La Quinta, California

La Quinta, California
Desert Luxury

Desert Luxury Realty

Thank you for visiting my blog. When you choose Mary Williams, as your real estate agent, you are working with a team of seasoned professionals who cater to your every real estate need. Buying or Selling your home does not need to be full of hassels or needless pressure. Take it easy and enjoy the luxury of the desert. I look forward to assisting you with your search or sell of your home. Contact me today!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Art Under the Umbrellas Premiers Saturday at Old Town - Be There!

Art Under the Umbrellas LQAFSaturday, October 26, 2013
10 am to 4 pm
Old Town La Quinta

Live Music. Free Admission. Free Parking
Reconnect with old friends or make new ones at Art Under the Umbrellas—the Coachella Valley’s primo series of one day art shows, which gets underway Saturday at Old Town La Quinta, launching LQAF’s 2013/14 Desert Season.
The October show will also commemorate National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM) as an officially registered event of NAHM 2013.
With a diverse mix of 80 talented artists exhibiting their unique artwork and fine crafts, Art Under the Umbrellas promises a sun-filled day of shopping for unique jewelry, discovering hand crafted gifts, or a special fine art piece for the home.
 Old Town La Quinta's great selection of trendy boutiques and fine restaurants will round out the day's enjoyment.
The October 26th season opener will introduce 11 artists new to Art Under the Umbrellas and will spotlight some long time regulars who have committed to exhibiting at all eight shows of the 2013/14 season.
Chad Allen and Garrison Wayne of Canvas in the Garden are known for their award winning hand-painted designs on canvas.
Darlene Goins is as colorful and vibrant as the wild cache of jewelry she displays in her booth located at the Desert Club entrance to Old Town La Quinta. Her smile is worth a thousand words!
Penelope Krebs is a master in the art of painting her beloved, delicate birds with incredible precision using watercolors.
Directions to Old Town La Quinta:  From I-10 or Highway 111, take Washington Street south. Go west on Calle Tampico for two blocks; Old Town is on the left.  Visit or call 760-564-1244.
**All information and illustration from LQAF.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Here are some Tricks to make your Desert Home Halloween Ready and transition into November!

Mary Williams Interior Redesign

Halloween is just around the corner and what better way to prepare than to DECORATE? Here are some fun ideas to get your home ready for Halloween Tricks and Treats but great enough to last until Thanksgiving!!
Kitchen ideas, bathroom ideas, and more ∨ Use the help of top home decorators to select a matching nightstand and new lampshades for your own bedroom design. Browse inspiring bedroom design, then outfit your personal beds design, convertible futon ordaybed with designer bedding linens and decorative throw pillows.

If you are thinking about a remodel, redesign, or reorganizing; then I am your redesign professional!

If you are considering selling your property, and you think it needs staging; I am your neighborhood professional!

Call me at 760.567.7282!  Follow me on Facebook!

C.A.R. releases its 2014 California Housing Market Forecast

2014News release - October 8, 2013

California home sales and prices to rise in 2014 as market transitions toward primary home buyers

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 8) – After distressed sales lost their hold on much of California’s market, the state’s housing market will continue to improve in 2014, with sales shifting toward primary home buyers and both sales and home prices posting further gains, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (C.A.R.) “2014 California Housing Market Forecast,” released today.

The C.A.R. forecast sees sales gaining 3.2 percent next year to reach 444,000 units, up from the projected 2013 sales figure of 430,300 homes sold.  Sales in 2013 will be down 2.1 percent from the 439,400 existing, single-family homes sold in 2012.

“The housing market has improved over the past year, and we expect this trend to continue into 2014,” said C.A.R. President Don Faught.  “As the economy enters the fourth year of a modest recovery, we expect to see a strong demand for homeownership, as buyers who may have been competing with investors and facing an extreme shortage of available housing return from the sidelines.”

C.A.R.’s forecast projects growth in the U.S. Gross Domestic Product of 2.8 percent in 2014, after a projected gain of 1.8 percent in 2013.  With nonfarm job growth of 1.9 percent in California, the state’s unemployment rate should decrease to 8.3 percent in 2014 from 9 percent in 2013 and 10.5 percent in 2012.

The average for 30-year fixed mortgage interest rates will rise to 5.3 percent but will still remain at historically low levels.  a projected 28 percent increase in 2013 to $408,600.

“We’ve seen a marked improvement in housing market conditions in a year with the distressed market shrinking from one in three sales a year ago to less than one in five in recent months, thanks primarily to sharp gains in home prices,” said C.A.R. Vice President and Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young.  “As the market continues to improve, more previously underwater homeowners will look toward selling, making housing inventory less scarce in 2014.  As a result of these factors, we’ll see home price increases moderate from the double-digit increases we saw for much of this year to mid-single digits in most of the state.”

“The wildcards for 2014 include federal, fiscal, monetary and housing policies – such as the mortgage interest deduction and mortgage finance reform – as well as housing supply and the actions of the Federal Reserve, which will ensure a higher rate environment,” Appleton-Young continued.

All above information is from the California Association of REALTORS®.

Follow me on FACEBOOK!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

What Features do Buyers Value in a Home in La Quinta?


Whether you just purchased or have owned your home in the Desert for awhile, this is the PERFECT time to redesign before you come back for Season!
Wouldn’t it be great to come home to a totally redesigned home in the Desert?
No worries and no messing with the mess!!

If you are thinking about a remodel, redesign, or reorganizing;
then I am your redesign professional!

If you are considering selling your property,
and you think it needs staging; I am your neighborhood professional!

Call me at 760.567.7282!
Follow me on