Mid Century Homes

Mid Century Homes

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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 

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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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The Paul Kaplan Group is excited to participate in a number of events during Modernism Week, in Palm Springs, kicking off on 2-14-19!  The mission of Modernism Week is to celebrate and foster appreciation of midcentury architecture and design, as well as contemporary thinking in these fields, by encouraging education, preservation and sustainable modern living as represented in the greater Palm Springs area.  Here's a sampling of where you'll find The Paul Kaplan Group during this exciting 10-day event that celebrates design and architecture, in our beautiful sunny town, Palm Springs:

Modernism Show and Sale

A dynamic collection of 85 premier exhibitors from across the U.S. and Europe presenting and offering for sale rare and beautiful vintage

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10 Ways To Refresh A Traditional Home Like A Millennial

Paul Kaplan - Working as a REALTOR® and  founder of the Paul Kaplan Group in Palm Springs, is a privilege I take seriously to help all of our clients find the best home.  

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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10 Hacks to Transform your Kitchen into your Dream Kitchen

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

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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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The Paul Kaplan Group is a longstanding advocate of Historic Preservation.  We're proud to sponsor the Herbert Burns Weekend, presented by the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation.  March 23-24, 2018.

Herbert Burns Weekend will recognize one of Palm Springs′ most important modernist architectural designers. The weekend includes an informative lecture, a tour, a closing cocktail reception, and publication of a PSPF tribute journal, The Design of Herbert W. Burns, authored by PSPF board member Steven Keylon. The journal represents the most comprehensive and scholarly overview of Herbert Burns' career to date, and includes hitherto unseen archival material from the Burns family. 

Herbert Burns Weekend

 

Schedule and

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By Alex Dethier, 3-8-2018

The Sunmor Estates neighborhood in central Palm Springs is a treasure trove of remarkably well maintained mid-century homes built by the Alexander Construction Company, Robert C. Higgins, and Jack Meiselman in the late 50s and early 60s. Though modest in comparison to many homes built today, these properties are sought after for their clean lines and hip provenance. When considering properties from this era, however, buyers are often forced into a dilemma between style and the economics of low efficiency.

Let’s face it: Single paned windows, non-insulated walls, and deep pools constructed to 1950s standards aren’t the most cost-effective features for a modern-day dwelling.

A property that hit the market this week

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 1191 Paseo El Mirador, Palm Springs, presented by The Paul Kaplan Group.

For genuine Mid-Century Modern in Palm Springs, this is the real deal, built by Jack Meiselman's El Mirador Park Development Co. in 1957. 

Recently featured during Modernism Week 2018, this home has been carefully updated, with classic architectural details preserved. The interior offers a clean and simple palette throughout, featuring walls of glass that beautifully integrate indoors with outdoors. We love the pristine tongue and groove ceilings and those beams that penetrate through the clerestory windows. You will find the layout to be perfect for parties that flow seamlessly through the living areas. You can also spoil yourself in the privacy of the luxurious master

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