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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.

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Desert Real Estate Market Report

DESERT REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT
2018 Year in Review

As we start 2019, it’s time to take look back at how the Desert Real Estate Market performed last year and look for developing trends.

Home Prices are Up

In 2018, there were 5,836 single family home sales throughout the Coachella Valley. Those homes sold at an average of $610,300 and an average of $260. / Sq Ft.  Homes that were priced correctly for the market, sold on average in 89 days.  The highest sale price in 2018 was $12,000,000 for a home located in The Madison in La Quinta.

With those statistics, we compared 2018 sales to the previous year and found that while the number of sales were down slightly overall, (2%), Selling Prices were up 10% and the price / sq ft was up 8%. The time it took to sell was down 10% from the year prior.  The highest priced home sale in 2017 was $8,700,000. for a home located in The Vintage Country Club in Indian Wells.

When we look at the performance of each individual city; prices are up across the valley with two stand-outs – Palm Desert had a 20% price increase and La Quinta had a 15% price increase.

While prices are up, inventories remain low as compared to this time of season in years past.  Historically when the  inventory of homes for sale is low, prices tend to rise due to the pressures of supply and demand.

Interest rates also play an important role in how markets perform; rates are still low despite the fact that the Fed gave us 4 rate increases in 2018.  As rates increase, buyers can afford less house for the same mortgage payment, which ultimately puts downward pressure on home prices.

But good news, rates pulled back a bit this week. Conforming loans, (up to $484,350) for a 30 year fixed rate is still just 4.47%.

The Coachella Valley has long been viewed as a destination for the soon to retire and already retired home buyers looking for an active lifestyle, but with the increase in mobile commuting, people can work from anywhere.  We’re also seeing more young home buyers who are looking for a quality lifestyle, moving to the Desert full time.  Easy Freeway and International Airport access makes that possible.

Combine the Lifestyle that only the Coachella Valley offers along with affordable home prices – the Valley is and will continue to be a destination for both full time residents, second home buyers and

We have a strong and steady real estate market here in the Coachella Valley.

If you would like more detailed information about your neighborhood specifically, drop me a line – we just finished our  2018 “Year in Review” Market Report, I’m happy to send you a copy.

Cathi Walter
Broker Associate with Bennion Deville Homes
(760) 218-5752
Cathi@DesertAreaHomeFinder.com

 

Staging Tips – Paint Colors That Sell

Paint Colors that Sell. 

Did you know that using certain paint colors in specific rooms of your home can statistically increase the value by as much as $10,000?  Sounds incredible, but it’s been proven true. According to an exhaustive study done by Zillow, they looked at more than 32,000 photos from sold homes around the country. They compared how certain paint colors impacted the sale price on average, when compared to homes with white walls.

Homes with Blue Bathrooms sell for $5,400 more than expected. Listings with cool, neutral colors sell for more money and homes with white, yellow or red wall colors can sell for less than expected.

Paint Colors that Sell: Blue Bathrooms, found in hues of powder blue or light periwinkle, sold for the highest sales premium of all colors analyzed.  Walls painted in other cool, natural tones like pale gray or oatmeal were also among the top performing listings.

Blue Bathroom

They found that some colors may actually deter buyers; the darker more style specific wall colors such as terracotta Dining Room walls sold for $2,000 less than expected.

However, a lack of color may have the biggest negative impact.  Homes with white bathrooms sold for an average of $4,000 less than similar homes.

Paint Colors that Sell: Oatmeal, pale taupe or light beige did better in the Living Room, selling for about $1,900 more than expected.

Greige Living Room Walls

Paint Colors that Sell: The exterior color that garnered the best price premium was
“Greige”, a combination of gray and beige with the front door painted in a contrast color such as dark Gray, Navy Blue or Black.

As a Home Stylist, we are here to help with the latest information on trends that we see in the real estate market.  We’ve got our eye on the market so we can help elevate your home above the competition.  For more information about how our “Home Styling” will get your home sold for top dollar, give me a ring.

Cathi Walter
Broker Associate / Home Stylist

 

Southwest Arts Festival Indio

Southwest Arts Festival Indio 2019
January 24 -27th
Empire Polo Grounds

South West Art Festival

Art Enthusiasts from across the country are heading to the 33rd annual Southwest Arts Festival Indio is one of the oldest and largest art festivals in Southern California.  Featuring over 280 artists from across North America.  The Festival showcases art in a wide variety of media including pottery, glass, jewelry, metal works, painting, photography, sculpture and textiles. Hosted on the Grounds of the Empire Polo club in Indio.

The Empire Polo Club is an international destination renown for it’s natural beauty, featuring natural landscape and sweeping mountain ranges. Every year the Arts Festival continues to evolve and attract a high caliber of talented artists and unique artwork. This year’s festival will feature interactive art displays and live music, with pottery, glass and fine art painting scheduled to be on display. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of food and beverage options while casually walking the grounds.

The festival continues to draw thousands of art enthusiast from across the country, as well as the highest caliber artist. Last year 252 artists from around the world participated in the Festival. Recognized as one of the Top 100 Events in North America by Travel Magazine, the festival includes traditional, contemporary, and abstract fine works of art and quality crafts. The festival’s reputation for first-class quality and professional integrity make it one of the country’s finest juried art festivals.

Desert Classic Golf Tournament La Quinta

Desert Classic Golf Tournament La Quinta and Music Festival
January 16 – 20, 2019
PGA West and La Quinta Country Club
Desert Classic Golf Tournament

Schedule of Golf Events
Monday, January 14 –
closed to the public
Practice Rounds on the PGA West Stadium and Nicklaus, and La Quinta Country Club Courses

Tuesday, January 15 – closed to the public
Practice Rounds at all courses

Wednesday, January 16
Bob Hope Legacy Pro-Am
PGA Stadium Course
Shotgun Tee Time 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, January 17
All three courses
First Round starts 8:30 a.m.

Friday, January 18
All three courses
Second Round starts at 8:30 a.m.
Concert Series Sammy Hagar starts at 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 19
All three courses
Third Round starts at 8:30 a.m.
Concert Series Bad Co starts at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 20
PGA West Stadium Course starts at 8:30 a.m.
Final Round

GOLF VENUES 
18th Green Fan Pavilion, a 12,000 square foot climate controlled hospitality pavilion with food and beverages from local restaurants. All tickets holders have access to the Fan Pavilion, it’s the perfect place to relax with comfortable seating, enjoy lunch and watch the Tournament, and the NFL playoffs on multiple screens. Or step out on the Viewing Deck with Spectacular Views of the 18th Green of the PGA West Stadium Course.

Beers for Birdies, Anytime a Pro makes a Birdie either on hole 16 or 17, Beers are half priced for the next 15 minutes in the Hospitality Tent located between the 16th Green and the 17th Tee. This is a Fan Favorite with panoramic views of both holes.

Casamigos Club 17, Open air venue located on the iconic Par 3, 17th Hole of the PGA West Stadium Course, known as Alcatraz. Spend the afternoon sipping Casamigos cocktails and watching the world’s best players test their mettle on one of the most famous holes in golf.

Military Outpost, Spectacular Views of the 18th Hole on the Stadium Course, this venue includes complimentary food and refreshment for all active duty, retired military, reserve, first responders and military vet’s.

All ticket holders can enjoy golf and concert on the driving range following completion of play on both Friday and Saturday nights.

MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday, January 18th, starting at 5:00
Sammy Hagar and The Circle

Saturday, January 19th, starting at 5:00
Bad Co

 

 

 

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Palm Springs International Film Festival
January 3 – 14, 2019
Various Locations Throughout Palm Springs Area
Palm Springs International Film Festival

Red Carpet Night is Thursday, January 3rd at the Palm Springs Convention Center and marks the official kick-off for the Palm Springs International Film Festival. This annual event has become known as the first stop on the road to the Academy Awards.  Each year the eyes of world cinema are on Palm Springs and the newest film-making talent, where masters of the cinema come together to celebrate the art of film.  This is the 30th year for the film festival and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

The screening portion of the Festival will run January 4 – 14. 

FILM SCHEDULE – Partial List
THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2019
Bohemian Rhapsody
If Beale Street Could Talk

Roma

The Palm Springs International Film Festival’s signature showpiece event – and by far our biggest fundraiser – is the annual Film Awards Gala. This dazzling celebration of old school Hollywood star power, glamour and talent kicks off Awards season each year, and takes locals back to the time when Palm Springs was the playground for Hollywood’s biggest stars.

This is an evening of high style, glitz, and fellowship, as we roll out the red carpet and welcome the hottest industry players, A-list celebrities, and Palm Springs community leaders to an elegant dinner and awards ceremony which raises more than $1 million in funding for the Palm Springs International Film Society every year.

FRIDAY, JANUARY  4, 2019
Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Shirkers
Mademoiselle de Joncqu…
Bathtubs Over Br…
General Magic
Ghost Fleet

The Wife
Diane 
Socrates
The Last Color
Museo

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 2019
Yomeddine

Garry Winogrand: A…
Bathtubs Over Br…
The Biggest Little…
Shut Up and Play…

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2019
The Grizzlies

What Will People Say
The Upside
Buck Run

MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2019
Capernaum

Birds of Passage
Winter Flies 
The Guilty
Burning

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2019
Never Look Away

Girl
Everybody Knows
Cities of Last Things
Birds of Passage

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2019
The Wedding Guest

Wild
The Angel
The Boys of St. Vincent 
The Realm

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2019
Legend of the Demon Cat

Making Montgomer…
Destroyer
One Last Deal
The Etruscan Smile

FRIDAY,JANUARY 11, 2019
Spider-Man: Into t…

Sofia
The Standoff at…
Toman 
Papi Chulo
Diamantino
Head-On
We Are the Heat

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2019
Leto

Hotel Mumbai
Amazing Grace
The Imposter Prince
Fast Color
New Voices, New Visions 2019

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2019
Bel Canto

Ladies in Black | Cl…
Riot
Closing Night Gala
Closing Night Gala tickets include a ticket to the screening at Richards Center for the Arts at Palm Springs High School and entry into the reception afterwards at the Hilton Hotel. | Set in Sydney in 1959, Oscar®-nominated writer/director Bruce Beresford takes us back to the heyday of glamorous upscale department stores, when a concierge met you at the door and clerks wore gloves.
Closing Night Gala | Ladies in Black
Who Will Write Our…
Carmen & Lola

MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2019
Best of the Festival Screenings – TBA

Kennel Club of Palm Springs Dog Show

Kennel Club of Palm Springs Dog Show
Empire Polo Grounds 
January 3 – 6, 2019

Four Days of Nothing but Dogs!
Every year in January, The Kennel Club of Palm Springs hosts two of the largest all-breed Dog Shows in the Country at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio with over 3,500 entries and more than 170 breeds, some rarely seen by the public.

On Our Way to the Palm Springs Kennel Club Dog Show at the Empire Polo Grounds

Headed to the Dog Show!

This prestigious show is considered the Opening Event of the Dog Show Year on the West Coast and promises tons of fun for the entire family.  Dogs, their Owners and Handlers, Judges and Fans from around the world gather to compete for the coveted Title, “Best in Show”.  Events also include Obedience and Rally Trials and Specialty Shows.

Pet Disaster Relief Trailer

Help for Lost and Injured Pets During Disasters

It’s your turn to help, The AKC Rescue Relief Trailers serve all over the Country including Riverside County; they assist area Emergency Management Teams to provide animal care immediately following a disaster including medical care and assist in reuniting pets with their families.  They need our support to continue their great work.

 

Join The Tennis Ball Drawing   Saturday, at Group Time, Tennis Balls will be dumped in the Group Ring, a dog will run in and fetch the winning ball and a runner up ball. Buy as many tickets for Tennis Balls as you can, tickets are $5 a ball.

And you win too, First prize is a $500 Amazon Gift Card, Second Prize is a $250 Amazon Gift Card.  Proceeds help keep the AKC Rescue Trailer working.

WEEKEND JUDGING SCHEDULE:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 2019 – JUDGING SCHEDULE
BREED                                         ENTRIES TIME RING #
Affenpinscher……………………………………. 13 9:15 AM 26
Afghan Hound …………………………………..29 8:00 AM 4
Airedale Terrier …………………………………… 5 12:45 PM 9
Akita …………………………………………………. 6 9:15 AM 30
Alaskan Malamute………………………………. 9 9:15 AM 30
American Eskimos………………………………. 8 3:00 PM 23
American Hairless Terrier …………………….. 7 12:45 PM 9
American Staffordshire Terrier…………….. 21 8:00 AM 9
Anatolian Shepherd…………………………… 12 11:00 AM 33
Australian Cattle Dog …………………………20 8:00 AM 8
Australian Shepherd………………………….. 54 1:00 PM 19
Australian Terrier ………………………………… 8 8:50 AM 9
Basenji…………………………………………….. 16 9:10 AM 4
Basset Hound…………………………………… 38 8:00 AM 3
Beagle Thirteen Inches ……………………….. 9 1:55 PM 4
Beagle Fifteen Inches…………………………26 1:55 PM 4
Bearded Collie…………………………………..13 2:55 PM 21
Beauceron …………………………………………. 3 8:00 AM 5
Bedlington Terrier ……………………………….. 6 12:45 PM 9
Belgian Malinois …………………………………. 7 8:00 AM 5
Belgian Sheepdog …………………………….. 11 8:00 AM 5
Belgian Tervuren ………………………………… 6 8:00 AM 5
Bergamasco Sheepdog……………………….. 1 9:05 AM 5
Berger Picard …………………………………… 23 9:05 AM 5
Bernese Mountain Dog………………………. 41 12:35 PM 5
Bernese Mt. Dog Sweeps…………………… 13 11:15 AM 5
Bern Mt. Dog Vet Sweeps ……………………. 5 11:15 AM 5
Bichon Frise …………………………………….. 14 10:45 AM 6
Black and Tan Coonhound …………………… 9 8:00 AM 2
Black Russian Terrier …………………………14 11:00 AM 33
Bloodhound ……………………………………… 13 8:00 AM 2
Bluetick Coonhound ……………………………. 1 9:10 AM 2
Boerboel ……………………………………………. 2 12:55 PM 21
Border Collie…………………………………….. 13 2:05 PM 20
Border Terrier …………………………………… 22 8:00 AM 12
Borzoi ……………………………………………… 41 10:00 AM 2
Boston Terrier …………………………………… 30 8:00 AM 21
Bouvier Des Flandres…………………………17 10:05 AM 5
Boxer ………………………………………………. 67 8:00 AM 33
Briard………………………………………………. 11 1:00 PM 19
Brittany ……………………………………………. 17 12:40 PM 20
Brussels Griffon………………………………….. 9 9:15 AM 26
Bull Terrier (Colored) …………………………. 22 8:00 AM 10
Bull Terrier (White)…………………………….. 16 8:55 AM 10
Bulldog ……………………………………………. 45 8:00 AM 23
Bullmastiff………………………………………… 31 12:15 PM 22
Cairn Terrier……………………………………… 16 10:00 AM 9
Cane Corso ……………………………………… 23 9:35 AM 7
Cardigan Welsh Corgi …………………………. 5 2:05 PM 20
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel…………….. 34 1:10 PM 7
Chesapeake Bay Retriever ………………….. 4 12:40 PM 20
Chihuahua (Long Coat) ……………………… 27 8:00 AM 27
Chihuahua (Smooth Coat)………………….. 19 8:00 AM 27
Chinese Crested……………………………….. 45 8:50 AM 12
Chinese Shar-Pei ……………………………… 21 2:00 PM 23
Chow Chow ……………………………………… 42 10:30 AM 23
Chow Chow Swp ………………………………. 15 9:50 AM 23
Chow Chow Vt Sweeps……………………….. 2 9:50 AM 23
Cirneco dell Etna ………………………………… 7 12:05 PM 2
Clumber Spaniel …………………………………. 9 1:20 PM 1
Cocker Spaniel (Ascob)……………………….. 3 1:20 PM 1
Cocker Spaniel (Black) ………………………… 5 1:20 PM 1
Cocker Spaniel (Parti-Color)…………………. 1 1:20 PM 1
Collie (Rough) ……………………………………. 9 1:15 PM 29
Collie (Smooth)…………………………………… 3 1:15 PM 29
Coton de Tulear………………………………….. 3 2:00 PM 23
Curly-Coated Retriever………………………… 1 1:55 PM 4
Dachshund (Longhaired)…………………….23 10:50 AM 3
Dachshund (Smooth) …………………………21 12:45 PM 3
Dachshund (Wirehaired) …………………….24 12:45 PM 3
Dalmatian ………………………………………… 40 10:00 AM 29
Doberman Pinscher…………………………… 48 8:00 AM 32
Dogue De Bordeaux……………………………. 5 12:50 PM 33
English Cocker Spaniel ……………………… 27 9:40 AM 8
English Setter …………………………………… 20 8:00 AM 8
English Springer Spaniel …………………….34 8:00 AM 22
English Toy Spaniel (B&PC) …………………. 1 9:55 AM 27
English Toy Spaniel (KC&R)…………………. 1 9:55 AM 27
Entlebucher Mountain Dog…………………… 1 2:05 PM 20
Field Spaniel………………………………………. 1 9:25 AM 22
Finnish Spitz …………………………………….. 16 1:00 PM 23
Flat-Coated Retriever …………………………26 9:15 AM 21
Fox Terrier (Smooth) …………………………. 20 10:00 AM 9
Fox Terrier (Wire) ……………………………… 12 10:00 AM 9
French Bulldog …………………………………. 68 8:00 AM 6
German Pinscher ……………………………….. 1 12:50 PM 33
German Shepherd Dog ……………………… 34 10:50 AM 8
German Shorthaired Pointer ………………. 27 10:50 AM 20
German Wirehaired Pointer………………….. 4 1:55 PM 4
Giant Schnauzer…………………………………. 3 10:00 AM 32
Glen of Imaal Terrier……………………………. 2 12:45 PM 9
Golden Retriever …………………………….. 118 8:00 AM 18
Gordon Setter…………………………………….. 8 12:55 PM 21
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen……………… 2 12:45 PM 3
Great Dane……………………………………….56 12:15 PM 32
Great Pyrenees ………………………………….. 6 9:35 AM 7
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog………………… 3 11:00 AM 5
Greyhound……………………………………….. 12 8:00 AM 2
Harrier ………………………………………………. 1 9:10 AM 2
Havanese ………………………………………… 19 10:45 AM 12
Ibizan Hound ……………………………………. 11 9:10 AM 2
Icelandic Sheepdog…………………………….. 1 1:05 PM 11
Irish Setter……………………………………….. 42 9:25 AM 22
Irish Red & White Setters…………………… 16 12:40 PM 20
Irish Terrier ………………………………………. 13 12:45 PM 9
Irish Water Spaniel ……………………………… 1 9:25 AM 22
Irish Wolfhound ………………………………… 30 9:35 AM 3
Italian Greyhound……………………………… 25 9:55 AM 27
Japanese Chin …………………………………. 15 9:15 AM 26
Keeshond ………………………………………….. 6 3:00 PM 23
Kerry Blue Terrier ……………………………… 14 9:15 AM 11
Kuvasz ……………………………………………… 1 1:30 PM 22
Labrador Retriever ……………………………. 71 8:00 AM 19
Lagotto Romagnolo…………………………….. 3 2:05 PM 20
Lakeland Terrier………………………………… 12 11:35 AM 10
Leonberger………………………………………. 10 9:10 AM 11
Lhasa Apso ……………………………………… 10 11:40 AM 29
Lowchen……………………………………………. 1 3:00 PM 23
Maltese……………………………………………… 6 10:45 AM 26
Manchester Terrier (Standard)…………….. 20 11:05 AM 11
Manchester Terrier (St) Sweeps……………. 5 10:15 AM 11
Manchester Terrier (St) Vet Sweeps………. 1 10:15 AM 11
Manchester Terrier (Toy) ……………………. 19 11:05 AM 11
Manchester Terrier (Toy) Sweeps………….. 5 10:15 AM 11
Mastiff……………………………………………… 32 1:30 PM 22
Miniature American Shepherd…………….. 34 10:15 AM 21
Miniature Bull Terrier …………………………. 24 10:35 AM 10
Miniature Pinscher…………………………….. 17 10:45 AM 26
Miniature Schnauzer …………………………. 22 12:30 PM 12
Neapolitan Mastiff……………………………….. 1 12:50 PM 33
Nederlandse Kooikerhondjes ……………….. 2 10:50 AM 3
Newfoundland ………………………………….. 33 10:00 AM 32
Norfolk Terrier…………………………………….. 2 8:50 AM 9
Norwegian Elkhound …………………………… 2 12:45 PM 3
Norwich Terrier …………………………………. 13 11:35 AM 10
Novice Junior Class…………………………… 10 12:25 PM 30
Novice Intermediate Class …………………… 3 12:25 PM 30
Novice Senior Class……………………………. 1 12:25 PM 30
Old English Sheepdog ………………………. 12 10:05 AM 5
Open Junior Class………………………………. 6 12:25 PM 30
Open Intermediate Class……………………. 21 12:25 PM 30
Open Senior Class ……………………………. 17 12:25 PM 30
Otterhound ………………………………………… 3 9:10 AM 2
Papillon …………………………………………… 40 10:45 AM 7
Parson Russell Terrier……………………….. 18 8:50 AM 9
Pekingese …………………………………………. 9 10:45 AM 26
Pembroke Welsh Corgi ……………………… 17 9:10 AM 11
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens ……………… 2 9:10 AM 2
Pharaoh Hound ………………………………….. 7 12:55 PM 21
Pointer…………………………………………….. 16 8:00 AM 7
Pomeranian……………………………………… 23 12:45 PM 26
Poodle (Miniature)………………………………. 9 12:35 PM 6
Poodle (Standard) …………………………….. 36 12:35 PM 6
Poodle (Toy) …………………………………….. 13 10:45 AM 6
Portuguese Podengo Pequeno …………….. 6 12:55 PM 21
Portuguese Water Dog………………………. 12 8:00 AM 7
Pug…………………………………………………. 30 8:00 AM 26
Puli …………………………………………………… 2 2:55 PM 21
Pumi …………………………………………………. 5 1:00 PM 19
Pyrenean Shepherd ……………………………. 3 2:55 PM 21
Rally ………………………………………………….. 11:45 AM 34
Rally Master ………………………………………. 9 11:00 AM 34
Rat Terrier………………………………………… 11 2:05 PM 9
Redbone Coonhound ………………………….. 1 9:10 AM 2
Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling)……. 11 10:50 AM 3
Rhodesian Ridgeback ……………………….. 75 9:40 AM 1
Rottweiler ………………………………………… 41 8:00 AM 1
Russell Terriers…………………………………. 16 11:35 AM 10
Saluki ……………………………………………… 25 12:55 PM 21
Samoyed …………………………………………. 48 9:15 AM 30
Schipperke ………………………………………… 2 3:00 PM 23
Scottish Deerhound…………………………….. 6 11:00 AM 19
Scottish Terrier …………………………………. 15 9:15 AM 11
Sealyham Terrier ………………………………… 7 12:30 PM 12
Shetland Sheepdog…………………………… 36 1:00 PM 8
Shiba-Inu…………………………………………. 18 11:40 AM 29
Shih Tzu ……………………………………………. 7 1:00 PM 23
Siberian Husky …………………………………. 31 8:00 AM 30
Silky Terrier………………………………………… 2 1:00 PM 23
Skye Terrier ……………………………………… 13 2:05 PM 9
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier………………. 36 1:05 PM 11
Spanish Water Dog …………………………….. 1 2:55 PM 21
Spinone Italiano………………………………….. 2 12:55 PM 21
ST. Bernard ……………………………………….. 3 8:00 AM 7
Staffordshire Bull Terriers …………………… 29 8:00 AM 11
Standard Schnauzer………………………….. 18 12:50 PM 33
Sussex Spaniel…………………………………… 1 9:25 AM 22
Tibetan Mastiff……………………………………. 5 12:50 PM 33
Tibetan Spaniel…………………………………… 8 1:15 PM 29
Tibetan Terrier ……………………………………. 2 1:15 PM 29
Toy Fox Terrier……………………………………. 5 1:00 PM 23
Treeing Walker Coonhound………………….. 2 9:10 AM 2
Vizsla………………………………………………. 51 8:45 AM 20
Vizsla Swp……………………………………….. 15 8:00 AM 20
Vizsla Vet Swp……………………………………. 4 8:00 AM 20
Weimaraner……………………………………… 26 11:00 AM 19
Welsh Springer Spaniel ……………………… 12 9:25 AM 22
Welsh Terrier ……………………………………… 6 12:30 PM 12
West Highland White Terrier……………….. 10 2:05 PM 9
Whippet …………………………………………… 74 12:05 PM 2
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon ………………….. 9 1:55 PM 4
Wirehaired Vizsla ……………………………….. 1 11:00 AM 19
Xoloitzcuintli ………………………………………. 4 1:00 PM 8
Yorkshire Terrier …………………………………. 9 12:45 PM 26
TOTAL DOG ENTRIES IN SATURDAY SHOW 3,503
*NOTE: This schedule is published for spectators and may change.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2019  – JUDGING SCHEDULE
BREED                                          ENTRIES TIME RING #
Affenpinscher……………………………………. 12 9:10 AM 29
Afghan Hound …………………………………..26 10:25 AM 2
Airedale Terrier …………………………………… 6 12:25 PM 9
Akita …………………………………………………. 6 9:05 AM 20
Alaskan Malamute………………………………. 9 9:55 AM 30
American Eskimos………………………………. 7 9:00 AM 28
American Hairless Terrier …………………….. 7 12:25 PM 9
American Staffordshire Terrier…………….. 19 8:00 AM 9
Anatolian Shepherd…………………………… 12 9:05 AM 20
Australian Cattle Dog …………………………19 12:20 PM 31
Australian Shepherd………………………….. 56 8:00 AM 19
Australian Terrier ………………………………… 8 8:45 AM 9
Basenji…………………………………………….. 16 9:05 AM 21
Basset Hound…………………………………… 32 8:00 AM 2
Beagle Thirteen Inches ……………………….. 8 10:50 AM 14
Beagle Fifteen Inches…………………………29 10:50 AM 14
Bearded Collie…………………………………..13 10:20 AM 31
Beauceron …………………………………………. 4 8:00 AM 3
Bedlington Terrier ……………………………….. 6 12:25 PM 9
Belgian Malinois …………………………………. 7 8:00 AM 3
Belgian Sheepdog …………………………….. 11 10:55 AM 8
Belgian Tervuren ………………………………… 6 9:25 AM 6
Bergamasco Sheepdog……………………….. 1 8:00 AM 3
Berger Picard …………………………………… 20 9:25 AM 6
Bernese Mountain Dog………………………. 37 8:00 AM 33
Bichon Frise …………………………………….. 15 9:45 AM 28
Black and Tan Coonhound …………………… 9 1:05 PM 14
Black Russian Terrier …………………………14 9:55 AM 15
Bloodhound ……………………………………… 12 9:05 AM 21
Bluetick Coonhound ……………………………. 1 6:00 AM 0
Boerboel ……………………………………………. 2 10:20 AM 31
Border Collie…………………………………….. 13 8:00 AM 3
Border Terrier …………………………………… 23 8:00 AM 11
Borzoi ……………………………………………… 39 10:40 AM 20
Boston Terrier …………………………………… 28 10:45 AM 23
Bouvier Des Flandres…………………………17 2:00 PM 19
Boxer ………………………………………………. 66 9:30 AM 33
Briard………………………………………………. 12 1:10 PM 6
Brittany ……………………………………………. 17 8:00 AM 22
Brussels Griffon………………………………….. 9 9:10 AM 29
Bull Terrier (Colored) …………………………. 22 10:00 AM 10
Bull Terrier (White)…………………………….. 16 10:00 AM 10
Bulldog ……………………………………………. 46 8:00 AM 15
Bullmastiff………………………………………… 30 9:55 AM 30
Cairn Terrier……………………………………… 16 12:45 PM 15
Cane Corso ……………………………………… 23 9:20 AM 31
Cardigan Welsh Corgi …………………………. 4 10:15 AM 19
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel…………….. 36 8:55 AM 11
Chesapeake Bay Retriever ………………….. 6 10:55 AM 8
Chihuahua (Long Coat) ……………………… 24 8:45 AM 27
Chihuahua (Smooth Coat)………………….. 16 8:45 AM 27
Chinese Crested……………………………….. 43 12:40 PM 23
Chinese Shar-Pei ……………………………… 20 9:55 AM 15
Chow Chow ……………………………………… 38 1:05 PM 14
Cirneco dell Etna ………………………………… 7 1:05 PM 14
Clumber Spaniel ……………………………….. 10 1:10 PM 19
Cocker Spaniel (Ascob)……………………….. 4 2:00 PM 19
Cocker Spaniel (Black) ………………………… 5 2:00 PM 19
Cocker Spaniel (Parti-Color)…………………. 1 2:00 PM 19
Collie (Rough) ………………………………….. 11 10:15 AM 19
Collie (Smooth)…………………………………… 3 10:55 AM 8
Coton de Tulear………………………………….. 3 10:55 AM 28
Curly-Coated Retriever………………………… 1 2:00 PM 19
Dachshund (Longhaired)…………………….22 10:55 AM 21
Dachshund (Smooth) …………………………21 10:55 AM 21
Dachshund (Wirehaired) …………………….23 1:25 PM 21
Dalmatian ………………………………………… 42 9:05 AM 14
Doberman Pinscher…………………………… 45 8:00 AM 32
Dogue De Bordeaux……………………………. 5 9:05 AM 20
English Cocker Spaniel ……………………… 24 10:15 AM 22
English Setter …………………………………… 18 10:55 AM 32
English Springer Spaniel …………………….27 8:00 AM 21
English Toy Spaniel (B&PC) …………………. 1 10:20 AM 27
English Toy Spaniel (KC&R)…………………. 1 10:20 AM 27
Entlebucher Mountain Dog…………………… 1 2:00 PM 19
Field Spaniel………………………………………. 1 1:10 PM 19
Finnish Spitz …………………………………….. 16 9:55 AM 15
Flat-Coated Retriever …………………………27 11:20 AM 19
Fox Terrier (Smooth) …………………………. 13 12:45 PM 15
Fox Terrier (Wire) ……………………………… 12 12:45 PM 15
French Bulldog …………………………………. 65 8:00 AM 23
German Pinscher ……………………………….. 1 8:00 AM 3
German Shepherd Dog ……………………… 35 10:30 AM 6
German Shorthaired Pointer ………………. 29 11:15 AM 22
German Wirehaired Pointer………………….. 4 11:15 AM 22
Giant Schnauzer…………………………………. 3 10:30 AM 30
Glen of Imaal Terrier……………………………. 2 12:25 PM 9
Golden Retriever …………………………….. 112 8:00 AM 18
Gordon Setter…………………………………….. 8 1:10 PM 19
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen……………… 2 1:05 PM 14
Great Dane……………………………………….57 8:00 AM 4
Great Pyrenees ………………………………….. 6 8:00 AM 4
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog………………… 3 10:30 AM 30
Greyhound……………………………………….. 11 10:15 AM 21
Harrier ………………………………………………. 1 10:15 AM 21
Havanese ………………………………………… 18 8:00 AM 27
Ibizan Hound ……………………………………. 11 8:00 AM 5
Icelandic Sheepdog…………………………….. 1 2:00 PM 19
Irish Setter……………………………………….. 37 8:40 AM 22
Irish Red & White Setters…………………… 16 10:05 AM 3
Irish Terrier ………………………………………. 12 12:25 PM 9
Irish Water Spaniel ……………………………… 1 2:00 PM 19
Irish Wolfhound ………………………………… 24 9:05 AM 3
Italian Greyhound……………………………… 25 11:30 AM 2
Japanese Chin …………………………………. 15 10:20 AM 29
Keeshond ………………………………………….. 6 9:00 AM 28
Kerry Blue Terrier ……………………………… 12 1:45 PM 9
Kuvasz ……………………………………………… 1 10:20 AM 31
Labrador Retriever ……………………………. 69 8:00 AM 24
Lagotto Romagnolo…………………………….. 3 1:10 PM 19
Lakeland Terrier………………………………… 12 1:45 PM 9
Leonberger………………………………………. 10 10:30 AM 30
Lhasa Apso ……………………………………….. 9 2:30 PM 23
Lowchen……………………………………………. 1 10:55 AM 28
Maltese……………………………………………… 5 10:20 AM 29
Manchester Terrier (Standard)…………….. 20 10:55 AM 11
Manchester Terrier (Toy) ……………………. 18 10:55 AM 11
Mastiff……………………………………………… 32 10:30 AM 30
Miniature American Shepherd…………….. 33 8:00 AM 6
Miniature Bull Terrier …………………………. 24 9:00 AM 10
Miniature Pinscher…………………………….. 17 12:55 PM 29
Miniature Schnauzer …………………………. 23 1:15 PM 11
Neapolitan Mastiff……………………………….. 1 10:30 AM 30
Nederlandse Kooikerhondjes ……………….. 2 2:10 PM 6
Newfoundland ………………………………….. 32 8:00 AM 31
Norfolk Terrier…………………………………….. 2 1:05 PM 32
Norwegian Elkhound …………………………… 1 10:05 AM 3
Norwich Terrier …………………………………. 13 8:55 AM 11
Novice Junior Class…………………………… 10 1:10 PM 31
Novice Intermediate Class …………………… 3 1:10 PM 31
Novice Senior Class……………………………. 1 1:10 PM 31
Old English Sheepdog ………………………. 13 1:10 PM 6
Open Junior Class………………………………. 6 1:10 PM 31
Open Intermediate Class……………………. 21 1:10 PM 31
Open Senior Class ……………………………. 17 1:10 PM 31
Otterhound ………………………………………… 3 10:15 AM 21
Papillon …………………………………………… 30 1:10 PM 22
Parson Russell Terrier……………………….. 18 10:55 AM 32
Pekingese …………………………………………. 8 9:10 AM 29
Pembroke Welsh Corgi ……………………… 17 10:20 AM 31
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens ……………… 2 10:05 AM 3
Pharaoh Hound ………………………………….. 7 8:00 AM 5
Pointer…………………………………………….. 15 10:30 AM 6
Pomeranian……………………………………… 23 10:20 AM 29
Poodle (Miniature)………………………………. 9 10:55 AM 28
Poodle (Standard) …………………………….. 32 1:20 PM 28
Poodle (Toy) …………………………………….. 13 9:45 AM 28
Portuguese Podengo Pequeno …………….. 6 9:20 AM 2
Portuguese Water Dog………………………. 12 9:05 AM 20
Pug…………………………………………………. 29 8:00 AM 29
Puli …………………………………………………… 2 10:20 AM 31
Pumi …………………………………………………. 5 2:10 PM 6
Pyrenean Shepherd ……………………………. 1 10:20 AM 31
Rally ………………………………………………….. 11:00 AM 34
Rat Terrier………………………………………… 11 8:45 AM 9
Redbone Coonhound ………………………….. 1 10:15 AM 21
Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck ……………… 12 10:15 AM 19
Rhodesian Ridgeback ……………………….. 70 8:00 AM 8
Rottweiler ………………………………………… 41 1:00 PM 33
Russell Terriers…………………………………. 15 8:45 AM 9
Saluki ……………………………………………… 21 9:20 AM 2
Samoyed …………………………………………. 47 8:00 AM 30
Schipperke ………………………………………… 2 9:00 AM 28
Scottish Deerhound…………………………….. 6 10:05 AM 3
Scottish Terrier …………………………………. 15 11:40 AM 10
Sealyham Terrier ………………………………… 7 1:05 PM 32
Shetland Sheepdog…………………………… 32 2:10 PM 6
Shiba-Inu…………………………………………. 18 2:30 PM 23
Shih Tzu ……………………………………………. 7 12:55 PM 29
Siberian Husky …………………………………. 26 8:00 AM 14
Silky Terrier………………………………………… 2 10:20 AM 27
Skye Terrier ……………………………………… 13 1:05 PM 32
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier………………. 37 10:10 AM 9
Spinone Italiano………………………………….. 2 2:00 PM 19
ST. Bernard ……………………………………….. 3 9:05 AM 20
Staffordshire Bull Terriers …………………… 25 9:55 AM 32
Standard Schnauzer………………………….. 18 1:20 PM 20
Sussex Spaniel…………………………………… 1 1:10 PM 19
Tibetan Mastiff……………………………………. 5 1:00 PM 33
Tibetan Spaniel…………………………………… 8 2:30 PM 23
Tibetan Terrier ……………………………………. 1 2:30 PM 23
Toy Fox Terrier……………………………………. 9 10:20 AM 27
Treeing Walker Coonhound………………….. 1 1:05 PM 14
Vizsla………………………………………………. 48 12:30 PM 8
Weimaraner……………………………………… 25 8:00 AM 20
Welsh Springer Spaniel ……………………… 10 2:00 PM 19
Welsh Terrier ……………………………………… 5 1:05 PM 32
West Highland White Terrier……………….. 10 1:05 PM 32
Whippet …………………………………………… 70 8:45 AM 5
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon ………………….. 9 10:40 AM 20
Wirehaired Vizsla ……………………………….. 1 2:10 PM 6
Xoloitzcuintli ………………………………………. 3 9:00 AM 28
Yorkshire Terrier …………………………………. 8 10:55 AM 28
TOTAL DOG ENTRIES IN SUNDAY SHOW 3,295

*NOTE: This schedule is published for spectators and may change.

 

The Real Estate Corner Desert Market Update

The Real Estate Corner Desert Market Update

NUMBER OF SALES
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Home sales are up Valley-wide.  The total three-month sales are up 2.9%.  On a city by city basis, six cities show higher sales, with three; Palm Desert, Desert Hot Springs and Palm Springs showing the largest increase in sales.

The three cities with the largest sales declines are Indio, Indian Wells and Cathedral City.

INVENTORY OF HOMES FOR SALE

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While home sales are up, inventories are down.  Typically our inventories dip to to their lowest point every year toward the end of September, but this year inventories are even lower.

Low inventory acts as both a positive and negative; it’s positive for sellers and future home sellers as it tends to move home prices higher.  But, it’s also a negative in that low inventory puts the brakes on the number of sales. If interest rates continue to increase, that can put a damper on sales as the cost of borrowing money for a mortgage becomes more expensive.

MONTHS SUPPLY OF HOMES FOR SALE BY CITY

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The month’s of supply ratio is down valley-wide compared to one year ago in every city.  Most have less than 4 month supply except two; La Quinta which currently has a 4.5 month supply and Indian Wells with a 6 month supply of homes to sell.

MONTHS SUPPLY OF HOMES FOR SALE BY PRICE BRACKETS
When we look at the supply of homes by price category, we see the supply is lower across all price brackets compared to one year ago.  The biggest change is homes priced above $800,000.  Last year the higher price points were taking 7.5 months – 1 year to sell.  Now, it’s taking on average 5.3 – 8 months

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The tipping point when using this metric is 6 month’s.  6 months is considered a “Balanced Market”, not particularly favoring either Home Buyers or Home Sellers.  Less than 6 months, the market is tipped in the Sellers favor, otherwise known as a “Sellers Market”.  More than 6 month supply is viewed as a “Buyers Market”.

As home prices or the cost of buying a home, (rising interest rates), increase – sales will start to slow putting downward pressure on pricing.  Markets are always in a state of flux, moving from one market to another and rarely stopping at “balanced” for long.

While there is typically a lag period between market shifts, the lag time is shorter as the number of sales are increasing.  Home sellers quickly see an improving market and strive to maximize the price they can ask.  When prices increase too fast or too far ahead of sales, potential home buyer’s become reluctant to make offers, fearing they could be buying at the peak.

DISCOUNT FROM ASKING PRICE

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In 2018, when negotiating a sale price with buyers; home sellers are discounting their listed price an average of 2%.  One year ago, sellers needed to discount an average 2.4% off their asking price to close a sale.

For example, this ratio means if a home is listed at $400,000 it’s selling at an average of 98% of their asking price, or $392,000. a discount of $8,000. This metric also shows a strong and improving real estate market here in the Desert.

When we look at the story each of these metrics are showing for the Desert Real Estate Market, we can see an improving but pretty balanced market.  In addition, we can see that the market has had and continues to show sustained growth. Making now the right time to be a participant in the market.

The Desert Lifestyle is unlike any other, as we head into our season now is a great time see what the Desert has to offer.  Check out these FAB Desert Homes!

 

Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade

Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade 2018
Sunday, October 28th from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade

It’s time to kick off a new season in the Desert with the Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade!  This years theme is “Celebrating our Super Heroes” Our community will showcase and celebrate all of our different types of Super Hero’s including our Police Officers, Fireman, Veterans, Teachers, Parents, the list is endless.  Come be a part of the pageantry and fun as scores of whimsically decorated golf carts and bands march down El Paseo.

Palm Desert is a progressive city with an eye on the future – this picturesque desert community has a Dynamic Big City Vibe; with Exclusive Country Clubs, Fine Dining, Art Galleries, Live Theater, World Class Championship Golf and home to the valleys only zoo, The Living Desert, which combines an indigenous zoo with an authentic arboretum.  Be a part of what makes Palm Desert the place to be, check out these FAB homes for sale in Palm Desert!

Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge

Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge
October 27, 2018 starting at 7:00 a.m.
Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge

If you’re looking for a challenge, then this event is for you!  The Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge 6K run / walk starts at 400 ft elevation and climbs to over 2,600 ft elevation.  This is not your typical weekend 5k.  This is the 32nd annual event with more than 1,500 participants from around the world come together each year to take the challenge.

Nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, Palm Springs is known for its crystal blue skies, year-round sunshine, palm tree lined streets and starry nights. Home to the Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival & Modernism Week, Palm Springs has fun & entertainment for all ages.  Be a part of what makes Palm Springs the place to be, check out these FAB Homes for sale in Palm Springs

Halloween Chili Cook Off and Car Show

Halloween Chili Cook Off and Car Show at the Palm Springs Air Museum
October 27 from 11:00 – 2:00

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Join the fun at the Palm Springs Air Museum’s 11th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Car Show.  Volunteers from the Museum cook up their favorite recipes and you decide who’s is the best.  It’s a goolish feast for the eyes and the tummy.

Palm Springs is known for its crystal blue skies, year-round sunshine, palm tree lined streets and starry nights. Home to the Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival & Modernism Week, Shopping, Fun and Entertainment for all ages.  Be a part of the Palm Springs Lifestyle, check out these FAB homes in Palm Springs

 

 

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  • 44530 San Pablo, Suite 101
  • Palm Desert, CA 92260
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