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Quick Desert Market Update

by Rob Zwemmer

 

The median price of single-family homes sold in the 9 desert cities was $382,400, according to CDAR (california desert Assn of Realtors).

The most expensive homes sold were in Indian Wells for $4.5M; La Quinta $4.2M and Palm Desert for $1.95M, $1.52M in Palm Springs.

Palm Springs had a total of s192 sales in June, the most out of the 9 desert cities.

 

The median price of a single-family home sold in the 9 desert cities was $382,400, according to CDAR (california desert Assn of Realtors).
The most expensive homes sold were in Indian Wells for $4.5M; La Quinta $4.2M, Palm Desert $1.95M, Palm Springs 
$1.52M .

 

Palm Springs had a total of 192 sales in June, the most out of the 9 desert cities.


 

La Quinta Market Update

by Rob Zwemmer

Average price per square foot for La Quinta CA was $210, an increase of 4% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in La Quinta CA for Apr 14 to Jul 14 was $385,000 based on 327 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price decreased 3.1%, or $12,500, and the number of home sales decreased 23.1%. There are currently 842 resale and new homes in La Quinta on Trulia, including 135 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in La Quinta CA was $820,169 for the week ending Jul 16, which represents a decrease of 2%, or $17,127, compared to the prior week.  - Courtesy of Trulia.com

Low-E Windows to Maximize Energy Efficiency

by Rob Zwemmer

The biggest news in window technology is “low-e” films for low-emissivity. These thin metal coatings allow the shortwave radiation of solar energy to pass in, but block most of the long-wave thermal energy tying to get back out.
Low-e films block most solar heat gain while transmitting most visible light. Windows treated with low-e film help in both the winter and summer, with little heat leakage coming inside on a hot summer day, or leaking outside in winter.
A low-e coating is virtually invisible from the inside, but most brands tend to give windows a semi-mirror appearance from the outside.
Low-e windows are available ready-made from the factory, where the thin plastic film with the metal coating is suspended between the glass panes, or, low-e films can be applied to existing windows.

An amazing advance in energy-efficent window technology is “low-e” films for low-emissivity. The thin metal coatings allow the shortwave radiation of solar energy to pass in, but block most of the long-wave thermal energy attempting to get back out.
Low-e films block most solar heat gain while transmitting most visible light. Windows treated with low-e film help year-round, with little heat leakage coming inside on a hot day, or leaking outside in winter.

A low-e coating is virtually invisible from the inside, but most brands tend to give windows a semi-mirror appearance from the outside.

Low-e windows are available ready to go from the manufacturer, where the thin plastic film with the metal coating is suspended between the glass panes. Low-e films can be applied to existing windows.


Mortgage Rates - As of 7/25/14

by Rob Zwemmer

 

Olive Crest Disney Trip - The Public Record

by Rob Zwemmer

As Featured in The Public Record:

Energy Consumption

by Rob Zwemmer

Ever wonder how much it costs per year to run miscellaneous appliances all around your house?

Source: U.S. Department of Energy

Desert Summer Staycations

by Rob Zwemmer

Hey desert locals! You don't have to go very far to enjoy a change of scene. Consider a local "Staycation" without all of the hassle and expense of traveling. Look what's waiting for you in your own backyard...

La Quinta Resort

The "La Quinta Summer Experience" value package offers the perfect way to sample all of the world-class amenities at La Quinta Resort including dining, golf, rejuvenating spa & more! Package includes a great price on your overnight accommodations, daily spa credit per person, daily resort credit. Call 855.884.9315 for info.


Desert Princess
Golf Resort

Desert Princess Palm Springs Golf Resort "Family Fun in the Sun" package includes entrance for two adults, two children to the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, four tickets to Wet ‘n’ Wild’s Waterpark, and a two-night double room stay. Enjoy access to the resort's Olympic-size swimming pool and tennis court. Call 760-325-1655 for info.


Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa

“Staycation in Your Own Backyard” is a sweet summer deal for locals only. Discounts on rooms and pampering spa services! Enjoy a choice from their 7 sparkling swimming pools! Call 760-341-1000 for info.


The Parker Palm Springs

The "Glutton's Delight" package features a stay in a luxurious estate room, and a $250 of credit toward food and drink - including room service. The resort restaurants are 5-star! Call 760-770-5000 for info.


Riviera Palm Springs Resort

The "One Suite Deal" package at this famous resort offers a savings of 20% off the best available rate for a suite, including breakfast for two at Circa 59. Stay in an oversized bedroom with a separate sitting area, and balcony overlooking a garden courtyard or the pool! Call 760-327-8311 for info.


Two Bunch Palms

This world-famous celebrity favorite offers “Local’s Special Room Rate” where you have unlimited access to the hot mineral springs and the resort’s peaceful grounds at a great discount. Call 760-329-8791 for info.


The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

The "Stay N' Slide" package gives you 10% off best available room rate for a 1-night stay, 50% off a poolside meal, and 30% off a cabana rental with complimentary offerings of fruit, water and sodas. Call 760-328-5955 for info.



Inspiration For Today: Don't Get Too Comfortable!

by Rob Zwemmer

DON'T GET TOO COMFORTABLE!
 
Are you enjoying the good times? Have you achieved your goals and become comfortable in the knowledge that you have reached the zenith of your life and career? But wait! Hold on just a minute. What if things were to change suddenly . . . and you ended up back at the proverbial "Square One"?
 
Maybe that's already happened to you a time or two. Perhaps your career took a sudden turn in a direction you hadn't anticipated, or a health problem caught you totally by surprise. What did you do then? Were you paralyzed by fear? Did you feel cheated, or angry? Did you blame circumstances for your new situation?
 
No doubt you are able to rationalize objectively that all of us face change from time to time, that it's a part of life. It's difficult, however, to be objective when change suddenly stares you straight in the eye.
 
Some answers popped up this week to the challenges of change. You'll find those answers in a short, easy-to-read book entitled "Who Moved My Cheese?" Written by Spencer Johnson (co-author of "The One-Minute Manager"), it's the story of two little mice named "Sniffy" and "Scurry" and two little people the size of mice called "Hem" and Haw." The story traces the whimsical challenges faced by these tiny characters as they travel through the maze called "real life."
 
If you have ever been challenged by change in your world, you'll find comfort and sage advice in this simple story. It's waiting for you to read, and it's worth the short time you'll need to absorb the lessons it contains. This is a great story - don't miss it!

Restaurant Review - Cork & Fork

by Rob Zwemmer

A medley of small plates to enjoy, and a wide array of wines from an eclectic wine list. It’s a uniquely different experience, the valley’s only Small Plates and Wine Bar offering fine casual dining. The Summer Dinner Menu features Blistered Shishito Peppers, Goat Cheese Bruschetta, Date Plate with blue cheese, Avocado Toast, Ahi Sesame Poke Nachos, and a 3-Cheese Plate. Wow, that’ just the beginning! There’s always a scrumptious Soup of the Day, Grilled Local Watermelon, and the Luau with a medley of beets, mango, goat cheese, pistachio on baby greens with an amazing citrus vinaigrette. Let’s not forget the delicious pizzas including the classic Margherita, Rustic (with wild mushrooms), Nonno (with smoked mozzarella). Street tacos are a big fave stuffed with filet mignon or tequila lime shrimp. Desserts include old favorites like Sunday Sundae, Root Beer Float and more. Come with friends and mix ‘n match!

47875 Caleo Bay, La Quinta (760) 777-7555

La Quinta Real Estate Mkt Update - Wk 7/21/14

by Rob Zwemmer

The La Quinta Real Estate Market Update - Trulia.com

 

Median Sales Price

    $385,000


Average Listing Price


    $838,780
    for week ending Jul 09

    -$62,076
    -6.9%
  

Median Sales Price

    $391,000
    Apr '14 - Jul '14

    $5,250
    -1.3%
   

Home Standings


    837 Homes for Sale
    2 Open Homes
    1,009 Recently Sold

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La Quinta CA 92253
760-610-0204
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