Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sun City Palm Desert Home For Sale

78848 Sandalwood Sun City Palm Desert CA For Sale 304,900

Outstanding value in the perfect sized home in Sun City. 1729 Square feet. Just big enough - with 2 bedrooms 2 baths plus a versatile den space with murphy bed built in.

Plantation Shutters, slab granite counters, tile floors - all the right upgrades.  Private back yard, corner lot location.  Move right into this house and enjoy your season in the sun.

Sun City offers an AMAZING array of activities and amenities.  No matter what you are interested in you are sure to find it here.

Enjoy three beautiful club houses pools, spas, fitness, dining and sports courts galore.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Truly Smart Home Buyers Guide

Moving to a bigger pond?

Get Your Next Home Purchase Right The First Time!

There are lots of reasons you might need or want a larger home. Perhaps it is not even bigger- just different.  There are all the obvious reasons such as job relocation, new children and perhaps even having extended family moving in with you. How you go about searching for that new home can mean the difference between long term satisfaction or a costly mistake.

It is very tempting to sit and create that wish list. The "I must have" in order to move list.  Left unchecked we can all get a little carried away and by the time we are done the house we conceptualize as a "must" can become twice what your budget is.  It may also send us down the path of looking at the wrong house.

While it is fun to day dream I propose that you should actually start with another type of list all together.  I call it the The "non changeable" list.  You see, there are many things about a home you can change. Paint colors, decor, windows, and well, basically anything about it. You can even add onto it and create more spaces. But there are 5 things that have a lasting impact on your satisfaction with the home. If you don't know these going into your search you will waste quite a bit of time looking at homes that don't fit you and never will!

  List of non changeable items you need to consider are:

Lot: Location, orientation and topography - this won't ever change. Your lot will always be right where it is today. Is this the best lot you can get? Does it give you what you want? is a hillside home really want you long term? A yard with major trees means maintenance. Does the house face the wrong way? Will your bedroom be too bright in the morning and the living areas too warm in the afternoons?

School: It is unlikely your school district will ever change. Even if you don't have kids what about resale? Do people without children desire this neighborhood? If no, resale will be tougher. Outside of exclusively retirement areas this is always a consideration.

City: Is it well run? How is the zoning? How are the public services? Compromising on this could mean higher taxes or less services down the road. Cities are wildly different in how they manage their budgets. Just because one town is well managed does not mean the very next town over is too!

Utilities: In many areas where you live can determine who your basic utility providers are. Some have very different rate structures. Do you know which is which? Check any special assessments for recent area upgrades.  That new underground wiring they bragged about in the listing may have a real cost on your tax bill.

Services: This one is not set in stone - stores, physicians, entertainment venues etc. can close or relocate over time. My general rule of thumb here is this: If you are looking in an area served by one grocery store only - think about how you would like it if that store closed. Where is the next closest one? Being close to the conveniences you need in your life is more important that you may realize. Too many times we see people purchase far from these services to get the house and then they are unhappy with the area.

By focusing on these core items you can save loads of time not "trying to see if it will work"  focus just on the listings that meet your needs on these five items.  Paint is cheap, flowers are fun to plant and cabinets can be replaced but the five things we mentioned above can never be changed.

Looking for real estate in the Coachella Valley / Palm Springs be sure to visit our website at or just give us a call at 760-408-5300 we will help you find a home using these criteria.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Palm Springs Best Priced Home For Sale $300,000

Spacious and welcoming with a sense of privacy that is unmatched at this price!   

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Four Seasons is a gated community in Palm Springs California. Built by Nationally recognized builder, K Hovnanian, the community is unique in Palm Springs. As our only age restricted single family home development you are buying something special when you buy into this neighborhood. Amenities in the community include 3 pools, spa, tennis, basket ball court, bistro, computer room, gym, aerobics room. Investors remember that the age restriction does not apply to your ownership. You just must be 55 to live in the property.

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A lovingly maintained award winning Palm II Plan this home has many upgrades. Beautifully landscape including fruit trees. The master suite is separated from the other bedrooms for maximum privacy. There are dual vanities, large tub and shower as well as  two walk in closets. There are French doors leading to an expanded, covered patio.

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The jumbo sized kitchen has a huge Island - perfect for prep or a dinner party - gas cooking top and a pantry as well as leaded glass kitchen cabinet doors


Big living areas with lots of light - remote ceiling fans (in fact there are five throughout the house)  and a cozy fireplace with custom mantel. The Den has a double door entry and spectacular view of the mountains. Plenty of space to add a closet to make it a full bedroom if needed.  Thoughtful touches like crown molding, electric outlets in closets, outdoor fountain and the soothing Desert night light views make a wonderful home truly special.

You won't be able to beat the full size laundry with lots of cabinets and a sink, beautiful landscape and a double garage.

The gated Four Seasons 55+ community offers a great lifestyle with a massive active club house which offers lots of activities to members in addition to the amenities mentioned above.  All of this located mere minutes from the heart of one of Americas great destination resorts. Endless sunshine, beautiful views and a healthy lifestyle are just part of the rewards you can enjoy when you buy this wonderful home.

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