La Quinta, CA Real Estate News

By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties)
PGA West in La Quinta This past weekend I went to visit my Mom who lives in La Quinta in the desert.  It is about 140 miles from Newport Beach. It was such a beautiful couple of days, and not only did we enjoy the Superbowl, we definitely enjoyed the climate. It was about 80 degrees during the day with much cooler weather in the mornings and evenings. It is so lovely there with the incredible mountains and the beautiful crystal blue sky. We went to visit some friends at PGA West who have a home there and had a wonderful lunch. Then we had a tour of the entire area, which is stunning (I can honestly see the appeal). PGA West has 6 golf courses, and there is so much to offer the home owners. One of the courses is called the Arnold Palmer Private Course, and we took the golf cart over ther...
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By Ron Saporito, Palm Desert, CA Real Estate & Mortgage Broker Since 2003, Call (760)574-8486. www.JustListedinPalmDesert.com
(Ronald Christopher & Associates. Proudly serving Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Coachella, Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs.)
Farmers Market in La Quinta, CA If you are looking for locally grown, fresh, and organic foods, you must attend the certified Farmers Market. I started going to La Quinta's Farmers Market every Sunday morning to purchase all of my vegetables in addition to eggs, chicken, and steak here. The steaks from De-Le Ranch are truly amazing and worth every penny! Today I only buy fresh organic and nonGMO products whenever possible. At the La Quinta's Farmers Market you'll find certified organic produce, herbs, honey, nuts, and cheese, along with fresh cut flowers & plants, fresh baked breads from L’Artisan Bakery, and live music.  I have found some truly amazing flavors and organic foods here. Visit the Certified Farmers’ Market in La Quinta along Main Street Sundays from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., O...
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX All-Pro
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 13 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
If you would like to see any of the properties listed below which are homes for sale in The Citrus Country Club , please call us at the numbers below. Were committed to helping you find the home of your dreams. Elaine Stewart has been in the Real Estate Business for over 20 years and has extensive experience in the The Citrus Country Club, and the surrounding golf communities in La Quinta, Elaine truly enjoys helping people in the process of buying or selling a home. Elaine Stewart - Remax Real Estate Consultants Mobile: (760) 668-2399Email: desertrealestate1@yahoo.com
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By Tina D Saporito, Your Dedicated Palm Desert, CA Realtor Since 2005, Call (760)799-8460. www.JustListedinPalmDesert.com
(Ronald Christopher & Associates. Proudly serving Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Rancho Mirage, & Palm Springs.)
The Citrus Club Golf Course Homes in La Quinta CA   The Citrus Golf Club is located just north of Avenue 52 between Jefferson Street and Calle Tampico in La Quinta California. This beautiful course winds around numerous residential neighborhoods and includes a driving range, 40 tee stations and a 900 ft.² Pro shop.  The course was designed by Pete Dye in 1988 and in 1994 the club operated in a temporary location behind the 9th green. In 1995, the members onlly private clubhouse opened offering a new venue for members and their guests. Today, the course is connected to the La Quinta Resort offering country club amenities with a private golf course as well as homesites on both sides of the fairway.    This private resort features vacation homes, rentals and owner-occupied properties. The ...
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By Kimberley Kelly, SFR, HAFA, GREEN, I do Real Estate like I played polo-to WIN!
(HK Lane, Christie's International Affiliate, 760-285-3578)
Completely different couples, different requirements, different areas, but they BOTH wanted the net to work on their desert investments. One couple wanted a La Quinta Condo.  No muss, no fuss, no maintenance, high HOA made sense to them..make it TURNKEY!  Price point around $400,000.  Believe it or not, our Condo inventory, as with our Single family inventory is limited.  Meaning of course, the Condos, with good location, great amenities, and not worn out does limit it.  If you are stuck on golf courses, that's one option, and if you want a GREAT rental possibility, there are other things to consider. I found them a PERFECT little investment condo.  Comes with bookings in place, website up, net sheets for past 3 years..owner is simply moving up within the same development to a larger Co...
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX All-Pro
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 13 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
If you would like to see any of the properties listed below which are  PGA West Homes For Sale , please call us at the numbers below. Were committed to helping you find the home of your dreams. Elaine has been a Real Estate Agent for over 20 years and has extensive experience in the PGA West, La Quinta area, and surrounding cities Real Estate market. Elaine truly enjoys helping people in the process of buying or selling a home. Elaine Stewart - Remax Consultants Palm DesertMobile: (760) 668-2399 Email: desertrealestate1@yahoo.com
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Homes for Sale in The Citrus Club Neighborhood La Quinta, CA Is the Citrus right for you?     The Citrus Club in La Quinta is an enclave of homes built within a vast grove of mature citrus trees. The golf course  designed by Pete Dye in 1987 is know to be one of the most challenging in the valley.   Conveniently located between the La Quinta Resort & Spa, and Old Town La Quinta, and PGA West.  So you have a world class resort nearby, with restaurants, spa, golf, tennis, and shopping too!     Looking for a home in The Citrus Club?   Interested in finding homes for sale in The Citrus Club neighborhood of La Quinta? Click that link to find all the currently available homes in this area of La Quinta.        What's the Neighborhood Like? The homes you would expect to find for sale in The Cit...
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By Kimberley Kelly, SFR, HAFA, GREEN, I do Real Estate like I played polo-to WIN!
(HK Lane, Christie's International Affiliate, 760-285-3578)
OK..here's the thing.  Realtors are sales people, we all "get" that sometimes it takes doing this or doing that to CLOSE the deal.  I am always willing to work with the other Agent to make a deal happen.  But..there IS  limit!! I have been working with a couple for several months now, here in the Palm Springs, CA., area.  They specifically wanted a 5 bedroom property to be used as a Vacation Rental.  Due to limitations on minimum days required by many of the HOA's around, I had to keep my head down to find the home.  I did.  I was there the first day it came active, even though the photos were dismal.  I took my buyers over the next day, and we wrote a good CASH offer that day. As we all know, when the Sellers get an offer quickly, they often think they priced it too low.  Two counters ...
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By Kimberley Kelly, SFR, HAFA, GREEN, I do Real Estate like I played polo-to WIN!
(HK Lane, Christie's International Affiliate, 760-285-3578)
It's been so cold here in the Palm Springs Valley, that we desert dwellers just don't know what to do with ourselves!  42 degrees during the day???  I make sure to look at International weather info. to remind myself how lucky I am!  It's warming again, and supposed to be back to a balmy 80 by Tuesday.   Went to a New Years' Eve party last night at The Hideaway Golf Club in La Quinta.  Gorgeous community, and it is sizzling right now!  Lots are selling.  New Homes are being built, sold,and more new homes built. Resales of both Villas and single family homes are smoking..and season is just beginning!  Stats for the past 6 months.... Lots and Land: 3 are currently in escrow and 9 have been SOLD.  Ranging in size from approx. 13,500 sf to approx. 25,000 sf, the prices will start at about $...
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By Bill Morgner
(The Morgner Group - HomeSmart Professionals Palm Springs)
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By Kimberley Kelly, SFR, HAFA, GREEN, I do Real Estate like I played polo-to WIN!
(HK Lane, Christie's International Affiliate, 760-285-3578)
Market watch for the Palm Springs Valley, California   Our winter season, which is generally our busiest, because the Palm Springs Valley is essentially a tourist destination during the winter, has officially begun. Inventory is still low overall.  When a home comes available that has the things our seasonal buyers really crave, meaning sunlight, mountain views, fairway location, and a fair market value, it will sell!   Home prices have shown little fluctuation while actual sales numbers continue to drop. Each city in the Palm Springs Valley, still shows year-over-year price changes. The largest gains surprisingly were in our very easterly city, Coachella. In just one year the price per square foot has gone up approximately 40%! I think that's because it is still the least expensive cit...
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
The HABIT BURGER GRILL OPEN in La Quinta- Affordable and Good!   The Habit Burger Grill in La Quinta just opened and already it is attracting quite a following.   The Habit Burgers began in Santa Barbara and they have been creating habits since 1969. I understand why they call it "The Habit"... the burgers are habit-forming, and they won't break the bank... an affordable, delicious HABIT! We decided to beat the rush and go around 11:00am.  And I'm glad we did.  Before we were finshed with lunch, the line was out the door and growing.   We ordered 2 Chargilled burgers with cheese,  with fries and drinks-- and our check was under $16. Service was courteous and prompt... dining room was clean and bright.  Burgers had a nice char, grilled onions, and the shredded lettuce and pickles gave it...
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Italian Festival in La Quinta This weekend Coachella Valley Italian Festival is taking place in La Quinta! A day of fun celebrating all things Italian, including Italian food, culture, contests and a family fun zone!  Food will be served all day, with entertainment, specialty merchandise and Old World charm!  There will be Italian automobiles on display and an Italian-themed puppet show! November 1 & 2 in the La Quinta Park near Old Town La Quinta!  11am-5pm    TICKETS We'll be there on Saturday, see you there! Sponsored by Desert Arc!
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Would you like a golf hole in your backyard? It makes perfect sense for Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson to have a private golf hole in their backyards. And they can sure afford it! Tiger's is on the left...               But ordinary folk who love golf with a passion for golf are doing it too!  Check out this beauty in Bend, OR! Or this amazing home on the east coast... Even if you can't afford a home like this one... with a backyard golf hole, I can find you a beautiful home right on the fairway!  (And you don't have to mow it!)   FIND YOUR HOME IN LA QUINTA      
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Wordless Wednesday:  You can have it all in La Quinta!       Whether you want a fairway view, a mountain view, or a lake view,  you really can have it all in La Quinta!  Fairway homes with southern exposure are perfect for those long winter months.  Let me show you around La Quinta... isn't it time to start living the desert life? SEARCH FOR YOUR HOME IN LA QUINTA  
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
     We are not accustomed to looking out the window and seeing pale brown grass on our golf course, but it happens every year in October.  Overseeding ensures that when our bermuda grass goes dormant, a bright green rye grass will be healthy and perfect for play.   To learn more: What is OVER SEEDING, and Why do they do that here in the desert?
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By Kimberley Kelly, SFR, HAFA, GREEN, I do Real Estate like I played polo-to WIN!
(HK Lane, Christie's International Affiliate, 760-285-3578)
It's hard for me to pin down the MOST favorite thing of mine about being a Realtor here in the La Quinta, Palm Springs area of the desert.  Real Estate is not a career choice for the feint of heart, nor for the non-disciplined, nor for a person that needs to have someone telling them what to do.  Quite the opposite..a Realtor is an independent contractor and MUST be self-motivated, and very disciplined.  I would have to narrow it down from the following list of .. "My Favorite Realtor things.." 1.  My clients!  I love being a sales person.  I know my Palm Springs Valley, and I LOVE living here, which I have done for 30 years! 2.  Working my own hours:  I am self-driven so if I want to work from home at 4 a.m., I do.  The myth is that working for yourself means less hours..exactly the o...
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX All-Pro
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 13 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
If you would like to see any of the properties listed below which are homes for sale in The Hideaway in La Quinta , please call us at the numbers below. Were committed to helping you find the home of your dreams. Elaine Stewart has been in the Real Estate Business for over 20 years and has extensive experience in the Palm Springs, and the surrounding cities Real Estate market, Elaine truly enjoys helping people in the process of buying or selling a home. Elaine Stewart - Remax Real Estate Consultants Mobile: (760) 668-2399 - Office: (760) 391-4415 Email: desertrealestate1@yahoo.com
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
ANNUAL TURKEY TROT in OLD TOWN LA QUINTA   Are you ready to get trotting La Quinta? Plan on working off those Thanksgiving pounds by running in the annual Turkey Trot!   The 16th Annual Turkey Trot is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday., November 27 at 7:30 a.m.  This year's race will start and end on Main Street in Old Town La Quinta. The 5k run/walk will have a fast, flat course with beautiful desert landscape and panoramic views of the Santa Rosa Mountains. The race is suitable for all ages and levels of runners/walkers as well as dogs on leashes. There is plenty of free parking in Old Town, and participants and spectators are also encouraged to ride bikes to the event. Advance registration is now open online at active.com.  Registration is $30 for adults (ages 11 to 59), $25 ...
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Waldorf Astoria Luxury Driving Experience comes to La Quinta Resort     La Quinta Resort will be the second stop on the Waldorf Astoria Driving Experience program that kicked off in Park City last week. Bring your driving gloves and some really cool shades and I'll see you in La Quinta October 15th-20th.  Stop in and say hello at the California Lifestyle Realty office on the resort property!           This fall and winter, six Waldorf Astoria properties across the United States will offer guests the opportunity to drive three supercars in the new Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences program. Starting September 30 in Park City, Utah, guests can hit the road in a Ferrari 458 Italia Spider, a McLaren MP4-12C, and a Porsche 911 Turbo. Each experience ($999 per couple, not including accommoda...
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