Our Palm Springs area desert weather took a little dip last week just as much of the U.S. and Canada are experiencing significant rain, snow and wind. I'm not going to complain however about a sunny 63º (17.2º C) day in late December. Our desert golfers, tennis players, bikers and hikers are happily going about enjoying our great outdoors here-so life is good!

It's been a very busy year in our Palm Springs area real estate market. Inventory is down and prices continue to rise but compared to just a few years ago today's prices remain very attractive indeed.

People tell me almost every day that they just want a place that they can come to with family and friends, a place to stay warm and enjoy being outside all winter.

On behalf of myself and our Sheri Dettman & Associates team, I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a healthy and prosperous New Year.

Sheri, Bill, Ed, Erin and Emily

PS: If you're thinking about a special gift for you or your family you can browse our varied Palm Springs area golf and country club communities here.