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5 New Bank Owned REO Homes for Sale in Big Bear 11/29/2009

As of this morning, we have 54 bank owned  homes (REO’s) on the market, that’s only 7.40% of the 729 active listings. Please call or email if you want to purchase a bank owned home 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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November 29, 2009 Posted by | Bank owned in Big Bear, Big Bear Real Estate, Big Bear Real Estate Market | , , | 2 Comments

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November 23, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Real Estate | | 1 Comment

Moonridge Area of Big Bear Sales Trends for the Past 90 days

As of 11/21/2009

Sold in the Moonridge Area 8/23/2009 - 11/21/2009

We had 52 closed sales in the Moonridge area for the past 90 days. There are 110 active Moonridge listings, and 27 pending in escrow. We have a 6.47 month supply of inventory at the current rate of sale. 12 of the 52 closed sales were Bank Owned and 5 were Short Sales.

The price differential shown above tells us that the homes in Moonridge that are selling, sell very close to list price. This isn’t surprising to me, price is the most important factor in this market. When a home is priced correctly it will sell, it’s really that simple. Knowing what price to list at is by far the most important decision a seller must make. List price should be based on market conditions and not a sellers perception or need. Banks are making this more apparent, they are not emotionally attached to homes. Bank owned properties are being priced based upon comparable sales, and nothing else. This is why the bank owned homes sold in Moonridge have an average of 30 days on the market and all of the other types of sellers are averaging 144 days in the Moonridge area. That’s almost 5 times as long as the average bank owned listing.

When I look deeper at the statistics, the bank owned homes sold have a price differential of  98.82%, and the other types of sellers are at 93.60% of list. During the extra days on the market the sellers were chasing the market with price reductions until they finally get their homes price to match the market, and then like magic they sell! This is good, but not great. One thing that happens in this scenario is that the buyer sees that the home has been on the market 100 days or more and decides that the seller must be motivated to take less. This generates a lower offer, thus the 93.60% price differential.

First impression of value creates a sense of urgency in buyers, once lost the buyer assumes you are over priced. If not, why didn’t someone put in an offer?

If you would like to discuss the Big Bear Real Estate market, please give me a call.

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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November 21, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Real Estate | Leave a comment

Market Condition Report for the Big Bear Area 11/15/2009

Market Condition Report provided by "Chicago Title"

Please call me if you would like to discuss the Real Estate Market here in the Big Bear Area.

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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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November 18, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Market, Big Bear Real Estate, Big Bear Real Estate Market, Real Estate | , , | Leave a comment

8 New Bank Owned REO Homes Avaialble in Big Bear 11/14/2009

As of this morning, we have 53 bank owned  homes (REO’s) on the market, that’s only 7.14% of the 742 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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November 14, 2009 Posted by | Bank owned in Big Bear, Big Bear Real Estate, Homes for Sale in Big Bear | , , | Leave a comment

Do Mortgage Lenders Make More Money When a Loan Goes into Foreclosure? — dailypress.com

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November 9, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Real Estate | Leave a comment

11 Homes Sold this Week in Big Bear 11/1/09 – 11/7/09

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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

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November 8, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Real Estate, Big Bear Real Estate Market, Sold in Big Bear | , | Leave a comment

San Bernardino County Average Sales Prices September 2008 vs 2009

County/City/Area Sept 2009 Sept 2008 Y-T-Y
 % Change
San Bernardino County 150,000.00 205,000.00 -26.8%
Adelanto 80,000.00 131,000.00 -38.9%
Apple Valley 105,500.00 162,500.00 -35.1%
Barstow 55,000.00 106,250.00 -48.2%
Big Bear City 150,250.00 207,500.00 -27.6%
Big Bear Lake 305,500.00 272,500.00 12.1%
Bloomington 140,000.00 185,000.00 -24.3%
Chino 300,000.00 341,250.00 -12.1%
Chino Hills 430,000.00 422,500.00 1.8%
Colton 125,000.00 152,000.00 -17.8%
Crestline 140,000.00 147,000.00 -4.8%
Fontana 210,000.00 255,000.00 -17.6%
Hesperia 126,000.00 175,000.00 -28.0%
Highland 175,000.00 230,000.00 -23.9%
Joshua Tree 113,000.00 118,500.00 -4.6%
Lake Arrowhead 292,500.00 370,000.00 -20.9%
Loma Linda 263,000.00 359,000.00 -26.7%
Montclair 216,500.00 278,000.00 -22.1%
Ontario 190,000.00 240,000.00 -20.8%
Rancho Cucamonga 300,000.00 355,250.00 -15.6%
Redlands 220,750.00 310,000.00 -28.8%
Rialto 135,500.00 200,000.00 -32.3%
San Bernardino 75,000.00 125,000.00 -40.0%
Twentynine Palms 83,000.00 122,500.00 -32.2%
Upland 317,000.00 414,000.00 -23.4%
Victorville 120,000.00 160,000.00 -25.0%
Yucaipa 204,750.00 277,500.00 -26.2%
Yucca Valley 110,000.00 172,000.00 -36.0%

Average sales price indicates the price of homes that sold, not the price increase or decrease of individual homes.

It’s interesting to note that Big Bear Lake and Chino Hills were the only two locations that had an increase.

Real Estate is local!

November 7, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Real Estate | Leave a comment

Is the California Housing Market Headed Back to Normal?

November 7, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Real Estate | | Leave a comment

NOD’s and Trustees Deeds Filed in California 2005 – 2009

By: Robert Kleinhenz, Deputy Chief Economist

The median price in California continued to increase in September, driven by lean inventory levels, while home sales remained on track with expectations for the month. The median price of a detached existing single family home was $296,090 in September, up 1.1 percent from the August median of $292,960, but down 7.3 percent from the September 2008 median price of $319,310. Barring a sudden decline in home values over the next few months, the statewide median price will register year-over-year gains by year end, although it will still be well below the mid-decade peak.

Sales in California hit 530,520 homes in September, up 0.6 percent from August sales of 527,120 homes, and up 2.1 percent from September 2008 sales of 519,530 homes. With sales expected to stay in the low- to mid-500,000 range through the rest of the year, annual sales for 2009 will finish about 20 percent higher than the 2008 annual sales figure of 439,830 homes.

Given recent price gains and sales levels, as well as lean inventory numbers that have averaged just over 4 months for the past 3 months, one should conclude that the California housing market is edging back toward its normal state. Indeed, these numbers are welcome developments for a housing market that was among the hardest hit in the country. But a look behind the topline numbers suggests that current conditions have resulted from a heavy dose of policy intervention and from efforts by lenders – who currently dominate the supply side of the market – to manage the flow of troubled mortgages and properties at all stages of the ‘foreclosure pipeline’ from delinquencies to REOs.

The number of defaults in California escalated rapidly in the last couple of years, with 111,700 defaults in the third quarter of this year and a record high of 135,400 defaults in the first quarter of 2009. Normally, the trend in foreclosures corresponds approximately to the trend in defaults with a one to two quarter lag so the number of foreclosures should be on the rise as well. Instead, the level of foreclosures has been steady at roughly 50,000 per quarter since the last quarter of 2008. This seems to be the result from the combination of policy intervention, including foreclosure moratoria last year and early this year as well as the federal loan modification program, and efforts by lenders to deal problem loans on a case-by-case basis. As a result, market supply has held steady at levels that have stabilized the median price at the state level and in most California markets. In a number of markets, there have been some modest price gains compared to earlier in the year.

With current government policies and lender practices in place, home prices in much of the state should hold steady, aside from normal seasonal fluctuations in prices between now and next spring. In the end, price stability is necessary for discretionary sellers, as opposed to distressed sellers, to return to the market and drive the supply side of the market to more normal conditions.

November 7, 2009 Posted by | Big Bear Real Estate Market | | Leave a comment