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Mammoth Lakes: An Outdoor Paradise

Does the start of ski season have you dreaming of a weekend away to the Eastern Sierra? 

Have you ever thought it was time to get a vacation property or second home near all your favorite activities? A recent report from the National Board of Realtors shows that the sale of vacation properties continues to increase as the economy improves, and if you love the outdoors, there is no better place than Mammoth Lakes to create your home away from home. As the snow begins to fall, here are a list of favorite winter activities in the area. 

  • Downhill skiing at Mammoth Mountain provides an unforgettable experience for the whole family.
  • Cross-country skiing is perfect if you like good workout with less gear and the Mammoth Lakes Nordic Trail System and the Tamarack Country Ski Center provide endless trails to enjoy.
  • Snowboarding at the Unbound Terrain Park at Mammoth Mountain provides something for every snowboarder, including lessons for the beginner and amazing half pipes if the upcoming Olympics have you dreaming of gold. 
  • Ice Skating is a fun family activity at Mammoth Rink. The outdoor rink has skate rental available, as well as offers lessons, pick-up hockey games and special events. 
  • If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, try dogsledding. Nearby Mammoth Dog Teams is starting another season of tours with the dogsled teams. 
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Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort: A Chance to Live the Winter Sports Dream

Aspiring athletes looking to live the winter sports dream should contemplate adding Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort onto their list of top places to visit. 

Considered to have the highest elevation in the Golden State, it’s a great place to fine tune one’s skills and gain exposure.

On most mornings, skiers and snowboarders alike can borrow video equipment from one of the resort’s onsite, OutRide Cutting Room locations. Then hit the 150+ trails or Unbound Terrain Parks for a day of filming and ripping up powder. Afterward, the videos may be polished up using the facilities’ Mac work stations and posted online.

Speaking of trails and parks, don’t be fooled into thinking that Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort is just for beginners. Sure, it has plenty of beginners’ trails and spots for the kids to discover what it’s like to stand up on skis. However, it also has great terrain for intermediate, advanced and expert winter sports fans. Some of which is sure to test even the most stalwart athlete’s mettle.

Up and coming stars that want to perfect their winter sports skills even further may appreciate Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort’s other amenities as well. They include private lessons with renowned instructors, group development programs, camps, workshops and pro sports’ quality training areas. Collectively, the training areas include access to Olympic size half-pipes, athlete focused sports massages, personal trainers and modern fitness equipment.

Of course living the winter sports dream requires more than just access to top-notch facilities. It also requires a chance to compete. The good news is Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort offers plenty of those as well. For example, FIS World Cup...

Mammoth Lakes Property Management

Your Eastern Sierra property is a treasure, a place where you can escape and enjoy all your favorite hobbies in a beautiful, natural setting.

When you decide to rent out your property, whether residential or commercial, you need to know that your investment is being taken care of properly.

Maggie Larson, owner and broker of Sierra Resort Property Management has years of history in Eastern Sierra rentals and property management services.  Sierra Resort Property Management is the leader in helping Mammoth Lakes and Eastern Sierra homeowners reach their potential property investment goals.


Maggie’s extensive knowledge of all the areas developments and neighborhoods can help you find the perfect tenant for your property.   For property owners, Sierra Resort Property Management is Mammoth's and the Eastern Sierra long-term rental company which represents residential properties to fit everyone's needs. Acting as the middleman between owner and tenants, Sierra Resort Property Management works hard so you don't have to when it comes to your property as a full service company that provides and oversees all of your long-term rental needs. “I understand that different properties need different approaches to property management so my team is flexible and innovative.”


Five Reasons to consider property management in Mammoth Lakes:  If you would like to generate rental income from your Mammoth Lakes home or condominium, you should definitely consider professional representation. Having a management team will reduce the stress associated with managing a property from afar by providing a profitable opportunity that otherwise would be vacant while ensuring that it is well taken care of.


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Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort Set to Celebrate with November 2013 Kickoff

This one comes in the form of Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort's latest announcement. Starting Thursday, November 7th, 2013, they’ll be open for business.

For those of you that have yet to experience Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort’s wonders, this is definitely the year to get acquainted. That’s because the ski resort will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary with a series of special events. The kickoff weekend is expected to start bright and early on Thursday morning and continue until late Saturday night. The festivities on offer include a champagne toast, live music and two highly anticipated films.

The first film is none other than Oakley’s Jake Blauvelt: Naturally. You may remember seeing the teaser. It’s replete with scenes of Blauvelt shredding some of the world’s best backcountry powder. During the film, Blauvelt is joined by a few of his fellow snowboarding phenomenon's. Among them are Eric Jackson, Shayne Pospisil, Kazu Kokubo and Freddie Kalbermatten.

The second film is Level 1 Productions’ Partly Cloudy. Featuring a series of the sports’ hottest skiers, its trailer was released last summer via Powder Magazine. Since that time, skiers across the globe have been anxiously awaiting its full release. Some of the tremendous athletes that appear in the highly anticipated film are Will Wesson, Tim McChesney, Ahmet Dadali, Adam Delorme and Parker White.

Of course films, champagne and live tunes are not all that Mammoth Mountain has to offer winter sports enthusiasts. It’s got a serious amount of powder, tons of trails, white knuckle elevations, on-mountain dining, wicked terrain...

Eastern Sierra Communities: Celebrate Autumn in June Lake

Grab your cameras and bring your appetite, it’s time to celebrate the arrival of autumn in one of the most charming Eastern Sierra communities around, June Lake.

Located along the Mono Basin’s rim at an elevation of 7,600 feet, it’s a perfect place to spend a day or a lifetime.

Start your day in June Lake with a bountiful breakfast at the Tiger Bar & Café. Its home to some of the best blueberry pancakes, Belgium waffles, eggs and chicken fried steak around. Then hop aboard a helicopter with SkyTime’s aviators and take a bird’s eye view of the resplendent foliage. While you’re flying over the area, be on the lookout for abundant wildlife and waterfalls too.

When you’re finished marveling at the landscape from above, strap on your hiking boots and channel your inner Ansel Adams. That’s because there are plenty of beautiful spots to explore on foot in the nearby Ansel Adams Wilderness. It sits nestled between the Sierra National Forest, Yosemite National Park and the Inyo National Forest.

There are several spots to enjoy a day hike or backpacking within the June Lake Loop Ranger District. The Glass Creek Meadow Trail will take you to the famed behemoth known as the Obsidian Dome. For rock hounds and geology buffs, it’s truly a sight to see. However, if volcanic rock isn’t your passion, the Bloody Canyon or Rush Creek Trails may prove to be the better options. Just be ready for a workout and stay alert for signs of bear activity. June Lake is also a great place to take your kids to enjoy the water and rent a pontoon boat...

How Can You Benefit From Property Management in the Eastern Sierra

Your Eastern Sierra property is a treasure, a place where you can escape and enjoy all your favorite hobbies in a beautiful, natural setting.  

When you rent out your property, whether residential or commercial, you want to know that your biggest investment is being taken care of by the best in the real estate industry.  That's why having professional property management in Eastern Sierra is so important.  So for an experienced, customer-service oriented company, look no further than Eastern Sierra Property Management.

Eastern Sierra Property Management knows the area from Mammoth to Crowley Lake, and Bishop to Independence.  A company with this much experience knows exactly how to work within the current real estate market, whether it's pricing your property correctly or marketing it nationally to the right potential tenants.  Property preservation comes first for Eastern Sierra Property Management's team.

Professional property managers like those of Eastern Sierra Property Management will handle every aspect of managing your property so that you don't have to.  When something needs to be taken care of quickly Eastern Sierra Property Management is ready to take care of business 24/7.

Eastern Sierra Property Management also understands that different properties require different approaches to management, and we have the experience to handle them all.  We are a company large enough to handle multiple properties, yet we maintain customer-focused service to ensure that all parties needs are met.

Contact us to learn more about our full service property management experience and to educate yourself as to why we are the best in the...

Sapphires Hidden In The Mountains: Exploring North Mono County

Sapphires Hidden In The Mountains: Exploring North Mono County

Mono CountyProfessional photo by Steve Dutcher Photography 760.920.9127

One of the distinct advantages of living in Bridgeport or elsewhere in North Mono county is the quick access to one of the most beautiful cluster of lakes in the country. After you pass the iconic tufa towers that line the shores of Mono Lake, turn left at Virginia Lakes Road when you reach Conway Summit. The road will take you into the mountains to Virginia Lakes Resort, and, a few minutes later, you will find yourself in high country paradise.

Besides the towering snow-capped peaks, picturesque summits, and thick pine forests that encircle you, this area has become well-known for its abundance of lakes. Like sapphires and emeralds tucked into little valleys between the mountains, the lakes are everywhere. The bright shimmer of sunlight hitting the water catches your eye the moment you arrive at what the locals affectionately call "the lodge," which has a small general store, a tackle shop, and a rustic cafe.

Two lakes, the Little and Big Virginia, sit a short distance from the lodge's large wooden porch. Another lake, Trumbull, lies within walking distance. All three lakes sit at the foot of large mountains with wide sweeping slopes and snow-capped peaks.

The Summit Trail hike, a popular trail at the resort, is one of the best ways to see many of the area's most beautiful lakes. The trailhead begins at the end of Big Virginia Lake's large dirt parking and takes you on a five mile (round-trip) journey into some of the most stunning scenery in the High Sierras. Some of the things you will see include:

  • Blue Lake: the first of the alpine lakes on this trail and true to its name, its sparkling hue varies...

Property Management in Mammoth Lakes and the Eastern Sierra Can Be Stress Free

Eastern Sierra Property Management is uniquely focused on providing an ideal experience for the owners and tenants of commercial & residential real estate. 

We give owners and tenants a great experience by utilizing years of experience with Commercial & Residential Property Management expertise. By choosing Eastern Sierra Property Management we ensure that your investment is being managed by a Team who has management as the primary focus of our business. While our company is of significant size, we have not lost our ability to provide extraordinary individualized customer service. We understand that different properties need different approaches to property management and our team is flexible and innovative. You can take great pleasure in knowing that our experience is your success. Maggie Larson

Owning a home you are not living in can be very challenging when you live hours away.  Some of the challenges include finding a good tenant to live in your home, property preservation and collecting rent when it is due.  By hiring the right property managers, you will be able to make sure your home is taken care of when you are not close enough to do it yourself.

Finding Good Renters

Most importantly your property management company will find you a qualified tenant.  By reviewing the applicants, checking references and credit your management company can assess who is most likely to be reliable in the long run.  This will ultimately benefit you and your investment as time goes on.

Maintaining Your Property

Your property management company will also make sure everything is maintained while you are away.  This could be anything from making sure the yard looks...

Mammoth Lakes Luxury homes and condos

The mountains of Mammoth Lakes are a luxurious, breathtaking backdrop for residential properties in the area. Purchasing or renting Mammoth real estate will provide you with an elegant home in captivating surroundings that offer an endless supply of outdoor activities all year round.

If you’re interested in purchasing or renting property in Mammoth or Bishop than contact Maggie Larson at Eastern Sierra Property Management – their staff will ensure the process of looking for a new home is both enjoyable and exciting for you. They’ll assist you in taking care of the painstaking details which will leave you more time to plan out all the fun aspects of your new home’s location, layout and decor.

Eastern Sierra Property Management offers exclusive listings for condo’s, homes, foreclosed properties, rentals and multi-family residences in the area. They can assist you in determining the current value of your home and the appropriate selling price (if you would like to list your property with them), they will also keep you current on available real estate with free email alerts for new properties you may be interested in and they offer a free relocation guide if you will be transitioning to the Eastern Sierra area. In short, they’re available to assist you with every stage of your listing, purchase and relocation!

Contact us to see our complete list of properties or talk with a consultant. You can visit my company website, Eastern Sierra Property Management, like us on Facebook...

Mammoth Lakes Rentals | Cabins at Crooked Pines #7

Mammoth Lakes Rentals at Cabins in Crooked Pines on the 18th Fairway at Sierra Star Golf Course courtesy of Maggie Larson owner of Eastern Sierra Property Management

One year lease - $2150.00 mo. Contact Maggie Larson for details (855) GO-MAGGIE Impeccable 2 bedroom, 2 bath on the 18th Fairway.  Highly desirable unit in quiet neighborhood on cul-de-sac.  Golf course frontage, private exterior balconies with great amenities which include hot tub, Barbeque, fire pit and picnic tables.  Interior design features:  Granite, knotty pine cabinetry, slate, gas fireplace, stainless GE profile appliances and wood blinds.  Underground parking with elevator and walking distance to Eagle Lodge.  Rent includes propane heat, water, trash & snow removal.  Tenant pays electric, cable & internet. Pets negotiable~


Consumers Grow in Optimism Toward Home Prices


Uncertainty over the fiscal cliff negotiations did little to shake consumers’ confidence about housing in December, according to the results from Fannie Mae’s latest National Housing Survey.

Consumers continued to show increased optimism toward home price, rental price, and mortgage rate expectations, a sign that home purchase activity may see a boost in the coming months.

“Combined with consumers’ growing mortgage rate and rental price increase expectations, the positive home price outlook could incentivize those waiting on the sidelines of the housing market to buy a home sooner rather than later and thus support continued housing acceleration,” said Doug Duncan, SVP and chief economist at Fannie Mae.

The average 12-month home price change expectation jumped from 1.7 percent in November to 2.6 percent in December, the highest level since the survey’s inception in 2010. To compare, the average price change expectation a year earlier was only 0.8 percent.

The share of respondents who believe home prices will rise over the next year also reached its highest recorded level, increasing 6 percentage points to 43 percent. The share of those expecting price declines fell to 11 percent, while the share who believe prices will stay more or less the same fell to 40 percent.

Twenty-one percent of respondents said now is a good time to sell, a decrease of 2 percentage points from November’s record high but still 10 percentage points above the December 2011 survey. The number of respondents who said now is a good time to buy decreased slightly to 71 percent, staying within the small range seen throughout 2012.

In addition,...