SOLD! Beautiful Citrus Farm in Thermal, California.
SOLD! Coachella Valley farm. Another Coachella Valley Farm sold! I represented the Buyer on the purchase of this gorgeous Citrus farm in Thermal, CA. What fun! My client had decided to build a family estate that would be his dream desert retreat, and also a place to have family gatherings during the Coachella Music Festival. But first, we had to locate the perfect location. If you are looking to buy or sell in any of the desert cities in the Coachella Valley, call local resident Realtor, Kim Kelly at 760-285-3578.
Homes in our Coachella Valley are finding their footing after the impact of the Corona Virus. Many Sellers have decided to pull their homes off the market and wait to see how the season looks. I’ve had multiple buyers pull back and decide to wait..never sure how things will go, so not sure that’s a good idea. I believe it’s best to base your purchase on what you REALLY want. If it’s not exactly what you’ve been waiting for in terms of location and Sun and views, wait. The homes listed that DO offer those key things, sell very quickly..in all price points.
Coachella Valley Farm Land on the other hand is still moving. My guess there is that there isn’t that much of it left, and the price/acre has not accelerated through the roof as it did in 2005-2006. Price/acre is fairly consistent based on location, nearness to amenities, and projected use by the buyer. My client for this farm wanted to be in ONE area for his Coachella Valley Farm, so inventory is extremely limited. The seller was in a position to sell, and so timing was perfect. Take my little walk tour of this gorgeous 37 acre farm in Thermal. It’s a 5 minute drive to the Coachella Music Festival grounds, so a key location in our incredible Coachella Valley!
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..
Polo is cancelled amid this COVID19 scare.
Sensible COVID19 changes for Realtors: These are difficult times for all of us, and because I make my living in “the public”, I have had to make some changes to how I conduct business here in the Coachella Valley, starting with interacting with my clients. Here are 5 things that I’ve decided to change in my own life, brought on by the COVID19 virus situation.
5 Changes for Realtors during this COVID19 scare
- Don’t put people in your car to tour properties. This seems pretty obvious since we aren’t supposed to be within 6 feet, but it’s “what we do!” Not now, not with the COVID19 Virus. Just don’t do it.
- Do wear gloves if it makes you feel better. It does me, and I make a joke out of it when showing property. Maybe it doesn’t do any good, and my barn gloves are ugly, but I LIKE wearing them!
- No More hand shaking. I almost always greet new clients with a handshake and card exchange. Now I tell them why we don’t shake, and hand them a card.
- Skip the crowds! Office meetings, open houses, networking, forget about it. Good Grief..small sacrifices.
- Do More reaching out Online. I like seeing my clients/friends, but there just is not going to be as much human contact right now.
I’ve found all my clients/friends are RELIEVED that I’m making the calls..takes the pressure off of them. I suspect they feel the same way, but are glad I am the one setting the boundaries in these harrowing times. The property below has been reduced to 1.2 million.
TWO new Barns, 17 stalls, 4 tackrooms, Changing area with shower & laundry!
What are my Equestrian Choices? If you are an equestrian, or maybe you’re thinking about bringing your horses to the Coachella Valley from Montana, Seattle, LA area, Oregon, Washington??? If you are tossing around the idea of a horse property or land, the desert floor offers a multitude of options. For your free property consultation, give local Realtor, Kim Kelly, a call at 760-285-3578.
Nearly new park model on 5 acres in sky valley, $625,000
Prices for equestrian properties that have houses on them, range from $625,000 in Sky Valley, that’s for a home on 5 Acres with a small barn to 54 Acres with a huge custom house, guest quarters, barns, alfalfa fields for over 8 million.
Cahuilla Hills in Palm Desert offers 2 to 10 acre parcels, with and without homes, ranging from approx. $500,000 to over 3 million.
Clancy Ln. in Rancho Mirage, Mission Ranch, or Via Josephina and some of the 5 acre parcels in North RM, allow horses.
The East Valley, offers many horsey options in Coachella, Thermal, Indio and Vista Santa Rosa. The property below is available in Thermal…
Realtors can work from any place, any time..even on vacation!
Commission; what Clients think vs. Reality: “What do you do with all that money?” “Wow, Realtors have it so Easy!” “Why should you get a commission when that’s all you do??” It never stops, so I’m going to break down the Commission split and pay out to help buyers and sellers understand exactly where money goes when a Real Estate agent collects a commission check..
Los Lagos, Indian Wells, one of your housing options in Indian Wells.
2020 Season has BEGUN! The streets are humming here in the Coachella Valley. It feels like it’s early for the season, but then again, bring it on! I held open houses today and Saturday at Los Lagos in Indian Wells, and we had a steady stream of people.
Buying OR selling, use professionals in ALL aspects of the transaction.
The Importance of a Good Lender: Buying a new home is complicated, and there’s almost no way to anticipate EVERYTHING that could possibly go wrong. There are some things every buyer should do..number one being work with an agent that knows the area, understands the local market, and has proven contacts for each of the areas of the transaction that could MAYBE go wrong..including a Local Lender. If you’re looking to buy or sell Residential, Land or an Equestrian property, call Kim Kelly at 760-285-3578.
Lakeside Living in Coachella is available.
Lakeside Living in the Coachella Valley. The Coachella Valley is made up of 9 desert cities, actually more if you go more Easterly toward Mecca, but we’ll stay with the main 9. The Valley is part of a desert..desert meaning sand and not much water. We’re on a large water table, and the GREAT news is that us desert rats and our visitors are becoming more and more aware of the scarcity of water and what a bonus it is to have it here! We even have entire communities centered around Lakes. For more coachella valley real estate information, call local realtor, Kim Kelly, at 760-285-3578.
Come see the ducks at the park, Saturday April 27.
La Quinta City Picnic Coming! The City of La Quinta is 37 years old! Come celebrate at the La Quinta Civic Center. FREE. WE all love FREE. Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 pm. Celebrate with family, friends, kid stuff to do, snacks, refreshments and FREE stuff to take home.
Entry to the Eldorado Polo Club
Here we go with another season..2019! Eldorado Polo Club had it’s opening tournament, the Womens’, Dec. 27-30. Games were FREE for everyone, and League games are now regularly played at both clubs on Sundays at noon and 2 pm. Right next door the Empire Polo Club is bracing for an onslaught of horses and players with Memo Gracida now working with Vicki and Kevin to push Polo to greater places for 2019. Out in the east Valley, the HITS show grounds is underway for yet another successful season of hunter/jumper competition. OPEN to the public!