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Calendar of Events 2021

October 2021 Coachella Valley Calendar Of Events. Looking for some things to see and do in October? Read More...


Just Listed Move in Ready Bermuda Dunes Home 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

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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: Read More...


Just Listed: Unique Desert Oasis with 100+ Medjool Date Palms

Built as a forever home, this unique Thousand Palms acreage is perfect for investors looking for a short term vacation rental... Read More...

Coming Soon: Unique Central Palm Springs Pied-A-Terre 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. Read More...

Jan. 29, 2023

Tickets To The Living Desert’s Glow In The Park 2023 Are Now On Sale

Here we glow again! The wildly popular nightime event, Glow In The Park, returns to The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens this spring with a spectacular new lineup of hand-crafted lantern displays that represent wildlife from around the world, and even under the sea. Glow in the Park, presented by Acrisure Arena, Home of the Coachella Valley Firebirds, is a unique event designed to celebrate the awe-inspiring beauty of nature through hundreds of illuminated lanterns. These larger-than-life displays, which feature breathtaking artistry, interactive elements, and a never-ending number of photo-ops, will create a truly unforgettable night for guests of all ages. It is pretty amazing and we’ve included some photos from last year’s event. 

For more information & tickets, please visit The Living Desert’s website at:

The Briggs Group | Compass || Laurie Briggs – DRE# 01896117 || Tim Briggs – DRE# 01898254 || Compass – DRE# 01991628



Jan. 28, 2023

Just Listed: Private Desert Retreat In Guard-Gated Sun City Shadow Hills Phase 3

Enjoy Desert living in this private retreat located in the guard-gated Sun City Shadow Hills Phase 3 community. This Embark Model features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and an open floor plan that combines the large kitchen, dining area and living area. There are tile floors in the main living areas, high ceilings with ceiling fans throughout, upgraded kitchen cabinetry, granite kitchen countertops, kitchen breakfast bar and stainless-steel kitchen appliances. The large primary bedroom suite offers sliding glass patio doors that access the backyard and an en-suite bathroom with dual sink vanity, walk-in shower and walk-in closet. The oversize garage is both drywalled and insulated, with an epoxy floor. Both the front and back yards feature low maintenance desert-scape landscaping, with all-seasons alumawood type patio cover. Sun City Shadow Hills offers two 18-hole golf courses, 2 clubhouses, 3 community pools, 2 fitness centers, pickleball, tennis and bocce ball courts, 2 dog parks and 40+ clubs to enjoy year-round. This community is regarded as one of the very best in the Desert! Move-in bonus - ask about the Seller credit toward move-in painting.


Features Of This Home At A Glance:

  •        Sun City Shadow Hills Private Desert Retreat
  •        Embark Model | 1,321 Sq Ft | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms
  •        Tile Floors In Main Living Areas & Bathrooms | Carpeted Bedrooms
  •        High Ceilings With Ceiling Fans/Lights Throughout
  •        Upgraded Kitchen Cabinetry, Granite Kitchen Counter Tops & Stainless-Steel Kitchen Appliances
  •        Low Maintenance Desert-scale Landscaping Front & Rear
  •        Oversize Insulated & Drywalled 2 Car Attached Garage With Epoxy Floor
  •        Sun City Shadow Hills Offers Two 18 Hole Golf Courses, Two Clubhouses, 2 Fitness Centers, Pickleball & Tennis Courts & Much More

MLS# 219089923 | Listed at $399,000 | Details, photos, floor plan & video & virtual tours at:

The Briggs Group | Compass || Laurie Briggs – DRE# 01896117 || Tim Briggs – DRE# 01898254 || Compass – DRE# 01991628

Posted in Our Listings
Jan. 28, 2023

OPEN HOUSE: Tastefully Renovated Indian Wells Los Lagos Desert Retreat | Jan. 29th

Open House: Tastefully Renovated Indian Wells Los Lagos Desert Retreat | WHEN: Sunday January 29th from 1:00PM to 3:00PM | WHERE: 44017 Erie Court, Indian Wells 

Come out on Sunday to see this classic Mediterranean-style Indian Wells home, located in the gated community of Los Lagos, and designed by renowned Architect Barry Berkus. While the central location may have some buffered traffic noise, the end of cul-de-sac location and large opposite side yard patio, offers excellent privacy. This ''Villa'' is a true and traditional Desert Retreat, with an excellent indoor/outdoor flow, numerous niches perfect for relaxing and entertaining, light filled rooms w/ wood beamed ceilings, wood laminate flooring (in dining/living areas) and focal point lodge style fireplace in Living Room. Spacious Chef's kitchen with newer premium appliances, granite countertops with views overlooking the charming back courtyard. The Primary Suite features walk-in closet and spa-like bath with adjoining atrium. Off the laundry room is a home office & hobby/craft area with direct access to the Courtyard (formerly a golf cart garage). Directly across is a separate Casita with bath, formerly used as a home gym/office. The home is surrounded with lush mature landscaping, including herb & rose gardens on the north side. Enjoy entertaining in the outdoor kitchen complete with built-in grill. This home has been meticulously maintained; with upgrades such as a premium epoxied garage floor & extensive interlocking brick driveway & courtyard with Alumawood covered courtyard patio area. Los Lagos offers tennis/pickleball, pools/spas and beautifully maintained common areas and lush landscaping. Los Lagos offers tennis, pickleball, pools/spas and beautifully maintained commons areas featuring lush landscape & water features. Truly a gem that's just a short stroll to shopping and dining. Indian Wells Residents also enjoy steeply discounted Resident Golf, Fitness & Dining Rates. 

MLS# 219086732 | Listed at $679,000 | Details, photos, video & virtual tours & floor plan at:

The Briggs Group | COMPASS || Laurie Briggs – DRE# 01896117 | Tim Briggs – DRE# 01898254 || Compass – DRE# 01991628

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Jan. 26, 2023

OPEN HOUSE: Remodeled Palm Valley Country Club Golf Course Condo With Mountain & Double Fairway Views | Jan. 28th

OPEN HOUSE: Remodeled Palm Valley Country Club Golf Course Condo With West Facing Mountain & Golf Course Views | WHEN: Sat. Jan. 28th from 2 PM to 4:30 PM | WHERE: 76222 Sweet Pea Way, Palm Desert, CA

You’re invited to our open house this Saturday in Palm Valley Country Club. Spectacular panoramic views take center stage at this stunning 3 bed/3 bath home.  Overlooking the 8th and 4th fairways on the Ted Robinson Jr. Championship Course, this beautifully reimagined Sycamore Plan (end unit) is located on one of the best streets in the community and features everything desired for relaxed Desert living. Inside you will find tastefully remodeled spaces with an open floor plan, modern kitchen with stylishly refinished cabinetry, Caesarstone countertops and stainless-steel appliances. Living Room fireplace, vaulted ceilings, skylights, neutral tile floors and walls add to the serene environment throughout the home. Primary Suite features an additional bonus area (with private entry) and can serve as an office, or flex space. Additional upgrades include energy efficient windows with automated Hunter Douglas blinds in the kitchen, living room and office skylight, along with updated ductwork throughout the house.  The double car garage extension provides Golf Cart parking w/extra storage. Relax and entertain while enjoying the unobstructed fairway and double fairway views with western mountain views as a backdrop. The tiled patio is fenced in providing privacy, features a built-in BBQ,  and was extended an additional 4 feet to the West. Because of this, the home is unique in its expansive panoramas of the pristine greens framed by the San Jacinto mountains. Community amenities include: fitness club, pools/spas, golf, tennis/pickleball, dining and a vibrant social calendar.

MLS# 219087060 | Listed at $799,000 | Details, photos, virtual & video tours & floor plan at:

The Briggs Group | COMPASS || Laurie Briggs – DRE# 01896117 || Tim Briggs – DRE# 01898254 || Compass – DRE# 01991628

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Jan. 26, 2023

OPEN HOUSE: Charming Open Floor Plan Pool Home In Indio’s Gated Las Brisas North Community | Jan 28th

OPEN HOUSE: Charming Open Floor Plan Pool Home In Indio’s Gated Las Brisas North Community | WHEN: Jan 28th from 10AM to NOON | WHERE: 47578 Calle Rosarito, Indio

 You’re invited to see this absolutely charming 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom home located in the gated community of Las Brisas North during our Open House this Saturday. This home offers an open floor plan, large primary suite with “bonus room” that could be converted back into a fourth bedroom, tile floors (other than wood plank look floors in the family room and bedrooms), family room gas fireplace and soft, muted desert paint colors throughout. Two additional bedrooms (one located off of the kitchen with an adjacent bath) are well positioned in separate areas of the home to allow for maximum privacy. The wall between the fourth bedroom and the primary bedroom was removed to make a primary bedroom bonus room, but could be reinstalled to make a fourth bedroom. The kitchen features warm wood cabinetry, an island with breakfast bar and breakfast nook. Adjacent family room includes fireplace, media cabinet and sliding glass patio door access to the pool. A beautiful backyard space features a pool, firepit, RV parking, mature landscaping and plenty of room for entertaining and relaxing. This home is located minutes away from world class golf, tennis, dining, shopping and music festivals. 

MLS# 219088109 | Listed at $589,000 | Details, photos, video & virtual tours & floor plan at:

The Briggs Group | COMPASS || Laurie Briggs – DRE# 01896117 || Tim Briggs – DRE# 01898254 || Compass – DRE# 01991628

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Jan. 24, 2023

KESQ Reports Dave & Buster's Is Coming To Rancho Mirage Later This Year

KESQ reports that Dave & Buster's, which combines an entertainment, restaurant and sports bar venue under one roof, is coming to The River in Rancho Mirage in the space previously occupied by Acqua Pazza. While Dave & Buster's hasn’t announced their location in the River, Rancho Mirage City Council member Ted Weill makes it sound like it’s a done deal and one that will draw a new demographic to The River. Let’s hope he’s right. For more information, you can watch the KESQ new report and read the accompanying article at:


The Briggs Group | Compass || Laurie Briggs – DRE# 01896117 || Tim Briggs – DRE# 01898254 || Compass – DRE# 01991628

Jan. 21, 2023

Happy Lunar New Year

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Happy Lunar New Year! This New Year may prosperity and peace never abandon your home and hearth.


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Jan. 19, 2023

February 2023 Coachella Valley Calendar Of Events

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Wondering what to do here in the Coachella Valley in February. Here are just a few suggestions, courtesy of our fun loving colleagues, Catherine, Dawn and Valori, at First America Title: 

First Wednesday Art Walk | Feb. 1 from 5 to 8 PM | 2652 Cherokee Way, Palm Springs

Backstreet is a unique community of artists’ working studios & galleries, and businesses that provides artistic services (reprographic, restorative and framing) in Palm Springs. For more information:

Rock the Park | Feb. 1 from 7 to 8:30 PM | Palm Spring Downtown Park

Featuring Prince Again The Music of The Purple One. Free admission. For more information:

First Friday Art Walk | Feb. 3 from 5 to 8 PM | Perez Art District, Cathedral City

Visitors can meander down the street, visiting artists in their studios to not only see where the art is created but to also buy art directly from the artists. Visitors will see a wide range of artistic practices including paintings, sculptures, mixed media, photography, printmaking, and ceramics. For more information:

“Light” Dinner Event | Feb. 3-4 at 7 PM | PS Underground, Palm Springs

An ambitious and exciting dinner event to date. It is an avant-garde dining experience unlike any other. An evening designed to enlighten the senses. Wear white and bring to the table an open mind and a sense of adventure. Prepare yourselves for an evening of the truly unexpected. LIGHT features multiple courses of fantastic food paired with appropriate libations. For more information: 760-636-8442 |

Taste of Jalisco | Feb. 3-5 | Cathedral City

The 7th Annual Taste of Jalisco Festival celebrates the 26-year sister-city relationship between the cities of Cathedral City, California (USA) and Tequila, Jalisco (Mexico) through music, fashion, spirits, culture & cuisine. Carnival rides, games, live performances, artisan crafts market, car show and more! For more information:

El Paseo Cruise Nights | Feb. 3 & 10 from 2 to 5 PM | The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert

Come on down…get the car out of the garage, load up the family & join in the fun. For more information: 760-346-8965 |

Art on Main Street | Feb. 4 & 18 from 10 AM to 4 PM | Main Street, Old Town La Quinta

Features over 100 artists each season showing and selling their paintings, jewelry, mixed media, photography, ceramics, glass, woodwork, textiles, sculptures and more. The shows are a local favorite and an Old Town tradition. They are set amidst Main Street’s charming cafes and boutiques. For more information: 760-600-0758 |

Desert Circuit | Feb. 4-5, 8-12, 15-19 | Desert International Horse Park, Thermal

The Desert Circuit is eight weeks of USEF Premier-rated Hunters and 5*/6* Jumpers running from mid-January through mid-March with one week off in mid-February. The circuit draws thousands of equestrians to the premier Southern California show grounds. For more information: 442-200-4919 |

Palm Springs Vintage Market | Feb. 5 & 19 from 7 AM to 2 PM | Camelot Theater

First Sunday of the month from October to May. Mid Century Modern, Vintage Americana, Retro Fun Finds, Food and Entertainment. For more information: 760-534-7968 |

Concerts in the Park | Feb. 11 from 5:30 to 8 PM | SilverRock Park, La Quinta

Meet your family and friends to enjoy FREE live music! The musical guest this month is the Michael Haggins Band! Michael Haggins Band combines Smooth Jazz and R&B music to generate a smooth funk sound. The band plays original music and cover tunes of songs by Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, Sade, and R&B classics form the ’70s and ’80s. There will be food truck vendors on site, however attendees are welcome to bring low back chairs, food, and non-alcoholic beverages. For more information: 760-777-7093 |

Dr. George Charity Car Show | Feb. 11 from 6:30 AM to 2 PM | Indian Wells Tennis Garden

On display are cars, trucks and motorcycles from all over the country. It is held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on the grass in the sun. All proceeds benefit the Desert Cancer Foundation. There will be a raffle, silent auction and live entertainment plus special events to entertain children. On site will be various food and specialty vendors, all intended to make your visit enjoyable and fun for the entire family. For more information:

Lunar Festival at the River | Feb. 11 from 11 AM to 5 PM | The River at Rancho Mirage

From red lanterns to lion dancing, everyone is welcome to come and experience the festive atmosphere of the Year of the Rabbit! At the stage, performers from all around the Coachella Valley will showcase their talents during the event. At the marketplace, local and regional artisans will be on hand selling traditional and modern goods, including handmade jewelry, clothing, and terra cotta dolls, Also be sure to check out local artists drawing caricatures, manga, henna, and custom paintings. For more information: 760-341-2711 |

Tour de Palm Springs | Feb. 11 at 8 AM | Downtown Palm Springs

“Honoring Military, First Responders, and Veterans” The Tour de Palm Springs is one of the largest and most festive cycling charity events of its kind in America. Every year, we entertain up to 10,000 cyclists from 46 different states and 4 countries. Since 1998, and with the help of 2,000 volunteers, the Tour de Palm Springs has distributed nearly $4,000,000 to over 150 local nonprofit organizations. Over 20 band concerts will occur throughout the event and rest areas. 3 lunch stops and 3 snack stops will be available along the routes. Sag Foods: include hot pasta, burritos, wings, pizza, and pb&js. For more information: 760-674-4700 |

Palm Desert 1/2 Marathon & 5K | Feb. 12 | Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Race the Coachella Valley’s original half marathon, or run/walk our flat, fast 5K course. Kids 4 to 13 can run our 1K kids run. 1/2 marathon & 5K participants receive an official race t-shirt, finisher medal, timing and postrace food. Kids run participants receive a finisher medal and post-race food. For more information: 949-444-2365 |

Movies in Park | Feb. 15 at 6 PM | Museum Way & Belardo Road, Palm Springs

Get ready for more cinema under the stars! Movie starts at 6pm. Tonight's movie is "The Girl Can't Help It" starring Jayne Mansfield and Tom Ewell, featuring Little Richard. For more information: 760-325-6611 |

Modernism Week | Feb. 16-26 – Please see website for schedule | Various Greater Palm Springs locations

February’s giant in the room. Modernism Week’s signature February Event is an annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture. This exciting festival takes place in February in the Palm Springs area of Southern California. Modernism Week features more than 350 events including the Palm Springs Modernism Show, Signature Home Tours, films, lectures, Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, nightly parties and live music, walking and bike tours, tours of Sunnylands, fashion, classic cars, modern garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and more. For more information:

South Pacific | Feb. 17-19 at 7:30 PM | Rancho Mirage Amphitheatre

On a South Pacific island during World War II, Ensign Nellie Forbush, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with French planter Emile de Becque. When Nellie learns that the mother of Emile's children was an island native, she refuses Emile's proposal of marriage, unable to overcome the prejudices with which she was raised. For more information: 760-620-5993 |

Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival | Feb. 17-26 | Riverside County Fairgrounds, Indio

Originating as a festival to celebrate the end of the annual date harvest, the annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival welcomes over 250,000 guests each February. Indulge in dozens of date treats, commemorate your visit with black and white photos, explore the Blue Ribbon best, and so much more! For more information:

Greek Festival | Feb. 18-19 from 10 AM to 8 PM | St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Palm Desert

Experience authentic Greek food, deserts, and live music without the hassle and cost of traveling to Greece. Fun for the entire family with a kid’s zone and many activities such as Greek Folk Dancing. Art and souvenirs based on Greece will be on display and available for purchase. For more information: 760-568-9901 |

Desert Art Festival | Feb. 18-20 from 10 AM to 5 PM | The River at Rancho Mirage

Hundreds of talented artists are proud to present their unique work in acrylic, collage, etchings, mixed media, oils, pencil, watercolors, digital and traditional photography. Admission and parking are free. For more information: 818-813-4478 |

Desert Town Hall | Feb. 23 at 6 PM | Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells

The Coachella Valley’s premier lecture series, Desert Town Hall, presented by the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation, is proud to present Kimberly Strassel, a 2014 Bradley Prize recipient and both a weekly columnist and an editorial board member for The Wall Street Journal. For more information: 760-610-2852 |

Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament for Kids | Feb. 23-26 | JW Marriott, Palm Desert

The love of golf and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital brought together actor Patrick Warburton and tournament chairman, Clarke Rheney, and in 2010 as teammates at the Schultz Celebrity Golf Classic, the pair dreamed up an event that would blend Patrick’s popularity as a celebrity with Clarke’s deep-rooted knowledge of how to successfully operate golf tournaments. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. For more information:

Black History Parade | Feb. 25 from 11 AM to 1 PM | Palm Canyon Dr. & Palm Springs Downtown Park

In celebration of Black History Month, the Palm Springs Black History Committee and the City of Palm Springs James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center produced the "36th Annual City of Palm Springs Black History Month Parade and Town Fair." For more information: 760-323-8299 |

La Quinta Hot Rod and Custom Car Show | Feb. 25 from 9 AM to 3 PM | La Quinta Community Park

Entertainment, food, drinks and a beer garden will be available at this family friendly event. The vehicles will meander through the spacious grounds of the park, allowing viewers to take their time and comfortably enjoy each vehicle on display. For more information:

Desert WineFest 2023 | Feb. 25-26 - Sat from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, Sun 12:00 to 4 PM | Civic Center Park, Palm Desert

Attendees will be able to taste hundreds of wines and craft brews; sample cheeses, breads and coffees; shop at delectable food trucks, restaurants and assorted artisan and gourmet exhibitors, all while enjoying a sunny day with live music and games galore. Guests will also have the option of participating in the All Access/VIP Garden which will feature limited production and higher end wines, along with tasty tidbits to enjoy in a more secluded setting. This unique event will also benefit the community and raise funds and awareness for the Family YMCA of the Desert and Desert Cancer Foundation. For more information:

Artwalk at Indian Wells | Feb. 25-26 from 10 AM to 5 PM | The Village at Indian Wells

Hundreds of talented artists are proud to present their unique work in acrylic, collage, etchings, mixed media, oils, pencil, watercolors, digital and traditional photography. Admission and parking are free. For more information:

VillageFest | Every Thursday Evening from 6 to 10 PM | Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

Downtown Palm Springs transforms into a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Add all that to the great shops, restaurants, clubs, and entertainment venues located along World Famous Palm Canyon Drive – and the result is one of Southern California’s most popular weekly events: VillageFest! For more information:

The In-Flight Experience | Every Saturday from 5 to 7:30 PM | PS Air Bar, Palm Springs

Great Music, Fine Food, Classy Cocktails and First Class Service. Live music by Nouveau with Desera & Eddie. For more information: 760-327-7701 |

College of the Desert Street Fair | Every Saturday & Sunday from 8 AM to 2 PM | 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 more. For more information: 760-636-7957 |

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Jan. 16, 2023

Celebrate Martin Luther King Day - January 16, 2023


Today we celebrate Martin Luther King…with just some of his many words to live by

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Jan. 15, 2023

Harry Styles Love on Tour Final North America Dates Are January 31st & February 1st At Coachella Valley's Acrisure Arena

According to, Harry Styles has announced that he will play the final two nights of the North America leg of his Love On Tour at the Coachella Valley’s Acrisure Arena on January 31st & February 1st. Tickets are expected to sell quickly and to ensure that tickets get into the hands of fans, Love on Tour has partnered with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform for two separate presales (one through American Express and the other through Tickemaster’s Verified Fan program). Fans can register for both presales through 12PM PT on January 16th. General public sales start on January 20th at 10AM PT at

To read the Billboard article, please go to: 


The Briggs Group| Compass || Laurie Briggs – DRE 01896117 || Tim Briggs – DRE 01898254 || Compass – DRE 01991628