Thursday, November 19, 2015

November News Letter with Market update


As with most sales professionals, referrals are the life blood of their business. If you know anyone who has an interest in buying, selling, or investing in real estate, it would be really helpful to me if you'd tell them that you have a friend who's a great real estate person and would love to help them. You know I'll give them the extra attention that I give every one of my clients.

October Market Statistics for Zip Code 92253

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Is winter a good time to go house shopping?

The housing market is dead around holiday time. But looking for a home during the winter months can be a great idea, if you're up for it. House shopping during off-peak times means less choice, but it also may mean sellers are extra motivated to make a quick sale. This is a huge bonus for buyers, because bargains are readily available.

There are also fewer buyers looking around for properties. Negotiate fast closings, inclusions and repairs; you're more likely to get the deal you're after, and there are fewer chances of multiple offers (which can be stressful.) If you live in colder climates, the cold weather is an acid test of a home's hardiness, and even in the warmer climates, you're likely to see the heating system in action.

Make the most of a slow market, because come spring, it will rev up and may price you out of the market. Give me a call and lates talk specifics. :)

Realty Executives, Desert Lifestyles
David Burke

Mobile: 760-250-2570
Office: 760-771-9090

78065 Main St. Suite 101La QuintaCA 92253
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Friday, October 30, 2015

La Quinta Events December 2015

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Guided Hikes around the Coachella Valley with Phillip Ferranti:
November 7 - Mecca Hills

Join us at 9 AM for a beautiful easy 5 mile hike. Meet and carpool from the Albertson's shopping center in Palm Desert at 42185 Washington Street. Park in the first two rows in front of the Postal Connection. All participants should dress appropriately and bring water.

Provided by the Stewards of the Fred Nature Preserve. Join us each month for a unique look at our local environment with special guest leaders and topics.
Nature Walk:

Saturday, November 21, 2015

8 AM

Bear Creek Wash Walkout - Katie Barrows

Join us for an easy, 1 to 2 mile hike at the Top of the Cove.

Meet at the Cove Oasis/Top of the Cove parking lot at 8 AM

Difficulty: Easy, 1 to 2 miles

Time commitment: 1.5 to 2 hours

Dog friendly or not: Sorry, dogs are not allowed on this nature walk Notes about the hike: We will explore one of the easy trails at the Top of the Cove, gateway to the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. Did you know there are water efficient and beautiful desert plants growing here that you can use in your landscape to save water, attract hummingbirds, and other wildlife.

 Visit to enroll in an upcoming program or call 760-564-0096 for more information. For a copy of the LQ Active Newsletter please visit 

 Flag Football Programs: 
The City of La Quinta has partnered with the YMCA of the Desert and Friday Night Lights to offer more exciting flag football.

Winter Season

Family YMCA of the Desert at the Sports Complex:
  • 5 vs 5 Flag Football ages 6-14, $95
  • Y-Rookies ages 3-5, $95
  • Season: Fridays, January 22 - March 11, 2016
  • Registration: November 2 - December 4, 2015

Please call the Family YMCA of the Desert at (760) 341-9622 for more information or to register.

Spring Season

Friday Night Lights at Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School Fields:

  • 6 vs 6 Flag Football grades K - 8
  • Season: Fridays, beginning March 2015
  • Registration Now Open

Join the largest flag football league in the United States. Everyone plays 3 out of 4 quarters in this fun and exciting new league. For more information or to register please or call 760.636.0477.
 Mark your calendars and tell your family and friends! 
12/4 - Christmas Tree Lighting and Block Party @ Old Town La Quinta

12/5 - Hike with Philip Ferranti @ Back of Cove Loop

12/19 - Cove to Lake Cahuilla @ Cove Oasis Parking Lot

Monday, October 5, 2015

Old Town La Quinta Farmers Market is back

Explore La Quinta's Main Street
OTLQ Oct 2011 News

The Certified Farmers' Market returns
Sunday, October 4!  

Enjoy the lifestyle of Old Town, and the heart-and-soul of La Quinta, which is Main Street.  The Certified Sunday Farmers' Market returns this Sunday, October 4 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., providing one of the nicest experiences in La Quinta to sip a cup of coffee, enjoy brunch or lunch, browse the boutiques, select farm fresh produce and so much more. 

The popular weekly Farmers' Market features the freshest produce, herbs, honey, nuts, cheese, fresh cut flower bouquets, fresh baked breads, fresh meats, live chef demonstrations, knife sharpening, live entertainment and more.  The Farmers' Market will continue every Sunday through May 29, 2016. (Closed on Easter.) For information visit: Sponsored by The Palm Springs Cultural Center. 

Story Time at the Farmers' Market 

Bring the whole family to the Farmers' Market and enjoy story time on the Event Lawn every firstSunday of the month. The first story time of the new season is Sunday, October 4, from 10 a.m. - 10:30 am.

Stop by the La Quinta Public Library booth (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.) for a free book and join story time.Story time with Ms. Sarah includes a great mix of stories, song and movement and is intended for toddlers and elementary school age children.  Ms. Sarah will introduce and teach kids about all the hard work that goes into Farmers' Market - like reading about dairy farms, animals, farming equipment, healthy living and cooking, agriculture and more. It's 30 minutes of playing with bubbles, reading both fun and educational stories and works of nonfiction, singing classics like Old McDonald Had A Farm and closing with a few games and a big parachute. For the month of October, the books will all have a pumpkin theme. 

Old Town News Oct 2015

Read all of the latest news happening in 
Old Town La Quinta in our 
October newsletter!

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There's something for everyone 
Restaurants & Eateries:  La Rue Wine Bar, The Grill on Main, Solano's Bistro, Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill, Old Town Coffee Company, Nitroinfusions Handcrafted Ice Cream, Morelia's Fruits & More and La Quinta Brewing Co. Old Town Taproom coming soon!  

Shops:  Divas of the Desert, elizabeth&prince boutique, Gracie's Emporium, h2o closet, Homec Jewelers, La Quinta Olive Oil Company, Le Château Boutique, Legacy Jewelry Company, Lulu's Fine Home & Fashion Accessories, Old Town Optometry, Pedego Electric Bikes, Tarah Jade Accessorized, Tarah Jade Boutique and As Time Goes By Jewelry & Watch Boutique.   

Salons: Alankara Aveda Salon, Salon Montaña, Old Town Massage. Old Town Nail Salon and Sway's Barber Lounge coming soon.  

Real Estate & Services:  First Team Real Estate, HK Lane Real Estate, Realty Executives Desert Lifestyles, Sotheby's HOM Realty, About Face Medical Aesthetics, Old Town Optometry and One West Bank.

OTLQ Oct 2011 News
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78-100 Main Street, La Quinta, CA 92253

For more information about 
our shops, restaurants, services,
and leasing, visit our website  
or contact our Property Manager,  
Kevin Dolan at 760-600-0758.   

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

La Quinta Events for October

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Zombie Out Run
You can run but you can't hide! The City of La Quinta has partnered with the Family YMCA of the Desert and the National Community Renaissance's Hope Through Housing Foundation to offer a zombie infested park, obstacles, traps, and a few surprises out at La Quinta Park this Halloween season! An All Ages Monster Dash will take place first followed by the Zombie Out Run for all those who dare! An event t-shirt will be provided to all those who pre-register for the Zombie Out Run. All proceeds from this event will benefit the YMCA Youth & Government Program.
  • Date: Saturday, October 24
  • Time: 5:30pm - All Ages Monster Dash
    7:00pm - Zombie Out Run participants under 13 must be accompanied by an adult!
  • Where:La Quinta Park (Corner of Adams and Blackhawk Way!)
  • Cost: $10 - All Ages Monster Dash pre-registration fee
    $20 (includes event t-shirt) - Zombie Out Run pre-registration fee

  • Pre-registration accepted at or at the YMCA in Palm Desert (43930 San Pablo Ave). For more information, call (760) 341-9622. *On-site registration will be available for $5 more per event *(event t-shirt not included).
    Disc Golf
    City of La Quinta and Helix Disc Golf have teamed up to bring you exciting disc golf. All ages are welcome - there will be a division for everybody. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each division.
  • Date: Saturday, October 17
  • Time: 10:00am SHARP
  • Cost: $10 per player (All registration on site)
  • Location: Cove Oasis (Corner of Calle Tecate and Avenida Madero)

  • For more information please contact (760) 777-7094.
    Join us for a dog-gone good time! We invite dogs and their owners to participate in our Spooky contests, so don't be a 'scardey-cat.' Prizes will be awarded for Best Duo Costume 'Dog and Owner.' Best Trick for a Treat, Funniest/Cutest Costume, and Best in Show. In partnership with TLC Dog Training and sponsored by PetSmart, La Quinta. All ages welcome!
    • Date: Saturday, October 31
    • Time: 10am SHARP
    • Cost: FREE!
    • Location: Pioneer Park (Behind playground)
    For more information contact the Community Service Department at (760) 777-7094
     Dog Vaccination Clinic 
    City of La Quinta Animal Control is sponsoring a Rabies and Distemper/Parvo vaccination clinic. All dogs in the City of La Quinta must be vaccinated against Rabies and licensed. Stop by La Quinta City Hall South Parking Lot.
    • When: Saturday, October 3, 2014
    • Time: 9:00am-11:00am
    • Location: 78495 Calle Tampico City Hall South Parking Lot (Corner of Avenida La Fonda and Washington)
    • Cost: RABIES SHOTS - $5
      BORDETELLA - $20

      Please contact Animal Control for more information at (760) 777-7050. DOG LICENSES MAY BE PURCHASED AT THE COACHELLA VALLEY ANIMAL CAMPUS AT 72050 PETLAND PL., THOUSAND PALMS, CA 92276. (760) 343-3644.
     Wellness Center 
    The Wellness Center is offering fantastic new programs: Children programs offered: Taekwondo, Beginning Ballet, Dance, Play & Pretend, and La Quinta Glee.

    Fitness programs: Morning Workout, Mat Pilates, Chair Exercise, Best Stretch, Yoga for Health, Chair Yoga, PiYo (Pilates/Yoga fusion), Gentle Flow and Gentle Flex Yoga, various levels of Tai Chi, Sunrise and Sunset Yoga.

    A personal training program will be offered by a certified trainer to help customize fitness goals.

    Visit to enroll in an upcoming program or call 760-564-0096.
     3 On 3 Basketball 
    Registration is currently being accepted for a new 3 on 3 Adult Basketball League. This 40 game league is open to anyone age 16 and up.

    Games will be held at the La Quinta Boys and Girls Club Gym on Wednesday evenings from 7-10pm beginning late-October.

    All games will be officiated by certified CIF officials. Fee is $130 per player, which includes uniform, referee fees, game schedule and standings.

    Register online at Call Siah Nix at (760) 564-5555 for more information.
     Water Aerobics 
    An extended season of Water Aerobics is being offered at Fritz Burns pool until Oct. 14.

    Class meets on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 6:45pm.

    Drop-ins are welcome for $6 per class.

    For more information, call the Family YMCA office at (760) 341-9622.
     Mark your calendars and tell your family and friends! 
    11/7 - Hike with Philip Ferranti @ Mecca Hills

    11/11 - Veteran's Day Tribute @ Civic Center Courtyard

    11/21 - Nature Hike @ Bear Creek Wash