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by Rob Zwemmer

We are holding our Annual Spooktacular tomorrow tomorrow from 1-4 PM at Mountain View Country Club in La Quinta.

9 Haunted Homes will open their doors for you to see if you dare to come in.

You are Ghostly Invited to tour some Haunted Homes and enjoy some Ghoulish Treats and Spirits!

The Artistic Side of Life

by Rob Zwemmer

Palm Desert is home to many prestigious, world-renowned art galleries that welcome enthusiasts and collectors from everywhere. The Art Walk presents unexpected and welcome surprises as you stroll along the charming walkways of El Paseo. There is an interesting collection of sculptures to view along the way, with a new collection added every couple of years. Many local artists have crafted works of unique, inspired and contemporary art that compliment the surrounding gardens. The area hosts the El Paseo Art Walk on the first Thursday evening of each month, October through May when the desert weather is ideal.  You'll want to visit the elegant, museum-quality galleries throughout the area that draw you into a world of artful vision, inspiration and creativity. The Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert opened this year, a vibrant new venue that hosts ongoing and temporary exhibitions of internationally important art pieces. A wonderful sculpture garden, the largest in the Southwest is a popular attraction.  Visit for all of the info. Art is alive, art is life in the Desert. Why not start a Home Search here and be a part of it all!

Shield's Date Garden... A Date to Make!

by Rob Zwemmer

Have you heard the old saying, you can always get a great date in Indio? It's certainly true when it comes to Shield's Date Garden, one of Indio's oldest and most favored spots to visit. It's been a landmark on Highway 111 since 1924, when the Shields Family opened the business and began providing the area with their quality products.

While you're out scouting for the perfect home to buy and need something natural and sweet to eat, stop in at Shield's. The gift shop offers a wide and scrumptious array of healthy and organic treats and unique souvenirs. Their Garden Cafe is open every day from 7am to 2:30pm, offering a wonderful menu for breakfast and luncheon. Their specialties include traditional Mexican and American dishes served outside on the charming patio under a white umbrella. A friend just mentioned they had lunch there, and said it was just like 'having a vacation moment in her own backyard!' The bread is homemade and the salad dressings are made from scratch. So much sets the Cafe at Shields apart from many breakfast and luncheon spots around the Valley.

Back in the gift area, some of the most popular faves you'll want to look out for are the Super Jumbo Royal Medjool Dates and the Supreme Stuffed Dates with apricot, marzipan and walnut stuffing. Grab a date shake, cool and creamy, to round out your visit to Shield's Date Garden. Oh... and before you head out, stop by the theatre to take in the film, "The Romance & Sex Life of the Date." It's a fun and informative production presented in a down-home style theatre narrated by the founding father himself, Earl Shields. What a perfect way to spend some time on a lazy weekend day... or if you just need a little break from your Home Search.

First-time Buyer Tips

by Rob Zwemmer


New Desert Home buyers, here's a few helpful tips to take note as you transition from renter to owner. It’s one of the most exciting experiences you will ever have, and the most important purchase you will ever make—acquiring your first home. It's of paramount importance that when your deal is in escrow, to be extra careful about making all of your payments and keeping your credit score at a maximum. Maintain a paper trail and documentation so you may keep the lender apprised of any large deposits you may have recently made; they will want to know how the money was obtained. Keep a folder at hand with bank statements, pay stubs, tax forms in case anything needs updating during the process. Ask questions, questions and more questions. If you don't understand a term or procedure regarding the buying of your new desert home, don't be afraid to ask for explanation. Keep all of your bank statements, employee pay stubs and tax forms in case anything needs to be updated during the process. Refrain from major credit card purchases as you are the process of buying your new home, and do not apply for additional credit. Don't get carried away and buy new furnishings before the sale of your new desert home is conveyed... it can lower your credit rating and possibly jeopardize your deal. Document that your earnest money deposit has cleared your account and have a copy of your canceled check or statement as proof... you don’t want to do anything to delay or derail your closing!


For more helpful first-time desert home buyer tips, contact Rob Zwemmer and Associates directly.
We will make your home buying experience as perfect as it can be.

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