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!

879 Jagerhorn | Arrowhead Woods | $459,000

LAKE VIEW, LAKE RIGHTS, DUAL ACCESS and TURN KEY!

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WOW, What a home! This house has had lots of improvements since last on the market. High vaulted ceilings, INCREDIBLE back deck with LAKE VIEWS, top loft is a master suite, 2 bedrooms on the main, bottom floor is currently being used as a master suite but could be a family room, it also has a fireplace, and there is even AC! Home comes Turn Key and you’ll love every piece of furniture & decor. There is even a back access road that leads to extra parking, perfect for the boat or RV.

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MLS #2161491: FOR MORE PHOTOS CLICK THIS LINK: http://www.tourfactory.com/1608150

For more info on the home and to set up a showing appointment contact me at 909-336-7989 or email me at Michelle@MichelleCalkinsRealtor.com

114 S Fairway Dr | Arrowhead Woods | $459,000

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Large home across from Golf Course with the upgrades already complete!

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The possibilities are endless in this large Golf Course home. Enjoy Golf Course views, move in ready, 4 beds, plus an office, large driveway, large garage, great back yard & perfect for entertaining. You’ll appreciate this updated home with stainless steal appliances, new floors, new paint, new counter tops, updated bathrooms, the list goes on. 2 bedrooms on the main, one is the Master w/ private balcony. Don’t miss the hidden office in the garage and the half bath. All this house needs is you!

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For more photos visit this virtual tour: http://www.tourfactory.com/1594004010_Kitchen014_Family Room019_Master024_Main Level Bedroom026_Large Hallway039_Back of Home041_Patio

For more info on this property contact me today at 909-336-7989.

See you around town!

712 Fern Dr | Skyforest | $599,000

ABSOLUTE PRIVACY, CUSTOM BUILT & JUST OVER AN ACRE!

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If you have been looking for privacy and views along with attention to detail then this is the house for you. Built in 2003, 3 car garage, elevator, 14,000 watt back up generator, knotty pine 22′ ceilings, open floor plan, beautiful landscaping, large decks to enjoy the mountain views, master on the main, tank less H2o heater, surround sound, skylights, large loft that overlooks great room, stainless steal appliances and so much more. A MUST SEE to appreciate all the fine details!

Take a look at this 3D tour, virtual link: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=SCFDcL3A7pV&help=1

And for more photos, click here: http://www.tourfactory.com/1594653

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For more info on this property and to schedule a showing, contact me at 909-336-7989.

See you around town!

26980 Everest Rd | Arrowhead Woods | $245,000

THE PERFECT GETAWAY!  Not to Big, Not to Small… Just Right!

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For only $245,000, and LAKE RIGHTS, you won’t want to pass this one up.

Virtual Tour: http://www.tourfactory.com/1601518

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TURN KEY GAMBREL ON COVETED CUL-DE-SAC STREET. Privacy galore, level entry, dual access parking. You’ll love this tiny, cute, clean & well cared for home. 2 bedrooms plus a loft. Open floor plan, laminate flooring, and all you see is trees. Home is fully furnished and has a 50 year roof and newer furnace that was installed in 2012/13. Snatch this Lake Rights home up today and make it your own. Bedroom & bath on main level, and open floor plan with a wall of windows that leads out to back deck.

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MLS #2161227, Contact me for more details and to set up a showing. 909-336-7989

See you around town!

27993 Arbon Ln | Arrowhead Woods | $340,000 (SOLD)

LAKE RIGHTS, 3 CAR GARGAE, RV PARKING, LEVEL ENTRY FROM ACCESS ROAD, AND UPDATES THROUGHOUT!!! ONLY $340,000, MLS #2160063

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Have you been looking for a sunny location in Lake Arrowhead with a 3 car garage?  Well then look no further because this Arrowhead Woods home has it all including the automatic back up generator!  Take a look at this fabulous Lake Rights home:

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3 Car Garage, RV parking with hook ups and Level Entry from access rd. This light and bright lake rights home has a fully fenced yard, back up automatic generator, bedroom on the main, family room, 2 fireplaces and upgrades throughout. Enjoy cathedral vaulted ceilings with a wall of windows to enjoy the panoramic mountain and desert views.  Walk to Tavern Bay and UCLA conference center. Bring the whole family the boat and the RV! SQFT is 1920 and the lot is 8450.

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For more details on this property and for a showing, contact Michelle Calkins at 909-336-7989 or email at michelle@michellecalkinsrealtor.com.

309 Emerald Dr | Arrowhead Woods | $275,000 {SOLD}

Stop the press and take a look at this turn key home in Lake Arrowhead for under $300k, with lake rights and even a peak of the lake!

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What A Home! This move in ready home has it all, 4 bedrooms, 1344 sqft, large entry, NEW paint in and out, NEW appliance, concrete kitchen counter tops, newly insulated attic & floors, newer carpet, hardwood floors, vinyl dual pane windows, copper plumbing, fabulous birch & barn wood walls, updated bathrooms & walking distance to the lake trails. I could go on and on with this stunning lake rights home, it is a must see to appreciate. There is even a peak of the lake. Home can even come completely furnished per inventory.

Click HERE to see the virtual tour.

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At only $275 this home won’t sit long.  Make sure to contact me, Michelle Calkins today to find out more about this property and to see the inside!

See you around town!

A Few of My Favorite Fall and Winter Activities

For those of you who do not know, I am on a team with two other fabulous ladies.  Michelle Hutton and Sophie Formby.  Twice a year we put together a list of our favorite mountain activities and distribute a mailer to almost all the local post offices.  We do a Spring/Summer and a Fall/Winter calendar with as many events as we can fit onto a two sided mailer.  I wanted to share with you our Fall/ Winter calendar that we released a few weeks ago.  Please feel free to copy paste or print this calendar and share it wherever you want.  Just click on the picture for a much larger view and then copy and save.

We try to attend as many of the events as we can, so if you see one of us, make sure to say hi!  Even snap a picture with us so we can post it to our FB page.  Which reminds me, you can find us on Facebook at Arrowhead Professional Partners.  Don’t forget to stop by our page and click the like button.

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For more info on any of these events, feel free to contact us via phone or email and we can provide the website or phone number to gather more info on the event.  If you would like on of these flyers mailed to you, please email me you name and address and I will make sure it is in the mail tomorrow.  I can also email you a PDF or JPEG so that you can print one out or save it to your computer.

We hope that these dates help you enjoy your mountain experience!  See you around town!

The Average YTD “Arrowhead Woods” Home is up $50K from 2013

Here is the Year to Date for Arrowhead Woods home sales.

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As of September 16, 2014 Arrowhead Woods has sold 228 properties.  According to our local RIM MLS statistics you can see that the average home has sold for $400,326, the average days on the market were 132 days.  Last year at this same time there were 270 properties sold and the average price was $351,987, the average days on the market were 125.  This year we have not sold as many properties, but our average price is up $50k.

If you are interested in a free market analysis on your home, send me an email and I will let you know where your house stands in the current market and how much it will sell for.

Happy home buying/selling, see you around the mountain! ~ Michelle

 

My Pick of the Day ~ 8/21/2014

It has been a while since I have posted my pick of the day.  Sorry, it has been a busy season.  Take a look at my favorite listing from today on Broker Tour!

Here is a CUTE, well price home in Arrowhead Woods.  This house has been remodeled and has all the right touches and a very peaceful setting. 

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Price: $299,000 on Thunderbird. 1312 SqFt. with 3 bed/ 2 bath: MLS # 2141579: Cynthia Raymond’s listing from Coldwell Banker Sky Ridge Realty.  Remember to contact me 🙂 Michelle Calkins for a showing appointment!

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Here is the info from the RIM MLS:

NESTLED IN THE WOODS IS THIS RECENTLY REMODELED (IN 2009) MOUNTAIN HOME YET CLOSE TO ALL THE MOUNTAIN OFFERS!  MODERN KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, HICKORY WOOD FLOORS, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, LOTS OF CABINETS FOR STORAGE AND A LARGE WINDOW TO WATCH THE SQUIRRELS PLAY!  MASTER BEDROOM HAS A BRICK FIREPLACE, HIGH CEILING AND OTS OF LIGHT.  BOTH BATHROOMS REMODELED WITH HICKORY WOOD FLOORS, STONE TILE IN THE COMMODE AREA AND GRANITE COUNTER TOPS.  LARGE WOOD DECK FOR OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING!

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