The Average Home in “Arrowhead Woods” is going for $406,015

As of today September 16, 2014 the market analysis shown below is from the last 100 days, in Arrowhead Woods.


The question was brought to me today regarding the average home sales.  I actually questioned the question.  So in order to better sever my buyers and sellers I went to the source.  Our local RIM MLS statistics tell me that there were 96 homes SOLD and the average home sale in the last 100 days was $406,015, it took 114 to sell.  Last year on these same dates, 116 homes were SOLD and the average price was, $374,697, it took 102 days to sell.

WOW, what a jump!  This is a good sign of the times.  I know that many of you have had the burning question… HOW IS THE MARKET?  Well there is your answer.  You now have an average sale to go off of.  YES we are still doing well and the mountain Real Estate is still rising.

If you are interested in seeing other statistics, let me know, send me an email and I would love to blog about it!  Happy selling/buying, see you around the mountain!


3 Districts are up for Re-Elect… Who will you VOTE for?

No this is not the hunger games… It is Lake Arrowhead’s ALA’s Board of Directors Election!

It is election season on the mountain and I am here to inform you who is running, and what districts are up for re-elect.

Please remember that your vote does count and we are hopping for a better future for Lake Arrowhead.  There are many changes that Lake Arrowhead could use, and we are in need of strong leaders in these districts who believe in the future of this community.  Please take your vote seriously and do your research on each candidate.  The below info was taken from the ALA web site:



The Candidates for the 2014 Board of Directors Election are:

Grass Valley District: Patti McGonigle – Incumbent Dave Bennett

North District: Jonny Formby  Rich Sellers Rob Perrin Roberta Rindenow

At-Large Office B: Robert D. Donaldson – Incumbent Jeff Altmeyer(Names appear in the order in which their candidacy became official.)

Where are the district boundaries?


What Exactly is ALA… And Why do they Manage Lake Arrowhead?

Are you one of those who keeps hearing all the locals use the term ALA?  It probably sounds something like this, “I have to pay my ALA dues,” or “don’t forget to bring the ALA card when we go to the beach.”  Remember that here in Lake Arrowhead we are a private Lake and all the homeowners in “Arrowhead Woods” like it that way.   (Click here to read my blog on Arrowhead Woods)

Below you will find info that I pulled directly from the ALA website:

If you have any further questions, please call ALA and they will be happy to help.

So what is ALA “Arrowhead Woods Association?”
All About Arrowhead Lake Association
The Arrowhead Lake Association is here to manage and maintain Lake Arrowhead and serve the property owners of Arrowhead Woods who choose to become Members.Arrowhead Lake Association Mission Statement“To protect, operate, and improve Lake Arrowhead and ALA properties, to provide reasonable and safe recreational facilities in a fiscally responsible manner, with appropriate planning for the future.”
And for all those burning questions about Membership and how it works… Here is the info on the types of memberships and how much they cost.
$60, $200 or $500 depending on the membership.
Become a Member and enjoy all that Lake Arrowhead offers. There are three types of Membership that you can enjoy: General Membership, Beach Club Membership and Dock/Slip Right Membership. The amenities of each Membership are detailed below.  If you would like to enjoy Boating on Lake Arrowhead you must be a member of the ALA. Choose a Membership and then view the Boating page for information on how to register your boat so that you can have some fun on the water!GENERAL MEMBERSHIP:A General Membership entitles you to the following amenities:

  • Access to over 60 lake trails
  • Use of Grass Valley and Marina Peninsula Parks
  • The ability to rent Burnt Mill Beach Club for your events
  • Fishing on the shoreline and on specially designated fishing docks
  • Voting privileges
  • Admission to special events.

$60 per year
You may qualify for a free General Membership. Click here for details.


This membership entitles you to all of the amenities of a General Member PLUS access to the Burnt Mill and Tavern Bay Beach Clubs.

$200 per year


This membership is for dock and slip right owners. This membership must be renewed yearly. A Dock/Slip Right Membership entitles you to all of the amenities of the Beach Club Membership and the General Membership. The due date for renewal of this membership is April 1st of each year. Late fees apply.

$500 per year

I hope you find this information useful.  You can click the links in green to be directed straight to ALA’s website.

See you on the lake!

What the heck is “ARROWHEAD WOODS” and what are LAKE RIGHTS?

Did you know that Lake Arrowhead is private and that you can not put a boat on the lake unless you live in “Arrowhead Woods?”

Take a look at this map below and let me explain why and what the blue dotted line is.  Here is a hint, the locals call it “The Woods” so if you hear us using that term, now you know what we are talking about! Image I know what you are thinking; oh wow, how snotty of them to make their lake private.  However…

This tid bit comes from the AWAC (Arrowhead Woods Architectural Committee) website:

{After visiting Lake Arrowhead in 1923, a reporter for the Architectural Record wrote, “Much glorious scenery in California and elsewhere has been ruined by haphazard building.” He went on to commend Arrowhead homeowners for the establishment of a concerned resident group appointed that same year. That group, charged with the responsibility of working with the community to protect Lake Arrowhead from such a fate, was AWAC. More than 75 years later, still empowered by the CC&Rs, AWAC continues to preserve the unique character of and property value within the Arrowhead Woods.}

Lake Arrowhead/ AWAC take so much pride in keeping the lake clean and clear of contamination and have done so for 75 years.  The lake is small and too much traffic could create hazards while boating on the water.  Ask anyone who owns property in the Woods and they will tell you how much they appreciate the private lake.

If you want Lake Rights and you want to swim and play in Lake Arrowhead, then take a look at that map and buy a house within the blue dotted line/Arrowhead Woods.  However there are some exceptions so make sure you check with me first to make sure your house does not fall on one of the fine lines.  If you want on the lake then you want to make sure you buy right!  If you do not care about getting on the lake, then sky’s the limit with property up here!

Visit my blog on ALA and see how much the fees are to be a Lake Member.

For more info, feel free to email me so we can chat about Lake Rights and Arrowhead Woods!