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Location, location, location. 

You’ve definitely heard how important this is in real estate — and that's because it's true! Location is a crucial factor when it comes to the value of your home. Not only does what part of town you are in matters but what is physically near you can actually help or hinder your property value. We put together a list of the most important proximity factors that will increase as well as decrease your home value.

 

 

Factors that increase home value

 

Factors that decrease home value

 

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Grab your snacks and get your playlists ready, we’re going on a road trip!

Whether you've got a three-day weekend coming up that you want to take advantage of or you're looking for a getaway from Palm Springs, we have some suggestions to make the most of your weekend trip.

 

1. Two Bunch Palms

Distance from Palm Springs: 20 minutes

Where to stay: Two Bunch Palms Hotel

Escape to this 77 lush acre, adults-only resort with mountain views. Dating from 1930 the hotel is a mile from Cabot’s Pueblo Museum and a few miles from shopping at Palm Canyon Drive and Palm Springs' Aerial Tramway.

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Written on 1/3/20 by Erik Rosenow, past President of the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation

 

While mid-century architects in Palm Springs such as Donald Wexler, William Cody, and Albert Frey have been celebrated for years, it was only recently that Hugh Kaptur’s work began to share the spotlight. Beginning his career with the firm of Wexler – Harrison and quickly departing on his own, Kaptur is the last living architect of the canon that practiced in that era.  

2019 began with a one-two punch of Kaptur-mania. The Palm Springs Art Museum’s Architecture and Design Center hosted the exhibition “Hugh Kaptur: Organic Desert Architecture” while the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation published Steven Keylon’s tome The Modern Architecture of Hugh

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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 could end up missing out on a

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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 know about mid-century homes?  
  • What is
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Come Meet Us And Treat Yourself

  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! 

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