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Listing: 1244 North Via Paraiso

Vista Las Palmas
Palm Springs

The Paul Kaplan Group is proud to present this home, which is everyone’s Palm Springs mid-century fantasy. Located in one of our most coveted neighborhoods, Vista Las Palmas,  and designed by Charles Dubois for the Alexander Construction Company in 1959, this home is reminiscent of a movie star’s secret getaway from back in the day. Terrazzo tile floors welcome you. A full maid’s quarters is complemented by a luxurious half-bath highlighted by fixtures seen in James Bond’s Goldfinger.

The entry leads you into the architectural living room, featuring vaulted tongue & groove ceilings, original stone fireplace and mid-century breezeblock accents, lighted naturally by huge expanses of

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The Palm Springs real estate market was robust in July, 2016.  For The Paul Kaplan Group, we had one of the busiest months of sales this year.  Our agents remain active showing properties, regardless of the steamy weather conditions in Palm Springs during the summer. 

Is summer slow? As the local experts, our experience is no!  If clients are here braving the heat looking at properties, they're pretty serious about buying, we've learned over approximately two decades of selling homes in Palm Springs.  Although prices don't necessarily go down in the summer months like some think, typically there are fewer listings and less competition for them -  and sometimes sellers are a bit more flexible with their pricing.

If you're interested in looking

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As the median price for a single family homes increased to $555,000 in Palm Springs, the condo real estate market has strengthened.  From January 2016 to March 2016, condo  median prices have increased on average approximately 10% per, the desert's Multiple Listing Service.  Condos are selling faster too- the average days on the market in January was 53 days; at the end of March the average days on the market was 42 days.  The median price for a condo in Palm Springs in March, was $227,000.

According to Zillow, condos are appreciating faster than single-family homes in real estate markets across the United States.  Zillow says condos appreciated at an annual rate of 5.1% last year.  Condo values outpaced house values the most in New

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Palm Springs is once again a favorite among TripAdvisor users and also now coined as one of the hippest cities in the US.  As recently featured in various blogs and articles, Palm Springs is again on the radar.

Trip Advisor's travel site's 2016 Travelers' Choice Awards place the Coachella Valley city  of Palm Springs in the No. 12 spot on the ranking of top 25 United States destinations.  Travelers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor travelers around the globe.

Maybe Palm Springs made the top 25 travel destinations because we're also HIP??


From "The Daily Beast," People who have never been to Palm Springs, California, or those who haven’t visited this picturesque desert

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Must Know Before Buying a Mid-Century Property

You crave mid-century architecture and design; you've dreamed of owning a mid-century home; you love the indoor/outdoor lifestyle a mid-century home provides- you know Palm Springs is where you want to be;   now  you're ready to make that dream a realty.   Where to start??  The Paul Kaplan Group, who have been helping clients buy mid-century homes for almost 20 years, provide the following tips:

1.  Hire an expert  -  Palm Springs is called the "Mecca of mid-century architecture" for a reason.   Its filled with unique neighborhoods featuring a variety of architectural homes.  Not all Realtors are familiar with the characteristics of the communities that feature these homes-  Hiring a local expert

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155 W Hermosa Pl 11,  Palm Springs, CA 92262  -  $233,000  Junior 1 Bed, 1 Bath, 562 SqFt

Why we love it:   When someone requests finding a home in the heart of downtown, this has to be the best option.  The famous Villa Hermosa is a mere 1/2 block from Palm Canyon Drive in the thriving Uptown Design District.  Tiny home living at its best-  vintage architecture by Albert Frey that celebrates an indoor outdoor lifestyle, all in a compact cozy package.  A resort style pool, plus world class shopping and dining are just steps away.  

Description:  The perfect Palm Springs getaway and your chance to own a piece of local architectural history. Rare offering in Old Las Palmas, The  Villa Hermosa was designed by Albert Frey in 1947 and

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SUNDAY 12:00 to 2:00PM
GARDEN VILLAS -  360 Cabrillo Road - Palm Springs*

*Call/text 760-808-3300 at gate for Access code

Offered at $549,000

Real estate builder Paul Trousdale, who also developed the famous Trousdale Estates in Beverly Hills, was the lead in the development of the Racquet Club Garden Villas in Palm Springs. During many years, as well as while working on the project, he owned a uthere which had its own pool. Unit 113. This large condo, an iconic mid-century modern architectural masterpiece, designed by famed architect William F. Cody, is now available turnkey furnished.

Large open living and dining room with walls of glass

Nicely appointed kitchen with a passthrough window to the main patio


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Listing: 3500 N Avenida Fey Norte

List Price
:  $525,000

Neighborhood:  El Rancho Vista Estates

Detail:  1,759 Square Feet  |   3 bedrooms  2 Bathrooms  "Rumpus" Room

 Why we love this house:  Donald Wexler, F.A.I.A., is the most iconic Palm Springs architect of the mid-century error.  He designed this tract of homes that were built in 1960, providing modern, architectural properties "for everyone."  Instead of the typical cookie-cutter ranch homes being built in the day, these homes offered innovative floor plans, and unique designs, that had never been seen before.  This timeless home gives the new owners a chance to live in a piece of architectural history, an example of a home that contributed to the Desert Modernism movement.

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Palm Springs is hot and its not even summer yet!

The recent rebirth of Palm Springs has been making international headlines lately, in fact,  almost daily!  Here are just few snippets from  various recent posts. Click on the titles for the full articles.....

The 10 Hippest Cities in America

 By Gogobot || 1 March, 2016 | 1

 "There is no universal definition of “hip.” For some, it’s hipster — that ironic cool that has been perfected by the likes of Brooklyn and Portland. For others, it’s trendy and fashion forward, showing off the latest, chicest clubs, restaurants, and boutiques, a la Miami or LA. And while big cities are often known for being hip, smaller cities get passed over, but that shouldn’t be the case. To find the 10 hippest…
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Reposted in part from The Good Life Realty, Feb 22, 2016

No matter if you’re in a buyer’s or seller’s market, there are a few critical steps you can take to make a smarter purchase. Buying a home in Palm Springs, is not that much different then purchasing anywhere else in the US.  Following these real estate tips, along with working with one of our expert Realtors, will help the process.  

Know your

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