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Manufactured homes have increased 4 times more than single family homes in Palm Springs!


In south Palm Springs, the median price for manufactured homes is up 26% in 2017 compared to 2016. (www.theMLS.com).   By comparison, for single family homes in Palm Springs, the median price is up 6.6%.  (Palm Springs Assoc of Realtors Market Watch, October 2017). 

RESULTS:  MANUFACTURED HOMES HAVE GONE UP 4 TIMES MORE THAN SINGLE FAMILY HOMES IN PALM SPRINGS in 2017.

More evidence of the value of manufactured homes increasing, is the new homes at the Palm Canyon Mobile Club represented by The Paul Kaplan Group, where pricing for new homes there have gone up on average 10% since they first started selling in February of

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Michael Slate, of The Paul Kaplan Group, has been killing it with his Palm Springs Livestream episodes.  Each broadcast showcases various members of the community that share their life and comments about living in Palm Springs. Follow along live on Facebook, and add comments, or you can view the completed show too.  Each show offers a unique peek into the Palm Springs "buzz" and lifestyle-  take a look at the latest episode here with Nicole of Metaskin Studio:

 

Great job Michael, we love your enthusiasm and charisma!  And creativity, for thinking outside the box, to offer something fresh and exciting for your clients and those interested in Palm Springs living. 

Follow Michael Slate here for future Livestream broadcasts. 

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Palm Springs is quickly becoming a destination for foodies-  Here's a list of some of our favorite Paul Kaplan Group dining establishments, recently featured by Visit Greater Palm Springs

10 Tasty Reasons to Come to Greater Palm Springs   

This is a guest post by Miss Foodie Problems.

Considering Greater Palm Springs for a fun little getaway? Whether you’re vegan, a meat lover, or a sweet lover, we’ve got you covered on all the tasty reasons why we think that’s one of the best ideas you’ve ever had! 

The Pantry at Holiday House

holiday house palm springs

Want to go the route of staying in a boutique hotel? Holiday House was originally opened in 1951, but was reimagined by the folks at Sparrows Lodge recently. To create a communal environment, you’ve got to be 21+

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Midcentury Modern Home Detail Resources

Whether you live in a midcentury modern home or are looking to purchase one with The Paul Kaplan Group in Palm Springs, or just love a vintage-inspired look, there are a number of great resources for adding a modernist touch to your home. Furniture and décor are the most obvious options, but we love adding original midcentury or reproduction hardware, paint colors, fixtures and even mail boxes. We've rounded up some favorite resources below!

Midcentury-inspired paint colors are a great way to achieve maximum impact for a relatively minimal investment (especially if you roll up your sleeves and do some painting yourself!). A number of paint manufacturers are now offering midcentury collections, with

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Our Favorite Palm Springs Mid-century Listings

At The Paul Kaplan Group, we are monitoring the market throughout the day for new listings, so we can share that info with our clients.  And often, we know of new listings before they even hit the MLS too! 

Click on the photos below, to check out some of our favorite listings in Palm Springs, currently on the market.  Are any of these your dream home?  Please contact us for more info or to help you find your perfect spot in the desert.   The Paul Kaplan Group 760-459-1396.

  • 2420 S ALHAMBRA DR
  • Palm Springs, CA 92264
  • $1,249,000

  • 2795 E LIVMOR AVE
  • Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • $719,000

  • 1837 E TACHEVAH DR
  • Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • $248,976

  • 319 WESTLAKE
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Mid-century Homes in Palm Springs

Palm Springs is known as the "Mecca" for mid-century Architecture and Real Estate.  The agents at the Paul Kaplan Group are the local experts representing mid-century properties. We've scanned through our local MLS, and picked out 5  mid-century homes currently for sale.  Not our listings, but definitely some of our favorites.

Take a peek at 5 mid-century homes in the Palm Springs area, listed below. 

Canyon View Estates

Architectural town homes in south Palm Springs, designed by William Krisel:  $370,000

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Mountain Shadows

"Folded plate" style roof line, located in Palm Desert: $299,000

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Deepwell

Built in 1957;  Mid-century ranch-style home in a classic Palm

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Above: aerial view of Racquet Club Estates

The city of Palm Springs and surrounding areas are made up of numerous individual neighborhoods, each with a distinct history and vibe. The Paul Kaplan Group has been selling homes in all of these neighborhoods for two decades now, and are the local experts.  This week we'd like to introduce you to the Racquet Club Estates neighborhood, located on the north side of Palm Springs. The neighborhood is roughly contained within the streets of Vista Chino, Indian Canyon, San Rafael and Avenida Caballeros, with the vast majority of the neighborhood's 500+ homes attributed to significant midcentury architects and developers.

The first homes in the Racquet Club Road Estates neighborhood were completed in

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The city of Palm Springs and surrounding areas are made up of numerous individual neighborhoods, each with a distinct history and vibe. The Paul Kaplan Group has been selling homes in all of these neighborhoods for two decades now, and are the local experts.  We'd like to introduce you to the El Rancho Vista Estates neighborhood in central Palm Springs which is a small enclave of homes, the majority of which were designed by Donald Wexler and Richard Harrison and built by developer Roy Fey. The development, started in 1959, was the first of Wexler and Harrison’s residential subdivisions.

Branching off of one main thoroughfare (Via Roberto Miguel), accessed via Vista Chino and Gene Autry Trail, are a number of cul-de-sacs lined with

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Which way should your home face in Palm Springs?  Most of the mid-century neighborhoods in Palm Springs, have overhead utility wires and telephone poles – it's a fact of life, unfortunately.  We at the Paul Kaplan Group, often joke with clients that the overhead wires are  part of the mid-century character of a neighborhood, since they never had underground utility lines in the '50s and '60s when these homes were built!   If you like mid-century homes, you'll have to like mid-century technology too.  Some neighborhoods, such as Deepwell, had worked with the City of Palm Springs to bury the overhead wires.  However, after the recession economy and budget cuts, that project was put on hold – so in the meantime, we just have to live with the wires!

In

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LA Weekly magazine recently highlighted Restaurants in Palm Springs, and we at The Palm Kaplan Group, agree that these are also some of our local dining favorites too.

Originally posted:  Friday, February 17, 2017 at 8:03 a.m.  By Rebecca Pardess See below for their recommendations plus our added comments too!
Bright interior at new pub the Draughtsman
Bright interior at new pub the Draughtsman Courtesy the Draughtsman

The Palm Springs restaurant scene is alive with new additions and renovations happening all the time. In an effort to help visitors experience the breadth of the town’s culinary options, the following is a mix of 10 of the best restaurants, old and new, that offer some fun along with their food.

Dining room at the Purple Palm
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