Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Parade Of Lights Dec 3rd

One of the real treats of the holiday season is always the Parade of Lights in Palm Springs, now in its' 20th year. This year reserve Saturday night the 3rd of December for your trip to see this amazing display. So stake out your spot on Palm Canyon drive because all the fun starts at 5:45pm This years Grand Marshal is Carol Channing.



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Monday, November 28, 2011

Tamale Festival Dec 3-4 2011

Voted in the top ten Food Festivals in The USA the Tamale Festival in Indio is a real treat.



The Festival takes place from 10am to 6pm each day and is located between Highway 111 and Indio Blvd. There will be many activities and events in addition to the the delicious Tamales. You can visit the Festival Site for more information

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Walk Of The Inns December 8 2011

Mark your calendar now and don't miss this fun - and FREE - event. See 16 of the charming Inns located in the Tennis Club neighborhood behind downtown Palm Springs. Full of surprises these charming and unique properties are sure to delight and surprise you.

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Information:  (800) 347-7746
Location: Neighborhoods between Ramon Road and Tahquitz Canyon Way right behind downtown Palm Springs

The event is a self-guided walking tour of Palm Springs’boutique hotels and historic inns. These historic and mid-century modern gems are opening their doors for public tours as part of its annual ‘Walk of the Inns.” You will see everything From 100-year old adobe inns to 1920s jewels to Mediterranean inspired villas, the “Walk of the Inns” is a great way to see something normally reserved for paying guests. Inns participating in the event include Casa Cody, Old Ranch Inn, Orbit Inn, Korakia Pensione, Calla Lilly Inn and several others. You can start your self-guided tour at any of the participating hotels or come to the Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Way, which will provide free maps and flashlights for the walk. Donations for Toys For Tots will be taking place at the event.

If you find you love the charming Tennis Club area you might want be one of the lucky view who owns one of the limited number of residences there. We can help you with that see our great listing at 555 W Baristo C28    

Saturday, November 26, 2011

This Month In Real Estate




This months report covers first time buyers wants and needs. What motivates them to buy rather than rent. The major driving force now is the staggeringly low 4.1% average mortgage interest rate.

Own A Castle In The Desert

You don't have to travel to England or France to shop for a castle! Right here in Indio, California your Medieval Dreams can come true.

Currently offered for sale at 3 million five hundred thousand dollars this Castle in Indio is located near the fairgrounds and the Larsen Justice center on 82530 Highway 111. Over 24,000 square feet of space and two restaurants already located on the ground floor means you may never have to cook again!

A unique property, one of several we can show you in the greater Palm Springs CA area. Call us today to find your place in the California Sunshine. Because even if you don't need a castle there is a great property waiting for you in the Desert.



Interested in Commercial Property In Indio CA?  Call us for more information on how to find the right property for you.  760-408-5300

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

          Wishing you the very  best of the Holiday for your family



Monday, November 14, 2011

Popular Auto Auction Returns to Palm Springs Nov 18-20, 2011

[caption id="attachment_1311" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Spa Casino"][/caption]Car buffs will want to be in Palm Springs this coming weekend as the McCormick's Auto Auction rolls into town. All the Action starts on Friday at 3pm with the first Auction of the Weekend. Daily admission is set at $15 with discounts for multiple day tickets.

Last years auction saw 487 cars up for Auction and record breaking attendance records. This year promises to be just as good if not better. All the action takes place outside at the Spa Resort Casino in Downtown Palm Springs. As if you need a reason to enjoy the beautiful Palm Springs weather!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Help For California Home Owners

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This site offers clear programs that can help some California home owners stay in their homes or ease the transition of getting out of it.

Well worth a look and


    PLEASE NOTE


this is a totally free service. If you are asked for money or payment you have gone to the wrong site. Recheck the link. As always if you have questions give us a call at 760-408-5300. We will help you for free as well!

The main website this video came from:

http://www.keepyourhomecalifornia.org

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Rancho Mirage Art Affaire This Weekend

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9:30am to 4:00PM In Whitewater Park

This fun filled two-day event is a juried art show and jazz festival. There will be food for sale from local restaurants and a wine and Beer Garden. This will be the 11th year for the event which gets a little bigger and more exciting each year. There will be about 100 award-winning artists in a variety of artistic mediums, including painting, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry. Smooth Jazz music with featured performers Matt Marshak and Shilts on stage.

The Art Affaire is presented FREE by the City of Rancho Mirage Parks and Recreation Commission. Whitewater Park is located at 71-560 San Jacinto Drive in Rancho Mirage.
For more information you call City Hall at 760-324-4511.

Don't forget the Rancho Mirage Smart Phone APP that will keep you up to date on all things Rancho Mirage available for download at www.visitRM.com

Friday, November 4, 2011

Festival Of Lights Starts November 25th

The Historic Mission Inn in Riverside will host their Festival Of Lights for the 19th year starting on the 25th of November. Every evening at sunset some 3.6 million lights and many elaborate decorations will transform exterior of the Inn into a magical Holiday experience.

Riverside is less than hour from Palm Springs and the Hotel has some great restaurants if you want to complete the experience by staying for dinner. Be sure to make reservations.

Here is a video that I took a few years ago when I visited the Inn.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Breaking News! Foreclosure Reviews Pending

November 1, 2011 it was announced that consumers who were foreclosed on may be eligible for a review of their foreclosure and possible compensation for any wrong doing. Banking regulators are stepping up to the plate and acknowledging that massive irregularities, in 2009 and 2010,  in the processes of the 14 major loan servicing companies requires this review.

The most likely candidates for this review are homeowners who knew something was wrong with their mortgage paperwork but could not get anyone to listen to them back when banks became flooded with foreclosure actions. Many of these homeowners were actively pursuing mortgage loan modifications when the foreclosures took place.

Bank regulators are starting the process by requiring the banks to mail a letter to the former owners of the estimate 4 million cases they intend to review. The reviews will be done at no cost to consumers.  This is a plus as a typical review, often called a forensic audit, could cost a private individual anywhere from $2,500-$5,000.

If you feel like there was something wrong with your foreclosure, now is the time to act. Even if you do not receive one of these letters now is the time to take action.

More information can be found at:

IndependentForeclosureReview.com,   or  toll-free phone line, (888) 952-9105

See more information about short sales and foreclosures on our website

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Water Wise Landscape

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The Coachella Valley Water District is sponsoring three workshops to help you learn about efficient landscaping in the Desert.

Dates and Times:

November 18 8am to Noon OR 1pm-5pm
and Saturday November 19th 8am to noon

Costs is $20 and includes refreshments, a potted plant and a landscaping book.

Where:
Held at the UC Riverside Graduate Center(75080 Frank Sinatra Drive)

Register at www.CVWD.org

 

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