Posted on May 11th, 2013 by Kimberley Kelly
There will be many open houses today over all six courses at PGA West in La Quinta. On the Greg Norman course alone, there are approximately 6 homes open for viewing. Come on by after your mother’s day brunch.
81345 Kingston Heath drive will be open today from 12 to 3 PM. Just listed, this Ventana + Casita is the only South facing Ventana with fairway Lake to mountain views .. Truly special. Offered with new designer furnishings including a golf cart for just $1,399,000.
Custom floors, built-ins, surround sound, overhead fans, misters on the back porch, custom wood plantation shutters, custom Pebbletec, saltwater pool/ spa, and resort style swim up bar, as well as a step down barbecue and Cook’s station featuring a Viking grill .
This spectacular home shows like a model ! Come on by today between 12 p.m. and three p.m. to see one of the finest homes PGA West has to offer.
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Posted on May 7th, 2013 by Kimberley Kelly
Fresh eyeballs on your home..
Of course you should! If you are serious about selling your property in the Palm Springs Valley, the more eyeballs looking at your home with different and fresh perspectives, is always a good thing. Caravans are open only to the fellow realtors of your listing agent. They are supervised, and generally well attended. The main reason I put my homes on caravan, is to get first impression feedback from my fellow realtors and brokers.
I have two of my new listings on our morning caravan. I’m very much looking forward to the initial reaction from my fellow realtors. Hopefully I will have some valuable feedback for my sellers. The first 30 days of any new listing are the most critical. How people will respond to the property and its price, will generally dictate how quickly it will sell .
If you are looking to buy or sell your property in La Quinta , Palm desert, Palm Springs, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage or Indio , call me at 760 285 3578 .
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Posted on May 6th, 2013 by Kimberley Kelly
La Quinta; Just Listed!
I did take 2 new Short Sale listings last week..also in La Quinta, but these are two spectacular homes that are NOT short sales! Standard Sales, quick turnaround to offers, sensible sellers. Take a look..
1. 81-345 Kingston Heath; PGA West, Greg Norman course $1,399,000 The incredibly popular Ventana + Casita shows at it’s best with this one. South facing with startling and premier, lake to mountain over Fairway views; everything buyers ask for. Approx. 4400 sf, 4 bedrooms/5bathrooms including a separate entry Casita for your guests. Loaded with expensive upgrades including built-ins, custom wood shutters, quartzite floors, surround sound inside and out, Viking appliances, thick slab granite counter tops, Resort style Pebbletec pool/spa with swim-up bar and an outdoor cook station/BBQ angled just right to enjoy your spectacular views. Wow! New Carpets and designer furnishings included right down to the golf cart + bikes. Owners are relocating to a larger home.
2. 50040 Malaga Ct.; Haciendas at La Quinta $499,000 The Haciendas is a gated community right across the street from the La Quinta Resort. Low HOA’s of approx. $165/mo entice owners, and the quality construction by Sedona homes keeps buyers coming back. Located on a large, corner parcel with a peaceful pool/spa, covered patio, firepit and desertscape, this site offers panoramic mountain views. 3bd/3ba with extensive upgrades including wood beams overhead, custom Spanish style window grills, step down wet bar and kitchen to great room flow. The only home in the development offered at under $500,000.
To search all Palm Springs area homes. For a free property consultation, call me at 760-285-3578.
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Posted on May 2nd, 2013 by Kimberley Kelly
Short Sale numbers decreased, but here are two new ones coming up!
I’m not listing nearly as many Short Sales this season. Why?? There are not as many distressed Sellers first and foremost. Secondly, equity Sales have picked up to the point where the Short Sales I do take must be pre-approved to a pretty secure feeling close.
Short Sale #1: Beautiful Champion 4 PGA West Condo: $307,000 Lovely views, in good condition. This condo has been rented by the Seller every season on VRBO. Seller has had a job relocation, and is forced to sell. Located on the Palmer Private, this one has only one note with OCWEN. Good investment potential.
Short Sale #2: Highly desirable North La Quinta location for this single family home in Bella Vista. Large, corner lot that is fully enclosed and features a lovely pool. This one will go quickly. Sellers have been relocated out of state for a job and note is with CITI.
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Posted on April 26th, 2013 by Kimberley Kelly
La Quinta pulls in Canadian buyers..
Whenever I mention to someone that I have been seeing an increase in International Buyers here in the Palm Springs Valley, most people ask, “are they Canadians?” Yes…some of them. For the past three years especially, I have been showing and selling homes to buyers from Hawaii, Alaska, Seattle, Oregon, Washington, the Beach cities, Nicaragua..and yes, Canada.
Canadian Home Prices did not see the sharp and hysterical climbs our homes did in 2005-2006. But it appears our home values are now traveling on opposite trajectories. Canadian homes cost buyers approximately 62% MORE than a home in the US does. (courtesy of HuffPost, Canada)
Add to this chart, the threat of Inflation hanging around and the cheapest cost of borrowed money in many years, and it is easy to see why so many Canadians, as well as other International Buyers are jumping into the Real Estate market. Prices in this beautiful desert plunged and even in the midst of recovery (7 years now!), the price/sf to purchase, is often much less than the cost to build.
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Posted on April 20th, 2013 by Kimberley Kelly
OPEN HOUSE 12-3 pm TODAY. $575,000
This gorgeous home at 40389 Calle Estela in Sun City, Shadow Hills will be open for viewing from 12-3 pm today, Saturday 4/20. Offered at only $575,000, this one is special! Calle Estela is one of the premier streets in this 55+ development by Pulte Homes in Indio. Located off of Jefferson, it’s easy to find and there will be plenty of other Open homes for your viewing pleasure.
This approx. 2500 sf 2bed/3bath Terrazo floor plan also offers a large den, light and sunny kitchen with granite topped eat island, over-sized garage with built-ins and golf cart area..and amazing West views! Double fairway PLUS the driving range allows for maximum privacy and quiet. The outdoor custom built-in BBQ area offers a granite topped eat counter. Custom pavers, a firepit, and a soothing “softub” outside the master suite complete this indoor/outdoor desert lifestyle home.
Come on out today from 12-3 pm!
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Posted on April 19th, 2013 by Kimberley Kelly
La Quinta dam and reservoir..
If you’re thinking about what to do in La Quinta while the “kids” are enjoying the Coachella Festival, how about a hike?
Gorgeous views, rest stations, well marked trails. This is the dam in the Cove in La Quinta. Should we ever have a flood, we are prepared here in La Quinta!
There is a wonderful oasis with covered eat areas, water fountain for human hikers and dog hikers, and a natural stone couch, chair and table. There are four trailheads right by the La Quinta Cove. If you thought you had to go all the way into the City of Palm Springs to find an interesting hike..think again!
Hiking difficulty ranges from easy, to difficult; short to overnight hiking.
The rest oasis in La Quinta
This is the beautiful oasis where you can sit and cool off at the halfway point of your hike! One of the many things to do in La Quinta!
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Posted on April 17th, 2013 by Kimberley Kelly
Indio offers wide open spaces
The city of Indio is predicting it will actually be in the black at the end of next year. From a deficit of 500 million this year, that’s an extremely positive move. What is contributing? Indio’s moniker of “the city of festivals”is becoming more and more relevant as the Coachella music festivals expand in size and notoriety.
As a realtor I have seen the confidence grow amongst buyers in the city of Indio . Home prices have risen and vacant land, as well as developed equestrian properties, are selling . The city of Indio is one of our very beautiful , more rural, and actually one of our larger cities, lying in the eastern end of the Coachella Valley . Horse owners and date farm owners has long appreciated the quiet and wide-open land in Indio, Coachella, and Thermal .
It’s exciting to see buyers coming in from the beach cities , the wetters states such as Oregon and Washington , and local residents buying second homes or relocating from the more populous central cities to Indio . The city of Indio is a wise choice if you’re thinking about investment in the Palm Springs Valley .
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Posted on April 14th, 2013 by Kimberley Kelly
Equestrian land and equestrian developments are in high demand here in the East Valley cities in the Palm Springs Valley. Why?? Well, several reasons. We know that Land Sales follow Residential and Commercial in every recovery..and this one isn’t any different.
Who wouldn’t want to own equestrian land?
At the peak, 2006, vacant land was selling for up to $250,000/acre. In the trough, it sunk to as low as $13,000/acre! Is that not incredible???? Most of the Farmers, date farm owners, horse property owners just pulled their land off the market. Last season saw the land listings here in Vista Santa Rosa, Coachella, Indio & Thermal start popping up again at prices of $20,000 – $100,000/acre. CLOSES on vacant land have ranged the past 12 months from approx. $13,000/acre to $35,000/acre. The real signs? I’m receiving multiple offers on choice land in the East Valley.
Just put a beautiful farm into Escrow with a polo patron. This 28.6 acre alfalfa farm is about the best located parcel around..just on the border of La Quinta/Santa Rosa. Last week saw another Escrow open on a 4.5 acre ranchette with a custom home built in 2007. This small farm in Indio is going to two HITS horse show trainers.
If you’re looking to invest in land or equestrian properties..don’t wait! Price/acre will continue to rise as land becomes more valuable once again here in the East Palm Springs Valley.
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Posted on April 10th, 2013 by Kimberley Kelly
Eastern end of the palm springs valley
More Seasonal Buyers here in the Palm Springs Valley. Where are they buying??? In all the desert Cities..
Welcome to Indian Wells! These Canadians had been saving their money to buy their “dream home”..we looked from Central PS, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, La Quinta and wound up in Indian Wells..just outside the Indian Wells CC. No HOA’s, this peaceful neighborhood speaks to many!
Welcome to Indio! Another Canadian Polo Player bought a terrific custom home in Indian Palms CC..near the HITS horseshow and Polo fields. Reasonable prices and low HOA’s..this golf course community in West Indio beckons to many Canadian and other seasonal buyers.
We choose Palm Springs! This Oregon couple wanted to “walk to the village”, and settled on a lot in the Tennis Club in central Palm Springs. They are going to build their own custom home in their winter wonderland.
Seattle buyers settle in La Quinta! This boat owning couple chose a golf course home at The Citrus Club in central La Quinta. This is their winter dream home come true.
If you’re looking to buy or sell in the Palm Springs Valley, vacant land or luxury residences, give me a call!
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