Paul Kaplan Palm Springs Real Estate Blog

Guest contributor:   Haley Kieser haleyskieser@gmail.com

Palm Springs, California was once known as the place for celebrities to escape the everyday bustle of Hollywood. Located about 100 miles from Los Angeles, stars such as Frank Sinatra, Leonardo Dicaprio and many others have called the area home.

While the city remains home to some of today’s hottest celebrities, it has quickly developed into a bustling and vibrant community in its own right. With a multitude of options for entertainment, from music to sports to outdoors, the city of Palm Springs has something for everyone. The variety of activities that the city has to offer are also a big draw for tourists, as well as those looking for a 2nd home or place to relocate full time.  The

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The Paul Kaplan Group is gearing up for Palm Springs' MODERNISM WEEK 2018

We're just a month away from the Palm Springs Modernism celebrations and the Paul Kaplan Group team is excited about showing off Palm Springs and everything modern!  We're also looking forward  to continuing the annual tradition of the Modernism Yard Sale! Our tradition continues for the 8th year, and PKG will be serving up free donuts while you hunt for vintage treasures at the sale, which is being held on Sunday, February 25, 8am - 12pm at H3K Design Parking Lot -  501 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs 92264. Admission:  FREE!

Some of our favorite events during Modernism Week are:

Preview Party at the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale 

February 16, 2017 |

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Palm Springs home prices at all time high!

The median home price has surpassed the 2006 pre-recession all time high in Palm Springs by almost 6%!  Meanwhile, the average median price in the other 8 cities in the Coachella Valley, remains over 20% below the 2006 all time high.  

Palm Springs real estate is hot!  And projections are for continued growth in 2018.

Ready to search for your own Palm Springs home?  Please contact us at The Paul Kaplan Group, we're here to help you navigate the Palm Springs real estate market.  

 

 

 
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Make your home stand out with The Paul Kaplan Group.

Today's technology makes it easier than ever for consumers to view any listing on the market. As agents, we can enter a home into the MLS, click a button, and watch it automatically appear on Zillow, Trulia, etc.

Unfortunately, that can also make it harder for Buyers to distinguish one listing from another. After a certain point, they all tend to look the same. 

We wanted our listings to stand out from the crowd, so we decided to keep pushing.

Want to learn more about how we can help you sell your home? Request a call and we'll follow up with you to schedule an appointment. 

 

 

 

Our Website

The biggest reason we're able to attract so much attention is that we can

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THE PALM SPRINGS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS PARADE

Throw on your  (faux) fur coat  & head on down to your fav Palm Canyon Drive bar, to enjoy the annual Festival of Lights Parade in Palm Springs!

When: Saturday night.  We look forward to this lively, home town event every year at The Paul Kaplan Kaplan Group, to kick off the holiday season.

 

It’s the 25th annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade and everyone is invited to the celebration!  Be among the 100,000+ spectators who come all over the Coachella Valley and throughout the country to enjoy this very special night of wonder, excitement and good cheer.

Set for Saturday, December 2nd beginning at 5:45 pm, the parade will ring in the season with more than 90 floats decked out in holiday

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The Paul Kaplan Group welcomes new development and businesses to downtown Palm Springs.

Above: The Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs // photography by Laure Joliet

This week marked a major step in the redevelopment of downtown Palm Springs, with the opening of the Kimpton Rowan hotel and the adjacent Starbucks Reserve Bar, as well as Museum Way – a new road connecting Palm Canyon Drive and the Palm Springs Art Museum.

See below for a description of some of the new offerings of downtown Palm Springs.

Above: 4 Saints at the Kimpton Rowan // photography by Laure Joliet

The Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs is a 153-room hotel, which at seven stories is now the tallest building in downtown Palm Springs. Their pool is located on the rooftop,

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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   

Info from Miss Foodie Problems.

Below is  a list and link to ten hot eateries in the Palm Springs area, all worth a visit while in Palm Spirngs. 

The Pantry at Holiday House

 

Billy Reed’s

 

Reservoir at Arrive

 

Chef Tanya’s Kitchen

 

Counter Reformation

 

Rooster and the Pig

 

Draughtsman

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Copley’s on Palm Canyon

4 Saints at The Rowan

A 7th floor rooftop restaurant and bar is going to be a prime spot for gorgeous views of the gorgeous mountains and valley of

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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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