February 2014 Big Bear Real Estate Stats

Real Estate Agent with Big Bear Team Realty BRE# 01380722
Here are last month's Big Bear real estate statistics for single-family homes.  The average sale price was up again from the previous month in every single area that we track.  Average $/sqft was also up in almost all of those areas.  Surprisingly, even Sugarloaf duplicated a relatively high $/sqft of almost $150/sqft!!
Area #Sales Avg. Sale Avg. $/sqft SP/LP DOM
BBC 21 $192,279 $150.51 95%  99
BBL  9 $364,377 $193.23 97% 263
BBL  2 $397,500 $234.09 96%  60
BBL  2 $932,500 $517.37 94% 126
FAWN  1 $335,000 $214.74 95% 123
FOX  3 $600,800 $243.63 99% 127
MOON 11 $283,090 $206.71 98%  82
SUGA  7 $115,178 $147.26 100%  71
We attended a Real Estate conference last week and the C.A.R. (CA Association of Realtors) representative was forecasting a 6% rise in prices in the state this year (not as high as last year, but still outpacing inflation and FAR out-pacing any current returns in a bank account).  Because the Fed is tapering off on its bond buying, they were also predicting that interest rates will be around 5-5.5% by some time this spring.  This will have a much bigger impact on monthly payments because a 25% increase in rates is much more significant than a 6% increase in prices, of course.  That means it's time to lock in those low rates now!!  Looking more closely at our local market, Zillow predicts 92315 home values will increase another 9.4% in the next year and 10.7% for Big Bear City as a whole.

Comments (1)

Karen Johnson, Realtor, ABR
Addison Wolfe Real Estate - Doylestown, PA
"Bucks County PA Homes"

Hi Joe, these are great numbers and an easy to read market report.  I hope you receive lots of clicks and leads from it! 

Mar 23, 2014 11:24 AM