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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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Has the housing market hit bottom?

In some areas, foreclosures are increasing, housing inventories are higher than normal, and even well-qualified borrowers cannot receive mortgage loans. Many homeowners and home buyers also are becoming increasingly concerned about when the housing market will reach bottom. Although some areas, such as the Inland Empire and the Central Valley, appear to already have experienced the bulk of their price declines, other markets, such as the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California may still see home values decrease further, according to some analysts.

• Some economists are comparing the current real estate cycle to the 1990s but the origin of this cycle is different from that of the last decade. During the 1990s, a higher rate of unemployment and many other economic factors triggered the downturn, contributing to weak sales for a five-year period. The current real estate market is different in that sales declined at a quicker pace during 2006 and 2007, but have shown marked improvement in 2008. In July home sales remained above the 400,000 level for the third consecutive month.

• Although home prices in California appear to be high compared with incomes, the current cycle has allowed home prices in California to become realigned with incomes. Affordability increased dramatically in the second quarter of this year, and is currently at 48 percent, meaning that nearly half of the state’s households can afford to purchase an entry-level home in California. • Some economists predict that the housing market will have several “false starts,” meaning that there may be periods when home prices reach a plateau, or may even increase for a brief period, and then decrease again. Although home prices have not yet stabilized, home sales are increasing. It also is important to note that real estate is cyclical and prices will eventually rebound, correcting the current market.

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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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