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  August 7, 2013 By Mary Williams August 25th is FREE Entrance Day into ANY National Park and we’re lucky enough to have the Joshua Tree National Park in our back yard. If you haven’t walked through the 550,000 acres of Joshua Tree National Park, there are 12 self-guiding nature trails to choose ...
08/07/2013
  August 5, 2013 By Mary Williams     Last month the Riverside County supervisors voted unanimously to reinstate the Prop. 90 property tax incentives for homeowners who are 55 years old and older. According to the Desert Sun, “If they (home buyers who are 55+ years old) buy a home here, the reviv...
08/05/2013
  August 1, 2013 By Mary Williams   4 You don’t have to have anyone going back to school to take advantage of some of the best deals of the season. If your home office is in need of some items, it’s best to pick it up now. You’ll find great deals at any of our local big box and office supply stor...
08/01/2013
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Desert Luxury Realty Deciphering facts from fiction about food can be a hard task these days, with multiple contradicting online sources. Can you eat eggs if you have high cholesterol? How long can leftovers stay refrigerated and still be eaten? These and many other food myths often haunt us whe...
07/31/2013
  According to the National Association of REALTORS®, did you know that 53% of buyers started a home improvement project within three months AFTER they purchased their home? Home buyers typically spent $4,550 on the project of which the kitchen is the most likely to receive the remodel – 47% of t...
07/23/2013
“Roughly 40 to 60 percent of small businesses never reopen their doors following a disaster. “ With fires nearby, it got me thinking …. if there was another natural disaster or fire and my office was destroyed, is my business prepared enough to survive? I have my home disaster kit all ready, but...
07/18/2013
Desert Luxury Realty How does the median home price in California compare to other parts of the country? According to USA Today, the national median price for an existing- home was up 15.4% to $208,000. Fewer homes on many of the markets have been driving up prices throughout the United States. T...
07/16/2013
Now that many more citizens of California are able to get married, the question is not whether you can marry, but if you should. It is still a decision to ponder what is in a couple's best interest. Inman News online had an interesting article about a recent survey on home buyers …. 25% of couple...
07/05/2013
Are “pocket” listings really an option when listing your home in La Quinta and Desert area? My recent post about pocket listings described what a pocket listing is and why you may consider you home not listed on the MLS when listing it with your agent. However, since then there has been a lot mor...
07/02/2013
Desert Luxury Realty Blog With the rise of interest rates due to the decelerating federal stimulus program, real estate investment trusts (REITs) have taken a pretty big hit, according to recent reports. REITs were a boon in the world of rock bottom interest rates, but their popularity has since ...
06/26/2013
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