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La Quinta Real Estate Market Update

by Rob Zwemmer


Market View for La Quinta


Average Listing Price

    $790,104
    for week ending Sep 10

    +$50,783
    +6.9%
    Week-Over-Week

Median Sales Price

    $345,000
    Jun '14 - Sep '14

    $15,000
    -4.2%
    Year-Over-Year

Home Standings

    716 Homes for Sale
    7 Open Homes
    960 Recently Sold
    158 Foreclosures

Average price per square foot for La Quinta was $196, an increase of 1.6% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in La Quinta for Jun 14 to Sep 14 was $345,000 based on 258 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price decreased 4.2%, or $15,000, and the number of home sales decreased 18.6%. There are currently 716 resale and new homes in La Quinta on Trulia, including 7 open houses, as well as 158 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 was $790,104 for the week ending Sep 10, which represents an increase of 6.9%, or $50,783, compared to the prior week.

-As reported by Trulia.com

Big Shows this Weekend!

by Rob Zwemmer

Friday Night, Sept 19th at The Show - Agua Caliente Resort

Peter Frampton will play the hits. Starts at 9 pm

 


 

Saturday Night, Sept 20th at Fantasy Springs -

the legendary Diana Ross. Starts at 8pm

Tulip Hill Winery Party

by Rob Zwemmer

September Release Party at
Tulip Hill Winery at The River

Saturday, Sept 20th  1-5p


Tulip Hill Winery is a favorite destination at The River in Rancho Mirage. On Saturday afternoon they will present 4 wines served with appetizers from local eateries. Food, wine & fun in their casual tasting room. It's a fun spot to shop for wine accessories and special gifts.

Price:  7.50/person - Complimentary to Tulip Mania Wine Club members. Call 760-568-5678 for more info.

 

Mortgage Rates - As of 9/19/14

by Rob Zwemmer

National Cheeseburger Day

by Rob Zwemmer

Yesterday was National Cheeseburger Day - did you celebrate with your favorite burger? If not, the weekend may be calling for a specialty one. Here's a recipe to try - or to get you inspired:

Grilled Onion Burgers

Total time to prepare: 20 minutes
Serves: 6

Ingredients:

2 onions

2 tablespoons oil

1 pound ground chuck

1 teaspoon salt

6 slices American cheese

6 hamburger buns

2 tablespoons yellow mustard

Cut the onions into the thinnest possible slices, using a mandoline or a very sharp knife - about 5 1/2 cups sliced onions

Put 2 tablespoons oil in a heavy skillet and heat over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Loosely combine a handful of meat (amounting to one-sixth of the total) and slip into pan. Repeat with the rest of the beef to make 6 burgers, frying in batches if necessary. Burgers should be free-form, not neat patties; using the side of the spatula, shape them as they cook.

After 1 minute of frying, pile one-sixth of the onions onto each burger and sprinkle with half of the salt. Forcefully smash the onions into the meat with the spatula. Again, work the burgers into a roughly round shape with the spatula and fry 1 minute.

Flip the burgers and mash them hard with the spatula. Drain some of the grease from the pan. Sprinkle the remaining salt on the burgers. Place a cheese slice on each burger and cook until the cheese melts and you can smell the onions starting to burn, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. (The burgers may be rather greasy; if necessary, hold with the spatula against the side of the pan for 20 seconds to let them drain.) Serve on buns brushed with mustard.

With each serving: 402 calories; 23 grams protein; 27 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams fiber; 22 grams fat; 8 grams saturated fat; 68 mg. cholesterol; 942 mg. sodium.

Apple Store at El Paseo to Open Early Fri!

by Rob Zwemmer


The El Paseo Apple Store in Palm Desert will open early at 8am on Friday for the launch of iPhone 6 - that's 2 hrs. earlier than their normal business hours. Apple states that over 4 million have pre-ordered the iPhones. Get there early!

The Apple Store in Palm Desert is scheduled to open a little early Friday when the iPhone 6 is released.
The store at 73-445 El Paseo will open its doors at 8 a.m., which is two hours earlier than normal.
Store officials referred questions to Apple's corporate office.
According to Apple, pre-orders for the smartphone already topped 4 million.

 

 

 

Modernism Week's Fall Preview

by Rob Zwemmer

Modernism Week’s Fall Preview

The Fall Preview Week takes place in Palm Springs, Oct. 10-13
Events include opening night beach party with outdoor movie at Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club; a sneak preview of the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Architecture & Design museum opening soon; exclusive tours of the Frey House II and Steel House #1; numerous architectural walk and bike tours, a Premier double decker architectural bus tour plus lectures tours - even a modernism yard sale. The Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale will also be a highlight at the Palm Springs Convention Center

Visit modernismweek.com for ticket info.

Exciting New Plans for SilverRock Resort!

by Rob Zwemmer

Some exciting new details regarding future plans for SilverRock Resort in La Quinta! The city is planning to develop a $420 million resort in early 2016. The Desert Sun newspaper just released the following details that are planned. The Arnold Palmer golf course will be reconfigured for a new luxury hotel:

• 140-room, 123,000-square-foot luxury hotel and spa with lobby and pool bars, fitness center and a restaurant.
• 35 single-family luxury homes ranging in size from 2,800 to 4,500 square-feet with access to the luxury hotel amenities.
• 200-room, 126,000-square-foot “lifestyle” hotel with a spa, fitness center, lobby and pool bar and nightclub.
• 60 homes ranging in size from 2,100 to 3,500 square feet with potential to be used by lifestyle hotel when not used by the owner.
• 71,000 square foot conference center with ballroom and meeting space for use by both hotels.
• Promenade mixed-use village with 150,000 square feet of residential units, up to 25,000 square feet of retail, and recreation areas such as water play facilities, community gardens, luxury camping and trails.
• 16,500 square foot permanent clubhouse area with large patios and event lawn space.

The City Council will be in talks soon regarding details; an approval of a purchase agreement and development agreement could happen at a November 4 meeting after Planning Commission review.




National Guacamole Day! Sept 16th

by Rob Zwemmer

Happy National Guacamole Day! Planning to celebrate? Here are a few great tips:

Select avocados that are soft to the squeeze if you want to use them right away. Firm avocados take at least 5 days to ripen. If you need to speed up the ripening process, try placing them in a brown paper bag with a banana or apple and keep at room temperature.

To serve avocados and to prepare guacamole, slice the avocado lengthwise, cutting around the pit and twisting into 2 halves. Use a spoon to gently remove the pit.

Keep unused guac and extra avocados from oxidizing and turning brown by adding lemon or lime juice, and store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. You can also wrap in clear plastic wrap to help limit exposure to the air. If your guac does oxidize, you can scrape the top layer away to reveal the green goodness.

Try sliced veggie sticks as a healthier alternative to serving guacamole with traditional tortilla chips. Guacamole goes with so many things, as a sandwich spread, or atop grilled meats or in an omelet.

Celebrate National Guacamole Day tonight!

Blessing of the Pets

by Rob Zwemmer


Pet Blessing

Father Theodore Pantel will give a brief blessing of the animals in a ceremony for pets. Bring dogs on a leash, and other pets (cats, birds, lizards, rodents) in a pet carrier on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 11am.

St. George's Greek Orthodox Church

74-109 Larrea

Palm Desert

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