Lake Arrowhead, CA Real Estate News

By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Wow, what a time we're living in, right? I've been in this business for over 23 years and have ridden out several ups and downs during those years, but they weren't exactly like this ride. This one is like riding an old, wooden roller coaster. You know how that first dip was a loo-loo? You sucked in your breath while your white knuckles were gripping that safetly bar in front of you.  Then, at the bottom of the dip, you exaled. Keep in mind, this ride will end and we'll pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and continue on.     In Lake Arrowhead I'm seeing prices staying fairly close to where they were before "COVID19" popped up and  "Stay at Home" orders began in March (3/19/2020).   I thought I'd share our local real estate market figures (right now) to give you an idea of our current...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Wordless Wednesday! Today marks 40 days since we have been "Shelter in Place" here in Lake Arrowhead. It's been a very different way of life, but I have taken the time to challenge myself not only in business but also in lifestyle. I've done several things already in my business while taking advantage of this time until everything reopens. Personally, I've taken time to reflect, I've built a few puzzles and I've just sat with nature enjoying the fresh air. While some believe their freedom has been taken, I chose to not worry about the places I couldn't go or the things I couldn't do and I focused on freeing my mind. It was empowering and exhilarating. All of those things that I was always too busy to do, I now found the time to do. Even to just stop, slow down and think. I was able to d...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Bill's Villager is an amazing family dining experience with home-cooked food. If you are tired of cooking and cleaning the kitchen, Bill's Villager is open for take-out and curbside pick-up. They have been offering daily specials along with family packs for two and four. They are serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and have a variety of appetizers and a kids menu! If you follow their Facebook page you can see daily specials and their hours of operation during this " Shelter in Place".   Bill's Villager Facebook Page - Click HERE and if you mention Facebook they will give you 10% off your order. Bill's Villager Website and Online Menu - Click HERE  Now is a great time to support our local businesses. While some things are starting to reopen and get back to normal, normal hasn't been around ...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Spring is here and summer is right around the corner. This seems to be the time where everyone starts to break out the paint, pressure washers and household cleaners. A lot of people start looking for new color options and new home decor as they begin to freshen things up. Designing a theme for your lake or mountain home here in Lake Arrowhead can sometimes seem overwhelming. How do you incorporate one or the other or in some cases both styles into your decor without making it look overdone?   Lake House Styles :Sea glass vase fillers, driftwood elements, anchors and oar style decor really bring lake living into your home. Clocks with a compass background are perfect for lake houses as are mirrors wrapped in thick rope. Medium to large rocks are great to use for book ends or sitting in ...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Life on the water in Lake Arrowhead, California is known for its beauty and an amazing place for fun and solace. From amazing mountain views to the sparkling water and the picture perfect moments that make captivating memories. Aside from its aesthetically pleasing atmosphere, the benefits of living and/or being around the water can help not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually? While we are under quarantine from COVID 19 there is no better place to be that allows you the peace and calm and the time to reflect.  As I made a grocery store run this week I couldn't help but to take in the beauty of the water, the mountain views, the flowers blooming and the stillness around Lake Arrowhead. I snapped many pictures through my travels and marveled at how even in the midst of chaos...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Zig Ziglar has said " The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything". I concur. It sort of goes along with these statements : The Glass Is Half Full or The Glass is Half Empty. But, how about The Glass is refillable? No matter what life or business throws at us, it is how we stand up and show up that truly defines us not the circumstances. Today, in our Real Estate world while it seems as though everything has changed, and many things have, we can look at the glass as half full and/or even refillable. We can think outside of the box and still conduct business in a personal way that keeps us safe, and keeps professionalism on the forefront. We don't have to be scared of technology or apps or zoom simply because it isn't the norm. We can have...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Thank you to all of the amazing essential workers in Lake Arrowhead and worldwide! Your service to our cities, states and country in our time of need has not gone unnoticed. Thank you to all of the nurses, doctors, janitors, all health care workers behind the scenes and on the front lines, our police departments, truck drivers, pharmacy workers, grocery stores, military and so many more.  Whether you are working to find the cure, heal the sick or be the light, Thank you just doesn't seem to be enough.  Remember, these folks go to work for US. So, stay home for them whenever possible. Continue to social distance and stop the spread. 
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Yes, we are all probably tired of of not only hearing about " Shelter in Place or " Quarantine" but also experiencing it. Our daily lives as we know it have come to a screeching halt. Many, missing their family, friends, activities and so much more. Even that weekly trip to the grocery store that so many of us would tread has us being a little more grateful for those outings. Mental health is a crucial part to being well physically. Cabin fever seems to be setting in for many. What we don't want to do is start feeling depressed or becoming the couch potato because it's really hard to get out of that rut. In times like this we have to force ourselves to do things that we wouldn't have necessarily done before. Whether it be change our diet, exercise, learn how to grow herbs, plant some fl...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
There is something about the Christmas season. It brings so much faith, joy and peace. As you watch the falling snow next to a crackling fire, or become mesmerized by the twinkling lights, it really is a magical time of year. While it is only April and a long way from Christmas, with everything going on in our world, this little bit of snow somehow brings back the spirit of Christmas. It couldn't have happened at a better time as we all " Shelter in Place". Fact is, while none of us are use to staying in this long, and not partaking in our normal daily activities, now is a great time to reflect, learn new things and bring the magic out in you! Things will get back to normal. When? That is uncertain, but our safety is paramount to a trip to the salon or the ski lift. Now, is a great time...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
No Shave November for men and now we have no root touch up "Maprilay" for women. Let's face it, most of us women don't dare go all natural. Kudo's to all of you that do. As for me, I've decided a little sun may (probably not) do the trick. Either way I am safe because I don't consider hair and nails "essential". I think it not only puts myself at risk, but also many others I would potentially be around. My hair can wait, I'd rather save a life. I don't need a Mayor, President or Governor to tell me that. Who knows, maybe I'll like it ( again, probably not ) but it's nice to try and keep things light and fun especially right now. And, my stylist will thank me later for not going this alone.  How are you keeping things light and fun? As for me, I am just real, a Real Estate Agent in this ...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
If you feel as though you have been cooking 355 meals a day, you are not alone. Prior to the Coronavirus pandemic we grew accustom to food on the go, casual sit down dinners at our favorite places and even the occasional fine dining experience. Now, more than ever our local diners and restaurants need our help. They are always there for us when we need them. After a long day. After a hot day. After the going to the grocery store is the last thing I want to do kind of day.  Small businesses especially can get into trouble in times like this. It becomes more concerning when rumors begin to swirl like the virus being transmitted through food. Right now any business considered essential and permitted to operate their business, even on a limited scale, are subject to very strict guidelines i...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
As we " Shelter in Place " many of us are cooking more healthy meals during this Coronavirus pandemic. It's really cool to see some of the recipes that many are sharing on social media. From dinner and lunch to desserts. All using wholesome ingredients that boost the immune system, in some cases flatten the tummy, but overall provide delicious tasting nutrients we all need right now. If you are looking for new and creative ways to spice up your meals while adding powerful antiviral activity to your recipe, some of these natural herbs already found in most kitchens are sure to liven up any meal.  15 Herbs with antiviral properties include: Oregano Sage Basil Fennel Garlic Lemon Balm Peppermint Rosemary Echinacea  Sambucus Licorice Astragalus Ginger Ginseng Dandelion Herbs have been used ...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Like many of you, I am also practicing social distancing per the recommendations of the CDC. This, however, does not mean that we can't get the job done when either buying a home or selling a home. In today's world of technology, virtually everything is done online. From video calls and chats to document signatures. Don't let social distancing scare you away from owning your dream home or selling your home. I am here to help with all of your Lake Arrowhead buying and selling needs. We will shake hands later, when it is safe, in the meantime we will have a virtual handshake!  
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Many have underlining health issues and are choosing to stay home during this Covid-19 | Coronavirus pandemic. Others are playing it safe and are staying home to protect their health and the health of those around them. Whatever you are choosing, whether a mandatory quarantine at the guidance of your health care professional or in an abundance of caution to voluntarily quarantine yourself, I hope that you are keeping busy, but remaining calm. In times like this there are many things that we can do to keep busy that won't seem mundane day after day. All of those chores we have been putting off for rainy days or just having no desire to complete them, now may be that time. While I highly recommend taking time for yourself with a good book, a long soak in the bath or a good puzzle ( we lov...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
When the rest of the world seems to be in a panic, I am just going to sit here in Lake Arrowhead in peace and calm, right next to the water. Lake Arrowhead is beautiful through all four seasons. The water and the mountain views really connect you to nature. The scene is pure serenity and it makes you forget about all the things going on around you. It relieves the stress, the anxiety and the mayhem of the world and life. It helps to connect you, on a deeper level, to yourself. It's a great place to just stare off into the horizon, read a good book, journal or even bask in the picture perfect moments that you can capture through a lens. 
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
You can't live your life in fear. It is debilitating and can cripple you. There is a difference between being concerned and being in fear. Concern is defined as " A matter of interest or importance to someone". Whereas fear is defined as "An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous and likely to cause pain or threat". While both fear and concern have similar emotions like anxiety, fear tends to bring on more panic. That is unfortunately what we are seeing with the Coronavirus.  The probability of catching the coronavirus is low if you are prepared and proactive. Being proactive requires a level head and taking measures out of concern not panic or fear. We can all be concerned about something. It is when we allow fear to take control of us that we ca...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Your attitude greatly affects your overall well being. From your personal life to your business life, attitude is everything. It doesn’t matter if you are buying a home, selling a home, handling your business transactions or your health. Attitude affects your overall decision making, how you feel and how you proceed with things. If you want to change your life or your business you first have to change your attitude. Your Business - Your business is only as good as your positive attitude. Most businesses fail because of negative attitudes and the desire to give up and quit. If you believe that you can’t do something, you won’t. If you believe you can’t make something work, you won’t. By keeping a positive attitude, you in turn keep the creative juices flowing.  Your Health & Wellness - N...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
The destruction in Tennessee is devastating from the recent Tornadoes. I read a news article earlier that one of the tornadoes that touched down covered an almost 52 mile radius. That is huge. That is almost unheard of. Countless counties were affected, lives were lost, lives shattered and buildings collapsed.  As a Realtor my heart goes out to my fellow colleagues and my positive thoughts and prayers are with you, as you rebuild. As a mother and grandmother my heart genuinely hurts for you, those left behind from such a horrific act of nature that took someone you loved.  Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. That California is thinking of you and praying for you. 
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Lake Arrowhead Pine Rose Cabins is the only creek-side cabin resort in Arrowhead. This one of a kind cabin resort is spread out over 6 beautiful acres of forest with many ponds and streams running through it. With fully equipped kitchens you will never have to leave your cozy cabin! There are plenty of amenities found at Pine Rose Cabins like an outdoor spa, seasonal pool, play areas, volleyball nets and a sled run in the winter.  Pine Rose Cabins are perfect for your next get - away, weddings, reunions, retreats and more. Whether you just want to get out of the city for a couple of days or are enjoying your honeymoon, with lots to do, you will not be disappointed! Activities will vary at the resort but you can look forward to Karaoke at Saddleback Bar and Grill, Live Music, Beer Tastin...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Located in beautiful Lake Arrowhead, California, MACKAY PARK is the only public park in the area. The views from the park are simply amazing and you do not want to forget your camera! Within the park you will find a playground and rock climbing wall for the kids and a beautiful gazebo and barbecue area for the adults. With stunning mountain and water views you, your family and friends will enjoy a picturesque day that is serene and calm. Take a step back from the hussle and bussle of life and enjoy nature at its finest. Whether you are just enjoying each others company, celebrating a birthday, officiating a wedding or just want to sit with a journal and your favorite thermos filled drink, MACKAY PARK is a beautiful place to enjoy all that nature has to offer, right here in Lake Arrowhea...
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