June 2015

There are 7 blog entries for June 2015.

Palm Springs has historically been a popular location for Second Home ownership.  However, many of our clients at The Paul Kaplan Group, actually buy "second homes" in Palm Springs, without actually owning a "first home" in their place where they reside full time. 

 Palm Springs Home Paul Kaplan Group

Here are a few tips from a recent article from Realtor.com which  explains how a New Yorker, who never thought he could own a home, decided to buy a second home before he bought a "first home."   

Many of these tips apply to those considering buying a "second home" in the Palm Springs area.  In summary, these are the key things to consider.

1.  Make sure you have enough money for a down payment. Make sure you have enough money for the 2nd home plus enough to pay rent where you

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There’s A LOT of cool mid-century treasures to discover in Palm Springs.

And we’re not just talking about houses.

Our friend and past client,  Ross is opening up an exciting hybrid between a really great vintage shop and a spectacular local Auction House called

LOT58 

Lot 58

Come check out all of LOT58’s goodies over the July 4th weekend to get a sneak peak and early-bird deals at his two Summer Tag-Sale events before LOT58 opens this fall.

Lot 58 Home

As part of our #pkgLocal sweepstakes that The Paul Kaplan Group sponsors,  project LOT58 has donated a $50 gift certificate to use at the Tag Sale!  And you’ll be able to look at listings for mid-century houses while at the sale too, at our Paul Kaplan Group booth.

ENTER HERE TO WIN A $50 GIFT

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The Paul Kaplan Group and The Mod Shack are excited to reveal  our next #pkgLocal  Sweepstakes award-

Win a $250 Gift Certificate to

 Wil Stiles Palm Springs 

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#pkglocal

wil Stiles

 

Wil Stiles represents the Palm Springs lifestyle and presents a cheerful, well-edited collection of fashion, art, and accessories for men and women. Contemporary European sportswear mixes with cruiser bicycles, colorful watches, and chic sunglasses for the Palm Springs bon vivant. An impressive selection of Fred Perry and J Lindeberg is inspired by the legendary Racquet Club and the desert life of leisure.  Click here to visit Wil Stiles on line. 

wil Stiles Store

  wil Stiles Watches



 wil Stiles Store Front

LOCATION & CONTACT

875 N Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone

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Palm Springs is the land of swimming pools-  Its our favorite past time to jump in a pool to cool off, float on a comfy raft while sipping cocktails, enjoy a nice soak in a hot tub while staring at the mountains, enjoying a glass of your favorite beverage-  
But what are the best pools to have? Saltwater or Chlorine?  www.Houss.com  addresses this issues with a variety of comments and opinions.  
"I am starting my research now and I am getting lots of conflicting information. What type of pool is best, most durable? What type of filtration system is best? I've heard go with salt water, better on your skin and less chemicals and upkeep. I have also heard, people are going back to chlorine because the salt is so hard on the pool hardware. Any personal

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Almost all homes in Palm Springs have pools, but if you want to venture out and meet some new people, there are some lively pools around town with some happening parties.

pool fun in Palm Springs

Palm Springs is host to Splash House this weekend (June 13-14).  The Desert Sun, our local newspaper, also recommends venues for fun in the sun with new friends. Palm Springs is where Marilyn Monroe and Lady Gaga got their start. For some cute swimwear, check out one of our favorite local designers Trina Turk. Don’t forget your sun screen!

Palm Springs Home with Pool

  Wonderful Home with pool in Palm Springs


If you want your own Palm Springs pool, check out our listing at 1164 N Rose Avenue in Vista Las Palmas.  Available for $1,195,000.

Written by:

Brad Hudson
310-867-0521

Brad@PaulKaplanGroup.com

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According to Oprah Winfrey, "Everyone loves something for free!"  And we're no different at The Paul Kaplan Group in Palm Springs.  

Billy Reed Starbucks CardsTrina Turk Store

In an effort to promote local businesses, The Paul Kaplan Group and The Mod Shack will be sponsoring weekly sweepstakes, giving away cool stuff from Palm Springs businesses.  We call it #pkgLocal.    We want to share our local point of view on all things Palm Springs and Mid-Century-Modern. As the number one boutique real estate agency in Palm Springs we at The Paul Kaplan Group have a lot to say about what’s going on in our hometown. This summer, as the weather is heating up, we are going to hold a drawing once a week from all of the new email list sign-ups we get. In addition to staying informed about the local

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What exactly is a "Butterfly Roof?"  The iconic Palm Springs roof line style can be seen atop thousands of houses in the warm western regions of the United States.

Butterfly Roofs in Palm Springs What is a Butterfly Roof exactly?  Its when two panels meet in the middle of the roofline and slope upward and outward, like butterfly wings in mid-flap. This similarity gave the "butterfly roof" its name, and it is a distinct feature of post-war American residential and commercial architecture. In  sun-drenched cities in Southern California, such as Palm Springs, the butterfly roofs made way for high windows, called clerestories,  that let in natural light. Homes topped with butterfly roofs seemed larger and more inviting then the tradition hip-roof style, that was previously the common

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