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9th Annual Hot Rod & Custom Car Show

by Rob Zwemmer

Take the whole family & see some of the best cars that ever hit the road!

Humana Challenge Highlights

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Inspiration For Today: How's the Family?

by Rob Zwemmer

HOW'S THE FAMILY?
 
OK, sure - you prepare the meals, maintain the yard, balance the checkbook, take the kids to soccer, wash and iron the clothes, tune-up the car. You take care of all the daily needs of the family. So - is that your contribution to them, or a contribution to your commitment to them?
 
Our world today is frantic. As adults, our responsibilities are awesome. Our careers require long and odd hours away from family. Our children are lured by television towards needs and desires for more and more material possessions, i.e. logo clothing, "gaming" accessories, makeup, or cool vehicles. Our spouse wonders why there's never enough time for "us." Where will it all end? How can we slow down?
 
If your family is moving at the speed of life, and there seems to be no end in sight, maybe it's time to take a look at your commitment to all involved. A great place to start is time alone with your spouse - away from home. If possible, that means an overnight or weekend trip. It's a time to re-examine your values, your goals in life, and the direction you would like your family to take. Finally, it's a time to re-commit to the health of your marriage.
 
You may quickly realize that it's a time to simplify your life - and that of your family. That's easy to say - more difficult to accomplish - yet attainable with a firm commitment. If you like the idea of simplification, there are three excellent books that can move you in that direction.
 
First is a great primer, Anne Morrow Lindbergh's "Gift From The Sea." Next, for both men and women is "The Simplicity Reader" by Elaine St. James. Finally, and especially for women, is "Simple Abundance" by Sarah Ban Breathnach. Why not make a new commitment to your family, beginning today? Your contributions will be much more enjoyable!

Mortgage Rates - As of 1/23/15

by Rob Zwemmer

Bank of America

Ready for the Humana Challenge?

by Rob Zwemmer

Inspiration For Today: Have No Regrets!

by Rob Zwemmer

HAVE NO REGRETS!
 
Have you ever made big plans to strike out in a new direction? Maybe you've dreamed of a better education, a new career, or the magic of some far away wonderland where life seems to come alive. You checked out your idea, researched all the possibilities, made plans, told your friends and family, and took the risk.
 
Soon after beginning your quest, however, maybe you realized it wasn't for you. Guilt or embarrassment may have set in, and you weren't sure what to do. After all, you already told everyone about your grand plans, and now what would they think of you for making a 180¼ turn in midstream?
 
John Greenleaf Whittier, in his well-known poem "Maud Muller," wrote "For all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: It might have been!" His message? Take a risk! Strike out on your own if that be your desire. Give it a try! Don't be afraid! In other words, don't let fear rob you of the opportunity to learn what "might have been."
 
Better to take the chance and have no regrets, than to fear giving it a try. If you later find, to your chagrin, that the new direction is not right for you, try looking, as did Dorothy, in your own backyard. Very often, everything you needed to be totally fulfilled already existed at your beginning point.
 
Remember - "There's no place like home!"

La Quinta Real Estate Market Update

by Rob Zwemmer

Market View for La Quinta


Average Listing Price
    •    $883,853
    •    for week ending Jan 14
    •    +$1,555
    •    +0.2%
    •    Week-Over-Week

Median Sales Price
    •    $395,000
    •    Oct '14 - Jan '15
    •    +$500
    •    +0.1%
    •    Year-Over-Year

Home Standings
    •    1,065 Homes for Sale
    •    7 Open Homes
    •    794 Recently Sold
    •    141 Foreclosures

Average price per square foot for La Quinta was $209, an increase of 0.5% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in La Quinta for Oct 14 to Jan 15 was $395,000 based on 217 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price increased 0.1%, or $500, and the number of home sales decreased 28.1%. There are currently 1,065 resale and new homes in La Quinta on Trulia, including 7 open houses, as well as 141 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 $883,853 for the week ending Jan 14, which represents an increase of 0.2%, or $1,555, compared to the prior week.

- Trulia.com

Mortgage Rates - As of 1/16/15

by Rob Zwemmer

Bank of America

La Quinta Wellness Center to Open

by Rob Zwemmer

The new La Quinta 3.6M Wellness Center will open this Saturday, January 17th. The center is a complete 7,200 sq foot redesign of the original senior center facility built in 1994. The center will offer state-of-the-art fitness equipment, aeorbics, Pilates, yoga, various exercises and dance programs, a kitchen area for cooking classes, and arts & leisure room. The community garden will include herbs grown for the cooking class sessions. The Saturday Grand Opening will coincide with the Humana Well-Being Walk & Healthy Fun Fair at Civic Center Campus. The Center grand opening will take place at 10am - 78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta — formerly the La Quinta Senior Center

Membership Info: Annual fitness club memberships $50 for residents; $75 for non-residents. For an additional fee, members can sign up for a personal trainer.


Classic Movie Night - Camelot Theatre

by Rob Zwemmer

January 21 - Wednesday

See the classic movie "African Queen" starring Humphrey Bogard & Katherine Hepburn on the wide screen at Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs! Begin classic movie night when the Camelot's cafe opens at 5pm with Happy Hour at the bar. A special $15 Prix Fixe menu is also available so you can dine before topping off the evening with a rare classic film. Show begins at 8pm. Movie tickets are $6.50


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