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Even in Palm Springs, It’s true, a more traditional home design, rather then a midcentury home, still tops the demographic studies for a large majority of homeowners. While you may still be obsessed with your traditional style living areas, you may be ready to shake things up. We have provided a list of trends to follow if you desire to mix your classic taste with something a bit more youthful. Mix and match the characteristics of 2018’s “traditional” home.

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Have traditional furniture in need of a revamp? Try your hand at

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The Palm Canyon Mobile Club in Palm Springs is celebrating its first year since we sold our first home.  With over 30 new homeowners, the community is becoming more vibrant and exciting with every new home sale.  Find more information at The Palm Canyon Mobile Club represented by The Paul Kaplan Group

Have you considered downsizing and making your life less complicated? Would you like a safe and secure home that is maintenance free. Would you like more free-time to enjoy traveling, visiting amazing destinations, or spending more time with your family? Take a look at The Palm Canyon Mobile Club, featuring three new home floor plans, The Safari, The Sahara and the Horizon.  Each home offers unique architectural design in a small footprint.  The

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By Andrew Leafe

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When dreaming of your perfect kitchen whether Palm Springs or elsewhere, it can be hard to decide what changes need to happen in order to make it the perfect space for you. The kitchen is the most visited space in the house, so you want to make sure you are prepared before embarking on this remodeling journey.

There are many changes you can make when the time comes so we created a list to help you get started. 

Here are 10 changes to consider when bringing your dream kitchen to life.

Layout

Consider the layout of your current kitchen. The three major work areas are the cooking space, sink, and refrigerator. The way these are positioned will play a huge role in how you feel about the

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Modernism Week Palm Springs - FALL PREVIEW 2018

The Paul Kaplan Group Welcomes Modernism Week fans back to Palm Springs this weekend.

Fall Preview
October 18-21, 2018

Events for Fall Preview are now on sale.

Modernism Week Fall Preview kicks off in Palm Springs, October 18, offering attendees a three-day taste of the annual 11-day festival held in Palm Springs each February. The preview weekend features a number of great activities and events, including double decker bus architectural tours; walking neighborhood tours; lectures and film screenings; cocktail parties; and the weekend-long Modernism Show & Sale held at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Order early for the best available tickets. We’ve rounded up some picks for you to

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Sell Your Home Without Sacrificing Your Summer! 

More homes sell in Summer in Palm Springs at The Paul Kaplan Group, then any other season.  But selling your home this summer in Palm Springs, or elsewhere, doesn’t mean you must compromise your free time. Those future beach plans, barbecues, and pool days are all spared with these 5 ways to sell your home seamlessly in the summer! 

Showcase your summer's best

Summer means freshly mowed lawns, lush trees, and blooming flowers. Your home’s curb appeal is at its peak, and your time should be spent enjoying the outdoor space you already have.

Play up all outdoor features or create a backyard oasis. What better time than summer to freshen up your outdoor space for both you and your

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How to Celebrate the 4th of July in Palm Springs for 2018!

Happy Independence Day!

 No matter what your celebrating style may be, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the Fourth of July! 

Whether you are spending time indoors, over a nice family dinner or you’re having a big group of friends over for a cozy Summer evening bbq poolside, there is always a way to have a good time. 

If you’re like us and prefer to go all out on the 4th of July enjoying barbecues, festivals,  and firework displays, we’ve got you covered on Palm Springs’s best activities. 

Fireworks over the Pool

Palm Springs Swim Center: 405, S. Pavilion Way.

2:00 pm until the fireworks are over

Family friendly music, games and a large inflatable slide into the pool.

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How NOT to Ruin a Sale

Over the past 20 years, we’ve worked with countless sellers in the Palm Springs area, at The Paul Kaplan Group. The sale of your home relies on a number of factors, and we understand it’s easy for things to fall through the cracks. Don’t let these traps sabotage the sale of your home. 

We’re here as a resource for this potentially stressful transaction to be a smooth sail from listing to closing.

Mistake #1 - Not knowing the local market

Knowing how much homes in your neighborhood have sold for gives you a good idea of how much you should list your home for. Overpricing can leave your home on the market for longer than anticipated, putting things on hold. We keep track of the neighborhood

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Smart home devices to consider for your Palm Springs Home.

As technology continues to advance, it is now easier than ever to integrate it into your Palm Springs (or other) home. Installing smart devices can even increase your home’s value. 

According to the 2018 Coldwell Banker Real Estate Smart Home Marketplace Survey, there is a huge increase of smart products, especially at home. The survey asked potential home buyers what smart products they would prefer to have pre-installed.

• 77% said smart thermostats 

• 75% said smart fire detectors 

• 70% said smart carbon monoxide detectors 

• 66% said smart cameras

• 63% said smart lock

• 63% said smart lighting system 

 Choose your smart assistant 

Alexa - Echo Dot, Echo & Echo

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Palm Springs Real Estate market update - April 2018

April was a busy month in Palm Springs and for The Paul Kaplan Group.  Our company closed escrow on approximately 50 homes.  The following is a 30-day Analysis of the Palm Springs Real Estate Market, with numbers provided by our local Board of Realtors, PSRAR.

Palm Springs has been the Coachella Valley's price leader for some time.  The median price is for single family homes is 9.3% above the all-time high made in 2006.  It is the only city in the Coachella Valley to surpass its 2006 high, for single family homes.  For detached homes, prices have recovered the best from the 2006, in Palm Springs, as compared to other cities in the valley.

 

Sales slowed over the past three months

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