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Foreclosure Terms Defined

Foreclosed, Foreclosure, In Foreclosure, Bank Owned, REO.....
As an active Real Estate agent with a myriad of listing types I field dozens and dozens of phone calls each day from buyers and sellers. The level of confusion out there is staggering! Starting in 2007 when we began to experience a record number of mortgage defaults and with that change came a whole new vocabulary to learn. As a buyer you need to understand what type of property you are looking at.

Know Your Terminology: to try and clarify this issue I submit the following guideline to terms for the buyer on the open market. These are the commonly used terms, at least in the Southern California Market. If you know of another term in your are best check it out with a local trusted resource.

Short Sale: Seller is still in control of the property. Often still living in it. They are looking for an offer so that they can try to get the bank to accept that and release them from the balance of …

Lease Land Neighborhoods In Palm Springs CA

Lease Land in the Coachella Valley
Once you understand the difference between Fee Land and Lease land you will still need to know which developments/neighborhoods are on lease land and which are not. This list is designed to help you determine which is which.

To Understand the Lease Land Issues please see our Page about that in this blog.

Condos Located on Lease Land:

Caballeros Estados
Canyon Estates
Canyon Heights
Canyon Sands
Canyon South 1,2 &3
Canyon Vista Estates
Canyon West Estates
Casa Verde
Cathedral Canyon Country Club
Desert Princess
Estados South
The Fairways
Kings Point
La Palme
Palm Regency
Plaza Villas
Ramon Estados
Rio Del Sol
The Rose Garden
Saddle Rock Estates
Saddle Rock Gardens
Smoketree Racquet Club
St. Tropez Villas
Sunrise Palms
Sunshine Villas
Villa Alejo
Villa Caballeros
Village Racquet Club

Homes Located on Lease Land and In Specific Named Communities*:      

Bellamonte (Palm Springs)
Rio Del Sol (…

How To BuyYour First Home

Any Questions?

Thinking about purchasing a home of your own? It may be the perfect thing for you to do! Here are the things you need to know.

How long you plan to live in the home.

If you purchase a home and get a job transfer or decide to move after only a short time, you may end up paying money in order to sell it. The value of your home may not have appreciated enough to cover the costs that you paid to buy the home and the costs that it would take you to sell your home.

The length of time that it will take to cover those costs depends on various economic factors in the area of the home. Most parts of the country have an average of 3% appreciation per year. In this case, you should plan to stay in your home at least 3-4 years to cover buying and selling costs. If prices are rising in the area you buy your home, the length of the time to cover these costs could be shortened, and the opposite is also true.

How long the home will meet your needs:

What features do you require in a home to sa…

Stagecoach Festival 2013

The Universe of Country Music is in Indio this weekend as some of the biggest names, newest groups and industry veterans unite for an amazing weekend of Country Music. Held at the Polo Grounds in Indio CA the three day festival is sure to bring thousands to the Coachella Valley to experience the warm sunshine and great Country Music. Word is the festival is sold out this year but it is not too late to start planning to be here in 2014!

Get all the information at the Festivals site or on their social networks:


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Prepping Your Home For Sale

Preparing Your Home To Sell Properly Can Be The Best Investment You Make.

First impressions make a significant impact on a buyer's decision-making process!

Once your home goes on the market, it becomes a product for sale.  Home Styling or Staging simply allows you to highlight the best of your home (product) and de-emphasize its flaws. It's not about decorating or actually turning your home into a model but ALL  about appealing to the broadest possible range of prospective buyers. The goal is to eliminate the obstacles and to  make people feel like they could actually live there. Much of this is simply done if you just  "neutralize" the whole house.

Most of the following things you can do for little or no expense but will put a home in prime showing shape. Remember how you felt that last time you went to a store that was poorly run and the merchandise poorly displayed. You probably left without buying anything and probably vowed to never return. Don't let buyers f…

Rancho Mirage Homes For Sale

Beautiful Rancho Mirage, (population16,000) - often called the playground of Presidents,  is nestled at the base of the Santa Rosa foothills, 11 miles southeast of Palm Springs at the geographic heart of the Coachella Valley, the city of Rancho Mirage is not a figment of anyone’s imagination. However, it is well known as a world-class desert destination with award-winning resorts. Vibrant cultural activities, varied recreational opportunities and excellent schools complete its international appeal. The largest private school in the valley (Marywood/Palm Valley) is located in Rancho Mirage and the city is served by the Palm Springs and Desert Sands Unified School Districts. Just select any category of home below to start searching or the Perfect Rancho Mirage property for you:
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The bulk of Rancho MIrage residential real estate is lo…

Flying Into Palm Springs

Palm Springs has many wonderful features but one of the best is the ease of coming and going with our convenient local airport, Palm Springs International Airport. With year round direct flights to Dallas - San Francisco and Los Angeles and with seasonal service to Canada, Chicago and The Pacific Northwest it is easy to get anywhere from Palm Springs. That is if you really want to leave!
[youtube]Palm Springs Airport Website get schedules, parking info and other travel tips. The Airport in Palm Springs is located at3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, CA 92262