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25 Homes SOLD In Chino Canyon, Palm Springs In 2014

In 2014, 25 homes sold in the Chino Canyon hillside neighborhood of Palm Springs, California.

The LOWEST sale price was $305,000 on Girasol Ave. (3BD/2BA, approx. 1,162 Sq. Ft., built in 1977)

The HIGHEST sale price was $1,025,000 on W Racquet Club Rd. (3BD/4BA, approx. 2,792 Sq. Ft., built in 2006)

Contact me today, at the number above or email stevestewart@kw.com to see any of the homes listed for sale, or if you would like more detailed comps and area sales statistics.

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2015 Palm Springs Half Marathon Runs Through Chino Canyon

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Because of its hillside location, Chino Canyon is a favorite among running, walking, hiking and biking home buyers.

It also appears to be a favorite neighborhood of the 17th Annual 2015 Palm Springs Half Marathon Run/Walk. A portion of the course runs right through Chino Canyon (see map).

This year’s Marathon will be held February 8th and will benefit City of Hope. The race kicks off and ends at Ruth Hardy Park. For complete information and to register, visit www.kleinclarksports.com.

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New Desert Palisades Palm Springs Home Development Breaks Ground

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In October 2014, the newest home development in Palm Springs, California broke ground.

Desert Palisades is a 112-plus acre property situated on the Chino Cone hillside in Palm Springs. When completed, there will be 110 custom, luxury estates on large view lots ranging in size from approximately 13,000 square feet to 33,000 square feet.

Chino Canyon has always been one of the premier residential neighborhoods in the city of Palm Springs, offering some of the best city and mountain views in the area. Desert Palisades is a welcome addition of new homes to the neighborhood.

To view any Chino Canyon home for sale, contact Realtor Steve Stewart at 760-600-6152 or stevestewart@kw.com .

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Welcome To The Chino Canyon Palm Springs Gayborhood

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Pride of ownership takes on a whole new meaning in gay-friendly Palm Springs, California. The city is known internationally as an LGBTQ resort destination and the Chino Canyon neighborhood is no exception. The residents here are as diverse as the homes themselves and on this Gay Pride Weekend the rainbow flags will be flying.

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You Own The Land In Chino Canyon Palm Springs

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In Palm Springs, California, approximately 50 percent of all homes and condos are situated on Indian Lease land. That means you don’t own the land and pay a monthly fee to the local Indians for the use of their land.

There are many things to love about the Chino Canyon neighborhood of Palm Springs. The fact that you own the land is just one more.

Contact me today, at the number above or email stevestewart@kw.com to see any of the homes listed for sale in person.

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Vacant Lots And Land For Sale In Chino Canyon, Palm Springs

Until just recently, the hillside neighborhood of Chino Canyon, Palm Springs has been made up almost exclusively of custom homes, built one at a time by individuals and developers on vacant lots.

Even though it’s one of the original neighborhoods, there are still a few vacant lots and land for sale with stunning mountain and city views. My guess is that the cost of building is prohibitive to many individuals, due to the massive boulders that need to be moved, on many of the lots.  If not for this, the neighborhood would have been completely developed long ago.

Contact me today, at the number above or email stevestewart@kw.com for assistance in purchasing any of these remaining lots.

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Chino Canyon Palm Springs Homes For Rent And Lease

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I was just looking through some vintage Palm Springs family photos and came across these two. In the late 1950s, before moving to Palm Springs full time, my grandparents rented this cool Spanish style home on West Cabrillo Road in Chino Canyon.

The picture of me (right) and my brother, was taken in the pool of this beautiful home, which looks much the same today as it did back then.

If you need help finding a home for rent or lease in the Chino Canyon neighborhood of Palm Springs, please call me at the number above or email stevestewart@kw.com . I would be happy to assist you.

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7.4 Mile Round-Trip Hike In Chino Canyon Palm Springs

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Early this morning I took a hike from the Palm Springs Visitor Center, on Palm Canyon Drive, to the Aerial Tram Valley Station, located in Chino Canyon.

The hike is approximately 3.7 miles and very steep and strenuous. The Tram station, where the tram cars depart, is 2,643 feet above the desert floor.

Along the way, I passed about a dozen walkers, hikers, joggers and bicycle riders, either on the way up or on the way down, ranging in age from their 20s to their 80s. The hike is along a paved pedestrian lane, next to the two lane Tram Way road. It took me about 1-1/2 hours going up and about 1 hour coming down. The entire trip was a little over 2-1/2 hours, plus a 15 minute break at the Tram Station.

My grandparents lived in Chino Canyon, and as a kid I used to hike to the Tram Station with my grandfather. Only we didn’t take the paved road. We hiked over rocks and sand and boulders, and through the oasis, to reach our destination.

If you love the mountains and walking and hiking, like I do, you won’t find a better place to live and keep fit than Chino Canyon, Palm Springs. Above are a few photos I took during my hike.

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Bocce Ball Players Love El Rancho Vista Estates

El Rancho Vista Estates, Palm Springs is known primarily as a premier neighborhood for midcentury modern homes on fee simple land (you own it) and no homeowner association fees (HOAs). But it’s also the only neighborhood in Palm Springs, that I know of, where you’ll find a Bocce Ball court.

Contact me today to view any of the homes currently for sell in this popular neighborhood: stevestewart@kw.com or 760-600-6152.

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U.S. Loans Available To Canadian Home Buyers

Are you a Canadian snowbird having difficulty finding a U.S. lender?

Franklin Loan recently teamed up with El Paseo Bank to offer loans to Canadian home buyers in the Palm Springs desert area. The loans are for a minimum of $175,000, at a 70% loan to value. That means the sale price or appraised value would need to be $250,000.

These loans are available only on homes or condos located in the Palm Springs desert area. This applies to primary and secondary residences.

For  loan rates and fees, contact www.FranklinLoanCenter.com