April 27-29th 2012 will be the sixth anniversary of the Country music festival in Indio. New in 2012 will be the additional day of music on Friday. The first time the two day festival has been expanded. BUY TICKETS April will be chock full of Music since the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will now span two big weekends in a row just before Stagecoach.
Major acts from the world of country Music including Brad paisley, Jason Aldean, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Rogers and many more will fill the Empire Polo Club grounds to capcity.
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Are You Asking The Right Questions? In our self-service world where we pump our own gas, check ourselves out at the grocery store and fix our own drinks at fast food places it is easy to forget the importance and the “why” of personal service. Service delivered by a professional in their field is enhanced when you understand Personal Service and the Right Questions to ask.
The analogy I often use with people who want to do it themselves is an oil change. I am a reasonably intelligent guy. There is probably a good book published that could tell me exactly how to change the oil in my car, step by step. But the reality is I don’t want to change the oil in my car. I don’t know how long it would take, I don’t know what tools I will need, I wouldn’t know what to do with the oil once I changed it an on and on. If anything did not seem right I would not have a frame of reference to know if it was typical or not typical. More importantly I would not have anyone to ask, whose opinion I trusted.…
Are You Asking The Right Questions? In our self-service world where we pump our own gas, check ourselves out at the grocery store and fix our own drinks at fast food places it is easy to forget the importance and the “why” of personal service. Service delivered by a professional in their field.
The analogy I often use with people who want to do it themselves is an oil change. I am a reasonably intelligent guy. There is probably a good book published that could tell me exactly how to change the oil in my car, step by step. But the reality is I don’t want to change the oil in my car. I don’t know how long it would take, I don’t know what tools I will need, I wouldn’t know what to do with the oil once I changed it an on and on. If anything did not seem right I would not have a frame of reference to know if it was typical or not typical. More importantly I would not have anyone to ask, whose opinion I trusted. I would rather go to the oil change place and pay the fee and have them do it …
This week the administration came up with a new plan. Their intention is to help people who are currently living with a mortgage on a home that is worth less than the face value of the loan, get a lower payment. For those who don't follow home lending very closely, the problem right now is that if you owe say $150,000 on your home and it is only worth $120,000 then you are shut out of refinancing to take advantage of the historic low interest rates.
Right away I started hearing negative comments that this would "help as few as 250,000 homeowners" but certainly no" more than 1 million." That this just was "not enough" and would "never help the economy to the extent that it needs to be helped." And on and on and on.
First I would like to say ....come on people, just stop it! The negativity is not helping and since when is helping up to 1,000,000 people stay in their homes NOT a good idea? I bet it is going to feel like a rea…
Tomorrow is the last day to call for an appointment for pick up of your extra
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trash - electronic items - furniture and larger items that are not generally accepted in a normal pickup.
Be sure to call 760-340-2113 or email email@example.com to set your appointment. DROP OFF SITES OPEN ON October 29 -2011 If the curbside by appointment does not work for you there will be drop off sites. One is at the Rancho Mirage Public Library. There are two other sites just for greenwaste and wood drop off one at the SW end of Magnesia Falls Drive and the other at the East end of Cypress lane.
Best of all you can dispose of all these items free of charge.
Please note: Burrtec and the City of Rancho Mirage cannot accept hazardous waste at these sites. You will need to call 760-324-2374 to schedule a free pick up or take…
If you have taken a ride out toward I-10 on Indian Avenue lately, you have no doubtly seen the activity taking place near Tramview Rd. It is the very beginning stages of the West Valley Campus of the College of the Desert.
This ambitious project, that began with a voter approved Bond measure back in 2004, will surely transform the north end of Palm Springs for years to come. Not just the intial jobs - estimated at 200 to 250 - but, once open, the ongoing employment opportunities. More importantly the concept and plan for the school involves heavy use of the emerging green technologies. The campus itself is designed to generate all of its own power from day one.
With help from Southern California Edison the school will open with a solar plant already in place. Design elements have been put in place to use the wind and sun to maximum advantage while still having a very user friendly campus. Artists renderings on the site are very exciting, be sure to check those out.
This series sponosored by the City of Rancho Mirage features an exciting array of nationally and internationally known figures. Next year is no exception and offers a real opportunity to hear first rate speakers right here in the Coachella Valley.
Tickets can now be purchased for the Speakers series January thru March of 2012.
This year the speakers scheduled are:
Jean Michael Cousteau - Enviromentalist -January 25
Valerie Plame Wilson - Former CIA Spy - February 29
Frank Abagnale - subect of film "Catch Me If You Can" -March 21
As the real estate market continues to adapt to changes in lending, federal and state regulations and the demands of the market - you as a buyer can often be left confused. Why are your offers not being accepted? Why does the house get advertised at a price lower than the bank will accept? Why are you not even allowed to bid on certain homes?Here I will try to cover the highlights and the main things you need to know. For more in-depth information feel free to contact my through my website at PSagent.com or the email link on this blog.
1) The house was listed for $145,000 now my agent tells me I have to pay $152,000. Why?
Answer: In a short sale there are many factors that determine price. Very few homes are offered at a price that has been preapproved by the bank. Mostly it is the experience of the realtor who listed the home and their knowledge of the market that determines the asking price.
When placing offers on short sale homes the best idea is to decide on a price R…