Category Archives: La Quinta Real Estate

La Quinta: Homes with a Resort Feel

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When you visit La Quinta, it’s sometimes difficult to tell if it’s a community of gracious homes, or a world class resort hotel. With gorgeous weather and an international reputation as a leading destination for golfers, it’s easy to mistake this city as simply a beautiful getaway for its residents. And yet, La Quinta is also a thriving city of families and singles who have chosen the location for its warm, small town feel coupled with glamorous style.



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La Quinta Country Clubs Offer the Finest Amenities

Many La Quinta Country Clubs offer the best in luxury living – incredible surroundings, majestic views, vibrant communities, and abundant recreational activities. If you are looking for country club living at its finest, look no further than La Quinta, the “Gem of the Desert”.

 

La Quinta Country Clubs Real Estate

 

La Quinta country club feature some of the finest properties available in the Coachella Valley. Many of the communities feature homes designed and built by world famous, award-winning architects and come in a wide variety of sizes, floor plans and architectural styles. You can find single family residences, condos and palatial estates in either gated or non-gated communities at a price that will surely fit your budget. Whether you’re looking to retire and spend your Golden Years here or simply shopping for a vacation home, you’ll find properties and communities that suit your needs and lifestyle.

La Quinta offers many country club communities, including:

 

La Quinta Country Club communities also feature lush common grounds with charming lakes and ponds and mature trees and many amenities including resort style pools, stunning clubhouses, restaurants featuring both casual and fine dining with world-class chefs and views that can be found nowhere else on earth.

While many people own vacation homes in La Quinta, it is becoming more popular as a year-round destination. Approximately 77 percent of La Quinta’s population of 41,000 live in La Quinta all year.

 

Activities at La Quinta Country Clubs

 

Golf enthusiasts will love all the amenities available in any of La Quinta’s fine country clubs and golf communities. Touted as the “Best Place to Live for Golf” by the Robb Report, La Quinta offers more than twenty championship golf courses designed by world-class architects. With 365 days a year of beautiful weather and easy access to these award-winning courses, it’s easy to see why when people think of golf, they think of La Quinta.

Golf isn’t the only activity on tap at La Quinta country clubs. Many communities also feature facilities for tennis, swimming and horseback riding, among others. Fully equipped fitness centers, active social calendars, specialty clubs and organizations and resort style salons and spas are also featured in many of the country club communities in La Quinta.

No matter what your passions are, you’re sure to find a La Quinta country club community that feels just like home.

 

More Information About La Quinta Country Clubs

 

La Quinta offers the very best in country club living. To learn more about La Quinta Country Clubs, CLICK HERE to contact Claudine.



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Rancho La Quinta Country Club

Do you want to live at one of the best addresses in the country? Then you should definitely check out Rancho La Quinta Country Club in beautiful La Quinta, CA. With its carefree lifestyle and spectacular golf course, this is one wonderful community to call home.

The golf at Rancho La Quinta Country Club includes two world class 18 hole private courses. The traditional course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., and the more modern course was created by former US Open Champion Jerry Pate. Approximately half of the club’s residents are also golf members. Golf Membership is $105,000 non-equity deposit, with monthly dues of $1,050.

Established in 1994, Rancho La Quinta Country club sits on 700 acres and offers 960 homes. The homes are set back on elevated lots, giving them stunning views of the Santa Rosa Mountains as well as the two golf courses. HOA dues run $615 per month for homes and $758 per month for condos and include social/fitness/clubhouse membership with access to tennis, pools and more.

Other amenities you’ll find at Rancho La Quinta Country Club include:

  • 23,000 square foot clubhouse
  • Main dining room, club room and bar and private dining room featuring five star cuisine
  • Fully appointed golf pro shop
  • Men’s and women’s locker rooms
  • Racquet Club
  • Nine lighted tennis courts including two clay courts and a stadium court
  • Pro tennis shop
  • Fitness center with state of the art exercise equipment
  • Junior Olympic size pool
  • Several community pools and spas

Rancho La Quinta Country Club is located at 79295 Rancho La Quinta Drive, La Quinta, CA, 92253. To get to Rancho La Quinta from Interstate 10 east, take the Washington Street exit and make a right onto Washington Street. Head south past Highway 111. Turn left on Rancho La Quinta Drive into the main gate at the stoplight at the intersection of Rancho La Quinta Drive/Washington Street/Eisenhower Drive.

For more information on Rancho La Quinta Country Club homes & properties, CLICK HERE to contact Claudine.

Traveling to La Quinta for a short stay? Considering a relocation? Looking for a new home? Claudine can show you amazing properties & luxury golf course homes in La Quinta or the nearby Desert communities – Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage & Indian Wells. CALL (760) 799 5308!!!



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Trilogy Country Club in La Quinta

Tucked against the Santa Rosa mountains in the heart of the Coachella Valley you’ll find the beautiful oasis of Trilogy Country Club in La Quinta. This thriving desert community is surrounded by a dramatic mountain backdrop and provides all the luxuries you’ve come to expect with Palm Springs living.

The Golf Club at La Quinta features an 18 hole championship golf course designed by Gary Panks. Opened in 2002, it has since hosted professional golfers such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples and Adam Scott, and has been the home of the 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 PGA Tour Skins Game events. Dramatic water features and sand traps complement the fairways which lead to rolling greens. Residents can purchase annual golf passes that run approximately $3,250 for a single and $4,350 for couples.

The homes you’ll find at Trilogy feature diverse designs that have a touch of Feng Shui. The developer was named “Builder of the Year” in 2007 by Builders’ Best Magazine. The community is comprised of 1,200 homes that range in value from $215,000 to $799,000. Recent HOA dues were $287 per month.

Other features and amenities you’ll find at Trilogy Country Club include:

  • 21,000 square foot clubhouse called the Santa Rosa Club
  • State of the art athletic club
  • Exercise classes including Tai Chi
  • Club Naturopath
  • Coral Spa featuring a range of treatments
  • Two beautiful pools including a Junior Olympic size pool
  • Four lighted championship tennis courts
  • Close to dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities

 

Trilogy Country Club is located at 80600 Trilogy Parkway, La Quinta, CA, 92253. From Highway 111 or Interstate 10 exit on Washington Street and drive south to Avenue 54. Turn left (east) at the stop sign and drive just over one mile to the first stop sign at Madison Street. Turn right and drive south on Madison for five miles to Avenue 60. Turn left and you will see the entrance to Trilogy Country Club.

 

If you think the features of Trilogy Country Club are the best for you, CLICK HERE or call Claudine @ 305-748-2058. Check out other featured luxury communities on our La Quinta Real Estate site.



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La Quinta, CA – History and Facts

La Quinta is a dynamic city in the Coachella Valley that is known to all as one of the most premier golfing locations in the United States. La Quinta is home to some of the most prestige professional golf tournaments and resorts that make La Quinta a beautiful place.
The La Quinta was established in 1776 by Spanish explorers and its name is translated to mean “the fifth”. Many of the early residents were from the Cahuilla tribe and the first documentation of residence in La Quinta dates back to 1823.

Interesting La Quinta Facts

  • Population as of January 1, 2011 – 37,836
  • Seasonal population in 2009 – 17,750. Seasonal residents may spend fall, winter and spring in La Quinta and are additional to the permanent population.
  • Median age – 45.6
  • Median household income in 2010 – $76,227
  • Total number of households in 2011 – 14,844
  • Total number of housing units in 2011 – 23,528 (over 90% are single family dwellings)
  • Median new home price in 2011 – $489,750
  • Median resale home price in 2011 – $302,250
  • Retail taxable sales in FY 2010/2011 – $590.2 million
  • Total taxable sales in FY 2010/2011 – $646.1 million
  • Assessed property valuation in FY 2010 – $10.8 billion
  • Permit valuation in 2011 – $37.8 million; 2010 – $45.9 million; $44.6 million in 2009
  • Hotel room sales in FY 2010/11 – $34.6 million
  • Traffic counts for average daily trips in 2011:
  • Washington Street at Highway 111 – 73,675; Washington Street at Fred Waring Drive – 62,358; Highway 111 at Adams Street – 47,525; Jefferson Street at Highway 111 – 62,643
  • Market area characteristics of La Quinta’s 5, 10, and 15 mile ring from Highway 111/Adams Street:

La Quinta Schools

La Quinta public schools are considered a part of the Desert Sands Unified School District.

Elementary Schools in La Quinta

  • John Adams Elementary School
  • Harry S. Truman Elementary School
  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
  • Amelia Earhart Elementary School of International Studies

Middle Schools in La Quinta

  • La Quinta Middle School
  • Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School
  • John Glenn Middle School of Intermediate Studies
  • Horizon Middle School

High Schools in La Quinta

  • La Quinta High School
  • Summit High School
  • Horizon High School

La Quinta is a city that supports cultural and artistic accomplishments and holds an annual La Quinta Arts Festival. The La Quinta Playhouse and many other attractive destinations make this such a lively place to visit or reside in. The continual growth of both temporary and permanent residents are proof that La Quinta is a wonderful place to be.

 

La Quinta is such an interesting community! Interested with La Quinta Real Estate? CLICK HERE to speak to Claudine for available luxury homes and estates available.



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Mountain View Country Club in La Quinta

Mountain View Country Club in La Quinta seeks to enrich the lives of its members with a bevy of recreational opportunities and a strong sense of fellowship. The club, opened in 2005, features an 18 hole championship Arnold Palmer signature golf course that provides the perfect balance of beauty and challenge. This course is known as one of the most beautiful and well-maintained in La Quinta with stunning views of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains. Golf membership is $75,000 Equity with $860 in monthly dues. Social dues are an additional $313 per month.

The Mountain View community consists of 426 homes, 50 of which are condos. The semi-custom homes have a Spanish Colonial architectural style and offer a wide assortment of views including the golf course, scenic lakes and mountains. Homes here range in value from $300,000 to $1.5 million, and condos range from $300,000 to $500,000. HOA dues are $338 monthly for condos and $505 monthly for homes.

Other amenities you’ll find at Mountain View Country Club include:

  • Private golf lessons and golf clinics
  • Pro golf shop carrying the latest in golf equipment and apparel
  • State of the art fitness center with cardiovascular and strength training equipment
  • Personal training
  • Group exercise classes including yoga and Pilates
  • Group hiking excursions
  • Four tennis courts
  • Private and semi-private tennis lessons
  • Beautiful pool and whirlpool
  • Spa featuring more than 30 treatments including facials and massages
  • Casual and fine dining
  • Banquet and special event facilities
  • A variety of social clubs including Desert Dogs Cycling, Dog Lovers, Book Club, Hiking Club, Investment Club, Stogie Style Cigar Club, Ladies’ Bible Study and Team Trivia Club

Mountain View Country Club is located at 80-375 Pomelo, La Quinta, CA, 92253.

For more information on Mountain View Country Club Properties, call Claudine @ (760) 799 5308. Or visit her site to know more about La Quinta Real Estate.

 



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La Quinta Country Club

Established in 1959, La Quinta Country Club in beautiful La Quinta, CA, is a community rich in heritage. With a stunning 18 hole course once played by Presidents Eisenhower and Ford, La Quinta Country Club is rated one of the top five courses of the Coachella Valley. The course was designed by Larry Hughes, with a redesign by Robert Muir Graves completed in 1999. It features gently rolling fairways and two lakes surrounded by mature trees. La Quinta Country Club is one of four courses played annually as part of the Bob Hope Classic. Golf membership is $70,000, with annual dues of $12,900.

The La Quinta community is comprised of 515 homes that surround or neighbor the golf course. Homes include both single family residences and condos, and prices range from $250,000 to $3 million, which includes seasonal rentals. Homes were originally built between the 1960s and 1980s come in a range of styles including Spanish, contemporary and mid-century modern. Many have been upgraded or renovated. HOA monthly dues range from $300 to $475.

Other amenities you will enjoy at La Quinta Country Club include:

  • Private golf lessons available from top professionals
  • Traditional course layout that is challenging to both novices and pros
  • Golf pro shop with all the latest in equipment and apparel
  • Array of fitness classes with personal trainers
  • Spa services including massage, manicures and barber
  • Car washing services
  • Fishing in trout stocked lake
  • 39,000 square foot Santa Barbara style clubhouse
  • Spacious dining areas
  • Beautifully appointed locker room
  • Social calendar full of activities

La Quinta Country Club is located at 77-750 Avenue 50, La Quinta, CA, 92253. The club is just minutes from La Quinta, and residents can enjoy the many art, shopping, social and cultural opportunities available there.

For more information about membership opportunities and club amenities call (760) 564-4151.

 

For questions about homes in La Quinta Country Club, Call Claudine @ (760) 799 5308 or Visit La Quinta Real Estate & Desert Homes for more info!



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HOW IS THE MARKET?? Question we are being asked day in and day out

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So 2538 Realtors spent 3 and 1/2 days at the Tom Ferry Coaching Seminar for Real Estate Professionnals- why so many this year the largest ever…because we all understand that the market IS CHANGING and that we need to learn how to make it work for US for mainly for our clients and how to bring them the best information and help them the best way in this new reality.

The Market has changed no matter if you are in Palm Springs or on the California Coast, Florida, Nevada.. and I am prepared, fully knowledgeable and here in my market in Palm Springs and the Desert Cities to answer your questions and guide you.



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Real Estate Market Update for Palm Springs and the Desert Cities

This is the market update for the month of April. The market is turning, prices are already showing some increase and by next season it will be a different game. Alvin and myself are here all summer and ready to work with you and get ahead of the flock waiting for Next January to still find the “DEAL” .

To see the charts for the previous months see our webpage : http://www.claudinereal.com/Area_Sales_Statistics.htm

The “Sold” transactions , mean closed transactions for sales that happened traditionally 30 days before hand.

The numbers for this month are confirming the fact that our market is changing and the trend is towards a SELLERS’MARKET. Inventory is shrinking and some buyers are still out there looking for the Deal that they should have made 6 months ago! and sitting on the fence waiting for…WHAT? …Look at the numbers you can still buy low and certainly lower that 6 months from now.

Results for April 2012

Total homes sold : 686 month over month a 0.5% increase and 17% year over year

Total homes in “pending” (under contract ready to close) : 522

Total homes in “back up offer” (still under contingencies, mainly short sales waiting for bank’s approval) : 806 A great majority of these 806 might have to wake up in a few months empty handed  and get to choose a different property from an even  smaller inventory at a higher prices.

Median price for condos : $257,900 a slight increase

Median price for single family : $ 440,125 a 10% increase month over month

Total Bank Owned (REO’s) sold in April 2012: 95 a 25% decrease month over month and  that explains the increase in median price an

Total Short Sales sold in April 2012: 5314.5% decrease. Fewer short sales closed because the banks are not working fast enough

Total Bank Owned (REO’s) active in May 2012: 83 a 30% month over month decrease and 69.5% year over year . Less REOs on the market and prices are going up.

Total Short Sales active in May 2012:156, a 20% month over month decrease

Total Inventory for the cities we cover : 2742 10% decrease compared to April . and a 29% decrease year over year. The inventory for short sales + REOs is just about 9% of the total inventory, compared to the 16% average during the past year.

 

Cities MedianPrice
condos sold
Price/sqft
condossold
Total
condos
MedianPrice
SFR
Price/sqft
SFR
Total
SFR
Total
sold
Sold REOs Active REOs
Palm Springs

150,000

124.85

150

352,000

195.84

93

243

36

32

RanchoMirage

266,000

136.80

32

412,500

185.13

48

80

10

15

Palm Desert

223,500

151.88

89

300,000

176.45

65

154

22

17

Indian Wells

390,000

171.93

9

806,250

306.82

24

33

1

4

La Quinta

260,000

189.35

31

465,000

200.94

115

146

26

15

Sun City

305,000

165.21

29

30

0

 

We are just a phone call away…and will be happy to answer any of your questions.

 


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Real Estate Market Update for Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage,Palm Desert, Indian Wells and La Quinta

Hello I am sending you the monthly Real Estate update for Palm Springs and the Desert Cities we cover including Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert , Indian Well, La Quinta and Sun City only. You can access the charts back to February 2011, month by month by going to http://www.claudinereal.com/Area_Sales_Statistics.htm
The numbers for this month are confirming the fact that our market is changing and the trend is towards a SELLERS’ MARKET. Inventory is shrinking and some buyers are still out there looking for the Deal that they should have made 6 months ago! and sitting on the fence waiting for…WHAT? …Look at the numbers.

Results for March 2012

Total homes sold : 645 month over month a 25% increase

Total homes in “pending” (under contract) : 514

Median price for condos : $255,600 more than 5% increase month over month

Median price for single family : $399,825

Total Bank Owned (REO’s) sold in March 2012: 124 a 37% increase.

Total Short Sales sold in March2012: 62

Total Bank Owned (REO’s) active in April 2012: 123, a 13% month over month decrease. Less REOs on the market.

Total Short Sales active in April 2012:186, a 5% month over month decrease

Total Inventory for the cities we cover : 3040 a 8% decrease compared to March. The inventory for short sales + REOs is just about 10% of the total inventory, compared to the 16% average during the past year.

 

 

Cities MedianPrice
condos sold
Price/sqft
condossold
Total
condos
MedianPrice
SFR
Price/sqft
SFR
Total
SFR

Total
sold
Sold REOs Active REOs
Palm Springs 149,000 127.48
79 337,500 178.90 100
179
24 43
RanchoMirage 239,000 139.42 21 450,000
190.00 42 63
12 21
Palm Desert 210,000 139.83
86
288,450 158.13 76
162
45 35
Indian Wells 430,000
183.25 9 710,000 272.93 40 49 8
5
La Quinta 250,000
164.10
19
341,000
181.07 143
162
35 19
Sun City 272,000 143.90
30 30 0



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