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Weekly Real Estate Listing Update for Mammoth Lakes, Ca. and Neighboring Communities

On Monday February 22, 2010 there are 71 homes listed for sale in Mammoth Lakes. The average price is $1,702,219, the price range is from $49,900 – $7,900,000 and the average days on market is 226.

There are 32 lots for sale. The average price is $1,051,075, the price range is from $110,000 – $13,000,000 and the average days on market is 410.

There are 165 condominiums for sale. The average price is $504,160, the price range is from $115,000 – $2,100,000, and the average days on market is 201.

There are 43 commercial properties for sale. The average price is $529,542, the price range is from $39,000 – $4,250,000, and the average days on market is 330.

In June Lake, there are 15 homes for sale. The average price is $3,232,733, the price range is from $128,000 – $19,998,000, and the average days on market is 163.

There are 21 lots for sale. The average price is $206,500, the price range is from $70,000 – $399,000, and the average days on market is 336.

There are 5 commercial properties for sale. The average price is $4,983,800 the price range is  $430,000 -$19,995,000, and the average days on market is 451.

There are 5 condominiums for sale. The average price is $514,700, price range is  $309,000-$850,000, and the average days on market is 584.

In Crowley Lake/ Sierra Springs, there are 13 homes for sale. The average price is $460,615 the price range is $52,000 (mobile home) – $1,399,000 and the average days on market is 135.

There are 14 lots for sale. The average price is $419,357, the price range is from $80,000 – $1,950,000, and the average days on market is 277.

There are 3 condominiums for sale. The average price is $145,100. The price range is from $130,900 – $179,500, and the average days on market is 199.

In Aspen Springs and Sunny Slopes there is 1 home for sale. The average price is $1,275,000. The price range is from $1,275,000 – $1,275,000  and the average days on market is 77.

There is 1 lot for sale. The average price is $1,950,000. The price range is from $1,950,000 – $1,950,000, and the average days on market is 250.

In the Paradise/ Pinion Ranch/ Rimrock and Swall Meadows areas there is 1 home for sale ( Mammoth Lakes listing service). The average price is $2,999,999, the price range is from $2,999,999 – $2,999,999, and the average days on market is 37.

There are  10 lots for sale. The average price is $519,690. The price range is from $89,900 – $2,990,000, and the average days on market is 649.

In Bishop, there are 25 homes for sale (Bishop Listing Service). The average price is $400,889, and the price range is from $219,000 – $649,500. The average days on market is 90.

There are 12 lots  for sale. The average price is $352,483 and the price range is from $130,000 – $1,300,000. The average days on market is 234.

There are 2 commercial business opportunities. The average price is $348,750 and the price range is from $110,000 – $587,500. The average days on market is 513.

For more information on the Mammoth Lakes real estate market, please log onto my website at www.easternsierraproperties.com. You can also call or email me to discuss the market.

Eastern Sierra Conservation Program For Buyers

I list and help people buy land from Walker, Ca. South to Lone Pine, Ca.

Many of the parcels are large and are adjacent to Bureau of Land Management ( BLM ), and Forest Service land.

I spoke with the Eastern Sierra Land Trust about a program they want to start that would educate sellers and potential buyers of land about conservation easements and the tax benefits of buying and conserving a property.

This program is just beginning, but I would love to hear from any Realtors who participate or who have participated in a program like this in your community.

Has it been useful? Was it easy for all parties to the transaction? Was it time consuming? Were there any delays due to the local conservation easement program? What steps would you recommend when talking with someone about considering a conservation easements? Are there any drawbacks to the buyer?

You can contact me off of my website: www.easternsierraproperties.com

I look forward to hearing from you!

Mammoth Lakes and Local Communities Active Listings Summary

On Monday February 15, 2010 there are 71 homes listed for sale in Mammoth Lakes. The average price is $1,735,036, the price range is from $49,900 – $7,900,000 and the average days on market is 227.

There are 32 lots for sale. The average price is $1,051,075, the price range is from $109,000 – $13,000,000 and the average days on market is 403.

There are 153 condominiums for sale. The average price is $503,122, the price range is from $115,000 – $2,100,000, and the average days on market is 218.

There are 43 commercial properties for sale. The average price is $529,893, the price range is from $39,000 – $4,250,000, and the average days on market is 323.

In June Lake, there are 15 homes for sale. The average price is $3,232,733, the price range is from $128,000 – $19,998,000, and the average days on market is 156.

There are 22 lots for sale. The average price is $207,568, the price range is from $70,000 – $399,000, and the average days on market is 333.

There are 5 commercial properties for sale. The average price is $4,983,800 the price range is  $430,000 -$19,995,000, and the average days on market is 444.

There are 5 condominiums for sale. The average price is $514,700, price range is  $309,000-$850,000, and the average days on market is 577.

In Crowley Lake/ Sierra Springs, there are 12 homes for sale. The average price is $445,500 the price range is $59,000 (mobile home) – $1,399,000 and the average days on market is 139.

There are 14 lots for sale. The average price is $419,357, the price range is from $80,000 – $1,950,000, and the average days on market is 270.

There are 3 condominiums for sale. The average price is $148,433. The price range is from $130,900 – $179,500, and the average days on market is 192.

In Aspen Springs and Sunny Slopes there is 1 home for sale. The average price is $1,275,000. The price range is from $1,275,000 – $1,275,000  and the average days on market is 70.

There is 1 lot for sale. The average price is $1,950,000. The price range is from $1,950,000 – $1,950,000, and the average days on market is 243.

In the Paradise/ Pinion Ranch/ Rimrock and Swall Meadows areas there is 1 home for sale ( Mammoth Lakes listing service). The average price is $2,999,999, the price range is from $2,999,999 – $2,999,999, and the average days on market is 30.

There are  10 lots for sale. The average price is $519,690. The price range is from $89,900 – $2,990,000, and the average days on market is 642.

In Bishop, there are 26 homes for sale (Bishop Listing Service). The average price is $405,885, and the price range is from $219,000 – $649,500. The average days on market is 91.

There are 13 lots  for sale. The average price is $536,908 and the price range is from $130,000 – $2,750,000. The average days on market is 225.

There are 2 commercial business opportunities. The average price is $348,750 and the price range is from $110,000 – $587,500. The average days on market is 506.

For more information on real estate in Mammoth Lakes, and the neighboring communities, please log onto www.easternsierraproperties.com. Click on Property Search, type in your search criteria and active listings will be displayed.

The Town of Mammoth Lakes, California

Mammoth Lakes, California is a small alpine community of approximately 7,093 year-round residents located in the Inyo National Forest of California’s Eastern Sierra. If you’re thinking about relocating to Mammoth Lakes, contact Bill MacBride – REALTOR ®, your local and trusted real estate agent who can help find the home that’s right for you. Mammoth Lakes is reached using U.S. Highway 395 and via commercial air service using Horizon Air. For reservations, call 800-547-9308 or visit http://www.horizonair.com. Mammoth / Yosemite Airport is about a 10 minute drive from the Town of Mammoth Lakes. Sierra Express (760) 934-8294 and Mammoth Shuttle (760) 934-
6588 offer shuttle service to the Town and to Reno, Nevada.

Mammoth Lakes History

Mining was the key to bringing people to the Mammoth area in the late 1800’s. Prior to mining, Paiute, Shoshone and Washoe settlements populated the local area. In the 1900’s people visited the Eastern Sierra for recreation, movies were made and the village of Mammoth was born. Mammoth got its name form the mining era, Mammoth Mining Co. Mammoth was quiet and relatively remote until the completion of Highway 203 in 1937. At that time, the center of Town moved from the Old Mammoth area to its present location. Mammoth Lakes incorporated in 1984. The Town of Mammoth Lakes conducts business utilizing a council-manager form of government. The Town website is www.townofmammothlakes.com.

Mammoth Lakes Ski SeasonThe economy is primarily tourism-based. The predominant factor, in our economy, is the Winter snowfall and the ski season that is generated. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is one of the largest ski resorts in the country. There are over 150 trails, 30 lifts, 3 gondolas, 3 terrain parks and over 3,500 acres of skiable terrain. The website, for Mammoth Mountain, is http://www.mammothmountain.com. Mammoth Lakes is located nearly equidistant from Los Angeles and San Diego to the South. Reno, Nevada is approximately a 4 hour drive to the North.

The Town of Mammoth Lakes sits at an elevation of 7,800 feet and the surrounding peaks rise to over 12,000 feet. While the year-round population is approximately 7,093, the population swells to over 35,000 on Holiday weekends during the Winter months. The climate, during winter months is mostly sunny with temperatures averaging 30-40 degrees. During Summer months, the temperatures average between 75-80 degrees.

Lake Mammoth Hospitality

There are plenty of places to spend the night, with over 8,500 local rental units that can accomodate varying group sizes. This includes motels, hotels, condominiums, bed & breakfasts, cabins and hotel condominiums. For dining, there are over 65 restaurants to choose from. Cuisine choices include Traditional, Mexican, Japanese, German, Italian and French. If you want to take a rest day, there are several shopping plazas with retail stores and restaurants. The Old Mammoth Mall, Sierra Center Mall, Main Street Plaza, The Village at Mammoth, Sherwin Plaza and Minaret Village Mall are easy to find and fun to get acquainted with. Mammoth Lakes also offers a wide range of medical services including dentistry, physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, therapeutic massage and emergency care services at the local hospital.

The local newspapers are The Mammoth Times and The Sheet. The Mammoth Times is distributed each Thursday and The Sheet is distributed on Saturday. There are five banks in town. Alta One (760)934-3024, Bank of America (760) 934-6839, Eastern Sierra Community Bank (760) 924-0990, Union Bank (760)934-2546 and Wells Fargo, who has an ATM located inside Vons. Mammoth Lakes has one Elementary School, one Middle School and three High Schools. The Eastern Sierra College Center is one of the sites of Cerro Coso Community College.

For more information on The Town of Mammoth Lakes, including active real estate listings, please log onto my website at http://www.easternsierraproperties.com.

The Eastern Sierra: Home of Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Mtn.Ski Area

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Mammoth Lakes or the Eastern Sierra, I have provided an overview of the region.
While I came to Mammoth in 1978 to ski, the Summer kept me coming back.
As a Realtor and EcoBroker I am proud and grateful to help people buy and sell homes in such a beautiful area of the world. A place I call home!
The Eastern Sierra mountain and high desert region of California and Nevada, an extreme land, is most famous for outdoor sports, recreation and vacation. On a clear day you can see from Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the lower 48 United States, to below sea level in Death Valley National Park. Activities include skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports, as well as fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, bicycling, rock climbing, boating and sailing, waterskiing and wakeboarding, birdwatching and wildlife viewing, motorcycling and dirt biking, off-highway vehicle travel, scenic drives and photography, and much more.

Geographically, the area reaches from Yosemite National Park’s eastern boundary and the Lake Tahoe / Carson City areas in the north, to the great Mojave Desert in the South. The Owens Valley, Mono Lake and the Mono Basin, as well as the Walker River Drainage comprise the westernmost rim of North America’s Great Basin and Range Province. This vast region is very sparsely populated, and visitors can often outnumber residents in popular tourist areas. The people here are diverse, as is the climate in different areas. There are pastoral ranch and farm communities, high mountain villages, and desert outposts. Bishop, California, a small town by many people’s standards, is our largest “urban” area.

The area is rich in history, from the Paiute and Shoshone people who originally inhabited the land, through to the explorers and later the prospectors and miners who arrived in the 19th century. There are many “ghost town” sites, including the Bodie State Historic Park, a very real relic of the old west, where rangers maintain a number of old buildings in a state of “arrested decay.”

The geology of the eastern sierra is most fascinating. While the Sierra Nevada range itself is relatively new in geologic terms, the nearby (and nearly as tall) white mountains contain pre-cambrian fossils, some of the oldest known. Also in the White Mountains are the Bristlecone Pines, the earth’s oldest living things. The area near Mammoth Mountain is currently one of the most geothermally and seismically active areas in the west, and the Mono Basin hosts a chain of very young volcanos. Higher in the Sierras, glacial valleys have sculpted some of the most dramatic and beautiful high mountain scenes with fabulous mountain wilderness and back-country lakes: yet, it is just several miles away from much more arid, desert-like valleys.