la quinta ca: 12 Quick Facts about La Quinta, CA - 08/09/16 07:13 AM
12 Quick Facts about La Quinta, CA
La Quinta in Spanish means "the fifth;" also "quinta" is a type of hacienda. La Quinta is 32 square miles of land and water. La Quinta is 56 feet above sea level. Median age for La Quinta is 45.6. Permanent population is 38,475. Total number of households is 14,881. Average household income is $93,091. Average temperature is 75 degrees. Average rainfall is less than 5 inches. La Quinta has 25 golf courses, 11 parks and several miles of biking and hiking trails. Official bird - Gambel's Quail (Lophortyx gambelii). Official flower - Purple Sand … (4 comments)

la quinta ca: Who says buyers don't buy homes in La Quinta, CA in the summer? - 08/04/16 08:44 AM
Real estate is as HOT as the weather this summer!  
Check out the stats from my website for July 2016!  I had 3 closings in July and have 3 more scheduled to close in August.  That might be normal for most markets, but this is La Quinta, CA, near Palm Springs-- smack dab in the middle of the Mojave desert.  Our avg. temps for July were 107°!
Our California Lifestyle Realty office had a better June sales-wise than our prime month of January.  What is going on?  What is spurring this summer activity in our hottest season?
It could be the upcoming … (5 comments)

la quinta ca: Speechless Sunday: Magical Desert Sky - 06/09/13 08:51 AM

I captured this photo of a palm behind our La Quinta home a while back.  We are so lucky to live in an area filled with such beauty.  I am amazed every day, by the nearby Santa Rosa Mountains, by the majestic palms, and the ever-changing desert sky!

la quinta ca: THERMAL Racetrack is on TRACK! - 06/25/11 07:43 AM

THERMAL Racetrack is still on track! If you love fast cars this could be the spot for you... and they are building a lifestyle, not just a paved oval!
Just a couple of hours drive (shorter if you drive fast) from LA... and minutes from the luxury resort area of La Quinta, THERMAL will be the got-to-get-to place to be for you jet-setters with a need for SPEED!  Not only will you be able to house and drive your super-fast sports cars here, but you can keep your gal-pal happy with plenty of fun in the sun in nearby … (4 comments)

la quinta ca: La Quinta Resort & Spa in CNNGo's TOP 10 Spas in the World! - 06/23/11 08:39 AM

It is pretty amazing to have one of the world's TOP 10 exotic wellness spa & retreats right here in our own backyard.  We live less than a mile from this World renowned retreat and the community loves the patrons that come here to be pampered and cared for!  The La Quinta Resort & Club was just listed in a new report as one of the best places to come to rejuvenate, exercise, have treatments, get pampered, and dine on healthy delicious meals! 
The resort made the list because of its unique medical and spa treatments including bone density … (1 comments)

la quinta ca: Aerial Views of your Town Can Bring a New Perspective - 01/21/11 02:08 PM
With all the satellite tools, Google Earth, and You-Tube videos (among many others) many of us are able to see our home-town and neighborhoods from the sky.  The high-tech, high-def technology gives us access to the most amazing images of the places we live and can bring a new and enlightened perspective. 
The Bob Hope Classic is being played entirely in La Quinta, CA this week.  We are very lucky to live right on the signature 7th hole at La Quinta Country Club and have a front-row seat to the PGA players and the athletes, celebrities, and amateurs playing this week.  … (6 comments)

la quinta ca: How to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Like an Irishman! - 03/16/10 02:16 PM

If you are Irish, or just part Irish like me-- You may want to celebrate St. Patrick's Day like a real Irishman... Wear your green and don't forget to go to church tomorrow morning!   I already have my green picked out-- and don't Irishmen play golf?  I will have that covered tomorrow!  Watch this short video to get your Irish-ON!
How To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Like an Irishman on Howcast … (3 comments)

la quinta ca: It's For Sale, But I Don't Know the Price! - 03/10/10 03:53 PM

I called a neighbor the other day to find out if she was interested in selling her home... I have a possible buyer.  She had an Agent in our area make this home available for showing today... It is not listed in the MLS, but the owner had asked her to show and handle the property.
The owners have had an appraisal done, but have or will not share the results with their agent, (so I assume it is low) ... and they have not named a price for the house.  The agent said "they are looking for an offer". 

la quinta ca: Are You Using Wikipedia as A Resource for Info? - 03/08/10 07:13 AM

Wikipedia is written colaboratively by largely anonymous internet users.  Anyone with internet access can write and make changes to Wikipedia articles.
Created in 2001, Wikipedia has grown into one of the largest reference sites!  It attracts over 68 million visitors a month... so if you need a resource for your home or business check it out!  You can also write your own Wikipedia articles and share your knowledge.  Watch the short video below to find out how easy it is to get published!
How To Create a Wikipedia Article on Howcast … (4 comments)

la quinta ca: The Hideaway at La Quinta--Discounted Homesite with amazing Views! - 02/27/10 09:18 AM
This wonderful homesite at The Hideaway Golf Club takes in sweeping views of the Santa Rosa Mountains and 14th tee of the Clive Clark course. Offered by The Lori Bowers Goup for $377,000, it measures 16,117 sq.ft. or .370 acres.
The Hideaway Golf Club at La Quinta is one of the best kept secrets in the Southern California Desert.  The Hideaway's 36-holes of golf are surrounded by a private gated community, combining the amenities of a fine resort with all of the comforts of home.

Hideaway homesites, ranging in size from one-third to over one-half acres, offer … (1 comments)

la quinta ca: Super-Cool Cars in Old Town La Quinta-- See YOU There!! - 02/23/10 09:03 AM
The Desert Classic - Tour ClassiqueMain Street, Old Town La QuintaSaturday, February 27, 20108 a.m. to 12 noonGet a close-up look at stunning classic cars on display along Main Street in Old Town La Quinta! Free admission! Spectators are invited to view the cars on Main Street in Old Town La Quinta and talk with the owners while enjoying live music and the festive atmosphere of Old Town. At 9:30 a.m. the cars will begin departing on a driving tour through the Coachella Valley.   A few very special cars will remain on display in Old Town until noon. The cars are … (1 comments)

la quinta ca: Architecture is Amazing in the Palm Springs Area! - 02/18/10 09:31 AM
For The Love of the Land According to the Desert Sun--
John Lautner, a "radically climate-based architect," found his inspiration in nature and sought to unify structures with the landscape. By Morris Newman Elrod House, Palm Springs, 1968
Joshua White/Courtesy Palm Springs Art Museum
The architect John Lautner designed for the desert in an inspired way, if, just this once, the notion of inspiration is admissible. It might be equally true to say the desert inspired the Los Angeles-based architect and gave him ideas for structures. Lautner’s desert projects look so well suited to their respective settings, in fact, that … (1 comments)

la quinta ca: Rock Out in Old Town La Quinta! - 02/14/10 04:12 PM
Live Music in Old TownThere's always something entertaining going on in Old Town La Quinta, like live music almost every night of the week! Devane's Old Town:  Have dinner, drinks and dance the night away on Friday & Saturday nights from 8 p.m. to Midnight, featuring Dr. Paul The Music Doctor & Reggie Vision playing music from the 40's to the 90's. 760-771-5330 www.devanesoldtown.comHog's Breath Inn:  Relax to the soothing sounds of a piano singer (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday nights) or the lively 60's to 80's music of Sergio & Shirley (Friday nights) 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 760-564-5556  www.hogsbreathinnlaquinta.comOld Town … (2 comments)

la quinta ca: Give Back and Enjoy a Great Evening in Old Town La Quinta! - 02/13/10 05:07 AM
Charity Soup EventOld Town Artisan Studio78-100 Main Street, Suite 104Thursday, February 18, 20106 p.m. to 9 p.m.Enjoy an evening of food, wine and live music and support the Old Town Artisan Studio, a non-profit organization serving the artistic needs of youth, special needs children and seniors with hands on clay pottery and clay sculpture training and education.A sampling of Hors d'oeuvres, soup and cookies from Old Town Restaurants will be served.  A raffle will be held for a spa package at The La Quinta Resort valued at $1,000.  There will also be a silent auction and door prizes running throughout the … (0 comments)

la quinta ca: How to Use Twitter for Business ! - 01/13/10 01:29 AM
After my post on How To Write Better Facebook Status Updates... I had many requests for help with Twitter. Alot of people have been reluctant to jump in and start using Twitter to expand their brand and get more business. Here is a quick and easy video to help you get a feel for what you can do on Twitter-- and how to set up your Business Twitter account in just a few minutes!
How To Use Twitter For Business on Howcast … (10 comments)

la quinta ca: ARNOLD PALMER in OLD TOWN LA QUINTA! - 01/12/10 04:07 PM

Save the Dates
Wednesday January 20th    5-7pm
Arnold Palmer Bottle Signing & Luna Wine Tasting
Mr. Palmer will be at the Old Town Wine Cellar on Main Street signing a limited number of
Pre-purchased Palmer Reserve Cabernet Bottles
$125 per person includes wine tasting
and a reserve bottle signed by Mr. Palmer
or $25 per person wine tasting only
****Reservations Required****

la quinta ca: Bob Hope Classic GOLF outside your back door! - 01/10/10 11:41 AM
The BOB HOPE CLASSIC TOURNAMENT Jan 18-24 coming to the Southern California Desert and played on SilverRock, PGA West, and La Quinta Country Club.  If you love the desert, like I do-- visit  ! Check out this LaQuinta Country Club fairway home on the 7th, Signature Hole offered for sale by Kathy Schowe and The Lori Bowers Group! See the video below and go to for details!

la quinta ca: What attracts Canadians to buy in the Palm Springs Desert? - 01/05/10 01:56 PM
La Quinta and Palm Springs in Coachella Valley, California, is an area known for tourism and fun. Canadians who come here love to golf, ride bikes, swim, hike, shop, enjoy the restaurants, and the spas. There are many other activities and area attractions that hidden secrets to many visitors and real joys to those of us who live here. Here are a few:1. The Palm Springs Tram where you can enjoy snow in the winter and 80 degree temperatures in the summer2. Joshua Tree National Park- One of the largest National Parks in America with amazing rock formations and natural … (0 comments)

la quinta ca: AFTER THE DEAL IS DONE, SHOULD YOU FIRE THE CLIENT? - 01/03/10 10:57 AM
I just finished reading Russel Ray's blog --
Past performances are not always good predictors of future performance  
and I agree with him about predicting the future.  My broker recommended that I "FIRE" a client after completing a difficult sale.  The client seemed very unhappy with me, my TC, my Escow Officer, everything... but after the fact is now friendly and engaging-- and seeking my help for future transactions.
I could not bring myself to "break up with him" when we met last week... and hope to stay on good terms.  Who knows if we will work together in the … (18 comments)

la quinta ca: 10 for Oh-10: New Year's Resolutions That Will Blow Your Crabby Competition Away - 01/01/10 09:49 AM
We will remember 2009 as the year everyone was CRABBY and CUSTOMER SERVICE sucked. This was the year that  businesses behaved badly.
But here's the good news: In 2010, this has left the window of opportunity WIDE OPEN for anyone who wants to steal business from competitors. Here's why:
In the so called "new economy" of 2009, business strategy revolved around this miserable mindset:
Let's fire everyone we can, cut the pay of those left (they're lucky to have a job, after all), then try to operate normally with one third of the staff. Let customers figure it out. Send them to our … (1 comments)

Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886 (California Lifestyle Realty)

Kathy Schowe

La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

La Quinta, CA

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California Lifestyle Realty

Address: 50-200 Avenida Vista Bonita, LaQuinta, CA, 92253

Office: (760) 564-1200

Mobile: (760) 333-8886

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