New FHA Loan Limits

December 29th, 2013

FHA Loan Limits: FHA has announced new loan limits

Limits for La Quinta, CA
Single Family Home: $355,350
Duplex: $454,900
Triplex: $549,850
4-plex: $683,350

Take advantage of the La Quinta Market

December 27th, 2013

La Quinta Happenings

December 27th, 2013
La Quinta Museum
77885 Avenida Montezuma

Life in La Quinta and Early California
Become familiar with the local history of the Cahuilla Indians, native desert animals, and the first resorts. Experience pioneer life in early California with artifacts, dioramas, and hands on activities!
La Quinta – Then and Now
Join us Thursday, January 23 from 4-6 pm to view our new exhibit. Learn what brought people to La Quinta, how it looked to the first settlers, and what prompted Walter Morgan to build the La Quinta Resort in 1926.
January 23, 2014  through October 31, 2014
La Quinta Library
78275 Calle Tampico

It’s Your Library

The La Quinta Public Library offers FREE programs for the whole family. Weekly story times, monthly book clubs, and special programs are just a few of the activities you can find at the Library.
Pre-Beginning Spanish
Wednesdays @ 5:30pm
January 8 – 29, 2014
Join instructor Lulu Vega for an interactive class and learn basic Spanish. There will be a total of four class sessions and due to limited space, registration is required. For more information or to register contact us at 760-771-0395.
La Quinta Fitness Center
77865 Avenue Montezuma

La Quinta residents can join today for only $50 
  • Spa Like setting
  • Wellness System
  • Smart Key Equipment
  • Fitness Assessments
  • Personal Trainers
The Adopt-A-Park Program allows residents who want to get involved an opportunity to accomplish something positive, fun, and educational for the community while promoting civic responsibility and community spirit.
For more information or for an application
January In La Quinta
La Quinta is a little piece of paradise surrounded by the majestic Santa Rosa mountains offering year-round sunshine, scenic hiking and biking trails, spectacular golf, magnificent views, fabulous shopping and dining venues, and so much more.
Community Activities

Click on the above photo to view our January classes, events, hikes, and much more. Pick-up the December issue of The Gem at the La Quinta Chamber of Commerce or inside City Hall.
Register for classes at
Humana Community Events

Humana Fit, Fun, and Forever Week
La Quinta Senior Center     MAP
78450 Avenida La Fonda
Monday, January 6  – Friday, January 10 beginning at 8am
Join us for a week of fun activities for a healthier you. Come participate in scenic walks around La Quinta’s Civic Center Campus led by local hiking and walking groups. There will be health screenings, fitness demonstrations, information on how to eat better, and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. Free shirts will be given to the first 150 participants.
Wellness Walk
La Quinta Community Park     MAP
77865 Avenida Montezuma
Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 9am – FREE!
Registration begins at 8am
Start the morning off with an active warm-up before a fun walk on the Bear Creek Trail. This 5 3/4 mile (round trip) walk will have 4 rest stops with snacks, drinks, and special prizes for your effort.

Healthy Fun Fair
La Quinta Community Park     MAP
77865 Avenida Montezuma
Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 10am – 2pm – FREE!
Join us for a fun day full of healthy activities, live performances, Interactive Kids Fun Zone with inflatables, carnival games, and much more. Local nonprofits and health based agencies will be on-site promoting their programs and services. A great time for the whole family!
Humana Day at the Certified Farmers Market
Old Town La Quinta     MAP
78100 Main Street
Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 8am  – 12pm – FREE!
Bring the family out to enjoy top notch freshness at the La Quinta Certified Farmers Market. Local farmers will have their fresh fruits, vegetables, breads, flowers, and more for sale. Check out food demonstrations by some of the hottest chefs in La Quinta.

Pillars of the Community Application

The City of La Quinta is now accepting applications for Pillars of the Community Award. Do you know someone who has lived in La Quinta for at least 3 years and has made a significant contribution to the City?
Please visit the Community Services department inside City Hall for an application.
Deadline to submit an application is Monday, February 24 by 5 pm.
Nature Walks and Guided Hikes

Provided by the Stewards of the Fred Wolff Nature Preserve. Join us each month for a unique look at our local environment with special guest leaders and topics.
Nature Walk:

Third Saturday of the month beginning at 8 AM. All Nature Walks begin at the Shade Shelter on the Bear Creek Nature Trail at the corner of Calle Ensenada and Avenida Montezuma in the La Quinta Cove.  MAP
January 11 – Tread Lightly Principles
Guided Hikes around the Coachella Valley with Philip Ferranti:
January 18 – Exploring the Back of the Cove
Join us at 9 AM for a beautiful easy 5 mile hike. Meet at the Cove Oasis Parking Lot. All participants should dress appropriately and bring water.
Disc Golf Tournament

Grab your discs and join us for some high flying disc action at the beautiful Cove Oasis. All ages and experience are welcome to enjoy this fun tournament. There will be a division for everybody. Prizes will be given to the top finishers in each division.
Date:  Saturday, January 18
Time: 10 AM

Cost:   $10
Location: Cove Oasis    MAP
YMCA Football

The City of La Quinta has partnered with the YMCA of the Desert to offer another exciting Flag Football League and Y-Rookies football at Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle school. 

Flag Football League:
  • 5 vs 5 Flag Football ages 6-14, $90
  • Practices begin the week of January 6
  • Season: Fridays, January 24 – March 14, 2014
Y-Rookies Football:
  • Age 3-5, $80
  • Season: Fridays, January 24 – March 14, 2014
  • Registration is now open
Please call the Family YMCA of the Desert at (760) 341-9622 for more information or to register.
The Center
Happy Seniors

Looking for a new exercise class for yourself or a Tae Kwon Do class for the little ones, look no further because the Center has programs for you and your family.
Center Information:
  • Ages 18 and up, Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM
  • All Ages, Monday – Friday 5  – 9 PM
  • Friendly staff prepared to answer questions
  • LQ Active Newsletter
Program information is also available online at 
La Quinta Community Services Department
78495 Calle Tampico
La Quinta, CA 92253

December – This Month in Real Estate

December 26th, 2013

La Quinta Condo on market 5 days – Now in Escrow!

December 26th, 2013

LLa Quinta Desert Villas Condo in escrow – on market for only 5 days!

Burke & Associates does it again, we listed 45245 Seeley Drive 19A, La Quinta, CA and had a fully accepted offer in 5 days.

“We just don’t put a property on the MLS.  We use extensive online marketing techniques that get our seller’s homes in front of potential buyers right away.”says David, Team Leader for Burke & Associates at Keller Williams Realty.  “Even though we currently have a shortage of listing in the La Quinta area, it’s still very important for your agent to market your home.

Burke & Associates, A Real Estate Team with Keller Williams Realty in La Quinta, CA works 24-7 to sell our client’s property fast and for top dollar.  We spend our time online, marking sure the home is exposed to as many qualified buyers as possible.

We are Truly Selling The Desert
If you are looking to sell your home contact Burke & Associates today at 760-250-2570

La Quinta Homes For Sale

Palm Desert Home sells in 23 days from list to close

December 24th, 2013

Thank you Hitendra and Bindi for trusting Burke & Associates with the selling of your home in Palm Desert, CA

The home on Heritage in the Avondale Country Club was listed on the MLS for 9 days and we received an all cash offer and closed on December 20th.

“Thank you Laura and David, you guys are superstars” – Hitendra

75820 Heritage, Palm Desert

75820 Heritage, Palm Desert

Need to sell your home, Call Burke & Associates today 760-250-2570 or visit us at

Happy Holidays

December 23rd, 2013

Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy and safe Holiday.

Happy Holidays from Burke & Associates

Happy Holidays from Burke & Associates

La Quinta Real Estate Market Report

December 6th, 2013

Sellers, want to know what the market is up to in your neighborhood?
Buyer’s, looking to see how much a home in La Quinta, CA will cost?
Check out the La Quinta Market Report

Become a La Quinta Market Insider and stay “on top” of the Real Estate Market.

See market trends, home values, recently solds, community information, school report, compare other towns and more.

Free service for seller and buyers  La Quinta Market Report

La Quinta Homes For Sale

About the Author
David Burke of Burke & Associates with Keller Williams Realty – La Quinta, CA is a La Quinta resale and new construction specialist. Our team works with buyers and sellers to provide the information and resources needed to gain the advantage in today’s aggressive Real Estate market. David can be reached at 760-250-2570 or visit us at

La Quinta Real Estate – New Homes – Santerra – Sales Office opens December 6th

December 4th, 2013

Santerra in La Quinta, CA will re-open on Friday, December 6th, 2013 with 14 new homes in this quaint South La Quinta gated community.

Enjoy the mild winters and mountain views from one of  the 4 new floor plans, ranging from 2,351 to 3426 square feet with luxury standard amenities with emphasis on outdoor living.
Visit Santerra and discover La Quinta’s best “new home” neighborhood that fits your lifestyle


Priced from the upper $400,000’s with 5 homes currently available in phase 1 with a completion date of approximately February/March.
Burke & Associates is your number one source for La Quinta Real Estate and New Home Sales.
We are truly selling the Desert, call us today

About the Author
David Burke of Burke & Associates with Keller Williams Realty – La Quinta, CA is a La Quinta resale and new construction specialist. Our team works with buyers and sellers to provide the information and resources needed to gain the advantage in today’s aggressive Real Estate market. David can be reached at 760-250-2570 or visit us at

75820 Heritage | Palm Desert, CA 92211 | Avondale Country Club

December 4th, 2013

Burke & Associates proudly presents our newest listing in Palm Desert, CA


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75820 Heritage Circle

Palm Desert, CA
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View the Property Details, More Photos, Map & School
information here at the updated Virtual Tour!
Ready for your viewing pleasure, this spacious 3 bedroom 3 bath pool home located in the desirable development of Avondale in Palm Desert.

Open floor plan, extra-large rooms with vaulted ceilings. Chef’s kitchen, with granite countertops, lots of cabinets, walk in pantry and center island.

Great room with fireplace with views of the private pool and spa with water features. Separate laundry room located off the kitchen and a 2.5 car garage.

Located in the IID district which means lower electric bills. Guard gated community with golf, tennis courts, clubhouse, dining and more. 3rd bedroo…