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Is it time to Buy, Sell or HOLD?
Buy Low and Sell High!  Those are great words of advice to live by,  but trying to figure out the market to the perfect high and the perfect low would take a crystal ball...  I had a client that said to me once, "Jenell I don't have to sell at the high or buy at the low, I just have to get close."  
Many times as consumers we only see the drastic highs and lows of the market in an exaggerated curve of the overall state of the union and or statistics for real estate for the state of California  or even the Coachella Valley as a whole.  But, the nuances of the specific markets vary incredibly.  In any one of these scenarios there will be parts of that market that are up and some that are down or steady.  The micro data can be drastic and still even out the curve to present the market in an up or down curve.  The value of your real estate and weather it is a buyers or a sellers market varies by economic outlook, neighborhood, price and style …
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What's Hot This Summer

Welcome to Summer time, if visions of sandy beaches and cool breezes come to mind then you don’t live in the Coachella Valley.   As you may know it gets a little HOT here in the summer.  The good news is there are plenty of fun summer events to distract you  on those days when it is just inhumane to be outside.  Here are some of my HOT picks for Summer Fun in the Desert!

Palm Springs Restaurant Week   June 2nd -11th This is by far one of my favorite events in the summer… The selection of restaurants is incredible and the menus offered by the participating restaurants is wonderful.  This is not an early Bird Special this is truly these restaurants showing off their best fare!  So, take a few minutes and check out the link many of your favorite restaurants are probably already featured and make your reservations ASAP many of these resultants book up fast. https://visitgreaterpalmsprings.com/restaurantweek/


Splash House June 9th -11th, The Fifth Year!Another fun time at a mini Coachella Even…

Curb Appeal for Dummies

Welcome to "Curb Appeal" for dummies...   Are you thinking of selling your home, then curb appeal is one of your top priorities, but if you are not thinking of selling your home improving curb appeal can actually change your life.  curb-appeal-for-dummies (for more suggestions click here and check out my Pinterest)

They say you can't judge a book by its cover but I can tell you that you for SURE can judge a home by it's "Curb Appeal'.  Since so many of us actually enter our homes on a daily basis through the garage the front of your home might have been over site for it's resident.   So, park on the street tomorrow and come into your home as a guest.  Try to see everything with fresh eyes.   The three DUMMY basics are:  is it clean,  is it tidy and is it well presented.

You don't have to spend a lot of money, but Dead Plants are Out (they only work during October where you can try to pawn them off as scary Halloween decorations) Roll up the Hose,  A…

What do you do with Grandma? How about a Granny Pod

What do you do with Grandma?  You could put her in your back yard in a Granny Pod?  If you are a child of a Boomer these thoughts of "What to do with Grandma?" are now lerking in the back of your mind and for some of us...   It's flat out in your face!  Granny Pods are just one solution that touts a new lifestyle "Multi Generational Living".  Hmm... is this a new thing or just an Old Thing that we are bringing back- because it works"

Assisted Living is expensive and most insurances now have a cap on how much long term care they will allow...  Our parents are living longer and longer.   Many of our parents were actually counting on Social Security.... NOT to mention when the real estate market crashed many of our partners lost a hunk of what was supposed to be their retirement nest egg.  Hence, the Granny Pod, these are self contained units designed with medical, safety and senior needs in mind.  These units hook up to your current electric and sewer.   Li…

Jenell Fontes Nominated For “Top Women In Business” Award

Windermere Real Estate Southern California Premier Director and Realtor®Jenell Fontes has been nominated for the “Palm Springs Life Entrepreneur of the Year” award as a part of Palm Springs Life’s “Top Women In Business” awards, taking place Tuesday, May 5th at the Ritz Carlton in Rancho Mirage.
“I am thrilled and honored to be mentioned with a group of such incredible women,” says Jenell of being nominated for this prestigious award. 
“I am especially proud that five of the nominees for the three awards are members of Women Leaders  Forum. That is a true testament to the caliber of the individuals in WLF and our roots within the local business community.” Jenell has been a member of WLF for 16 years, serving on the Board of Directors for her 8th year this year, currently in the role of Vice President. “Being a part of WLF has helped my growth and development in all facets of my life. I want to make sure that I continue to give back to a group that has done, and continues to do, so muc…

Millennials And The Coachella Valley Real Estate Market

The Millennials are coming into the Real Estate market and what does that mean for a market like the Coachella Valley? In the next few years at least $16 trillion of ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individual’s wealth will be passed on to the next generation over this period, spawning a new crop of multimillionaires, the Wealth-X and NFP according to the Family Wealth Transfers Report “As self-made UHNW baby boomers start passing on their wealth to their children, the importance of entrepreneurship and hard work will be put to the test,” the report said. 
One of the largest beneficiaries of the wealth will be the the Millennials and they are not buying the larger country club properties that make up the bulk of the Valleys Luxury listing inventory. Millennials are looking at walkability scores, energy efficiency, Smart homes and provide a comfortably Chic lifestyle. Millennials want location, location, location, less maintenance and smaller homes with less outdoor space and easy open inter…

Putting The FUN back Into Spring Cleaning

Spring is in the air and it’s that time of year again for Spring Cleaning.  According to Wikipedia  “Spring cleaning is the practice of thoroughly cleaning a house in the springtime. The practice of spring cleaning is especially prevalent in climates with a cold winter.  The most common usage of spring cleaning refers to the yearly act of cleaning a house from top to bottom which would take place in the first warm days of the year typically in spring, hence the name. However it has also come to be synonymous with any kind of heavy duty cleaning or organizing enterprise. A person who gets their affairs in order before an audit or inspection could be said to be doing some spring cleaning.”
Spring cleaning is that time of year where you pull out the couch and vacuum behind it, and who knows maybe this year you will get lucky and find enough change to celebrate with a Martini at Maestro’s or a beer at the Red Barn…  You might just find the earing you lost or that key to the storage closet …