Archive | August, 2014

U.S. FORECLOSURE ACTIVITY INCREASES 2 PERCENT IN JULY

August 12, 2014 By RealtyTrac Staff Activity Down 16 Percent from a Year Ago, Continuing Nearly Four-Year Decline Rising Foreclosure Activity Bucks National Trend in Houston, DC, Southern California IRVINE, Calif. – Aug. 14, 2014 — RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, today released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for July 2014, […]

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Affordability Approaches Pre-2004 Norm as Prices Firm

BY PAUL EMRATH on AUGUST 14, 2014   Housing affordability dipped slightly in the second quarter of 2014 as several markets saw a firming of home prices, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI).  Nationwide, the second quarter HOI was 62.6—i.e., 62.6 percent of new and existing homes sold during the quarter were affordable to a family earning the U.S. […]

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Southern California home sales plunge in July

  By ANDREW KHOURI Southern California home sales plunged in July and show little signs of rebounding. And that, economists say, could stunt the region’s economic growth. Buyers scooped up 20,369 new and resale houses and condos in the six-county region last month, down 12.4% from a year earlier, research firm CoreLogic DataQuick said Wednesday. The […]

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Top 10 Road Trip Videos in Greater Palm Springs Area

  Unique places to explore near and not so far BY JIM POWERS You don’t have to drive that far to experience something completely different in the Greater Palm Springs Area.We’ve compiled some of the unique places we have spotlighted over the past year into a top 10 list for you to peruse. Before heading […]

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SOLD – $295,000 – Rare 2br/2ba Villa De Las Palmas Condominium in Palm Springs

Turnkey furnished lower unit in the ever so popular “Villa De Las Palmas” with “In your face” Mountain views. Location location location! HUGE Terrazzo patio with West facing views, views, views! Interior has floor to ceiling windows bringing in lovely natural sunlight, large fireplace for those chilly Palm Springs evenings. Two large bedrooms, “One being […]

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Evan Christopher Returns to Idyllwild to Headline Jazz in the Pines

  Idyllwild experience helped shape his musical career BY MARCIA GAWECKIEvan Christopher recalls the first time he saw snow. Or rode a horse. It was in Idyllwild. At age 16, world-renowned clarinetist Evan Christopher was attending Los Alamitos High School and nearly dropped out. Then he went to a summer jazz camp at Idyllwild Arts […]

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Mutts & Martinis

  Pet-friendly establishments cater to man and best friend during cocktail hour Palm Springs Life /August 2014 Happy hour — a custom that came about during the Prohibition era — has remained a long-standing tradition of the laid-back, luxury Palm Springs lifestyle. As the sun starts to descend over the San Jacinto Mountains, it’s time to fill […]

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Announcing Modernism Week Fall Preview Weekend – Oct 10-13, 2014

Good news Modernism Week fans!  Based on feedback and turn out from last year, Modernism Week is excited to announce expanded programming during the Fall Preview Weekend over Columbus Day Weekend, October 10th through 14th.  Consider this a sneak peek at what’s to come in 2015 during Modernism Week’s big 10th Anniversary celebration.   Modernism […]

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