26850 Huron Rd | Arrowhead Woods | $359,000

I am so in love with this house.  And the setting, oh the setting is so amazing!  Not to mention the view.  I mean come one, this one is top notch and won’t last long.

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This Lake Arrowhead, Arrowhead woods home is listed at $359,000 and is 1872 sqft. MLS#2160266. For more photos click here: http://www.tourfactory.com/1513040

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What a view of the Golf Course and Pinnacles. This charming move in ready home sits on a quiet cul-de-sac & has been upgraded throughout. You will love the vaulted ceilings and view from the living room, kitchen & master bedroom. Level entry bedroom was turned into family room and could be easily converted back if desired. Lots of parking, fenced dog run, vinyl windows, updated kitchen & large decks for entertaining. You won’t want to pass this one up. Furnishings neg, & home has Lake Rights!

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For more inf on this listing or to schedule a showing, contact me at 909-336-7989 or shoot me an email at michelle@michellecalkinsrealtor.com.

See you around town!

Buck Energy is giving away a FIVE DOLLAR Wood Burnign Stove

Buck Energy has donated a Wood Burning Stove to The Lake Arrowhead Chamber of Commerce to benefit the Chambers efforts towards future marketing of Chamber Members.  This awesome Napoleon wood burning stove will keep you warm all winter long and it could be yours for only $5… FIVE BUCKS, this stove alone has a value of $2900!!!  For more info on who Buck Energy is, click the link here: http://buckenergy.com

Read the flyer below to find out more about the opportunity drawing.  If you are in need of a wood burning stove or know someone who is, then contact the Chamber office today and get your tickets!

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Here is the link to Napoleon Fireplaces, you can find more info on the model that is being donated on that site.

http://www.napoleonfireplaces.com/products/1150-wood-burning-stove/

Here is a picture of the stove that is being donated.  The door is not exact, but you could have this look.

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*Installation not included

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!

Mountian Top Days Parade ~ Running Springs

Who doesn’t love a good parade!  This Friday night August 1, 2014 there is a parade in Running Springs at 6:30.

OH AND I WILL BE WALKING IN THIS ONE WITH MY SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM, SO LOOK FOR THE ONES IN BRIGHT ORANGE!

Here is a cute blog about the parade from: http://joanmoseley.wordpress.com/2014/07/23/everybody-loves-a-parade-so-come-to-the-r-s-parade-on-august-1/

The world’s biggest parade is coming to Running Springs on Friday, August 1. Well, that’s a slight exaggeration but I knew it would get your attention.

The town’s biggest parade, however, may be more accurate and when it comes down Hilltop Blvd it should be a-maz-ing! Parade Chairman Jennifer Kellum has put hours and hours into organizing this parade and after last year’s Mountain Days Parade (that was the biggest in decades) she’s got another great parade planned for Friday night, August 1.

This year, to help the Running Springs Area Chamber of Commerce pay well over $1500 for the parade permits from Caltrans and the county and to pay hundreds of dollars for required help from the CHP this will be the first time in the parade’s long history that we are asking our parade participants to pitch in $5 to help defray some of the costs.

For the first time the parade has a “title” With so many things that have happened to our community in the past several years the title, “We’re Still Here!” pays homage to our community members and organizations who have helped each other when the huge landslide took out Hwy. 330 a few years ago following a horrendous storm. We’ve had a tough time financially with the down turn in the economy and several other factors that we have no control over. However, we’re mountain people and mountain people figure out how to survive when times are tough….whether that means the weather, the roads, the economy or just plain old “life.”

Don't these children look fabulous! You think they had fun being in last year's parade?  Hopefully they'll be in this one too!!

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Thank you Joan Moseley for the blog, I could not find any other info on the parade except from your site, your commitment to community did not go unnoticed!

 

689 Oakmont Ln ~ Arrowhead Villas ~ $129,000 {SOLD}

Check out this new cutie in the Villas!  This house is a 2 bed/ 1.5 bath, 960 sq ft. and has the perfect setting!

Peaceful Cabin in Arrowhead Villas!  This cute little home sits down off the street in between the Pines and the Dogwoods and is on 2 lots. There is plenty of room to build a parking deck on the right side of the house or even a garage.  There is a large ‘build-up’ that can be accessed from the second floor.  House includes air conditioning, washer /dryer and the fridge. Home is being sold as is and only needs a few updates to make it the perfect Mountain Get-Away!

For a showing please contact me at 909-336-7989!

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Listed at $135,000, this house is priced to sell!

Here is the Tour Factory link with more pictures and info: http://www.tourfactory.com/idxr1200219

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This is how CRESTLINE does SUMMER! A look into their summer events…

Take a look at what I captured this morning along Lake Gregory Drive!

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I happen to drive by the Lake this morning and had to stop and snap a couple pictures.  I have blogged about all but two of these events (Run Through the Pines and Library Reading Program), you will find the link to the blog under the pictures.  This is an example of how great Crestline is and how much they care about the community!  🙂

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IMG_8945Jamboree Days ~ July 5, 2014 ( I will be walking in the event with Search and Rescue)

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Have a safe and happy Summer, see you and many of these events!

 

 

 

Heaps Peak Arboretum ~ Celebrates 30 years, OPEN HOUSE June 28/29, 2014

Do you like to visit National Trails?  Did you know that we have lots to see up here in the San Bernardino National forest?!  Here is one that you should check out… Heaps Peak!

Here is some info from their website:

Come and escape the city and visit our unique mountain oasis of natural beauty! Experience the Heaps Peak Arboretum’s gardens, “animal tracks trail,” mini-gift booth, and inquire about educational programs. Heaps Peak Arboretum, located at 6,000′, is open 365 days a year. Free to the public, although the Forest Service requires a daily $5.00 Adventure Pass. The Forest Service requires that you display an Adventure Pass on your vehicle.  There are numerous vendors that sell it in the mountains for $5 per day. Our Forest Information Booth is open Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., weather permitting.

Here is a flyer that I just received… If you are free this Saturday June 28, take the kids, go for a hike and enjoy a little slice of nature!

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Visit their website for more info: http://www.heapspeakarboretum.com/

LET YOUR VACATION HOME WORK FOR YOU

Do you own a home in a resort community?  Do you find your self using the house less and less each year?  If you are not at the point where you want to sell it, then why not try renting it!  Of course if you want to sell it, please call me and I can give you a free market analysis on your home! 😉 But in the meantime, why not try making money by renting your vacation home!

Have you ever heard of VRBO.com?

I am specifically highlighting VRBO today because it is one of my personal favorite rental web-sites.  I have personally used VRBO in the USA and even throughout Europe.   It is such a great way to dive into the city and live like a local for a couple days.  You can bring the whole family, cook your own meals and in some areas, like Lake Arrowhead, you can even use the lake! Of course in Lake Arrowhead we do have stick rules to follow, so make sure you include a guidline in your rental agreement and be very clear as to where they should and should not go.

In Lake Arrowhead alone, there are 188 current rental listings on the VRBO site.  These listings range from Cottages to Lake Fronts and from 2 people to as many as you can fit!  Some of the rentals have kayaks to use and others have Jacuzzi’s!  Some have views and others have pure privacy and serenity!  Cabins start at $110 a night and go up from there depending on where your house is located, and how many people it sleeps.

For more info on VRBO, just visit their website at vrbo.com.

There are also a couple local rental companies that offer vacation rentals and long term rental services.  I just really like VRBO and wanted to share a little bit about them! 🙂

MY TIPS TO A GREAT RENTAL LISTING:

Get professional pictures done to help enhance your cabins beauty.  I know first hand that pictures are the gateway to drawing people in, you have to make them fall in love with the house before they arrive! Leave out any pictures with people in them.  It is an unnecessary picture that may make the renter look at the next listing.

Keep your house neutral.  Treat it like a Hotel.  The furnishings and décor should be non-personal.  You want your future renters to feel like they are at home, not your home.

Keep one locked closet with any personal items that you do not want to share with the world.

Highlight any nearby parks, or trails.  If you are catering to families with kids, try adding a picture of the local playground or swimming area!

Try investing in a Jacuzzi, it is always a selling point for mountain rentals!

Provide Wi-Fi for your guests.

Last but not least… Don’t forget to use the house yourself! 

Here are a few examples of some fantastic rentals from the VRBO website:

http://www.vrbo.com/514845 $110-$50 per night, This cabin is a 1 bedroom.
http://www.vrbo.com/341887 $650-$843 per night.
http://www.vrbo.com/503582 $195-$315 per night.                                      http://www.vrbo.com/387116#  $425-$575 per night.

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Remember we are only an hour and half away form LA, when people escape to the pines they really get a sense of relief from all the hustle and bustle!