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WORD FOR THE DAY

by Goethe
WORD FOR THE DAY
Wednesday, Apr. 29
 

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

 

Goethe

Get A Dog(Or Cat) and You will get a better life !!!

by Rob Zwemmer

HOT, HOT, HOT

by Rob Zwemmer

Monday, April 20, 2009


By Rob Zwemmer

www.desertonline.com


Good Monday Morning              
104°F | 64°F

HOT, HOT, HOT
We are getting a small sampler of summer temperatures here in the desert this week. 
Temperatures are in the triple digits today and tomorrow, and than back to a comfortable 80’s for the rest of the week.

More signs of a recovering market here in the California Desert!
The Desert Sun published this article last week (must read)
Real Estate sales were in the triple-digits in February across areas hit hard by foreclosure and unemployment in 2008,
but the median price for Coachella Valley homes held pat at $180,000 for two consecutive months,
according to new figures from MDA DataQuick.
More………..

 

Make sure to listen our new April Podcast :

http://www.desertonline.com/Blog/The-Palm-Springs-Real-Estate-Podcast-April

 

If you would like to search our local data base of homes for sale  http://www.desertonline.com.

If you are looking to sell your home and need a comparative market analysishttp://www.DesertCMA.com.

 

Palm Springs Area Mortgage Market update!

Mortgage Rates Today +/- Last Week
30 yr fixed mtg Graph the three month trend 4.88% 4.99%
15 yr fixed mtg Graph the three month trend 4.61% 4.84%
30 yr fixed jumbo mtg Graph the three month trend 6.31% 6.39%
5/1 ARM Graph the three month trend 4.78% 4.80%


E-mail me with any questions you might have

Have An Awesome Week!
Rob Zwemmer


AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!
http://www.desertonline.com/Morning-coffee

More signs of a recovering market here in the California Desert !

here is a article that was published in the desert Sun last week.

by: Desert Sun

Real Estate sales were in the triple-digits in February across areas hit hard by foreclosure and unemployment in 2008, but the median price for Coachella Valley homes held pat at $180,000 for two consecutive months, according to new figures from MDA DataQuick.

Median prices have trended down since the recession began in late 2007.

All told, DataQuick noted 723 sales in February. That represents a 19 percent increase over the year before when atypical foreclosure activity began and the economy hit the skids.

Bargain-basement buying activity in February was hottest in:

Coachella, where the sale of 52 homes represented an increase in 478 percent over the same time last year.

Desert Hot Springs, where 102 transactions in the 92240 ZIP code area represented a sales volume increase of 292 percent and had the largest volume of sales. The median price paid there: $80,250. The highest priced home: $260,000.

Other locales noting sales gains of 100 percent or more were Bermuda Dunes, Cathedral City and Thousand Palms.

Statistics also showed double-digit sales decreases in February in Indian Wells, Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage. The median price in Indian Wells and Rancho Mirage dropped 77 percent and 48 percent, respectively, to $340,000 — primarily due to the rise in condo sales there.

The $340,000 price was about what a small condo in a great location could fetch valley-wide in February 2006, when the economy was steaming.

Anecdotally, Real Estate agents are saying resale supply in the lower-priced categories is being scooped up at a rapid pace, and that foreclosure resales account for more than 56 percent of February's resale activity.

Trend could be a good sign here

Greg Berkemer, executive director of the California Desert Association of Realtors, has pointed out that buyers are taking advantage of the affordable home prices in increasing numbers.

The valley has seen year-over-year sales increases for several consecutive months, he has pointed out.

If that trend continues, it could signal a turn in the market and a bottom on prices.

www.desertonline.com

 

FICTION OR NON-FICTION? INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:

by Rob Zwemmer

INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:

"If someone wrote a book about your life . . . would anyone want to read it?"
- TV Recruiting Ad (U.S. Navy)

 

FICTION OR NON-FICTION?

Fast-forward your life 20, 30, even 40 years. Now . . . imagine someone writing a book of your life story. Think of the possibilities. Would it be motivational, a mystery perhaps, or even science fiction? What about reference, a novel, true crime, short story, or an expose? Would it be found in the children's section of the library, the reference section, or under biographies?

Wow - the possibilities are endless. The good news is - YOU are the lead character, and get to make all the choices! Close your eyes and visualize how it would read. Assume that the author is an unrelated third-party who knows every detail. That's a scary thought, isn't it?

If the chapters were written in chronological order, which ones would make the best reading? Undoubtedly, the ones from age 12-20 would provide some interesting material. From 20 to 40 would be excellent transitional chapters with lots of "Ah-ha!"s and course changes. The final chapter may be the most revealing, however. Think how many readers like to skip to the end to see how the book ends.

If you could skip to the end of your own book, how would it read? Summarizing the entire book, would you say it was a thriller, a shocker, a spell-binder, a tragedy, a romance, or an inspiration?

Your life is a book waiting to be written - write it well!

New home buyers and sellers have picked up.

by Rob Zwemmer

Monday, April 13, 2009

 

By Rob Zwemmer / Keller Williams Realty

www.desertonline.com

 

 

Good Monday Morning                                                                                        

84°F | 53°F

I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend.  After some positive economic news last week from the Feds and Wells Fargo, the amount of new home buyers and sellers have picked up. 

The number of Canadian home buyers has dropped slightly and more American home buyers are liquidating their assets and investing in the Real Estate market.  The new mortgage rates are definitely helping to reduce our standing inventory.  A 30 year fixed rate is now 4.75%. Our current local housing inventory is down from 11,000 to 6,000 from year ago

If this trend continues throughout the summer months I can predict with confidence that we have hit bottom this year.

 

Make sure to listen our new April Podcast : http://www.desertonline.com/Blog/The-Palm-Springs-Real-Estate-Podcast-April

 

If you would like to search our local data base of homes for sale  http://www.desertRealEstatePrices.com.

If you are looking to sell your home and need a comparative market analysis http://www.DesertCMA.com.

 

Palm Springs Area Mortgage Market update!

Mortgage Rates Today +/- Last Week
30 yr fixed mtg Graph the three month trend 4.99% 5.08%
15 yr fixed mtg Graph the three month trend 4.84% 4.71%
30 yr fixed jumbo mtg Graph the three month trend 6.39% 6.47%
5/1 ARM Graph the three month trend 4.80% 4.78%
 

 

1 Canadian dollar = 0.818331 U.S. dollars



E-mail me with any questions you might have

 

Have An Awesome Week!

Rob Zwemmer

 


AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!

http://www.desertonline.com/Morning-coffee

 

 

SEPARATE TRASH FROM TREASURE!

by Rob Zwemmer

INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:

"Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures,
but in the use made of them."
- Napoleon

SEPARATE TRASH FROM TREASURE!

Written by Dr. Fred Craddock, the following story was passed along to me:

One of my schoolmates spent many years ministering in China. He was under house arrest and the soldiers came one day and told him that he could return to America. The family was celebrating. The soldiers said, 'You can take 200 pounds with you.'

They had been there for years! Two hundred pounds. They got the scales and they started the family arguments - two children, wife, and husband. Must have this vase . . . Well, this is a new typewriter . . . What about my books? . . . What about our toys? They weighed everything and took it off, until at last they had it right on the dot: two hundred pounds.

The soldiers asked if they were ready to go and they said, "Yes!" "Did you weigh everything?" They said, "Yes!" "Did you weigh the kids?" "No, we did not." "You will have to weigh the kids." In the blink of an eye, the typewriter, vase, books, all became trash. Trash. It happens.

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Talk about a paradigm shift. How often have we all weighed our goods without considering our "kids"? Think of the times we placed value on our "stuff," only to be swiftly reminded of the value of a loved one.

This concept is confirmed with the story of a man who showed up at the pearly gates with a wheelbarrow full of gold bars. St. Peter explained that he could not "take it with him." Nevertheless, St. Peter consulted with God about the man being allowed to bring the gold bars. God answered with a simple question: "Why does he want to bring in paving materials?"

The Palm Springs Real Estate Podcast - April

by Rob Zwemmer

Rob Zwemmer of The Zwemmer Group presents:




This month's edition covers Palm Springs Real Estate market activity and then we'll address improved market conditions, the $8,000 tax credit, and low mortgage rates as we move into spring.

Features special guest Terri Murphy of US Learning.


Program length: approximately 7 minutes

 

AGE DOESN"T MATTER!

by Rob Zwemmer

INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:

"I always wanted to be somebody.
Now I realize I should have been more specific."

- Lily Tomlin (from her "One Woman Show")

AGE DOESN"T MATTER!

Whether you're 23, 43 or 73, ask yourself this wonderfully refreshing question: "What do I want to be when I grow up?" Regardless of our age, it's so easy to lose sight of the specific "somebody" we always wanted to be. What's more, the "somebody" we had in mind in our 20's may be someone different in our 50's.

Worse yet, maybe we grew up to be the "somebody" someone else had in mind - like our mother or father. The influence of those around us often prevents us from even asking the question "What do I want to be . . . ?" We try so hard to be their somebody that we don't allow ourselves to grow up at all.

So . . . going back to the matter of age, it doesn't matter WHEN we decide who we want to be so much as that we DO decide. It is at that moment that a catharsis takes place, and we rid ourselves of everyone else's determination of our identity. We are free . . . free to become the person of our dreams.

Is it easy to develop and maintain our new identity? No. Our day-to-day activities will still attempt to distract us from our new persona. Nevertheless, as artist D. Morgan points out in one of her paintings, "The impossible dream - isn't!" Take a quiet moment today, just for yourself, and ask, "Am I the somebody I wanted to be?"

Monday Morning Real Estate Update 04/06/2008

 

 

Good Monday Morning,

 

What an extremely exciting month we recently passed!  Rates are at an all-time low! Home buying and Refinances are happening! 

 

Housing inventory is on a 2 year low, because banks and private investors have stopped foreclosing on properties in the last couple of months.

buyers are scrambling for properties and are creating bidding wars, resulting that properties are selling over asking price.

 

A new  wave of foreclosures is expected to wash through Desert fast-growing suburbs, a second housing bubble that is about to pop, it was reported today.  Read more…..

 

 

Daily Email List of Homes For Sale As They Hit The Market www.FindMyDesertHome.com

 

Do you know what your home is worth in today's market? It helps when you have recent market data at your finger tips! http://www.DesertCMA.com.

 

 

Palm Springs Area Mortgage

New Loans are totally available.  Banks want to lend and there’s no better time!  Home values are accurate, income is verified, and with a small down payment you are in business  There has been no better time for banks to lend for homes.

 

For more info or questions please feel free to send me a e-mail me or visit : desertonline.com

 

   

Mortgage Rates Today +/- Last Week
30 yr fixed mtg Graph the three month trend 5.08% 4.93%
15 yr fixed mtg Graph the three month trend 4.71% 4.67%
30 yr fixed jumbo mtg Graph the three month trend 6.47% 6.43%
5/1 ARM Graph the three month trend 4.78% 4.79%

 

Have An Awesome Week!

 

Rob Zwemmer

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