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12 Homes Sold in Big Bear, 7/19 – 7/26/2009

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  • 6 of these homes were traditional sellers “50%”, with a price differential of  98.17% of list price and 190 days on the market
  • 4 of these homes were bank owned “33.3%”, with a price differential of 100.67% of list price and 32 days on the market
  • 2 of these homes were short sales “16.6%”, with a price differential of 101.47% of list price and 399 days on the market. 
  • *As you can see, homes in the Big Bear area are still selling within 10% of the list price consistently. Buyers that want to purchase here will be disappointed if they expect to find homes selling for 25% or more off of list price. This also means that homes won’t sell until the price gets close to market value. Overpriced homes (over 90% of the listings) will sit with no activity until they lower the price to meet 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

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    July 26, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Market, Big Bear Real Estate, Big Bear Real Estate Market, Sold in Big Bear | , , | Leave a comment

    5 New bank Owned REO Homes in Big Bear, 7/25/2009

    As of this morning, we have 50 bank owned  homes (REO’s) on the market, that’s only 5.48% of the 912 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.

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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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    July 25, 2009 Posted by | Bank owned in Big Bear, Big Bear Real Estate, Homes for Sale in Big Bear | , | 1 Comment

    619 Villa Grove, Moonridge Area of Big Bear

    July 20, 2009 Posted by | Homes for Sale in Big Bear | , , | Leave a comment

    10 New Bank Owned REO’s in Big Bear, 7/19/2009

    As of this morning, we have 47 bank owned  homes (REO’s) on the market, that’s only 5.21% of the 902 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.

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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

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    July 19, 2009 Posted by | Bank owned in Big Bear, Big Bear Real Estate | , | Leave a comment

    22 Homes Sold in Big Bear, 7/5/2009 – 7/18/2009

     

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  • 10 of these homes were traditional sellers “45.5%”, with a price differential of  87.34% of list price and 166 days on the market
  • 10 of these homes were bank owned “45.5%”, with a price differential of 97.12% of list price and 58 days on the market
  • 2 of these homes were short sales “9%”, with a price differential of 84.21% of list price and 151 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

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    July 19, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Real Estate, Big Bear Real Estate Market, Sold in Big Bear | , , | Leave a comment

    Year to Date Price Per Square Foot For Homes Sold in the Big Bear Area

    When you start your search for a second home in Big Bear you should spend some time looking at the different locations. Location drives land value and that is why the same house is worth more or less in different areas.

    Lakefront homes for example have higher land values. The current land value combined with the improvements (house) establishes value. That is why a home on the lake that is functionally obsolete will still have a high value of one million dollars if it is located in a deep water location with a view. 

    This also explains why a beautiful home in a less desirable area may be worth little more than the building costs, and sometimes less. Land has not been selling recently because construction costs are higher per square foot than the existing inventory pricing.

     Most homes that were built in the 90’s for example had a building cost of less than $100 per square foot. Currently we are seeing building costs between $150 – $225 per square foot using a licenced and insured contractor.

    These are the different neighborhoods in the Big Bear area, and the average price per square foot sold year to date.

    • Lakefront – $516.44
    • Big Bear Lake West – $227.30*
    • Big Bear Lake Central – $186.41*
    • Big Bear Lake East – $199.93*
    • Fox Farm – $197.14
    • Moonridge – $201.01
    • Fawnskin – $220.82
    • Big Bear City – $147.83
    • Whispering Forest – $160.11
    • Sugarloaf – $125.58
    • Erwin Lake – $124.67
    • Meadowbrook – $216.36
    • Baldwin Lake – $147.66
    • Lake Williams – $117.81

    *Does not include lakefront home sales in these areas.

    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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    July 11, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Market, Big Bear Real Estate, Big Bear Real Estate Market, Real Estate | , , , | Leave a comment

    Moonridge Minute June 2009

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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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    July 5, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Real Estate | Leave a comment

    Location, Location, Location, it’s Important in Big Bear too!

     

    I think some buyers are going about the home search backwards. They seem to be caught up in the deal. Sure, the deal is important, but the biggest goal should be to purchase the right home in the right location.

    In the Big Bear Valley there are many different locations to look at homes. The areas, in no particular order, are:

    (Just click on any of these to see the google map of the neighborhood)

    Price is very important, but if the house is in the wrong location, you’ll have a tough time selling it to the next guy. The best way to make your second home a keeper is to pick the location first.  

    Please give me a call to discuss Real Estate in any of these areas. As a resident since 1990, I can tell you why they all appeal to buyers with different needs.

    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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    July 5, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Real Estate | Leave a comment

    Sold in Big Bear, Week Ending 7/4/2009

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  • 13 of these homes were traditional sellers “69%”, with a price differential of  95.03% of list price and 104 days on the market
  • 4 of these homes were bank owned “21%”, with a price differential of 92.62% of list price and 32 days on the market
  • 2 of these homes were short sales “10%”, with a price differential of 91.67% of list price and 127 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

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  • July 4, 2009 Posted by | Bank owned in Big Bear, Big Bear Real Estate, Big Bear Real Estate Market, Sold in Big Bear | , , , , | Leave a comment

    220 N. Eagle, Big Bear Lake, 1.5 Acre Lake Front Home

    Click Here for the details on this Incomparable Lakefront Location.

    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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    July 4, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Lakefront Homes, Big Bear Real Estate | , , | Leave a comment