Area Real Estate News, Market Trends & Community Events

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

 

Jan. 15, 2019

Finding the Right Agent

Not all agents work the same way. The most important attribute of an agent is that he/she is well connected to the real estate industry. He/she should know the market and provide information on past sales, current listings, his or her marketing plan, and at least 4 solid references. In addition, you also want to look for an agent that is honest, assertive, and one that best understands your needs.

Try to go with a local agent. They can better serve your needs because they should be more familiar with the local market conditions, local prices, and what’s hot or not in your community.

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Posted in seller tips
Jan. 9, 2019

New Year

Wishing everyone joy, peace, good health and prosperity for the new year!

Posted in Holiday
Dec. 21, 2018

Wishing Everyone a Happy Holiday!

 

We wish you a very Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year from everyone at Scott Rivera's office.

Also, we would like to thank everyone who donated for our food drive! Thank you for your support!

 

 

Posted in Holiday
Dec. 10, 2018

BUILD A PLAN OF ACTION AND GET READY

Buying a home will probably rank as one of the biggest personal investments one can make. Being organized and in control will contribute significantly to getting the best home deal possible with the least amount of stress. It’s important to anticipate the steps required to successfully achieve your housing goal and to build a plan of action that gets you there.

Before you can build a plan of action, take the time to lay the groundwork for your decision-making process.

First, ask yourself how much you can afford to pay for a home. If you’re not sure on the price range, find a lender and get pre-approved. Pre-approval will let you know how much you can afford, allowing you to look for homes in your price range. Getting pre-approved also helps you to alleviate some of the anxieties that come with home buying. You know exactly what you qualify for and at what rate, you know how large your monthly mortgage payments will be, and you know how much you will have for a down payment. Once you are pre-approved, you avoid the frustration of finding homes that you think are perfect, but are not in your price range.

Second, ask yourself where you want to live and what the best location for you and/or your family is. Things to consider:

  • convenience for all family members

  • proximity to work, school

  • crime rate of neighborhood

  • local transportation

  • types of homes in neighborhood, for example condos, town homes, co-ops, newly constructed homes etc.

Posted in Buyer Tips
Nov. 8, 2018

Food Drive Nov. 1 - Nov. 30

We are happy to announce that we have teamed up with CAPK to help families in need this holiday!

Donations are accepted
4801 Calloway Dr. Suite 102
Bakersfield, CA. 93312

Non-expired, un-opened and non-perishable food items, baby food, infant formula are welcome.

661-589-2222 

 

Posted in Community events