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Bob & Brenda

BIG BEAR

Chaney

Big Bear Realtors Since 1981 Bob-BrendaChaney@msn.com

951.906.8983 Bob CalBRE#00880325

909.224.3006 Brenda CalBRE#00815396

BREATHTAKING FAWNSKIN ESTATE

Private helipad, 3.83 acres, panoramic lake and mountain views, indoor sports court and lake view terraces. 4-story estate includes 9 suites, 7 bedrooms, 16 baths, 14 living spaces and the option to configure up to 24,000 sq. ft.

$2,995,000

ADORABLE RANCH STYLE HOME Inviting setting, located in a quiet neighborhood, fence backyard, slider off kitchen to back deck, ceiling fans thruout, new counter tops, brick fireplace with glass doors, washer and dryer in kitchen, with a new door. Comes furnished. Mirror closet doors.

$219,900/MLS 2162020

BEAUTIFUL LOWER MOONRIDGE Near Bear Mountain ski slopes, and National Forest. Quiet street great getaway cabin. Corner rock firer place new exterior paint and deck. New vanity, toilet, and paint in bathroom. Mirror closet doors in bedroom. New roof.

SPECIAL DUTCH GAMBREL. Peaceful setting with lots of decking to enjoy the outdoors. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths washer/dryer, seasonal creek and natural landscaping. Rock fireplace with insert, covered front porch, 3 decks, breakfast bar and in great location.

$211,900/MLS 2152376

SINGLE STORY, COMPLETE REMODEL. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, den, bonus room, laundry room, mud room, 1 car garage, 2 driveways, 2 decks. Granite kitchen. Travertine shower. Fenced rear yard. Owner-carry financing.

$269,900/MLS 2160163

$179,000/MLS 2162008

CLASSIC VINTAGE CABIN in Boulder Bay area. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths in immaculate condition on a 16,000 sq.ft. lot. Knotty pine interior decorated with window coverings, newer flooring and ceiling fans. RV and boat parking. Walk to lake and Pleasure Point Marina.

EXCLUSIVE Meadowbrook Estates craftsman style home. Gourmet kitchen with 48” range, granite counters, stone backsplash and custom cabinetry. Spacious master suite with fireplace and travertine shower. Separate game room and laundry. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths on over an acre.

GREAT VALUE for this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Painted Inside And Out And Ready For You To Move In. Separate laundry room, partially fenced back yard and fireplace in living room.

BEAUTIFUL SETTING IN THE PINES. 5 lots, street-to-street 2 bed w/

$329,000/MLS 2160162

$120,000/MLS 2161504

$799,000/MLS 2160292

large mirrored closets, full bath downstairs, 1/4 bath upstairs. Fresh paint, includes deck on 2 sides, spa room, storage shed and wood storage bldg. Fireplace, laundry & pantry room, plus office. Small greenhouse electric gate with covered entrance. Carport. House faces the lots, not the street. Total fenced in yard, two workshop buildings on back lots. MUST SEE.

$272,900

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(909) 866-6161 (800) 242-4161

RE/MAX Big Bear BRE #01211981

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FANTASTIC LOCATION 3 bed, 2 bath. Near lake, Meadow Park, skiing, shopping and dining. This home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large bonus room and is ready for you to add your personal touches! $369,000 BLE/2161136

PICTURESQUE CABIN 3 bed, 2 bath 2 car detached gar. Clean, light & bright home! Various upgrades throughout, 3 roomy bedrooms, 2 full baths, spacious treed lot. Ideal central rental location. Close to the lake, village and ski resorts. This one has it all! $339,900 BLC/2161836

CLOSE TO THE SLOPES 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car gar. Between Bear Mountain & Snow Summit Ski Resorts. Across from the national forest, IRUKLNLQJ ELNLQJ$OVRQHDUWKHJROIFRXUVH ]RR1LFHRSHQOLYLQJ room, plus large loft, mud room, furnished. $329,000 MOON/2161925

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WONDERFULLY REFURBISHED VINTAGE CABIN 3 bed, 2 bath. New upgrades in this cabin! The kitchen is large, new granite, tile back splash, 6 seat breakfast bar, s/s appliances, laundry room, bonus room, 2 driveways. $267,500 BBC/2160163

SECLUSION AND PRIVACY IN FOREST SETTING 2 bed, 2 bath. Located between the Village & ski areas. This gorgeous cabin has peaceful hiking/biking trails from your back door. This is a great vacation rental location. $309,900 BLE/2160607

CHALET AMONG THE PINES 2 bed + loft, 2 bath, 2 car gar. Bonus room above garage! Large lot with lots of trees and wrap around deck to enjoy them. Close to everything Big Bear has to offer. $299,900 BBC/2161466

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$799,000

$1,349,000 JUST REDUCED AGAIN! Newer custom log style home on the lake! Vaulted ceilings, huge great room, open kitchen concept and 2 master suites. Lots of granite and interior log distressed woodwork. Awesome lake views and ski slope views. A perfect setting for the 4th of July show! 3-slip boat dock privileges. Take advantage of this price before the lake goes up!

BRAND NEW LOG HOME CONST. Knickerbocker Ridge. Walk to Village! Custom home w/ upgraded finishes: Barn & Rustic metal style ext., granite countertops in kitchen & baths, custom cabinets, interior doors, case & base, & vanities, slate tile, vaulted T&G ceilings, huge game room, 3 decks, oversized 755SF 2-car deep garage w/9FT. header for boat access, 5-month comp. time.

GILLIGAN LOG HOMES & Real Estate

BRE # 01527212

909-585-2111

42573 Moonridge Rd., Big Bear Lake www.gilliganloghomes.com

$539,900

WONDERFUL HOME WITH LAKE VIEWS! Beamed ceilings and open floor plan living on upper level. Reverse floor plan with bedrooms on both levels. Combination of wood and tile floors, granite counter tops, 2 fireplaces - one on each level. Both deck levels have views of the lake, upper level has a spa. Lower level offers family/game room and backyard patio for entertaining.

$479,000

CUSTOM BUILT GILLIGAN LOG HOME. Massive real river rock fireplace, giant vaulted ceilings and huge picture window. Lots of metal and rustic accents. Loft is set up like a movie room. Electric fireplace and barn door in master bedroom. Easy access in Moonridge. Close to Bear Mountain Ski and Golf. V ery modern and rustic flare. This is the most unique log cabin you’ll ever see!

$422,500

GORGEOUS HOME just steps to all the activity! Located within walking distance to the Village, snow play, lake, and shops. This immaculate 3 bed, 2 bath home, features light and airy floor plan, perfect for the whole family. Blond wood throughout, large deck for BBQing, entertaining, relaxing with a peek-a-boo lake view. There is an extra deep 1-car garage attached, with plenty of storage.

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$339,000

GREAT HOME IN BEAR LAKE. STEPS TO NATIONAL FOREST! Remodeled in 2009: Wood floors throughout, new rear deck covering, spa, 3/4 bath upstairs. Wrap-around decking. Close to everything. New under house storage area w/ workshop. Furn. Per inventory. Has been a fantastic rental, currently on rental program with Monster Properties. VERY WELL MAINTAINED AND SUPER CLEAN MOONRIDGE HOME. Nice open floor plan, light and bright! New carpet, floors, doors and roof. Walking distance to Bear Mountain shuttle when lower lot is open. 2 great decks (can support spa) with ski slope views of both mountains, quiet neighborhood, yet so close to all. Furnished per inventory list. CHARMING BIG BEAR VINTAGE 1922 MINER’S CABIN Fully restored w/original pine paneling. Kitchen features include granite kitchen counter tops, copper sink & custom range/hood. Claw foot bathtub w/shower fixtures, original wood floors throughout. Anderson wood double hung windows throughout. New beautiful oversized 28 ft. deep garage with loft & 22 ft. open beam ceilings.


EAGLE’S LODGE #1575

$550 - $1755 per day

NOW $799 ,000! 6 Bedroom s, 3.5 Baths

42336 Heavenly Valley Road Big Bear Lake, CA, 92315 • Open living floor plan • Hardwood floors • 2 master suites with fireplaces • 2 master baths with spa tubs • Alarm system • Attached garage • Fenced yard • Sprinkler system

• Vaulted ceilings • 2 forced air furnaces • 3rd fireplace in family room • Backyard deck • Landscaped Grounds • 5 bedrooms plus guest or 6th bedroom • Near zoo, golf, and ski slopes

MUST SELL Great investment - Fully Furnished Call or email Gunther Leider 949-235-3665 - gunther.leider@hotmail.com DRE#01413941 Real Estate with Altitude • Big Bear Grizzly • December 2016 - 9


Prepare your home for

holiday entertaining As the holiday season approaches and you’re tasked with hosting family and friends, it can be a little overwhelming to imagine all the work that has to take place for a successful celebration. However, there’s no reason the host can’t join in the fun. To help keep calm and have your home ready for the party, follow these tips. See HOLIDAY Page 14

High Timber Ranch - New Construction

Custom, mountain home on a well-treed 20,000 square foot parcel in High Timber Ranch, Moonridge area of Big Bear Lake. Vaulted and 12’ ceilings throughout, custom, knotty alder cabinets and interior doors being installed as of this writing. This 4,695 square foot home features a master suite plus three additional bedrooms. Separate study/office with natural light. The great room has a see-through fireplace to the dining area with custom French doors that open up to the rear deck. Gourmet style kitchen with Thermador appliances and a bar. Large media room has a full bath and wet bar. Upgraded wiring for computer, video and internet throughout the home. There are 8 interior and exterior video cameras to monitor your new home. Call Diane for a complete amenities list or an opportunity to view this special property. Asking $1,395,000.00 Enjoy the view of trees in a peaceful setting. Underground utilities and wonderful homes in the neighborhood.

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Attention Realtors... Wyndham is Hiring Sales Agents! As an employee in our sales center you are not only a sales representative, but also a real estate agent, tour guide and a vacation counselor. Due to another record setting year, we are hiring now!

What to expect from WYNDHAM Work for the world’s largest hospitality company. The Industry’s most respected training – you bring the talent and motivation – we will help build your career. No Marketing or Cold-Calls; in-person PRE-QUALIFIED appointments waiting for you at resort sales center. Receive excellent benefits including healthcare, travel discounts, 401k and much more! No “on-call” or cumbersome paperwork. Enjoy established hours (usually 35-40 weekly). NO Inspections – No Appraisals No Marketing/Operating Expenses – No Long Escrows California Real Estate License prior to employment Background check required - EEO Wyndham Vacation Ownership - Area Sales and Marketing Recruiter Palm Springs - Indio - Big Bear

vennessa.garcia@wyn.com or 424-202-0232

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Holiday preparation Continued from Page 10

Cleaning More often than not, the first step to readying your home for a house full of guests is to clean. Start by going room to room seeking out trash, recyclables and things that can be stored away — anything to clear up much-needed space. Once the clutter is cleared, work from the top down to clean surfaces, so any dust or debris that hits the floor can be vacuumed or swept neatly away. Remember to steer clear of harsh or highly fragrant chemicals, which may be an irritant to some guests.

Upgrading

Don’t try to sneak by with old appliances this time around. Instead, upgrade your most important resources throughout the house in order to find success when it comes to playing host. For example, swapping out your old, cluttered refrigerator for a Whirlpool French Door Refrigerator with industry-first infinity slide shelves is a useful way to create more space in the kitchen. Its pantry-inspired layout lets families fit and find all their edible favorites. Every section, shelf and bin in the refrigerator was redesigned to deliver

smart organization with panoramic shelves and unique features to store 30 percent more than other leading French door bottom mount refrigerators. Perfect for a big shopping run before a party, the refrigerator features dedicated spaces places like the Treasure Bin, Platter Pocket and Small Items Bin to give maximum visibility and easy access when it’s time for the food prep to begin.

Planning

Staying organized and having a precise plan are vital to putting together the perfect night with family and friends. Make sure to nail down the specifics, such as the number of guests, what food will be brought, what needs prepared in advance and what can wait until the big day. Making lists and involving others in the family to help can make a seemingly insurmountable volume of work feel instantly manageable. As you think through your plans, remember to anticipate the unexpected and have an emergency party kit on hand to quickly respond to pitfalls, like spills or broken glass, before they derail the festivities.

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Planning the event takes time and energy Continued from Page 14

Decorating

With all the energy you put into planning and upgrading, don’t overlook the importance of taking time to make your home shine with a creative touch. Go festive with holiday-specific decor or keep it classic with timeless decorations placed throughout the home to make it really sparkle. For close family and friends, consider adding personal touches like mementos of holidays past. Or go with a themed approach with similar colors and textures that you carry throughout the house. For more ideas to upgrade your kitchen, visit whirlpool.com.

Get Organized for Entertaining

Hosting a holiday gathering is no small feat, but you can get organized ahead of the big day with these entertaining tips. Set the guest list early: Send out invites in advance. Longer notice allows for you to better gauge who will be attending and how much food you’ll need to make. Rather than waiting to see who shows up and who

doesn’t, send out RSVPs via mail or email so that you have a precise idea of how many people to plan for. Plan the menu ahead of time: From drinks to side dishes to dessert, with special storage spots and industry-first infinity slide shelves, Whirlpool’s French Door Refrigerator allows you to store 30 percent more so you can buy all your groceries in advance. This way you won’t have to worry about running to the store just moments before guests arrive. Set the table the day before: Organizing where you can, such as setting out plates and silverware in advance, allows you to focus on preparing food and drinks on the day of the party. Unless you’ll be using fresh cut flowers, go ahead and complete the centerpieces and any other decorative touches the night before, as well. Make a party-night cheat sheet: Keep a checklist nearby so you don’t forget about any of your delicious courses or what tasks need completed throughout the evening. Remember to include items like refreshing the ice bucket and swapping out buffet dishes or appetizer platters periodically.

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JANET DOOLEY/Big Bear Grizzly

In mountain style, a variety of roof angles, gables and overhangs mimic a pile of boulders or a mountain range.

Foundation in nature By Janet Dooley

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e see it all the time, but what is mountain architecture? Functionally, mountain style needs to take advantage of and withstand the elements — sun, as well as snow. Ideally, it blends in with its surroundings. Think logs and rocks. But there are some other subtle traits to mountain style. Indoor spaces extend to the outside with decks and terraces. There is the potential of a lot of windows with a view, “like the prow of a ship,” says Don Souza, contractor and owner of

Don Souza Construction. Windows that fold away into the wall give the appearance of interiors expanding into the outdoors. Souza says mountain style uses wide, clean shapes. The houses often have outdoor as well as indoor fireplaces. “And wide, hewn plank siding — I like it more than logs now,” Souza says. In mountain style, natural terrain is incorporated into the structure. Decks wrap around trees. Boulders become part of a wall. Houses are built

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Photo courtesy of Steve Bayer

Architect Steve Bayer uses a refined shiplap siding on this project. Gables with windows project “like the prow of a ship.”

Mountain style Continued from Page 18

up so that a dry stream bed runs under the structure. Souza uses slate flooring with radiant heating. He gets his rock from Colorado and Montana. The natural, pink-color rock from Big Bear seen in so many of the older homes is gone, Souza says. Steve Bayer is a structural engineer and licensed contractor, as well as a licensed architect in Big Bear. Bayer says vaulted ceilings with ridge and crossbeams are a characteristic of mountain style. “I like it when I can see the actual guts of a building,” Bayer says. Columns of stone tapered wider at the bottom create an anchored and solid look in mountain style. A variety of roof angles, gables and overhangs mimic a pile of boulders or a mountain range. “I was able to give a log house I was working on in Fawnskin a cantilevered roof over a deck,” Bayer says. Bayer echoes the sentiment of Souza when he says, “We kind of went through the log trend. I wonder if we’re getting burned out on it.” A current project of his uses more refined shiplap siding, Bayer says. Landscaping is an important aspect of mountain style. Kent Stalcup of Stalcup Landscape Innovations Inc. says home sites should minimize the use of retaining walls, contain water runoff and enhance natural landforms. “We try to restore the property to what the natural

BRADY ENGER/Big Bear Grizzly

In mountain style, natural terrain is incorporated into the structure. Decks wrap around trees. Boulders become part of a wall.

mountain setting would be,” Stalcup says. “Boulders to help with erosion, evergreen screening, drought-tolerant plants and thrifty drip systems.” Driveways are often natural materials, such as stone and pavers. Stalcup says he likes to use wood chippings and earth tone gravels on pathways that connect the front and back yards. Contact Don Souza Construction at 909-584-4722, or visit www.donsouzaconstinc.com. Contact Steve Bayer Architecture & Engineering at 909-584-9222 or visit www.stevebayer.com. Contact Stalcup Landscape Innovations Inc. at 909-866-9696 or visit www.stalcuplandscape.com.

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inter conditions can present a wide range of challenges to your lawn and landscape, but there are precautions you can take to protect your lawn, as well as your trees and shrubs, from seasonal harm. Preventive steps from the lawncare experts at TruGreen can help your lawn survive the winter season’s harsh elements. Snow Plow Damage Install brightly-colored boundary markers along the edges of paved areas to help protect lawn and shrubs from snow plow and snow thrower blades. Lightweight wooden stakes, at least four feet tall with bright reflective tape and brightly covered fiberglass rods, serve as good markers. Avoid heavy metal, fence posts and other large objects, as they can pose a hazard to snow plow operators. Cold Temperature Stress More so than any other season, trees and shrubs are vulnerable to changing weather conditions during the winter. Wide temperature fluctuation and extremely low temperatures are the biggest factors of tree stress, meaning your trees are more susceptible to things like frost cracks, sunscald and winter burn. Keep twigs and limbs from breaking under the weight of ice by carefully brushing away, whenever possible, any snow load from plants, which will reduce the weight on the limbs and decrease the damage. Placing a burlap cover around shrubs such as boxwood and yews will help reduce winter desiccation. Proper fertilization can help keep your trees and

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Dodge winter lawn damage

shrubs healthy well into spring, and allow them to better tolerate winter. A service like TruGreen can help with tree and shrub services customized to meet your landscape’s every need, including applications to control overwintering insects, pests and mites. Freezing Temperatures Damage to plants, shrubs and trees as a result of sustained low temperatures can typically go undetected until spring or early summer, when plants fail to produce new growth. To help prevent damage, maintain a two- to three-inch layer of mulch to help protect the crown and roots from weather extremes. Winter Dehydration During the colder months of winter, plants cannot replace moisture lost from leaves and needles. This leads to “dehydration” – technically known as desiccation. To help avoid this problem, maintain proper watering late into the fall, or water during periods of winter thaw. TruGreen offers an anti-desiccation service that helps reduce moisture loss caused by cold winter winds for broadleaf evergreens that are most susceptible to winter desiccation. Ice Melt Ice-melting agents, such as rock salt and products containing calcium and magnesium chloride, may accumulate in the soil and cause damage to plants. Use extreme care when applying ice-melting agents to prevent damage to your plants or concrete surfaces. Find more advice to help prep your lawn for winter at TruGreen.com.

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BEAUTIFUL LOG SIDED HOME with covered porch to enjoy the peaceful neighborhood. Custom built with all the amenities. Open floor plan with great room. Pellet stove fireplace keeps the house toasty. Comes with furnishings. Nice feeling of seclusion yet only 15 minutes from lake, skiing, and shopping.

NEWLY REMODELED! 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath with bonus loft area not included in square footage. Quartz counter tops, pergo style flooring. New stainless steel appliances. Large roof top deck to enjoy the great outdoors. Walk to market, laundry, gas and restaurants. MLS#2162087

$154,000

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Becki Wheeler Top Listing & Selling Agent BRE #01347218

GENT A P TO OR F BER O T C O 2016

$135,000 CENTRALLY LOCATED. Walk to store and Convention

Center. This 1 story 2 bed, 1 bath, has open living room with fireplace, updated kitchen with appliances, dining area, laundry area, enclosed front porch, enclosed back patio, large parking area and fenced back yard. Low maintenance landscaping with trees. Priced to have you in by Christmas. Zoned general commercial and grandfathered in to have single family residence. MLS#2160181

$199,000 RARE FIND! 12.9 acres of Alpine forest for sale! Never see your neighbors and enjoy a variety of trees, wild flowers, seasonal streams, various terrains and breahtaking views. Pacific crest trail meanders between this property & property next door. Easy to find off HWY 38 and Rainbow. Build your dream home on various level areas. Private road to property. Multi-use zoning. MLS#2161926

$80,000 DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH! Built in 1930, this classic cabin is the perfect project for the weekend handyman. Located on a triple lot with a variety of trees. Has a newer shed on property. Fix up or add on. Buyer to do own due diligence, sold as-is. MLS#2161175

$65,000 JUST REDUCED! LOWEST PRICE ACREAGE IN THIS AREA! Majestic mountain views on over an acre of level, street-to-street land. Enter from West or Lakewood. Fence on Lakewood. Located on quiet, paved cul-de-sac with underground utilities. This is a key lot with access from both streets. No address has been assigned yet. MLS#2140884

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$13,000 FRACTIONAL 1/10TH OWNERSHIP. 3 bed, 3 bath villa similar to a timeshare, except there are only 10 owners and you get 28/year, 14 Summer and 14 Winter, plus short-notice days. You choose your days. Located in the Village of BBL. Turnkey and luxury, member owned boat docks, reception area, teen room, gym, heated outdoor pool, spa. The club is a 5-star resort. MLS#2161339

$15,000 6 LEVEL LOTS being sold together totaling 15,247 sq. ft. The biggest one has been merged for tax purposes. Great views, large enough to have a well and build a home. Motivated seller less than $1 per square foot. No address has been assigned. MLS#2161226

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CUSTOM MOONRIDGE CHALET. Rare property with lake and slope views. Affordable with all the right touches. “Great Room” living with a nice size dining area, complete kitchen with spacious pantry, master bedroom, guest bedroom, bonus sleeping area, 2 baths and laundry area. Spacious view decking ~ watch Fourth of July Fireworks! Street to street 8,850 sq. ft. lot, level access, good parking, single garage and workshop. Furnishings negotiable. Asking $374,000. MLS #2161294

INVITING SETTING WITH STYLE! Quality chalet located in a quiet neighborhood offers 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and attached single car garage. Fenced backyard for privacy with concrete patio and serene landscaping. Bonus room off the master bedroom could be a great office, nursery or exercise room. New kitchen appliances. Affordable weekend of fulltime home, be sure to see this winning property. Asking $198,000 MLS#2161262

BACKS TO NATIONAL FOREST. Extraordinary authentic Austrian chalet on 2.89 acres near ski areas.Heavy timber construction, 3 stories, lots of upgrades and amenities, plans for 3 car garage with guest quarters, extensive decking, and 6 bedrooms total with 6.5 baths. Well water and city water, wine cellar, 2 wet bars, formal dining room, 3 stone fireplaces and RV parking. Equestrian use allows 6 horses. Reduced to $1,690,000. MLS#2160517

ACCENT ON VALUE AND LOCATION. Special home located in North Estates near lake and Pleasure Point Marina. 2,700 sq. ft. of living space, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, spacious family room with pool table and large entertainment view deck with outdoor spa. Upgraded kitchen with tile, new stainless steel appliances and spacious dining area. Custom furnishings are negotiable. 2,000+ sq. ft. of garage space. Excellent rental history! Asking $739,000 MLS#2161764

FULL LOG LAKE FRONT HOME IN QUIET BOULDER BAY. Perfection and amenities galore. Chef’s kitchen, professionally decorated – furnishings are negotiable. Media room, extensive decking, 8-person spa, 2-slip boat dock, private beach, second rock fireplace in the incredible master suite, massive beam construction, 2-car garage. showplace home and entertainers delight! Reduced to $1,950,000. MLS#2160826

EXCEPTIONAL VALUE! Single story Big Bear City home offers 1,040 sq. ft. of living space with 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Attractive brick fireplace, open floor plan and spacious bedrooms. Separate laundry area, level year round access on a 50 x 100 lot, fenced backyard, covered front deck and attached 2-car garage. Minutes away from ski slopes, golf course, zoo and shopping. Pilots delight near the airport! Asking $174,000. MLS#216057

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PRESTIGIOUS FOX FARM LOCATION. 4 bedrooms and 3 separate baths, 2-car attached garage, and formal dining and laundry rooms! Fully fenced backyard, 2 decks and 2 balconies for sunrise and sunset views, walk-in pantry, ceiling fans, skylights, bay window, and appliances included. Outside storage room below stairs in front! Same owner for 19 years! 3 bedrooms have no closets. $340,000

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NEWLY REMODELED! 1,255 sq. ft. with washer/dryer hook ups with all new appliances, 2 decks, new wood flooring, an outside gas heater with room to park your rv, and an outbuilding that has power (160 sq. ft.). 2 car garage and plenty of room to enjoy while relaxing among the trees. $224,000

WONDERFUL LOCATION AT THE EAST END OF TOWN. Just Off Hwy. 38, nearby trails, this home has a fenced yard with a garage, updated kitchen an bathrooms. $299,995

QUIET AND PRIVATE cul-de-sac location in Pinewood Estates for this 2 bedroom plus loft, 2 bath getaway. Level, private large 8,276 sq. ft. lot! Family owned, and cared for since 1991! 3 year old roof, 3 year exterior paint, new appliances, plentiful parking for RV and boat! Storage building, furnished per inventory, & central location! $249,000

THIS PROPERTY IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY with lots of potential. Great level lot, huge garage, huge great room/master bedroom. Bring your imagination! $230,000

WAITING FOR THE Big Bear Lake cabin centrally located to lake, marina, village shops, restaurants, hiking, and slopes? Waiting for a cabin to enjoy views, walk to the lake, new deck, most new windows, new vinyl siding and large, 5,000 sq. ft. lot? This is it! Ready to enjoy! $179,000

ONE BLOCK FROM THE LAKE and the very Popular Holloway’s Marina. Imagine the possibilities with this affordable cabin with a large 4,050 sq. ft. lot which offers room to expand. Park your RV, toys or guest parking. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, a loft for extra sleeping area, kitchen and living room. $145,000

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ADORABLE 2016 newly constructed 2 bedroom cabin. Granite counter tops, wood look tile shower, vaulted ceilings, pine T&G on interior walls for that cozy cabin feel. Expansive front porch for entertaining. Home is brand new! $259,000

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TURNKEY GOVERNMENT LEASE! Remodeled with 8x20 ft. addition. 1.75 baths, mudroom/laundry area, propane furnace/ central heat, 40 gallon propane water heater, new paneling in kitchen and bedrooms, new flooring, refinished floor in living room, new electric service box, bunk house with electric and heat, Great access all year. $199,000

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