PolarRotary Bear Plunge 2017

It’s that time of year again that volunteers choose to freeze their buns off for charity!  We love this event and it is always entertaining, and COLD.  This years plunge will take place on February 4th, 2017 at 10:00AM at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa.

If your not a Polar Plunger like me (I hate cold water),  then dig deep in your pocket and donate.  My broker Steve Keefe will be plunging this year, and I will be there to watch.  So come on down and help support the locals and their charities, it is for a great cause. 16252417_10154577056679232_7856922615137579635_o

Happy Plunging!

WANTED…Vintage Charmers

Hey there everyone!  For months now I have had buyers just waiting for the perfect home to come on the market for the perfect price.  Now I know what you’re thinking.  What exactly is a “Vintage Charmer” and what is the perfect price?

Let’s put price into perspective.  Right now in Arrowhead Woods and Crest Estates/Skyforest our average home is going somewhere between $175-$195 a sqft.  Now that can vary depending on updates needed, square footage of the home, location and the accessibility to the house, and a few other criteria too.  Of course most people come to me and say, Michelle, “I would like a lake view, level entry with a 2 car garage and a master on the main.”  I then flutter my magic wand and viola!  HA, no not really, but lord if I could only make that happen… oh and for under $350k.

Now for the explanation of “Vintage Charmer!”  This can really be a pretty broad topic, but when I think charmer, I  am looking at something built pre 1950.  Now some of the 50-70’s homes are pretty charming too, but a lot of the criteria depends on the area.  If you know the mountain well and are familiar with streets and areas such as, Cottage Grove, the “Lanes,” Holiday and areas behind the village… that is where most of these “Vintage” homes are located.  You are probably one of those homes with the old snow shoes, or skis on the wall.

So back to the topic… “WANTED, VINTAGE CHARMERS!”  I am dead serious everyone.  If you have a house, or know someone that does and it has just been sitting not being used, then lets try to sell it.  Maybe it is time to let that home go.  Pass it along to a new family.  Let someone else make years and years of Lake Arrowhead memories.  Most buyers are right around $350k and under, and there is a good chance you fit that criteria.

So what are you waiting for?  Get on the phone and call me today so that I can come over tomorrow and give you a market analysis on your home.  Lets see what your charmer has that the other guys doesn’t.

Here are 2 pictures (below) of a recent sale I had this last year on Cottage Grove.  This is a “Vintage Charmer.” Home Sold for $250k, $185 a sqft.  Find me 10 more like this please!

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Email or call me at: michelle@michellecalkinsrealtor.com or 909-336-7989

I look forward to meeting you soon.  See you around town!

27448 Nancy Dr | Crest Park | $255,000

Level Entry with 2 Bedroom on the main level!


GREAT commuter location! Seller recently updated the siding and painted the exterior, painted the decks, & installed dual pane windows. What a great 3 bedroom home with vaulted ceilings, laundry, a large buildup, 2 fireplaces, and a family room. You will love this area of Crest Park, quiet, secluded, close to the high school and Hwy 18. The back yard is almost level, perfect for kids and dogs. Don’t pass this one up, you won’t be disappointed.



MLS # 2161612: For more photos click this link: http://www.tourfactory.com/1641146

For more info on this property and to set up a showing appointment contact me at 909-336-7989 or email me at Michelle@MichelleCalkinsRealtor.com

28711 Bryce Dr | Arrowhead Woods | $549,000


Wow what a setting this has.  Talk about being on top of the mountain.  You are practically a 360 view of the lake a desert.


OH MY WOW! VIEW OF THE LAKE AND DESERT! This beautiful mountain home has panoramic views to drool over. With 3 stories, 3 fireplaces and 3 entertaining rooms, you will not be disappointed. This house is the ideal mountain cabin, with vaulted ceilings, T & G walls & even has it’s own private gate with FLAT level parking. Current owners invested $150k worth of updates in home including beautiful Milgard dual pane windows. Ask for amenities list to see updates. Boat available for extra.


MLS # 2161591: For more photos click this link: http://www.tourfactory.com/1638546

For more info on this property and to set up a showing appointment contact me at 909-336-7989 or email me at Michelle@MichelleCalkinsRealtor.com

680 Bangor Ln | Arrowhead Villas | $159,000

Live in a TREE HOUSE setting surrounded by dogwoods and pines.


PRIVACY galore! Don’t let the driveway & stairs stop you from entering this clean move in ready home. Sellers just spruced up the home and installed new carpet, new interior paint, and installed a new water heater in July. No garage, No problem, there is a LARGE buildup perfect for all your storage needs or a future add on to the home. Main floor has great room feel with vaulted ceilings and decks to enjoy the outdoors. This is commuter friendly, would make a great vacation home and is so light and bright inside.  You wont want to leave once you are inside.


MLS # 2161432: For more photos click the link: http://www.tourfactory.com/1621922

For more info on this property and to set up a showing contact me today at 909-336-7989 or email me at Michelle@MichelleCalkinsRealtor.com

879 Jagerhorn | Arrowhead Woods | $459,000



WOW, What a home! This house has had lots of improvements since last on the market. High vaulted ceilings, INCREDIBLE back deck with LAKE VIEWS, top loft is a master suite, 2 bedrooms on the main, bottom floor is currently being used as a master suite but could be a family room, it also has a fireplace, and there is even AC! Home comes Turn Key and you’ll love every piece of furniture & decor. There is even a back access road that leads to extra parking, perfect for the boat or RV.


MLS #2161491: FOR MORE PHOTOS CLICK THIS LINK: http://www.tourfactory.com/1608150

For more info on the home and to set up a showing appointment contact me at 909-336-7989 or email me at Michelle@MichelleCalkinsRealtor.com