Palm Springs, CA Real Estate News

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 myriad of astounding architectural designs used in and around Palm Springs, it is obvious that some of the most notorious architects have lived or designed there.  One of the more noteworthy ones being William Krisel, AIA of the firm Palm & Krisel which began it's reign in 1924.  Since 1954 William Krisel has been invariably building his fame and notoriety, literally, as a landscape architect and winning the hearts of many with his intriguing designs that have lasted over a duration of time.  Some of his more popular designs have been used world wide as models for studies and instruction in the intricacies of modern architecture. Over the course of his fifty-one year career, he is personally responsible for having designed well over thirty thousand domestic units in and aroun...
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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 )
10 Years, Thousand of Steps.... Hundreds of LivesCome join The Desert Women's Council for its 10th ANNUAL HIKE FOR HOPE on Sunday, March 2 and support women's cancer research at City of Hope. HIKE FOR HOPE 2008 will again be held in the beautiful Indian Canyons in Palm Springs, courtesy of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.  Guides from the Coachella Valley Hiking Club supported by Palm Springs Mounted Police Search and Rescue will lead participants on hikes ranging from very easy to strenuous. There will be 10 different trails from which to choose a hike for everyone! There is a $40 pre-registration fee before February 25 or $45 after that date which includes entrance to the Indian Canyons, a tee shirt, snacks, prize eligibility, and more! Hikers are encouraged to raise additi...
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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 )
 PSMODCOM PARTY 2008 MODERNISM WEEK LOCATION IN PALM SPRINGS,CA FEB 16th 8 to MIDNIGHTPalm Springs, CA is truly becoming a city that never rests.  Although this might seem contradictory to the general atmosphere in the scenic town, it has begun to define the majority of activities there.  With something going on nearly every week, it comes as no surprise to announce another awe inspiring occasion.  Beginning February 15, Thursday through February 24, Saturday is the famed Modernism Week in Palm Springs.  This annual event has gained notoriety for the exciting mosaic of a multitude of architectural and design programs and events that are taking place in Palm Springs.  This collaboration between some of the hierarchical seats of power in Palm Springs, such as the Palm Springs Historical S...
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By Paul Kaplan, Mid Century/Modern homes in Palm Springs - www.Pau
(The Paul Kaplan Group, Inc)
Wow, wanted to spread the word on my latest visit to The Purple Palm restaurant at the newly opened, Colony Palms Hotel, in central Palm Springs.http://www.colonypalmshotel.com/home.php What a great property that evokes the spirit of the old Palm Springs era.  Dine pool side in a lushly landscaped courtyard in the middle of the property.  Enjoy amazing mountain views as you dine to classic Rat Pack style music.  Great staff, good food, and really a relaxing enjoyable experience.  I've taken a couple of clients there recently, and have really been impressed.  Hope you can stop by sometime and enjoy it for yourself. Paulwww.RepoCaravan.net 
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By Stephen (Steve) Love
(Bennion Deville Homes (Formerly Windermere Real Estate) - Palm Springs Area)
Providing expert service to both Buyers and Sellers. From Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells and La Quinta to Indio, the Coachella Valley continues to be an extraordinary real estate investment opportunity (whether primary or second homes or commercial investment), to say nothing of its unsurpassed resort lifestyle. THE STRENGTH OF THE CANADIAN LOONEY IS PROVIDING UNUSUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR NORTHERN NEIGHBORS. The distinct US and Canadian governmental requirements (including residency terms, tax withholding and loan issues) can be easily navigated and I am pleased to offer my expertise to our Canadian friends. BUYERS: SEARCH ALL AREA LISTINGS FROM EVERY BROKERAGE THROUGH MY SITE AND THEN LET ME HELP YOU COMPLETE YOUR SEARCH, COMPARE AND NEGOTIATE! Clients rely on my...
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By Paul Kaplan, Mid Century/Modern homes in Palm Springs - www.Pau
(The Paul Kaplan Group, Inc)
I attended the Board of Realtors weekly meeting this morning, to listen to newly elected Mayor, Steve Pougnet, update us on what's going on in town. Here are some highlights:Two new hotels, the Hard Rock and the Mondrian are moving forward, to provide more rooms for the Convention Center.  The Ace Hotel is moving quickly to renovate the old Howard Johnson's, on "Spring Break Row" on East Palm Canyon, which will provide a hip new hotel in that corridor.The City of PS is offering loan incentives for hotels to encourage the growth of more hotel rooms in town.The mixed use project of Port Lawrence at the corner of Alejo and Palm Canyon, is also moving forward, despite rumors of problems with financing.  They should have their sales trailer on site soon.The renovations of the Riviera Resort ...
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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 )
     Like a breath of fresh air on one of the dog days of summer, the Palm Springs Art Museum comes close to being a once in a lifetime experience.  Located in the desert surrounded by the arresting beauty of this strange world that appears on the outside to have no life, the museum was once a center focused on educating locals and tourists about the desert and it's different moods.  Completely unlike the traditional museum, the Palms Springs Art Museum ventures into another realm of reality, one that challenges your very senses to explain what is in front of you. An excellent website for the museum enables you a wide variety of choices to view some of the most unusual displays that were produced by artists and arranged for the purpose viewing them.  With colors and shapes, these artist...
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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 )
Located on North Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs is the epitome of heaven for an exotic car buyer.  For the past 22 years, English legend, Keith McCormick has made available some of the most highly sought after exotic cars and trucks.  Best known and respected for his immaculate record for honesty and success, he has held a Palm Springs Exotic Car Auction  twice a year, in November and February, in the hub of activity for Palm Springs -- downtown.  Set on the grounds of the fabulous Spa Resort Casino, the auctions draw a myriad of attendees from curious onlookers simply there to enjoy the people, location, and electricity in the air from the upbeat crowds to the serious die hard fans of exotic cars.  Whatever you desire, there is something there for everyone.Although Keith McCormick 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 )
So many people come to Palm Springs half the year to ditch the harsh winter climates, they call themselves Snowbirds, we just call them family. In fact, most people who live in Palm Springs are not really from here at all. Oh sure, there are a few old timers here, who have lived here since they were born, but most of us are transplants and sometimes I think that's why everyone gets along so well here in Palm Springs.That brings me to the point I was trying to make here today. You see, as a Palm Springs Realtor, I see many folks spending a whole lot of money on rent each year when they come for three or four months. What they may not realize is that rental they are in during their stay with us, could actually be their own. That's right, the rents are quite high here in the Winter time, a...
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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 )
Boasting as the origin of some of the most fantastic history of Palm Springs, is the famed and renowned Racquet Club of Palm Springs.  As a historic part of this scenic town, visiting the Racquet Club is a definite must for those of you that share a love of the past, and a desire to see into the private lives of some of the most famous actors of all time. Set in the lonely desert, surrounded by the awe inspiring mountains lies the Racquet Club, founded by actors as a safe haven for themselves and others of their kind, to get a rare break away from the limelight even if only for a short while.  The outside world received rare glimpses of the happenings and visitors inside through newspaper clippings, and stories passed through the old grapevine, but as for being allowed entry into this w...
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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 )
You know, you are over stressed these days due to all the hustle, hectic and hurried pace of your life. You deserve more enjoyment, fun and a little excitement, but the kind you choose, not that which is forced upon all of us everyday. Isn't it time that you restored your life to one with beautiful surroundings? Well, that's exactly what we have here in Palm Springs - how do I know? I am a Palm Springs Real Estate Agent and consultant and my clients tell me I have saved their health and their lives. How? By helping them into their dream homes along the majestic mountains and rolling hills we know as Palm Springs - it's a little California Heaven, with perfect weather waiting for you relaxed and renewed lifestyle, the one you deserve. Palm Springs has health resorts, spas, natural spring...
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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 )
  Abruptly rising from the floor of the desert and located east of Los Angeles are the majestic San Jacinto mountains.  A short range  running south by southeastward approximately 30 miles, these mountains are closely surrounded by the San Gorgonio Pass and the northern point of the Santa Rosa Mountains.  Recognized as the back drop to the city of Palm Springs, they are not only beautiful to behold, but also necessary as a storage area for water of all the surrounding areas. Giving those located nearby as well as visitors, a chance to engage in some outdoor activities offering recreational fun and the chance to meet fascinating travelers since the mountains attract tourists quite frequently.  Some of the outdoor fun to be had includes mountain biking as an excellent way of finding your ...
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By Stacy Eder
(ReMax Real Estate Consultants)
Legal and Regulatory Issues     Lease Land vs. Fee LandThe City of Palm Springs has two types of land-Lease Land and Fee Land. That's because some of the city is on land deeded to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.In real estate, a "section" refers to a 1-mile square of land. These 1-mile squares of land form a grid pattern all over the country. Sections are numbered starting with 1 and going up to the number of sections that are in a particular area. In Palm Springs, every even-numbered section is Lease Land and every odd-numbered section is Fee Land. Stacy wants you to be aware of this factor if you are considering buying a home in the City of Palm Springs.Fee LandThe term "Fee" is of Old English origin. In modern use, it establishes the title of real property in the owner. ...
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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 )
So many Americans decide they are tired of the cold weather or wicked winters; they are looking for a change of scenery and a change of pace. Life is like isn't it - its about change and challenges. When you are tired of battling the wet and wretched winters and want to relax and enjoy life, then you must join the rest of us here who have made Palm Springs our home. Of course, this perfect weather we have here is also rivaled by other real estate markets as well, for instance the Las Vegas Real Estate Market or the Phoenix Real Estate Market. The North Side of Phoenix is very nice, places like Gilbert, Scottsdale, Mesa, Carefree, Cave Creek, Anthem, all very nice areas indeed. Even the suburbs of Iwatukee, Chandler, Trillium, Tempe, Goodyear, yes all very nice places to live.Unfortunate...
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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 )
Day Spas are very popular in Palm Springs, in fact, the yellow pages dedicate several pages to them, of course, some are World Class and frequented by the rich and famous. The Original Palm Springs Spa Resort and Casino is where allot of people enjoy the "taking of the waters" experience. You can go just for the day if you would like, and treat yourself to a massage, a facial or a "day of beauty package" . The My good friend goes to Body Sense Day Spa and she really likes it, of course her mother more enjoys; The Face place on La Paz Street in Palm Springs.  The Spa at the Viceroy hotel is one of my favorites in Palm Springs. In Desert Hot Springs the Two Bunch Palms Spa is a celebrity escape in a beautiful and natural setting that offers natural spring waters. A nice spa experience ca...
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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 Palm Springs Convention Centeris host to some of the largest events in the Coachella Valley, and its annual attendance to these events is 10s of millions of people. Some are tourists, and others are conventioneers, seminar goers, business executives and non-profit leadership and personnel volunteers. There is something always happening at the Palm Springs Convention Center and many of the events are booked up 2-years in advance. There are concerts many times per month and name bands from around the world have played at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Palm Springs is the premier California Desert Resort and it attracts famous golfers, as well as the name movie stars, from past periods to the present day. The architecture of the convention center is stunning and said to: "Provide...
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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 )
Offering year round pleasant weather, posh resorts and the chance to rub shoulders with the rich and famous, Palm Springs, California is the destination for nearly half a million people annually.  Joining those who have strolled down historic Palm Canyon Drive and  immersing yourself in the luxury of the natural mineral hot springs are only a couple of options that promise a visit filled with fun and relaxation is a hub of activity nestled at the eastern base of the San Jacinto Mountains. With an awe inspiring view of the mountains to the west and the beauty of the stark desert all around, the Coachella Valley has been home to Palm Springs since the early 1800's.  During this initial time period, the Cahuilla Indians, known as the Agua Caliente Indians, were the primary inhabitants, liv...
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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 )
Are you searching for some of the most spectacular cities located in the West?  Your search may have just ended. You see, we have some exceptional properties available and some rock bottom prices too. I am confident that once you read about some of the fabulous cities in here in the California Desert you will fall in love. In the Coachella Valley, there are many great neighborhoods, in our most favorite area cities: La Quinta, Indian Wells, and Historic Palm Springs to name a few. In this series, I will spotlight some of the cities located here in the Coachella Valley. The activity is here, and in the surrounding cities; where you will find some of the most fantastic entertainment ranging from weekly to annual festivals, read on to learn about some of these prize  California towns have ...
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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's a peek at some of the Modern Architecture that is everywhere here in Palm Springs. Palm Springs had an abundance of world famous architects who worked in the 50's such as Albert Frey, Donald Wexler, Richard Neutra, as well as others. There are many home owners who have done extensive restoration projects all over the city to return these homes to their original condition. I found this video on YouTube, please enjoy it! Bravo TV's Bryan Thompson take you off the beaten path in the desert around Palm Springs to show some great Modern architecture new and old.
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Josiah Hamilton | Prudential | 760.449.0049 3474 E Avenida Fey Norte, Palm Springs, CA Donald Wexler design in El Rancho Vista Estates 3BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $599,000 Year Built 1960 Sq Footage 1,400 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 2 Covered spaces Lot Size 9,563 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Palm Springs Noir....50's modern has been redesigned and Kitschy is nowhere in sight. Text book Donald Wexler design and possibly the best architecture in this price range. Details include; Redwood ceilings, black slate floors with 1 inch grout lines, brass accents, marble counters, Danish Modern style cabinets, rare diamond block walls and 50's architectural styling that leaves the competition gasping for air. Positioned perfectly this 3 bed 2 bat...
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