Advice For Palm Springs Homeowners

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Palm Springs Indian lease land mapOK, it’s not really invisible. But it is a map that won’t show up on Google maps or on your nav system. And it is a map you’re going to want to refer to when you’re looking for Palm Springs real estate.

We’re talking about a map that indicates where the fee simple and lease land is in the city of Palm Springs and the surrounding area. People searching for homes to buy in Palm Springs may be unfamiliar with the concept, that is, the difference between fee simple (or just plain “fee”) and lease land, because they come from someplace where there is only fee land. And it’s confusing, because fee land sounds like you have to pay a “fee.” But it’s actually lease land where you need to make a (usually) monthly payment, basically like rent, because you don’t

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Palm Springs vacation rentalsIf 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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As if searching for the right house, making the offer, and closing escrow aren’t enough, now you actually have to move!

How are you going to furnish the place? If you’re buying in Pam Springs, chances are you’ve selected a contemporary, a Midcentury Modern, or a Spanish/Mediterranean style home. Will your Seattle apartment’s French settee and or your San Francisco Edwardian flat’s Louis VX dining set go with your new digs? And if your Palm Springs home is used as a second home, or maybe as a part-time vacation rental, you’ll have to find some practical, durable furniture. 

Luckily, Palm Springs is the place to be for vintage, contemporary and consigned furnishings. Savvy shoppers from all over Southern California make the trip out to the desert

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If you’re looking for a home in Palm Springs, and you’re not from the southwest, the landscaping around here may be unfamiliar, even confusing. On the one hand, you’ll see lush, Mediterranean gardens, with green lawns, tropical-looking palms, bougainvillea, olive and citrus trees. On the other, lots of rock and gravel, some spikey-looking things, and a few trees that don’t appear to have much going on in the leaf or shade department. And if you’re into gardening, trying to figure out what to do with your new yard can be intimidating.

Golf courses in a desert?

People forget: this is a desert. All Southern California is dry. And we just came out of a years-long drought, with water rationing, rate hikes, and a mandated push toward drought resistant

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If you have a dog, you’ll see that Palm Springs is a very welcoming place for your best friend. If you don’t have a dog, you may just decide to get one (or two) after you settle in to your new home here.

Dogs are everywhere in Palm Springs, and the chill atmosphere seems to effect them just like it does its human residents. You’ve never seen such an assembly of the most well-behaved, laid back pups. Maybe it’s because of all the places they can go with you and all the other dogs they get to meet. 

People clearly love their dogs here and take them everywhere – to restaurants, parks, shopping and on hikes. 

Patio Dining

If you haven’t already noticed, the Palm Springs climate lends itself to outdoor dining, and many restaurants and coffee shops

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When you pull up listings on various real estate search sites, you might find a “walkability” rating. Tired of always having to get in the car to go somewhere, more people are looking for neighborhoods where they can walk to shops, restaurants and entertainment. Sure, driving around in Palm Springs is nothing like driving around LA (local traffic reporters get all excited when there’s a backup on the 10 during Coachella). But, still, having a “walkable” neighborhood is considered a plus.

So, what are the best walkable neighborhoods in Palm Springs? It depends somewhat on what you’re walking to. But for our purposes, let’s say you want to be able to walk to stores, restaurants, nightlife and, maybe, some hiking.

The oldest neighborhoods in Palm

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Palm Springs Green HomesMaking the decision to be greener in your home is not only great for the climate but has recently become more economically viable for most. Most green appliances or energy efficient updates to the home are no longer out of reach for middle class Americans; as the technology driving these items has improved the costs of these items have become much more affordable and accessible to the public. 

The public’s acceptance of climate change has grown substantially in the past ten years, and it’s no longer strange to be concerned about your own carbon footprint if for no other reason than saving money. The goal of this post is to help the average home owner find ways to lower their impact on the environment and in turn, save some green as well. Here are some

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So it's that time of year – spring cleaning. We all dread it. it's one of those things that we really don’t look forward to doing but feel really good about it when we are done. It's time to roll up those sleeves and get to work on the interior and exterior of your home. Both are just as important! Although most of us clean either every day or a couple times a week, it's really important that we focus on a few things that are easy to forget about at least once annually.

 

Here is a list of 5 things you should clean once a year. Let’s get to work!

1. Your Closet

We all need a change of style every now and then. We buy clothes and accessories and shoes and soon start to realize, unless you have unlimited walk-in closets in your house, that we

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Palm Springs SunsetIf you're thinking about the typical weather in Palm Springs, sunshine comes to mind – along with lucid blue skies, little humidity, balmy temperatures and seldom rains.

The weather is as beautiful as the city itself. The same weather adorns Palm Desert, La Quinta and other cities in California.

To learn more about its amazing weather, keep reading below:

The Monthly Average Temperature

In Palm Springs, more than 90% of the days are sunny, lighting up the streets, markets and homes with sunshine. That being said, rain is a rare occurrence in Palm Springs.

Precipitation and rainfall are uncommon instances in Palm Springs and Palm Desert, California. During 2014, the overall rainfall was around 1.7 inches for 12 months. You read that right:

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What could the ideal vacation spot be this summer? Rancho Mirage is worth every bit of exploration. Known for its soothing atmosphere and exceptionally opulent way of life, Rancho Mirage is quite popular for its communities, stunning golf courses, and splendid tennis facilities. This place has plentiful dining options, and above all, it has some of the finest automobile dealerships, such as the Bentley and Rolls Royce, located in the territory.

Keep reading below to learn why Rancho Mirage makes the best spot for you to enjoy your short or long vacation trips with family and loved ones:

It Has World-Class Resorts & Spas

Rancho Mirage has some top-class resorts that leave its visitors in a spell. It's worth mentioning that the only 5-star lodging

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