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Rebekah, Home Buyer in coastal North Carolina

My husband is a Marine and we should be moving soon to 29 Palms. Being an east coast girl I am not entirely

Asked by Rebekah, coastal North Carolina Thu Jun 26, 2008

happy about that. Is there anything I should know about moving to the desert besides about swamp coolers. I got that one down pat. :) Rebekah

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Rebekah I am a real estate agent who helps with Military PCS moves to 29 Palms, and I would be glad to help you with any questions you may have. The base is about an hour from Palm Springs & Palm Desert, so you'll want a good social network on the base. Other than Wal-mart and the grocery store, the rest of your shopping is down the hill (Palm Springs & Palm Desert). You can find more information and properties on my website. Let me know if I can help.

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Hi Rebekah,

It will be a dramatic change from the East Coast that's for sure. The 29 Palms area is a fantastic area if you can appreciate the beauty of the desert. I have a link to a video that will give you an idea of the landscape and what to expect.

The area has a mix of homes that range in age, with some of the newer communities being as new as 2006 or currently developing. Swamp coolers are typical on the older properties but the newer properties generally have air conditioning standard. Some of the properties will have on site propane tanks rather than natural gas which is something that most people are not familiar with however there are local business that have programs to keep the tanks filled.

I do have properties in the area that might fit your needs and I am a Military Relocation Professional Feel free to contact me directly if I can be of any help in your search.

Dustin Bynum
Exit Realty Blaine Associates

Joshua Tree/29 Palms - More than parks video
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The desert can be very beautiful. It is awe inspiring especially to some one that has never experienced it. Jim's answer, coming from a Texan, has to be toung in cheek. The life style is very differnet but that area has been drawing very wealthy people since the West was settled. If all that glitters is only an hour away you dhouldn't feel as if you are in the middle of nowhere. Wester states are much larger than Eastern. An hour drive is easy and close for us whereas in some places back east you can cover four states in an hour.
Everything is air conditioned, the humidity that you are used to to will be gone. The heat is dry and the winters are wonderful.
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Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Wear light colored, loose fitting clothing that covers you completely, and take a wrap with you when you expect to be out after sunset. Drink lots of water, especially when you engage in outdoor activities. Almost everything that walks, crawls or slithers is potentially dangerous. Don't burn creosote in your fireplace.
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