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Sept. 25, 2017

October 2017 Coachella Valley Calendar Of Events

Looking for things to do in the Desert this October? Then check out the October 2017 Coachella Valley Calendar of Events below, courtesy of our colleagues at First American Title:

VillageFest: Every Thursday - 6-10pm | Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Srings
Downtown Palm Springs transforms into a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets.
Contact: www.villagefest.org

College of the Desert Street Fair: Every Sat. & Sun. - 7am-2pm | 43500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert
With merchandise and services for all ages and any budget, the Street Fair offers more than 300 merchants, artists, a farmer’s market, live entertainment, gourmet food and much more.
Contact: 760-636-7957 / http://codaastreetfair.com

Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge: Sunday Oct. 1 - See Website for Schedule | Palm Desert Civic Park
Whether you’re a runner, walker or tri-athlete, there is an event for every age and skill level. Following the finish of the Reverse Mini-Triathlon, the morning continues with a Health and Wellness Fair offering vendor and information booths, entertainment, and activities for all ages.
Contact: 760-341-9622 / www.ybefitpdchallenge.org

Salton SeaFest: Sunday Oct. 1 - 7am-7pm | Salton Sea State Recreation area, Mecca
Fifteen balloons will race over the sea, competing for prize money. An organic farmers market will be showcasing local farms and California Women for Agriculture. Modernism Week vintage car show. Kai Wai Paddle Sports Club will paddle. In the evening, the hot air balloons will be tethered to create the Lowest Glow On Earth.
Contact: www.saltonseafest.com

Year of the Giraffe Launch Party: Sunday Oct. 1 - 9am-1pm | The Living Desert, Palm Desert
Learn more about this endangered species, take the pledge to stand tall for giraffe, participate in fun giraffe-themed activities, take a behind-the-scenes tour, listen to keeper chats and Juma the Giraffe storytelling and, of course, feed the giraffe!
Contact: 760-346-5694 / www.livingdesert.org

Palm Springs Police National Night Out: Tuesday Oct. 3 - 5-8pm | Palm Springs Stadium
Food, entertainment, giveaways, carnival-style games, a “jumper zone,” featuring an inflatable jumper and obstacle course, face painting and static displays, including the PSPD Traffic/DUI Trailer, SWAT BearCat truck and patrol vehicles.
Contact: 760-323-8299 / www.ci.palm-springs.ca.us

Backstreet Art District Art Walk: Wednesday Oct. 4 - 5-8pm | 2600 S Cherokee Way, Palm Springs
The first Wednesday of each month experience Art Walk where galleries are open for guests to meet the artists, visit working studios and enjoy original fine and decorative art all in one location.
Contact: www.backstreetartdistrict.com

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Wednesday Oct. 4 – 6:30 pm | Palm Springs Public Library
Join us for We Were Here Too: The History and Contributions of the Original Mexican Families to the Palm Springs Village. Telling their families’ stories, this event is presented by local historians and authors Barbara Eves, Cydronia Valdez and Vera Wall.  
Contact: www.ci.palm-springs.ca.us

Palm Desert Concerts in the Park: Thursdays Oct. 5-26 – 6pm | Palm Desert Civic Park
Music lovers can look forward to diverse musical offerings from reggae to R&B, country to indie and more. Food trucks will be onsite with tasty food options, beverages and snacks for purchase.
Contact: 760-346-0611 x416 / www.palm-desert.org

Joshua Tree Fall Music Festival: Oct. 5-8 | Joshua Tree Lake Campground
A resource-generating powerhouse of passionate creativity, community empowerment, and arts education for all ages.     
Contact: www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com

Relay For Life Palm Desert Fundraising Walk: Saturday Oct. 7 – 10am-8pm, Palm Desert Civic Center Park
Remembering loved ones lost, honoring survivors of all cancers, and raising money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer.
Contact: 760-340-1597 / www.relayforlife.org/palmdesertca

Cruise-In with Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association: Saturday Oct. 7 – 1-5pm | Westfield Palm Desert
First Saturday of the month, October through May. Over 150 classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods, street rods, corvettes, customs, antiques, restored and original collectible cars and motorcycles.
Contact: www.palmspringscruisinassociation.com

Free Guided Public Art Tour: Saturday Oct. 7 | El Paseo, Palm Desert
The City of Palm Desert offers free docent-guided tours of its public art collection on select Saturdays each month September - May. This month’s tour features the El Paseo Exhibition and will meet at the northwest corner of El Paseo and Portola.
Contact: www.palm-desert.org

Desert Glow Fest: Saturday Oct. 7 – 5-11pm | Downtown Cathedral City
In 2017 team Health Glow now introduces you to DGF! DESERT GLOW FEST! At DGF we include all the fun factors of Health Glo while adding additional FUN factors. We start by adding an all age obstacle course along our Black Light Lit Course, Art Zone, Kid Zone and a 21 & Older – Food, Wines and Brews tasting.
Contact: www.dgfest.net

Desert Oasis Music Festival Sat. & Sun. Oct. 7-8 | Empire Polo Grounds, Indio
Featuring 24 live bands, 3 stages, on site camping and amazing food.
Contact: www.desertoasismusicfestival.com

2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road: Sat. Oct. 14 – 5-8pm | Cathedral City’s Art & Design District
Discover special art exhibits, museum quality art as well as cultural art to brighten your soul, meet other like-minded people, and maybe get a little exercise going from art gallery to design gallery to art gallery.
Contact: 760-770-0340 / www.discovercathedralcity.com

La Gran Fiesta: Sat. Oct. 14 – 9am-1pm | The Living Desert, Palm Desert
Highlights Hispanic culture with games, live music and dancing, animal enrichment, delicious foods and more!
Contact: 760-346-5694 / www.livingdesert.org

Paint El Paseo Pink: Sat. Oct. 14 | The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert
Attendees are encouraged to build a team and participate in this awesome event where every walker wears pink in support of breast cancer screening, diagnostic services and prevention.
Contact: www.desertcancerfoundation.org

Business Expo Health Fair and Taste of Palm Springs: Tues Oct. 17 – 5-9pm | Colony 29
Admission $25.
Contact: www.pschamber.org

Modernism Week Fall Preview:  Oct. 19-22 | Various locations in the Coachella Valley
The weekend’s events provide attendees with a sampling of the events and activities that will be offered during the annual 11-day festival in February 2018.
Time/Place: Various locations in the Coachella Valley.
Contact: www.modernismweek.com

Patriot Weekend: Oct. 20-21 See Website for Schedule | Southwest Church, Indian Wells
Ride For Our Heroes Charity Cycling Event, Honor Walk, Pasta Dinner, Vendor Expo, Food Vendor Expo, Beer Garden, Auto Expo, Concert/Entertainment, Law Enforcement Expo, Service & Therapy Animals/Search Dog Rescue Display, Motorcycle Gathering, Flag Raising, Pancake Breakfast, RV Exhibit, Health Expo with Eisenhower Hospital.
Contact: www.patriotrideforourheroes.com

VintageVibe Festival: Oct. 20-22 | Palm Springs Convention Center
A celebration of the evolution of American style and pop culture, which we consider anything pre-1999. Vendors who not only represent eras gone by, but also new and innovative vendors who nod to the stylings of yesteryear.
Contact: www.VintageVibeFest.com

Taste of Tahiti Coachella Valley: Oct. 21 – 10am-4pm | Hilton Garden Inn, Rancho Mirage
Taste of Tahiti is a non-profit organization, founded in 2014 by a group of young people from the island of Huahine who wanted to share their passion for their culture through dance, music, and food.
Contact: 951-286-6265 / www.TasteofTahiti.org

Desert AIDS Walk: Oct. 21 | Ruth Hardy Park, Palm Springs
For 31 years, our beautiful desert community has been walking to show our support in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Contact: www.desertaidsproject.org

Sixth Annual Family Fun Day: Oct. 22 – 12pm | McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert
Brought to life by a team of skilled puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live’s puppets are so extraordinarily realistic!!
Contact: 760-340-2787 / www.mccallumtheatre.com

Palm Springs Tram Road Challenge: Oct. 28 – 7am | Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
A 6K uphill run/walk presented by the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, benefiting United Way of the Desert. Entry fee includes a t- shirt, finisher medal, food, awards to top three in each 5 year age group, prizes, chip timing, music and more!
Contact: 760-832-0497 / www.kleinclarksports.com/tram

La Quinta Movies in the Park: Oct. 28 – 6-8pm | La Quinta Park
Hotel Transylvania 2.
Contact: www.laquintaca.gov

Halloween Chili Cook-Off & Car Show: Oct. 28 – 11am-3pm, Palm Springs Air Museum
Volunteers from the various sections of the Museum will cook up their favorite chili recipes and you get to decide which is best. Festivities also include over 100 classic vehicles.
Contact: 760-778-6262 / www.palmspringsairmuseum.org

Desert Garden Community Day: Oct. 28 – 8:30am-1pm | University of California Riverside, Palm Desert
Learn how to create and maintain a lush, low-water garden at this free event presented by Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley.
Contact: www.deserthorticulturalsociety.org

Terrorfest: Oct. 28 – 8pm-2am | Emire Polo Club
Experience five stages filled with frightfully massive sound systems, haunting visuals, and over 50 performers ready to give you the show of your afterlife. The thrills continue with the Path of Terror, the Spirit Garden, Phantom Food Court, and Zombie Lounge. Ages 18 and up.
Contact: 760-393-7298 / www.indioterrorfest.com

Art on Main Street: Oct. 28 – 10am-4pm |Old Town La Quinta
Enjoy original artwork from more than 80 artists, live entertainment, shopping, dining and more! Free admission.
Contact: www.oldtownlaquinta.com

Reel Women’s Film Festival: Oct. 28-29 – 4-6pm | Camelot Theatres, Palm Springs
Join Planned Parenthood for an inspiring day of films to help raise funds for Planned Parenthood’s breast health programs and enjoy diverse films about women.
Contact: 760-325-6565 / www.planned.org/rwff

Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade: Oct. 29 – Noon | El Paseo, Palm Desert
Experience the spectacular color, pageantry, and fun as scores of whimsically decorated golf carts and bands march down. Palm Desert Rotary Pancake Breakfast, a Golf Cart Show, a Kids’ Play Zone and more.
Contact: www.palm-desert.org

Cathedral City Halloween Spooktacular: Oct. 29 – 1-3pm | Cathedral City Civic Plaza
Trick or Treat for kids, costume contest for kids, public safety exhibitions. Enter to win bicycles and bike gear.
Contact: 760-770-0340 / www.discovercathedralcity.com

Howl-O-Ween at The Living Desert: Sun Oct. 29 – 9am-1pm & Tue Oct 31 – 6-8:30pm | The Living Desert, Palm Desert
Visitors are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costumes. Attendees under 12 will receive a candy bag to hit the trick-or-treat trail with a large variety of treat stations. Additional activities include pumpkin bowling, pumpkin decorating, face painting, a monster maze, live entertainment and more.
Contact: www.livingdesert.org

Sept. 23, 2017

La Quinta Luxury Resort Compound

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 - September-October

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 Showcase and Virtual Walkthrough Tour, please visit: http://www.79420briarwoodlaquinta.com
For more information or to schedule a showing, please contact The Briggs Group team member Nimy Reger at (760) 408-0719 or nimyr@bhhscaproperties.com

Posted in Our Listings
Sept. 20, 2017

Attention Tennis Fans - BNP Paribas Open Tournament Daily Tickets Now on Sale

  

To watch the official tournament promotional video,please visit: BNP Paribas Open - This Is Tennis Paradise

The organizers of the 2018 BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament in Indian Wells, the largest ATP and WTA professional tournament in the world, to be held March 5-18, 2018, announced that 2018 tournament Daily and Daily Double tickets are available now. This is the earliest that they have ever been released. Stadium 1 Box Seats are available as Daily Double options, which include the same reserved seat for day and evening sessions.

Among the Daily Ticket Options:

Stadium 1 Tickets
 • Daily Prime Loge and Loge Tickets. 
 • Daily Double Tickets: The same Reserved seat for Day and Evening Session.
 • Access to Non-Reserved seating in Stadiums 2-9.

Stadiums 2 & 3 Tickets
 • Reserved seating in your Stadium of selection.
 • Access to Non-Reserved seating in Stadiums 2-9.
 • No access to Stadium 1.

Grounds Pass Tickets
 • Access to Non-Reserved seating in Stadiums 2-9.
 • No access to Stadium 1.

About The BNP Paribas Open:

The BNP Paribas Open is the largest two-week combined ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and WTA Premier professional tennis tournament in the world. It is held annually in March and features the top men and women professional players competing in a 96 singles draw and 32 doubles draw. The tournament offers more than $10 million in prize money with each of the Champions earning a $1 million prize purse. It is the only professional tournament in the world that provides Hawkeye, the official line-challenge system for players, on all match courts for both main and qualifying rounds.

Located in Indian Wells, CA, just outside of Palm Springs, the tournament venue, the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens, is considered one of the most beautiful and spectacular venues with perfect weather in March. In 2016, more than 438,000 people attended the event and over 350 media from all over the world covered the BNP Paribas Open.

For more information, please visit the official BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament site: BNP Paribas Open

  

Sept. 18, 2017

Coming To Palm Springs This Fall: Sunset Magazine’s 2017 Idea House

 

 

This fall experience the next wave in west coast style and design at Time Inc.’s Sunset Magazine 2017 Idea House, located in the Chino Canyon neighborhood of Palm Springs. The 3,750 square-foot 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom modernist home features an ultra-modern design with expansive views of Palm Springs, breath-taking outdoor entertaining spaces and all-new smart home technology. Elements of glamour and subtle luxury nod to Palm Springs’ history as Hollywood’s playground.

The home is being built by Palm Springs-based Better Built Inc. and designed by award-winning o2 Architecture. LA-based 30 Collins is working closely with Sunset’s editors to bring the home’s interiors to life.

The 2017 Idea House, which will be featured in the November 2017 issue of Sunset magazine, will open to the public for eight weeks, Fridays through Sundays from October 6th until November 26th. Additionally, the Palm Springs Idea House will be open for tours and special programming during the Modernism Week Fall Preview, October 20-22.

For more information about the 2017 Sunset Idea House, including updates from the designers and links to Pinterest inspiration boards, please visit: Sunset Magazine 2017 Idea House Palm Springs

  

Sept. 14, 2017

Stagecoach 2018 Lineup | Passes On Sale At 11 AM PDT September 22nd

   

Goldenvoice has released the lineup for their 2018 Stagecoach Music Festival,running from Friday April 27th through Sunday April 29th at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio. Passes go on sale Friday, September 22nd at 11:00 AM PDT. Some of the artists performing include:

Friday, April 27th

Headliner: Florida Georgia Line

Also see Jake Owen, Kelsea Ballerini, Chris Lane, Cody Jinks, Chris Janson among others

Saturday, April 28th

Headliner: Keith Urban

Also see: Kacey Musgraves, Brothers Osborne, Dwight Yoakum, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Granger Smith among others

Sunday, April 29th

Headliner: Garth Brooks

Also see: Lee Brice, Trisha Yearwood, Brett Young, Kenny Rogers, Gordon Lightfoot among others

For more information, please visit: http://www.stagecoachfestival.com/

Sept. 12, 2017

New Del Webb Active Adult Development Breaks Ground In Rancho Mirage

The Desert Sun’s Rosalie Murphy writes that Del Webb, the developer behind Sun City Palm Desert and Sun City Shadow Hills, has started work on its latest desert development of 1,028 homes near the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage. The community is an active adult community that is age-restricted, but doesn't have healthcare or assisted living facilities on site.

According to Pulte Group, Del Webb's parent company, the new Del Webb at Rancho Mirage community will sit on the northeast corner of Dinah Shore Drive and Los Alamos Road, north of the Westin Mission Hills. Its Spanish and Tuscan style houses will come in 7 floor plans, ranging from the Getaway two-bed, two-bath model, with a 2 car garage at 1,400 square feet to the Journey three-bed, two-bath model with 2-3 car garage at 2,500 square feet. All the houses will be detached, and the land is fee simple, where homeowners own the land under their houses. The Rancho Mirage project does not include a golf course, but does include a clubhouse and fitness complex, with a fitness center, aerobics studio, billiards room and conference and ballrooms. The neighborhood will also have pools, hiking and walking trails and tennis and pickleball courts. Homes are slated to begin selling in early 2018, with models homes available in spring 2018. Pricing is still being determined.

According to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians’ Section 24 Specific Plan for the site, the areas that border the Del Webb neighborhood to the north and east are zoned multi-family residential, meaning apartments or condos will likely be developed there. The areas that border Ramon Road and Bob Hope Drive are zoned for resort and retail uses.

To read Rosalie Murphy’s original article, courtesy of The Desert Sun, please visit: New Del Webb Community at Rancho Mirage

    

Sept. 11, 2017

Palm Springs Area Music Festivals You Should Attend This October

MUSIC FESTIVALS: PALM SPRINGS AREA

Since Desert Trip isn't happening this fall, The Desert Sun’s Daniela Franco has put together a list of some Palm Springs area music festivals you should consider attending over the next month:

 

1. Salton Sea Fest | 7 am-7 pm - Sunday, Oct. 1 | The Salton Sea Recreation Area, 100-225 State Park Road, Mecca | Admission – free | Featuring the Great California Balloon Race, an organic farmer’s market, a Modernism Week vintage car show, a Kai Wai Paddle Sports Club paddle to preserve Hawaiian culture, food beer and live music by artists to be announced. Information: saltonseafest.com

2. Joshua Tree Music Festival | 5 pm Thursday, Oct. 5 through midnight Sunday, Oct. 8 | Joshua Tree Lake Campground, 2601 Sunfair Road, Joshua Tree | Tickets: $180 all-weekend, $925 for five weekend passes and a car camp pass; Thursday only $50; Friday or Saturday only $90, Sunday only $70, kids 11-16 $90, kids under 11 free | Featuring playshops and continuous global music on two stages, including Seun Kuti (son of Fela Kuti) and Egypt, guitar master Vieux Farka Toure, the Last Internationale, Thunderball and the Brooklyn funkestra, Turkuaz. Information: joshuatreemusicfestival.com

3. Desert Glow Fest (formerly known as Health-Glo) | 5-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 | Downtown Cathedral City | Tickets: $20-$60. All-access packages 21 and over only | Featuring art, fitness activities, a paint party and EDM music by DJs and a live show by Madison Beer. Information and registration: dgfest.net

 

4. Desert Hot Springs Fall Festival | 2-10 p.m. Oct. 7 | Mission Lakes Marketplace | Admission - Free | Featuring music headlined by Gin Piston with food, wine and craft beer, carnival rides and family activities. Information: dhscan.org

5. Desert Oasis Music Festival |1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7-Sunday, Oct. 8 | Empire Polo Club, 81800 Avenue 51, Indio | One day $99; two-day $175; VIP $175 and $325; Platinum Passes $300 and $550; Camping $60- $180, plus fees | Featuring multiple bars, including a Craft Brew House Bar, food from a variety of fine restaurants, and 24 bands on three stages, including Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Rebelution, Steel Pulse, Los Lobos, Jboog and Kinky. Information: desertoasismusicfestival.com

6. Cal Jam 17 | Friday, Oct. 6 camping only with DJ music starting at 5 p.m.; doors for the main event open at 11 a.m. Saturday with music going from noon until after midnight | Glen Helen Regional Park, 2575 Glen Helen Pkwy, San Bernardino | Tickets: $99 plus fees, including all activities and parking; RV parking $259 plus fees, car camping $169 plus fees. | An extension of the two California Jams in the 1970s in Ontario, featuring carnival games and rides, the Foo Fighters Rock ’N’ Roll Museum, outdoors movies, a water park, food booths and music on three stages by 18 artists on Saturday, including the Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Cage the Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood and Japandroids. Information: Caljamfest.com or (888) 512-SHOW

7. Desert Daze Music & Art Festival | Starting with DJ sets from 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 through late Sunday, Oct. 15 | Institute of Mentalphysics (also known as the Joshua Tree Retreat Center), 59700 8. Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree | Tickets: $229-$450 for the weekend, $89-$149 for single day passes | Featuring art installations, Cristopher Cichocki’s multi-media “Circular Dimensions,” created daily film screenings, metaphysical workshops, a farmer’s market, meals from food trucks, booths and a diner, juice and alcohol bars, and music on three stages by artists including Iggy Pop, Spiritualized, Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile and the Sea Lice, Unknown Mortal Coil, Panda Bear, John Cale of the Velvet Underground, Eagles of Death and Jesika Von Rabbit. Information: desertdaze.org

8. Mothership: A Women’s Festival & Retreat | Friday, Oct. 13-15 | Basecamp, 82950 61st Ave, Thermal | Tickets: $219 plus $25 for parking or $125 for RV parking. 21 and over | Featuring workshops during the day “from yoga to tattoos — everything you can think of that’s female-fronted,” all-female live music at night. Open to people who “identify partially or wholly as women/womxn and want to connect, collab and celebrate feminism.” Information: mothershipfest.com

9. Vintage Vibe Festival | Thursday, Oct. 19 Kick-Off Pool Party with the Flux Capacitors on Thursday and continuous music from 11:30 a.m. Friday through at least 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 | The Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, and the Saguaro Hotel, 1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs | Tickets: $20 three-day general admission (good for marketplace admission, including second stage bands), early bird single day passes from $69-$129; early bird three-day passes $199-$249 | Featuring a vintage marketplace, pool party and music by 14 artists on two stages, including Best Coast, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Nick Waterhouse, the Cactus Blossoms, Shannon and the Clams, and Phat Cat Swinger. Information: vintagevibefest.com

10. Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival | Friday, Nov. 3-5 | Riviera Hotel Ballroom, 1600 N. Indian Canyon Drive, and the Annenberg Theater, 101 N. Museum Drive, with Pride Week parties at the Spa Casino Nightclub, 401 E. Amado Road on Friday, the Chiki Pool at the Riviera and the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, 400 S. Indian Canyon Drive, on Saturday | Tickets: $75-$90 for Friday or night; $90 for the 11 a.m. Sunday brunch; $20 for the Pride Casino Party; $65 for the Pride Pool Party; $35 for the L-Fund Party at the Hard Rock | Featuring all-female jazz artists including a Friday concert by vocalist Jazzmeia Horn and Claudia Acuña saluting Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday; a Saturday concert by Miki Howard and Kandace Springs, and a Sunday Gospel Brunch with the Firm Foundations gospel quartet, led by Sandra Adams. Information: palmspringswomensjazzfestival.org

To read Daniela Franco’s original article and view the accompanying pictures and video, courtesy of The Desert Sun, please visit: http://www.desertsun.com/story/life/entertainment/music/2017/09/01/palm-springs-area-music-festivals-you-should-attend-october/627041001

Sept. 8, 2017

Open House: Remodeled Desert Falls CC Vacation Home

OPEN HOUSE

When: Sunday, September 10th from 1 pm to 3 pm

Where: 194 Desert Falls Circle (Desert Falls Country Club), Palm Desert, CA 92260

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: http://www.194DesertFallsCircle.com

  

Posted in Our Listings
Sept. 8, 2017

Open House: Remodeled South Palm Desert Pool Home

OPEN HOUSE

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 9th & 10th from 1 pm to 3 pm

Where: 73180 Shadow Mountain Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260

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 1,628 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom 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
  • 1,628 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
  • No HOA Dues 

MLS# 217021864 | Listed at $599,000 | For more information and pictures, please visit: http://www.73180ShadowMtnDr.com

  

 

 

Posted in Our Listings
Sept. 7, 2017

August 2017 Coachella Valley Desert Housing Report

The local real estate experts at Market Watch LLC have just released their August 2017 Desert Housing Report, containing the real estate market stats for the month of August. Some of their findings:

 

As of the end of August, the Coachella Valley detached home median price stood at $365,000 ($15,000 or 4.3% higher than at the same time last year). As the chart shows, decreases in the Coachella Valley detached home median price over the last four months has brought the price back near the 4% per year growth curve, a level it has oscillated around for the last four years.

 

At the end of August, the Coachella Valley attached home median price stood at $244,925 ($13,925 or 6% higher than at the same time last year). The experts at Market Watch fell that this is a sign that attached home prices are finally beginning to show some strength after four years of little gain.

 

The year-over-year change in the median price of detached homes in the nine major Coachella Valley cities shows eight cities with higher median prices and only one city, Rancho Mirage, with a lower median price. The largest year-over-year gain is La Quinta at 13.9%, followed by Cathedral City at 9.1% and Palm Springs at 7.9%. Even with these gains, detached home median prices remain anywhere from 1.3% (in Palm Springs) to 36.8% (in Rancho Mirage) below the Coachella Valley’s 2006 high median prices.

 

In August, the twelve-month average of total sales hit 813 units; the highest level of sales since November of 2012. Detached home sales are up 16% compared to this time last year, while attached sales are higher by 13.7% compared to this time last year.

 

All cities, except Coachella, Desert Hot Springs and Thousand Palms, recorded higher home sales compared to a year ago. The cities with the largest percentage sales increases are Bermuda Dunes with an 88% increase, Indian Wells with a 35% increase and Cathedral City and Rancho Mirage, each with a 24% increase. Palm Springs and Palm Desert, at 188 and 178 units a month, continue to lead the Valley in total unit sales.

 

In the under $200K and $200-300K price brackets, three-month sales in August were almost identical to sales one year ago. Sales in the price brackets from $300k to $800k show significant percentage gains. For example, sale of homes priced from $300k to $400k rose 17% from this time last year. Sales from $400k to $500k rose 19% and sales of homes priced over one million dollars rose 18% from this time a year ago.

 

 

The Coachella Valley’s housing inventory stood at 3,182 on September 1st, which translates into a “months of supply” ratio of 3.9 months. This is the first time the months of supply ratio has fallen below four months since 2013.  Market Watch’s experts feel that this is the result of lower inventory and a higher sales rate, which in their opinion is a fundamental sign of a strong housing market.

 

In terms of months of supply by price range, Market Watch noted significant improvement over a year ago in months of supply ratios in all price brackets, but especially in those price brackets above $700k.

 

Market Watch’s experts noted that the months of supply ratio is lower in every major city in the Coachella Valley (except for Coachella and Desert Hot Springs) compared to last year and that on September 1st, no city had a ratio higher than 6.0 months except Indian Wells (with a ratio of 6.8 months).

The information contained in this article is produced for Coachella Valley real estate agents through the sponsorship and cooperation of the Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors® (PSRAR) and the California Desert Association of Realtors® (CDAR) by Market Watch LLC.

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