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Sold in Big Bear, Week Ending 6/28/2009

Click here to see the details on these 14 homes.

  • 11 of these homes were traditional sellers “78.5%”, with a price differential of 100% of list price and 174 days on the market
  • 1 of these homes were bank owned “.07%”, with a price differential of 93% of list price and 17 days on the market
  • 2 of these homs were short sales “28%”, with a price differential of 100% of list price and 176 days on the market. 
  • 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

    Fax 909 866-3531

    http://www.stevesellsbigbear.com

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    June 28, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Market, Big Bear Real Estate, Sold in Big Bear | , , | Leave a comment

    8 New Bank Owned Homes in Big Bear, 6/27/2009

    As of this morning, we have 42 bank owned  homes (REO’s) on the market, that’s only 4.59% of the 915 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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    June 27, 2009 Posted by | Bank owned in Big Bear, Big Bear Real Estate, Big Bear Real Estate Market, Real Estate | , , | Leave a comment

    Sold in Big Bear, Week Ending 6/20/2009

    Click here to see the details on these 10 homes.

  • 6 of these homes were traditional sellers “60%”, with a price differential of 98% of list price and 108 days on the market
  • 2 of these homes were bank owned “20%”, with a price differential of 102.6% of list price and 38 days on the market
  • 2 of these homs were short sales “20%”, with a price differential of 100% of list price and 268 days on the market
  • 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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    June 20, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Real Estate, Big Bear Real Estate Market, Selling your home, Sold in Big Bear | , , | Leave a comment

    6 New Bank Owned REO Homes in Big Bear 6/20/2009

    As of this morning, we have 45 bank owned  homes (REO’s) on the market, that’s only 4.93% of the 911 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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    June 20, 2009 Posted by | Bank owned in Big Bear, Big Bear Real Estate | , , | Leave a comment

    Sold in Big Bear, Week Ending 6/13/2009

    Click here to see the details on these 4 homes.

  • All 4 of these homes were bank owned “100%”
  • Price differential List/Sell was 98.87%!
  • Average days on the market only 53!
  • 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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    June 16, 2009 Posted by | Bank owned in Big Bear, Big Bear Market, Big Bear Real Estate | , , | Leave a comment

    10 New Bank Owned Homes Available in Big Bear 6/13/2009

    As of this morning, we have 43 bank owned  homes (REO’s) on the market, that’s only 4.68% of the 897 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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    June 15, 2009 Posted by | Bank owned in Big Bear, Big Bear Real Estate, Big Bear Real Estate Market | , | Leave a comment

    Home Sales Prices for San Bernardino County April 2009

    Courtesy of Chicago Title

    Courtesy of 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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    June 13, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Real Estate, Real Estate | , | Leave a comment

    Sold in Big Bear, Week Ending 6/5/2009

    Click here to see the details on these 13 homes.

  • 4 of these homes were bank owned “31%”
  • One of these homes was a short sale
  • 8 were organic “62%” (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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  • June 6, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Real Estate Market, Sold in Big Bear | , | 1 Comment

    5 New Bank Owned Homes in Big Bear, 6/5/2009

    Listing Courtesy of KELLER WILLIAMS BIG BEAR LAKE ARROWHEAD

    Listing Courtesy of KELLER WILLIAMS BIG BEAR LAKE ARROWHEAD

    Listing Courtesy of RE/MAX BIG BEAR

    Listing Courtesy of RE/MAX BIG BEAR

    Listing Courtesy of KELLER WILLIAMS BIG BEAR LAKE ARROWHEAD

    Listing Courtesy of KELLER WILLIAMS BIG BEAR LAKE ARROWHEAD

    Listing Courtesy of KELLER WILLIAMS BIG BEAR LAKE ARROWHEAD

    Listing Courtesy of KELLER WILLIAMS BIG BEAR LAKE ARROWHEAD

    Listing Courtesy of REALTY EXECUTIVES, BIG BEAR

    Listing Courtesy of REALTY EXECUTIVES, BIG BEAR

    As of this morning, we have 42 bank owned  homes (REO’s) on the market, that’s only 4.65% of the 903 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

    Follow me on Twitter

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    June 6, 2009 Posted by | Bank owned in Big Bear, Big Bear Real Estate | , , | Leave a comment

    Should I Install an Earthquake Gas Shut Off Valve on my Big Bear Home?

     

     

     

     

    Gas shut off valves are not required by law in Big Bear. Many people that buy a home in Big Bear are faced with the question of whether or not they should have one installed. Some of the insurance carriers require a earthquake gas shut off valve before they will issue home owners insurance.

    As a homeowner in the Big Bear area for over 18 years, I would say that you want to do your homework on this before you have one installed.

    I have sold homes to people that have had these installed and have not been happy with some of the things that can happen.

    These valves are designed to shut off the natural gas in the event of an earthquake. That means they are activated by movement. If the valve closes it must be reset and you will need to relight the pilot or check to see that the appliances, heater and water heater are working after the reset. This can be hard to accomplish if you are not aware of the valve activating or the event that caused the valve to shut off. If your home is a second home and the gas shuts off in the winter, you may end up with some damage to your plumbing.

     

    Another type of valve (shown at the right) may be a better choice in this situation. A valve that restricts the flow, or a excess flow valve. These valve claim to restrict the flow to a safe level, but only activate if there is an increase in flow that is caused by a break in the line.

     

     

     

     

    You can always just turn the gas off manually if you are at the home when the emergency occurs. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    You should consult a plumbing and heating contractor to find out the pros and cons of each type of gas flow protection that is available.

    Steve Hirschler

    Associate, The Tim Wood Group

    Coldwell Banker Mountain Gallery

    42153 Big Bear Blvd.

    P.O. BOX 6820

    Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    steve@bigbeargallery.com

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

    Fax 909 866-3531

    http://www.stevesellsbigbear.com/

    June 4, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Real Estate, Living in Big Bear | , , | Leave a comment