Palm Springs, CA Real Estate News

By Paul Kaplan, Mid Century/Modern homes in Palm Springs - www.Pau
(The Paul Kaplan Group, Inc)
Enjoy diverse cuisines from participating restaurants throughout Palm Springs featuring three-course prix-fixe menus from $26 to $36/person.  Indulge in delicious fare from the finest cafes, bistros and restaurants in the desert.  $1 from every dinner served during Restaurant Week will benefit local non-profit organizations including Angel View Crippled Children's Foundation. For more info and a list of participating restaurants, please visit: www.PalmSpringsRestaurantweek.com    
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By Paul Kaplan, Mid Century/Modern homes in Palm Springs - www.Pau
(The Paul Kaplan Group, Inc)
April stats on sales are out today-  good news, resales are up 15% over April 2007 numbers!   CLOSINGS FOR APRIL 2008            2008          RESALES         NEW           2007         RESALES        NEW PALM SPRINGS/CATHEDRAL CITY                              278               18                              237              21 The weather is heating up and so is the real estate market!  April was our office's best month in a year! Statistics provided by First American Title.
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By Josiah Hamilton
(Prudential)
Josiah Hamilton | Prudential | 760.449.0049 1837 South Aquanetta Drive, Palm Springs, CA Mid Century Modern Butterfly Roof Alexander with lots of upgrades 3BR/3BA Single Family House offered at $799,000 Year Built 1957 Sq Footage 1,600 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 4+ Car garage Lot Size 10,890 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Located in the wonderfully established and historical neighborhood of Twin Palms, this signature 3 bed 3 bath Mid Century Modern home has been recently upgraded with a newer roof, chef's kitchen with top of the line appliances and Caesarstone counters, new pool and equipment, all new landscape and concrete decking around the pool and entertaining area and many architectural features which the home would have had originally. The ro...
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By Josiah Hamilton
(Prudential)
Josiah Hamilton | Prudential | 760.449.0049 1211 Abrigo Rd, Palm Springs, CA Mid Century Alexander 4BR/4BA Single Family House offered at $1,295,000 Year Built 1959 Sq Footage 2,472 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 4 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking Unspecified Lot Size 11,761 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Beautiful west facing corner lot Alexander, on oversized lot for the area, 4 beds, 4 baths, all new fleetwood sliders, newer pool and spa with solar, den/office/library off living room - this home is move in ready and with a square foot price far below most in the neighborhood, will not last long. see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES Central A/C Fireplace Living room Dishwasher Refrigerator Microwave Washer Dryer Laundry area - inside Swimming pool ADDITIONAL PHOTOS Seller con...
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By Josiah Hamilton
(Prudential)
Josiah Hamilton | Prudential | 760.449.0049 1387 Via Monte Vista, Palm Springs, CA Mid Century Modern Alexander 4BR/3BA Single Family House offered at $1,295,000 Year Built 1957 Sq Footage 2,100 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking Unspecified Lot Size 14,375 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION This magnificent Mid Century Modern Alexander residence is located in the celebrity studded Vista Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs and a short walk to the glamorous downtown. With spectacular views from every room, guests can almost reach out and touch the San Jacinto Mountains. Completely walled and gated, the grounds afford total privacy for this 2200 square foot home, elegantly sited among mature palm and citrus trees. Enormous walls of glass provide spectacular ...
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By Josiah Hamilton
(Prudential)
Josiah Hamilton | Prudential | 760.449.0049 1080 E La Jolla Rd, Palm Springs, CA Awesome large corner lot Butterfly Roof Alexander 3BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $689,000 Year Built 1957 Sq Footage 1,696 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors Unspecified Parking 4+ Car garage Lot Size 11,325 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Awesome large corner lot Butterfly Roof Alexander, huge backyard offering mountain views in every direction. Many new upgrades including kitchen, electric panel, home is available turnkey furnished under seperate contract. see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES Central A/C Central heat Fireplace High/Vaulted ceiling Tile floor Living room Breakfast nook Refrigerator Stove/Oven Microwave Laundry area - inside ADDITIONAL PHOTOS Seller cont...
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  Mayor To Introduce New Energy-Efficient Home Lee Husfeldt • Reader Submitted • May 9, 2008 Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet will introduce the first LEED-registered home in the Coachella Valley, at 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, in the Deepwell Estates neighborhood of Palm Springs The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.The new home at 1525 Calle De Maria, has registered for LEED certification, said Mike Flannery, a partner with Solterra Development, a Palm Springs custom home builder, which constructed the house. This is the company?s first LEED-registered home, but Flannery said they plan t...
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By Josiah Hamilton
(Prudential)
Last night at Rockefeller Plaza, Richard Neutra's Kaufmann House (lot 42) Sold for $15M Other legendary pieces of Post-War and Contemporary Art, were Lucian Freud's "Benefits Supervisor Sleeping" for $33,641,000 - Andy Warhol's "(Pepper Pot) Campbell's Soup" for $7,097,000 - Jeff Koon's "New Hoover Convertibles, New Shelton Wet/Drys 5 Gallon, Double Decker" for $11,801,000 and Mark Rothko's "No. 15" for an astounoshings $50,441,000. To architectural afcionados and those in the business of selling architectural properties such as myself the results of the Kaufmann House sale at first seem to leave you wondering why something this significant to the world of Art and Architecture would only fetch $15M. I mean come on, a McMansion in Orange County with 80 look-a-like neghbours can sell for ...
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By Paul Kaplan, Mid Century/Modern homes in Palm Springs - www.Pau
(The Paul Kaplan Group, Inc)
Kaufman House by Richard Neutra House At auction tonight by Christies,  the five- bedroom architectural home in Palm Springs, California, designed by architect Richard Neutra sold for $16.8 million. Often considered one of the top 5 most architecturally significant houses in the US, the 3,200-square-foot-house epitomizes mid-century modern architecture.  It was estimated that the house could sell for up to $25 million. There were more then 75 prospective buyers that toured the home, prior to the Auction.   
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On May 13th 2008, the world-renowned auction house, Christie's, premiered its Post War and Contemporary Art auction to a full-house at 20 Rockefeller Center. There were many of the world's best paintings up for auction, including Elizabeth Peyton's "Kurt Cobain" and Andy Warhol's "Four Jackies". But the highlight of the evening was the auction of Richard Neutra's Kaufmann House in Palm Springs. I had never been to a live auction before, so watching the live video stream was the next best thing. There were 57 lots (items) that were up for auction, and the Kaufmann House was Lot 42. The opening bid for this architectually significant home started at $9 million. The bidding was fast & furious, but the winning bid for this came in by telephone for $15 million. This is now the most expensive...
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 11 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
  E. STEWART WILLIAMS(Emerson Stewart Williams (1909-September 10, 2005) Coachella Valley Architect Around the Coachella Valley, when you hear the name E. Stewart Williams, you think of the Palm Springs Desert Museum, his most dramatic and well-known architectural design. E. Stewart Williams' born in 1909, with his unique modernistic architectural style, had a significant impact on the building landscape around our desert communities.   Early Years Mr. Williams' father, Harry Williams, was a well-known Dayton, Ohio architect who designed the offices of National Cash Register in Dayton, Ohio.   Julia Carnell, whose husband was the Nash Cash Register controller commissioned Harry Williams in 1934 to design a commercial real estate development in Palm Springs, California, where she spent h...
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 11 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
  If you are looking for a night out of fun and entertainment in the Palm Springs area, then you might want stop by the famous CopyKatz Showroom at 200 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Spring, CA 92262 to see the CopyKatz Celebrity Revue featuring the world famous  Kenny Kerr and other celebrity look-alikes and female impersonators. Some of my favorite celebrity impersonations include Cher, Diana Ross, Barbara Streisand and Judy Garland and many more.  Impersonations are subject to change so it is best to call and find out who is performing. You can also have dinner while enjoying the show. The CopyKatz Showroom and Backstage Bistro is a great place to hold your favorite corporate, holiday, birthday party or pretty much any entertainment event.  To book an event, call (760) 770-6611 or (888) ...
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 11 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 3400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262 Telephone number 760 318-3800 Palm Springs Airport Website Airport Status Report AIRLINES  If you are planning a vacation, business trip or thinking about relocating to the Palm Springs area or other surrounding desert communities in the Coachella Valley, you will discover that the Palm Spring International Airport is served by over a dozen airlines with connections to most major U.S. cities and many international cities throughout the world.  The following is a list of the airlines that service the Palm Springs desert communities which include Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, and Indio:   Air Canada (Seasonal)                    ...
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 11 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
The 8th Annual Palm Springs Film Noir Festival will held May 29, 2008 - June 1, 2008 at the Camelot Theatre, 2300 Baristo Road, Palm Springs, California. Tickets will be available at the door or through the Palm Springs Film Noir website   Matinee shows before 5:00 p.m. are $11.50.  Evening shows after 5:00 p.m. are $13.50.An all access pass is $110.00, which entitles holders to attend the Opening Night Celebration on May 29th at the Camelot Theatre-No-Host Bar following the film, and the Wrap-Party on June 1st at the Camelot Theatre's Cinema Lounge with complimentary hors d'oeuvres, No- Host Bar. The Palm Springs Film Noir is planning a tribute to Arthur Lyons, who unexpectedly passed away this year.  Mr. Lyons co-founded and produced the Palm Springs Film Noir.  He was also an author ...
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 11 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
With the laws that govern the practice of foreclosing on real property varying from state to state, it can be highly confusing attempting to understand the procedures involved in the process.  Unless you know of benchmark cases that have set precedence in the state you are interested in pursuing buying foreclosed property, you will need to investigate the local ordinances and laws governing such pursuits.Foreclosure is the process a bank, lending company, or realty company enacts against the owners of a specific piece of property or property location.  If the person or persons attempting to purchase the property are in default or are expecting to be in default of the loan, the property, having been the recipient of a lien in lieu of payment on the full balance of the loan is then seized...
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 11 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
For those of you dreading the warmer weather guaranteed to bring higher temperatures, Knott's Soak City opens their doors to a whole new wild, wet, and fun world to jump start your summer adventures.  Offering fun for the whole family from the youngest to the oldest, there is something here for everyone. As another added attraction to the legendary good times available in Palm Springs, Soak City brings new meaning to making the most of the heat.  For your convenience, you have the option of renting a personal locker for containing any personal items you bring with you or your own private cabana for the day.  With exceptional service and the promise of a fun filled day, your adventure is only the beginning of many more to be had at one of the most popular water parks currently open. Wit...
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 11 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
Exclusively the only guest ranch currently operating in Palm Springs, Smoke Tree Ranch offers you a journey into the past over legendary trails through an exceptional history dating back more than six decades.  Humble beginnings precede the deep rooted tradition of a home-like atmosphere that values dedication, inspiration, and above all, simplicity.  Without a need for showy displays, the ranch maintains a welcoming ambiance enhanced by the decor that helps carry you back in time to another era. Truly experiencing the desert around you is a necessity here by indulging in a trail ride, either for an hour or spanning all day.  Following trails carved out of the mystical desert spread across 150 acres, you will find yourself immersed in another world full of memories and history.  Stunni...
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By Harold Watts, Palm Springs Real Estate Blog
(Teles Properties)
Every Wednesday morning, the Palm Springs Association of Realtors has its weekly Board meeting at the Mizell Senior Center at 8am.I always get to the meeting about 15 minutes early to get a good seat.  When I got there this morning, the meeting room was packed.  There was a TV news crew setting up in the corner, and was wandering what all the hoopla was all about. Were we having a special guest speaker?  Who was it?  The Mayor?   The Governator?  My curiosity had piqued.  It turns our speaker was Larry Ward, the Riverside County Tax Assessor.  Now I thinking to myself "Why all the fuss?  Death & Taxes are the only things certain in life."I know that sounds a little pessimistic so early in the morning, but I did not have my morning cup of coffee yet.  The topic that Mr. Ward was covering...
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 11 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
I am noticing a lot of short sales are selling at very close to full price and some of the better ones may have several offers on them. The market here has changed a bit. The good bank foreclosures also have multiple offers as well. I have several clients that are waiting for the bank to sort through the offers and get a response; it is not for the faint of heart and can take two to four months or more to complete a short sale. Foreclosures are tricky also and most people don't know that the bank can get an offer at the last second and accept it, even if you have been told you are 1st in the running. Short Sale negotiators may have hundreds of files on their desks, so you must have good steady contact. I have sold dozens of short sales starting back to the 90's when we had another low h...
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Desert Properties
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 11 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
Here are the current listing statistics on active, pending and sold Palm Springs condos from 150,000 to 200,000 price range. These condo listing are from the period for 3/14/2008 to 4/14/2008. This also shows you the list price to sell price as well as average days on the market breakdown, and average % of list price received on solds by market time. Please call Elaine Stewart at 760 668-2399 to see Real Estate in the Palm Springs or surrounding areas.Active: 16 Pending: 9 Sold: 9 Other: 0 Total: 34  Bedrooms Bathrooms Square Feet List Price Selling Price Days on Market Minimum 1  1.00  589  $150,000  $152,000  5  Average 2  1.86  1,131  $183,622  $178,322  61  Median 2  2.00  1,116  $187,000  $180,000   22  Maximum 3  2.50  1,545  $205,000  $199,900  548  Total Dollar Value      $1,604...
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