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"I've missed the bottom, haven't I?" - 03/31/12 06:49 AM
I don't know about the rest of you Realtors, but I heard this twice last week! I received two calls from new clients looking for homes in the La Quinta and Indian Wells areas of the Palm Springs Valley. Both of them made the comment.."I've missed the bottom, haven't I?" I almost dropped over! What a swing from the past 3 years where every person was worried about... Where IS the bottom? When would it hit? How much further can it drop? When will my home value go up? My crystal ball was broken completely. I don't mean a (46 comments)
The Madison Club, La Quinta..Luxury Golf re-defined.. - 03/26/12 07:07 AM
I had a recent opportunity over the past weekend to show property at the gorgeous Madison Club in La Quinta, CA. Wow! There is luxury and then there is The Madison Club. First off the location is stellar for privacy and exclusivity, but not so far away from the shopping and restaurants. The entrance is across from the Eldorado Polo club off of 52nd avenue. The entrance alone is startling in it's beauty. Drive up a winding driveway, past the Sales Office, where a lovely guard gate complete with burning fireplace welcomes you. Once inside, leave the desrt behind for (0 comments)
Who READS these posts anyway???? - 03/23/12 05:34 AM
I often wonder who actually READS the posts we all take the time to put out there. Are people seeing what we write? Are our blogs instigating discussions, causing others to laugh or nod their heads in agreement..maybe just find comfort in numbers? You never know when you'll strike a nerve..social Media DOES get seen and read by people. LOTS of people. I've been blogging about my latest horrendous experience with a Bank of America short sale. I have received the normal help from Bank of America Customer Service, Managers etc...basically, "Have I resolved all your questions & concerns today?" They (40 comments)
Bank of America; Short Sale Killer! - 03/20/12 07:23 AM
I've been listing, working and closing my Short Sales here in the Palm Springs Valley, Calif., for about 5 years now. Way back in 2007 when Short Sales were just beginning to rear their ugly heads, it was not uncommon to work a listing for months and months, just to have it crash and burn. Not too hard to understand because there were no guidelines in place. Realtors, Servicers and Investors could not work together because nobody on either side knew the rules. But that was then.. I am now, 5 years and many closed deals later, re-living the nightmare of (8 comments)
Palm Springs Valley new home projects; they're baaack.... - 03/14/12 07:13 AM
I started my real estate career in the New Homes Industry in 2001, so it is very familiar to me and I keep a close eye on it. It has been very sad to see the acres upon acres of abandoned, cleared, sandy lots surrounded by tattered green tarps. The desert wind has done it's thing...but the tide is turning. The best thing??? Builders are not ever expanding as they were, they are finishing out the stalled projects to completion. Even better? homes are selling! The New Home Project Resurrection is occuring from down town Palm Springs with it's recently purchased (0 comments)
How Low is TOO low???? - 03/04/12 05:41 AM
I'm submitting Counter 3 today. Unfortunately, I think my Buyer is going to actually have to pay MORE than he would have if he had initally accepted their first counter..which was extremely fair. House listed at $144,900..$87/sf. A very good price as it's been remodeled, new bathrooms, kitchen, A/C, roof, 1989 home with over 1600 sf and in a great location. Listed 30 days. I suggest $140,000 as we are cash and I think they may accept. Nope. Buyer decides he wants to barter. We offer $130,000.."because we're cash and they'll want cash." OK..I feel defeated, but I know the list (8 comments)
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