UCLA Bruins Annual Fund Raiser March 23, 2012

UCLA Bruins Annual Fund Raiser will be held at the UCLA conference Center on March 23, 2012 ~ Lake Arrowhead is the place to be!

Mardi Gras Style!!!   The UCLA Mountain Bruins presents this annual fund raising event with the proceeds benefiting the Mountain Bruins Scholarship Fund which provides critical support for local students attending UCLA.

Lisa Haley will be the main entertainment to spread Cajun Cheer ~ If you have never experienced Lisa Haley, seeing her alone is worth it, but to tempt your every senses the culinary experience will not disappoint.  Jeff Brian will be preparing a Cajun/Creole evening of great food.  There will be a live auction and silent auction items as well.  I have attended many of these events and it will be one of the best nights of the year.

For additional information, please call
(909) 337-8200

Market update for Lake Arrowhead ~ Week Ending 2-12-2012

Lake Arrowhead Real Estate Market Update for Week Ending 2-12-2012

The pending home sales for Lake Arrowhead Real Estate from last week were nine homes that went pending.

There are so many great deals out there right now, I cannot stress enough for my clients to strike while the iron is hot.

  • 344 Heliotrope ~ $164,500 ~ Listed by Keller Williams ~ 2 bedrooms, 1.75 baths
  • 420 Cumberland ~ $ 170,000 ~ Listed by Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge Realty ~ 3 bedrooms, 3 baths
  • 798 Crown ~ $203,000 ~ Listed by Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge Realty ~ 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths.
  • 1050 Beaver ~ $289,000 ~ Listed by Mountain Country ~ 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths
  • 28141 Arbon ~ $299,900 ~ Listed by Windermere ~ 4 bedrooms, 3 baths
  • 27640 Matterhorn ~ $324,000 ~ 3 bedroom, 3.5 baths
  • 843 Grass Valley ~ $350,000 ~ 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths
  • 966 St Hwy 173 ~ $499,500 ~ Listed by Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge Realty ~ 3 bedrooms, 4 baths
  • 303 Lake Knoll ~ $879,000 ~ Listed by Lynne Wilson & Associates ~ 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
As you can see, there is a good mix of pricing that went pending in Lake Arrowhead Real Estate.  I am a full time Realtor in Lake Arrowhead and I specialize in the Lake Arrowhead, Crestline, Running Springs and Twin Peak areas of the mountain.  If you have any questions on these or any other Real Estate related question please give me a call, I am happy to help.

7 Day Weather Outlook Lake Arrowhead

Information obtained from the National Weather Service.

Today

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 100%
Snow

Hi 39 °F

Tonight

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%
Snow

Lo 25 °F

Tuesday

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
Snow
Hi 42 °F
Tuesday
Night

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%
Chance
Snow
Lo 28 °F
Wednesday

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%
Snow

Hi 36 °F

Wednesday
Night

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%
Snow

Lo 29 °F

Thursday

Slight Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
Snow
Hi 49 °F
Thursday
Night

Mostly Clear
Mostly
Clear
Lo 31 °F
Friday

Sunny
Sunny

Hi 53 °F

Today: Snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. High near 39. South wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tonight: Snow showers, mainly before 10pm. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 25. Southwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to between 5 and 10 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 42. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north.

Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers after 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. South wind around 5 mph becoming northeast. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Wednesday: Snow showers, mainly after 10am. Some thunder is also possible. High near 36. East wind around 5 mph becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Wednesday Night: Snow showers, mainly before 10pm. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 31.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 53.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.

Sunday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 47.

Golf Course & Lake Views ~ Is There a value?

Golf Course and Lake View homes in Lake Arrowhead do have a value.  I know some will wager that it only has a value to some people, and that might be true.

However, you can’t compare a home for $195,000 that sits on a main road with a view of the home behind it and no other  view to a home that is very similar with a Lake Arrowhead lake view for a $100,000 more.

The home on the main road is going to be noisy and when you go to resell the home you are going to battle with the home being on a busy, main road.  The Lake Arrowhead lake view home sits on a private road in a quiet neighborhood, is in better condition and will have a higher resale value in the future.

This past week on broker tour there was a home in the Lake Arrowhead Golf Course area, listed for $364,500 with a stunning view of Grass Valley Lake and the golf course.  This home lives like a golf course frontage home for a fraction of the price it would take to buy an actual golf course frontage home.  We have many clients who love the golf course area and have spent the money to enjoy this lifestyle.

Here is a shot of the view ~ What is your thought?  Most Lake Arrowhead golf course frontages are on the market North of $900K and this is $364,500 for a better view than most Lake Arrowhead golf course frontages and right down the street from the Lake Arrowhead Country Club.

Pick of the Week 2/9/2012 ~ New Home Listings

Top picks of the week for new listings in Lake Arrowhead ~ This week on tour we had some great new listings on the market.  I have several favorites, however, I only choose the cream of the crop.  My top picks of the week for Lake Arrowhead Real Estate are:

  • 433 Milburn ~ $269,000 ~ Listed by Mountain Country ~ Keith Binkley ~ Now this home is not in lake rights, however this home has seclusion and a real feel of the mountain lifestyle. 3 bedroom, 2 baths and decorated beautifully
  • 28216 North Bay ~ $195,000 ~ Listed by Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge Realty ~Bill Erambert ~ This is a Short Sale, but really a nice treat, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and family room
  • 260 Birchwood ~ $314,500 ~ Listed by Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge Realty ~ Michelle Hutton ~ This is a great Lakeview home in Lake Arrowhead ~ seclusion and well maintained, 3 bedroom, 3 baths
  • 701 Golf Course ~ $364,500 ~ Listed by Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge Realty ~ Susan Smart ~ This is a golf course style home without the price tag.  This home has a fabulous view of Grass Valley Lake and golf course, 4 bedroom, 2 baths, great getaway
  • 444 Golf Course ~ $599,000 ~ Listed by Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge Realty ~ Vicki Montez ~ This is a great Golf Course Frontage home in Lake Arrowhead ~ priced well below the other golf course frontage homes in Lake Arrowhead and gorgeous!  Views are amazing too.  5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, this is one of my Top Picks on the Golf Course in Lake Arrowhead!
Well that is it for this week on my Top Picks of the Week.  There are so many gorgeous and well priced homes in Lake Arrowhead, but there are some hot buys out there that you should see!  Give me a call today! 
See you at the Lake!

Where do you start on your search for a home in Lake Arrowhead?

Where do you start on your search for a home in Lake Arrowhead?  Starting your search should be a simple click of your mouse.  But, what are you looking for?  A getaway cabin with seclusion?  A home with a view of the lake?  A home with a dock or perhaps a lakefront home in Lake Arrowhead?

What ever your want is in a home in Lake Arrowhead, having an expert in the area is vital.  I am a local Realtor in Lake Arrowhead.  Most of my clients find me online, we build a relationship over the Internet and get to know one another before meeting in person.  Between daily blogs, e-newsletters and our Facebook Page you will be able to keep up with the Lake Arrowhead Lifestyle.

Our website http://www.ArrowheadLifestyles.com, does have a property search.  http://www.arrowheadlifestyles.com/home-search-f25215.html

And, many clients take advantage of that, but I can set up a personal search for you that is specific to the things you find important in a home.  Garage?  Three Bedrooms?  Vaulted Ceilings?  Just to name a few things ~ 

Mapping out your search.  Having a good map of Lake Arrowhead also helps identify which areas might appeal to you more.  Is being close to the Golf Course important to you?  Or perhaps being close to the walking trails or the Village?  Having a Realtor in Lake Arrowhead that can pinpoint that criteria can help you a great deal on a big decision.  

Rain is coming to Lake Arrowhead ~ Where is the Snow?

The forecast today in Lake Arrowhead, CA is showing 80% chance of rain… I was thinking back to last year and the snow storms we had already had at this time of year.  The weather has been fickle, we have seen sunshine galore and we are wanting some winter to sparkle up our mountain.  So with that being said, this girl is looking forward to the rainstorm that will grace our mountain today.

What is a typical Winter like in Lake Arrowhead?  Well, mostly it is a four season kind of resort, but this year, something odd is happening.  We have had a lot of sunshine and the bulbs are confused and trying to pop up.

Here is a chart on our averages

The Calm Before the Storm

Arrowhead Villas ~ Crestline ~ Twin Peaks ~ Housing Market for Week Ending 2/5/2012

Arrowhead Villas, Crestline, Twin Peaks, Crest Estates, Skyforest all had homes go pending last week.  This is a great time to invest in these areas.  The prices are incredibly low for a resort area on vacation homes.  The following homes all went pending last week.

  • 21816 Vista ~ $25,000 ~ Listed by Prudential CA Realty ~ 1 bedroom, 1 bath
  • 199 State Hwy 138 ~ $34,900 ~ Listed by Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge Realty ~ 1 bedroom, 1 bath
  • 22076 Pine Drive ~ $46,900 ~ Listed by Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge Realty ~ 1 bedroom, 1 bath
  • 665 Mozumdar ~ $69,900 ~ Listed by Lakeview Realty ~ 1 bedroom, 2 baths
  • 721 Pinnacle ~ $89,900 ~ Listed by C21 Showcase ~ 4 bedrooms, 2 baths
  • 24950 Highland ~ $99,500 ~ Listed by Remax Lakeside ~ 2 bedrooms, 2 baths
  • 512 South Dart Canyon ~ $119,900 ~ Listed by Maxim Properties
  • 1048 Heaton ~ $80,500 ~ Listed by Prudential CA Realty ~ 3 bedrooms, 1 bath
  • 813 Greenbriar ~ $429,000 ~ Listed by Mountain Country Realty ~ 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
  • 25656 Hi Lane ~$94,900 ~ Listed by Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge Realty ~ 2 bedroom, 1 bath
  • 1090 Mile High ~ $159,900 ~ Listed by Maxim Properties ~ 5 bedroom, 1 bath

All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and was obtained through the Rim AOR.  If you would like information on these or any other homes in our area please give us a call.

Lake Arrowhead Housing Market for Week Ending 2/5/2012

Lake Arrowhead housing market for week ending February 5, 2012 ~ We had six homes go pending last week ~  There are some great deals out there for under $200,000 in lake rights and we saw movement in the mid range as well.

  • 1184 Nadelhorn $159,000, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths listed by Remax Lakeside
  • 27314 Matterhorn $177,700, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths listed by North Hills Realty
  • 321 Emerald Drive $249,900, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths listed by Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge Realty
  • 369 Golf Course $475,000, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths listed by Remax Lakeside
  • 27831 Peninsula Drive South $589,000, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths listed by Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge Realty
  • 1491 Little Ponderosa $695,000 2.5 acres, 6 bedrooms, 6 baths listed by Remax Lakeside

All information was obtained through the Rim AOR.  Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. 

If you would like information on homes in Lake Arrowhead ~ please give me a call, I would be happy to help.

See you at the Lake!

Top Picks of the Week ~ 2-2-2012 New Listings

This weeks Lake Arrowhead Real Estate Brokers tour had some great homes on tour.  If you are looking for lake right property this is the time to jump.  Today there was a lakefront on the tour that is a great deal!!!  There were a few others that I thought were good buys too, here in Lake Arrowhead.

Here goes ~ My top new home listings of the week are:

  • 27771 St Bernard ~ $425,000 ~ Listed by Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge ~ Bob Bailey~ I am partial to this house, GREAT BONES ~ this home has so much potential, 3 car garage, a bit dated, but large bedrooms and all have a bath, family room 3 bedrooms 3 baths, vaulted ceilings, level yard, and great curb appeal, a little updating and this is a KNOCK OUT~ partial lake view too.
  • 27475 North Bay Road ~ $1,650,000 ~ Listed by Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge ~ Wanda Block ~ This is a great buy for a Lake Arrowhead Lakefront home ~ Guest house, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths ~ Dock, lots of parking and sitting behind private gates, this is a great Lake Arrowhead Lakefront buy.
  • 25746 Middle Road ~ Listed by Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge ~ Sue Weaver ~ $129,500 ~ This is in Twin Peaks, but great potential, large lot, 3 bed, 1.75 baths and privacy
  • 27511 Oakwood ~ Listed by Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge ~ John Lorenz~ $449,000 ~ This is a great level entry home in a quiet neighborhood, very clean, light and bright~ Nice treed lot with privacy.  3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage.
That is my top picks of the week.  If you would like information on these or any other homes in Lake Arrowhead or surrounding areas please this Lake Arrowhead Realtor a call.
See you at the Lake!

Lake Arrowhead Lifestyles © Kim Sellers ~ DRE#01412099