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!

34th Annual Rotary Art and Wine Festival, 2016

It is that fabulous time of year where Art and Wine meet for a good cause!  This years Annual Rotary Art and Wine festival takes place on June 25-26, 2016.

About the Festival:

YOUR ATTENDANCE AND PURCHASES HELP FUND THE HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF PROJECTS IN WHICH THE ROTARY CLUB OF LAKE ARROWHEAD IS INVOLVED. WE THANK YOU!!

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From the website: “Rotary Art & Wine Festival – Home Page

This Event has dramatically expanded and is now attracting exceptional artistic talent, in multiple medias. The Festival now also draws some of the top-quality regional wine producers to showcase their vintages.  

Imagine great Art and wonderful Wine — all presented the visually stunning setting of a beautiful lake surrounded by forest and majestic mountains. This renowned “must-attend” event attracts art patrons and tourists from all over the Southwest. Live Entertainment, Delicious Food, Wine and Beer all complement your Festival experience.”

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Get your tickets ahead of time, and don’t forget to take a boat shuttle from the village over to Tavern Bay!  Have fun, be safe, and stay hydrated.

I’d like to Thank Rotary for all they do for the community and the world with their generous donations to thousands of organizations and people!

When Wood Meets Water

There is so much tranquility early in the morning.

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Before all the humans are out, the sounds of nature are pretty awesome.  In this case and on this day (Saturday June 11, 2016) my hubby and I took a Sunrise boat cruise.

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These shots were taken at 6AM.  My main goal on this day was to beat the crowds that would soon surround the Annual Classic and Wooden Boat Show.  I think I succeeded!

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All Photographs were taken by yours truly Michelle Calkins

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 Stay tuned for next years dates and pics.  See you around Town!

Skyforest Festival 2016

Here it is, the annual Skyforest festival!  This years date is: Sunday May 295e8377a9-d0f8-480e-b295-76cc770c36c9

The 3rd Annual Skyforest Festival kicks off the Summer Season in the Mountains

Skyforest, CA – Located in the San Bernardino Mountains, on scenic Highway 18 is a small little community
called Skyforest. A hot spot in the mountains where you find great shopping, outstanding food and the host of
the 3rd Annual Skyforest Festival.

This year’s Festival kicks off the Summer season on Sunday, May 29 from 9 a.m. til 6 p.m. So, if you are looking
for something fun to do on Memorial Day weekend, breathe the fresh mountain air, make sure you visit Skyforest
on Sunday. Admission and parking is free.

Festival highlights include more than 50 participants such as artists, antiques, food, craft brews, musicians,
organizations, merchants and vendors with eclectic finds. There will be kids activities as well.

Skyforest is just 30 minutes off the 210 freeway from San Bernardino, located on Highway18 at Kuffel Canyon
Road near Lake Arrowhead. Only a short drive from anywhere in Southern California. For more information,
please go to www.LakeArrowheadChamber.com.

 

PolaRotary Bear Plunge 2016 | Lake Arrowhead

It’s that time of year again when Charity meets freezing cold water.  This years Polar Bear Plunge is Saturday February 6th, 2016 at 10:00 am at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa.

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If you would like to donate to a charity, contact the Lake Arrowhead Rotary and see where the donation is needed.  If you would just like to go watch the fun… The plunge takes place at the Resort Beach.  Plan on dressing warm as it is usually in the 30’s the morning of the plunge.  I wish all of those who are dedicating there warm bodies to such a fun and inspiring cause.  Lord knows I could not do it… Well, maybe I could!

Have fun and be safe while to wade into the cold waters of Lake Arrowhead!