Tehachapi Weekly Real Estate Sales Report ~ July 1, 2019 – July 7, 2019

Area Display Address Bedrooms Bathrooms Sq. Ft. Selling Price
Hart Flat 29618 Hart Oaks Dr, Keene, CA 93531-1507 3 3 3196 $488,145.00
Golden Hills West 20908 Ridgeway Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8820 4 2 2088 $360,000.00
Golden Hills West 22813 Yearling Way, Tehachapi, CA 93561-6805 4 2 1632 $297,500.00
Tehachapi City 123 Clearview Ct, Tehachapi, CA 93561-2327 4 2 1310 $252,500.00
Bear Valley Springs 30081 Jamaica Dunes Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-7427 3 3 1806 $330,500.00
Bear Valley Springs 26840 Medicine Bow Ct, Tehachapi, CA 93561-9233 3 3 2614 $435,000.00
Golden Hills West 22612 Mariposa Rd, Tehachapi, CA 93561-9573 3 2 1624 $286,500.00
County 21560 Sunnyslope St, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8850 2 2 1715 $360,000.00
Bear Valley Springs 28251 Cumberland Rd, Tehachapi, CA 93561-9177 4 3 2143 $402,000.00

Tehachapi Weekly Real Estate Sales Report ~ June 17, 2019 – June 23, 2019

Area Display Address Bedrooms Bathrooms Sq. Ft. Acres Selling Price
Golden Hills East 22441 Bogie St, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8227 3 2 1922 0.23 $284,900.00
Golden Hills West 21108 Brentwood Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-9587 3 2 1586 0.29 $275,000.00
County 26000 Marcel Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8010 3 2 1650 20.09 $319,000.00
Tehachapi City 706 Oakwood St, Tehachapi, CA 93561-1931 3 2 1255 0.18 $226,000.00
Alpine Forest 23317 Zurich Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-0 3 2 1680 0.47 $289,000.00
County 19569 Cherry Ln, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8659 2 2 1186 4.62 $299,900.00
Stallion Springs 30020 Arvin Ct, Tehachapi, CA 93561-5404 3 2 1457 0.81 $217,500.00
Sand Canyon 11054 Dearborn Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-5018 3 2 1351 2.5 $156,000.00
Tehachapi City 109 Oak Pl, Tehachapi, CA 93561-2453 4 3 2850 0.17 $370,000.00
Tehachapi City 1370 Arabian Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8107 2 2 1248 1.34 $127,000.00
Cummings Valley 26929 Trotter Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-6306 4 2 1768 20 $322,500.00

5 Outdoor Upgrades to Increase the Value of Your Home

Now that the weather is nice, it’s the perfect time to add some upgrades to the exterior of your home. But don’t start just any renovation! There are some projects (like adding a swimming pool) that could actually reduce your homes attractiveness to potential buyers. Even if you aren’t thinking of selling your home soon, but you do want to take on some projects this summer, consider these five value-adding exterior projects when deciding what to tackle.

Replace your garage doors. Beautiful, new garage doors are a great way to increase curb appeal and draw buyers from the get-go. While new garage doors are not cheap, the value that a new garage door can bring to your home when you are ready to sell it is almost guaranteed to offset the cost.

Build a fire pit. While some backyard additions can be polarizing, almost every one can agree that there is nothing nicer than enjoying a fire on a cool evening. Install a high-quality, classic fire pit to enjoy now that will eventually woo buyers when you are ready to sell. Want to build your own? Here’s how!

firepit

Spend some time on your landscape. Really dedicating some time this summer to focus on the health of your lawn is worth your investment. Lush landscaping is another curb-appeal factor that will start any home showing off on the right foot.

Build a deck or patio. Adding a deck or patio to your backyard extends your living space which is a huge plus for homebuyers. And of course, you’ll love using it too!

wooden deck upgrades

Plant a tree. Trees are one of the only things that actually appreciate over time. Plant one (or two!) now so that when you are ready to sell, they add value to your home. Looking for the perfect tree for your front yard? Check out this list of “14 Favorite Front Yard Trees”!

What exterior upgrades are most important to you? Comment below and let us know!

10 Hacks to Make Moving Out Easier!

Planning on moving soon? We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite hacks from the internet to help make moving as easy as possible!

  1. Fill your pots and crock pots with spices when you pack them. It saves space and keeps them safe during the move!
  2. Keep your utensils in their organizer, but cover them with plastic wrap so they don’t move!
  3. Remove drawers and put plastic wrap over each. Then you don’t have to empty the contents at all.
  4. Put a fitted sheet on both ends of your mattress before loading into the moving truck to keep it
  5. Before moving complicated electronics, snap a picture of the wiring setup. Then label wires with tape before unplugging so that you can easily rewire your devices when setting up at your new house.
  6. Leave your bathroom necessities in a clear, labeled bin and leave it in an easily accessible space. That way you can grab it quickly when you get to your new place!
  7. Put tape in an X across mirrors to prevent them from breaking or shattering.
  8. Pack books or other heavy items in suitcases with wheels for easy transport.
  9. While your clothes are still hanging in the closet, put them inside a trash bag to make unpacking simpler.
  10. Instead of bubble wrap, protect your dishes and fragile items with clothing and linens. You need to pack them anyway, so might as well make them useful!

For more ideas check out this and this! Do you have any moving tips that we missed! Comment below and let us know!

Yes, You WANT a Home Inspection and Here’s Why!

You’ve found your dream home and you’re convinced it’s perfect. While you may feel like you can skip the home inspection, having one done really is essential to the home buying process and totally worth the money. Here are our top reasons why home inspections are essential:

  1. Uncover Safety Issues. A proper home inspection will ensure that the home is safe. A home inspector might find leaky plumbing, improper electrical wiring, fascia problems, improper fan ventilation or inoperable windows during the inspection. Other safety issues that may be uncovered are things like radon, carbon monoxide and mold. Be sure that your home-buying contract states that if any of these hazards are found, you have the option to cancel the offer to buy.
  2. Use it as a Negotiating Tool. If the inspection reveals repairs that need to be made, your inspection report gives you the opportunity to ask the seller for a price reduction to accommodate those repairs. Your realtor will know which repair requests are worth asking for and which can help you negotiate a better deal.
  3. Project Future Costs. A home inspector will be able to take a look at large equipment like the HVAC, water heater and plumbing systems and let you know their current condition and when they might need to be replaced. This will help you predict home much you’ll need to spend on these large items in the future and adjust your home budget accordingly.

You’ll get peace of mind knowing that your future home is in great condition by having a home inspection completed by a qualified home inspector. Ask us who we recommend!