Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year

All good wishes for all good things for you and yours in 2014


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Did you know that the traditional "Auld Lang Syne" song you hear every year was actually a Scottish song meaning  Times gone by? But does anyone really know the words?  If you know a Scottsman ask them to sing it with all the traditional Scottish words.

It was brought to popularity in 1929 by Canadian band leader Guy Lombardo and quickly became a US tradition.

If you live in the American South you are probably familiar with the tradition of eating Black eyed peas and Ham Hocks.

Traditions elsewhere in the world include:

Japan: Cleaning house and hosting "forget the year parties" for the year about to end. Children receive small gifts of money.

Netherlands: The Dutch make bonfires and light fireworks

Greece: You eat St. Basils' Cake and look for the lucky coin that was baked inside (hope you don't chip a tooth!)

Spain: At midnight you eat 12 grapes to bring you 12 months of good luck in the new year.

Romania: People wear brightly colored costumes or Bear costumes and perform dances to ward off evil spirits and bad luck.

Whatever your traditions... whatever your resolutions.... we just hope that you have the BEST 2014 !



Michael and Marcia


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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Palm Springs Condo For Sale



  • Condominium 2 Bed with one car Garage

  • Remodeled

  • New Flooring

  • New baseboards

  • New Counters

  • New Roof

  • New Fans

  • New Fixtures

  • New Shutters

  • New Countertops

  • New Landscape

  • New Paint

  • New Backsplash

Offered  At $172,500  Call 760-408-5300 for showings

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Although a snow scene hardly depicts Christmas in Palm Springs I believe that Christmas is about the memories you hold most dear. And the snowy, cold Christmases of my youth are my strongest memories. Although I have spent Christmas in many places with all sorts of weather I will never forget the childhood wish for a white Christmas, and the times that wish came true.

Wherever you may find yourself this year, may your Christmas be everything you want it to be and fill your heart with all the love it can hold.

 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Palm Springs Images

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This tourism video shows some great images of the Coachella Valley. Palm Springs means many different things to people. But no matter who you are there is a relaxing and inviting way of life here, full of great activities from lounging by a sun soaked pool to climbing in the mountains. Enjoy life to the fullest in Palm Springs.

From Palm Springs to Indio we have you covered with Coachella Valley real estate


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Rancho Mirage Short Sale Completed

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SHORT SALE CLOSING IN RANCHO MIRAGE

Short Sales occur when a seller must sell their home for less than they owe on the loan(s).   There are forms and appraisals and much of the process is like any sale but then you have to submit it all to the bank for approval. This is the part that usually takes the longest. On the one hand you cannot really blame the bank for taking their time in checking everything out. On the other hand many times you feel as though the file is just stuck at the bottom of the pile and no one is doing anything with it at all.  A successful simple short sale typically takes you 3-4 months to complete.

Our Recent Sale of 12 Normandy way.  See other properties for sale in Victoria Falls.



Short Sale help is offered by many people.  You may have even received advertisements in the mail. But here is the Key thing to watch out for. If you have more than one lien on your home about 55-65% of those advertisers won't touch you. The odds are not in their favor. They have a system to process single lien short sales as quickly as they can and get paid. That is perfectly acceptable they have a business model and they follow it. However, that does not help you if you fall outside of their parameters.

Here is where it pays you to find an agent who will both honestly assess your situation and then get to work trying to make it happen. It is not easy but it can be done.  Some Short Sale Services can cost money - working with us is free of charge to the seller.

In the past three years we have completed dozens of short sales but  we have also helped several homeowners with super complicated short sales. One was a property located on Lease land. During the time that the mortgage was falling behind the Homeowners Association bought out the land lease. There was also a second loan on the property. We successfully closed the deal after 2 years of work. The homeowner did not have a foreclosure posted on their credit. Our most current super difficult transaction was in Rancho Mirage CA at Victoria Falls. We hung in there with the homeowner and after almost 18 months we got it closed. Again no foreclosure on the sellers credit.

This particular sale had 2 loans,  HOA liens and city fines plus title problems!  We got to work and straightened it all out. So even if someone tells you your short sale cannot be done - lets us give you a free second opinion.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Palm Desert Condo For Sale

 


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$117,000
South Palm Desert Condo For SaleRemodeled unit with elevated lot position.
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2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
1 Unit
Interior: 810 sqft
Lot: 871 sqft
Location

72653 Eagle Rd
#1
Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Starbucks In Your Kitchen


At first glance this seem to complicated to accomplish but if you look closely it is not too hard. Most items could be picked up at kitchen stores or Crate and Barrel  type stores. They could also be added slowly over time as you experiment and find new methods.


Imagine having the ingredients to make your own at home without the line at the counter at your local Java joint.


Serious coffee drinkers could not only save some money but probably save time . Creating that enjoyment in your home is an added plus.


A well designed and organized coffee station in your kitchen might even be a selling point if you are thinking of selling.



Not a coffee drinker? Most of these ideas could easily be converted to Tea. Think about the visual in the kitchen!

Use the link below to see
how you could lay it out and what it will take.





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Remodeling, decorating, and more ∨From designer lounge chairs and writing desks to the perfect message board and credenza, create your dream home office.
As you get ready to host an event, be sure you have enough side chairs and dishes for dinner guests, as well as enough bakeware and chopping boards for food preparation.


Monday, October 14, 2013

Pool Cover Allows Light Through



One of the joys of having a pool is enjoying the view of it even when you are not actually swimming. There are many fountains, water features, spa spillway designs that help you get that enjoyment out of your pool.

However, at some point most people will want to cover the pool. Weather reasons are at the top of that list. If you typically light your pool at night you then lose that attractive source of night lighting. This new product allows you to both cover the pool and enjoy the lights. GREAT IDEA!

Search for your pool home in Palm Springs Here.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Modern Bathroom Fixtures Very Cool

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Kitchen designs, bathroom designs, and more ∨

Before starting a bathroom remodel, search for bathroom ideas and interesting products, including a one-of-a-kind tub, vanity and bathroom sink.
Find shelving, customizable closet systems and stylish home furniture to whip your closet into shape.


Very sleek Bathroom fixtures that would dress up any home. The new faucets shapes are really cool.

Find your Palm Springs home to remodel right here

Monday, October 7, 2013

SOLD South Palm Springs Condo

This unit had been on the Market before but had not sold. We listed it for the seller and got it sold in under 15 days. With excellent help from Frances Woelke of Solaris Escrow the closing went off without a hitch. When you need to sell you need the PSagent team on your side. 760-408-5300

Palm Springs Condo


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$115,000
Condominium
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2 Bedrooms
2 Full Bathrooms
1 Unit
Interior: 889 sqft
Lot: 1,742 sqft
Year Built: 1974
MLS #: 13-694145PS
Location
1500 S Camino Real
202 A
Palm Springs, CA 92264
USA

Michael Layton

Michael Layton

Big Block Realty
(760) 408-5300
[email protected]
http://www.PSagent.com

      


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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

SOLD 67345 Ontina RD Cathedral City

Ontina Rd Cathedral City

It was an urgent situation when we got this call. Our Seller needed this one sold YESTERDAY! We took the listing and got right to work. RESULTS: An offer in less than 5 days the Closing in just 14 days. Congratulations to both Buyer and seller.

Mobile Device When you have a crucial situation you need an experienced Team  Call us today. 760-408-5300

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Indio California Four Bedroom Pool Home For Sale





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$389,900
Single Family Home

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4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Interior: 2,476 sqft
Lot: 0.20 acre(s)


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81396 Avenida Alamitos
Indio, CA 92201
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Michael Layton Lic 01342880


Michael Layton Lic 01342880

Realty One Group
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michael@psagent.com
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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Frank Sinatra Home Tour

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Frank Sinatra had a long history in the Desert. With Homes in Palm Springs and the famous Rancho Mirage compound on Frank Sinatra Drive. This video is the complete show hosted by the late Huell Howser of the California Gold program as an added bonus Frankie Randall is the guide. California Gold was a delightful series shown on PBS that featured amazing places in the Golden state. The videos are a great way to learn about California in a very entertaining manner. The Estate was sold sometime after Frank Sinatras' death, in May 1998, and is now owned by a Canadian Businessman, according to local reports.

Frank Sinatra's home in Palm Springs on Via Colusa is a vacation rental and party rental house. When not rented it is said the owners offers tours of that property. It has been featured on the home tour that is part of the Palm Springs Modernism week as well.

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Indian Canyons In Palm Springs Closed By Storm

Many times people will ask why we have the large channel - often called the wash - running through the valley. If you approach the populated areas near the base of the mountains you will often find ravines or drainage areas that are set up to divert water from the Mountains. An example of the need for these came this past week when every afternoon brought heavy mountain rainfall. The amount of rainfall in the Desert actually was not that much - but the runoff from the storm in the mountains created problems for our beautiful Indian Canyons in South Palm Springs. Here is an excerpt with a link to the rest of the story and video on THE DESERT SUN website:

PALM SPRINGS — The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians indefinitely shut down Tahquitz and Indian canyons Thursday because of damage that was caused by this week’s flooding.

“The Indian Canyons are nearly unrecognizable in the condition they are in today,” tribal Chairman Jeff Grubbe said in a news release announcing the closures. “We are working diligently to assess the damage and determine the next steps to remove debris, repair damage and return the canyons back to as close to their natural beauty as possible.”

Read The Whole Story on THE DESERT SUN website The story Includes a video of the damage.

See Our Blog Post About the Indian Canyons in South Palm Springs






Thursday, September 5, 2013

Short Sale Nightmare Ends After 13 Months With a Successful Closing

This Short  Sale Took a little over 13 months and  we even had to escalate the file all the way to the Presidents office at the Bank to Get it closed.

When you need a team that stands by you in a Short sale Call PSagent at 760-408-5300


4 Bedroom Cathedral City Pool Home


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$182,000
Single Family Home
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4 Bedrooms
2 Full Bathrooms
1 Half Bathroom
Interior: 2,216 sqft
Lot: 9,583 sqft
Year Built: 1987
Location
68745 Tachevah Dr
Cathedral City, CA 92234
USA

Michael Layton

Michael Layton

Big Block Realty
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