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Sold in Big Bear, Week Ending 5/30/2009

Click here to see the details on these 5 homes.

  • 1  was bank owned “20%”
  • None of these homes were short sales
  • 4 were organic “80%” (traditional seller)
  • I can show you any home for sale in Big Bear.

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    Steve Hirschler

    Associate, The Tim Wood Group

    Coldwell Banker Mountain Gallery

    42153 Big Bear Blvd.

    P.O. BOX 6820

    Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    stevehirschler@gmail.com

    909 866-3481 EXT. 217 CELL 909 725-5889

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    May 30, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Real Estate, Big Bear Real Estate Market, Sold in Big Bear | , , | Leave a comment

    New Bank Owned Home in Big Bear 5/30/2009

    Listing Courtesy of PREMIER PROPERTIES SOTHEBYS INTL

    Listing Courtesy of PREMIER PROPERTIES SOTHEBY'S INT'L

     This is a fixer in a nice location. Large 8134 sq ft lot.

    As of this morning, we have 40 bank owned  homes (REO’s) on the market, that’s only 4.3% of the 918 active listings. Please call or email if you want to purchase a bank owned home in Big Bear, I will get you the best deal.

    I can show you any home for sale in Big Bear.

    Search the Big Bear MLS (Multiple Listing Service)

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    Steve Hirschler

    Associate, The Tim Wood Group

    Coldwell Banker Mountain Gallery

    42153 Big Bear Blvd.

    P.O. BOX 6820

    Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    stevehirschler@gmail.com

    909 866-3481 EXT. 217 CELL 909 725-5889

    Fax 909 866-3531

    http://www.stevesellsbigbear.com

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    May 30, 2009 Posted by | Bank owned in Big Bear, Big Bear Real Estate | , , | Leave a comment

    Lakefront Homes for Sale in Big Bear

    Currently (5/29/2009) we have 33 lakefront homes available in Big Bear Lake.

    ML # Price Address Area Bd Baths SF Apx Ttl
    290105 400,000 38634 NORTH SHORE DRIVE FAWN 2 2 1404
    282284 649,900 38626 NORTH SHORE FAWN 4 2.5 1962
    290932 679,000 428 EDGEMOOR BLC 3 2.5 2140
    263951 888,000 119 LAGUNITA LANE BLC 3 2 1320
    290930 895,500 39645 LAKE DRIVE BLC 5 3 3570
    281001 899,900 701 COVE DRIVE BLW 3 2 1408
    290072 999,000 40218 LAKEVIEW BLC 3 2 2100
    281200 999,000 827 PENINSULA BLW 3 1 1300
    281928 1,100,000 39635 LAKE DRIVE BLC 3 2.5 2372
    290778 1,150,000 39473 LAKE DRIVE BLC 4 5.5 2874
    281401 1,150,000 39427 SILVER PINE CT. BLW 5 5.5 5609
    281788 1,195,000 450 EDGEMOOR BLC 4 3.5 2756
    290725 1,195,000 39537 LAKE DR BLC 3 2 1854
    290433 1,199,000 41980 EAGLES NEST BLE 4 3.5 2995
    280690 1,350,000 39597 LAKE DRIVE BLC 3 3 3698
    282565 1,395,000 146 N EAGLE BLE 4 3 3529
    290682 1,450,000 382 N MEADOW CIRCLE NORTH BLE 4 3.5 3216
    282018 1,475,000 354 GIBRALTER ROAD BLC 4 3 3125
    290379 1,490,600 39408 POINT BLC 3 3 2142
    281398 1,499,000 42062 EAGLES NEST DR. BLE 4 2.5 2500
    272723 1,499,000 817 PENNINSULA BLW 3 2.5 1954
    290175 1,500,000 643 COVE BLW 4 2.5 2746
    282059 1,550,000 136 ROUND BLC 3 2 1712
    290145 1,595,000 38799 WATERVIEW DRIVE BLW 3 4 2628
    281876 1,675,000 38860 WATERVIEW DRIVE BLW 3 3 2567
    290004 1,699,900 651 COVE BLW 3 2.5 3110
    291052 1,795,000 40612 SIMONDS DRIVE BLC 4 4 3284
    282772 1,800,000 38817 WATERVIEW DR. BLW 4 4 3959
    290747 2,150,000 38795 WATERVIEW BLW 4 4 3104
    280625 2,699,000 40622 SIMONDS DRIVE BLC 5 6 4962
    290804 3,100,000 132 ROUND DRIVE BLC 4 4.5 5800
    280920 3,100,000 180 N EAGLE BLE 4 4.5 4480
    290388 3,590,000 39248 WATERVIEW BLW 6 6 5000

    I have previewed every one of these homes. Give me a call to discuss values, locations, or any other information you may need concerning Big Bear Real Estate.

    I can show you any home for sale in Big Bear.

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    Steve Hirschler

    Associate, The Tim Wood Group

    Coldwell Banker Mountain Gallery

    42153 Big Bear Blvd.

    P.O. BOX 6820

    Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    stevehirschler@gmail.com

    909 866-3481 EXT. 217 CELL 909 725-5889

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    May 29, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Market, Big Bear Real Estate, Homes for Sale in Big Bear | , , | Leave a comment

    Buyers, Sellers and “Listers”

    Buyer’s often ask the question “What should I offer?” before they find a specific house that they want to place an offer on. They want to know the formula for the list price verses the actual purchase price that they will pay. They ask questions like “If we shop in the $400,000 range, what price do you think we can get it for?” I always respond the same. It depends on the house and if it is priced correctly. How long has the house been on the market at this price? This is a more important question than, “How long has the house been on the market?”

    Home owners don’t have to price their home correctly, they just won’t sell their house until they do. Maybe we should just call them “Listers”. Unlike sellers, “Listers” waste an agents time and inflate the price’s of other “Listers”.

    Question’s that I ask a home owner that says they want to sell is “Do you want to list your home, or sell it?” Do you want to be a lister or a seller? When do you want me to start telling you the truth?

    Once I have explained to a buyer that selling prices are set by the market and not the sellers or their agent, I will let them know that sellers and their agents will list property (incorrectly) based upon other criteria. They will list based upon the debt on the property, what they paid, the improvements that they have done, the amount that their neighbor (a lister) has listed at, what they need or want to have to be able to fulfill their future plans etc. This is a mistake that will cost the Listers money in the long run, if they ever sell.

    Keep in mind that a lister is in charge of what price they will ask, but the buyer will decide how much the house will sell for. Listers are different than sellers, because they don’t need to sell.

    We have a lot of Listers in our current market. With 911 homes on the market and only 56 closings in the past 30 days, it appears that we have about 6% sellers and 94% Lister’s.

    One thing is for sure, you can sell your house if you are willing to price it correctly.

    So, back to the question, “What should I offer?”

    Once you have found that house you want to buy, the question really is, what is the current market value?

    • Spend time looking at homes in the area that you want to buy.
    • Have your agent show you recent comparable sales.
    • Be reasonable based upon the information that you have collected.
    • Ask your agent their opinion.
    • Have your agent contact the seller/Lister’s agent to see if there has been any activity previously that will help understand the seller’s motivation.

    Please call me if you are a seller or a buyer……….

    Steve Hirschler

    Associate, The Tim Wood Group

    Coldwell Banker Mountain Gallery

    42153 Big Bear Blvd.

    P.O. BOX 6820

    Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    stevehirschler@gmail.com

    909 866-3481 EXT. 217 CELL 909 725-5889

    Fax 909 866-3531

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    May 28, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Market, Big Bear Real Estate, Selling your home | , , , | Leave a comment

    Sold in Big Bear, Week Ending 5/23/2009

    Click here to see the details on these 12 homes.

  • 3 were bank owned “25%”
  • None of these homes were short sales
  • 9 were organic “75%” (traditional seller)
  • I can show you any home for sale in Big Bear.

    Search the Big Bear MLS (Multiple Listing Service)

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    Steve Hirschler

    Associate, The Tim Wood Group

    Coldwell Banker Mountain Gallery

    42153 Big Bear Blvd.

    P.O. BOX 6820

    Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    stevehirschler@gmail.com

    909 866-3481 EXT. 217 CELL 909 725-5889

    Fax 909 866-3531

    http://www.stevesellsbigbear.com

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    May 23, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Market, Big Bear Real Estate Market, Sold in Big Bear | , , | Leave a comment

    4 New Bank Owned REO Homes In Big Bear 5/23/2009

    Listing Courtesy of The Tim Wood Group

    Listing Courtesy of "The Tim Wood Group"

    SUPER-SIZED VALUE FOR THIS SPACIOUS ERWIN LAKE HOME. 4 BED, OR 3 W/DEN, 3.5 BATH, 2  CAR ATT. GARAGE ON LARGE, 13,860 SQFT. CORNER LOT. 2 RIVER ROCK FIREPLACES W/INSERT STOVES. WOOD FLOORING. FENCED YARD W/STORAGE SHED. PURCHASE THIS PROPERTY FOR AS LITTLE AS 3% DOWN! THIS PROPERTY IS APPROVED FOR  HOMEPATH RENOVATION MTG FINANCING.

     

    Listing Couresy of PARKINSON GROUP RESORT PROPERTIES

    Listing Couresy of PARKINSON GROUP RESORT PROPERTIES

    NEWER BANK OWNED HOME WITH GREAT LAKE VIEWS. LARGE KITCHEN, WITH GRANITE COUNTERS, TILE FLOORS, WALK-IN PANTRY AND VAULTED CEILINGS. HOME HAS AND OPEN FLOOR PLAN FOR ENTERTAINING.

    Listing Courtesy of PREMIER PROPERTIES SOTHEBYS INTL

    Listing Courtesy of PREMIER PROPERTIES SOTHEBY'S INT'L

    QUIET CUL-DE-SAC LOCATION, NICE TREES SURROUND, FENCED BACK YARD.  LARGE BEDROOMS, ONE WITH A HALF BATH UPSTAIRS. T&G WALL IN LIVING ROOM WITH OPENED BEAM CEILINGS AND ROCK FIREPLACE WITH WOOD STOVE INSERT.
    Listing courtesy of KELLER WILLIAMS BIG BEAR LAKE ARROWHEAD

    Listing courtesy of KELLER WILLIAMS BIG BEAR LAKE ARROWHEAD

    INEXPENSIVE HOME WITH TONS OF SQUARE FOOTAGE & A HUGE GAME/FAMILY ROOM. ON A NICE STREET & PRETTY LOT.  WORK IN PROCESS INCLUDES CARPET, VINYL & INTERIOR PAINT.

    As of this morning, we have 39 bank owned  homes (REO’s) on the market, that’s only 4.3% of the 896 active listings. Please call or email if you want to purchase a bank owned home in Big Bear, I will get you the best deal.

    I can show you any home for sale in Big Bear.

    Search the Big Bear MLS (Multiple Listing Service)

    Search the Southern California MLS  (Multiple Listing Service)

    Steve Hirschler

    Associate, The Tim Wood Group

    Coldwell Banker Mountain Gallery

    42153 Big Bear Blvd.

    P.O. BOX 6820

    Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    stevehirschler@gmail.com

    909 866-3481 EXT. 217 CELL 909 725-5889

    Fax 909 866-3531

    http://www.stevesellsbigbear.com

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    May 23, 2009 Posted by | Bank owned in Big Bear, Big Bear Real Estate, Big Bear Real Estate Market, Homes for Sale in Big Bear | , , | 1 Comment

    Market Condition Report, Big Bear Area

    Big Bear Market Conditions
    This information provide by Robert Maletti / Chicago Title

    Steve Hirschler

    Associate, The Tim Wood Group

    Coldwell Banker Mountain Gallery

    42153 Big Bear Blvd.

    P.O. BOX 6820

    Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    stevehirschler@gmail.com

    909 866-3481 EXT. 217 CELL 909 725-5889

    Fax 909 866-3531

    http://www.stevesellsbigbear.com

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    May 22, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Real Estate, Big Bear Real Estate Market | , | Leave a comment

    Negotiating with a Bank is Like Eating a Sandwich with an Alligator.

    Banks don’t use much logic or emotion when they are selling homes. Once they get you in the deal, they usually want everything to go their way. They aren’t good about changing the price, extending the escrow or negotiating repairs.

    If you are not willing to play the game under their rules, you might as well just find a different home. All negotiating needs to be done before you sign the bank addendum that is sent out after you place the offer. I recommend getting inspections done immediately after you send the offer to the listing agent and they give you the verbal acceptance. This will give you time to ask for items that are needed on the bank addendum.

    Ideally you’ve looked at the home closely . You and your real estate agent have noticed all of the minor items and figured these items into the price offered.  Banks really want the deal to be over when the addendum is returned and signed off by both parties.

    Days on the market is very important on bank owned homes. Bank owned homes that are price correctly, sell in weeks not months. Some of the best deals can be made on bank owned homes that are either just listed, or have been on the market for over 100 days. The bank owned homes that have been on the market for over 3 months, have possibly become stale to most buyers and agents. These properties may have the best opportunity since not as much activity is taking place and the chance of competing with another buyer is less that a newly listed bank owned.

    Sales prices are still, and always will be, controlled by the market. Most buyers will need to get a loan to purchase the property. Now more than ever, lenders will want an accurate appraisal. Homes that are priced over market value will not be able to get financing.

    Steve Hirschler

    May 17, 2009 Posted by | Bank owned in Big Bear, Big Bear Real Estate, Big Bear Real Estate Market | , , | 2 Comments

    Sold in Big Bear, Week Ending 5/16/2009

    Sold In Big Bear, Week Ending 5/16/2009

    Sold In Big Bear, Week Ending 5/16/2009

     

    Click Here for the details on these 7 homes.

  • 4 were bank owned “57%”
  • None of these homes were short sales
  • 3 were organic “43%” (traditional seller)
  • I can show you any home for sale in Big Bear.

    Search the Big Bear MLS (Multiple Listing Service)

    Search the Southern California MLS  (Multiple Listing Service)

    Steve Hirschler

    Associate, The Tim Wood Group

    Coldwell Banker Mountain Gallery

    42153 Big Bear Blvd.

    P.O. BOX 6820

    Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    stevehirschler@gmail.com

    909 866-3481 EXT. 217 CELL 909 725-5889

    Fax 909 866-3531

    http://www.stevesellsbigbear.com

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    May 16, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Market, Big Bear Real Estate, Sold in Big Bear | , , | Leave a comment

    3 New Bank Owned REO Homes in Big Bear, 5/16/2009

    Listing Courtesy of EXIT REALTY WELCOME HOME

    Listing Courtesy of EXIT REALTY WELCOME HOME

    THIS HOME LAST SOLD IN JUNE 2005 FOR $195,000.HIS IS A LARGE HOUSE THE LIVING AREAS ON THE TOP FLOOR.  THERE IS A DECK OVER PART OF THE GARAGE.  UPSTAIRS YOU’LL FIND THE MASTER, KITCHEN AND LIVING ROOM.  DOWNSTAIRS IS A FAMILY ROOM, BEDROOM AND FULL BATH ALONG WITH LAUNDRY, AND A PATIO IN THE BACK.

     

    Listing Courtesy of REALTY EXECUTIVES, BIG BEAR

    Listing Courtesy of REALTY EXECUTIVES, BIG BEAR

    THIS HOME LAST SOLD IN OCTOBER  2005 FOR $390,000. LOCATED ON A QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD. SPACIOUS LIVING ROOM WITH FIREPLACE, FAMILY ROOM. 3 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS. DETACHED CAR GARAGE. FENCED BACK YARD AND READY TO BE MOVED IN.

    Listing Courtesy of CENTURY 21 BONNIE BLUE

    Listing Courtesy of CENTURY 21 BONNIE BLUE

    THIS HOME LAST SOLD IN JULY  2004 FOR $169,900. CUTE TWO BEDROOM ONE BATH IN EASILY ACCESSIBLE LOWER MOONRIDGE AREA NEAR SKIING AND GOLFING. SOUTHERN EXPOSURE MELTS THE SNOW AWAY WITH PARKING PAD IN FRONT OF CABIN.

     

    As of this morning, we have 46 bank owned  homes (REO’s) on the market, that’s only 5% of the 905 active listings. Please call or email if you want to purchase a bank owned home in Big Bear, I will get you the best deal.

    I can show you any home for sale in Big Bear.

    Search the Big Bear MLS (Multiple Listing Service)

    Search the Southern California MLS  (Multiple Listing Service)

    Steve Hirschler

    Associate, The Tim Wood Group

    Coldwell Banker Mountain Gallery

    42153 Big Bear Blvd.

    P.O. BOX 6820

    Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    stevehirschler@gmail.com

    909 866-3481 EXT. 217 CELL 909 725-5889

    Fax 909 866-3531

    http://www.stevesellsbigbear.com

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    May 16, 2009 Posted by | Bank owned in Big Bear, Big Bear Real Estate | , | Leave a comment