view of palm springs, california from simonetta kennett viewpoint

OK, 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,…

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Palm Springs VillagefestDreaming of a warm winter? You don’t have to if you decide to visit (or even better, 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…

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With an incredible view of the San Jacinto mountains completely surrounding this quiet neighborhood, it’s no surprise La Quinta is known as the gem of the desert. 

Containing affluent options for homeowners as well as more economical options, La Quinta homes are sure to impress on first sight of these picturesque homes.

In this week's post, we’ll be taking a look at why La Quinta real estate contains some of the finest options in Palm Springs. 

La Quinta Real Estate

Homes in the La Quinta area take inspiration from the natural beauty of the area they’re in, so many of these are modern and mid-century modern builds with an emphasis on merging indoor and outdoor spaces. 

On the higher end, these homes are the picture of luxury — floor to…

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View of golf course surrounding Mesquite Country Club and Golf Course real estate in Palm Springs

Palm Springs is known for its multiple centrally located golf courses, and Mesquite Country Club and Golf Course is among the finest in the area. It’s no surprise that the course has over 600 units settled around this scenic golf course that dishes up beautiful scenes of the San Jacinto mountain range to the west. 

If you’re thinking of moving into Mesquite Country Club and Golf Course homes, we’ve come up with a list of all the finest reasons to live around this scenic area to make your choice even easier.

Luxurious Golf Living 

Life on a golf course can be a dream come true for those looking to step directly out of their living room and onto the fairway — but there’s also benefits for those who have never set foot on the links before.

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Palm Springs has a long history of being known as the city of swimming pools, as this oasis town had over 2,000 pools for residents to cool off in by the mid 1960s — meaning there’s an average of one pool for every six people that live in the town.

A quintessential aspect of Palm Springs, residents love knowing that there’s always a pool nearby to hop in and escape the California sun. 

From the palm tree lined streets of Palm Desert to the bright lights of Downtown Palm Springs, swimming pools are a popular feature all across Palm Springs.

In this post, we’ve come up with a list of reasons why life in Palm Springs is even better with a pool out your back door. 

Ease and Convenience In Your Backyard

While there are plenty of pools…

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For those that are looking to live in the desirable oasis town of Palm Springs affordably, the properties in Desert Highland Gateway Estates may be just what you’re looking for.

Heading east into Palm Springs on the 111, this quintessential Palm Springs neighborhood is one of the first that visitors to this oasis town will see through the palm trees that line this popular highway.

With a combination of single story homes typical of the area and a surprisingly affordable price range, these properties are ideal for potential Palm Springs residents looking to move to this historic California town. 

Read on for more reasons why Desert Highland Gateway Estates could be the perfect place for you to make your next move! 

Desert Highland…

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4 most 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…

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Spanish style homes have been an architectural mainstay across the southwest United States for hundreds of years. 

Also referred to as Spanish Colonial homes, this style was introduced by conquistadors who brought the style from Spain because they knew how to build them and it served them well in the dry desert climate.

Before we take a look at the 4 best neighborhoods in Palm Springs for Spanish style homes, let’s take a quick look at some of the features that make this architectural style so unique. 

Features of Spanish Style Homes

Spanish style homes are perfect for the Palm Springs area because they are naturally cooling in the summer and warm in the winter. 

This is due to the white stucco or adobe exteriors — materials that work…

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If you're someone who loves to travel and explore the world, then buying a vacation property must be on your list.

Palm Springs is one beautiful city that you should consider investing in.

When planning to buy a vacation property, people tend to look at the cities located at the south-west side.

These cities tend to have comparable climates during winter, but that's about it.

This blog post is dedicated to provide comprehensive information regarding Palm Springs and why the city tops the list when it comes to buying a vacation property in California. Take a look:

Weather in Palm Springs

Relative to other cities located in the surrounding, Palm Springs tends to have a milder weather. Often, it is observed to be less humid and cooler…

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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 Vacation Rental Policies

https://www.palmspringsca.gov/government/departments/special-program-compliance/vacation-rentals-1098

Cathedral City Vacation Rental Policies

https://www.cathedralcity.gov/services/vacation-rental-information

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