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Oasis Country Club in Palm Desert

1-oasis-country-club-fairway1-300x225The secret is out – Oasis Country Club is one of the best golf communities in Palm Desert!  With a beautifully maintained 18 hole executive golf course designed by Ted Robinson featuring twenty-two lakes, it’s sure to challenge even the most seasoned golfer!  Oasis is a public golf course, and offers membership to its members for $3,000 plus $3,000 annually.

The Oasis features 662 detached style units with more than 25 different floor plans.  Homes range in size from 775 square feet for a one bedroom to 1,803 square feet for the largest three bedroom unit available.  The units here are bright with open floor plans and represent some of the best deals in the Coachella Valley.  The homes range in value from approximately $200,000 to $525,000.  Monthly HOA dues are $455.

Some other amenities you’ll enjoy at Oasis Country Club include:

  •     Putting green and practice driving range
  •     Three lighted tennis courts for night play
  •     Golf instruction and lessons
  •     Fully stocked golf pro shop for the golfer and non-golfer alike, with 20 percent discount for homeowners
  •     18 pools and spas
  •     24 hour manned gate
  •     Stunning grounds and landscaping with breathtaking views of the San Jacinto Mountains
  •     Wedding and banquet services
  •     Beautiful clubhouse with views of 1st tee and 18th hole
  •     Second floor lounge with casual dining and wi-fi
  •     Newly remodeled restaurant The Grille Room with full menu

Oasis Country Club is located at 42330 Casbah Way, Palm Desert, CA, 92211.  Directions to the club can be found here.  They are conveniently located in Palm Desert on Hovley Lane between Cook Street and Washington Street, approximately 1.5 miles from Interstate 10.  Excellent shopping, entertainment, and dining are all within five to ten minutes from the club gates.

More information about membership and club amenities can be found at their website, or by calling (760) 345-5661.  You may also email oasishoa@aol.com.

For more information about Oasis Country Club homes & properties call Claudine @ (760) 799 5308. Claudine can help with all your Palm Desert Real Estate concerns.



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Woodhaven Golf Country Club

At Woodhaven Country Club in Palm Desert, CA, you’ll find a well-maintained and beautifully manicured golf course nestled in a friendly and vibrant community. It’s easy to see why its one of the most visited country clubs in East Palm Desert. With an 18 hole golf course featuring tree-lined fairways along with plush greens and boasting spectacular mountain views, golfers from novice to pro will find it a challenge. The course was established in 1985 and designed by golf architect Harold Heers, Jr. Golf membership is $5,000 to $6,000 with monthly dues ranging from $279 to $467. For an additional $99 per month, Woodhaven members can also play at two sister courses located in Palm Springs at Cimarron Golf Course.

Woodhaven is a community comprised of 504 condo homes ranging in value from $165,000 to $300,000. HOA dues run $421 a month which includes social membership. This fee also includes exterior maintenance including roofs, landscaping, insurance (including earthquake), cable TV, and trash pick up.

Additional amenities that make Woodhaven Golf Country Club a real treat include:

  • Eight tennis courts, including four lit for night play
  • Beautiful remodeled 34,000 square foot clubhouse
  • Fitness center
  • Golf pro shop with latest equipment and apparel
  • Golf games that run no longer than 4 hours
  • Putting green, practice bunker, driving range and chipping area
  • Two racquetball courts
  • Restaurant, lounge and snack bar
  • Special events including a New Year’s Eve celebration and a Valentine’s Day party
  • Several pools
  • Spa and steam room
  • 24 hour guard gated access
  • Several memberships available including Business, Social, Tennis and Golf

Woodhaven Golf Country Club is located at 41-555 Woodhaven Drive EAST, Palm Desert, CA, 92211. .

More information about membership opportunities as well as the fabulous amenities at Woodhaven can be found , by calling (760) 345-7636,

For questions about Woodhaven Golf Country Club, Call Claudine @ (760) 799 5308 or Visit Palm Desert Real Estate & Desert Homes for more info!



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Avondale Golf Country Club in Palm Desert

Built in 1969, Avondale Golf Country Club is one of the longest running private golf clubs in the Coachella Valley. The golf course was designed by 9 time PGA Tour tournament winner Jimmy Hines and is often referred to as the “Hidden Gem of the Valley”. The mature, perfectly maintained, tree-lined course is one of the best in the desert, and no game here generally lasts more than 4 hours. Golf membership runs from $2,500 to $10,000 equity with $630 in monthly dues. Membership is capped at 300 and each members holds 1/300th interest.

The 305 homes in Avondale are unique and diverse. They were built between the early 1970s through 2000. Homes range in size from 1,632 square feet to over 7,000 square feet. Homes in Avondale are all semi-custom and custom and feature between two and seven bedrooms. Homes are worth between $300,000 and $1 million. Monthly HOA dues total $225 and include social membership, tennis court usage, 24 hour security and access to the golf club.

Avondale is known to have a strong social tradition, where friends old and new come together to make memories that last a lifetime. For those looking for a truly special country club experience, Avondale can’t be beat.

Other features and amenities of Avondale include:

  • Two dining rooms and two bars with spectacular views
  • Sumptuous locker rooms
  • Theme nights such as wine tastings, martini nights and karaoke
  • New fitness center with state of the art equipment
  • Large grass range, chipping green and practice sand bunker
  • Private golf lessons
  • Always available tee times
  • Special event and banquet facilities

Avondale Golf Country Club is located at 758000 Avondale Drive, Palm Desert, CA, 92211. The club is conveniently located off Interstate 10 and within a few miles of shopping and dining.

For more information about membership opportunities, please visit the Avondale websiteor call (760) 345-2727.

For more information on homes in Avondale Golf Country Club  contact Claudine. Considering Palm Desert Real Estate & Desert Homes for retirement? Claudine & Alvin can help, CALL (760) 799 5308 TODAY!



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Monterey Country Club in Palm Desert

Monterey Country Club in Palm Desert is the definition of the private golf club experience. The trio of 9 hole layouts on the Ted Robinson, Jr., designed course blends seamlessly with the surroundings. Opened in 1979, the well-bunkered greens and beautiful lakes and ponds create both strategic diversity and a picturesque backdrop for golf. There is no initiation fee for golf membership, and annual dues are $3,960.

Monterey is home to one of the largest condo communities in Palm Desert, with 1,206 attractively designed units. A variety of floor plans are available, ranging in size from 1,269 square feet to just over 2000 square feet. Condos range in value from $189,000 to $545,000. HOA dues are $474 per month plus a mandatory $94 per month social membership. The landscape and abundance of mature trees in the community are well maintained and give it a charming and welcoming appeal.

Other amenities to be found at Monterey Country Club include:

  • Spanish Colonial style clubhouse with spectacular views of the golf course
  • Full driving range, short game practice area and putting green
  • Pro shop with member pricing
  • Dining room and banquet facilities
  • 15 tennis courts, sunken championship court and separate tennis clubhouse
  • Tennis lessons and clinics wit USPTA certified teaching professionals
  • Junior size Olympic swimming pool and jacuzzi
  • Poolside service from the Patio Grill
  • Summer swim team
  • 37 pools and spas
  • Fitness room with cardiovascular and weight-training equipment
  • Full calendar of golf and social events

Monterey Country Club is located at 41500 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert, CA, 92260. Directions to the club can be found here. The community is a short distance from Palm Springs, many shopping centers, fabulous restaurants, entertainment, city parks and other attractions.

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Desert Falls Country Club in Palm Desert

With an 18 hole championship Ronald Feam designed golf course, Desert Falls Country Club boasts one of the top 10 courses, rated by the SCPGA. It has even earned a four star rating from the Golf Digest “Best Places to Play”. It is considered one of the best golf courses in the desert, and has spectacular views and beautiful desert scenery. The links-style course is made to be enjoyed every day, and can be challenging to beginner and pro alike. Golf membership is $13,000, with $468 due monthly. Membership is open to anyone who is invited and sponsored by an established Member.

Desert Falls Country Club consists of 1,100 homes in several styles including villas, townhomes, single family homes and luxury custom estate homes. Condos are available as two story townhomes, single level units on the first or second level and a few single story units with no units above. Condos are priced from $150,000 to $320,000 with HOA dues ranging from $435 to $496 a month.

“The Links” enclave consists of higher end single family homes in gated communities. Most come with private pools and are priced from $250,000 to $600,000. HOA dues are $435 to $496 a month. “The Estates” enclave is high end custom single family residences in a gated community with homes Club priced from $1.47 million to $1.5 million with HOA dues of $350 a month.

Other amenities offered at the Desert Falls Country  include:

  • Driving range and practice greens
  • Golf pro shop with golf club rentals
  • 35,000 square foot clubhouse
  • Casual, comfortable dining
  • Nine hard surface tennis courts lighted for night play
  • Fitness center with racquetball courts
  • 32 swimming pools, with 3 lap pools

Desert Falls Country Club is located at 11111 Desert Falls Parkway, Palm Desert, CA, 92211.

For information on membership opportunities please visit their website or call (760) 565-3406.

For more information on homes in Desert Falls Country Club CLICK HERE to contact Claudine.



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NEW LISTING! 72390 Ridgecrest Ln Palm Desert, CA 92260- $161,000

Great South Palm Desert location high up on Hwy 74 on a quiet cul de sac. This is the largest model at Sommerset with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an open floor plan. Handy for El Paseo shopping and restaurants. Perfect as a vacation home or for year-round living. Property is being sold subject to 24 CFR 206.125.

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Sellers Making More Price Adjustments

It’s no secret that buyers are at an advantage right now when it comes to purchasing homes, and sellers are definitely starting to take note of this. Two recent surveys indicate that sellers are starting to gain more confidence in their properties; these surveys also show that sellers are also withdrawing from the market.

This results in very low home inventories, which limits the choices that buyers have when they’re looking for a new home, especially in prime buying season, which is in the spring. A national survey also confirmed that housing inventory had dropped 1.3 percent by the end of March. Listed inventory is also 21.8 percent lower than it was a year ago.

However, another study indicates that the number of people who affirmed that now is an ideal time to sell a home increased from 10 to 15 percent for the fourth month in a row. While this isn’t an overwhelming increase, realtors do believe this is a step in a positive direction.

As far as neighborhoods go, only about one in five adults agreed that now is a perfect time for someone in their community to sell a home, while 63 percent disagree with this sentiment. The prices that people are expected to pay for home is also directly linked to changing mindsets among home sellers.

Generally, Americans are expecting home prices to increase about 1.3 percent in the next year. This is due to the fact that people are generally optimistic about the positive turn the economy is taking, and are willing to pay for homes that are a little higher priced. Confidence in the home buying market rose two percent from March to April, so home purchases are expected to increase.

This presents good news for both sellers and buyers, and will increase the chances that individuals will get into new homes they are satisfied with, in terms of both home specifications and price.



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Canadian Baby Boomers Buying in Palm Springs

Value a Lure along with the Weather

Realtors in the Palm Springs area are taking note of the fact that there is a growing trend for Canadian baby boomers to purchase homes in and around Palm Springs.  Several report that they are seeing such clients come in on a regular basis with the frequency greatest around Rancho Mirage, but running high throughout the Coachella Valley.

The big selling season in the region begins in November when cold weather elsewhere causes clients to flock in.  While the evidence is anecdotal and not yet fully assembled into a statistical form, multiple agents have reported a doubling in the number of Canadian boomers this season over the expected norm.  The strong position of the Canadian dollar coupled to the large number of listings is believed to be the reason behind the upsurge.

Many of the Canadian baby boomers see the Palm Springs real estate market as a safer place to put their money than the stock market would be.  Not only is it more likely to retain and appreciate in value, it affords them a place to stay as well.  Protecting their assets becomes a more critical concern as boomers approach retirement age.

Vacation Visits Lengthen in Term

The first time that Canadians visit Palm Springs, their stays may be short and combined with travel elsewhere.  They are on a vacation that includes visit to Los Angeles and other spots in California and surrounding states.  Once they become aware of the region’s attractions, they tend to stay longer

Canadian baby boomers have generally been here before.  They know what to expect weather wise and come here in great numbers every winter.  Many now marvel at the great prices to be found in the real estate market.  They are savvy investors and recognize a bargain when they see one.  The exchange rates are great, and it’s a buyers market with all the property available for sale.

Primary Residence Converts to Twin Homes

With their children grown and gone from homes, many boomers find they no longer have need for the large houses they have.  In the case of Canadian baby boomers, this often leads to a move to a smaller primary house and the purchase of a second home as a place to vacation in. Palm Springs turns out to be the perfect place for them to do this.

Canadian baby boomers can escape the harsh winter weather at home and luxuriate in the warm winter weather in Palm Springs and adjacent communities.  They can still enjoy life in the homeland, but may now opt only to do so in the warmer months.  As winter approaches, they pack up their gear and head south.  In this fashion, they can enjoy the best of both worlds.


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Palm Desert

City Enjoys Good Growth Rate

 

Palm Desert is the fastest growing city in the sprawling Coachella Valley located in the desert confines of Riverside County,California.  The city registered almost 50,000 inhabitants in the last census up from just over 40,000 in the 2000 census.  While this may seem as rapid growth to some, it pales next to the torrid pace sustained in the 80’s and 90’s.  In 1980, the population was a mere 11,000 or so.  It more than doubled to 23,000 plus by 1990 and over 35,000 by 1995.

Much of the increase has been attributed to the influx of so called snowbirds, inhabitants from colder climes such as Canada and New England states.  The city’s population expands even further every winter as tourists and temporary residents come to enjoy the sunshine and mild winter temperatures.  Ever larger percentages of the population however have come to live here year round.  The region is also attracting increasing numbers of Californians who are seeking a more tranquil lifestyle away from the state’s major urban centers.  The high value housing is an added lure.  Property here is seen as still affordable, but likely to appreciate in value.  This is due to the desirability that comes from the spectacular scenery of the region along with the abundant sunshine and cultural amenities that abound.  These include fine dining, golf courses, shopping districts, and casinos.

The city was called Palm Village back in the 1920’s when plantations of palm trees devoted to dates provided the agricultural mainstay of a region dedicated to growing crops.  These gradually began to give way to residential development starting in the 1940’s.  An area called El Paseo became an upscale shopping center.  The Palm Desert Corporation was formed in 1948 to develop the area for housing, and in 1951 the city incorporated itself as Palm Desert.

 

Celebrities Choosing to Live Here

 

Palm Desert is home to many well known names.  Bill Gates has a house here as does Rita Rudner and Jerry Weintraub.  They along with many of the residents of Palm Deser tlive here only part of the year generally in the winter months when the weather is sunny and mild.  Daytime highs are generally in the mid 70’s in January.  In July, the temperature often tops 100 degrees.

About two thirds of households own their units with the remainder renting their space.  There are about 1700 people living per square mile which is considered fairly low density.

Median household income here is just under $60,000.  This ranks Palm Desert as above the state average.  The figure is considered to be somewhat misleading because of the significant percentage of the population that is retired.  People in such circumstance often report incomes well below what their standard of living might suggest.  This is due to the fact that they have built up a substantial amount of assets over the years that are not reflected in income.

Palm Desert is home to several golf resorts which also feature spas and luxury hotels.



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