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.

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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!

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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

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!