Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | December 20, 2013

Real Estate Update from Snowy Palomar Mountain


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Just a little snow made it extra special up here today!  There is no business like snow business!

People often ask how the Real Estate Market is doing these days.  Tomorrow a quick escrow is closing for “Honey, Stop the Car”, just in time to move in for Christmas.  We opened a 21 day escrow yesterday on “The Palomar Loft” with a couple with ties that go back many decades to Palomar. Ah, to own a piece of the Mountain!  We’ve had quite a few showings lately but the lowest inventory in the 14 years that I have been a Realtor.

I remember the days of 18 to 22 active listings on Palomar.  We have less than half of that.   Click to see all cabins, homes, and ranches on the MLS. There are only nine to choose from.  Just one piece of land that I think will go soon now, paired with the cabin next door.

The Vacation Rental Market is really picking up.  We often have only a few hours on turn-arounds.  And, we already had one guest buy a cabin!  Sure has been fun to meet some of the folks that enjoy Palomar so much even for just a few days.  I think it has been good for the mountain too, as they love to visit the Observatory, have a yummy meal at Mother’s Kitchen, pick up supplies at the General Store.  They hike in the State Park, contribute to save our State Park, go home with some mountain eggs, or ground coffee.  Great bargains have been found at the Bailey Barn Sales.  The Zip Line at the Conference Center is a huge hit.  Guests coming next week plan to be at the Community Center for Christmas Eve.

So, I always welcome folks for their “tour of the Mountain” hoping that they will join us up here.

Thinking of selling your cabin, home, ranch or land?  One way I look listings is kind of like the success of Food Court in a Mall.  The more you have to choose from, the more people come, and the more the register rings.  Love to talk to you about the possibilities.

And, would you consider renting your cabin?  I’m glad to get your questions answered about spreading the joy of time on the mountain, too!

Merry, Merry Christmas to all!

Bonnie Phelps

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  1. Hi Bonnie,   Any way I can use that shot of Palomar in the snow from chopper 8 in the Roadrunner? It’s a great shot and I love the idea of having a snow picture in the Christmas edition of the paper! Regards,Kim HarrisConsulting EditorValley Roadrunner760-749-1112    

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