Labor Day Weekend 2017 – Mountian Events

Hello all, here is a quick clip of what happenign this weekend in the mountians.

CRESTLINE:  Labor Day Extravaganza!

 

Sept. 1st Beach Club Friday

FREE entrance and parking after 6:00pm. Kick off the Labor Day weekend with the hottest local bands, live music, dancing, cold refreshments, great food, fun people and the best views of the lake.

Sept. 2nd – Lake Gregory Mauka Makai Luau
6:30 pm-10:00 pm.

BUY TICKETS FOR LUAU HERE!

Sept. 3rd Beach Club Tacos and Tunes!

6:30 pm -9:30 pm Free entrance to the Beach Club, live entertainment, authentic taco bar, and cash bar!

Sept. 4th 18th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

10:00 am-2:00 pm 25 tons of sand is being delivered and separated into 1 ton piles. 25 teams to enter the contest at no cost. First 25 teams can sign up at the North Shore Gate. Bring your skills and tools! There are two age divisions – 5-12 years old and 13 to adult. Contestants will win awesome Lake Gregory recreation passes and other fun outdoor items!

 

LAKE ARROHWEAD:  Village Concert Series

Fri 9/1                   4NR (formerly Double Vision – Foreigner tribute)

Sat 9/2                  Fan Halen (Van Halen tribute)

Sun 9/3                 Cubensis (Grateful Dead tribute)

Mon 9/4               Turn the Page (Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band tribute) (Afternoon concert 2-4pm – Labor Day)

 

SKYPARK: Tunes in the Trees

Friday is Tunes in the trees and 60 Grit will be playing.  Admission is $15

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Have a wonderful and safe Labor Day Weekend!

See you around town!

 

PolarRotary Bear Plunge 2017

It’s that time of year again that volunteers choose to freeze their buns off for charity!  We love this event and it is always entertaining, and COLD.  This years plunge will take place on February 4th, 2017 at 10:00AM at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa.

If your not a Polar Plunger like me (I hate cold water),  then dig deep in your pocket and donate.  My broker Steve Keefe will be plunging this year, and I will be there to watch.  So come on down and help support the locals and their charities, it is for a great cause. 16252417_10154577056679232_7856922615137579635_o

Happy Plunging!

WANTED…Vintage Charmers

Hey there everyone!  For months now I have had buyers just waiting for the perfect home to come on the market for the perfect price.  Now I know what you’re thinking.  What exactly is a “Vintage Charmer” and what is the perfect price?

Let’s put price into perspective.  Right now in Arrowhead Woods and Crest Estates/Skyforest our average home is going somewhere between $175-$195 a sqft.  Now that can vary depending on updates needed, square footage of the home, location and the accessibility to the house, and a few other criteria too.  Of course most people come to me and say, Michelle, “I would like a lake view, level entry with a 2 car garage and a master on the main.”  I then flutter my magic wand and viola!  HA, no not really, but lord if I could only make that happen… oh and for under $350k.

Now for the explanation of “Vintage Charmer!”  This can really be a pretty broad topic, but when I think charmer, I  am looking at something built pre 1950.  Now some of the 50-70’s homes are pretty charming too, but a lot of the criteria depends on the area.  If you know the mountain well and are familiar with streets and areas such as, Cottage Grove, the “Lanes,” Holiday and areas behind the village… that is where most of these “Vintage” homes are located.  You are probably one of those homes with the old snow shoes, or skis on the wall.

So back to the topic… “WANTED, VINTAGE CHARMERS!”  I am dead serious everyone.  If you have a house, or know someone that does and it has just been sitting not being used, then lets try to sell it.  Maybe it is time to let that home go.  Pass it along to a new family.  Let someone else make years and years of Lake Arrowhead memories.  Most buyers are right around $350k and under, and there is a good chance you fit that criteria.

So what are you waiting for?  Get on the phone and call me today so that I can come over tomorrow and give you a market analysis on your home.  Lets see what your charmer has that the other guys doesn’t.

Here are 2 pictures (below) of a recent sale I had this last year on Cottage Grove.  This is a “Vintage Charmer.” Home Sold for $250k, $185 a sqft.  Find me 10 more like this please!

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Email or call me at: michelle@michellecalkinsrealtor.com or 909-336-7989

I look forward to meeting you soon.  See you around town!

Lake Arrowhead Summer Concerts May 27-30, 2016

75df21_892fde9cc9e84269b8ead273c9ee99bb_png_srz_p_612_366_75_22_0_50_1_20_0transparentIt’s Memorial Day Weekend and this weekend playing on the Center Stage in the Lake Arrowhead Village is:

Friday 5/27: NO DUH Tribute to No Doubt

Saturday 5/28: FAN HALEN

Sunday 5/29: POLICE EXPERIENCE

Monday 5/30: The Dudes w/ Vicki Goodlick

(Afternoon concert from 2-4)

ALL CONCERTS START AT 6:30 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED: BEER GARDEN OPENS 1 HOUR PRIOR.

Be safe and have fun!

For more info, visit:http://www.thelakearrowheadvillage.com/#!2016-concert-series-1/apups

See you there!

Do you know where your Master Water Shut-off-Valve is?

Ah the sweet change of seasons in Lake Arrowhead. Winter is here and everyone is throwing on their Uggs, down jackets and beanies… and then it hits you… “are my pipes going to freeze in my mountain home?”  BUT what about your WATER-SHUT-OFF VALVES???  Do you know where yours is???

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*Picture provided from LACSD website

So basically around this time of year when the temperatures drop to near freezing or below, everyone panics and starts to worry about “Freezing Pipes.”  THIS PARTICULAR BOLG IS TO BRING AWARNESS.  Do you know where your master “Water Shut-Off-Valve” is? This is valuable even when it is not Winter.

Every home is different so it is extremely important that you know the location and function of your master shut-off-valve.  This is not the one at the street that the water company controls, this is the one that should be located near where the main water lines comes into your house.

Here are a few pictures of what yours may look like:

Here is some more info on Water Turn Off and Winterization from LACSD :(http://www.lakearrowheadcsd.com/customers-2/how-to/how-to-turn-off-water/)(http://www.lakearrowheadcsd.com/conservation-2/winterizingcsov/)

How to Turn Off Water

If you have a leak and need to turn off the water to your house, follow these steps:

  1. Locate your master shut off valve (which is usually where the water line comes into the house or near the water heater) or your customer shut off valve (which is in a separate meter box approximately 2 feet from the District’s meter box). If you do not have a customer shut off valve, you may consider installing one as it is best to turn off your water as close to the meter as possible.
  2. Depending on the type of valve, turn it clockwise until tight or rotate the handle so that it is perpendicular to the pipe.

WINTERIZATION TIPS:

DISCONNECT AND DRAIN ALL OUTDOOR HOSES – Detaching hoses from outdoor faucets allows water to drain from the pipe.

INSULATE PIPES OR FAUCETS IN UNHEATED AREAS – If you have pipelines in an unheated garage or cold crawl space under the house, wrap the water pipes before temperatures plummet.

SEAL OFF ACCESS DOORS, AIR VENTS AND CRACKS – Winter winds whistling through overlooked openings can quickly freeze exposed water pipes. Just don’t plug air vents your furnace or water heater need for proper ventilation.

FIND THE MASTER SHUTOFF – In case of a leak, everyone in the family needs to know where it is and what it does. It’s usually where the water line comes into your house from the street.

WINTERIZE A VACANT HOME – Before vacating your home for the winter be sure to shut off water to your house using the master shutoff or customer shut off valve. Then open and drain ALL household and irrigation lines. Any trapped water can freeze causing pipes to expand and break. Once all the lines have been drained it is important to close all household and irrigation lines again before leaving your home.

Keep in mind that maintaining low heat in your home does not ensure your pipes will not freeze. This is especially true if you are not a permanent resident. However, taking the precautions mentioned above before the cold weather sets in could save you the headaches and expense of frozen or broken pipes this winter.

Vacation Home Owners— TURN OFF YOUR WATER
Don’t let this happen to you!

Have a fun and safe winter and make sure you know where your Master Shut-off-Valve is!

See you around town!