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GHA Communities Reaches 50% Sold Out Mark of First Phase at the Villages at Rio Del Sol

drone view of golf course and lake at Rio Del Sol.

GHA Companies, which celebrated the Grand Opening of the Villages of Rio Del Sol, just recently, has announced that the first phase of both Montecito and Palazzo have reached the 50% sold out mark.

With homeowners just now starting to move into their new homes, those that have discovered this resort community are set to enjoy a carefree lifestyle, with all of the amenities. Located in Cathedral City, this master planned community offers onsite something to engage everyone, including a community pool & spa, tennis courts, a clubhouse, a dog park and a peaceful lake

"We are really excited about these homes and urge anyone looking for a new home, to come out and tour our models," stated Mario J. Gonzales, CEO of GHA Companies. "We have the next phase of homes under construction as well, so will have quick move in homes ready for the season."

Each neighborhood features a collection of sophisticated homes with a total of 6 floor plans ranging from 1,613 to 2,274 sq. ft., all situated within stunning streetscapes.

At Montecito, buyers can choose from three single-story plans with 2 and 3 bedrooms, detached casitas (per plan) and 2½ to 3 baths, and a grand Great Room ready for entertaining.

Gate monument at Rio Del Sol.

Palazzo features 3 single-story home designs with dual primary suites, a third bedroom and multiple room options, grand Great Room, covered patios and 2½ to 3 baths. The spacious floor plan design of Palazzo homes offer unique living flexibility and convenience in the event of a dual ownership with 2 primary suites to accommodate each co-buyer.

Prospective buyers will be impressed with an affordable price tag on these new homes starting in the mid $600's.

Located only minutes away from downtown Palm Springs to the west and the world-renowned shopping district of El Paseo in Palm Desert to the east, these homes offer an easy to get to central valley location.

Each home bears the mark of GHA's custom-quality details, expert construction, and the latest advances in infrastructure elements for the optimum in home comfort and design.

Interested homebuyers are encouraged to inquire now and keep in mind there is a very limited series of single-story homes available at Rio Del Sol.

To set up a private appointment for a dusty shoe preview, call GHA Companies Sales Director, Abby Helfand at 760-832-8272 for information. To join the Interest List, and receive important pre-sale updates you may sign up below.

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New Homeowner Testimonials

Our homeowners share their enthusiasm about how much they love living in Rio Del Sol. Read below to hear their comments.

I moved into my new home in RIo Del Sol at the end of April 2024. The sales team is extremely friendly. The community landscape and facilities are very well maintained. The people living in the community are amazingly friendly. My dog and I felt welcomed from the first day. Moving into this community and buying this beautiful new house were the best decisions I have ever made!

Jo Anne

Three years ago, we left our home on the east coast looking for where we would like to settle down for our retirement. After traveling all over the USA lower 48 states, we found the friendly and welcoming community in the Palm Springs area.

We started out by visiting communities and we met Rhonda Knerr in the Rio del Sol community. Rhonda showed us their models. We were not ready to buy yet but luckily, we found a nice rental home in Rio del Sol. While we were staying in the rental, we saw a home that was "Available" in the neighborhood.

We contacted Rhonda and she showed us two homes that were available. We were hooked.

Rhonda helped us through the process of buying a home in this community. We are new to California, and she guided us through the process of buying a new construction home. She went above and beyond to ensure our purchase and move-in went as smoothly as possible.

We are incredibly happy in our new home. We would highly recommend the Rio del Sol community and Rhonda Knerr as the Sales Agent.

I & G

We purchased our new home in the Elements district of Rio del Sol in October 2023 and moved into the home in late March 2024. We have been extremely happy with the house, the sales team, the builder (GHA) and the HOA.

We had spent the better part of a year looking in Palm Springs and simply couldn't find what we wanted at a reasonable price. We found several places in our price range but once we factored in the age of the properties, annual maintenance and required upgrades, the prices became unaffordable. Friends recommended that we look at Rio Del Sol and so in early October 2023, we made our first visit. On that day with met Jeff James (sales team) and toured the model homes. It was obvious to us that the houses were well-constructed, with great attention paid to the details.

After consulting with Jeff, he took us to the "under development" Elements district to show us the Plan C model -which was perfect for our needs. The house had a perfect floorplan for us; two master suites, a lot large enough for a pool, 10' ceilings, huge windows and the house included solar panels and all of the major appliances (except washer/dryer). Even though we could only see the framing, windows and floorplan on that first visit, we knew we had found the right place. Two hours after touring the house we texted Jeff, returned the next day and made our deposit.

Purchasing any house is a complex process: Rhonda and James made the process easy, providing excellent communication and responsiveness at each stage. They recommended a lender (whom we used) and that lender recommended an insurance agency. We also consulted with and purchased our custom pool from their recommended vendor Blue Dream Pools.

Prior to taking possession of the house, the head of GHA construction gave us a tour of the finished home, pointing out many features. We were both surprised and delighted to see that the builder had included all shelving (closets, pantry) as well as under cabinet lighting in the kitchen. Post move-in, the onsite coordinator for GHA met with us to address a few minor issues we had reported; all addressed in a timely manner.

In addition to now owning this beautiful new home (everything is under warranty for at least a year) we have found the Rio del Sol community to be very friendly and welcoming. The central location in the Coachella valley makes it easy to get most anywhere. Should you decide to buy here, we are sure you will be warmly welcomed.

We are delighted to be here and highly recommend living in Rio del Sol!

M & K


our team


Rhonda  Knerr.

Rhonda Knerr

Director of Sales
DRE #00891150

Jeffery James.

Jeffery James

Sales Counselor
DRE #02200585