Indio, CA Real Estate News

By Russell Abeyratne
(Todays Realty & Loan Solutions - One Stop and You Are Home)
Haciendas Indio - Real Estate Market Report Haciendas is a newer development on Indio's north side located off Golfcenter Parkway near Fantasy Springs Casino. Built by Beazer homes between 2006 and 2007, Haciendas offers homes sizes from 1815 to 2935 square feet and have up to 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 3 car tandem garage options. There are currently seven active listings for sale in Haciendas, three of them contingent on third party approval so those are Indio short sales. The lowest asking price is $157,900 at 83948 Festivo Ct. with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and 1823 square feet and is a short sale. It was originally listed at $189,990 when first put on the market. The highest asking price is $195,000 at 42854 Tomayo St. with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths and 2765 square feet. It is also a short...
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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 GOING ON THE MARKET TODAY - 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!   The seller has priced this home at market value!  The lot is extra large in this Resort Community, Sun City Shadow Hills.  The backyard is ready for that pool and spa you have been dreaming of!  The home is situated on the lot for ample shade during hot summer days but plenty of sunshine all year long. Only $350,000. (360) 961-5597 OR (760) 972-7520 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...
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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)
Price Dropping to $439,000 today!  Seller Financing is Available if needed. 80458 CAMINO SANTA ELISE GOLF COURSE residence high above the fairway.  Panoramic view of the Mountains.  Two plus bedrooms, 2.5 baths, approx. 2569 sq ft - a great floor plan with a LARGE master suite and incredible walk-in closet and attached Casita.  Not only is it like new you could be the first to cook in this great kitchen.  This home is available furnished.   Don't wait on this one as it is now priced to sell! FOR MORE PHOTOS GO TO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CiW0tcWfhI This home is the largest home built in Phase 1 in One of the Top 10 Retirement Resorts in the U.S., Sun City Shadow Hills.  Call us today for a chance at this great deal!
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
(55Places.com)
Heritage Palms is a completed active adult community of 1,004 homes in Indio, California. Lennar built this age-restricted 55+ community between 1995 and 2004.  Today interested homebuyers can choose from a nice selection of resale homes including single-family homes and attached duplex-style homes. Golfers especially enjoy this California active adult community thanks to its semi-private, 18-hole championship golf course complete with a full-service pro-shop, restaurant and everyday conveniences accessible via golf cart paths. The Arthur Hills designed par-72 course is an attractive benefit for residents with no initiation fee. There is only a one time minimal fee with no recurring dues. The Heritage Palms Restaurant is the perfect place for a filling Sunday brunch, casual outdoor dini...
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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)
It's a win-win!  Recently we read good information that made us think that we needed to write on the same subject.  Never before in my lifetime have the interest rates been so low.  The interest rates for FHA and VA loans are at an all time low of 4%.  This rate together with prices that have dropped drastically since 2005 creates a world of buying power for those who are in a position to buy. NOW is definitely the time to buy before the rates or prices begin to go up.  It is a win, win time to buy.  Once inflation picks up you won’t see these low mortgage rates again in your lifetime.   Everyone who doesn’t own a home and can purchase should buy one now and lock in a low mortgage payment for the rest of your life.  If you have one and have thought about  moving up because you need more...
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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.)
Del Webb Sun City Shadow Hills weekend sale going on now! Receive up to $26,000 off select homes from now until September 30th. The Smart Retirement Sales Event - Prices as low as $199,900 View resales in Sun City Shadow Hills. Sun City Shadow Hills is a Del Webb community for 55 & older active adults seeking a resort lifestyle. Located near Palm Springs, California, Sun City Shadow Hills offers exceptional amenities, recreational venues and social gatherings all at an affordable price. The 18 hole Shadow Hills Golf Course and the new 9 hole, par 3 championship course reveal stunning panoramic views offering all levels of play. The resort lifestyle of Sun City Shadow Hills has a full social calendar and plenty to offer, including the 35,000 square foot Montecito Clubhouse with a state-o...
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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)
I blogged this the other day and it must have been a bad time because this is So important and did not recieve the attention it should have... Pay special attention to the color yellow...I have personal experience regarding the effect a "yellow" colored based home can have on a relationship.  Whether selling or not there are some ways to spruce up your home that might make that buyer bite or just make it more enjoyable to you. You can change the whole mood of a room by painting just one wall.  Although deep reds are gorgeous if you are looking to “sell” an earth tone would appeal to more buyers.  Some of the homes we have seen sell the quickest, for the most money, have used shades of beige, taupe, or sage.    Most of us may not think about room color but it does affect our every day li...
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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.)
Talavera Indio - Real Estate Market Report - Homes Sold Developed by D.R. Horton, Talavera is situated in North Indio off Jefferson Street and 38th Avenue. Located near the new Shadow Hills High School makes Talavera a convenient place to call home. Talavera is just minutes to La Quinta and Palm Desert. Variations of home elevations include Spanish Colonial, Tuscany, Prairie, and Italian to name a few. Home prices currently start in the low to low $100,000's. There are currently 30 active listings for sale in Talavera, 11 of them contingent on third party approval so those are Indio short sales. Search Homes For Sale The lowest asking price is $114,000 at 80619 Tinsley Ave with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths and 1573 square feet. It is a bank owned listing in need of repairs. It was originally ...
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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)
Color can not only effect your home but your daily life. Whether selling or not there are some ways to spruce up your home that might make that buyer bite or just make it more enjoyable to you.   You can change the whole mood of a room by painting just one wall.  Although deep reds are gorgeous if you are looking to “sell” an earth tone would appeal to more buyers.  Some of the homes we have seen sell the quickest, for the most money, have used shades of beige, taupe, or sage.    Most of us may not think about room color but it does affect our every day life as well as affects the sale of our home.  Color can influence our mood and our thoughts.  Colors affect us in many ways, depending upon our age, gender, ethnic background and the climate of our location.  There are certain colors (o...
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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)
Prepare a stylish guest suite with inspiration from these tips: 1. Create an environment that promotes a great night's sleep and a place to relax.  Make the bed comfortable by adding a thick duvet and lots of fluffy pillows.  High thread-count, 100 percent cotton sheets are a must. 2. Stock the guest room with recent magazines and a few interesting books, and put together a small snack tray or a basket of light snacks and bottled water. 3. Provide freshly cleaned bathrobes in the closet and place rolled bath towels at the foot of the bed in case your guests would like to freshen up when they arrive. 4. Hang a small mirror in the guest room to provide a spot for touching up makeup or putting on jewelry.  A long dressing mirror is also a nice addition. 5. Provide enough table top space or...
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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 national housing reports are not good.   It appears that we are in for some more rough sledding according to the housing pundits.   You have to wonder why in the world would a 3.8% federal tax assessment be attached to the National Health Care Law (Obama care).    Here we are in the worst recession in decades, some say a depression, foreclosures and short sales galore, yet the lowest interest rates in our history, and banks reluctant to lend.     Where has this gone wrong.  I guess we need to look to Washington D.C. and the lack of intelligent leadership...the emphasis on the word intelligent.    Recent Bills passed by Congress and signed by the President have precipitated much of this debacle.   We all get to vote again in 2012.   Let's all give our vote a lot of thought before we...
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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)
What a sweet relief!  Can you survive & thrive with meager square footage?   If you have too much stuff but want to sell your home and move to a smaller home with lower taxes and less upkeep you can do it!   Of course you will have to get rid of “stuff”.  A small space will feel very cramped with too much “stuff”.  If you conquer the clutter before you move in moving day will not be so overwhelming.   How to choose what to keep and what to pitch... Don Aslett, author of Clutter’s Last Stand: It’s Time to De-Junk Your Life, says to give each item the same test.   “How long you’ve had it, who gave it to you, how much did it cost  --  all that’s irrelevant,” says Aslett.  “Just ask yourself ‘Does this enhance my life right now?”   If it hasn’t been used in two years, it’s gone.  Get rid of...
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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 anyone knows of DJs in the Coachilla Valley who will do special events please let me know.  I do know of a couple who sing, are terrific, and have music but we all have heard them over and over again in the Desert;  so are looking for some one different who can entertain in the background while people are talking and enjoying themselves; and yet allow for dancing. If you know of anyone please let us know...we are in the process of planning a very valuable time with our so precious clients.
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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)
Hey...it happens to the best of us!  I live and work in a 55+ Lifestyle Resort Development and I have never been happier!   Who says the golden years are not so golden?  Call it post menopause or call it working with the best clients I have ever known...it doesn't matter if my retirement investments are gone, I love real estate and the people I work with...I have my health what more could I ask? Personally I am so glad I survived putting my husband through college, menopause and at the same time empty nest syndrome and children who couldn't wait to get away and do a better job than I did; being thrown back into the work force after 12 years at home raising our children and supporting my husband's career;... only to go back into real estate where everything is on computer and the intern...
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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)
We need to make a Big difference in Washington DC next year or everyone will suffer...even more.  I talked with a family member this afternoon who hasn't accepted that Obama's administration has hurt our economy greatly and will continue to do so...I stated that we need a Big change in DC and she said "it will never change, it will always be the same"...she voted for Obama...I said "It better for your livelyhood as well as ours". You won't believe this one.  Absolutely amazing what was put in this bill.....       Subject:FW: Will You Sell Your House after 2012? Check This Out! The National Association of REALTORS is all over this and working to get it repealed, before it takes effect. But, I am very pleased we aren't the only ones who know about this ploy to steal billions from unsuspe...
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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)
    You won't believe this one.  Absolutely amazing what was put in this bill.....       Subject:FW: Will You Sell Your House after 2012? Check This Out! The National Association of REALTORS is all over this and working to get it repealed, before it takes effect. But, I am very pleased we aren't the only ones who know about this ploy to steal billions from unsuspecting homeowners. How many REALTORS do you think will vote Democratic in 2012? Did you know that if you sell your house after 2012 you will pay a 3.8% sales tax on it? That's $3,800 on a $100,000 home, etc. When did this happen? It's in the health care bill and goes into effect in 2013. Why 2013? Could it be to come to light AFTER the 2012 elections? So, this is "change you can believe in"? Under the new health care bill all 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)
We have so many wonderful clients and are under a seasonal situation to have an annual party that we want to make sure as many of them are back before we have a party...which means probably January. We would welcome all your ideas...these are not the normal clients these are the very best of the best.  In this economy obviously we cannot afford the best of the best but we want to do the very best we can for all our clients.  They really are the best and there are those out of the state now that we still love and would like to have a way of incorporating them into the party even if they will not be here. Please give me your ideas...I need your help...and I want to do the best for them.  Thank you for your help!
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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)
Tough competition!     You gotta believe that in this market the last thing us Realtor's would like is tough competition.    Competition for new listings, competing for qualified buyers, competing with all the other agents who pounce on expired listings, competing with FSBO'S who believe they know a lot more than we do about how to sell a home.    When you really get down to it competition is really what makes us better.    It is what hones our skills, gets us up and going before the next guy.  Its what makes the quarterbacks throw a better pass, what makes that baseball player a 300 hitter. Competition is what real estate is really all about.   Competition is what makes us the best we can be!
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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.)
Haciendas Indio - Real Estate Market Report Haciendas is a newer development on Indio's north side  located off Golfcenter Parkway near Fantasy Springs Casino. Built by Beazer homes between 2006 and 2007, Haciendas offers homes sizes from 1815 to 2935 square feet and have up to 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 3 car tandem garage options. Search Homes for Sale in Haciendas. The average lot size in Haceindas is 8000 square feet and all homes are single story. Most homes feature 9 foot ceilings, finished garages, 6 ft soaking tub with separate shower in master bedroom, fireplaces, granite slab counters in the kitchen, circular rotundas at entry, and covered patios. The Haciendas homeowners association is affordable at $93/month. Haciendas sits adjacent to a city maintained park with tennis courts...
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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)
Soon the day will be here in Sun City Shadow Hills when Del Webb/Pulte will move their Sales Office out of the gates of Phase 1 & 2 over to Phase 3.  At that time all sales traffic will be directed from I-10 to Monroe Exit, to 40th St and to Phase 3 main gate.  Totally skirting the main gate to Phase 1 & 2.  This is scheduled for November 2011.   Buyers who are looking at new homes but would like to view and consider the alternative, re-sales, can find access to Phase 1 & 2 homes on the market by staying in touch with this Active Rain connection, Bonnie & Clyde Team, or going to our web site at: www.BonnieAndClydeRealEstate.com   We will also advertise once a week in the Desert Sun homes that are on the market and Open houses.                                                     ADVANTAG...
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