Tehachapi Weekly Real Estate Sales Report ~ Nov. 26, 2018 – Dec. 2, 2018

Area Display Address Bedrooms Bathrooms Sq. Ft. Acres Selling Price
Golden Hills East 22101 Buena Vista St, Tehachapi, CA 93561-7513 3 3 1983 0.53 $290,000.00
Bear Valley Springs 28231 Deertrail Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-7452 3 2 1560 1.1 $242,000.00
Bear Valley Springs 30021 Garces Ct, Tehachapi, CA 93561-7114 3 4 3089 1.01 $415,000.00
Tehachapi City 104 Sweetleaf Ln, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8983 4 3 2478 0.16 $315,000.00
Stallion Springs 27611 Hialeah Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-5346 3 3 1878 0.3473 $310,000.00
Bear Valley Springs 29921 Rollingoak Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-7118 4 2 1992 1.05 $371,600.00
Stallion Springs 18510 Glenview Ct, Tehachapi, CA 93561-5226 2 3 1885 3.15 $192,000.00
Stallion Springs 28781 Gleneagle Ct, Tehachapi, CA 93561-5223 3 2 2656 0.42 $320,000.00
Bear Valley Springs 29980 Jamaica Dunes Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8552 3 2 1459 0.36 $225,000.00
Bear Valley Springs 26581 Brian Pl, Tehachapi, CA 93561-9274 2 2 1512 1.18 $212,000.00
Golden Hills West 22207 Mariposa Rd, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8876 3 2 1185 0.55 $206,000.00

 

Common regrets of first-time home buyers (and how we can all learn from them!)

It goes without saying that purchasing your first home is one the biggest milestones in your life. There are so many things to think about and sometimes (without the help of an awesome real estate agent!) the process can get overwhelming. Here are some common regrets of first-time home buyers and how to avoid them when purchasing your own home – whether it’s your first one or not!

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  1. Not being realistic about their budget. Sure, you may be approved for a monthly mortgage payment that seems doable – but have you considered closing costs, HOA fees, utility bills, and home maintenance down the road? If you’ve considered all of these expenses AND have factored them into your monthly budget, then your dream house might be the perfect fit.
  1. Caring more about the square footage instead of the layout. When you’ve never lived in a home before, the square footage may seem like the most important thing to you. But is the space livable? If the square footage is spread out amongst a lot of smaller rooms, you might find that an open floor plan (even with less square footage) would have been a better fit for you.
  1. Not loving the neighborhood. Having good neighbors that you have fun with and trust is the best. Take the time before you move in to visit the house and drive around the neighborhood more than once (and at different times of the day!). Are there young families walking around the block pushing strollers and walking their dogs? Are there loud parties happening on Friday nights? Is no one ever outside? These all might be indicators of the type of neighborhood you would be a part of. Knock on the doors of the neighbors next door and try to get a feel for the neighborhood before you make an offer.
  2. Thinking about the NOW instead of the FUTURE. The house that you want to purchase might be the perfect fit for you now, but where do you envision your life in 5 years? Will you need extra rooms for possible children down the road? Is it a possibility that your aging parent might have to move in with you? Taking some time to really think about how long you plan to live in the house and what life events might take place while you’re there, will ensure that you pick the right home for the long-term.

No matter if this is your first home or your third home in Tehachapi, Bear Valley Springs, Golden Hills, or Stallion Springs, we’d love to help you find your dream house! Contact us to schedule a time to talk.

Tehachapi Weekly Real Estate Sales Report ~ Nov. 19, 2018 – Nov. 25, 2018

Area Display Address Bedrooms Bathrooms Square Footage Acres Selling Price
Bear Valley Springs 23701 Shoreline Ct, Tehachapi, CA 93561 3 2 1740 0.39 $264,000.00
Bear Valley Springs 23821 Martingale Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8353 6 4 3482 2.17 $470,000.00
Golden Hills West 21609 Hidden Canyon Dr, Tehachapi, CA 94561-8026 3 2 1386 0.5 $255,000.00
Golden Hills West 22924 Clover Spring Pl, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8065 3 3 1395 0.34 $285,000.00
Tehachapi City 806 Clearview St, Tehachapi, CA 93561-2351 4 2 1310 0.21 $249,900.00
Bear Valley Springs 26250 Deertrail Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-7493 4 3 2150 1.69 $338,500.00

Supporting our Tehachapi Small Businesses – The EASY Ways You Can Show Your Love!

While Amazon may be the obvious way to finish your holiday shopping in record breaking time, Tehachapi is full of wonderful small businesses that could use your love during the holiday season! With Small Business Saturday happening this weekend, we wanted to remind you of some easy ways to support Tehachapi small businesses.

  1. Shop local! The obvious way to support our local businesses is to do your holiday shopping with them. You’ll find some unique gifts, have fun meeting our local shop owners, and put money directly back into our community. Make a day of it and grab lunch at one of our family-owned restaurants too!
  2. When you love something, share it! Spread the word about your favorite places. Tell your family and friends about your favorite stores. Include a business card of the place you purchased their gift with their present so they know where it came from! If they loved your gift, they’ll spread the word too!
  3. Write a review. Local businesses (like ours!) depend on online reviews to help find new customers. If you love a business, write them a quick review on Facebook, Google or Yelp! All it takes is a couple minutes to have a big impact for a small business!
  4. Get social! Take a picture of your shopping excursion, tag the business (or check-in) and post it on Facebook or Instagram.

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We love Tehachapi and we love our fellow local businesses. What are your favorite local businesses? We’d love to hear! Comment below with the ones you love. Happy shopping!

PS: If you want to work with a local real estate company, you’ve come to the right place! Contact us to set up an appointment!

Tehachapi Weekly Real Estate Sales Report ~ Nov. 12, 2018 – Nov. 18,2018

Area Display Address Bedrooms Bathrooms Beds Baths Sq. Ft. Acres Selling Price
Bear Valley Springs 24380 Serra Pl, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8322 3 3 3 2963 1.03 $340,000.00
Bear Valley Springs 27520 Oakflat Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8339 3 3 3 2829 1.11 $367,500.00
Stallion Springs 28840 Gleneagle Ct, Tehachapi, CA 93561-5221 3 3 3 2052 0.53 $335,900.00
Stallion Springs 18430 Branding Iron Ct, Tehachapi, CA 93561-5319 3 3 3 2832 0.61 $317,500.00
Bear Valley Springs 28300 Cumberland Rd, Tehachapi, CA 93561-9175 3 3 3 2570 2.97 $384,900.00
Tehachapi City 1301 Dolce Ct, Tehachapi, CA 93561-0 4 2 4 2050 0.1857 $329,900.00
Tehachapi City 713 Merion Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561-1912 3 2 3 1648 0.24 $249,900.00
Bear Valley Springs 29781 Jamaica Dunes Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8584 3 2 3 1488 0.36 $249,900.00
Tehachapi City 906 Aleah Ln, Tehachapi, CA 93561-9479 5 3 5 2725 0.19 $359,900.00
Tehachapi City 1390 Tanglewood Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-2417 4 2 4 1528 0.25 $265,000.00

Associated Real Estate Agent Spotlight: Meet Lindsey Redera!

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

Meet Lindsey Redera!

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  1. Where did you grow up? Tell us about your family!
    I was born in Manila, Philippines but came to the U.S. when I was only 6 months old. I grew up in Reno, NV. My mom brought my brother and I to Reno by herself and raised us until my dad was able to be petitioned to come to Reno as well. My parents and brother and sister in law and 2 nephews are all still in Reno.
  2. Have you always been in real estate or did you have a different career prior to becoming a real estate agent?
    My professional history was working for the Department of Homeland Security as a Federal
    Contract Officer for 11 years before I gofinto Real Estate.
  3. Any hobbies?
    My favorite hobbies are playing with anything with a motor in it. Going off-roading in my truck, or riding my ATV’s or going jet skiing.
  4. Why do you love real estate?
    I’ve always enjoyed helping people and now being in real estate and being able to be involved in finding that perfect home for my clients is a great . feeling and something that is very important to me.
  5. What accomplishment are you most proud of?
    I think for me my biggest accomplishment was getting my Real Estate license. Never did I ever think I would get into Real Estate especially at such a later age in life. A good majority of people are afraid to make big changes especially mid-life, but for me life changed and so I saw a different opportunity and took it.

Want to contact Lindsey about buying or selling your house? Contact her here!

Tehachapi Weekly Real Estate Sales Report ~ Nov.5, 2018 – Nov. 11, 2018

Area Address Bedrooms Bathrooms Sq. Ft. Acres Selling Price
Bear Valley Springs 30381 Pinedale Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8588 2 3 2174 2.42 $234,325.00
Golden Hills East 20117 Bald Mountain Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-7912 3 2 1697 0.24 $240,000.00
Bear Valley Springs 23761 El Rancho Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-7018 3 2 1697 2.39 $241,000.00
Tehachapi City 1425 Wild Olive Rd, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8986 4 3 2543 0.16 $325,000.00
Bear Valley Springs 24550 Bay Ct, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8307 3 2 1774 1.72 $290,000.00
Bear Valley Springs 24461 McCray Ct, Tehachapi, CA 93561-7031 4 3 2656 1.16 $500,000.00
Golden Hills East 19936 Luana Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8970 3 2 1253 0.3 $215,000.00
Bear Valley Springs 24221 Deertrail Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-6532 2 1 1229 1.01 $224,000.00
Stallion Springs 18940 Pinehurst Pl, Tehachapi, CA 93561-5233 3 3 1740 0.48 $303,000.00

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!

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