Category Archives: Sun City Palm Desert

Sun City Water level update after El Nino

I feel I have to share with you what Gloria Tipton – our District 8 Delegate – writes after last week storm :

Consider this:  Shut off your sprinkler system!  On Jan. 6 & 7, Sun City received almost 2 1/2 inches of rain.
That is according to my “rain gauge”.  My rain gauge is a 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 1 3/4 Pyrex glass pan.  That container overflowed.  I added a plastic container the size of a shoe box.  Now I am watching to see how long it takes for that water to evaporate!  My containers are in direct sun light!  I am assuming that the water in the containers will evaporate faster than the water in the soil.  I am estimating that there won’t be a need to run a sprinkler system for several more days!  We all should pay attention to how wet the soil is before using our sprinkler system!
I realize this isn’t rocket science.  Consider it more like a science project and applying common sense!
Create your own rain gauge!  I will keep you posted!


Sun City Palm Desert Country Club

Golf, sun, and friendly staff – that’s what greets you at the splendid Sun City Palm Desert Country Club in beautiful Palm Desert, CA. With 36 holes of championship golf designed by golfing legend Billy Casper, Sun City offers a challenging course with well maintained greens at an exceptional price. Visit their website for a full schedule of rates and fees.

The Sun City Palm Desert Country Club is a community for those ages 55 and older. Homes in this community range from the low $200,000s to the low $800,000s and range in size from 1,000 to 4,000 square feet. All units are free standing with 44 different single family floor plans. Upgrades and finishes vary per unit.

Other features you’ll enjoy at Sun City Palm Desert Country Club include:

  • Golf instruction and lessons
  • Over 60 organized clubs with activities seven days a week
  • Three large recreation/clubhouse centers
  • Several indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • Two fitness centers totaling 16,000 square feet
  • Ten lighted tennis courts
  • Two pickle ball courts
  • Two paddleball courts
  • Eight bocce courts
  • 200 seat theatre
  • Two restaurants, a cafe and a cocktail bar
  • Elegant and well stocked library with Internet access and thousands of books
  • Ballroom
  • Dog parks
  • Indoor walking track
  • Softball field
  • Fishing Pier
  • Post Office
  • Therapy spas
  • Miles of bike lanes and walking/jogging paths

Sun City Palm Desert is located at 38180 Del Webb Blvd, Palm Desert, CA, 92211.  Sun City is within two hours of Big Bear Lake Ski Resorts, Orange Country beaches and San Diego. The Palm Springs International Airport is less than 30 minutes away. Minutes from the community residents can enjoy theatre, dining, art galleries and festivals.

More information regarding membership and amenities can be found on their website or by calling (760) 200-2100.

For more information on homes in Sun City Palm Desert Country Club CLICK HERE to contact Claudine.


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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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Palm Springs Real Estate : the numbers

Market Update for Palm Springs area as per today, February 23, 2010

I ran some numbers today and here are the results from the MLS (Multiple Listing Service)
City                                 Active Listings       Active Shortsales       Active BankOwned
Rancho Mirage                              703                                  41                                   27
Palm Desert + SunCity              1161                                  90                                  67
La Quinta +Bermuda Dunes   1228                                132                                  65
Indian Wells + Palm Springs  1281                                142                                  85
Indio + Cathedral City               657                                 192                                  86
Total                                             5030                               597                               330

So out of 5030 total active properties almost 12% are Short Sales and 6% are Bank Owned.


Are we in a Seller’s market?

Are we in a Seller’s market? We are, in fact. As I’ve been saying for months, we are in a micro market, resort area and our market does not respond at all like any other market in the state or the country.


Less than 6 months inventory

With such a small inventory (less than 6 months) the sellers are getting the understanding that prices could be trending up in the very near future.



If you are not in a position to purchase at this time, please let me know for my records.
I can be reached at 760 799 5308 or via e-mail at
DRE License # 01352648

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Sun City in Palm Desert and other country clubs

Sun City Palm Desert  is the best money spend in buying a home in Palm Desert

If you want to golf with no initiation fee or membership fee requested, if you want to have access to the clubhouse and the activities no monthly fees, if you want a well built home with or without golf course view and still be able to afford it : Sun City Del Webb in Palm Desert  is the place.


Country Clubs in Palm Desert

I took clients around for 3 days and showed them what their money can buy within their budget in Country Clubs in Palm Desert : we looked at Monterey Country Club, Palm Valley Country Club, Rancho Las Palmas nothing really OWED them.


Sun City Palm Desert

The last day of showings condos or just homes was today and we finally got to Sun City Palm Desert. We found not one but multiple properties that would be an option for them.


I confirm again the best home your money buy in a Country Club is in Sun City Palm Desert

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