April 2016

There are 6 blog entries for April 2016.


List Price
:  $539,000

Neighborhood:  Vista Norte

Detail:  1,232 Square Feet  |   3 bedrooms  2 Bathrooms  Outdoor Living Room

Why we love this house: As far as investment properties go, this Vacation Rental Home is a sure-fire winner. Located in the  ever-so-popular Vista Norte neighborhood of Palm Springs, adjacent to the vibrant Racquet Club area, this cash generating home has grossed close to $50,000/year. Close to the exciting north-end  Riviera Hotel and new ARRIVE compound, featuring the Reservoir outdoor dining restaurant, plus poolside bar, ice cream shop and coffeehouse.  Enjoy owning a private resort home, while others help you pay the mortgage when you're not using it yourself!

Listing info: Welcome to the "Palm Springs Zen" home.

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As the median price for a single family homes increased to $555,000 in Palm Springs, the condo real estate market has strengthened.  From January 2016 to March 2016, condo  median prices have increased on average approximately 10% per theMLS.com, the desert's Multiple Listing Service.  Condos are selling faster too- the average days on the market in January was 53 days; at the end of March the average days on the market was 42 days.  The median price for a condo in Palm Springs in March, was $227,000.

According to Zillow, condos are appreciating faster than single-family homes in real estate markets across the United States.  Zillow says condos appreciated at an annual rate of 5.1% last year.  Condo values outpaced house values the most in New

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The Coachella Music festival is not the only cultural event going in Palm Springs this week.  The Paul Kaplan Group welcomes Los Angeles photographer, Nancy Baron's new photography exhibition, Beautiful Trailer Town featured at their studio. Although still considered "real estate," this exhibit offers a visual treat of vintage mobile homes and communities of Palm Springs.

A precurser to the "Tiny Home Movement," Nancy Baron offers an intimate look at Palm Springs' Mid-Century mobile home communities through her creative photography. Experience an inside glimpse of the desert's Trailer Park world and their inhabitants during this unique exhibition.



“Some years ago I was involved in a group project to document the economic downturn in Southern

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Los Angeles Eater blog  just published a quide where to grab a cocktail during Palm Springs' Coachella-  Although you don't have to go to Coachella to enjoy your favority libations, here are a few of our favorite watering holes from the list. 


Bootlegger Tiki, Palm Springs  

"Whether you're coming for Coachella or Nochella, the good news is that you'll never be far from a decent cocktail wherever you are in the valley. Here's a helpful roundup of bars, lounges, and live music venues intent on keeping your thirst quenched in and around Palm Springs. And if you're looking for restaurants too, head over here."

 

Bar

Look for the giant mural on the side of a building downtown Palm Springs.  "This downtown hot spot, popular with young

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El Rancho Vista Stroll01.27.2014

The Paul Kaplan Modern Real Estate Group hosted a sunset stroll through El Rancho Vista Estates on January 22 that featured three dazzling Wexler homes. Over 150 people attended and according to Marty from Oregon, “As a former realtor in Oregon, I wanted to let you know how impressive these events are. I would certainly rave about your company to anyone who will listen. What an incredible job you do of promoting your listings!”

Rancho Vista

The three properties included:

1633 Via Roberta Miguel

This cash generating home (approx. $70,000/year) is an ideal Palm Springs vacation property. Originally designed by Donald Wexler AIA, this mid-century architectural home has been restored to offer 21st century comforts. A

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Just Listed in El Rancho Vista Estates

Palm Springs Real Estate

This modern Brady-brunch era 3BR/2BA ranch home located in the trendy El Rancho Vista Estates neighborhood has just been listed by The Paul Kaplan Group. Enjoy a HUGE lot with mature landscaping that features magnificent mountain views and privacy from neighbors. Recently redone, the house has designer tile throughout for easy maintenance- an updated kitchen features quartz counter tops and new cabinets. The vaulted ceiling in the living room, is open and airy, and warmed by a custom tiled fireplace. Off the dining room, is a private courtyard for outdoor dining. Both bathrooms have also been updated. The master suite has a slider that opens out to the pool and spa, and has a spacious walkin closet and

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