Many homeowners want the characteristics of mid-century modern homes. It is because mid-century modern design complements the American lifestyle. Its popularity dates back to post-World War II, when architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and Marcel Bruer introduced the style. The style highlights natural surroundings, simplicity, and indoor and outdoor spaces for quality family time. 

Get to know some of the characteristics of mid-century modern homes you can apply to your home.

Characteristics of Mid-Century Modern Homes

  1. Split-level Spaces

Most mid-century modern architects split the kitchen and dining area using partition walls and elevated the floor. This method helps maximize the floor area and creates an integrated space. 

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view of palm springs, california from simonetta kennett viewpoint

OK, it’s not really invisible.

But it is a map that won’t appear on Google Maps or your nav system. And it is a map you’ll want to refer to when looking for Palm Springs real estate.
We’re talking about a map indicating where the fee simple and lease land is in 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 with only fee land.

And it’s confusing because fee land sounds like you have to pay a “fee.” But it’s lease land where you need to make a (usually) monthly payment, basically like rent, because you don’t own the land your home sits on; you lease it. 

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With such a beautiful landscape surrounding the town of Palm Springs, it’s no wonder the area surrounding this town has been getting more and more populated over time.

But one of the last areas to have been developed is Desert Palisades, and it’s also home to some of the best views in the Palm Springs region.

Situated in Chino Canyon and just five minutes from Downtown Palm Springs, this real estate is in a prime location to enjoy the incredible views of the San Jacinto Mountains and the twinkling lights of Palm Springs.

Let’s look at more features that make this new development among the best in Palm Springs.

Desert Palisades Architecture

With only 110 homesites, this luxury community still contains many empty lots, so you can design…

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If you love to travel and explore the world, 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 in the southwest.
These cities tend to have comparable climates during winter, but that's about it.
This blog post is dedicated to providing comprehensive information regarding Palm Springs and why the city tops the list when buying a vacation property in California. Take a look.

Weather in Palm Springs

Palm Springs tends to have milder weather relative to other cities in the surrounding area. Often, it is observed to be less humid and cooler than cities like Phoenix.

The Size of Palm Springs


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If you’re considering buying a home or condo in the Palm Springs area and 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 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

Cathedral City Vacation Rental Policies

Rancho Mirage…

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Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley have become increasingly desirable places to live. The laid-back lifestyle it provides and endless sunny days make it irresistible for home buyers, vacationers and investors.

But like any popular vacation destination, as public interest rises, so inevitably do home values and sales prices.

Luckily, there are still deals to be had. Unlike numerous other hotspots across California, Palm Springs remains surprisingly affordable if you know where to look.

With that said, let's take a closer look at some of up-and-coming Palm Springs neighborhoods in 2021.


Demuth Park

More than any other Palm Springs area, the Demuth Park…

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beautiful patio & pool off a Palm Springs villa condo

Palm Springs is a destination, pure and simple.

It’s hard to beat the weather here, but Palm Springs also offers a dynamic and active lifestyle that is the envy of the world.

It’s not at all surprising that folks of all stripes want to live here, and the Coachella Valley’s wonderful assortment of condo developments provide a fantastic, and accessible, entry point into the local real estate market.

We’ve already covered a few things that snowbirds should know about when considering Palm Springs, but condos are a great option for more than just part-time residents. There also great as an investment or income property.

Here are few things that you should keep in mind when exploring the purchase of a condo.

Keep Reading: 6 Palm Springs…

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Southern California is a literal hotspot for Canadian travelers. Not only does it have fantastic weather, it's home to world-class golf courses and the gorgeous natural landscapes of the Coachella Valley. So what better place to escape the harsh Canadian winters than the beautiful desert city of Palm Springs?

Snowbirds often spend several months at a time in Palm Springs, so many choose to buy a home here.

But buying a home in a different country means understanding a whole new set of rules.

International and faraway travel may be on hold for now, but it won't be like this forever. We're looking forward to life getting back to normal post-pandemic and it pays to be ready when it does.

So, whether you're still deciding on Palm Springs…

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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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Statues in Cathedral CityWhen planning to visit, explore or invest in a property in Cathedral City, you need to know one thing: the city has a lot more than stunning properties.

There isn't a better place than Cathedral City that will leave you awe-inspired of its beauty and features.

Here, we've summed up a few things that will make you fall in love with this city and will convince you to leave everything and make this destination your safe haven:

  1. Cathedral City has a vivacious historical background and is quite varied.  It boasts clean neighborhoods, memorable people and interesting antiquity.
  2. It is well-located, being only a few minutes away from Palm Springs, Palm Springs International Airport, 10 Freeway, and a host of other shopping malls, beauty & spa salons…

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