La Quinta, CA Real Estate News

Our team watches the HGTV show real estate intervention. It is like role play for getting sellers to price their home to fit the market whatever their situation. Mike Aubrey, the Realtor, has really good communication skills with sellers as well as a real talent to know the real price where a home will sell. By showing potential sellers only 2 other homes in the neighborhood, one of our agents was able to get the home listed $60,000 less than the sellers had originally suggested. It is much easier to sell homes when you are setting the market, not trailing the market. Most of the setting the market results in a higher sales price and a faster sale too.
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By Mary MacGregor, La Quinta Country Club Homes
(HomeSmart Professionals)
The eagerly awaited reopening of the La Quinta Certified Farmers' Market will occur September 27 as the popular open-air market commences its second season in the streets of Old Town La Quinta. "We love being back in Old Town," enthused manager Paul Palodichuk. "They have been incredibly supportive, and it is one of the best places to have a farmers' market."  You couldn't ask for a more appealing backdrop for a food-and-flowers market than the Spanish Colonial architecture of Old Town. The pedestrian-friendly venue has become the heart of historic La Quinta and the nascent market has transformed normally slow Sundays into the week's busiest day for the retail shops. Between 500 and 1,000 people packed Old Town during the market's first season and the number of vendors this season has i...
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By Lori Bowers, The Lori Bowers Group
  Strolling through Old Town La Quinta, is a nice way to pass the day. Restaurants, boutiques, cafes and shops as well as small businesses in a quaint "Old Town Feel" Outdoor Plaza. Beginning  Sept 27th from 8-12 you can enjoy the goodies and pick up fresh produce or homemade bread at the Old Town La Quinta Farmers Market.  What a casual way to enjoy your Sunday Mornining.          
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By Lori Bowers, The Lori Bowers Group
We have a team of 12 agents all in one big room. We sure have fun. Many of us have worked together for several years. It is like a family. Each person has their own niche and we all work together to help each other for the good of the group. Some of the areas agents cover are: a few agents do short sales, one does expireds, a few do online social networking, also the standards of open house, COI, referrals, and farming. Each Monday we have an early morning meeting to present our victories of the past week and role play events of the past and situations we are working on. We have 2 agents who work full-time on marketing and a full-time transaction coordinator. Our business model is based on the Your Coach program of Tom Ferry. We also attend 3-4 seminars a year with Tom Ferry. Also, in O...
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By Mary MacGregor, La Quinta Country Club Homes
(HomeSmart Professionals)
The newly minted fourth-graders looked expectently at Mary Pat and me as we introduced ourselves during the first week of school. Twenty nine-year-olds commencing a new school year in a brand new school. They had heard rumors that grade four was special, even beyond the thrill of attending a just-built elementary school.   "Good morning, boys and girls. My name is Mary Pat and this is my friend, Mary. Two Marys. Perhaps you've heard that something special happens here at Oasis during the fourth grade. Well, Mary and I work in a company called Windermere and we adopt all the the fourth-grade classes each year. We'll be coming out to visit you throughout the year to do special things and have fun."The small sea of serious faces relaxes a bit. A smiling girl shyly beckons me over. Martha h...
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By Lori Bowers, The Lori Bowers Group
1. Knowledge of the market - they want to see 3 perfect homes. They also want their agent to be on top of the contract and legal rights and issues.2.Responsiveness - Always be available in 10 minutes or less. Know how they like to communicate - by phone, by Internet, by mail, by fax, in person, or other ways. People will wait for their doctor or attorney, but they will not wait for their Realtor.3. Enthusiasm - Be extcited about the area and life in general. People want to feel good and have fun while buying a home.4. Honesty and Integrity - People want to do business with an agent they feel they can trust. For many people this is one of the biggest decisions of their life.They want an agent who treats their money like it was their own.5. Genuineness - People want someone who is real, w...
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By Lori Bowers, The Lori Bowers Group
This private club and golf course is truly gorgeous. The Arnold Palmer designed golf course is the last low density golf development close in La Quinta. A unique feature is the $80,000 golf membership is included with the purchase of many of the homes and condos which range in price from $450,000-$1,800,000. Each home also has a social membership included at no charge and monthly dues which include tennis, spa, clubhouse parties and dining. This is truly paradise!
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La Quinta, California is the place- near Palm Springs. La Quinta Resort and Club and PGA West both part of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel Collection offer a golf membership with home purchase where you can have up to 9 courses as a part of your dues which are only in the $1000 per month range. How great is that! To top it off the courses are some of the best to be found anywhere in the world and in an area where the shines 360 days a year! The PGA Tournament the Bob Hope Classic is played on the Palmer Course each year in January. Homes and condos range in price from $250,000- $3,000,000+. Many snowbirds rent the homes and condos in the winter to enjoy the warm sunshine and golf on these courses and over 100 more in the area.    Lori Bowers- The Lori Bowers Group Desert Properties78015 Main ...
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By Lori Bowers, The Lori Bowers Group
Consistently, in our area we see the media saying the prices are going up when in fact our prices continue to decline. The median price is rising due to more higher end homes going into short sale and foreclosure. When we go to listing appointments, sellers think they can list higher due to these figures. We take along data showing them the real facts, but it is just one more challenge we face as Realtors and brokers to put the real estate market "back on track."Lori Bowers- Broker The Lori Bowers Group Desert Properties78015 Main St. Suite 110Old Town La QuintaLa Quinta, Ca. 92253Ph:760-831-1595Fax:760-771-5355Email:lori@loribowers.comwebsite:www.loribowers.com
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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 )
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It has been a long time coming, but California Lifestyle Realty will be expanding its on-site office locations to now include the Clubhouse at The Citrus in La Quinta.  This office will join the other strategic locations that California Lifestyle has including the La Quinta Resort and Club, the Dunes Mountain Club House in Santa Rosa Cove, Old Town La Quinta and the Tournament Clubhouse at PGA West. Please stop by our new office and say hello and get valuable real estate information and services. If you are interested in Real Estate in the Desert from Palm Springs to Indio, please give me a call: Sid Kirkland, GRI, RDCPro, Broker Associate California Lifestyle Realty P: 760-574-7770 F: 760-262-3129 E: Sid@SidKirkland.com    
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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 )
Golf Course Homes for Sale in La Quinta, CA See Live La Quinta golf course homes for sale, save listings to your cart. Contact us and we can preview homes for you or take additional pictures if needed. Foreclosures and short sales are included in this search. If you are buying or selling a home in the La Quinta, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert and Palm Springs areas we would be glad to give you a free market analysis or a comparision of homes that may interest you.         View La Quinta Golf Homes Search Homes for Sale in La Quinta New Listings Today in La Quinta         All La Quinta Real Estate listings for sale are updated daily, you can sort the home listings by minimum price, maximum price. Please call us if you have any questions on a listing and need more information on...
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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 )
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By Bill Morgner
(The Morgner Group - HomeSmart Professionals Palm Springs)
When you are looking to market your perfect property in La Quinta, California you need to take into consideration what buyers are looking for.  If you are a golfing buff and are either a buyer or a seller in La Quinta, CA and have found me- you have tapped into one of my many marketing strategies to get your home sold, or to help you find that perfect home.    Homes don't sell through MLS alone.  Yes, having 5,000 sales agents and broker associates like me carting people around the valley does do a terrific job.  But how in this market where luxury home inventory is 6 years deep- do you get your property to stand out among the crowd?   Go to my website:  http://www.TopPalmSpringsHomes.com, register and request a complimentary in-home marketing analysis.  I will help you position your ho...
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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 )
There was hope for the future in April as it proved to have the largest monthly jump in close to eight years in regards to the number of U.S. homebuyers who agreed to purchase a previously occupied home.  Unfortunately, there are plenty of danger signs that are still relevant to the U.S. housing market. The real estate market continues to look for any glimpse of light for the future, but constant layoffs have increased foreclosures to an ungodly amount.  Top this off with rising mortgage rates and things do not look any better than when the stock market collapsed last years.  The most notable reason for the drastic increase in the number of U.S. homebuyers by 6.7 percent is credited to the $8,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers.  This was included in the economic stimulus bill that...
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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 )
In Southern California, nestled in the beautiful mountains is a resort community like no other.  The home of The Hideaway Golf Club is pure desert beauty.  This 600-acre location in La Quinta is growing in popularity but is still a peaceful home for rejuvenation.  Some of the local activities include golf, tennis, exclusive shopping, great outdoor activities, and cultural events.  Also nearby for a day trip are the cities of Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County.  There is also an airport nearby, the Palm Springs International Airport. Living at The Hideaway Golf Club means culture, outdoor fun, and exclusivity. The Hideaway Golf Club offers a number of home options for your enjoyment.  Custom residences, Bungalows, Villas, and undeveloped home sites are all available.  Custom resid...
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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 )
The PGA West community was established in 1984, and provides world class fitness, tennis, and golf opportunities for all who live here. The community is located in La Quinta, and hosts six golf courses including the Greg Norman course, which was recently added to the collection. If you're looking to live in golf paradise, you have found it. PGA West is a great retreat for anyone who wants to enjoy the best that life has to offer in one of the most beautiful regions of the country, the Coachella Valley. With less than 4 inches of rain a year, anyone living here will be sure to get the full enjoyment out of their move to PGA West. PGA West has three clubhouses that are all designed for specific purposes and enjoyments. Each clubhouse has its own unique and wonderful view of the various co...
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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 )
So many people go on luxury vacations every year, chasing down the best golf courses, the most luxurious country clubs and social engagements, and many even wind up here, in the Coachella Valley of California. Comprised of many small towns, this area is nestled among three different mountain ranges and can offer something different for just about everyone. The club itself offers non-resident and resident memberships, making Mountain View Country Club one of the few that doesn't cater to residents only in this area. The homes, if you're choosing to live here and become a resident of this great community, are definitely a sight to behold. There are many different styles of luxury homes available, including square footage between 2,500 and 4,050 square feet, which is sure to please anyone ...
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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 )
Restaurants Arnold Palmer's Restaurant Large Piano Bar - Putting Green off outdoor patioAddress:   78164 Avenue 52, La Quinta Phone: (760) 771-4653 Cunard's Sandbar Specialty is Sand Dabs - Piano Bar EntertainmentAddress:   78120 Calle Tampico, La Quinta Phone: (760) 564-3660 Desert Sage Restaurant Intimate upscale dining - Old Town La QuintaAddress:   78085 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta Phone: (760) 564-8744 El Ranchito Casual Mexican diningAddress:   78039 Calle Estado, La Quinta Phone: (760) 564-0061 Falls Prime Steak House Great steaks and Martini'sAddress:   78430 Highway 111, La Quinta Phone: (760) 777-9999 L G's Prime Steakhouse Great steaks - Tableside prepared Caesar saladAddress:   78525 Highway 111, La Quinta Phone: (760) 771-9911 Beer Hunter Sports Pub & Grill Best spot for se...
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