Category Archives: Rancho Mirage Real Estate

Canadians Buyers in Palm Springs CA and the Heat

Summer in Palm Springs and Real Estate Facts with Canadian Buyers

That’s it Palm Springs and the Heat of the Summer giving us temperatures of at 110 on a daily basis. Not anything new to us the locals !!! But what is new this year is the that the Buyers for Real Estate , condos properties or even larger homes are not showing up this year compared to the previous couple of years.

Are the Canadians running out of money? Have we seen already the majority of potential Canadians buyers for our area?

The Canadian Looney is still at its high, the prices for homes in Palm Springs are indeed very attractive and affordable. So why am I  not seeing all of you future owners of properties in Palm Springs down here enjoying our great weather?

And what about the US buyers ? Well they are here looking at homes and buying them…

If you have a different angle to bring to the table I will be very interested in hearing it.

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Summer in Palm Springs! How do you take care of your condo or house in Palm Springs while you are not in town?

Well…summer is here …we got to 100 degrees this week !!.

Alvin and myself will be in town all summer and can put you in contact with a concierge if you need anything to be looked after in your home here while it is vacant.

Just feel free to contact us and ask us to solve any issues if they do come up.

On the other hand our recommendations for owners during summer vacancy are :

  • Keep the air conditioning on at 89 degrees ALL THE TIME
  • Make sure both your refrigerator and freezer are emptied of perishable foods
  • Make sure the sprinklers in the areas not covered by HOAs are working properly
  • Leave a few buckets of water on the floor around the house to keep humidity at a fair level
  • We do have some winds in the summer make sure your patio furniture and pillows are inside the unit when possible
  • Make sure the water valve is turned off for the water inside the home

You know that we care and that we will love to help you here.

Palm Springs Real Estate – Where does the market stands at end of 2010

We are pleased to say that for Palm Springs and the Desert Cities : Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta and Palm Springs Proper, the “SOLD” prices have been above 93% of the list prices for most of the year of 2010.

Also for the same cities the average price per square foot is up 10% month over month for November 2010 compared to October 2010 ; as well as 1.8% year of year.

Finishing the year on a positive note is good take a look at the tables below:



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Rancho Mirage New Annenberg Pavilion at Hospital

They beautified Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage (that is where they had their golf estate) when they were alive and still now post-mortem their name is associated with great donations.

Walter and Leonore Annenberg donations enabled the building of the  250 Million Dollars for the  Pavilion at Eisenhoser  Medical Center  in Rancho Mirage.

They are saying that this will cover the needs of Coachella Valley for the 20 years to come.



Golfing in Palm Springs on Thanksgiving weekend

Are you coming to Palm Springs this week end?

We are ready for our snowbirds still under 80 degrees but not as cold as our friends from Canada are telling us.

The golf courses are brand new seeded and green such a sight! This should be a big week end for real estate, the sellers who were holding on for the summer have now their properties on the market and for the most at very attractive prices

Here is our inventory per city : Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, Palm Deset etc…ert….


Inventory : condos and single family residences
Cities Active Total 6/6/10 Active  Total Today Shortsales


Short sales Today REO’s6/6/10 REO’s Today
Palm Springs 863 978 113 94 86 117
Rancho Mirage 619 642 48 69 29 36
Palm Desert 923 1022 86 111 62 49
SunCity 147 179 8 16 4 6
Indian Wells 233 287 12 12 13 16
La Quinta 1010 1126 135 146 59 102
Bermuda Dunes 106 133 26 32 18 20
Cathedral City 310 405 53 82 46 66
Indio 491 716 162 189 79 129
Total 4690 5488 568 752 396 541
% of total inventory 12% 13.7% 8% 10%

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Thunderbird Heights in Rancho Mirage

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The Springs Country Club in Rancho Mirage

Just sold a home in The Springs Country Club

Wow ! who could have imagined to get into the Springs for under 500K? Well this market made it possible . Take a look at the inventory at The Springs

Want to know more about The Springs watch this video

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