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Big Bear is Having a Multimillion-Dollar Real Estate Boom

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With the economy on the mend, it's no surprise that billionaires are willing to drop top dollar in pricey ski towns like Aspen. But even in drought-stricken markets like Big Bear, CA, housing prices and the average price per square foot continue to rise. Bolstered by Mammoth Mountain's recent acquisition of Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, the Big Bear region is bracing for an influx of cash and development. First up? Connecting the two neighboring ski resorts. With a slew of luxury hotels and new restaurants predicted to follow, and cash-flush clientele from nearby Los Angeles looking to buy, the Big Bear real estate market is officially hot. According to listing agent Grant Gerhart, there were zero $2-million-and-above sales in 2013. In 2014, there were six, and 2015 looks to be even bigger. In honor of this nascent boom, Curbed Ski takes a photo tour of seven Big Bear properties currently on the market ranging from $2 million to just over $4.2 million.

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