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A Message From Cathi & Ben...

We hear similar stories repeated in different ways from our clients; At first, they look forward to stolen weekend's to golf & relax in the desert - they gradually discover they're crafting ways to spend more time here until it becomes clear, life just doesn't get any better than this."

Once that realization hit's, the process of change begins... We know what an extraordinary commodity your home is - buying or selling a home can be one of the most important decisions you will make and having the right team on your side will make the difference.

We specialize in homes throughout the Palm Springs Valley including Palm Desert Real Estate & Homes, Indian Wells Real Estate & Homes, La Quinta Real Estate & Homes, Rancho Mirage Real Estate & Homes, Palm Springs Real Estate & Homes& Indio Hills Real Estate & Homes. Whether you want to buy or sell an estate, lock & leave property with income potential, a resort property, land to build your dream home, or a property located in a country club or golf community we know the desert and are here to help. Our motto, If its important to you, it's important to us, guides us as we help our clients buy or sell a home in the desert.

Thank you for visiting DesertAreaHomeFinder.com, we hope you find our site helpful and we look forward to speaking with you it's easy, just click on the picture of a cell phone in the upper right corner of this web site and it will ring our cell phone directly.

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Desert Real Estate Market Watch

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The Coachella Valley real estate season has been mixed so far; we’ve had what seemed to be a couple of false starts with an increase in sales at the start of the year, then sales slowed.

There is a convergence of factors at play in the desert real estate market.  We’ve seen fewer of our Canadian friends this season due in part to the value of the Canadian Dollar vs the US Dollar and the decrease in the price of oil.

The Canadian Dollar is down to about 80 cents.  While that’s a  change from one year ago, it isn’t that different from the historic range of 2004 – 2005 & 2009.  Many experts say the days of 2011 & 2012 when the Canadian Dollar was at par or above the US Dollar are likely behind us.

In addition to the impact of fewer Canadian Home Buyers, we also saw local home prices increase fairly rapidly in the past year; prices got ahead of the market and sales slowed.  In the first 2 months of this year, sales are down about 13% overall for the valley and prices have softened, making now a great time for buyer’s to make their move.

Currently Buyer’s can enjoy a nice selection of properties to choose from, we have an increase in inventories and lower prices. Buyer’s can strike their best deals now, an imbalance in any market creates opportunity.

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  • Cathi & Ben Walter
  • REALTOR ®
  • 44530 San Pablo, Suite 101
  • Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • P: (760) 218 – 5752
  • E: Cathi@DesertAreaHomeFinder.com
  • CalBRE# 01346930

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