Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sun City Palm Desert Home Sold

Sun City Palm Desert Home Sold -78-848 Sandalwood  A Lovely 2 Bed 2 bath home Plus Den located in Sun City. With all the amenities and lifestyle choices this great Del Webb Community offers.  From Multiple Club Houses to activities galore.  When you buy a home in Sun City you are getting much more than just home! This remarkable home featured a private yard, a Den with murphy bed, separate laundry room, two car garage and tiled floors. Plantation shutters, granite and ceiling fans added a wonderful touch. Sold at $294,000.

Come find your home at Sun City in Palm Desert CA Search all available properties here.

Sun City Palm Desert CA 92211 -

A large gated community located just north of the I-10 in Palm Desert on Washington Street.

This was the original Sun City Development in Coachella Valley and many still condsier it to be the best. With over 4,000 homes and some 35 plus floor plans there are homes here for everyone. From efficiency type units of just 1,000 square feet all the way up to 3,000 square foot homes on the golf course. No matter which home you choose you'll benefit from all there is for you to enjoy in this great community.

You really do have the complete package at Sun City. You essentially don't have to leave the community for anything except grocery shopping. There are three club houses to serve the multiple golf courses and community. There is even a post office on site .

From physical activities to social clubs the choices are endless. The camaraderie and special memories you will make will last a lifetime.

The grounds of Sun City are beautifully maintained and feature mountain vistas, Palm lined streets, green belts and water features.

Living here year round or seasonally is easy and will simplify your life.

Call us today to see your dream of warm weather living come true.


Monday, September 21, 2015

Palm Springs Sunrise Park Big Fixer For Sale

Palm Springs Sunrise Park big fixer for sale - 240 NW Cerritos - Large corner lot in a wonderful Central Neighborhood of Palm Springs. You own the land and the potential is through the roof on this one!

Over 1800 square feet to work with as well as a double garage pool and all located on a corner lot. The Quiet neighborhood boasts magnificent views of Mt. San Jacinto and the proximity to all the great activities in palm Springs could not be better.  You are 5 minutes from the heart of downtown just a few more minutes to golf, gaming, dining, shopping and more.

VALUE: With homes like this fixed up selling at $600,000 and above the $437,000 asking price makes perfect sense.   Palm Springs California is booming with new construction popping up all over, shiny new faces being put on many old properties and great plans for so many things.  Airlines are adding flights, new hotels are being built and tourism is going up- this past year our National press attention has been huge. Long a sleepy golf hideaway in the Desert with a celebrity pedigree, Palm Springs is now a bustling destination resort with something for everyone.  FUN: From film festivals attracting "A list" celebrities, to tours of the Mid Century modern architecture to dance parties and live music festivals. The hardest thing you'll need to do is decided what you want to do!

The best thing is that you can have all this fun in one of the most beautiful spots in Southern California.  With scenic mountains, dramatic deserts and lush golf courses the natural beauty will captivate you.

The past 3 years has seen an explosion of trendy restaurants offering a varied and eclectic dining scene. If interesting dining options are your thing you will not be disappointed.

So come get in on all the excitement and check out the outstanding value in this Sunrise park home.  Call 760-408-5300 for further info and to schedule your personal tour.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

76044 Via Firenze Indian Wells California

76044 Via Firenze Indian Wells California, offered at $1,625,000

Think of everything you want in a luxury residence. Then check out his stunning master piece.

Curb appeal abounds with the stone and smooth stucco exterior - verdant landscape and the custom look of this home.

Enter through the massive wooden doorway into your own private courtyard. Lushly landscaped, with a brick walk and a perfect prelude to what is to come inside.

The grand entry hall gives you a preview of the sense of space this home has with the Extra  high ceilings , saltwater remote control pool, patios, wet bar with fridge, view even a wine room.


Plantation shutters accent the airy feel of the home,  the kitchen is a chefs delight with every bell and whistle tastefully fitted into a well designed spaced. Including a sub zero side by side over-sized built in.

The Master suite is massive and includes a fireplace, a sitting area and a bathroom like no other with multiple customized walk-in closets.

Beautiful wood floors, granite counters, crown molding  add luxurious touches to every space.

See the Amazing 3D Tour Of This Home   3D

34 Guest House

Across the patio from the Formal Dining room is the 'casita" or little house. It is a full one bedroom with living room space, virtually as generous as the master suite and something any of your guests will be honored to have.

Rounding out this magnificent property are two more bedrooms in the main house..both suites and a hobby room or office space, laundry room two car garage and a golf cart garage.

There are stereo speakers built in throughout the property and an alarm system. Flat screen tv is included in the purchase price and the gorgeous furniture package is available outside of escrow.

When having everything is the only thing 76-044 Via Firenze is the natural choice.

Call today for your private tour or text 444 to 760-297-4800 to receive all the information on your smart device.

Indian Wells is one of the most prestigious places to live in California. Toscana Country Club is the embodiment of luxurious and graceful living. .

Made up of mostly quiet Gated communities - Indian Wells is a serene Desert Oasis.  Surrounded by natural beauty at every turn it seems only fitting that living in Indian Wells is such sublime pleasure.

With just a touch of commercial development along the Westerly edge of Indian Wells the bulk of the land is devoted to private home communities, world renown resorts, golf and the Internationally famous Tennis Gardens.

Amazing Kitchen

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hidden Costs In Your Real Estate Transaction

Use this little check list to help you spot some of the most common places where your costs can go up dramatically.  Little extras that pile on and can really add up.

 Tenant Rights In Foreclosed Properties

We all want to save money! Sure we do. We probably know where the best priced gas is in town and how to shop for a discount airfare when going to visit the family but Real Estate can be very confusing.

Mobile Notary Fees: Your closing officer will cheerfully tell you that they can send someone to you to sign and notarize documents. Great! But guess who pays for this service - you! Your schedule may make it worth it but if you can stop by the title or escrow office you can potentially save $100-$250 dollars. The reason for the broad range is because if you are getting a loan there are more documents to sign and the price goes up.

Termite Company Repairs: In many areas small repairs that are commonly called wood rot are bid by the termite company. Everyone is busy, everyone wants to close the sale so the seller typically signs this document and pays 3-5 times the amount it would cost to have a fascia board or a post on the patio replaced. Often a handyman is enough to do these jobs. Please note; I am not talking an actual termite problem here. That would have to be treated properly by the termite company.

Escrow Fees: These can vary wildly. I have seen differences of $450 for the same transaction. As Realtors we have trusted partners that we refer you to. However, over time we can lose sight of what the fees are. Ask your Realtor to get three quotes for escrow services. If they want to use their preferred escrow provider ask them to match the best price.

Title Fees: In many states these charges are set by the state insurance commissioner and do not really vary. However, it would not hurt to get a quote and also look carefully for any surplus charge beyond the actual title policy fee. Buyers, if you are getting a loan you will have to buy what is called a lenders title policy for your lender this is in addition to the title policy on the home which the seller typically pays for. Be sure you get quotes on that. One note here, any discounted extended to one party must also be equally extended to the other party.

Broker Fees: Buyers and sellers need to be aware of add on charges from the brokerages involved in the transaction. More and more often I am seeing some brokerages are adding a fee on top of any commission they are getting. Typically called a transaction fee or a admin fee these are pure junk and if you insist I am sure they will get removed. If not you will have to decide if that brokers services are worth that extra fee to you.

Home Inspections:  A good home inspector can save you a fortune! I would simply ask your RealtorRead Our article on how to ask the best questions in your home inspection.
if they have several they recommend or just one. Ask what sort of report you will get and what the general fees in the area are. Currently in my area inspection fees, for essentially the same inspection can vary by $125. Some inspectors provide very detailed reports with heavy emphasis on photos others just a general overview with few pictures. Be sure you get the report you need for the type of property you are buying.

State Requirements: Many states have specific forms or reports they require to be part of a real estate transaction. Here in California there is a pack of Hazard reports the seller must provide the buyer. There are multiple companies that sell these reports and prices differ by as much $35 for the exact same reports.

Your general rule of thumb is to ask questions. Anytime you as a buyer or seller are asked to pay for something be sure that you know what it is, are okay with it and know what options are out there for you. Don't let the hidden costs in your Real Estate transaction get out of control.

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