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!

Lake Arrowhead Summer Concert Aug 7-8, 2015

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Friday 7/31: Platinum Rock Stars – Your favorite Classic Rock hits!

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Saturday 8/1: Which One’s Pink? – Tribute to Pink Floyd

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ALL CONCERTS START AT 6:30 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED: BEER GARDEN OPENS 30 MINUTES PRIOR.

Be safe and have fun!

For more info, visit: http://www.thelakearrowheadvillage.com/#!events/c1df4

See you there!

Arrowhead Professional Partners 2014 SOLDS

I am extremely excited to show off these beautiful color maps of Lake Arrowhead, Crestline and Running Springs.

This all started with a little idea back in the Fall of 2014.  We, “Arrowhead Professional Partners,” wanted a tool to use for our clients and for a visual display of all our SOLD properties. The hard part was, there were no maps anywhere to be found that we could use.  So what do you do when something does not exist?  You make it your self.

A very good friend of mine poured his heart, soul and artistic talent into these drawings.  Thank you Michael Lardi for your dedication and creative genius ability and skills.  Sophie, Michelle H. and my self worked on these maps along with Mike for months, perfecting every inch, making sure to cross our T’s and dot our I’s… or in our case, cross our streets ;-).

It is my pleasure to present to you Arrowhead Professional Partners SOLDs for 2014.  Below you will see 64 pins, representing all our solds throughout the 2014 year.  We would like to thank each and everyone of out clients for their business and for making 2014 such a HUGE success.  Yours could be NEXT, let us put you on our MAP for 2015!

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Running Springs Map with Pins

If you are interested in one of these maps in full color and without the pins, just email me and let me know you want one.

See you around town!

Home Sales are Down… Find out why and how you can help

Read the below blurb that I received from a C.A.R. Newsline email.  Home sales declined, but the reason is because we are low on listings.  There are too few sellers putting their homes on the market.  So if you have thought about selling, then what are you doing reading this… Get on the phone and call me today. 🙂

Here is the good news from the rest of the article.  “The steady price growth of 2014 could turn into good news for buyers in 2015 as the supply of homes priced under $300,000 is likely to increase. That’s because price growth in the low to middle price range has translated into increased equity for a large swath of homeowners, who will be in a position to sell in 2015.

Call me today for more info on how you can get your home on the market: 951-317-5019

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Pictures Are Worth a Thousand Wor… DOLLARS

My team mate Michelle Hutton just got a new listing in Crestline… A: The property is awesome, a mountain gem with good bones and is super clean.  B: The price is right C:  The area is quiet and the house sits in the trees! AND D: The pictures are worth thousands of dollars 😉

This listing was listed with another agent for the past year and did not sell.  Now that Michelle H. has the listing here is the change already.  Here is an example of the service you will get when you list with myself or one of my team mates.  Arrowhead Professional Partners does it right the first time and every time!

Which would you choose to represent your home?  HOME LISTED FOR $172,000 (Oh and these pictures were taken by yours truly, me… Just another service I offer to my clients and my team)!

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For more info on this house, contact me at 909-336-7989 or send an email to michelle@michellecalkinsrealtor.com

Here is a little blurb about the property: A SWEET GETAWAY RETREAT, TUCKED IN THE TREES. A FEELING OF SECLUSION ON 2 LOTS, WITH GREAT YEAR ROUND ACCESS. 3 BD, 2 BATHS, FAMILY RM, & LAUNDRY. HOME HAS NEW ROOF & SEPTIC TANK. GREAT CABIN FEELING WITH LOTS OF WOOD PANELING & T&G. DECK WAS EXPANDED & UPGRADED WITH TREX TYPE DECKING. EXTRA LOT INCLUDED FOR LOTS OF SPACE OR ROOM TO ADD A GARAGE. GOES ALL FURNISHED AND READY TO ENJOY TODAY!

Here is the virtual tour: http://tours.tourfactory.com/tours/tour.asp?t=1259617&idx=1

 **********NEW LISTING/ 4/2/2015***********

27406 North Bay: Listed at $632k, 4 bed/ 4 bath, Level Entry, 2 Car Garage, LAKE VIEW, Built in 2000 and 3488 sqft!

Take a look at the old pictures and the new!

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Virtual Tour can be seen here: http://www.tourfactory.com/1323159

For more info on this listing, email me today: Michelle@MichelleCalkinsRealtor.com

 

See you around town!

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