Big Bear Real EstateFor BuyersFor Realty ProfessionalsFor SellersGeneral Information September 13, 2012

August 2012 Big Bear Real Estate Stats/Oktoberfest

It’s time already for the monthly sales stats for August.  As you can see, average sales prices are up since our last report, especially for Big Bear Lake lakeview and lakefront properties.  As we’ve discussed before, the resort areas seem to have started recovering first, with the more outlying areas (Sugarloaf, Erwin Lake, Badwin Lake, etc.) lagging behind.  This is supported by the stats from Trulia below the chart which show the median sales price for Big Bear Lake (92315), Big Bear City (92314), and Sugarloaf (92386).  Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City have shown year-over-year price increases of 7.1% and 14.1%, respectively; whereas, Sugarloaf has seen a decrease of 9.5%.  If you look at the median sales price of 5 years ago, there are still great deals to be found in all areas when compared to the peak of the market; but Big bear Lake and Big Bear City have already started going back up, while the best deals can be found on the far east ends of the valley (just keep in mind that, while those areas are fine for second homes, they are almost impossible to rent on a vacation rental basis due to their distance from the Lake and slopes).


Area #Sales Avg. Sale Avg. $/sqft LP/SP DOM
BBC 21  $180,341 $115.72 96% 102
BBL-general 20  $221,100 $159.62 96% 157
BBL-lakeview  6  $437,333 $196.35 94% 106
BBL-lakefront  7 $1,116,071 $393.03 94% 235
FAWN  3  $270,900 $229.16 93% 137
FOX  9  $302,500 $159.78 96% 117
MOON 18  $230,483 $181.86 96% 145
SUGA 15   $96,720  $98.28 97% 124


Location      Jun – Aug ’12      y-o-y    3 months prior      1 year prior        5 yrs prior          92315            $218,000        +7.1%      $207,500             $203,500            $361,250

92314            $140,000       +14.1%     $124,100             $122,750            $274,050

92386              $74,000         -9.5%       $82,500               $81,750             $205,000

Finally, here’s a link to this weekend’s “What’s Up at 7000ft”.  It’s an action- (and adult-beverage) packed weekend with the opening Day of the 42nd Annual Oktoberfest, the Wine Walk in the Village, and the 13th Annual Big Bear International Film Festival.  Also, don’t forget that next weekend (Sept. 22nd) is the annual Hot Dawgz and Handrails Snowboarding Event at Bear Mountain, which is always the last chance to get the best deals on season passes before the new season begins!

What’s Up 9-15-12

Have a great weekend!