If you spent this week, like me, watching “When We Rise,” the powerful, moving and star-studded ABC TV docudrama miniseries about the LGBT rights movement–from the 1960s until today–you noticed that Palm Springs, California played a significant supporting role.
The series was directed by Gus van Sant, written for the screen by Dustin Lance Black and based on the book “When We Rise: My Life in the Movement” by gay activist Cleve Jones.
In one scene, Cleve’s character says something like, you can’t change the world or start a movement from Palm Springs, so he moves back to San Francisco. He had a point. Palm Springs is where most LGBTQ home owners come for the weekend or to retire. But just because we’re retired doesn’t mean we don’t support those still actively involved on the front lines, through networking connections, fund raising and in other ways.
Just one of the many celebrities and notable individuals to have called Palm Springs home, Cleve’s former Palm Springs home was located in the Warm Sands neighborhood. If you’re ready to call this city–rich in gay history–home, please contact me today at the number listed above.
My buyers want to get an FHA loan to purchase a condo in Palm Springs, and asked me, today, which condo complexes are approved for FHA loans. Since I get this question, quite often, I thought I would share the answer here, for other buyers.
Unfortunately, there are very few. In fact, according to one of our local lenders, Bradley Mullen, with Franklin Loan Center, there are only 9 complexes in the city of Palm Springs, currently approved for FHA financing. See flyer, above, for Bradley’s contact information. FLC also does conventional, VA and other loans.
The 9 FHA Loan approved condo developments are:
Los Pueblos Assn.
Palm Springs Country Club Phase V
Sunrise East Condos
Please contact me today, at the number listed above, to make an appointment to see any condo currently listed for sale in one of these complexes, or any other condo complex in the city of Palm Springs.
As Realtors, we are asked lots of questions, and are happy to answer them all, if we can. Below is an email I received today. The buyers asks a question that I’m often asked:
“Hi Steve, can you tell me which areas are the safest in the desert? May sound like a silly question, but we have no idea. We were looking at a unit in [a popular neighborhood] and were told it was a high crime area. I Googled it and it seems as if that is true. Would you say [another popular neighborhood] is in a safer area? Thanks”
Here is how I always answer this popular question: The best way to check neighborhood safety and crime statistics is to go online. Each city usually has a website that lists crimes by type and area. You can also call the cities and they can often give you this information over the phone. Anything I could say on the subject would just be hearsay and not based on fact. I can only speak to the neighborhood I live in, and even that would be mostly based on what I’ve heard.
Bottom line: It’s always best to go to the source for the latest and most accurate information. And the best source from crime information is the probably the police department.
If you want to know what homes are selling for or how to quickly sell your home at market value, I’m pretty certain that I’m the best source for that and can offer you the most accurate and up to the minute information.
According to the Desert Area MLS, 789 single family homes sold in 2014 in the city of Palm Springs. Only 11 of those homes sold for under $100,000. The highest priced home sold in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood for $5,230,000.
The LOWEST PRICED sale was $65,000 (2BD/1BA, approx. 800 square feet, built in 1950). The home is located on Louise Street, north of the I10 freeway, near Dillon Road.
If you’re searching for a dirt cheap single family Palm Springs home in 2015, or just a bargain priced home, and would like to know what the recent selling prices have been in a particular neighborhood (COMPS), please contact me today and I would be happy to help you. Call me at the telephone number listed above or email: email@example.com
Here’s to finding your Palm Springs dream home at a dream price in 2015!
The 2014 Palm Springs Pride Golf Classic is an official Palm Springs Pride Event being held on Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort in south palm Springs.
Time: 8:00 AM Shotgun Start/4 player scramble
Entry: $99 per player with $10 of each fee going to the Pride Fund.
Cost includes Green Fees, Cart Fees, Breakfast and Lunch Buffet, Contest Prizes, Free Instructional Clinic at 7:00 AM before shotgun start.
Don’t Play Golf? You can still attend the Free Instructional Clinic or be a Sponsor. Secure your foursome today.
Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
1885 Golf Club Drive Palm Springs, CA 92264
Contact: J. Glover 760-275-7035
In some cities, it seems that there’s a fast-food restaurant, or Starbucks, on every corner. In Palm Springs, it seems that there’s an outdoor sculpture, or Starbucks, on every corner.
What really sets us apart from other cities, though, isn’t the large number of public outdoor art installations. It’s the residential artwork on view throughout the desert. Drive down any residential street in Palm Springs and you’re more likely than not, to see outdoor sculptures proudly displayed in the front yards of private homes, both large and small. If you drive slow enough, you’ll also glimpse many colorful back yard art pieces poking over the tops of fences and hedges.
I’m not sure how so many artists and art collectors ended up here in the desert, but I’m glad they did.
Photo above was taken in the Movie Colony/Ruth Hardy Park neighborhood.
Please contact me today, at the number listed above, to make an appointment to see any home or condo currently listed for sale in the city of Palm Springs and to start your own yard art collection.