Vacation Homes

Vacation Homes in Palm Springs

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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.  

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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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Our agent, Matthew Reader, was just featured in the June edition of The Desert Sun's Desert Magazine-  highlighting his passion for vintage trailers here in Palm Springs.

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Featured in a number of articles recently, Matt is know for his distinctive retro style.  His latest Airstream Trailer project, called "Windy," consists of a detailed restoration of the aluminum trailer, curated with vintage memorabilia carefully displayed by Matthew inside.  Matt enjoys traveling the country with friends towing attention-getting Windy behind.

Trailer Parks are once again becoming popular for not just retired folks, but also hipsters, and baby boomer looking to create a new sense of community, vintage style.  When Matt is in Palm Springs, he resides at the

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Canadians have historically been huge fans of Palm Springs-  the perfect escape from cold winters, flying on direct flights from Canada directly to Palm Springs International Airport!  During our winter season, Palm Springs feels like "Little-Canada" based on the Canadian license plates seen all over the Coachella Valley!  Many have winter residences in Palm Springs, and we kindly refer to these visitors and 2nd home owners, as "Snowbirds"

However, the recent devaluation of the Canadian Dollar and the increased valuation of the US $, has made some Canadians hesitant to purchase in Palm Springs in recent months.

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Below- is a well stated article incuding supporting statistics, that maybe now really IS the time to buy for Canadians after all- 

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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


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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.  


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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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