Weekly Real Estate Update: August 1st, 2017

SOLD LAST WEEK!!!

Address Area Bed Bath Sq Ft Lt Sz CDOM Price Per Sq Ft Sell/Price
30220 Rollingoak Dr Bear Valley Springs 5 3 (2 1 0) 3329 1.92 356 101.83 339,000
23151 Clover Springs Rd Oak Knolls 3 3 (1 2 0) 1739 2.49 147 192.64 335,000
911 Mulberry St Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 2150 0.19 11 147.12 316,302
18241 Ghost Town St Stallion Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1904 0.28 94 136.55 260,000
23901 Pebble Beach Ln Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 2450 1.16 99 144.9 355,000
1126 Redwood Ct Tehachapi City 3 2 (1 1 0) 1752 0.16 50 145.55 255,000
22563 Mariposa Rd Golden Hills 3 2 (2 0 0) 1536 0.65 97 181.64 279,000
22731 Fran Dr Golen Hills East 3 2 (1 1 0) 1868 0.85 51 160.6 300,000
825 S Green St Tehachapi City 4 4 (3 0 1) 2445 0.19 22 126.34 308,900
21276 White Pine Dr #97 Golden Hills 3 2 (2 0 0) 1723 0.16 66 142.19 245,000
17480 Bold Venture Dr. Dr Stallion Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1280 0.086 31 149.13 190,888
910 Aleah Ln, Tehachapi Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1381 0.19 38 174.15 240,500
518 Oakwood St Tehachapi City 3 2 (1 1 0) 1786 0.19 51 138.86 248,000
17681 Dike Ct Stallion Springs 3 2 (1 1 0) 2101 0.34 18 130.89 275,000
19340 Tucker Rd Mountain Meadows 4 3 (3 0 0) 2661 2.16 21 142.8 380,000
77 Meadow lakes Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1392 3 80.82 112,500
18120 Churchill St Stallion Springs 3 2 (1 1 0) 1720 13068 37 146.51 252,000
23101 Dart Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 3 (2 1 0) 1848 1.52 8 142.32 263,000
1197 Hickory Ave Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1505 0.17 1 151.83 228,500
333 S Dennison Rd #22 Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1440 0.08 8 16.6 23,900
1023 Canyon Dr E Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1517 0.19 3 171.39 260,000
95 E Brentwood Dr Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1316 0.24 2 155.78 205,000
18780 Pinehurst Pl Stallion Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1787 28749 1 117.52 210,000
901 Mulberry St Stallion Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1800 0.17 0 144.26 259,659

 

Weekly Real Estate Update: August 2nd 2017

Before Putting Your Home up for Sale

Here are a few items to take care of before listing your home. This can make the sale process quicker and easier in the long run.

Consider a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be able to give you a good indication of the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers, and you’ll be able to make repairs before open houses begin.

Organize and clean. Pare down clutter and pack up your least-used items, such as large blenders and other kitchen tools, out-of-season clothes, toys, and seasonal items. Store items off-site or in boxes neatly arranged in the garage or basement. Clean the windows, carpets, walls, lighting fixtures, and baseboards to make the house shine.

Get replacement estimates. Do you have big-ticket items that will need to be replaced soon? Find out how much it will cost to repair an older roof or replace worn carpeting, even if you don’t plan to do so. The figures will help buyers determine if they can afford the home, and they’ll be handy when negotiations begin.

Locate warranties. Gather up the warranties, guarantees, and user manuals for the furnace, washer/dryer, dishwasher, and any other items that will remain with the house. It may seem like this task can be left until closing, but you don’t want lost paperwork or last-minute scrambling to cause the deal to fall through.

Spruce up the curb appeal. Walk out to the front of your home, close your eyes, and pretend you’re a prospective buyer seeing the property for the first time. As you approach the front door, what is your impression of the property? Do the lawn and bushes look neatly manicured? Is the address clearly visible? What do you see framing the entrance, if anything? Is the walkway free of cracks and impediments?

Weekly Real Estate Update: July 17th 2017

Sold Last Week!!!

Address Area Bed Bath Sq Ft Lt Sz CDOM Price Per Sq Ft Sell/Price
1032 Clearview St Tehachapi City 5 4 (3 0 1) 2445 0.22 106 118.61 290,000
501 Mesquite Dr Tehachapi City 3 3 (2 0 1) 2597 0.31 345 165.19 429,000
24320 Silver Creek Way Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (1 1 0) 3249 1.29 794 107.73 350,000
27941 Stallion Springs Dr Stallion Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1734 12196 0 137.83 239,000
20812 Quail Springs Rd Golden Hills West 3 2 (2 0 0) 1417 0.31 86 145.38 206,000
600 S Dennison Rd #81 Tehachapi City 3 2 (0 2 0) 1782 92 65.94 117,500
27241 Rebel Ct Bear Valley Springs 2 2 (0 2 0) 1271 1.81 51 121.56 154,500
434 Sherwood Pl Tehachapi City 4 3 (1 1 1) 1641 0.08 14 124.07 203,599
23107 Cummings Valley Rd Cummings Valley 4 3 (3 0 0) 3483 19.1 129 188.06 655,000
19932 Mesa Dr Golden Hills East 3 2 (2 0 0) 1040 14810 0 161.54 168,000
111 W D St Tehachapi City 1 1 (1 0 0) 476 0.17 32 63.03 30,000
16930 Grindelwald Dr Alpine Forest 3 3 (2 1 0) 2564 2.85 14 101.21 259,500
18050 Bold Venture Dr Stallion Springs 3 2 (1 1 0) 1653 0.34 33 146.4 242,000
27840 Preakness Dr Stallion Springs 3 3 (3 0 0) 2686 27007 209 167.49 449,888
22081 Cody Ct Bear Valley Springs 4 3 (3 0 0) 2356 4.24 6 156.62 369,000
24180 San Juan Dr Bear Valley Springs 4 3 (3 0 0) 1850 1.66 56 148.65 275,000
23921 San Juan Dr Bear Valley Springs 4 3 (2 1 0) 2160 2.11 9 162.01 349,950
1322 Arabella Ct Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1737 0.2 44 162.92 283,000
22080 Geneva Dr Alpine Forest 3 2 (2 0 0) 1081 0.3 12 131.82 142,500
1214 Contrada Ln Tehachapi City 4 2 (2 0 0) 1858 0.16 16 161.41 299,900
21182 Old Town Rd Country 5 4 (3 1 0) 4284 5.17 372 224.09 960,000
803 Mulberry St Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1850 0.17 0 137.16 253,753
17660 Bold Venture Dr Stallion Springs 3 2 (1 1 0) 1508 18295 0 152.52 230,000

How to Prepare for the Photo Shoot


With the majority of buyers beginning their search for a new home online, it is important to make the first impression sleek and shiny. Here at Associated Real Estate we have a few tips for how to prepare your home to make it shine on camera!

Pare down.

  • Removing one or two pieces of furniture from each room can make your space appear larger on screen, and allow the buyer to visualize themselves in the home before they even step foot inside.

Make it spotless.

  • Cameras tend to magnify grime! Don’t forget floor coverings and walls; a spot on a rug might be overlooked during a regular home showing, but it could become a focal point online.

Know what to leave.

  • You want to avoid clutter, but leave one or two personal touches on each surface. Things like a lamp, plant, or book, can make the space seem more like home.

Rearrange.

  • Move the furniture in such a way that it has its focal point furthest from the doorway, as this is most likely where the photo will be taken and will create depth to make your space seem larger. Examples of focal points are a bed in a bedroom, or a china cabinet in the dining room.

Snap practice pictures with your own camera.

  • This will give you an idea of what the home will look like on camera before your agent from Associated Real Estate arrives to take photos. Examine your photos and make changes to improve each room’s appearance, such as opening blinds to let in natural light, removing magnets from the refrigerator, or taking down distracting art.

Accessorize.

  • Include a healthy plant in every room; the camera loves greenery. Energize bland decor by placing a bright vase on a mantle or placing a few colorful pillows on the couch.

Keep the home looking camera ready.

  • We at Associated Real Estate guarantee to get your home plenty of in-person attention and we know that second impressions are just as important as the first! Buyers who liked what they saw online expect to encounter the same home in person!

Weekly Real Estate Update: July 3th, 2017

SOLD LAST WEEK!!!

Address Area Bed Bath Sq Ft Lt Sz CDOM Price Per Sq Ft Sell/Price
26471 Bear Valley Rd Bear Valley Springs 4 3 (1 1 1) 2398 1.02 445 162.22 389,000
23920 Basin Harbor Ct Bear Valley Springs 3 3 (3 0 0) 1865 15132 272 145.84 272,000
29910 Jamaica Dunes Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1480 0.3 194 158.78 235,000
1409 Ponderosa Dr Tehachapi City 4 3 (2 0 1) 3559 0.16 130 103.68 369,000
25580 Deertrail Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 2331 1.35 148 96.65 225,280
24500 Yucca Ct Oak Knolls 3 2 (2 0 0) 2085 2.4 93 152.28 317,500
33 Village Ln Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1392 0.028 35 82.61 115,000
21931 LeMans Dr Alpine Forest 3 2 (2 0 0) 1474 22651 37 113.98 168,000
106 W E St Tehachapi City 3 2 (1 1 0) 1711 0.17 38 125.66 215,000
28601 Delaware Dr Stallion Springs 2 2 (1 0 1) 1039 0.53 52 142.44 148,000
1306 Tara Ct Tehachapi City 4 2 (2 0 0) 1850 0.17 143 156.76 290,000
23900 Coral Springs Ln Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1233 0.36 2 166.26 205,000
24890 Haven Ln Cummings Valley 3 3 (1 1 1) 3841 20 13 136.68 525,000
20120 Pine Ridge Dr Oak Knolls 3 2 (1 1 0) 1848 2.58 11 165.04 305,000
1202 Clasico Dr Tehachapi City 4 2 (2 0 0) 1877 0.2 44 159.82 299,990
904 Acacia Ct Tehachapi City 3 1 (1 0 0) 1071 0.14 0 154.06 165,000

Questions to Ask When Considering Selling with Associated Real Estate

Have you built substantial equity in your current home?

Check your annual mortgage statement or call your lender to find out how much you’ve paid down. Usually you don’t build up much equity in the first few years of your mortgage, as monthly payments are mostly interest. But if you’ve owned your home for five or more years, you may have significant, unrealized gains.

Has your income or financial situation changed?

If you’re making more money, you may be able to afford higher mortgage payments and cover the costs of moving. If your income has decreased, you may want to consider downsizing.

Have you outgrown your neighborhood?

The neighborhood you pick for your first home might not be the same one in which you want to settle down for good. You may have realized that you’d like to be closer to your job or live in a better school district.

Are there reasons why you can’t remodel or add on?

Sometimes you can create a bigger home by adding a new room or building up. But if your property isn’t large enough, your municipality doesn’t allow it, or you’re simply not interested in remodeling, then moving to a bigger home may be your best option.

Are you comfortable moving in the current housing market?

If your market is hot, your home may sell quickly and for top dollar, but the home you buy will also be more expensive. If your market is slow, finding a buyer may take longer, but you’ll have more selection and better pricing as you seek your new home. Ask your real estate professional what they see happening locally.

Are interest rates attractive?

Low rates help you buy “more” home, and also make it easier to find a buyer for your current place.

Is the effort and cost of maintaining your current home becoming difficult to manage?

A Realtor can help you decide whether a smaller house, condo, or rental would be appropriate

Weekly Real Estate Update: June 19th, 2017

Sold Last Week!!!

Address Area Bed Bath Sq Ft Lt Sz CDOM Price Per Sq Ft Sell/Price
19701 Kid Pl Golden Hills East 3 2 (2 0 0) 1232 0.6 181 92.05 113,400
30251 Piebald Ct Stallion Springs 3 3 (2 0 1) 2419 1.32 148 177.55 429,500
1013 Cypress Way Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1492 0.19 67 157.51 235,000
28050 Stallion Springs Dr Stallion Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 2028 0.31 87 153.35 311,000
817 Bamboo Ct Tehachapi City 3 2 (1 1 0) 1193 0.14 54 145.85 174,000
18220 Hambletonian Dr Stallion Springs 4 3 (3 0 0) 2686 1.04 46 163.81 440,000
24140 Deertrail Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 3 (2 0 1) 1892 1.13 98 169.13 320,000
29501 Starland Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1344 40423 28 167.41 225,000
20401 Clubview Ct Golden Hills East 3 3 (2 0 1) 1959 24393 12 151.35 296,500
21020 White Pine Dr Golden Hills West 3 2 (2 0 0) 1937 22651 9 149.77 290,100
27760 Hialeah Dr Stallion Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1327 0.3 12 164.28 218,000
686 Las Colinas St Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1203 0.14 4 174.56 210,000
1105 Alder Ave Tehachapi City 4 2 (2 0 0) 2256 0.19 4 137.85 310,990
1113 Alder Ave Tehachapi City 4 2 (2 0 0) 2050 0.22 7 148.78 304,990

Weekly Real Estate Updates – June 12th, 2017

Sold Last Week!!

Address Area Bed Bath Sq Ft Lt Sz CDOM Price Per Sq Ft Sell/Price
22760 Cummings Valley Rd Cummings Valley 3 3 (1 1 1) 2838 19.63 188 206.13 585,000
29421 Butterfield Way Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (1 1 0) 1046 1.1 225 175.91 184,000
22441 Bogie St Golden Hills East 3 2 (2 0 0) 1922 0.23 184 137.88 265,000
21521 Shirley Dr Golden Hills East 3 2 (2 0 0) 1578 0.53 80 136.25 215,000
22117 Copper St Golden Hills East 3 2 (2 0 0) 1070 0.39 46 167.29 179,000
27620 Oakflat Dr Golden Hills West 3 2 (2 0 0) 1332 1.14 66 155.41 207,000
21616 Quail Springs Rd Golden Hills West 3 2 (2 0 0) 1732 0.5 56 175.81 304,500
22700 Fran Dr Golden Hills East 3 2 (1 1 0) 2241 0.49 34 156.18 350,000
407 Sherwood Pl Tehachapi City 4 3 (2 0 1) 1641 0.1 33 127.97 210,000
22109 Gold St Golden Hills East 4 2 (2 0 0) 1939 0.4 32 140.54 272,500
21430 Westwood Blvd Golden Hills East 3 2 (2 0 0) 1842 0.54 19 143.87 265,000
27901 Rustler Ave Stallion Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 2028 0.28 150 141.03 286,000
28110 Braeburn Pl Stallion Springs 4 2 (2 0 0) 1725 0.35 7 144.35 249,000
20535 OAK St Bear Valley Springs 2 2 (2 0 0) 1376 2.36 4 211.48 291,000
28881 Shannon Ct Stallion Springs 2 2 (2 0 0) 1148 2 108.89 125,000
24581 Willow Pass Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 3571 1.06 18 112.01 400,000
19612 Meadows Rd Golden Hills East 3 3 (2 0 1) 1660 3 174.64 289,900
17660 Busher Way Stallion Springs 3 2 (1 1 0) 1355 0.38 3 188.19 255,000
600 S Dennison Rd #11 Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1920 17 44.79 86,000
29540 San Joaquin Dr stallion Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 2187 0.8 3 176.04 385,000

Weekly Real Estate Update – June 5th, 2017

Sold last week!!

Address Area Bed Bath Sq Ft Lt Sz CDOM Price Per Sq Ft Sell/ Price
29540 Starland Bear Valley 3 3 (2 1 0) 2685 2.21 321 124.77 335,000
24321 San Juan Dr Bear Valley 2 3 (2 1 0) 1496 0.99 287 152.57 228,250
19191 Mustang Dr Stallion Springs 3 3 (2 1 0) 2075 5.47 238 159.04 330,000
27000 Stirrup Way Bear Valley 3 2 (2 0 0) 2004 5 207 76.95 154,200
120 E I St Tehachapi City 3 1 (1 0 0) 1033 0.17 119 79.86 82,500
27350 Barkes Way Bear Valley 4 3 (2 1 0) 2129 5.14 89 124.47 265,000
19709 Piedra Dr Golden Hills East 4 2 (2 0 0) 2000 15245 71 145 290,000
14556 E Tehachapi Blvd #8 Tehachapi City 3 2 (1 1 0) 1344 1 380 24.55 33,000
205 W A St Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1557 0.18 40 118.82 185,000
22700 Fran Dr Golden Hills 3 2 (1 1 0) 2241 0.49 34 156.18 350,000
24251 Golfari Ct Bear Valley 3 2 (2 0 0) 1338 0.43 388 156.95 210,000
21424 Sunnybrook Dr Golden Hills West 3 2 (1 1 0) 1986 0.47 4 158.11 314,000
20312 Birch Ct Golden Hills East 3 2 (2 0 0) 1326 1.18 20 188.54 250,000
19832 Cross Way Golden Hills East 3 2 (1 1 0) 1993 23958 0 132.97 265,000

Weekly Real Estate Update – June 1st, 2017

Address Area Bed Bath Sq Ft Lt Sz CDOM Price Per Sf Sell/Price$
18130 Rawhide Ct Stallion Springs 3 2 1992 13939 77 145.08 289,000
19628 Adalante Ct County Oaks 4 2 1920 1.25 44 132.29 254,000
19832 Cross Way Golden Hills 3 2 1993 23958 0 132.97 265,000
20100 Bald Mountain Dr Golden Hills 3 2 1575 0.34 260 164.44 259,000
20253 Old Town Rd County 3 2 (2 0 0) 1961 2 212 196.33 385,000
21424 Sunnybrook Dr Golden Hills 3 2 1986 0.47 4 158.11 314,000
22131 Buena Vista St Golden Hills 3 1 1344 0.65 5 192.09 258,165
23001 San Juan Dr Bear Valley 5 4 4676 29.1 129 171.09 800,000
24251 Golfari Ct Bear Valley 3 2 1338 0.43 388 156.95 210,000
26701 Oakflat Dr Bear Valley 2 3 2382 1.44 21 101.81 242,500
28300 Cumberland Rd Bear Valley 3 2 2570 2.97 13 108.95 280,000
29540 Starland Bear Valley 3 3 2685 2.21 321 124.77 335,000
505 Carroll Way Tehachapi City 3 1 1052 0.15 28 161.6 170,000