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OPEN HOUSE Mountain Gate, Palm Springs, Saturday, March 18th Noon To 3PM

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OPEN HOUSE: 1161 Mira Luna, Palm Springs, CA
Date and time: Saturday, March 18 from Noon to 3PM
Built 2006, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, approx. 1630 sq. ft.
Asking price: $349,900

Imagine living just a few miles from the popular uptown Palm Springs village and its many trendy restaurants, shopping and entertainment establishments.

Mountain Gate is one of the few gated communities offering single story, single family homes, in the city. Plus, YOU OWN THE LAND and HOA fees are only $100 a month!

This resort-like 2006, Tierra Linda model, with open floor plan, offers lots of upgrades, including stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops in the kitchen and bath, neutral tile in living spaces, a cozy fireplace and two backyard patios with covers. The large master bedroom boasts a spacious walk-in closet and just down the hall is a convenient laundry room with washer and dryer. There’s also a 2-car garage and large driveway offering ample parking.

This charmer is also close to one of the 3 community pools and spas. Not far away are the tennis courts, playground and greenbelts. If you’re looking for a low maintenance home, yard and lifestyle, you’ve found it!

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FHA Approved Condos In Palm Springs

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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:
Biltmore Colony
Los Pueblos Assn.
Palermo
Palm Oasis
Palm Springs Country Club Phase V
Riviera Gardens
Sagewood
Sunrise East Condos
Sunrise Villas

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.

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Pompeii De Las Palmas, Palm Springs Midcentury Modern Condos For Sale

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With only 9 condos in this unique, historically designated complex, Pompeii De Las Palmas, Palm Springs midcentury modern condos rarely come on the market. And this makes these Romanesque, Hollywood Regency style condos even more desirable.

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.

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Palm Springs Has Been Home To 100s Of Oscar Winners And Nominees

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In 1966, “The Sound of Music” was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and won 5 of them, including Best Picture of the year.

One of the stars of the film lived in Palm Springs, until her death in 2013, at the age of 91. Her former Canyon Estates home is currently for sale, for under $500,000.

The south Palm Springs midcentury modern development, where she lived, was designed by architect Charles E Dubois. The community has a clubhouse, a fitness center, 15 pools, 12 spas and a 9-hole golf course, with no green fees for owners. The homeowner association fees include cable TV and earthquake insurance.

Over the years, Palm Springs has been home to 100s of Academy Award winners and nominees. If you’re looking to purchase one of their former homes, or a home in one of their neighborhoods, or if you just want a home where you can throw a fabulous Oscar party, please contact me today at the number listed above.

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The Villas Of Old Palm Springs Luxury Downtown Town Homes For Sale

The Villas Of Old Palm Springs is a charming, gated, luxury cobble stoned Tuscan Village of 47 town homes, built in 2005 and 2006. Some of the homes are attached and some are detached.

The gated Villas offers two pools and three spas, a bocce ball area and a large outdoor BBQ area for entertaining. The complex is located next door to the Palm Springs Museum and two blocks from downtown shopping, restaurants and entertainment.

You own the land and homeowner association fees are only $295 a month.

Prices start in the high $700,000s.

Please contact me today, at the number listed above, to make an appointment to see any of the homes currently for sale here.

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Midcentury Modern Lantana Lodge, Palm Springs Condos For Sale Under $100K

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The Lantana Lodge was originally a motel, built in 1947. The 14 motel rooms were converted into condos, in 1966.

The Midcentury modern Palm Springs condo resort is located in the historic El Mirador neighborhood, just two blocks from the Desert Regional Medical Center, that now occupies the former grounds of the legendary El Mirador hotel, where Hollywood movie royalty once stayed and played.

The home owner association or HOA fees are currently $500 a month and include utilities.

Contact me today to see any of the condos currently for sale in this much sought after complex.

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A Palm Springs Neighborhood For Art Lovers

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Since its beginning, Palm Springs has been known as an artist colony, attracting artists and art lovers from around the world.

While much of the art can be viewed in museums and galleries, a surprising number of artistic works and installments can be viewed on street corners, in front yards and in our parks.

Pictured above are the larger than life, found art creations of the artist who lives in this Movie Colony neighborhood home. The robot-themed art is colorful, playful and on full display for neighbors and passers by.

You’ll find this home on the corner of E. Granvia Valmonte and N Arquilla Road, just a block from Frank Sinatra’s former Twin Palms Estate and a couple of blocks from Ruth Hardy Park (where you can also view other public art work).

Contact me today, to see any home for sale in this art-lovers neighborhood.

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New Desert Palisades Home Tours During Modernism Week 2017

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Tour two new architectural homes, in the Desert Palisades neighborhood of Palm Springs, located at the top of Racquet Club Road, during Modernism Week.

One of the hillside homes is based on a never-constructed plan by the late midcentury modern architect Al Beadle.

The other home was designed by local Palm Springs architect Lance O’Donnell, who is well known for his midcentury-style modern architecture.

The two homes are within walking distance of one another. The Modernism Week tour will be the debut of these two desert modern, custom hillside homes.

For dates, times and complete information, visit http://www.modernismweek.com/event/249811/

Home Tour Title: Chino Canyon Project: Desert Palisades Al Beadle Home 1 & O’Donnell Home 1

For additional information about the development, visit www.palmspringslife.com/chinocanyonproject.

Photos above were taken on my morning walk in the hills, 12/25/2016, during home construction.

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FREE Events At Palm Springs Modernism Week 2017

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One of the free events, still open, at this year’s Modernism Week is the “E. Stewart Williams, Architect : A Palm Springs Modern Master” exhibition.

Daily during Modernism Week, from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Palm Springs Public Library, Main Atrium
300 S. Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Emerson Stewart Williams (1909-2005) is probably best known as the architect of Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms, Palm Springs estate. The home is one of the most iconic midcentury modern residences in the desert, and perhaps the world. Many of his other well known works will also be exhibited.

To view other free events during Modernism Week, click the link below.

http://www.modernismweek.com/events/category/free/

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Architect John Lautner To Receive Star During Palm Springs Modernism Week 2017

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Palm Springs is one of the only cities in the world, to my knowledge, where architects are just as famous as our Hollywood many celebrities.

As part of this year’s Modernism Week, the Palm Springs Walk of Stars will honor Pioneer Architect, John Edward Lautner, with the 412th Star Dedication.

The ceremony will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at 300 South Palm Canyon Drive. The star is sponsored by Modernism Week, Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Council, Palm Springs Modern Committee, and Palm Springs Preservation Foundation. The ceremony is open to the public and the media.

John Lautner designed some of the most iconic residential homes in Palm Springs, including the Bob Hope Estate and the Arthur Elrod House, both on Southridge Drive in south Palm Springs.

Modernism Week begins tomorrow, February 16 thru the 26th. For more information, visit http://www.modernismweek.com/

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