Coachella, CA Real Estate News

By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Coachella Music Festival The east valley town of Coachella is better known now than many of it's Palm Springs area neighbors...The Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals have taken a front seat every spring and outshine the golf courses, spas, art galleries and El Paseo shopping!  Coachellafest embossed Indio and Coachella on the map several years ago....we have our modern day "Woodstock"! Coachella Music and Arts Festival (www.coachella.com), which features popular genres, such as alternative rock, hip-hop, and electronica, draws huge crowds and sells out so fast that this year organizers added a second (identical) weekend. Taking place April 13-15 and April 20-22 at Empire Polo Grounds, Coachella’s headliners include The Black Keys, Radiohead, and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg. Stagecoach: ...
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By Nancy Hankin
(RE/MAX Real Estate Consultants)
Selling a home and living in your home aren’t the same. When you are ready to sell your home, it’s important to unclutter every room in the house, including the closets and garage!Let’s start with the closets: If you are like many, you’ve probably held onto that old jacket, dress or sweater “just in case” you might wear it again, and in some instances, fit into it again. The rule of thumb here is “if you haven’t worn it in the past 12 months, then get rid of it.” Take it to your favorite thrift shop or hold a garage sale and let someone else enjoy them for a while. 5 ways to get more space, make smaller rooms look larger! Once you have discarded all those unworn items, now it’s time to arrange your clothes in an orderly fashion. Hang all the blouses or shirts together, hang the slacks t...
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
If you are creative and love live music...You can INSPIRE Thousands Of Festival Goers And Win A Pass To the Weekend Of Your Choice! Coachella Music & Arts Festival and Global Inheritance are confirming artists to participate in the TRASHed exhibit taking place this April in Indio, California. Founded in 2004, the TRASHed :: Art of Recycling program is an interactive art walk on the Coachella grounds that encourages festival goers to recycle using redesigned recycling bins designed by artists from around the world.50 artists will be selected to design a 65 gallon recycling bin for the festival in 2012. These recycling bins will be on display during both Coachella weekends and then donated to a local school in the Coachella Valley. A TRASHed Coachella art exhibit will take place in Los A...
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
STAGECOACH is becoming just as popular as the exciting music festival COACHELLA!         This year at STAGECOACH, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton will visit the desert in April to headline Stagecoach, California’s Country Music Festival, in Indio, organizers announced Thursday.     Aside from the four headliners, the 2012 festival’s lineup also includes Alabama, Kenny Rogers, Martina McBride, Luke Bryan, The Band Perry and comedian Steve Martin playing with bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers.   Stagecoach, which had been a two-day weekend festival in its first five years, expands to include Friday in 2012. The festival is set to run April 27-29.Festival promoter Goldenvoice is also expanding its Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2012 to span ...
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Every Friday night you can get your groove on at Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella, CA.  Here are some of the upcoming FREE FRIDAY CONCERTS!                        OCTOBER 7TH:  STEVIE NICKS/FLEETOWOD MAC TRIBUTE    OCTOBER 21ST:  JIMMY BUFFET TRIBUTE NOVEMBER 4TH:  JOURNEY TRIBUTE NOVEMBER 18TH:  ROLLING STONE TRIBUTE DECEMBER 9TH:  AEROSMITH TRIBUTE Spotlight 29 Casino is located at46-200 Harrison Place, Coachella, CA 92236  
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Thermal Racetrack & Motorsports Club gets a green light from an investment by a major backer!   Thermal Motorsports Track & Club , a membership-based country club of road courses for car enthusiasts and wanna-be race car drivers announced that Tim and Twanna Rogers have acquired a majority stake in the facility. The Rogers own Tower Energy Group Corp. an independent wholesale fuel provider based in Torrance. Located near the Jacquiline Cochrane Regional Airport in Coachella on 344 acres, the Thermal Racetrack is slated to be the  next new attraction to entice auto collectors and drivers seeking a challenging track to let their inner Mario's loose and push their sports cars to their limit.  Members of the club will be able to house their pricey cars and also enjoy many amenities includin...
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By Nancy Hankin
(RE/MAX Real Estate Consultants)
Summer is here and so are the openings of many swimming pools, both public and private. Kids will be donning their swimming suits and water wings and rushing out to the pool…which is exactly what they should NOT be doing. “Walk, don’t RUN” rules need to be told to each child using the pool. Many serious accidents happen when kids run, slip and fall. Pool decks are mighty slippery. Another rule that must be followed is “NO glass in the pool area.” Plastic cups should be the only utensil allowed by the pool. And please keep the noise level down, for both voices and music. Other’s may be trying to relax by the pool. Loud noises can be very disturbing. And most importantly, don’t take your eyes off the “little ones,” even for a minute. It only takes a minute or two to drown. Pools can be a ...
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By Nancy Hankin
(RE/MAX Real Estate Consultants)
For much of the country, and areas in California, home sales and prices have not risen, however, that is not the case in our beautiful Palm Springs Desert, where home prices and sales are RISING! According to the local newspaper, which obtains their figures from Data Quick, sales are 23% more than they were a year ago, and prices are slowly beginning to creep upwards as well. This past quarter, we saw a 3.4% gain in prices. Buyers…. what are you waiting for? In the Coachella Valley, which encompasses the nine cities that form our fabulous desert area, businesses are also seeing economic booms from a year ago. Last week I was filming at the Knott’s Soak City Water Park. They were expecting about 800 guests. They had over 1600 by midday! Hotels are also seeing an increase in business over...
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By Ron Holborn, Commercial & SFR, Anaheim CA, Real Estate & Short
(Short Sales, Foreclosures, Rentals, Income Real Estate)
Southern California Music Festival Coachella 2011 Line Up Announced Today! Check out Line up for Coachella 2012! Coachella, the greatest music festival in Southern California isn't happening till April but the always hyped up release of the line up has happened today midway through January. The 3-day fest takes place in the desert region of the Coachella Valley in Indio on the Polo Fields. The weather is always hot but so are the bands and the people that have been showing up to the festival that's been around since 1997. Each of the headliners listed on the line up so far aren't big surprises as each of them have played the festival before. One surprise listed on the line up close to the headlining spot (that should probably actually be in the headlining spot) is Duran Duran. With a li...
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Who wouldn't like a new home? There is a new home development in Coachella, California which is Kaufmann Broad homes. Aventine is offering homes for $150,000-$175,000. These are very  nice homes from approximately 1300 square feet to 1800 sqaure feet on lots from 6000-10,000 square feet. There are special loan programs for no money down with a credit for closing costs too. Your payments may be as low as $700 a month including homeowner's insurance and property taxes. Then it can increase year 2 to $850 and stay the same from year 3 on for approximately $1000 per month. These homes feature a great room floor plan, 2 car garage, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths - lots of cabinets and storage too. This is an incredible opportunity to own a NEW HOME at a LOW COST! Please call me now for more information...
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By Kimberley Kelly, SFR, HAFA, GREEN, I do Real Estate like I played polo-to WIN!
(HK Lane, Christie's International Affiliate, 760-285-3578)
Coachella Valley April Home Sales.  The Coachella Valley encompasses La Quinta, Indio, Coachella, Vista Santa Rosa, and Thermal to the East, along with Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Palm Springs to the West), but I concentrate on the Eastern Coachella Valley.  Total Sales for our Eastern cities in April were:La Quinta:  Condos:  17 Total   Low:  $185,000   High:  $630,000Single Family:  113 total    Low:  $110,000 High:  $2,800,000Land:  4 Total   Low:  $25,000   High:  $220,000Indio:  Condos:  8 Total   Low:  $57,000   High:  $148,000Single Family:  42 Total Low:  $25,000     High:  $575,000Land:  2 Total $10,000 eachCoachella:  Single Family:  47 Total    Low:  $70,000 High:  $219,000Condos/Land:  No SalesThermal:Single Family:   4 Total    Low:  $53,000    High:  $175,000The Eastern C...
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 12 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
Coachella Music Festival has done it again with yet another tremendous event set to take place.  The Coachella Music Festival three day event will showcase a plethora of elite bands and musical artists featuring a wide array of different genres.  Beat The Rain PSA will be held on the weekend of April 16th and will go thru Sunday, April 18th. If you are looking to get a good spot, the best time to arrive is around 9:00 am as this is when parking opens.  Arriving this early will allow for possible traffic and security search at the entrance.  While camping opens up on Thursday, the Venue gates will not open until 11:00.  The good news is the party lasts all day and night as the festival will end at 1:00 am on Friday and Saturday and midnight on Sunday. To get exact times for each concert ...
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By Kimberley Kelly, SFR, HAFA, GREEN, I do Real Estate like I played polo-to WIN!
(HK Lane, Christie's International Affiliate, 760-285-3578)
Speeding the Resale of Foreclosed Properties in the Coachella Valley..When an investor buys a property at Trustee Sale, fixes it up, then lists it, the listing states that "due to the FHA flip rule, FHA loans are not available.."  or something to that affect.According to this article below, HUD is changing the rule on Feb. 1, 2010 so that within certain perameters, FHA mortgage Ins. and therefore FHA loans will now be available!  Here in the Coachella Valley, where this is a very common occurance, I see this as a positive.  As long as the mark up isn't huge, and it fits the Lender's conditions, this can help first timers get a great buy.  I am seeing fixed up homes being listed every day here in La Quinta and South Palm Desert, that are currently unavailable to Buyers hoping to purchase...
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By Lori Bowers, The Lori Bowers Group
Last night, Jackson Square Shopping Center did a great thing that  think people need to know about.  Albertsons and the surrounding buisnesses donated money to host a middle school choir competition in their parking lot.  Not only did several people show up to hear these youth sing Christmas Carols but U92.7 the radio station was there to help promote it on the air.  The kids all sang beautifully and there were 6 different middle schools competing. 1st place went to Sacred Heart from Palm Desert,they received $1,000 2nd place went to Palm Desert Charter Middle School and they received $500   What an amazing way for Albertsons to support our kids.
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 12 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
What qualifies as a fun and rowdy time? A trip to Coachella , Ca which is 40 minutes from Palm Springs, CA, will take you to the Empire Polo Fields near Indio where you will find thousands of fans waiting for the glorified line up of some of the most popular and fantastic country music in the country they start performing in 2008 on May 3rd through the 4th . The 2008 lineup will includeTim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, The Judds and more. Take the ride and follow the tracks of those that went before you and fall into the country ambiance of the stars of country music. This trip away gives you a chance to fully enjoy the country music you love, and see your favorite starts up close and personal. Are you a country music fan? Do you sing the country blues in your heart, and is the blood that pum...
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