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Mon Apr 18, 2016
Grr411news answered:
Are golf memberships required and if so what is the initiation fees, annual/monthly dues?
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Mon Apr 18, 2016
Richard Littlefield answered:
After prop 13, the state had to have a vote in order to issue "General Obligation" bonds. This was the method used to finance things like streets, curbs and gutters, schools and parks in new developments. In order to promote new developments they passed the Mello Roos bill to provide financing for these items. They are a general obligation of the new homes that were built.
That is what they are how the affect you.
For some reason the typically tend to double the tax rate to about 2.2%.
So if you are buying an old property, there most likely is no Mello Roos taxes. If you are buying a newer property you better ask or assume you have it.
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Thu Jan 28, 2016
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Sun Jun 7, 2015
Patti Shaw answered:
If it has been listed in your MLS, and the option to advertise on other sites, including IDX feeds has been selected, it should automatically be picked up by Trulia, Ziillow, etc. When those sites are populated, a google search will show your address on several sites. You can also be sure it's advertised on your local Craigslist. Postlets is a good tool for that as well. ... more
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Tue Apr 28, 2015
The John Jay Group answered:
I have been working with Patrick Mahon with Sterns Lending in Palm Desert. He has some great incentives for our buyers.
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Tue Apr 28, 2015
The John Jay Group answered:
There are numerous factors, meaning condition, location and price in selling a home.
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Thu Dec 11, 2014
The John Jay Group answered:
The Ritz Carlton is presently open and has been for quite some time.
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Tue Jan 28, 2014
Team of Martine/Jake/Kelly answered:
My name is MARTINE LADO/Sr Mortgage Loan Consultant with Kinecta Federal Credit Union. I would like to go over your specific details. I think we may be able to help. Feel free to contact me at 310 489 0556 anytime. Thank you in advance! Martine nmls#440901

** Please refer to TRULIA response when you call:)
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Mon Mar 5, 2012
Robert Downing answered:

The majority of the single family homes in Rancho Mirage (zip code 92270) are purchased as fee simple - meaning of course that you own the land when you purchase the home. There is a small group of single family homes in the Mission Hills Country club that sit on lease land however, beyond this specific area you will find very few lease land single family homes. However, condos in the Mission Hills area are primarily on lease land and there are quite a few lease land condos throughout Rancho Mirage.

We hope this helps you out and if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to let us know. Be sure to check out our website at as well there are a lot of useful resources including a community breakdown for the 5 main cities in the Greater Palm Springs Valley, including Rancho Mirage.

Have a great day,

Robert Downing & Tracy Boomer
760.408.2965 - Robert's Cell
760.408.3022 - Tracy's Cell - Email address
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Thu Feb 9, 2012
Rancho Mirage answered:
Hi... We are considering leasing out our townhome in Rancho Mirage/ Mission Hills Country Club right on the golf course.. 2 br/ 2 bath plus den (could be used for 3rd or guest bedroom), attached 2 car garage plus garage for golf cart... Steps to community pool... We're thinking in the 2,000.00 range which would be a fantastic price.. Let me know.. Your reply will email me.. ... more
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Tue Sep 6, 2011
Robert Downing answered:
Yes - the area you are asking about is called Magnesia Falls Cove in Rancho Mirage. Click the link below to get a current list of homes available for sale in the area. You could also visit our website direct at or give us a call at 760.408.2965 we'd be happy to help with your search.

Robert Downing & Tracy Boomer
HK Lane Real Estate
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Thu Oct 14, 2010
Monir Mamoun answered:
They are awesome. If you own a home with equity and you are above 62, you can vampirically extract the cash value out of that home drop by drop and never have to pay it back -- unless you sell or move while you are still alive.

For more information, read my 5 part blog about the new FHA reverse mortgage program updates from September 2010. Link below- good luck.
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Mon May 31, 2010
The John Jay Group answered:
I don't think any realtor would be reluctant to share the best opportunities with any buyer.
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Fri Mar 27, 2009
Diane Planidin answered:
Hi Sharron. I am a Canadian living in Arizona for the past 3 years. You should really consider financing in Canada as the credit rating system between Canada and the US is not seemless. Hence, the finance rates are higher and most require a minimum 30% down. HSCB has a great international banking system as well as Bank of Montreal for having a US dollar account in Canada. When I purchased my home here in Scottsdale the experience made me feel like a teenager again without a credit card! Best of luck, Diane ... more
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Sun Jan 18, 2009
Leonardo Montenegro answered:
Hi Pat,

That depends on how the units are inside.
Updated or not.
Please feel free to access the MLS using the link on my website where you can find out the active, pending and solds for that community as well as others.
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