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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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.

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.

Buyer Testimonial: Vallera Palm Springs is the Perfect Community for “Rightsizing”

Happy homeowners Joe and Trey in their stunning Vallera kitchen. (Photo Credit: Daniel Eslinger)

Happy homeowners Joe and Trey in their stunning Vallera kitchen. (Photo Credit: Daniel Eslinger)

Dr. Joe Hooper and Trey Isenhower, Longtime La Quinta homeowners, knew it was time to “rightsize” as Dr. Joe Hooper, Spiritual Director at the Center for Spiritual Living in Palm Desert, calls it when their daughter went off to college last fall.

The couple decided to sell their 4,100 square foot home and head to Palm Springs. “I call it rightsizing for retirement,” Hooper explains. “We were ready for a major lifestyle change, which for us meant walking distance to downtown Palm Springs and a smaller place with little maintenance.” They found all that plus more buying their 2,185 square foot detached home at Vallera Palm Springs, with private courtyard, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large great room with fireplace and a loft. “What we love about living here the most is Vallera is like an old fashioned neighborhood — where people know, care about their neighbors and socialize with them.”

Hooper and Isenhower have made lifelong friends at Vallera where everyone watches out and takes care of each other and where, according to Hooper and Isenhower, “life is truly a party.”

On their wish list was creating a larger social circle now that they had time for one. “We are always having impromptu dinner parties at each other’s houses and we walk into town for drinks together. Plus the homes have fabulous flair and there is a wonderful community pool which is kept heated and a gym with the latest technology, and the HOA dues are low,” Hooper adds.

Hooper and Isenhower chose Vallera as soon as they saw the models. “We saw Residence Three and we were sold,” recalls Isenhower. “We love our floor plan and the price point did not break the bank.” They picked their lot and were involved in the building process and choosing customized design features from the start. “We looked at other communities in the $700,000 to $900,000 range and they weren’t what we wanted. Working with the Rilington team was “fantastic” from day one; they were so accommodating. We’ve become good friends who we also socialize with now”, Isenhower added.

Home buyers can enjoy Vallera’s already completed community amenities including gated entrance, clubhouse, swimming pool and spa. Vallera offers what area buyers want today: low maintenance courtyard living just blocks from downtown Palm Springs, one of the country’s top resort in-demand destinations. Plus Vallera is lowest priced new community of detached homes in Palm Springs. In addition, it is 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: Buyer Satisfaction High at Vallera Palm Springs

The Rilington Group is proud to see high buyer satisfaction as new buyers take delivery of their homes at Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions. “We wanted to downsize from our 3000 square foot house in the Palm Springs Movie Colony and didn’t want to do a remodel which we had done many times before,” explains Jane Stampe, who recently moved into Vallera with her partner Susan Cremer.  “For us,Vallera’s sticker price to value was very attractive for what we paid,” Stampe adds.

Jane and Susan in their new Vallera home

Jane and Susan in their new Vallera home

Stampe and Cremer  purchased an 1825 square foot-home with a casita over the garage and a private front courtyard. “We loved the architecture and design and very much wanted to be in-town”, says Stampe, who travels often for business. Vallera is the couple’s primary home as they also have a small Colorado condo they use for summer and vacations. “Vallera feels like home and it’s a true community. We love it that there are no shared walls and how private it is.”

“Buying and owning a Rilington Group home has exceeded expectations” according to Stampe. “This is the best, most professional experience I have ever had buying a home, and we’ve bought many.”

Vallera is a community of 52 detached homes in Palm Springs, each with private courtyards, and is in the existing gated community of Village Traditions. It’s the lowest priced new community of detached homes in Palm Springs. In addition, it is the only new home community starting under $500,000 located within two blocks of downtown Palm Springs.
Home buyers can enjoy Vallera’s already completed community amenities including gated entrance, clubhouse, swimming pool and spa. Vallera offers what area buyers want today — low maintenance courtyard living just blocks from downtown Palm Springs, one of the country’s top resort in-demand destinations.


 

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.

6 Ways to Get Your Palm Springs Home Ready for Summer

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Summer is officially here in beautiful Palm Springs. If you haven’t already, it is definitely time to get your Palm Springs home summer ready!

Here are 6 simple things that you can implement to help reduce energy consumption while staying cool this summer!

1. Program your thermostat- The Department of Energy recommends setting your thermostat to 78º while you are at home and raising the temperature several degrees higher (83º-85º) while you are away. This will ensure that you are not wasting energy when you are not at home.

2. Maintain your cooling system – Air conditioning is an essential appliance in any Greater Palm Springs home. Contact your local HVAC professional for an annual inspection. This inspection could not only prevent a system breakdown at the most inconvenient time of year but a tune-up will help the system use less energy and function optimally. This is also a good time to check your air filters. Clean air filters ensure optimum air flow and should be changed at least every 3 months.

3. Cool your space with window treatments and ceiling fans – Close curtains or drapes during the hottest times of day to keep rooms cool and use ceiling fans to make rooms more comfortable instead of cranking up the AC.

4. Cook differently – Instead of using your oven, consider cooking on the outdoor grill (It is more delicious, right?). Or if you must cook indoors use a toaster oven or a microwave oven which will create less heat in your kitchen.

5. Lower your water heater – Water heating can account for 14% to 25% of the energy consumed in your home. By turning down your water heater during the summer months you can save both money and energy. The Energy Department recommends most households to lower water heater to 120ºF.

6. Do your homework- The Energy Star (www.energystar.gov) and U.S. Energy Department (www.energy.gov) websites are great resources with so many tips on how to be more energy efficient this summer.

If you’re in the market for a new home, one with all the latest energy-saving features, then you should check out Vallera Palm Springs — an enclave of 52 homes located in the gated community of Village Traditions located just two blocks from downtown Palm Springs. The homes at Vallera are full of whole-house energy saving features from the high efficiency 13-seer HVAC system and programmable thermostat, superior wall and roof insulation to deluxe energy efficient dual glazed Low-E vinyl windows throughout.

At Vallera, everything is designed to help make your home more than a home; it’s a lifestyle.

Stay Cool, Palm Springs!