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By PAUL KAPLAN, Coachella Valley Local Real Estate Experts
(Bennion Deville Homes)
Ah, the allure of Palm Springs for our Canadian snowbirds!  Trading in snowdrifts for sparkling pools and mountain vistas sounds pretty darn tempting. But before you hop on a plane with visions of poolside margaritas dancing in your head,  let's delve into the current market and see if now is the perfect time for Canadians to buy in Palm Springs.The Loonie's Long Journey: Friend or Foe?The Canadian dollar (affectionately nicknamed the loonie) has a long and colorful history when compared to its American counterpart.  For much of the 2000s, the loonie soared, making US properties a steal for Canadians.  However, in recent years, the loonie has weakened. While it hasn't reached its historic lows, the exchange rate can significantly impact your purchasing power.Here's a quick historical co...
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By PAUL KAPLAN, Coachella Valley Local Real Estate Experts
(Bennion Deville Homes)
As we celebrate Pride Month and gear up for the vibrant festivities of Palm Springs Pride, there's no better time to show our support for the incredible gay-owned and gay friendly businesses that make this city so special. Palm Springs is renowned for its inclusivity, vibrant culture, and thriving LGBTQ+ community. By supporting these businesses, we not only contribute to the local economy but also celebrate the spirit of Pride all year long. Here's a list of only some of the notable gay-owned and gay-friendly businesses in Palm Springs that you should definitely check out.Restaurants and Cafes: Rooster and the Pig: This modern Vietnamese-American eatery offers a unique dining experience with its innovative dishes and cozy atmosphere. Bongo Johnny’s Patio Bar & Grill: A favorite spot fo...
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By Denise Gentile, REALTOR , Riverside County
(Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty)
Been Licensed to sell Real Estate in ALL of California since 2003.  As a full time Realtor I have assisted Buyers and Sellers with traditional sales, probate, 1031 exchange, investment, land sales, REO's, Short sales, manufactured homes, and know the in's and outs when it comes to getting either a Buyer or a Seller to the closing table.I state that am "Results Driven"  as I have closed over 250 transactions, handling all aspects of the transaction from start to finish.  You are not passed on to someone else during the course of the transaction.  I work hard for all my client's no matter what the price, or the commission outcome is.  I am always available to answer any of your questions, and unlike some, I do pick up my phone!  I mostly work in Riverside County servicing over 90 differen...
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By PAUL KAPLAN, Coachella Valley Local Real Estate Experts
(Bennion Deville Homes)
For 25 years, I, Paul Kaplan, have been a Realtor, slinging keys and showing houses. But my real passion, you ask? Gazing longingly at the vibrant community of Sun City in Palm Desert. Forget selling there, I dreamt of living there..Now, Sun City isn't exactly known for its rainbow flags. It's a gated 55+ community of 10,000 people, more like an adult Disneyland – golf courses, pickleball courts, enough water aerobics to make an Olympian blush. Even in my 40s, I confess, I daydreamed about qualifying for residency one day. My partner, Larry, just rolled his eyes."Paul," he'd say, honey dripping from his voice, "you're more likely to find a disco ball at a bingo night than a gay couple at Sun City."But the allure of an activity-packed retirement was too strong. We both craved hobbies, so...
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By Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX All-Pro
(Elaine Stewart is the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 13 years straight in the Coachella Valley. (760) 668-2399 )
  La Quinta Home for Sale - 81772 Ameno Dr  MLS #219111025DAPrice $1,339,000 Photo GallerySingle-Family |4 Beds|3 Baths|3,003 sqft|10,454 lot sqft|Built 2021  Welcome to 81772 Ameno Dr, La Qunita, CA 92253. Step into luxury with this exceptional SOLAR POWERED home, completed in 2022. Nestled on a private, quiet cul-de-sac in Carmela's Gated Community, this property boasts four extraordinary bedrooms, each measuring [specific size], three bathrooms, a large laundry with ample cabinets, and a very open kitchen, dining, and living area. The main suite, tucked away for privacy, features a large walk-in closet with custom organizers, a soaking tub, and a private, walk-in, marble-tiled shower. Two-bedroom suites share a bathroom opposite the house, with another bedroom down the hall. The dini...
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By Ron Saporito, Palm Desert, CA Real Estate & Mortgage Broker Since 2003, Call (760)574-8486. www.JustListedinPalmDesert.com
(Ronald Christopher & Associates. Proudly serving Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Coachella, Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs.)
3 Tips for Showcasing Your Property's Unique Design Features Introduction Effective property marketing can be done by accentuating its original design aspects. This is true whether you are trying to sell or rent your home or want to show off its features. Below are three tips to help your property to stand out. Professional Photography and VideographyHigh-quality visual content is paramount when demonstrating the design of a property. Professional photography and even videography capture those details and appeal to potential buyers or renters. Lighting and Angles A professional photographer appreciates the role of lighting and perspective when taking pictures of a space. The right angle can create spatial openness and accentuate the beauty of materials and finishes. For example, if your...
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By PAUL KAPLAN, Coachella Valley Local Real Estate Experts
(Bennion Deville Homes)
The allure of California living beckons, but where does your dream home fit within your budget?  Think you can't afford it?  Let's dive into the cost of buying a home in the Coachella Valley, comparing it to four major Southern California destinations: Los Angeles, Pasadena, Orange County, and San Diego..Coachella Valley: Sunshine & (Relative) AffordabilityThe Coachella Valley offers a vibrant desert lifestyle, stunning mountain views, and world-class festivals. The median home price in the Coachella Valley sits around $570,000, significantly lower than its coastal counterparts.  (You can still find condos for under $300,000 in resort-style communities, with pool, pickleball, and other popular amenities.) Although Palm Springs prices are more than the rest of the Coachella Valley, this ...
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On May 17, 2024, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported the homes values were increased 1.6% to the price of $650,000 in April of 2024 from price of $640,000 in March of 2024, and rose 5.7% from price of $615,000 in April of 2023 in Riverside County, California. While, homes sales gained 2.1% in April of 2024 from March of 2024, but down 0.4% from April of 2023 in Riverside County, California.There were 3.1 months supplies of available inventory of homes in April of 2024, up from 3.0 months in March of 2024, and higher from 2.7 months in April of 2023 in Riverside County, California.An average it took 28.0 days to sell a home in April 2024, down from 31.0 days in March of 2024, and declined from 32.0 days in April of 2023 in Riverside County, California.For complete more de...
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By Denise Gentile, REALTOR , Riverside County
(Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty)
Are you thinking about building an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) on your property? If so, have you heard about Menifee's Permit-Ready ADU programs that are NOW available! The Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit (PRADU) program is part of the City of Menifee's efforts to plan for housing needs throughout the community and accommodate a variety of housing. The PRADU program encourages the construction of ADUs by offering a series of eight different floor plan options offering studio, one bedroom, two bedroom, and three bedroom units, with two architectural styles per floor. Plan sizes range from 306sf. to 1,200. These ADU plans are pre-approved by the Building Division, meaning a stream-lined permit process and significant savings on preconstruction fees. The construction plans below are...
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By Matthew Sturkie, CRS, GRI 909-969-3805, CRS, GRI 909-969-3805
(Action Realty)
Here is the current inventory of duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes and larger multi- unit residential income properties for sale in the city of Rancho Mirage California.As of today, there are four multi-unit residential income properties for sale in the city of Rancho Mirage California. One four-unit, one seven-unit, one eleven-unit, and one fifteen-unit. The prices range from $1,525,000 to $4,999,900 The average price per unit is $366,745. Unit mix varies by property. Rents vary by property and location.To see these properties, click the link below. Rancho Mirage Income Properties for Sale The above link is a live search link which takes you directly to the current inventory of multi-unit residential income properties in the city of Rancho Mirage California. This is the most up to date l...
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By Matthew Sturkie, CRS, GRI 909-969-3805, CRS, GRI 909-969-3805
(Action Realty)
Here is the current inventory of duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes and larger multi- unit residential income properties for sale in the city of Moreno Valley California.As of today, there are four multi-unit residential income properties for sale in the city of Moreno Valley California. There are three four-unit properties and one six-unit property. The prices range from $1,025,000 for one of the four-unit properties to $2,699,000 for the six-unit property. The average price per unit is $332,771. Unit mix varies by property. Rents vary by property and location.To see these properties, click the link below. Moreno Valley Income Properties for Sale The above link is a live search link which takes you directly to the current inventory of multi-unit residential income properties in the city o...
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By Matthew Sturkie, CRS, GRI 909-969-3805, CRS, GRI 909-969-3805
(Action Realty)
Here is the current inventory of condos for sale in the city of Moreno Valley California.As of today, there are eight condominiums for sale in Moreno Valley priced from $239,000 for a three-bedroom two-bathroom built in 1972 to $482,500 for a two-bedroom three-bathroom built in 2007. The average price per square foot for these is $257.69. To put that in perspective, the average price per square foot for a house in Moreno Valley right now is $316.56 which is 22.8% higher than the price of condominiums per square foot.Condos, townhomes, and attached homes usually provide a more affordable alternative to individual detached homes.To see these properties, click the link below.  Condos for sale in Moreno Valley The above link is a live search link which takes you directly to the current inve...
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By Denise Gentile, REALTOR , Riverside County
(Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty)
Choosing between a rate buydown, and reducing the sale price depends on market conditions, the seller's situation, and buyer needs. Rate buy downs lower monthly payments, which is appealing in high-interest environments, but requires upfront investment. Reducing the sale price is simpler and quicker, but can reduce the seller's returns, and doesn't significantly impact monthly payments. Sellers should evaluate their specific circumstances and market dynamics to decide the best strategy.**Rate Buydown vs. Reducing Price** A Comparison:When selling a home, two common strategies to attract buyers are rate buydowns and reducing the sale price. Both aim to make the purchase more affordable but do so differently. Understanding each can help sellers choose the best approach.Rate Buydown What i...
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By Denise Gentile, REALTOR , Riverside County
(Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty)
Pros and Cons of Tankless Water HeatersPros:Energy Efficiency:  Tankless water heaters heat water on demand, reducing energy waste compared to traditional tank heaters that maintain a large volume of hot water continuously. This can lead to lower energy bills. Space-Saving:  These units are compact and can be installed in smaller spaces, making them ideal for homes with limited space. Longevity:  Tankless water heaters typically last longer than traditional tank water heaters. With proper maintenance, they can last between 15 to 20 years, whereas tank water heaters usually last about 10 years.Endless Hot Water:  As long as the demand does not exceed the unit's capacity, tankless water heaters can provide an endless supply of hot water.Cons:High Initial Costs:  The upfront cost for purch...
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By Matthew Sturkie, CRS, GRI 909-969-3805, CRS, GRI 909-969-3805
(Action Realty)
Here is the current inventory of condos for sale in the city of Desert Hot Springs California.As of today, there are eight condominiums for sale in Desert Hot Springs priced from $107,500 for a one-bedroom one-bathroom built in 1973 to $350,000 for a two-bedroom three-bathroom built in 1981. The average price per square foot for these is $188.59. To put that in perspective, the average price per square foot for a house in Desert Hot Springs right now is $300.03 which is 59.1% higher than the price of condominiums per square foot.Condos, townhomes, and attached homes usually provide a more affordable alternative to individual detached homes.To see these properties, click the link below.  Condos for sale in Desert Hot Springs The above link is a live search link which takes you directly t...
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By Denise Gentile, REALTOR , Riverside County
(Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty)
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By PAUL KAPLAN, Coachella Valley Local Real Estate Experts
(Bennion Deville Homes)
One of the most frequent questions we receive from potential buyers is, "I want to live in a gay area of Palm Springs." As Realtors, it's important to understand that we can't "steer" people to specific neighborhoods due to fair housing rules. However, what we at The Paul Kaplan Group,  can share is that Palm Springs as a whole embraces the LGBTQ+ community and offers a citywide celebration of diversity and inclusion.Embracing Diversity: LGBT Life and Resources in Palm SpringsPalm Springs, California, is renowned not only for its stunning desert landscapes and luxurious resorts but also for its vibrant and inclusive LGBTQ+ community. A haven for diversity and acceptance, Palm Springs has long been a welcoming destination for LGBTQ+ individuals seeking a supportive and thriving community...
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By PAUL KAPLAN, Coachella Valley Local Real Estate Experts
(Bennion Deville Homes)
The allure of Palm Springs living often centers around its vibrant downtown scene. With its trendy shops, acclaimed restaurants, and exciting nightlife, it's no wonder many dream of residing close to the action. But how close is "close enough?"  This post explores the vibrant neighborhoods surrounding Palm Springs' downtown core, offering a range of options for those who crave easy access to the city's center.West of Palm Canyon Drive: Where Chic Meets CommunityOld Las Palmas: Palm Springs' premier neighborhood boasts a rich history and stunning architecture. Once a citrus grove, this area now features luxurious walled estates and celebrity homes, surrounded by lush landscapes. It's a must-visit for its elegance and historical charm. There are also a few mid-century condominium complexe...
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By Matthew Sturkie, CRS, GRI 909-969-3805, CRS, GRI 909-969-3805
(Action Realty)
Here is the current inventory of condos for sale in the city of Cathedral City California.As of today, there are forty-three condominiums for sale in Cathedral City priced from $235,000 for a one-bedroom one-bathroom built in 1990 to $595,999 for a three-bedroom two-bathroom built in 1981. The average price per square foot for these is $290.27. To put that in perspective, the average price per square foot for a house in Cathedral City right now is $352.56 which is 21.4% higher than the price of condominiums per square foot.Condos, townhomes, and attached homes usually provide a more affordable alternative to individual detached homes.To see these properties, click the link below.  Condos for sale in Cathedral City The above link is a live search link which takes you directly to the curr...
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By PAUL KAPLAN, Coachella Valley Local Real Estate Experts
(Bennion Deville Homes)
Palm Springs, with its mid-century modern architecture, stunning desert landscapes, and vibrant community, is a dream destination for many. But when it comes to buying a home here, there's a unique concept you need to understand:  lease land.A History of Lease Land:A significant portion of Palm Springs sits on land owned by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.  In the mid-20th century, the tribe leased this land to developers for residential construction. These leases typically last for 50-99 years, with the option for renewal. Today, over 23,000 homes in the Coachella Valley are built on lease land.Considering a Lease Land Property?The allure of Palm Springs can make lease land properties seem attractive, often priced lower than traditional fee land homes. But before you dive in...
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