago, you had to go to a real estate agent in order to get information on property listings. Books filled with all the local real estate listings were distributed to real estate offices and the agents would review the books and find homes that matched their clients' needs. This information was not readily available to the public. The times have drastically changed. Today, much of the once-private information is now public. But does that mean you can handle the entire real estate transaction on your own? … [Read more...]

Big Bear Real Estate News

In our digital economy, international, national and local economies affect our marketplace. As we keep our eye on China, the Euro, the unemployment rate and other leading indicators, the news seems to show an upswing in several economic factors. On the international scene, China’s lifting of some controls is the strongest sign that the government intends to change; according to the New York Times. Some have called the restructuring a symbolic move. But, since it signals a broader acceptance of western banking … [Read more...]

Feng Shui and Your Home

This 5,000 year old art is said to bring peace of mind, good health and happiness. Feng Shui means Wind and Water in Chinese. There are many similarities between Feng Shui and the rules of Home Staging. They both address emotional appearance; stressing clutter reduction and the use of furniture to affect traffic flow. Disney, British Airways and Donald Trump are among those westerners taking Feng Shui seriously. Here are a few guidelines for home buyers and sellers! PROPERTY SHAPE If you are buying a new … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake, An In-Depth Look – Area Videos

We are continuing to roll out new videos on the Big Bear area.  Today, we dive deeper into Big Bear Lake, highlighting the areas of Big Bear Lake West, Big Bear Lake Central, & Big Bear Lake East. First up, Big Bear Lake West. The most famous part of Big Bear Lake West is Boulder Bay.  Known for its picturesque boulder sand lake setting, it's a beautiful sight to see as you enter Big Bear along the south shore.  Big Bear Lake West is well treed & quiet, with plenty of outdoor activities nearby, … [Read more...]

Fawnskin, The Quiet Side of Big Bear Lake – Community Video

Next in the cue for our community video profiles is the Fawnskin community.  Located on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake, the community of Fawnskin is known for its private, treed setting & fabulous views of the lake, ski slopes and surrounding mountains.  Throw in the quaint commercial district and numerous outdoors activities, and Fawnskin is the perfect fit for many Big Bear home buyers.  Don't take our word on it, check out the video profile above for what others have to say about Fawnskin. For more … [Read more...]

Not Your Mama’s Sugarloaf – Community Video

Continuing with our community video profiles, Sugarloaf is next on the plate. Known for it affordable home prices, private setting, and easy access, Sugarloaf is a great option for full-time & second home owners alike. Check out the video profile above for more details on the Sugarloaf lifestyle. If you'd like to read & see more about the Sugarloaf area, here's a link to the Sugarloaf page on our site. Interested in other Big Bear community video profiles? Check out the other communities below. Big … [Read more...]

Big Bear City – Community Video

In our second video profile, we highlight the Big Bear City community. Located on the eastern part of the Valley, Big Bear City doesn't get as much attention as its counterpart, Big Bear Lake,  but there are still plenty of reasons why it's the preferred location for many of Big Bear's full-time residents.   Big Bear City offers affordable prices, quiet neighborhoods, less traffic, and some large acreage properties that you just won't find in Big Bear Lake. Check out the community profile above for more … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake, We’ve Got It All – Community Video

The Tim Wood Group is proud to announce the arrival of the first of many Big Bear community profile videos we've produced.  In conjunction with CreateIf Designs & Solutions, we've spent the past year getting these videos ready.  The goal for each of these videos is to provide our visitors with a glimpse of what it is like to live in the Big Bear Valley.  It is our hope we hit that mark. From Boulder Bay to Baldwin Lake, and Fawnskin to Lake Williams, we've got Big Bear covered.  Be sure to check out our … [Read more...]