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La Quinta Resort & PGA West Top Golf Destinations - 11/30/10 02:12 AM
La Quinta Resort & PGA West Top Golf Destinations La Quinta Resort & Club, PGA WEST Lauded as North America’s Top Golf Resort IAGTO Honors Longstanding Resort as North America’s Top Golf Destination Norman Golf Course at La Quinta Resort and Club PGA WEST La Quinta Resort and Club PGA WEST Earning international recognition for an outstanding golf program and facilities, La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST have been recognized as the “Golf Resort of the Year” for North America by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), the global trade organization for the golf tourism industry. The (4 comments)
Bighorn Golf Club Named One of the Best Private Clubs - 11/30/10 01:47 AM
Bighorn Golf Club Named One of the Best Private Clubs Bighorn Golf Club Back in the early 90’s when Bighorn Golf Club was taking shape… I was playing on the mini-tour and worked at Bighorn during the season. I had the opportunity to be there during the Skins Game days and to see it grow from a small private club… to what it has become today. Last year, The Robb Report selected a Bighorn residence as the “Ultimate Home 2009” and Palm Springs Life readers voted the club Best of the Best Private Golf Course. Situated at the foot of the (5 comments)
Palm Springs Golf Courses - 11/29/10 01:37 AM
Palm Springs is famous for it's golf courses... but La Quinta and Palm Desert have many more courses. Of the Palm Springs courses... and I have played them all... I love O'Donnell CC ! Via Tina Droessler (La Quinta, CA ~ The Lori Bowers Group Desert Properties): Palm Springs Golf Courses PublicCimarron, 36 holes, 760-770-6060Desert Crest Country Club, 9 holes, 760-329-8711Escena Palm Springs, 18 holes, 760-778-2737Indian Canyons South Course, 18 holes, 760-327-6550Mesquite Country Club, 18 holes, 760-323-9377Tahquitz Creek Golf Course, 36 holes, 760-328-1005Tommy Jacobs Bel Air Greens, 9 holes, 760-322-6062 Semi-PrivateIndian Canyons North Course, 18 holes, 760-327-1321 PrivateCanyon Estates, 9 holes, 760-327-1346O'Donnell (1 comments)
Indio is a vibrant and thriving city just EAST of Palm Springs and adjacent to La Quinta! Here are the demographics broken down by the number. There are many great neighborhoods in Indio with affordable homes to fit your needs! Give me a call for a tour!
Via Tina Droessler (La Quinta, CA ~ The Lori Bowers Group Desert Properties): The City of Indio, incorporated May 16, 1930, is the oldest and largest city in the Coachella Valley. Population 1992 - 40,378 1998 - 44,509 2000 - 49,800 2004 - 59,100 2010 - 84,393 2020 - 116,884 (predicted) The City (5 comments)
Palm Desert Golf Courses - 11/21/10 11:33 PM
Palm Desert... in the center of the Palm Springs area has many options for golf! It is hard to believe all the courses in a concentrated area! I am lucky to have played all but 2 of them! If you are interested in a fairway home to purchase or lease in the Palm Springs area... give me a call! Via Tina Droessler (La Quinta, CA ~ The Lori Bowers Group Desert Properties): Palm Desert Golf Courses Open to PublicClassic Club at Northstar, 18 holes, 760-601-3600Desert Willow, 36 holes, 760-346-7060Emerald Desert Country Club, 9 holes, 760-345-4770The First Tee Golf Center, 18 holes, 760-779-1877Marriott's Desert (3 comments)
Fannie Mae expects home sales to rise next year............. - 11/21/10 11:14 PM
Positive news is also stimulating! We are finding the rental market to be red-hot! Many homes that have been on the market awhile are now being offered for lease--- and there are plenty of people looking for a lease! Via Ralph Gorgoglione - California Sunset Team - Los Angeles (Relocation Certified - EcoBroker - Keller Williams Realty): Fannie Mae expects home sales to rise next year............. I read a very interesting article by Christine Ricciardi from HousingWire. It states that according to the Fannie Mae economics report, home sales are expected to decline by 8% for the year compared to 2009, and then (1 comments)
December 3rd....13th Annual black tie, Holiday Voices presented by Eisenhower Medical Center Auxiliary!
This event promises to be a very special holiday event with dining and dancing...wear your special holiday gown! Local favorites Pat Rizzo and vocalist Patricia Welch, along with the Palm Desert High School Chamber Singers will entertain with holiday songs! Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, 41000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage; 6-9pm; $300; (760)773-1810 (5 comments)
Benefiting Act for MS, a STROLL DOWN CHRISTMAS TREE LANE is sure to put you in a festive mood! An array of beautifully designed and decorated Christmas trees, many commissioned by local and national celebrities, will be on display at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort, 44-400 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells; (760)773-9806 After checking out the trees on display attend the CHRISTMAS TREE LANE DINNER. It begins with a reception, then a celebrity-decorated tree auction with Jack Jones and Connie Stevens paying tribute to Carol Channing, followed (5 comments)
The Heart of a Business is The People - 11/19/10 11:51 PM
We are very lucky at The Lori Bowers Group in Old Town La Quinta... to have a team that works together to bring deals together and take special care of our clients! Via Lou Ludwig CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO, (Ludwig & Associates):
Motivational Power Quote The Heart of a Business Is The People "The mechanics of industry is easy. The real engine is the people: their motivation and direction." Ken Gilbert, author
As I see it. . . . . . . . The heart of a business is the people The difference between a good (5 comments)
Palm Springs and the Swimming Pool Culture - 11/19/10 08:51 PM
Michael Childress Photography Can you think of a better place to have a symposium about swimming pools than Palm Springs ? Glamour and leisure, sex and voyeurism, consumerism and status, and fun and family: This is swimming pool culture in Southern California. And it’s the subject of an unprecedented collaboration of curators, historians, academics, critics, and artists, who converge on Palm Springs for a two-day symposium (Nov. 20-21) called “Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography, 1945-1980.” In February 2012, Palm Springs Art Museum will mount an exhibition with the same title. Meanwhile, this brain trust will examine the (9 comments)
Moorten's Botanical Garden, Palm Springs - 11/17/10 08:34 PM
The Moorten family, all desert plant specialists, turned their residence estate into a living museum of desert lore. There’s something of interest for everyone with glistening crystals, colorful rocks, ancient fossils, pioneer and gold-mine relics. The garden party areas are available for Civic, Cultural and Social events, such as weddings, receptions, art exhibits, concerts, classes, meetings, memorials, mixers and fashion shows. Ideal for photography, television programs and movie site locations. Long established in beautiful Palm Springs, California, since 1938, this private arboretum was created to share with everyone the beauty and extraordinary varieties of desert plants from around the world. Featuring (7 comments)
The Lori Bowers Group Team Tours - 11/17/10 06:13 PM
These weekly tours are really fun, and great way to learn about the best deals in each neighborhood. I also post pictures on my facebook page of the homes we see and get added exposure as pro-active agents! Via The Lori Bowers Group Paradise Properties: The past 3 weeks our team of 12 agents - The Lori Bowers Group - has been going on 3 mornings of home tours each week. We usually view 6+ homes after our meeting each Monday. For the Past 3 weeks, we have been going on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. It is fun to go view homes with other (2 comments)
The Best Pizza Recipe - 11/14/10 10:45 PM
Basic Pizza Dough Recipe 1 1/2 cups bread flour 1 teaspoon rapid rise yeast 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon warm water… 120-130* or follow your yeast packet instru
ctions 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for coating Mix flour + sugar+ salt in bowl. Sprinkle yeast on top. Heat water + olive oil in the microwave 1 min. or so until 120-130* and check it using a candy thermometer. This is for rapid-rise yeast… if using standard yeast, follow the instructions on the packet. The water will be much cooler for standard yeast. (7 comments)
We Waited on the WRONG Patio? MLS GLITCH? - 11/13/10 11:30 PM
Today I was showing homes to a Canadian couple seeking a sunny getaway from Vancouver. We had toured several homes in different neighborhoods and came to one of our final homes. 78098 I could not locate the lock-box, and there was no "for sale sign", but the address was correct, so my weary buyers strolled up the side of the house and settled into the lounge chairs on the patio, (with gorgeous golf course views) and waited for me to gain entry. I phoned the agent's assistant and asked where to find the lock-box... she said the address did not (11 comments)
Montero Estates--Cul de sac home adjacent to La Quinta Country Club is a rare Short Sale Opportunity! 3 Bedroom/2Bath/ 2 car garage with ceramic tile floors, ceiling fans, & fireplace. Home had several renovations within the past few years. Family home with fenced back yard perfect for pets. Steps away from the sparkling community pool/spa and tennis court. Located close to Old Town La Quinta shops and restaurants...don't let this one get away! This home would make a great rental property! It is an approved short sale at $180,000 and (5 comments)
We are so proud of our village of La Quinta... there really is something for everyone here! This is a great blog on the demographics here, and even long-time residents may find some information here they didn't know! For even more info on things to do here... visit 365 Things to do in the Palm Springs, CA Area on Facebook!
Via Tina Droessler (La Quinta, CA ~ The Lori Bowers Group Desert Properties): La Quinta Demographics: Population as of January 1, 2010 - 44,421 (88% growth rate since 2000) Seasonal population in 2009 - 17,645 (53% growth rate since 2000). (1 comments)
If you asked me… I would eat Lobster to raise money for the Palm Springs Animal Shelter… it’s a tough job, but someone has to do it! You can do it in Palm Springs, December 3rd, 4th, & 5th ! Jensen’s Finest Foods is proud to announce the 1st Annual Palm Springs Lobster Fest to benefit the Palm Springs Animal Shelter Friday, December 3 from 11:00 am- 7:00 pm; Saturday, December 4 from 11:00 am- 7:00 pm and Sunday, December (3 comments)
La Quinta Golf Courses - Public, Private, Semi-Private - 11/12/10 12:46 AM
La Quinta is an amazing place to come for golf... and the weather right now is sunny, 75-80*, with crystal clear blue skies and a nice cool breeze. Can you think of a better place to spend the winter? Via Tina Droessler (La Quinta, CA ~ The Lori Bowers Group Desert Properties): La Quinta Golf Courses Open to PublicLa Quinta Hotel Dunes Course, 18 holes, 760-564-7610La Quinta Hotel Mountain Course, 18 holes, 760-564-7610PGA West Greg Norman Course, 18 holes, 760-564-7111PGA West Stadium Course, 760-564-6666PGA West Nicklaus Course, 760-564-6666SilverRock Resort, 18 holes, 888-600-7272 Semi-PrivatePalm Royale Country Club, 18 holes, 760-345-9701Trilogy, 18 holes, 760-771-0707 PrivateAndalusia (0 comments)
La Quinta Real Estate Market - A Ray of Sunshine? - 11/12/10 12:40 AM
Today, right now... is the time to find the home of your dreams! Or time to take advantage of a great investment opportunity on affordable homes-- especially with the leasing market sizzling hot! Give me a call, and I will help you find the best home in the Palm Springs area! Via Tina Droessler (La Quinta, CA ~ The Lori Bowers Group Desert Properties): La Quinta Real Estate Market - A Ray of Sunshine? The La Quinta real estate market, likewise across the country, has certainly experienced its fair share of difficulty. It doesn't matter if you are a buyer, seller, investor, landlord, or (1 comments)
Springtime in La Quinta, California - 11/12/10 12:02 AM
We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place... my broker, Lori Bowers shares how grateful she is in this blog! Come and see us in La Quinta, or anywhere in the Palm Springs area! Via The Lori Bowers Group Paradise Properties: November in La Quinta, California, is like springtime in the rest of America. The golf courses are vibrant green with the new grass. There are perrenial flowers everywhere. The sunshines so bright in the crystal clear blue skies. People are returning from all over the world to their winter homes. The area is buzzing with activity. The (0 comments)
Do You Know Your Gatekeeper? - 11/11/10 11:14 PM
In the Palm Springs area, many of us live and work in gated communites. Some of these are auto-mated, key pad gates and others are manned gates. These gate-keepers... can be some of your greatest allies! Get to know them!
Today I dropped off some of my new business cards to our "gate"... and talked to our "lieutenant" in charge. She has people driving in asking about the property inside... she will not let them in unless they have been called in by a resident... but she will hand them my card and tell them to call me for more (7 comments)
Madison Estates at Santa Rosa, Indio, CA - 11/08/10 01:28 AM
The Madison estates offer the highest quality in constuction and design and right now, you can purchase a Madison Estate home for almost half the original price... give me a call to schedule a private showing! Via Tina Droessler (La Quinta, CA ~ The Lori Bowers Group Desert Properties): Madison Estates at Santa Rosa in Indio, CA, offers homesites on hard to find half acre lots near Palm Springs. With more than 4000 square feet of living (up to 4937 square feet) these homes offer a luxury living experience like no other. Architectural styles in Tuscan, Spanish Colonial, and Spanish Mission flare create (1 comments)
The Bridge at Jefferson, Indio, CA - New Homes in Indio - 11/08/10 01:21 AM
We are getting calls on this newly re-opened development on the border of La Quinta and Indio... the homes provide a great value with a great location! Call me for a tour of homes! Via Tina Droessler (La Quinta, CA ~ The Lori Bowers Group Desert Properties): The Bridge at Jefferson is one of the most talked about new communities in Indio, CA. Just minutes to La Quinta and Highway 111, The Bridge at Jefferson is conveniently located near popular shopping, restaurants, and local hot spots. A gated community, The Bridge at Jefferson has three new floor plans built by Lennar replicated of (2 comments)
$220 in Savings from Using Kodak Ink... Buys Shoes for Kids in Need! - 11/07/10 10:02 PM
$220 in Savings over a years time by using Kodak ink would make a difference in 13 kids lives! Or at least give them a new pair of shoes to start the school year out with! And who doesn’t feel better, look better, walk taller with new shoes? When I read about the savings you could count on by using Kodak ink– we were organizing a Shoe-fest event sponsored by our office, The Lori Bowers Group. Each person attending was asked to bring a new pair of kids shoes to be donated to a Coachella Valley Mission. The event was a (6 comments)
What are you doing to make things happen? - 11/06/10 01:24 AM
Qualified buyers contact you, make appointments, you show them many properties... they change their mind. Take their interest and dollars to another area. Buyers come to town... but need to sell their home in Oklahoma first. Sellers are unrealistic and think they have a "special property" worth much more than the comps. Seasonal renters just jump from agent to agent... It all sounds familiar, right? I am not complaining, but I have been plugging and plugging away in this seriously challenging market... and now I finally have a few contracts coming in. Does anyone else have a hard time remembering (44 comments)
Old Town La Quinta Fall Family Festival - 11/03/10 01:00 PM
Fall Family FestivalSaturday, November 13, 201010 a.m. to 4 p.m.Enjoy the 4th Annual Fall Family Festival on Main Street in Old Town La Quinta on Saturday, November 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year's event will feature family-focused exhibitors and vendors; entertainment; raffles and prizes; petting zoo and pony rides; free car seat safety checks; child finger-print identification cards; family fashion and baby wearing show; breastfeeding, baby care areas and support; plus a live broadcast by Mix 100.5. Free Admission and Parking! Presented by For Moms and Babies, the new Jadabugs Baby Boutique and Old Town La Quinta. (6 comments)
Art Under the Umbrellas in Old Town La Quinta - 11/03/10 12:45 PM
Art Under the Umbrellas Saturday, November 6, 201010 am. to 4 p.m."Art Under the Umbrellas" is a diverse collection of 70+ artists exhibiting their original creations along Main Street in Old Town La Quinta. This popular event also features live entertainment. The event is held on eight select Saturdays throughout the season. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission and parking are free. "Art Under the Umbrellas" is a partnership with the Old Town La Quinta and the La Quinta Arts Foundation.Additional dates for "Art Under the Umbrellas" are: November 27, 2010 and January 15, February 12, February 19, (9 comments)
Elvis Palm Springs Honeymoon House - 11/02/10 07:20 PM
Palm Springs Elvis Honeymoon House Home Tour Address: 1350 Ladera Circle Palm Springs, Ca 92262 Guided tours are available through what is known as the Palm Springs Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway, highlighting the marriage of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, recognized by People magazine as one of the great romances of the 20th century. A well-informed house tour guide explains the memorabilia and mentions the many interesting stories about Elvis and Priscilla, including the fact that Lisa Marie was born exactly nine months from the date of the honeymoon. A short film features the highlights on the mid-century-modern architecture of this famous (6 comments)
Loma Linda McDonald House Old West Charity Event... Pioneertown, CA - 11/02/10 03:57 PM
1st Annual Loma Linda McDonald House Old West Charity Event NOVEMBER 6TH -7TH PIONEERTOWN, CALIFORNIA Come see an OLD WEST Movie town built by Gene Autry & Roy Rogers come alive… ******** FREE EVENT *********** Bring your family and friends! Gunfights and Comedy skits by 14 Old West re-enactment groups! Musical Entertainment and Shows– Full period encampment 1860-1890 Special Show by The Guiterrez Andalusian’s Fast draw competition sponsored by Law dogs N Ladies For information go to MOJAVEMULESKINNERS.COM or LLRMH.ORG a 501 C Organization Sponsors and donations are tax deductible!! (3 comments)
The Lori Bowers Group has a Monday meeting every Monday morning, we catch up on the latest market conditions, special announcements, and share what each of us is working on. Afterward, we go on a home tour of 3-10 homes... that are the best deals of the week. Knowing the inventory is one of the most important ways to be prepared for working with clients and being the expert in your area. Today on our tour I took Facebook photos of the best homes... and then posted them (12 comments)
Marketing with Color... Are Your Colors Working for YOU? - 11/01/10 02:23 PM
Mashable.com had an article a few weeks ago on the colors of the web and it made me think about the colors we use to market ourselves. Do you have a recognizable "brand" ? Are your colors inspiring, interesting, memorable? Do they spur your clients to action, or make them like you, remember you?
I worked on creating a new business card that has my real estate info, and also my website and facebook pages. My site has a vibrant and colorful look-- so I carried it over to my card:
Back Let me know (4 comments)
Great American Celebrity Classic Car Road Rally - 11/01/10 01:18 AM
More than 30 Hollywood celebrities will don racing jump suits and take to the roadway in a 100-mile classic car rally for the got Kids? charity for abused, abandoned and disabled children and the Palm Springs Angel View Crippled Children organization. The “Great American Celebrity Classic Car Road Rally” will be held on Nov. 18, starting at the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo, CA and ending at the grand tent at the Spa Resort and Casino in downtown Palm Springs, adjacent to where the world-class McCormick Exotic Car Auction kicks off the next day. This year’s race will honor the (4 comments)
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