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  • Palm Desert, CA 92260
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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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La Quinta Career Builder Challenge

Career Builder ChallengeThe La Quinta Career Builder Challenge began as the Palm Springs Classic back in 1960 – with Arnold Palmer as the very first champion. Since then, it has grown into one of the standout events of the PGA Tour, and the only tournament on the circuit that features Pro-Am play along with tournament play for the first 54 holes.

Golf legends such as Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Jason Dufner, and Tournament Ambassador Phil Mickelson have all made their way through the event. The 2018 tournament will feature all-new hospitality venues, and an enhanced concert series, making it one of the most fun-filled, action-packed events on the PGA Tour’s West Coast Swing

The La Quinta Career Builder Challenge has 5 action-packed days with golf, music and fun events for everyone.

EVENTS
18TH GREEN
VONS FAN PAVILION
All fans have access to this 8,000 square foot climate controlled hospitality pavilion featuring wonderful food and beverage available for purchase from a variety of local restaurants.  The 18th Green Vons Fan Pavilion is the perfect place to relax in comfortable seating, enjoy lunch, watch the tournament – and NFL playoffs, on multiple televisions – it’s the best seat in the house!  Step outside onto the viewing deck for a spectacular view of the 18th green of the PGA WEST Stadium Course. 

17TH GREEN

CASAMIGOS CLUB 17
An open-air venue located greenside on Alcatraz, the infamous par-3, 17th hole on the PGA WEST Stadium Course.  Sip on a refreshing Casamigos Tequila cocktail or your favorite beverage, and spend the afternoon watching PGA TOUR pros play one of the most exciting holes in Golf!

16TH GREEN/17TH TEE

MICHELOB ULTRA

BEERS FORE BIRDIES

Enjoy half-price beer every time a PGA TOUR pro makes a birdie or better on either the 16th or 17th hole.  The Michelob Ultra Beers Fore Birdies outpost overlooks the green of the par-5 16th hole, and the tee of the par-3 17th hole, Alcatraz, on the PGA WEST Stadium Course. – bottoms up!

MILITARY OUTPOST

presented by Genesis
The CareerBuilder Challenge along with Genesis, recognize the men and women who fight for our freedom and keep us safe!  The Military Outpost presented by Genesis overlooks the 18th green of the Stadium Course at PGA WEST and provides complimentary food and refreshment to all active duty, retired military, reserve, first responders and military veterans. 

CONCERT SERIES
Huey Lewis and the News
HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS

Friday, Jan 19
Stadium Course Driving Range
4:30 PM

Goo Goo Dolls
GOO GOO DOLLS
Saturday, Jan 20
Stadium Course Driving Range
4:30 PM

La Quinta is one of the fastest growing cities in the Desert and offers lots of fun things to do for the whole family.  Find out why La Quinta is called “The Gem of the Desert”

Check out these fine homes for sale in La Quinta!

For information Contact Us directly at (760) 218 – 5752 or email at
Cathi@DesertAreaHomeFinder.com

 

Indio Dog Show

4 Days of Nothing but Dogs!  The Indio Dog Show is headed to town.  This prestigious show is considered the opening event of the dog show year on the West Coast and is tons of fun for the entire family.

The Indio Dog ShowKennel Club of Palm Springs annual Dog Show includes more than 3,000 dogs around from the world competing for coveted title of “Best in Show” Events include Obedience and Rally Trials and Specialty Shows.

The Show is among the five largest in the country according to the AKC and includes several group shows, plus sixteen or more breed specialties during the two days preceding the all-breed shows, resulting in majors galore. KCPS also offers Obedience and Rally trials. Separate Obedience training classes are held during the fall, winter and early spring, at the Palm Springs Police Department.

Coming Soon!  After the Dog Show, stop by to check out this great fairway home in Indian Palms Country Club Remodeled Indian Palms Fairway Homewith Quartz Counters and Bamboo flooring throughout. 3 Bed, 2 Bath with Panoramic Mountain and Fairway Views. Priced under $400,000 and furnished.  Call for availability and details on this steal of a deal!

(760) 218 – 5752 or email us at
Cathi@DesertAreaHomeFinder.com

 

 

Southwest Arts Festival

2018 Southwest Art FestivalDon’t miss the 32nd annual Southwest Arts Festival in Indio, hosted at the Empire Polo Grounds. This year’s festival will feature interactive art displays and live music, with pottery, glass and fine art painting. Enjoy the art surrounded by the natural beauty of the Santa Rosa Mountains with a variety of food and beverage options as you casually stroll the grounds.  This is an internationally recognized cultural event featuring traditional, contemporary and abstract fine works of art by nearly 250 acclaimed artists from around the world.

After enjoying the Southwest Arts Festival, stop by to see this great home in Estacio! 

Estacio

You just found the Luxury Lifestyle you’ve been looking for in the sought after Gated Community of Estacio with low HOA’s. Welcome to Via Carisma! This exceptional home features over 2,300 Sq Ft with 4 Bedrooms including separate Guest House. Invite your Friends & Family, this home is designed for Entertaining with a free flow from inside to outdoor living with Lush Landscape & Spool with jets & Baja Tanning Shelf. This is a Great Room Floor-plan with Volume Ceilings, Architectural Detail, Fireplace & Chef’s Kitchen with Gas Cook-top, Dual Ovens, Breakfast Nook & Opens to Living & Dining. There are 3 bedrooms in the main house including a Luxury Master Suite that opens to the Backyard with Spool for an Evening Dip, plus large Guest House. Unique to this home is a new 5 Ton Lennox Signature AC system with computer controlled Variable speed. Enjoy an easy Lifestyle here, close to World Class Golf & Tennis, Hiking, Old Town La Quinta and El Paseo for Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment.
For Open House Dates and Times call us directly at (760) 218 – 5752 or email Cathi@DesertAreaHomeFinder.com

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming over 135,000 attendees each year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries.  The Festival is also known for its annual Film Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the year in film by a celebrated list of talents.  Produced by the Palm Springs International Film Society, the Festival offers 14 days of events and film screenings featuring over 180 films.  Venues include Palm Springs and Cathedral City.

PARTIAL LIST OF EVENTS
AWARDS GALA
January 2, 
The Palm Springs International Film Festival rolls out the Red Carpet to welcome Hollywood’s hottest industry players and A-list celebrities for the Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Awards Gala is the Film Festivals showpiece event that kicks off the Festival each year with a dazzling celebration of old-school Hollywood star power, glamour, and talent.  Grab a ticket for the event, or star gaze as top celebrities walk the red carpet.

OPENING NIGHT
January 4,  The Post at Palm Springs High School. Steven Spielberg’s rousing, knuckle-biting account of the publication of the Pentagon Papers, Meryl Streep stars as Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham and Tom Hanks as editor Ben Bradlee, as they take on the might of Nixon’s White House.

DINNER AND A MOVIE
January 8, catch Constructing Albert,
a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the life and ambition of a restaurateur, following Chef Albert Adrià as he puts his past with famed restaurant elBulli behind him and embarks on a new culinary adventure. Then join us at Bontá in Cathedral City, where Chef Hector Salvatierra of Bonta’ serves up an eclectic mix of Mediterranean, European and Argentinian dishes.

Film Screening begins at 4:00 pm at the Mary Pickford Theater followed by dinner.
Bontá is located in the same complex as theater

January 10, The Cakemaker, a story of a gifted pastry chef and the aftermath of his passionate, closeted affair with a married man. The chic and swanky Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge, the Uptown Design District’s Hot Spot is the featured Dinner and a Movie restaurant. This year they matchup with

Wednesday’s screening will be followed by dinner at Palm Springs’ chic and swanky Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge,  the Uptown Design District’s hot spot. Eight4Nine’s very own pastry chef Albert Gonzalez has created an eclectic and colorful menu

Film Screening begins at 4:30 pm @ Camelot followed by dinner.
Eight4Nine is a short drive from the theater

CLOSING NIGHT
January 14
, The Last Movie Star at Palm Springs High School.
An invitation from a film festival affords an elderly movie star a trip down memory lane that stirs his long-dormant heart. An octogenarian Burt Reynolds shares scenes with his ’70s-era self and delivers a resonant performance in this poignant, often funny drama.

After attending the Palm Springs International Film Festival, check out this Little Tuscany Hacienda located in the heart of the Action in Palm Springs. Enter the gates into your own PRIVATE COMPOUND set on over 1/2 acre with Dramatic MOUNTAIN VIEWS that you can almost reach out and touch.

This exceptional property features over 2,200 SF, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths & has recently had an EXTENSIVE RENOVATION Hacienda in Little Tuscanyincluding all new Kitchen and Baths. Enjoy the Old World Charm of Palm Springs with state of the art conveniences including new ENERGY EFFICIENT windows & doors, CHEF’S KITCHEN with a full suite of VIKING stainless appliances, QUARTZ counters & Custom Cabinets with lighting. Each bath has been remodeled with stone showers, frame-less glass, QUARTZ, Custom Cabinets.

You’ve got lots of flexibility here; the property is zoned multi-family & can be used as one LARGE HOME with GUEST HOUSE, or locked off as TWO SEPARATE UNITS so you can live in 1 and rent the 2nd out for extra income. You can also build an additional home for more income potential. What a GREAT LOCATION, minutes from the Village in Palm Springs.

Native American Winter Gathering POW WOW

Native American culture comes alive at the Native American Winter Gathering POW WOW with Native American song and dance at the Winter Gathering POW WOW, presented by the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians.

Native American Winter Gathering POW WOW

The winter gathering POW WOW brings multiple tribes together to compete in various dance and drum contests.  Watch dancers from tiny tots 6 years and younger, up to the “golden age” group with men and women 65 and older.

 

Cash prizes are awarded to the top performers in every category.  Special performances include the Iron Many Fancy, and the Mens and Womens Team Dance.  Enjoy authentic Indian Native American food like Fry Bread and Indian Tacos.  Vendors will include Native American jewelry, artwork and apparel, Navajo pottery and dream catchers.

The Winter Gathering POW WOW provides a great opportunity for people of all ages to participate in a memorable cultural event filled with Native American tradition and heritage.

Chefs Table Palm Desert

Chefs Table Presents
Chefs Table Palm Desert

Join the Palm Desert Library and Desert Recreation District as they present Chefs Table. Meet Top Chefs from across the Coachella Valley.  Each week meet a different Chef as they present a new recipe, new plate, and a new taste. This event is free to the public.

Marthas Village Thanksgiving Day 5K

Martha’s Village Thanksgiving Day 5K
November 23, 2017, Corner of El Paseo and San Pablo
Starts at 8:00 a.m.

Martha's Village Thanksgiving Day 5K

Here’s a great way to show your support for the great work Martha’s Village does all year helping our local families in need.

Join thousands of Coachella Valley residents before your big Thanksgiving feast for a run, trot or stroll in the crisp autumn air along Palm Desert’s famed El Paseo shopping district, all in the spirit of a great local cause.

All proceeds go directly to Martha’s Village & Kitchen’s programs and services that help homeless and impoverished residents of Coachella Valley. So gather your co-workers, friends, and family for some light-hearted activity that helps your neighbors in need.

Post-race activities include Festival Row exhibitor booths, Kids Zone games and face painting, and a beer garden featuring local brew by La Quinta Brewing Co.

Art on Main Street

Art on Main Street – Old Town La Quinta
November 25th starting at 10:00 a.m.

Art on Main Street La Quinta

Art on Main Street is proud to announce show dates for the upcoming 2017-18 season on the following select Saturdays from 10am to 4pm:

2017: October 28, November 11 & November 25
2018: January 20, February 3, February 17, March 17, & April 7

Art on Main Street returns this season with its Premier Sponsor, The City of La Quinta.

Wildlights at The Living Desert Zoo

Wildlights at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
November 24 – December 24, 2017

Wildlights at The Living Desert

Marvel at over a million twinkling lights, as the desert’s favorite holiday tradition, WildLights returns for 2017! Discover the herd of life-size, luminescent animal lanterns, and explore the newly added pathways decorated with holiday lights. And, all of the event’s favorite activities return including the tunnel of lights, visits with Santa, live entertainment, arts and crafts, carousel rides, and more!

National RC Nitro Off Road Racing in Palm Desert

National RC Nitro Off Road Racing in Palm Desert

National RC Nitro Off Road Racing in Palm Desert

The Palm Desert RC Raceway will host Round #7 of the Jimmy Babcock Racing League Nitro Off-Road Series on Saturday, October 7th at the PDRCR Track, located at 72440 Painters Path in Palm Desert – behind the Desert Crossing Shopping Center and next to the entrance to the “Bump-n-Grind Trail.”

The JBRL Nitro Off-Road Series will bring over 130 of the top R/C nitro off-road drivers from around the country to the Coachella Valley. Practice for the race opens on Friday, October 6th from 1pm to 8pm and on Saturday, October 7th from 6am to 8am. Racing begins promptly on Saturday at 8:30am to 10pm. Food and drinks will be available all day during Saturday’s event. Locals are encouraged to come by free-of-charge to watch and cheer for their favorite R/C driver and team during both practice and race days.

The JBRL Nitro Off-Road Series is in its 12th season for 2017 and is the most popular radio control nitro car and truck racing series in the country. The series visits eight tracks from Southern California, Nevada, and Arizona to test the skills of the R/C racers over a wide range of track and weather conditions. The series features many different racing classes for the novice to the expert racer alike.

“I pulled out all the stops to hire Joey Christensen from The Dirt Racing to build a brand new track layout just for this series,” says Chris Dolan, new owner and operator of Palm Desert RC Raceway as of April 2017. Chris is a teacher with the Desert Sands Unified School District. Joey from The Dirt Racing is considered the country’s best R/C track layout and builders with more than 20 years’ experience. The buzz on the streets from racers who have already practiced on the new track layout are saying it’s the best track layout they’ve seen in years.

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

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