Lakefront Real Estate News

July 25, 2019

2019 Big Bear Lakefront Update

With summer in full swing and the first big heatwave of the year expected to hit the Southland this weekend, I figured now is as good as a time as any to check in on the Big Bear lakefront real estate market.

After 2018 ended up as the worst year ...

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Feb. 4, 2019

2018 Big Bear Lakefront Real Estate Report

With Big Bear Lake's water levels at a 50-year low, lakefront sales were exceptionally slow in 2018 with only 12 closings - a record low since at least 2002 when electronic records started being kept. 

For an overall perspective of the 2018 Lakefront market, let's start with an ...

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Dec. 12, 2018

Just the Facts About Big Bear Lake's Fluctuating Water Levels

With the overall health of Big Bear's economy in large part revolving around the overall health of Big Bear Lake, those of us interested and invested in Big Bear real estate like to keep a close eye on the lake's water levels. In a year in which the ...

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Oct. 25, 2018

Big Bear Lakefront Real Estate Update - Fall 2018

It's been an interesting year for the Big Bear lakefront real estate market. With Big Bear Lake's water levels hitting a 50 year low, to say that lakefront home buyers have been hesitant is an understatement.

Before looking at the numbers, let's take a look at the ...

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June 5, 2018

Big Bear Lakefront Real Estate Update - May 2018

MAY BIG BEAR HOME SALES

Although sales continue to be below last year's levels, prices have continued to show double-digit gains.

Sales still lagged due to the poor winter snow season resulting in a 9% drop from 116 Big Bear home sales last year to 106 this year.

Despite ...

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March 1, 2018

Big Bear Lake's Changing Water Level and Its Effect on Home Sales

Lake Level History

In the midst of one of Big Bear's driest winters on record, there seems to be continued concern about the effect that Big Bear Lake's low water levels may have on real estate sales. If you've lived in Big Bear long enough, you've ...

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Dec. 26, 2017

Big Bear Lakefront Price Per Square Foot Numbers Show Flaws in Valuing by Just One Measure

Price per square foot (p/sf) can be a deceptive thing. I often run across clients who look at this price measure as the most legitimate indicator of home value, often projecting the price per square foot of one property onto the square footage of another to derive value.

Per ...

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Dec. 22, 2017

Big Bear Lakefronts - Where can I put my dock?

When it comes to Big Bear lakefront living, although the views of the lake are often spectacular, having a private boat dock just steps away for one's home is perhaps the biggest perk. Along with questions about the size, length and condition of a dock, another common inquiry is ...

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Dec. 21, 2017

Big Bear Lakefront Home Sale - December 2017

39035 North Shore - Big Bear LakefrontIt's not only December, but it's the first day of winter and the first day that our high temperature is not expected to go above freezing, but Big Bear lakefronts are still selling. As I have always said, with lakefront homes being the most desirable properties in the ...

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Dec. 21, 2017

Big Bear Lakefront Follow-Up

Per my previous blog post, here are some graphs that help visualize the history and current state of the Big Bear lakefront real estate market.

Big Bear Lakefront sales per year

You'll can see in the above figure that sales rebounded from last year's 15 year low. This slow sales rate was due to ...

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