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Sal Puglisi’s Guide to Buying a Retirement Home

With your days of staff meetings, traffic-packed commutes and parent teacher conferences behind you, retirement is full of possibility and promises for days of relaxing by the pool and working on your golf game.  Now it’s time to find a home to fulfill those retirement dreams in. The market is crowded with homes at every price point, so how do you know which one is right for you?  But before

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La Quinta Real Estate Projections

La Quinta Real Estate Projections 2015

A resort city, La Quinta was noted as one of the fastest growing cities in the country. This is driven significantly by the fact that the area is home to a number of top-notch, award-winning golf courses and their highly desirable communities. Because the region also includes plenty of social, cultural and recreational opportunities for you to enjoy, 2015 is a prime time to

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Voted the Best Place to Retire in the US

Voted Best Place to Retire in the US

The Coachella Valley, which consists of numerous resort style destinations such as Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage, and Indio, has become one of the best places to retire in the United States. It attracts people from all over the world due to its picturesque landscape, rich culture, great restaurants, and diverse communities.It is no surprise to the valley locals

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Sunday’s At Four

Everyone has a cook book but none like Fay Mancuso’s “Sundays at Four”. Carrying on the Italian family tradition she knew as a little girl, Fay’s family, husband Frank, children, grandchildren and their friends have all enjoyed for years the same experience she had of gathering together for great food and conversation. Fay prepares various recipes she learned from her mother and grandmother as only she can. From this tradition … Read More

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Wild Mushroom Risotto

Ingredients

  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 50g margarine
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 2 Medium eggs
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 200g chocolate

Optional

  • sugar (a sprinkling for a crunchy top)

Directions

Step 1
Place the flour and caster sugar into a bowl and create a well in the middle for the other ingredients.

Mix the eggs, vanilla extract, milk and margarine and then pour it into the bowl with
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Whole Foods Market Palm Desert Store

Whole Foods Comes to the Desert!

In case you live under a rock or have not seen the signs, long lines and other indicators, a Whole Foods Market has opened in our desert valley. True to its tagline, “America’s Healthiest Store,” Whole Foods hunts down organic foods of the finest quality to sell to consumers in store and online. They also support sustainable agriculture, which is a definite hit among

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10 Tips from your La Quinta Realtor

Living in the desert valley we get to enjoy amazing natural vistas, a typically dry climate, and lots of sunny days. However, we also endure extreme heat, gusty winds, and soaring electricity bills which can provide some unique challenges for homeowners. We put together a list of 10 common tips, and considerations for our fellow desert dwellers. 

10 tips for desert home owners from La Quinta Realtors, PuglisiWoodard

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There is something for everyone in La Quinta CA

 

There’s something for everyone in La Quinta CA. We have beautiful desert weather, the finest golf courses anywhere, real estate values that are much more accessible than the coastal regions to our west. The architecture of the region is uniquely modern and Southwestern. You can have private seclusion or an active social community, according to your personal desires. Crowds of music lovers swarm to our world-famous Coachella Music Festival

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Real Estate Closing Costs

 

Real Estate Closing Costs

Whether you are buying or selling, first time buyer or seasoned real estate veteran, closing costs are some of the most complex and confusing aspects of real estate transactions.

The Closing Costs Basics

The simple fact of real estate is that there are many minor costs associated with buying or selling a home. Some of them can be surprising or confusing. If you are thinking

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