Palm Desert, CA Real Estate News

By Nancy Hankin
(RE/MAX Real Estate Consultants)
According to a January 24, 2011 Inman News Report, Truila, a real estate search and marketing site states it is CHEAPER to buy than to rent in 72% of largest U.S. cities. They went on to say that former homeowners are flooding the rental market. In our local Palm Springs area, this is true. It is cheaper to purchase a home in one of the many Coachella Valley communities than it is to rent a Palm Springs area home. For example, a home for rent on Trulia in Palm Springs is renting for $2500 per month and two homes on the same street are for sale for an estimated monthly payment of $400 less than the rental property. PLUS ownership gives you tax benefits. With interest rates creeping upward and home prices beginning to move upward in many markets, this is definitely the time to buy your n...
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By Nancy Hankin
(RE/MAX Real Estate Consultants)
I received the following notice the other day and checked it out on SNOPES. This is true and I thought it was worth “passing on.” “If you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - once per month for 4 months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason, a non-profit organization, will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. This organization serves the entire USA and Canada….and currently has 547 partners to help these women. Unfortunately, at the moment, I did not see they had partners in the desert, but you may know someone undergoing chemotherapy in anot...
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By Devona Garrigus, REALTOR® / Short Sale Specialist
(Garrigus Real Estate)
HOW TO FIND A GOOD PALM DESERT CA REALTOR TO SELL YOUR PALM DESERT CA HOUSE   When you decide to sell your Palm Desert CA home you don't take the process lightly. Of course you don't, because your house is your home that you and your family have shared together. And, because for most of us our house is our most valuable asset. In this tough market you need to make sure the sale produces a top-dollar selling price for your investment AND for the purchase of your next home. So, How do you really find a good Palm Desert CA REALTOR to sell your home? Here's a quick list of ways to search for a real estate agent and things to consider:   1. Google search (or use any other web search engine) the city or area your home is located in. Search for REALTORS and real estate agents in that area. For...
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By Randy Heinitz, Realtor - Selling Palm Springs: Itnulls So Sunny!
(Prudential California Realty - www.RHeinitz.com)
The world premier stage adaption of Bose Hadleigh's book, Bette Davis Speaks, is currently playing at The Indian Wells Theater at Cal-State University San Bernardino's Palm Desert Campus. The play written by Dan Gordon will run through March 20, 2011 and stars Linda Gray in the title role. After her stint as Bette Davis, Linda returns to television to recreate her role as Sue Ellen Ewing for the new Dallas series for TNT. Tickets are $39 and can be obtained from the theater box office. For more information call (760) 341-6909. Real Estate in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta www.DesertMarketTrends.com
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By Nancy Hankin
(RE/MAX Real Estate Consultants)
Last week I visited a client who was anxious to buy some patio furniture. She saw it on-line, ordered it; however, after it arrived and they had a chance to sit on it, they discovered it wasn't as comfortable as they thought it would be. Unfortunately, I hear this story quite often. The difference between http:// and https:// When it comes to buying furniture, it might be wise to "try it out first" to see how comfortable it is, how it actually looks. Sometimes photos are deceiving. Many companies sell mattresses on-line, however, unless you've actually laid down on the mattress to see how it feels, you won't know if it's the right one until you bring it home and try it out! Beware of charity scams IMPORTANT: If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling a home, try searc...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
 The City of Palm Desert in Riverside County California You can find Palm Desert Real Estate Agents here on this link. Riverside County   Population in July 2009: 51,878. Population change since 2000: +26.1%  Males: 24,937   (48.1%) Females: 26,941   (51.9%)   Median resident age:   48.0 years California median age:   33.3 years   Zip codes: 92211, 92255, 92260, 92261.   Palm Desert Zip Code Map Estimated median household income in 2009: $52,545 (it was $48,316 in 2000) Palm Desert:   $52,545 California:   $58,931   Estimated per capita income in 2009: $35,668 Palm Desert city income, earnings, and wages data Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $269,348 (it was $176,400 in 2000) Palm Desert:   $269,348 California:   $384,200   Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $415,957;...
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
JAN 23rd SUNDAY, 11am to 6pm , The Fourth annual “Women in Art–Your Passport to Fashion” This day of Art and fashion from La Quinta Arts Foundation and Chico’s The Shops on El Paseo. Meet four trendsetting women in art whose distinctive styles are forever in fashion:  Diane McClary, Plein Air Painting; Linda Shrimplin, Glass; Leslee Adams, The Watercolor Chef; and Joanne Casey, Mixed Media.Chico’s invites the public to enjoy light refreshments and informal modeling throughout the day while shopping for the latest fashion trends.  Chico’s will donate 10% of its profits Sunday to the La Quinta Arts Foundation. Information: www.lqaf.com
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By Scott Leaf Personal Real Estate Corporation, Scott Leaf & Associates Real Estate Team
(Keller Williams Elite Realty, Port Coquitlam, BC)
CLICK HERE To search homes for sale in Greater Vancouver & the Fraser Valley Canadians Buying a Vacation Home in Palm Desert, CA Home prices in much of Southern California are currently at their lowest level in years, and many Canadians buying a vacation home in Palm Desert, CA are capitalizing on a great investment opportunity that may not last much longer. Economic factors have driven the home values down in the Palm Desert area, so there is a large inventory of properties available, with a wide variety of price ranges and amenities to choose from. With the currency exchange rate still quite favorable for Canadians buying a vacation home in the USA, now is the right time to get that dream vacation home you've always wanted in the beautiful and warm California desert! Here is a current...
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Got A Question?Selling a house can be quite involved. Don't hesitate to ask us your Palm Desert CA real estate question ... Whether you need to short sale (short sell/short pay) your Palm Desert CA house, you're a first time seller or have sold a dozen of properties in the past, there's always questions and answers you need to know before you put your home up for sale. That's why we are here. We can help with any questions you may have.   You can reach us directly by calling us at 1 (888) 9-LIST-IT, or you can click here and fill out our contact form. We will then review it and call you to discuss details and your options.(The information you provide will be kept confidential and will not be used for any other purpose.) Buying A House in Palm Desert CA? Click Here...
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  Palm Desert CA Real Estate & Palm Desert homes for sale - Realtor - Palm Desert real estate is available here. Search Palm Desert, CA real estate and home listings - PALM DESERT CA REALTOR   Palm Desert CA Real Estate is available here. Search Palm Desert, CA real estate and home listings - PALM DESERT CA REALTOR Regardless of if you are buying or selling, you want to be close to work or good schools, location is often a driving factor in finding the right property, like in your search for Palm Desert CA homes for sale. Because location is important in your Palm Desert CA property search, we can search by cities, all the way down to streets and addresses, as well as number of rooms, price ranges, and loads of other factors that make the property you are looking for unique. Additionall...
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By Nancy Hankin
(RE/MAX Real Estate Consultants)
Moving with pets requires special consideration and precautions. Pets don’t complain, but they can be easily traumatized by the move. The unusual activities of a move, especially moving day, may encourage a pet to run away. Each pet should have special identification tags with your name, address, phone numbers, and even an alternative contact if you are unavailable. If the animal is traveling with you, it may become disoriented and lost. Keep close watch over your pets, and have current information on the identification tags. Better yet, take them to a friend's home during moving day. When traveling by air with your pet, make the arrangements ahead of time; know that some airlines have a number of restrictions about transporting animals. Please don’t simply show up at the luggage counte...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
The Sunshine Pros, A Terrific Handyman Services Company in the Coachella Valley, Palm Desert CA Area  I can, without hesitation, highly recommend the Sunshine Pros, who offer a broad range of handyman services in the Coachella Valley (the California Desert cities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indio, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage, Indain Well, and other areas nearby (e.g., Cabizon)). But they do far more than what I think of as "handyman services," including remodels.  Sunshine Pros was recommended to me by a good friend who had several properties remodeled in the Palm Desert area. I liked the work the Sunshine Pros did, but even more importantly the recommendations based on how they work - their follow-up, punctuality, attention to detail, and the pride they clearly take in their services - ...
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Tree-Lighting on El Paseo!  Driving home from dinner in Rancho Mirage the other night... I spotted the beautiful, shining Christmas tree on El Paseo!   The Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Shops on El Paseo took place on Wednesday, November 24 from 5-8pm celebrating The Living Desert and giving a sneak preview of “Wildlights” – the Coachella Valley’s favorite holiday festival. The 60-foot tree that stands on top of The Shops on El Paseo towers more than 100 feet above the street and can be seen from all around the Valley. For more valley events check in with 365 Things to do in the Palm Springs, Ca Area on Facebook!
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
(55Places.com)
Sun City Palm Desert is a stunning active adult community featuring an astounding collection of amenities, the famous Del Webb lifestyle and a wide variety of housing options. Del Webb opened this gated 55+ community in 1992 and sold the last of nearly 5,000 homes in 2003. Not only is Sun City Palm Desert the first 55+ community in the Palm Springs area, it’s also the largest such community in the entire Coachella Valley with over 1,600 acres. The Coachella Valley offers beautiful weather including 350 days of sunshine a year. Visitors and residents alike enjoy a wide variety of community festivals, exciting casinos and nightlife, fantastic shopping and delicious dining. With such gorgeous California weather, outdoor enthusiasts will truly enjoy all the area has to offer such as hiking,...
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Bighorn Golf Club Named One of the Best Private Clubs                   Back in the early 90’s when Bighorn Golf Club was taking shape… I was playing on the mini-tour and worked at Bighorn during the season. I had the opportunity to be there during the Skins Gamedays and to see it grow from a small  private club… to what it has become today. Last year, The Robb Report selected a Bighorn residence as the “Ultimate Home 2009” and Palm Springs Life readers voted the club Best of the Best Private Golf Course. Situated at the foot of the stunning Santa Rosa Mountains, the club offers two dramatic golf courses: Tom Fazio’s Canyons Course features expansive rolling fairways and a trio of challenging holes, and the Arthur Hills’ Mountain Course provides rugged terrain and exacting design that c...
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By Devona Garrigus, REALTOR® / Short Sale Specialist
(Garrigus Real Estate)
PALM DESERT CALIFORNIA SHORT SALE REAL ESTATE AGENTS - PALM DESERT CA REALTORs   Are you looking for Palm Desert California real estate agents or Palm Desert CA REALTORs? You've come to the right place.   We can help you with your Palm Desert home search, selling your Palm Desert CA home, or if your under-water with your house we can assist you with your Palm Desert short sale.   If you're looking for the right Palm Desert REALTOR or short sale agent, we are the right Palm Desert short sale agents for you. Why? Because we are highly trained in California real estate and know how to get the best end-result for you.   But its not what we think- what do YOU think? CALL US AND INTERVIEW US. Ask us all the questions you have. We know you'll be happy with our professionalism and expertise. We...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
A Visit to the College of the Desert Swap Meet in Palm Desert CA The College of the Desert Swap meet in Palm Desert CA is an amazing shopping extravaganza. Are you thinking flea market? Hardly. In fact the term swap meet does not do justice to this incredible open-air shopping experience that takes place every Saturday and Sunday from 7 am until 2 pm at the College of the Desert in Palm Desert California. There are 340 spaces for vendors during the tourist season (October through May) and about 100 in the hotter summer months from May until September. Officially called the College of the Desert Street Fair, there is an amazing array of stuff - handbags, artwork, glassware, jewelry, food items, clothing, home furnishings, puzzles, hats, watches, patio furniture, golf accessories, fresh p...
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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.)
Palm Desert Golf Courses Open to PublicClassic Club at Northstar, 18 holes, 760-601-3600Desert Willow, 36 holes, 760-346-7060Emerald Desert Country Club, 9 holes, 760-345-4770The First Tee Golf Center, 18 holes, 760-779-1877Marriott's Desert Springs Resort, 18 holes, 760-341-1756Marriott's Shadow Ridge, 18 holes, 760-674-2700 Semi-PrivateDesert Falls Country Club, 18 holes, 760-340-4653Oasis Country Club, 18 holes, 760-345-2715Palm Desert Country Club, 18 holes, 760-345-2525Palm Desert Resort Country Club, 18 holes, 760-345-2791Sun City Del Webb, 36 holes, 760-200-2200Woodhaven Country Club, 18 holes, 760-345-7513 PrivateAvondale Golf Club, 18 holes, 760-345-3712Bighorn Golf Club, 36 holes, 760-341-4653Chaparral Country Club, 18 holes, 760-340-1501Indian Ridge, 760-772-7222Ironwood Coun...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
  PALM DESERT CALIFORNIA REALTOR AND REAL ESTATE AGENTS - Palm Desert, CA    Are you looking for a REALTOR and Real Estate agents to sell your Palm Desert, CA Home ?    CALL US NOW AT: 1 (888) 9-LIST-IT   The real estate market has become increasingly complicated and challenging, and choosing the right agent is more important now than ever.   TIME IS MONEY - We can help you price your property right, so marketing time is minimized, and your net profit is maximized. KNOW YOUR BUYERS - Different properties require different approaches. We understand that, and handle every sale uniquely. ADVERTISE WHERE YOUR BUYERS ARE LOOKING- Buyers are using the Internet more than ever to search for homes. In fact, 80% or more start their search online. We market your house online aggressively to sell i...
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
DIANA KRALL to Headline the McCallum Theatre Gala in Palm Desert Coming the end of November… Grammy and Juno Award winning jazz singer, and my favorite… Diana Krall, will perform live, on stage, at the McCallum Theatre’s Annual Fundraising Gala! This will be a magical night… and if you have not seen Diana Krall perform live… now is your chance!  We saw her at the Hollywood Bowl several years ago– and she did not disappoint! Performance tickets are available at $500 for preferred seating and $450 for orchestra seating. The evening begins at 5:30pm with cocktails and dinner at one of four excellent desert restaurants – Cuistot, Jillian’s, Le St. Germain and Wally’s Desert Turtle, followed by the performance at McCallum at 8pm. Diana Krall is a Grammy and Juno Award-winning Canadian jazz p...
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