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Coming Soon?

Call 661.375.7325 and ask Sally Lawrence, REALTOR® for info on Tehachapi area homesHow often does it happen that you are driving around Tehachapi keeping an eye out for new real estate signs and you see one that says “Coming Soon?”  What does this mean?

Usually, “Coming Soon” signs are put up on behalf of sellers of foreclosed properties.  For an excellent article on why putting up a “Coming Soon” sign is a bad idea for a conventional seller, check out Doug Francis’ blog.  Most often, in the Tehachapi area, these signs are an indication that a property will be offered for sale at some point.

These properties are referred to as pre-listings.  They give the opportunity to generate interest even before the property is ready to sell.

When properties have been foreclosed, they may not be immediately ready to sell.  If repairs are needed, the seller may want to have those done before officially listing the property.  There could also be title issues that need to be resolved before a property can be resold.  A variety of issues can delay the official marketing of a property.

As a potential buyer, you may be tempted to call the number on the sign, but I suggest that you call your REALTOR® of choice.  Remember, your REALTOR® can provide all the information you need about any properties in the area and protect your best interests at the same time.

If you have any questions about this or other Tehachapi area real estate questions, feel free to contact me.  Looking for a REALTOR® to help you with your move?  Let’s talk about what you’re looking for!

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Tip of the Week – Money Saving Fire Starting

Saving money is always a good idea.  Today, I want to share a tip with you to save money on starting fires in your fireplace or wood-stove.  Take a look at the short video to find out how.

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to watch out for expensive purchases that I don’t really need.  I found that last year, some of the smaller items I buy on a regular basis really add up.  Here it is wintertime, although it hasn’t felt too much like it so far this year.  Even so, if you enjoy having a fire, you may have used one of those fire starter logs to start your fire.  I just picked one up today and it cost almost $3.  So, in the spirit of cutting out unnecessary expenses, here’s a neat way I heard about to cut back on the cost of fire starter bricks and those fire starter logs.  You’re going to love this since not only are you saving money, but you’re recycling stuff you are probably throwing away.

All you have to do is save your empty toilet paper rolls and your dryer lint.  Yes, your dryer lint. Sounds kind of crazy but it really works well!  Then, take the lint and roll it into a little tube shape and then stuff it inside the cardboard from the toilet paper roll.  This lint is super flammable and lights up instantly and the cardboard from the roll holds the flame long enough to get your kindling and wood started.  Imagine how much you’re going to save.  I mean, those fire starter logs are about $3 each, so you do the math.  The savings will add up quickly.

If you’re looking to get into a new home, maybe one with a fireplace so you can try this tip, you’ll want to find out what your options are for saving some money.  That’s where my team and I can help.  We love to help people get into the home of their dreams and love to help you save money in the process.  Just give us a call to discuss your options and we’ll be more than happy to help you!

Make sure you try out this week’s tip.  I know you’ll like it.   Don’t forget to forward this along to anyone you think might be interested in saving money — whether it’s in the fireplace , or buying their new home or selling their existing house.

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Why Does Stallion Springs Make You Feel Like You Are Living in a Resort?

Stallion Springs is undoubtedly one of the finest communities in the Tehachapi area.  Nestled in the Tehachapi Mountains, Stallion Springs provides a variety of housing styles as well as great amenities.

Whether you prefer a single family home in a neighborhood type atmosphere, or one with more acreage, Stallion Springs has many homes available to purchase.  If you are looking for a condo, those are available as well, both in single story and townhouse styles.  Whatever kind of real estate you’re interested in, there’s sure to be something here for you.

This video gives you an idea of the what it’s like to live in Stallion Springs.

 

One of Stallion Springs many treasures is the Community Library.  Staffed by volunteers, it offers books, games, and story time for the young ones as well.  The Library is located in the former CSD (Community Services District) building and shares its space with the POA (Property Owners Association).  Explore the CSD website to find out more about organizations like the Trails Committee and CERT.

This community boasts the only covered bridge in all of Kern County.  There are also several restaurants, a gas station, and general store.  Golfers will love the Horsethief Country Club.  The Stallion Springs Resort offers accommodations on a nightly or longer basis while you explore the area.

The CSD provides services such as water and wastewater (for those areas do not have septic).  It maintains the roads, provides trash disposal and more.  Stallion Springs also has full time police and fire departments.

Got kids?  Stallion Springs has several developed parks where there are playgrounds, hiking trails, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, and more.  You’re probably interested in the Tehachapi Area schools as well.  Several elementary schools are located throughout the Tehachapi area, middle school students go to Jacobsen and then to Tehachapi High School.

The map below highlights the location of some of the features in Stallion Springs.


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For more information about  available property, or homes for sale in Stallion Springs, call Sally Lawrence, “Home Sales Sally” at 661.375.7325 or email Stallion@HomeSalesSally.com

As always, thanks for reading!  Please share your experience or questions regarding Golden Hills by leaving a comment below.  And if you found something useful here, please share, forward etc.

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Golden Hills Offers Lots to Home Buyers

If you are thinking about relocating to or in the Tehachapi area, then Golden Hills deserves your consideration!  Golden Hills is located just to the west of Tehachapi.

Check out this video to see what life is like in Golden Hills and experience some of the amenities firsthand.

 If you have kids, you’re probably interested in the schools.  When the work week is over, Main Street Tehachapi sponsors several annual events that draw crowds from all over.

To get an idea of the lay of the land, there are several Golden Hills features highlighted on the map below.


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For more information on Golden Hills, visit the Community Services District website.  For more information about  available property, or homes for sale , call Sally Lawrence, “Home Sales Sally” at 661.375.7325 or email GH@HomeSalesSally.com

As always, thanks for reading!  Please share your experience or questions regarding Golden Hills by leaving a comment below.  And if you found something useful here, please share, forward etc.

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