Coachella Valley Real Estate By Kimberley, SFR, HAFA, GREEN
Residential, Equestrian, Land
I Do Real Estate The Same Way I Played Polo – To Win!
Coachella Valley Properties By Kimberley, SFR, HAFA, GREEN
Residential, Equestrian, Land
I Do Real Estate The Same Way I Played Polo – To Win!

Golf Property

Montage Hotel at SilverRock..what’s up?

Montage Hotel at SilverRock to break ground spring of 2021..hope so!

Montage Hotel at SilverRock, what’s up? Living in La Quinta, I am often asked and I wonder myself..what’s going on with the Montage Hotel development at the SilverRock Golf Course?  We keep getting updates that it is going to break ground in the spring of this year.  I can say that there is definitely construction going on in Jefferson St.  They had that dug up for several months while they were installing underground improvements for the project.    The Actual SilverRock Development does have a projected opening of late 2022.

The 134 room hotel is the cornerstone of the $400 million SilverRock Golf Resort development.  Plans also include a 200 room Pendry luxury hotel, also under the Montage brand, a spa, shared convention and event center, residential condos and a second golf course.  COVID has really hit the hospitality industry as we all know, but it looks like 2021 could be the ground breaker!

The montage Hotel is expected to take about 21 months to complete.  Design plans have been submitted and approved for the planned Montage and Pendry residential condominiums and sale are better than expected the developer says.  Check out this property for sale on the edge of La Quinta..9 acres at Monroe and Avenue 52 4 homes + barn, 5 hole pitch n putt, private lake, orchard..outstanding!!






Toscana CC, Indian Wells Jewel

Golf the beautiful Coachella Valley at Toscana CC, Indian Wells Jewel

Toscana CC, Indian Wells Jewel:  Indian Wells is in itself one of the most beautiful of our Desert cities.  Even the medians on both sides of Hwy 111 when you enter the City are beautifully manicured!  Indian Wells was founded in 1967, has an operating budget of 134.1 Million, a population of approx. 5400, median age of 64 and median income of $103,000.  Now let’s add the Toscana CC, Indian Wells Jewel!  Call local Realtor, Kim Kelly at 760-285-3578.

Toscana CC, Indian Wells Jewel

  • Sunrise Builders did and are still doing a phenomenal job.  Open flowing floorplans to choose between.
  • 631 homes total at build out
  • The Incredible spa offers massage, facials, wraps, scrubs, soaks and salon treatments..check it out at Spa Bella Vita
  • The Toscana Sports & Tennis Club offers a wide range of staff to help you with your Tennis, Pickleball, Bocce Ball, weight training, Yoga, Pilates and more.
  • Two Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses, the North and the South are challenging yet completely different in design.
  • Dining options include La Cocina Casual Dining, Il Caffe Coffee Bar and Ill Forno Trattorio & Lounge.

Why ever go off campus when you purchase a home at Toscana CC in Indian Wells?  Or if you have the time and patience, you can purchase a homesite and have your custom home built!  Lots of options at Indian Wells newest Country Club, Toscana CC, Indian Wells Jewel.


Andalusia Country Club Beauty; Just REDUCED

Andalusia CC, La Quinta

The spectacular clubhouse at The Andalusia CC in La Quinta.

Andalusia Country Club Beauty;  Just REDUCED.  This is the one you have been waiting for at 81647 Andalusia Dr., and it’s now been reduced to $1,199,000 FURNISHED, making it the best value on a South facing fairway home in the club!  This Country club, located in East La Quinta, is exceptional, and offers owners a fabulous social life in a mesmerizing setting.  The HOA is all inclusive, meaning it includes a social membership, so you can enjoy all the amenities including a world class fitness club, restaurants, tennis facilities, and spa, along with hiking/dog walking trails and VIEWS!  Call local Realtor, Kim Kelly for your personal tour at 760-285-3578.

Andalusia Country Club Beauty; Just REDUCED

  • 81647 Andalusia Dr., La Quinta.  Offered furnished for $1,199,000
  • Approx. 3200 sf, and although built in 2007, it was completed and customized in 2013 and has been lightly used.
  • 4 bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, including a Detached Casita with kitchenette.
  • Split floorplan in the main home with the Master on one side and the guest Ensuite bedrooms on the other.
  • Kitchen to Great Room flow with Fleetwood sliders bringing the outdoor right in!
  • SOUTHERN Views and light over double fairways to the Mountains beyond.
  • Pebbletec Pool and Spa on the South side for maximum sunshine during the winter months.
  • HOA of $777 includes the Social Membership, and this home is near the clubhouse and fitness.

Take the walk tour here, and remember the price has been reduced from $1,289,000 to $1,199,000..



La Quinta Golf Course Communities

La Quinta Golf course communities include PGA West.

La Quinta Golf Course Communities:  Here in the Coachella Valley, we are still considered a Vacation destination.  True in that so many homeowners are seasonal, choosing to spend the typically cold months elsewhere here in the warm, gorgeous desert.  Some seasonal owners prefer gated communities, while many year round owners prefer non-gated communities.  There are pros and cons to both, and I am going to focus on gated, golf course communities in this blog.  If you are thinking of buying or selling in any of the Desert cities, give Kim Kelly, local resident and realtor a call at 760-285-3578.


La Quinta Golf Course Communities:

Club Name                         Price Range                        Membership Deposit & Dues                    # of homes

The Citrus                         $600,000-$2,200,000               $30,000 & $1,353/mo.                                                  537

The Hideaway                   $1,300,000 plus                           $60,000 & $2,600/mo.                                                248

PGA West                           $100,000-$3,000,000               $45,000 & $1,518/mo.                                                 2941

Rancho La Quinta             $450,000-$2,500,000               $39,500 & $1,465/mo.                                                  979

Mountain View CC            $350,000-$1,600,000                $31,000 & $1,215/mo.                                                  427

The Tradition                     $1,500,000 plus                           $110,000 & $3,100/mo.                                                215

Andalusia                             $950,000 – $3,000,000            $39,500 & $1,392/mo.                                                  160

The Palms                            $600,000 – $1,500,000             $20,000 & $820/mo.                                                     92

The Quarry                            $950,000 – $5,000,000           $60,000 & $2,000/mo.


Take this short walking video tour of The Quarry in La Quinta.  Mind blowingly beautiful..



81647 Andalusia; Just Listed Golf course home

andalusia country club

Enter the Andalusia CC past the life size Bronze off of Madison St., La Quinta

81647 Andalusia; Just Listed Golf course home.  Perfect for a seasonal home, or year round, this premium SOUTH facing single family home in La Quintas’ Andalusia CC is ready for you to make it your own.  Approx. 3200 sf, with 4 bedrooms, each with it’s own private bathroom, one is a Detached Casita, + a Powder room. Call Kim Kelly to schedule your tour of this amazing, just listed Golf Course home.  760-285-3578.

81647 Andalusia Dr.

SOUTH views over the 10th to the mountains at 81647 Andalusia Dr., La Quinta

This lovely home has been lightly used by it’s original owner, who only came out for 3 months during the winters.  Built in 2007, but not finished until 2013, it still feels new!  Being sold furnished, but needing your own personal finishes, art, and touches.  81647 Andalusia Dr., is an easy walk or golf cart ride to the Clubhouse/restaurants/tennis & Pickleball courts/workout facilities.

Andalusia CC is a very social club, with HOA’s of approx. $750/month which includes your Social membership, so other than golf, which is sold separately, you use all the incredible amenities!  South facing sites at this price in the club are rare, so take the walk tour below to see if it may suit..



Golf Course Community, or not??

The Coachella Valley offers golf course and non golf course choices for buyers

Golf Course Community or not??  The Coachella Valley has plenty of options for people that love to golf..something like 120 courses?  We also offer many non-golf course choices, some with clubhouses and other amenities, and some without.  There are several things to consider in your home buying “must haves”, before you commit to one or the other.  Many owners here in the Desert cities of the Coachella Valley, only actually reside in their homes during our perfect winter months.  Some people stay the entire season, some just a month or so, some only on weekends.  Are you looking for a golf get away, or just some amenities?  Built in social scene, or more a person that likes to gt out and mingle at some of the local ‘things to do” in each City, such as The City of La Quinta.  


La Quinta Golf is Plentiful!

La Quinta offers multiple parks and hiking trails

La Quinta Golf is Plentiful!:  La Quinta, one of the Coachella Valleys’ most Easterly desert cities, has much to love.  The La Quinta Resort & Spa, is the central anchor of this beautiful City, known as the “Gem of the Desert.”  Old Town La Quinta, one of the hubs of the city, is a quaint grouping of shops and restaurants, right next to the Civic Center and La Quinta library.  The La Quinta Museum has fun exhibits, often by local artists, and there are multiple parks and hiking trails in the beautiful city.  One of the key draws to the city are the multiple golf courses, and gated and non-gated golf communities.  If you’re interested in a property in La Quinta, give me 3578.a call at 760-285-3578.  


Market update; Coachella Valley

Market Update; Coachella Valley

A ranch style home for Sale in La Quinta, California

A ranch style home for Sale in the La Quinta, California Market

Coachella Valley home prices AND sales rose year over year in October of 2016 VS the same month in 2015. This is according to the data from the real estate research firm Corelogic DataQuick. There were 754 sales in the month of October in 2016.  The median price was $300,000.  The median just doesn’t mean that much to me, since it means that half of the sales were higher than $300,000, and half are lower than $300,000.  It still remains a great time to be a Seller.  I have to say that though the inventory numbers are still up there, the truth is the GREAT locations, preferred sun  orientation, or highly upgraded properties still sell quickly.

Resale homes seem to be preferable to New Homes this year.  New construction sales continued to stand still.  Sales of new homes have dropped by double digit percentages for the last 7 months.  The drop from last year this time in the new homes market is approx. 44%! That is astonishing.  I think the higher inventory numbers help this statistic, since buyers will tend to go to the best “deal.”

Price/ square foot varies greatly through our Valley Market

Golf course homes in La Quinta prices vary greatly

Golf course homes in the La Quinta Market prices vary greatly

Generally speaking, the price/sf. of each development within each of our 9 desert cities, has not changed much from last year. It’s either stood still, or dropped a bit.  Corelogic found that our Coachella Valley median price/sf is $167.  In my world that is a REALLY good value.  I don’t see that low of a price/sf., other than in very select communities, such as the La Quinta Cove, North La Quinta, some in South Palm Desert, Cathedral Cyn. Cove..definitely NOT the norm within the gated communities as a whole.  The median comes from the very low price/sf of $109/sf in Desert Hot Springs, $228/sf in Palm Springs, and ranging up to $700/sf at Bighorn and Madison Club in La Quinta.

Price/Acre in our Eastern Coachella Valley market

Land Sales in the Eastern Coachella Valley continue to increase.  It is not a crazy, hot market, such as in 2005/06, when the developers were scooping up large swaths of land at $100-$175,000/acre.  However, the price/acre for Vacant Land, Agricultural Land, and Equestrian Properties  is quite steady.  As with Residential properties, the closer a farm/land is to the city amenities, the higher the price/acre.  As a buyer moves more Easterly, through Vista Santa Rosa, Indio, Coachella and into Thermal, the price/acre drops.  Price/acre varies from approx. $20,000 to approx. $75,000/acre for vacant land that has water, fencing, perhaps being leased for farming.  Add a house, add a barn, add other amenities, and the price/acre is closer to $45,000/acre for a GREAT buy!  Take the tour of Chocolate Mountain Farm in Thermal California.  20 Acre horse layup farm, Ag Water Plus a private Well (installed in 2016), and a small barn…


PGA West Condo; Coming next week!

PGA West in La Quinta, CA.

PGA West in La Quinta, CA.

PGA West Condo Coming next week!  Sometimes I get a listing that I just know is going to sell really quickly.  Listed at just $429,000, furnished, this stately Condo at 56670 Merion, La Quinta, CA., is one of them.  Located at the PGA West Nicklaus Private course in La Quinta, on an elevated corner lot, this detached condo offers approx. 2645 sf.  There are three spacious bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, with a Great room, formal Dining area, as well as the Den/office just off the kitchen.  For many people, a Condo is a perfect solution to a winter home in the desert.  PGA West also offers a user friendly climate as a Luxury Lease property.  To schedule your private tour, give Kim Kelly a call at 760-285-3578.


To live On or Off Fairway???

Do you want your Pool on the fairway, or more private?

Do you want your Pool on the fairway, or more private?

To live On or Off Fairway, is the choice for buyers looking for golf course homes to buy.  The Coachella Valley offers a myriad of options for people choosing to purchase a home in a Golf Course community.  All of our desert cities offer golf course communities.  Some cities like Indian Wells and La Quinta offer both Gated and Non-gated Golf course communities to choose between.  La Quinta, our newer desert city offers many golf enthusiasts choices, including the Public course, Silver Rock Golf Course.  If you’re committed to buying your new home in a golf course community, there will be several location options within the club itself.