BASS LAKE 2022 WATER LEVEL UPDATE
PG&E will begin drawing down Bass Lake September 12, 2022. PG & E stated that since the Crane Valley Hydro unit has not been in use for a couple of years, it will require some testing and starting and stopping in the first few days. Once this phase is over, the drawdown will continue at about 2.5” to 3” per day to its normal winter elevation of about 22 ½ feet down from full, by mid to late November.
For now, the lake remains mostly full, and is here waiting for you! Feel the lake breeze in your hair. Listen to the soothing water sounds. Drift to sleep . . .
BASS LAKE UPCOMING EVENTS
BASS LAKE LIVE AT THE PINES RESORT
May 27, 2022 Through Labor Day Weekend
BASS LAKE SUMMER VIBES LIVE MUSIC
May 27 through September 5, 2022 At Bass Lake Marina Bar & Grill
MILLER’S MOVIE NIGHT ON THE WATER
Various Fridays Through August
YOGA ON THE LAKE
Tue, Fri, Sun, thru August 30th, at the Pines Resort.
GUZZLE N’ GROOVE AT BASS LAKE
August 26, 2022
BASS LAKE LIVE AT THE PINES RESORT
September 1, 2022 – QPop Radio
ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
At The Pines Village September 2 – 4, 2022
SOUTH SHORE CAR & BOAT SHOW
At Miller’s Landing September 10, 2022
34TH ANNUAL SMOKEY BEAR 10K AND 2 MILE FUN RUN
At Recreation Point September 24th, 2022
UPCOMING YOSEMITE EVENTS
In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams at Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite.
Mondays (1:00pm – 5:00pm) and Wednesdays (9:00am – 1:00pm) through December 28th.
Untamed: Photographs by Jimmy Chin at Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite.
Daily beginning September 1st through September 24th 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Paint & Sip Art Class At Yosemite Valley Lodge, Yosemite.
Beginning September 2nd, Fridays (2:00pm – 4:00pm) through September 30th.
In The Field – Creative Smartphone Photography at Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite.
Beginning September 3rd, Wednesdays (9:00 am – 12:00 pm), and Saturdays (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm), through November 26th.
Watercolor Art Classes with the Yosemite Conservancy at Yosemite Valley Visitor Center
Beginning September 12th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (see website below for other dates).
iPhone Artistry – Photography Workshop at Ansel Adams Gallery
Daily beginning September 20th through September 24th 8:00am – 5:00pm
Free Admission Day in Yosemite National Park for National Public Lands Day
Saturday, September 24th
DANNY SILVA INSTALLED AS NEW BASS LAKE POSTMASTER
Danny Silva was installed as Postmaster of Bass Lake, CA, on Wednesday, July 6, in a special ceremony. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy administered the oath of office to Silva, alongside 49 other Postmasters throughout California.
“It is a great honor to serve Bass Lake as your new Postmaster. In my years with the United States Postal Service, I have seen firsthand the role the postal service plays connecting neighbors and our community to the nation. Our post office serves as a lifeline for our small businesses to reach customers no matter where they are.”
“Under Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s leadership and ‘Delivering For America,’ the postal service’s 10-year plan, we are maintaining universal six-day mail delivery, stabilizing our workforce, and spurring innovation to meet the needs of our modern customers,” said Silva.
*Article and photograph courtesy of Sierra News Online
Housing Perspective – Why 2022 Might Still Be The Right Time to Buy
An important factor for homebuyers to consider is the outlook for home prices. Even with the rise in interest rates, housing demand still far outstrips housing supply in California and this trend is expected to generate more upward pressure on home prices. Despite the turbulent economic environment owing to the pandemic, the fundamentals in the housing market remain robust; the prospects for a surge of defaults and foreclosures driving a flood of new inventory onto the market are minimal as a result.
The California Association of REALTORS is currently forecasting that the median home price will rise by 5.2% in 2022, but there is consensus amongst other forecasters that prices will continue to rise as well. Taken together, that means that the cost of waiting until next year will be two-fold: paying higher prices at even higher interest rates—something that will have significant financial implications for homeowners over a 30-year loan period.
Finally, the white-hot market characterized by extreme competition amongst buyers that prevailed last summer, has ebbed slightly creating a bigger window of opportunity for would-be homeowners. Although still very tight by historical standards, homes are staying on the market slightly longer now than they were in 2021. In addition, the percentage of homes selling for more than the asking price has also fallen slightly—another positive development for those submitting offers. As always, the decision on when is the “best time to buy” a home comes down to individual personal and financial circumstances. However, an improving economy, rates that are still near historic lows, and the prospect of both higher prices and higher interest rates in the future suggest that, for those in a position to be able to do so, 2022 could be a good time for many homebuyers to finally achieve the American Dream of homeownership.
Courtesy of California Association of REALTORS Copyright 2022
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