Lake Arrowhead, CA Real Estate News

By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Today, we celebrate the birth and independence of the United States of America. While the United States is still fragile with the COVID-19 pandemic, let us not forget to appreciate all of the wonderful things that we do have. Recently, I saw an analogy that I thought was very fitting during the time we are in. The time of so much hatred with riots, the time of concern because of a pandemic and a time of uncertainty with so much unrest. It goes something like this " Democracy is like a Garden and we have to be responsible for it. We have to tend to its care and keep out the weeds." As we persevere in patriotism and celebrate with fireworks, flags waving, cute 4th of July t shirts and accessories, let us remember the true reason we are celebrating today. And, let us be safe in doing so. N...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
In a new developing story I must bring to your attention that the Lake Arrowhead 4th of July Firework Spectacular has in fact been canceled. On Wednesday Gov. Newsom tightened corona-virus restrictions for most of California, as the COVID-19 positive cases surge with more deaths being reported. Ahead of the July 4th weekend the state of California is putting safety first. There are also 19 counties in California that were told to close their indoor operations. Among these are bars, wine tasting rooms, zoos, restaurants and movie theaters. This will last at least three weeks and will be re-evaluated. The list of counties are : Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Solano in the Bay Area, as well as Los Angelos County. The other remaining counties are Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Merced, Or...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Lake Arrowhead Living boasts of so many wonderful things. Health-care and holistic care are also plentiful. Here in Lake Arrowhead, Rim Chiropractic has been providing quality chiropractic care while it also teaches the 100 year lifestyle principles of optimum health, wellness and longevity. Rim Chiropractic care are firm believers in finding the root cause of your pain, regardless of age, whether because of an injury or other health problems.  Rim Chiropractic care not only provides the chiropractic care you need to receive relief and stability, but they also provide nutritional support and light therapy. They believe that good nutrition is the foundation of living a long, strong life and provide an abundance of resources from dietary counseling, healthy weight loss strategies, supplem...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Ducks are plentiful here in Lake Arrowhead. While most people sit on park benches along the water and feed ducks things like bread and chips, these are not the best foods for ducks. There is no nutritional value when fed to ducks and are just as unhealthy to ducks as they are to humans. Bread, for example, can be digested by the ducks, but it can leave them feeling full longer and doesn't give them all of the important vitamins, minerals and nutrients they need. If that is all you have on hand, that's okay. It isn't dangerous to them, but small amounts are best.  Some great foods to feed the ducks while you are enjoying them are grapes ( cut in half so they don't choke), cracked corn, barley, oats, birdseed or other grains. Frozen peas and corn kernels are also really good (defrost firs...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
4th of July fireworks are happening here in Lake Arrowhead. It is a great time to experiece Lake Arrowhead Living! While the fireworks will still be launched over Lake Arrowhead, the location has shifted to the east end of the lake between the Outlet Tower and Emerald Cay.   The county approved and allowed the firework show to continue by approving the revised plan for the ALA July 4th fireworks because of moving the location for primary viewing. By doing this the primary viewing will be from boats or properties at the East end of the lake where social distancing can be better controlled. While the fireworks will not be viewed like normal from Lake Arrowhead Village or Tavern Bay Beach Club area, at least the firework show can and will still continue.  The ALA Fireworks Spectacular will...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Lake Arrowhead Living is prime with so much to do, places to see and amazing people. Sycamore Ranch Vineyard and Winery is a small craft winery and cider-works located in Crestline, California. Its specialty is rhone and bordeaux varietals and locally sourced hard apple ciders. Operated by winemakers and viticulturists Richard and Elizabeth Krumwied, you can expect some of the very best that Sycamore Ranch has to offer.  With a mission to provide the best wine and cider in and around California, they are also proud to produce Zinfandel, Syrah and Hard Cider from their on site vineyards and orchards. Spread out amongst 3.5 acres of picturesque land the garden and vineyard has been featured in Sunset Magazine and Organic Gardening Magazine.  Tasting and tours are welcomed by appointment o...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Happy Monday! I was out zipping around the mountain today and stopped at my fave spot for picture taking, above the marina, and snapped a shot (to the right).  It was 82 degrees out with a slight breeze.  Perfection. Now, on to real estate.As I've said before, our real estate market is pretty crazy, too. Lake Arrowhead Living is HOT HOT HOT.  Inventory is half our normal amount. And when a property hits the MLS, if it's reasonally priced, it goes within a few days because there is nothing like Lake Arrowhead Living! Have you been thinking about buying a Lake Arrowhead home?  If so, check out some of these reasonally priced homes with lake rights.    Below is a list of homes for sale in Lake Arrowhead priced between $400,000 - $500,000  Feel free to call or email with questions or reques...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Happy June 20th, the first day of summer.  It's been a crazy year, hasn't it?  And our real estate market is pretty crazy, too.  It's HOT HOT HOT.  Inventory is half as it usually is. And when a property hits the MLS, if it's reasonally priced, it goes within a few days because there is nothing like Lake Arrowhead Living! Have you been thinking about buying a Lake Arrowhead home?  If so, check out some of these reasonally priced homes with lake rights.    Below is a list of homes for sale in Lake Arrowhead priced between $300,000 - $400,000   Feel free to call or email with questions or requests.  LAKE ARROWHEAD Homes For Sale $300,000 - $400,000
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Sometimes all you really need is a hammock, sunny skies and a beautiful glass pitcher filled with some lemonade that reminds you of all the blessings you have in life. With beautiful mountain views here in Lake Arrowhead and the sun reflecting on the lake, Lake Arrowhead Living is truly a way of life.   Surrounded by plentiful nature there are so many things to do in Lake Arrowhead, but the best of all is just sitting in your own yard, on your own deck and gazing into mountains and breathing the fresh air. That is the best part of owning your home here in the mountains. All four seasons you get to enjoy the briskness of winter, the aroma of fall, the warmth on your face from summer and the sounds of the birds in the spring. Coupled with plenty of beautiful and serene colors and views th...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Lake Arrowhead, California is the inland empire region of Southern California and is about 20 to 30 minutes north of San Bernardino. Being centrally located there is plenty of things to do in Lake Arrowhead and no matter the season the views are plentiful and majestic. From beautiful lake views to picturesque mountain views, Lake Arrowhead is a class all of its own with the beauty of nature.  From shopping and dining to water skiing and hiking, the family will never grow tired or bored. Lake Arrowhead Village is home to some of the cutest and quaint shops with most being family owned and operated. It is truly a family friendly atmosphere that all ages enjoy!   From sunrise to sunset, Lake Arrowhead is truly a magnificent site. It boasts of stunning sunsets captured between the mature mo...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
The Lake Arrowhead Real Estate Market is RED HOT.  Have you been thinking about buying property in LAKE ARROWHEAD?  Wondering what prices are like?  Wonder no more.  Below is a quick look at ACTIVE listings & the SOLDS  (since May 2020).  LAKE ARROWHEAD HOMES for SALEFigures are provided by California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS) and are deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Active Lake Arrowhead Homes For Sale: 123 ~ $349,000- $2,900,000Pending Lake Arrowhead Homes  :  55  ~  $309,000 - $1,499,999Solds in Lake Arrowhead since 05/01/2020:  30  ~  $280,000 - $1,050,000 ~~~~~~ LAKE ARROWHEAD LAKEFRONT HOMES for SALEFigures are provided by Rim of The World MLS (RIM) are deemed reliable but not guaranteed.  Active Lake Arrowhead LAKEFRONT Homes For Sale :  29 ~  $925,000 - $11,7...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
The peace lily is often used as a decorative ornamental plant in homes, but did you know the many benefits that the peace lily offers? This low maintenance plant can survive without sunlight in bright indoor light and it purifies indoor air from pollutants. According to the research of NASA, this indoor plant has the ability to eliminate 60 percent of pollutants found indoors like ammonia, formaldehyde, benzene, xylene and trichloroethylene from the atmosphere. It also adds moisture to the air for better overall breathing. It is also eliminates harmful radiations from televisions and computers.  As home decor their bright green leaves gives a beautiful appearance to corners of the homes, on tables or shelves. In the bathrooms not only are they decorative but they can also prevent mildew...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
I love roses. I especially love these yellow roses that I planted in my yard. When the light captures them their deep, bright yellow turns to orange. The yellow rose represents friendship, joy and caring. The yellow rose is beautiful and reminds me of the sun conveying warmth, delight and affection. I think in the time we are in it's the perfect rose to have had bloom. A reminder that even though things look very different and are very different we can still enjoy the beauty of nature, friendship and continue to have joy in our lives. While many things are beginning to reopen here in Lake Arrowhead our new normal is going to seem very out of the ordinary. Many businesses have been closed for a long time. Some of the staff and owners have probably worried more than we think they have. No...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Nestled away in the San Bernardino National Forest is Dogwood Family Campground. Home to 87 reservable camp sites, activities and interpretive programs on Friday and Saturday nights. Loaded with hiking trails and 15 minutes away from Lake Gregory you can enjoy plentiful fishing, boating and even a water slide park when you visit Lake Gregory.  Amenities and services at Dogwood Family Campground include camp host, dump stations, RV hookups, firewood sales and fire rings, picnic tables, showers and restrooms. Handicap accessible sites are also available. Lake Arrowhead is only five minutes away from the Dogwood Family Campground to enjoy fine dining, quaint shops, Lake Arrowhead Village and a family friendly atmosphere with concerts in the park on the weekends (due to COVID-19 restriction...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Memorial Day is a day for honoring the men and women who died while serving our country in the U.S. Military. Even though this year looks different than we are use to, let us not forget the true meaning of this day. While we are accustom to BBQ's, hanging out on the beach, a day off and a boat ride around the lake, this year we will have to find different things to do. And, along the way maybe we can start to make new traditions.   While many places are still operating on a limited basis, many are still closed. But, you can still enjoy some of your favorite eateries and shops with curbside and/or door side pick up. Not only is it a great way to support local and small business, it is also a great way to get out, even if for just a few minutes to see smiling friendly faces.  Coach is now...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
It's been beautiful weather here along Lake Arrowhead with little to no precipitation and we are loving it. Spring has definitely sprung. While the weather has been nice, I've been outside completing some cool little DIY projects to spruce up the yard. My grands love colorful things, as do I, so it has been the perfect opportunity to get out the paintbrushes and paint or repaint some yard accents I've had hanging around. I had a lot of fun painting these cut logs and placing them down the drive. They are bright, colorful and fun and add a little something extra.  Our poor old door certainly needed a face lift. I was able to repaint it and freshen it up a bit. I love the red and it blends well against the blue of our house and all the other colorful things I have been painting lately.   ...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Things will slowly start to get back to normal. While many things are still closed and/or operating on a limited basis due to COVID-19, the San Bernardino National Forest has made an announcement in regards to opening several area campgrounds. Please be sure to educate yourself on the new rules and regulations so that we can continue to operate, socialize and get-away safely.  It is still important for all of us to remember that the virus is still out there. Our goal with closing facilities and recreations was to flatten the curve as to not overwhelm the hospitals. Social distancing, staying home when sick, frequent hand-washing, wearing of masks, and recommendations by the CDC should still be followed for your safety and the safety of others. I believe that we can enjoy ourselves while...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
I know this year as we celebrate Mom's all across the world, it is different and difficult. Most of our favorite restaurants are not open and there is no where to pamper yourself. I just wanted you to know that through all of this, through these difficult times, you are still being thought of and appreciated.   You've been rockin' this. Whether you've been staying home with your children and schooling them or if you have been an essential worker trying to do both, you've been amazing. And, it just goes to show that not all hero's wear capes. So, Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing Mom's out there. The ones who selflessly give up need or a want for one of their own. The one who wakes in the middle of the night to a hungry baby after only getting an hour of sleep. To the Mom's who are b...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
With kids doing distance learning more and more parents are finding it hard to focus. Some parents are working from home and trying to school their children. Some parents are left having to make hard decisions because their children are at home and they still have to work. No matter how we look at this it is hard and not the normal for many families. Many parents have never even thought of homeschooling their children before and yet here they are in full swing, homeschooling. For most states this is going to be the new normal for the remainder of the school year. While I have never personally faced this myself with any of my now grown children, I did speak with a friend who did homeschool her children for years and I thought I would share some of these tips with you.  The first thing a ...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
We seem to take these normal everyday life staples for granted. We get so use to having them around and of course open it's hard not too. It just becomes a way of life. While we are probably always grateful for them, it is times like this when we realize just how grateful we are for those little places.  Across the nation many things are closed due to the pandemic. I am so grateful for some of the small and large restaurants that have either stayed open or are currently opening. Even one take out meal a week has seemed like a life saver. This shelter in place has made so many of us tired and you would think we would have all the time in the world to nap!   Today, I am thankful for both the big and the small things because they make such a difference in our life and our community here in...
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