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by Brad Schmett The autumn season always brings plenty of great things to hearth and home. It never seems quite like fall though, until Halloween arrives and with it the cooler temperatures and the onset of the fabulous Palm Springs social season. This year the calendar is jam-packed with great activities and plenty of fun for families and singles alike. Although in years gone by Halloween was more of a children’s trick-or-treat holiday, all that has changed and today young people and adults of all ages love to get dressed up and attend their favorite celebrations. Here in the Coachella Valley we have no shortage of festivals and gala events celebrating Halloween, fall, and …


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by Brad Schmett If you are associated in any way with California Native American tribes or the California State University system you probably attended the 29th Annual California Indian Conference from October 9-11 on the San Bernardino campus of the California State University. The Native American elite of academia from across the country as well as distinguished elders (such as Ernest Siva: Morongo) from our local tribes were all in attendance. This year’s theme was “Silenced Voices: California Natives’ Survivance and Revitalization.” No less than 55 concurrent academic sessions were held over a three day period capped off by a six hour cultural gala that featured much of our own local Cahuilla tribal talent, …


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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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Brad Schmett
Keller Williams Luxury Homes
435 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Brad Schmett - Palm Springs' Real Estate Market Specialist
Brad Schmett - Palm Springs' Real Estate Market Specialist