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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...]

Big Bear Real Estate – Equestrian Properties

Buying property that can accommodate your horse(s) can be a good solution if you don’t want to stable your animal. The investment will pay off over the years. There are several neighborhoods in Big Bear that are excellent locations for horses. North Baldwin Lake has an area especially developed as equestrian property. There are also a lot of horses in Erwin Lake, Lake Williams and Shay Meadow. Big Bear requires a minimum of a half acre to keep one or two horse, allowing a maximum of four horses per acre. … [Read more...]

Big Bear’s Utility Options

What do you look for in a house that you want to call your own? Do you need the conveniences and location of city life? Are you willing to trade out one or two of the available services for alternatives further from town? If your future home is in the city, water, sewage, natural gas and electric services are provided to the house. Your services are ready for you. You just need to "plug in". Contrary to humorous belief, the majority of the Big Bear area has all these services readily available. Then again, the … [Read more...]

New “App” for Home Improvement Projects

If you’ve been considering a remodel project for your Big Bear cabin or home, and just don’t know where to start, there’s a great new “app” available - and best of all, it’s free. Zillow Digs, launched by Zillow.com, is hoping to corner some of the social media market share that houzz.com and pinterest.com have in the virtual real estate world. Zillow.com is the website that allows visitors to get an estimate (or as it’s called on the site, "zestimate") on the value of homes. Zillow helps homeowners, buyers and … [Read more...]

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...]

Routes to Big Bear

We kind of have a saying in Big Bear, "No matter which direction, it takes about an hour from the bottom of the mountain to get up the hill." In essence, this is true. There are only 3 roads that lead to Big Bear Lake. Just remember, the 18, the 38, and the 330. These are Big Bear's access numbers. Each is the route number, from different directions, that will take you to our mountain paradise. Most drivers coming from the Los Angeles area, tend to use the 330 through Running Springs. You'll notice the "Mountain … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake Faces a Crisis

– And Comes Out Stronger – Like the rest of America, the residents of Big Bear were glued to their television sets as a madman went on a rampage throughout Southern California. The difference, of course, is that this drama suddenly began unfolding in our own backyard. When I first heard that Christopher Dorner’s pick-up truck was sighted in the hills between Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, I was sure it was a hoax. This sort of thing doesn’t happen in Big Bear - we’re safe up here. We feel insulated from this sort … [Read more...]