Tehachapi Real Estate Market Statistics

Many folks find making comparisons interesting.  So, whether you live in the Tehachapi area now, or are thinking about moving here, you can check out how the major Tehachapi communities compare in active and sold listings. The data shown in for 2010 through November 17.  It was gathered from the Tehachapi Area Association of REALTORS® MLS.  Note that TSA stands for the Tehachapi Service Area and includes all the data for the communities shown as well as the other smaller communities in the area. Let…

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Single Family Homes are a Good Investment Opportunity in Tehachapi

Investors looking for real estate opportunities may choose to look in Tehachapi. Although the foreclosures plaguing the Kern County area are unfortunate for the former homeowners, they present an opportunity for both the homeowner and for investors. All these folks who have found themselves upside-down and unable to pay their mortgage payments still need a place to live. Their payment problem may be the result of having purchased for top-dollar at the height of the boom. Now, market values have slipped so far that even…

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Has Your Dishwasher Quit Cleaning Like it Used to?

If you think your dishwasher has suddenly reached it last legs you may be wrong.  If you miss being able to load it up, turn it on, and take out sparkly clean dishes, read on. The fault may not be with your dishwasher.  Think back to when your problems began.  Did your formerly clean looking dishes suddenly develop a white chalky residue?  Did it get worse with each subsequent load that you ran?  Do your black nylon utensils look ugly and dirty with the milky…

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Beware of Real Estate Rental Scams

There has been a lot of talk going around about variations on several real estate scams.  The bottom line in every case amounts to “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”  These scams generally revolve around rentals of vacant properties. Craigslist Rentals. Recently, Jennifer came across an ad on Craigslist for a house rental in Golden Hills.  She went to look at it and thought it would be suitable.  The Craigslist poster made every effort to convince Jennifer that she really…

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