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Treat Callers Well- Find Success- Find A Palm Springs Realtor

Treat Those Callers Well- Make Them Feel Important- Find Success- Find A Palm Springs Realtor

Did you begin your search for a Realtor on the Internet?  And did you Find A Palm Springs Realtor?

Have you ever had one of those calls come in from someone who found you on the Internet?  And maybe they sound a bit unsure or they may be a wanting a small less expensive property?  How did you respond to that call?  Did you hurry them off or maybe not return the Voicemail?

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What Does It Cost To Own A Home Or Condo In Palm Springs California?

What Does It Cost To Own A Home Or Condo In Palm Springs California?

We do a few considerations here that may differ from where you live.

 

When considering the purchase of a vacation or retirement home in Palm Springs the cost of home ownership is a very important consideration.  Why?  Well let’s say you buy a home for retirement purposes and can afford the payment and taxes but you didn’t know the condo has an HOA fee.  That could shoot a big hole in your budget.  Or let’s say you forgot to estimate Air Conditioning costs here in the desert.  Big Oops! This post will help you to ask the right questions before you make a big mistake buying your retirement or vacation home.

Taxes, Utilities and Insurance

Always find out what these costs are up front.  Property taxes are about 1.25% of the purchase price and are easily calculated but what about other assessments?  Those are laid out early in the offer process and are easily determines or easily overlooked.  When in doubt, ask your Realtor!

Utilities costs are available via the former home owner, if available, or the Utility company.  Or, a neighbor in a similar home will be able to give you ballpark figure on AC costs in the summer.  Ballpark figure use $3.00 to $6.00 per day depending on the house.

For insurance costs, contact your agent for an estimate.  One thing to really remember is if you pay cash for your home, an Earthquake policy is a very good option.

Cost of Living

Here in the Coachella Valley, our living costs are in line with those in other parts of inland Southern California but not as high as Los Angeles or San Diego.  I find my living costs are average here for food, auto insurance, entertainment and other purchases but a bit higher for gasoline.  I also find I drive less here so the costs may even out for most.

Other Costs

Condos and housing developments have something called a Homeowners Association or HOA.  The range of fees varies widely depending on services and features so be sure to understand what they are and what they include.  That list includes such things as trash collection, cable, exterior maintenance, roof repairs, etc.  Also, common areas, community pools, golf courses, tennis courts, etc.  These types of amenities may add to the cost but if you use them as part of your living style, they me be well worth it.

Land Leases

What is a land lease?  In Palm Springs, many of the parcels of land, (about half) are on Indian owned land.  More condos are on Leased land and more homes are on Fee land (land that you own).  Know this: Be sure you set your purchase price based on the fact of the type of land.  Homes on Fee land cost more because you own the land and those on leased land are accordingly lower but you have a lease payment to contend with. Know that and remember when figuring your living budget.

So there you have it, a primer on the cost to own in Palm Springs, Ca.  and remember this, a good Realtor is your best source of information when it comes to answering these questions.

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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

Canadian Home Buyers

7 Things You’ll Love About Cathedral City, CA

Cathedral City, CAWhen you think about Cathedral City, CA just remember this:  It has it all!  And if you’re looking for a place to live, you will not find a better city anywhere.

Here are “7 Things You’ll Love About Cathedral City, CA” and should know about if you are thinking about relocating to Cathedral City:

  1. Cathedral City has a vibrant history and is very diverse.  The neighborhoods clean, diverse and have great character and the HISTORY of this town is quite interesting.
  2. You just can’t beat it for location.  Its minutes from Palm Springs, The Palm Springs International Airport, the 10 Freeway, has retail and services galore, and is close to the Palm Desert shopping too.
  3. The city is home to the Field Of Dreams baseball park- great for family sports all year round.
  4. The views from The Cathedral City Cove ( south of Hwy 111) are some of the best around that are well coupled with some of the best values in housing around.  The Cove is quiet, well manicured and has all new streets thanks to the recent sewer installation project recently completed.
  5. Cat City as its called has The “Auto Row” for the area.  Pick a brand and shop for almost any car you can think of and if Cat City doesn’t have it, Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage does.
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    The Civic Center is a lively new hub in the city.  Its filled with things to do and has the Mary Pickford Theater, a gorgeous IMAX, restaurants, a fountain play area and much more.

  7. Knott’s City Water Park…. need I say more?  It makes the desert so much fun in the summer.

Information About Buying or Selling Palm Springs Real Estate and the Surrounding Area

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

The market in the Greater Palm Springs area is alive and the values are exceptional for those who are looking for an ideal investment or a vacation/retirement property. We have many choices for every need, budget and amenity list.

Is to be your primary residence?  We have what it takes to get you settled into a great family home in the neighborhood of your choice.

Selling your home in Palm Springs or the surrounding area? We will make the experience easy, friendly and professional. Our mission is to provide outstanding service while utilizing the best practices and Internet technology available.

If you are planning to rent your new home, we have the staff partners who will assist with any project or property management while you are away from your Palms Springs real estate property.

For more information on how we can best serve your Palm Springs real estate needs and surrounding area, please fill out the online contact form 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 Greater Palm Springs Area Realtor® specializing in Palm Springs vacation homes, investment properties in Palm Springs and primary single-family Palm Springs Homes for Sale. He has the long term knowledge necessary to make buying and selling Palm Springs real estate and surrounding area, a smooth and enjoyable process.

WHY DOES RON JESSER LOVE PALM SPRINGS?

Why Does Ron Jesser Love Palm Springs

Buyers, Canadian Home Buyers, Lifestyle

Palm Springs Neighborhoods- What You Need To Know When Buying A Home

So you’ve made the decision to retire in Palm Springs California or maybe buy a vacation home or investment rental here.  Great!  What next?  Well it’s time to learn about the Palm Springs neighborhoods and then decide where you may want to begin your home search.

Palm Springs is comprised of neighborhoods:  Heard of the Movie Colony?  Las Palmas or Warm Sands?  The Mesa?  How about Demuth Park and The Tennis Club?  All great places to live and all have their star power to go along with them too.  Remember that back in The Fifties, Palm Springs  was a Hollywood get-away for the stars.  Some had marvelous estates or just modest homes and some may have lived in a modern Trailer Park.

Palm Springs Movie Colony neighborhood

People are drawn to a Palm Springs neighborhood for various reasons:

  • Location- it is close to downtown or maybe close to the mountain?
  • Does it have great history?  Did the stars live near-by? Celebrities like: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., George Hamilton, Bob Hope, Albert Einstein Bing Crosby, Kirk Douglas, Cary Grant, and Jack Benny. Several ladies were frequent visitors including Marilyn Monroe, Dinah Shore, Kitty Carlisle, Lily Tomlin, Elizabeth Taylor and Susan Sommers.Palm Springs was host to famous couples including: Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, Steve Lawrence and Edye Gorme, Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner, Lucy and Desi, Elvis and Priscilla, and Jennifer Jones, President Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower, President Ronald and Nancy Reagan, and Walter and Lee Annenberg, Betty and Gerald Ford and many others.
  • What are the features you may love?  A superb park, a quiet street, good views ( easy in this town)
  • What about architecture?  Like Mid-Century Modern?  Spanish?  Tuscan? Traditional Ranch?  How about a low maintenance condo?
  • Want something you can rent out part-time or full-time?

Did You Know?

  • Palm Springs has its own Walk of Stars in downtown where ‘stars’ are embedded in the sidewalk including Sophia Loren, Kathy Griffin, Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Bob Hope and many more.
  • Driving through Palm Springs and other desert cities, one will find several of the streets are named after stars, such as Frank Sinatra Drive, Dinah Shore Drive and Bob Hope Drive.
  • Elvis and Priscilla honeymooned in Palm Springs. You can take a tour of the famous Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway.
  • Take a celebrity tour of Palm Springs and see where the stars lived and played in Palm Springs.
  • Cary Grant’s former estate is now a trendy restaurant.
  • Celebrity golf tournaments are named after Hope, Sinatra and singer Dinah Shore.
  • The city’s mayor, Sonny Bono, a ’60s pop star once musically partnered and married to Cher started the Palm Springs International Film Festival which to this day is a world class event.
  • Several stars stayed at the El Mirador Hotel (now Desert Regional Medical Center), played tennis at the Racquet Club and enjoyed the pools and glamor of The Riviera Resort.
    • The El Mirador was built in 1935 and became a medical facility during World War II
  • The historic Plaza Theater, circa 1935, (home of The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies) is the scene of many Jack Benny radio broadcasts in the ’40s as well as a Hollywood premiere or two.
  • “Oceans Eleven” filming in Palm Springs brought both modern stars and old memories to Palm Springs’ film colony.
  • Casa Cody was Charlie Chaplin’s hangout, while the Ingleside Inn was home to Greta Garbo and Elizabeth Taylor.
  • Tell me you haven’t seen the 1963 movie, Palm Springs Weekend?
  • Cheeta the Chimp… Tarzan’s co-star still lives in Palm Springs and is in his 70’s

Want to know more?

Information About Buying or Selling Palm Springs Area 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 Real Estate professional. You will need an expert who has lived in the desert and knows the lifestyle and the unique housing market.

The market in the Greater Palm Springs Area is alive and the values are exceptional for those who are looking for an ideal investment or a vacation/retirement property. We have many choices for every need, budget and amenity list.

Is to be your primary residence? We have what it takes to get you settled into a great family home in the neighborhood of your choice.

Selling your home in the Greater Palm Springs Area? I will make the experience easy, friendly and professional. Our mission is to provide outstanding service while utilizing the best practices and Internet technology available.

If you are plan to rent your new home, we have the staff partners who will assist with any project or property management while you are away from the property.

For more information on how I can best serve your Greater Palm Springs area needs, please fill out the online contact form 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 Greater Palm Springs Area Realtor® specializing in Palm Springs vacation homes, investment properties in Palm Springs and primary single-family Palm Springs Homes for Sale. He has the long term knowledge necessary to make the buying and selling of Greater Palm Springs Area real estate a smooth enjoyable process.

WHY DOES RON JESSER LOVE PALM SPRINGS?

Why Does Ron Jesser Love Palm Springs