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!


JUST SOLD: 20 acre farm, Thermal, CA

20 acre Thermal equestrian farm; just sold!!

JUST SOLD;  20 acre farm, Thermal, CA.  Many times my local farms and owners, whether equestrian or actual farmers, do not want to list their properties on the MLS.  They are running businesses, and don’t want the competition to know what’s up, or perhaps an equestrian business is operating out of the farm, and the sellers don’t want to spook their clients and perhaps cause them to move their horses.  Hey, not everything sells, and a tidal wave of movement could happen for nothing if it doesn’t close.  In this case, this farm was just such a sweet deal.  If you are looking to buy or sell your land, equestrian property, entitled or non-entitled land parcel, or even your commercial development opportunity, give local realtor, Kim Kelly a call at 760-285-3578.

The city of Thermal, as well as our better known eastern valley city of Coachella, is becoming more known to people outside of our little Coachella Valley.  Often I get interested buyers looking for investment opportunities, development opportunities, equestrian farms and just vacant parcels, and I have to really dig to find something to show them!  I’ve been buying and selling land and farms for clients in our Eastern Coachella Valley long before it got “hot.” Consequently, if I can’t find anything listed, sometimes I can located something interesting because I know sellers that may have mentioned they would sell for a certain number, or they’ve mentioned in passing that IF a good buyer came along at “X” amount, they’d let me show the property.  That’s what happened here.  A polo friend mentioned to me that he’d sell if he could net a certain amount.  I brought a buyer, along with my real estate partner, Kate Rust of Wilson-Meade Commercial, and we got the deal done!

If you are looking for a certain special property, and you aren’t familiar with the local market, it pays to contact a local Realtor who works in that area!  I’ve been representing buyers and sellers on residential properties, land and farms as well as investment opportunities for 22 years now.  I’ve lived in the Coachella Valley for 35+ years.  I’ve met alot of people during my years in this valley, and sometimes I can pull a rabbit out of a hat and find something that’s not on the general market.  The property in the video below is active on the MLS, just a few days active now, and it’s another interesting opportunity in the Eastern Coachella valley.  2 acres, surrounded by farm land, private and serene, Pineapple Hill Ranch offers a 1968 4 bed/3 ba Pool home on an elevated lot.  Spectacular views, and only a short 10 minutes to the Thermal Car Club, and HITS showgrounds, and just 20 minutes to the Eldorado Polo Club.  Along with the gorgeous mid century home is a permitted, 6400 sf metal warehouse that is currently used by the sellers as an event site storage warehouse.  A buyer could very possibly get the County to issue a CUP and use it for a wide range of uses.  Buyers need to check with the County, but at $1,332,000, this property is worth a tour!



Dressage is coming to the Desert via HITS

Horses and the Coachella Valley just fit together!

Dressage is coming to the desert via HITS.  If you’re an equestrian, and you happen to practice the dressage discipline, now is the time to get ready to come to the Thermal desert horse show!  Beginning with Desert Dressage 1 which starts 10-27 to 10-29, the season kicks off with all levels of competition.  My equestrian friends, fellow competitors and clients are pulling or shipping their steeds back to the gorgeous sands of the Coachella Valley for another exciting season!  If you are looking to buy or sell a home, land, equestrian compound or maybe just buy some land and hold it, give local realtor, Kim Kelly a call at 760-285-3578.

National Level 3 Dressage Competition includes qualifying competition for…

  • 2024 FEI North American Youth Championships
  • 2024 USEF Pony Rider Dressage National Championships, 2024 USEF Children Dressage National Championships
  • 2024 Adequan/USEF Junior Dressage National Championships
  • 2024 Horseware Ireland/USEF Young Rider Dressage National Championships
  • 2024 Adequan/USEF Young Adult “Brentina Cup” Dressage National Championships
  • 2024 Neu Schule/USEF Intermediate I Dressage National Championships
  • 2024 Neu Schule/USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Championships
  • 2024 Adequan/USEF Para Dressage National Championships
  • Great American/USDF Regional Championships
  • CDS Recognized

2023-2024 Desert Dressage Dates

Desert Dressage I:  October 27-29, 2023  Level 3

            Desert Dressage II:    November 16-19, 2023   Level 5

                                                                                                                     Desert Dressage III: December 14-17, 2023  Level 5

Desert Dressage IV:  January 4-7, 2024    Level 5

IF you are looking to buy or sell real estate in the Coachella Valley, give me a call and take the tour below; this 78 acre farm on a critical corner at 53/Jackson, Thermal.  Seller will sell in 2024 for $125,000/acre firm.  This is quite possibly the BEST located large parcel of land remaining on the western border of La Quinta.  Call for your personal showing today!  Kim Kelly, 760-285-3578.



Coachella Land and Farm update; 2023

14.66 acre parcel ready to develop! $675,000

Coachella Land and Farm update; 2023.  Lots shaking in the Coachella Valley, especially the Eastern end of our beautiful desert valley.  Land values have remained steady, they’ve gone up the nearer the parcel is to the Festival grounds, but out East, there are still some good property values to be had!  My equestrian clients and friends who are interested in purchasing land or an equestrian property would be wise to seriously start looking and try to lock something down this season.  If you are looking to buy or sell land, ranches, or residential properties in the Coachella Valley, give local realtor, Kim Kelly a call at 760-285-3578.

Just Listed Coachella Land:  $675,000.  Great location for this just available 14.66 acre parcel of vacant land with direct access off of Jackson St. just South of Avenue 52.  This is fee land, although it’s located in the Torres Martinez Indian reservation.  There isn’t a well on the property, but Ag water is available to the site.  Electricity in Jackson St., but not pulled to property.  There is sewer and a water main on Avenue 62 and Harrison.  Grab your piece of the desert at just $46,000/acre.  Co-listed with Kate Rust, Wilson-Meade.



Commercial corner in Coachella for sale

It’s the green parcel at the lower part of this photo..

Just listed on Avenue 52 in Coachella;  $2,350,000.  84045 Avenue 52.  This 7.8 acre corner parcel is fabulous!  Located on a hard signalized corner on Avenue 52/Van Buren, just a couple miles from the famed Coachella Music Festival grounds.  Zoned Commercial, this would be a great location for a potential hotel, or an event site, or maybe just a desert retreat or equestrian estate?  There is a 2 bed/3 ba home on the parcel with an electronic entry gate directly off of Jackson St.  What a beautiful property.  Tenant occupied, so call Kim Kelly at 760-285-3578 to arrange a tour of this incredible opportunity.  Co-listed with Kate Rust, Wilson-Meade.

Just SOLD:  85501 Avenue 61, Thermal  $1,650,000.  This 20 acre farm is currently a horse lay up farm, and very near the Thermal Car Club.  Take a tour of this Just Closed 20 acre farm and see what you can buy in the Thermal area…


Coachella Valley Short Term Vacation Rental Info.

Luxury rental/event site SOLD in Indio, CA.

Coachella Valley Short Term Vacation Rental Info.  I show alot of property.  Most buyers now, whether it’s a residential buyer, Estate buyer, Equestrian property buyer, or investment buyers, want to know if they can use the property as a short term vacation rental.  That is not a Yes or no answer!  Many issues come into play regarding short term vacation properties.  Each City, and the County of Riverside has it’s own rules.  For example, the City of Indio short term vacation rental rules differ greatly from La Quintas’!  If you are looking to buy or sell a short term vacation rental property or event site, give local realtor Kim Kelly at 760-285-3578.

A Coachella Valley investment property can be a lucrative asset to any real estate portfolio.  If you’re thinking about the ROI (Return on Investment) of a particular property, be sure to do your homework before writing that offer!  The Coachella Valley can be lucrative for owners renting out their properties.  There are several different ways to rent your property.  Short Term, which is a contract less than 30 days, and seasonal rentals, which are over 30 days.  Then of course there are event sites, corporate sites, wedding sites.

Be sure to check with the City websites, and even give them a call to verify the rules and regulations specific to that community or City with regards to the property you are considering.  If you are buying in an HOA controlled community, you must check directly with that HOA as they can dictate their rules pertaining to short term rentals within their boundaries.  Believe them and honor their rules!  Take a tour of this gorgeous home at the gated Rancho Mirage community, Victoria Falls.  No rentals of less than 29 days!


20291 Ford Ave., Sky Valley, CA.

20291 Ford Ave., Sky Valley, CA

20291 Ford Ave., Sky Valley, CA.  Just Listed!  What an opportunity in beautiful, open wide open Sky Valley.  Just 20 minutes to down town Palm Springs, and only 5 minutes to Hwy 10. or take the back roads, for 10 minutes and be in La Quinta!  Completely fenced, elevated down valley views, and backing up to open, desert land.  If you are looking to buy or sell, Houses, vacant land, development opportunities, or raw land, give local Realtor, Kim Kelly a call at 760-285-3578.

I sell land all over the desert valley, and there are several areas that are generating lots of interest and sales.  Our Eastern valley cities of Coachella, Thermal and Vista Santa Rosa, are seeing sales of vacant raw land as well as entitled land, small farms and equestrian property.  Another area that is generating interest if Desert Hot Springs and Sky Valley.  Land is still cheap and plentiful, and although it’s north of the 10, both areas have been discovered!  Joshua Tree is further up Hwy 62 than Sky Valley, and Sky Valley has not yet been “discovered” by the LA crowds.  Being STVR friendly, it will be!

Take a tour of this beautiful, fully fenced, 5 acre farm.  A 2018 Park Model home that IS permitted, offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a bright, airy contemporary floor plan.  There is also a private well, a 4 stall barn, tack room, wash rack, round pen, and access to miles of sandy loam trails.  Clean, organized, and just 10 minutes from Hwy. 10, this could be a short Term vacation rental dream!  Take the tour here..Asking $1,250,000.


Coachella Valley STVR update

Coachella Valley STVR rules are changing for 2023!

Coachella Valley STVR Update:  As most people know, the Vacation Rental business is HUGE pretty much everywhere, but especially in resort locations such as our Coachella Valley.  La Quinta Vacation Rental rules are up for a vote!  If you’re looking to buy or sell Land, Farms or residential, give local realtor, Kim Kelly a call at 760-285-3578.  

La Quinta just voted down the Kelly Slater Wave Park because so many residents did not want it in our Eastern Valley.  Now it’s the Prop A vote that will decide whether or not to limit the number of short term rentals in residential neighborhoods, eventually phasing them out, and limiting them to commercial tourist zoned areas.

Cathedral City voters have approved a referendum to limit short term rentals for 2023.  The city of Palm Springs is also looking to limit the total number of short term vacation rentals to 2500, and they’re almost there.

Even Riverside County has passed an ordinance that residents of the county must register their properties and abide by rules with regards to number of people allowed on the properties for events.

Coming soon in Thermal, CA.

I have a great new listing on a 2 acre property with a mid-century Pool home and stunning Southern views.  A spectacular 6400 sf (permitted) building that could be used for events, large machinery storage, mechanic garage..lots of opportunity.  Coming active soon at $1,850,000!


Just Listed; Leja Farms in Coachella

Leja Farm in Coachella, just listed. Prime location with 35+ acres.

Just Listed; Leja Farms in Coachella, CA.  First time on the market for this family owned 35+ acre date packing facility in a critical location in Coachella.  What an opportunity to acquire an investment opportunity in the booming city of Coachella.  

Farms and Land are seeing an incredible surge of interest in the entire Coachella Valley, in particular in the Eastern Coachella Valley.  If you are looking to buy or sell land, Ranches, or residential in the beautiful Coachella Valley, give me, a local Resident for over 30 years, and a Realtor for 20+, at 760-285-3578.

Not a ton of farms like this one come up for sale.  Family owned, first time on the market.  I have some other great land and farm listings if that’s what you’re looking for.  Residential properties are still smoking hot, and rarely last longer than a week on the market before they’re bid up.  This farm has it all.  Located in the OPPORTUNITY ZONE, making it a great tax haven for businesses and their employees in case you’re looking for development opportunities.  Three parcels, two homes, one built in the 60’s with a pool, and one built in the 90’s.  There is a date producing facility and an active date business currently in place if you’d rather continue with that.  Offered at $8,500,000, take the tour here…


Coachella Valley real estate update

Multi acre estates are in high demand in the Coachella Valley!

Coachella Valley real estate update.  The peak season for the desert real estate market is typically the 4th quarter, and this year has been no different.  The Coachella Valley is nobody’s secret any longer!  Call Kimberley Kelly, local desert realtor and resident at 760-285-3578.

Inventory is still less than half of what it was a year ago (915 vs. 2,014), and less than a third of what it was in October of 2019 (3,010). Are we going to see the explosion of listings that those in the Real Estate industry have been clamoring for? Or, will we see the normal seasonal increase in listings that would get us just above a thousand? Either way, it’s going to be an interesting season coming up in 2022.

The other current housing market stats remain pretty consistent. Median months of sales remain just under 1.0 (under 3.0 would indicate a sellers market), and the average discount rate is at a premium of 1.1%, meaning the average home is selling for 1.1% above list price. Average total number of sales are down 28% from a year ago (806 vs. 1,120), but still higher than what we experienced years prior. In fact, the number of sales has decreased year over year in every price point except homes above $1 Million. The largest decrease in the number of sale was in homes priced under $400k.

Take the tour of this incredible farm that is offered at $4,500,000 for 9.5 acres, 2 houses, 7 car garage, 2 barns, arena, paddocks..a wow!


Coachella Valley real estate update for April 2021

PGA West in La Quinta; huge demand!

Coachella Valley real estate update for April 2021.  Pretty much the same patterns as the last few months emerged in April as well.  Historically low inventory and extremely high demand continue to squeeze the market.  Prices are going up, though certainly not sky rocketing here in the Coachella Valley, from Palm Springs proper, through the mid cities to the Eastern valley areas of Vista Santa Rosa, Thermal and Coachella.  The sales pace is strong..if you price your home or equestrian estate properly, it WILL sell. Kimberley Kelly, a desert resident for 30 years and a Realtor for 20!  760-285-3578.

Sellers pretty much don’t have to discount their sales prices IF they price the property right.  Buyers set the market values, and even though those values have risen, they still want to feel like they’ve gotten a fair shake on their new property..whether it’s vacant land, an equestrian estate, a golf course home, or a non-golf course home.  Loans are still cheap, hovering around 3.2%.  Anytime loans are that low, coupled with low inventory, buyers are going to have to pay more.  I suspect we will see more listings coming on over the summer and into next fall, so if you miss one, don’t give up.  Tell your Realtor to keep their eyes open and shoot you anything that fits your requirements.

April was slightly below March of 2021 as far as total closed homes, and yet there was still an increase of 17% in sales numbers from April of 2019.  There are 658 active listings in the valley, down 77% from 2020.  The average carrying time, days on the market is now 48 days, down 45% from 2020.  There were 1228 closed sales, which is up 119% from one year ago, and we only have .5 months of inventory on the market, down 90% from 2020.  If you see something you like, jump!  If you want to sell and get a very good price, List!

This beautiful 5 acre farm with a custom home built in 2006 + a guest cottage and a 4 stall barn, is located about 35 minutes from Palm Springs, and is offered for $1,295,000.



Did COVID affect coachella valley sales?

Contemporary home on 9 Acres for sale in Thermal-always beautiful to show!

Did COVID affect coachella valley sales?  The short answer is Yes!  The hows and whys are a bit more involved, but it does feel to those local desert dwellers and realtors, such as myself, that it has affected our sales in a positive way.  We were on the way to strong sales before it hit due to low inventory in every price point, but when the Virus hit, even more options presented themselves to buyers..thereby influencing sales.  For a FREE consultation on your property value, land, equestrian or residential, call local realtor, Kim Kelly at 760-285-3578.

When the virus first hit, the phones quit ringing..for everything, and real estate was no exception.  However, after the first 6 months or so, we started seeing an emerging trend..buyers were returning to look.  Then they weren’t just looking, but they were buying.  Year round homes for those who had always thought about it.  Vacation homes for those who love it here in the Coachella Valley, and suddenly were craving more distance between their neighbors.  Investment properties.  Then the land and equestrian properties because land is still cheap, and

A year later, inventory has been ravaged in all price points.  Residential properties sell almost as soon as they are listed, often with multiples, and this trend is not limited to any one price point..all are selling.  Low inventory coupled with historic lows in mortgage rates combined to drive up sales through the Coachella Valley cities.  Another factor is that even though our prices did go up, they did not sprint up.  Even now with the low inventories, it is still a reasonable price/sf., and price/acre that is helping to drive continuing sales.  Summer is a great time to sell your property, and our summer sale numbers traditionally beat the seasonal numbers..contrary to what many people say.  Take a look at this beautiful equestrian farm that would also make a great event facility in Thermal, California.  Just a couple miles from the Coachella Valley music festival grounds sits Valor Farm..