Indio, CA Real Estate News

By Gregory Manns, Palm Springs Area Realtor HomeSmart Professionals
(HomeSmart Professionals Elite Group - Palm Springs / La Quinta, CA)
I would like to share an important change in FHA lending which takes effect on April 18, 2011 when the monthly mortgage insurance premium on FHA insured loans will increase 0.25%.  For example; on a $150,000 purchase price the monthly premium will increase from $108.56 per month to $138.72 per month. The real estate industry has been greatly affected by how difficult it is for buyers to obtain financing. Home prices appear to have stabilized and consumer confidence is rising steadily. I sense that inventory is low due to the banks releasing their foreclosures portfolios at a slow controlled pace (in an effort to avoid flooding the market and potentially causing a negative impact on the overall economy). Interest rates recently rose sharply it certainly appears to be an ideal time for b...
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By Randy Heinitz, Realtor - Selling Palm Springs: Itnulls So Sunny!
(Prudential California Realty - www.RHeinitz.com)
Seven Riverside County bands will take the stage Friday afternoon to compete for a substantial grand prize of a Gretsch drum kit and several Fender guitars and equipment, County Supervisor John Benoit said. The finalists were announced on February 1, 2011, and since then have been preparing their stage presentation for Friday's show. The competition will begin at noon on The Magic Carpet Stage at The Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio. According to The Date Festival website, admission to the Fairgrounds is free from 10:00am to 3:00pm on Friday. The seven finalists competing are: June, Like The Month - Nuevo, CA News of the Fire - La Quinta, CA New College Try - La Quinta, CA A Beating Heart - Riverside, CA Jekkel - Bermuda Dunes, CA Dead End Paradox - Palm Desert, CA Grow Well - Pal...
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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.)
Portofino at Terra Lago, Indio CA New Homes in North Indio by Woodside Homes - Portofino at Terra Lago recently opened new model homes with 4 floor plans to choose from. Portofino at Terra Lago offers distinctive architectural designs featuring Santa Barbara, Andalusian & Tuscan influences. Portofino homes feature gourmet kitchens, dual sinks in the master bath and spacious walk-in closets. Portofino's new homes range in size from 1637 square feet, 3 bedrooms & 2 baths with a great room layout up to 2297 square feet with 3 bedrooms plus loft with the option to upgrade to bunkroom & bath. Single and two story floor plans are offered. Portofino's current prices start at approximately $169,000 up to $194,000. Search Terra Lago Homes for Sale Terra Lago is a master planned community centere...
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By Randy Heinitz, Realtor - Selling Palm Springs: Itnulls So Sunny!
(Prudential California Realty - www.RHeinitz.com)
What began as a simple train stop between Los Angeles to Yuma, the city of Indio becomes an economic and agriculture center of The Coachella Valley. The history of the east Coachella Valley can be relived through artifacts and exhibits at The Coachella Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Housed in a former dentistry office on Miles avenue on the fringe of downtown Indio, the museum is open Thursday through Sunday. The old dentistry office and residence now houses artifacts and photographs of early 1900 century living in Indio and Coachella as well as artifacts from the Native American cultures that inhabit the area as well. The agricultural and educational historical timelines are represented plus there are items from early fire and police departments. On room also shows off an extensiv...
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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.)
Whittier Ranch in Indio, CA  Whittier Ranch offers residents new home opitions in a South Indio location located off Avenue 48th and Jackson Street. Homeowners will benefit from living in the low Imperial Irrigation District utility, enjoy convenient shopping and new restaurants nearby, community parks, and no monthly homeowners dues. Whittier Ranch also has no developer Mello Roos Taxes. Homes for Sale in Whittier Ranch Whittier Ranch just released the second phase of new homes, which offers 4 floor plans starting from 1674 square feet up to 2579 square feet and 4 bedrooms plus a den or optional 5th bedroom. Most floor plans include a three car garage. Prices currently start in the low $200,000's up to the mid $200,000's. Standard features from the builder include granite slab kitchen ...
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
(55Places.com)
The amenity-rich Sun City Shadow Hills community will soon offer active adult residents even more with a second spacious clubhouse and many beautiful new homes. Set in the Coachella Valley, in Indio, California, Sun City Shadow Hills is a beautiful Del Webb development designed to specifically meet the needs of residents aged 55 and older. Upon completion, this lavish community will include 3,200 single-family homes and two spectacular clubhouses. The current clubhouse at Sun City Shadow Hills, the Monticello Clubhouse and Recreation Center, includes 35,000 square feet of amenities. The state-of-the-art fitness center is complete with cardiovascular and strength equipment, an aerobics and dance studio, an indoor walking track and an indoor lap pool. The clubhouse also contains hobby and...
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
POLO in the Palm Springs Area!     It's almost time for POLO season to begin here in the Coachella Valley!  Matches with professional players and ponies from all over the world are scheduled every Sunday through March 27th ans well as Friday February 4th and March 4th.   Opening Day is January 9th, kicking off the season with a "hat contest"!  You can bring your own chairs  and blankets and tailgate or you can sit in the grandstand on the west side of the field.  Fieldside  boxes can be purchased for a day or the season.  Social Memberships are available that include VIP seating! Lessons are  available for kids and adults if you want to try the sport of kings and experience POLO from the field! The latest live music venue  can be found at Empire Polo Club's Date Shed... with a DJ spinni...
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
(55Places.com)
In sunny California is Sun City Shadow Hills by Del Webb. This resort-style active adult community enjoys a fabulous west coast location in Indio, California offering beautiful surroundings, warm weather and 350 days of sunshine a year. Residents enjoy a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities such as golf, hiking, biking, fishing and more. Outdoor enthusiasts will feel right at home in this relaxing California active adult community. Indio is nestled in California’s Coachella Valley surrounded by breathtaking mountain views of the Santa Rosa, San Jacinto and San Gorgonio mountain ranges. Palm Springs is just 15 miles from Sun City Shadow Hills and offers world-renowned golf, elegant dining, exciting casinos, community festivals and fantastic shopping. Planned for 3,200 homes upon ...
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
     The Indio Tamale Festival kicks off our holiday season and attracts visitors from all over the country!  With amazing food, all kinds of tamales, live music, beer gardens and great people-watching... is an event for the whole family!                                                                                                                   Dates: Saturday and Sunday December 4-5, 2010 (Always the 1st weekend in December!)   Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday   10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday     Location: Downtown Indio The Festival is between Highway 111 and Indio Boulevard and fills-in the streets of Miles, Towne, Smurr & Requa. Weather: 79 Degrees, Sunny Days   40 Degrees, Cool Evenings History: It all started in 1992 with an idea by Dave Hernandez, a member of the Downtown Indio...
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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.)
 Indio Demographics The City of Indio, incorporated May 16, 1930, is the oldest and largest city in the Coachella Valley. Population 1992 - 40,378 1998 - 44,509 2000 - 49,800 2004 - 59,100 2010 - 84,393 2020 - 116,884 (predicted) The City of Indio has seen a tremendous growth in population over the last 10 years and more is expected. In addition to the permanent residents, another 8,800 people reside in the City of Indio during the winter months. It is expected that festivals and special events within the City of Indio collectively attract over 500,000 visitors annually. Based on the 2000 US Census and the California Department of Finance January 1, 2004. Median Age 27.3 Household Size 3.54 Hispanic 75.4 % Children 38.6 % Family Households 79.8 % Average Family Income $81,546 (2007)Popu...
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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.)
Indio Golf Courses Open to Public Eagle Falls Golf Course, 18 holes, 760-238-5633Indio Municipal Golf Course, 18 holes, 760-347-9156Terra Lago, 36 holes, 760-775-2000 Semi-PrivateHeritage Palms, 18 holes, 760-772-7334Indian Palms Country Club, 27 holes, 760-347-2326Indian Springs Golf & Country Club, 18 holes, 760-200-8988Shadow Hills, 18 holes, 760-200-3375 PrivateOutdoor Resorts/Indio Motorcoach Resort, 18 holes, 760-775-7255Rancho Casablanca Country Club, 18 holes, 760-775-7116 Indio New Listings l Indio Foreclosure Listings l Indio Short Sale Listings l Indio Single Family Homes
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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.)
Generations, Indio, CA Sold $225,900Bank Foreclosure  Another satisfied client moves into their first home located at Generations in North Indio. This home features 2751 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms plus a bonus room, 3 baths, fireplace, great room, formal dining room, and pool & spa with mountain views! Search Homes for Sale in Generations Generations is a gated community with no Mello-Roos Assessments. Built by Family Development, Generations is situated in the beautiful Shadow Hills area of Indio. The community has spacious homes, landscaped parkways, meandering sidewalks, recreational sites, and convenient shopping nearby. Client Testimonial:"Thanks again for everything, you have been a huge help and have gone out of your way several times to help us out and I greatly...
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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 Bridge at Jefferson, Indio, CA - New Homes in Indio The Bridge at Jefferson is one of the most talked about new communities in Indio, CA. Just minutes to La Quinta and Highway 111, The Bridge at Jefferson is conveniently located near popular shopping, restaurants, and local hot spots. A gated community, The Bridge at Jefferson has three new floor plans built by Lennar replicated of Spanish Revival, Old Hacienda and Tuscan architectural design. For people interested in buying a new home never lived in, The Bridge at Jefferson is the right choice - Homes for Sale Upgrade your new home in Indio with the personalized Gold Package offered by Lennar featuring upgraded GE Profile Stainless Steel appliances including, gas cook-top with 5 sealed burners, built-in self-cleaning double oven, m...
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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.)
Madison Estates at Santa Rosa, Indio CANOW SELLING!!Madison Estates at Santa Rosa in Indio, CA, offers homesites on hard to find half acre lots near Palm Springs.With more than 4000 square feet of living (up to 5100 square feet) these homes offer a luxury living experience like no other. Architectural styles in Tuscan, Spanish Colonial, and Spanish Mission flare create homes that are personal yet elegant. Search Homes For Sale in Madison EstatesLocated off 49th and Madison Street next to the exclusive Madison Club, Madison Estates offers homeowners excellence in quality craftsmanship and picture perfect locations. Madison Estates is located nearly minutes to La Quinta and 40 minutes to Palm Springs.Ridgeback Partners and Family Development are offering the builder's models at Madison E...
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By Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886
(California Lifestyle Realty)
INDIAN PALMS COUNTRY CLUB & RESORT Known as the hidden jewel of the desert, Indian Palms Country Club and Resort is situated on a square mile just east of Palm Springs, offering sweeping views of the Santa Rosa Mountains. Indian Palms Country Club and Resort, deep rooted in American history, caters to both visitors and residents alike. The resort features a tranquil boutique hotel situated on our 27 hole championship golf course, fine dining in our restaurant and full banquet and special event services. The experience continues with several upscale housing developments nestled amidst the grounds. If you choose to stay for a weekend or even a lifetime, we invite you to share our tradition and live our history as you arrive as our guest and return as our friend. HISTORY & NOTABLE GUESTS ...
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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.)
Rhapsody at Indian Palms Country Club is an RV friendly neighborhood with country club amenities. Built by First Pacifica Development Corporation, Rhapsody was designed with a California-Mediterranean look exclusively for RV owners who desire an RV garage with a sophisticated residence and a country club resort lifestyle. Rhapsody RV homeowners in Indio will be at ease with the convenience of having an attached, fully-enclosed, 50-foot RV garage with full hookups, automatic garage door opener and interior home entrance.  In addition to the RV garage is also a standard 2 car attached garage and golf cart garage. Rhapsody floor plan options include 1825 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, 2012 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, or 2073 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bath...
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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.)
Sun City Shadow Hills in Indio, CA is having a builder's Red Carpet Sale this weekend, October 23 - 24.Start looking this week for the best selection and recieve the same price as the Red Carpet Sale this weekend.Sun City Shadow Hills Resales A few of the selections: The Granada floor Plan is 1099 square feet, with a South facing view and $30,097 in upgraded options. Total Sale Price $223,977. Red Carpet Sale Price $189,880! The Valencia floor plan is 1652 square feet with a West facing backyard and $27,585 in upgraded options. Total Sale Price $281,465. Red Carpet Sale Price $235,880! The Avalino floor plan is 1763 square feet with a North facing golf course view and $11,737 in upgraded options. Total Sale Price $346,616. The Red Carpet Sale Price $310,880! Please contact me for an inc...
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By Lori Bowers, The Lori Bowers Group
These are the market statistics for Indio, California for the week of October 11 -18, 2010. Homes justed listed for sale 31 Homes in contingent other 18 Homes in pending 25 Homes Sold 14 There are 57 homes sold in Indio this week including the homes in pending, contingent, and sold. There are just 31 new listings. This shows a very healthy market with nearly twice as many homes sold as newly listed for sale. We need listings in Indio,California. It looks like people are realizing what a great value homes are right now in Indio, California. This is very good news for both buyers and sellers.
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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.)
Desert Trace, formally known as Sienna, is a gated community built by Ryland Homes located in North Indio off Jackson Street. A few unique features of this community include a walking path meandering through the neighborhood and the gated entry - Search homes for sale in Desert Trace & Sienna. Homes styles in Desert Trace offer open kitchens, cozy fireplaces, and luxurious master suites with spacious walk-in closets, soaking tub and separate shower. A number of homes in Desert Trace offer impressive center islands in the kitchen, large living spaces with separate formal dining area and a den, media niches, spacious laundry rooms, and bonus loft rooms. Plus most homes offer 3 car tandem or compact garages. The community has a mix of single and two-story homes. Home sizes start around 244...
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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.)
Sonora Wells at Shadow Hills, Indio, CA Sonora Wells at Shadow Hills is a newer community located in North Indio between Jackson and Monroe Streets. Designed and built by D.R. Horton, Sonora Wells is a distinctive community with gated entry and walkways and magnificent views of the Shadow Mountains. Whether you are looking for an oversized home with lots of square feet or something more economical, Sonora Wells has a home for you. Sonora Wells originally offered eight floor plans ranging from 3 bedrooms with 1844 square feet to 5 bedroom floor plans with more than 3600 square feet. Search Homes For Sale in Indio New homes in Sonora Wells at present include floor plans from 1946 square feet to 2955 square feet with optional 4 and 5 bedrooms available. The builder's price at this time sta...
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