Indian Wells, CA Real Estate News

By Bonnie Jean Hart, Bonnie J. Hart - 25+ yrs Exp - Real Estate - L
(Home Smart Professionals-La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Indio, CA)
Listening and Communication! I have written and read so much about listening...recently have been priviledged to participate in a group where we are learning or being reminded again to be Quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger. In our home we are practicing this...and we have found when we turn the TV off during the night when we all want to relax and relax with soothing music and either read or communicate it ends up being such a rewarding evening. There is so little worth watching on TV after you get the news and see your favorite football team win or lose...or baseball, etc.   Enjoying a beautiful evening with the man I love and doing so in peace! Love and peace to you all!
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Indian Wells CA Real Estate House Sales and Home Listings - Short Sales, Foreclosures and Standard Sales - September 2011 Market Report News   This is a market activity report of closed house sales and active home listings in the city of Indian Wells California, for September 2011. According to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), there were 15 closed Indian Wells home sales from September 1st to September 30th, 2011. 6 were Indian Wells Foreclosures 5 were Indian Wells Short Sales / Short Pay 4 were Indian Wells Standard Sales 0 were Indian Wells Probate or "Other" Sales And according to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), there are 29 Indian Wells active listings from September 1st to September 30th, 2011. 12 are Indian Wells Foreclosures 8 are Indian Wells Short Sales / Short Pay 7 ar...
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By Bonnie Jean Hart, Bonnie J. Hart - 25+ yrs Exp - Real Estate - L
(Home Smart Professionals-La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Indio, CA)
 A Best Buy in Indian Wells Country Club!  This is one of the most central gated communities in the Desert.  The location is close to El Paseo Drive, The River, La Quinta Old Town and has some of the best mountain views. Indian Wells C.C.Indian Wells Country Club, known as "The Fun Club of the Desert since 1956," has a rich history. The Club offers championship 36-holes of golf, including the picturesque Cove Course with spectacular canyons and vistas and the Classic Course, which was the original home to the Bob Hope Classic for over 40 years. With a dynamic, high energy membership, Indian Wells holds numerous “Club within a Club” activities such as our Ladies Golf Association (the oldest continuous ladies golfing association in the country next to the L.P.G.A.), men`s groups, bridge, ...
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By Bonnie Jean Hart, Bonnie J. Hart - 25+ yrs Exp - Real Estate - L
(Home Smart Professionals-La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Indio, CA)
Here is the week's Best Buy in Indian Wells Country Club!   Indian Wells C.C.Indian Wells Country Club, known as "The Fun Club of the Desert since 1956," has a rich history. The Club offers championship 36-holes of golf, including the picturesque Cove Course with spectacular canyons and vistas and the Classic Course, which was the original home to the Bob Hope Classic for over 40 years. With a dynamic, high energy membership, Indian Wells holds numerous “Club within a Club” activities such as our Ladies Golf Association (the oldest continuous ladies golfing association in the country next to the L.P.G.A.), men`s groups, bridge, book club, The Tribe, The Indianettes Putters, bunko, Lean Feathers and more...not to mention great Member Events. Indian Wells Country Club is the place to make...
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By Bonnie Jean Hart, Bonnie J. Hart - 25+ yrs Exp - Real Estate - L
(Home Smart Professionals-La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Indio, CA)
This is an incredible Home that would be the perfect Corp. Resort in Indian Wells Country Club! This home has so many suites that it could be considered a mini Hotel.  There are many multi-million dollar homes in our California Desert but not all of them could host as many groups as this one could.  Where are those companies who need convention centers on a regular basis and could afford to purchase their own in this down market, hold it, use it, write it off as your business expense? This is definitely the perfect center for business or just relaxing and enjoying a vacation in the sun. Oh, By the Way...if you know of someone who could use our good services, please send us their contact information.  We will follow-up and take good care of them for you.  We are never to busy for your re...
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By Bonnie Jean Hart, Bonnie J. Hart - 25+ yrs Exp - Real Estate - L
(Home Smart Professionals-La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Indio, CA)
Staging Tips 1. Grab them from the curb. Sometimes buyers like doing drive-bys before deciding whether to request a showing or attend an open house. Make these potential buyers fall in love with your home by Curb Appeal!  Add potted plants and flowers, power-washing driveways, walkways, weed the garden, prune the shrubs and mow the lawn. It's your first chance to make a good impression, so make it count. 2. Make it sparkle. Think hotel clean. Mop, dust, vacuum, wash windows, baseboards, cupboards... Remember that people may look in your cupboards, under your sinks and in your closets.  Also, pay particular attention to odors. You might consider consulting a neutral nose - have your Realtor come by for a smell test. 3. Pay attention to color and light. Too-bright colors turn buyers off. ...
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By Bonnie Jean Hart, Bonnie J. Hart - 25+ yrs Exp - Real Estate - L
(Home Smart Professionals-La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Indio, CA)
  A quote taken from the Realtor Magazine worthy of blogging...     "Being a great online networker is no substitute for being a knowledgeable professional. You have to know your business, know your market, and communicate effectively." - Blanche Evans, Realtor Magazine  
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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)
Indian Wells, CA market report for July and August.  Indian Wells is a small City in our Palm Springs Valley, but it offers it's Residents plenty of amenities.  Several fantastic Hotels to choose between like The Hyatt Grand Champions, Indian Wells Resort Hotel, Miramonte, and the Renaissance Esmeralda..all offer Indian Wells Residents discounts.  The Indian Wells Golf Resort also offers it's residents golf rounds for just $35!  A financially secure City, Indian Wells is perfect for both full-timers or Seasonal Snowbirds.. Total Single Family Residences CLOSED:  17 Lowest Price:  $185,000 at Village at Indian Wells (non-gated community) Highest Price:  $2,300,000 at The Reserve (Private, gated, golf course community) Homes Sold Over 1 Million:  8 Total number of Condominium CLOSED:  3 L...
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By Bonnie Jean Hart, Bonnie J. Hart - 25+ yrs Exp - Real Estate - L
(Home Smart Professionals-La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Indio, CA)
An Experienced Luxury Home Agent If you are looking for a luxury home in the Desert, there has never been a better time to take advantage of lower prices and great interest rates on a beautiful selection of fine estates.  Prices are at an all time low as are interest rates!   Come and take advantage of 350 days of sunshine, abundant golf and tennis, local shopping, maybe a day at the spa...and, of course, find the perfect luxury home of your dreams.    Let an experienced and qualified luxury home agent guide you in your search to find the ideal property.  You and I, your luxury home agent, will find the right home at the right price for you...right now.   Begin by going to our website www.BonnieAndClyde.WindermereSoCal.com or calling 760-972-7520.
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By Bonnie Jean Hart, Bonnie J. Hart - 25+ yrs Exp - Real Estate - L
(Home Smart Professionals-La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Indio, CA)
  Have you ever experienced Fall in the Desert?  The mild climate makes this the ideal time to venture into the cornucopia of people, places and things which come together to make the Coachella Valley one of the ultimate vacation and full-time destinations.  Sleepy little resort area?   Only if you want it to be.  There will still be less traffic and no lines at the restaurants.   Check out each of our cities, a string of jewels laid sparkling along the base of those gorgeous mountain ranges.  Each town brings its own history, flavor, style and character.  From the windmills at the Pass to the surprisingly vast and haunting mystery of the Salton Sea, you will find far more to see and do here than you ever might imagine.   Select a lifestyle and live it for as long as you like!   Sample ...
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By Bonnie Jean Hart, Bonnie J. Hart - 25+ yrs Exp - Real Estate - L
(Home Smart Professionals-La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Indio, CA)
Indian Wells C.C. Indian Wells Country Club, known as "The Fun Club of the Desert since 1956," has a rich history. The Club offers championship 36-holes of golf, including the picturesque Cove Course with spectacular canyons and vistas and the Classic Course, which was the original home to the Bob Hope Classic for over 40 years. With a dynamic, high energy membership, Indian Wells holds numerous “Club within a Club” activities such as their Ladies Golf Association (the oldest continuous ladies golfing association in the country next to the L.P.G.A.), men`s groups, bridge, book club, The Tribe, The Indianettes Putters, bunko, Lean Feathers and more...not to mention great Member Events.    Indian Wells Country Club is the place to make lifelong friends, build networks and create everlast...
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By Bonnie Jean Hart, Bonnie J. Hart - 25+ yrs Exp - Real Estate - L
(Home Smart Professionals-La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Indio, CA)
  If you are thinking of buying a second home but are concerned with how you would maintain and watch over it during the months you would not be in residence let me set your mind at ease.     We have many gated communities, some are guard gated and some of these guard gated communities have 24 hour security.  Nearly every community have home watchers available for a minimal cost per month depending on the degree of service you would want.     Home watchers oversee many aspects of your home.  They usually charge from $50-$100 per month and visits can be bi-weekly or weekly.  Some of the services they provide are as follows:     Turn on all faucets, run dishwasher for a 10 minute rinse, run the garbage disposal, flush toilets Check the thermostat and verify that the air-conditioning (or f...
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By Bonnie Jean Hart, Bonnie J. Hart - 25+ yrs Exp - Real Estate - L
(Home Smart Professionals-La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Indio, CA)
If you own property in Indian Wells and are thinking of selling please give us a call.  We have clients interested and even though it is summer the serious buyers are still around and looking.  Most people make the mistake of taking their home off the market in the summer months thinking that no one is going to be buying homes in the heat.  Not so!  What happens is there is far less competition in the summer months and if you have a good property it may be the one to sell.  During "Season", Nov.-April, the competition is greater and therefore the buyer's have more to choose from and will be harder negotiators.   When we talk with clients who are interested in selling we tell them that we bought in the middle of summer when it was 120 degrees.  And many of them admit that, yes, they boug...
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By Bonnie Jean Hart, Bonnie J. Hart - 25+ yrs Exp - Real Estate - L
(Home Smart Professionals-La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Indio, CA)
The real estate market and the economy (as the two go hand-in-hand) has taken a toll on all of us.  However, here in the Desert we have expereienced some encouraging activity in recent months.   The following are statistics taken from the MLS regarding single family homes sold in the first six months of 2011, Sold and Closed.      Indian Wells, California. January 1, 2011 - July 1, 2011   NEIGHBORHOODS in Indian Wells  (Those homes not in gated communities.)  23 Homes Sold    Price Range     Total sold Average price per sq. ft. $255-$400,000 7 $150.83 $400-$500,000 3 $210.73 $500-$600,000 2 $215.16 $600-$700,000 4 $205.81 $700-$800,000 3 $295.13 $800-$900,000 2 $247.91 $900-$1,000,000 2 $248.08     INDIAN WELLS COUNTRY CLUB  25 Homes Sold   Price Range   Total Sold Average price per sq...
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By Bonnie Jean Hart, Bonnie J. Hart - 25+ yrs Exp - Real Estate - L
(Home Smart Professionals-La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Indio, CA)
There have been some great buys this season in Indian Wells.  This particular home sold for $475,000 and is one of the most uniquely decorated, contemporary, small homes in the Indian Wells neighbor.  Indian Wells is the center of the Desert together with its next door neighbor Palm Desert.  Indian Wells is know for its resorts and its famous Indian Wells Tennis Gardens where the BNP Paribas Open takes place in March.   One of the amenities available to Indian Wells residents is the newer Indian Wells Golf Country Club and Restaurant which surrounds and is nestled in between the Hyatt and Renaissance Esmeralda Hotels.   The real estate business was so active this May and June that we ran out of good properties.  Property owners who had their homes on the market during the first quarter ...
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
For golf fans and reality show junkies, Big Break is back!  I have had several friends and fellow pros compete on this show in the past and it has been fun to watch them try to make it through the grueling competition.  This season a group of golfers were chosen to come to Indian Wells to compete for the prizes and an opportunity to advance their golf careers.  Since I live and work here in the beautiful Coachella Valley... it is even more fun to see familiar landmarks, golf courses, and our snow-capped mountains as a backdrop for the show!   “Big Break Indian Wells” will feature an all-male cast who are at different stages of their professional careers. Some have competed professionally on top tours, while others are just beginning their journey in professional golf. The 10-episode se...
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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 )
If you would like to see any of the properties listed below which are homes for sale in Indian Wells Country Club , please call us at the numbers below. Were committed to helping you find the home of your dreams. Elaine Stewart has been a Real Estate Business for over 15 years and has extensive experience in the Palm Springs, and surrounding cities Real Estate market, Elaine truly enjoys helping people in the process of buying or selling a home. Elaine Stewart - Remax Real Estate Consultants Mobile: (760) 668-2399 - Office: (760) 391-4415 Email: desertrealestate1@yahoo.com
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Extraordinary California Desert Homes for Sale Buyers looking for extraordinary California desert homes have some great opportunities right now. Prices are down from several years ago, but are also less, sometimes significantly, than what one finds on the coast.  And bank owned homes offer a particularly good opportunity in the million dollars and up range with some significant opportunities, especially if you like mountain views and golf.  Whether it's a home up in the Santa Rosa mountains (a favorite area of mine is the Royal Carrizo community with some homes having spectacular mountain and desert views) or in one of the many exclusive gated golf course communities, the California desert cities of La Quinta, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, and Palm Desert offer a wonderful lifestyle for ...
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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 )
Majestic mountain views, a serene desert setting, luxurious homes, and a golf community unlike any other in the country.  What more could a person ask for when looking for Indian Wells Real Estate in a country club.  The Vintage Country Club checks off on all of the above and delivers much more.  Situated at the foot of the Eisenhower Mountain in Indian Wells, the gorgeous community has been serving up immaculate homes to residents since 1979.  Located just 15 miles Southeast of Palm Springs, the country club is spread out over 712 acres of the rolling California desert. Sometimes the amenities, exclusivity, and luxuriousness are overlooked by the mere beauty of a location.  This is precisely what you will find with the Vintage Country Club.  How could one beat perfect temperatures, vie...
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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 )
Situated within Indian Wells, California lays one of the latest private country club communities to hit the area, Toscana Country Club.  The homes reminisce those of Italy, Spain and early California design.  Privacy and security is to the highest degree with the private equity club and gated community.  And the golf course comes from one of the greatest of all time, Jack Nicklaus. Click Here For Homes in Toscana As you begin to house shop within the Toscana Country Club you will find sizes ranging from 2,700 square feet to 5,400 square feet.  It all depends on which floor plan meets your needs and wants.  Each of the luxurious homes is built by the Sunrise company and range in price from $1.3 million to $3 million.  There are a total of three different floor plan collections to choose ...
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