Vacation Homes

Vacation Homes in Palm Springs

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Palm Springs is a haven for second home ownership.  Our international reputation and warm winter climate, amazing architecture and cultural scene, attracts homeowners from around the globe, as any of our Paul Kaplan Group agents.  According to Money Magazine, it may be the time to purchase if you’re considering a second or vacation home.

It’s impossible to tell, but Stan Humphries, chief economist at Zillow, says, “It’s a fool’s errand to try to time the perfect time to buy for both economists – and buyers and sellers. If you find a house that you love and want to be in for a long period of time, now is potentially a good time to wade into the [Palm Springs] market.”  We've summarized a post from Money Crasher's blog, Buying a Second Vacation Home –

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List Price:  $419,000

Neighborhood:  Seven Lakes Country Club

Detail:  1,545 Square Feet  |   2 bedrooms  2 Bathrooms

 Why we love this house:  Hey, lets walk down to the club house for a beer!  How often can you say that where you live in Palm Springs?  Even better, after happy hour, you can dine in a fabulous mid-century space designed by William Cody, over looking the greens, in the private homeowners restaurant.  Ok, so if that's not enough, your actual real estate is a modern architectural masterpiece-  walls of glass opening to the Seven Lakes golf course on one side, and your own spacious private courtyard on the other-  clean smooth modern lasting design that looks as good today as when they were built in the 1960s.  Pamper yourself

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List Price
:  $899,000

Neighborhood:  Deepwell

Detail:  3,250 Square Feet  |   3 bedrooms  5 Bathrooms

 Why we love this house:  Velvet.  Red Velvet.  Rarely do you walk into a house and your jaw immediately drops.  Vintage time capsules like this in Palm Springs are what we live  for and this is truly one of a kind. A designer's feat. A true work of art.  Every detail has been meticulously designed and coordinated in a sea of orange and red velvet luxury.  Every turn of every corner is another step back into a vintage opulent era that has been preserved like the day it was originally put together. No Elvira doesn't live here, but you could, and your friends will have never seen anything like this but only will be in awe.  

Stephan's Folly,

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Palm Springs home - Paul Kaplan GroupPosted by Brad Hudson, of The Paul Kaplan Group, Palm Springs
September 27, 2015

According to the October issue of Palm Springs Life magazine: Palm Springs continues to be the leading city in the Coachella Valley’s housing recovery. While most of the eight other cities in the valley are still 35 to 50 percent below their all-time highs, Palm Springs is only 12 percent away from its 2006 high. The current median price of $530,000 is 80 percent higher than the crisis low of $295,000 registered in December 2010. Home sales and real estate continues to look very positive in Palm Springs. The three-month average is 18 percent higher, and the 12 month average is 7 percent higher than last year. Record sales activity puts the ratio of yearly sales to total

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Buying your second home before your first sounds almost like a riddle, or some oxymoron of a lead in.

However, it is simply a call to all the renters out there. Yes, we are talking to you New York, San Francisco, and Orange County. You may not be ready to give up your Williamsburg loft, or your apartment with an easy commute to your job, or even your quaint beach cottage on Balboa Island. But at the same time, you may be ready to buy a house and have only one place to truly call home.

From commute to paradise

If the real estate you can actually afford in your city isn’t quite what you’ve been dreaming of, that’s where Palm Springs come in— with its affordable real estate, great condo and single family home market, and more than desirable

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Newly listed by Kris Rain of The Paul Kaplan Group, you'll discover a  very unique A Frame cabin in Snow Creek Village, located just north of Palm Springs. Palm Springs Home unique home
Here's your opportunity to hide out in this hand-crafted cabin, built with beautiful stones and hand-hewn beams on the north face of Mt San Jacinto. Cathedral ceilings frame a majestic rock fireplace in the center of the cabin. Crawl into the loft to consider your next work of art while gazing upon the beauty that surrounds you.       Unique Home Palm Springs   Palm Springs Home   The cabin sits on .73 acres and is hugged by eucalyptus, citrus and shade trees. You will feel as if you can reach up and touch the stars here at night. The yard is also walled in to accommodate your furry family members. This is a…
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Palm Springs Vacation Home

Many of our clients at the Paul Kaplan Group are looking for part-time residences that can also be used as vacation rentals. When you are not using the home for your own enjoyment, you can rent out the home to help cover your expenses and even make a profit. Some owners manage the rentals themselves and use vacation rental websites like VRBO and Airbnb, while others go with a local management company. The Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism put out a nice post encouraging visitors to book vacation rentals and explaining the advantages. See the post here. If you are looking for real estate in the Palm Springs area, please let us know.

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We love mid-century homes, whether attached to a foundation, or on wheels.  Vintage trailers are one of our many passions at The Paul Kaplan Group in Palm Springs.  

Palm Springs Camping

Matthew Reader, one of our Paul Kaplan Group agents, is an expert at restoring vintage Airstream trailers.  His latest project is now for sale-  available for anyone wanting to experience Glamping on their own!  Or perhaps wanting to add a guest house to match their mid-century home-  Matthew's Airstream trailer is a treat to view and reflects a careful restoration that combines vintage style with contemporary design.  This updated midcentury trailer has been renovated throughout and includes furnishings.   For more info contact Matthew direct.

Inside the camper

kitchen inside the camper

1966 Airstream Safari, fully

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Palm Springs has historically been a popular location for Second Home ownership.  However, many of our clients at The Paul Kaplan Group, actually buy "second homes" in Palm Springs, without actually owning a "first home" in their place where they reside full time. 

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Here are a few tips from a recent article from which  explains how a New Yorker, who never thought he could own a home, decided to buy a second home before he bought a "first home."   

Many of these tips apply to those considering buying a "second home" in the Palm Springs area.  In summary, these are the key things to consider.

1.  Make sure you have enough money for a down payment. Make sure you have enough money for the 2nd home plus enough to pay rent where you

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