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2BR House For Rent

For Rent, 2BR House, Sparkling clean! open sunny floor plan with mountain view, close to town, all tile floors, energy efficient, appliances included, on site laundry facility, water and trash included $775. per mo. with lease 619-948-9613... — Updated 03/8/2017

 
 By Kathy King    Business

Busiest summer in memory

I opened my Coffee and Book Store business in 1991. That first summer I felt like I was alone on an island; we all joked that we could shoot a cannon off on Palm Canyon Dr and no one would notice. Our second summer, we decided to have a Fourth of July Parade so we pulled our chair... — Updated 07/17/2016

 
 By Nancy Bye    Business

Business Buzz - Summer Hours

Summer hours for some of our businesses - FORTINER PHYSICAL THERAPY – 760-767-3561 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Call for appointment. ERMELINDA SALON – 760-767-3660 Tuesday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00... — Updated 05/23/2016

 
 By Kathy King    Business

List price down on single family homes; lots of lots!

April brought more sales to the valley. Inventory dropped from 111 homes for sale on April 1 to 10 homes for sale on May 1. There are 180 lots for sale, up from 174 last month. There are still ten commercial properties and multifamily home listings. In the case of single family... — Updated 05/3/2016

 
 By Kathy King    Business

Real Estate - Surge in Sales

As is typical of March, we saw a surge in showings and sales. Inventory dropped from 118 homes for sale on March 1, to 111 homes for sale on April 1. There are 174 lots for sale, up from 161 last month. There are ten commercial properties and multifamily home listings. In the... — Updated 04/9/2016

 
 By David Cragoe    Business

Housing/U.S. Economy Solid

A quick glance at the headlines of late seems to give the impression that the sky is falling and the U.S. economy is at risk of falling into recession. Persistently low oil prices are robbing oil and gas companies of their profits prompting budget cuts and layoffs. The slowdown in... — Updated 02/24/2016

 
 By Kathy King    Business

Good Weather and Bustling Phones, Market on Rise

February brought us beautiful weather and an active real estate market. Inventory rose again last month from 109 single family homes for sale on to 118 homes on March 1. There are 161 lots for sale, up from 158 last month. There are four commercial properties and multifamily home... — Updated 03/10/2016

 
 By Nancy Bye    Business

Gallery Will Close

The news is out and it is sad, but Liesel Paris will retire, and close her gallery in The Mall before the end of the year. Liesel, widow of our Dr. Jaime Paris, is Austrian, attractive, artistic. She happens to be a very talented... — Updated 10/22/2015

 
 By Linda Haddock    Business

Kiwanis Chapter Serves Children

Kiwanis International - Borrego Springs Club meets on Wednesdays at noon, at the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 786 Palm Canyon Drive. The Borrego Springs Chapter of the Kiwanis Club last met on Wednesday,... — Updated 10/22/2015

 

Oktoberfest at Bighorn Bar & Grill

Two events happened simultaneously this past weekend –Oktoberfest at the Big Horn Bar and Grill, and the 10th annual season Opening Weekend gala at the Springs at Borrego Golf Course and RV Park, both events on Oct.3. The first... — Updated 10/22/2015

 
 By Kathy King    Business

Inventory Down; Average Sales Around $180,000

Summer is officially over and school is in session. Inventory dropped from 69 single family homes for sale on Sept. 1 to 60 homes on Oct. 1. In the case of single family homes, the average listed price is $220,707 down from last... — Updated 10/22/2015

 
 By Nancy Bye    Business

Food Fancy by Nancy

A lot of folks are pretty happy now that Carmelita’s has reopened after its usual summer month holiday. And wow!, new paint, some new decor. It looks terrific! Diana didn’t forget how to make her delicious martini during her... — Updated 10/7/2015

 
 By Nancy Bye    Business

Food Fancy by Nancy - La Casa del Zorro

Had some lovely, serene, quiet lunches this summer at La Casa del Zorro. Found a favorite item on the menu and had it every time. The California BLT is simply delicious. Ask for it cut into quarters and you can take half home.... — Updated 09/23/2015

 

Real Estate: More Lower-Priced Homes on the Market

August is behind us and cooler weather is ahead. Inventory dropped from sixty-six single family homes for sale on Aug. 1 to sixty homes on Sept. 1. There are 141 lots for sale, identical to last month. There are eight commercial... — Updated 09/23/2015

 

The Laundry Room, Loads of Fun

Grab you skivvies and camping gear and get down to the newly refurbished laundry room at Palm Canyon Resort. All brand new machines line the walls and the welcoming feeling there is thanks to Maintenance Supervisor Rich James. "He... — Updated 08/27/2015

 

Welcome Home Borrego Your Home Cleaning Specialists

In Borrego Springs, reputation and word-of-mouth means everything to a business. Especially a new start-up hoping to earn a living. Diana Fox has proven herself worthy of praise after her first year of hard work developing Welcome... — Updated 08/27/2015

 
 By Kathy King    Business

Dive in now - homes are still selling in the desert

Homes are selling and the phone is ringing. This is not your typical summer in the desert. Inventory dropped from 72 single family homes for sale on July 1 to 66 homes on August 1. There are 141 lots for sale, down from 143 last... — Updated 08/27/2015

 
 By Nancy Bye    Business

Business Buzz

Our solar panels were installed last month by Sun Belt Solar and I have just received my bill from SDG&E. Zero! Nothing! Nada! With this heat and humidity it would have been +-$600. However, I just read an article in the Union-Trib... — Updated 07/30/2015

 
 By Nancy Bye    Business

Food Fancy by Nancy

Three of the ‘Ladies Who Lunch’ met at the Rams Hill Yacht Club at noon on the 4th of July. Of course the views were absolutely fantastic – can’t change that. But the atmosphere was very festive. Red, white, and blue... — Updated 07/30/2015

 
 By Nancy Bye    Business

Business Buzz

As soon as he learned of it, Dan Wright signed our Springs at Borrego on for “Tents for Troops”. This is a program that allows soldiers and sailors to stay in a campground resort two consecutive nights for free. Doesn’t this... — Updated 07/17/2015

 
 By Nancy Bye    Business

Business Buzz

Needing to take my husband to a doctor’s appointment in Rancho Mirage, I checked to see when my car was due for servicing. It was ready! Called Dann Perry’s on Monday to see if they could take me to my newspaper meeting on Wednesday, do the servicing and bring it back.... — Updated 07/2/2015

 
 By Kathy King    Business

Real Estate Still Selling in the Hot Summer Months

Summer is almost here and homes are still being sold! Inventory dropped from 91 single family homes for sale on May 1 to 78 homes on June 1. There are 137 lots for sale, down from 158 last month. Commercial property and multifamily home listings are up from nine to eleven. In the... — Updated 08/27/2015

 
 By Nancy Bye    Business

Food Fancy by Nancy

My prayers have been answered. My dreams have come true. Kurt Hauser, now chef at the Rams Hill Yacht Club, has brought a semi-Japanese restaurant to Borrego Springs. The restaurant is now so exciting. It has the most lovely view in town – even when there is a dust storm. The... — Updated 06/4/2015

 
 By Nancy Bye    Business

Business Buzz Around Town

Imagine! For five years in a row Borrego Valley Inn and California Overland Desert Excursions have earned the coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. This means they are both welcomed into the 2015 Hall of Fame. TripAdvisor has more than 340 million on-line visitors a... — Updated 07/17/2015

 
 By Mark Vonarx    Business

Borrego Rentals Celebrates Milestone, Expansion

Borrego Rentals Celebrates Milestone, Business Expansion Borrego Rentals celebrates eleven years in business and the first anniversary of new owner Jennifer Gallardo. Since acquiring the company from long-time resident Dennis Nourse a year ago, Borrego Rentals has grown from... — Updated 05/28/2015

 

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