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Foreign Buyer's Guide:

If you are living outside the United States and interested in purchasing real estate in the United States, you're not alone. According to the National Association of Realtors® 2017 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate, between April 2016 and March 2017, foreign buyers and recent immigrants purchased $153.0 billion of residential property, which is a 49 percent jump from 2016 ($102.6 billion) and surpasses 2015 ($103.9 billion) as the new survey high. Overall, 284,455 U.S. properties were bought by foreign buyers (up 32 percent from 2016), and purchases accounted for 10 percent of the dollar volume of existing-home sales (8 percent in 2016). The study revealed that nearly half of all foreign sales were in three states: Florida, California and Texas. Interestingly, the study also revealed that although China maintained its top position in sales dollar volume for the fourth straight year, the significant rise in foreign investment in the survey came from a massive hike in activity from Canadian buyers. After dipping in the 2016 survey to $8.9 billion in sales ($11.2 billion in 2015), transactions from Canadians this year totaled $19.0 billion – a new high for Canada. 

Want more information about buying real estate in the United States? Then check out this Foreign Buyer’s Guide at: What To Know About Buying Real Estate In The U.S.

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Featured Listings:

New Listing: La Quinta Luxury Resort Compound

Take a quick video tour of this property, please visit: Video Tour - La Quinta Luxury Resort Compound

To view a 3D Showcase and Virtual Walk Through Tour of this property, please visit: La Quinta Luxury Resort Compound - 3D Walkthrough Tour

A short 90 minute drive from Orange County, this luxury estate, located in the guard gated Estancias community in central La Quinta, was designed for the resort indoor/outdoor living that the Desert is so famous for, as well as family living. The large two-thirds of an acre lot features multi-level conversation area patios surrounding the main entertainment area, with a resort style waterfall and swimming pool/spa, firepit, fireplace and outdoor kitchen featuring an Italian professional grade pizza oven. Inside, the home provides four bedrooms and six bathrooms in 5,055 square feet of living space. The entire interior of the home, including all bathrooms, kitchen, and flooring, was remodeled in 2009. The spacious living room features a large sunken wet bar with a granite slab counter top, large ceiling beams, dramatic cedar vaulted ceiling and huge natural stone fireplace. The adjoining formal dining area features built-in cabinets. The ranch style gourmet-kitchen is a chef’s dream, with a large slab granite topped prep island, built in Sub-Zero wine cooler and refrigerator, Wolf professional gas range, and two Asko dishwashers. The kitchen opens to a family-room area featuring a natural stone wood-burning fireplace with a beautifully hand-honed plank hardwood mantle. Elsewhere in the home, the master-bedroom-wing has separate his/hers bathrooms and closets, an adjacent den/office that could be converted to a fourth bedroom and a bonus room that is currently being used as a home gym but that could also be converted to a second office, sitting area or fifth bedroom. Each of the remaining two bedrooms has its own bathroom. Most of the home, other than the bedrooms, features travertine tile floor laid in a Versailles pattern. Lastly, the home is being sold furnished, subject to Seller's inventory. 

Features Of This Home At A Glance:

  • 5,055 Sq Ft, 3+ Bdrm, 6 Bath
  • Large 0.66 Acre Lot
  • Entirely Remodeled In 2009
  • Chef's Kitchen With Sub-Zero Fridge & Wine Cooler, Wolf Range and 2 Asko Dishwashers
  • Travertine Versailles Pattern Tile Floors In Main Living Areas
  • Rear Yard Outdoor Kitchen With Italian Professional Grade Pizza Oven
  • Rear Yard Pool & Spa, Waterfall, Fireplace, Firepit, Putting Green & Bocce Ball Court

MLS# 217021398 | Listed at $1,795,000 | For more information and pictures, including a link to a 3D Virtual Walkthrough Tour, please visit: La Quinta Luxury Resort Compound 

For more information or to schedule a showing, please contact The Briggs Group team member Nimy Reger at (760) 408-0719 or

Check out our Ad for this beautiful home in the September & October Issue of Palm Springs Life Homes Magazine, now available at select locations across the Coachella Valley, or online at: Palm Springs Life Homes Magazine - Sept & Oct Issue 





New Listing: Remodeled South Palm Desert Pool Home

To view a quick video featuring this property, please click below: 

Video Look At This Remodeled South Palm Desert Pool Home

For a 3D Virtual Tour, please click here: 3D Virtual Tour - Remodeled South Palm Desert Pool Home

This home has it all: stunning mountain views; large park-like back yard with pool & hot tub; tastefully remodeled interior & an easy walk to El Paseo. This 1,672 sq ft Desert Modern style home sits on a west facing 0.41 acre lot. This home feels like a country oasis yet is located in the urban heart of Palm Desert. Enter the home through glass double doors into the Great Room, overlooking the pool, with a fireplace & media center featuring a built-in surround sound system. The Great Room also contains a formal Dining Room & Chef's Kitchen, with stunning newer dark wood cabinetry, slab granite counter tops & stainless steel appliances. The large Master Bedroom, with remodeled en-suite bathroom, has easy access to the pool & hot tub. The home offers 2 additional large Bedrooms & a second full Bathroom. Flooring is 18 inch Travertine tile throughout the home. The spacious rear yard features a large heated pool suitable for serious swimmers, a hot tub and several sitting areas. 

Features Of This Home At A Glance:

  • Great South Palm Desert Location
  • Easy Walk To El Paseo
  • 1,672 Sq Ft, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
  • Completely Remodeled
  • Newer Kitchen Cabinets, Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Slab Kitchen & Bathroom Counter Tops
  • Stunning Rear Yard Mountain Views
  • Large (17,860 Sq Ft) Park-Like Lot
  • Large Rear Yard Pool & Hot Tub

MLS# 217021864 | Listed at $599,000 | For more information and pictures, please visit: Remodeled South Palm Desert Pool Home





New Listing: Stylish Remodeled Desert Falls Vacation Condo

To view a 3D Virtual Tour of this Property, please use the link below: 

3D Virtual Tour - Stylish Remodeled Desert Falls Condo

This stylish condo has been handsomely remodeled with the perfect balance of comfort and bling! The wood plank look tile floors in the main living areas create an urban feel. The two story great room features a floor-to-ceiling fireplace and loft, perfect for overflow lounging. Great separation between the three bedrooms. The two upper balconies have lovely mountain views. Cool designer color palette mixed with warm neutrals. The kitchen feature marble slab counters and stainless steel appliances. All of this and it’s located just steps from the nearest pool and spa and visitor parking. This home is being sold furnished. The Home Owners Association (HOA) dues include: 24 hour security gate, exterior insurance, exterior maintenance, roof, cable TV, 32 pools/spas, clubhouse w/restaurant, recently renovated fitness center, tennis (9 lighted tennis courts) and pickle-ball. Desert Falls is a guard gated community built in 1988, comprised of Desert Falls Villas (807 condominiums), The Links at Desert Falls (66 homes), and The Estates at Desert Falls (23 estate homes). The heart of this community is the 35,000 Sq Ft Clubhouse, and the Ronald Fream designed, 7,070 yard, 18-hole championship golf course, owned and operated by Dallas-based Club Corp of America.

Features Of This Home At A Glance:

  • Centrally Located in Guard Gated Desert Falls Country Club
  • Stylishly Remodeled 2,236 Sq Ft, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Condo
  • Hardwood-Plank-Like Tile Floors In Main Living Areas
  • Kitchen Features Slab Stone Counter Tops & Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Two Story Great Room With Floor-To-Ceiling Fireplace & Loft
  • Two Upper Floor Balconies With Stunning Mountain Views
  • Cool Designer Color Palette
  • Double Car Garage

MLS# 217022082 | Listed at $499,000 | For more information & pictures, please visit: Stylishly Remodeled Desert Falls Vacation Home




Custom Indian Wells Home With South Facing Rear Yard And Stunning Santa Rosa Mountain Views

Take a Virtual Tour: Virtual Tour - Indian Wells Mountain View Home

This beautiful 4,436 square foot, 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom home is located on a large 12,197 square foot corner lot, in Indian Wells, California.  Priced at just $214 per sq ft, this is one of the lowest priced detached single family residences in Indian Wells, on a square foot basis. The home offers views, location and quality craftsmanship. It was custom built for the current home owners and has been meticulously maintained (including a new roof recently).  It features a formal living room and adjoining dining room, making intimate gatherings special.  The unique octagonal shaped kitchen opens to a large great room.  The great room in turn opens to the rear south facing patio, pool and spa, with spectacular Santa Rosa Mountain views.  There is a separate outside bathroom for the spa/pool area.  The master bedroom is large, with a fireplace, separate sitting room and en-suite bathroom.  The main home has 2 additional bedrooms, each with their own bathrooms.  There is an attached casita, currently being used as an office, also with its own bathroom. In the garage there is parking for 2 cars and a separate large work shop.  

Features Of This Home At A Glance:

  • Great Central Indian Wells Location
  • Dramatic Santa Rosa Mountain Views
  • South Facing Rear Yard with Large Pool and Spa
  • Custom Design/Meticulously Maintained
  • Open Kitchen and Family Room Overlooking Rear Yard Patio, Pool and Spa
  • Spacious Master Bedroom with Adjoining Sitting Area/Office
  • Attached Office/Fourth Bedroom Casita
  • En-suite Bathroom in Each Bedroom
  • Great Indian Wells Resident Benefits

MLS# 217015022 | Listed at $899,000 | For more information and pictures, please visit: Custom Indian Wells Mountain View Home







Stylish & Elegant Remodeled Indian Wells Home (Los Lagos)

To view a 3D Virtual Tour of this Property, please use the link below:

3D Virtual Tour - Stylish & Elegant Remodeled Indian Wells Home

This stylish and elegant remodeled home, centrally located in Indian Wells’ gated Los Lagos community, truly represents desert living at its best. This spacious 3,024 square feet, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home features an open floor plan with vaulted wood beam ceilings and floor-to-ceiling great room fireplace, high gloss marble tile floors in the main living areas, a detached office casita off of the home’s front gated courtyard entry, two master bedroom suites each with plantation shutters and a large en-suite bathroom, a chef's kitchen with custom cabinets, slab granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, a breakfast nook, and large, private rear and side yard patios. The third bedroom, currently used as a den/media room, features double doors for easy foyer access and an adjoining bathroom. The home is being offered furnished, per inventory. Outside, the home features a new roof. The very desirable Los Lagos community provides its residents with 4 community pools and spas, 4 lighted community tennis courts and many ponds, streams and greenbelt spaces. Owners enjoy the many Indian Wells residents' benefits, including $35 per round golf at the Indian Wells Golf Resort's 2 courses, free use of the fitness center at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa and discounts on food and spa services at Indian Wells’ 4 resorts and the Indian Wells Golf Resort.

Features Of This Home At A Glance:

  • Spacious 3,024 Square Feet with 3 Bedrooms & 3 Bathrooms
  • Open Floor Plan with Vaulted Wood Beam Ceilings & Floor-to-Ceiling Great Room Fireplace
  • Chef's Kitchen with Custom Cabinets, Slab Granite Counters & Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Two Master Bedroom Suites each with an En-Suite Bathroom
  • Detached Office Casita Off Gated Front Courtyard Entry
  • 4 Lighted Community Tennis Courts, 4 Community Pools/Spas & Many Ponds, Streams & Greenbelt Spaces
  • Offered Furnished Per Inventory

MLS# 217008410 | Listed at $549,500 | For more information and pictures, please visit: Coming Soon Remodeled Los Lagos Indian Wells Home




Just Sold:


76970 Sandpiper Dr., Indian Wells (Indian Wells Country Club)

This Midcentury Modern condo, located behind the gates of Indian Wells Country Club on fee simple land (you own the land), was designed and built in the 1960s by famed midcentury modern architect, William Krisel. Inside, this spacious 2,378 sq ft condo features 3 bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom, and a remodeled kitchen with newer cabinets, stainless steel appliances, slab stone counters and tile floor. Sliding patio doors provide the master bedroom, great room living area and a second bathroom with access to a large open air atrium, with it’s a separate external entrance. The condo has an attached 2 car garage with an adjoining golf cart garage. The home offers beautiful pool and greenbelt views and is centrally located in Indian Wells, close to El Paseo, Westfield Mall, The River, McCallum Theater and much more. Residents enjoy Indian Wells resident benefits, including $35 per round golf at the Indian Wells Golf Resort, free use of the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa’s fitness center and discounts on meals and spa services at Indian Wells hotels.

MLS# 217003762| Listed at $365,000 | For more information and pictures, please visit: