Archive | March, 2014

Winter hits housing recovery

By Chris Isidore  @CNNMoney March 25, 2014: 10:25 AM ETNEW YORK (CNNMoney) Cold weather hurt home prices in January, as a closely watched measure of housing values posted its third straight monthly decline. The S&P/Case-Shiller index of prices in 20 major markets dipped 0.1%. “The housing recovery may have taken a breather due to the cold weather,” […]

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SOLD – $168,888 – Wonderful 2Br/2Ba Rancho El Mirador Condominium in Palm Springs

  Welcome to Rancho El Mirador a highly desirable community within walking distance to the popular Uptown Design District featuring art galleries, boutiques, and tantalizing restaurants. This Upper 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 902 square foot condo has been upgraded with new windows and sliding glass doors, 2 terraces, and amazing mountain views that you simply […]

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SOLD! $350,00 Stunning 2Br/3Ba Tuscan Style Home in Four Seasons Palm Springs

  Welcome to Four Seasons, a 55+ Active adult community with resort amenities. This Canyon 3 home has been lovingly cared for and features 2825 square feet of luxury living. The largest built home by the Builder, K Hovnanian, featuring a HUGE Master suite with enormous walk-in closet & adjoining bath. The guest suite is […]

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CoreLogic Reports 4 Million Residential Properties Returned to Positive Equity in 2013

March 06, 2014, Irvine, Calif. – ––Approximately 6.5 Million Residential Properties with a Mortgage Still in Negative Equity–– CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, today released new analysis showing 4 million homes returned to positive equity in 2013, bringing the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity to 42.7 […]

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SOLD – $290,000 – 2Br/3Ba Contemporary Condo in Central Palm Springs

  A superb 2 story in the popular Donald Wexler designed Rose Garden! Attached one-car garage, open floor plan.The main level has been remodeled and Kitchen includes granite counters, newer cabinets and high end appliances, tile thruout first level. First level patio is private with beautiful mountain views facing south and west. Huge Master suite […]

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SOLD – $712,500 – Beautiful 3Br/3Ba Home in Mirage Cove

  Elegance, Style & Sophistication are hallmark traits of this incredible hillside home in the exclusive gated community of Mirage Cove. No expense was spared featuring every imaginable upgrade to create harmony & balance while utilizing the principles of Feng Shui. Upon entry to this lovely home you are immediately captivated by the incredible down […]

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Tax incentive draws potential homeowners to Riverside County

Laws allow seniors to transfer lower prior tax base to new home Written by Dominique Fong The Desert Sun   Mar. 5, 2014 Three years ago, Ed McKenna and his wife moved from their Palos Verdes Estates home of 46 years to retire at Indian Ridge Country Club in Palm Desert. Their new yearly property tax bill was […]

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SOLD – $189,000 – 3Br/3Ba La Quinta Cove Home

  Beautifully remodeled La Quinta Cove home with West facing mountain views. Remodeled kitchen & baths, New double pane windows & doors. Great layout with large open kitchen with new cabinets, newer appliances, pantry storage, adjacent dining area and living room. A nice tidy, clean home to call your own. Click here to see more

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Here’s Why You Should Make An Extra Mortgage Payment

Posted February 25, 2014 By Scott Gamm   NEW YORK (MainStreet) — For homeowners, one of the most burdensome financial albatrosses is mortgage debt, especially during retirement. Your mortgage is likely your largest expense. Aside from hoarding money in an IRA or a 401(k), paying off your mortgage prior to retirement is critical. Once you enter retirement, healthcare […]

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Mortgage rates fall again

By Les Christie  @CNNMoney March 6, 2014: 11:18 AM ETNEW YORK (CNNMoney) After three weeks of trending higher, mortgage rates have once again turned lower. The 30-year fixed-rate came in at an average of 4.28%, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly survey. That’s down from 4.37% last week. Meanwhile, 15-year fixed rates, popular with homeowners refinancing their loans, […]

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