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Palm Springs has become an increasingly desirable place to live. The laid back lifestyle it provides along with endless sunny days makes it irresistable for home buyers, vacationers and investors.

But just like any popular vacation destination, as public interest rises so inevitably do home values and sales prices.

Luckily, there is still a deal to be had. Unlike numerous other hotspots across the state of California, Palm Springs remains surprisingly affordable, if you know where to look.

With that said, let's take a closer look at some of up and coming Palm Springs neighborhoods in 2021.

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Demuth Park

More than perhaps any other area of Palm Springs, the

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If you were able to just look at the real estate market across California and nothing else, you might call it a banner year.

Of course, nothing in life is that simple.

No, 2020 was definitely one for the record books, across the Coachella Valley, California and indeed, the world.

The pandemic had a profound effect on the way the vast majority of us lived our lives this year, but somehow the real estate market not only persevered - it thrived.

Predictions at the beginning of the pandemic weren’t so rosy - there were a lot of unknowns. There was even a bit of a slow down in the marketplace amid this uncertainty in late Spring, as Summer approached. These fears turned out to be misplaced, as median sales prices registered growth of 10%

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Current Palm Springs Weekly Weather Forecast

When are the Seasons in Palm Springs?

  • Winter: December to February
  • Spring: March to May
  • Summer: June to September
  • Fall: October to November

Conventional 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

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beautiful patio & pool off a Palm Springs villa condo

Palm Springs is a destination, pure and simple.

It’s hard to beat the weather here, but Palm Springs also offers a dynamic and active lifestyle that is the envy of the world.

It’s not at all surprising that folks of all stripes want to live here, and the Coachella Valley’s wonderful assortment of condo developments provide a fantastic, and accessible, entry point into the local real estate market.

We’ve already covered a few things that snowbirds should know about when considering Palm Springs, but condos are a great option for more than just part-time residents. There also great as an investment or income property.

Here are few things that you should keep in mind when exploring the purchase of a condo.

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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.

International and faraway travel may be on hold for now, but it won't be like this forever. We're looking forward to life getting back to normal post-pandemic and it pays to be ready when it does.

So, whether you're still deciding on Palm Springs

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Top 3 Palm Springs Neighborhoods for Active Adults (55+)

The top three best Palm Springs neighborhoods for active adults all have things in common, monthly HOA fees, countless amenities, and are in close proximity to shopping, restaurants, and other community services. Here are the top three best neighborhoods for active adults:

Four Season’s Palm Springs

The Four Season’s Palm Springs is the most sought after gated community in Palm Springs for active adults. In this community, you will find larger detached homes with a minimum of 2,000 square feet of livable space and amazing views. Within the neighborhood, you will have access to a fitness center, swimming pools, spas, tennis courts, yoga, and much more!

With so much included the value is huge compared to monthly HOA fees.

This neighborhood

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work out equipment in palm springs

When you move to Palm Springs, you might notice everyone’s wardrobe is about the same: shorts and t-shirts. Except for more formal occasions when folks opt for a polo shirt.

For most months of the year, clothing is scanty. Expect to show lots of skin.

Hence, the abundance of gyms, fitness studios, and outdoor activities of various kinds to help you look your best. In and out of clothes.

Gyms

The Palm Springs area – and for our purposes, we’re limiting ourselves to Palm Springs and Cathedral City – has many of familiar, chain gyms. They vary in size, price, hours and clientele. Most have aerobic classes of some kind, and maybe yoga or mat Pilates. Not all are mentioned here.

A good practice is to visit each on a trial basis and see which

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Luxury Trends In Palm Springs Real Estate

We often see interior design trends that are influenced by cultures and styles of the world. 

This year, however, we are seeing a shift from styles to functions.

As a result of more people being at home more often and for longer periods of time, there has been a need to have a more comfortable, functional space that offers personalized statement pieces.

Here are a few luxury design trends to on the look for, organized by rooms in your house.

Living Room Luxury

Custom free-form furniture is big right now - specifically sofas that are not the typical “sofa shapes”. Look for furniture that has curved edges that don’t create standard shapes.

Try warm colors like saffron, turmeric and mustard all coordinated with blues greens and reds.

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The COVID-19 pandemic brought America to its knees, closing businesses and schools, eliminating travel, and disrupting lives. People everywhere were urged to stay home. Riverside County and Palm Springs in particular enacted strict regulations: requiring masks in public, shutting down bars, closing restaurants except for outdoor dining and take out, and restricting most tourist attractions. Palm Springs busiest tourist season was wiped out. No Coachella Festival, no Stagecoach, no tennis tournament. No Tram!

Is it OK to look on a bright side? Palm Springs’ residents have certain advantages that are the envy of city dwellers in these tough times. So much so that some part-time residents who maintain vacation or weekend homes in the desert abandoned

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