Extraordinary California Desert Homes for Sale

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Extraordinary California Desert Homes for Sale

California desert view from the mountainsBuyers looking for extraordinary California desert homes have some great opportunities right now. Prices are down from several years ago, but are also less, sometimes significantly, than what one finds on the coast. 

And bank owned homes offer a particularly good opportunity in the million dollars and up range with some significant opportunities, especially if you like mountain views and golf. 

Whether it's a home up in the Santa Rosa mountains (a favorite area of mine is the Royal Carrizo community with some homes having spectacular mountain and desert views) or in one of the many exclusive gated golf course communities, the California desert cities of La Quinta, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, and Palm Desert offer a wonderful lifestyle for year-round or partial year residents. 

Shop and dine elegantly on the desert's version of Rodeo Drive, El Paseo in Palm Desert, at the foot of the mountains as you come into town on the Palms to Pines Highway 

Play golf at one of the many golf courses in town 

Hunt for treasures at the famed College of the Desert Swap Meet 

Stroll through the Living Desert in Palm Desert and Moorten Botanical Garden in Palm Springs

 Desert Palms in Palm Desert

Interested in La Quinta homes for sale? Or in homes for sale in Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells or Palm Desert

Interested in a luxury home on a golf course? 

A desert home with a view?

California Desert View from the mountainsA friend of mine has a gorgeous 4400 SF single story home for sale in La Quinta in the mid $1 millions in an exclusive gated golf course community.  In the coast area this home would likely be 50% more. That's quite an opportunity for a second home, or a place to retire now or in the future. 

Or how about a single story 5500+ SF home in one of the most exclusive golf course communities in the US - the Vintage Club in Indian Wells? Offered at $1.3 million, this spectacular contemporary home on ½ acre offers a lifestyle few can enjoy but many crave. And at this price, and a bank owned property, you have a rare opportunity to live that lifestyle. This home was owned a number of years ago by Lee Iaccoca and sold most recently in 2007 for over $3 million. In some areas here along the coast this home would likely be twice the price. 

For buyers desiring a view home in the mountains above the desert, the Royal Carrizo neighborhood presents some amazing desert view homes that will surely impress anyone used to the coastal and waterfront pricing in San Diego, Orange County and LA. And you are just 10 miles or so from Palm Desert...and a world away... and two hours from the coast. 

Want more information? Let me know - I'm a member of the Desert Area MLS, too.


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Nevin Williams
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation - Cary, NC
Senior Mortgage Advisor

Jeff - You are right that housing in these areas are much less than coastal.  I never knew you were Desert area too!

Apr 26, 2011 08:51 AM #1
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff, I don't really think of California when I think of the Desert, but California has a little bit of everything for everyone :)

Apr 26, 2011 09:31 AM #2
April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

Hi Jeff, I love the photo.  How I long for the pretty blue skies, is it spring yet??  Soon it will be here in Brookfield Wisconsin.  Time to mow lawns and pull weeds...  Have a great spring!

Apr 26, 2011 09:31 AM #3
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Jeff - This is outstanding marketing for your real estate services.  You pique interest for details!

Apr 26, 2011 11:44 AM #4
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Jef, Very nicely done. If I had my druthers, I would already be planning on a home there for 3 or 4 months ( the coldest months) out of the year. I love the desert communities.

Apr 26, 2011 02:17 PM #5
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