Welcome to the Wasserman Real Estate Group blog, where we showcase the best of the Coachella Valley's entertainment, sports venues, and concerts along with tips for buyers and sellers of real estate. Stay up-to-date with the latest happenings in the area and discover the perfect home to experience all that this vibrant community has to offer.

Nov. 30, 2023

Triumph in Motion: Trainual Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta

On December 3rd, Indian Wells - La Quinta will come alive as athletes and enthusiasts unite for the Trainual Ironman 70.3—a thrilling test of physical and mental fortitude amid the scenic wonders of the Coachella Valley. The course, a breathtaking journey through La Quinta and Indian Wells, begins with a 1.2-mile swim in Lake Cahuilla—a testament to the harmonious relationship between nature and human determination.

From the swim, participants transition to a challenging 56-mile bike course, navigating the heart of these vibrant communities with flat stretches and challenging climbs. The course, showcasing the region's unique beauty, promises to test even the most seasoned triathletes. The final leg, a 13.1-mile run, weaves through the iconic Indian Wells Tennis Garden, creating a palpable sense of accomplishment against the backdrop of palm-lined streets and the desert's warm embrace.

The Trainual Ironman 70.3 is more than a race; it's a celebration of the human spirit's ability to overcome challenges. Whether a seasoned triathlete or a spectator, the event promises a day of inspiration and awe, showcasing the power of discipline and unwavering resolve. As the sun sets on December 3rd, this Ironman will leave an indelible mark on the endurance sports landscape, emphasizing that the journey is as crucial as the destination.

For those considering a move to this vibrant desert oasis or eager to explore the community spirit of Indian Wells- La Quinta, the event serves as a window into the heart and soul of the region. Join us in witnessing the triumph of the human spirit amidst stunning landscapes. Immerse yourself in the festivities and explore our website for listings, offering a glimpse into the incredible lifestyle awaiting those who make this enchanting place their home. The Trainual Ironman 70.3 is not just an event; it's an invitation to embrace a life where every day is a celebration of strength, perseverance, and the beauty that surrounds us.

Posted in Entertainment
Nov. 28, 2023

VillageFest Wonderland: A Magical Thursday Night on Palm Canyon Drive


Step into a winter wonderland every Thursday night as Palm Canyon Drive transforms into a vibrant pedestrian haven for VillageFest. From 6 to 10 p.m., the usual traffic disappears, making way for a mesmerizing display of vendors offering everything from exquisite flowers and delectable food to captivating art and jewelry. It's not just a market; it's an experience that captures the spirit of Palm Springs.

As the holiday season kicks off, VillageFest becomes even more enchanting. This week, Mrs. Claus herself will be making a special appearance, spreading cheer by handing out free cookies to eventgoers. It's the perfect way to infuse a touch of festive magic into your Thursday night routine. And if you linger a bit longer, you might just find yourself face-to-face with the jolly man in red.

Amidst the lively atmosphere and joyful celebrations, it's hard to ignore the subtle allure of Palm Springs. The charming surroundings, coupled with the vibrant community spirit, make VillageFest more than just a weekly event—it's a glimpse into the unique lifestyle that Palm Springs has to offer. Imagine calling this enchanting place home, where every Thursday night is a celebration of art, culture, and community.

Make your way to Palm Canyon Drive between Baristo and Amado Roads—it's not just a street; it's the heart of a thriving community. Best of all, admission is free, allowing everyone to partake in this weekly celebration. Join us at VillageFest, where the magic of the holidays and the charm of Palm Springs come together in perfect harmony.

Posted in Entertainment
Nov. 27, 2023

Les Misérables at McCallum Theatre: A Journey of Passion and Redemption in Coachella Valley


If the allure of Broadway beckons, look no further than the McCallum Theatre, where Cameron Mackintosh presents the extraordinary production of "Les Misérables." Heralded as “a reborn dream of a production” by the Daily Telegraph, this Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon weaves a tale of 19th century France, capturing the essence of broken dreams, unrequited love, passion, sacrifice, and redemption.

Set against a backdrop of revolutionary fervor in post-revolutionary France, "Les Misérables" immerses audiences in a poignant narrative that transcends time. From the first haunting notes to the grand crescendo of "One Day More," the musical becomes a symphony of emotions that resonates with the very core of the human experience.

The characters, brought to life through Boublil and Schönberg’s masterful composition, navigate the tumultuous landscapes of their lives, mirroring the challenges we all face in our pursuit of happiness. As the curtain rises on November 28 at 7 p.m., the McCallum Theatre transforms into a portal to 19th century France, inviting patrons to witness the timeless struggle for love, freedom, and a chance at redemption.

Located at 73-000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, the McCallum Theatre serves as the stage for this immersive journey into the human spirit. Tickets, priced from $85 to $165, offer an opportunity to experience the magic of Broadway in the heart of the Coachella Valley.

"Les Misérables" at the McCallum Theatre is not merely a musical; it is a captivating exploration of the indomitable human spirit. As characters grapple with broken dreams and sacrifice, the audience is reminded of the universal power of resilience. The melodies and lyrics linger long after the final bow, leaving spectators with a renewed appreciation for the enduring themes of hope and redemption.

Don't miss your chance to be part of this transformative experience. Secure your seat at the McCallum Theatre from November 28 to December 3, and allow "Les Misérables" to sweep you away into a world where passion, sacrifice, and the unbreakable power of the human spirit take center stage.

As you plan your visit or move to the vibrant Coachella Valley, seize the opportunity to explore the beauty and excitement that this desert offers. Visit our website to peruse enticing property listings in Palm Desert and surrounding cities and also to stay informed about upcoming events that will enrich your experience in this thriving and culturally diverse community.

Posted in Entertainment
Nov. 21, 2023

Congratulations to the New Homeowner: A Jewel in Tierra Vista, Palm Desert!


72 Amalfi Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211

We extend our warmest congratulations to the lucky new homeowner of this gorgeously remodeled residence. This jewel of a home, conveniently located in a boutique community, promises a lifestyle of luxury and leisure.

Situated in a premium lot, this home provides ample space for entertaining and enjoying the best of desert living. Fire up the grill, unwind with a refreshing beverage, or relish the breathtaking sunsets from multiple patios. The expansive lot also offers plenty of room to create your dream pool and spa oasis.

As you step inside, you are greeted by a light and bright, open-concept design that showcases a host of impressive upgrades. The fabulous living room, complete with a cozy fireplace, sets the tone for cool evenings and captivating gatherings. The Chef's kitchen is a masterpiece, featuring stunning waterfall countertops, top-of-the-line Wolf and Sub Zero appliances, a Fisher Paykel two-drawer dishwasher, and ample storage.

The adjacent family area is destined to be the heart of this home, providing a perfect space for all with its media niche, dining area, and a generously sized seating area. The primary bedroom is a haven of luxury, boasting a walk-in closet, and outdoor access. The primary bath is equally impressive with two vanities, a spacious shower, and a separate tub, all illuminated by walls of glass blocks that flood the space with natural light.

Tierra Vista's prime location ensures proximity to golf, tennis, hiking, dining, and more, with low HOA fees. To the new homeowner, may your days be filled with joy and relaxation in your stunning new abode. Welcome to Tierra Vista, where every day feels like a vacation in paradise!

Explore similar listings and uncover your dream home on our website. Your desert retreat awaits!

Posted in Success Stories
Nov. 20, 2023

Welcoming Yvette Zepeda Salazar to the Wasserman Team!


We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to our team, Yvette Zepeda Salazar, who joins us as our Executive Assistant. A true native of the Coachella Valley, Yvette brings a wealth of local knowledge and a deep-rooted passion for helping others.

Having called the Coachella Valley her home throughout her life, Yvette possesses a unique understanding of the real estate landscape in the region. Her commitment to aiding others extends beyond her role as an Executive Assistant, as she aspires to become a licensed real estate agent. The Wasserman Team has played a pivotal role in fostering Yvette's growth and knowledge in the real estate industry, setting her on a path toward achieving her professional goals.

Rooted in the Coachella Valley, Yvette's dedication is not just professional but personal, with her family—husband and two sons—serving as her primary source of inspiration. Her family's unwavering support propels her toward achieving excellence in the real estate domain.

Yvette values this opportunity to contribute to the Wasserman Team and looks forward to the exciting journey ahead. We recognize and appreciate the significance of Yvette's role as our Executive Assistant and eagerly anticipate the positive impact she will bring to our team.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Yvette Zepeda Salazar as we collectively embark on an exciting journey of growth and success!







Posted in Success Stories
Nov. 20, 2023

Run for a Cause: Martha’s Village & Kitchen Thanksgiving Day 5K on Nov. 23


As the Thanksgiving season approaches, residents and newcomers alike have a unique opportunity to engage with thevibrant community of Palm Desert and contribute to a worthy cause. On November 23, lace up your running shoes and join the Martha’s Village & Kitchen 17th Annual, Thanksgiving Day 5K, a spirited event dedicated to raising awareness and funds to combat hunger and homelessness in the Coachella Valley.

The 5K, starting at 8 am at 73545 El Paseo, promises more than just a run. It's a celebration of community spirit with various attractions for all ages. Festival Row will host exhibitor booths, a photo station, and even a doggie refreshment station, ensuring a fun-filled day for the entire family. The Kids Zone, complete with complimentary face painting, temporary tattoos, arts and crafts, limbo, and hula hooping, guaranteesa delightful experience for the little ones. For the adults, the Beer Garden offers a chance to unwind and enjoy a cold beer from a local brewery, available for participants aged 21 and above.

Participating in this event not only supports a crucial cause but also provides a fantastic opportunity to explore the local community. Whether you are a long-time resident or considering a move to Palm Desert or other desert cities, the 5K allows you to become familiar with the area's warmth and hospitality.

Visit our website to explore available listings, and stay updated on local events, ensuring you're well-connected to the heartbeat of this beautiful community. Embrace the spirit of Thanksgiving by participating in the Martha’s Village & Kitchen Thanksgiving Day 5K and discover the warmth and generosity that defines life in the Coachella Valley.

Posted in Entertainment
Nov. 16, 2023

Soaring High: Experience the Magic of the Cathedral City International Hot Air Balloon Festival


As the vibrant autumn leaves settle, Cathedral City gears up for a spectacle that promises to elevate your senses and lift your spirits—the International Hot Air Balloon Festival, set to grace the skies from November 17th to 19th. Nestled in the heart of the Coachella Valley, this annual event is not just a celebration of color and creativity; it's a testament to the city's commitment to creating unforgettable experiences.

The anticipation in the air is palpable as the festival kicks off, marking three days of high-flying excitement and camaraderie. Imagine waking up to witness the sunrise as a kaleidoscope of balloons takes flight, casting a spectrum of hues against the morning sky. It's a visual masterpiece that transcends the ordinary, creating a sense of wonder that words can hardly capture.

But the International Hot Air Balloon Festival is more than just a feast for the eyes—it's an immersive experience for the entire family. Engage in friendly competition as you watch skilled pilots navigate their balloons through the sky with precision during the various contests and races. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, tethered balloon rides offer a unique opportunity to ascend gently into the heavens while remaining tethered to the ground, providing an unparalleled view of the festival grounds below.

The festival grounds are alive with activity, featuring artisanal markets, culinary delights, and live entertainment that add to the overall ambiance. It's a perfect blend of excitement and relaxation, making it an ideal weekend retreat for families, friends, and adventure enthusiasts alike.

The Cathedral City International Hot Air Balloon Festival is a special tradition that reflects the city's commitment to creating lasting memories. Join us from November 17th to 19th as we celebrate the spirit of adventure and the beauty of flight. Let the skies of Cathedral City be your backdrop for a weekend filled with unforgettable moments and the magic of hot air balloons soaring high above.

As you revel in this extraordinary experience, consider the prospect of making Cathedral City your home or exploring other desert cities. Discover a lifestyle that blends tranquility and excitement by exploring our website for a curated selection of listings. Your dream home in Cathedral City and beyond awaits, and we are here to turn your vision into reality.

Posted in Entertainment
Nov. 15, 2023

Unveiling Elegance: Fairway Estates Masterpiece Finds Its Lucky Homeowner for $2.35M

12140 Saint Andrews Drive, Rancho Mirage CA 92270


We're excited to share that a stunning home in Mission Hills Fairway Estates, Rancho Mirage, California, has recently been sold for $2,350,000. This exceptional property blends modern architecture and fine craftsmanship, redefining luxury in this sought-after community

Upon entering through the double doors, you're welcomed by a grand foyer with a custom art display and carefully chosen lighting, setting the stage for the sophistication found within. This residence goes beyond being just a home; it's a captivating masterpiece.

Designed for entertaining, the living and dining areas offer breathtaking views of Mt San Jacinto. The living room/game room features a custom fireplace, and the dining room boasts a stone-built buffet with enchanting underlighting, adding grace to gatherings.

Transitioning from formal to everyday living, the open great room, kitchen, and informal dining area create a practical yet stylish space. The gourmet kitchen is a haven for culinary enthusiasts, featuring Caesar stone counters, a Carrera slab backsplash, custom cabinets, and top-tier stainless steel appliances.

The primary suite is a retreat with a spacious sitting area, French doors opening to the pool terrace, and a spa bath. Two additional guest rooms with ensuite baths and a potential third guest room (currently an office) provide ample space for family and guests.

Transforms into a secluded oasis with a pool and spa overlooking mountain and fairway vistas. Outdoor amenities include a covered living room with a fireplace and TV, additional seating areas, and a built-in BBQ island/buffet. Modern conveniences like a three-car garage, owned solar panels, and updated systems ensure functionality alongside luxury.

This contemporary retreat in Fairway Estates is no longer just a property; it is a haven that has found its rightful owner—a fortunate individual who now holds the keys to the epitome of contemporary perfection. Explore more extraordinary listings akin to this one by visiting our website—an invitation to discover your own slice of desert luxury. Your dream home awaits, and for the lucky homeowner, welcome to a life of unparalleled elegance and comfort!

Posted in Special Listings
Nov. 13, 2023

Spreading Holiday Cheer: Donate to Toys for Tots at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties in Indian Wells


The holiday season is synonymous with joy, kindness, and giving back. It’s a time when small acts of generosity can make a big difference in someone’s life. One such impactful initiative that embodies the spirit of the season is Toys for Tots. Run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve, this program aims to collect new, unwrapped toys to distribute to less fortunate children during the holidays. And this year, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties, located at 74-900 CA-111, Indian Wells, CA 92210, is participating by serving as a drop-off point for these cherished donations.

Toys for Tots has a rich history of spreading cheer. Founded in 1947, this program has been bringing smiles to children's faces across the nation for decades. It’s a heartwarming endeavor that relies on the generosity and goodwill of communities to ensure every child experiences the joy of receiving a gift during the festive season.

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties in Indian Wells has taken up the noble cause of being a collection center for Toys for Tots donations. The process is simple yet incredibly impactful. Each toy donation is a beacon of hope and happiness for a child who might not otherwise receive a gift during the holidays.

So, as you gear up for the holidays and think about ways to make a difference in someone’s life, consider dropping by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties in Indian Wells by November, 30th with a new, unwrapped toy. Your contribution, no matter how small, will bring immeasurable joy to a child in need and serve as a beacon of hope in their holiday season. Let’s come together and make this holiday season brighter for everyone.

Posted in Entertainment
Nov. 10, 2023



In the recent report, the median price of attached homes in the Valley stood steady at $435,000, indicating a 4.4% decline from the previous year. An intriguing observation emerges from the data—attached homes exhibit a notably wider seasonal pricing range compared to detached homes. Following the typical seasonal cycle, there's a promising indication that attached home prices might embark on an upward trajectory as we head into the new year. This trend foretells an exciting and potentially lucrative evolution in the attached home market.

Stay tuned for more detailed insights into this fascinating real estate landscape by visiting our website for more insights and explore listings to find your perfect match!


Posted in Housing Report