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Palm Desert Vision San Pablo

PALM DESERT VISION SAN PABLO The City’s newly updated General Plan identifies San Pablo Avenue as a key area for transformational change to facilitate the creation of a downtown/city center. The mile-long corridor connects shopping, re...

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The Real Estate Corner

Market Watch Fall 2017 Here in The Real Estate Corner, we’re keeping an eye on the Desert Real Estate Market. Leading Economist, Michael McDonald, is one of the principals in Market Watch, LLC. Michael along with his partners, study real ...

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Negotiating Mistakes Home Sellers Make

3 Negotiating Mistakes Home Sellers Make.  So you’ve staged your home beautifully, timed the market perfectly for a quick sale and you’ve priced your home right.  Time to start getting full price offers right? The reality is that ...

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Annual Concert Series at The Gardens on El Paseo

The Gardens 19th Annual Concert Series kicks off Saturday, January 28th with entertainment by the John Stanley King Band with proceeds benefiting YMCA of the Desert. The 8-week series consists of a 1-hour concert each Saturday night on the Cent...

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Home Buying Tips

Whether you’re an experienced homebuyer or novice, buying a Home can be complicated, with a lot of moving parts. Every home buyer wants to know their purchase was a good investment choice. There are a few things you will want to think about ...

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Staging Your Home During The Holidays

       During the Holiday Season, you will have potential buyers wanting to preview your home, so let’s talk about how to stage for the occasion.  It’s about more than just your personal style and taste when bringin...

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Buying a Home

Making an offer to buy a home and actually buying a home are generally two different actions, but home buyers sometimes confuse the two. In California the purchase offer, many times will not be the final negotiation due to contingencies in the ...

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Why won’t a home buyer just make an offer?!

We frequently hear home sellers say, “I can always come down but I can’t go up, just bring me an offer!” How to Price Your Home for the Market. An over-priced listing say’s a few things to a home buyer; •...

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Desert Real Estate Market Watch

The Coachella Valley real estate season has been mixed so far; we’ve had what seemed to be a couple of false starts with an increase in sales at the start of the year, then sales slowed. There is a convergence of factors at play in th...

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Market Watch 2015

Twice a year, we have the opportunity to meet with the group from Market Watch, a team of respected analysts who study underlying real estate market conditions and  trends.  This spring at our meeting, Vic Cooper and Mike McDonald w...

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