Musings on Life in Tehachapi

I was visiting friends in the San Francisco Bay Area recently and, not surprisingly, the subject of real estate came up.  If you’ve been living under a rock, you may not be aware that Tehachapi and Kern County real estate values are not as high as they were a few years ago.  Well, the same thing is true in the Bay area.  Although Bay Area real estate is nowhere near as high as it was a few years ago, it’s still really high compared to Tehachapi…

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Real Estate Market Snapshot

The California Association of REALTORS® offers many benefits to its members.  CAR also provides outreach to consumers in the form of Market Snapshots.  This one is for May 2010.  It offers a one page overview of what’s going on in the real estate market. The CAR perspective is statewide.  How do you think the statewide perspective compares to current conditions in Tehachapi or Kern County? If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, this is important information that could help with your decision.…

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Working Together Works!

There’s been a lot of discussion, rallying, support, emails, phone calls, and more in an effort to keep the Stallion Springs Fire Station open.  In case you missed it, there was a good chance that it was going to fall to the Kern County Supervisors budgetary axe.  I’m please to report that all the hard work worked! I received this email this morning from Susan Mueller: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND YOUR COMMUNITY SPIRIT!!!! THE FIRE STATION WILL NOT CLOSE!!!! We had some 100 residents…

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Tehachapi Home Buyers Tip of the Week

What you should know about buying a home in Stallion Springs, Tehachapi, or anywhere in Kern County: One of the most important aspects of home buying is financing your new home.  Most folks tend to treat financing as an afterthought.  Here are some tips that will help you be prepared: Many lenders currently require down payments of 20 percent or more. One benefit of larger down payments is that you owe less money and usually receives better terms on your mortgage loan. If your down…

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