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!

 

Feb. 23, 2021

Real Estate Q & A

We have recently asked our followers on social media if they had any real estate questions... Here are some good questions that we have answered! 

1.) "Will we see prices go down at some point?"
OUR ANSWER: Until inventory goes up it’s not likely. Springtime is when the market picks up but with the pandemic, it’s hard to predict what this year will hold.

2.) "How do you delete pictures off of listing apps after your purchased your house?"
OUR ANSWER: For Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, and Realtor.com you can sign up and claim your property. From there you can delete/hide listing photos. If that doesn't work, we suggest contacting their customer support.

3.) "Where do you see house prices and interest rates towards the end of the year?"
OUR ANSWER: That is such a great question! Realtor.com is forecasting mortgage rates to stay around 3.2% and possibly rise up to 3.4% by the end of the year. And they also predict home prices could go up another 5.7% by the end of the year. However, we would need a crystal ball to know for sure. We do know for sure that unless a large inventory of homes comes on the market and they do not sell quickly, home prices will continue to rise. We will know more as the busy home-selling season starts next month.

If you or someone you know have any real estate questions, please feel free to contact our office and talk to an agent anytime (661) 589-2222 or comment down below! 

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Posted in Tips
Feb. 8, 2021

We're Moving!

UPDATE: This time we're the ones making the move! 

We're officially located at 4805 Centennial Plaza Way Suite 300 Bakersfield, CA 93312. 

For any real estate questions, give us a call today or visit us! (661) 589-2222 

We hope to see you soon! 

 

 

Posted in News and Updates
March 23, 2020

Concerning COVID-19

To all of our clients, friends, and family, we hope you are all being safe and following the best practices to ensure you and your families stay healthy at this time.

All of us here at Scott Rivera Real Estate Team wants you to know you can still reach us at our main number 661-589-2222 with any real estate questions you may have. Thankfully we can do so much remotely with advanced technology.

But more than, that we want to help our clients find the best information about community helpers and need to know information. We will be sharing news and information related to real estate and also sharing information about local organizations that can assist you during this time.

Please feel free to share this information and the links down below. If you know of a group or individual that is helping people in need, please let us know so we can share that information as well.

 

Update
March 30, 2020

Buying a home right now might seem challenging — due to restrictions put in place by public health officials.⁠ Job or economic uncertainty may also have you thinking twice about buying.⁠⠀
The current market poses both opportunities and challenges.⁠ We can still help at this time. As of March 28th residential real estate was deemed an essential service. And, if you are not ready now, there are still steps you can take so you can ensure you are ready when the time is right.⁠⠀
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1. Talk to a lender⁠⠀
A lender can look at your current financial situation and give you valuable advice on how to achieve your home buying goals when the time is right.⁠⠀
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2. Save Money⁠⠀
If possible, save a percentage of your income for your down payment, closing costs, moving and other expenses.⁠⠀
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3. Check your credit⁠⠀
Monitoring your credit score helps you to understand what factors can change your score over time and keep you focused on your goals.⁠⠀
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We are here for you during this time, please feel free to contact us any time with any questions. 661-589-2222⁠⠀

 

Sell or Buy remotely. Please contact us for details: (661) 589-2222

 

 

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Posted in Community News
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.

Thinking of buying or selling? Talk to us today! 661-589-2222

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Spanish speaking agents available. 661-343-6304
Agentes de habla hispana disponibles.

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