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Its no mystery these days, what sells houses in Palm Springs and the rest of the world:  THE INTERNET! At the Paul Kaplan Group, how your Palm Springs home shows up on the internet and where, can make a huge difference on how quickly your Palm Springs home may sell.  Its no different in our desert community as it is all over the country.

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) research study in 2013, 92% of U.S. home buyers included the Internet in their search for their ideal home. A full 42% of these searches began online. For first time buyers, (average age 31) that number climbs to 96% percent using the internet to find their home.

A listing will be viewed HUNDREDS of times on people’s phones, tablets, and laptops.

What makes

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This weekend is Gay Pride in Palm Springs, California!  There will be a number of fun events as our town celebrates and embraces our diversity. 

Racquet Club Road Estates

To commemorate our Palm Springs pride, we're hosting a neighborhood tour of mid-century homes that we're proud to have in our town, the Racquet Club Estates , built by the Alexander Construction company.Nov. 8, 2014, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The following mid-century homes will be on open:

Racquet Club Estates Open Houses List

377 E. Francis Drive
1154 Racquet Club Road
392 Sycamore Circle
505 Sycamore Circle
455 E. Francis Drive
2930 Wyman

Stop by any of the homes listed above and pick up your Racquet Club Passport.  Visit all the mid-century homes in the tour, get your "passport" stamped at each one, to enter our drawing to win some fun

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The Paul Kaplan Group is excited to welcome Modernism Week in Palm Springs, celebrating its 10th year!   Modernism Week is a cultural event focusing on mid-century and modern design and architecture in Palm Springs that draws an international crowd.  Palm Springs is considered the mecca for modern architecture, featuring one of the best collections of architecture representing the mid-century era.  Special events include Palm Springs Modernism Show at the Convention Center featuring premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers presenting all design movements of the 20th century.  The Paul Kaplan Group will have a both set up where you can get information on mid-century real estate for sale in Palm Springs.

Other tours include the

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Yes, Palm Springs is a fun place to spend Halloween.

Here are a few of our favorite suggestions of where to show off your costumes, scare, and empress your friends, and the Palm Springs world!

Costume Contest on Arenas
Arenas Road will be closed off between Indian Canyon Road and Calle Encilia to make room for the 12th annual Bent Productions Halloween Costume Contest. Entertainment starts at 6:30 p.m. and the costume contest at 8. Last year chairs were put out for people to sit on, but they ran out, so you might want to bring your own.

Halloween Contest on Arenas


BBs 30th Annual Halloween Bash  (Hard Rock)

The HARD ROCK Hotel has become the party location.  Halloween will mean multiple DJ's spinning, a live band and live show by the pool, food stations and bars

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Ok, Just saying....

This winter, you can be doing this:

Shoveling snow

Or this:

Palm Springs pool life 

Average Annual Snowfall for US Cities:

City Yearly Snowfall
  Inches Centimetres
Rochester, New York 99.5 252.7
Buffalo, New York 94.7 240.5
Cleveland, Ohio 68.1 173.0
Salt Lake City, Utah 56.2 142.7
Minneapolis, Minnesota 54.0 137.2
Denver, Colorado 53.8 136.7
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 46.9 119.1
Boston, Massachusetts 43.8 111.3
Detroit, Michigan 42.7 108.5
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 41.9 106.4
Hartford, Connecticut 40.5 102.9
Chicago, Illinois 36.7   93.2
Providence, Rhode Island 33.8   85.9
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Unique Quincy Jones Property Move-in Ready

Here is an amazing opportunity to own a 3 bedroom and 2 bath, 1696 sq ft, mid-Century architecturally unique and turnkey A. Quincy Jones designed condo in the famous Country Club Estates in prime South Palm Springs! (Sunnylands is one among the many famous architectural landmark A. Quincy Jones designed!!!!).

A. Quincy Jones designed condo at Palm Springs' Country Club Estates


Price $499,000 furnished and turnkey This unit is not on the MLS - For a private showing or more information contact Dominique at (760) 641-8046 or send PSCondos a request via email.

Country Club Estates condo for sale - patio


This unit offers two bedrooms plus a den with closet that can be used as a third bedroom. The Terrazzo floor sets the luxurious tone for this modern renovated condo. The central open air Atrium joins

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Fabulous quiet and private mini tennis estate

Located across the 111 from the Magnesia Falls Cove, sits on a half acre of lush and mature landscaping. A few miles from El Paseo, a world-class shopping district, walking distance from the upcoming Whole Foods, and near many private and public golf courses. Home for sale in rancho mirage on large lot with tennis, pool and spa. Real Estate for sale.

MLS: 14-790281PS   –  Price: $729,000

3+ bedrooms, 2 baths, Oversized lot, Tennis

72261 Magnesia Falls Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA. 92270

Gorgeous estate with tennis and amazing mountain views in Rancho Mirage, CA
Amazing private 3+ bedroom and 2 baths mini estate with pool, spa, tennis on a South facing oversized lot. Located near world-class shopping, including the upcoming Whole Foods a few blocks away, and restaurants.
Enjoy spectacular views from your very private yard. The newer pebble tech pool has an attached

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What's going on in Real Estate in Palm Springs?

The following updates are from figures as of July 2014 per the local Multiple Listing Service:

1.  The Median price per square foot was $231.12, up 12.2% from July 2013.  However we are still 15% BELOW the all time high of $307 in 2006.

Palm Springs Real Estate Update2.  Palm Springs is down by 9% in sales compared to 2013.

3.  Distressed homes (Short Sales and disclosures) represent less then 10% of the total sales. 

4.  Inventory for the Coachella Valley has been declining for five months. 

5.  Higher priced homes show a 7 month inventory (how long it typically takes to sell a house priced over $900,000).  Lower priced homes are showing an average of a 4 month inventory.  This is normal for a "healthy" market.


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Summer IS a good time to sell

The following are tips for selling your home in  Palm Springs- "6 Tips to Help You Sell This Summer", modified from an article posted in posted by RE-Insider on 7/16/14 • Categorized as Industry News (

Mow the Lawn Twice a Week
Don’t ask me why but grass grows faster in the summer. Don’t explain it to me, either, because I don’t want to think about photosynthesis or chlorophyll. Your hair grows faster in the summer, too. Every other lawn cutting, try mowing on the diagonal to add dimension and curb appeal.  In the desert, lawn is more rare-  but make sure your desert landscaping is neat and orderly, and your decomposed granite is raked!

Bring the

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