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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...]

Going Solar In Your Big Bear Home

The decision to go solar provides a lot to think about. Even though Big Bear receives over 300 days of sunshine per year, solar power isn’t for everyone. You need to get a good picture of what your current energy usage is, and learn how you can reduce your energy consumption in low and no cost ways. Tapping in to the power of the sun has multiple advantages. You can lower your energy costs and it will help you do your share to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. However, going solar requires you to consider a … [Read more...]

Fall Season Home Maintenance Checklist

You can feel it in the air – it’s fall in Big Bear. As we get into the cold weather season the days start getting shorter and the nights are getting colder. It’s time to perform some routine maintenance to avoid major problems and to keep your Big Bear home operating more efficiently. Here’s a fall season checklist to help you with the most common home maintenance issues: Heating System – Replace the filter and consider hiring a qualified professional to service the heating system. Air Vents/Registers - Adjust … [Read more...]

Your Big Bear Lake Home – Mold and Mildew

The recent summer storms and high humidity in Big Bear Lake have created potential breeding grounds for mold and mildew. And there’s no denying that household mold and mildew can be dangerous to our health. In fact, it has been proven to promote asthma, allergies, and colds. Likewise, it’s thought to increase the occurrence of mood swings and depression. Prevention is the best way to eradicate the problem; however, that seems to be the issue with mold — we often don’t know it’s forming until it rears its nasty … [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 for the "best in show" properties! Under $100K: 422 Kern: This is a nice little property with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, large kitchen, corner fireplace, front & back deck with a fenced in back yard for under $75K. New paint, carpet, and vinyl makes this property attractive and it will go quickly! $100K-$200K: 912 Nana: This log style cabin can be yours for only $175K. Located in Big Bear City and built in 2005, this 3 … [Read more...]

What is the Best Place to Search for Big Bear Real Estate?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wCEi3bG2s4[/youtube] Steve Hirschler Market Specialist, Inventory Expert, Big Bear Real Estate Agent Coldwell Banker The Tim Wood Group 42153 Big Bear Blvd. P.O. BOX 6820 Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 DRE#01703081 stevehirschler@gmail.com 909 866-3481 EXT. 217 CELL 909 725-5889 Fax 909 866-3531 … [Read more...]

Big Bear Foreclosure Numbers – July 2010

Foreclosure filings in Big Bear dropped in July 2010, down 5% when compared to June, continuing the zig-zag uncertainty of the Big Bear foreclosure market. Year over year, foreclosure filings were down 14% from the July 2009 numbers, the seventh straight month that foreclosure filings were down year over year. Notices of sale saw a decent size drop while notices of default were down slightly. The number of properties going back to the bank in July came back up, but it was still on the lower end of the monthly … [Read more...]

Big Bear Real Estate Monday Market Update For 5/4/2009

Below is your weekly update for the Big Bear real estate market as of 5/4/2009. Property Type Listings for Sale Change from Last Week Pending Sales Change from Last Week Sales Year to Date Change from Last Week RESIDENTIAL 893 -8 136 +9 228 +12 VACANT LAND 370 -1 11 +1 10 0 CONDOS 56 +12 6 0 7 0 GOVERNMENT LEASE 12 -1 2 +1 0 0 COMMERCIAL & RES INVESTMENT 60 -2 5 0 5 0 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 14 -1 1 0 0 0 TOTAL 1405 -1 161 +11 250 +12 These are the quick stats for the week - 38 new residential … [Read more...]

Welcome to The NEW Tim Wood Group Site!

Thanks for stopping by TheTimWoodGroup.com.  On 5/1/2009, we launched our new website but please excuse us while we get everything working properly. If you are looking to search for properties in Big Bear, you've found the right place  We've set up a comprehensive real estate search for Big Bear, including all properties listed for sale in the area, regardless of the brokerage who has it listed, and what MLS it is listed in. Start searching for Big Bear properties. Thanks again for stopping by and please check … [Read more...]