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If you’re thinking about buying a home or condo in the Palm Springs area and you plan on renting it out when you’re not staying in it, you’ll need to know whether that will be allowed.  The links below are to the short-term (under 30 days) rental policy pages of the various cities here in the Coachella Valley.  Keep in mind that any property, condo or house, located within an HOA is subject to the restrictions of the HOA first.  Here are links to the various city websites and policies.

Palm Springs

https://www.palmspringsca.gov/government/departments/vacation-rentals

Cathedral City

https://www.cathedralcity.gov/i-want-to/get/short-term-vacation-rentals

Rancho Mirage

https://ranchomirageca.gov/residents/short-term-rental-information/

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Current Palm Springs Weekly Weather Forecast

Palm Springs Seasonal Weather Trends

Palm Springs WeatherConventional belief is that Southern California doesn't have seasons, or if it does, there's a wet and a dry season. That's it. While not accurate, this perception from those on the East Coast or Northwest may seem true, especially on the California coast.

But in Palm Springs, you can experience a full range of seasons, more varied than that in, say, Los Angeles or San Diego. Let's take a look at the seasonal trends when it comes to Palm Springs weather.

Winter in Palm Springs: December through February

Winters in Palm Springs are among the mildest in the continental United States, with temperatures ranging from around 40 – 70° F (4.5 – 24°C).

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snowbirds buying a home in Palm Springs, CA

Southern California is a literal hotspot for Canadian travelers. Not only does it have fantastic weather, it's home to world-class golf courses and the gorgeous natural landscapes of the Coachella Valley. So what better place to escape the harsh Canadian winters than the beautiful desert city of Palm Springs?

Snowbirds often spend several months at a time in Palm Springs, so many choose to buy a home here.

But buying a home in a different country means understanding a whole new set of rules.

So, whether you're still deciding on Palm Springs as your official vacation spot or you're ready to take the plunge into its real estate market, here is a guide on everything you need to know about buying a vacation home in Palm Springs as a snowbird:

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    Palm Springs HotelsPalm Springs is one of the top resort destinations in the world, so it figures there would be a good choice of hotels. Indeed, among the very first buildings in Palm Springs were hotels or guest houses. Palm Springs’ reputation as a Hollywood was launched at glamorous digs such as the El Mirador Hotel, the Desert Inn and the Ingleside Inn. 

    Lately, Palm Springs has flourished with a new generation of noteworthy hotels and hip accommodations for vacationers. When searching for a place to stay in Palm Springs, decide on what kind of amenities, environment and vibe you prefer. You’ll easily find something that suits you.

    From Budget to Exclusive

    As resorts go, Palm Springs is not just for the rich and famous. You can find a reasonably priced

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    Palm Springs Real Estate. Buy Or Sell In 2020?

    So, let's say you either have some Palm Springs property or are looking to get some in the near future, is selling or buying Palm Springs real estate the right choice in 2020?

    Let's take a look...

    The Palm Springs' Real Estate Market In 2019

    Palm Springs is something of an outlier in the overall California real estate market landscape.

    For a start, the demographics are a bit different, consisting of many older buyers, particularly those looking for second or retirement properties.

    In addition, the area's flourishing tourism industry means a big demand for vacation homes and excellent opportunities for acquiring profitable income properties.

    Overall, Palm Springs will see slightly slower growth than the rest of the state in 2020, with

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    Mid-century modern homes in Palm Springs

    If Palm Springs isn't known for its amazing golf courses and desert weather, it's certainly known for its mid-century modern architecture.

    The city is brimming with these beautiful homes, which just makes it that much more aesthetically pleasing.

    All mid-century modern homes in Palm Springs are absolutely stunning, giving the area a unique sense of style.

    You know you're looking at a mid-century modern home if it's built with three prominent characteristics, the first being minimalism.

    These homes have sleek lines and simple designs that prioritize functionality over everything else. Nothing about the architecture of these homes is superfluous.

    The next characteristic is an emphasis on nature. And what better place to bring nature into

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    The best Palm Springs neighborhoods for families

    With its top-rated country clubs, premier shopping districts, and outstanding natural landscapes, there's no wonder why so many homebuyers choose to invest in Palm Springs real estate.

    Although the city is known for its retirement neighborhoods and active-adult communities, it's also a phenomenal place to raise a family.

    The city is filled with convenient amenities, like charter schools and community parks, which make Palm Springs the perfect city for families.

    To help you find the ideal community for your lifestyle, here are the best Palm Springs neighborhoods for families:

    Movie Colony East / Ruth Hardy Park

    Formerly known as Ruth Hardy Park, Movie Colony East is one of the most desirable neighborhoods for families in Palm Springs.

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    We have all heard the saying that "home is where you make it." This is exactly right, but a home is also what you make of it. Whether you're in my real estate area of Palm Springs or another city known for its stylish homes, the features of a home represent you and how it makes you feel at home. Over the years, many of us have forgotten what that feels like, particularly if you just recently moved into a new home. It's easy to forget that you need to update your home, especially if you just moved in. While some of the design ideas might be liked by you, they have been replaced with features that not only look better, but provide function in the home.

    Here are six outdated home features that you might want to look into fixing in 2019 if you want your

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    Palm Springs Cultural CenterYou may think the Palm Springs Cultural Center is just the Camelot Theater and the movies on the marquee, but it’s much more than that. Founded in 2007 by local philanthropists Ric and Rozene Supple, the Cultural Center has grown to not only include the Palm Springs International Film Festival, but a speaker’s series, book clubs and the vintage and farmer’s markets.

    The Camelot Theater, a Midcentury Modern showcase that was once part of the defunct Palm Springs Mall complex, had fallen on hard times, when the Supples bought, restored and reconfigured it. In 2017, they gave to the Palm Springs Cultural Center. (The Palm Springs Mall, abandoned for years, has recently been acquired by the College of the Desert. Construction is underway for a new Palm

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    Getting to and around Palm SpringsPalm Springs, centrally located in the Southwest, is within driving distance of several metropolitan areas, and the airport (PSP) provides great service to the Bay Area, the Northwest, and Phoenix. And that makes it easy for all your friends and family to visit you all year long. 

    Driving to nearby cities

    The closest metropolitan area is, of course, Los Angeles, at least in terms of distance. In terms of drive time, that depends on when you leave Palm Springs, and when you return. The 10 freeway is the most common route to get to central LA, and, say, to Santa Monica. But it’s also the most congested. If you leave Palm Springs on weekday mornings or on an Sunday afternoon, you’re bound to get in traffic, no matter which way you go. Early Saturday

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