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Top FIVE Reasons Why You Want to Live or Visit Lake Arrowhead - 09/28/09 06:12 PM
Top FIVE Reasons Why You Want to Live or Visit Lake Arrowhead Some call Lake Arrowhead Southern California's "Alps"... The Jewell of the San Bernardino Mountains.. A Mile High Gem, where the air is clean and clear. Where the spectacular year round scenery and wildlife, and sense of peacefulness will bring you back time and time again...if you don't already live here. There are many reasons why folks want to live and visit the San Bernardino Mountain town of Lake Arrowhead, and here are my TOP FIVE: 1. SMALL TOWN atmosphere: Our population is approx. 11,000. It's true that on super weekend holidays our population can swell to 25,000. And (6 comments)
You (Realtors) Get Back, What You Give ~ Treat People the Way You Would Like to be Treated - 09/27/09 09:49 AM
This is a rant of sorts and it isn't the first time I've brought up this topic, but it bares repeating; OFTEN! Yesterday I was on floor when a nice guy comes in to ask about property. I sensed he was reluctant to speak, so I did my best to make him comfortable. Finally he said, "I'm looking to buy some vacant land..." and he goes on to share with me that he had spoken to MANY Realtors up here in Lake Arrowhead (on the phone), either calling about their listings or just trying to get someone to help him. He (10 comments)
LollyPop Park in Lake Arrowhead Village - 09/26/09 05:29 PM
LollyPop Park in Lake Arrowhead Village We know that there is plenty to do at Lake Arrowhead Village for the adults: eating and shopping, but did you know that we also have tons of fun stuff for the kids? Well, we do. LollyPop Park in Lake Arrowhead Village is at the north end of the Village and has a Horse Carousel, Swinging Pirate Ships, Go-Carts (for kids and the big kids; adults), plus a sweet little Nine-Hole Golf Course. Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandma can just sit on the shaded benches while the kids enjoy themselves (and get tuckered out). Birthday (9 comments)
Take a Boat Ride on The Queen in Lake Arrowhead - 09/26/09 04:52 PM
Take a Boat Ride on The Queen in Lake Arrowhead One of the best (& most fun) ways to get to know Lake Arrowhead is to take an hour long boat ride on The Arrowhead Queen! You'll be fascinated listening to the Captain, as he/she shares all the exciting details about our lake & the history of the film industry's involvement here in Lake Arrowhead. He/She may point out homes where many movies were made & where some of the "movie stars" of yesteryear vacationed/lived. There are many celebrities that call Lake Arrowhead home today, either part-time or full time. Enjoy the beauty of (5 comments)
Solds in Lake Arrowhead "Woods" from January 2009 thru Sept 17 - 09/25/09 08:59 PM
Solds in Lake Arrowhead "Woods" from January 2009 thru Sept 17 The following figures are for Lake Arrowhead, Arrowhead Woods, which means if you live within certain boundaries, you have access to the lake for fishing, swimming and boating. The numbers were taken from the Rim of The World Multiple Listing Board and are deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Keep in mind, that since September isn't over, those figures may change by month's end. *DOM = Days on Market
What's Happening in Lake Arrowhead This Weekend? September 26, 2009 - 09/24/09 09:47 PM
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND IN LAKE ARROWHEAD? Wow, you won't want to miss this weekend in Lake Arrowhead, so make your plans NOW. First, on Friday night, we'll continue with our Farmer's Market at the Village. This is only going on for a few more weeks (Oct 30th is the last). Time: 5-8pm Are you a PORSCHE lover??? If so, you will have to make it to the Porsche Time Line that'll be held at the Village. Think about it; a line up of these fab' cars dating way back in time; HISTORY!!!. Time: 10:00 - 3:00PM in the lower parking lot. It's southern California's largest (7 comments)
The Time to Buy a Home in Lake Arrowhead is Now - 09/23/09 07:06 AM
The Time to Buy a Home in Lake Arrowhead is Now (a re-post of sorts) I have been seeing a "real" surge in business here in Lake Arrowhead; Real Estate business, that is. I have many new buyers, most have found me thanks to ACTIVERAIN in some round about way. Though that is the icing on the cake, I'm more thrilled to see the REAL ESTATE market picking up. Even economist are claiming the "recession" is over/behind us. Woo-Hoo!
My clients, I'm experiencing, are still a bit nervous about buying. They're ALL serious buyers, though. These are not lookie-loos. They're combing through listings searching (5 comments)
5 Tips for Selling Your Home in Today's Market - 09/22/09 01:21 PM
5 Tips for Selling Your Home in Today's Market In every market, be it up or down, be it in Lake Arrowhead or elsewhere, there are key factors to getting your home sold. Currently, we're in a "Buyer's Market." This means there is a wide range of inventory for buyers to chose from, and low prices. In such a market you, the seller, should do the following if you want to be competitive and get your home SOLD: Hire a REALTOR (Me). No doubt about it, selling your home is a very complex process. And since it's your most valuable financial asset, you want someone with extensive training (4 comments)
OctoberFest in Lake Arrowhead at The Village - 09/21/09 10:38 AM
OctoberFest in Lake Arrowhead at The Village OCTOBERFEST begins just as our summer months are winding down. It's Southern California's largest free admission Oktoberfest and it's right here in Lake Arrowhead AND, you're invited! Come enjoy this time honored German tradition with dancing, authentic food, & loads of great German beer! Dates: Starting Oct. 6, 2012 through Oct 28, 2012, Every Sat. & Sun. Noon at Center Stage in Lake Arrowhead Village! Here's just a few things you'll experience at the OCTOBER FEST: Bavarian bands, German dances, German food, Contest, Games. plus.... October FestBier Garden will be open with Becks and Becks Oktoberfest (4 comments)
The Village in Lake Arrowhead - 09/20/09 08:17 AM
The Village in Lake Arrowhead LAKE ARROWHEAD VILLAGE... Lakeside shopping and dining--in The San Bernardino Mts.
LAKE ARROWHEAD VILLAGE has something for everyone. Rides for the kiddies, ducks to feed, eateries that cater to every single taste-bud: Mexican, American, from Waffles to Sushi, and more. Much more. There's shopping galore or benches to sit on...relax, kick back and watch people stroll by (that's my favorite thing to do). There are approx 50 plus shops, restaurants and attractions at The Village. You can even get your hair done. AND all of this is on the lower level of The Village. Almost every weekend during the year--even in the winter--there are special (6 comments)
Cabins, Homes, Castles for Sale in Lake Arrowhead ~ How Many and How Much? - 09/16/09 05:13 PM
Cabins, Homes, Castles for Sale in Lake Arrowhead ~ How Many and How Much? Lake Arrowhead sits in the heart of the California San Bernardino Mountains at an elevation of approx. 5,200 ft. We can safely say to our flat-lander friends, Come up for Air! We're only about 90 miles to Los Angeles or Palm Springs, a perfect get-away from the hustle bustle of the busy, big-city lifestyle below. The following is a list of homes available in Lake Arrowhead. Properties listed below are in "The Woods," and have rights to use and enjoy the lake. As you know, Lake Arrowhead is a man-made, (6 comments)
Via Jeff Belonger -- The FHA Expert.com -- FHA Loans -- FHA mortgages - USDA loans (Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc):
Yes, credit guidelines have gotten tougher, but NO, you don’t need a 700 credit score.
Here we go again, with realtors making things sound semi easy. There was a question on Trulia last week, and the buyer said that they heard that you needed credit scores of 700. And what do you do if you have scores from 614 to 620.
Before I get into the 35th Annual Lake Arrowhead Home Tour, let me tell you about the fabulous Home Tour VIP event the night before. Friday, September 19, 2009, there will be an Old Arrowhead Garden Party at the a beautiful Point Hamiltair home known as the Ruch Estate. At this Garden Party, you'll enjoy champagne, wine & appetizers. 6PM - 9PM. Price to attend is $80.00, which includes your tour of the homes the following day. (This home will not be on the regular tour). The Home Tour on Saturday, following the Garden Party, will give you the opportunity to preview four (3 comments)
Today's Market Report ~ September 14, 2009 ~ Lake Arrowhead - 09/14/09 01:45 PM
Today's Market Report ~ September 14, 2009 ~ Lake Arrowhead The market is perfect right now if you're looking to buy. Interest rates are still extremely low, home prices are so afforadbale and there is plenty to choose from. Here's a quick look at what we have: Active Listings: 389 (from $150,000 - $3,450,000) Pendiing: 50 Solds (from Jan 2009): 172. The chart below shows you the average price of Actives, Pendings and Solds.
Mortgage Rate Trends
courtsey of: real estate mash (3 comments)
Go-To-LINKS for ALL Your Lake Arrowhead Needs - 09/13/09 12:49 PM
Go To LINKS for ALL Your Lake Arrowhead Needs RECREATIONAL & MORECAMPING & HIKINGMORE RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIESSHOPPING (Lake Arrowhead Village)CALENDAR OF EVENTS, BY THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCELAKE ARROWHEAD LIVE WEBCAM (see what it looks like outside at The Village)LAKE ARROWHEAD TRIVIA.MOUNTAIN HISTORYSOUTHERN-CALIFORNIA-SKI-SLOPES RESORTS & MoreSCHOOL INFORMATION:RIM 'O THE WORLD SCHOOL DISTRICT (some of the best schools in California)Report Cards on OUR SchoolsCalifornia Schools--Performance DataSPECIAL CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS:LAKE ARROWHEAD COUNTRY CLUB (Golf & More)TAVERN BAY BEACH CLUB & BURNT MILL BEACH CLUBTHE ARROWHEAD ARTS ASSOCIATIONARROWHEAD WOODS ARCHITECTURAL COMMITTEE (awac)ARROWHEAD LAKE ASSOCIATION (ala)MORE USEFUL INFORMATION:HOSPITAL & MEDICAL SERVICESDOVES, for DOMESTIC-ABUSE-VICTIMSTRANSIT SYSTEMLAKE ARROWHEAD WEATHERROAD CONDITIONSGROCERY-SHOPPING-ON-OUR-MOUNTAINFAMILY-SERVICESSIGN (4 comments)
Via JL Boney, III Columbia, SC Real Estate (Russell and Jeffcoat): There's no doubt in my mind that one of the most overused words in the world today in EXPERT. It seems that everywhere you turn there are tons of people in every field imaginable that are experts. But the truth is that it takes more than saying you are an expert to actually be one. Unless you are an expert at making claims and running your mouth, just making (3 comments)
Some Realtors in my neck of "The Woods" may need a Trip to the "Wood" Shed - 09/12/09 06:28 PM
Some Realtors in my neck of "The Woods" may need a Trip to the "Wood" Shed I've posted about this pet-peeve of mine before, so this time I won't be as harsh (maybe)... However, I am ticked. Today I am on floor. Two couples have been into the office, both wanting a list of property as well as asking questions about the market, etc. The last couple, really nice people, asked me if I could pull up some listings for them, that they didn't want to waste my time and that were more than happy to drive around and check out (9 comments)
Household Tips that save money and time ~ who knew...? - 09/11/09 10:02 AM
Household Tips that save money and time ~ who knew...? (my youngest son passed this along) How Many of These Did YOU Know About? A sealed envelope - Put in the freezer for a few hours, then slide a knife under the flap. The envelope can then be resealed. (hmmmmmm..). Use Empty toilet paper roll to store appliance cords. It keeps them neat and you can write on the roll what appliance it belongs to.For icy door steps in freezing temperatures: Get warm water and put Dawn dish washing liquid in it. Pour it all over the steps. They won't refreeze. (Wish (14 comments)
A WALK TO REMEMBER! - 09/11/09 09:22 AM
My good friend, Michelle Pimentel, of Empire Staging, will be participating in the AVON WALK FOR BREAST CANCER and I want to help get the word out... please donate if you can.
Via Michelle Pimentel ASP, IAHSP Empire Home Staging (Empire Home Staging Solutions): Dear Active Rain Friends,As some of you may already know, I have decided to participate in Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. This is such an important cause to me because this year, an estimated 40,000 women will die from the disease. Breast cancer takes another life every 14 minutes. Another woman is diagnosed with breast cancer (1 comments)
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND IN LAKE ARROWHEAD? September 10, 2009 - 09/10/09 09:38 PM
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND IN LAKE ARROWHEAD? September 10, 2009 Want to have some fun this weekend in Lake Arrowhead? Well, you've come to the right post then. Here is what's happening, so plan your days now. Lake Arrowhead Repertory Theater Company will be performing Moss Hart's classic Broadway comedy, "Light up The Sky" starting today, September 10, 2009 thru the 13th. Call (909)744-8114 for more details. September 11, 2009, our Summer Concerts at the Lake Arrowhead Village continue with The Ramonas - All girl tribute to the Ramones. Also, September 11, 2009 check out the Farmer's Market at Lake Arrowhead Village September (3 comments)
Market Report for Lake Arrowhead September 10, 2009 - 09/10/09 08:36 PM
Market Report for Lake Arrowhead September 10,2009 Here are the numbers today for Lake Arrowhead homes within "The Woods" (lake right) : Actives, Pendings & Solds for August. Figures are deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Figures taken from the Rim of The World Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
Actives: 392 Pendings: 49 Solds for August 2009: 22 Market Report for Lake Arrowhead September 10,2009 Also see Lake Arrowhead Homes for sale, how many & how much (1 comments)
Lake Arrowhead Homes for Sale, How Many & How Much, September 10, 2009 - 09/10/09 01:40 PM
Lake Arrowhead Homes for Sale, How Many & How Much, September 10, 2009 The following is a list of homes available in "The WOODS," which means having lake rights. Since Lake Arrowhead is private, a home-owner must live within certain boundaries to have access to lake for swimming, fishing and boating, etc. Our "hottest price range currently selling is around $300,000.
Lake Arrowhead Homes for Sale, How Many & How Much, September 10, 2009 Under $200,000 = 7 $200,000 - $300,000 = 52 $300,000 - $400,000 = 72 $400,000 - $500,000 = 78 $500,000 - $600,000 = 49 $600,000 - (4 comments)
We're back to Multiple Offers! Thanks to NUTTY BPO's - 09/08/09 08:38 PM
We're back to Multiple Offers! Thanks to NUTTY BPO's Okay, we all remember those ugly days back in 2003, '04 when the market was going nuts, right? We Realtors would see that "perfect" home pop up on the MLS and immediately call our client, only to find out there were already 15 offers on said home. Gosh I hated those times. I hated submitting offers for happy buyers, and then have to turn around in three days and tell them, "The bank said SUBMIT YOUR HIGHEST AND BEST OFFER." And people did and prices went absolutely through thre stinkin' roof...hence here we (5 comments)
What's Happening in Lake Arrowhead? Find out below. - 09/06/09 09:52 AM
The following are posts I've written about the happenings this Labor Day Weekend...thought they'd be worth repeating. Enjoy: GARAGE SALE WEEKEND CONCERTS AND MORE PLANT SALE AT HEAPS PEAK ARTIST SUSAN RIOS AT THE VILLAGE THE MEANING OF LABOR DAY!!! (7 comments)
Open House Sunday September 6, 2009 ~ 1 - 4 PM ~ 28458 N SHORE RD, Lake Arrowhead - 09/04/09 01:08 PM
Open House Sunday September 6, 2009 ~ 1 - 4 PM ~ 28458 N SHORE RD, Lake Arrowhead Stone's Throw to TAVERN BAY BEACH CLUB, this delightful home is what you think a house should look like when you think of Lake Arrowhead. Cozy, warm and move-in-ready! It was appraised in 2005 and shows sq. ft. at approx. 3,300. 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths, game room can easily be bedroom #5. Many of the upgrades include: Stainless steel appliances, Granite counter-tops (even in the bathrooms). Distressed wood floors in the kitchen, dining and bathrooms. Slate floor in entry, new carpeting, and on (3 comments)
Labor Day Weekend Events in Lake Arrrowhead - 09/03/09 09:17 AM
Labor Day Weekend Events in Lake Arrrowhead SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S LARGEST FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES continues this Labor Day Weekend at Lake Arrowhead Village, with the following bands: Friday September, 4, 2009 (6:30PM): MOVING PICTURE ` Rush Tribute Saturday September 5, 2009 (6:30 PM) : THE ATOMIC PUNKS - Early Van Halen Tribute Sunday September 6, 2009 (6:30PM) : SPAZMATICS- ALL80's Monday September 7, 2009 (4PM) HEART BREAKER - Pat Benatar Tribute And speaking of Lake Arrowhead Village, don't forget the Farmers Market, held on Friday September 4, 2009. MAP & DIRECTIONS TO LAKE ARROWHEAD VILLAGE
If you're looking for that "Cabin in The Woods?" Then check (4 comments)
Lakefront Homes For Sale in Lake Arrowhead - 09/02/09 09:09 PM
Lakefront Homes For Sale in Lake Arrowhead Since I'll be showing lakefront property this Labor Day Weekend, I thought I'd update you on what's available and the price range. There really is something for everyone! First of all, if you don't already know, Lake Arrowhead is a private, man-made lake and you need to live within boundaries around the lake to use and enjoy it for boating, swimming and fishing. (Ask me for the map). We currently have 45 active listings on our local Multiple Listing Service from $779,000 - $9,500,000 (one lakefront is actually a 1/6 interest for $160,000). You may (2 comments)
GARAGE SALE WEEKEND this LABOR DAY WEEKEND ~ Bring your Cash and have a Blast - 09/02/09 09:33 AM
GARAGE SALE WEEKEND this LABOR DAY WEEKEND ~ Bring your Cash and have a Blast Do you love garage sales? Going to them? Having them? Either way, get ready, get set, GO! This is one of two BIG garage sale weekends we have every year (not counting "regular" ones throughout the yr): Memorial Weekend and LABOR DAY WEEKEND. Pick up a copy of the Mountain News and you'll find a gigantic MAP outlined with addresses in all the areas enjoying this event. When you live in a resort area, and when you've purchased a cabin, it can save you tons of $$$'s by getting"stuff" like (6 comments)
Heaps Peak Arboretum Native Plant Sale ~ Labor Day Weekend - 09/01/09 10:10 AM
Heaps Peak Arboretum Native Plant Sale ~ Labor Day Weekend This Labor Day Weekend, here in the San Bernardino Mountains, our HEAPS PEAK ARBORETUM will be having a NATIVE PLANT SALE. Don't miss this if you're into nature and love learning about flowers, scrubs and trees that are native to this area. Of course one of my favorites is the beautiful dogwood tree! (picture above compliments of Heaps Peak Arboredum) When you stop at the The Heaps Peak Arboretum, you'll want to check out the Kiosk, which is the center to get information, not only for the Arboretum, but for our entire San Bernardino Mountain area. You'll find pictures (3 comments)
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