Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Nov 2016 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

Monday, October 31, 2016

November La Quinta Events

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Harry Potter Month at La Quinta Library
It's Harry Potter Month all of November at La Quinta Library! With events like Family Fun Night, Harry Potter Trivia Programs, Potion Making and a Tri-Wizard Tournament there's fun for everyone. Visit the La Quinta Library page for more information.
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What You Need
Wellness Membership
With all the yummy holiday food you're sure to pack on a few pounds. Get a Wellness Center membership for just $50 for the year!
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Community Services Classes & Programs:
November & December
Online registration available at la-quinta.org/register. For more information, please call (760) 564-0096.
La Quinta Boys & Girls Club Community Room
Dance, Play, Pretend (2.5 - 5 years)
Mon: 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
La Quinta High School Dance Room 1006
Beginning Ballet (5 - 10 years)
Thu: 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Belly Dancing (18+ years)
Wed: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
La Quinta Library
Gentle Flow Yoga
Mon: 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Gentle (Flex) Yoga
Wed: 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
What To Do
We don't want to brag, but we're pretty well known for our hiking. Enjoy some of the best trails around and views to take your breath away.
Ballroom Dancing (Beginning)
Tue: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Ballroom Dancing (Intermediate)
Tue: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Beginning Guitar
Tue: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday Social Ballroom Dance
Fri: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
(November 18 & December 18)
La Quinta Glee (5 - 14 years)
Thu: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Pen & Ink
Thu: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Second Level Guitar
Tue: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Ukulele Beginning
Wed: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Water Color
Tue: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Desert Oasis Strummers Contest
Fri: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
La Quinta Voices
Tue: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Mah Jongg
Tue: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Social Bridge
Mon: 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Call Doris: (760)564-2878

(Contact Center for more information)
Fara's Food "Mainly Vegetarian"
Wed: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(November 2, 9, 16 & 30)
Fara's Food "Mainly Vegetarian"
Wed: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(December 7 & 14)
Body, Mind, Breath
Tue/Thu: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Chair Massage CMT (Clare Dune)
Thu: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Fit & Fun(Cardio, Strength, Stretch)
Tue/Thu: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thu: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Personal Trainer(14 years & up)
Mon/Wed/Fri: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Personal Trainer (Janice Synder)
Tue/Thu: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Reiki 2 (Distance Healing)
Thu: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Sunset Yoga (15 years & up)
Mon/Wed: 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Sun Style Tai Chi
Mon/Fri: 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Taekwondo (4 years & up)
Mon/Wed: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tai Chi Chuan
Tue/Thu: 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Mon/Wed: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Zumba (Morning)
Tue/Thu: 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Zumba (Saturdays)
Sat: 8:05 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.
Cinema Discussion Group
Wed: 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(November 2, 9, 16 & 30)
Herb & Vegetable Garden Group
Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
(December 7 & 14)
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Wellness Center Events
November Luncheon - Thursday, November 10 at 11:30 a.m.
$4 per person (maximum of 2 people per household)
(Registration begins October 13)
Online registration is available at la-quinta.org
December Luncheon - Thursday, December 8 at 11:30 a.m.
$4 per person (maximum of 2 people per household)
(Registration begins October 13)
Online registration is available at la-quinta.org
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What To See
La Quinta Park
With soccer fields, playground, mini water park and baseball fields. You'll cure your active itch at the La Quinta Park.
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Book Park Rentals Online!
Reserve the Fritz Burns Park or La Quinta Park by visiting la-quinta.org/register and click "Search,” then "Facility,” then "Calendar," and select your date and time.
Having an event? We've got you covered!
The La Quinta Wellness Center is available for private rentals! This facility is perfect for your wedding reception, birthday party, company gathering, banquet, neighborhood event, family reunion, or other social event. The multi-purpose room has a capacity of 200 and includes tables and chairs for up to 200 people. An elevated stage and dance floor are included; large kitchen is available for additional fee. Call (760) 777-7090 for more information and pricing.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Palm Springs area Events for Nov. 2016

Thank you Peggy Sue for the following info!

Palm Springs Villagefest   Nov. 3, 10 & 17
Also known as the Palm Springs Street Fair. At the VillageFest, you will experience a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Add all that to the great shops, restaurants, clubs, and entertainment venues.
6-10pm / Palm Canyon Drive between Amado & Baristo
(760) 320-3781 / http://villagefest.org

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration & Fundraiser   Nov. 4
Enjoy dinner, live entertainment, a tequila tasting, art exhibits, music, a silent auction, and a community alter honoring members of the historic Coachella Valley community.
1-7pm / Coachella Valley History Museum, Indio
(760) 342-6651 / www.cvhm.org

STREET   Nov. 4
FREE celebration of street art, music, food and fashion. Array of open air street art installations, including graffiti, sculpture and murals. Live music from SoCal bands. Street eats from your favorite food trucks and pop-up Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill, plus craft beer and wine. Interactive art, including live painting, community art projects and more. Street style from local artisans, shops and emerging brands.
5-10pm / Westfield Palm Desert, 3rd Level Parking Deck
(760) 346-2121 / www.westfield.com/palmdesert

Run With Los Muertos   Nov. 5
In honor of a passed loved one, join hundreds of runners and thousands of spectators from throughout the country at this unique health and culture event held during typically perfect Southern California fall weather. From the pre-, during, and post 5k art viewing opportunities, the live music, neon lights, burning candles, painted faces, on course entertainment, to the Los Muertos procession.
6pm / Historic Pueblo Viejo District, Coachella

La Quinta Document Shred Day   Nov. 5
Event is first-come, first-served until capacity is reached. This event is provided in part by the City and Burrtec at no cost to La Quinta residents and businesses. Please bring proof of residency, such as a current government-issued identification card and utility statement, and/or business license.
7-11am / La Quinta City Hall
(760) 340-2113 / www.la-quinta.org

L-Fund Women’s Pride Dance   Nov. 5
Benefits the L-Fund which provides funding for lesbians in financial crisis.
7pm / Hard Rock Hotel: 150 S Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
(760) 304-8784 / www.l-fund.org

Jacqueline Cochran Air Show   Nov. 5
Adrenaline pumping diving maneuvers and aerobatic stunt pilots are sure to take your breath away. This family friendly event will include food, merchandise and specialty vendors. Aviation enthusiasts of all ages can explore and let their imaginations soar through the history and adventure of aviation.
9am-3pm / Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport: 56850 Higgins Drive, Thermal
(760) 863-8247 / www.jcairshow.com

Greater Palm Springs LGBT Pride   Nov. 5-6
Rainbow flags and glitter will fill the streets as the ever present Mount San Jacinto Mountains star in the most scenic pride parade and festival in the world.
Various locations in Greater Palm Springs
(760) 416-8711 / www.pspride.org

Rancho Mirage Art Affaire   Nov. 5-6
Art Affaire features fine art, musical entertainment, food, wine and other special exhibits. Over 90 juried artists, from throughout the West, will display their artworks and crafts for purchase.  Paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, glass, apparel and much more will be featured in this enjoyable two-day event.
9am-5pm / Rancho Mirage Community Park: 71-560 San Jacinto
(760) 324-4511 / www.ranchomirageca.gov/art-affaire

Arts and Crafts Fair   Nov. 6
Will feature over 30 local artists and crafters.
10am-3pm / Mission Lakes Country Club: 8484 Clubhouse Blvd., Desert Hot Springs
(760) 329-6481 / www.missionlakescountryclub.com

Palm Springs Pride Parade   Nov. 6
A diverse array of artists, entertainers, multiple beverage gardens and purveyors of all sorts including, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Celebrate the diversity and unity of our community. The festival includes music stages, cutting edge DJ stages, dancing in the streets, food vendors, exhibitors and non-profit organizations.
10am-12pm / Downtown Palm Springs
(760) 323-8299 / www.palmspringsca.gov

Veterans Park Ribbon Cutting & Veterans Day Celebration   Nov. 6
2-5pm / Veterans Park
(760) 398-3502 / www.coachella.org

Riverside County Veterans & Military Concert   Nov. 10
The County of Riverside in partnership with Chandi Group USA, and Memorial Honor Detail Riverside National Cemetery, proudly present the California Baptist University Collinsworth School of Music Symphony Orchestra. Special concert to honor veterans and the military.
5-7pm / Riverside Administrative Building
(760) 347-0676 / www.gcvcc.org

General Patton Memorial Museum Veterans Day Ceremony   Nov. 11
Honoring 2016 Patton Award Recipients: The Rosies. An Air Salute Fly-Over by World War II Aircraft. Music by Chuck Miller. Special booths and exhibits. Famous chili cook-off contest. Special USPS Pictorial Postmark.
9am-2pm / 62510 Chiriaco Rd., Chiriaco Summit
(760) 227-3483 / www.generalpattonmuseum.com

Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade   Nov. 11
The parade lasts approximately one hour and concludes with a post parade patriotic concert and fireworks finale at the intersection of Amado Road and Palm Canyon Drive.
3:30-5pm / Downtown Palm Springs: Canyon Drive
(760) 323-8279 / www.palmspringsca.gov

Indian Wells Veteran’s Day Ceremony   Nov. 11
Light refreshments and coffee. No RSVP is required.
10-11am / City Hall under white tent
(760) 346-2489 / www.cityofindianwells.org

Coachella Valley Italian Festival   Nov. 12
A community event to celebrate Italian heritage and culture. Join over 40 vendors with lots of Italian food, music, raffles, contest, and products and services. Non-stop entertainment, a family fun zone and more.
10am-4pm / Rancho Mirage Community Park: 71560 San Jacinto Drive
(760) 346-1611 / www.desertarc.org

Coachella Veteran’s Breakfast   Nov. 12
New Veterans Park Restoration.
9am-12pm / Veterans Park
(760) 567-07066 / www.coachella.org

General Patton Added to the Palm Springs Walk of Stars   Nov. 12
Join us in honoring this great General who remains in the heart and soul of many Americans and servicemen and women who served under his command.
11am-12pm / 128 S Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs
(760) 227-3483 / www.generalpattonmuseum.com

Indio CA State BBQ Championship & Festival   Nov. 12-13
Festivities will include a sanctioned State BBQ Championship contest featuring up to 50 of the best Pit Masters in the State competing for a prize pool of up to $14,000. BBQ will also be sold to the public. Additional activities will include live music, games and activities, craft brew and more.
10am-4pm / The Lights at Indio GC: 83040 Avenue 42
(760) 347-0676 / www.discoverindio.com

Bites & Sips for Scholarships   Nov. 14
Festivities include local restaurants, craft breweries, spirits vendors and boutique wineries offering bites of the food and sips of their beverages all to raise money for culinary scholarships for Coachella Valley women.
5-8pm / PIRCH: 71905 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage
(760) 895-9899 / www.ldeips.org

Peace Officer and Public Safety Awards Luncheon   Nov. 15
Join us as we celebrate and honor the men and women that serve and keep us safe each and every day.
11:30am-1pm / Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa: 71333 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage
(760) 346-6111 / www.pdacc.org

Concert for Autism   Nov. 18-19
Two nights of performances by some of the Coachella Valley’s most talented bands and musicians - all with the goal to raise money to help families touched by Autism.
6pm / Tack Room Tavern at the Empire Polo Club, Indio
(760) 347-9985 / www.concertforautism.com

McCormick’s Palm Springs Collector Car Auction   Nov. 18-20
Classic car lovers will again flock to the Coachella Valley not only for the warm weather and desert vistas, but to watch firsthand as a parade of unique and exotic cars cross the auction block.
Fri 3-9p, Sat 8am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm / Palm Springs Convention Center
(760) 325-6611 / www.classic-carauction.com

Cathedral City 35th Anniversary Celebration & Balloon Festival   Nov. 18-20
Gala dinner, jazz music, parade.
6am-5pm / The Festival Lawn: 68600 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, Cathedral City
(760) 770-0396 / www.discovercathedralcity.com

Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival   Nov. 19
Will feature West coast craft breweries, food vendors, DJ and live music among awesome vintage planes.
12-5pm / Palm Springs Air Museum: 745 N Gene Autry Trail
(760) 778-6262 / www.palmspringspropsandhopsfestival.com

A Miracle on El Paseo   Nov. 19
The event will feature the lighting of the 60-foot El Paseo Christmas Tree, the official arrival of Santa Claus, dancing in the streets, tastes and spirits from the valley’s top restaurants and wineries, the spectacular 5-story ferris wheel, a 200-foot zipline, carnival games, special events at participating retailers and spectacular holiday entertainment.
5-10pm / The Shops On El Paseo
(760) 610-8218 / www.bighornbam.net

Community Yard Sale  Nov. 19
More than 50 participants selling their home treasures.
7:30am-1pm / Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce Parking Lot: 72559 Hwy 111
(760) 346-6111 / www.pdacc.org

Martha’s Village & Kitchen’s Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk   Nov. 24
We project 4,000 participants, volunteers and spectators will join in on the holiday festivities this year. In addition to the race, we will be raffling off several amazing prizes and opening up a Kids Zone for exciting activities! All participants receive a goody bag and a long-sleeve, Dri-Fit shirt.
6-11am / Corner of El Paseo and San Pablo, Palm Desert
(760) 347-4741 x116 / www.marthasvillage.org/5k

Cabazon XXXV Indio Powwow   Nov. 25-27
Visitors will enjoy Native American dancing, drum contests, games and singing. Event visitors can also join dancers in the arena during selected times to participate in a non-competitive dance.  Native American foods will also be featured and available to the public along with Native American merchandise. Everyone welcome. Free admission.
Fantasy Springs Special Event Center, Indio
(760) 238-5770 / www.fantasyspringsresort.com