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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 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 Buyers – First Time Tips

Buying a home is one of the largest purchases most of us will make. The real estate market in Big Bear has changed dramatically over the past 10 years.  Prices have fluctuated significantly, as have the number of homes for sale, and getting a loan ain't what it used to be. Here are five tips to simplify the process of buying real estate in Big Bear today - 1. Lenders and budget. Research lenders first and use their advice in determining your budget.  Get pre-qualified. Don’t assume that because your credit is … [Read more...]

Neighborhood Spotlight – Big Bear City

Although it’s often confused with the City of Big Bear Lake, Big Bear City is the unincorporated township located to the east of Big Bear Lake, in the center of the Big Bear Valley. The Stanfield Marsh Bird Sanctuary borders to the west, Baldwin Lake borders the eastern edge, and the San Bernardino National Forest cradles Big Bear City to the north and south. Sub-areas include Baldwin Lake, Erwin Lake, Lake Williams, and Whispering Forest According to the 2010 census, Big Bear City’s population has more than … [Read more...]

Big Bear Real Estate Neighborhoods

Spotlight on Boulder Bay Big Bear real estate is comprised of many unique neighborhoods and Boulder Bay is one of the most iconic places in the Big Bear Valley. Towering pine trees, massive rock formations, and tranquil lake views are the dominant features of this classic neighborhood. The rock formations that seem to float in the waters off Boulder Bay are some of the most photographed images in Big Bear. Boulder Bay is located on the south-west shore of Big Bear Lake and is one of the first neighborhoods you … [Read more...]

Big Bear Rescue Zoo

Located in Moonridge next to the golf course, the “Big Bear Rescue Zoo” is open daily from 10AM to 5PM (weather permitting, Memorial Day to Labor Day). It was formerly known as the “Moonridge Zoo”, but changed its name last month. The Zoo was created in response to the devastating 1959 fire which left injured animals. The Zoo now rehabilitates and cares for animals that can’t be released back into the wild. They have used some of the animals to create educational outreach programs, visiting schools and youth … [Read more...]

Big Bear Neighborhoods

You’ve just won the lottery, or maybe a rich uncle has generously remembered you in his will. You now have the means to live in any Big Bear neighborhood. Where would you live? Here’s my wish list and a few reasons why I’d choose to live there. Boulder Bay Lake Front This is a no-brainer. If you’ve ever walked through a Big Bear lake front home you know why they’re so great - location, location, location. Being able to walk out on your deck and jump in your boat for a lake cruise has to be the cat’s pajamas. And … [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 on the "best in show" properties! Under $100K: 828 Pine: Light, bright and super close to the National Forest, this charmer hosts an open floor plan with vaulted T&G ceilings in the living room.  A very clean property, oak cabinets,  nice windows,  and priced at $89,900 makes this one a winner! $100K-$200K: 42737 Conifer: This is a bank owned mountain cabin that is close to both ski slopes, restaurants and … [Read more...]