Tehachapi Weekly Real Estate Sales Report ~ Jan. 14, 2019 – Jan. 20, 2019

Area Display Address Bedrooms Bathrooms Sq. Ft. Acres Selling Price
Golden Hills East 21421 Westwood Blvd, Tehachapi, CA 93561-9444 3 2 1548 0.56 $222,500.00
Golden Hills East 20125 Weston Ave, Tehachapi, CA 93561-7918 3 2 1728 0.24 $305,000.00
Tehachapi City 431 Pepper Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-1837 3 2 1621 0.18 $268,000.00
Golden Hills West 21005 Brentwood Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-9584 3 2 1310 0.29 $235,000.00
Golden Hills West 21600 Stage Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8015 3 2 1184 0.61 $199,000.00
Golden Hills West 21225 Delmar Ave, Tehachapi, CA 93561-7980 3 2 1443 0.3 $247,500.00
Tehachapi City 1304 Tara Ct, Tehachapi, CA 93561-2459 3 2 1716 0.17 $310,000.00
Bear Valley Springs 25251 Deertrail Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-7221 4 4 2792 10.68 $299,900.00
Tehachapi City 803 Mulberry St, Tehachapi, CA 93561-2253 3 2 1849 0.17 $287,000.00
Tehachapi City 600 S. Dennison Rd #124, Tehachapi, CA 93561 3 2 1568 0.0459 $98,000.00

Associated Real Estate Agent Spotlight: Meet Wendy Finley-Blackburn!

Each month, we’re highlighting one of the amazing real estate agents here at Associated Real Estate! Meet Wendy Finley-Blackburn!

Wendy Finley-Blackburns

  1. Where did you grow up? Tell us about your family!

I grew up in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys.  I have 5 brothers. Growing up we had horses, milk goats, chicken and ducks.  As a child I raised guinea pigs and sold them to a local pet store.  We always had animals my entire life.

My husband and I have a blended family of 4 adult children, 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. We also have a donkey, horse and 2 dogs! We love the open spaces and the beauty of Tehachapi.  We volunteer at the Tehachapi Railroad Depot Museum and for our church.

  1. What’s your favorite thing about Tehachapi?

When I come back to Tehachapi after traveling, I feel peace and serenity.  I know I am “home”.  There is beauty in every season.

  1. What is your number one piece of advice for someone trying to sell their house?

Fix everything before listing it for sale.  The better it looks, the faster it will sell.

  1. What do you think is the most important thing for clients to know about buying a house?

There is no “perfect” home.  But you can make any home your own.

  1. Where is your favorite place in the world?

I haven’t been there yet!

  1. What do you love about being a real estate agent?

Meeting new people and helping them reach their home ownership and home sales goals.

Want to work with Wendy? Contact her here!

Where to Get Fit in Tehachapi!

Where to Get Fit in Tehachapi

If you’re like a lot of people, you might have a New Year’s Resolution to be healthier in 2019. Lucky for all of us, Tehachapi has tons of great places to help you get fit this year! Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite local spots to get active and be healthy!

Health Clubs
Tehachapi Fitness
The Gym

CrossFit/Boot Camp
Indian Hills Crossfit

Specialty
Macias Boxing Team
Garage Gym Barbell

Yoga/Pilates
Morning Light Yoga Studio

We want to know! Where’s your favorite place to work out in Tehachapi? Comment below and tell us!

Five Kitchen Improvements to Make Before You List Your Home

Planning on selling your home this year?

Here are five kitchen improvements you can make  to help with resell!

kitchen improvements

  1. Instead of replacing your cabinets (which can be expensive) brighten up your kitchen by sanding and repainting your existing cabinets. White cabinets make a kitchen feel clean, modern and clutter free.
  2. If your kitchen feels outdated, replacing the hardware on the cabinets can make a big difference. And it’s easy!
  3. Add a “wow “ factor. Replace your faucet with a newer version with handy features. Or maybe add a pull out pantry, under-cabinet lighting, or new pendent lighting to stop potential buyers in their tracks (for the right reasons)!
  4. Freshen up the walls with a new coat of paint. Since you want your kitchen to feel as large as possible, stick with a light paint color to brighten up the space. Whites and neutrals are a safe choice.
  5. Declutter your counter tops, organize your pantry, and make the room as functional as possible. Potential buyers want to be able to envision themselves using the space. Make it easy for them to do so by keeping the kitchen as organized and streamlined as possible!

Have questions about what kitchen improvements you should make  before you list it? Let an expert take a look at it! We’d love to see your space and offer up suggestions when you are getting ready to list. Contact us to get started!

Tehachapi Weekly Real Estate Sales Report ~ Dec. 24, 2018 – Dec. 30, 2018

Area Display Address Bedrooms Bathrooms Sq. Ft. Acres Selling Price
Stallion Springs 18211 Sulky Ln, Tehachapi, CA 93561-5208 3 3 2494 0.27 $399,000.00
Bear Valley Springs 30381 Starland Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-9163 4 4 3325 3 $388,000.00
Bear Valley Springs 26300 Bear Valley Rd, Tehachapi, CA 93561 3 2 1840 3.13 $350,000.00
Stallion Springs 17061 Bold Venture Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-5508 3 2 2028 0.35 $287,500.00
Tehachapi City 1305 Dolce Ct, Tehachapi, CA 93561 4 2 2050 0.18 $337,900.00
Tehachapi City 1311 Dolce Ct, Tehachapi, CA 93561-0 3 2 1834 0.17 $326,900.00
Bear Valley Springs 23291 Dart Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-7405 4 3 2701 1.29 $374,000.00
Tehachapi City 524 Carroll Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561 3 1 1110 0.15 $212,000.00
Sand Canyon 11049 Claires Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8161 3 2 1144 2.5 $66,500.00
Stallion Springs 28881 Shannon Ct #36, Tehachapi, CA 93561-5254 2 2 1148   $130,000.00
Tehachapi City 118 Chaparrel St, Tehachapi, CA 93561-2415 3 2 1551 0.18 $265,000.00

Thank You for an Amazing 2018!

As we close out the end of 2018, we wanted to take a moment to thank YOU, our fantastic clients. In the past year, we have been able to help so many of you find your dream home, and many of you sell your home – quickly and painlessly. We are so proud to be a part of the Tehachapi community and are incredibly grateful to be able to help our neighbors with such a big life decision. Thank you for trusting us with your real estate needs!

We have big plans for 2019 (like more community events!) and hope you’ll stay connected with us even if buying or selling a home in the next year is not in your plans. As always, if you had a great experience with Associated Real Estate in 2018, we’d appreciate if you told your friends and family about us! We’d love to help them buy or sell their home.

We live here. We work here. We love it here.

We are your local, family-owned Tehachapi real estate team, and we thank you for your business! Here’s to a new year!

Associated Real Estate Team

4 Easy Ways to Increase Your Home’s Energy Efficiency – All Year Long!

Looking for easy ways to save money and energy in your home throughout the year? Here are 4 simple things you can do (each season!) to make sure your home is as energy efficient as possible!

Winter

Change (or clean) your furnace air filters. This is the quickest and easiest way to improve your unit’s efficiency and improves your air quality. Not sure how to do it? Here are some easy instructions: https://bit.ly/2Gziupw

Spring

Use nature to your advantage. The spring is the perfect time to utilize the mild temperatures outside and the abundance of sunshine. Turn off your AC unit and open the windows when it’s warm to catch a breeze inside. Open your window treatments to let the sunshine warm your house when it’s cool.

Energy Efficiency

Summer

Switch the direction of your ceiling fans. Save money on you electricity bill by letting your ceiling fans do some of the hard work in the heat of the summer! You’ll want the blades to circulate in a counter clockwise motion to create a breeze. This one is as simple as pushing a button!

Fall

Check weather stripping on windows and doors. Before the weather gets too cool, check to make sure that your home is properly sealed. Leaks in your weather stripping will increase your energy bill and make for a drafty home. Check out easy ways to check your weather stripping here: https://bit.ly/2ECRgfi

What other things do you do you save energy? Comment below and let us know!

Associated Real Estate Agent Spotlight: Meet Adriana Ghorbani!

Each month, we’re highlighting one of the amazing real estate agents here at Associated Real Estate!

Meet Adriana Ghorbani!

Adrianna Ghor

Where did you grow up? Tell us about your family!

I grew up in San Gabriel Valley and moved to Tehachapi in 2012. I’ve been married for 20 years and have three children.

Have you always been in real estate or did you have a different career prior to becoming a real estate agent?

Prior to becoming a real estate agent, I was in the escrow business for over 15 years. I joined the Associated Real Estate team in 2016!

What’s your favorite thing about Tehachapi?

I love the small town hospitality!

What is your number one piece of advice for someone trying to sell their house?

Before you put your home on the market, finish up small projects and complete the minor repairs you’ve been putting off.

What do you think is the most important thing for clients to know about buying a house?

Be sure to visit the neighborhood during different times of the day to really get a feel for what it’s like!

Where is your favorite place in the world?

Fiji! I can’t wait to go back.

What do you love about being a real estate agent?

My favorite thing is being able to build lasting relationships with my clients.

Want to work with Adriana? Contact her here!

Tehachapi Weekly Real Estate Sales Report ~ Dec. 3, 2018 – Dec. 9, 2018

Area Display Address Bedrooms Bathrooms Sq. Ft. Acres Selling Price
Bear Valley Springs 24241 Arroyo Ct, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8365 3 2 1736 1.06 $275,000.00
Caliente 11838 Back Canyon Rd, Caliente, CA 93518-2859 4 3 1782 20.25 $74,550.00
Tehachapi City 600-sp34 S Dennison Rd #34, Tehachapi, CA 93561-1547 3 2 1323 0.08 $94,000.00
Golden Hills West 21820 Sunnybrook Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-7975 4 4 2403 1.01 $295,000.00
Bear Valley Springs 24811 Paramount Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-7471 3 2 2200 1.97 $332,000.00
Tehachapi City 903 S Curry St, Tehachapi, CA 93561-2302 3 1 1167 0.22 $204,990.00
Bear Valley Springs 29860 Pinedale Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-9108 3 2 1580 0.37 $314,000.00
Stallion Springs 27460 Man O War Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-5338 3 2 2460 0.5268 $359,000.00
Bear Valley Springs 29670 Skyline Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8571 5 4 3194 24.88 $539,900.00
Golden Hills West 21804 Hidden Canyon Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-9572 2 2 1488 0.45 $350,000.00

Where to volunteer in Tehachapi this holiday season!

The hustle and bustle of the holidays combined with the stress of finding the perfect gifts, planning the perfect meal and attending every holiday event can really take the joy out of the season. An easy (and meaningful!) way to get back to what the holidays are really supposed to be about is to volunteer. Giving your time and talents to an organization that means a lot to you is a win-win for everyone. Here are some of our favorite organizations to volunteer at in Tehachapi this holiday season!

  1. Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District: Protect what you love! The Park District has a lot of ways to volunteer including trail cleanup and landscape maintenance. Learn more and sign up here: https://bit.ly/2G4SwtT
  2. Have a heart for animals? Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue is striving to make all dog shelters in Kern County “no-kill”. They rescue, rehabilitate, train and re-home dogs that need it most. Volunteer or donate items to their ranch. Sign up to volunteer and see their wish list here: https://bit.ly/2FYhACK
  3. The Mission at Kern County provides shelter, food, clothing and support to our neighbors who need help. You can volunteer at The Mission, donate items, or create a Care Kit to distribute to those who are living on the street. Find out more here: https://bit.ly/2Qd4Ug5
  4. Did you know that you can volunteer to transport and/or care for sick and injured birds? The Pacific Waterfowl Rescue needs volunteers to help rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming domestic ducks and geese. You can even adopt one! Find out more here: https://bit.ly/2Pk6kQJ
  5. The Family Life Pregnancy Center of Tehachapi trains volunteers year round to help those in our community who need support when facing a pregnancy. Learn more about what they do here: http://familylifepc.org/

Know of some more awesome ways to give back this season? Comment below and let us know!

Its the Season to Give Back