Vacation Homes

Vacation Homes in Palm Springs

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The iconic Racquet Club Garden Villas is one of Palm Springs’ most historic housing complex. Its pedigree stems from a trinity of Palm Springs mid-century modern designers: architect William F. Cody, builder Paul Trousdale, and landscape artist Philip A. Shipley.  Originally part of the famous Racquet Club Resort, the Racquet Club Garden Villas were intended to give guests privacy but easy access to resort activities. The grounds are gated and the complex is just minutes from downtown Palm Springs its excellent restaurants and trendy shops.  Palm Springs Home Celebrity Built in the 1950s The Racquet Club Villas of Palm Springs, even six decades later, still maintain much of the authenticity of their original design. None of the cottages to this day have been knocked down, and…
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Enter for a chance to win a new Weber Grill 

this Memorial Day Weekend...

 1. Visit any Paul Kaplan Group  (PKG) open house in the Palm Springs area from  05/22/15 - 05/25/15. Click here for list of OPEN HOUSES

2. Take a photo of yourself in front of the PKG Open House sign.

3. Upload the photo on PKG’s Facebook page at under the CONTEST tab.

 That’s it, you’re entered! 


You could win a Weber grill!!!  GOOD LUCK!

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There is nothing quite better than escaping to Palm Springs in the summer to relax,  enjoy a poolside cocktail, and jumping into your own swimming pool. Somehow, swimming in Palm Springs seems to wash away  your stress, not to mention, just fun for you, your friends and family.

Relaxing in Palm Springs

As the summer months heat up finding a pool home can be a challenge if your budget is under $450,000! Searching for a pool home can be a challenge because many times the searches will pull homes with a community pool, and while that is better than nothing - having to schlep your items to a community pool on a busy weekend does not sound like a fun time.

We have pulled and reviewed the top 5 pool homes that are under $450,000 in Palm Springs and currently available!

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7-10-15 -  Update to post-  more news about our wet winter expected this year.  CLICK HERE


California Desert

A frequent question I get as a real estate agent in Palm Springs here at The Paul Kaplan Group, is "What about the drought?"

As a native of southern California, I have seen my share of droughts over the years.  In the 1970s, it was quite severe and the State of California enforced strict water restrictions-  including not washing your cars, refraining from watering your lawn during the days, avoiding flushing your toilets.  Fines were imposed on those that were not able to conserve water.

It wasn't until the past few weeks, that Gov. Jerry Brown set a statewide water conservation goal of 25 percent, and California’s Water Resources Control Board

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Swim naked here at 60 Luna Circle in Palm Springs!  That's just what I think of when I see this private hedged back yard, and sparkling refreshing pool-  That's what we do in Palm Springs.  


Palm Springs Home

60 Luna Circle in Palm Springs

Located in the historic Racquet Club Estates neighborhood of Palm Springs, you'll discover this iconic Mid-Century home featuring the famed "butterfly" roof.  (If you look close, the roof is sorta shaped like butterfly wings, with the low point, being where the entry way is).  This roof line allows for clerestory windows, which floods the interior with light.

60 Luna Circle in Palm Springs

Inside, its an open concept floor plan, innovative for 1960s design.  The kitchen features an island that overlooks the living/dining areas-  the vaulted tongue and groove ceilings,

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A recent study was done by the National Association of Realtors regarding the increase of Vacation Home sales in 2014.  Palm Springs, which is known as a vacation home mecca, has been a popular destination-  many investors purchase their homes here, enjoying rental income when they're not using the property, with the intention of eventually moving here full time.  Many buyers who come to Palms Springs to vacation, during the various festivals such as Coachella, The Dinah, Stagecoach, White Part and International Film Festival, fall in love with our city-  although they may not be ready to move here full time, they realize purchasing here could be a good investment and provide a vacation home that they can rent out when they're not using it,

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Located in the historic Movie Colony East neighborhood, The Paul Kaplan Group is excited to showcase our newest listing:  1400 Tamarisk Road, Palm Springs, once the home to 1950s sitcom actress, Joan Davis. 

Joan Davis Home

Breathtaking, UN-obstructed mountain views from inside and outside this unique Palm Springs mid century home in Movie Colony East built in the "Case Study" style. This large corner property is hedged & gated for seclusion and privacy with the home and front loaded pool taking full advantage of the mountain vistas. The completely remodeled over-sized swimming pool & spa (by architect Lance O'Donnell) accommodate quite a party. Three bedroom, three bath (one currently used as a den) have been recently transformed into a tasteful modern residence

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Palm Springs Flipping Homes
Flipping homes has been a hot topic of conversation in recent years in the national press, television and especially Palm Springs. New reality shows feature charismatic real estate entrepreneurs that buy, remodel and flip homes in just 30 minutes (and that's with commercial breaks)! Unfortunately many of  these home shows portray a false reality when it comes to speculative real estate flipping and can lead many into unrealistic hopes of making a quick profit.   However, for smart investors,  flipping homes can still be profitable.

Recent reports from housing data authority RealtyTrac detail a promising trend in flipping activity. Although U.S. home flipping saw its lowest level of movement in the third quarter of 2014, the average gross profits

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This weekend is Gay Pride in Palm Springs, California!  There will be a number of fun events as our town celebrates and embraces our diversity. 

Racquet Club Road Estates

To commemorate our Palm Springs pride, we're hosting a neighborhood tour of mid-century homes that we're proud to have in our town, the Racquet Club Estates , built by the Alexander Construction company.Nov. 8, 2014, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The following mid-century homes will be on open:

Racquet Club Estates Open Houses List

377 E. Francis Drive
1154 Racquet Club Road
392 Sycamore Circle
505 Sycamore Circle
455 E. Francis Drive
2930 Wyman

Stop by any of the homes listed above and pick up your Racquet Club Passport.  Visit all the mid-century homes in the tour, get your "passport" stamped at each one, to enter our drawing to win some fun

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This fabulous quiet and private mini tennis estate, located across the 111 from the Magnesia Falls Cove, sits on a half acre of lush and mature landscaping. A few miles from El Paseo, a world-class shopping district, walking distance from the upcoming Whole Foods, and near many private and public golf courses. Home for sale in rancho mirage on large lot with tennis, pool and spa. Real Estate for sale.

MLS: 14-790281PS   –  Price: $729,000

3+ bedrooms, 2 baths, Oversized lot, Tennis

72261 Magnesia Falls Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA. 92270

Gorgeous estate with tennis and amazing mountain views in Rancho Mirage, CA
Amazing private 3+ bedroom and 2 baths mini estate with pool, spa, tennis on a South facing oversized lot. Located near world-class shopping, including the upcoming Whole Foods a few blocks away, and restaurants. Rancho mirage, ca, luxury real estate
Enjoy spectacular views from your very private yard. The newer pebble tech pool has an

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