Rancho Mirage, CA Real Estate News

By TODD PICCONI 909.908.7376 HELPING YOU FIND HOME., Patient, Persistent and Passionate About Your Move
(TODD PICCONI REAL ESTATE)
Are you hoping for a sudden surge, like yesterday?  What do you think it will take to make Consumer Confidence take a flying LEAP?  YES, That's my question that I've been asking myself lately? Anybody else? Tell me...Let's share what is happening in our marketplaces.  Afterall, ACTIVE RAIN is the place to do it, and hear it from the most competent opinions out there....the one's who are committed, and making it happen. In Rancho Cucamonga, the market has been a bit more stagnant.  I've noticed the price point of $320,000, which was the most active price range earlier this year, come to a screaching halt!  Now, the new active price point is $250,000 - $275,000.  So a drop of about 15-20%.  Yes, That is ALOT! In Palm Springs, the market has been more stagnant in the $350,000 price range. ...
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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)
Rancho Mirage, California is often referred to as "City of the Stars".  You can tell by the Street Names, what that means..Bob Hope Drive, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore, Gene Autry Dr...the days of Mega Stars coming to the beautiful warm winters in the desert for some R & R.   It is centrally located..about 15 minutes from downtown Palm Springs to the West and about 15 minutes from La Quinta to the East.  Many fabulous restaurants, gated and non-gated communities and various Golf Courses, both public and private.  Very few new homes being built other than some large, custome homes, or semi-custom in smaller, gated enclaves. Total number of Single Family Residences CLOSED:  72 Lowest Price:  $120,000 at Rancho Mirage Resort  (REO that was 3bd/2ba built in 1983) Highest Price:  $3,000,000 in...
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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)
Short Sale CLOSED in Rancho Mirage, California.  Closed another Short Sale yesterday in beautiful Rancho Mirage, California.   This was a very emotional sale for my Seller.  She and her recently deceased spouse had purchased their condo years ago and enjoyed many lovely seasons in it.  She was very attached to the home, but with his death and her decreased income, she could not manage the mortgage payments any longer.  She decided to short sale with me.   The Buyer is Canadian and was looking for a desert retreat..but it had to have a lake, private boat dock and in a gated community!  Bingo!  This particular condo has lakefront boat docking as well as Western Santa Rosa Mountain views over the lake.  Our desert truly does have it all. The condo's notes were with Bank of America, and wer...
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By Ron Jesser, Palm Springs California Homes For Sale
(Real Estate eBroker Palm Springs)
  Betty Ford’s Legacy Lives On In Rancho Mirage And Palm Springs, CA Betty Ford, an outspoken humanitarian; a woman not afraid to speak her mind, a woman dedicated to help others, a woman who was an activist- Betty Ford will be missed.   Since her death, we’ve all been watching and listening to the many things about Betty Ford and how she was such a huge influence in our lives and especially here in the Palm Springs, CA area.  Here are a few well chosen points for you to ponder that have come to mind these past few days: READ MORE HERE....
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
In a town where classic designs never go out of style... this 50's desert modern home is still a rock-star!  Purchased in 1956 by Paul and Katharine Mavis, who owned an automobile/trucking business in LA, the 3,300-square foot property was designed by Cody for steel and aluminum tycoon Earl M. Jorgenson. Living in Los Angeles, Paul and Katharine were friends of composer Hoagy Carmichael, who owned a home just a couple of doors down from the Jorgenson house.  It was also a Cody design.  Recently, the kitchen and carport served as backdrops for a Justin Timberlake photo spread in the July issue of Vanity Fair.  The home was a top choice for the producers of "Oceans Eleven".  Katherine initially agreed to let them use the home, but then changed her mind.   The home has been kept in pristin...
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By Tina D Saporito, Your Dedicated Palm Desert, CA Realtor Since 2005, Call (760)799-8460. www.JustListedinPalmDesert.com
(Ronald Christopher & Associates. Proudly serving Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Rancho Mirage, & Palm Springs.)
The Villas of Mirada, Rancho Mirage, CA The Villas of Mirada has been purchased by a Los Angeles based real estate development firm according to The Desert Sun. The Villas are an upscale private community located adjacent to the Ritz-Carlton resort in Rancho Mirage, formerly known as The Lodge resort.  Located 530 feet above the valley floor, The Villas of Mirada is an exclusive hilltop community of 46 semi-custom homes offering premier views of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains. The Villas of Mirada offer seclusion and privacy with a guard gated entry. View Homes for Sale. The Villas of Mirada takes desert living to an unsurpassed level of beauty, elegance and comfort with three distinctive floor plans in Spanish or Tuscan style. Ranging in size from 2,950 to 3,730 square feet, ...
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By Devona Garrigus, REALTOR® / Short Sale Specialist
(Garrigus Real Estate)
Free Short Sale Help For Homeowners in Rancho Mirage California GarrigusRealestate.com's Top Rated Rancho Mirage Short Sale Agent for California is helping Rancho Mirage homeowners avoid foreclosure, FREE OF CHARGE. Our Short Sale Team assists hundreds of Southern California homeowners with their complicated situations and we NEVER charge homeowners for our real estate services... Our commissions fee is paid by the bank. Is your house worth less than you owe? Are you having trouble paying your mortgage or are you already behind? Do you have an Adjustable Rate Mortgage or a Negative Amortized Loan? Are you concerned about tax implications? Do you have questions about how short sales work? Many home owners are short selling their upside-downproperties, & so can you! We are Certified Forec...
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 11 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
There are few spots in the world that offer a spectacular atmosphere full of the desert and mountains with gorgeous weather to boast about.  This is precisely what you will find while living at Morningside Country Club.  And as one may expect, golf is at its best within the community. Located in gorgeous Rancho Mirage, CA, members and homeowners are treated to breathtaking views of snow-capped Mt. Gorgonio and Mt. San Jacinto.  Even with this, it is The Club at Morningside's clubhouse that truly captivates the crowd. The Morningside Country Club clubhouse is the focal point of an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course that has the reputation of being the first course he designed in the Southern California desert resort cities.  And with a maximum membership of 300 full members, you...
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 11 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 Mira Vista , 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 Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 11 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 Mirada Estates , 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 Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 11 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 Villas of Mirada , 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 Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 11 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 Mira Vista , 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 Susan Laxson CRS, The Michelle Thomas Team
(Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
In honor of Mother's Day this weekend, I thought I would post a few photos taken of the "new" mothers on the lake of our desert home.  It is pretty amazing that this time of year the cycle of life continues, whether it is the local water fowl or the rabbits, desert tortoises or coyotes in our neighborhood.  What do you see in yours?    
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By Susan Laxson CRS, The Michelle Thomas Team
(Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
Spring is officially here and doing well at our lakeside home in the desert.  The cycle of nature continues in the Coachella Valley and even though there have been struggles with predators, especially the two-legged kind, it seems that at least for now, all are thriving.  Here are a few pictures to show Mother Nature strutting her stuff!  
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By TODD PICCONI 909.908.7376 HELPING YOU FIND HOME., Patient, Persistent and Passionate About Your Move
(TODD PICCONI REAL ESTATE)
  "I believe there's an inner power that makes winners or losers.  And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts." Sylvester Stallone
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By Susan Laxson CRS, The Michelle Thomas Team
(Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
There's a goose in my backyard.  Actually there are two geese, male and female, who appear to have mated for life because now there is a nest in the corner of our patio.  Our home in the desert is on an artificial lake and there are swans, Canadian geese, ducks, egrets, guinea hens and other waterfowl that find it to be a warm and safe haven for the winter.  My family and I thought it was a safe haven for them as well, until yesterday. Over the past few weeks I have seen the "couple" sit on our dock and I have cleaned up after them as I watched the koi and catfish swim around.  Not many places to see nature so close and personal in Southern California, so I was thrilled to see the nest and the first egg appear.  Daily she would return and sit on the nest and then take off with her mate ...
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By Randy Heinitz, Realtor - Selling Palm Springs: Itnulls So Sunny!
(Prudential California Realty - www.RHeinitz.com)
In Palm Springs real estate news, internationally renowned author Anne Rice has begun to engage her Facebook fans to help with the sale of her Palm Springs area home. Known for her novels about vampires and angels, Rice has decided to downsize but has not realized sales success since listing her home in April of 2010. A year later she is shifting gears. Recently on her Facebook fan page Rice took a "commercial break" and posted a link to her Rancho Mirage property from Zillow. She has also tweeted the property link as well. Ms. Rice is selling many of the furnishings and accessories from the house and has created an Ebay store to do so. Anything from chairs, jewels, shoes or books from the estate property can be purchased on line and Rice continually baits her fans and followers click ...
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 11 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
If you would like to see any of the properties listed below which are Foreclosures in Rancho Mirage, CA , 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 TODD PICCONI 909.908.7376 HELPING YOU FIND HOME., Patient, Persistent and Passionate About Your Move
(TODD PICCONI REAL ESTATE)
COMMUNITY, INTEGRITY, EXCELLENCE. It's what you expect from the people you do business with, and it defines our company. We're proud to introduce Windermere Real Estate to the Coachella Valley. Our local real estate professionals, teamed with the strength of Windermere's network of more than 385 offices throughout the West, create unparalleled professional real estate services. The high caliber tools and extensive network available through Windermere combined with our local expertise and community commitment give us unique resources to meet your real estate needs. 15 offices and growning, throughout the Coachella Valley - in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta and Mountain Center/Garner Valley.    
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
Saturday February 13th  9pm to 2:00am Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa 41000 Bob Hope Dr. Rancho Mirage, CA BB INGLE Founder and Host! Join us as we celebrate this special "Night of Love" with a return to the spectacular Rancho Las Palmas Resort Grand Ballroom. * Come find Love or bring your own!Saturday, Feb. 12th, 20119pm - 2amRancho Las Palmas Resort41-000 Bob Hope Dr. (across from the "River")Rancho Mirage, Ca. 92270- Hot All-Star Party Band featuring Michael James, Ryan Landry, Francesco DiCosmo, Jake Hayden, & the two lovely vocalist, Jennifer Singer & Tahana Smith- Four DJs playing a variety of music:- DJ Ray- JF// Discord- DJ Jeff Ferguson- DJ Dirty Ish$10 Admission with portion of proceeds benefitting the Pet Resue Center* A VALENTINES GIFT from us - half price for the LADIES *L...
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