Palm Desert, CA Real Estate News

By Kimberlee Morgan, Desert Dream Team
(First Team Real Estate)
The Desert Dream Team knows that buying or selling a home can be an emotional, stressful and trying time.  That is why we want our clients to understand the value they receive when they list their home with us.  Selling a home in Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio or Coachella takes more then a sign in the front yard. It takes a good agent that  has a strategic plan in place. A few of the things The Desert Dream Team does to assist our sellers before we ever walk through the front door  that make the process easier are : * Research property public record information for names of parties involved. *Discuss goals of the seller to make sure everyone understands what needs to be done in order to sell at highest price in a preferable time frame. *Review current title information , look for any li...
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By Russell Abeyratne
(Todays Realty & Loan Solutions - One Stop and You Are Home)
The City of Palm Desert, with a population over 50,000, is located in the beautiful Coachella Valley in Southern California. Some of the more unique activities include a golf cart parade in the fall, free outdoor evening concerts and a spectacular fireworks display on July 4th. The sun shines an average of 350 days a year, providing many opportunities to enjoy outdoors activities such as hiking, biking, tennis, golf, or relaxing by the pool. State Highway 74, the “Palms to Pines” Highway, originates in Palm Desert and provides access to the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountain areas. The city has three real estate areas: North, South, and East. The East portion has the newest and most gated communities in the city, and breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains. These are a few of ...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
 Are you looking for Palm Desert CA real estate agents and Palm Desert CA REALTORS to sell your Palm Desert home in this tough real estate market? Do you need a Palm Desert Real Estate agent that can maximize your realty sale to ensure the highest possible price for you Palm Desert CA home or property? Do you believe that extensive marketing and advertising of your Palm Desert listing is how to attract the most possible buyers to bid? Do you need a tough negotiator with attention to detail to avoid the many transaction and other real estate sale pitfalls that can arise from a Palm Desert CA real estate transaction? We are Garrigus Real Estate, of Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters and we have experience with standard sales, short sales, foreclosures, land sales and commercial real estate sa...
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By Team Wasserman, Why Work With One Agent When You Can Hire a Team?
Mark Wasserman 760.397.3270 www.teamwasserman.com   Nice three bedroom home with attached single garage on a cul de sac street. This is a nice residential neighborhood with a combination of single family homes and rental units. Very close to Civic Center and College of the Desert. Do Not Disturb tenants. Call Listing Agent for Rental Information. Both units are now vacant.   This is a Fannie Mae HomePath property. Purchase this property for as little as 3% down! This property is approved for HomePath Mortgage Financing and HomePath Renovation financing.   SIMPLY CLICK ON THE PICTURE FOR MORE INFORMATION!     CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF FORECLOSURES IN PALM DESERT   Mark Wasserman Phone: 760.397.3270 Keller Williams Realty 47-100 Washington Street, Suite 100 La Quinta, CA 92253 BRE...
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Clementine Gourmet brings Sunny Southern France to the Desert!   When you enter Clementine Gourmet & Marketplace you feel as if you have been transported to a charming shop along the French Riviera.  You will fall in love with the scents coming from the kitchen, and the beautiful display of pastries, deli items, gourmet prepared dishes to take home, and the marketplace full of European inspired gifts. It all began with a Patisserie and now it has expanded into a Mediterranean experience!  Clementine now features a deli, cafe for dining, patisserie, and marketplace boutique! You can find a wonderful hostess gift in the boutique.  I love the Provencal linens and napkins! Owners, Jennifer and Christophe Douheret, he is from the south of France, and Jennifer a native Californian, are now op...
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By Kimberlee Morgan, Desert Dream Team
(First Team Real Estate)
    Making the decision to put your home on the market in Palm Desert  is a big one, do not let anyone tell you different. The Desert Dream Team understands that there is a lot to consider when selling your home.  Whether it is a standard sale or short sale there are important factors to consider and we can help you with the process. The Desert Dream Team also realizes the most important thing  in selling your Palm Desert home is being comfortable with your Realtor.  Having  good communication and feeling comfortable in asking important questions is imperative to a good working relationship. If you feel afraid, hesitant or like you are bothering your Realtor with questions then you know you have the wrong Realtor. The Desert Dream Team understands you have questions, you do not ever nee...
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By Kimberlee Morgan, Desert Dream Team
(First Team Real Estate)
Welcome to the Estates at Desert Springs!  A private enclave of 33 custom estate homes with access to the many amenities of the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa. Right before the entrance to the JW Marriott hotel is the guard gated entrance to the Estates at Desert Springs. Talk about an ideal location.       Not only are the Estates at Desert Springs custom, The Estates at Desert Springs offer full access to the JW Marriott's 2 18-hole golf courses, 20 tennis courts, fitness center, shops, restaurants, & Day Spa.  Live the lavish life you dreamed of and feel like you are always on vacation at The Estates at Desert Springs. For information on buying or selling an estate,  please call The Desert Dream Team:  your onsite realtors located inside the JW Marriot Desert Springs Resort....
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By Michael Layton, Experience and Trust
(RE/MAX Desert Properties)
Palm Desert CA Real Estate represents some of the best over all values in the otherwise pricey California real estate market.  You can still buy a nice family home for under three hundred thousand dollars. Value for the money remains very high when compared to other areas of the state. The benefit of living in Palm Desert is that you have all the "big city" type amenities coupled with any type of housing you might want. From grand luxury country clubs, the the village feel of South Palm Desert to the newer home and condo developments - Palm Desert - more than any other valley city really can offer something for everyone. The proximity to 22 million southern Californians makes it a constant and popular weekend getaway. The warmth of our winters makes it the perfect place to escape the co...
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By Mary MacGregor, La Quinta Country Club Homes
(HomeSmart Professionals)
Tucked behind rich terracotta walls and wraparound desertscape, this Palm Desert courtyard home with guest casita and Pebble Tec pool/spa in the gated community of Palmira offers everything you need to enjoy the vaunted indoor/outdoor lifestyle here in the Palm Springs valley. The south-facing front courtyard features a beautiful Pebble Tec pool, spa and waterfall. A detached guest casita overlooks the pool and a built-in BBQ rounds out the entertaining-ready outdoor space.     Inside the glass French doors you'll find almost 3,000 square feet of living space—with four bedrooms, four baths, two living areas, two fireplaces, spacious wet bar, and office/den. The capacious kitchen boasts granite-tiled counters, black appliances, full backsplash, and huge island with prep sink and ample co...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
We are Palm Desert CA REALTORS and we can help you in this difficult time. Palm Desert short sales are declining as the real estate market stabilizes, but that doesn't mean a short sale process can't help you if you are struggling to make payments or if you've endured a hardship like losing a job or loss of income or unforeseen medical bills. Palm Desert real estate consists of many short sales, and we have helped numerous distressed home owners unload that cumbersome mortgage and regain control of their financial future Are you: Underwater on that Palm Desert home? Struggling to make large mortgage payments? Realizing that the home is not worth what you owe? If you need advice about how the Palm Desert short sale process is handled call us and let's talk. We have worked with many banks...
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By Kimberlee Morgan, Desert Dream Team
(First Team Real Estate)
Team Work Makes The Dream Work!   This is the new motto of The Desert Dream Team!  We have built a  real estate team that not only allows us to better serve our clients, but also it allows us to open our minds and not get stuck in a rut.  When one is busy, the other takes over.  When out previewing homes we try to go together to give insight into differences of opinions or thoughts.  When we take a listing , we both know the details and information so we can market the house to its potential.   The best part of The Desert Dream Team   is we have different talents that we merge together so our clients actually get 2 agents working for them instead of one.  The old rule says never mix business with friendship, but The Desert Dream Team threw this out the window!   We are business partners...
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By Kimberlee Morgan, Desert Dream Team
(First Team Real Estate)
Everyday we get asked questions about the Palm Desert Real Estate Market. Being knowledgeable is important in any real estate market so we have answers. Questions commonly asked are :   *How much is my Palm Desert home worth? *Is summer a good time to sell my home in Palm Desert? *How do I sell my home if i am away for the summer? *How is the Palm Desert housing market now? *How much home can i afford if I want to buy in Palm Desert? *Is now still a good time to buy a home in Palm Desert?   The list goes on and on.  We understand there are a lot of questions when it comes to real estate.  That is why we are available to answer your questions and help you make a informed and smart decision. There is no cost or obligation, information should always be free. Call or email us today and let ...
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
  Homes for Sale in the Bighorn Golf Club  Palm Desert, CA Why Do People Live here? Located in the hills above the valley floor, Bighorn Golf Club offers custom and semi-custom homes, as well as custom lots on which to build your dream home. Bighorn is regarded as one of the top luxury golf communities here in the desert.  Looking for a home in Bighorn Golf Club? Interested in finding homes for sale in the Bighorn neighborhood in Palm Desert? Click that link to find all the currently available homes in this area of Palm Desert.  What's the Neighborhood Like? Real estate opportunities at Bighorn Golf Club, Palm Desert, are available in both the Bighorn Mountains and Bighorn Canyons neighborhoods and include custom residences as well as villa homes. Homes and villas offered for sale at Bi...
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By Lori Bowers, The Lori Bowers Group
Kaufman Broad homes has released their final phase of new homes at Kingston Court in Palm Desert, Ca. Hurry, a few homes remain available for purchase. Kingston Court offers the new home you want, the way you want it. Pick out your own flooring, paint, appliances and other upgrades too. Home are priced from the mid- $300,000's and offer floor plans from 1991-2637 square feet. These homes have 2-3 bedrooms and 2.5-3.5 baths. This gated community offers low HOA dues, large yards, and a solar system is included in the price. Model home are open daily. For you private viewing, please call me. Lori Bowers 760-831-1595 - I will offer good service, insight on the best upgrades for your lifestyle, and my top negotiating skills. From I-10, exit Cook heading south. Turn right on Frank Sinatra Dri...
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By Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS®
(Garrigus Real Estate)
SHORT SALE PALM DESERT CA We have created the Real Estate Short Sale Formula for under-water and distressed homeowners in Palm Desert, California. Palm Desert has many homes and families facing foreclosure, but they don't know if they would qualify for a short sale of their Palm Desert CA home to avoid complete financial devastation. What Does a Real Estate Short Sale Mean for Palm Desert CA Homeowners? The definition of a real estate short sale means that the Palm Desert CA house is about to be in foreclosure due to the default in payments of the mortgage. The owner of the Palm Desert home sells it for less than what they owe for the property. It is far better for their credit to sell it short than to lose the house to foreclosure. But Do I Qualify For a Palm Desert CA Short Sale? Ever...
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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 Neighborhoods to Live in Palm Desert CA Some of the best neighborhoods to live are located right here in Palm Desert, CA! Located just 15 minutes from Palm Springs and less than 10 minutes to La Quinta, Palm Desert is the most central city in the Coachella Valley and home to more than 50,000 full time residents. What distinguishes Palm Desert neighborhoods from others is the great school selections, and the retail shopping and restaurant selection.  Palm Desert is the only city in the desert that features the world famous shopping district of El Paseo. Also home to the College of the Desert and the McCallum Theatre. Residents here enjoy the warm summer nights with free concerts in the park at the Civic Center Park Amphitheater. Search Homes for Sale in Palm Desert Best Neighborhood...
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
College of the Desert Street Fair this Summer!      Even as temperatures rise, the COD Street Fair is still going strong, although it closes at noon instead of 2pm.  Many times while shopping here in the desert I have been seeking a certain item and the shopkeeper will say, "Have you checked the Street Fair?"  What a great endorsement for the variety and depth of items they sell at the COD Street Fair in Palm Desert! If you are looking for great deals on :  Sunglasses, Swimsuit Coverups, Kitchen Supplies, Golf Clubs, Socks, Watches, Trendy Jewelry, Wind socks, Chimineas,  Wind Chimes, Decorative Pots, Tools, Linens, and Kettlecorn! The COD Street Fair features 340 outdoor vendors offering new merchandise, arts, crafts, and a Farmers Market. With something for everyone... COD Street Fair...
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
The Living Desert is a MUST-DO for Visitors to Palm Springs   This weekend my brother was visiting from Kansas and we wanted to share the beauty of our desert with he and his girlfriend.  We all have our list of the top places to go and things to do here.   I posted a Top 10 Things to do in Palm Springs Area list a few months ago and there is no doubt that The Living Desert belongs on that list!   Not only do they have an impressive collection of African and North American wild life- they also have gardens bursting with cactus, sage, wildflowers and all kinds of desert plants.  You can also access a trail and wilderness loop and actually take a hike out into the desert, up a small mountain, and view the San Andreas fault from a viewing station.                       Depending on what ti...
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
The other day while playing the beautiful and scenic Stone Eagle Club, I captured some of the incredible plants and vistas on the hills and mountains surrounding the Palm Desert club. This ocotillo was just bursting with color!  The stunning Tom Doak designed golf course is nestled in the Santa Rosa Mountains and the San Jacinto National Monument and is surrounded by thousands of acres of protected land.  
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Today I am playing golf with friends at Toscana Country Club in Palm Desert- It is a newer Tuscan themed developement with a beautiful club house and a fun golf course. Although I live and work in La Quinta- it is great to go experience other neighborhoods, see different architecture and connect with new people.  I also will share things about our area- and invite others to come visit La Quinta Country Club and let them know the real estate climate here.  
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