la quinta real estate: La Quinta Real Estate Market- Corona Update - 05/01/20 10:12 AM
La Quinta Real Estate Market May 2020
La Quinta real estate including the entire Coachella valley and Palm Springs area is a microclimate unlike other California real estate markets.  We are unique in the fact that a high percentage of the real estate are second homes.  We are also seasonal and many desert dwellers leave for the permanent residence in the summer.  Because of this, our market is unique to our valley.  Our busy season runs from November-April- that is when the most people are here enjoying our sunny weather, golf, mountains, hiking, swiming, dining, and desert air.
Prior to the Corona virus- … (6 comments)

la quinta real estate: The Power of California Lifestyle Realty behind you! - 08/27/17 01:41 PM
The Power of California Lifestyle Realty behind you!
California Lifestyle Realty continues to dominate in the La Quinta market and the numbers prove it.  We are lucky to be chosen to represent this iconic luxury brand in the Palm Springs area with our focus on La Quinta golf and country club properties.   Our agents are active and focused on finding your perfect desert home and selling your existing property.  Many agents live in PGA West, Citrus Club, Santa Rosa Cove, and La Quinta Country Club.  We live here and love it- and it shows.
Our marketing team promote our homes online, with … (1 comments)

la quinta real estate: Hacienda Style at La Quinta Country Club! - 03/14/17 10:08 AM
Hacienda Style at La Quinta Country Club
Settled on a spacious homesite of over 15,000 sq.ft., with a hacienda style courtyard, this charming residence in La Quinta Country Club is ideal for entertaining indoors and out. You are welcomed by a fabulous flagstone courtyard with custom fireplace, shaded loggia, BBQ island, and a spectacular pebble-tech pool and spa with sparkling waterfall.
The hacienda design encompasses approximately 3800 sq.ft. accented by tile flooring, dramatic vaulted ceilings in the great room and dining room complete with sunken bar, ice maker, and refrigerator. The chefs kitchen with island cooktop, computer nook, slab granite counters, stainless … (2 comments)

la quinta real estate: What I Love About my La Quinta Job! - 02/21/17 02:01 PM
What I Love About my La Quinta Job!
Although there are many things I love about living, working, playing, and real estate in La Quinta, Ca... the single most important thing are the people I meet and who become more than clients.  They become friends.  
Years ago I met a young couple while working in Old Town La Quinta.  We found we had quite a bit in common.  Abbie was interested in real estate, and Cory was a golf pro.  He was even working at the club where I began my golf career in Palm Desert.  I helped them buy their first … (5 comments)

la quinta real estate: Trust: He bought it sight unseen from France - 08/21/16 06:28 AM
Trust:  He bought it sight unseen from France
A past client of mine and I have been searching for a second investment home for him to purchase in the La Quinta Cove. I sold him his first investment property here in La Quinta about 5 years ago, and my husband has been managing the property for him. Weeks and then months passed, offers were written, and still we had not found the right fit. But I knew his likes and dislikes, and his must haves!
The day after he left for an extended trip to France I went to preview a home that … (7 comments)

la quinta real estate: HOT weather, HOTTER real estate, COOL things to do in La Quinta! - 07/31/16 08:45 AM
HOT weather, HOTTER real estate, COOL things to do in La Quinta!
JULY is typically our hottest month in La Quinta, CA.  Most residents have headed back to their homes in Colorado, Washington, Montana, or cooler beach cities in California.  With 55 days already over 100°, and an average temperature of 107°... I don't blame them.  Even many of my fellow full-timers here are bugging out and heading to the mountains or the coast.  Just a few days away can be all you need to refresh and come back home with a better attitude. 
 Because of the heat, fewer visitors, and residents- summer … (5 comments)

la quinta real estate: Speechless Sunday: La Quinta Cove Puertas! - 07/31/16 05:02 AM
I love the interesting and unique homes in the La Quinta cove.  Many were built in the late 1950's and most in the 1970's.  Every time I am working in the La Quinta cove neighborhood I discover new homes and I have captured some of them here!

la quinta real estate: Speechless Sunday: La Quinta Resort Beauty - 02/09/14 05:21 AM

We are so lucky to live and work right next to a world class resort, in the Waldorf-Astoria collection of hotels... the La Quinta Resort & Spa.  I created this with my iPad using the Paper app by Fifty-Three.  It is the beautiful scene right outside our California Lifestyle Realty office at the resort!

la quinta real estate: Desert Real Estate Market ready for Busy Fall! - 08/28/13 05:16 AM
Desert Real Estate Market ready for Busy Fall!

In today's Desert Sun, the July stats from 2 separate reports indicate that sellers are now in the drivers seat!
California Desert Association of Realtors stats showed that the year-over-year prices have climbed for houses and condos, compared to last July.
San Diego based, DataQuick uses public records to provide a monthly overview of the Coachella Valley’s housing market. The local Realtors’ association tracks the trends on the multiple listing service.
DataQuick’s report for July found:
• Valleywide, 894 homes were sold in July. That’s a 2.5 percent jump from last year, … (0 comments)

la quinta real estate: California Lifestyle Realty Dunes Clubhouse! - 08/09/13 05:40 AM
Today is my first scheduled 'floor-time' at California Lifestyle Realty, Dunes Clubhouse.  Each on-site location is unique and has different features... early morning golf traffic at the Dunes or the PGA Tournament Clubhouse.  Also- MD Burger Spot &  Ernie's,  in house restaurant and bars with people coming and going-- and lunch is readily available. 
The Lifestyle location at the La Quinta Resort & Spa is located in the heart of the world-class resort and adjacent to shops, Twenty-Six, Morgan's in the Desert, and all of the meeting rooms.  

Old Town La Quinta location sits right on Main Street, near … (8 comments)

la quinta real estate: Wordless Wednesday: Dreaming of La Quinta! - 05/08/13 03:40 AM
Wordless Wednesday:  Dreaming of La Quinta!
We are truly blessed to live and work in La Quinta.  This week we have had unusually cool temps in the low 80's and big, puffy, cotton clouds to set off the green of the golf course against the brown and purple mountains!  If you are dreaming of La Quinta... give me a call and I'll help you find your dream home here!

la quinta real estate: Expand Your Branding Online-- with Facebook! - 03/21/10 09:06 AM
Do you have a business page on Facebook yet?  If NOT,  why NOT ?  Why not take advantage of the FREE online marketing available--- ?

Facebook is steam-rolling ahead and actually had more hits than GOOGLE, last week!  Don't you want to use the power and exposure from Facebook to grow you business?  This short Tom Ferry video explains the marketing strategy of using Facebook to generate referrals and more business for YOU! 
I love the idea of growing a Facebook following and am looking to expand my friend list-- to friend me on Facebook click on the button!  Let's … (7 comments)

la quinta real estate: Oh-No , They Call Me the ActiveRain Queen - 02/23/10 05:00 PM
I wrote a blog a few weeks ago about my Broker "forcing" us to join ActiveRain--I'm afraid I am addicted to ActiveRain... so much so, that when a new Agent is introduced to our office-- they say ask-- Kathy about ActiveRain, she will get you going!  I am almost feeling indulgent about sending the "invite" e-mail.  I want the other Agents in our office to get involved and send out those invites to welcome the newbies! 
I post new listings to ActiveRain... I post my latest photos.... When a local event sounds like it should'nt be missed-- I post it to … (6 comments)

la quinta real estate: Local Growers Bring Fresh Produce to Old Town for YOU! - 02/23/10 09:19 AM
Old Town Farmers MarketSunday, February 28, 2010 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Visit the Certified Farmers Market on Main Street at Old Town La Quinta, where you will find the freshest, best tasting produce including fresh fruit & vegetables, honey, nuts, cheese, cut flowers & plants, fresh-baked breads from L'Artisan Bakery, live chef demonstrations and live musical entertainment. The Farmers Market is open every Sunday through May from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.The Farmers Market is sponsored by The Palm Springs Cultural Center.   Visit us at The Lori Bowers Group on the weekend! For more fun stuff to do in the … (4 comments)

la quinta real estate: Check Out my 20min per day Twitter Workout - 01/18/10 04:50 PM
So here is the 20 min per day Twitter Workout to help you become more effective with your time on Twitter.Most people tell me that part of the reason they don't want to get involved with Twitter, is that it takes too long, and that they have far more important things to do. Well, as I tell all my clients whatever time you have available, is the time you have available.. The key is to be as effective and productive with that time as you can.So here is my 20 min per day Twitter workout. Will it make you lose … (1 comments)

la quinta real estate: It Takes Five Keys To Unlock The Secret To A Successful Sale - 01/18/10 04:13 PM
Today's buyer is doing their research online.  It's more important than ever to be an informed and prepared seller.  Doing your homework and strategically marketing your house, with help from the right professionals, is the fastest way to a successful sale. 
It takes five keys to unlock the secret to a successful sale:
This, in my opinion, is the most important key.  Listing before the house is 100% ready is a mistake that you will regret.  Many sellers are talked into premature signing by realtors who are afraid of losing the listing.  Repeat after me:  "You don't get a second chance to … (1 comments)

la quinta real estate: ONLY IN LA QUINTA-- MEET THE PROS, CLASSIC GIRLS, & YOGI BERRA! - 01/15/10 08:10 AM
La Quinta WELCOMES BACK THE BOB HOPE CLASSIC TOURNAMENT, and kicks it off next week with a special event put on by the LA QUINTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. 
While in LaQuinta, come to OLD TOWN to shop, dine, and soak up the sunshine! ☼  If you are looking for information on buying, selling or leasing a home-- visit THE LORI BOWERS GROUP !   If you LOVE THE DESERT-- check out LIVETHEDESERTLIFE.COM !


la quinta real estate: La Quinta Country Club.. FIRE & ICE Ball - 01/14/10 08:49 AM

THE NEW CLUBHOUSE AT La Quinta Country Club, was the setting for the FIRE & ICE BALL last weekend!  With 200+ attending the event was an amazing success-- decorations of ice scultures and blocks of carved ice on each table with candles glowing created a magical setting.  It was held in the Eisenhower Pavillion-- with entertainment by Mike Costley and his Band...
For dinner we were treated with a Poached Lobster and Pear Salad, and a Truffle-Mushroom encrusted Filet-- followed by an enticing Chocolate Truffle Bomb!
To cap off a perfect evening, fellow Member Andy Williams sang … (3 comments)

la quinta real estate: Make Sure Your Web-Site Gives Consumers What THEY Want! - 01/13/10 07:58 AM
Tom Ferry gives great tips and sound advice on the BASIC things your site needs to capture consumers and keep them coming back to your site! It is as simple as giving the customer what THEY WANT ! What are YOU offering as far as INFORMATION AND DATA-- to keep your clients informed on the Market Picture? Are you staying CURRENT AND RELEVANT? Watch this short video for a STRATEGY to MAKE IT HAPPEN! … (3 comments)

la quinta real estate: 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!

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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