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La Quinta Resort Tree Lighting Festivities

by Rob Zwemmer

The La Quinta Resort will feature their annual tree lighting and holiday events on Saturday, November 29th. The day begins with visitors enjoying pancakes in the morning out on the plaza. The tree lighting is at 6:30 pm followed by carols, cider, holiday-theme activities, Santa Claus, and the family fun zone in the Capra Ballroom, providing games and activities for kids and their families. Also, fun food demos and sampling by Brandini Toffee and Morgan's. The famous La Quinta Resort is one of the desert's oldest and most cherished historic treasures, and it becomes a holiday wonderland each year with lights and merriment throughout the property. 

Throughout the holidays, come by for roasted chestnuts in the main lobby and see the classic "It's a Wonderful Life" (written by Frank Capra at the La Quinta Resort) projected on the Fiesta Wall at 8pm. 

La Quinta Real Estate Mkt Update - 11/24/14

by Rob Zwemmer


Market View for La Quinta


Average Listing Price

    $878,323
    for week ending Nov 12
    +$6,037
    +0.7%
    Week-Over-Week

Median Sales Price


    $377,500
    Aug '14 - Nov '14

    +$4,500
    +1.2%
    Year-Over-Year

Home Standings


    963 Homes for Sale
    16 Open Homes
    911 Recently Sold
    121 Foreclosures

Inspiration For Today: Failing Forward

by Rob Zwemmer

"People fail forward to success."  

~ Mary Kay Ash
 

FAILING FORWARD!

It's been observed that although experience can be the best teacher, you get it by taking the exam before you've actually taken the course!

Quite expectedly, many of us don't perform well initially when attempting something new. While there is such a thing as a "natural talent" in just about any field of endeavor, it's probably safe to assume that most people working (or playing) at anything, from the practice of law to the game of tennis, have a long road behind them paved with what they considered (at the time) to be failures.

Every experience we have, however, should be a learning process. And our so-called "failures" are in fact the “experiences” from which we learn the most. Early on in life, the way we gain our sense of balance is from falling down when we first attempt to walk. Every fall, every "failure," eventually led to success.

It's a rare individual who does well in his or her first attempt at anything. Despite Yoda's philosophy in the Star Wars saga that "there is no try; there is only do," most of us ending up "doing" after repeated attempts at "trying." Eventually, we “do” manage to succeed.

So perhaps what Yoda was saying, after all, is that when we finally achieve our goals, it's only the end result that matters - because of everything we previously considered, failure simply becomes part of the process of success. Then we have indeed "failed forward!"

WildLights at The Living Desert

by Rob Zwemmer

The holidays return to The Living Desert with the famous WildLights, kicking off today thru the 29th, and December 4-6, 11-13 and 18-31 (Closed Christmas Day), from 6 to 9 p.m.

This is WildLights 22nd Season at The Living Desert. Almost a million lights flicker and shine throughout the zoo, transforming it into a holiday wonderland.  Philanthropist Ronald Auen, president of the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation, and his family will flip the switch at 6 p.m. tonight, beginning the holiday season at The Living Desert.

WildLights is open to the general public starting Tuesday, November 25th at 6 p.m.

Experience breathtaking light displays along with the popular Tunnel of Lights, a glittering canopy of light that flashes in time to holiday music. Santa will be on hand to greet visitors along with holiday entertainment. Food and beverages are also available for purchase.

Mortgage Rates: As of 11/22/14

by Rob Zwemmer

A Miracle on El Paseo

by Rob Zwemmer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Saturday night from 5-8pm, the El Paseo will be transformed into a winter wonderland. Come out for festive events at this Holiday Carnival with samplings from the valley's popular restaurants, the lighting of the 60-ft Christmas tree, fireworks show, ice skating and other performances. Honorary Chairwoman is renowned model Beverly Johnson. Come experience the magic of the holiday season. A great way to get into a holiday mood.

Annual International Tamale Festival

by Rob Zwemmer

 

23rd Annual Indio International Tamale Festival is happening the weekend of December 6th & 7th. Come out to Old Town Indio and savor the flavors of tamales from traditional to the gourmet to the unique. The parade begins to kick-off the festival on Saturday at 10am. Enjoy other great treats offered by over 300 vendors. Music, food, cold beer and craft margaritas. Enjoy the world's best, award-winning tamales at this one-of-a-kind festival!

La Quinta Real Estate Market Update

by Rob Zwemmer

 

Market View for La Quinta
Average Listing Price
$878,323
for week ending Nov 12
+$6,037
+0.7%
Week-Over-Week
Median Sales Price
$377,500
Aug '14 - Nov '14
+$4,500
+1.2%
Year-Over-Year
Home Standings
936 Homes for Sale
7 Open Homes
908 Recently Sold
132 Foreclosures
Average price per square foot for La Quinta was $196, an increase of 0.5% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in La Quinta for Aug 14 to Nov 14 was $377,500 based on 218 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price increased 1.2%, or $4,500, and the number of home sales decreased 23%. There are currently 936 resale and new homes in La Quinta on Trulia, including 7 open houses, as well as 132 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 $878,323 for the week ending Nov 12, which represents an increase of 0.7%, or $6,037, compared to the prior week.

 

Market View for La Quinta

Average Listing Price

$878,323

for week ending Nov 12

+$6,037

+0.7%

Week-Over-Week


Median Sales Price

$377,500

Aug '14 - Nov '14

+$4,500

+1.2%

Year-Over-Year


Home Standings

936 Homes for Sale

7 Open Homes

908 Recently Sold

132 Foreclosures

Average price per square foot for La Quinta was $196, an increase of 0.5% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in La Quinta for Aug 14 to Nov 14 was $377,500 based on 218 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price increased 1.2%, or $4,500, and the number of home sales decreased 23%. There are currently 936 resale and new homes in La Quinta on Trulia, including 7 open houses, as well as 132 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 $878,323 for the week ending Nov 12, which represents an increase of 0.7%, or $6,037, compared to the prior week.

Inspiration For Today: Ever Notice the Change?

by Rob Zwemmer

EVER NOTICE THE CHANGE?  You may have noticed that towards the end of summer your energy level begins to sag. Depending on the heat level in your area, your tendency to accomplish less may be obvious or even quite subtle. Nevertheless, when that first fresh breath of autumn passes through, drying up the humidity, you suddenly feel rejuvenated. Your energy returns, your objectives come back into focus, and you're back on track.  What a great time of year to formulate some positive autumn resolutions - to literally "turn over a new leaf." In a 1949 issue of "Good Housekeeping," an author notes that we make negative resolutions in January, i.e. "lose" weight, "quit" smoking, etc. - and we do it at a time when we are "worn out in spirit, body, and pocketbook, and have no real urge to do anything but rest."  So - why not use October's entrance into the new season as your excuse to formulate some new goals? Instead of concentrating on the negatives (as in January), take some time alone to work on the positives you want to invite into your life. It can include everything from simple joys of time with family and loved ones to a complex plan to pump up the production level of your business.  Best of all, you won't be distracted by blaring horns, confetti, or a Champagne hangover. In fact, there's no need to share your revitalized outlook with anyone. Work quietly, think outside the box, and plant some new seeds for future growth. Happy "New Year!" 

Inspiration For Today: Build Your Own!

by Rob Zwemmer

 
INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:
 
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." 
~ Henry David Thoreau
 
BUILD YOUR OWN!
 
"Follow the yellow brick road," sang Dorothy and her unusual entourage in The Wizard of Oz, as they marched toward the Emerald City. The road was clear and their direction set. What they didn't know was that the good witch and the joyful munchkins had sent them down a road leading to a wanna-be fake wizard behind a curtain.
 
Have you ever had friends or family direct you to take a "yellow brick road" of their imagining? If you blindly followed their advice, you may have ended up in your own Emerald City of disappointment. The truth is that you have the power to create and follow a yellow brick road of your own, one that leads to the realization of your dreams.
 
The hard part is that YOU must also lay the paving stones of that road. You must first decide on a destination, and then be certain that each brick faces in that direction. Along the way, you may be distracted by winged monkeys or a wicked witch of your own making. If you succumb to those distractions, you may look back to find that your paving stones are uneven and lead in the wrong direction.
 
Only by having your destination clearly in mind will you arrive unscathed by life's many dead-ends and hairpin twists and turns. You must also be committed to the work involved - choosing only the right bricks, having the patience and perseverance to lay them straight, and the strength to avoid life's temptations as you work.
 
In the words of Thoreau - "If you have built castles in the air . . . "

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." ~ Henry David Thoreau 

BUILD YOUR OWN! "Follow the yellow brick road," sang Dorothy and her unusual entourage in The Wizard of Oz, as they marched toward the Emerald City. The road was clear and their direction set. What they didn't know was that the good witch and the joyful munchkins had sent them down a road leading to a wanna-be fake wizard behind a curtain. Have you ever had friends or family direct you to take a "yellow brick road" of their imagining? If you blindly followed their advice, you may have ended up in your own Emerald City of disappointment. The truth is that you have the power to create and follow a yellow brick road of your own, one that leads to the realization of your dreams. The hard part is that YOU must also lay the paving stones of that road. You must first decide on a destination, and then be certain that each brick faces in that direction. Along the way, you may be distracted by winged monkeys or a wicked witch of your own making. If you succumb to those distractions, you may look back to find that your paving stones are uneven and lead in the wrong direction. Only by having your destination clearly in mind will you arrive unscathed by life's many dead-ends and hairpin twists and turns. You must also be committed to the work involved - choosing only the right bricks, having the patience and perseverance to lay them straight, and the strength to avoid life's temptations as you work. In the words of Thoreau - "If you have built castles in the air . . . "

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50981 Washington Street
La Quinta CA 92253
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