Palm Springs “Make A Difference Day” Is October 25, 2014

tram road challenge palm springs calif 2014

It took me an hour and a half to walk the 3.7 mile Tram Road from the visitor center on Palm Canyon to the Tramway valley station this morning. Round trip from my doorstep in Mountain Gate (across the street) was eight miles and took three hours.

This video was taken about half way up the road, around 7:30 am this morning. I’m getting ready for this year’s Tram Road Challenge 6K Run/Walk in Palm Springs, California, being held next week on Saturday October 25, 2014. The Challenge is a fund raiser for The United Way of the Desert and Make a Difference Day.

If you don’t have other plans and enjoy steep, strenuous walks, come and join me next Saturday.

Mountain Gate, Palm Springs Home For LEASE

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Mountain Gate, Palm Springs single story, single family home for long-term lease (minimum 12 months) at $1,700 a month.

This beautifully upgraded 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home offers a 2-car garage, indoor laundry room, stainless steel appliances, a fireplace, walk-in master closet and more.

CLICK HERE to view complete information and additional photos.

Elvis’ Former Palm Springs Home Goes On Auction Block October 25th

Tour Graceland WestElvis Presley’s former Palm Springs home is currently bank owned and goes on the auction block Saturday, October 25th at noon.

The 4 bedroom, 7 bathroom celebrity hillside estate is located at 845 W. Chino Canyon Road in the Little Tuscany Estates neighborhood of Palm Springs. The auction will be held on-site.

Built in 1946, the 5,000+ square foot historic compound sits on 1.75 acres of land, offers a swimming pool and sweeping mountain and city views. Elvis owned the home until his death in 1977. It is only one of two known homes to have been owned by the King of Rock and Roll.

If you are out of area and need a Realtor to represent you at the auction, please contact me today.

CLICK HERE TO SEARCH ALL LITTLE TUSCANY ESTATES HOMES FOR SALE ON THE DESERT AREA MLS 

Join Me For The 29th Annual Palm Springs Tram Road Challenge 6K Run/Walk

palm springs calif visitor center

I took this photo on my walk this morning. I live in Mountain Gate, which is across the street, and about a 10 minute walk to the Palm Springs Visitor Center. From the center, I walked about half way up the Tram Road, to keep in shape for this year’s Tram Road Challenge. Round trip from my doorstep took exactly 60 minutes.

The 29th Annual Palm Springs Tram Road Challenge is a 6K uphill run/walk presented by the Palm Springs Aerial Tram and Make a Difference Day.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Click here to visit their website and to register.

For over 25 years, runners and walkers from around the world have been taking on the challenge. Participants climb 2000 vertical feet in just over 3.7 miles.  This event benefits the United Way of the Desert.

The run/walk starts at the Visitor Center parking lot and ends at the Tramway valley station. Hope to see you there.

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, Sept. 28 – Mountain Gate, Palm Springs

mountain gate palm springs home for sale

OPEN HOUSE
Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014
Time: Noon to 3pm
Location: 1162 Palmas Ridge, Palm Springs, CA 92262, (Mountain Gate neighborhood)
Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2
Approx. Sq Ft: 1,630
Approx. Lot Size: 5,663
Year Built: 2006
HOA/Homeowner Association Fees: $110 a month
Land: You own the land
Asking Price: $305,000

Stop by my open house this coming Sunday to view the lowest priced home currently for sale in the gated neighborhood of Mountain Gate, Palm Springs.

You own the land, HOAs are very low, the mountain views are breathtaking and the community offers multiple pools, spas, tennis courts and more.

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

CLICK HERE TO SEARCH MOUNTAIN GATE HOMES FOR SALE

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

palm springs midcentury modern meiselman home for sale

OPEN HOUSE
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 stevestewart@kw.com to see this home in person now.

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

palm springs dwp water conservation program

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!

For more information, visit www.dwa.org/conservation

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.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PALM SPRINGS HOMES FOR SALE UNDER $500K

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

clothing optional condos for sale in palm springs

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 stevestewart@kw.com.