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by Brad Schmett This Saturday, October 25 at 7 AM the 29th Annual Tram Road Challenge 6K uphill run and walk will kick-off to the delight of the Coachella Valley. Even better, it will celebrate Make a Difference Day, a National Day of Doing Good held for the last 22 years by USA Weekend Magazine and will benefit United Way of the Desert. Quite likely the only thing most of us like better than a good outdoor walk is a walk that will give back to the less fortunate. For more than a quarter-century runners and walkers from all around the globe have been taking on the challenge and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway …


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by Brad Schmett You may already know that selling a home, especially a luxury home is a lot more involved than simply signing the listing agreement. Getting the best price for any home takes a lot of strategic planning and hard work before the “For Sale” sign ever goes up. In fact creating a home that is perfect for showing is almost an art form. My Team and I are experts at preparing and showing off a home to maximum potential. One of the things we always advise our sellers is to pack away all their personal items and effectively ‘de-personalize’ their home. This is a particularly smart strategy because it allows potential buyers …


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by Brad Schmett It is that wonderful time of year again when Old Town La Quinta comes alive with so many great events and one of the favorites among visitors and locals alike is Art Under the Umbrellas. Running from October 25 through March 21 on a few selected Saturdays, the 10am to 4pm artistic exhibits are timed perfectly for a breakfast before, lunch during or dinner following at one of the fine restaurants or quaint eateries in Old Town. You probably already know that the La Quinta Cove is filled with artisans and talented craftspeople who produce thousands of original and unique objects of art every year. Art patrons head to the Coachella …


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by Brad Schmett Leave it to the La Quinta Arts Foundation to come up with a new and innovative event to thrill art lovers all across the Coachella Valley. And yes, they’ve done it again with a fabulous exhibit of glass artistry by Bobby Bowes of Walker and Bowes from the Palo Alto area of Northern California. Renowned across the country for their exquisite glass pumpkins, Walker and Bowes will grace luxurious Jackalope Ranch in Indio on October 18 and 19th, a Saturday and Sunday, from 11:30 AM to 5 PM on both days, with some of the most unique and beautiful pieces of glass artistry you will ever see. This event will be …


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by Brad Schmett The popularity of Modernism Week every spring here in Palm Springs is legendary. So in response to public demand for more, the Modernism Fall Preview Week has planned a 4 day block of amazing events from October 10-13, 2014 that should make everyone happy. If there is anything we are especially well known for it is the abundance of gorgeous midcentury dwellings that grace the Palm Springs area. From the high energy glamour days of the Rat Pack through the turbulent 60’s estates were built that mirrored the sleek lines and spacious quarters of some of the most unique homes on the planet. Elvis Presley joined Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Bing …


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by Brad Schmett It is that special time of year again when autumn is in the air and our local Certified Farmers Markets are ready to kick off their fall season along with winter and spring beyond. Get ready to see the best in pumpkins, squash, and fall leaves surrounded by the usual superb fare at every Certified Farmers Market in Old Town La Quinta. It never seems quite like the holiday season until the farmers markets get their regular schedule underway. Every Sunday morning at 8 AM from October 5, 2014 through May 31, 2015 expect to see Old Town La Quinta at its best as a community, as everyone comes together to …


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by Brad Schmett It is a great privilege for the Valley to welcome QuiltFest Oasis Palm Springs this year which will feature the 2014 World Quilt Competition XVIII on tour. One of the largest quilt shows and textile conventions in the world, it is set to run Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 2 through 4, 2014 from 10 AM to 6 PM at the fabulous Palm Springs Convention Center in the heart of Palm Springs. The Hilton Palm Springs and the Courtyard Palm Springs by Marriott are the official hotels of the show this year and will feature admission and lodging packages along with special rates to accommodate the thousands of visitors who are …


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by Brad Schmett If you are lucky enough to live in the Coachella Valley, and particularly in La Quinta, then you probably already know what a great venue Arnold Palmer’s Restaurant with its incredible Arnie’s Pub really is. The place is always packed and the Coachella Valley cognoscenti all know Arnie’s Pub is the place to go for the best in entertainment, handcrafted drinks and fabulous food. One of the most luxurious and well-appointed restaurants in the Valley, Arnold Palmer knows how to entertain in style. The currently released entertainment lineup is particularly cutting-edge featuring several extraordinarily talented locals. In particular, I was excited to see that Mark Guerrero, who also entertains at Margarita’s …


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Brad Schmett
Keller Williams Luxury Homes
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Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Brad Schmett - Palm Springs' Real Estate Market Specialist
Brad Schmett - Palm Springs' Real Estate Market Specialist