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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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Palm Springs Music Festivals

The Palm Springs lifestyle appeals to home buyers of all kinds. Whether you love modern architecture, avant-garde art, fine dining, hiking the San Jacinto Mountains, or being a part of a vibrant and engaged community, there is no shortage of things to enjoy in Palm Springs.

The season of music festivals and fun is just about to start rolling in through the warm summer months and into the fall. Keep an eye out for two of Coachella Valley's biggest musical events coming up.

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

As every resident of Palm Springs knows, one of the nation's hottest music weekends is hitting off Friday April 14, 2017 in the city of Indio, half an hour south of Palm Springs. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival dates back

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Palm Springs Neighborhoods If You Love To Hike

Nestled in the valley adjacent to the San Jacinto Mountains, it comes as no surprise that the city of Palm Springs is on the cusp of an incredible network of hiking trails and natural marvels. Petticoat palms, red rock formations, and Native American art make the area well worth exploring. With spring temperatures rising and the sun shining, there's never been a better time to strap on a pair of good shoes and go for a hike.

These are the top neighborhoods to live in if you love to hike:

Indian Canyons

The Palm Springs neighborhood of Indian Canyons is one of the finest golf communities in the city. This subdivision is located on the city's southernmost frontier and is framed between well-watered fairways and mountainous ridges. Residents of

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Vallera at Village Traditions

On a drive down Palm Canyon Drive, one can't help but notice the network of construction fences, cranes, and the frantic heartbeat of jackhammers biting into concrete. The source of the commotion is that Palm Springs is redeveloping its Downtown. The new area is slated to include a mixture of luxury hotels, high-end lofts, and numerous retail and restaurant spaces.

However, not everyone has been excited to see the development underway. Some members of the community have raised concerns over whether or not the architectural style of these new buildings will stay true to the Modern charm that gives Palm Springs its character. Just off the intersection of South Calle El Segundo and Ramon Road, a mere block from the south end of the Downtown strip,

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Buying Mid-Century Modern Homes

Any Palm Springs real estate agent can tell you that this desert city is well known its mid-century modern homes. The building style was immensely popular and mid-century homes can be found across the city. The majority of these houses date back to the 1950s and 60s and many developments were designed by significant architects like David Wexler and William Cody. Despite the fact that some of these properties are more than a half a century old, these houses still have a great appeal on the market.

If you're considering buying a home in Palm Springs, here are a few reasons you should put mid-century modern homes at the top of your list.

Open-Concept Design

Open-concept living spaces aren't just popular amongst mid-century modern homes, they're

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Moving to Palm Springs when you’re not ready or prepared to retire can be challenging. I know. I moved here five years ago without a job or a career I could pursue in the desert and there was no way I could stop working. I had been a commercial still life photographer in San Francisco and I knew that career wasn’t an option in the Palm Springs area. I thought about trying to change my business model to focus on weddings and real estate photography, but I really didn’t like doing that kind of photography. It was obvious I had to change gears altogether and I had to act fast. I had reinvented myself three times before, so I had some experience in the process. I started by looking at the possible careers in the Palm Springs area. Since Palm Springs is a

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When my husband and I moved here five years ago, we hadn’t spent much time in Palm Springs. In fact, we had only really driven through here to visit a friend of ours who lives in Rancho Mirage. Our move here was a leap of faith and it was based on a few criteria.

First, we wanted to scale back and get away from traffic and crowds. We were both approaching fifty at the time we moved from San Francisco and we found the hassle of city life to be less and less appealing. In fact, we had grown to hate it. We hated how difficult it was to just go out and socialize with friends we already had, let alone venturing out to make new friends. It was all too much and made enjoying our lives work, not play. We wanted to change that.

Second, we wanted a place that

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