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There's always something going on in Palm Springs!  Below is a highlight of upcoming events over the next couple of weeks in Palm Springs.  Everything from Opera in the Park, Food Trucks, Sinatra,  Dinah Shore Weekend, 5ks, Art and Entertainment, and so much more-  

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By Alex Dethier, 3-8-2018

The Sunmor Estates neighborhood in central Palm Springs is a treasure trove of remarkably well maintained mid-century homes built by the Alexander Construction Company, Robert C. Higgins, and Jack Meiselman in the late 50s and early 60s. Though modest in comparison to many homes built today, these properties are sought after for their clean lines and hip provenance. When considering properties from this era, however, buyers are often forced into a dilemma between style and the economics of low efficiency.

Let’s face it: Single paned windows, non-insulated walls, and deep pools constructed to 1950s standards aren’t the most cost-effective features for a modern-day dwelling.

A property that hit the market this week

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 1191 Paseo El Mirador, Palm Springs, presented by The Paul Kaplan Group.

For genuine Mid-Century Modern in Palm Springs, this is the real deal, built by Jack Meiselman's El Mirador Park Development Co. in 1957. 

Recently featured during Modernism Week 2018, this home has been carefully updated, with classic architectural details preserved. The interior offers a clean and simple palette throughout, featuring walls of glass that beautifully integrate indoors with outdoors. We love the pristine tongue and groove ceilings and those beams that penetrate through the clerestory windows. You will find the layout to be perfect for parties that flow seamlessly through the living areas. You can also spoil yourself in the privacy of the luxurious master

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The Paul Kaplan Group is excited to participate in a number of events during Modernism Week, in Palm Springs, kicking off on 2-15-18!  The mission of Modernism Week is to celebrate and foster appreciation of midcentury architecture and design, as well as contemporary thinking in these fields, by encouraging education, preservation and sustainable modern living as represented in the greater Palm Springs area.  Here's a sampling of where you'll find The Paul Kaplan Group during this exciting even that celebrates our beautiful sunny town, of Palm Springs:

Modernism Show and Sale

A dynamic collection of 85 premier exhibitors from across the U.S. and Europe presenting and offering for sale rare and beautiful vintage furniture, lighting, sculpture,

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It's almost here!  The Paul Kaplan Group and about 100,000 attendees are getting ready for the biggest festival of its kind , Modernism Week, coming to Palm Springs Feb 15 to 25th.   "The ultimate celebration of mid-century design, architecture and culture."   Tickets sell out months in advance, but don't worry! There's still a ton of things to do, see and enjoy in Palm Springs, for those that procrastinated!!  See some of the highlights below from the Modernism Week events web page:  

Architecture:  

Modernism Showcase Home -  Moroccan Modern
Tour Modernism Week’s first Showcase Home by Thomboy Properties. This is a one of a kind custom-built home from 1975 by architect Hal Lacy recently renovated to modern luxury. While the house is thoroughly

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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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