It IS possible to sell your home during the holidays!

As we all know, the holidays are fast approaching! But just because this is a busy time of year for most people, it doesn’t mean that it is impossible to sell your home during November and December. Thinking about putting your home on the market before the end of the year? It is possible to sell your home during the holidays!

Your home is probably at its most beautiful during the holidays. But if you want to make a good impression on potential buyers, keep your decorations to a minimum. When selling your home during any time of the year, you want to keep your rooms clutter-free and organized. A few tasteful holiday decorations can make your home feel cozy. Too many decorations on every surface can make your home appear small and messy.

It is possible to sell your home during the holidays!

Make sure you are hiring a real estate agent you can count on! If you want to try to sell your home quickly around the holiday season, you need to make sure you have an agent that is committed to you and will work hard for you, even during this busy time of year. Unsure of who to hire? Ask your family and friends for recommendations!

If the weather outside is frightful, let your online listing do the work for you! When most buyers are doing their home searches online anyway, high quality photos highlighting your home’s best features during ALL seasons (including the spring and summer) can be the thing that sells your home!

Buyers that are looking for a home during the holiday season are probably highly motivated. While there might not be as many buyers during this time of the year, the ones that are looking are most likely very serious and are looking to make an offer. Make sure you have the best real estate agent in your corner to help you close the deal. Contact us if you’re ready to sell your home this holiday season!

 

Tehachapi Weekly Real Estate Sales Report ~ Oct. 29, 2018 – Nov. 4, 2018

Area Display Address Bedrooms Bathrooms Sq. Ft. Acres Selling Price
Tehachapi City 825 Aspen Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-2125 3 1 1116 0.18 $175,000.00
Bear Valley Springs 27981 Skyline Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-9645 2 2 1650 5.6 $315,000.00
Bear Valley Springs 24350 Silver Creek Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561-9162 2 1 1056 1.04 $201,000.00
Stallion Springs 18071 Bold Venture Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-5309 3 2 1387 0.28 $217,500.00
Bear Valley Springs 25921 Columbia Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561 3 3 2163 1.38 $300,000.00
Tehachapi City 312 E Tehachapi Blvd, Tehachapi, CA 93561-1735 3 2 1372 0.17 $169,000.00
Tehachapi City 501 Rosehaven Ln, Tehachapi, CA 93561-2469 4 4 2697 0.27 $505,000.00
Bear Valley Springs 29940 Sunland Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8555 4 2 1728 17.92 $199,000.00
Tehachapi City 49519 Alan Ave, Tehachapi, CA 93561-1534 3 2 1151 0.14 $205,000.00
Bear Valley Springs 27541 Deertrail Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-7467 3 3 1781 1.76 $209,000.00
Golden Hills East 21540 Shirley Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8936 3 2 1118 0.5 $203,000.00
Tehachapi City 809 Kelton St, Tehachapi, CA 93561-2212 4 2 1302 0.15 $243,000.00
Tehachapi City 912 Bamboo Ct, Tehachapi, CA 93561 3 2 1193 0.14 $229,000.00
Bear Valley Springs 23515 Timberline Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8565 3 2 2017 1.39 $365,000.00
Tehachapi City 1313 Dolce Ct, Tehachapi, CA 93561-0 4 2 2256 0.16 $345,500.00

Five Reasons You Want to Raise Your Family in Tehachapi

Tehachapi is an amazing place to have a family. With tons of things to do, beautiful weather, great schools, and friendly neighbors, it’s a great place to be! Here are our top five reasons you want to raise your family in Tehachapi!

  1. The Weather
    Called “The Land of Four Seasons” Tehachapi has beautiful weather all year round. Warm sunny days in the summer (but not too hot!), a gorgeous autumn and even moderate snow fall in the winter. Living in Tehachapi, your children will get to fully experience every season – and the fun activities that come along with them!

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2. Affordable Place to Live

The average sale price for a home in California is $485,800 while the average sale price in Tehachapi is just $276,300! Less money spent on housing = more money available to invest in your family!

Bike Riding in Tehachapi

3. Community Events

From the Farmers Market, to Trunk-or-Treat, to our big All American 4th of July Hotdog Festival, there is ALWAYS something fun and family-friendly happening in Tehachapi! For the full list of year-round activities, check out the Tehachapi event calendar.

4. Healthy Lifestyle Encouraged!

The residents of Tehachapi are active and for good reason! We’ve got tons of great hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails, fishing and golfing. Our beautiful weather lends itself to year-round outdoor activities and there are plenty of them! And if the weather is having an off-day, there are even 3 gyms in our community to get your energy out, indoors. If raising your kids to love an active, healthy lifestyle is important to you, then Tehachapi is your place!

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5. Friendly People

We may be biased, but the people you meet in Tehachapi are some of the friendliest people around. Always willing to lend a hand and offer a smile, we promise that you will feel the warmth of this special place right away. Raising your family in Tehachapi is a joy.

Family dinner in Tehachapi

We are so proud of our community and would be excited to welcome you as our neighbor. To schedule your appointment to speak with one of our local, Tehachapi-loving agents, click here. We hope to see your family in Tehachapi soon!

Current Homes For Sale in Tehachapi

Tehachapi Weekly Real Estate Sales Report ~ Oct. 22, 2018 – Oct. 28, 2018

Area Display Address Bedrooms Bathrooms Beds Baths Square Footage Acres DOM Selling Price
Golden Hills East 19825 Meadows Rd, Tehachapi, CA 93561-7522 3 2 (1 1 0) 3 1255 0.2 45 $220,000.00
Bear Valley Springs 24021 San Juan Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8368 4 3 (2 0 1) 4 2457 1.99 129 $437,500.00
Bear Valley Springs 26908 Columbia Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561-9235 4 4 (2 2 0) 4 2515 1.64 19 $430,000.00
Bear Valley Springs 24200 Serra Pl, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8386 5 3 (3 0 0) 5 2782 3.17 136 $530,000.00
Bear Valley Springs 23951 Timberline Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8582 3 2 (1 1 0) 3 1924 2.88 66 $200,000.00
Tehachapi City 1002 Canyon Dr West W, Tehachapi, CA 93561 3 2 (2 0 0) 3 1517 0.19 9 $282,000.00

4 Last Minute Halloween Decorations for the Exterior of Your Home

Boo! Did Halloween sneak up on you like a black cat in an alley? It’s not too late to get in the holiday spirit with these cheap and easy decorations for the outside of your home before the 31st!

  1. Use construction paper and streamers to turn your front door into a silly monster!

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Click here for instructions. 

2. Pull out your wheelbarrow, fill it with dirt and put skeleton bones sticking out of the dirt. For this one, you’ll just need to deconstruct a store-bought skeleton. Easy as that!

Wheelbarrow

Click here for instructions.

3. Turn black construction paper into creepy window silhouettes! Keep them simple with bats and ghosts, or make them elaborate with witches and whole spooky (or silly!) scenes.

WindowDecor (2)

Click here for instructions. 

4. Ready for the easiest idea yet? Switch out your normal light bulbs in your exterior lighting with orange or purple light bulbs! Instant spookiness!

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Have a fun and safe Halloween!

Tehachapi Weekly Real Estate Sales Report ~ Oct. 15, 2018 – Oct. 21, 2018

 

Area Display Address Bedrooms Bathrooms Beds Baths Square Footage Acres DOM Selling Price
Stallion Springs 27820 Crofun Rd, Tehachapi, CA 93561 3 2 (2 0 0) 3 1288 0.27 58 233,000.00
Oak Knolls 23323 Willow Canyon Rd, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8057 5 3 (3 0 0) 5 2735 2.87 4 349,990.00
Bear Valley Springs 24550 Serra Pl, Tehachapi, CA 93561 3 4 (3 0 1) 3 2876 1.74 30 355,000.00
Stallion Springs 30550 Horsethief Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-5467 3 3 (2 0 1) 3 2483 3.55 44 400,000.00
Caliente 41547 Piute Mountain Rd, Caliente, CA 93518-0 2 2 (1 0 1) 2 2000 30 56 175,000.00
Tehachapi City 518 Carroll Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561-2014 3 1 (1 0 0) 3 1304 0.15 30 205,000.00
Golden Hills East 20401 Park Rd, Tehachapi, CA 93561-6700 3 2 (1 1 0) 3 1176 0.3354 9 205,000.00
Tehachapi City 903 Willow Ct, Tehachapi, CA 93561-2330 3 2 (2 0 0) 3 1440 0.19 15 262,500.00
Stallion Springs 18221 Ghost Town St, Tehachapi, CA 93561-5271 4 2 (2 0 0) 4 1737 0.28 144 271,164.00
Bear Valley Springs 29600 Springwood Ct, Tehachapi, CA 93561-7482 2 3 (2 0 1) 2 1412 9.81 1 295,000.00
Tehachapi City 109 Chaparrel St, Tehachapi, CA 93561-2416 3 2 (2 0 0) 3 1402 0.17 3 255,000.00
Stallion Springs 30731 Buckskin Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-5487 4 2 (2 0 0) 4 1746 1.03 71 276,000.00
Golden Hills East 22904 Rim Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561-7537 3 2 (1 1 0) 3 1260 1.055 72 263,000.00
Stallion Springs 28070 Preakness Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-5564 4 3 (2 0 1) 4 1924 0.94 170 324,000.00

Tehachapi Real Estate Report for 2017

Tehachapi Real Estate Market Report for 2017

2017 was quite the year in our country and locally for Kern County! The Dow Jones Average and the NASDAQ both set astounding records. The unemployment rate was down. New construction starts were up. With all of the economic recovery and the local business growth that Kern County witnessed its no surprise that our Real Estate Market is going strong. Below if a brief summary of sale prices for the different areas of the Tehachapi Area. Please remember that not every house will match this average, so when you are ready to buy or sell a quick visit with your Realtor® for a detailed market analysis will be invaluable. The data below is based on the date of closing for the time period for properties in the 93561 zip code.

2017 Tehachapi Area (93561 zip code) 2016 Tehachapi Area (93561 zip code) % Change
Total Sales 706 Total Sales 648 8.95%
Average Sq Ft 1,854 Average Sq Ft 1,837  
Average Days on Market 70 Average Days on Market 76  
Ave. Price per Square Foot $144 Ave. Price per Square Foot $134 7.13%
 
Average Sales Price $266,191 Average Sales Price $246,186 8.13%
Break Down by Area:
Tehachapi City Stallion Springs
Total Sales 165 Total Sales 100
Average Sq Ft 1,631 Average Sq Ft 1,970
Average Days on Market 47 Average Days on Market 57
Ave. Price per Square Foot $136 Ave. Price per Square Foot $141
Average Sales Price $221,357 Average Sales Price $276,865
Golden Hills Alpine Forest
Total Sales 173 Total Sales 16
Average Sq Ft 1,662 Average Sq Ft 1,734
Average Days on Market 68 Average Days on Market 42
Ave. Price per Square Foot $145 Ave. Price per Square Foot $128
Average Sales Price $240,309 Average Sales Price $221,766
Bear Valley Springs Sand Canyon
Total Sales 183 Total Sales 9
Average Sq Ft 2,100 Average Sq Ft 1,340
Average Days on Market 93 Average Days on Market 40
Ave. Price per Square Foot $143 Ave. Price per Square Foot $119
Average Sales Price $300,911 Average Sales Price $159,333
Other County*
Total Sales 60
Average Sq Ft 2,187
Average Days on Market 93
Ave. Price per Square Foot $168
Average Sales Price $368,303
*Adams Oaks, Country Oaks, County, Cummings
Valley, Fair View Ranches, Hart Flat, Mountain
Meadows and Oak Knolls are included in the “other county” section above.  Below each of those areas is listed separately.
Adams Oaks Country Oaks
Total Sales 1 Total Sales 6
Average Sq Ft 1,682 Average Sq Ft 2,597
Average Days on Market 6 Average Days on Market 62
Ave. Price per Square Foot $199 Ave. Price per Square Foot $160
Average Sales Price $334,000 Average Sales Price $415,167
County Cummings Valley
Total Sales 20 Total Sales 9
Average Sq Ft 1,984 Average Sq Ft 1,340
Average Days on Market 129 Average Days on Market 40
Ave. Price per Square Foot $175 Ave. Price per Square Foot $119
Average Sales Price $346,765 Average Sales Price $159,333
Fair View Ranches Hart Flat
Total Sales 5 Total Sales 1
Average Sq Ft 2,123 Average Sq Ft 2,698
Average Days on Market 72 Average Days on Market 0
Ave. Price per Square Foot $149 Ave. Price per Square Foot $219
Average Sales Price $315,400 Average Sales Price $590,000
Mountain Meadows Oak Knolls
Total Sales 8 Total Sales 13
Average Sq Ft 2,170 Average Sq Ft 2,223
Average Days on Market 85 Average Days on Market 83
Ave. Price per Square Foot $131 Ave. Price per Square Foot $161
Average Sales Price $283,874 Average Sales Price $358,338
Based on information from the Tehachapi Area Association of REALTORS® (alternatively, from the Tehachapi MLS) as of Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 10:41:05 AM. All data, including all measurements and calculations of area, is obtained from various sources and has not been, and will not be, verified by broker or MLS. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information.

 

Weekly Real Estate Updates: October 23, 2017

SOLD LAST WEEK!!!

Address Area Bed Bath Sq Ft Lt Sz CDOM Price Per SqFt Sell/Price
25900 Remington Ct Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1937 2.8 183 153.85 298,000
805 Mulberry St Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 2150 0.17 155 135.76 291,890
23840 Crystal Lake Ln Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 2180 14810 161 190.37 415,000
21276 White Pine Dr #55 Golden Hills West 3 2 (2 0 0) 1656 0.13 167 154.59 256,000
24600 Equestrian Dr Stallion Springs 2 2 (2 0 0) 2036 2.58 36 65.82 134,000
21192 Old Town Rd County 2 2 (2 0 0) 930 2.59 454 396.77 369,000
29750 Rollingoak Dr Bear Valley Springs 4 2 (2 0 0) 1661 1.03 87 164.36 273,000
25183 Quail Ridge Rd Stallion Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1587 19.59 0 138.63 220,000
929 Clearview St Tehachapi City 4 2 (2 0 0) 1704 0.2 40 149.65 255,000
25781 Jacaranda Dr Bear Valley Springs 2 2 (2 0 0) 1200 3.05 36 174.17 209,000
21276 White Pine Drive #70 Golden Hills West 3 2 (2 0 0) 1128 0.1 14 97.52 110,000
1302 Arabella Ct Tehachapi City 4 2 (2 0 0) 2047 0.25 5 148.51 304,000
22310 Milky Way Golden Hills East 3 3 (3 0 0) 1825 0.6 31 167.12 305,000
19440 Quail Dr Stallion Springs 4 4 (4 0 0) 3540 2.7 10 141.24 500,000
26841 Echo Ct Bear Valley Springs 4 3 (3 0 0) 2740 1.84 6 162.04 444,000
19824 Mesa Dr Golden Hills East 3 2 (2 0 0) 1232 0.32 4 164.77 203,000
27441 Hialeah Stallion Springs 4 2 (1 1 0) 1715 0.39 0 145.77 250,000

Weekly Real Estate Updates: October 1st 2017

Address Area Bed Bath Sq Ft Lt Sz CDOM Price Per Sq Ft Sell/Price
29921 Caddy Ln Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (1 1 0) 1458 0.33 257 139.92 204,000
22 Village Ln #7 Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (1 1 0) 1286 161 81.65 105,000
27661 Wagon Wheel Ct Bear Valley Springs 4 5 (2 2 1) 3538 0.89 388 144.15 510,000
25360 Deertrail Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 3 (2 0 1) 1568 2.03 21 140.31 220,000
19710 Luana Dr Golden Hills East 3 2 (2 0 0) 1999 0.25 163 127.56 255,000
20900 Ridgeway Dr Golden Hills West 3 2 (2 0 0) 2459 0.56 341 118.75 292,000
28260 Black Gold Way Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1410 1.02 77 180.85 255,000
20017 Mesa Dr Golden Hills East 4 2 (2 0 0) 1700 0.3 128 130 221,000
21631 Ginger Ct Golden Hills East 3 2 (2 0 0) 1872 0.67 96 135.15 253,000
29180 N Lower Valley Rd Bear Valley Springs 3 3 (2 0 1) 1785 0.34 99 151.26 270,000
22142 Leah Ct Golden Hills West 3 2 (2 0 0) 1895 1.17 58 139.84 265,000
909 S Green St Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1726 0.21 130 153.53 265,000
21276 White Pine Dr #83 Golden Hills West 3 2 (2 0 0) 1547 0.1 130 148.67 230,000
22401 Briarwood St Golden Hills East 3 2 (2 0 0) 1104 0.33 2 169.38 187,000
20407 El Porto Ct Golden Hills East 3 2 (2 0 0) 1184 0.16 42 170.61 202,000
27800 Preakness Dr Stallion Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 2466 0.79 16 113.14 279,000
21276 White Pine Dr #77 Golden Hills West 3 2 (2 0 0) 1716 0.17 4 80.42 138,000
29601 Poso Ct Stallion Springs 3 3 (2 0 1) 1552 1.81 0 177.19 275,000

Weekly Real Estate Updates: September 11th 2017

SOLD LAST WEEK!!!

Address Area Bed Bath Sq Ft Lt Sz CDOM Price Per Sq Ft Sell/Price
1101 Alder Avenue Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1834 8374 169 159.71 292,900
30410 Rolling Oak Bear Valley Springs 3 4 (2 1 1) 3116 4.14 150 113.93 355,000
27801 Sonora Ct Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 2050 5.62 107 151.22 310,000
22909 Monroe Ln Golden Hills East 3 2 (1 1 0) 1924 0.68 61 167.36 322,000
1002 Carolyn Ln Tehachapi City 4 3 (3 0 0) 2667 0.22 89 129.36 345,000
19717 Mesa Dr Golden Hills East 3 2 (2 0 0) 1579 20037 52 139.33 220,000
720 Silver Oak Dr Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1131 0.15 12 150.31 170,000
213 Spruce St Tehachapi City 3 2 (1 1 0) 1340 0.14 12 151.49 203,000
25211 Paramount Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 3 (0 3 0) 2620 12.88 49 141.22 370,000
21276 White Pine Drive Dr #8 Golden Hills West 3 2 (2 0 0) 1876 6970 56 138.06 259,000
1312 Tara Ct Tehachapi City 3 2 (1 1 0) 1645 0.2 41 172.04 283,000
23305 Tak Ct Ct Oak Knolls 3 2 (2 0 0) 1662 2.5 41 171.48 285,000
1371 Ponderosa Dr Tehachapi City 4 4 (3 0 1) 2543 0.16 17 123.87 315,000
454 Jonathan Pl Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1052 0.11 12 160.65 169,000
17211 Bold Venture Dr Stallion Springs 4 2 (2 0 0) 1822 15245 17 148.19 270,000
411 Mesquite Dr Tehachapi City 3 3 (3 0 0) 2577 0.29 7 177.73 458,000