What Makes a Smart Home?

Great question, isn't it?  Is a smart home right for you?  My discovery is that on some level almost everyone can benefit from smart home technology. I moved (and downsized!) my own home recently and am in the midst of remodeling to make it truly mine.  I've installed some smart home devices already and the … Continue reading What Makes a Smart Home?

New Listing — Won’t Last Long!!!!!

New Listing -- Won't Last Long!!!!! How often have we seen this exalted phrase in online real estate listings or pretty much anything else for sale? Then, we see the same ad is still on the market 90, 180 or even 365 days later. Although generally I believe that we speak into existence the things … Continue reading New Listing — Won’t Last Long!!!!!

What’s the 2018 Tax Law Mean for Real Estate in Tehachapi?

What's the 2018 Tax Law Mean for Real Estate in Tehachapi? NAR (National Association of REALTORS®) is projecting a 1-3% growth in home values in 2018 but says that in areas with higher housing costs there could actually be a decline in value.  Why is that? The new tax law limits the state (and local) … Continue reading What’s the 2018 Tax Law Mean for Real Estate in Tehachapi?

Top 5 Things to Make Moving Easier

Top 5 Things to Make Moving Easier For most people the thought of moving brings visions of boxes, checklists and potentially missed deadlines.  What if that weren't true?  What if it could be relatively stress free?  Here are the top 5 things to do that will make moving easier and less stressful. -1. Start with … Continue reading Top 5 Things to Make Moving Easier