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Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Valued Friends and Clients!

Ah! Summer in the desert! July & August are generally the hottest months, but this year June had some extremely high temperatures. The highs are now hovering around 110 degrees for the most part, and we have had some humidity thrown in! This results in fewer people out looking for homes, which means our real estate market is in normal summer mode.

Many of the high-end and luxury home listings have been taken out of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for the summer months. So, inventory is lower than 'in season', and those buyers who are out shopping are out looking for a good summer deal.

However, most of the summer sales activity will be focused in the lower price ranges. The lower the price, the more activity a home will get. As we move into October and November, listing inventory will increase, and the higher priced homes will see more activity as well.

2017 is proving to be a good year for our real estate market at almost all price ranges. More high-end homes sold this year to date than the past two years. This is partly due to more sellers pricing their property more aggressively to avoid staying on the market for long periods of time. This activity is expected to pick up again as we get into the fall.

This month we have included the following items:

Blomgren & Blomgren's Featured Home of the Month: 49360 Sunrose Lane at Ironwood Country Club in South Palm Desert. A Contemporary Masterpiece with 7112 square feet on a prime .81-acre view lot! View this home...
7 Home Fixes Before Selling Your House: From Inman News, this article gives some advice on getting your home in shape before selling Read the article...
The Wall Street Journal posted this article on a new technology that may be described as 'sunglasses for your windows'. This could save energy and energy bills! Read the article...
The Desert Sun takes a look at Avondale Country Club in Palm Desert, which is facing similar struggles as a number of other mid-range clubs in the Coachella Valley. Read the article...
New Fall Colors For Your Home? This post discusses the color trends for 2018. Get an idea of what is coming. Read the article...
The 10 Most Expensive Desert Homes sold in the first six months of 2017, as reported by the California Desert Area MLS: These sales range from $4,925,000 for a home at Bighorn Golf Club, to $8,700,000 for a home at The Vintage Club. This list also includes homes at The Madison Club, The Reserve and Tradition. 4 of these homes are at Bighorn, 2 at The Madison Club, & 2 at The Reserve. 2 of these homes sold for over $1,000 per square foot. See the complete list...

Thanks to the support of our valued clients, we have been able to build a successful business with a reputation of integrity, honesty and ethics. With over 50 years of combined experience, we look forward to continuing to offer the high-quality real estate services the Blomgren name is known for.

If you are looking to sell or buy in the Desert, or just need some real estate questions answered, just give us a call!

Sincerely,

Bruce (760) 779-1653
Keith (760) 333-3350

Blomgren & Blomgren
Luxury Desert Real Estate

49360 Sunrose Lane
Ironwood CC, Palm Desert
Offered at: $1,989,000

Elevated View Estate at The Highlands of Ironwood Country Club! Designed by famed California architect Robert Altevers, this spectacular steel-framed iconic masterpiece showcases fine crafted natural materials in vaulted ceilings of imported red cedar, custom mahogany cabinetry, and walls of hand-inlaid stone. Sliding glass walls merge the striking contemporary interiors seamlessly with dramatic desert landscaping. The spacious outdoor living area is situated around the sparkling blue mosaic-tiled pool and spa with panoramic southern views overlooking the Santa Rosa Mountains and the 15th fairway and green of Ironwood Country Club's acclaimed North Course. This unique estate offers that rare combination of privacy, views, and style. A golfer's getaway, a family retreat or an entertainer's delight, this property has it all.

Please call Bruce for a Private Showing: (760) 779-1653

7 Home Fixes You Must Complete Before Selling
Inman News
7 Home Fixes Before Selling Your House: From Inman News, this article gives some advice on getting your home in shape before selling.
The Smart Windows That Could Be Sunglasses for Your House
Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal posted this article on a new technology that may be described as 'sunglasses for your windows'. This could save energy and energy bills!

Avondale Country Club Makes a Slow, Small Turnaround
Desert Sun
The Desert Sun takes a look at Avondale Country Club in Palm Desert, which is facing similar struggles as a number of other mid-range clubs in the Coachella Valley.

The Fall Colors For Home You'll Soon Be Seeing Everywhere
realtytimes.com
New Fall Colors For Your Home? This post discusses the color trends for 2018. Get an idea of what is coming.

The 10 Most Expensive Homes Sold in the Desert in The First 6 Months of 2017 as reported by the California Desert Area MLS:
California Desert MLS

The 10 Most Expensive Desert Homes sold in the first six months of 2017, as reported by the California Desert Area MLS: These sales range from $4,925,000 for a home at Bighorn Golf Club, to $8,700,000 for a home at The Vintage Club. This list also includes homes at The Madison Club, The Reserve and Tradition. 4 of these homes are at Bighorn, 2 at The Madison Club, & 2 at The Reserve. 2 of these homes sold for over $1,000 per square foot.

75075 Inverness Desert Horizons CC, IW $1,195,000 F
46340 Desert Lily South Palm Desert $1,175,000
49090 Vista Estrella Rancho La Quinta $1,095,000 F
50674 Desert Arroyo (lot) The Reserve Club, IW $795,000
272 Eagle Dance Indian Ridge CC, PD $499,000
73833 Desert Garden The Reserve, PD $1,925,000F
75623 Camino de Paco Desert Horizons, IW $1,125,O00F
44828 Santa Rosa Ct Desert Horizons, IW $925,000
44831 Doral Drive Desert Horizons, IW $915,000
44330 Lakeside Desert Horizons, IW $729,000
75250 Inverness Desert Horizons, IW $529,000F
900 Island Drive Desert Island, RM $395,000



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