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July 17, 2019

New Listing: Stunning Remodeled Sunrise Country Club Golf Course Condo With Breathtaking Mountain Views

 

This condo definitely has the wow factor. Mt San Jacinto and the Santa Rosa Mountains serve as the backdrop to the views of the 9th Fairway of the Sunrise Country Club golf course from the west facing rear patio. This 1,581 sq ft, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom Barcelona Plan condo has been renovated with style, luxury and comfort in mind.  Entertaining is a dream in the updated kitchen with newer cabinets, stainless steel appliances, superior slab granite counters and glass tile backsplash. The atrium provides both sunlight and rear patio golf course views to the third bedroom/den. Both bathrooms have been completely remodeled with newer cabinetry, stone counters, fixtures, tile floors and a tile tub enclosure and shower. Sunrise Country Club is a guard gated community with 746 Residential condos, an 18 Hole Par 64 executive golf course, 13 championship tennis courts, 21 swimming pools w/spas, recently updated clubhouse with dining room, lounge, grille, golf and tennis pro shops and an Olympic size swimming pool. Sunrise Country Club is conveniently located in the heart of Rancho Mirage, only minutes away from The River, El Paseo, major shopping, restaurants, entertainment and the Eisenhower Medical Center and with easy access to Palm Springs Int'l Airport and Downtown Palm Springs. Some furnishings available outside of Escrow.

Features Of This Condo At A Glance:

  • Sunrise Country Club Gold Course Condo
  • Stunning Mountain Views From West Facing Rear Patio
  • 1,581 Sq Ft, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
  • Completely Remodeled With Plank-Look Tile Flooring In Most Living Areas
  • Beautifully Remodeled Kitchen With Newer Cabinets, Stone Counters & Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Stylishly Remodeled Bathrooms With Newer Cabinets, Fixtures, Stone Counters & Tile Shower/Tub Enclosures
  • Covered Rear Patio With Ceiling Fan & Light
  • Attached Double Car Garage

MLS# 219019341 | Listed at $379,000 | For more details, photos & a 3D Virtual Tour, please visit: http://www.22laronda.com

CalDRE# 01898254 | 01896117 | 02043759 

 

Posted in Our Listings
July 14, 2019

June 2019 Coachella Valley Real Estate Market Update

Local real estate experts, Market Watch LLC, have just released their June 2019 Desert Housing Report. Some of the highlights:

The detached home median price in the Coachella Valley in June was $427,000 (an increase of 2.5% year-over-year). Market Watch’s analysis noted that historically June marks the beginning of a few months of price give back over the hot summer months.

 The Coachella Valley attached home median price in June was $292,500 (an increase of 4.8% year-over-year). Market Watch’s analysis pointed out that for the last nine years, the attached home median price reached its seasonal peak in June, followed by four months of price giveback. They expect this to continue.

On a city by city basis, eight of the nine regional Coachella Valley cities saw year-over-year increases in detached home median prices. Indian Wells and La Quinta lead the pack with double-digit gains. Palm Springs ended June with the detached home median price of $669,500 (11.6% above the 2006 all-time high detached home median price. Palm Springs ended June with a median detached home price of $669,500, which is now 11.6% above the 2006 all-time high detached home median price. Palm Desert was the only Coachella Valley city experiencing a year-over-year decrease in detached home median prices (down 8% year-over-year and 23.8% below the 2006 all-time high detached home median price). Five cities (La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Cathedral City and Palm Springs) experienced year-over-year increases in their attached home median prices. Three Coachella Valley cities (Rancho Mirage, Indio and Desert Hot Springs) experienced decreases in their attached home median prices.

Market Watch’s analysis showed that total home sales (three-month moving average) were 980 units per month (down 5% from total sales of 1039 units per month one year ago). Detached home sales were down 2% year-over-year and attached home sales were down 12% year-over-year. Nevertheless, in Market Watch’s opinion the surge in total home sales since February is the strongest they’ve seen in the last five years.

Of the 11 cities in the Coachella Valley, only two cities showed higher three-month average sales year-over-year (Cathedral City with 82 units per month versus 77 units per month a year ago, and Desert Hot Springs, with 57 units per month compared to 54 units per month a year ago).

The primary drop in sales were for homes priced under $400,000, due to the dwindling supply of homes in this price range. In the $200,000 to $300,000 price bracket, sales were down 11.8% year-over-year. In the $300,000 to $400,000 price bracket, sales fell from 239 units down to 217 (down 9.2%). Sales of homes priced over $1 million were off 6% from last year.

Coachella Valley housing inventory on July 1st stood at 3,010 units (28 units less than July 1st of last year and the lowest inventory level in the last five years). Market Watch noted that inventory has a very seasonal pattern, reaching peaks usually in the month of March and hitting lows sometime in September or October.

On July 1st the months of sales ratio (inventory divided by the average sales rate over 12 months) was 3.8 months. In the Coachella Valley any ratio under four months is near historically low numbers. Days on the market at 66 days is almost identical to what it was a year ago.

The months of sales ratio for homes priced under $600,000 are all slightly higher than they were a year ago. The months of sales ratios for homes priced over $600,000 are all lower than they were at the same time last year. The month of sales ratio for homes over $1 million stood at 10 months (effectively equal to what it was a year ago).

Five cities (Cathedral City, Coachella, Thousand Palms, Palm Springs and La Quinta) have lower months of sales ratios than at the same time last year. Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, Desert Hot Springs, Palm Desert, Indio and Bermuda Dunes show higher months of sales ratios than at the same time last year.

 The latest “Sale Price Discount from List” is -2.0% (0.1% less than a year ago). This ratio means the average home listed for $400,000 sold for $392,000, or a $8,000 price discount.

 

 

 

 

 

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CarDRE# 01898254 | 01896117 | 02043759

Posted in Market Updates
July 13, 2019

Open House: Renovated Central Palm Desert Pool Home | Sunday July 14

 

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Open House: Renovated Central Palm Desert Pool Home | Sunday July 14 | 1PM to 3PM | 75716 Duval Ct, Palm Desert

Completely renovated home in the very desirable Sandcastle community in central Palm Desert. Very desirable 1,851 square feet, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, single-story home located on a quiet, secluded cul-de-sac. This home features tile floors in the living room, kitchen, entry, shower/toilet room in the master bathroom, second bathroom and hallway, newer vinyl laminate flooring in the dining room, family room/bonus room and bedrooms, newer ceiling fans throughout, vaulted ceilings with newer skylights and a newer evaporative cooler ducted separately from the HVAC system. The kitchen has been remodeled with painted cabinets, newer hinges and hardware, granite counter tops and a stunning tile back splash, as well as newer dishwasher, refrigerator and microwave. The bathrooms have been remodeled with newer tile showers, quartz counter tops and newer fixtures. The back yard features a sparkling pool, elevated spa and waterfall with newly resurfaced Pebble-Tec-like surface, new cool-deck like coating around the pool and spa and an outdoor palapa with a built-in barbeque and refrigerator. A must see!

MLS# 219016161 | Listed at $445,000 | For more information, photos & a 3D Virtual Tour, please visit: http://www.75716Duval.com

CalDRE# 01898254 | 01896117 | 02043759
Posted in Our Listings
July 13, 2019

Stylishly Upgraded Venezia Palm Desert Mountain View Home | Open House | Sat July 13

 

Stylishly Upgraded Venezia Palm Desert Mountain View Home | Open House | Sat July 13 from 10AM to Noon | 41881 Via Aregio, Palm Desert (Venezia)

Located in the gated boutique community of Venezia in Palm Desert, this highly upgraded 2,952 square feet, 3 bedroom + den, 4 bathroom home offers the very best in resort-style living and entertaining. Enjoy the very private rear yard with saltwater pool and spa, waterfalls and built-in BBQ - perfect for outdoor living with sunset mountain views. The gated front entry creates a wonderful first impression with its private courtyard and fireplace, along with a detached casita; perfect for guests. Interior features include a formal dining room, great room with fireplace and impressive mantle, gourmet chef’s kitchen with slab granite counter tops, a cooking grotto, massive custom cabinet storage space, upgraded appliances and built-in speakers inside and outside the home. Fit for royalty, the two master bedroom suites are a haven for relaxation, each with an en-suite bathroom that boasts granite counter tops, tiled shower (and soaker tub in one en-suite bathroom) and large walk in closet. Luxury touches include French travertine diagonally laid flooring in main living areas, remote window coverings, newer carpeting in bedrooms and casita, fresh designer color paint and a newer ac unit. Numerous amenities make this a beautiful home with attention to details throughout. Any nearby traffic noise is buffered by the large yard and greenspace between the cinder block wall at the back of the property and Portola.

MLS# 219017425| Listed at $750,000 | For more details, photos & a 3D Virtual Tour, please visit: http://www.41881ViaAregio.com

 

CalDRE# 01898254 | 01896117 | 02043759
Posted in Our Listings
July 13, 2019

Coming Soon: Lakeside Mission Shores Desert Retreat | Open House | Saturday July 13

  

Coming Soon: Lakeside Mission Shores Desert Retreat | Open House | Saturday July 13 from 10AM to Noon | 13 Lake Geneva, Rancho Mirage (Mission Shores)

From the moment you enter this home you'll be captivated by the rich warm feel and amazing lake and mountain views from this unique prime Mission Shores lakeside lot. The walls are designer selected hues with organic earth tones to complement the slate floors in the main living areas and  easy maintenance wood look floors in all 4 bedrooms (each with an en-suite bathroom). The home features both an attached and detached casita. The attached casita overlooks the pool, spa and lake. The detached casita, with its private front courtyard entrance, is perfect for guests or may be used as a home office or spa. Numerous upgrades include in-wall and in-ceiling speakers inside & out, security system with cameras that can be monitored through cell phones & computers, commercial grade misting system, extensive outside lighting and a soft water filtration system. The chef's kitchen, with granite counters & stainless appliances, and the adjacent wet bar complete with wine fridge allow for easy indoor-outdoor entertaining, all while enjoying the lake views with mountain backdrop. The owner's meticulous attention to detail for comfort extends into the freshly painted, air-conditioned garage. The wrap around backyard is spectacular with a salt water, pebble tech pool & spa with rock spillway, alumawood patio covers and lush tropical landscaping. Low HOA dues at Mission Shores  includes Clubhouse access at Mission Hills Country Club (with a discounted fitness rate), as well as lake & front yard maintenance.

Coming Soon| To be listed at $739,000 | For more details, photos & a 3D Virtual Tour, please visit: http://www.13lakegeneva.com

 

CalDRE# 01898254 | 01896117 | 02043759

Posted in Our Listings
July 10, 2019

Coming Soon: Home With One Of The Best Mountain And Golf Course Views In Palm Desert

  

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Without a doubt, one of the best mountain and golf course view lots in Palm Desert. Unlike other golf course communities, there are no other houses or even any buildings at all on the other side of the Fairway...just tree tops and in the background Mt San Jacinto and the Santa Rosa Mountains. And, unlike most golf course communities, you've got low HOA dues ($185 per month) and can play the Desert Willow Golf Course for $52 per round (with no initiation or other fees). This Premiere estate property sits on the largest lot in the 98-custom home, private, guard-gated Montecito community. Wonderfully setback from the street with low profile privacy fence and gate surrounding the professionally landscaped front yard, you enter the home through an inviting turret-like into a grand foyer and great room, with the casual elegance and warmth of large slate tile floors.  Off the entry is the formal dining room, which has been converted to a luxury office with custom cabinets.  Down the hall the family room and stunning, recently renovated chef's kitchen with high, beamed vaulted ceilings, corner glass bead fireplace and walls of windows overlooking spectacular south and west views of the adjacent 11th Fairway of the Firecliff Course at the Premier Desert Willow Golf Resort and in the background, Mt San Jacinto and the Santa Rosa mountains.  On this side of the house, you’ll also find a two-bedroom suite with its own en-suite bathroom, the laundry room and pantry. On the other side of the home, you’ll find a powder room, another bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and the large master bedroom with two sets of French doors leading to the rear yard pool/spa, a glass bead fireplace and a large en-suite bathroom with immense walk-in shower, soaker tub and walk-in closet. You’ll be awed by the seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living with the inviting covered patio that features: gas fireplace, large flat screen TV and amazing views of the pool, spa and waterfall framed by the beautiful rear yard landscaping, BBQ area, firepits and captivating Mt San Jacinto and Santa Rosa mountain skyline.  The home features a two-car attached garage with an epoxy floor and a separate free-standing extra wide golf cart garage, again with an epoxy floor. This is truly a home that you need to see to believe.  

Coming Soon | To be listed at $1,150,000 | For more details, pictures and a 3D Virtual Tour, please visit: http://www.44lucerne.com

Mobile Users: For a 3D Virtual Tour, please visit: http://bit.ly/44LucerneVirtualTour

For a VR Tour: http://bit.ly/44LucerneVR

 

CalDRE# 01898254 | 01896117 | 02043759
Posted in Our Listings
July 5, 2019

Coming Soon: Lakeside Rancho Mirage Desert Retreat | First Open Houses Sat July 6th & Sun July 7th

 

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Open House | 13 Lake Geneva, Rancho Mirage | Sat. July 6th From 10AM To Noon & Sun. July 7th From 11AM to 1PM

From the moment you enter this home you'll be captivated by the rich warm feel and amazing lake and mountain views from this unique prime Mission Shores lakeside lot. The walls are designer selected hues with organic earth tones to complement the slate floors in the main living areas and  easy maintenance wood look floors in all 4 bedrooms (each with an en-suite bathroom). The home features both an attached and detached casita. The attached casita overlooks the pool, spa and lake. The detached casita, with its private front courtyard entrance, is perfect for guests or may be used as a home office or spa. Numerous upgrades include in-wall and in-ceiling speakers inside & out, security system with cameras that can be monitored through cell phones & computers, commercial grade misting system, extensive outside lighting and a soft water filtration system. The chef's kitchen, with granite counters & stainless appliances, and the adjacent wet bar complete with wine fridge allow for easy indoor-outdoor entertaining, all while enjoying the lake views with mountain backdrop. The owner's meticulous attention to detail for comfort extends into the freshly painted, air-conditioned garage. The wrap around backyard is spectacular with a salt water, pebble tech pool & spa with rock spillway, alumawood patio covers and lush tropical landscaping. Low HOA dues at Mission Shores  includes Clubhouse access at Mission Hills Country Club (with a discounted fitness rate), as well as lake & front yard maintenance.

Coming Soon| Listed at $749,000 | For more details, photos & a 3D Virtual Tour, please visit: http://www.13lakegeneva.com

CalDRE# 01898254 | 01896117 | 02043759

Posted in Our Listings
July 3, 2019

Happy Independence Day

 

 
CalDRE# 01898254 | 01896117 | 02043759
July 2, 2019

July 2019 Edition Of The Guide Magazine Now Available

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Want to know what's happening in the Greater Palm Springs area in July? The Guide Magazine, published by Palm Springs Life Magazine, has the answers. Here’s a sneak peak of what’s waiting for you inside the June edition:

 

·         The Guide / Influencer | Palm Springs Weekend: Brooke Butler, Palm Springs-based blogger and manager of a local boutique (follow her on Instagram at @brookesstylediary) reveals her itinerary picks for a Palm Springs weekend getaway. Her picks include a stay at Holiday House, shopping at the Trina Turk boutique and ice cream at Kreem.

·         The Guide / Diversions | This Month In History: Looks at the Palm Springs Angels, minor league affiliate of Gene Autry’s Anaheim major league team, who played here from 1986 to 1994, when they became the Lake Elsinore Storm.

·         The Guide / Best of the Best:  Looks at what locals’ consider the best of the best in Cathedral City.  The restaurant winner for Alfresco Dining and Live Music was AJ’s on the Green.

·         The Guide / Calendar: Gives you 20 things to do in the Greater Palm Springs area in July, including watching fireworks from a pool at the Independence Day Pool Party at the Palm Springs Swim Center (July 4th), Jethro Tull at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino (July 5th) and the Spanish Comedy Slam at Spotlight 29 Casino (July 20th).

·         The Guide / Summer Guide: The Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and Palm Springs Life Magazine put their heads together to come up with some different themed itineraries to help you find your chill in the Desert this summer. They include:

o   Check In: A look at some of the historic hotels, micro boutiques and luxury resorts in the Greater Palm Springs area;

o   Chow Down: Suggestions to help you find your fill of flavorful fare and craft drinks;

o   Family Adventure: Your guide to adventures that will let you learn and discover alongside the kids;

o   Digital Detox: Ideas for trading your cares for sun-drenched days, warm nights and zero screen time in a place where nature, art and wellness collide;

o   Girls Trip: Some thoughts on creating a memorable getaway for your girlfriends, filled with palm trees, swimming pool and dreamy desert sunsets;

o   Guys Getaway: Ways for the guys to celebrate a special occasion or nothing at all…by racing a Beemer, hitting the links, touring a brewery and much more; and

o   Trip For Two: Treating that special someone to a romantic desert getaway..

·         The Guide / Concierge: Your guide to restaurants, arts, attractions, events, nightlife, etc. in the Greater Palm Springs area.

·         The Guide / Tale End: Meet Frank Carroll, Skating Coach at Desert Ice Castle.

 The July 2019 edition of The Guide Magazine is now available free of charge, in print at select locations across the Coachella Valley, and online at: https://digital-palmspringslife.com/guide/2019-july/

CalDRE# 01898254 | 01896117 | 02043759
July 1, 2019

Happy Canada Day 2019

Happy birthday to our neighbors to the north.