Tehachapi Guide for Dog Owners

Moving to Tehachapi with your dog? We’re so happy to welcome you and your 4-legged family member to our beautiful community! We’ve put together a resource guide to help make your move to Tehachapi with your dog as easy as possible.

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(Josh and DeVerie Riley’s dog Lucy)

Dog Parks

  1. Meadowbrook Dog Park
  2. Bear Valley Springs Dog Park

Dog-Friendly Restaurants

  1. Red House BBQ
  2. Petra Mediterranean Deli
  3. Kohnen’s Country Bakery
  4. Village Grill 

Dog-Friendly Wineries

  1. Triassic Vineyards

Veterinarians

  1. Tehachapi Veterinary Hospital
  2. Billingsley Veterinary Clinic

Dog Boarding

  1. Tehachapi Pet Lodge
  2. Happy Trails Boarding and Pet Grooming

Grooming

  1. Canine Creek Pet Wash and Grooming
  2. Grooming Spot
  3. Devan Yates
  4. Dorrie The Groomer
  5. Wizard of Happy Paws Dog Grooming

Is there something that we missed on our list? Leave a comment below and we’ll be sure to add it!

Tehachapi dog resource guide

(Lindsey Redera’s dogs Dexter and Rivet)

4 Yummy Dips for Your Super Bowl Party!

Whether you watch the Super Bowl for the actual game, the halftime show, commercials, or are just here for the snacks, we can all agree that the food is the real MVP of the game! Here are 4 easy and YUMMY dips to make this weekend!

  1. Brat and Beer Cheese Dip

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2. Corn and Green Chile Dip

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3. Loaded Baked Potato Dip

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4. Stuffed Crust Pizza Dip

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What are you making for the big game on Sunday? Comment below and let us know!

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!

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

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

 

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

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!

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

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

Weekly Real Estate Update: Sep. 4th 2017

SOLD LAST WEEK!!!

Address Area Bed Bath Sq Ft Lt Sz CDOM Price Per Sq Ft Sell/Price
27961 Stallion Springs Dr Stallion Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1915 0.27 121 151.44 290,000
20654 Sasia Rd Cummings Valley 3 3 (2 1 0) 1464 19.77 112 360.31 527,500
19412 Meadows Rd Golden Hills East 4 2 (2 0 0) 1881 0.5514 304 148.86 280,000
24985 Banducci Rd Cummings Valley 3 2 (2 0 0) 1440 39.09 29 156.25 225,000
19887 Banducci Rd County 3 2 (2 0 0) 1856 2.25 82 183.19 340,000
9741 Sweet Water Rd Sand Canyon 3 2 (1 1 0) 840 2.5 315 148.81 125,000
17829 Pinon Crest Mountain Meadows 2 2 (2 0 0) 2560 10.15 4 85.93 219,989
30241 Garces Ct Bear Valley Springs 4 4 (4 0 0) 4494 2.13 449 155.76 700,000
20404 Sierra Ave Golden Hills East 3 2 (1 1 0) 1021 0.16 4 166.5 170,000
20675 Oak Knoll Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 3 (2 0 1) 2530 2.5 37 187.75 475,000
19614 Rose Ave Golden Hills East 3 1 (1 0 0) 1441 0.53 61 117.97 170,000
18061 Bowie St Stallion Springs 4 3 (3 0 0) 2316 0.38 65 147.24 341,000
21916 Valley Vista Dr Golden Hills West 2 2 (2 0 0) 1486 0.5 32 156.12 232,000
21276 White Pine Drive Dr #8 Golden Hills West 3 2 (2 0 0) 1876 6970 56 138.06 259,000
21405 Madre St Golden Hills East 3 2 (2 0 0) 1415 0.35 12 148.41 210,000
21276 White Pine Dr #29 Golden Hills West 3 2 (1 1 0) 1556 0.17 5 157.46 245,000
27080 Oakflat Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 3 (2 0 1) 1625 1.18 3 168.62 274,000
21305 Madre St Golden Hills East 3 2 (2 0 0) 1261 10018 6 158.6 200,000
14556-#109 E Tehachapi Blvd Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1497 23 33.4 50,000
28881 Shannon Ct #15 Stallion Springs 2 2 (2 0 0) 1148 26 113.24 130,000
27660 Stallion Springs Dr Stallion Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1820 13503 3 151.09 274,990

Weekly Real Estate Updates: September 1st, 2017

SOLD LAST WEEK!!!

Address Area Bed Bath Sq Ft Lt Sz CDOM Price Per Sq Ft Sell/Price
29650 Starland Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 3 (2 1 0) 2977 90169 826 68.86 205,000
20654 Sasia Rd Cummings Valley 3 3 (2 1 0) 1464 19.77 112 360.31 527,500
20840 Brentwood Dr Golden Hills West 3 2 (2 0 0) 1931 12862 132 137.23 265,000
19412 Meadows Rd Golden Hills East 4 2 (2 0 0) 1881 0.5514 304 148.86 280,000
22808 Clover Spring Pl Golden Hills West 3 3 (2 1 0) 2148 0.36 92 138.97 298,500
24281 Jacaranda Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 2156 1.19 70 153.06 330,000
28421 Deertrail Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 3 (1 1 1) 2628 4.52 73 121.77 320,000
19887 Banducci Rd County 3 2 (2 0 0) 1856 2.25 82 183.19 340,000
21440 Santa Maria Dr Golden Hills East 3 2 (2 0 0) 1091 10379 54 169.57 185,000
26651 Columbia Way Bear Valley Springs 3 3 (2 0 1) 3083 2.05 33 160.88 496,000
19614 Rose Ave Golden Hills East 3 1 (1 0 0) 1441 0.53 61 117.97 170,000
23801 William Tell Trail Alpine Forest 4 3 (3 0 0) 2580 3.12 221 160.85 415,000
806 Clearview St Tehachapi City 4 2 (2 0 0) 1310 0.21 17 162.6 213,000
21601 Hidden Canyon Dr Golden Hills West 3 2 (2 0 0) 1911 0.59 106 148.4 283,600
22800 Retreat Pl Golden Hills West 3 2 (2 0 0) 1404 12632 20 129.99 182,500
30600 Pinedale Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1562 2.1 8 166.45 260,000
23901 Parke Ct Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (1 1 0) 1802 1.09 9 163.71 295,000
28881 Shannon Ct #15 Stallion Springs 2 2 (2 0 0) 1148 26 113.24 130,000

Weekly Real Estate Update: August 21, 2017

Sold Last Week!!!

Address Area Bed Bath Sq Ft Lt Sz CDOM Price Per Sq Ft Sell/Price
301-1/2 E F St Golden Hills East 4 2 (1 1 0) 1287 0.17 261 122.38 157,500
28600 Skyline Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1617 5.32 197 119.36 193,000
20812 Crest Dr Stallion Springs 2 2 (2 0 0) 1385 0.5577 165 163.9 227,000
913 Valerie Ln Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1517 0.19 153 159.53 242,000
807 Mulberry St Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1850 0.17 77 142.07 262,828
19650 Jacks Hill Rd Stallion Springs 4 3 (2 1 0) 3466 11.18 159 100.98 350,000
530 E E St Tehachapi City 2 1 (1 0 0) 715 6534 72 174.83 125,000
29960 Greenwater Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 3 (1 2 0) 1675 1.96 70 149.25 250,000
23500 Dart Dr Bear Valley Springs 4 2 (1 1 0) 1927 1.22 75 200.83 387,000
30021 Rolling Oak Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (1 1 0) 1560 1.09 450 142.63 222,500
19809 Breeze Pl Golden Hills East 3 2 (2 0 0) 1917 0.7 138 156.44 299,900
24440 Oaktree Ct Bear Valley Springs 2 2 (2 0 0) 2074 1.49 66 137.86 285,913
29600 Wapiti Ct Stallion Springs 4 4 (2 1 1) 3558 1.53 78 129.85 462,000
28840 Gleneagle Ct Stallion Springs 3 3 (1 2 0) 2052 0.53 54 158.38 325,000
22310 Elm Ct Golden Hills East 3 2 (1 1 0) 1187 0.55 25 160.07 190,000
21351 Pegusus St Fair View Ranches 3 2 (2 0 0) 1364 2.82 13 142.96 195,000
18561 Glenview Ct Stallion Springs 3 3 (2 0 1) 1798 0.03 13 99 178,000
40100 Dapple Grey Ct Stallion Springs 3 4 (3 0 1) 3261 2.35 34 149.95 489,000
24321 Pueblo Ct Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1654 1.06 0 235.49 389,500

Weekly Real Estate Update: August 1st, 2017

SOLD LAST WEEK!!!

Address Area Bed Bath Sq Ft Lt Sz CDOM Price Per Sq Ft Sell/Price
30220 Rollingoak Dr Bear Valley Springs 5 3 (2 1 0) 3329 1.92 356 101.83 339,000
23151 Clover Springs Rd Oak Knolls 3 3 (1 2 0) 1739 2.49 147 192.64 335,000
911 Mulberry St Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 2150 0.19 11 147.12 316,302
18241 Ghost Town St Stallion Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1904 0.28 94 136.55 260,000
23901 Pebble Beach Ln Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 2450 1.16 99 144.9 355,000
1126 Redwood Ct Tehachapi City 3 2 (1 1 0) 1752 0.16 50 145.55 255,000
22563 Mariposa Rd Golden Hills 3 2 (2 0 0) 1536 0.65 97 181.64 279,000
22731 Fran Dr Golen Hills East 3 2 (1 1 0) 1868 0.85 51 160.6 300,000
825 S Green St Tehachapi City 4 4 (3 0 1) 2445 0.19 22 126.34 308,900
21276 White Pine Dr #97 Golden Hills 3 2 (2 0 0) 1723 0.16 66 142.19 245,000
17480 Bold Venture Dr. Dr Stallion Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1280 0.086 31 149.13 190,888
910 Aleah Ln, Tehachapi Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1381 0.19 38 174.15 240,500
518 Oakwood St Tehachapi City 3 2 (1 1 0) 1786 0.19 51 138.86 248,000
17681 Dike Ct Stallion Springs 3 2 (1 1 0) 2101 0.34 18 130.89 275,000
19340 Tucker Rd Mountain Meadows 4 3 (3 0 0) 2661 2.16 21 142.8 380,000
77 Meadow lakes Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1392 3 80.82 112,500
18120 Churchill St Stallion Springs 3 2 (1 1 0) 1720 13068 37 146.51 252,000
23101 Dart Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 3 (2 1 0) 1848 1.52 8 142.32 263,000
1197 Hickory Ave Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1505 0.17 1 151.83 228,500
333 S Dennison Rd #22 Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1440 0.08 8 16.6 23,900
1023 Canyon Dr E Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1517 0.19 3 171.39 260,000
95 E Brentwood Dr Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1316 0.24 2 155.78 205,000
18780 Pinehurst Pl Stallion Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1787 28749 1 117.52 210,000
901 Mulberry St Stallion Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1800 0.17 0 144.26 259,659

 

Weekly Real Estate Update: August 2nd 2017

Before Putting Your Home up for Sale

Here are a few items to take care of before listing your home. This can make the sale process quicker and easier in the long run.

Consider a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be able to give you a good indication of the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers, and you’ll be able to make repairs before open houses begin.

Organize and clean. Pare down clutter and pack up your least-used items, such as large blenders and other kitchen tools, out-of-season clothes, toys, and seasonal items. Store items off-site or in boxes neatly arranged in the garage or basement. Clean the windows, carpets, walls, lighting fixtures, and baseboards to make the house shine.

Get replacement estimates. Do you have big-ticket items that will need to be replaced soon? Find out how much it will cost to repair an older roof or replace worn carpeting, even if you don’t plan to do so. The figures will help buyers determine if they can afford the home, and they’ll be handy when negotiations begin.

Locate warranties. Gather up the warranties, guarantees, and user manuals for the furnace, washer/dryer, dishwasher, and any other items that will remain with the house. It may seem like this task can be left until closing, but you don’t want lost paperwork or last-minute scrambling to cause the deal to fall through.

Spruce up the curb appeal. Walk out to the front of your home, close your eyes, and pretend you’re a prospective buyer seeing the property for the first time. As you approach the front door, what is your impression of the property? Do the lawn and bushes look neatly manicured? Is the address clearly visible? What do you see framing the entrance, if anything? Is the walkway free of cracks and impediments?

Weekly Real Estate Update: July 17th 2017

Sold Last Week!!!

Address Area Bed Bath Sq Ft Lt Sz CDOM Price Per Sq Ft Sell/Price
1032 Clearview St Tehachapi City 5 4 (3 0 1) 2445 0.22 106 118.61 290,000
501 Mesquite Dr Tehachapi City 3 3 (2 0 1) 2597 0.31 345 165.19 429,000
24320 Silver Creek Way Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (1 1 0) 3249 1.29 794 107.73 350,000
27941 Stallion Springs Dr Stallion Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1734 12196 0 137.83 239,000
20812 Quail Springs Rd Golden Hills West 3 2 (2 0 0) 1417 0.31 86 145.38 206,000
600 S Dennison Rd #81 Tehachapi City 3 2 (0 2 0) 1782 92 65.94 117,500
27241 Rebel Ct Bear Valley Springs 2 2 (0 2 0) 1271 1.81 51 121.56 154,500
434 Sherwood Pl Tehachapi City 4 3 (1 1 1) 1641 0.08 14 124.07 203,599
23107 Cummings Valley Rd Cummings Valley 4 3 (3 0 0) 3483 19.1 129 188.06 655,000
19932 Mesa Dr Golden Hills East 3 2 (2 0 0) 1040 14810 0 161.54 168,000
111 W D St Tehachapi City 1 1 (1 0 0) 476 0.17 32 63.03 30,000
16930 Grindelwald Dr Alpine Forest 3 3 (2 1 0) 2564 2.85 14 101.21 259,500
18050 Bold Venture Dr Stallion Springs 3 2 (1 1 0) 1653 0.34 33 146.4 242,000
27840 Preakness Dr Stallion Springs 3 3 (3 0 0) 2686 27007 209 167.49 449,888
22081 Cody Ct Bear Valley Springs 4 3 (3 0 0) 2356 4.24 6 156.62 369,000
24180 San Juan Dr Bear Valley Springs 4 3 (3 0 0) 1850 1.66 56 148.65 275,000
23921 San Juan Dr Bear Valley Springs 4 3 (2 1 0) 2160 2.11 9 162.01 349,950
1322 Arabella Ct Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1737 0.2 44 162.92 283,000
22080 Geneva Dr Alpine Forest 3 2 (2 0 0) 1081 0.3 12 131.82 142,500
1214 Contrada Ln Tehachapi City 4 2 (2 0 0) 1858 0.16 16 161.41 299,900
21182 Old Town Rd Country 5 4 (3 1 0) 4284 5.17 372 224.09 960,000
803 Mulberry St Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1850 0.17 0 137.16 253,753
17660 Bold Venture Dr Stallion Springs 3 2 (1 1 0) 1508 18295 0 152.52 230,000

How to Prepare for the Photo Shoot


With the majority of buyers beginning their search for a new home online, it is important to make the first impression sleek and shiny. Here at Associated Real Estate we have a few tips for how to prepare your home to make it shine on camera!

Pare down.

  • Removing one or two pieces of furniture from each room can make your space appear larger on screen, and allow the buyer to visualize themselves in the home before they even step foot inside.

Make it spotless.

  • Cameras tend to magnify grime! Don’t forget floor coverings and walls; a spot on a rug might be overlooked during a regular home showing, but it could become a focal point online.

Know what to leave.

  • You want to avoid clutter, but leave one or two personal touches on each surface. Things like a lamp, plant, or book, can make the space seem more like home.

Rearrange.

  • Move the furniture in such a way that it has its focal point furthest from the doorway, as this is most likely where the photo will be taken and will create depth to make your space seem larger. Examples of focal points are a bed in a bedroom, or a china cabinet in the dining room.

Snap practice pictures with your own camera.

  • This will give you an idea of what the home will look like on camera before your agent from Associated Real Estate arrives to take photos. Examine your photos and make changes to improve each room’s appearance, such as opening blinds to let in natural light, removing magnets from the refrigerator, or taking down distracting art.

Accessorize.

  • Include a healthy plant in every room; the camera loves greenery. Energize bland decor by placing a bright vase on a mantle or placing a few colorful pillows on the couch.

Keep the home looking camera ready.

  • We at Associated Real Estate guarantee to get your home plenty of in-person attention and we know that second impressions are just as important as the first! Buyers who liked what they saw online expect to encounter the same home in person!

Weekly Real Estate Update: July 3th, 2017

SOLD LAST WEEK!!!

Address Area Bed Bath Sq Ft Lt Sz CDOM Price Per Sq Ft Sell/Price
26471 Bear Valley Rd Bear Valley Springs 4 3 (1 1 1) 2398 1.02 445 162.22 389,000
23920 Basin Harbor Ct Bear Valley Springs 3 3 (3 0 0) 1865 15132 272 145.84 272,000
29910 Jamaica Dunes Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1480 0.3 194 158.78 235,000
1409 Ponderosa Dr Tehachapi City 4 3 (2 0 1) 3559 0.16 130 103.68 369,000
25580 Deertrail Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 2331 1.35 148 96.65 225,280
24500 Yucca Ct Oak Knolls 3 2 (2 0 0) 2085 2.4 93 152.28 317,500
33 Village Ln Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1392 0.028 35 82.61 115,000
21931 LeMans Dr Alpine Forest 3 2 (2 0 0) 1474 22651 37 113.98 168,000
106 W E St Tehachapi City 3 2 (1 1 0) 1711 0.17 38 125.66 215,000
28601 Delaware Dr Stallion Springs 2 2 (1 0 1) 1039 0.53 52 142.44 148,000
1306 Tara Ct Tehachapi City 4 2 (2 0 0) 1850 0.17 143 156.76 290,000
23900 Coral Springs Ln Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1233 0.36 2 166.26 205,000
24890 Haven Ln Cummings Valley 3 3 (1 1 1) 3841 20 13 136.68 525,000
20120 Pine Ridge Dr Oak Knolls 3 2 (1 1 0) 1848 2.58 11 165.04 305,000
1202 Clasico Dr Tehachapi City 4 2 (2 0 0) 1877 0.2 44 159.82 299,990
904 Acacia Ct Tehachapi City 3 1 (1 0 0) 1071 0.14 0 154.06 165,000

Questions to Ask When Considering Selling with Associated Real Estate

Have you built substantial equity in your current home?

Check your annual mortgage statement or call your lender to find out how much you’ve paid down. Usually you don’t build up much equity in the first few years of your mortgage, as monthly payments are mostly interest. But if you’ve owned your home for five or more years, you may have significant, unrealized gains.

Has your income or financial situation changed?

If you’re making more money, you may be able to afford higher mortgage payments and cover the costs of moving. If your income has decreased, you may want to consider downsizing.

Have you outgrown your neighborhood?

The neighborhood you pick for your first home might not be the same one in which you want to settle down for good. You may have realized that you’d like to be closer to your job or live in a better school district.

Are there reasons why you can’t remodel or add on?

Sometimes you can create a bigger home by adding a new room or building up. But if your property isn’t large enough, your municipality doesn’t allow it, or you’re simply not interested in remodeling, then moving to a bigger home may be your best option.

Are you comfortable moving in the current housing market?

If your market is hot, your home may sell quickly and for top dollar, but the home you buy will also be more expensive. If your market is slow, finding a buyer may take longer, but you’ll have more selection and better pricing as you seek your new home. Ask your real estate professional what they see happening locally.

Are interest rates attractive?

Low rates help you buy “more” home, and also make it easier to find a buyer for your current place.

Is the effort and cost of maintaining your current home becoming difficult to manage?

A Realtor can help you decide whether a smaller house, condo, or rental would be appropriate

Weekly Real Estate Update: June 19th, 2017

Sold Last Week!!!

Address Area Bed Bath Sq Ft Lt Sz CDOM Price Per Sq Ft Sell/Price
19701 Kid Pl Golden Hills East 3 2 (2 0 0) 1232 0.6 181 92.05 113,400
30251 Piebald Ct Stallion Springs 3 3 (2 0 1) 2419 1.32 148 177.55 429,500
1013 Cypress Way Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1492 0.19 67 157.51 235,000
28050 Stallion Springs Dr Stallion Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 2028 0.31 87 153.35 311,000
817 Bamboo Ct Tehachapi City 3 2 (1 1 0) 1193 0.14 54 145.85 174,000
18220 Hambletonian Dr Stallion Springs 4 3 (3 0 0) 2686 1.04 46 163.81 440,000
24140 Deertrail Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 3 (2 0 1) 1892 1.13 98 169.13 320,000
29501 Starland Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1344 40423 28 167.41 225,000
20401 Clubview Ct Golden Hills East 3 3 (2 0 1) 1959 24393 12 151.35 296,500
21020 White Pine Dr Golden Hills West 3 2 (2 0 0) 1937 22651 9 149.77 290,100
27760 Hialeah Dr Stallion Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 1327 0.3 12 164.28 218,000
686 Las Colinas St Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1203 0.14 4 174.56 210,000
1105 Alder Ave Tehachapi City 4 2 (2 0 0) 2256 0.19 4 137.85 310,990
1113 Alder Ave Tehachapi City 4 2 (2 0 0) 2050 0.22 7 148.78 304,990

Weekly Real Estate Updates – June 12th, 2017

Sold Last Week!!

Address Area Bed Bath Sq Ft Lt Sz CDOM Price Per Sq Ft Sell/Price
22760 Cummings Valley Rd Cummings Valley 3 3 (1 1 1) 2838 19.63 188 206.13 585,000
29421 Butterfield Way Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (1 1 0) 1046 1.1 225 175.91 184,000
22441 Bogie St Golden Hills East 3 2 (2 0 0) 1922 0.23 184 137.88 265,000
21521 Shirley Dr Golden Hills East 3 2 (2 0 0) 1578 0.53 80 136.25 215,000
22117 Copper St Golden Hills East 3 2 (2 0 0) 1070 0.39 46 167.29 179,000
27620 Oakflat Dr Golden Hills West 3 2 (2 0 0) 1332 1.14 66 155.41 207,000
21616 Quail Springs Rd Golden Hills West 3 2 (2 0 0) 1732 0.5 56 175.81 304,500
22700 Fran Dr Golden Hills East 3 2 (1 1 0) 2241 0.49 34 156.18 350,000
407 Sherwood Pl Tehachapi City 4 3 (2 0 1) 1641 0.1 33 127.97 210,000
22109 Gold St Golden Hills East 4 2 (2 0 0) 1939 0.4 32 140.54 272,500
21430 Westwood Blvd Golden Hills East 3 2 (2 0 0) 1842 0.54 19 143.87 265,000
27901 Rustler Ave Stallion Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 2028 0.28 150 141.03 286,000
28110 Braeburn Pl Stallion Springs 4 2 (2 0 0) 1725 0.35 7 144.35 249,000
20535 OAK St Bear Valley Springs 2 2 (2 0 0) 1376 2.36 4 211.48 291,000
28881 Shannon Ct Stallion Springs 2 2 (2 0 0) 1148 2 108.89 125,000
24581 Willow Pass Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 3571 1.06 18 112.01 400,000
19612 Meadows Rd Golden Hills East 3 3 (2 0 1) 1660 3 174.64 289,900
17660 Busher Way Stallion Springs 3 2 (1 1 0) 1355 0.38 3 188.19 255,000
600 S Dennison Rd #11 Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1920 17 44.79 86,000
29540 San Joaquin Dr stallion Springs 3 2 (2 0 0) 2187 0.8 3 176.04 385,000

Weekly Real Estate Update – June 5th, 2017

Sold last week!!

Address Area Bed Bath Sq Ft Lt Sz CDOM Price Per Sq Ft Sell/ Price
29540 Starland Bear Valley 3 3 (2 1 0) 2685 2.21 321 124.77 335,000
24321 San Juan Dr Bear Valley 2 3 (2 1 0) 1496 0.99 287 152.57 228,250
19191 Mustang Dr Stallion Springs 3 3 (2 1 0) 2075 5.47 238 159.04 330,000
27000 Stirrup Way Bear Valley 3 2 (2 0 0) 2004 5 207 76.95 154,200
120 E I St Tehachapi City 3 1 (1 0 0) 1033 0.17 119 79.86 82,500
27350 Barkes Way Bear Valley 4 3 (2 1 0) 2129 5.14 89 124.47 265,000
19709 Piedra Dr Golden Hills East 4 2 (2 0 0) 2000 15245 71 145 290,000
14556 E Tehachapi Blvd #8 Tehachapi City 3 2 (1 1 0) 1344 1 380 24.55 33,000
205 W A St Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1557 0.18 40 118.82 185,000
22700 Fran Dr Golden Hills 3 2 (1 1 0) 2241 0.49 34 156.18 350,000
24251 Golfari Ct Bear Valley 3 2 (2 0 0) 1338 0.43 388 156.95 210,000
21424 Sunnybrook Dr Golden Hills West 3 2 (1 1 0) 1986 0.47 4 158.11 314,000
20312 Birch Ct Golden Hills East 3 2 (2 0 0) 1326 1.18 20 188.54 250,000
19832 Cross Way Golden Hills East 3 2 (1 1 0) 1993 23958 0 132.97 265,000

Weekly Real Estate Update – June 1st, 2017

Address Area Bed Bath Sq Ft Lt Sz CDOM Price Per Sf Sell/Price$
18130 Rawhide Ct Stallion Springs 3 2 1992 13939 77 145.08 289,000
19628 Adalante Ct County Oaks 4 2 1920 1.25 44 132.29 254,000
19832 Cross Way Golden Hills 3 2 1993 23958 0 132.97 265,000
20100 Bald Mountain Dr Golden Hills 3 2 1575 0.34 260 164.44 259,000
20253 Old Town Rd County 3 2 (2 0 0) 1961 2 212 196.33 385,000
21424 Sunnybrook Dr Golden Hills 3 2 1986 0.47 4 158.11 314,000
22131 Buena Vista St Golden Hills 3 1 1344 0.65 5 192.09 258,165
23001 San Juan Dr Bear Valley 5 4 4676 29.1 129 171.09 800,000
24251 Golfari Ct Bear Valley 3 2 1338 0.43 388 156.95 210,000
26701 Oakflat Dr Bear Valley 2 3 2382 1.44 21 101.81 242,500
28300 Cumberland Rd Bear Valley 3 2 2570 2.97 13 108.95 280,000
29540 Starland Bear Valley 3 3 2685 2.21 321 124.77 335,000
505 Carroll Way Tehachapi City 3 1 1052 0.15 28 161.6 170,000

Weekly Real Estate Update — April 9th , 2017

This is the House Market Information for Tehachapi, California. See what sold in your neighborhood last week.

Address Area BED BATH Sq Ft Lot Sz CDOM Price Per Sq Ft List/Sell $
6 Village Ln Bear Valley Springs 2 2 (1 1 0) 1240 0.01 135/135 72.58 $90,000
21276 White Pine Dr #28 Golden Hills West 3 2 (2 0 0) 1164 0.22 58/58 124.57 $145,000
510 S Mill St Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1250 0.15 2-Feb 143.2 $179,000
28041 Seabiscuit Way Stallion Springs 3 2 (1 1 0) 1226 0.38 27/27 159.05 $195,000
21310 Santa Maria Dr Golden Hills East 3 2 (2 0 0) 1595 0.24 171/171 148.28 $236,500
1024 Canyon Dr W Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1517 0.19 2-Feb 166.78 $253,000
914 Cathy Ln Tehachapi City 3 2 (2 0 0) 1985 0.19 51/51 147.61 $293,000
20537 Old Town Rd County 3 2 (2 0 0) 1530 1.24 8-Aug 192.81 $295,000
19806 Star Ct Golden Hills East 5 3 (2 1 0) 2441 1.11 229/229 127 $310,000
17400 Fabius Stallion Springs 5 5 (4 1 0) 3049 0.58 52/52 104.95 $320,000
20201 Mesa Dr Golden Hills East 3 2 (1 1 0) 2118 0.5011 188/188 152.74 $323,500
22927 Rim Way Golden Hills East 4 3 (2 0 1) 2220 0.54 42797 155.41 $345,000
23707 Clover Springs Rd Oak Knolls 4 2 (1 1 0) 2128 3.49 134/134 189.85 $404,000
20150 Oak Knolls Dr Oak Knolls 4 3 (2 0 1) 2193 2.58 18/18 189.24 $415,000

Based on information from the Tehachapi Area Association of REALTORS® (alternatively, from the Tehachapi MLS). 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.


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How to Buy in a Tight Market

How To Buy in a Tight Market

Increase your chances of getting your dream house in a competitive housing market.

Get prequalified for a mortgage.

You’ll be able to make a firm commitment to buy and your offer will be more desirable to the seller.

Stay in close contact with your real estate agent.

Your agent will be on the lookout for the newest listings that meet your criteria. Be ready to see a house as soon as it goes on the market — if it’s a great home, it will go fast.

Hire an experienced agent.

When you hire an experienced real estate agents they can give you the tools to help you find the property you are looking for. Tools such as the 2 Click Home Search offered on Associated Real Estates website can help you stay one step ahead of other buyers looking on real estate websites.

Be ready to make a decision.

Spend plenty of time in advance deciding what you can afford and must have in a home so you won’t hesitate when you have the chance to make an offer.

Bid competitively.

Your first inclination may be to start out offering something less than the absolute highest price you can afford, but if you go too low in a tight market, you will likely lose out.

Keep contingencies to a minimum.

Restrictions such as needing to sell your home before you move can make your offer unappealing. Remember that, if the market is tight, you’ll probably be able to sell your house rapidly. You can also talk to your lender about getting a bridge loan to cover both mortgages for a short period.

But don’t get caught in a buying frenzy.

Just because there’s competition for a home doesn’t mean you should buy it. And even though you want to make your offer attractive, don’t neglect inspections that help ensure the house is a sound investment.

Weekly Real Estate Update — April 2nd, 2017

This is the House Market Information for Tehachapi, California. See what sold in your neighborhood last week.

Address Area Beds Baths SqFt Acres DOM $ Sq Ft Sell $
600 S Dennison Rd #117 Tehachapi City 3 2 1118 47 60.28 $67,388
711 Brentwood Dr Tehachapi City 3 2 1163 0.15 88 154.69 $179,900
815 S Mill St Tehachapi City 3 2 1116 0.15 10 169.35 $189,000
17980 Swaps Ct Stallion Springs 3 2 1554 0.3 77 149.94 $233,000
29390 Fawn Way Bear Valley Springs 3 2 1645 0.37 20 142.86 $235,000
23580 Stacy Ct Bear Valley Springs 2 2 1577 1.21 14 171.21 $270,000
112 Manzanita Ln Tehachapi City 4 3 2543 0.18 62 114.04 $290,000
22408 Valley Vista Dr Golden Hills West 3 2 1988 0.81 156 160.97 $320,000

Based on information from the Tehachapi Area Association of REALTORS® (alternatively, from the Tehachapi MLS). 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.


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Navigate Your Home Loan Like a Pro!

Navigate Your Home Loan Like a Pro!

Financing a home is one of the primary concerns for most home buyers in Tehachapi.  Your agent at Associated Real Estate is here to help you navigate the maze of loan types and mortgage terms.  Here are some of the basic loan terms to help you get started.  And remember, with any home purchase your first step should be to contact a reputable realtor and schedule a FREE consultation.  If you are planning to purchase a home call us now at 661-822-3500.

  • Mortgage  A loan specific to purchasing property, where the bank liens you the title with the agreement you will pay the entirety of the balance owed on your beautiful Tehachapi property!
  • Conventional Mortgage – Any mortgage loan that is not insured or guaranteed by the federal government. This applies to all privately owned property, and is the most common type of mortgage.
  • Term  Refers to the length of the loan. Home loans (mortgages) are often in terms of 15, 20, or 30 years. Generally, as term lengths increase your payment will decrease; however, a shorter term loan means you will pay less interest over the life of the loan.
  • Annual Percentage Rate (APR)  A yearly interest rate(calculated by the average interest rate over the term of the loan) that includes upfront fees and costs associated with the loan. Use this to accurately compare the costs of different loans as fees will vary depending upon the lender, and every buyers situation is different. Make sure to make your loan work for you!
  • Fixed Rate  A fixed rate mortgage allows you to lock in an interest rate that will last for the entire term of the loan. These are, generally, a good choice if current interest rates are low.
  • Adjustable Rate  Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM) usually begin with a lower interest rate than a fixed rate, but will increase as market rates increase. A good choice if fixed interest rates are high, but make sure you are willing to have a payment that will increase over time!
  • Caps – A limit to how much and how frequently an interest rate can change on an adjustable-rate mortgage. These payment caps can be periodic or extend for the life of the loan. Thank goodness for structure!
  • Note – No, not like the ones we used to pass in class! This note is a legally binding written promise to repay the mortgage plus interest, which includes the name of the borrower, issuing lender, and the terms and provisions.
  • Down Payment – An upfront payment made by the home buyer(you!) toward the sale price of the property, typically ranging from 5-20%. The remainder of the sales prices makes up the mortgage loan amount, excluding interest. Typically, the bigger the down payment is the smaller the monthly payment will be, and we all like small payments!
  • Amortization  The paying down of principal(the loan excluding interest)  over time. Generally, the principal is scheduled to be paid off, or fully amortized, over the term of the loan.
  • PITI  This is a fun one. An abbreviation for the major expenses that make up a mortgage payment: Principal (the amount borrowed), Interest, (Property) taxes, and (homeowners’) Insurance.
  • Escrow  The holding of funds or documents by a neutral third party prior to closing your home sale. You can practically taste home ownership at this point! 
  • Closing Costs – An amount of money that must be paid to close your loan, including lender fees and third-party charges, along with taxes and transfer fees. Almost there!
  • Closing – The final step in the loan process when loan documents are signed at an escrow or title company. Congratulations on your new home!!

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Weekly Real Estate Update — March 26th, 2017

This is House Market Information for Tehachapi, California. See what sold in your neighborhood last week.

Address Area Bed Bath SQFT Acres CDOM $ / SQFT Sold For
20300 Sierra Ave Golden Hills East 2 2 1272 0.191 114 129.72 $165,000
700 Las Colinas St Tehachapi City 3 2 1203 0.14 154 157.11 $189,000
21440 Shirley Dr Golden Hills East 3 2 1386 0.58 0 149.35 $207,000
841 S Green St Tehachapi City 3 2 1130 0.18 8 183.19 $207,000
27451 Hialeah Dr Stallion Springs 3 2 1241 0.4038 2 167.2 $207,500
25701 Cumberland Ct Bear Valley Springs 2 1 1007 2.02 20 213.51 $215,000
21308 Indian Wells Dr Golden Hills West 3 2 1560 0.57 335 140.38 $219,000
20924 Brentwood Dr Golden Hills West 3 2 1354 0.28 1 166.17 $225,000
22812 Retreat Pl Golden Hills West 3 3 1849 0.29 178 132.77 $245,500
28301 Burlingame Ct Stallion Springs 3 2 1723 1.51 63 145.1 $250,000
17800 Pavot Ct Stallion Springs 4 2 1989 0.3783 10 140.02 $278,500
1337 Scarlet Oak Dr Tehachapi City 3 2 1716 0.31 28 168.94 $289,900
27201 Buckpasser Dr Stallion Springs 4 2 1931 0.7 35 150.44 $290,500
30201 Sunland Way Bear Valley Springs 3 4 1842 1.07 3 162.87 $300,000
25908 Bear Valley Rd Bear Valley Springs 3 3 1831 1.03 2 171.98 $314,900
21265 Woodford Tehachapi Rd County 3 3 2266 2.48 62 139.01 $315,000
30621 S Lower Valley Rd Bear Valley Springs 3 3 2104 0.46 127 154.47 $325,000
110 Sweetleaf Lane Ln Tehachapi City 4 3 2812 0.21 0 120.91 $340,000
22861 Saddleback Dr Bear Valley Springs 4 4 2968 3.57 255 168.13 $499,000

Based on information from the Tehachapi Area Association of REALTORS® (alternatively, from the Tehachapi MLS). 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.


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A Few Things You May Not Know About Tehachapi

A Few Things You May Not Know About Tehachapi

  • Tehachapi may have gotten its name from the Kawaiisu people that made the Tehachapi Valley their home for hundreds of years before it was settled. Tihachipia, the word meaning “hard climb” in the kawaiisu language is said to have evolved into Tehachapi over the years.
  • Established in the 1860’s, the Southern Pacific Rail Road depot was the oldest building in Tehachapi until it burnt down in June 2008. It was rebuilt and is now the home of a rail road museum.
  • Tehachapi Natives love their home town team. If you ever feel like being nostalgic you can look up Warrior Football records dating back to the 1930’s on their website http://thswarriors.com/.
  • The Errea House is the only  surviving building from the original Tehachapi settlement. It was relocated to its current location at 311 S. Green St. around 1900. The Errea House in now a museum.
  • The large white cross placed on top of the mountain in the center of the Tehachapi loop was placed there in memory of two rail road employees killed on May 12, 1989 in a train derailment.
  • President Ronald Reagan at one time owned a ranch in Bear Valley Springs.
  • As of 2014 Tehachapi Valley had a population of 35,000 people. 9,000 of them lived in Golden Hills alone. Of the 3,200 households in Golden Hills,  36% of them were families with children.
  • More than 1,000 bicycling enthusiasts have ridden the GranFondo in Tehachapi each year.
  • Big Daddy, the descendant of a herd of Rocky Mountain Elk purchased from Yellow Stone National Park was a beloved Elk of Tehachapi residents. He was the victim of poaching. The poacher was found and convicted. Big Daddy’s Antlers now hang in the Bear Valley Country Club in his memory.

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Weekly Market report: March 19

Sold Last Week in Tehachapi, CA: March 13th-  March 19th

This is House Market Information for Tehachapi, California. See what sold in your neighborhood last week.

Address Area BD BA Sq Ft Acers DOM/CDOM List/Sell $
25440 Deertrail Dr Bear Valley Springs 2 2 1038 1.07 164/164 $169,000
25581 Jacaranda Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 2 1304 1.01 172/172 $174,900
20909 Ridgeway Dr Golden Hills West 3 2 1352 0.46 70/70 $182,500
22004 Mariposa Rd Golden Hills West 3 2 1764 0.29 49/49 $249,500
30060 CADDY Ln Bear Valley Springs 4 2 2328 0.41 5-May $280,000
19516 Moon Dr Golden Hills East 2 2 1688 0.56 59/59 $305,000
21201 Sierra Vista Dr County 3 3 2558 0.93 79/294 $349,900
21760 Mid Way Golden Hills East 4 2 2362 0.41 8-Aug $349,900
24220 Willow Pass Dr Bear Valley Springs 4 3 2186 1.13 30/30 $399,000
29740 Pinedale Dr Bear Valley Springs 3 3 2894 0.4046 139/139 $399,900
24600 Tiara Ct Bear Valley Springs 3 2 3095 21 283/283 $499,000
29801 S Lower Valley Rd Bear Valley Springs 3 3 2480 23.37 60/60 $519,000
22760 Cummings Valley Rd Cummings Valley 3 3 2838 19.63 195/195 $599,500
20725 Sasia Rd Cummings Valley 3 2 1654 19.45 123/486 $649,000

Based on information from the Tehachapi Area Association of REALTORS® (alternatively, from the Tehachapi MLS). 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.


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7 Reasons to Own A Home

7 Reasons to Own A Home

  1. Tax benefits. The U.S. Tax Code lets you deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage, your property taxes, and some of the costs involved in buying a home.
  2. Appreciation. Historically, real estate has had a long-term, stable growth in value. In fact, median single-family existing-home sale prices have increased on average 5.2 percent each year from 1972 through 2014, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.  The recent housing crisis has caused some to question the long-term value of real estate, but even in the most recent 10 years, which included quite a few very bad years for housing, values are still up 7.0 percent on a cumulative basis. In addition, the number of U.S. households is expected to rise 10 to15 percent over the next decade, creating continued high demand for housing.
  3. Equity. Money paid for rent is money that you’ll never see again, but mortgage payments let you build equity ownership interest in your home.
  4. Savings. Building equity in your home is a ready-made savings plan. And when you sell, you can generally take up to $250,000 ($500,000 for a married couple) as gain without owing any federal income tax.
  5. Predictability. Unlike rent, your fixed-rate mortgage payments don’t rise over the years so your housing costs may actually decline as you own the home longer. However, keep in mind that property taxes and insurance costs will likely increase.
  6. Freedom. The home is yours. You can decorate any way you want and choose the types of upgrades and new amenities that appeal to your lifestyle.
  7. Stability. Remaining in one neighborhood for several years allows you and your family time to build long-lasting relationships within the community. It also offers children the benefit of educational and social continuity.

Tehachapi Weekly Real Estate Update: March 12, 2017

Sold Last Week in Tehachapi, CA: March 6-March 12th

This is House Market Information for Tehachapi, California. See what sold in your neighborhood last week.

Address Area Price Per Sq Ft CDOM Sell $
28061 Deertrail Dr Bear Valley Springs 79.95 98 $118,000
22160 Buena Vista St Golden Hills East 81.44 103 $165,000
22317 Milky Way Way Golden Hills East 105.26 680 $180,000
20031 Bald Mountain Dr Golden Hills East 138.63 329 $225,000
22028 McCarthy Dr Golden Hills West 161.72 81 $245,000
26131 Deertrail Dr Bear Valley Springs 132.21 131 $247,900
20401 Tucker Rd County 180.56 733 $260,000
29280 Horsethief Dr Stallion Springs 152.31 32 $290,000
18581 Kern Ct Stallion Springs 153.21 109 $334,000

Based on information from the Tehachapi Area Association of REALTORS® (alternatively, from the Tehachapi MLS). 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.


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Checklist: For a Better Home Showing

Checklist: For a Better Home Showing

Remove clutter. Clear off counters and pack unnecessary decorative items. Put extra furniture in storage, and remove out-of-season items. Don’t forget to clean out the garage, too.

Let it shine. Cleaning windows and screens will help bring more light into your home. Replace burnt bulbs, and consider higher wattage in low-light areas. Clean the walls or brush on a fresh coat of bright, neutral paint. Replace heavy curtains with sheer ones and show off your view.

Keep it clean. A deep clean before listing your home will make upkeep easier. Consider hiring a cleaning service to help.

Maximize comfort. In summer, shut A/C vents on the first floor so more air will get upstairs. Reverse the process in winter.

Perform a sniff test. Clean carpeting and drapes to eliminate odors. Open the windows to air out the house. Consider potpourri or scented candles and diffusers. For quick fixes in the kitchen, cotton balls soaked in vanilla extract or orange juice can instantly make the fridge a nicer-smelling place. Boil lemon juice in your microwave, then add it to your dishwasher to eliminate odors. You can also run lemon rinds through the garbage disposal for a similar effect.

Take care of minor repairs. Sticky doors, torn screens, cracked caulking, or a dripping faucet may seem trivial, but they’ll give buyers the impression that the house isn’t well-maintained.

Tidy up outdoors. Cut the grass, rake the leaves, add new mulch, trim the bushes, edge the walkways, and clean the gutters. A pot of bright flowers near the entryway adds great curb appeal.

Set the scene. A bright afghan or new accent pillows easily jazz up a dull room. Pretty dishes or a simple centerpiece on the tables can help buyers picture themselves living there. Try staging a chess game in progress. If you have a fireplace, lay fresh logs or a basket of flowers there.

Make the bath luxurious. Make sure your personal toiletry items are out of sight, along with old towels and toothbrushes. Add a new shower curtain and fancy guest soaps.

Send the pets to the neighbors. If that’s not possible, crate or confine them to one room, and let the real estate practitioner know where they’ll be to eliminate surprises.

Lock up valuables and medication. Agents can’t watch everyone all the time.

Head out. It can be awkward for everyone if you’re home at the time of a showing.

Weekly Real Estate Update: March 5, 2017

Sold Last Week in Tehachapi, CA: February 27- March 5

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Address Area Beds Baths Sqr feet Acres DOM Price
21408 Mountain Dr Golden Hills West 3 2 1203 0.6 13 $127,500
27740 Hialeah Dr Stallion Springs 3 2 1943 0.347 6 $230,000
22901 Tulip St Golden Hills East 3 2 1504 0.51 0 $233,350
814 Mulberry St Tehachapi City 3 2 1850 0.19 6 $250,000
21004 Ridgeway Dr Golden Hills West 3 2 1633 0.52 39 $252,000
905 Cathy Ln Tehachapi City 3 2 1520 0.19 12 $253,000
26701 Skyline Dr Bear Valley Springs 5 4 3899 3.15 33 $468,500
24401 Silver Creek Way Bear Valley Springs 4 4 3251 1.7 311 $515,000

Based on information from the Tehachapi Area Association of REALTORS® (alternatively, from the Tehachapi MLS). 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.


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How to Prepare to Finance a Home

How to Prepare to Finance a Home

Don’t get discouraged.

Home finance can be complicated. The first and most important step is to not allow yourself to be discouraged. There are programs and solutions for nearly every situation. Do not be afraid to seek the advice of qualified real estate professionals, mortgage brokers and credit councilors to help you achieve your goals. With good advice and hard work home ownership is attainable!

Develop a budget.

Instead of telling yourself what you’d like to spend, use receipts to create a budget that reflects your actual habits over the last several months. This approach will better factor in unexpected expenses alongside more predictable costs such as utility bills and groceries. You’ll probably spot some ways to save, whether it’s cutting out that morning trip to Starbucks or eating dinner at home more often.

Reduce debt.

Lenders generally look for a debt load of no more than 36 percent of income. This figure includes your mortgage, which typically ranges between 25 and 28 percent of your net household income. So you need to get monthly payments on the rest of your installment debt—car loans, student loans, and revolving balances on credit cards — down to between 8 and 10 percent of your net monthly income.

Increase your income.

Now’s the time to ask for a raise! If that’s not an option, you may want to consider taking on a second job to get your income at a level high enough to qualify for the home you want.

Save for a down payment.

Designate a certain amount of money each month to put away in your savings account. Although it’s possible to get a mortgage with 5 percent down or less, you can usually get a better rate if you put down a larger percentage of the total purchase. Aim for a 20 percent down payment.

Keep your job.

While you don’t need to be in the same job forever to qualify for a home loan, having a job for less than two years may mean you have to pay a higher interest rate.

Establish a good credit history.

Get a credit card and make payments by the due date. Do the same for all your other bills, too. Pay off entire balances as promptly as possible.

Start saving.

Do you have enough money saved to qualify for a mortgage and cover your down payment? Ideally, you should have 20 percent of the purchase price saved as a down payment. Also, don’t forget to factor in closing costs, which can average between 2 and 7 percent of the home price.

Obtain a copy of your credit report.

Make sure it is accurate and correct any errors immediately. A credit report provides a history of your credit, bad debts, and any late payments.

Decide what kind of mortgage you can afford.

Generally, you want to look for homes valued between two and three times your gross income, but a financing professional can help determine the size of loan for which you’ll qualify. Find out what kind of mortgage (30-year or 15-year? Fixed or adjustable rate?) is best for you. Also, gather the documentation a lender will need to preapprove you for a loan, such as W-2s, pay stub copies, account numbers, and copies of two to four months of bank or credit union statements. Don’t forget property taxes, insurance, maintenance, utilities, and association fees, if applicable.

Seek down payment help.

Check with your state and local government to find out whether you qualify for special mortgage or down payment assistance programs. If you have an IRA account, you can use the money you’ve saved to buy your first home without paying a penalty for early withdrawal.

 

Weekly Real Estate Update- Feb 26, 2017

Sold Last Week in Tehachapi, CA: February 21- February 26

This is House Market Information for Tehachapi, California. See what sold in your neighborhood last week.

Address Area BD BA Sq Ft Lot Sz DOM List/Sell $
19538 Cherry Ln County 4 2 1923 4.5 39 $194,000
24401 Fire Ct Bear Valley Springs 2 2 1668 1.1 0 $235,000
806 Mulberry St Tehachapi City 3 2 1850 0.17 245 $249,000
1062 Hickory Ave Tehachapi City 3 2 1758 0.23 58 $250,000
914 Carolyn Ln Tehachapi City 3 2 1599 0.23 113 $255,000
24260 Bowen Ct Bear Valley Springs 3 2 1567 1.27 5 $265,900
19604 Brite Valley Golden Hills East 4 3 2102 0.28 172 $287,000
28711 Gleneagle Ct Stallion Springs 3 2 1849 0.465 86 $290,000
23651 Senica Way Bear Valley Springs 3 2 1756 2.28 64 $310,000
22350 Milky Way Golden Hills East 3 3 2160 0.55 4 $350,000

Based on information from the Tehachapi Area Association of REALTORS® (alternatively, from the Tehachapi MLS). 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.


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What to Know About Your Home Inspection

Tehachapi Home Buyers: What to Know About Your Home Inspection

Some items should always be examined during a Tehachapi home inspection.

Structure

The home’s “skeleton” should be able to stand up to weather, gravity, and the earth that surrounds it. Structural components include items such as the foundation and the framing.

Exterior

The inspector should look at sidewalks, driveways, steps, windows, doors, siding, trim, and surface drainage. They should also examine any attached porches, decks, and balconies.

Roofing

A good inspector will provide very important information about your roof, including its age, roof draining systems, buckled shingles, and loose gutters and downspouts. They should also inform you of the condition of any skylights and chimneys as well as the potential for pooling water.

Plumbing

They should thoroughly examine the water supply and drainage systems, water heating equipment, and fuel storage systems. Pressure pumps and sump pumps also fall under this category but are less common in our area. Poor water pressure, banging pipes, rust spots, or corrosion can indicate larger problems. The inspector should be able to tell you the water heater’s age, its energy rating, and whether the size is adequate for the house.

Electrical

You should be informed of the condition of service entrance wires, service panels, breakers and fuses, and disconnects. Also take note of the number of outlets in each room.

Heating and air conditioning

The home’s vents, flues, and chimneys should be inspected. They should also describe and inspect all the central air and through-wall cooling equipment. The inspector should be able to tell you the if the heating and cooling systems in the house are efficient.

Interiors

Your inspector should take a close look at walls, ceilings and floors; steps, stairways, and railings; countertops and cabinets; and garage systems. These areas can reveal leaks, insect damage, rot, construction defects, and more.

Ventilation/insulation

Inspectors should check for adequate insulation and ventilation in the attic and in unfinished areas such as crawl spaces. Insulation should be appropriate for the climate. Here in Tehachpi we get freezing weather that cause problems like pipes freezing and breaking if not properly insulated. Without proper ventilation, excess moisture can lead to mold and water damage.

Fireplaces

They’re charming, but fireplaces can be dangerous if they’re not properly installed and maintained. Inspectors should examine the vent and flue, and describe solid fuel-burning appliances.


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Weekly Real Estate Update- Feb 19, 2017

 

Sold Last Week in Tehachapi, CA: Feb 12- feb 20

Address Area Bed Bath Sq Ft Lot Sz DOM Sell
21276 White Pine Dr #76 Golden Hills West 3 2 1468 0.13 172 $205,000
23921 Basin Harbor Ct Bear Valley Springs 3 2 2141 0.37 110 $279,000
26780 Columbia Way Bear Valley Springs 3 2 2095 1.41 198 $345,000

Based on information from the Tehachapi Area Association of REALTORS® (alternatively, from the Tehachapi MLS). 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.


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Preparing to Buy Real Estate in Tehachapi

Preparing to
Buy your Tehachapi Home

Choose an agent you know you can trust.

Finding a trusted partner is absolutely a vital step to purchasing a home. Choosing a real estate professional to help you with each step of the process can help relieve  stress and worry. An Associated Real Estate agent will take the time to understand your goals and will be ready and able to guide you through the home buying process.

Talk to mortgage brokers.

Many first-time home buyers don’t take the time to get prequalified. They also often don’t take the time to shop around to find the best mortgage for their particular situation. It’s important to ask plenty of questions and make sure you understand the home loan process completely. You may discover that improving your credit could help you to afford your dream home in Tehachapi. Talking to a professional to prepare you for the finance process will also help you know what you can afford to offer when you do find that perfect home.

Be ready to move.

This is especially true in markets with a low inventory of homes for sale. It’s very common for home buyers to miss out on the first home they wish to purchase because they don’t act quickly enough. By the time they’ve made their decision, they may find that someone else has already purchased the house.

Make a good offer.

Remember that your offer is very unlikely to be the only one on the table. Do what you can to ensure it’s appealing to a seller.

Factor maintenance and repair costs into your buying budget.

Even brand-new homes will require some work. Don’t leave yourself short and let your home deteriorate.

Think ahead.

It’s easy to get wrapped up in your present needs, but you should also think about reselling the home before you buy. The average first-time buyer expects to stay in a home for around 10 years, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.

Develop your home/neighborhood wish list.

Prioritize these items from most important to least.

Select where you want to live.

Compile a list of three or four neighborhoods you’d like to live in, taking into account nearby schools, recreational facilities, area expansion plans, and safety. Get to know each area of Tehachapi and what it has to offer you. You may like the connivance of being in town or want more outdoor space and prefer Golden Hills. If amenities or Equestrian facilities is what you are looking for you might choose Bear Valley. You should also ask about Home Owners association fees and CC&R’s for each area to be sure it will fit your lifestyle and budget.

 

Weekly Real Estate Update- Feb 12, 2017

Sold Last Week in Tehachapi, CA: Feb 6- Feb 12

Address Area Bed Bath Sq Ft Lot Sz DOM Sell $
122 W West E Street St Tehachapi City 2 1 624 0.17 20 $90,000
324 E F St Tehachapi City 3 2 1637 0.17 71 $125,000
200 Meadowbrook Ct Tehachapi City 4 2 1155 0.15 25 $160,000
207 W A St Tehachapi City 2 1 1239 0.18 33 $171,500
308 W E St Tehachapi City 3 2 1500 0.18 32 $205,000
27650 Buckpasser Dr Stallion Springs 3 2 2348 0.32 92 $250,000
28121 Braeburn Pl Stallion Springs 3 3 2221 0.41 127 $265,000
812 Mulberry St Tehachapi City 3 2 2100 0.17 82 $280,000

Based on information from the Tehachapi Area Association of REALTORS® (alternatively, from the Tehachapi MLS). 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.


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Before Putting Your Tehachapi Home Up for Sale

 

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Before Putting Your Tehachapi Home Up for Sale

Here are a few items to take care of before listing your home in Tehachapi. These can make the sale process quicker and easier in the long run.

Consider a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be able to give you a good indication of the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers. Consider making repairs so potential buyers see the property in its best possible condition.

Other Pre -Sale Inspections.  In some areas of Tehachapi, specifically Golden Hills, Stallion Springs, Bear Valley Springs and all of the unincorporated county areas, Septic Systems and Well Systems are very common.  If your home has one of these systems, ask your Associated Real Estate Agent if it would be a good idea to have those systems inspected prior to listing.  This can save time during escrow and help to alleviate buyers concerns while listed, thereby helping to increase exposure and the likeliness of getting a full price offer.  Wood Destroying Pest Inspections are also common in our area.  If you have any sign of wood or water damage, your agent may be able to advise looking into it and could refer you to a Certified Inspector.

Organize and cleanPare down clutter and pack up your least-used items, such as large blenders and other kitchen tools, out-of-season clothes, toys, and seasonal items. Store items off-site or in boxes neatly arranged in the garage or storage area. Clean the windows, carpets, walls, lighting fixtures, and baseboards to make the house shine. Clearing away clutter can help a buyer see the homes potential.

Get replacement estimates. Do you have big-ticket items that will need to be replaced soon? Find out how much it will cost to repair an older roof or replace worn carpeting, even if you don’t plan to do so.  The figures will help buyers determine if they can afford the home, and they’ll be handy when negotiations begin.

Locate warranties. Gather up the warranties, guarantees, and user manuals for the water heater, washer/dryer, dishwasher, and any other items that will remain with the house. It may seem like this task can be left until closing, but you don’t want lost paperwork or last-minute scrambling to cause the deal to fall through.

Spruce up the curb appeal. Walk out to the front of your home, close your eyes, and pretend you’re a prospective buyer seeing the property for the first time. Is the yard clear of seasonal weeds and does the landscape look nicely manicured ? Is there pealing paint on the eaves or a crack in the side walk? As you approach the front door, what is your impression of the property? Dose the property look well kept? Is the address clearly visible? A buyer makes their first impression from the street and even small improvements in curb appeal can make a big difference.

Weekly Real Estate Update – Feb 5, 2017

Sold Last Week in Tehachapi, CA: Jan 30 – Feb 5

Area Display Address Bedrooms Bathrooms Square Footage Acres DOM Selling Price
Alpine Forest 18251 Arosa Rd, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8431 3 2 1264 5 $186,000
Alpine Forest 18451 Arosa Rd, Tehachapi, CA 93561 3 2 1324 0.27 5 $189,900
Bear Valley Springs 41 Village Ln, Tehachapi, CA 93561-9667 2 2 1224 76 $94,000
Bear Valley Springs 29641 Greenwater Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8559 3 2 1925 1.86 76 $320,000
Bear Valley Springs 26940 El Camino Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561-0 3 2 1120 18 47 $130,000
Oak Knolls 19904 Dovetail Ct Ct, Tehachapi, CA 93561-8042 3 3 3660 2.41 134 $399,900
Stallion Springs 28001 Hialeah Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561 3 2 1951 0.5 27 $260,000
Tehachapi City 1013 Thoma Ln, Tehachapi, CA 93561-9493 3 2 1517 0.19 107 $256,000

Based on information from the Tehachapi Area Association of REALTORS® (alternatively, from the Tehachapi MLS). 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.


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5 Factors That Decide Your Credit Score

Credit scores range between 200 and 800, with scores above 620 considered desirable for obtaining a mortgage. The following factors affect your score:

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1. Your payment history. Did you pay your credit card obligations on time? If they were late, then how late? Bankruptcy filing, liens, and collection activity also impact your history.

2. How much you owe. If you owe a great deal of money on numerous accounts, it can indicate that you are overextended. However, it’s a good thing if you have a good proportion of balances to total credit limits.

3. The length of your credit history. In general, the longer you have had accounts opened, the better. The average consumer’s oldest obligation is 14 years old, indicating that he or she has been managing credit for some time, according to Fair Isaac Corp., and only one in 20 consumers have credit histories shorter than 2 years.

4. How much new credit you have. New credit, either installment payments or new credit cards, are considered more risky, even if you pay them promptly.

5. The types of credit you use. Generally, it’s desirable to have more than one type of credit — installment loans, credit cards, and a mortgage, for example.

For more on evaluating and understanding your credit score, visit www.myfico.com.

Go directly to the credit reporting bureaus to check your credit report for free:
www.Expirian.com
www.TransUnion.com
www.Equifax.com


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