Look at this VIEW in a Coachella Valley home!!
Desert Farm, Housing & Equestrian Update: 2020 has proven to be a big year in the real estate world in the Coachella Valley. COVID 19 contributed for sure, in that people who love the desert, but had not committed to owning a desert farm, land, Equestrian and certainly residential properties wanted to get out into the wide open desert spaces! I had buyers that had been interested in buying in our desert, but had been waiting for “the right time.” It seems that 2020 IS the right time! If you’re interested in learning the value of your Coachella Valley, give Kim a call at 760-285-3578.
Our overall inventory is pretty low, for residential properties, in all price points, except the uber luxury properties. If a property is priced correctly, based on it’s location, light, floorplan, and all the other factors of the home in it’s particular community, it WILL sell. I have run into the problem of sellers who think that because the market is “hot”, they can price their property as high as they want. I try to help them understand that the buyers set the market, not sellers. Even in a hot market, the market is set by the buyers..they will always tell you what your product’s market value is. Sellers may accept that or keep their property.
Land and Equestrian properties are selling in the same way. Price/acre is still pretty steady, but smaller farms with stick and mortar (Permanent) homes are in very high demand. Well located parcels of clean land are also in demand. These vacant parcels sell because they are good prospects to add a home on later. The farm featured below, Chocolate Mountain Farm is a beautiful 20 acre, fenced parcel in the East Valley. Featuring it’s own well, approx. 90 date producing palms, a 5 stall barn, and stellar views.
Indoor to outdoor living is is why so many people choose the Coachella Valley for Investments.
Why choose the Eastern Coachella Valley? There are many reasons other than our supurb weather that people choose the Coachella Valley to live in. The outdoorsy way most people live here, the entertainment venues, the incredible hiking options, parks, and fabulous eateries. I find that most people, when they are searching for a home in the desert, have very specific things they want. Some people want to be near the nightlife and museums, galleries and excitement. Others are looking for solice, peace, more of a quiet life. The Eastern Coachella Valley is known for it’s more rural, open feel, less traffic, and less density. Thinking of looking for a house in the Coachella Valley..call local realtor, Kim Kelly at 760-285-3578.
EASTERN COACHELLA VALLEY ASSETS
1. Fantastic VIEWS! The entire Coachella Valley offers views, depending on what you are looking for. The Eastern side of the desert offers spectacular mountain views, Chocolate and Santa Rosa mountains and often over large expanses of open space.
2. Slower pace: Compared to the Western valley which includes Palm Springs, the Eastern Coachella Valley, is slower. Farms, farmers, equestrian people, artists, plus larger pieces of land if you so want it! Less traffic is another perk.
3. Things to do: Unique to the Eastern Valley are some unusual activities, including Polo, HITS Horse show, The Thermal Car Club, hot air ballooning, and the Salton Sea.
..and of course, lots of golf courses, music venues and Art Galleries! The tour below is just a walking tour of part of The Quarry golf course in Eastern La Quinta…
Just Listed in Indio, CA. 2 bed/2ba, $209,000
Just Sold in La Quinta: Well, things have slowed down in the Coachella Valley just like everywhere else due to the Virus, but real estate IS still selling! Realtors have changed our way of operating. We don’t do groups, we don’t do open houses, we DO continue to sell real estate..it’s what we do. There are some great deals to be had, and sellers are more flexible now if they truly want to sell their properties, so now may be the time to present an offer on that house/land/ranch you have been watching. Just SOLD in La Quinta at The Quarry Golf Course, $1,475,000.
Recently SOLD, Recently LISTED
Sold at The Quarry Golf Club, La Quinta: Custom home of approx. 4,100 sf., with an amazing pool, custom finishes and indoor/outdoor living. $1,475,000.
Remodeled Kitchen at this 1350 sf 2 bed/2ba Condo in Summer Breeze, Indio.
Just Listed in Indio, CA. Completely remodeled 2 bedroom/2 bathroom Condo plus a loft at Summer Breeze in Indio, CA. Just active 3 days, this is a deal at $209,000 including good quality appliances, a new stackable washer/dryer unit. HOA is $325/Mo., and includes all maintenance of the common area tennis courts, pools and grassy common areas.
The Eastern Coachella Valley has land, ranches & gorgeous homes!
Recent Activity in Coachella Valley: 2020 has welcomed a stimulated real estate market in the Coachella Valley. All 9 Coachella Valley cities have seen increased closings, and in the East Valley, which is our more rural end of the Valley, is no exception. La Quinta, Indio, Coachella, Thermal, Vista Santa and unincorporated Riverside Co. areas are selling! If you are looking to buy or sell Land, Ranches and Residential in the Coachella Valley, call Kim Kelly, local Resident and Realtor for more than 20 years, at 760-285-3578.
If you are a buyer looking to invest in real estate, whether it’s vacant land, a small equestrian farm, Ag. Farm land, or Residential, the Coachella Valley is a great place to look. The City of La Quinta is our newest City, and recent activity in all areas of housing, from Condos to huge custom homes, both on and off golf courses, has been strong. The market is NOT zooming up, but properties with good locations, floorplans, and sun orientation, are selling quickly and many times with multiple offers. Recent Activity in Coachella Valley includes the following:
Recent Activity in Land and Residential
- 48856 Orchard Dr., Indio: Located at The Orchard on a beautiful, over sized lot, this 5 bedroom, furnished home is in escrow, and listed at $825,000. Gated, but not golf course.
- 58473 Quarry Ranch Rd., La Quinta: Located at The Quarry Golf Club in La Quinta, this custom home is in escrow and listed at $1,475,000. Not sitting on the fairways, but lots of privacy and class! In Escrow.
- 82540 Airport Blvd., Thermal: Custom home with a pool, on a fenced, 10 acre horse property with spectacular Southern Views! In a great location near the Festival grounds, but still rural. $1,480,000 In Escrow.
- 51-245 Calhoun St., Coachella: $1,200,000 in Escrow. Wow, what a find on a 20 acre parcel of land currently being farmed, offering great views, and a bike ride from Coachella festival grounds.
- 37 Acres of Citrus Farm ground, Coachella: A great investment property on booming self named by me, “Millionaire’s Row.”
- 85501 Avenue 61: Avenue61farm.com $1,500,000. 20 Acre, fenced, secure, working horse farm with barn, guest home, turnout paddocks and an income producing boarding business.
- Desert Hot Springs Featured Listing $625,000 20291Fordave.com
Sky Valley is an unincorporated area of Desert Hot Springs that still has great deals on land and farms. Take a tour of this gorgeous 5 Acre Desert Hot Springs farm with a new home and 4-stall barn and access to sandy
A PGA West custom home with a great location and View still sells quickly/
Coachella Valley buyers; what do they want? The real estate market is changing, and it’s no different here in the desert. The real estate market is still very active, but it’s definitely changed. It’s no longer a Sellers market, but I believe it’s shifting to a Buyers market in general. Meaning there are still pockets all over the desert, meeting certain requirements that are still selling for top $. Call local Realtor, Kimberley Kelly at 760-285-3578.
Our amazing Eastern Coachella Valley..
Coachella Valley Development: Some big plans for our East Valley, and the continued popularity of the Coachella Music Festival, are powering the Eastern Coachella Valley into 2019.
You just cannot beat the views and sense of peace in our beautiful Coachella Valley.
If you are thinking of a winter visit to our desert and want to tour some land/equestrian estates/residential properties, give Kim Kelly a call at 760-285-3578.
Circular Driveway with fountain framed mountains leads to custom 7 car garage
The Thermal Club; Car Lovers desert Paradise! Who would have believed Car owners, collectors and competitors would bring their rarified world to the eastern Coachella Valley. Not me..I’ve lived here for over 30 years, and just did not see this one coming! It really does make sense though. Our Eastern Coachella cities, Thermal, Coachella and Indio have definitely seen an increase in seasonal activities over the past 10 years or so. Every season brings more awareness that there is a bevy of things to do in Thermal, besides watching dates being harvested, and crops being grown. Our East Valley is an agricultural mecca to be sure. With fertile soil, temperate weather, and extreme heat during the summers, many crops thrive! And now comes a car lovers’ dream; The Thermal Club, to further enhance the city of Thermals spot as a destination event city, and have I got a Car Collectors’ Dream Property for you to view. Take the virtual tour below, then give me a call for your own private tour at 760-285-3578.
Lots of equestrian events in the Coachella Valley
Coachella Valley Fitness & Sports..
We are an active, physically fit group of desert dwellers for the most part. I think it’s because of our “indoor/outdoor” living we are lucky enough to experience fitness most of the year. There are seasonal outings of course, like the HITS horseshow, and International Polo Games, but it’s really just the variety of daily “things to do” for your wellness that brings people of all ages to our beautiful Coachella Valley.
Nothing like coachella Valley land as seen from horseback!
What’s up Coachella Valley??? Our Desert is heading into summer, which means the local desert Rats are burrowing in to withstand the heat. But.. that doesn’t mean there aren’t any deals going down. For those buyers looking for deals, sometimes the summer can be the answer. Sometimes. Many sellers pull their properties off the market during the summer, and others decide they are NOT carrying their property any longer and slash their prices. If you want to know what’s going on in the real estate world of Coachella Valley, Call Local real estate expert, Kim Kelly at 760-285-3578.
Enjoy life in one of our desert cities, golf, sun, polo, hiking…
In 1921, Walter Morgan, a wealthy San Franciscan aristocrat, purchased 1,400 acres in the Coachella Valley, to create a secluded retreat where guests could “take in the sun” and be pampered in seclusion. Not much has changed since then. For instance, the Valley boasts almost 125 golf courses and the La Quinta Resort and Spa retains the charm of the Deserts’ Spanish-style, featuring a 23,000-square-foot spa, all awash in the fragrances of citrus trees and over 700,000 flowers. Kim Kelly, professional Realtor for over 18 years, is qualified to tell you about the luxury destinations of the Valley. Kim can be reached at (760) 285-3578.