40th Annual Home Tour in Lake Arrowhead, California

This Friday and Saturday September 19&20, is the Annual Lake Arrowhead Home Tour and this year marks the 40th year!

This event is a fun way to get inside some of the homes in Lake Arrowhead.  You even get to arrive in one of the lake front homes by boat!  There is a Wine and Cheese reception and you are sure to see old friends and meet new!

For more information please see the info below that was provided by the Lake Arrowhead chamber of Commerce.  Here is the link to their website.  For more info, please contact the Chamber office.  Have fun and enjoy the weekend!

http://lakearrowheadchamber.com/events/40th-annual-home-tour/

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Friday VIP Gala  & Saturday Home Tour Tickets:  $90.00 per person. After Labor Day, September 1st, price increases to: $100.00 per person

Your ticket includes:

  • A tour of the VIP Gala at Canterbury Estates home with fine food, wine and music on Friday, September 19  from 6:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Admission to four homes on Saturday from 9AM-5PM
  • Boat shuttle to the lake home
  • Van shuttle to the Cedar Ridge Estate home
  • Wine and cheese reception at the Lake Arrowhead Burnt Mill Beach Club and a souvenir wine glass 12PM to 5PM

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or … Saturday Only Home Tour

40thGetTicketsSaturday Only Home Tour: $40.00 per person. After Labor Day September 1st price increases to: $50.00 per person. Please No Children Under 12 Your ticket includes:

  • Admission to four homes on Saturday from 9AM to 5PM The Malone Home The Lytle Home The Castino Home, and The Bacon Home (by Boat Shuttle)
  • Wine and cheese reception at the Lake Arrowhead Burnt Mill Beach Club and a souvenir wine glass 12PM to 5PM

    

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The Average YTD “Arrowhead Woods” Home is up $50K from 2013

Here is the Year to Date for Arrowhead Woods home sales.

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As of September 16, 2014 Arrowhead Woods has sold 228 properties.  According to our local RIM MLS statistics you can see that the average home has sold for $400,326, the average days on the market were 132 days.  Last year at this same time there were 270 properties sold and the average price was $351,987, the average days on the market were 125.  This year we have not sold as many properties, but our average price is up $50k.

If you are interested in a free market analysis on your home, send me an email and I will let you know where your house stands in the current market and how much it will sell for.

Happy home buying/selling, see you around the mountain! ~ Michelle

 

The Average Home in “Arrowhead Woods” is going for $406,015

As of today September 16, 2014 the market analysis shown below is from the last 100 days, in Arrowhead Woods.

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The question was brought to me today regarding the average home sales.  I actually questioned the question.  So in order to better sever my buyers and sellers I went to the source.  Our local RIM MLS statistics tell me that there were 96 homes SOLD and the average home sale in the last 100 days was $406,015, it took 114 to sell.  Last year on these same dates, 116 homes were SOLD and the average price was, $374,697, it took 102 days to sell.

WOW, what a jump!  This is a good sign of the times.  I know that many of you have had the burning question… HOW IS THE MARKET?  Well there is your answer.  You now have an average sale to go off of.  YES we are still doing well and the mountain Real Estate is still rising.

If you are interested in seeing other statistics, let me know, send me an email and I would love to blog about it!  Happy selling/buying, see you around the mountain!

 

These are Lake Arrowhead’s Surrounding Communities

Sky Forest, Crest Estates, Agua Fri, Blue Jay…. These are just a few of the communities surrounding Lake Arrowhead.

The question always arises when the “locals” mention or talk about other communities in Lake Arrowhead.  Lake Arrowhead is the BIG city but did you know that there are over 15 other small communities that make this mountain range what it is?

You might hear, “let’s go to Lou Eddies in Sky Forest,” or have you tried the Duck Fat Fries at Stone Creek Bistro in Agua Fria?”  Did you know that my office, Coldwell Banker is located in Blue Jay?  If you work with me in Real Estate you should know that the area I cover ranges from Crestline to Running Springs.  This general Lake Arrowhead area covers State Highways, County Roads and Access Roads from a Birdseye view of 50+ miles.  Those neighborhoods are spread from Cedarpines Park in Crestline through Green Valley Lake in Running Springs.  I have attached a map that I put together to help show you the areas my colleagues and I cover img001Here is a list of the surrounding communities in Lake Arrowhead: Blue Jay, Agua Fria, Twin Peaks, Rim Forest, Sky Forest, Crest Park, Crest Estates, Arrowhead Villas, Cedar Glen, Deer Lodge Park.

In Crestline: Arrowhead Highlands, VOE (Valley of Enchantment), CPP (Cedarpines Park), Dart Canyon, San Moritz.

In Running Springs: Smiley Park, Rimwood Ranch, Arrowbear, GVL (Green Valley Lake).

The more you get to know the mountain, the more you see how each community plays its roll and makes these San Bernardino mountains pretty awesome! If you are curious about the population in these communities, click here: POPULATION

If you have any further questions on any of these communities, do not hesitate to contact me and ask away!

Oktoberfest Lake Arrowhead Style 2014

Ahh the sounds of German music and the smell of Beer… What more could you want?  I know… A lake view, fall weather and free admission.  Well look no further, Lake Arrowhead Village Oktoberfest may be small, but we pack in a mighty weekend of Bratwurst, sauerkraut and Beer!

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 I have so many favorite days here is Lake Arrowhead, but Oktoberfest is one of my top 3 events!  This year Oktoberfest will be September 27 through October 26, 2014.  This event is held in the Lake Arrowhead Village by Center Stage.  There is music, food, fun and of course BEER!  I can smell the sauerkraut now just writing this… YUMMM!

Yes these pictures below are of me and my friends/family… and yes I have a dirndl, I have two actually!

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A while back when I worked for Papagayos, somehow I always got suckered into doing the stein holding contest :-)

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The event is Saturday 12-7 and Sunday 12-5. Admission is free and this event is for the whole family.  See you there!

You can visit more info on there website: http://www.lakearrowheadoktoberfest.com/

Here is the Beer selection that will be available!

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August 2014 Mountain Home Sales ~ Lake Arrowhead

This chart was put together from my Broker Steve Keefe.  Here are the home sales from August, 2014…  Clearly, Coldwell Banker is the wise choice! If you have questions on property up here or are even interested in buying or selling, please email me with all your questions and I will be sure to get back to you ASAP!  Here is to a great September!

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2nd Annual Lake Arrowhead Dog Festival and Splash Dog

Did you know that Lake Arrowhead has a Dog Festival?!  There is even an “Owner Look Alike” contest and a Splash Dogs contest! The event starts at 8:00AM, admission is free but of course donations are welcome!  There is also pet adoptions going on and much much more.  See you there!

Splash Dogs is well known for their dog jumping events. You can visit their website here: http://www.splashdogs.com/

Below you will find all the info you need to know.  The info was provided by the Lake Arrowhead Village website: http://www.thelakearrowheadvillage.com/#!2014-dog-festival/cayl

Three Dog Bakery(TM) and The Lake Arrowhead Village Merchants Association proudly present the 2nd Annual Lake Arrowhead Dog Festival! This event will feature an exciting array of dog sports demonstrations, a police K-9 demonstration, the “Owner-Look-Alike” contest for attendees, vendor booths, and, of course, last year’s big hit, the Splash Dogs(TM) jumping competition–and more!

The goal of the event is to educate the public and promote healthy, happy pet ownership and activities, thereby lowering the need for relinquishment and euthanasia of animals because of behavioral problems.

Included in our goal to spread awareness is to raise funds for rescue organizations. This year’s funds will go to The Little Red Dog and the German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County.

Admission is free; however, monetary donations, as well as gently-used pet care items (including collars, leashes, carriers, and unopened pet food) will be accepted at the gate.

The Lake Arrowhead Village, as you know, is enjoyed as a community of dog lovers–merchants and patrons alike. And the fantastic success of last year’s 1st annual festival is a testament to that with visitors from all over Southern California and even the country. We are expecting to attract increased numbers this year.

We are grateful for your support, which helped make our first year such a success. There are many ways for you to be involved in making this year even better!

We are looking forward to another fun-filled, tail-wagging day!

DOCK JUMPING COMPETITION!

Dock opens at 8:00 a.m.

*ADOPTIONS*        *CONTESTS*       *RESCUES*

*VENDORS*       *LOW COST SHOT CLINIC*

*TRY-IT-OUT RINGS*       *SILENT AUCTION*

*TRAINING *AGILITY *POLICE DOG DEMO… and more!

* Donations & Funds raised for The Little Red Dog and
German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County *