March 15, 2020

Strong Sales & Price Gains Continue in the Palm Springs Area

Home sales in the greater Palm Springs area continue to show strength when compared to the same time last year. We've seen an increase in the number of homes sold each of the first three months of the year, and in February a total of 787 homes were sold, a 16.6% increase over the number sold last February. 

 

Buyer activity continues to be strong, even though available inventory continues to be running well below last year.  At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we continue to see fewer homes for sale, making it a challenge for our buyers to find that perfect home.

 

There were 5,063 homes available for sale in February 2019, and this month there are 4,113 homes available for sale … a noticeable (-18.8%) decrease in available housing over that period!

 

The low inventory is continuing to push home prices higher …  the median price for detached homes (single-family) was up (+8.4%) over the same month last year while the median price for attached homes (condos) was up (+1.8%).

Let’s look at the three key market indicators, Average Sold Price, Number of Homes for Sale, and Number of Days on Market, for a good snapshot of the Palm Springs area real estate market and, its overall health.

  • Average Home Sale Prices. The average home sale price last month in the Palm Springs area was $550,935 an Increase of (+10.5%) over the same month last year.  
  • Number of Days on Market. Days on market remain constant, with homes selling in an average of 77 days.
  • The Number of Homes for Sale. There were 4,113 homes for sale last month, a (-18.8%) decline over February of last year. While inventory remains below average, if past trends continue we'll see more homes come on the market over the coming months.

Interest rates continue to be very attractive and that will continue to drive new purchases and refinance activity. 30-year fixed-rate mortgages are remaining steady at 3.375% and the FHA 30-year fixed rate stands at 3.375%. If you’re financing a larger amount, the Jumbo 30-year fixed-rate is still attractive at 3.5% and the Jumbo 5-year ARM is 3%.

 

City Standouts! What’s Up and Who’s Down?

 

Most of our cities once again experienced an increase in the number of homes sold, led by Coachella (+50%), Bermuda Dunes (+43%) and Indio (+40%). Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs saw home sales drop  (-5.5%) and  (-17%) respectively.

 

 

When it comes to Average Sale Price, Bermuda Dunes led the pack with a strong (+56%) increase over last February, followed by Palm Desert (+39%) and Desert Hot Springs (+21.7%). Only Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells and La Quinta experienced decreases in average selling price percentages.

 

The Number of Days on Market decreased for about half the cities in the Coachella Vally, with homes taking longer to sell last month in Palm Springs (+42.6%), Cathedral City (+23.6%), and Indian Wells (+19.6%). 

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City Watch - Cathedral City 

 

Number of Homes for Sale = 250  (-817.2%)

Number of Homes Sold = 60  (+5.3%)

Average List Price = $359,294 (+12.2%)

Average Sale Price = $359,010 (+17.9%)

Average Days on Market = 68 (+23.6%)

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If you're considering putting your home on the market, let us help you get it SOLD! 

If you'd like a detailed market report for a specific city, just click here: Send Me A City Report.

 

Give us a call at (760) 625-7229, or visit www.thehamiltonregroup.com, for an easy-to-use home search, and for information on how we can help you with all your important real estate needs. 

 

The Hamilton Real Estate Group is evolving to meet all of our customer’s real estate needs. If you are ready to sell, call or email us, or for a FREE instant home valuation report, click here: What's My Home Worth? 

 

March 1, 2020

Desert Lifestyle Report - March 2020

 

March in Palm Springs Features Art, Fashion, Tennis and Live Theater!

 

March in Palm Springs brings a little something for everybody! Whether you love world-class tennis, documentary films, food and wine, shopping for fine art, or live theater, you’ll find something of interest.

 

And we have some great live shows this month featuring Chaka Khan, Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons, The Stylistics, Ricky Skaggs, Pink Martini, and more. 

 

La Quinta Art Celebration, Mar 5-8

   

La Quinta, a city renowned for its commitment to the arts community, has hosted an annual art event of national importance since 1982. This year will be no different as La Quinta debuts its new signature art event at the La Quinta Civic Center Campus. Showcasing over 200 world-class artists from around the world, you’ll find superb works in 12 media categories including Painting, Sculpture, Glass, Ceramics, Jewelry, Photography, Fiber, Wood and Mixed Media. 

 

Click HERE for information on the event.

 

BNP Paribas Open, Mar 9-22

   

It’s time for some of the world’s best tennis players to return to the desert for the BNP Paribas Open at the beautiful Indian Wells Tennis Garden. This year’s event features the 75 top-ranked WTA and ATP singles players, including nine former champions. Here’s your chance to see Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Bianca Andreescu, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, and many more of the best players in tennis. The event includes a kid's day, player autograph signings, and a variety of live shows on the Village Stage.  

 

Click HERE for information on the event and to purchase tickets.

 

Fashion Week El Paseo, Mar 20-27

   

Celebrate 15 years of style at the largest fashion show on the west coast … Fashion Week El Paseo. You’ll experience the world of fashion New York style with an inspiring, immersive fashion experience featuring cocktail receptions, trunk shows, celebrity meet-and-greets, and more.  The opening night show features “Trina Turk at 25” and the always-popular local designer and Project Runway star Michael Costello brings his crowd favorites to the runway later in the week.

  

Click HERE for information on the event and to purchase tickets.

 

American Documentary Film Festival, Mar 27-31

   

The 9th annual American Documentary and Animation Film Festival (AmDocs) was named one of the Top 25 Film Festivals in the World, one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World, and one of the 5 Coolest Documentary Film Festivals in the World! Showcasing over 250 films from 37 countries, including 61 world premiers, the opening night features the environmental documentary “Planet of the Humans”

 

Click HERE for information on the screenings and to purchase tickets.

 

Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival, Mar 27-29

   

Organized by Palm Springs Life Magazine, this annual festival features 30 of the country’s best chefs for three days of culinary and wine tastings in the heart of El Paseo. You’ll experience food from 40 fine dining restaurants, food tasting booths, celebrity chefs on three stages, and premium wine and liquor tastings. 

 

Click HERE for information on the event and to purchase tickets.

 

Theater Events

 

Sordid Lives, Palm Canyon Theatre, Mar 26-29

 

The tag line for Del Shores’ best know work is “A black comedy about white trash”. This is a story of unconditional love, acceptance and "coming out" in a Texas family, as they all converge for the matriarch's funeral. It’s twisted and guaranteed to make you laugh!

 

Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets

 

The City of Conversation, CVRep, Mar 11-29

Winner of the 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play, is a fascinating and timely look at family politics through a family in politics, set in 1979 Washington, D.C.

 

Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets

 

The Producers, Desert TheaterWorks, Mar 13-29

 

Desert TheaterWorks brings Mel Brooks’ most successful production to the stage this month. The story of a fading Broadway producer who aims to produce the worst musical to run on Broadway, then finds his show to be a huge hit. This stage adaptation of the hit film will be sure to bring a smile to your face.

 

Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets

 

Strong Home Sales Start Off The New Year!

   

We got a strong start to the new year in the Palm Springs area with a healthy increase in the number of homes sold compared to January of last year. A total of 740 homes were sold in January, a 19.2% increase over the number sold this time last year.  Overall buyer activity remains strong, but the low inventory is making it difficult for buyers to find the perfect home.

 

Let’s look at the three key market indicators, Average Sold Price, Number of Homes for Sale, and Number of Days on Market, for a good snapshot of the Palm Springs area real estate market.

The average home sale price last month in the Palm Springs area was $494,922, a (-2.98%) decrease over the same month last year.  Homes sold in an average of 79 days, with days on market remaining constant compared to last year. There were 3,785 homes for sale last month, a (-17.2%) decrease over this same time last year. Inventory continues to be below average, even as we see our usual seasonal increase in buyer activity.

 

For more information on specific cities, or to view the full market update, click here: Desert Market Update, or click here for information on a specific city: Send Me A City Report.

     

Give us a call at (760) 625-7229, or visit www.thehamiltonregroup.com, for an easy-to-use home search, and for information on how we can help you with all your important real estate needs.

        

The Hamilton Real Estate Group is evolving to meet all of our customer’s real estate needs. If you are ready to sell, call or email us, or for a FREE instant home valuation report, click here: What's My Home Worth?

 

Selected Concerts and Live Performances In March

 

 

McCallum Theatre

  • Pink Martini, Mar 4-8
  • Ricky Skaggs, Mar 12
  • Chicago, The Musical, Mar 13-15
  • The Celtic Tenors, Mar 17
  • The Manhattan Transfer, Mar 21
  • Steve Tyrell, Mar 27

For more information and tickets click HERE.

 

Fantasy Springs Casino

  • Terry Fator, Mar 6
  • Pitbull, Mar 14
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates, Mar 21
  • Chaka Khan, Mar 27
  • Dancing With The Stars, Mar 28

For more information and tickets click HERE.

 

Agua Caliente Casino

  • Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Mar 14
  • Thunder from Down Under, Mar 21
  • The Stylistics, Mar 22

For more information and tickets click HERE.

 

Morongo Casino

  • Flogging Molly, Mar 14
  • Marlon Wayans, Mar 20
  • Rob Lowe, Mar 27

For more information and tickets click HERE.

Feb. 17, 2020

Strong Home Sales Start Off The New Year in Palm Springs!

   

We got a strong start to the new year in the Palm Springs area with a healthy increase in the number of homes sold compared to January of last year. A total of 740 homes were sold in January, a 19.2% increase over the number sold this time last year.  Overall buyer activity remains strong, but the low inventory is making it difficult for buyers to find the perfect home. The continued strength in our market is driven by historically low interest rates, relatively affordable housing, and the quality of life the area affords.  

 

Inventory constraints continue, and we once again see a noticeable drop in available homes for sale compared to last year.  There were 4,568 homes available for sale in January 2019, and this month there are 3,785 homes available for sale … that’s a (-17.1%) decrease in available housing over 12 months!

 

The low inventory is continuing to push home prices higher …  the median price for detached homes (single-family) was up (+10.5%) over the same month last year. The median price for attached homes (condos) was up (+2.0%) over last year.  


Let’s look at the three key market indicators, Average Sold PriceNumber of Homes for Sale, and Number of Days on Market, for a good snapshot of the Palm Springs area real estate market and, its overall health.

  • Average Home Sale Prices. The average home sale price last month in the Palm Springs area was $494,922 a decrease of (-2.98%) over the same month last year.  
  • Number of Days on Market. Days on Market remain constant, with homes selling in an average of 79 days. 
  • The Number of Homes for Sale. There were 3,785 homes for sale last month, a (-17.2%) decline over January of last year. While inventory remains below average, if past trends continue we'll see more homes come on the market over the coming months.

Interest rates continue to be very attractive and that will continue to drive new purchases and refinance activity. 30-year fixed-rate mortgages are remaining steady at 3.625% and the FHA 30-year fixed rate stands at 3.375%. If you’re financing a larger amount, the Jumbo 30-year fixed-rate is still attractive at 3.375% and the Jumbo 5-year ARM is 3%. 

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Celebrate Modernism Week!

Find your perfect mid-century home now!

Just CLICK HERE:

www.MidModPalmSprings.com

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City Standouts! Who's Up and Who’s Down?

 

As indicated above, the Number of Homes Sold in January 2020 vs. January 2019 were up in all cities EXCEPT; Palm Desert (-9.5%), Bermuda Dunes (-27.3%) and Coachella (-17.6%). All other cities saw increases in the number of homes sold, with strong gains in Cathedral City (+76.5%), Indian Wells (+45%), and La Quinta (+34%).

   

   

When looking at Average Sold Price, Coachella stood out with a solid (+18%) increase over last January solds. Only Rancho Mirage, La Quinta and Indio experienced decreases in average selling prices. 

 

The Number of Days on Market Increased for every city in the Coachella Vally EXCEPT; Palm Desert, Indio and Coachella. The largest decreases in selling time was in Coachella (-34.2%), Palm Desert (-26.9%) and Indio (-34.2%). Cathedral City and Bermuda Dunes experienced the biggest increase in selling times, up (+37.2%) and (+33.7%) respectively. 

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City Watch - Indian Wells 

 

Number of Homes for Sale = 227  (-8.8%)

Number of Homes Sold = 29  (+45%)

Average List Price = $1,511,466 (-6.53%)

Average Sale Price = $942,296 (+14.5%)

Average Days on Market = 92 (+7.0%)

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Our buyer activity remains strong, and many are having difficulty finding the right home. If you're considering putting your home on the market, let us help you get it SOLD! 

If you'd like a detailed market report for a specific city, just click here: Send Me A City Report.

 

Give us a call at (760) 625-7229, or visit www.thehamiltonregroup.com, for an easy-to-use home search, and for information on how we can help you with all your important real estate needs. 

 

The Hamilton Real Estate Group is evolving to meet all of our customer’s real estate needs. If you are ready to sell, call or email us, or for a FREE instant home valuation report, click here: What's My Home Worth? 

Jan. 29, 2020

Desert Lifestyle Report - February 2020

Classic Cars & Classic Architecture Featured in February!

 

Tour de Palm Springs, Feb 7 & 8

   

Get ready to ride through Palm Springs with thousands of other riders for a good cause during the 22nd Annual Tour de Palm Springs. This celebrated event has given both bike enthusiasts and casual riders a chance to pedal their way through Greater Palm Springs since 1999. Register today to choose from five routes ranging from 10 miles to 100 miles long. Bike rentals are available. There's fun to be had for walkers too, with both a 1-mile and 3-mile walk option!

 

Click HERE for information on the event and for registration information.

 

Art Palm Springs, Feb 13- 17

   

Calling all art-lovers! You'll love this four-day art event, one of the country's premier events, that takes place at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Featuring over 70 galleries from the U.S. and around the world exhibiting works from over 300 artists -- all under one roof -- representing paintings, sculpture, photography and other visual arts. Don't miss what is often called "The Arts Event of the Year" in Palm Springs.

 

Click HERE for information on the event.

 

Modernism Week, Feb 13-23

 

Modernism Week’s cool, iconic, modern February festival is an exciting 11-day celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion, and culture. Events include the Modernism Show & Sale at the convention center, tours of iconic homes, architectural walking, biking, and double-decker bus tours, a world-class lecture and film series, tours of the historic Annenberg Estate at Sunnylands If you're a mid-century modern enthusiast, Palm Springs is the place to be this month! 

 

Click HERE for information on the event and to purchase tickets.

 

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Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival, Feb 14 - 23

 

Visit the first county fair of the year -- the 74th year for this fair -- where you'll find a nightly musical pageant, headline entertainment, Monster Truck, and BMX shows, camel and ostrich races, date and produce displays, arts and crafts, carnival rides, and great fair food. This year's entertainers included George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, and a 90's show with Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc and Coolio! 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Carnival open until midnight on weekends!

 

Click HERE for information on the event. 

 

Rancho Mirage Wine and Food Festival, Feb 28 & 29

   

Welcome to the Rancho Mirage Wine and Food Festival, where palm trees and the famous Palm Springs mountain views serve as the backdrop to one of the most talked-about wine events in California. Featuring the Special Sunset Rare and Reserve Tasting and the Grand Tasting Finale at the beautiful Rancho Mirage Community Park. For the Grand Tasting, enjoy an afternoon of fun, wine, food and live upbeat music – at the classiest wine and food festival under the sun! 

 

Click HERE for information on the event and to purchase tickets.

 

Desert Woman's Show, Feb 22

   

This expo offers dynamic daily fashion shows by Pete Carlson's Golf & Tennis and local boutiques. The Woman's Show marketplace showcases plenty of shopping, stimulating seminars on Age in Reverse with renowned heart surgeon & author Dr. Steven Gundry, Stem Cells Demystified, Secret to Fabulous Legs and so much more! Guests also enjoy a variety of local talent sponsored by Big Rock Pub while sampling everything from Tequila to Butter Cakes. 

 

Click HERE for information on the event and to register for the event.

 

McCormicks Classic Car Auction, Feb 21-23

   

Every year the turnout is huge for one of the biggest car auctions in the country. This year nearly 600 classic cars will cross the auction block over the three days of this event. You'll see everything from classic muscle cars to vintage luxury vehicles from Mercedes and Rolls Royce. Many hard-to-find cars, like Austin Healeys and Studebakers, often appear and are especially popular with the crowd. If you're just looking, take advantage of the first day of the event, always free of charge to the public. 

 

Click HERE for information on the event.

 

Swing ‘N Hops Street Party, Feb 8

   

Swing ‘N Hops provides family-friendly fun on El Paseo in Palm Desert. You’ll enjoy playing the games, including a giant Twister game, chess, and outdoor bowling, while a nearby crafts station will engage your creative side. The event features big band music by the Swing Cats Big Band, and dancing in the street is encouraged, as El Paseo will be pedestrians only between San Pablo and Larkspur for the event. 

 

Click HERE for information on the event.

 

Home Sales Rise Across Most Cities!

   

The low inventory is continuing to push home prices higher …  the median price for detached homes (single-family) was up (+9.0%) over the same month last year … that’s the highest single-year increase on record! The median price for attached homes (condos) was up (+2.0%) over last year, and while price increases for condos accelerated about two years ago, we see price gains for condos starting to soften a bit. 

 

Let’s look at the three key market indicators, Average Sold Price, Number of Homes for Sale, and Number of Days on Market, for a good snapshot of the Palm Springs area real estate market, and its overall health.

 

 

The average home sale price last month in the Palm Springs area was $492,233, a (+1.5%) increase over the same month last year.  Homes sold faster last month, with days on market going down by (-2.7%) over last year to 72 days. There were 2,998 homes for sale last month, a (-11.9%) decrease over this same time last year. Inventory continues to be below average, even as we see our usual seasonal increase in buyer activity.

   

For more information on specific cities, or to view the full market update, click here: Desert Market Update, or click here for information on a specific city: Send Me A City Report.

     

Give us a call at (760) 625-7229, or visit www.thehamiltonregroup.com, for an easy-to-use home search, and for information on how we can help you with all your important real estate needs.

        

The Hamilton Real Estate Group is evolving to meet all of our customer’s real estate needs. If you are ready to sell, call or email us, or for a FREE instant home valuation report, click here: What's My Home Worth?

Selected Concerts and Live Performances In February

 

McCallum Theatre

  • Shoshana Bean, Feb 4
  • Mozart Group, Feb 11
  • Cirque Eloize – Hotel, Feb 13
  • The Ten Tenors, Feb 18-23
  • Burton Cummings, Feb 24
  • Judy Collins, Feb 25
  • A Celebration Of Ella Fitzgerald, Feb 29

For more information and tickets click HERE.

 

Fantasy Springs Casino

  • The Improve Comedy Club, Feb 1
  • Pedro Fernández, Feb 1
  • Golden Boy Boxing, Feb 6
  • Charlie Wilson, Feb 15
  • Sheryl Crow, Feb 22
  • The Righteous Brothers, Feb 28

For more information and tickets click HERE.

 

Agua Caliente Casino

  • Jerry Seinfeld, Feb 1
  • San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, Feb 2
  • Keith Sweat, Feb 14
  • Air Supply, Feb 15
  • Michael Bolton, Feb 29

For more information and tickets click HERE.

 

Morongo Casino

  • Morongo's Big Game Blitz, Feb 2
  • Alice Lau & Selina Pao, Feb 16

For more information and tickets click HERE.

Jan. 15, 2020

Home Sales Rise Across Most Cities In The Palm Springs Area!

       

       

Home sales in the Palm Springs area rebounded with strong sales numbers across most cities in the valley.  Overall buyer activity remains strong and we continue to see good homes that are priced right selling quickly, often with multiple offers. We did not experience the typical December slowdown that often accompanies the holiday season, and sales trends continue to bode well for sellers in 2020.


Inventory constraints continue into the busy season, and we once again see a rather dramatic drop in available homes for sale compared to 3 years ago.  There were 4,585 homes available for sale in January 2018, and this month there are 2,998 homes available for sale … that’s a (-34.6%) decrease in available housing over three years!

 

The low inventory is continuing to push home prices higher …  the median price for detached homes (single-family) was up (+9.0%) over the same month last year … that’s the highest single-year increase on record! The median price for attached homes (condos) was up (+2.0%) over last year, and while price increases for condos accelerated about two years ago, we see price gains for condos starting to soften a bit. 

 

 

Let’s look at the three key market indicators, Average Sold PriceNumber of Homes for Sale, and Number of Days on Market, for a good snapshot of the Palm Springs area real estate market and, its overall health.

  • Average Home Sale Prices. The average home sale price last month in the Palm Springs area was $492,233, a (+1.5%) increase over the same month last year.  
  • Number of Days on Market. Homes sold faster last month, with days on market dropping by (-2.7%) over the last year to 72 days. 
  • The Number of Homes for Sale. There were  2,998 homes for sale last month, a slight increase over last month and a (-11.9%) decline over December of last year. The inventory constraints are likely to continue as we see strong buying activity and a trend towards more people moving to the desert full-time.

Interest rates continue to be very attractive and that will continue to drive new purchases and refinance activity. 30-year fixed-rate mortgages are remaining steady at 3.75% and the FHA 30-year fixed rate stands at 3.5%. If you’re financing a larger amount, the Jumbo 30-year fixed-rate is still attractive at 3.625% and the Jumbo 5-year ARM is 3.25%. 

 

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Great Value in Palm Desert!

Monterey Country Club is one of the best values in Palm Desert.

See what's available for sale now! 

Just CLICK HERE:

wwwMontereyCC4Sale.com

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City Standouts! What’s Up and Who’s Down?

 

As you can see in the chart below, the number of homes sold in December 2019 vs. December 2018 was up in all cities except Indio, which was down (-7.9%). All other cities saw increases in the number of homes sold, with strong gains in Bermuda Dunes (+66.7%), Rancho Mirage (+41.7%), and Palm Desert (+33.3%).

 

 

Average selling prices were up across the board, with the largest increases in Bermuda Dunes, up +(59.8%), and Desert Hot Springs, up (+45.6%). Palm Springs and La Quinta were the only cities to see a drop average selling prices last month. 

 

The number of Days on Market was up in about half of the cities and down in the other half. The largest decrease in selling time was in Indio (-13.7%) and La Quinta (-11.9%). Rancho Mirage and Desert Hot Springs experienced the biggest increase in selling times, up (+24.2%) and (+16.9%) respectively. 

 

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City Watch - Bermuda Dunes 

 

Number of Homes for Sale = 61  (-16.4%)

Number of Homes Sold = 10  (+66.7%)

Average List Price = $604,403 (+12.5%)

Average Sale Price = $509,400 (+59.8%)

Average Days on Market = 76 (+10.1%)

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Our buyer activity remains strong, and many are having difficulty finding the right home. If you're considering putting your home on the market, let us help you get it SOLD! 

 

If you'd like a detailed market report for a specific city, just click here: Send Me A City Report.

 

Give us a call at (760) 625-7229, or visit www.thehamiltonregroup.com, for an easy-to-use home search, and for information on how we can help you with all your important real estate needs. 

 

The Hamilton Real Estate Group is evolving to meet all of our customer’s real estate needs. If you are ready to sell, call or email us, or for a FREE instant home valuation report, click here: What's My Home Worth? 

Dec. 30, 2019

Desert Lifestyle Report - January 2020

Great Films, Fast Horses, World-Class Golf, and Great Music Kicks Off the Season!

Palm Springs Film Festival, Jan 2-13

   

Palm Springs kicks off the year with one of the biggest events of the season ... the 31st annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.  The festival rolls out the red carpet for some of the biggest A-list celebrities and Palm Springs community leaders during dazzling Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Renée Zellweger will be awarded the Desert Palm Achievement Award for her performance in the film Judy, and Joaquin Phoenix will be honored with the Chairman’s Award for his performance in Joker. Over 135,000 cinema lovers will enjoy 11 days of fantastic film and special events — featuring over 200 films from 60+ countries — presented in a variety of theaters and venues across the valley. 

 

Click HERE for information and to purchase tickets.

 

AKC All-Breed Dog Shows, Jan 2-5

 

Calling all dog-lovers … you know who you are! Now is your chance to attend the largest dog show west of the Mississippi! You’ll see over 11,000 dogs trotting their way past the judges in breed-specific and all-breed competitions at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio. In addition, there will be obedience trials, rally courses, and a special event for 4-6 month old puppies! 

 

Click HERE for more information and for judging schedules

 

The American Express, Jan 15-19

   

Formerly known as the Desert Classic and the CareerBuilder Challenge, The American Express will take place across three of the area's top courses: the Stadium and Nicklaus Tournament courses at PGA WEST and La Quinta Country Club. The 72-hole event features some of the world’s best golfers -- this year's lineup includes Phil Mickelson, Tony Finau, and Rickie Flower -- while offering top-notch music shows each evening. This year's musical entertainment features rock and roll legend Stevie Nicks, performing on Friday night,  and country music star Luke Bryan, performing on Saturday night.  Get 20% off of your ticket by paying with your Amex card.

 

Click HERE for information on the event and to purchase tickets.

 

Polo at Empire Polo Club & Eldorado Polo Club

 

If you haven’t been to a polo match … you should take the opportunity to experience this fast-paced sport at one of our two fantastic polo clubs in Indio. Both clubs feature Sunday polo matches where you can either tail-gate and bring your own food and refreshments, or take a covered seat in the clubhouse where you’ll find food and drinks available. The Empire Polo Club also features Friday Night polo matches.

 

Click HERE for information on the Empire Polo Club

 

   

Click HERE for information on the Eldorado Polo Club

 

Art, Art, and More Art!

 

For all of the art-lovers out there, January is a great month to be in the Palm Springs area!

 

El Paseo Art Walk, Jan 3

We kick things off on Jan 3 with the El Paseo Art Walk. This event takes place the 1st Friday of each month, through May, and over 15 galleries along El Paseo are open from 4-7pm, where you’ll find exhibit openings, artist receptions, and a variety of classic cars for your enjoyment. 

 

Click HERE for information on El Paseo Art Walk

 

Art on Main Street, Jan 4 & 18

You’ll find over 100 unique artists displaying their craft in Old Town La Quinta twice a month through March. Enjoy browsing a wide variety of art, including paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, and more.  

Click HERE for information on Art On Main Street

 

Southwest Arts Festival, Jan 23-26

Recognized as one of the Top 100 Events in North America by Travel Magazine, the Southwest Arts Festival includes traditional, contemporary, and abstract fine works of art and quality crafts. One of the largest art festivals in the valley, you’ll find works from 250 of the most accomplished artists from around the world. Held at the Empire Polo Grounds, this show is one of the area’s finest. 

 

Click HERE for information on Southwest Arts Festival

 

Palm Springs Pinot Noir Festival, Jan 18

If you love a good Pinot Noir, as I do, you won’t want to miss the Palm Springs Pinot Noir Festival held at the Ritz Carlton in Rancho Mirage. You’ll savor the taste of the wines from over 30 winemakers and sample food from many of our top local chefs.  

 

Click HERE for information on the event

 

Camelot, Jan 17 - Feb 9

   

This classic musical won four Tony Awards upon its first Broadway run in 1960 and was back on Broadway in the ’80s. Always a popular touring production, Camelot tells the story of an idealistic young King Arthur hopes to create a kingdom built on honor and dignity, but his ideals are tested when his queen falls in love with Lancelot and the fate of the kingdom hangs in the balance.

 

Click HERE for information and to purchase tickets.

 

Beehive: The 60’s Musical,  Jan 10-26

   

Beehive is a joyful celebration of the powerful female singers of the 1960s and features classic hits “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “Be My Baby,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Me and Bobby McGee,” and more. This coming-of-age story shares the lives of six young women growing up in the turbulent ’60s, set to the best music of the decade! 

 

Click HERE for information and to purchase tickets.

 

America’s Got Talent Auditions,  Jan 18

   

It’s one of my favorite shows, and this is your chance to win $1,000,000 and get your own Vegas show! If you think you’ve got real talent, head over to the Morongo Casino on January 18 and put it all out there for the judges!

 

Click HERE for information 

Strong Buyer Activity Drives Home Price Gains in the Palm Springs Area

For buyers feeling like they are having a difficult time finding the perfect home, that feeling is supported by the data. In reviewing data for the last three years we found that there are (-31.5%) fewer homes available that at this time 3 years ago!

 

As you might expect, that decrease in inventory is pushing selling prices upward.  The median price for detached homes (single-family) was up (+5.0%) over the same month last year and the median price for attached homes (condos) was up (+3.7%) over last year. 

 

Let’s look at the three key market indicators, Average Sold Price, Number of Homes for Sale, and Number of Days on Market, for a good snapshot of the Palm Springs area real estate market and, its overall health

The average home sale price last month in the Palm Springs area was $495,474, a (+7.5%) increase over the same month last year.  Homes took longer to sell last month, with days on market rising by (+5.7%) over last year to 74 days. There were 3,983 homes for sale last month, a (+6.1%) increase over last month and an (-11.0%) decline over November of last year. Inventory continues to be below average, even as we see our usual seasonal increase in available homes for sale.

 

For more information on specific cities, or to view the full market update, click here: Desert Market Update, or click here for information on a specific city: Send Me A City Report.

     

Give us a call at (760) 625-7229, or visit www.thehamiltonregroup.com, for an easy-to-use home search, and for information on how we can help you with all your important real estate needs.

        

The Hamilton Real Estate Group is evolving to meet all of our customer’s real estate needs. If you are ready to sell, call or email us, or for a FREE instant home valuation report, click here: What's My Home Worth?

 

Selected Concerts and Live Performances In January

 

McCallum Theatre

  • Jack Jones, Jan 10
  • Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr, Jan 11
  • Palm Springs Legends, Jan 15
  • The Piano Guys, Jan 17-18
  • The Peking Acrobats, Jan 19
  • Itzhak Perlman, Jan 20
  • The Play That Goes Wrong, Jan 21-22
  • David Foster, Jan 24-25
  • Herb Alpert & Lani Hall, Jan 27

For more information and tickets click HERE.

 

Fantasy Springs Casino

  • George Thorogood, Jan 11
  • The Temptations & Four Tops, Jan 18
  • Tony Bennett, Jan 24
  • An Evening with 98º, Jan 25
  • Lance Burton, Jan 31

For more information and tickets click HERE.

 

Agua Caliente Casino

  • Snoop Dog, Jan 11
  • Boyz II Men, Jan 18
  • Theresa Caputo, Jan 25

For more information and tickets click HERE.

 

Morongo Casino

  • Jimmy Reyes B-day Bash featuring Baby Bash, Jan 10
  • Tyler Henry, Hollywood Medium, Jan 24

For more information and tickets click HERE.

Dec. 10, 2019

Strong Buyer Activity Drives Home Price Gains in the Palm Springs Area


The Palm Springs Area real estate market continues to show strength, even over the holiday season. Overall buyer activity is strong, and buyers seem to be staying in the market throughout December.  


For buyers feeling like they are having a difficult time finding the perfect home, that feeling is supported by the data. While inventory here is seasonal, with the most homes on the market in April/May, you can see a clear trend over the last three years … 5,819 homes were available for sale in December of 2016, and this month there are 3,983 homes available for sale … that’s a (-31.5%) decrease in available housing over three years!

 

As you might expect, that decrease in inventory is pushing selling prices upward.  The median price for detached homes (single-family) was up (+5.0%) over the same month last year and the median price for attached homes (condos) was up (+3.7%) over last year. 

 

Let’s look at the three key market indicators, Average Sold PriceNumber of Homes for Sale, and Number of Days on Market, for a good snapshot of the Palm Springs area real estate market and, its overall health.


  • Average Home Sale Prices. The average home sale price last month in the Palm Springs area was $495,474, a (+7.5%) increase over the same month last year. 
  • Number of Days on Market. Homes took longer to sell last month, with days on market rising by (+5.7%) over last year to 74 days. 
  • The Number of Homes for Sale. There were 3,983 homes for sale last month, a (+6.1%) increase over last month and an (-11.0%) decline over November of last year. Inventory continues to be below average, even as we see our usual seasonal increase in available homes for sale.

The consensus of most we talk to who analyze our market is that the current trends will continue through 2021, driven by four key factors: 1) buyers relocating here from more expensive markets, 2) baby boomers retiring here due to our quality of life, 3) continued strength in the 2nd/vacation home market, and 4) strong population and wage growth in the Coachella Valley   

 

Interest rates continue to be very attractive and that will continue to drive new purchases and refinance activity. 30-year fixed-rate mortgages are remaining steady at 3.73% and a 5-Year ARM can be found for 3.36%. The FHA 30-year fixed rate stands at 3.4%, and if you’re financing a larger amount, the Jumbo 30-year fixed-rate are still attractive at 4.0%. 

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City Standouts! What’s Up and Who’s Down?

 

The Number of Homes Sold in November 2019 vs. November 2018 was down in most cities, with the following experiencing an increase the number of homes sold: Desert Hot Springs (+33.3%), Rancho Mirage (+9.4%), Indian Wells (+6.7%) and  Coachella (+100%). The drop in sales is primarily due to the lack of inventory in the area.

 

When it comes to Average Sold Price, Palm Desert stood out with a strong (+21.3%) increase over last November, with Rancho Mirage right behind with a (+20.1%) increase. Only Desert Hot Springs, Bermuda Dunes, Indian Wells and Indio experienced decreases in average sold prices last month. As is often the case, Indian Wells had the highest average sale price in the area.

 

Homes are selling quicker than they were this time last year in half of the cities in the Coachella Valley. The Number of Days on Market dropped in Bermuda Dunes (-27.7%), La Quinta (-24.7%), Cathedral City (-18.6%), Rancho Mirage (-9.2%), and Palm Desert (-5.2%).

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City Watch - Rancho Mirage 

 

Number of Homes for Sale = 431  (-4.2%)

Number of Homes Sold = 58  (+9.4%)

Average List Price = $1,043,718 (-1.3%)

Average Sale Price = $645,457 (+20.1%)

Average Days on Market = 79 (-9.2%)

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Our buyer activity remains strong, and many are having difficulty finding the right home. If you're considering putting your home on the market, let us help you get it SOLD! 

If you'd like a detailed market report for a specific city, just click here: Send Me A City Report.

 

Give us a call at (760) 625-7229, or visit www.thehamiltonregroup.com, for an easy-to-use home search, and for information on how we can help you with all your important real estate needs. 

 

The Hamilton Real Estate Group is evolving to meet all of our customer’s real estate needs. If you are ready to sell, call or email us, or for a FREE instant home valuation report, click here: What's My Home Worth? 

Nov. 30, 2019

Desert Lifestyle Report - December 2019

Get Festive!

Celebrate The Holidays in Palm Springs!

    

It’s that time of year! This month the Palm Springs area lights up with some great activities for family members of all ages! You’ll enjoy a variety of events taking place in the area, including a night-time Christmas parade, festivities at a local zoo, a triathlon, some excellent holiday theater, and big-name musical acts.

    

And while you’re here, don’t forget to check out the many open houses over the holidays. If you’re considering buying a home, December can be the perfect time to buy as many potential buyers will be busily engaged in the holiday festivities, so you just might be competing with fewer buyers for the ideal home!

 

    

    

Festival of Lights Parade, Dec 7

   

The Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade kicked off in the early 1990s and has been held every year since on the first Saturday in December. Over the past 27 years, the parade has featured a host of marching bands, local performers, and the Budweiser Clydesdales, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Snoopy and the Gang — and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus! Everyone enjoys the brightly decorated floats, and it’s the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit!

 

Click HERE for information on the event.

 

Wildlights, Nov 27 - Dec 28

   

If you haven’t seen The Living Desert, all lit up for Christmas; you won’t want to miss this year’s event! Over a million holiday lights turn the zoo into a winter wonderland, with live music, animal encounters, carousel rides, and the zoo’s G-scale model trains all decked out for the holidays. Food and beverages are available for purchase as well. 

 

Click HERE for information on the event and to purchase tickets.

 

Year-End Ironman Finale, Dec 8

 

If you’re worried about overeating during the holidays, participating in this event that will take that worry away! The grand finale of the North American circuit takes place at IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells – La Quinta. This second-year race includes 3,000 participants, over 5,000 spectators, and 1,000 volunteers supporting the event.

 

A one-loop swim takes place in Lake Cahuilla, followed by a fast, flat bike course that travels through the Thermal raceway, and ends at the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens. The event concludes with a run that loops through the Indian Wells Golf Resort, where some of the best spectator viewings will take place.

 

Click HERE for information on the event.

 

Indio International Tamale Festival, Dec 7 - 8

 

It’s your chance to attend an event ranked in the top 10 All-American Food Festivals in the nation by the Food Network. The Indio International Tamale Festival is a special occasion that kicks off the holiday season. More than 300 vendors will be featured, plus a tamale eating contest, five stages of live entertainment, and wine and beer gardens. Attendees will be able to sample a wide variety of tamales, from traditional recipes to vegan and vegetarian options. Best of all ... admission is FREE.

 

Click HERE for information on the event. 

 

Walk of the Inns, Dec 12

   

This unique one-day event provides the opportunity to experience many of the unique boutique inns located near the Palm Springs Tennis Club. Start your free, self-guided tour at the Palm Springs Art Museum, where you can drop off unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots and Well in the Desert, and then grab your map and flashlight. The tour takes you past Palm Springs’ 100-year-old historic inns and boutique hotels, as well as mid-century and historical architecture. This event is free and runs from 5-8 PM.

 

Click HERE for information on the event.

 

Christmas With The Crawfords, Now - Dec 22

   

Christmas can be a little crazed, so why not take in a holiday play about Joan Crawford’s attempts to keep the Christmas spirit of Katherine Hepburn, Judy Garland & other stars from spoiling her big audition. 

 

Click HERE for information and to purchase tickets.

 

The King and I, Now - Dec 22

   

If you haven’t seen the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic that won Tony awards in 1952, 1996, and 2015, now’s your chance. The Palm Canyon Theater presents this classic love story about the King and the young English widow who has arrived to tutor his many children and wives. 

 

Click HERE for information and to purchase tickets.

 

Mary Poppins - Dec 6 - 22

   

Indio’s Desert Theatreworks’ production of this classic tale about an umbrella-toting nanny is sure to be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! It’s fun for the entire family and a perfect way to celebrate the magic of the holidays.

 

Click HERE for information and to purchase tickets.

 

Listings Down! Sales Down! Prices Up!

    

Our most recent year-over-year, October 2019 vs. October 2018 data shows a slight (-3.9%) drop in the number of homes sold last month in the area. The luxury market continues to perform well, with the number of homes sold up (+60.7%) in the $1M price bracket.  Sales in the under $500K price range remained essential flat last month while the $500,000 - $999,999 price range experienced a (+3.0%) increase in the number of homes sold.

    

 

Average selling prices were up a healthy (+7.2%) in the under $500K price range, a trend that has continued every month so far this year in this price range. Homes priced $500,000 - $999,999 sold for an average of (+1.3%) more this month compared to last year, while homes priced $1M+ experienced a (-5.9%) drop in average selling prices. Keep in mind that the average selling prices of the luxury home category can fluctuate significantly - more so than the other price categories - depending on the mix of homes sold.

 

For more information on specific cities, or to view the full market update, click here: Desert Market Update, or click here for information on a specific city: Send Me A City Report.

     

Give us a call at (760) 625-7229, or visit www.thehamiltonregroup.com, for an easy-to-use home search, and for information on how we can help you with all your important real estate needs.

        

The Hamilton Real Estate Group is evolving to meet all of our customer’s real estate needs. If you are ready to sell, call or email us, or for a FREE instant home valuation report, click here: What's My Home Worth?

 

Selected Concerts and Live Performances In December


 

McCallum Theatre 

  • The Beach Boys, Dec 1
  • Great Russian Nutcracker, Dec 3
  • Waitress, Dec 6 - 8
  • The Colors of Christmas, with Peabo Bryson, Oleta Adams, Ben Vereen & Jody Watley, Dec 13
  • The Storm Large Holiday Ordeal, Dec 14
  • Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2019, Dec 18

For more information and tickets click HERE.

 

Fantasy Springs Casino

  • Old Dominion, Dec 6
  • Yumiko Cheng & Kayee Tam, Dec 7
  • Golden Boy Boxing, Dec 13
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas, Dec 14
  • Adam Lambert, Dec 20
  • Dionne Warwick, Dec 21

For more information and tickets click HERE.

 

Agua Caliente Casino

  • Comedian Jim Gaffigan, Dec 7
  • Chris Isaak, Dec 13
  • Broadway’s Rock of Ages Band, Dec 28

For more information and tickets click HERE. 

 

Morongo Casino

  • The Charlie Daniels Band, Dec 7
  • Gabriel Iglesias, Dec 14
  • Rick Springfield, Dec 21

For more information and tickets click HERE.

Nov. 15, 2019

Palm Springs Area ... Listings Down! Sales Down! Prices Up!

For a couple of months, it seemed as though our inventory levels were returning towards normal and it looked like we might be returning to our typical market for the season. But we now see another month with inventory levels below the same time last year, with fewer home sales as a result. 


With tightening inventory, if a home is in good condition, in a desirable area, and priced right, it will sell quickly and for close to asking. We are experiencing some multiple-offer situations on highly desirable properties, and o
ur recent experience with several buyers has shown that buyers need to move quickly if they find a home they want.

 

While we anticipate more homes coming on the market over the next few months, the strong buying activity is likely to result in ongoing inventory constraints.

 

Many cities saw a drop in the number of homes sold, but average selling prices continue to remain strong.

 

Our most recent year-over-year, October 2019 vs. October 2018 data shows a slight (-3.9%) drop in the number of homes sold last month in the area. The luxury market continues to perform well, with the number of homes sold up (+60.7%) in the $1M price bracket.  Sales in the under $500K price range remained essential flat last month while the $500,000 - $999,999 price range experienced a (+3.0%) increase in the number of homes sold. 

Average selling prices were up a healthy (+7.2%) in the under $500K price range, a trend that has continued every month so far this year in this price range. Homes priced $500,000 - $999,999 sold for an average of (+1.3%) more this month compared to last year, while homes priced $1M+ experienced a (-5.9%) drop in average selling prices. Keep in mind that the average selling prices of the luxury home category can fluctuate significantly - more so than the other price categories - depending on the mix of homes sold.

 

Interest rates continue to be very attractive, and that is continuing to drive home sales in the 40% of our market that uses a mortgage for their purchase. 30-year fixed-rate mortgages are remaining steady at 3.75% and the FHA 30-year fixed rate stands at 3.22%. If you’re financing a larger amount, the Jumbo 30-year fixed-rate are still attractive at 4.06%. Most experts believe interest rates will remain low over the coming months, making this a good time to refinance or make a home purchase. 

 

Let’s look at the three key market indicators, Average Sold PriceNumber of Homes for Sale, and Number of Days on Market, for a good snapshot of the Palm Springs area real estate market and, its overall health.

  • Average Home Sale Prices. The average home sale price last month in the Palm Springs area was $463,329, a (+6.05%) over the same month last year. 
  • Number of Days on Market. Homes took longer to sell last month, with days on market rising by (+3.8%) over last year to 82 days. 
  • The Number of Homes for Sale. There were 3,754 homes for sale last month, a slight increase over last month and a (-7.4%) decline over October of last year. While inventory remains below average, if past trends continue we'll see more homes come on the market over the coming months. 

We'll be keeping an eye on these trends as rumors of a pending recsession, the upcoming election cycle, and a recent trend of rising prices in the area could all have an impact our local real estate market.

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City Standouts! What’s Up and Who’s Down?

 

Some were up ... some were down! The Number of Homes Sold in October 2019 vs. October 2018 was up in five cities, with about 1/2 of the cities seeing a drop in sales compared to last year: Bermuda Dunes (-28.6%). Palm Springs (-27.5%), Cathedral City (-27.3%), La Quinta (-7.7%), and Desert Hot Springs (-4.8%). 

When it comes to Average Sold Price, Rancho Mirage stood out with an impressive (+22.8%) increase over last October. Cathedral City and La Quinta experienced decreases in average selling prices and Indio was basically flat. 

 

The Number of Days on Market Increased for every city in the Coachella Valley except for Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, La Quinta and Palm Desert.

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City Watch - Palm Springs 

 

Number of Homes for Sale = 595  (-8.9%)

Number of Homes Sold = 116  (-27.5%)

Average List Price = $654,333 (-2.85%)

Average Sale Price = $514,943 (+5.1%)

Average Days on Market = 86 (+24.6%)

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Our buyer activity remains strong, and many are having difficulty finding the right home. If you're considering putting your home on the market, let us help you get it SOLD! 

If you'd like a detailed market report for a specific city, just click here: Send Me A City Report.

 

Give us a call at (760) 625-7229, or visit www.thehamiltonregroup.com, for an easy-to-use home search, and for information on how we can help you with all your important real estate needs. 

 

The Hamilton Real Estate Group is evolving to meet all of our customer’s real estate needs. If you are ready to sell, call or email us, or for a FREE instant home valuation report, click here: What's My Home Worth? 

Oct. 27, 2019

Desert Lifestyle Report - November 2019

High Season Is In Full Swing!

From Brew-Fests to Art Festivals, The Events Calendar is Overflowing!

 

The high season is in full swing, and the events calendar is full to overflowing! You'll find something for every interest. We have two brew-fests, the season's first art festival, some wonderful sporting events, and the first big horse show of the seasonAnd we have some great musical events, including shows by Melissa Ethridge, Nelly, Smokey Robinson, and more!

 

Coachella Desert Circuit Horse Show, Oct 30 - Nov 10

   

One of the best equestrian events of the season takes place this month at the Desert International Horse Park in Thermal. The National Sunshine Series is your chance to watch world-class riders and horses compete in this 2-week series of hunter and jumper events. The venue offers a VIP pavilion featuring gourmet cuisine and several other great dining options. 

 

Click HERE for information on the event and to purchase tickets.

 

Greater Palm Springs Pride, Nov 1 - 3

   

The weather will be perfect for Coachella Valley’s biggest LGBTQ gathering of the year. As in years past, the festival features a parade, several music stages, DJs, food vendors, and a variety of local entertainers. So enjoy the three days of fun, food, and dancing, and don’t miss the Saturday night headliners — four-time Grammy® award-winning best-selling girl-group TLC.

 

Click HERE for information on the event and to purchase tickets.

McCormick’s Classic Car Auction, Nov 22 - 24

   

For those passionate about classic cars, it doesn’t get any better than this! For 3 days you’ll see some of the best, hard-to-find, classic cars under one roof at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Admission on Friday is FREE and there will be a Champagne Happy Hour 11am - 12 noon on Friday.  

 

Click HERE for more information and to register as a bidder.

 

Brew in LQ, Nov 2

 

We have two fantastic brew fests, starting with the 5th annual Brew in LQ event on Nov 2. The event features over 15 breweries pouring ales, pilsners, stouts, lagers and more. Local food vendors will be on hand to offer a variety of food, including pizza, burgers, tacos, sandwiches and Vietnamese fusion. Music will be provided by DJ Francesca Harding spinning top pop, hip-hop, R&B, and country hits.

 

Click HERE for information on the event and to purchase tickets.

 

Props & Hops Craft Beer Fest, Nov 23

   

With over 25 craft breweries represented, the 8th annual Props & Hops festival is one of the largest beer fests in the country. Held at the Palm Springs Air Museum, you’ll enjoy aircraft rides on vintage aircraft, a variety of food trucks, including In-N-Out Burger, and live music by The Alley Cats — showcasing the greatest hits of the 50’s & 60’s.

 

Click HERE for information on the event and to purchase tickets.

 

USA Pickleball National Championships, Nov 2 - 10

   

Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country, and we are fortunate to host the Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships at the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens this month. As the world’s largest pickleball tournament, you’ll witness 2,000 players competing on 45 pickleball courts in 140 different professional and amateur divisions. It’s a great opportunity to experience the Tennis Gardens before the big crowds arrive in March!

 

Click HERE for information on the event and to purchase tickets.

 

Wildlights at The Living Desert, Nov 27-Dec 28

   

If you like The Living Desert, you like it even more all lit up for the holidays! With more than one million holiday lights throughout the park, you’ll get a totally different view of the park at night. Open from 6pm-9pm nightly starting Nov 27, you’ll enjoy hot chocolate & s’mores, visits with Santa Claus, a holiday-themed edition of the model train display, holiday music, and more! Over 30,000 visitors toured the park last holiday season, and this is one of the area’s most popular holiday attractions!

 

Click HERE for information on the event and to purchase tickets.

 

Leslie Jordan, Nov 16-17

   

He was Karen Walker’s nemesis on “Will and Grace”, and Brother Boy in “Sordid Lives”. Now you can see the very funny Emmy award-winning Leslie Jordan’s one-man show, (Over) Exposed!, playing for two nights at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. The show offers real-life stories of his childhood and entertainment career, told in the twisted, humorous way that only Leslie Jordan can!

 

Click HERE for information on the event and to purchase tickets.

 

Rancho Mirage Art Affaire, Nov 9-10

   

Are you ready for the first art festival of the season? You won’t want to miss the Rancho Mirage Art Affaire, where you’ll have two days to admire and purchase a variety of paintings, drawings, sculptures, jewelry and apparel from artists around the country. The event is held at the Rancho Mirage Community Park and will feature food from Acqua California Bistro, a beer and wine garden hosted by the Rotary Club, and a variety of hands-on projects for the kids. Oh, and don’t forget the live music if you love jazz, Mowtown & blues!

 

Click HERE for information on the event and to purchase tickets.

 

Date Harvest Festival, Nov 9

   

In an area known for festivals, we can now add one more to the list — the inaugural Date Harvest Festival! Celebrating one of the valley’s most famous products, the festival will include an Artisan Food Tent, food trucks, a main stage with live entertainment, and a “Harvest Dinner Under The Stars” — a 5-course meal with wine and date pairings. It’s a family-friendly event, so bring the little ones and have a great time!

 

Click HERE for information on the event and to purchase tickets.

 

Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival, Nov 22-24

 

The 6th annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival & Food Truck Fiesta — whew … that’s a mouthful! … returns to the area this month. The event brings over 30 whimsical & specialty hot air balloons to Cathedral City for 3 days of family fun. Have a fear of flying? Then try the tethered balloon rides that keep you tethered to the ground! Enjoy 15 of the top food trucks in Southern California and get your group selfies in the Instagram Garden. This year’s event adds the Healthy Life Fest which transforms Town Square Park into a village of lifestyle enthusiasts promoting a healthy lifestyle.

 

Click HERE for information on the event

 

Joshua Tree Half Marathon

 

The Joshua Tree Half Marathon is unique … it’s a challenging 13-mile run through the Mojave Desert just minutes outside of Joshua Tree National Park. Oh, and it starts at sundown! So if you’re up for a tough run through the desert under the stars at night, this one’s for you. The race expo runs from 10am - 5pm at the Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground, the sun sets at 5:51 and the race starts at 6:15pm.

 

Click HERE for information and registration details

 

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More Homes Sold In The Palm Springs Area Last Month

 

It’s official … our seasonal visitors are quickly returning to the desert and we are fast entering the prime selling season here in the Palm Springs area. The transport vehicles are dropping off cars from the north, the Costco is busy with visitors stocking their winter homes for the season, and it’s starting to get a bit more challenging to book that favorite restaurant!

 

Our most recent year-over-year, September 2019 vs. September 2018 data shows (+8.4%) more homes sold last month in the area. The luxury market continues to perform well, with the number of homes sold up (+37.5%) in the $1M price bracket.  The $500-$999,999 price range showed strength last month with a healthy (+17.7%)  increase in the number of homes sold. The under $500K price range was up (+3.4%) with 546 units sold.

The biggest jump in average selling prices was in the $1M+ price range, with a (+14.6%) increase in average selling price. The under $500K price range showed a modest (+4.4%) increase in selling prices and selling prices in the $500-$999,999 price range showing a slight (-1.6%) decline. 

 

For more information on specific cities, or to view the full market update, click here: Desert Market Update, or click here for information on a specific city: Send Me A City Report.

     

Give us a call at (760) 625-7229, or visit www.thehamiltonregroup.com, for an easy-to-use home search, and for information on how we can help you with all your important real estate needs.

 

The Hamilton Real Estate Group is evolving to meet all of our customer’s real estate needs. If you are ready to sell, call or email us, or for a FREE instant home valuation report, click here: What's My Home Worth? 

 

Selected Concerts and Live Performances In November

McCallum Theatre

  • Melissa Etheridge, Nov 14
  • Bill O’Reilly, Nov 15
  • The Kingston Trio, Nov 17
  • Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, Nov 29
  • John Tesh, Nov 30

For more information and tickets click HERE.

 

Fantasy Springs Casino

  • Los Tigres Del Norte, Nov 8
  • Sara Evans, Nov 15
  • Paul Anka, Nov 22
  • Golden Boy Boxing, Nov 23

For more information and tickets click HERE.

 

Agua Caliente Casino

  • Tower of Power & Average White Band, Nov 2
  • Nelly, Nov 9
  • Smoke Robinson, Nov 23

For more information and tickets click HERE.

 

Morongo Casino

  • Wayne Brady, Nov 8
  • Mike Epps, Nov 22

For more information and tickets click HERE.

 

Pappy & Harriet's

  • Jesika Von Rabbit, Nov 1
  • Cherie Currie & Brie Darling, Nov 9
  • One Republic, Nov 15
  • Meat Puppets, Nov 30

For more information and tickets click HERE.

 

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