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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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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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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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Palm Spring Real Estate – Buyers

Buyer losing opportunity of a great real estate deal in Rancho Mirage

Another buyer suffering for the same disease most buyers are afflicted with,  is now full of remorse and anger. Here the story

  • the property is located in one of the prestigious communities in Rancho Mirage
  • the home is now owned by a bank
  • the listing on the market for way over a year
  • a potential buyer (very interested) writes an offer at 20% under the asking price
  • the seller comes back with a counter at 9.5% under the asking price
  • the buyer “plays” and comes back at 10% under the asking price (just had to “squeeze” a little more)
  • meanwhile another potential buyer (Murphy’s law) shows interest
  • the first buyer is made aware that there is another offer coming
  • the second offer comes back at 4% under the listed price and better conditions all together
  • the seller accepts the second offer

WOW! now the first buyer is panicked and is READY to sign the first counter offer he received from the bank and is ready to be as a back up offer just to have the hope of maybe buying that home that he so much wanted..

It might take another year or more before they find a home that they like that much within their price range.

Buyers in Palm Springs or Rancho Mirage or any other city in the Desert, please be aware that yes when looking at high end properties that you can afford : you are not the only ones in that position. Other people can also afford to buy. By the way this is true for any price range and any kind of property.

As your Realtor I would always tell you , yes it is OK to try but when you get a counter (especially from a bank) look at it seriously and if you like the property enough just take it. Most of the time there is  another offer, always higher  right behind and the seller will of course accept it without even giving a second chance to that first offer.

I call it a disease because it is stronger than what your realtor can tell you, it is stronger than the interest you have for that home, and it will leave you unhappy and frustrated once it is over.

I am so sorry to see it happening again and again. Please trust your Realtor who understand how things works, who generally has inside information that he/she cannot share with you but that they will  use to get you where you want to be. BECOME THE OWNER OF THAT HOME.



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