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Rancho Mirage Art Affaire

by Rob Zwemmer

 

Rancho Mirage Art Affaire
One of Southern California’s most popular art, food and entertainment festivals. Artists offer jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, sculptures and other creations. Enjoy fabulous food offerings, wine and live jazz. It’s like no other fine arts festival around. 
Admittance is free. 9:30 am to 4 pm at the Rancho Mirage Community Park. For more info on the event call 760-324-4511.

Rancho Mirage Art AffaireRancho Mirage Art Affaire

 

One of Southern California’s most popular art, food and entertainment festivals. Artists offer jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, sculptures and other creations. Enjoy fabulous food offerings, wine and live jazz. It’s like no other fine arts festival around. 


Admittance is free. 9:30 am to 4 pm at Rancho Mirage Community Park. For more info on the event call: 760-324-4511.

Mortgage Rates: As of 10/31/14

by Rob Zwemmer

Fall is "Fall Back" Time - Daylight Savings Ends

by Rob Zwemmer

Desert's Bright Economic Forecast

by Rob Zwemmer

 

Economist John Husing consistently studies the Inland Empire and the Coachella Valley areas, and currently gives the valley’s economy a positive report for this year. His grade is a “B-“ from the “C+” given last year. During his presentation at the Coachella Valley Annual Economic Summit he stated, “Next year, we’ll be all the way back in terms of jobs."

 

The Summit was held in Palm Desert at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, and attended by approximately 800 community and business leaders. The annual event serves as part of an ongoing effort to analyze, strengthen and improve the valley’s economy.

 

During the recession 5-year period a total of 19,200 jobs were lost in the desert area. Husing estimates that by the end of this year at least 14,600 of those jobs will have been regained. A very optimistic outlook was presented for the valley and the Southern California area as a whole, with nearly 90% of lost jobs recovered throughout Los Angeles, Orange Country, San Diego and the Inland Empire. Tourism continues to drive the desert's economy.

 

-As reported by The Desert Sun

Mortgage Rate Minute

by Rob Zwemmer

Interest rates on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage fell recently to 3.97%, according to Freddie Mac. The lowest level since June 20, 2013.
The drop in mortgage rates comes as investors have flocked to the safety of U.S. Treasury bonds. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note has tumbled as low as 1.86% recently.
Mortgage rates usually move in tandem with the yield on the 10-year note.
5 things to consider before tapping into your home for cash:
Investors have rushed to bonds because they have been concerned by a combination of Europe’s economic problems, concerns about Ebola and global geopolitical turmoil.
Mortgage rates have gone lower despite expectations that they would start rising as the Federal Reserve starts pulling back its economic stimulus.
The Fed has cut back the program of buying bonds and mortgage-backed securities, which everyone expected would put upward pressure on interest rates.
The latest international problems, and the stock market rout has instead pushed rates the other way. 

Interest rates on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage fell recently to 3.97%, according to Freddie Mac. The lowest level since June 20, 2013.

The drop in mortgage rates come as investors have flocked to U.S. Treasury bonds. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note has tumbled as low as 1.86% recently. Mortgage rates usually move in tandem with the yield on the 10-year note. 5 things to consider before tapping into your home for cash: Investors have rushed to bonds because they have been concerned by a combination of Europe’s economic problems, concerns about Ebola and the global geo-political turmoil.

Mortgage rates have gone lower despite expectations that they would start rising as the Federal Reserve starts pulling back its economic stimulus. The Fed has cut back the program of buying bonds and mortgage-backed securities, which everyone expected would put upward pressure on interest rates. The latest international problems, and the stock market rout has instead pushed rates the other way. 

 

-- per CNN

'Parade of Planes'

by Rob Zwemmer

Parade of Planes in Palm SpringsThousands of pilots and flying enthusiasts have landed in Palm Springs for the 2014 Flying Aviation Expo and Parade of Planes. Approximately 80 planes began taxiing on city streets from Palm Springs International Airport to the Palm Springs Convention Center at 10 am. 

The parade is expected to last two hours and then the planes will taxi back to the airport beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 2. The planes will stay on display all weekend long.

Certain roads will be closed for the Parade of Planes.

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Pacifica Seafood Restaurant "Sunset Suppers"

by Rob Zwemmer

Pacifica Seafood RestaurantPacifica is one of the desert's favorite seafood dining spots, located at the Gardens on El Paseo. "Sunset Suppers" is their nightly 2-course dinner for $19.75/per person from 3pm-5:30pm. 

 


Here's the menu:

First Course - choose one

  Clam Chowder Mulligatawny Soup Organic Mixed Green Salad Caesar Salad

Second Course - choose one

  Pacifica’s Sugar Spiced Salmon Mustard Catfish Seafood Kabob Vegetarian Ziti Pasta Braised Beef Short Ribs Dungeness Crab Louie Chicken Breast Pan Roasted



Halloween Safety Tips

by Rob Zwemmer

 

"I CAN'T" IS DEAD!
 
There's a wonderful story in "Chicken Soup For The Soul" about a 4th grade teacher and a funeral. The teacher had her students fill a sheet of notebook paper with all the things they couldn't do. They wrote furiously for quite a while filling their paper with "I can't do ten push-ups," or "I can't kick the soccer ball past second base," or "I can't get Debbie to like me."
 
The students were then instructed to fold their papers and place them into a shoe-box at the front of the room. The teacher then tucked the box under her arm, and invited the students to follow her out into the playground. There, they each took a turn at the shovel and dug a hole four feet deep. The box was placed in the hole and quickly covered with dirt.
 
The students then held hands while the instructor delivered a eulogy in memory of "I can't." In it, she noted that "I can't" was survived by his brothers and sister, "I can," "I will," and "I'm going to right away."
 
"I can't" is a close relative to most of us, yet maybe with a little extra effort we can finally let him go. It won't be easy since he's been such a close relation, yet maybe by dwelling on his brothers and sister and their importance to us - we can!
 
Remember the unforgettable line from "The Little Engine That Could"? "I think I can - I THINK I can! I THINK I CAN!" Don't forget the last line of our quote for the day. "Worry about the chances you'll miss when you don't even try!"

 

Halloween is a fun time for everyone. If you have trick-or-treaters in the house, here are a few safety tips to keep top of mind, provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention:

Test out make-up ahead of time before applying it on Halloween. Test on a small area first, and remove before bedtime to prevent possible skin irritation.

 

Refrain from using colored contact lenses that can cause serious eye injuries. 

Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, flexible and soft.

Wear well-fitting, costumes, masks and shoes to avoid blocked visibility, trips and falls. 

Adults should accompany kids as they knock on doors throughout the neighborhood, walking together in groups.

Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help driver visibility.

Enter homes only when accompanied by a trusted adult. Visit homes that are well lit.

Hold a flashlight while out walking to help you see where you are going, and help others see you. Always walk, don't run in the darkness from house to house.

Look both ways before crossing the street, and use established crosswalks wherever possible.

Examine all treats collected on the outing and discard anything that looks tampered with or could cause a choking hazard. Eat only factory-wrapped treats, and avoid homemade ones made by strangers. Also, monitor the candy intake after you get home!


If you are hosting trick-or-treaters and party guests make the event festive and safe.

Be sure all walking areas and stairs are well-lit and free of obstacles to prevent falls.

Keep candle-lit jack o'lanterns away from doorsteps, walkways, landings and curtains. Place them on sturdy tables, keep them out of reach of pets and small children, and never leave them unattended.

Conside more healthier options for the treats served during Halloween parties. 

 

Have a Happy & Safe Halloween!

Zwemmer Realty Group




Palm Desert Concert in the Park

by Rob Zwemmer

Free concerts in the park continue, sponsored by the City of Palm Desert. This week's featured act is The Blue Breeze Band, offering Motown/R&B music. Bring a picnic supper, lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy! Beverages and snacks are also available for purchase. Alcoholic beverages and smoking prohibited. Family YMCA of Palm Desert provides games, raffles, and activities for children prior to the concert.  

6-7:30pm Palm Desert Civic Center Park Amphitheater

 

Zwemmer Realty Group

A Bit of Inspiration...

by Rob Zwemmer

Inspiration for Today.

There's a wonderful story in "Chicken Soup For The Soul" about a 4th grade teacher and a funeral. The teacher had her students fill a sheet of notebook paper with all the things they couldn't do. They wrote furiously for quite a while filling their paper with "I can't do ten push-ups," or "I can't kick the soccer ball past second base," or "I can't get Debbie to like me." The students were then instructed to fold their papers and place them into a shoe-box at the front of the room. The teacher then tucked the box under her arm, and invited the students to follow her out into the playground. There, they each took a turn at the shovel and dug a hole four feet deep. The box was placed in the hole and quickly covered with dirt. The students then held hands while the instructor delivered a eulogy in memory of "I can't." In it, she noted that "I can't" was survived by his brothers and sister, "I can," "I will," and "I'm going to right away." "I can't" is a close relative to most of us, yet maybe with a little extra effort we can finally let him go. It won't be easy since he's been such a close relation, yet maybe by dwelling on his brothers and sister and their importance to us - we can! Remember the unforgettable line from "The Little Engine That Could"? "I think I can - I THINK I can! I THINK I CAN!" Don't forget the last line of our quote for the day. "Worry about the chances you'll miss when you don't even try!"

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