Hello and thanks for checking in with us. It is hard to believe, but almost half of 2017 has already passed us by, so let’s get caught up on the Big Bear real estate market.
Demand Remains Strong…
In the first five months of 2017 (Jan - May) There were 474 closed residential sales here in Big Bear vs. 417 closings over the same period in 2016. That equates to an impressive 13.7% increase in closed sales so far this year. The month of May itself (116 in 2017 vs 85 in 2016) saw an extraordinary 36% increase in residential sales. Certainly, a remarkable start to the year. In fact, we have not seen this number of closings in the first five months of any year since 2008. ...continue reading →
Hello and thanks for checking in with us on Big Bear’s unique, resort real estate market. The first quarter of 2017 is in the books, so let’s take a look at what has transpired in Q1 of 2017.
The Big Bear real estate market started strong in 2017 as the 86 residential closings we saw this January were the most sold in the month of January in over 10 years. But now that the ski season has passed, the market has slowed a bit. Tax time is notoriously slow in Big Bear, but that too shall pass. ...continue reading →
Hello and thanks for checking in with us regarding the Big Bear real estate market. It is hard to believe, but the first quarter of 2017 is already more than half way complete. So let’s get caught up on what has been happening with Big Bear’s unique real estate market shall we?
January Marked a Strong Start to 2017
January in Big Bear has historically been a month where we see sales begin to slow, as there are typically fewer homes on the market in the winter months as well as fewer home buyers in the market. January 2017, however, seems to have bucked this trend as there were 86 residential closings as compared to 66 in January 2016, an incredible 30.3% increase! In fact, the 86 closings we saw this January are the most sales we have seen in the month of January in over 10 years.
Thanks for checking in with us on the Big Bear real estate market. This year has seemingly flown by once again. With the holiday season right around the corner, let’s get caught up on the happenings in Big Bear’s unique resort market.
Residential Sales Relatively Flat, Shift to Higher Price Continues
2016 has been a solid year for real estate in Big Bear. The number of residential sales overall (Jan-Nov 2016 vs. the same period last year) was relatively unchanged, posting a slight decrease of 1% with 1,074 closings in 2016 vs. 1,085 in 2015.
It is interesting to note the distribution of sales in the different areas of Big Bear as well as in different price ranges. The trend we have seen, where the bulk of the demand is moving up from the $0 - $250k price range and into the $250k - $500k price range, is still very much in effect. In fact, 3 years ago, 65% off all residential sales occurred under $250k (and 28% were between $250k -$500k,) whereas now 49% are under $250k and 42% are in the $250k-$500k range. ...continue reading →
First off, all of us at The Mike Sannes Real Estate Team would like to wish you and yours a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday. Thanksgiving is an amazing and truly American holiday that brings together family and friends to give thanks and celebrate the many blessings for which we are all grateful. Family, friends, great food and football, who could not be grateful for that! We hope you all enjoy a wonderful holiday weekend!! ...continue reading →
The 3rd quarter of 2016 is now in the books, so let’s take a look at the current "state of the market" as we prepare to slide into winter. There are currently 527 active residential listings on our Big Bear MLS and, as there are 197 homes currently in escrow, that equates to 4 months of inventory based on a typical 45 day closing.
My How Times Have Changed
The days of the ‘distressed market’ in Big Bear have passed: only 1.3% of our active inventory is ...continue reading →
The long warm days of summer have recently transitioned into chilly (more like freezing) mornings here in Big Bear. But the Big Bear real estate market is not showing any signs of cooling off as we head into Fall. Thanks for checking in with us on the Big Bear real estate market. Let’s get caught up on what transpired in our unique resort market this summer, and look at what that indicates about what we can expect going forward.
Number of Homes Sold Down a Slight 3.1% ...
Through August of this year (as compared to the same time frame last year), the total number of residential properties that changed hands decreased slightly: Down 3.1% (720 closed Jan-Aug ...continue reading →
Hello from beautiful Big Bear Lake and thanks for checking in with us regarding the Big Bear real estate market. Summer is here and, as the first half of 2016 has literally flown by, let’s get caught up on the happenings in Big Bear’s unique resort market.
Big Bear’s real estate market is primarily driven by vacation home and 2nd home buyers, but as with all markets, supply and demand certainly still influence price.
Thanks for checking in with us regarding the Big Bear real estate market. Let’s take a look at the start of 2016.
Residential sales in Big Bear jumped 3.2% in January compared with the same month a year earlier, and 6.5% year-over-year. A boost in sales in Big Bear City (up 43.8% compared to January 2015) contributed the bulk of this increase. In January, 66 homes closed escrow up from 62 in January of 2015. However, January 2016 sales are down 43% from December 2015, when 115 homes closed escrow. That said, it is typical for sales to slow in the winter months here in Big Bear. ...continue reading →
As 2016 is now well underway, let’s catch up on what transpired in the Big Bear real estate market last year and what that tells us about what to expect for 2016.
The real estate market in Big Bear fared well in 2015. We saw a surge in demand as, aside from January and October, every month of 2015 saw more residential closed sales than the same month a year prior.