Palm Desert, CA Real Estate News

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.)
Corned Beef Hash and Cabbage, Green Beer and “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” is all the talk this next month. Here in Palm Desert and Palm Springs we are celebrating with events, parties and dinners. If you’re looking for something fun to do this St. Patrick’s Day in and around Palm Desert California, here’s what’s happening.    The Tilted Kilt - This place celebrates St. Patrick’s Day every day! There’s always fun drinks on tap, fun girls and great food. This is certainly the place to hang out on St. Patricks Day. They usually have a two-day block party with traditional Irish food, prizes and more. There may also be a $10 admission to benefit a local charity. This is a 21 and over establishment.    The Morongo Casino Resort is having giveaways in the Winner’s Circle and admission is free at Club ...
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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.)
Well it’s that time of year again folks! The time of love, flowers, and heart shaped boxes of chocolates. And let’s not forget the most important part of all, date night between you and that special someone (or just you because that is ok too). While you can’t go wrong with a candlelit dinner, if you live in Palm Desert, California you might want to try something new this year.     For a week full of fun check out Modernism Week, the festival runs from February 12th – 22nd and the events are located throughout the city. Modernism Week is filled with just about everything: architecture, design, art, fashion, and culture, and the events cover everything including tours, films, lectures, and music. If interested check out the website where you can find a list of the events and ticket price...
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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.)
New Years Eve 2014 - or is it 2015? I guess since we celebrate the eve in 2014 we should announce it as such. Whatever and however you call it, it’s going to be a fun end to an eventful year! Here are some of the highlights not to miss this New Years Eve in and around Palm Dessert California.   It might be cold and snowing in many parts of the country but at the Emerald Desert RV Resort you can celebrate the New Year's in style with a two night package, two tickets to the New Year's Eve party and a bottle of champagne. This goes fast and admission packages are $535 so get your reservation in early.   The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and spa is hosting and New Year's eve event with a dinner, party and masquerade party for the kids as well. Kick everything off with a fantastic New Yea...
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By Bill Morgner
(The Morgner Group - HomeSmart Professionals Palm Springs)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Palm Desert Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   The Morgner Group - Bill Morgner, Christine Felix, Cindy Barker BRE# 01863356, 00628436,, 01882092 Home Smart Professionals 760-832-4000 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 214082168   Licensed In:CA License #:00628436, 01863356, 01882092 Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 56 Lookout Drive Palm Desert, CA Scan with your smartphone & take me with you. Description Photos Maps & Local Schools The Lakes CC Video Tour VIDEO TOUR       56 Lookout Dr Palm Desert CA 92211 The Lakes Country Club FOR SALE $ Click for current price 2 BEDROOM...
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By Bill Morgner
(The Morgner Group - HomeSmart Professionals Palm Springs)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Palm Desert Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   The Morgner Group - Bill Morgner, Christine Felix, Cindy Barker BRE# 01863356, 00628436,, 01882092 Home Smart Professionals 760-832-4000 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 214085992   Licensed In:CA License #:00628436, 01863356, 01882092 Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 192 Wagon Wheel Rd Palm Desert, CA Scan with your smartphone & take me with you. Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Virtual Tour Print Brochure VIDEO TOUR       192 Wagon Wheel Road Palm Desert CA 92211 WEBSITE $ Click for current price 2 BEDROOMS 4 BATHROO...
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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.)
Buying & Selling a Home ConsecutivelyBuying and selling a home at the same time may sound unworkable but in actuality, it's fairly common in the Coachella Valley real estate market at the moment. For good reason, homeowners want to take the sizable equity they have gained since the market rebound and put it towards a down payment on a bigger home, or in some cases a smaller home. Whatever the reason, if you have been itching for change, now is a great time to make the move.Prepare Your Home to SellThere are a lot of moving parts to take into consideration when buying and selling a home consecutively. Most commonly you will prepare your home for selling and decide with your Realtor what the best price to list your home is. You will want to list your home at a price that grants you the hi...
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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.)
I love looking for new places to eat, fascinating places to dine, and unique suites all over my town. I comprised a list of some of the best places to eat Palm Desert; but not just what I think, a culmination of a lot of different reviews, viewpoints and my own tastes thrown in. Here are some of the best places to eat in Palm desert.   Cork Tree - This California cuisine restaurant came out on top across the board from restaurant review websites such as Trip Advisor, Urban Spoon, Yelp and Open Table. With prices between $20 and $50, this unique eats creates a casual environment, delicious food, and an excellent chef inspired menu. delicious and tempting menus such as mushroom ravioli, slow roasted pork shank with creamy mashed potatoes and everyone's favorite, lobster mac & cheese. If y...
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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.)
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Last night was the big night at our house for carving Jack-o-lanterns out of our pumpkins. This year I decided to save the seeds to try roasting them.   I looked up a recipe this morning and gave it a whirl. In as little as 5 steps, the recipe by ohsheglows.com, was fun, easy and the end result was fabulous!  As you carve your pumpkins, save the seeds. Not only are they super yummy, they are good for you as well. Pumpkin seeds are packed with iron, magnesium, fiber, zinc, potassium, healthy fats, protein, and tryptophan. Luckily we still have one more pumpkin! Seconds please :) Happy Halloween!
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
BB'S HALLOWEEN PARTY 2014 This FRIDAY-- the premier event of the fall season, the legendary Halloween Bash at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs. This year's 30th Annual Bash promises to be even more outrageous and entertaining than last year's party which had over 3,000 in attendance and was again nominated for "Event of the Year" in the Desert Sun's "Best of the Valley" awards! Halloween Night Friday, October 31st, 20148:30 p.m. - 2 a.m.>> Three floors and six huge rooms of entertainment >> Multiple DJs' playing a variety of music & Live It Up Production's "Monster Rock" stage show poolside! DON'T MISS THE BIGGEST, BEST PARTY OF THE SEASON!
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
We had lunch at Grill-A-Burger in Palm Desert, on Country Club Drive a few days ago.  It was our first time at this location and we arrived before noon and the place was pretty quiet.  In minutes the restaurant started filling up, including the outside patio.   I ordered the #9 PANCHO VILLA With fire roasted green chile, avocado, pepper jack cheese, onion, tomato, romaine lettuce, and chipotle mayo. Mucho delicious amigos! 9.95    My husband, Bob, had the #11 GREAT EGGSPECTATIONS With a farm-fresh fried egg, grilled onions, and Cheddar cheese and crisp hardwood smoked bacon. 9.95   Both burgers were cooked to order medium-rare and were flavorful and juicy!  We also shared the delicious  LORD OF THE RINGS – BEER-BATTERED ONION RINGS. Large: 6.50/Small: 4.95 When it comes to service... we...
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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.)
Kid Friendly Halloween Events Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. Along with it comes fall, pumpkins, apple cider, and so much more! This year there are plenty of kid friendly events near Palm Desert, California. Below are a few of my recommendations: Pumpkin Patch & Amusement Park - October 10 and October 31 - 3:30 - 10 p.m. Westfield Mall, Palm Desert, CA This pumpkin patch is perfect for little ones. Nothing scary about it, just good old fashion fun with kiddie rides, a giant slide, fun house, snacks, games & prizes, and of course a pumpkin patch! Located in the parking lot of Westfield Mall on the corner of Highway 111 & Monterey. Have fun and support Animal Samaritans at the same time! Palm Springs Villagefest - October 30 - starts at 6 p.m. The City of Palm Springs ...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Short Sale in Palm Desert CA Do you need to short sale your home in Palm Desert, California? Are you wondering if a short sale is still an option? It is. In fact, below is a short sale in Palm Desert we are currently negotiating on behalf of our client. There may not be as many short sales in the market now, But they are still an option for you. Have you: Missed, or will miss a payment? Suffered a hardship? Are upside down, or aren't sure if you're upside-down? We can help you short sell that Palm Desert house! We will market and obtain a buyer, then negotiate the short sale on your behalf, all without charging you anything upfront, or ever- even after the short sale is completed. We earn our commissions from your lender- you pay nothing. Call us and let's talk about your particular sit...
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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 )
Picture sitting on your patio looking over crisp cut greens.  The sun reflects perfectly over calm, peaceful and serene mountains within site.  And just within reach is a luxurious country club loaded with amenities, championship golf courses and activities galore.  Now imagine having the opportunity to make this picture reality as you need not look any further than the picturesque Indian Ridge.   Often times a country club is known for one particular feature or amenity that exceeds expectations while trumping all surrounding clubs.  At Indian Ridge, you will find a well-balanced menu of features ranging from exquisite decadent homes to golf courses designed by the late and great Arnold Palmer to tennis courts fit for night play.   If you are going to look into a new living situation, y...
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By Michael Layton, Experience and Trust
(RE/MAX Desert Properties)
SOLD Palm Desert Bungalow This one is gone but we can find you another! Call today. OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription VideoNeighborhoodMarket Stats $279,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 1,536 sqftLot: 4,792 sqft Location 77702 Calle Las Brisas NPalm Desert, CA 92211USA Michael Layton Big Block Realty(760) 408-5300michael@psagent.comhttp://www.PSagent.com         Listed by: Big Block Realty Our recent listings Having It All Above It AllLuxury Palm Springs Pool VillaTriple Garage Pool 4 BedroomGolf Course Lot In South Palm Springs Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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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.)
Best Dog Parks in and Around Palm Desert, Indio and La Quinta California We get hot around here and we certainly don’t want to neglect “play” time with our four legged friend. No matter the weather, there’s always a great dog park or off-leash park around Palm Desert to let Fido run free. Here are the best dog parks in and around Palm Desert California.   Freedom Park - this park is located at 77400 Country Club Drive and features over 26 acres with multiple sports fields, volleyball and tennis courts, a skate park, playgrounds, trails and picnic shelters. Of course, there's a fabulous dog park perfect for letting your pooch profits leash and frolic in the green grass. It is a smaller dog park with not a lot of trees or water features but locals say that it's never very crowded in the a...
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By Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Toering & Team represented the buyer on the purchase of a home in Palm Desert located in Desert Greens Country Club.  The two bedroom home located in the gated community was recently remodeled.   The buyer is delighted with her new digs and loves the new kitchen as the one she left behind was in need of a complete remodel.  For her, the best decision was to leave the remodeling for someone else, and find a move-in ready home.   We are delighted we helped this client achieve her real estate goals, and we are here to help you do the same.  Contact Norma and Josh at toeringandteam@gmail.com or visit or our website at ToeringandTeam.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.)
I don’t know about you but I’m super excited for the grand opening of Whole Foods on September 24th here in Palm Desert. From 9:00am until 10:00pm they will offer a “Breaking Bread Ceremony” to celebrate the new market. If you’ve never heard of Whole Foods you might have been living under a rock for the last few years but they don’t advertise on TV or in a lot of print marketing so the only way you may have know about them is through word of mouth. This amazing national chain only sells organic food, from the produce to the processed, everything is natural and organic. It’s amazing. And not only will I be in attendance but the new market will also host a variety of events following the grand opening to give everyone the opportunity to experience and sample some of the best offerings of ...
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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.)
Top 5 Tips to Consider When Purchasing a Home Buying a home is a big decision and making sure you haven't overlooked something major before signing on the dotted line can be  overwhelming to say the least. Most home buyers have a hard time really looking at the home itself. Rather, they tend to focus in on  cosmetic issues like a bright green wall, maintenance issues needing attention or worse spend more time looking  at the seller's furniture or pictures on the wall rather than the space itself.   Some things are easier to change than others. Paint, carpet, and minor maintenance issues shouldn't be the biggest of concerns. Here are 5 things I like to remind my home buyers when shopping for a home. Top 5 Things to Look for When Purchasing a Home  1. Location - This is a big one. You can...
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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.)
What Not to Do When Applying for a Mortgage Most home buyers don't realize how important the communication is between their Realtor and mortgage broker. Your Realtor will need all the details of your preapproval before you begin your home search.   If you are considering purchasing a home in the near future, here are ten great tips to follow. My preferred lender at Vanmar Lending, Ron Saporito, in Palm Desert provides this to all of our clients when completing the mortgage application and I thought it would be great to share. The loan process can be overwhelming but the more prepared you are, the smoother it will go.  As funny as the presentation is, all of the "Commandments" hold truth.   10 Commandments for Applying for a Mortgage in Palm Desert, CA 1. Thou shalt not change jobs, beco...
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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.)
Villa Portofino - Palm Desert Active Adult Community Recently purchased by Family Development, Villa Portofino offers a healthy and carefree lifestyle for those 55 years of age or better in an Old World atmosphere of an Italian Village. Along with panoramic views of the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains, Villa Portofino offers a well-appointed lifestyle at an affordable price - search villas for sale. Villa Portofino offers one and two bedroom Italian Villas starting in the low $200,000's. Both floor plans come with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, coffered ceilings, a built-in wet bar, and a security system. The 1 bedroom, 1 bath villa presents 1,009 square feet with 10-foot ceilings, large living area, and a generous loggia. The 2 bedroom, 2 bath ...
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