Lake Arrowhead, CA Real Estate News

By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Another winter storm warning has been posted in Lake Arrowhead. They say that the area with greatest accumulations will likely be the San Diego County Mountains, but substantial accumulations are likely in the Riverside County Mountains and around Big Bear Lake in San Bernardino County. The snow will gradually taper from north to south Thursday night.  So, I am starting my morning with a little sunshine before the snow, a lot of coffee and I still plan on selling real estate ! Realtors, don't get snow days. While I will be working from my cozy and warm home here in Lake Arrowhead, I am still available to help you with all of your real estate needs.          If you love winter, be sure to check out some of my winter wonderland pins on Pinterest !
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Some of the coolest things I have found in homes are things that have been created by hand. I love when houses are nicely and minimalist decorated. Here in Lake Arrowhead we have an abundance of modern yet rustic style cabins that boast of beautiful wood beams and walls. I love the natural look and feel and I love it even more when a homeowner can make a mountain in the woods feel like a rustic farmhouse.   With so many new trends in the rustic arena, I love looking for new ideas because I can give simple, easy and cost effective answers to my clients when they are searching for staging ideas when selling their home. From rustic candles and candle holders to centerpieces to accent vases, the possibilities are endless.  Living in Lake Arrowhead with all of our lush tree's, our yards are ...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Snow Capped Trees backlight with beautiful blue, sunny skies. A stunning winter background right here in Lake Arrowhead, California. The view from your deck year round doesn't get any better than this.   Whether you gaze from the porch or the window, sitting inside next to a crackling fire, the view is spectacular all over Lake Arrowhead! For more photography, beautiful backdrop photos of Lake Arrowhead and more, follow me on pinterest  
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Looking for a Realtor who gets the job done but has a sense of humor as well ? That is so important when working with your real estate transaction and Realtor: humor - sense of humor - and someone who has the compassion to know when things are getting too stressful and helps ease the emotional well-being. It matters, really it does.  If you are looking to buy or sell in Lake Arrowhead, CA - give me a call :)  
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
This beauty was built in 1927 by entertainment mogul Jules Stein and was the 4th home to be built on Lake Arrowhead. In 1935 it was passed to a Los Angeles family who resided there for 20+ years and later passed to Hollywood elite Watson Webb, a Vanderbilt heir who dubbed it " Hilltop " as it was reminiscent of the Vanderbilt Hilltop mansion.   For 40 years it was the second home of his A-list celebrity friends, including the private guest cottage for Marilyn Monroe, whom dubbed it " Happy Hut ". This stunning property located at 2871 N Shore Rd, Lake Arrowhead, California provides solitude in a 4-season environment and feels a world away, while only 1.5 hours from LA and the coast - which literally provides the best of both worlds !   You can expect all the activities that Lake Arrowhe...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
 It is winter here in Lake Arrowhead, California, but don't allow that to deter you from buying or selling a home ! Sellers, inventory is low in the winter and your home will get more attention during these months ! It is all about supply and demand and potential home buyers do not stop searching for their perfect home during these months !I love turning houses into SOLD houses ! I love being able to help homeowners and home buyers make a dream a reality. Working with both buyers and sellers is my passion and I am here to help you write the next chapter in your book of life !  Reach out to me anytime. I would be happy to assist you in your home selling or home buying process !
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Have you dreamed of owning a cabin, nestled in the woods, surrounded by the songs and beauty of nature ? You are not alone ! The mountains seem to be a favorite vacation spot among people. The stillness, the quiet and the views. Often, many don't ever want to leave and return to the hustle and bustle of city life, but life must go on, right ? The benefits of owning a cabin in the mountains are endless.  Nature Watching : Take in all the scenery that nature has to offer. Watch the sun rise and set with all the wonderful colors. And, of course there is nothing like a night sky lit up with millions of bright, shinning stars ! Wildlife Observing : Laying far across the horizon and even right in your own back yard you can view the delicate parts of nature that you are meticulously surrounded...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
When you are selling your home, give it the exposure that it deserves. When you list your home for sale with Kat Delong, your home is represented by the Sotheby's International Realty brand and benefits from the worldwide recognition and prestige of the Sotheby's name. Thus, it gains exclusive access to highly qualified glboal clientele. Sotheby's International Realty Brand has been successfully connecting homes with buyers worldwide.  Whether you are buying or selling, we connect homes with buyers and buyers with homes. With over 22,000 sales associates, 960 Offices Worldwide, 72 Countries and Terrorities and 108 Billion Annual, you can rest assured that you will receive professional, top notch service !
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Sherman's Deli and Bakery, a landmark since 1963, is a New York - Style Family restaurant and only serve the best and finest foods. Sherman's Deli & Bakery was recently featured on the Food Network's Diners Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri. Whether you are dining in or taking out, you won't be disappointed ! With a great atmosphere and delicious food, Sherman's will become your go to for all things foodie and dessert ! Sherman's Deli and Bakery also offers catering. With sandwich platters, sliced fruit, deli meat and cheese platters, caviar platters, you can rest assured that your next event will be a huge success !  Breakfast - Breakfast is served all day and you can enjoy Belgian waffles, eggs any way you like them, steak and eggs, french toast, and more. Eggbeaters and gluten free ...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
There are a lot of things we convince ourselves we cannot do. Often times we get comfortable with exactly where we are, sometimes it is the fear of the unknown that holds us back, and sometimes we lack the self-confidence and sheer willpower to do the things we want to do. Our fear of failure, more times than not, is the root to the reasons why we don't start something or start something and never finish it. Fear of failure is buried below all of the things we have convinced ourselves of, as I mentioned above, and most of the time it is buried so deep that we never actually bring it to the surface. All the other ' whys " are our determining factor in the things we do or do not do. If we actually got to that root cause we would see that we convinced ourselves of so many lies. Most of the...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
                Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it ~ Confucius  The holidays have come and gone. Some are still excited about their resolutions and others have already long forgotten them. While the New Year is a great time to evaluate both life and business choices, most of the things we resolve to do over this time are actually things that we should be doing every single day, no matter the month or the year. Whether we are striving for better health, growing our business, embracing more positive, personal relationships or just trying to be better and do better. While resolutions can give us more motivation - it's sticking to the plan/resolution that is more important than the resolution itself.  No matter what your resolution is/was, today, is a new day and you've been gi...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
The New Year is quickly approaching and so are goals and resolutions. Are you disciplined enough to stick to the goals and resolutions you are creating in 2019 or will they quickly fade in the background ? Goals and resolutions are great. It gives us a starting point but it is never enough to just state " I will boost my business ", " I will lose weight ", " I will.... " As we sit around Starbucks, sipping our Lattes, are you putting these goals and resolutions to paper ? If not, you have already created goals and resolutions that will fade in the background and become the least important thing you focus on; because life and business will get in the way. Every good goal and resolution begins with a plan. You cannot expect either to be viable without accountability. By writing out your p...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Some moments are meant to capture forever. This was one of those moments. As a traveling Realtor, I have seen so many beautiful things, places, sites and the brilliance that Mother Nature has to offer us. Sometimes, photo's like this one just take your breath away. It makes you realize just how blessed you are and brings you to a place of pure gratitude and awe. From the Mountains of Lake Arrowhead to the hills of Tennessee and everywhere near or far, these are the moments, the photos, the landscapes that makes you stop and listen and just " be " in stillness. They are meditative, stunning, beautiful and show stopping.  This beautiful landscape can spark a beautiful discussion with yourself. It can motivate you to want more, to be better, to re-evaluate choices and set goals for the New...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
It's almost here, 2019 is fast approaching and now is a great time for self and business reflection, creating goals, getting rid of the old and welcoming the new. Lake Arrowhead has a multitude of festivities that will help you to ring in the New Year.   The Elks Lodge will be hosting a dinner beginning at 6 pm on New Year's Eve featuring prime rib, petite steak, shrimp or salmon. The cost is $20 per person. Following dinner you can enjoy music and dance the night away. You can also come after dinner and enjoy music and dancing, there is a $10 cover for that. ( 26584 Highway 18 in Rimforest ) The Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa is offering three different ways to celebrate New Year's Eve. Contact the resort at (909)744-3061 for reservations Enjoy a family extravaganza in the ballroom from...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
The Silver Bells Arena is a skating rink at SkyPark Santa's Village that transforms throughout the seasons. In the winter the arena offers ice skating that is fun for all ages and in the summer it becomes a roller skating rink ! With hours of fun whether summer or winter all skill levels will enjoy the beautiful open air and the abundance of scenery along Santa's Village. With Adventure Crew staff members readily available, they will help you and your loved one get the most out of the rink and are eager to offer tricks and tips for skating no matter the skill level. This is an amazing way to make great new family memories in a stunning Alpine area ! Skates are free to rent and thick socks are always recommended for maximum comfort. You are also permitted to bring your own ice or roller ...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Christmas is a Magical time of the year and here in Lake Arrowhead you can truly discover that magic. With fresh, crisp air you can emerge yourself in Lake Arrowhead's Winter Wonderland and nostalgic Christmas in the Woods. With beautiful mountain scenery you can stroll along Santa's Village and enjoy live entertainment, new activities launched just this year and interactive storytelling throughout the park.  Skypark, aside from all of the Christmas Magic at Santa's Village, has plenty of attractions and popular activities like rock climbing, ziplining, bouldering, archery, skating, scenic hiking tours and the brand new bike park. Here, you can make magical memories with the whole family. From breakfast with Santa to having a tea party with Mrs. Claus'.  Don't forget about the Northwood...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Ah, it's Fall. The air is crisp and the tree's are vibrant with spectacular colors. With a beautiful and picturesque setting, you can become one with nature, easily. Aside from the absolute beauty this and anytime of year, that nature has to offer, being outside with nature also has its health benefits. From boosting the immune system, to reducing stress, improving mood and energy levels to improving sleep and focus.   Lake Arrowhead has some of the most beautiful hiking trails in the country. With stunning scenery and relaxing picnic areas you can casually stroll along the many hiking trails or get your exercise on with a jog. Some of the best hiking trails in Lake Arrowhead are Deep Creek Hot Springs/Goat Trail. Crab Flats Trails, Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail and Seely Creek Tr...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
The annual performance of The Nutcracker at the ROTW High School Performing Arts Center kicks off November 30th, in Lake Arrowhead ! The Nutcracker is performed by local dancers and students of The Lake Arrowhead School of Dance.  This classic cherished holiday tradition is great for the entire family.   Dates :November 30, 2018 December 1, 2018 December 2, 2018  Time :10:49 AM - 1:49 PM Fun Facts :Did you know that according to German folklore, nutcrackers were given as keepsakes to bring good luck to your family and offer protection for your home ? It is said that the Nutcracker bares its teeth into evil spirits and serves as a messenger of goodwill and good luck !The Nutcracker is a character from the Nutcracker and the Kind of Mice originally written by E.T.A. Hoffman in 1816. Peter...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
Small business Saturday is quickly approaching. Retail giants are already starting their pre-black Friday and Black Friday ads, not to mention the traditional cyber Monday. But, did you know that there are some really good reasons to shop on Small Business Saturday, instead ?  By shopping small business Saturday you support your local community and help to create jobs within the community. Your tax dollars stay local. By supporting small businesses in your community you allow those businesses to give back in your community. Generally, small businesses offer more unique items like one of kinds, handmade, and more diverse products specific to your area or state. Not to mention the family-family atmosphere full of peace and gratitude ! Small businesses care deeply about their customers. Th...
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By Kat DeLong, REALTOR
(Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)
In a world full of hate and full of divide, let us take on the innocense of children - where love has no boundaries, where we are all equal, where unconditional love is a reflection of who we are. From tiny hands to masculine hands, let their simply be peace on earth.                           Photo of my two grandchildren. My loves, my life and my heart. 
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