The Heat is On!

Okay, I know that sounds like the title of a Glenn Frey song, but it is certainly appropriate for this time of year. Nowhere for the temperatures to go, but up. So, if you are full-time resident like me, I thought I would point out a few Summer activities here in the Coachella Valley.  The College of the Desert Street Fair features hundreds of Vendors offering new merchandise, arts, crafts and a Farmers Market.   Located on the College campus at Monterey Avenue and Fred Waring. Directly across from Continue reading →

March Events in The Coachella Valley

March has arrived in the Valley and I wanted to bring your attention to some of the happenings this month. The Frank Sinatra Celebrity Golf Invitational draws celebrities, amateur contestants and enthusiastic spectators from all over the country and is scheduled for March 1-3, 2012. For more info contact: 760-674-8447. The BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament: The BNP Open is the fifth most attended next to the Grand Slam tournaments and features the top players in the world at the fabulous Indian Wells Tennis Garden from March 5-18, Continue reading →

The 2012 Season is Upon Us!

January has arrived in our beautiful Desert and I want to update you on all the happenings this month. The 23rd annual Palm Springs Film Festival runs from January 5-16, 2012 and features a fabulous array of movies and movie stars.  More than 200 films from more than 60 countries, special events and gala receptions. Visit www.visitpalmsprings.com. The Humana Challenge (sponsored by the Clinton Foundation) will be at PGA West in La Quinta from January 19-22, 2012. This is the new name of the event Continue reading →

Cool Weather and Cool Things To Do

Fall has finally arrived here in our beautiful Desert.  The World Series is winding down and Football has taken center stage. The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies opens it’s 21st season with a new show, “Hot, Hot, Hot” filled with music, dance and comedy. The show plays through May 20, 2012 at the historic Plaza Theatre in Palm Springs. Take your friends, it’s a blast. Info. at www.psfollies.com. The Rancho Mirage Art Affaire returns to Whitewater Park November 12 & 13 featuring 100 artists in a variety of Continue reading →

Summer is Here and Jazz is There

OK, so all is relative when it comes to Summer in the Desert. But I must say this Summer has been quite mild compared to previous ones and we are already halfway through August.  After living here for 31 years, the magic date for me is September 15. Although it can still be triple digit hot, the nights start to cool and the hope for cooler days is right around the corner. Just returned home from another baseball tournament in Lodi and a couple days Continue reading →

Reflections and Gratefulness

Well,  another Season in the Desert is winding down and as we settle into Summer, it seems appropriate that we should reflect on the past Season and acknowledge all those who made it a special and significant one for Ford Properties.  Thank you to all of our clients for your business and support. We would not be where we are without your unwavering dedication, loyalty and referrals.  We are grateful. To our fabulous and dedicated staff:  Maureen, Kitty, Marcy, Carol, Karleen, Barry and Tommi.   Marilyn and I are so fortunate Continue reading →

Coachella Festival and the Arrival of Spring

The Coachella Festival arrives in the Desert this Friday April 15 through Sunday April 17 at The Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California. The event features over a hundred bands and this years headliners include Kings of Leon, Chemical Brothers, Arcade Fire, Kanye West and many,  many more.  High temperatures are forecast to be in the middle to high 90’s which means we have seen the last of our “cool” weather. We can put away the long sleeve shirts for the next 5 months.   The event has stages Continue reading →

Tennis Time In The Desert

The 2011 BNP Paribas Open has arrived in the Valley.  From March 7-20  The Indian Wells Tennis Garden will again host hundreds of  the greatest Tennis players in the world, including the top three players on both tours-Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki (No.1) Roger Federer and Vera Zvonareva (No.2) and Novac Djokovic and Kim Clijsters (No.3). One of the new additions for the players and fans this year will be the addition of “Hawkeye” replay technology and video displays on all match courts.  First round play Continue reading →

Jazz and Baseball

Well the Season is in full swing in our beautiful Desert and the weather is fabulous. Actually we have a “Cold Front” coming through this week which will force our daytime temperatures to “plummet” into the middle 60’s. Yikes! How will we survive? If you’ve never been to The IW Club and Restaurant in Indian Wells, now would be a great time. They are introducing “IW Jazz Cafe”, Thursday through Saturday evenings in February. The events will feature a number of jazz musicians and a Continue reading →

“Winter in the Desert”?

Seems funny to be talking about Winter here in our beautiful Coachella Valley when it’s 67 degrees and sunny outside. Meanwhile, the rest of the Country is battling rain, snow, ice, sleet, freezing rain and other assorted weather events.  How lucky we are to be in Palm Desert. There really is no better place to be. (This time of year!)  Of course in August this blog may take on an entirely different flavor. But for now,  life is great in the Valley. We don’t get the opportunity to Continue reading →

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Ford Properties Sales & Rentals

73-141 Fred Waring Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: (760) 346-9750
Fax: (760) 346-4153
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Ford Properties Sales & Rentals

On-Site Ironwood Country Club
73-730 Irontree Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: (760) 773-5225
Fax: (760) 568-9906
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Testimonials

? Just a brief note to tell you what a truly rewarding experience we had with the purchase of our second home. Marilyn and her team were so helpful. Marilyn helped us step by step through all the paperwork. She was on top of everything and just a pleasure to work with. We would recommend Ford Properties, especially Marilyn, to anyone interested in purchasing a
property.

?Ernie & Karen Kabaluk, Menlo Park, CA

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