Indio, CA Real Estate News

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, Indio CAModel Home Just Sold!Another beautiful home has just been sold in Sun City Shadow Hills by Del Webb. This former model home has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and sold for $277,000. More model homes for sale. The new homeowners are delighted and enjoying their new space as we speak. As a previous model home, the home features include many upgrades such as tile floors, great room layout, fireplace, rear landscaped backyard, designer furniture, upgraded appliances, and much more. This home is already gone but you can all of the other Homes For Sale in Sun City Shadow Hills here.My clients told me they must have looked at more than 100 homes before finding me and thus finding Sun City Shadow Hills by Del Webb. If you're looking for your new dream home, contact me now...
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By Lori Bowers, The Lori Bowers Group
Sun City Shadow Hills in Indio, Ca   Sun City Shadow Hills, are opening 9 new model homes on December 9, 2011. These homes vary from 1300+ sq. ft. to over 2900 sq. ft. with prices from the loow $200,000 to nearly $400,000. Enjoy the resort desert life in a fabulous new home. HOA dues only $238 and include use of all facilities and a resident discount on golf too. Now is the time to buy your dream home at Sun City Shadow Hills.  
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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)
SPEECHLESS SUNDAY! SEASONAL BEAUTY!  
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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)
Speechless Sunday! Season Delights! Catching the spirit! 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 referrals!  And we offer high Referral or Finder fees.  (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)
This beautiful & rarely used SAN EMILIO home features... 2 Bedrooms plus Den and is situated on an OVERSIZED lot with peek-a-boo MOUNTAIN VIEWS from the EXTENDED PATIO. The interior has been thoughfully upgraded to include 16x16 Italian porcelain TILE FLOORING THROUGHOUT, neutral carpeting in the bedrooms and den, plantation WOOD SHUTTERS and CEILING FANS throughout. The gourmet kitchen features light granite slab counters, rich maple cabinetry, under-cabinet lighting, a large walk-in pantry plus additional pantry for storing larger appliances. The master bedroom suite includes direct access to the rear patio and features a large walk-in closet with three-tier shelving for winter/summer storage. The guest bedroom is one of the largest available and has plenty of closet space. There is a...
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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)
LOW BALL OFFERS...And How to Respond to them! MY LAST RESPONSE AND SO VERY LATE AT NIGHT... Thank you for the offer.  Please let us know if your buyers have any negotiation room so as to even know if it is worthwhile to counter.   This offer in my mind (Bonnie) is one I would be insulted with...the furniture inside & out is hardly used and worth at least $18,000 or more.   And the prospective buyer is coming in at a short sale...foreclosure price.  Maybe they need to buy a distressed property.   This home has been on the market a short time and the few open houses have brought the best responses.  This is a premium Canterra and is worth far more than your buyers have offered.  It is move in ready and we haven't even come close to Season.   We will present your offer but please give us s...
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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)
NEW LISTING!  SUN CITY SHADOW HILLS - $219,000   Lovely San Ysidro model with South facing yard!  No one behind you!   This kitchen is a killer!  Sub-Zero Refrigerator, Meile Dishwasher, Double Wall Ovens...upgraded from original Pulte home.   This home has some special features that you seldom find in Sun City Shadow Hills in this price range...i.e. gorgeous Europian built-in in the great room, the bathrooms have high seat toilets, in the kitchen there are stainless steel appliances, solar tube, granite counters, lazy susan, breakfast bar, and all window sills are corian.   Slider to covered patio located off kitchen/dining area.    Master spacious enough for a King bed!  Walk-in closet in Master. Secondary Bedroom ideally located for privacy + full bath adjacent. Den is located off th...
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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)
Home buyers who think they can Represent themselves best! HGTV was running a show recently showing a first time home buyer being so proud of themselves believing that they were saving money by not using a professional Realtor. Well, HGTV should have interceded and told this uninformed couple that the seller pays the commission, not the buyer. They could have had the best representation and most likely saved money if they would have sought a Realtor's advice and agency.   Instead, they went directly to  a "For Sale By Owner" who they admitted lead them to believe a lie....   and then they went to a builder who may or may not make more of a profit on this couple.  All without representation. Didn't someone once say "Ignorance is bliss?"   Well not if you are in the market today in real es...
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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)
Another Short Sale Closed; Indio, California  This Short Sale was a mad dash to acceptance and then Close.  Listed at the end of August, just 2 weeks before the Sale Date, after the Sellers were denied a Loan Modification.  Talk about some quick footwork!  Got the Sale Date delayed, priced it right, found a Buyer that loved it, and we are officially recorded.  Entire process took under 90 days..it IS possible! Interestingly enough, Chase has been one of my most difficult Lenders.  They tend to come in high on their BPO's, and that skews the Negotiators' opinion of Value.  This time, they accepted that I was on the money with my List Price which was Fair Market Value price/sf, less about 10%. This Short Sale required a special Buyer as there was no entry due to the Tenant.  They wrote th...
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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.)
New Starbucks To Open In North Indio Starbucks coffee lovers on the north side of I-10 won't have to travel far in search of their favorite Frappuccino much longer. The new store in Indio will be the first new opening for Starbucks in three years for the Coachella Valley. The Starbucks will be located off Jackson Street in the Indio Town Center just north of I-10 and will have a drive through window. The new store is pushing to open around mid-November. The residential growth around the area north of I-10 in Indio is expected to have an eventual population of 91,856 according to a demographic study prepared by Mark Derrigo of Derrigo Demographic Studies. The study concluded that Indio, Menifee, Eastvale, and Winchester are the four most active residential areas in Riverside County. Othe...
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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)
Sun City Shadow Hills Home for Sale!  Avalino Model!   81897 AVENIDA DEL TORO   Here is the ideal SOUTH facing backyard Avalino!  Low maintenance yard but very spacious.  Tile in all traffic areas; kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, large walk-in pantry, extended breakfast/entertainment bar and double wall ovens all open to a sunny greatroom.  Two separate bedroom suites and a private den set apart from the greatroom.  Built early in Phase 2 and has corian window sills. You Tube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHOrjxxsC74 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 referrals!  And we offer High Referral...
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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)
Sun City Shadow Hills Home for Sale!  New Listing! One of the loveliest homes in Sun City Shadow Hills!  Absolutely beautiful street appeal, flowering boughs enclose an arched entry way, landscaping galore with wonderful citris trees, palms & roses surrounding the large pebble salt water pool/spa, a fabulous extended & natural stone patio, a young pomegranate tree & grape arbor that bears fruit in its season.   Inside the home is adorned with crown molding, wood laminate flooring in the great room, den & 3rd bedroom; a warming fireplace in the great room, custom painting-wall paper thru-out the residence, arched door ways, special natural lighting-solar lights in great room & kitchen, custom window coverings, master bedroom has direct access to patio & spa,  the master bath welcomes eac...
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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)
Sun City Shadow Hills Home for Short Sale!   $185,000    2BR/2BA, Den, approx. 1571 sq ft  -  40764 CORTE LOS REYES This San Vincente model is a SHORT Sale. Large East facing backyard offers plenty of sun and late afternoon shade. Situated near the front gate this attractive home is priced aggressively. The Bank has initiated this short sale.  The kitchen has a welcoming breakfast nook, double wall ovens, and granite countertops and is open to the spacious greatroom.  Accent wall paint in dining, greatroom and master suite. Sliding glass doors in greatroom and master bedroom to the extended backyard patio. Master bath has dual sinks, shower stall and private water closet. Den/office is off the greatroom. Sun City Shadow Hills has a beautiful clubhouse, fitness center indoor and outdoor ...
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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)
Sun City Shadow Hills Home for Sale - Furnished - Like New! Colosal Canterra model Turnkey-Furnished in Sun City Shadow Hills. Almost never does a home come on the market that is sooo move-in ready, so beautiful and welcoming. 2BR/2BA Lovely street appeal and luscious landscaping, wonderful pavers in rear yard along with patio furniture, firepit table, waterfall feature, private spa and fabulous BBQ. Inside Ceiling fans, custom computer furniture, tv's, bar with marble top, even epoxied garage floors...you name it this home has it. Just bring your toothbrush for this screaming buy. Tastefully decorated beauty! You will find this home has a very low maintenance yard with all the enjoyment of relaxation from the babbling waterfall to the inviting spa and warming firepit. The kitchen is sp...
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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 a featured MLS Sun City Shadow Hills listing Best Buy this week.....in the lower end homes.  This home is available furnished and has great mountain views.  No homes behind it and is hardly lived in. 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 referrals!  And we offer High Referral or Finder fees. (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)
Brand new models beginning the end of November 2011 in Sun City Shadow Hills!  There are 10 new models and the others will be discontinued.  I am attaching the price list with square footage below. In later blogs I will periodically highlight each model and include some photos of the completed Staged Models to show the interiors as well as the exteriors including You Tube videos.  These Model Homes will not be completed until the 1st of December so look for them sometime in December.     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 referrals!  And we offer High Referral or Finder fees. (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)
Seasonal Lease for 2012 in Sun City Shadow Hills A MAGNIFICENT “Dorado Plan” with approx. 2446 sq ft of space in this 2BD, 2.5BA, + den home.  Stainless steel appliances, center island, double wall ovens & granite counters in a kitchen open to the spacious greatroom & breakfast room.  All tile in living areas & plantation shutters.  Private backyard with Mountain views.  A give-a-way price of $329,000!  Or Lease it for $2800 per month in Season.                                                                                                                                                                                     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 yo...
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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)
New Listing - Location and Premium Lot in Sun City Shadow Hills   81156 AVENIDA CASTELAR Two bedroom suite “Castellano Plan” with Plantation Shutters, granite counters, tile floors, exquisite kitchen with pull out cabinets and center island, large entertainment/breakfast bar, approx. 2230 sq ft on a Premium lot!  Only $350,000 This is a lovely home and move-in ready! This home is in one of the Top Ten Resort Gated Communities for 55+ Active Adults.   Call us for a private showing! Check out our You Tube video below for more photos! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpMCFje9lA8 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 referrals!  And...
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By Lowell Fulson III
(Intero Real Estate Services (La Quinta, CA)
 Indian Palm Country Club/Under new ownership Indian Palms Country has a wonderful new owner. As a full time resident I have seen the new wonderful look of Indian Palms Country Club. With all the new improvments being made by the new owner, Indian palms has a  definitely came a long way. As a resident I appreciate the new face look our county club has. 
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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)
ROOM TRANSFORMATIONS CAN GIVE NEW LIFE TO YOUR HOME!   Home lighting is one of the things that make a staged home look so warm and weloming.  Many homes are improperly lighted.  To remedy the problem, increase the wattage in your lamps and fixtures.  Aim for a total of 100 watts for each 50 square feet.  Don’t settle for one or two fixtures per room, make sure you have three types of lighting: general overhead, under-cabinet or reading and accent (table or wall).   Give yourself permission to move furniture, artwork and accessories among rooms on a whim.  There’s a common belief that rooms will feel larger and be easier to use if all the furniture is pushed against the walls, but that isn’t the case.  Furnish your space by floating furniture away from walls.  Reposition sofas and chairs...
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