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Palm Springs VillagefestDreaming of a warm winter? You don’t have to if you decide to visit (maybe even relocate) to somewhere naturally warm, like Palm Springs, California. The early months of the year are among the best times to visit Palm Springs — you’ll avoid the summertime heat that residents know all too well while being able to enjoy the consistently beautiful weather.

Events Throughout the Winter

Palm Springs doesn’t slow down for the winter, and their event calendar is proof of that. Throughout the winter you will find many festivals. There’s the Villagefest Street Festival, a regular Thursday evening street festival in Downtown Palm Springs where artisans, entertainers, shops, and restaurants showcase their wares and samples to the public. If you’re only in the

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Palm Springs Pride FestivalPalm Springs Pride Festival 2017 is almost here. For people who haven't ever been to this festival, as well as those who have come to previous festivals, this year's line-up is going to be impressive. The event is held on the first weekend of November, so time is running out to make your plans to come.

An Early Kickoff for This Year's Events

This year's festivities are starting early. Wednesday, October 25 is OUT PSP: A Kick Off to Pride Weekend. This event is taking place on the fourth floor outdoor patio of El Mirador Plaza. You can enjoy DJ Baz on the turntables and a host of offerings from Coachella Valley restaurants and bars. This event takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets for this event are $50 up until October 14 or $75 after.

The George

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Want to move to Palm Springs but worry you won’t be able to afford it? If you’re over 55 and you live in certain California counties, consider Prop 90.

Proposition 90 is a 22-year-old initiative that enables homeowners 55 years or older to transfer the base year value of their principal residence in one participating county to a newly purchased residence in another participating county provided that certain requirements are met. Palm Springs is an ideal destination for retirement because it is in Riverside County, a Prop 90 particiant.

To qualify for the program, applicants and properties must meet the following requirements per the California Board of Equalization:

1. At the date of transfer of the original property, the transferor (seller) must

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Palm Springs Golf CoursesIf you're heading to Palm Springs, California, be sure to pack your activewear - you're going to need it.

An Oasis With Options

The typical image that comes to mind when thinking of Palm Springs is time spent lounging around the pool or doing some serious shopping. But there is a whole lot more to Palm Springs than that!

Like architecture? Palm Springs has a vast concentration of Mid-Century Modern that will dazzle you. You can take a tour of Elvis's Honeymoon Hideaway or grab your parka for a trip to the top of San Jacinto Mountain.

Or go exploring through the Uptown Design District to find a trove of unique antique shops, galleries, furniture boutiques, fashion design shops, restaurants and more.

Like hiking? There are 134 hiking trails

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Top 5 Palm Springs Restaurants

As the choice vacation destination of many Americans across the nation and tourists across the world, it comes as no surprise that Palm Springs is full of exceptional spaces to dine. Whether you're hankering for classic Americana dishes or elegant French cuisine, Palm Springs is full of premier restaurants where you can delight your taste buds with flavors from all over the world. In fact, Palm Springs boasts one of the most well developed restaurant scenes in the nation.

If you've just moved into the city, put these five restaurants at the top of your list when it comes time to explore the culinary scene in town.

Cheeky's

Today, Cheeky's is the place to be when it comes to brunch, but the popular restaurant was not always a breakfast

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Smart Home Features Buyers Are Looking For

There's no question that as the real estate market evolves, houses are getting smarter. Things that were once the stuff of dreams are now the reality we live in. Adjust the temperature of your house an hour before you leave work, so that when you get home, your house is the perfect temperature. Invest in energy-efficient dimmable LED lighting that cuts power costs and reduces your overall environmental impact. Install a smart home security system and rest assured that your loved ones will be safe even if you're out of town.

But when it comes to selling your home, does it matter to buyers whether or not you can interface your home with your cell phone? Do buyers consider energy efficiency when they're investing in a home? According to a study

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4 Reasons To Buy a Spanish Style Home In Palm Springs

There are two prevalent building styles in the Palm Springs area. There's the celebrated Mid-Century Modern building style that Palm Springs is so well known for, and then there is also the Spanish-style home that dates back to California's early days. Both architectural styles have a number of benefits when it comes to both style and practicality.

Here are four reasons to buy a Spanish-style home in Palm Springs:

Timeless Style

The biggest draw of a Spanish-style home for sale in Palm Springs is their classic style. Since Palm Springs was first settled, these houses have been a popular building style. Many years later, the style is still prevalent. With corrugated red-tile roofs, white stone exteriors, decorative wrought-iron detailing, and

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4 Reasons To List Your Palm Springs Home This Spring

If you've decided that you want to sell your home in Palm Springs, now is the time to take action. Historically, spring tends to be the best season for selling Palm Springs real estate, and sellers who list in the spring are often rewarded with more competing offers and a shorter sale period.

Here are 4 reasons you should consider listing your Palm Springs home this May.

1. It's Family Friendly

Many Palm Springs home buyers are parents with school-aged children. Moving takes a tremendous amount of effort and adjusting to a new home can take some time which is why summer appeals to so many families as a good time to move. With the kids out of school, the process of packing, moving, unpacking, and getting settled is much simpler. Plus, if the

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Walkable Palm Springs Neighborhoods

In a place like Palm Springs where more than 90% of days are sunny, it makes sense that residents want to take advantage of the superb weather and exchange their car keys for their sneakers and walk to wherever their weekly errands take them. However, depending on where a neighborhood is, that's not always feasible. If you're in the market for a walkable Palm Springs home, consider these Palm Springs neighborhoods.

Ruth Hardy Park

When it comes to centrally located Palm Springs neighborhoods, it's hard to beat the affluent community of Ruth Hardy Park. Downtown is less than a mile away, and most can make the walk in about fifteen minutes. As such, residents will find that a fun night out on the town is never more than a short walk from their

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Eco-Friendly Moving Tips

A big part of being eco-friendly is about reusing materials that you already have, recycling objects you no long need, and minimizing the total number of things you need. When it comes to moving, being eco-friendly not only saves the environment, it also saves you money.

Palm Springs is an environmentally conscious city, and you can see that in its dedication to wind power. The San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm contains 4,000 turbines and supplies electricity to the entire Coachella Valley. So, join the green spirit of Palm Springs and consider these eco-friendly moving tips.

Save On Packing Materials

Once they decide they're moving, one of the first things people do is take a trip to the store to pick up cardboard boxes, packing peanuts, and

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