OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, Sept. 27 – Midcentury Modern Renovated Meiselman

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Date: September 27, 2014
Time: Noon to 3pm
Location: 1820 N Via Miraleste, Palm Springs, CA 92262, (Racquet Club East neighborhood)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2
Approx. Sq Ft: 1,200
Approx. Lot Size: 10,454
Year Built: 1959
HOA/Homeowner Association Fees: None
Land: You own the land
Asking Price: $599,000

Stop by my open house this coming Saturday, if you’re in the market for a classic, 1959 Midcentury modern Meiselman home with all of the conveniences of this century.

Recently renovated, this stylish architectural pad boasts porcelain tile flooring, quartz counter tops, BOSCH appliances, new outdoor decking, updated systems including HVAC, electric and plumbing, newer roof, replaced tongue and groove ceiling boards, re-plastered pool and more.

Bring your suitcase because you won’t want to leave!

If you can’t wait until Saturday, contact me at 760-600-6152 or email to see this home in person now.

Ditch Your Lawn And Save Up To $3,000!

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My Mountain Gate, Palm Springs neighbor recently signed up for the Desert Water Agency’s Turf Buy Back program that was launched August 1, 2014. I spotted this sign in her yard and thought I would share it with others who might not be aware of the city’s water conservation program.

The program requires property owners to fill out an application and successfully complete a pre-conversion site inspection with DWA. Residents are eligible for a $2 per square foot rebate of up to $3,000 for the removal of their lawns.

In addition, once you have converted your yard to desert landscaping (xeriscaping), you will likely see a dramatic decrease in your monthly water bill. We removed our grass many years ago and even though we have a private pool and spa, our monthly water bills average $25 a month. It’s not unusual for our friends, with grass lawns, to pay five to 10 times that much per month for water!

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43 Homes For Sale Under $500K In Palm Springs

As of today, there are 43 single family homes for sale, listed on the Desert Area MLS, in the city of Palm Springs, under $500,000.

Here’s your chance to take advantage of these bargains before all of the snow birds return for the winter home buying season. Contact me today to see any of these homes in person.


This Month In Palm Springs Real Estate (September 2014)

According to Keller Williams Realty, the national median home price in the U.S. is $223,000, as of September, 2014.

If you live in the city of Palm Springs, California, or plan to buy a home here, however, the numbers are very different.

According to the Desert Area MLS, the median home price in the city of Palm Springs is $380,000. That’s $150,000 above the national average. The current average list price of a home in the city of Palm Springs is $661,727.

If you’re thinking about selling your home, please contact me today to find out what your home is worth. Prices vary greatly from neighborhood to neighborhood.

If you’re looking to buy a home or condo in Palm Springs, click here to search all properties currently listed for sale on the Desert Area MLS.

Clothing-Optional Palm Springs Townhouse/Condo For Sale

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A friend, and fellow Realtor, just shared this photo on Facebook. It was taken at one of the the only clothing-optional condo/townhome developments in Palm Springs, California. The complex is attached to the Desert Sun Resort nudist colony.

Asking price is in the low $400,000s.

Please contact me if you would like to see this property in person, at the number above or at

Congratulations Kevin Biersack On The Sale Of Your Palm Springs Condo!

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Congratulations Kevin! Thanks for allowing me to sell your Sunrise Racquet Club condo in central Palm Springs.


How To Guarantee That Your Home Sells For The Lowest Price Possible

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This is a real picture of a real garage attached to a home that is currently listed for sale on the Desert Area MLS. It was listed at a below market price, for obvious reasons. My buyers made an even lower offer and it was accepted.

Unfortunately, because of all the clutter, throughout the house and yard–in addition to the garage–the home inspector wasn’t able to inspect everything that needed inspecting and my buyers got cold feet, cancelled escrow and walked away.

If the seller had de-cluttered the home before putting it on the market it would have sold for top dollar. The home is in a great neighborhood with very little inventory and huge demand.

This home was a bit of an extreme, but to be honest, the majority of sellers I meet with have cluttered homes and have little or no interest in cleaning and de-cluttering them to help them sell. That’s fine, if you don’t mind selling it for the lowest price possible. But, if you are looking to get top dollar for your home, put yourself in the buyer’s shoes.

Here’s my simple and easy tip to get top dollar. If you are serious about selling and moving then pack all the clutter now. And throw away all the true “junk” that you are not planning to take with you. Don’t wait until the home sells to do this.

If this garage had been neatly packed from floor to ceiling with moving boxes full of the owner’s stuff, it wouldn’t have been an eye sore and a huge red flag to buyers and the seller could have asked a much higher price and the home would have easily sold in a few weeks. In its current state, it’s likely to be on the market for months or even years.

Contact me if you are serious about selling your home and I’ll be happy to tell you what it’s worth before and after the decluttering.

SUPER Low Maintenance Palm Springs Home For Sale At A SUPER Price

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On my walk around my Mountain Gate, Palm Springs neighborhood this morning I snapped this pic of the sun coming up on a home for sale, just down the street from me.

If you’re searching for a Palm Springs single family home that you can enjoy, without having to do a lot of yard work, this is it. The grass you see in the front is artificial turf. The rest of the landscaping is low maintenance desert scape.  Behind the front gate is a beautiful courtyard. The back yard is “cozy” as we say and ideal for someone who does not want to be a slave to a large yard.

Mountain Gate offers 3 pools, tennis courts and green belts so you don’t have to be burdened by a large yard of your own to maintain, if you don’t want one.

If super low maintenance is your motto, call or email me today to see this well priced, newer Palm Springs home, before it’s gone.


OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, June 28 – Single Story Condo With Garage In Palm Springs


Date: Saturday, June 28
Time: 11 am to 2pm
Location: Sunrise Racquet Club (Sunrise Way and Tacheva)
Address: 1290 Campeon Circle
Asking Price: $279,000

Description: Single story condo with a garage in central Palm Springs and you own the land! This home offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, indoor laundry room, vaulted ceilings, an enclosed front courtyard/patio with mountain views and a back patio just steps from one of the sparkling pools — all of this within a gated community about a mile from downtown Palm Springs.

Homeowner association fees (HOAs) are $456 a month and include exterior maintenance, trash pick-up and other amenities.


SINGLE STORY Palm Springs Condo With GARAGE For Sale

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If you’ve been searching for a single story condo with a garage in the city of Palm Springs then you know they are rare. Especially ones where you own the land!

Today, however, you’re in luck. 1290 Campeon Circle, is a move-in ready, highly upgraded, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo with stainless steel appliances, indoor laundry room, vaulted ceilings and is on fee simple land (you own it), is single story, and has a single car garage with a driveway. The development is the gated community of Sunrise Racquet Club, which is about a mile from downtown Palm Springs.

The enclosed front courtyard/patio of this condo offers stunning mountain views. The back patio overlooks the greenbelt and is just steps from one of the sparkling pools. The community offers six pools, spas, tennis courts, a clubhouse and a resort-style setting.

Homeowner association fees (HOAs) are $456 a month and include exterior maintenance, trash pick-up, the amenities mentioned above along with low maintenance carefree living. And talk about location! This Central Palm Springs condo is just blocks to grocery stores, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

Asking price: $279,000
Contact me to see this home in person today!