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Big Bear Real Estate History

The Big Bear Land and Water Company was one of the earliest real estate offices in the Valley. This is picture was scanned from their booklet printed in 1927. The Big Bear Land and Water Company had offices in downtown Los Angeles at 8th and Spring Street. Their motto was, “Building Big Bear City.” We have a copy of their 1925 brochure. Here is the advice they gave to their agents! Forward to Salesmen This booklet is a compilation of figures and facts about BIG BEAR CITY. It is not intended for prospective … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Reduce Big Bear Homeowner Expenses

Maximize the current upswing in the economy and work to reduce your monthly payables. As a real estate owner on the mountain, tightening your belt will help you to reach your goals sooner and have you prepared for the “unexpected.” Ways to reducing reoccurring expenses. 1. Bundle your services. Charter, the cable access company for many people on the mountain, offers several bundling packages with internet download speeds up to 30Mbps. No contracts are required. Go through your current monthly bills. Consider … [Read more...]

Reducing Cold Weather Energy Costs

Even in sunny Big Bear, California, the temperature can drop below freezing and that means you need to take time to make sure that your home is energy efficient for the cold-weather season. Perhaps the biggest waste of energy is when heat escapes through leaks in windows, doors, fireplace dampers, ducts, wires, and pipes. This is pretty common in older Big Bear cabins and homes. A well-sealed home is an energy-efficient home that can save you as much as 10 to 15 percent on your heating bill. To make sure your home … [Read more...]