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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.

Winter: December through February

Winters in Palm Springs are among the mildest in the continental United States, with temperatures ranging from around 40 – 70° F (4.5 – 24°C). 

Like the rest of Southern California, winter is the rainy season, but Palm Springs only receives about five inches of rain per year. It’s really hard to call that “rainy.” 

It’s the mountains

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Palm Springs, centrally located in the Southwest, is within driving distance of several metropolitan areas, and the airport (PSP) provides great service to the Bay Area, the Northwest, and Phoenix. And that makes it easy for all your friends and family to visit you all year long. 

Driving to nearby cities

The closest metropolitan area is, of course, Los Angeles, at least in terms of distance. In terms of drive time, that depends on when you leave Palm Springs, and when you return. The 10 freeway is the most common route to get to central LA, and, say, to Santa Monica. But it’s also the most congested. If you leave Palm Springs on weekday mornings or on an Sunday afternoon, you’re bound to get in traffic, no matter which way you go. Early Saturday

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New building in Palm SpringsLook around. Palm Springs is booming. The last several years have brought new hotels, restaurants, clubs and housing to Palm Springs. Downtown is undergoing a revitalization, and the Uptown Design District is hopping with hip shops and cafes.

What was known as primarily a sleepy retirement community has suddenly morphed into a sexy destination for young people – all year round. Major events follow one after another, especially in season, from the Palm Springs Film Festival to Modernism Week and the Coachella Music Festival. All these visitors need places to stay, to eat, and shop. And those businesses need employees, who need places to live.

So, what’s new on the horizon? Some of the projects you see when driving around town include:

New Hotels

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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’ve never moved before, prepare for some stress and headaches. Even moving local within the same city can be a vexing process. Between bureaucratic tasks like redirecting mail, changing your billing address, updating your contacts, and minor tasks like getting a new dog sitter and finding a new route to work (or a new job altogether), you’ll have your hands full. And then there are the not-so-simple matters of packing and moving.

The physical, financial, and mental stress of packing your life into containers and moving them into a new place can leave you exhausted in more ways than one. Fortunately, when you’re moving to a place like wonderful Palm Springs, CA, you’ll have all the necessary moving amenities nearby.

Read on to see how to make

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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 FamilyWhat could be better than vacationing with your friends and family in Palm Springs, CA – without having to pay a single penny?

You can partake in the pleasures of an exciting vacation at Palm Springs without drilling a hole in your pocket. That's because this wonderful city houses several attractions for locals and tourists that can be enjoyed FOR FREE! That's right folks; Palm Springs has something for everyone.

Here is a quick overview of some fantastic, free attractions you can make the most of:

Village Fest

Every Thursday, VillageFest is held in the evenings, exhibiting hand-made items, artistes, and local restaurants presenting the best of what Palm Springs has to offer.

Moreover, it only has pedestrian and business visitors on the

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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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Downtown Palm SpringsWhether you're in the buyer's market or seller's, an abundance of incredible choices can be found in Palm Springs when it comes to homes and condos for sale. Looking for a mid-century condominium or home? Palm Springs has got it. Want to invest in a modern day mansion or vacation villa? Head over here and Geoffrey Moore will help you find the best suited one!

Buying a home in Palm Springs, according to the real estate agent, isn't much different than buying elsewhere in America.

However, prospective home buyers can take help with the following insider tips shared by Moore.

First Rule of Home Buying: Know Your Buying Power

Here, buying power refers to your credit worthiness, and how much you can – realistically – afford to pay for the new

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