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Big Bear Real Estate Blog: It’s a Topsy-Turvy Market

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By Mike Sannes, June 12, 2014 Let’s take a look at the state of affairs in the Big Bear real estate market as we head into summer... May is typically a good ‘spring season’ indicator month and can also shed light on what to expect of the upcoming summer selling season. This May was very encouraging from a price perspective, as the average price of all residential property sold in May 2014 compared to the same month last year, increased 19%. Year-to-date through May, c...

Big Bear Real Estate Blog: Spring Slowdown

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By Mike Sannes May 2014 Market Update Hello from Big Bear and thanks for checking in with us on the Big Bear real estate market. With Memorial Day fast approaching, which kicks off our local selling season, let’s get caught up on what has transpired this Spring and what that might indicate as we look forward to Summer. Looking at Transactions… Residential Sales: YTD 2014 From a transaction standpoint, Spring is typically the "slow time" for t...

Big Bear Real Estate Blog: March Madness

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Q1 2014 Update:  Now that the first quarter of 2014 is behind us, let’s take a look at what has transpired in the Big Bear real estate market and what that indicates about what we can expect from the market as we head into the summer selling season. 2014 got off to a surprisingly strong start. January and February, which are typically slow months for real estate sales in Big Bear, saw impressive demand. The combination of low inventory and a larger number of buyers in town than...

Big Bear Real Estate Blog – Prices & Inventory on the Rise in Big Bear

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February 2014 Market Update: Hello and thanks for checking in with us on the Big Bear real estate market.  Winter in Big Bear this year was underwhelming, to say the least. And although the ski resorts and vacation rentals were disappointed with the lack of snow, the good weather actually helped keep the Big Bear real estate market moving right along through the cold months and should continue to help as we head into the Spring. Normally, spring in Big Bear brings lots of l...

Big Bear Real Estate Blog – 2014 Off to a Sound Start

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January 2014 Market Update: 2014 is well underway, so let's take a look at how the Big Bear real estate market has started off the New Year and what that indicates regarding what to expect going forward. The lack of snow, although not great for the ski slopes, has actually helped the Big Bear real estate market. Interested buyers can easily make the drive up to look at properties and tend to feel more confident about offering on real estate when they can actually see the ro...

Big Bear Real Estate Blog: Market Rising in Fall?

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November 2013 Market Update: Thanks for checking in with us on the  Big Bear real estate market. With Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving fast approaching, let’s take a look at what occurred in October and what that says about how 2013 might end up. October Traded Sideways If, like me, you were looking for October to shed some light on the overall direction of the market for the fourth quarter, you will need to stay tuned, as October did not provide too much insight.&n...

Big Bear Real Estate Blog: 2013, Year-In-Review

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January 2014 Market Update: Looking at 2013 Year-In-Review. Hello and thanks for checking in with us regarding the state-of-affairs in the Big Bear real estate market. We diligently track and analyze Big Bear’s unique real estate market and our aim is to make this your one-stop-shop for all the latest Big Bear real estate information. Should the urge to buy or need to sell arise, we most certainly look forward, and are very able, to help you obtain a great result. 2013 ...

Big Bear Real Estate Blog: Happy Holidays from Big Bear!

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December 2013 Market Update:  As 2013 winds down, we hope you are set to enjoy a wonderful holiday season. Let’s get caught up on what has been happening in the Big Bear Real Estate market, shall we? We will be doing a comprehensive market ‘year-in-review’ in January for you as well… so stay tuned for that. Prices in the Big Bear real estate market continue to rise: November 2013 saw a 14% increase in average residential sales price from November of 2012...

Big Bear Real Estate - Has the real estate market in Big Bear slowed down?

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March 2010 Update: Although spring will officially arrive later this month it still feels very much like winter here in Big Bear. We have had a tremendous amount of snow this season and the inclement weather has indeed had an effect on the ability of many would-be buyers to get up the mountain in order to take a look at real estate here in Big Bear. But has this slowed down the Big Bear real estate market? Let’s take a look. There are currently 622 active residential listings ...

Big Bear Real Estate Blog: Market Metrics Positive

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October 2013 Market Update: The change of seasons is in full swing here in Big Bear. With a fresh few inches of snow on the ground this morning and Halloween fast approaching, fall is in effect and winter doesn't feel far off. Prior to reviewing the numbers for October, I thought I would shed some light on a number we use often in describing the Big Bear real estate market – Absorption Rate – and what this number represents. Absorption Rate: The Speed of the Market Simply put, t...