Photographer Jeffrey Milstein’s new cocktail table book, “Small Dreams: 50 Palm Springs Trailer Homes” (Schiffer, $15), is a photographic tribute to the caravans and trailer parks of Palm Springs, California. A few of these mobile homes even boast a midcentury modern design style.
Click the link below to view the Architectural Digest article.
A few days ago, I showed my buyer, Barbara, mobile homes in a 55+ senior community in Palm Springs, California. That’s me and Barbara in the photo above. As you can see, from the thermometer, the temperature that day was 120 degrees. Yikes!
Barbara needed to move right away and was very motivated, so we braved the extreme summer heat and she found her dream mobile home, that day. We made a full-price offer, but it was rejected.
Because this particular mobile home park is such a popular community, and there weren’t many other homes on the market at the time, the seller rejected my buyer’s loan offer and decided to wait for a cash offer. And she got it. A full-price cash offer, at that.
Barbara found another beautiful manufactured home in another nice park, but she was very disappointed to lose the mobile home she first fell in love with.
The moral of the story is that mobile homes in the desert are very hot these days–all year long–even in the summer, which traditionally has had less competition, due to the difficulty of house hunting in 100-plus degree weather. Because of the affordability of mobile and manufactured homes today, they are very popular and the heat no longer keeps buyers away in summer.
So, if you’re seriously looking for a manufactured home in Palm Springs, do yourself a favor and don’t wait until summer to start looking. Contact me today, to start your search while temps are still mild and the house hunting is much more pleasant.
I’m not sure there are any other cities in the world where you can buy a home for $7,900 or $10.5 Million, and they happen to be just a few blocks from one another.
Palm Springs has always been unique and diverse, but never more so than when it comes to our real estate market. When Realtors here say we have a home for every budget, we’re not joking.
If you’ve ever driven on Highway 111, in south Palm Springs, and noticed the homes hanging from the side of the hill, you were looking at a community of condos known as Rimcrest. Directly below Rimcrest, is Horizons Mobile Home Village. That’s where the $7,900 mobile home I mentioned above is located. Directly above Rimcrest is the exclusive neighborhood of Southridge. That’s where the $10.5 million dollar home is located.
While you can practically see one home from the other, they are worlds apart. Bob Hope, Steve McQueen and other celebrities have all called Southridge home. A James Bond movie was even filmed there. Horizon’s is a nice park, but the closest you’ll come to a James Bond movie is if you watch it on TV.
But, that’s the beauty of our city. Millionaires and those on a much tighter budget often live side by side and just as often enjoy the same spectacular views.
The 55-plus Safari Mobile Home Park is located next door to the popular Palm Springs Backstreet Art District, directly behind the BMW dealership on E. Palm Canyon in South Palm Springs.
The Art District offers regular tours of artist’s studios, art openings and other events each month, offering endless activities for 55-plus artists and art lovers living in the Safari Park. But you don’t have to be an artist or art lover to love this park. It’s also just one block from the famous Parker Hotel, once owned by the singing cowboy of movies and radio, Gene Autry. The reality show The Parker was also filmed for a season at the hotel. Overall, it’s a very vibrant and ideal neighborhood for active adults and seniors who prefer to live in the heart of all the action.
The park opened in the 1960s and has been well maintained. The views are amazing and the South Palm Springs location is central to everything.
Built in the 1970s, El Dorado Palms Estates is the only gated, 55-plus mobile home community in the city of Palm Springs where you own the land. That’s right, no lease and no monthly rent. The HOA fees are also low, in the $200s per month, as of this post.
The development is also conveniently located next door to the Target shopping center, Starbuck, Trader Joe’s and other shops, restaurants and services.
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