La Quinta, CA Real Estate News

By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 11 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
From the greens on two championship golf courses to the Santa Rosa Mountains and beyond, The Hideaway La Quinta is nothing short of breathtaking.  Golf and country clubs go hand in hand together and within the acreage of this fine club you will find some of the most luxurious courses on this planet.  And just beyond that rests elegant homes waiting for you to get cozy in.The Hideaway La Quinta boasts two championship golf courses that were designed by Clive Clark and Pete Dye.  Spanning over 600 acres in the La Quinta area, you are sure to be challenged day in and day out while living life to the fullest in the majestic setting of La Quinta.   It is an upscale community that lives in peace and luxury with most members ranging from thirty years up to their eighties.  Overall, it is one o...
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
  The grass is green on the golf course here at La Quinta Country Club, and soon it will be open for play!  Our driving range opens on November 1st, so we can get out hit some balls before opening day on November 9th!   Come out and see us... the weather and course are fabulous! SEARCH FOR HOMES AT LA QUINTA COUNTRY CLUB
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By Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent
(Solid Source Realty GA)
Meet you at the fountain, Kathy Schowe! Last month I wrote a post about an ActiveRain member whom I havent yet met, but she lives and practices real estate in a place I know and love, and her local expertise as well as her presence in this community has certainly impressed me. For obvious reasons, I look forward to meeting La Quinta CA real estate broker, Kathy Schowe, in person.... and on her turf. Here are just a couple of them: These are glossy note cards created by Kathy herself! I'll bet her clients love receiving these and hold on to them, too. I sure was thrilled by these beautiful local shots, although they make me awfully homesick for La Quinta. We've made a connection here in the Rain, and she recently sent me a packet of these creations, and a sweet note. Thanks, Kathy.   I’d...
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By Kimberlee Morgan, Desert Dream Team
(First Team Real Estate)
La Quinta Cove you have new neighbors on Avenida Herrera.   The Desert Dream Team recently had the privilege of handing over keys to a new homeowner on Avenida Herrera in the La Quinta Cove. We are so happy for our buyer because we found the perfect home for their needs.  A large lot, upgraded kitchen and in move in condition.  From start to finish it took only 28 days and they were moving in. This morning  we received this note from them and with their permission I want to share it with you.  To The Desert Dream Team Words can not express how thankful I am  to have found you to be our Realtor.  I know there are many agents out there but I  know I  chose the best! Kimberlee the hoops you jumped through and your constant communication really made my home buying experience less stressful ...
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By Kimberlee Morgan, Desert Dream Team
(First Team Real Estate)
Everyone that owns a home in the La Quinta Cove knows the charm and beauty it holds.  From the great location to Old Town and the shops and dining it offers to the mountains which offer the most amazing scenery: La Quinta Cove is a special community within La Quinta. Buyers are seeing more and more the amenities La Quinta Cove offers and the prices in recent sales backs that up.   Thinking it might be time to sell your property in La Quinta?  Call The Desert Dream Team and find out what your home is worth in today's current real estate market. We can show you what is selling , what is not and why.  No cost or obligation but we are here to answer your questions and create the best possible selling experience for you. We have an office located right in Old Town La Quinta and we have worke...
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Speechless Sunday:  La Quinta Country Club Reflections Our course at La Quinta Country Club is closed for a few more weeks while they are over-seeding for our winter season.  The rye grass is coming in now in it's brightest green, the water lilies are blooming, and I can't help photographing the beauty.  While the course is closed we are able to walk the cart paths in the morning and enjoy the views! SEARCH FOR HOMES AT LA QUINTA COUNTRY CLUB
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By Lori Bowers, The Lori Bowers Group
Yesterday I received a very nice call from on of my favorite past clients. This couple is so nice. I have sold 2 of their homes and now they have moved out of the area. They nice, kind, proactive in helping get through the sale process and realistic on expectations through the process. It was so nice to hear about their new and then to receive photos. I love to see people's dreams come true. Our community lost a nice couple, but their new community has gained some really good people. It is very rewarding to hear about the client's life  after the home is sold. I was also impressed and grateful as she told me she is still reading my Active Rain blogs.
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Wordless Wednesday:  My Office at The La Quinta Resort ( I bet you wished you worked here!)   Not only is our California Lifestyle Realty office housed at the La Quinta Resort & Spa... there are several great restaurants and shops, including a candy shop, a Ralph Lauren shop, and a Tommy Bahama shop!   Not a bad place to hang out on a Wednesday afternoon! SEARCH FOR HOMES IN LA QUINTA
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By Kimberley Kelly, SFR, HAFA, GREEN, I do Real Estate like I played polo-to WIN!
(HK Lane, Christie's International Affiliate, 760-285-3578)
I represented the Buyers on this gorgeous, Fairway home with spectacular Western Mountain Views at the very social golf club, The Hideaway.  The beautiful, custom entry gates are conveniently located right off of Jefferson St. in La Quinta.  80075 Via Passaro is approx. 5700 sf, but what really SOLD this home for my clients was the floor to ceiling disappearing doors between kitchen and the outdoor living space with it's AAA views!  The Hideaway is a luxury Golf Resort that is known throughout the Valley as being "one of the most social clubs in all of La Quinta!"  There are a variety of Golf Clubs in La Quinta, such as The Madison Club, Tradition, The Citrus, PGA West, Mountain View, Rancho La Quinta to name a few! This lovely couple is from Canada and because they have two young sons,...
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Typical Day Working in La Quinta   This morning I worked from our patio... on my database, blogging, emailing clients, social media, made some calls... Then I drove to the office 1/2 mile away... Now I am working at my California Lifestyle Realty office at the La Quinta Resort & Spa. No complaints.    SEARCH FOR HOMES IN LA QUINTA  
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By Lori Bowers, The Lori Bowers Group
Many people think they want to live on a golf course for the views. Here are some reasons not to live on a golf course: 1. You may have golf balls hit your home or worse yet, you! 2. It is noisy. You may hear words from golfers that hurt your ears. 3. Smoke from golfers can blow your way. 4. Your backyard is not as secure as a walled in yard. 5. You lose your privacy. 6. Most people don't sit and look at a view. 7. It costs alot more for a home on the golf course. 8. There are beautiful views everywhere you go in our area. 9. Other homeowners can see in your backyard too.  
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Wordless Wednesday:  Cozy kitty on a Cool Day! Franky knows how to spend an autumn day in La Quinta.  This is his favorite spot on the couch... and he will proabley be there all day. We are having our first burst of cool air of the season today with some clouds rolling in!  
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By Team Wasserman, Why Work With One Agent When You Can Hire a Team?
North La Quinta Real Estate Market Report    From April 8th to October 8th, 2013, the median price range for homes in North La Quinta was $312,000, averaging 113 homes sold. In North La Quinta, the average price per square foot during that time was $145.99.   According to the California Desert Association of Reatlors access to the MLS IDX feed on www.teamwasserman.com, there are currently 25 homes for sale in North La Quinta.   As of October 8, 2013, the average price range for homes listed in North La Quinta was $345,000.   Avg. Listing Price: $345,000   Median Sales Price:$312,000   25 North La Quinta Homes For Sale   113 North La Quinta Homes Recently Sold
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By Team Wasserman, Why Work With One Agent When You Can Hire a Team?
This property is to be placed in an upcoming auction. All bids should be submitted at www.auction.com (void where prohibited). All auction properties are subject to a 5% buyer's premium pursuant to the Auction Terms & Conditions (minimums will apply). Please contact listing agent for details and commission paid on this property. Short Sale! Investors dream! This is a nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath home that will need some TLC. Great location in the La Quinta Cove close to shopping, schools, and Old Town La Quinta SIMPLY CLICK ON THE PICTURE FOR MORE INFORMATION! CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF HOMES IN THE LA QUINTA COVEMark Wasserman Phone: 760.397.3270 Keller Williams Realty 47-100 Washington Street, Suite 100 La Quinta, CA 92253 BRE#: 01895485 * Information deemed accurate, but not guarant...
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Speechless Sunday: Guess Who is Getting a Facelift in La Quinta! On a recent walk through the La Quinta Country Club neighborhood I saw the familiar signs that another local beauty is getting a much needed facelift!  The homes on the left side of the 8th hole at LQCC were all built in the late 1970's.  It is a prime location with some of the best views in the valley!  SEARCH FOR HOMES IN LA QUINTA  
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Casa Schowe:  There's No Place Like Home    Casa Schowe is located in the La Quinta Country Club neighborhood in La Quinta, California.  La Quinta is one of several cities in the Coachella Valley, often called the Palm Springs area.  Palm Springs is the oldest and most famous of the cities... a getaway place for celebrities and old Hollywood, just a few hours drive from Los Angeles.   La Quinta is quickly becoming a mecca for golf, tennis, hiking, dining, and sun-seeking. Those who want to spend their winters in a beautiful setting surrounded by the purple Santa Rosa mountains and enjoy cool desert nights and sunny warm days come here for "the season".    If you follow my blog, I'm sure you are aware of my love for the desert,  La Quinta, and Casa Schowe.  I try to entice friends, clien...
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
WHAT IS OVER-SEEDING?   OVER SEEDING is a process that ensures the beauty of the golf courses and neighborhoods in the Palm Springs area during the winter months when the temperatures are cool at night. The over seeding season is typically around mid-September and continues to around the end of October,  noting some landscapers start transitioning from summertime Bermuda grass to cool weather grass such as rye grass and bluegrass, earlier in the season. Because the summer Bermuda grass is sensitive to cool temperatures, it can go dormant in the winter months and turn brown.  With the emphasis on gorgeous green golf courses here in the desert, most courses insure that they will be perfect for visitors and residents by overseeding the golf courses with the winter grasses. The process begi...
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Wordless Wednesday:  October Desert Beauty!   During a home tour yesterday at PGA West in La Quinta, I captured this photo of the blooming desert yucca against the Greg Norman Golf Course and the Santa Rosa Mountains.  Our weather is gorgeous now with cool mornings and sunny, warm afternoons! Come see us in La Quinta! SEARCH FOR HOMES IN LA QUINTA
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By Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent
(Solid Source Realty GA)
Kathy Schowe's Laquinta CA is my dream destination.   A fairly new real estate agent blazing a trail across the desert in La Quinta, CA, Kathy Schowe is the one agent who’s blog posts make me want to drop everything, pack a bag, and hop a plane to Palm Springs Airport right now. I mean RIGHT now. I can already smell the desert sage. Ahhhhhh.   See, I know La Quinta, having resided there for eight glorious years before relocating to Georgia to be near my grandchildren. It’s a sun-and-sky-filled place, surrounded by purple mountain majesty, and close to heaven on earth, I think. Believe me, those children are the only treasure that could have pulled me from there to here. But I digress.   What I  mean to say is...I know La Quinta, so I know that Kathy Schowe knows La Quinta and the surrou...
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By Lori Bowers, The Lori Bowers Group
I offer a free analysis of your financial situation to see if you should keep your house or short sale your home. 1. Is you total housing expense less than 40% of your income? This includes payment, taxes, insurance and maintenance. 2. How much is your home worth versus how much you owe? 3. How long will it take you to the value increased to more than you owe? 4. Are you better off to rent for awhile and then rebuy at a lower cost? 5. Is your home too big and too expensive for you long term? 6. Is your interest rate above 5%? 7. How long is your loan for ? 8. Is your interest rate adjustable? 9. Are you up to date on property taxes? 10. Do you have alot of deferred maintenance? Everyone needs to evaluate if hanging onto the home makes financial sense now and long term too.  
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