Cathedral City, CA Real Estate News

By Ron Jesser, Palm Springs California Homes For Sale
(Real Estate eBroker Palm Springs)
Cathedral City California- What I learned Today while writing an info page for my Wordpress blog...... Cat City as we call it has a lot more history going for it than I once thought.  We think o f it as a multi-cultural ethnic mix, gay straight and whateever else may come along.  It has a strong working community, work-ethic background that is hard to come by now-days. The city’s name was taken from “Cathedral Canyon” to the southof the city so named in 1850 by Colonel Henry Washington because its rock formations were reminiscent to that of a cathedral. The city began as a housing subdivision around  1925 and was incorporated in 1981.  The city grew rapidly in two decades as the 2006 population estimate is 48,000 and with the latest census numbers bringing it up to around 52,000. Ideall...
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If you've always rented a place to live, buying a home can seem like a monumental undertaking. This report breaks down this home buying process into clear steps.   Seven Steps to Transition from Renter to Homeowner Step One: Identify Your Needs and Wants Begin your search by considering the kind of home you need and want. Write down your specific requirements, such as the number of bedrooms, size of yard, floor plan, location, schools, etc. Step Two: Determine How Much You Can Realistically Afford Consider your budget and financial obligations. Decide what monthly house payment you can really afford. Most mortgage consultants advise limiting your payment to no more than one-third of your net monthly income. If you're unsure, contact your mortgage consultant to assist with the calculatio...
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By Pablo Gonzalez
(Choice 1 Realty )
Most often, a move represents an important step forward for the adults in the family because of a new job, promotion, transfer to a different office, or financial success has allowed them to buy a more comfortable house in a different neighborhood. Moving from one house to another is seldom easy and enjoyable for adults (who chose to move), and can be especially troubling for children (who prefer to stay where they are). But if parents are mindful of their children's concerns and needs, they can minimize distress and discomfort.   A Move Affects Children and Adults Differently People typically live in a house for about five years and then move on as their jobs and incomes allow. Five years is a small percentage of an adult's life, but it's half the lifetime of a 10-year old: It includes...
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By Pablo Gonzalez
(Choice 1 Realty )
Stop Don't Walk Away From Your Mortgage At a Crossroads? Walking away or "strategically defaulting" on your mortgage is not the answer. You will find that there is nothing strategic about foreclosure, especially when there are solutions to avoid it. You should know that you have options, and that you are not alone. More than 25% of American homeowners now owe more than what their homes are worth, and millions more are having a hard time paying their mortgages. I've developed a free, detailed report on foreclosure alternatives you can download below. Download it today and give yourself a green light for a solid financial future. The sooner you take this step, the more time you'll have to act and move toward a more promising tomorrow.
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By TODD PICCONI 909.908.7376 HELPING YOU FIND HOME., Patient, Persistent and Passionate About Your Move
(TODD PICCONI REAL ESTATE)
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is." C.S. Lewis
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By TODD PICCONI 909.908.7376 HELPING YOU FIND HOME., Patient, Persistent and Passionate About Your Move
(TODD PICCONI REAL ESTATE)
I met a new client the other day while I was showing a rental to my clients in Rancho Cucamonga.  They came through really fast, as my clients were leaving and asked to quickly run through the home to see it...after they did, I got their information and immediately started working with them to get applications completed, paystubs, etc. Now...a few days later, looks like they want to go out before they get their credit report to me.  Why can't they have me pull it through one of my sources, I ask?  They are not really telling me. I also suggested that since they have less than 600 FICO scores, that we send the credit report possibly to listing agents on properties that they are targeting, along with their financial package to see if the Landlord would be accepting of their "package". The...
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By Pablo Gonzalez
(Choice 1 Realty )
Solving Your Mortgage Crisis Just Got Easier If you are having trouble making your mortgage payments, the strain of figuring out what to do can be overwhelming. Why do it alone when you can have a dedicated, extensively trained professional on your side at no cost to you? Both lenders and the federal government are putting new systems in place to help you avoid foreclosure. For access to free, detailed information explaining these programs, simply download the report below. On this website, you can find information regarding all of your options. When you call me to find out what you can do to take advantage of these options, I will show you how having straightforward solutions to your mortgage challenge can help you to breathe a little easier. For more specific information and to see if...
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By Pablo Gonzalez
(Choice 1 Realty )
Cathedral City is a city in Riverside County, California, United States. The population is 52,432 according to the 2009 US census estimates. Sandwiched between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, it is one of the cities in the Coachella Valley (Palm Springs area) of southern California. Cathedral City is the second largest in population in the Coachella Valley, second only to Indio.[2] The town's name derives from "Cathedral Canyon" to the south of the town, so named in 1850 by Colonel Henry Washington because its rock formations were reminiscent of a cathedral. The city itself started as a housing subdivision in 1925, but was not incorporated until 1981. The city grew 4-5 times in two decades, as the 2006 population estimate is 48,000. Locals gave it the nickname "Cat City", short for Cath...
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By Pablo Gonzalez
(Choice 1 Realty )
  THE ART OF THE FOUNTAIN Fountain of LifeThe Fountain of Life was designed by artist Jennifer Johnson in coordination with architect Reuel Young, A.I.A. It was built by House of Stone and Fountains and Landscape Enhancements. Artisans whose families have sculpted stone for more than 600 years carved the fountain pieces out of adoquin stone from a quarry near Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Once the individual pieces arrived in the desert, Johnson spent more than a year adorning the fountain with hand cut mosaic tiles and glass. Reflecting the nature and history of the desert, the fountain features three central stone columns surrounded by sculptures of big horn sheep, lizards, tortoises, fishes, shells, wildflowers, birds and other creatures found in the area both now and in the past. Th...
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By Pablo Gonzalez
(Choice 1 Realty )
Ramon Road Corridor Rehabilitation   Median Modifications, Pedestrian and Traffic Circulation, Aesthetic and Landscaping Enhancements   PROJECT BACKGROUND: Ramon Road is a primamy economic and lifeline corridor through the Coachella Valley. It is vibrant and actively being relied on by developers, the public and others for commerce, residential, regional circulation and other uses. Ramon Road connects the City of Cathedral City with the cities of Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indian's (ACBCI) Casino's in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage and the County of Riverside. It is the main connector route for the Palm Springs Airport and for the Cathedral City emergency response command center at Fire Station 412. It is a designated Indian Reservation Road (IRR...
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By Pablo Gonzalez
(Choice 1 Realty )
Whitewater Bike Trail Phase 1   Quick Facts About The Project     WHAT:  1 of class 1 bike path and 3000 feet of class II bike lane WHERE: Along the east side of the Whitewater Channel from 30th Avenue to Vista Chino WHEN:  Design in Winter and Spring of 2009/2010Construction in Summer of 2010/ Open in Fall of 2010   PROJECT BACKGROUND The goal of this project is to help complete the City's section of the Coachella Valley Regional Bikeway and to create a safe and convenient route for commuter and recreational bicyclists traveling to and from work and school. Cathedral City has identified multiple bikeway projects which are included in CVAG's Non-motorized Transportation Plan. Within the City, there is a six mile Class I regional bike path and 15 Class II facilities. To date two miles of...
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By Pablo Gonzalez
(Choice 1 Realty )
    Park Located at the intersection of Avenida Maravilla and Tachevah Drive, the 7.5 acre Panorama Park is Cathedral City's largest park. Nestled in the center of the city's Panorama neighborhood, Panorama Park has ample space for family gatherings and outdoor recreation. Panorama Park is also one of the city's oldest parks. Originally set aside as a public park in 1960 and Dedicated June 4, 1989 after undergoing a dramatic facelift adding numerous activities and sporting areas.  Amenities include: 2 Tot Lots (one for 2 yrs to 5 yrs, one for 5 to 12 yrs) 16 benches adjacent to the play areas 2 Tennis Courts 1 Half Court Basketball 1 Softball field 1 Sand Volleyball Court 8 Open (unshaded) Tables with bbq stands 1 BBQ stand sans table 4 Large shade structures with 4 tables and 4 bbq sta...
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By Pablo Gonzalez
(Choice 1 Realty )
     30244 Winter Drive Cathedral City, CA 92234 $1,550 Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, 2 large family rooms, fireplace, ceiling fans throughout, eat-in kitchen, 2 car garage, large side yard, private back yard, quiet neighborhood. Unfurnished. Newer carpet and paint. Small pets allowed. Very close to James Workman Middle School Home of the Bighorns! Directions: On Date Palm headed toward I-10 turn right onto Alexander Drive and left on Winter, home is on the left.    ML#:21415807 Year Built: 2001  Eat Area Dining Area, Kitchen Island,  Property Type Residential Lease   Family Room  Property SubType Single Fam Res Attch  Heating Type Central Furnace  APN 670404002  AC Type Air Conditioning  Beds: 3 Baths (FTHQ): 2 (2 0 0 0)  Appliances Included Dishwash...
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By Pablo Gonzalez
(Choice 1 Realty )
The government has given buyers using the credit another three months to close sales, and the initiative is being imitated on a smaller scale by states and private companies. But some think the market would be better off if we laid it to rest for good.   Karen and Greg Osmon had outgrown the three-bedroom Winston-Salem, N.C., home they lived in with their two children, so they put it up for sale. Unfortunately, they did so in December of 2008, at the height of the financial crisis. With the economy in a downward spiral, they couldn't find a buyer, and when the property didn't move for over a year, they were forced to pull it off the market. The Osmons decided to try selling again in early May of this year, but they'd missed a chance to capitalize on an incentive that had boosted home sa...
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By Pablo Gonzalez
(Choice 1 Realty )
Feeling Financially Squeezed? Escape the Grip of Forecloure If you are struggling with the emotional stranglehold of foreclosure, I'm here to help. With my assistance, we can start the process of putting you back on the path to stability. As a CDPE, I have extensive training to serve the needs of homeowners in circumstances where they feel they have no options. The reality is that you have many. Because millions of Americans are struggling with unaffordable mortgage payments, lenders are more than ever encouraged to work with homeowners to find a solution that benefits all parties. To find out more about foreclosure alternatives that are available to you, click and download the free report I've created on this website. Call me today. The sooner we get started the more time we'll have to...
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By Pablo Gonzalez
(Choice 1 Realty )
Foreclosure Stress Never Goes on Holiday If a foreclosure is threatening your happy holiday, you should know you're not alone. Millions of Americans are in the same situation, and it is my goal to help ease the stress that comes with the threat of foreclosure for as many as I can reach. As a CDPE-designated agent, I help struggling homeowners navigate the various options they have to avoid foreclosure. One possible option is a mortgage modification, which makes monthly payments more affordable. For more information regarding this and other solutions, please download the free report located on this site.   If you need immediate assistance, please feel free to contact me throughout the holiday. I'm here to help. Make financial stability your resolution for the New Year!  
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By TODD PICCONI 909.908.7376 HELPING YOU FIND HOME., Patient, Persistent and Passionate About Your Move
(TODD PICCONI REAL ESTATE)
This billboard was located in Cathedral City on Date Palm Drive a few months back and I snapped this pic as I drove by...now there's another one that is a different saying, something about Bill Gates starting MICROSOFT during a Recession.  Whoever does these is at least hopefully helping boost morale....Let's face it people times are tough...no matter who you are or what you do... Is this happening anywhere else?  Just curious.
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By Pablo Gonzalez
(Choice 1 Realty )
Foreclosure Stress Never Goes on Holiday If a foreclosure is threatening your happy holiday, you should know you're not alone. Millions of Americans are in the same situation, and it is my goal to help ease the stress that comes with the threat of foreclosure for as many as I can reach. As a CDPE-designated agent, I help struggling homeowners navigate the various options they have to avoid foreclosure. One possible option is a mortgage modification, which makes monthly payments more affordable. For more information regarding this and other solutions, please download the free report located on this site.   If you need immediate assistance, please feel free to contact me throughout the holiday. I'm here to help. Make financial stability your resolution for the New Year!
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By TODD PICCONI 909.908.7376 HELPING YOU FIND HOME., Patient, Persistent and Passionate About Your Move
(TODD PICCONI REAL ESTATE)
Just arrived last week...(fun to look at @.@) Here is the link to the on-line version of the Fall issue of Windermere Homes & Lifestyles magazine. http://www.windermeresocal.com/home_magazine.asp   The printed magazines arrived Tuesday, Nov. 16th, 2010. Enjoy!!
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By TODD PICCONI 909.908.7376 HELPING YOU FIND HOME., Patient, Persistent and Passionate About Your Move
(TODD PICCONI REAL ESTATE)
I am probably the only person who didn't know this!?  I'm sure not...but, I'm sure there are added benefits to having your listings on Active Rain...Anyone know what they are?  If you haven't posted your listings on Active Rain, please do!  It's an added benefit and looks like you can have more than one photo for each listing...it's effortless...Go to Listings under "My Home" menu and start entering away...it goes really fast. Another added AR Bonus...Love it... Got an Active Rain Listing SUCCESS Story?  Please share! From now on, all of my listings will be on here.
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