Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade 2014

The famously fun Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade has a milestone anniversary this weekend - 50 years! The parade has been delighting families for half a century. I remember when I was a girl driving with my parents and siblings out to the desert for the day and enjoying the colorful carts and music. It is one of my cherished memories. This year, I plan to make more memories attending the parade with my niece and nephew. The Golf Cart parade will be pulling out all the stops this year for the  50th celebration. The theme is appropriately fitting, “Through the Decades: 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and … [Read more...]

Palm Desert – Boutique Hotel Coming Soon To El Paseo

Looks like a proposed boutique hotel is going to move forward on a 2.1 acre lot just south of El Paseo on Larkspur Lane. For more information read The Desert Sun article here   … [Read more...]

Palm Desert: The Chop House Is Leaving

Palm Desert: The Chop House is leaving our valley. However, don't worry, it's reopening this month as Kaiser Grille Palm Desert.  The makeover includes expanding the bar area, adding a piano for live music, placing rock accents and installing new granite tops. For more information check out The Desert Sun here Photo credit: Michaal Snyder/The Desert Sun … [Read more...]

Palm Springs Vacation? Duran Duran Knew Where To Go!

Straight from 1982, the band Duran Duran on the Sunset Strip for a photo shoot! Check out the billboard in the background. Palm Springs was dubbed the "one-tank vacation." I don't know that cars had the gas millage in the 80's to make it from LA to our valley and back, but the before and after picture speaks volumes. Palm Springs has always been a vacation spot for people from all over the country.     … [Read more...]

2014 BNP Paribas Open Match Schedule. March 3 -16, 2014

2014 BNP PARIBAS OPEN MATCH SCHEDULE Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, California March 3 - 16, 2014 WTA Premier Schedule  March 3-4 - Women's Qualifying (Free Admission)March 5-16 - Women's Main DrawMarch 5-16- Women's Doubles Draw ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Schedule March 4-5 - Men's Qualifying Draw  (Free Admission on March 4 only)March 6-16 - Men's Main DrawMarch 7-15 Men's Doubles Draw  DAY DATE WTARounds ATP Rounds STADIUM COURT OUTSIDE … [Read more...]

Home Buyers: The Most Wanted List

According to a recent survey, these are features buyers want most in a new home. When buying or selling a home in Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, PGA West or anywhere else in our valley just call me. … [Read more...]

Old Town La Quinta Certified Farmer’s Market

Not Long Until Certified Farmers' Market at Old Town Is Back!!! Wonderful!! The Certified Farmers' Market will return to Main Street in Old Town La Quinta on Sunday, October 6, 2013 for the 2013/2014 season. The Certified Farmers’ Market is Sundays from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from September to May for the freshest produce, herbs, honey, nuts, cheese, cut flowers & plants, fresh-baked breads from L’Artisan Bakery, live chef demonstrations and live music. Also featured are organic apples from Ha's Apple Farm; a wide variety of delicious, fresh berries from New Era Farms; Da-Le … [Read more...]

Top 5 Reasons For Buying In 2013

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California Housing Market Is Improving and Expanding

The number of improving housing markets continues to expand as reported by the National Association of Home Builders. Several of these markets are in California. … [Read more...]

The Humana Challenge 2013

Golf legends Gary Player and Billy Casper hit ceremonial tee shots Thursday before the official start of the Humana Challenge. They were joined on the tee by President Clinton, Humana Chairman of the Board Mike McCallister, PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem and Humana Challenge Executive Director and CEO Bob Marra. … [Read more...]

6 Tax Facts Every Home Seller Should Know!

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Palm Springs Farmers’ Market

Palm Springs Farmers' Market isn't just in Palm Springs. Be sure to check it out in Palm Desert on Wednesdays and Old Town La Quinta on Sundays! … [Read more...]

Home Prices To Increase In The Next 12 Months

According to the Fannie Mae Monthly National Housing Survey, 35% of Americans believe home prices will increase in the next 12 months. As illustrated in this chart, this is the highest recorded level this survey has ever seen. Optimism about the housing market was also seen in several other surveys as well. Seventy-three percent believe that now is a good time to buy, and sixty-nine percent said that if they were going to move, they would buy. This represents a 6 percent increase from the May survey. Fannie Mae's monthly national consumer attitudinal survey report provides indicators … [Read more...]


Always Hire A Home Inspector As your agent I always recommend that you have a home inspection performed only by a "licensed professional" home inspector. The cost of a few hundred dollars is well worth it. The professional home inspector gives the buyer a written report with both pictures and explanations of his investigation. He will alert you to any immediate or potential issues that could occur with your home in the future. As a result you the buyer will have confidence in the quality of the home you are buying. … [Read more...]


Home sales rose 6 percent in our valley in sharp contrast to the double-digit decline the rest of Southern California for that time period. According to today's news our home sales have fared much better in the recent months driven by second-home buyers and bargain hunters. Buyers should note this as the result will be clearing out the current inventory, which will result in prices rising again. Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding buying your home here in the Coachella Valley. For more on the full story click below: Full Story … [Read more...]

El Paseo Annual Holiday Tree Lighting in Palm Desert

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