June 8, 2015
Our beautiful small desert town is now much quieter as the weather heats up and the summer approaches. Homes are still selling and buyers are still looking, but the numbers are lower.
1750 Smoke Tree Lane and 164 Montezuma sold, see Honorable Mentions, a previous blog entry. But the very lovely home in Rams Hill at 1935 Rams Hill Drive has not yet sold. I believe it is a very good value. It would cost at least twice as much the listed price to build this house. The interior finishes are just top notch. If a very large master bedroom/bath and two smaller guest bedrooms with bath can work for you as a floor plan, this is a house you should view. The pool is shared with the Vallecitos neighborhood association and is close by. http://rebeccafalk.com/idx/mls-140059397-1935_rams_hill_drive_borrego_springs_ca_92004
The new listing at 3014 Broken Arrow Road is a Borrego Desert Modern (Mid-Century Borrego) and is attracting attention. It has a pool and comes with an adjacent lot, for a total of 1.3 acres. It is in very good condition. You can view the listing here: http://rebeccafalk.com/idx/mls-150029112-3014_broken_arrow_rd_borrego_springs_ca_92004.
I will be writing about Borrego Springs and our water soon for the local paper and will post the article here once done. Bottom line is that there will be changes here, but we are lucky to have a sole-source aquifer that provides our water. While our efforts to conserve that resource are ungainly at times, and we have been over drafting our aquifer, efforts to make our use sustainable have been in progress for some time and are bolstered by the governor’s recent statewide mandates about groundwater conservation.
It has been a good season for real estate here in Borrego Springs. Each year more people shop and purchase during our off-season, and that seems to be the case so far this year as well.