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Sept. 14, 2021

Just Listed: Move In Ready Bermuda Dunes 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Home With Great Backyard & Backyard Palapa

What a gem! One of only a handful of homes in the area that is on sewer. Move in ready with fresh paint and popcorn ceiling removed. Open floor plan with a Great Room combining the kitchen with the living & dining rooms. Gas fireplace in the Great Room. Three good sized bedrooms, with an en-suite off the Primary Bedroom. This charming home has good indoor space and plenty of mixed use outdoor area. The swing-set play area borders a fire-pit and large covered patio, off the indoor dining area & primary bedroom. The back yard features a large cement floor palapa that begs for Happy Hour, as well as a large storage shed. The main systems, large hot water tank and furnace are newer high efficiency units. That coupled with the electricity provider being Imperial Irrigation District (IID) results in lower electricity bills. Located outside the gates of Bermuda Dunes Country Club which means no HOA fees. Close to the Ralphs' and Albertsons' shopping centers at Washington St and Avenue 42, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, site of the BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament, as well as many of the Coachella Valley’s golf courses, shops, restaurants, events and activities, all with easy access to the I-10.

MLS# 219067437 | Listed at $420,000 | Details, photos, video & virtual tour & floor plan at: http://78859savannalamar.homeis4sale.com

CalDRE 01896117 | 01898254 | 01991628

Posted in Our Listings
Sept. 13, 2021

August 2021 Coachella Valley Residential Real Estate Market Update

Our local residential real estate market experts Market Watch LLC have just released their August 2021 Desert Housing Report. Some highlights:

Coachella Valley August Detached Home Median Price: The median price of a detached home in the Coachella Valley in August was $581,500 (up 17.47% from a median price of $495,000 one year ago but also down almost 3% from the detached home median price of $599,000 in June and July of this year). Market Watch expressed the opinion that the major housing metrics are beginning to return to more normal values (but at a much higher price level than in the past) and that we appear to have entered the traditional seasonal period when prices of detached homes generally begin to soften after the historically strong winter and spring period.

Coachella Valley August Attached Home Median Price: The median price for an attached home in the Coachella Valley in August was $373,500 (up 29.24% from a median price of $289,000 one year ago but down 2.54% from the attached home median price of $383,250 in July of this year). Market Watch noted that this is the first time in many years where the year-over-year gain in the attached home median price was higher than the year-over-year gain in the detached home median price. They felt that the reason was that attached homes are now filling the supply void of detached homes at lower price points. However, they also felt that as was the case with detached homes, we are now entering the traditional seasonal period where there will be some attached home median price retrenchment.

Coachella Valley August 12 Month Change in City Median Prices: Four cities experienced year-over-year increases in detached home median prices over 30% (Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage, Desert Hot Springs and Indio). Significantly, detached home median prices in all cities other than Rancho Mirage and La Quinta exceeded the previous all-time high median prices set in 2006. Three cities experienced year-over-year increases in attached home median prices over 30% (Indian Wells, La Quinta and Rancho Mirage). Attached home median prices in all Coachella Valley cities are still at or below the previous all-time high median prices set in 2006.

Monthly Home Sales (3-month moving average): This chart clearly shows that detached, attached and total home sales have been slowing over the last three months. Market Watch felt that some of this decline was seasonal in nature but that some of it also represented a slow return to a more normal market. Total monthly home sales of 976 homes in August were only 3.3% above the 945 total monthly home sales in August 2020 (which marked the start of last year’s home sales surge). Market Watch felt that this reflected the difficulty in sustaining the previous all-time high home sales volumes.

Monthly Sales (12-month moving average): The 12-month average of home sales, which takes out all seasonality, shows total sales in August averaging 1,110 units (up 43% from the August 2020 average of 771 home sales). This increase appeared to be equally distributed between detached and attached homes. Market Watch noted that these high average home sales numbers appear to be slowly decreasing and they expect average home sales to approach more normal levels over the next year.

Home Sales by City: Market Watch noted that home sales by city clearly show the overall home sales slowdown throughout the region. August average home sales increased year-over-year by 41.9% in Desert Hot Springs, 41.7% in Bermuda Dunes, 27.4% in Cathedral City & 7.3% in Palm Desert.

Home Sales by Price Range: Home sales by price range show sales of homes under $400,000 at  considerably lower levels than in August 2020, due to lack of supply of houses in this price range. Average sales of homes priced between $400,000 & $500,0000 increased by 21.6% year-over-year, sales of homes priced between $500,000 & $600,000 increased by 27.7% year-over-year, sales of homes priced between $600,000 & $700,000 increased by 34.4% year-over-year and sales of homes priced between $700,00 & $800,000 increased by 24.5% year-over-year. By far the largest sales increase was in homes priced over $1,000,000 where sales increased by 49.5% year-over-year. Market Watch speculated that this may reflect the demand from higher paid work from home buyers.

Coachella Valley Housing Inventory: On September 1st, total housing inventory in the Coachella Valley was 836 homes (down 57.3% from 1,959 homes one year ago). Market Watch explained that this lack of housing inventory continues to be the overall driver of Coachella Valley housing market. Market Watch expressed their surprise that inventory levels did not begin to increase after the wide distribution of the COVID vaccine (since they had predicted the number of new listings to dramatically increase as homeowners felt safer to open their homes to strangers with the wider distribution of COVID vaccine).

Coachella Valley Months of Sales Ratio: The median value for the months of sales ratio throughout the Coachella Valley is 8/10 of a month (compared to 2.5 months one year ago). With the months of sales ratios hovering at these historically low levels for over seven months now, Market Watch felt that there is little risk to the level of home prices at this time.

Months of Sales by Price Range:  Market Watch noted that historically low months of sales ratios in the Coachella Valley in August occurred in all price ranges. Months of sales ratios were especially low in the higher price brackets when compared to August 2020 levels.

Months of Sales by City: Market Watch noted that record low month of sales ratios in the Coachella Valley in August occurred in almost every Coachella Valley city, other than Cathedral City, Coachella and Desert Hot Springs. The largest year-over-year decline in months of sales ratios occurred in Palm Desert, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage and Indian Wells.

Coachella Valley Days In The Market: The median value of days in the market for the entire Coachella Valley in August declined to 25 days (from 56 days one year ago). Market Watch noted that this was another housing metric that points to a housing environment with little price risk. They felt that while home prices may stop moving much higher they shouldn’t decline (other than some very short term price softening for seasonal reasons).

Days in the Market By City:  Market Watch has added these two charts to their Desert Housing Report, showing days in the market in each Coachella Valley city for both detached and attached homes. The charts rank the cities left to right by the least number of days in the market. In August, Desert Hot Springs had the lowest number of days in the market for detached homes at 14 days, followed by Palm Springs at 19 days and Cathedral City at 20 days. Desert Hot Springs also had the lowest number of days in the market for attached homes at 11 days, followed by Palm Springs at 15 days and Bermuda Dunes at 24 days.

Coachella Valley Median Price Discount:  The median value for sale price discount from list for detached homes in August was again 0.0% (the same discount as it has been for the last six months). As Market Watch has explained, since so many homes are selling right at list price, the median value is exactly 0.0%. However, Market Watch noted that in looking at the average sale price discount from list for detached homes, the average price discount was a premium of 1.8%, which means the average home was selling for 1.8% above list price in August.

Coachella Valley Average Sales Price Discounts From List By City:   Market Watch added these two charts to their Desert Housing Report showing the average sale price discount from list in each Coachella Valley city for both detached and attached homes. Market Watch explained that a positive value means homes are selling above list price, a negative value means homes are selling below list price. Market Watch noted that in almost every city (other than Indian Wells), detached homes sold in August above list price. Similarly, in almost every city (other than Bermuda Dunes and Indio), attached homes sold in August above list price.

CalDRE# 01898254 | 01896117 | 01991628

Posted in Market Updates
Sept. 10, 2021

Just Listed: Unique Desert Oasis With Stunning Custom Home With Over 100+ Medjool Date Palms On Over 2 Acres Of Fenced And Gated Land

Built as a forever home, this unique Thousand Palms acreage is perfect for investors looking for a short term vacation rental or wedding/event center, contractors, landscapers or other home-based business owners, horse lovers or just people wanting a very private and unique desert retreat. This custom built, highly upgraded, newer, 4 bedroom + den, 4 bathroom home sits on 2.36 acres of fenced and gated land. The grounds are home to over 100 income producing Medjool date palms, 3 horse corrals, a training ring and a horse wash station. From the grounds, you’ll be awed by the stunning views of Mt San Jacinto and both the Santa Rosa and San Bernardino Mountains. Once inside the front door, a spacious living and dining room with a high 16-18ft soaring ceiling awaits. Off of this room is the chef’s kitchen, with custom cabinetry, stone counters, stainless steel appliances, a large island with breakfast bar and very large walk-in pantry with water and an electrical outlet for a second fridge. Adjacent to the kitchen is the spacious family room with a gas fireplace. The primary bedroom suite includes a spacious en-suite bathroom and large walk-in closet. The home offers 3 additional bedrooms and 3 additional bathrooms. At the back of the house, you’ll find a wide west facing shaded patio running the entire length of the home, as well as plenty of room for a pool/spa and even a casita or other building. Features of the home include Venetian plaster walls, custom cabinetry, tile floors laid in a Versailles pattern in the main living areas, ceiling fans with lights in every room and many more amenities. The home includes an oversize three car attached garage, with plenty of space for storage. Secluded and an easy walk to the Coachella Valley Preserve and Thousand Palms Canyon, yet only three miles from Interstate 10, Costco, Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa and the Monterey Marketplace and Desert Gateway Shopping Centers, with Walmart & Sam's Club, Home Depot, Kohl’s, PetSmart, Clark's Nutrition & Natural Food Market & many other shops and restaurants. Truly a beautiful and enchanting private desert retreat. 

Features Of This Home At A Glance:

  •       Unique Private Desert Oasis Retreat
  •       Over 100 Income Producing Medjool Date Palms
  •       2.36 Fenced & Gated Acres
  •       3 Horse Corrals, Training Ring & Horse Wash Station
  •       Custom Built 3,610 Sq Ft, 4 Bedroom + Den, 4 Bathroom Home
  •       Soaring 16-18 Ft Ceilings In Great Room
  •       Chisel Edge Tile Laid In A Versaille Pattern In Main Living Areas
  •       Venetian Plaster Interior Walls
  •       Oversized 2,500 Gallon Septic Tank System
  •       Extra Deep 500 Ft Water Well
  •       Home Elevated 5-6 Ft For Flash Flood Protection
  •       Stunning Views Of Mt. San Jacinto & Both The Santa Rosa & San Bernardino Mountains
  •       Close to the Coachella Valley Preserve and Thousand Palms Canyon
  •       Sweeping Covered & Paved West Facing Back Patio Extending The Entire Length Of The Home
  •       Oversized Insulated & Drywalled Triple Car Garage
  •       Energy Efficient Tankless Hot Water Heater
  •       Imperial Irrigation District (IID) for Reduced Power Costs

MLS# 219067314 | Listed at $1,450,000 | Details, photos, floor plan & both virtual & video tour: http://www.31453chimayord.com

CalDRE 01898254 | 01896117 | Broker CalDRE 01991628

Posted in Our Listings
Sept. 8, 2021

Just Listed: Unique Central Palm Springs Pied-À-Terre Close To Downtown

Location, location, location in the Central Palm Springs area. One of just a handful of units in the Villa Alejo complex with its own large front patio overlooking the courtyard pool and spa.  If these walls could talk; locals claim that this iconic community was originally built in 1966, as an overflow hotel for the adjacent historic Movie Colony area and as an alternative luxury retreat for members and friends of "The Rat Pack" and other celebrities. Rich in history and midcentury modern design, this turnkey furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom midcentury modern style condo features wood finish floors in the main living area, wood look plantation shutters throughout, plenty of storage space and its own interior laundry. Homeowners have access to the Community BBQ area, fitness center, sauna, laundry, secure subterranean parking with storage locker, guest parking, sparkling pool and spa and main entrance with its retro lobby and elevator. Electricity, water, trash, landscaping, central A/C and heating are all provided by the Homeowners Association and included in the monthly HOA fees. Close to the Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs and the revitalized and internationally popular downtown Palm Springs, with its shops, restaurants, arts & entertainment venues. A true must see

 

Features Of This Home At A Glance:

  •       Great Location Within Walking Distance Of Downtown Palm Springs
  •       Located In The Central Palm Springs Area, Adjacent To The Movie Colony
  •       Midcentury Modern Look & Feel
  •       Turnkey Furnished With Wood Finish Floors In The Main Living Areas; Wood Look Plantation Shutters Throughout
  •       Private Interior Laundry
  •       Community Pool & Spa, BBQ, fitness center, sauna, laundry,  secure subterranean parking with a storage locker
  •       Electricity, Water, Trash, Landscaping & Central Air Conditioning & Heat Provided By The Community HOA
  •      Very Close To The Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs & many of Palm Springs' popular restaurants, shops & arts/entertainment venues

MLS#  219066732 | Listed at $325,000 | Details, photos, virtual tour & floor plan available at: http://www.277ealejord123.homeis4sale.com

CalDRE# 01898254 | 01896117 | 01991628

Posted in Our Listings
Sept. 6, 2021

September 2021 Calendar Of Online Culture, Comedy and Fine Arts Events

Anxious about the Delta variant? Did you know that you can still visit many museums, zoos, performing arts centers, bookstores, comedy clubs and join in book readings, discussions, tours, etc., all from the comfort of your own home. Here are just some of Eventbrite’s online culture, comedy, and fine arts events happening in September:

Fairy Tales From the "Kitchen Witch" | Tue, Sep 7 at 10:00 AM PDT | Free

Feed your soul and body with folklore, fairy tales and food! In honor of Sarah Robinson's new book, "Kitchen Witch," listen to stories by candlelight and get ready to make some healthy, nourishing veggie dishes. Details and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fairy-tales-from-the-kitchen-witch-tickets-150154974571?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection&keep_tld=1

"Crying In H Mart": Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast | Tue, Sep 7 at 6:00 PM PDT | Free

Japanese Breakfast frontwoman Michelle Zauner discusses "Crying in H Mart," her memoir exploring grief and resilience. Details and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crying-in-h-mart-michelle-zauner-of-japanese-breakfast-registration-162597404213?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection

Atlas Obscura Trivia Night | Wed, Sep 8 at 4:00 PM PDT | $10.00

If you miss going to the bar for a night of trivia with your crew, Atlas Obscura has the next best thing: weekly virtual trivia over Zoom, of course. Details and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/atlas-obscura-trivia-night-tickets-157867595227?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection

The Artist's Way Bookstudy | Wed, Sep 8 at 5:00 PM PDT | $25.00

Those looking to study this best-selling creative guidebook now have reason to with this multi-week gathering, which discusses different chapters and activities each week. Details and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-artists-way-bookstudy-tickets-165806605019?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection

Poetry and Prose: A Reading & Conversation | Thu, Sep 9 at 4:00 PM PDT | Free

Adrienne Wallner, author of "To the 4 a.m. Light," Gina Troisi, author of "The Angle of Flickering Light," and Christine Tierny, author of "chicken+lowercase=fleur will read" and discuss poetry, prose, and process. Details and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poetry-and-prose-a-reading-and-conversation-online-tickets-166176368993?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection

Wheel of Fate! A Zoom Comedy Game Show | Thu, Sep 9 at 7:00 PM PDT | Free

What happens when you combine "Jeopardy!," "Wheel of Fortune," and Zoom? Wheel of Fate, a comedy game show where virtual contestants compete for silly prizes. Comedian Samantha Gilweit hosts, asking contestants questions about, current events, pop culture, and her dating life. Details and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wheel-of-fate-a-zoom-comedy-game-show-tickets-128360249963?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection

Journaling Sessions With #AerieREAL Changemaker Cat Lantigua | Sat, Sep 11 at 8:00 AM PDT | Free

Cat Lantigua, founder of Goddess Council, leads a slate of journaling sessions to help you set thoughtful intentions and goals. Details and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/journaling-sessions-with-aeriereal-changemaker-cat-lantigua-tickets-146822103865?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection

Louvre Museum Live Interactive Virtual Tour | Sat, Sep 11 at 8:00 AM PDT | $15.00

From the Mona Lisa to Venus de Milo, enjoy the beloved highlights of the Louvre in Paris from your own home with a licensed expert during this hour-long virtual tour (with multiple dates to choose from). Peruse photos and videos and ask any questions you have. Details and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/louvre-museum-live-interactive-virtual-tour-tickets-169319421949?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection

Lauren Groff Book Discussion: "Matrix" | Sat, Sep 11 at 4:00 PM PDT | $0 - $35.00

Lauren Groff joins Politics and Prose to discuss her exhilarating new novel about the raw power of female creativity in a corrupted world. Details and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pp-live-lauren-groff-matrix-a-novel-with-hernan-diaz-tickets-166969717921?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection

Birthplace of the Renaissance: Florence Interactive Live Virtual Tour | Sun, Sep 12 at 12:15 PM PDT | $15.00

Join your Florentine local guide for a virtual tour of Florence, Italy, with a live Q&A and chat function. Details and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/birthplace-of-the-renaissance-florence-interactive-live-virtual-tour-tickets-168590166727?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection

SocietyX: Making A Home For Houseplants | Mon, Sep 13 at 8:30 AM PDT | Free

You don't need to be born with a green thumb to create a jungle inside your apartment. After this free houseplant workshop, you'll be able to jump effortlessly into the world of indoor greenery, no matter how much light you have. Details and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/societyx-making-a-home-for-houseplants-tickets-159164949649?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection

An Evening Wth Cheryl Strayad | Mon, Sep 13 at 10:30 AM PDT | £10.72 – £16.09

Join the celebrated author of "Wild" and "Brave Enough" for an intimate conversation and reading. Details and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-cheryl-strayed-author-of-wild-and-brave-enough-tickets-163341806741?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection&keep_tld=1

Jill Louise Busby & Sabrina Jacobs: "Unfollow Me: Essays on Complicity" | Thu, Sep 16 at 5:00 PM PDT | Donation

Join a discussion on micro-aggressions, micro-fame, a look at the complications of social media and "wokeness" in celebration of Jill Louise Busby's new book. Details and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jill-louise-busby-sabrina-jacobs-unfollow-me-essays-on-complicity-tickets-162931266805?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection

A Virtual Street Art Experience in Brooklyn | Sun, Sep 19 at 10:00 AM PDT | Donation

Bring some of the most colorful street art in the world into your home with this virtual tour. Artist and expert Ariel takes you though the back alleys and broad thoroughfares of Bushwick and East Williamsburg — with a detour back in time for some graffiti history. Details and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brooklyn-virtual-street-art-and-graffiti-tour-tickets-166337141869?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection

P&P Live! Yiyun Li, Garth Greenwell & Idra Novey: "Tolstoy Together"| Sun, Sep 19 at 2:00 PM PDT | $0 - $29.00

For the writer Yiyun Li, whenever life has felt uncertain, she has turned to "War and Peace." In March 2020, as the pandemic tightened its grip, Li launched #TolstoyTogether, a War and Peace book club. Join to discuss Tolstoy, history, and the role of art in a time like this. Details and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pp-live-yiyun-li-garth-greenwell-idra-novey-tolstoy-together-tickets-164188786079?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection

Tarana Burke: "Unbound" Book Discussion | Thu, Sep 23 at 4:00 PM PDT | $0 - $35.99

The founder of the #MeToo movement discusses her new memoir about her personal journey with assault and her path toward healing both herself and her community. Details and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pp-live-tarana-burke-unbound-tickets-168760917447?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection

Wave Books at City Lights With CA Conrad & Sawako Nakayasu | Thu, Sep 23 at 6:00 PM PDT | Free

Virtually visit the great San Francisco spot, City Lights Bookstore, in celebration of two innovative poets, CA Conrad and Sawako Nakayasu. Each Zoom box offers a front row seat to the reading! Details and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wave-books-city-lights-with-ca-conrad-and-sawako-nakayasu-tickets-166592146595?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection

Anderson Cooper Book Launch: "Vanderbilt" | Fri, Sep 24 at 3:00 PM PDT | $30.99 - $37.00

Independent bookstore Politics and Prose hosts Anderson Cooper as he discusses his new book about the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty — his mother’s family, the Vanderbilts. Details and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pp-anderson-cooper-vanderbilt-with-katherine-howe-tickets-167328982491?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection

Author Talk: Sonya Larson | Sat, Sep 25 at 11:00 AM PDT | Free

Author Sonya Larson, whose work has appeared in Best American Short Stories, Ploughshares, and American Short Fiction, shares excerpts of her writing. Details and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-sonya-larson-reads-from-and-discusses-her-work-tickets-163434830979?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection

Bucks County Book Festival Keynote Speaker Jason Reynolds | Sat, Sep 25 at 4:00 PM PDT | $10.00 – 27.00

Join New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds ("Ghost," "All American Boys") for a discussion on the power of literature. Details and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bucks-county-book-festival-keynote-speaker-jason-reynolds-tickets-157109337257?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection

Octavia E. Butler Slow Read | Sun, Sep 26, at 10:00 AM PDT | $0 - $10.00

The only thing better than reading famed author Octavia E. Butler's work is reading it online, slow motion style, with a bunch of new friends. This read-along is part book club, part story-time part cool-kids meet-up. Details and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/octavia-e-butler-slow-read-tickets-110569676880?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection

Voices Of Literacy By Literacy Chicago | Wed, Sep 29 at 4:00 PM PDT | Donation

Enjoy readings by several notable authors at this virtual fundraiser, which benefits Literacy Chicago, a nonprofit focused on providing language and literacy skills for all. Details and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/voices-of-literacy-tickets-132423316705?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection

Lilith from Demon to Feminist Icon | Thu, Sep 30 at 12:00 PM PDT | £5.82 – £11.04

How has the image of women been crafted through the story of Lilith, then and now? Join a History of Religions Professor at Stockholm University for a deep-dive into the narrative of women through this mythic icon — in art, music, and story. Details and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lilith-from-demon-to-feminist-icon-per-faxneld-zoom-lecture-tickets-151995531727?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection&keep_tld=1

Please verify dates and times of any events on the Eventbrite website. To see Eventbrite’s complete list of September online culture, comedy, and fine arts events, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/c/entertainment-tonight-online-arts-culture-events-cwxbtcw/

CalDRE# 01898254 | 01896117 | 01991628

Sept. 6, 2021

Happy Labor Day 2021

Hope you enjoy the day. And try to forget that it marks the unofficial end of summer. 

 

 

CalDRE 01898254 | 01896117 | 01991628

Aug. 31, 2021

September 2021 Coachella Valley Calendar of Events

Looking for some fun things to do here in the Coachella Valley in September? Look no further because thanks to our colleagues, Catherine, Kathleen and Dawn, at First America Title, here’s a list of some local events, activities and happenings in September:

Palm Springs VillageFest | Every Thursday from 7pm to 10pm | Palm Canyon Drive between Baristo & Amado Roads

Every Thursday evening in downtown Palm Springs, enjoy a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, assorted fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers, jewelry, international cuisine, and don't forget the sweets. For more information: 760-320-3781 | http://villagefest.org/

Guided Nature Walks | Saturdays 7 Sundays Through Sept. 5 at 11am & 1:30pm | Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Guided Nature Walks by Mt. San Jacinto State Park Volunteers are Saturdays and Sundays through September 5. These walks feature a choice of two easy trails–the Desert View Trail, a 11⁄2-mile route beginning at 11am and the Long Valley Nature Trail, a 3⁄4-mile loop beginning at 1:30pm. No advance registration is required and there is no charge for those with paid admission on the Tramway. For more information: 760-325-1391 | www.pstramway.com

Summer Fun at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens | Summer Hours Of Operation Through Sept. 30 | 47900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens will begin its summer schedule and open an hour earlier for guests to enjoy all the wildlife, gardens and special attractions. Daily hours will be 7am-1:30pm. Hours for the new Australian Adventures, Kraal, and Tennity Wildlife Hospital lobby also will be 7am-1:30pm daily. The popular giraffe feedings will be available 8am to noon and the new Desert Plant Conservation Center, an exhibit of desert plants ranging from seed to mature floras, remains open during summer hours. Animal chats including pronghorn, cheetah, hornbill, coati, camels, African wild dog, eagles, desert tortoise will return and guests are encouraged to check the daily schedule for exact times. For more information: 760-327-1304 | www.livingdesert.org

Indian Wells Certified Farmers Market | Every Thursday Through Sept. 30 from 8am to 1pm | 74895 Highway 111, Indian Wells

Every Thursday. There will be local farmers, chefs, and artisan vendors in one amazing spot for you to shop. For more information: 951-551-6233 | www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com

Joshua Tree Night Market | Every Second Saturday Through Nov. 13 from 4pm to 10pm | 61877 Twentynine Palms Highway

Held every Second Saturday in downtown Joshua Tree, Joshua Tree Night Market is a place to hang out and share creativity with each other. Exclusive individually made items, from art to food to performances, with a few movies thrown in for warm summer, fall and spring nights. For more information: www.facebook.com/joshuatreenightmarket

Saturday Night Flight Dinner & Show | Every Saturday Night Through Nov. 27 from 5pm to 8pm | PS Air: 611 S Palm Canyon Dr. #22, Palm Springs

Palm Springs only aviation themed restaurant & bar, presents: Dinner & Show Aboard PS Air - Every Saturday Night. Great Music, Fine Food, Classy Cocktails, First Class Service. Price: $40 per person. Reservations required. For more information: 760-327-7701 | www.psairbar.com

The Rocky Horror Show | Aug. 26-Sept. 12 - See website for schedule | Desert Rose Playhouse, Palm Springs

A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the 1930s through to the early 1960s, the musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist, Dr Frank-N-Furter, unveiling his new creation, a sort of Frankenstein-style monster in the form of an artificially made, fully grown, physically perfect muscle man named Rocky. For more information: 760-202-3000 | www.desertroseplayhouse.org

Perez Plaza Art and Design Art Walk | Sept. 3 (Every First Friday of the Month) from 5pm to 8pm | 68845 - 68895 Perez Road, Bldgs. H & I, Cathedral City

Nine Art Galleries and three home stores are featured in this Art Walk. Social distancing and masks are requested. For more information: 914-522-4127 | www.facebook.com/PerezArtandDesign

La Quinta 9/11 Candlelight Vigil | Sept. 11 from 7pm to 8pm | Civic Center Campus: 78495 Calle Tampico

Join your neighbors at the September 11 Candlelight Vigil to honor the victims of the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA terror attacks. This event will feature musical performances, speeches by local dignitaries, and public art composed from World Trade Center building remnants. For more information: 760-777-7093 | www.laquintaca.gov

Rotary District 5330 Golf Tournament | Sept. 11-12 | Eagle Falls Golf Course at Fantasy Springs, Indio

Enjoy a complete program of special events, 18 holes of championship golf (plus car), contests on the course, raffle prizes, goodie bag including a souvenir polo shirt and a fabulous awards banquet and prizes all for $150 per player! Benefiting our First Responders & Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. For more information: 949-433-8612 | https://district5330.org

Jazzville Presents Stardust | Sept. 16 at 7pm | Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs

Jump back in time with this 9-piece troupe of musicians, showgirls, comedians and burlesque artists. Vintage Vegas lounge meets Hollywood cabaret hosted by the fabulous Bobbi DeCarlo. And with a stellar band led by Mando Dorame & Jennifer Keith (Royal Crown Review), you don't want to miss a second of this one-night-only showcase review! Jazzville at the Cascade Lounge offers state-of-the-art sound and lighting with pristine acoustics, unobstructed sight lines, and plush seating. For more information: 760-992-5982 | https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stardust-where-old-hollywood-meets-vintage-vegas-tickets-160297892311?aff=ebdssbeac

El Grito: Festival De La Independence De Mexico | Sept. 17-18 - Fri at 5pm, Sat at 4pm | 46200 Harrison Place, Coachella

Two-day music festival with many well-known artists (like Snoop Dog, Ramon Ayala & Los Rieleros Del Norte) playing music honoring Mexico and its heritage. Price: Tickets Per Day: $95/$140/$175 General Admission 2 Day Pass: $150. For more information: www.coachellacrossroads.com

Valley-Wide Employment Expo | Sept. 23 from 9am to 1pm | Virtual

Riverside County Workforce Development, Riverside County Department of Social Services, CA Employment Development Department, and CA Department of Rehabilitation are looking for employers who are ready to hire for the upcoming 26th Annual Valley-Wide Employment Expo, that will be held virtually. Last year we hosted over 90 Employers/Exhibitors and thousands of job seekers. Employment opportunities ranged from entry level positions to upper management positions. For more information: 760-863-2503 | www.desertjobexpo.com

Die Sauerkrauts-Oktoberfest Party Band! | Sept. 23 at 7pm | Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs

Jazzville celebrates Oktoberfest in style and fun! As soon as Festmeister Hans shows up, you know OKTOBERFEST is in full swing. Song! Dance! And a ridiculous sense of humor! Plus yodel star Katrin Jakob, ya! Much more than your average polka band, this group plays polkas, waltzes, dixieland, pop, swing and country/western favorites. They bring an exciting sense of youth to an older tradition of music. For more information: 760-992-5982 | www.eventbrite.com

The Dinah | Sept. 29-Oct. 4 | Hilton Palm Springs

The Dinah is the world's most celebrated queer women/lesbian/Non-binary event. The Dinah regularly features musical performances, comedy shows, pool parties, night parties, concerts, Celebrity meet and greets, Contests, DJ Battles, fun and games, and so much more. The official Dinah Shore Weekend only takes place in Palm Springs, California. For more information: 888-923-4624 | www.tixr.com/groups/thedinah

Xanadu | Sept. 30-Oct. 17 - See website for schedule | Desert Rose Playhouse, Palm Springs

The Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends, Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. It follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first ROLLER DISCO! For more information: 760-202-3000 | www.desertroseplayhouse.org

Events are subject to cancellation. Please confirm with event organizer.

CalDRE# 01898254 | 01896117 | 01991628

Aug. 28, 2021

Just Listed: Move-In Ready Turnkey Furnished 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Desert Falls Country Club Villa

 

 

Highly desirable private west facing rear patio with green belt, pool and mountain views. Open floor plan and vaulted ceilings in the Great Room and Primary Bedroom create a very spacious look and feel. Great separation between the two bedrooms. Light colors and décor.  The west facing windows at the back of this home create a very light and bright interior. Private east and south facing kitchen and front entry patios, with more mountain views. Beautiful plantation shutters throughout. Oversized two 2 car garage with lots of storage. Turnkey furnished (with the exception of the living room) and ready to move in. 

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Aug. 20, 2021

Just Sold: Spacious Updated Palm Desert Regency Estates Pool Home On Over ¼ Of An Acre

We recently had the pleasure of working with Dan and Paula to sell their beautiful Palm Desert home, located in the gated Regency Estates community. With almost 3,000 sq ft of living space on over 1/4 of an acre of land, the spacious 5 bedroom 3 bathroom offers plenty of indoor and outdoor room for family, friends and pets. The home features wood-plank type floors in the main living areas and fifth bedroom/office, newer plush carpeting in the other 4 bedrooms, newer windows, tankless hot water heater and an owned solar system. We wish Dan and Paula and the buyers, Chris and Kim, all the very best.

CalDRE# 01898254 | 01896117 | 01991628

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Aug. 19, 2021

Allegiant Adds Nonstop Flights Between Palm Springs and Indianapolis, Des Moines and Provo

 

The Desert Sun’s Tom Coulter writes that Allegiant will begin offering seasonal nonstop flights between Palm Springs and three new locations, Indianapolis, Des Moines and Provo. The new flights to Des Moines and Indianapolis will operate on Thursdays and Sundays, starting Nov. 18. The new flights to Provo will operate on Fridays and Mondays, starting Nov. 19. Flights to Des Moines are expected to operate into March 2022, while flights to Indianapolis and Provo will be offered into April 2022.

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