International home buying can be a tricky endeavor. While it’s easy to fall in love with an area and just decide to buy on the spot, there are many elements to consider. For example, many visitors visit the Coachella Valley and fall in love with the area, and then quickly embark on a quest for [...]
It is important to understand the local real estate market and at what price homes similar to yours have recently sold. It is important to know why a home that is similar to yours sold for less. That way you can explain to the appraiser the difference between yours and the one that sold for a lower price. If you can get into homes in your neighborhood that are on the market, it might be a good idea to snap some pictures to use to bolster your appraisal.
Located in the center of the Coachella Valley is Rancho Las Palmas Country Club in Rancho Mirage, an exclusive golf community. The community’s homes surround two 27-hole Ted Robinson-designed championship golf courses, constructed to complement the area’s natural environment and spectacular views. The course has 6 lakes, 80 bunkers and over 1,500 palm trees over gently rolling terrain.
End-of-Summer Home Maintenance As summer nears its end, and the warmer days left in the season are numbered, make your life easier by taking care of some end-of-summer maintenance tasks before colder air rolls in. Some tasks are an absolute must for home owners in colder climates, while others will just make your life easier: [...]
When buying a foreclosure, you’re not buying the house from the person who lived there. You’re buying the home from the bank that foreclosed on the previous owner. In the bank’s mind, the property is simply an asset that it needs to get off its books. The bank doesn’t see it as a home or a place where someone raised a family.
“The California Homeowner Bill of Rights will give struggling homeowners a fighting shot to keep their home,” said Attorney General Harris. “This legislation will make the mortgage and foreclosure process more fair and transparent, which will benefit homeowners, their community, and the housing market as a whole.”
Does My Ceiling Fan Need to be Maintained? YES! Most people simply clean their fan blades once in awhile, and you should consider doing so this month. But did you know that ceiling fans in many cases require annual maintenance? Some ceiling fans are designed to be oiled, some claim to have “lifetime lubrication,” but [...]
Do you have a “spot” for your favorite foods? Most new refrigerators have a handy little space for eggs right in the door. This is the most dangerous place to store your eggs. When the entire family is swinging open the refrigerator door throughout the day, this space is the spot that varies in temperature [...]
For Sale: 70150 Frank Sinatra Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 70150 Frank Sinatra Drive, Rancho Mirage Bed/Bath: 3 br/2 ba Property Type: Condo Square Footage: 1,767 Property Subtype: Condo Attached Asking: $149,900 Cross Street: Frank Sinatra & Da Vall MLS: T12079834 Virtual Tour: See Picture Gallery Below Map: Below Mid-Century design, located in the [...]
It’s not often that I take to my business blog to talk about a local company that offers great service and price, but today I had a fantastic experience with Craig over at Advantage Golf Cars, Inc in Palm Desert. From the moment I walked through the door until the moment I left, the experience [...]
What’s it take to sell my home? This question was asked of me the other day while out to lunch with a group of people. With the market down over fifty percent from days gone by, you can imagine it’s tough to sell a home today. The tough thing about this market is that [...]
Mortgage Protections for California Homeowners If passed mortgage protections may be on the way for California Homeowners. The California Legislature has come up with a new plan to regulate the state mortgage industry that gives homeowners more leverage against their lenders. The proposed legislation would bar banks from foreclosing on homes while loan modifications are [...]
New Short Sale Solution for Military Members – Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Short sales are now a simpler solution for many military members. After receiving orders to transfer bases, military members have often fallen into financial hardship; forced to maintain two mortgages simultaneously or go into default. However, according to the Federal Housing Finance [...]
For Sale: 318 Montero Ave, Newport Beach 318 Montero Ave, Newport Beach Bed/Bath: 5 br/5 ba Property Type: SFR Square Footage: 1,382 Property Subtype: SFR Detached Asking: $1,495,000 Cross Street: East Bay & Montero MLS: L37495 Virtual Tour: See Picture Gallery Below Map: Below Rare mid-peninsula duplex located on a large lot. Street-to-street location allows [...]
For Sale: 2044 Ocean E. Blvd. Newport Beach 2044 Ocean E. Blvd., Newport Beach Bed/Bath: 3 br/4 ba Property Type: SFR Square Footage: N/A Property Subtype: SFR Detached Asking: $2,770,000 Cross Street: Ocean & M MLS: U12001877 Virtual Tour: See Picture Gallery Below Map: Below Rare opportunity on Peninsula Point to own a large home [...]
After 51 years in business Newport Beach Realty‘s Broker decided to retire. Upon hearing that the Broker was going to shut it down Desert Realty made the decision to join forces so that we may offer our luxury real estate clients the best Palm Springs and Newport Beach have to offer! When you think of [...]
What is shadow inventory, this is the question I’m asked most by Homebuyers. Most people define shadow inventory as the homes currently owned by banks (REO), but not on the market. There are two other categories we have to add to the shadow inventory numbers, homes in pre-forclosure and homes that were listed, but failed to [...]
Merv Griffin’s La Quinta Estate Listed for Sale 81345 Avenue 54, La Quinta, CA 92253 Bed/Bath: 14 br/12 ba Property Type: SFR Square Footage: 5,000 square feet Property Subtype: SFR Detached Asking: $9,500,000 Cross Street: East of Madison MLS: 41451660 Virtual Tour: See Picture Gallery Below Map: View Map This enchanting estate and former home [...]