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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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First Quarter Housing Market Report

Encouraged by record low levels in interest rates and continued decline in home prices, motivated home buyers helped the statewide sales improved for the fifth consecutive quarter since bottoming out in the fourth quarter of 2007. Sales of existing single-family homes surged to 590,390 in the first quarter of 2009, an increase of 9.7 percent from the fourth quarter of 2008, and a jump of 82.7 percent from the first quarter of last year. The sales level was the highest since the third quarter of 2005 when sales reached a near-record of 634,090.

Meanwhile, the median price for California continued to decline as deeply-discounted distressed sales remained at high levels in many parts of the state. The median home price for existing single-family detached homes dropped 40.1 percent from a year ago to $250,640 in the first quarter of 2009, reaching a level not seen since early 2001.

Southern California

Sales activity in Southern California followed the sales trend of the state closely with non seasonally adjusted first-quarter sales increasing 95.8 percent on a year-to-year basis from the first quarter of 2008. All regions in the area experienced an increase in sales of over 50 percent from a year ago, with the Riverside/San Bernardino region growing the most at 141.7 percent.

The median price for Southern California decreased 39.0 percent year-to-year to $259,000 in the first quarter of 2009, and had been declining in the range of 40 percent for three consecutive quarters. Home prices fell in all regions with year-to-year declines ranging from a drop of 51.6 percent in the Palm Springs/ Lower Desert Region to a drop of 28.3 percent in Orange County.

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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
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