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By Sally Lawrence, Broker, CHS, e-Pro, SFR, REALTOR®
(Advantage Real Estate)
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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 alrea...

By Sally Lawrence, Broker, CHS, e-Pro, SFR, REALTOR®
(Advantage Real Estate)
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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 loca...

By Sally Lawrence, Broker, CHS, e-Pro, SFR, REALTOR®
(Advantage Real Estate)
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What's the Best Way to Choose Your Real Estate Agent? Choosing the best real estate agent to help you in the purchase or sale of your home can be a daunting task.  Most agents are spending thousands of dollars advertising to attract your attention.  In many cases, all that gets for you is someone...

By Sally Lawrence, Broker, CHS, e-Pro, SFR, REALTOR®
(Advantage Real Estate)
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Your House Is Ready to Show, Where are the Buyers?You've done all the right things: taken care of deferred maintenance, spruced up the paint, super cleaned and decluttered.  Advertising is in place, agents have visited to preview, but you haven't had any showings.  What's the problem?Ideally, eve...

By Sally Lawrence, Broker, CHS, e-Pro, SFR, REALTOR®
(Advantage Real Estate)
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You've done the initial decluttering and you've touched up the paint, repaired the obvious deferred maintenance and your house is on the market and ready for showings.  That's an exciting feeling because now you know all your hard work will pay off!  You believe that now agents will want to sched...

By Sally Lawrence, Broker, CHS, e-Pro, SFR, REALTOR®
(Advantage Real Estate)
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What Does "Showing Ready" Really Mean?I have already written about starting the decluttering process in order to get your home ready to sell.  Once you've gotten rid of the stuff you didn't want to move, it's time to take a super critical look at what deferred maintenance or other conditions detr...

By Sally Lawrence, Broker, CHS, e-Pro, SFR, REALTOR®
(Advantage Real Estate)
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Are you getting ready to sell your home?  If you have lived in the same place for a long time the task may seem even more daunting but take heart it can be comparatively stress free with a few simple steps.Most of us have boxes of "stuff" that we have put away somewhere to "deal with later."  If ...

By Sally Lawrence, Broker, CHS, e-Pro, SFR, REALTOR®
(Advantage Real Estate)
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I would have expected the Millennials to have been the most stressed by the process because as a group they are most likely to be going through the home buying process for the first time.  I was wrong.  It was actually the Gen Xers that were most stressed.  Baby Boomers were least stressed overal...

By Sally Lawrence, Broker, CHS, e-Pro, SFR, REALTOR®
(Advantage Real Estate)
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Thinking about selling?  I don't have to tell you that if you are thinking about selling, the most important thing to you is to get the top dollar in the shortest period of time, do I?  Often, you may have started discussing your plans to sell your house with friends or family members or co-worke...

By Jill Nelson, Interior Design
(Jill Nelson Design Services)
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Hello real estate professionals, I have recently moved to the Tehachapi area down from Sacramento. I'm excited about offering home staging for the Tehachapi real estate market. I'm just settling in and will soon be available for all of your home staging needs. In the mean time I'm enjoying all of...

By DeVerie Riley, Helping Buyers in Tehachapi & Bakersfield
(Associated Real Estate)
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Easy To Make Lollipop Valentine's Day Roses   You'll Needwrapped heart shaped lollipopsgreen chenille stemsscissors DirectionsStart at the top of the lollipop stick, tightly wrap the chenille stem in a coil around the lollipop stick. Cut off reaming pieces of chenilleabout 3 inches. Twist the sma...

By DeVerie Riley, Helping Buyers in Tehachapi & Bakersfield
(Associated Real Estate)
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It is hard to believe that it is time to register your teenager for high school. On August 12th at 8:00 a.m. Tehachapi High School will begin Freshman Orientation. All Freshman students are expected to attend the orientation along with there parents. Parents are asked to attend an hour long orie...

By DeVerie Riley, Helping Buyers in Tehachapi & Bakersfield
(Associated Real Estate)
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Do you enjoy a nice glass of wine? If you do Main Street Tehachapi is putting on a wonderful wine walk with local businesses. On July 18th between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.. You are able to pick up your wine glass and a map at the Flower Shop then hit the streets to start tasting. A map will be provided...

By DeVerie Riley, Helping Buyers in Tehachapi & Bakersfield
(Associated Real Estate)
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Who would have ever thought that our small town that started out growing Potatoes would end up with a winery. Could we be the next Paso Robles? Only time will tell but from my view it is a good possibility! Tuscany in Tehachapi hangs over the door to our very own Tasting Room. As you enter throu...

By DeVerie Riley, Helping Buyers in Tehachapi & Bakersfield
(Associated Real Estate)
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A budget of $300 can get big results Here are a few steps to start with! 1. Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)What it costs: $1-$20 each (quantity discounts available)Why do it: CFLs use 70% less energy 2. Install an Energy Star-rated programmable thermo...

By DeVerie Riley, Helping Buyers in Tehachapi & Bakersfield
(Associated Real Estate)
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If you are going to be traveling through the kern county this weekend you should stop by Tehachapi. Our Main street program will be hosting our first International Chili Society Chili Cookoff. There will be cooks from all over the state (with 3 champions in the mix) and local chili cooks. Besides...

By DeVerie Riley, Helping Buyers in Tehachapi & Bakersfield
(Associated Real Estate)
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Canine Creek has recently joined other historic downtown business. This awesome dog wash and store moved from Valley Blvd to Tehachapi Blvd. The owner Suzie had a re-grand opening inviting all dogs and there owners to join her. If you have not been in this store the carry everything you need and ...

By DeVerie Riley, Helping Buyers in Tehachapi & Bakersfield
(Associated Real Estate)
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Earth Day is here and so is Tehachapi's 2nd annual Earth Day Celebration. If you would like to go it will be on Saturday April 26th at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. hosted at Mama HillyBeans and Apple Shed. You will learn about growing, selling and eating your own produce. There will be a live chef demonstra...

By DeVerie Riley, Helping Buyers in Tehachapi & Bakersfield
(Associated Real Estate)
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 My Grandmother Bruno is from England and would often speak of high tea with her girlfriends when she was a teenager. I 've always imagined my beautiful grandma dressed up with her lipstick and her hair all done sipping tea with her friends. How fun I would always think to myself! Well today I wa...

By DeVerie Riley, Helping Buyers in Tehachapi & Bakersfield
(Associated Real Estate)
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Are you moving to Tehachapi with your family and not sure where to meet new people? I would like to suggest to you a wonderful place to start called the Tehachapi Playgroup. The cost is only $10.00 a year and the program is through the Tehachapi Recreation and Parks. The playgroup meets every Wed...

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