The Rilington Group Announces the Addition of The Hemmingway Group For New Homes Sales Management at Vallera Palm Springs

Kathleen Ahlgren, CEO of The Hemmingway Group

The Rilington Group recently announced the addition of Kathleen Ahlgren of The Hemmingway Group to be responsible for new home sales management at Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions. “We are excited to work with The Rilington Group” says Kathleen Ahlgren, CEO of The Hemmingway Group. “We believe that today’s buyer is looking for value and quality and Vallera offers both.”  The Hemmingway Group is a turnkey solution for all of Rilington’s new home sales needs.

Kathleen brings 20 years in new home sales, with 13 of those years in the Coachella Valley, to The Rilington Group. The Hemmingway Group is a new home sales and marketing company focused on the Coachella Valley and handles all aspects of site management, new home sales and marketing. Since The Hemmingway Group was retained in May 2017, there have been a noticeable uptick in sales at Vallera Palm Springs. The Hemmingway Group offers experience, professionalism and in-depth knowledge with the proven numbers that speak to their years of success in every facet of new home sales, marketing and branding, finance and acquisition.

“Now that we see positive movement in the market, we are very happy to have Kathleen and The Hemmingway Group back to manage sales on our new home communities,” notes Mickie Riley, President and Founder of The Rilington Group. “We had the pleasure of working with Kathleen from 1990 to 2006 when she managed and directed sales operations on all Rilington new home communities.”

Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions is close to everything that people love about Palm Springs, offering homebuyers the perfect Palm Springs lifestyle. Vallera, a community of 52 detached homes, is in the existing gated community of Village Traditions. It is the lowest priced new community of detached homes in Palm Springs, and the only new home community priced in the low $500,000’s within two blocks of downtown Palm Springs.   Home buyers enjoy Vallera’s community amenities including gated entrance, clubhouse, swimming pool and spa. Vallera offers what area buyers want today: low maintenance courtyards and a home just blocks from downtown Palm Springs.

The three bedroom/three bath homes are offered in three distinct architectural styles including Spanish Revival, Hacienda and California Ranch. The three two-story floor plans offer comfortable living spaces for today’s lifestyle, ranging from 1848 to 2185 square feet. Though the homes are two-story plans they offer a single-story lifestyle with the master bedroom, secondary bedroom/office and laundry room all on the first floor. Built in three different elevation styles, each home is distinctive and designed with indoor-outdoor living and entertaining in mind.

Vallera is located two blocks East of Palm Canyon and North of Ramon, just off El Segundo. Models are open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.


Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions

For additional information, visit http://www.vallerapalmsprings.com or contact The Rilington Group at 760.851.0707 or vallera@rilingtongroup.com.

About The Rilington Group

As an industry leader with a respected reputation that spans over four decades, The Rilington Group is a family owned and operated full-service real estate development, sales and construction company. The Rilington Group, founded by partners Mickie and Hansi Riley, is fueled by a passion for innovative designs, dedication to the highest level of quality, and an unwavering commitment to outstanding customer care. The company has received numerous industry recognition awards including “Builder of the Year” in 2006. Whether a small neighborhood of entry-level homes or a high-end community, if it’s a Rilington Group Community, it is built with pride and a deep commitment to exceed the expectations of its homebuyers. For additional information visit http://www.rilingtongroup.com or phone 760-698-9616.

About The Hemmingway Group

The Hemmingway Group is a full-service home sales management company, specializing in new home sales, marketing management and Legal/BRE preparation. The Hemmingway Group also represents property owners on HOA boards, and manages all aspects of property management.

Kathleen Ahlgren, CEO of The Hemmingway Group, is a recognized leader in the community and the building and new home sales industry. She has received numerous awards including: YMCA TWIN (The Women in Industry) Award for excellence in her field, Sales Manager of the Year by the Desert Sales and Marketing Council, and 2008 Volunteer of the Year from the Building Industry Association.

Ms. Ahlgren has served on the Executive Board of the Desert Sales & Marketing Council since 2007 and as the Council’s President in 2009, is a graduate of Leadership Coachella Valley. She is a former member of the Building Industry Association of Southern California, Desert Sales and Marketing Council, National Association of Home Builders Women’s Council and Women’s Leadership Forum.

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The Rilington Group Announces Domani, An Exciting New 55+ Community

 

The Rilington Group is excited to announce development has begun on its newest gated community, Domani. Conveniently located off Adams and Avenue 40 in the sphere of influence of Palm Desert, Domani offers easy access to shops, dining, recreation and entertainment. Domani is an age restricted (55+) community with the in-demand amenities of much larger communities in an intimate setting. Domani’s 202 single family detached homes will be priced from the high $200,000’s.

Mickie Riley (President), Gilbert Lopez (Project Superintendent), Virireader Harry (Director of Operations) Photo Credit: Kaminsky Productions, Inc.

Grading and infrastructure on Domani began in December 2016. Construction on Domani’s model homes and clubhouse begins in June 2017, with all five models scheduled to open late 2017.

For more information and to sign up for the interest list, visit http://www.domanipalmdesert.com.

Domani’s distinctive Early California styled architecture compliment five unique plans, ranging in size from 1586 (2 Bed + Retreat/2.5 Bath) to 1893 square feet (3 Bed/ 3.5 Bath). All homes are orientated for indoor/outdoor living and feature courtyards and backyard spaces.

“From my perspective as a long time builder, we are offering the right product in the right location at the right price point – and that is exciting for me,” notes Mickie Riley, Rilington’s President and Founder. “We feel that a community with 202 homes is a nice size and fills a market niche. Our active buyers ready for their next stage of fun can live in an affordable, beautifully designed, high quality home with multiple amenities – without being in a large master planned community with thousands of units,” Riley adds.

Aerial View of Domani

Features often sold as upgrades that make the difference in a home are standard at Domani, including granite kitchen counters, maple cabinets and ceramic tile master baths. Domani’s recreation center, the community’s centerpiece, will feature a fully landscaped pool, bocce ball courts, pickle ball court, a fitness center featuring the latest audio and video technology, and a nature trail for walking.

Developing Domani is a calculated step for the Rilington Group, following thorough research of the Coachella Valley’s 55+ active market.

Vic Cooper of Market Watch has tracked real estate activity and trends in the Coachella Valley since the 70’s. “The Coachella Valley’s 55 plus market continues to grow quickly. Consider that the boomer market is growing, with 10,000 people turning 65 every day for the next 19 years. There is an external demand pool for living in the Coachella Valley. It is one of the primary retirement destinations for Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego Counties. Then add in the secondary markets with buyers from the Pacific Northwest and you have strong demand,” Cooper explains. “Domani’s key central valley location priced under the $350,000 range for the active adult fills a void.” That’s good news for Domani buyers and the Coachella Valley housing market.


About Domani
For additional information, visit http://www.domanipalmdesert.com or contact The Rilington Group at: 760.698.9616.

About The Rilington Group
As an industry leader with a respected reputation that spans over four decades, The Rilington Group is a family owned and operated full-service real estate development, sales and construction company. The Rilington Group, founded by partners Mickie and Hansi Riley, is fueled by a passion for innovative designs, dedication to the highest level of quality, and an unwavering commitment to outstanding customer care. The company has received numerous industry recognition awards including “Builder of the Year” in 2006. Whether a small neighborhood of entry-level homes or a high-end community, if it’s a Rilington Group Community, it is built with pride and a deep commitment to exceed the expectations of its homebuyers. For additional information visit http://www.rilingtongroup.com or phone 760-698-9616.

 

Vallera – Close to Everything for the Perfect Palm Springs Lifestyle

Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions is close to everything that people love about Palm Springs, offering homebuyers the perfect Palm Springs lifestyle. Vallera, a community of 52 detached homes, is in the existing gated community of Village Traditions. It is the lowest priced new community of detached homes in Palm Springs, and the only new home community priced in the low $500,000’s within two blocks of downtown Palm Springs.

Downtown Palm Springs is just two blocks from Vallera Palm Springs

“Vallera is so close to everything Palm Springs has to offer: lifestyle, culture, art and world-class dining,” explains Erin Eslinger, Marketing Director of The Rilington Group. “We like to say that Vallera is close to everything – but far from ordinary,” Eslinger adds.

Vallera’s newly opened fully-furnished model homes are designed with indoor-outdoor living in mind. Both designer models (residence two and residence three) have private courtyards and are upgraded with designer interior finishes and flooring

Home buyers enjoy Vallera’s community amenities including gated entrance, clubhouse, swimming pool and spa. Vallera offers what area buyers want today: low maintenance courtyards and a home just blocks from downtown Palm Springs.

These three bedroom/three bath homes are offered in three distinct architectural styles including: Spanish Revival, Hacienda and California Ranch. The three two-story floor plans offer comfortable living spaces for today’s lifestyle, ranging from 1848 to 2185 square feet. Though the homes are two-story plans they offer a single-story lifestyle with the master bedroom, secondary bedroom/office and laundry room all on the first floor. Built in three different elevation styles, each home is distinctive and designed with indoor-outdoor living and entertaining in mind.

Vallera is located two blocks East of Palm Canyon and North of Ramon, just off El Segundo. Models are open daily from 10am to5pm (Thursdays 11am to 5pm).


Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions

For additional information, visit www.vallerapalmsprings.com or contact The Rilington Group at 760.851.0707 or vallera@rilingtongroup.com.

About The Rilington Group

As an industry leader with a respected reputation that spans over four decades, The Rilington Group is a family owned and operated full-service real estate development, sales and construction company. The Rilington Group, founded by partners Mickie and Hansi Riley, is fueled by a passion for innovative designs, dedication to the highest level of quality, and an unwavering commitment to outstanding customer care. The company has received numerous industry recognition awards including “Builder of the Year” in 2006. Whether a small neighborhood of entry-level homes or a high-end community, if it’s a Rilington Group Community, it is built with pride and a deep commitment to exceed the expectations of its homebuyers. For additional information visit www.rilingtongroup.com or phone 760-698-9616.

In The News

Mickie Riley, President of The Rilington Group

(March 30, 2017) In case you missed it, Mickie Riley of the Rilington Group was interviewed by KESQ Channel 3 to discuss the newly proposed surf village by Honokea Surf Villages & Resorts in the Coachella Valley.

Click HERE to watch the broadcast.

In the News

The March 31st issue of the Desert Sun highlights how Hawaii-based real estate development company, Honokea Surf Villages & Resorts, is looking to add a new ‘surf village’ concept to the Coachella Valley’s growing list of attractions. To develop the Surf Village, Honokea has partnered with The Rilington Group, a local full-service Real Estate, Construction, and Land Development Management Company.

Click here to read more in the Desert Sun or download the PDF at TheDesertSun_20170331_A01_A10

Surf Village Developer Considering the Coachella Valley – The Rilington Group Engaged as Development Manager

Hawaii-based real estate development company, Honokea Surf Villages & Resorts, is looking to add a new ‘surf village’ concept to the Coachella Valley’s growing list of attractions. Honokea is poised to bring a 60-acre sustainably designed surf village and resort to the Coachella Valley. The new attraction will include: a world-class surf facility powered by industry leader Wavegarden, an adventure sports park, large events space, an organic farm, dining and shopping areas overlooking the surfing lake, and even a water-oriented boutique hotel.

Artist Conceptual Rendering of Honokea Surf Village in Coachella Valley

The Coachella Valley is an ideal site for Honokea’s project due to its growing culture, outdoor lifestyle, and great year-round weather. The development will add to the growing visitor attractions in the greater Palm Springs area and serve the local community as a social center for health and fitness. The Surf Village will provide family-friendly activities day and night for visitors and locals year-round. Educational initiatives will be a major component of the project as well, including local school partnerships and collaborations with nonprofit organizations.

Moreover, everything in the Honokea Surf Village has been designed for the dry climate, including the endemic landscaping, drip irrigation, aquaponic farming, and more. The Honokea Surf Village Coachella will use approximately one-eighth the water currently consumed by each of the 124 golf courses in the valley, will use non-potable water whenever possible, and will apply to become one of the first aquifer recharge sites in the area.

Honokea has been working in the Coachella Valley for the last two years to ensure that the project benefits the residents of Indio and the larger Palm Springs Valley community.

The construction of the Surf Village will create approximately 400 local jobs with local businesses. Once open, The Surf Village will create approximately 600 local jobs and will draw visitors from around the country. The Honokea project will have a local economic impact greater than one billion dollars with a thirty-two million dollar increase in tax revenue over the next ten years.

“We would be truly honored to bring Honokea to the Coachella Valley,” says Honokea President and Hawaiian Surf Icon, Brian Keaulana, “Southern California has a great surf culture that has always been tied very closely to Hawaii, and the desert is such a special place. We are excited to combine these cultures into something authentic and truly unique.”

To develop the Surf Village, Honokea has partnered with The Rilington Group, a local full-service Real Estate, Construction, and Land Development Management Company. The Rilington Group was chosen to oversee the Surf Village construction for their extensive local desert development expertise. Headquartered in La Quinta, California, The Rilington Group has over four decades of experience in residential and commercial development in Southern California. “We are honored to lead the planning and execution of this project,” says Mickie Riley, Rilington Group Company President, “with our local knowledge and expertise we are excited to bring Honokea’s vision to life in the Coachella Valley. As a locally operated firm not only do we work in the community but we live here and we play here. The Coachella Valley is an ideal location for the Surf Village and we share in Honokea’s focus on environmental sustainability and community building.”


About Honokea
Honokea Surf Villages is a real estate development company founded in 2011 by a team of passionate developers and operators led by Hawaiian surfing icon Brian Keaulana. The company designs and operates eco-friendly outdoor recreational parks that combine world class surfing facilities with other action sports courses and social spaces for dining, retail, events, and accommodations. Honokea’s vision is rooted in the Hawaiian Cultural values of: health, sustainability, and education, which are at the core of each property’s design. Honokea has a ‘skill over thrill’ approach in their park concepts, promoting engaging outdoor sports that inspire healthy lifestyles. For more information, please visit www.honokea.com

About Wavegarden
Founded in 2005, Wavegarden SL is an engineering company dedicated to the research, design, manufacture, installation, commissioning and promotion of wave generating systems and lagoons for surfing and other water sports. Having the most sophisticated wave computer modeling in the world and four large scale wave lagoons they have reinvented the 100 year old industry with their technical and mechanical expertise. Wavegarden remains true to their mission to share the incredible sensation of surfing perfect waves with everyone in the world, regardless of age, gender, level of experience, or geographical location. For more information, including videos, please visit www.wavegarden.com.

About the Rilington Group
As an industry leader with a respected reputation that spans over four decades, The Rilington Group is a family owned and operated full-service real estate development firm based in La Quinta, California. Founded in 1989 by Mickie and Hansi Riley, the Rilington family of companies has been highly esteemed by homebuyers, joint venture partners, land owners, investors and subcontractors alike, for its creative insight and corporate excellence as a multi-dimensional Real Estate, Sales, Construction and Land Development Management Company. The diverse group of companies has been responsible for the successful planning, design, development, construction, sales and marketing of over 9,000 lots and over $1 billion in real estate transactions in the Southern California region. The company has received numerous industry recognition awards including “Builder of the Year” in 2006. Whether a small neighborhood of entry-level homes, a high-end community, or a resort destination, if it’s a Rilington Group development, it is built and managed with pride and a deep commitment to exceed expectations and deliver exceptional results. For additional information visit www.rilingtongroup.com or phone 760-698-9616.

Vallera Palm Springs Opening Brand New Fully Furnished Model Homes on December 3rd!

To meet increased buyer demand, The Rilington Group is opening two brand new fully furnished model homes on December 3rd at Vallera Palm Springs, a community of 52 detached homes in Palm Springs. Both designer models (residence two and residence three) have private courtyards and are fully upgraded with designer interior finishes and flooring. They feature the latest in both interior and exterior lifestyle design features. “These new models are located in the heart of Vallera, as we move forward towards building out the remainder of the community,” explains Erin Eslinger, Marketing Director of The Rilington Group.

de8_3741 Vallera is in the existing gated community of Village Traditions. Home buyers enjoy Vallera’s community amenities including gated entrance, clubhouse, swimming pool and spa. Vallera offers what area buyers want today: low maintenance courtyards and a home just blocks from downtown Palm Springs. Vallera is the lowest priced new community of detached homes in Palm Springs, and the only new home community priced in the low $500,000’s within two blocks of downtown Palm Springs.

These three bedroom/three bath homes are offered in three distinct architectural styles including: Spanish Revival, Hacienda and California Ranch. The three two-story floor plans offer comfortable living spaces for today’s lifestyle, ranging from 1848 to 2185 square feet. Though the homes are two-story plans they offer a single-story lifestyle with the master bedroom, secondary bedroom/office and laundry room all on the first floor. Built in three different elevation styles, each home is distinctive and designed with indoor-outdoor living and entertaining in mind.

After strong buyer interest in the existing models at Vallera, these new models have just been opened in time for the desert’s high season. From the Palm Springs International Film Festival to the Annual White Party, Vallera offers the perfect location at the perfect price to enjoy the good life.


Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions
For additional information, visit www.vallerapalmsprings.com or contact The Rilington Group at 760.851.0707 or vallera@rilingtongroup.com.

About The Rilington Group
As an industry leader with a respected reputation that spans over four decades, The Rilington Group is a family owned and operated full-service real estate development, sales and construction company. The Rilington Group, founded by partners Mickie and Hansi Riley, is fueled by a passion for innovative designs, dedication to the highest level of quality, and an unwavering commitment to outstanding customer care. The company has received numerous industry recognition awards including “Builder of the Year” in 2006. Whether a small neighborhood of entry-level homes or a high-end community, if it’s a Rilington Group Community, it is built with pride and a deep commitment to exceed the expectations of its homebuyers. For additional information visit http://www.rilingtongroup.com or phone 760-698-9616.

Upgraded Model Homes Now Selling at Vallera Palm Springs!

To meet buyer demand, The Rilington Group is now selling its three fully furnished and upgraded model homes at Vallera Palm Springs.

Residence One, Upstairs Casita

Residence One, Upstairs Casita

Vallera’s model homes available for sale:

Residence One Model at $587,490

Residence Two Model at $574,990

Residence Three Model at $583,990

The price points for these three models represent an incredible value for buyers, as many additional amenities and upgrades are included in these prices.

 

Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions, CA

Residence Two, Courtyard with spa

All models have private courtyards and are fully upgraded with designer interior finishes and flooring. Residence One boasts a splash pool with accent wall fountain, Residence Two incorporates an inviting spa feature with wall fountain, and Residence Three is perfect for entertaining, with a pergola, built-in barbeque, and outdoor fireplace.

 

 

Vallera is in the existing gated community of Village Traditions. Home buyers enjoy Vallera’s community amenities including gated entrance, clubhouse, swimming pool and spa. Vallera offers what area buyers want today: low maintenance courtyards and a home just blocks from downtown Palm Springs. Vallera is the lowest priced new community of detached homes in Palm Springs, and the only new home community priced in the low $500,000’s within two blocks of downtown Palm Springs.


Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions
For additional information, visit www.vallerapalmsprings.com or contact The Rilington Group at 760.851.0707 or vallera@rilingtongroup.com.

About The Rilington Group
As an industry leader with a respected reputation that spans over four decades, The Rilington Group is a family owned and operated full-service real estate development, sales and construction company. The Rilington Group, founded by partners Mickie and Hansi Riley, is fueled by a passion for innovative designs, dedication to the highest level of quality, and an unwavering commitment to outstanding customer care. The company has received numerous industry recognition awards including “Builder of the Year” in 2006. Whether a small neighborhood of entry-level homes or a high-end community, if it’s a Rilington Group Community, it is built with pride and a deep commitment to exceed the expectations of its homebuyers. For additional information visit www.rilingtongroup.com or phone 760-698-9616.

Buyer Testimonial: Vallera is the Right Choice for Palm Springs Lifestyle

When buying his first home in Palm Springs, Terry Abraham decided that a few key items on his check list needed to be met. A semi-retired lawyer who lives in San Francisco, Abraham also owns a home in Puerto Vallarta. He visited Palm Springs a few summers ago, to look around.

Vallera Palm Springs Homeowner Terry Abraham

Vallera Palm Springs Homeowner Terry Abraham

“I had a number of friends who bought in Palm Springs and loved it,” Abraham recalls. “I decided to see for myself what it was all about and how I would like it. I saw Vallera being built and I loved the idea that it was brand new and I would not have to remodel anything – and I was able to choose my lot, which also made Vallera very appealing.”

Vallera Palm Springs is a community of 52 detached homes in Palm Springs, each with private courtyards, and is in the existing gated community of Village Traditions. Home buyers enjoy Vallera’s community amenities including gated entrance, clubhouse, swimming pool and spa. Vallera offers what area buyers want today: low maintenance courtyards and a home just blocks from downtown Palm Springs. “The fact that I can bike or walk to downtown was another major attraction for me,” notes Abraham. Vallera is the lowest priced new community of detached homes in Palm Springs, and the only new home community priced in the low $500,000’s within two blocks of downtown Palm Springs.

Vallera is a gated community and a ‘true community’, where neighbors care about and watch out for each other, making Vallera homeowners feel more secure about their homes when they do leave town, whether it’s for a week or for the summer. “I travel a lot, so the security I have at Vallera is also reassuring for me.”

Home buyers enjoy Vallera’s community amenities and the five-star care and maintenance that The Rilington Group delivers. “I love the sense of easy living and security I have here. I use the pool all the time and it’s always totally taken care of. That is exactly what I wanted in a second home. A beautiful place I can enjoy yet don’t have to worry about,”Abraham explains.

Life at Vallera is easy living at its best, in a great location and at a very attractive price point.


Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions
For additional information visit www.vallerapalmsprings.com or contact The Rilington Group at 760.851.0707 or vallera@rilingtongroup.com.

About The Rilington Group
As an industry leader with a respected reputation that spans over four decades, The Rilington Group is a family owned and operated full-service real estate development, sales and construction company. The Rilington Group, founded by partners Mickie and Hansi Riley, is fueled by a passion for innovative designs, dedication to the highest level of quality, and an unwavering commitment to outstanding customer care. The company has received numerous industry recognition awards including “Builder of the Year” in 2006. Whether a small neighborhood of entry-level homes or a high-end community, if it’s a Rilington Group Community, it is built with pride and a deep commitment to exceed the expectations of its homebuyers. For additional information visit http://www.rilingtongroup.com or phone 760-698-9616.