palm springs: Architecture & Design Dispatch - Palm Springs - 04/18/17 10:52 AM
Posted by Paul Kaplan on Friday, March 17th, 2017 at 10:41am.

At the Paul Kaplan Group in Palm Springs, we not only have a passion for real estate, but also great modern design in Palm Springs and beyond. Welcome to the Paul Kaplan Group's second Dispatch from Palm Springs installment, where we round up interesting architecture and design features, news and events.
Modernism Week 2017 was just a few weeks ago, and the attendance numbers show a major increase over last year, at 97,000 attendees, up 25% from 2016. The Fall Modernism Week Preview Weekend dates have been announced, … (0 comments)

palm springs: What $400,000 buys you in Palm Springs compared to Los Angeles - 04/17/17 02:34 PM
Welcome to PKG Comparisons, where we at The Paul Kaplan Group show you how far your $$ goes in the desert, compared to other areas.  So today, lets say you're considering a move to either Palm Springs, Los Angeles, or San Diego and your budget is $400,000.  What can that get you in each area?
Lets begin in Palm Springs:  This single family home is listed for $369,900;  (Plus $100 HOA Fees)   At approximately 1,835 square feet, it features three bedrooms and two baths plus double garage.  Its located at Mountaingate, a gated community as you enter Palm Springs from Los … (0 comments)

palm springs: Tiny Homes coming to Palm Springs, CA - 04/17/17 01:55 PM
Palm Springs will be home to a new village of "Tiny homes."  Located at the Palm Canyon Mobile Club, you'll see new minimalist-inspired homes popping up-  Stemming from the popularity of  Tiny Home Nation and other shows about the Tiny Home movement, this community will be the first of its kind to be located in the popular Palm Springs resort town.
The biggest challenge for tiny home enthusiasts often is where do you place them?  Most cities have very strict ordincances that prevent a tiny home to be located within their boundries.  Zoning laws often prohibit smaller dwellings.  Even if you could … (1 comments)

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palm springs: Palm Springs - more sustainable ideas...Replace your pool pump and get a rebate! - 10/12/09 04:53 AM
The Palm Spring City Council voted to issue rebates to  Palm Springs residents who  replace their pool pumps with more efficient models.

A total of 40 Palm Springs residents will have the opportunity to save money on new energy efficient pool pumps thanks to the City Council which allows Palm Springs to take part in a rebate program with Southern California Edison. The total rebate is $535 for those residents that agree to replace their existing pool pump with a qualified energy efficient variable flow or speed pump..  In addition, as an incentive - the City will waive the permit fee.
For … (1 comments)

palm springs: Palm Springs Farmer's Market open for the season again. - 09/23/09 06:58 AM

This market brings local farmers and vendors together to showcase the fruits of their labor. It features organic and transitional produce, cheese, bread, fresh cut flowers, nuts, and California-grown olive oil. Organic coffee and a fresh market breakfast is available at the nearby on-site cafe. A weekly Market Chef booth features recipes and educational materials.Location:2300 E. Baristo Road at Farrell on theNorth Side of the Camelot Theaters in Palm Springs, CaliforniaDates:Saturday, 8 am to 12:30 pmSeptember - JuneContact:Certified Famers Market Palm

palm springs: Welcome to Palm Springs - brief travel log introducing Palm Springs - 06/09/09 05:21 PM
Here's a little travel log video about Palm Springs, introducing you to the many highlights of things to do in our little desert community! Its a little hotter this time of year then when this was taped... a little less snow on the mountains right now, but you get the idea! If you'd like more information on Palm Springs real estate, drop me a note, or visit my website at … (0 comments)

palm springs: Palm Springs Restaurant Week- great deals on meals! - 06/03/09 05:29 AM
The Palm Springs Restaurant week is in full force thru Jun 9th.
Restaurant Week is a culinary celebration featuring restaurants from the entire Valley from Palm Springs to Indio! 
Participating restaurants are offering a three-course menu at the fixed price of either $24 or $36 per person (tax, beverages and gratuity are not included).
 Don't miss this exciting opportunity to experience some of the best restaurants the desert has to offer.  Restaurant Week is the perfect time to visit your favorite restaurant or try something new, as chefs prepare delicious three-course meals for your dining pleasure at a fixed price.
Some … (0 comments)

palm springs: Things are picking up in Phoenix! From bust to boom? - 05/18/09 05:15 AM
Just saw this article in the LA Times regarding the recent boom in sales in the Phoenix area.  Click here for more info.
This is not too different that what we're experiencing in Palm Springs.  With prices at an all time low, well priced listings are selling often over asking, and often with multiple offers.  I have had two clients lose out on deals this past week alone, for bidding below asking on properties that were just listed- (against my advice.)  Both properties were sold with multiple offers over asking.
I think there are definite signs that things are picking up!

palm springs: Dog Day Afternoon in Palm Springs to suppor the new Animal Shelter - March 28 - 03/02/09 05:16 AM
A benefit for the friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter! All proceeds go towards the new shelter building fund. Acitivies include:Palm Springs Police K9 DemonstrationsCalifornia Highwy Patrol Helicopter Demo'sRiverside Sheriff's Office K9 Team DemosCanine Agility, Flyball and Freixbee demosK9 Vendor BoothsPet Micro-ChippingFood and drink served throughout the day!Free Admission Donations Gratefully Accepted!
MARCH 29, 2009 10am - 2pm  PALM SPRINGS STADIUM
Click for more information.
SPONSORS STILL NEEDED:Contact for sponsorship information
From the Mayor of Palm Springs:City of Palm SpringsSteve Pougnet, Mayor 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, California 92262 Tel: (760) 323-8200
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palm springs: Palm Springs famous Riviera Resort is starting to shape up - 03/15/08 04:23 PM
The famous Palm Springs Riviera Resort has been undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation over the last few months.  Its due to reopen in the fall of 2008.
I drive by it everyday on my way to the office.  This past week, I noticed they're attacking the tacky facade that was put up in the 80s, and bringing it back to its original mid-century design.  Its exciting to see this great resort re-emerge!  Check out the website:
The new resort and spa will be a welcome and exciting addition to Palm Springs.  It will definately add to the revitalization of the hip north end … (0 comments)

palm springs: Palm Springs airport landscape architect fights adding native plants - 02/29/08 07:48 AM
Palm Springs airport landscape architect fights adding native plants
Stefanie Frith • The Desert Sun • February 29, 2008
PALM SPRINGS - At a time when homeowners, businesses and cities across the valley are looking to conserve water by converting green space to desert landscapes, some at the Palm Springs International Airport are pushing back.
The use of grass and flowers versus desert plants - a mid-century modern aesthetic versus a tropical vibe - is at the heart of an emotional debate over a plan to renovate the landscaping inside the airport.
On Wednesday, the airport's landscape architect choked up when he presented his vision … (0 comments)

palm springs: Farmers Market coming to Palm Springs - 02/15/08 12:41 AM
This Saturday will be the first Certified Farmers Market in Palm Springs.  This will be a weekly event.
Located next to the Camelot Theatres, at the corner of Farrell and Barristo, across from the Palm Springs High School.  8:00 to 12:30.
Should be a great opportunity to pick up locally grown fresh fruits and veggies!  Their will be entertainment too!
Please come on down and support our local produce providers and the Farmer's Market!

palm springs: New Restaurant - The Purple Palm - Colony Palms, Palm Springs - 02/07/08 01:58 AM
Wow, wanted to spread the word on my latest visit to The Purple Palm restaurant at the newly opened, Colony Palms Hotel, in central Palm Springs.
 What a great property that evokes the spirit of the old Palm Springs era.  Dine pool side in a lushly landscaped courtyard in the middle of the property.  Enjoy amazing mountain views as you dine to classic Rat Pack style music.  Great staff, good food, and really a relaxing enjoyable experience.  I've taken a couple of clients there recently, and have really been impressed.  Hope you can stop by sometime and enjoy it for yourself.