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The 4th Annual Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage offers the opportunity to enjoy special deals at hot spots throughout the summer.Enjoy special offers from some of the best dining establishments in Rancho Mirage with the 4th Annual Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage.

Dine Out For A Good Cause at the 4th Annual Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage

We all love great restaurants here at The Paul Kaplan Group in Palm Springs, and are exciting to see the desert transform into more of a "Foodies" destination.

The 4th Annual Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage dishes cool savings, running July 12 through August 18. There will be a special kick-off party July 11 from 5-7pm at PIRCH in Rancho Mirage. With the purchase of a wristband for $10, enjoy $4 specials at participating restaurants and resorts throughout Rancho Mirage. All proceeds go to local charities. Participating restaurants include:

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Mobile Homes and Manufactured homes get a bad rap.  Sometimes justified, but often not. Yes, there are some ugly and rough neighborhoods with mobile homes all over our country, but the same is true for some areas with “regular” homes.  We encourage you to ignore the stereotypes and look at facts. Whether in Palm Springs or other areas, we suggest you check out the neighborhood before making that call-  we did.

One of most common myths we hear is that mobile homes DEPRECIATE in value.  Quite the opposite can be true.  Recent data challenges the idea that manufactured housing isn’t a strong investment.

[NOTE:  We are not a finance professionals nor are we a licensed appraiser. We don't have a crystal ball and cannot guarantee that a manufactured home

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Written by Erik Rosenow, past President of the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation

Palm Springs is THE modernism capital of the world!  That’s the unofficial nickname given to Palm Spring for its high concentration of mid-century homes and buildings.  Tourists flock to this city to appreciate the architecture, potentially taking a private guided architectural tour that are run throughout the year.  Many are lured to purchase a mid-century home in one of Palm Springs famous neighborhoods.  What better way to enjoy a martini than poolside under a sweeping butterfly roof!  

Palm Springs is quite easy to get involved in the mid-century architecture and design scene.  Two prominent organizations, the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation (PSPF) and the

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Whether it is in Palm Springs or anywhere else, ask any real estate agent how the market is and you’re almost sure to get the same answer: “Great!”

Even if the market is great, it still may not be a great time for you to sell. Many real estate agents will tell you that NOW is the right time to sell your home when in reality, they can’t know that without knowing the specifics of your situation. Before going down a long and stressful journey, let’s first decide if selling your home right now is a mistake.

What’s true about relationships is also true about selling your home: When it’s time to make a big decision, go with your gut feeling. But like anyone who has ever put off a breakup, it’s amazing how easy it is to talk

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Are you Being Held Back? 

There are many misconceptions when it comes to buying a home in Palm Springs or elsewhere. Whether you are doing it alone or with a partner, the first step is doing your research. From finding out your credit score to choosing the right loan program, it can't be denied that this is one big decision. There are many things to be worried about but these 3 myths shouldn't be one of them.

 

Myth #1: Mortgage Rates are Getting Too High

While it's true that rates are higher right now, the truth of it is that mortgage rates are constantly fluctuating. If buying a home right now is what aligns with your long term goals, then now is the right time for you. Due to hesitating, you

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Make Your Move To Palm Springs

       

Life is short.  Eat Dessert First.  If you don’t like where you are, move. Why wait?

You love visiting Palm Springs, have you considered living here?  We do at the Paul Kaplan Group, and we love it! We've helped hundreds of people move to Palm Springs over the last two decades.  We're here to help, and  answer all your questions about relocating to Palm Springs, whether its full time, or part time.  

Move to Palm Springs 

Moving is fun and exciting and life changing. It can also be stressful, confusing, and overwhelming.   You have a lot of questions to ask, and we have answers. 

  • What neighborhood should I look in?  
  • How expensive is it to live in the desert?
  • What should I
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Modernism Yard Sale 

The Paul Kaplan Group first curated this event years ago in our office parking lot, and is proud to see it expanded to be what it is today.  Now brought to you by Modern Bear Home, and hosted by H3K Home, this annual sale has become one of Palm Springs' Modernism Week’s most popular free events! Carefully curated vendors offer their highly coveted mix of vintage Midcentury decorative furnishings, fashion, and collectibles ~ you may score a deal or a total steal! The sale is a last hurrah for 10 days of fabulous architecture, history, and haute houses.

And it wouldn’t be complete without the free donuts provided by the Paul Kaplan Group and coffee courtesy of Koffi!  We'll have a table where you can

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Probably the most unique light display you'll ever "experience" will be at ROBOLIGHTS, Palm Springs.  Its one of the most bizarre collection of lights, and fantasy, creating an imaginary alien world, all located in the heart of a Palm Springs historic neighborhood.  Oh, and something you'll need to see in person at least once in your lifetime  (and this may be the last year you'll have the opportunity to see it at the current location, per The Desert Sun).  


Photos from the Robolights Facebook page.

  The following is an excerpt from the Robolight's Facebook page that briefly describes whats going on in this classic Palm Springs Neighborhood:   At ROBOLIGHTS, You experience a "Why not world in a why world?".   Situated in Palm…
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The Mind Of The Millennial Homebuyer

Palm Springs is quickly becoming noticed for millennial homebuyers, may of which are first time homebuyers.  At The Paul Kaplan Group, we're learning what their must haves are in their home search.  From linoleum floors to wallpaper, homeowner trends change with the times! Discover what has Millennials excited about a home and what they could do without!

 

Numbers Don't Lie!

Even with all the stigma surrounding millennials, they are quickly becoming the largest group of homebuyers today. If they aren't already homeowners, 80% of Millennials recently surveyed expressed a desire in becoming future homeowners! 66% of who are expected to do so in

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Until recently, the best time to buy a house had long been considered spring and summer. But to our surprise- a recent study has found that Fall may actually be the best time to buy.  And even though the temps are still high in Palm Springs, you can still tour listings with an iced pumpkin spice latte to get yourself in the mood for fall.  

RealtyTrac's analysis of more than 32 million home sales over 15 years revealed that the best month to snag a deal when buying a home is October. The data also concluded that, on average, October buyers paid 2.6% below the estimated market value at the time for their homes. 

So why is Fall the best time to buy?

Less Competition

Like a beach after Labor Day, the realty market clears out as the

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