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Best Places to Live, Palm Springs, California 92262 & 92264

Palm Springs Is a Lush Oasis
Palm Springs Is a Lush Oasis

 

Best Places to Live, Palm Springs, California 92262 & 92264

Just an update on some of the latest demographics for Palm Springs

Keep in mind that a few of these rankings may come under the “I think I knew that” factor such as a high rank for the Drought Riskiest City (Yup), and low rank for Greenest city (Ummmm… it IS a desert).  So don’t pay too much attention the rankings  they are for the statisticians only.  What really matters is this:  is this a great place to live?

Yes it is!  We’ve posted some articles and you will see some extra links below that show why this is such a great place to call home.  Our Real Estate market continues at a brisk pace with many people wanting to buy an investment or retirement property here.

Palm Springs, California 92264 Zip Code Overview ( 1st of 2 zip codes)

As of 2010, Palm Springs (zip 92264)’s population is 20,733 people. Since 2000, the population growth came in at 9.41 percent.

The median home cost in Palm Springs (zip 92264) is $153,700. Home appreciation the last year has been -9.35 percent.

Compared to the rest of the country, Palm Springs (zip 92264)’s cost of living is 1.80% Lower than the U.S. average.

Palm Springs (zip 92264) public schools spend $4,736 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $5,678. There are about 17.9 students per teacher in Palm Springs (zip 92264).

The unemployment rate in Palm Springs (zip 92264) is 11.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 10.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Palm Springs (zip 92264) jobs have Decreased by 6.49 percent.

Palm Springs, California 92262 Zip Code Overview

As of 2010, Palm Springs (zip 92262)’s population is 28,286 people. Since 2000, it has seen population growth of 15.18 percent.

The median home cost in Palm Springs (zip 92262) is $227,750. Home appreciation the last year has been -17.18 percent.

Compared to the rest of the country, Palm Springs (zip 92262)’s cost of living is 12.30% Higher than the U.S. average.

Palm Springs (zip 92262) public schools spend $4,736 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $5,678. There are about 21.6 students per teacher in Palm Springs (zip 92262).

The unemployment rate in Palm Springs (zip 92262) is 11.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 10.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Palm Springs (zip 92262) jobs have Decreased by 6.49 percent.

Ranked #4 Drought-Riskiest Cities
Ranked #14 High Gas Prices – Which Cities are Hit the Hardest?
Ranked #14 Most and Least Risky Places for Identity Theft
Ranked #15 America’s Most (and Least) Stressful Cities (100 Largest Metro Areas)
Ranked #16 Best Cities for Teleworking – Extra Large Metro Areas
Ranked #19 Best and Worst Cities for Sleep
Ranked #20 Healthiest Cities
Ranked #28 Most Competitive Public Colleges
Ranked #32 America’s Most Playful Cities
Ranked #36 America’s Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Large Metro Areas)
Ranked #39 Fiscally Fit Cities Report
Ranked #47 Best Cities for Seniors 2005
Ranked #50 America’s Best (and Worst) Cities for Dating
Ranked #66 2005 High Gas Prices
Ranked #84 The Most Single Cities
Ranked #89 The Most (and Least) Gender Imbalanced Cities
Ranked #305 Best Green Cities

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Home Ownership Is Still The American Dream In Palm Springs, California

Buying A Home As An InvestmentFannie Mae just released their 2nd quarter National Housing Survey for 2011  It covers many aspects of the housing market, home buying and home ownership in the Palm Springs Area.  Here are a few highlights you may find most interesting.

What Are The Most Important Reasons to Buy a Home?

Today, it seems that the financial aspects always jump to the front of the discussion when talking about buying a home. However, the study shows that the four major reasons a person buys a home have nothing to do with money. The top four reasons a person or a couple want to own a home have little to do with money:

  • It means having a good place to raise children and give them a good education
  • You have a physical structure where you and your family feel safe
  • It allows you to have more space for your family
  • It gives you control of what you do with your living space (renovations and updates)

Can The Home Act as an Investment?

Though most people purchase a home for reasons stated above, there is a money component to homeownership. Here is what they said on this issue:

  • 65% of the general population (and 67% of homeowners) still believe that homeownership is a ‘safe’ investment.
  • 56% believe that home ownership is a better investment than any other traditional way to invest.
  • Amazingly 69% think that now is still a good time to buy a home

Rent or Buy

The difference people see in renting vs. owning is always interesting…..

  • 63% of renters have aspirations to someday own their own home
  • 72% of renters think that owning is superior to renting
  • 95% of homeowners see home ownership as a positive experience whiles a negative  82% of renters see renting as a positive experience.
  • 96% of homeowners live in a single family residence while 46% of renters live in a multi-unit building (and don’t like it)

So What’s The Bottom Line?

American’s still see buying a home as a safe investment and they prefer owning to renting as a means of feeling more secure and having more control.

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Buying or Selling Palm Springs Real Estate?

Buying or Selling in today’s real estate market is a challenge and a process that is easily accomplished with the help of a Palm Springs real estate agent focusing on the neighboring desert cities. You will need an expert who has lived in the area, knows the lifestyle and the unique housing market.

The market for real estate in the desert is alive and the values are exceptional especially for those who are looking for an ideal investment or a vacation/retirement property. We have many Palm Springs real estate properties available for every need, budget and amenity list.

Buyers: Are you searching for your primary residence? We have a variety of Palm Springs homes for sale and have what it takes to get you settled in the neighborhood of your choice.

Selling your home? Your home selling experience will be one that is easy, friendly and professional. Our mission is to offer outstanding service while utilizing the best practices and Internet technology available. We are totally connected to the Internet and will market your home on every venue available! Results is what you expect and results is what you will get.

If you are planning to buy Palm Springs investment property, or property in the surrounding area, we have the staff partners who will help with any project or property management tasks while you are away. We have helped with the small properties all the way up to the multi-million dollar projects.

I’m not here just to sell you a home. I’m here to help you find the dream home you’ll love then make it yours!

For more information on how we can best serve your Palm Springs Real Estate and surrounding area needs give us a call at 760-413-2871.

 

WHY DOES RON JESSER LOVE THE GREATER PALM SPRINGS AREA?

Why Does Ron Jesser Love Palm Springs

 

101 Things To Do in Palm Springs, Lifestyle

Touring The Outdoor Sculptures Of Palm Springs, CA

Palm Springs Summer 2012 NewsWhen looking for things to do in Palm Springs, CA the city landscape is rich with lots of outdoor sculpture.  We see it wherever we go and it comes from many sources.

There are pieces donated by the city and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians have erected many great pieces in various areas in honor of their heritage and contribution to the Coachella Valley; and private citizens, businesses and art galleries have contributed to the rest.

Having this very public display of art makes for more fun driving around town and they are great landmarks too.  (I’ll meet you right by Lucille Ball at Tahquitz and Palm Canyon).

For more information about Art and Culture in the Palm Springs area, we will post more soon that will show geo-targeted locations of the city’s wealth of public art. So sit back and enjoy the gallery of photos we have for you right here.  Let us know if you want to use any of them, I’d be happy to send you the originals.

Palm Springs is a culturally alive region and we are all proud to call it our home.

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Can You Increase The Value Of Your Home Using Green Technology?

Concierge Services in Palm SpringsGreen Technology In Your Palm Springs Home Can Increase Its Value- Really!

Living Green– should there be any other way?  Not in my opinion.  It is so easy to use less carbon and to conserve water and resources.  Just look around you and think twice about every thing you consume. Everything.  And when buying things, select the green choice especially when it comes to things that use electricity.  It does make a difference.

We all have read articles about strategies to help save energy in your home, which include:

  • lowering thermostats in winter and raising them in summer
  • replacing air filters (believe it or not, even I forget)
  • tuning your AC and heating system
  • Replacing light bulbs with more energy-efficient varieties
  • use low flow shower heads and toilets

So here is a list of some of the options you should consider to add value to your home and save energy.  Most of all, this will reduce the carbon footprint you place on the planet each day which is a good thing.

Going Green In Palm Springs, CA

Why Use Energy Star Appliances?

Buy appliances that have the Energy Star label.  The US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department Of Energy run the Energy Star program.  The label makes identifying appliances that meet this standard easy to find.  Appliances meeting this requirement will save money and produce far less greenhouse gas.

Why Use Energy Efficient Lighting?

Compact fluorescent lights also known as CFL’s,  LED lights and halogen bulbs are great energy-efficient lighting choices that shed some good light on the subject and save money.  Plan on saving 50 to 75 percent on your lighting costs over time. Note LED lighting is still a bit expensive and some may not like the “temperature” of the light but they are getting better and cheaper.  Timers, motion sensors and dimmers add to the savings mix and this website about energy-efficient lighting from the Department of Energy will provide more useful information.

How Does Dimming Save Energy And Does It Work?

Dimmer controls work by electronically hold back the flow of power to the bulb and thus provide variable indoor lighting.  This effect lowers the wattage thus lower usage and lowering your bill. Dimmers are now available for CFL’s and can extend their life and the life of all bulb types.

All Those Electronic Power Supplies Suck Energy- Even When The Device Is Turned Off!

Yes, turning off things will save energy but so many devices today continue to use power through their power supplies.  So here’s a trick that works well.  Use a power strip at your TV area and Computer area.  After turning those off, turn off the power strip too and you will save even more.  Remember, if it feels warm, its using power.  And how does saving $100.00 per year sound to you?  Like a night out on the town?

What’s The Latest on Rebates?

Heard about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ?  Well those rebates have mostly dried up.  Check with your local city, state or county website for information on what may be available in your area.  The programs do exist and they cover the upgrade and replacement of many types of appliances as well as upgrades to your home’s energy efficiency.  At the appliance rebate programs website,  you will see if your state still has a program in place.  Rebates payoff in 2 ways, by saving money on electricity, you get to play with new appliances and you get  a nice discount on the deal.

Are Tax Credits and Offers Still Available From The Energy Star Rebate Program?

Energy Star partners and their related agencies within the governments, state federal and local, are constantly coming up with rebate offers on Energy Star qualified products.  To find out what’s available, visit the  Energy Star appliance website to see what is eligible in your area.

Are there still rebates via The Federal Stimulus Program On Energy-Saving Appliances?

As mentioned earlier many rebate programs have expired yet others are created so go to appliance rebate programs what is available in your area.

Now here’s more about tax credits for improvements to your home’s energy efficiency.  At the tax credits website, you can see if you are eligible  to receive credits for improvements for all the systems in your home including HVAC, insulation, doors, windows, solar film, lighting and more.  Read the fine print before doing any work as there are restrictions at times.

There is also a great resource for federal, state, local and utility incentives using the U.S. Department of Energy’s Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency, or DSIRE.

Special incentive and rebate programs change and Google can help you find them. While some programs no longer have funding, others are created as the need for energy efficiency increases.  Check all resources listed often and call  the local power company for their up to date information.  You will be pleasantly surprised to find out you are eligible for some handy rebates and upgrades.

Here is the latest information for the Palm Springs Area

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Buying or Selling Palm Springs Real Estate?

Buyers: Are you searching for your primary residence? We have a variety of Palm Springs homes for sale and have what it takes to get you settled in the neighborhood of your choice.

Selling your home? Your home selling experience will be one that is easy, friendly and professional. Our mission is to offer outstanding service while utilizing the best practices and Internet technology available. We are totally connected to the Internet and will market your home on every venue available! Results is what you expect and results is what you will get.

If you are planning to buy Palm Springs investment property, or property in the surrounding area, we have the staff partners who will help with any project or property management tasks while you are away. We have helped with the small properties all the way up to the multi-million dollar projects.

I’m not here just to sell you a home. I’m here to help you find the dream home you’ll love then make it yours

For more information on how we can best serve your Palm Springs Real Estate and surrounding area needs give us a call at 760-413-2871.

 

WHY DOES RON JESSER LOVE THE GREATER PALM SPRINGS AREA?

Why Does Ron Jesser Love Palm Springs

101 Things To Do in Palm Springs, Lifestyle, Restaurants

Where Do I Take My Visiting Houseguests In Palm Springs? Up The Tram Again?

Palm Springs Area Recreation

It happens all the time. We live in Palm Springs, the quintessential tourist destination that has so many great things to do and has the cursed mild winter that brings all our frozen friends from the north here trying to thaw out.  And the question is always the same: Where to take them??  What are we going to do?  Not the Tram again!  Arrrrrghhhhhhh!

So while in our Facebook Group this morning, the question came up from a member on this very subject.  How to entertain the out-of-town guest.  So I took all the responses and came up with a few itineraries of things to do and places to eat. These are just the favorites of the Palm Springs Neighborhoods Group on Facebook and certainly doesn’t represent all the many things to do in town but at least this gives you a place to begin.

  • Dig out fedoras and head on down to the Ace Hotel to hang with the hipsters and enjoy their ceviche, then spend the evening walking through Downtown.
  • Breakfast at Bit O’ Country, followed by hiking Ladders Canyon, and through the slot canyons out in Mecca Hills. Or a day trip driving through Joshua Tree National Park in the afternoon  and for a late lunch up the hill, stop in at Pappy And Harriet’s in Pioneertown. Later, try dinner at Cowboy Way BBQ.
  • Dancing by tripping the lights fantastic at Toucan’s or Zelda’s
  • Lox at Manhattan in the Desert; hiking and stop by at the Tahquitz Canyon Visitor’s Center, Lunch at Krony’s Pizza, then an afternoon drive-by of my favorite architecturally significant buildings.  And if children are in the group, The Children’s Discovery Museum, The Living Desert, The WW II Air Museum, brunch al fresco at Peabody’s – or soon LULU always a good idea.
  • For some a trip to the Viceroy, and the Riviera for a drink is always great; sneak in a meal at Melvins’ or Le Vallauris,  so much a part old P.S. history.  And you can always opt for a ride up the Tram.
  • It is fun to reach out to some of the Small Hotels of Palm Springs like The Orbit Inn, The Movie Colony Hotel or The Parker and arrange a tour.  The hotel owners are usually very accommodating.  You can do the same with some of the art galleries in town – like Michael Weems and Shawn Savage.  Let them know ahead of time when we are coming and sometime they’ll put out a little spread for a private showing.  Makes the guests feel special. Uptown Design District vintage shops are a must as is drinks at the Colony Palms.
  • Other good things to do: The Museum (free on Thursday evenings) Village Fest, Moorten Botanical Gardens; Cabot’s Pueblo Museum in DHS, The Back Street Art District. Food and drink? Koffi, Zini Cafe, Zin, LULU (as of tomorrow) to name a few. Then there’s Manhattan Deli,  soon The Red Tomato and the new eateries now in Smoketree!!
  • Start with breakfast on the patio, then up the Tram with a packed picnic and a decent hike.  Home for quick swim and then naps, later adult beverages by the pool and dinner @Trio or maybe Copley’s.  Then home by the fire-pit for a nightcap.

So there you have it! While it’s not THE most definitive list it is one that came from real people and not the marketers which means it will be lots of fun.

 

For more information on how we can best serve your Palm Springs Area Real Estate needs, please fill out the online contact form or give us a call at 760-413-2871.

I won’t just sell you a house but I WILL help you find the home you will LOVE!

Ron is a Palm Springs Realtor® who specializes in the surrounding desert cities, including Palm Springs vacation homes, investment properties in Palm Springs and primary single-family Homes for Sale.

He has the long-term knowledge necessary to make buying and selling Palm Springs real estate a smooth and enjoyable process. Ron has extensive experience in Coachella Valley real estate, having lived and worked in the desert area since 1998.

WHY DOES RON JESSER LOVE THE GREATER PALM SPRINGS AREA?

Why Does Ron Jesser Love Palm Springs

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