Indian Wells, CA Real Estate News

By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
  For the BEST Fajitas & Margaritas in the Palm Springs, CA Area you have to try Don Diego’s of Indian Wells! Don Diego's has been serving authentic Mexican cuisine to the Coachella Valley since 1981. We proudly invite you to explore our menu featuring Tia Maria Chile Relleno, Green Corn Tamales, or the award wining Sizzling Fajitas. Menu items are homemade daily with all fresh ingredients. The entertainment, cuisine and margaritas will bring you back to Don Diego’s again and again. The Fiesta Hour party is going on every day of the week between 3:00 and 6:00 pm. Enjoy discounted cocktails such as regular size house margaritas and wine for $3.95 imported beers are $3.50, and domestic beer is just $2.75. For more great spots in the Palm Springs area visit 365 Things to do in the Palm Sp...
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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 )
The Indian Wells Country Club has been around since 1956 offering members a spectacular community full of life and energy.  Indian Wells Country Club, which has become known as the "Fun Club of the Desert." Between the spacious clubhouse, the private dining areas, and the challenging golf courses, this is certainly a lively country club that serves up something for everyone. At the heart of every country club is a golf course and in the case of the Indian Wells Country Club you will find two.  The club is proud to present 36 championship holes on two magnificent courses.  The Classic Course is the original course founded by Desi Arnaz, Paul Prom, Eddie Susalla, Linn Johnson, Earl Murphy, Milt Hicks, Bill Worthing and John Curci.  The 6,479-yard par 72 course was built in 1966 and serves...
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By Mary MacGregor, La Quinta Country Club Homes
(HomeSmart Professionals)
Tantalizing art, bare-armed weather, picture-perfect setting. And, a 7.2 earthquake to boot on this memorable Easter Sunday here in the Palm Springs valley! Karen Ralke–my faithful art show companion—and I had just exited the Indian Wells Arts Festival, found my car on the grassy north 40, and turned on the ignition when the trembler hit. Thinking it was perhaps somebody I knew deliberately rocking the car, and much too violently to be amusing, I crankily turned around to ascertain the culprit. No one is there. Then, my foggy brain decided there was something seriously amiss with my Nissan. Karen spys the adjacent car swaying as well and proclaims an earthquake. For two native Californians, it took much too long to figure it out. It seemed to go on forever. Even when I stepped out of th...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
Springtime in the Desert – Desert Horizons in Indian Wells Springtime in the desert is a very desirable time of year to visit the area. Indian Wells is located approximately 100 miles from the Newport Beach area. The Coachella Valley is a very beautiful area, with stunning mountains, clear blue skies, and it is a golf destination area. There are many golf courses located in the Coachella Valley, and there are also many professional golf tournaments as well including the Bob Hope Classic, and the Frank Sinatra Golf Tournament. The desert is an excellent place for a weekend get a way, and there are many hotels to stay in and enjoy this incredible climate. Desert Horizons is a gated community in the Indian Wells area. During the springtime, the weather is incredibly  pleasant, not too warm...
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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 Bank Owned Properties / Foreclosures in Indian Wells , please call us at the numbers below. Were committed to helping you find the home of your dreams. As a Real Estate Agent with over 20 years of experience in the local 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 Judy Genton, Realtor,e-PRO
(Bennion Deville Homes)
  The City of Indian Wells and UCR Palm Desert Graduate Center are very pleased to present "Imagining the Future," a free, six-lecture series beginning on January 27, 2010. This speaker series features leading UCR engineering faculty members sharing their cutting edge research on sustainability, renewable energy, and water and air quality issues. Each lecture will be held at 6 p.m. in the Celebrity Ballroom of the IW Club at the Indian Wells Golf Resort. Dates, topics and speakers are as listed below: Each one-hour presentation will be followed by a 20-30 minute question-and-answer period. As mentioned above, this educational series is FREE of charge, and open to the public; however, advance reservations are required. For reservations and information, call the UCR Palm Desert Graduate ...
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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 )
Indian Wells is one of the fine regions in the country to enjoy gorgeous weather, golf and gorgeous Desert scenery.  Amidst the area you will find Toscana Country Club, which is the last private country club in Indian Wells, California .  Whether you are looking for world-class golf, a relaxing spa, or a new home, this country club has it all. Golf fanatics are always looking for reputable courses to provide a challenge and pure entertainment at the same time.  When you think about golf, two names typically come to mind; Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.  For this reason, it only makes sense to try out a course that has been created by the best in the game. When becoming a member of the Toscana Country Club, you will instantly gain access to two extraordinary courses that have been perso...
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By Lori Bowers, The Lori Bowers Group
The Womens Show 2009 at the Renaissance Esmeralda in Indian Wells, Ca is not only a great way to spend the day, but also an opportunity to give back to the Coachella Valley.  Admission is only 12 dollars and all money raised will go back to local charities. There will be Celebrity speakers, Health tips, Free Makeovers, and of course shopping.  Not to mention wine and food tasting all for a great cause.  This is a women only  event, so mark your agenda today.  Oct 31 & Nov 1st. What an amazing way to spend the day with friends, meet new people and know it is all for such a great cause.  Sometimes it is important for our souls, to be involved, give back and appreciate our lives and our blessings.  Hope to see some of you there!
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By Judy Genton, Realtor,e-PRO
(Bennion Deville Homes)
Indian Wells is always looking for ways to better and improve the city & homeowners lives plus the enviroment . This is  their latest.          City Launches New Community Garden Project Do you have a "green thumb" when it comes to planting? Do you like to garden but don't have appropriate space where you live? Or do you simply like the idea of meeting others in a beautiful outdoor setting? The City of Indian Wells is in the process of establishing an organic Community Garden adjacent to City Hall. This project not only offers yet another benefit for residents, but also supports the city's commitment to sustainable living practices. Ryan Bowen, the city's expert landscape architect, has already planted a sample garden (see his fabulous example in these photos) and would be available to ...
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By Judy Genton, Realtor,e-PRO
(Bennion Deville Homes)
  Inventory information for Coachella Valley as of July 24th,2009  The inventory of residential properties in the Palm Desert MLS has come down again and is now at 5,892 properties     A total of 869 properties have sold here in the past 3 months, from Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert (including Sun City), Indian Wells and La Quinta.        Average of 290 properties sold per month      Total current Active inventory in these cities is 2,824 properties     Currently a 9.8 month supply of properties     A big reason that sellers need to be competitive and buyers ready to act quickly on well priced properties.
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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 )
Market Conditions Summary Report 06/29/2009 11:34 am   Search Criteria: Property Type  Residential    Include Property Subtype  Single Fam Res Detch    Area  Indian Wells Status - Active Inventory Analysis Prior 7 - 12 Months(07/04/2008-12/30/2008) Prior 4 - 6 Months(12/31/2008-03/30/2009) Current - 3 Months(03/31/2009-06/29/2009) Total # of Comparable Sales (Settled) 0 0 0 Absorption Rate (Total Sales/Months) 0.00 0.00 0.00 Total # of Comparable Active Listings ♦ 80 132 176 Months of Housing Supply (Listings/Absorption Rate) 0.00 0.00 0.00 Median Sale Price & List Price, DOM Prior 7 - 12 Months Prior 4 - 6 Months Current - 3 Months Median Comparable Sale Price 0 0 0 Median Comparable Sales Days on Market 0 0 0 Median Comparable List Price (All) 1,697,000 1,497,000 1,380,000 Median Com...
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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 )
The U.S. is flooded with some immaculate private country clubs to pursue.  Whether you are looking for one amidst a gorgeous setting in North Carolina or a relaxing club off the coast in Florida, there is a plethora to choose from.  One of the most highly touted country clubs you will find in America today is The Vintage Club. Originating in April of 1979, The Vintage Club Indian Wells quickly became one of the most prestigious and ultra-exclusive private country club communities in America.  Its extreme exclusivity has created the type of recognition this club worked hard to achieve.  While any club can create amazing features and offer tremendous amenities, you cannot always create the scenery and setting.  This club is present in a natural cove just at the base of the Eisenhower Moun...
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By Judy Genton, Realtor,e-PRO
(Bennion Deville Homes)
Indian Wells statistics as of May 21,2009 Its been an interesting season for Indian Wells real estate sales, here are a few up to date figures as of today. There have been 50 homes/properties(not land) sold since January 1,2009.  Ranging in price from $132,500, condo in Mountain Cove, to $2,900,000 in The Reserve.  7 of  those properties were bank owned and 3 were short sales. There are currently 315 homes for sale as of today, ranging from low of $139,900 to high of $20,000,000.  Of  those 315, there are 5 for sale that are bank owned, ranging from low of $489,000 to high of $1,100,000.  There are 10 short sales ranging from low of $199,500 to high of $2,100,000.  Lots of property to choose from.  Call me if you'd like a current list.  
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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 )
It's that time of year again where tennis fans flood the Indian Wells area in California to watch all of the world's greatest tennis players compete.  A star-studded cast includes some of the finest men and women players such as Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Jelena Jankovic and Nadia Petrova. The BNP Paribas Open is one of the events that are on the ATP World Tour and the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.  While tennis is the reason everyone gathers for this event, there are numerous things to take advantage of while there.  To make sure you do not miss a thing going on, here are some facets you can experience while at Indian Wells, California. The most obvious reason to go is to watch tennis.  You will be able to watch a plethora of exciting matches between all of the top men's and women's tennis...
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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 )
 Essential Information 44900 Desert Horizons Drive Indian Wells, CA 92210 760-340-4646   Real Estate in Desert Horizons Click Here Golf Course   Play Status: Private City: Indian Wells Number of Holes on Property: 18 Member Fees: $50,000 Annual Dues: $13,140 Course Architect: Ted Robinson, Sr.; Est. 1980. Course Type: Regulation Play Policy: Sponsored guests Monday through Thursday after 12. Guests with members after 11 a.m. Walking is permitted with some restrictions. Golf Editor Description: Medium wide rolling fairways, sparkling lakes and magnificent palm trees surround this course. Water a factor on many holes. This course is immaculately maintained. It has large, multilevel Bermuda-328 greens.  Remarks: Has a separate putting course Men's Par: 72 Men's Yardage: 5,548-6,609 Men's ...
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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 )
The 26th annual LG Skins Game this Thanksgiving weekend was to be held in the beautiful region of Indian Wells, California.  And just like every year, it is an event that golf fans do not want to miss out on. Unfortunately the Skins Game was canceled in 2009. LG, which is one of the world's leading electronics companies, would have been the title sponsor in this one million dollar purse.  With this large purse, it is one of the richest two-day events in the history of golf.  Some of the greatest golfers of all-time have made their presence heard at this event including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods. As mentioned, this year's event was supposed be held at Indian Wells Golf Resort in California.  The John Fought designed players course is a par-72 18-hole ch...
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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 )
Indian Wells, California is located just minutes from Palm Springs, playground of the stars. This majestic Southern California real estate started as a small oasis in the desert and become one of the most luxurious communities in California. Indian Wells began as a tribal well, soon became a wagon stop as the west was explored, and soon became a playground for the wealthy including presidents, movie stars, and sports legends. Indian Wells was the winter residence of Dwight D. Eisenhower. During the 50's, tennis tournaments were turned into annual events. The hosted the first Bob Hope Desert Classic in 1960. Today, people come from all over the world to visit the luxurious resorts, golf at the Indian Wells Golf Resort, and play tennis at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Near enough to Pal...
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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 )
Surrounded by the inspiring beauty of the stark desert, with the majestic Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains in the background, Indian Wells Golf Resort brings new meaning to the term, heaven on earth. Rolling jade green fairways beckon to the golf enthusiast within, promising hours of challenging yet relaxing golf. Walkways meander around the courses, making navigation effortless and simple, while you enjoy the beauty of extreme factions of nature. From the colorful flowers, blooming in all their glory, to the lush vegetation drawing the effect together, this golf haven has rapidly risen to the top amongst the ranks of the most impressive and most frequently visited resorts. What drew the attention? The particular care given to details laid the foundation for the later infamous LG S...
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By Sue Margiotta
(Power Brokers International)
 Indian Wells DemographicsSource: Wheeler's Desert Letter www.coachella-valley.com Indian Wells Subdivisions and Golf Communities Included:  Casa Dorado  Casa Rosada  Colony Cove  Cove At Indian Wells  Desert Horizons C.C.  Dorado Villas  El Dorado Country Cl  Indian Wells  Indian Wells C.C.  La Rocca  Los Lagos  Monte Sereno Estates  Montelena  Mountain Cove  Mountain Gate  Sandpiper Bergheer  Sandpiper Cove  Sandpiper Indian Wel  Sundance  The Colony Estates  The Province  Toscana CC  Village At Indian We  Villaggio at Indian Wells  Vintage Country Club  The Reserve  Indian Wells Neighborhoods:Casa Dorado Casa Rosada Colony Cove Cove At Indian Wells Desert Horizons C.C. Dorado Villas El Dorado Country Cl Indian Wells Indian Wells C.C. La Rocca Los Lagos Monte Sereno Estates Montelena ...
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By Kimberlee Morgan
(Windermere Real Estate)
Spring in the Coachella Valley is a wonderful time to get out and enjoy the outdoors.With temperatures in the 70's and 80's, abundant sunshine and cool evenings make for the perfect time to get out and explore. You can play a round of golf, catch a tennis match, stroll along El Paseo and indulge yourself in the fine shops or explore the many hiking trails.  If relaxing is more to your taste, then treat yourself to a day at a spa.  Spring into Spring!  Here are a few ideas to get you outdoors.College of the Desert Street Fair43-500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert , CA 92260Every Sat & SunStroll through the many vendors outdoors, arts, crafts, clothing, food and much much more!Indian Wells Tennis Garden78200 Miles AvenueIndian Wells, CA 92210Ph: 760.200.8400Fax: 760.200.8444 www.iwtg.net Year-...
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