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By Tamiko Stennis, Real Estate Agent Bakersfield California Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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I have completed my first week as a real estate agent in the Bakersfield area!! It has been quite a whirlwind. There is soooo much to learn and no one is going to hold your hand. Thank God I am a quick learner!! Marketing is the my biggest project. Leads do not just walk in the door so I have to ...

By Brendan Winans, Professional Real Estate Services
(Winans & Associates)
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9004 Hughes Ln. Bakersfield, CA. 93313 -- $274,000 4 Beds | 3.5 Baths 2696 Sqft. Come and join Brenda and me at this beautiful open house, this weekend 6/18.   Enter the Private Casitas from the courtyard, inside you'll find a kitchenette with granite counters and a marble bath. The Grande entry...

By Brendan Winans, Professional Real Estate Services
(Winans & Associates)
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Improving your home to sell for "top dollar" Yes, many sellers are still selling. Many need to upsize, downsize, re-locate, or liquidate. Whatever the reason may be, the same is true for all of our sellers, they want to get "top dollar". In today's, market where values have fallen dramatically i...

By Brendan Winans, Professional Real Estate Services
(Winans & Associates)
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I've had a foreclosure, when can I buy?   Many people ask how long will it take for them to be able to purchase a home after a foreclosure; short sale or bankruptcy. The market has changed and there are banks out there that understand the economic housing situation. In this live blog I review an ...

By Brendan Winans, Professional Real Estate Services
(Winans & Associates)
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What Is A Short Sale? Unless you are in a position to buy a home, or are experiencing a hardship that is causing you to default on your mortgage, you might not know what a short sale is. In the San Joaquin Valley approximately 75% of all the homes on the market are short sales. I often get asked...

By Brendan Winans, Professional Real Estate Services
(Winans & Associates)
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Customer Service Is What Sets Professionals Apart Sometimes people say that to be "old fashioned" is well, out dated. When it comes to these "modern" days where life is fast in every aspect, I can't help but to take notice when simple old fashioned service traits are demonstrated. In my business...

By Brendan Winans, Professional Real Estate Services
(Winans & Associates)
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Real Estate Business Is Getting HOT! Beautiful California...... The weather is getting warmer and at mid-month here in the valley, there have been over 200 homes sold. We have expanded into our a larger office suite in the Riverlakes location and have hit the floor running. We are averaging 8-15...

By Brendan Winans, Professional Real Estate Services
(Winans & Associates)
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How To: Successfully Purchase A Home First, work with a seasoned agent that is in tune, and successful, with the current market conditions!!! There are a lot of buyers that are seeking a great home, a great interest rate, a great deal, a great pool, and many times there are great headaches invol...

By Brendan Winans, Professional Real Estate Services
(Winans & Associates)
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  If you’ve been looking for a home in North West Bakersfield, than you’ve undoubtedly heard of “Olive Park”. Personally, Olive Park is one of my favorite neighborhoods in North West Bakersfield, and having been in almost every model and floor plan in the neighborhood, I would consider myself to...

By Brendan Winans, Professional Real Estate Services
(Winans & Associates)
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Now Serving Bakersfield California!     I am excited to announce that I have teamed up with Coldwell Banker Preferred, Realtors® in Bakersfield, CA. With the amount of experience that I've gained throughout the years, matched with Coldwell Banker's reputation and presence in this area, I will be ...

By Brendan Winans, Professional Real Estate Services
(Winans & Associates)
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The short sale topic will be addressed in this blog answering common questions that many home owners have pertaining to the details of a short sale. Common questions are answered such as: Who qualifies for a short sale? How long is the process? When can I purchase another home again after a short...

By Efrain Bobadilla
(Re/Max Golden Empire)
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By Bart Tipton
(Miramar International)
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Significant Statistics for Residential Properties Over 300,000.00 in the Bakersfield Area     Homes currently for sale: 247. Down from 309 same month last year. Pending sale: 53. Sold: 36.   Average days on market: 62. Down from 77 in January   Average sales price up 5.5% from December, but down ...

By Robert Savage, Bakersfield Short Sales, Property Management, Cash
(Bakersfield Property Solutions)
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Want to find out what school district a Bakersfield CA home is in? The most reliable resource is the SAG guide at http://www.bcsd.com/stories/storyReader$348. This is a fairly large pdf download. Open the attached pdf and do a search for the street name. Some streets are in multiple districts so ...

By Robert Savage, Bakersfield Short Sales, Property Management, Cash
(Bakersfield Property Solutions)
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This morning I will be showing homes to a long time friend. She called yesterday and told me that after being a renter for 30+ years she is finally ready to buy a home. We have talked many times about the possibility of her purchasing a home but there was always uncertainty with regard to income,...

By Robert Savage, Bakersfield Short Sales, Property Management, Cash
(Bakersfield Property Solutions)
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Should I rent my Bakersfield house to a section 8 tenant? Owners often ask me this question. Here is what I can tell you. I have rented houses under the section 8 program for 20 years. In my experience section 8 tenants tend to stay a long time. And I always tell owners that the most expensive th...

By Robert Savage, Bakersfield Short Sales, Property Management, Cash
(Bakersfield Property Solutions)
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On May 3, 2011 Bob and Etta May Urquhart went in to Stuart's Oak Street Mobil station in Bakersfield and purchased a Mega Millions lottery ticket. On Thursday it was confirmed that they were the winner of the $51 million jackpot. If they choose the cash option their estimated payout is $32 millio...

By Robert Savage, Bakersfield Short Sales, Property Management, Cash
(Bakersfield Property Solutions)
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Will a short sale or foreclosure effect my ability to rent a house in Bakersfield, CA? I can't speak for other owners or management companies, but at Bakersfield Property Solutions it is generally not a problem. When someone applies to rent one of our properties we run a thorough credit and backg...

By Robert Savage, Bakersfield Short Sales, Property Management, Cash
(Bakersfield Property Solutions)
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Email question of the day: What is EMD?   EMD is a Swedish band but I am making the assumption that my client's question actually referred to the Earnest Money Deposit. The Earnest Money Deposit is the amount the buyer's give to accompany the purchase agreement. In general terms it indicates that...

By Robert Savage, Bakersfield Short Sales, Property Management, Cash
(Bakersfield Property Solutions)
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  Is it legal to raise chickens in Bakersfield, CA? Last year our family started our own little chicken operation. We built a coop and acquired some chicks. It has been fun watching the chicks grow into adults and now we have all the eggs we could possibly eat.  So, is it legal? Like many folks ...

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