Facing Foreclosure? Free Seminar for Homeowners on Saturday Will Include One-On-One Consultations

A free home foreclosure seminar will be offered this Saturday, July 25 through The Inland Empire Economic Recovery Corporation. County Supervisor Neil Derry invites distressed homeowners to participate in the 8am seminar, being held at Cal State University San Bernardino, during which time homeowners will be able to have one-on-one consultations … [Read more...]

County Supervisors to Potentially Approve Sale of Tax-Defaulted Properties to the San Bernardino Land Trust

San Bernardino County Supervisors meet for their regular meeting at the San Bernardino County Government Center this morning at 10am. Today’s agenda offers County Supervisors the opportunity to approve the sale of tax defaulted properties to the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust. Properties that have been tax defaulted for five years or more … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake Now Offers First-Time Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance Program; Up to 5% of Purchase Price Available on 10-Year Commitment

After much discussion over the course of three Big Bear Lake City Council meetings, Council’s Improvement Agency last night came to consensus—or at least a unanimous vote—in favor of the implementation of the First-Time Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance Program. Though some Council members had expressed concern about the 10-year loan … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake City Council to Revisit New Development Mitigation Fee and Homebuyer Assistance Program in This Evening’s Meeting

The City Council of Big Bear Lake meets this evening for their first regular meeting of the month and, among items on the agenda’s Consent Calendar are the potential adoption of the New Development Mitigation Fee and a resolution initiating proceedings to adopt a Standby Charge for DWP-serviced properties without water service. During the … [Read more...]

Proposition 8/Decline in Market Value Review Service Offered Free of Charge Through County Assessor’s Office; Property Owners Advised Not to Pay for This Service

San Bernardino County’s Assistant Assessor Dennis Draeger has issued an advisory to property owners saying, essentially, do not pay for free services. Per the statement issued today: “Various private companies are mailing solicitations to property owners, offering their services to file a Proposition 8/Decline in Market Value Review request … [Read more...]

Say Goodbye to Your Landlord: Free Home Buyer Seminar Offered on Saturday

A local home buyers fair, billed as “Say Goodbye to Your Landlord,” will be offered free of charge by Century 21 Bonnie Blue realtors on Saturday afternoon. As realtor Connie Swank told the Big Bear Lake City Council this week, “We thought it was a good time to educate people on what funding is available.” The home buyers fair, taking place … [Read more...]

City Council Approves First Reading on New Development Mitigation Fees Ordinance, But Does Not Reach Consensus on Homebuyer Assistance Program

The City Council of Big Bear Lake returned to the topic of New Development Mitigation Fees at their meeting of April 27, as they had asked staff for some revisions to the ordinance when discussed at their April 13 meeting. As presented this round—with an effective date of September 1 (rather than 30 days from adoption), deferral of payment until … [Read more...]

Community Services District in Escrow on Big Bear City Property; Half-Acre Will Be Used for Water Well Replacement Within Five Years

The Board of Directors of the Big Bear City Community Services District have unanimously agreed to move forward on the purchase of property, on the corner of Maltby and Paradise in Big Bear City, in anticipation of eventual water well replacement. At present, the CSD owns two wells on the property adjacent to this new site. According to the … [Read more...]

Homeowners, Property Taxes Are Due April 10; San Bernardino County Offers Online Payment Option

Homeowners are reminded that, by week’s end, property taxes are due. San Bernardino County Tax Collector Dick Larsen says that there are convenient ways to make this second property tax installment, including online at MyTaxCollector.com or over the phone at 909/387-8308. Property taxes that are mailed must be postmarked on or before Friday, … [Read more...]

From Snow Summit to the Moonridge Y, 30 Years Later La Montaña Restaurant Has a New Family

It was back in the ’70s at Snow Summit Ski Resort when Rook Oxandaboure and Bob Hoogendyk started serving Mexican food under the La Montaña banner. By 1978, the locals’ favorite found its new, permanent home on the Moonridge Y, and La Montaña restaurant has been there ever since. Thirty years later, though, the Oxandaboure family has sold the … [Read more...]