SOLD in Palm Desert: A cute condo in Shadow Mountain Resort

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Here's a toast to getting another listing SOLD!

The real estate market is actually quite strong here in the Coachella Valley, because buyers realize that now is most definitely the time to buy with prices down 35% to 55% of their peak prices in “the day” of the heights of the real estate bubble , which was around 2005 to 2007, and even 2008, before “the crash”.  We have many “snowbirds” from colder climates who have been coming to our beautiful desert resort area during our season for years, and they know a good deal when they see one.  Rather then continuing to rent, they see the value in buying condos and houses here to not only live in but to rent out if they wish to.

Case in point, this is a very cute studio condo which my client bought for $180,000 in 2008.  She used it mostly as a rental because there is an on-side rental agency at Shadow Mountain resort, and it was frequently rented (which hampered getting it sold quicker than it did!). She wanted to sell it since she is down-sizing her real estate portfolio and lives in Northern California.

We received an all cash offer for $110,000 from a Canadian “snowbird” and decided to accept it.

In appreciation for my diligence in getting it sold, my client, who is a fine jewelry designer sent me a note and a gorgeous necklace and matching earrings (you can them in the above photo!).  The note read: “Dear Wendy, As a sign of my appreciation find the necklace and earrings I made for you. I hope you like both. Thank you for your help in selling my little place. I wish you all the best, Carmen”.

It is so nice to be appreciated! And, wow, to receive this beautiful jewelry custom-made for me, is truly a treat and heartfelt.

As with all my listings, I try to go beyond my clients’ expectations and go the extra distance to service the listing, be it to check on the property frequently and sweep and dust as necessary, follow up with all the agents and prospective buyers, hold as many open houses as possible and desired, advertise as necessary, network with other agents, and so on.  I can also organize the painting or fixing whatever, when clients are far-off.

Shadow Mountain Resort condo by the creek

Whether you are buying or selling in the Coachella Valley, which is getting more popular by the moment, please contact me to help you accomplish your real estate goals.  As a full-time resident and realtor here in our beautiful desert, I am dedicated to helping you achieve your real estate goals in the best possible way.

Whether you are interested in real estate in Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City or Palm Springs, I can professionally and expertly guide you to a successful transaction as I have many times before.

Even the summer is a good time to visit the desert. Warm summer nights are fantastic for star-gazing while you float in a warm pool!


Great Deals in Real Estate in the Coachella Valley!

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Golf Course Home with Private Pool & Spa

I am so glad that our Season is here, not only because of all the fun things to do now as in fashion shows, polo games, parties and outdoor activities, but because the snowbirds are back and they are buying real estate!

And why not, when the prices have not been better in years! Many believe that the prices have not only stablized but that they are slowly climbing. This seems to be the case in many areas here in the Coachella Valley.

I’ve got some excellent listings including a golf course home with a private pool and spa in Indian Springs Country Club on the border of La Quinta and Indio.  The view in the back is pictured above and it is one of the best priced single family homes on the golf course in the Coachella Valley at $449,000.

A View of 3 bedroom, 2 Bath Condo on Golf Course, Indian Palms CC

Also on the golf course is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in the popular Indian Palms Country Club centrally located in Indio, and right around the corner from two world class polo clubs, which I have listed at $194,000.

Entrance to Indian Palms CC

In Trilogy, a 55+ active adult community located in southeast La Quinta, I have listed at beautiful single family home built in 2004 with many upgrades, offered at $365,000.

2 Bedrooms + Media Room/Office in Trilogy

In Palm Springs, I have a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo listed for $149,000 (wow!) in Palm Springs Country Club.

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo in Palm Springs CC

Finally, I have a very cute studio listing in Shadow Mountain Resort for $155,000, the best priced in that development and a classic desert resort.

Studio in Shadow Mountain Resort

All of the listings above also offer community pools and spas, and more! Call me for details.

If you are interested in investment properties, such as the foreclosed properties and short sales, I have access to all those listings– just let me know what area and price range and the particulars of what you are looking for and I can find it for you.  I have helped buyers find just what they are looking for! And I just successfully completed a short sale listing, getting it sold in a timely manner.

The same thing with Luxury Estates, and area of which I have some successful experience and knowledge– once you share with me the area and price range along with your Wish List, I can help you find what you are looking for! We at Prudential have many luxury listings across the Coachella Valley and I have access to every listing here.

Luxury equestrian listing which I successfully listed & sold

So call me on my cell at 760-587-6009 if you need assistance with making your real estate dreams come true here in the desert!