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May 2022 Big Bear Real Estate Stats

Here are last month single family residence Big Bear real estate sales.  As normally happens this time of year, the concentration of sales moves away from the slopes and towards the lake. Except for Lakefronts, all areas that we track still sold for over 100% of asking on average, but the average $/sqft was down a bit from the previous month.  One month doesn’t make a trend, of course; but with the inventory up to almost 285 properties (still only about 3 months of inventory and about half of where we should be at this time of year, but much higher than the 47- property low that we reached in January) sellers seem to be pricing more aggressively to stay ahead of the curve.
Area #Sales Avg. Sale Avg.$/sqft SP/LP DOM
BBC  24   $531,167  $418.99 102.7%  37
BBL  19   $716,258  $488.25 100.7%  38
BBL-Lakefront   2 $2,150,000  $611.99  94.7%  62
FAWN   3   $636,667  $476.78 102.1%  51
FAWN-Lakefront   0     NA   NA   NA  NA
FOX   6   $944,165  $488.56 101.9%  43
MOON  13   $815,808  $506.70 106.5%  40
SUGA  17   $400,376  $414.61 103.5%  58
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March 2022 Big Bear Real Estate Stats/Redfin prediction

As another season at the slopes comes to a close, the Big Bear Real Estate market isn’t showing any signs of slowing down yet.  Most areas are still selling above asking price on average, with days on market (DOM) in the 30-45 day range (very short given an average escrow length of about 30 days)!  As of this morning, we are at 125 single family residences in the Big Bear MLS, which is still only about 1-month’s supply, but trending in the right direction (although still less than half of where we should be at this time of year).  All of the analysts that I have read from expect prices to continue to climb over the next year, but at a single-digit rate (3-5%), rather than the double digits that we have seen over the past two years.  Still, as interest rates continue to rise, monthly payments will go up significantly for any buyers getting a loan/mortgage.  Here’s a recent quote from the analysts at Redfin: “Mortgage rates are shooting up at the fastest pace in history, sending the typical monthly mortgage payment for a homebuyer up more than $500 since the beginning of this year…As rates quickly approach 5%, we expect their impact on homebuyer demand to change from a motivator—driving a sense of urgency to buy before rates rise further—to a deterrent.”
Area #Sales Avg. Sale Avg.$/sqft SP/LP DOM
BBC 35   $585,449  $401.68 106.5%  31
BBL-general 18   $761,200  $555.56 106.0%  35
BBL-lakefront  3 $1,403,333  $670.50  98.3%  47
FAWN-general  4   $880,600  $327.05  98.7% 106
FAWN-lakefront  0      NA     NA   NA  NA
FOX 12   $912,113  $448.25 103.2%  37
MOON 27   $812,833  $532.72 105.0%  37
SUGA 17   $373,603  $436.03 103.1%  45
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February 2022 Big Bear Real Estate Stats

Below are the monthly single family residence statistics from the Big Bear MLS for the month of February. As you can see, we posted huge additional increases pretty much across the board (remember when we got down to only 47 properties in January?).  The inventory has gone up a bit to 101 single family residences, but still extremely low for this time of year; so it will be interesting to see what the March numbers bring!
Area #Sales Avg. Sale Avg. $/sqft SP/LP DOM
BBC 17   $485,153   $447.86 105.4%  58
BBL 14   $935,179   $568.71 106.4%  28
BBL-Lakefront  1   $990.000 $1,730.77  99.1% 142
FAWN  2   $599,500   $393.25 100.5%  26
FAWN-Lakefront  1 $1,908,000 $1,238.16  95.5%  68
FOX  9 $1.243,167   $468.48 101.5%  88
MOON 13   $623,185   $539.67 110.9%  29
SUGA 14   $349,421   $414.96 103.0%  33
Have a great week!
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December 2021 Big Bear Real Estate Statistics/Inventory by Price

Happy New Year!
Well, we survived another holiday season up here in Big Bear!  With Christmas and New Year’s Day both being on weekends and with some fresh snow thrown in-between for good measure, it was extra crazy up here this year, but that was great for vacation rental owners and other businesses, of course!  It’s only the beginning of the winter season and we are down to only 51 single family residences left for sale in the Big Bear MLS!! Remember when we thought that 62 was insanely low last February?  I wouldn’t be surprised if we hit teens or even single digits by the end of the season, so there has never been a better time to sell (for non-Lakefront properties); but for buyers, hopefully there will be some relief (however small) in the Spring.
Area #Sales Avg. Sale Avg. $/sqft SP/LP DOM
BBC  32   $518,213 $366.86 103.5%  60
BBL-general  19   $708,147 $425.67 101.6%  77
BBL-Lakefront   3 $2,345,667 $501.07  94.4% 215
FAWN-general   4   $578,000 $325.10  98.6%  95
FAWN-Lakefront   1 $1,150,000 $396.01  95.8% 302
FOX   6   $886,583 $475.84 103.5%  55
MOON 15   $638,053 $476.54 104.0%  49
SUGA 11   $373,752 $361.27 101.5%  50
With the current inventory already being down to a historic low of 51 single family residences, I thought it might be interesting to look at the inventory as a function of price.  Keep in mind that most savvy sellers don’t list lakefronts in the winter (see how low the avg. $/sqft are, compared to summer), so the top price bracket is lower than might be expected and anything under $450k is going to be more in the areas outside of the City of Big Bear Lake (Sugarloaf, Baldwin Lake, Erwin Lake, etc.).
List price           #on market
————–      ————–
$2M+                     2
$1.5-1.999M           5
$1-1.499M              7
$900k-1M               4
$800-899k              3
$700-799k              6
$600-699k              4
$500-599k              4
$400-499k              7
$300-399k              5
$250-300k              4
Have a great week!
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November 2021 Big Bear Real Estate Stats/Opening Day for the Resorts!

Sales remain very strong, even with the single family residence inventory already down to only 81 properties in the Big Bear MLS.  That’s already almost down to the 62-property historic low that we reached in February of this year.  For reference, that’s only about a 1/2 month supply and we would normally be around 500 properties at this time of year!
Area #Sales Avg. Sale Avg. $/sqft SP/LP DOM
BBC  45   $471,713 $367.30 101.8%  56
BBL-general  20   $696,425 $437.88 101.3%  44
BBL-Lakefront   2 $1,912,500 $629.33  97.5% 143
FAWN-general   6   $651,067 $354.86  98.2%  42
FAWN-Lakefront   0      NA   NA   NA  NA
FOX  11   $751,298 $406.98 102.4%  42
MOON  39   $657,606 $445.01 100.6%  58
SUGA  17   $340,400 $341.29  98.9%  68
Finally, this past Friday (Dec. 3rd) was opening Day for both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, so we’ll see you on the slopes!
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September 2021 Big Bear Real Estate Stats/Inventory

With our first dusting of snow already last week, we are well into the fall season already.  Besides snow, nothing shows that more than our already plummeting inventory.  While inventory normally drops during the fall and winter, we are already down to only 134 active single family residences in the Big Bear MLS! That number should be around 500 at this time of year and usually only drops as low as 300 at the tail end of winter.  In addition, we had 141 single-family residences sold last month, so we are currently just under a 1-month supply!  Below are the sales stats for the month of September.
Area #Sales Avg. Sale Avg.$/sqft SP/LP DOM
BBC  37   $490,932 $354.93 101.1% 60
BBL-general  29   $663,213 $429.00 101.4% 43
BBL-Lakefront   3 $1,380,000 $727.20  97.1% 61
FAWN-general   2    $615,000 $351.00  98.8% 63
FAWN-Lakefront   1 $2,040,000 $822.91  97.1% 47
FOX 10    $871,100 $397.00  99.2% 62
MOON 22    $682,955 $428.44 100.9% 55
SUGA 24    $314,179 $349.89 100.3% 41
Have a great week!
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August 2021 Big Bear Real Estate Stats

Below are the stats for last month’s single-family residence sales.  As of this morning, the inventory sits at only 195 sfr’s in the Big Bear MLS.  A couple people have asked about the few properties that don’t get listed in the Big Bear MLS and you can see them, also, on our website, since we are the only brokerage that I am aware of that belongs to the Big Bear MLS, CRMLS, and San Diego MLS.  If you ever want to set up a custom search there, you can access it via this link: Big Bear Real Estate.  The number of sales remained very high last month, but we finally saw a couple of areas that did not sell over 100% of asking price.  Whether this is a new trend or just overly-aggressive sellers who had priced too high, but wanted to sell before our un-official end of Summer (Labor Day weekend), remains to be seen.
Area #Sales Avg. Sale Price Avg. $/sqft SP/LP DOM
BBC  53   $430,067 $363.01 102.7% 48
BBL-general  30   $721,034 $429.77  99.4% 53
BBL-Lakefront   1 $4,750,000 $519.69  86.4% 66
FAWN-general   3   $538,333 $302.21  99.2% 39
FAWN-Lakefront   2 $2,025,000 $564.63  91.4% 56
FOX   6   $910,000 $424.59 101.3% 54
MOON  32   $555,998 $427.06 100.9% 48
SUGA  23   $311,004 $345.87  99.2% 55
Have a great week!
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June 2021 Big Bear Real Estate Stats

It was another busy 4th of July weekend, with lots of visitors and buyers on the mountain.  June sales were strong again, with more month-over-month price increases, but the “4th of July rush” finally put us over 200 homes on the market (209) in the Big Bear MLS, for the first time in almost a year.  We are still less than half of where we should be at this time of year, but if the inventory follows normal trends, it should increase a bit more for about 30 more days, then start to go back down again after mid-August.  We usually hit about 600 properties at the peak in mid-August, but I think we will be lucky to get up to 275 this year.
Area #Sales Avg. Sale Avg. $/sqft SP/LP DOM
BBC  49 $434,994 $344.75 103.27%  38
BBL-general  28 $682,218 $436.16 100.81%  46
BBL-Lakefront   0  NA  NA  NA  NA
FAWN-general   6 $479,317 $325.64 104.79% 55
FAWN-Lakefront   1 $727,789 $437.37 107.82%   6
FOX   4 $837,500 $344.56 101.34% 42
MOON  38 $642,379 $433.08 101.99% 45
SUGA  25 $333,476 $355.20 101.59% 44
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May 2021 Big Bear Real Estate Stats

Here are the Big Bear real estate statistics for last month.  As you can see, sales remain very strong, with most areas still selling 3-5% over asking price, on average.  As is usual in the Spring, inventory ticked up a bit (but much less than expected at this time of year), to only 172 single family residences on the market, which is still less than half of where we should be at this time of year.  If the inventory continues to follow the regular trajectory this year, it should rise slightly for about 2 more months, until it peaks in mid-August and then starts to go back down from there through the Fall and Winter.
Area #Sales Avg. Sale Avg. $/sqft SP/LP DOM
BBC 44   $406,083 $342.86 105.31% 40
BBL-general 24   $647,423 $451.02 106.10% 36
BBL-Lakefront  3 $1,868,333 $575.22  99.41% 60
FAWN-general  5   $507,800 $346.24 101.94% 57
FAWN-Lakefront  0     NA   NA   NA NA
FOX  8   $839,625 $377.51 103.92% 36
MOON 20   $647,982 $449.11 103.69% 36
SUGA 26   $325,819 $359.32 104.89% 42
Have a great week!
Big Bear Real EstateFor BuyersFor SellersGeneral InformationMarketing Reports May 9, 2021

April 2021 Big Bear Real Estate Stats

Below are the Big Bear Real Estate stats for the month of April.  As you can see, the number of sales and ratio of sales price to list price remained very high; but in general, closings that occurred in April typically opened in either February or March, when inventory was still at record lows.  As of today, we are at 156 active single family residence listings in the Big Bear MLS, which is still only about 40% of where we should be at this time of year, but much healthier than the 62 that we hit in February, so we are seeing less multiple offers and some easing of pressure on the buying side.
Area #Sales Avg. Sale Avg. $/sqft SP/LP DOM
BBC 28  $486,443 $339.70 105.05% 38
BBL-general 32  $728,299 $421.71 104.81% 42
BBL-Lakefront  3 $1,774,167 $731.62 124.39% 54
FAWN-general  5  $839,000 $302.09  98.58% 90
FAWN-Lakefront  0     NA   NA   NA  NA
FOX  6  $867,167 $378.30 107.72% 44
MOON 36  $599,792 $421.79 107.27% 38
SUGA 21  $329,929 $380.58 107.32% 36
Have a great week!