October 2021 Newsletter | Stephen Burchard Real Estate

Taking the (K)nots Out of Real Estate

Don’t be haunted by Your Real Estate Decisions

DIY Pumpkin-Scented Candle

Desert Housing Report | September 2021

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 Two properties listed and two sold! We've had a great month at Stephen Burchard Real Estate.

Just Listed

0 Westside Drive
White Water, CA 92282
Just Listed!
0 Palm Drive
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92241
Just Listed!

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2306 E Finley Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Just Sold!
153 Desert West Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Just Sold!

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Stephen's Garden | October 2021

Halloween is a time of year in which many cultures celebrate their ancestors. We can honor our ancestors in our gardens by planting items they appreciated or loved. Favorite flowers, fruits, and vegetables give a magical connection to those we’ve lost. We can even create memorials or altars in our gardens, with photos, candles, and momentos. Overall, Fall in the desert is a great time to get started on a new round of produce from the garden. Continue the work of cleaning up the old to make way for new and get planting and never forget that the plants that love October the most are bam-BOO! While most regions spend Fall clearing up to make way for the winter, in the desert we get a bonus planting season. Things tend to grow a bit slower in the cooler months, but grow they still do.

Skeletons in the Closet

Halloween is the time when you may start to feel that you - just like the favorite homes of ghosts and vampires - are on a Dead End street, haunted by memories of a relationship gone bad. There may be skeletons in your closet, but while they have no guts to make a change, you’ve got the ability to lighten the atmosphere. Look around at the things that bring out the memories that haunt you and ask yourself what you can get rid of, clean up, or donate.

If you bought something in joy, but looking at it now only brings a sense of pain, defeat, or betrayal, get rid of it! The secret teen years diary you still have hidden away that makes you realize what a jerk you were every time you read it can go straight to the shredder. You’re not that person anymore and you haven’t been for a long time, so give yourself a break. Your ex’s expensive golf clubs that you kept just to spite them? You’ve got better things to do than wallow in old revenge. Let it go and let them go, too. You see, most of the ghosts that haunt our houses aren’t made of ectoplasm, they’re made by our own mistakes and regrets, so stop tricking yourself into being surrounded by the ghosts of your past and start treating yourself to a home that doesn't work for you and treat yourself to a life you love. And if you’re ready to get rid of the old place and start fresh in a new home that’s all about you, just give me a buzz. o. I’m Stephen Burchard, The Desert Bowtie Realtor, taking the (k)nots out of real estate.

Corona Landscaping

If your front yard is ready to win Best Decorated for the neighborhood Halloween contest - and you didn’t decorate it at all - you know it’s time for Corona Landscaping. Sure, dead trees and shrubs make great accent pieces for the 31st of October, but there are 364 other days in the year when you want your trees, shrubs, hedges, and bushes to look healthy and alive. Corona Landscaping does a great job from start to finish. They can add new life to your yard by designing your landscaping, whether it’s desert scaping, grass, or artificial turf. Need hardscaping, garden design, irrigation and complete installation? They’ve got you covered. Corona Landscaping is a great choice when you’re ready to put your house on the market and get top dollar with more curb appeal. From Palm Springs to Indio, they’ve got your back. Their 5-star status on Yelp agrees with me on this. You can easily request a quote on their Yelp page or call them at (760) 969-8903.

Mid-Century modern tours

Modernism Week in October is known as the local’s favorite and what better way to celebrate our own special fest of Mid-Century Modern architecture than with a premium self-guided driving or walking tour of the style that put Palm Springs on the map! These multimedia audio and photographic tours from moderntourspalmsprings.com take you driveway to driveway on an exterior tour on a special route using your own vehicle. There’s no tour leader to tell you to hurry up or slow down and you can bring along as many people as you can fit into your car all for the one tour price.

Most tours take anywhere from 90 minutes to two hours, with many tours to choose from - Modern Architecture 101, Modernism Top Ten Tour, Self-Driving Celebrity Homes Tour, and more. When you purchase a tour, you receive an address and a Google Maps link that directs you to the starting point for the tour. Once you're there, press play, and your "Tour Narrator" will inform you about this stop. Then, when you're ready to move on to the next stop, you just follow the directions from the included Google Maps link to the next address. Once you're there, press play.

United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland EmpireGiving Back: Angel View

Located here in the desert, United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire (UCPIE) was founded in 1985 by volunteers dedicated to cerebral palsy research. Soon, however, They realized the great need for support services for individuals with disabilities and quickly moved to provide direct care services. To fill even greater needs, UCPIE expanded its services for individuals with disabilities beyond cerebral palsy. Today, services are provided for children and adults diagnosed with autism, Down’s syndrome, intellectual delay, and epilepsy. UCPIE offers In-Home Respite Care serving over 250 families in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, After-School and Summer Programs serving 72 children in the Coachella Valley, Adaptive Sports Opportunities, and Resource and Referral via Facebook, phone, and in-person contact, for services not provided by UCPIE. In the beginning, UCPIE received the majority of its funding from telethons, but now additional donations are sought year-round. Your donations to UCPIE make a difference now and for many years to come.

Always ready to share the spotlight when it comes to helping those with disabilities, UCPIE’s encourages everyone to attend the upcoming Halloween Spooktacular CAR-nival Drive-thru event on Saturday, October 30th from 10 am to 1 pm for the autism and ID/DD community. Tickets are $5.00 for this covid-safe activity. They ask that you please RSVP at this link:

Next month we are featuring "Being Thankful for November"

Fall is such a glorious time to be in the desert, we can’t help but be grateful to live in such a gorgeous and exciting location. Next month we’ll talk about all the little things that make our hearts soar and make us grateful to be a part of this incredible thing called life.