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In My Neighborhood in Palm Springs : Real Estate Advice

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Tue May 29, 2012
tj schroeder - GRI, e-Pro answered:
In a word - "fabulous!"

The Southern California desert is a great place to live and work. You are in a mosly arrid dry area, but within a few hours from skiing in the mountains and sailing or swimming in the ocean. Did you know that we have scuba diving club in the desert!

Lots of sports, golf, tennis, shopping and wonderful restaurants for your health and entertainment.

Live every community - there are some ocassional issues, such as a couple of very warm summer months, but with air conditioned cars, homes, shops, etc. it's doable. We have beautiful foilage and great mountains and Gods beautiful coloers to see every day.

I have lived in the Palm Spring area for over 40 years and loved every day of it.

Come on along and see.
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Tue Oct 30, 2012
Nelson-Moe Team answered:
Hi "ZContact". Can you provide me with an address of the home you're inquiring about? I can get you the whole scoop...what (if any) HOA's there are, leased land fees, recently sold comps, annual property taxes, etc., etc.
Merry Christmas
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Sat Aug 13, 2011
Ed Brophy answered:
I can comment as to why prices are being incorrectly reported.

As to bedrooms being reported incorrectly, that information is taken directly for county tax records if the agent doesn't take the time to change the information in the MLS the bedroom number will show incorrect. Some homes and condos here in the desert were built with x number of bedrooms, if any changes are made to the property the legal bedroom count changes because of the change in building codes since being built.

For example many condos were built with atriums which allowed the connected room to be called a bedroom. Under today's building code, once that atrium is removed or converted to another usable room, you lose the ability to call the adjoining room a bedroom.

Legally a bedroom must have a closet, a door and access to the outside that is no higher than 44 inches from the ground. In some cities your access to the outside must be unencumbered allowing you to get at least 100ft from the building.

Hope this answers your question, if I can answer anything else for you please don't hesitate to ask.

Make it a great day,

Ed
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Mon May 17, 2010
Rateb "Rock" Shukoor answered:
It actually depends but if you are looking at buying great condos cash, typically they range between $30,000-$50,000.
Example, this is a 3BR/2BA condo in Georgia.. it's buy now price is $ 49,900...
What are are you considering?
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Fri Aug 1, 2014
Cindy Vedder answered:
Steven,

If you are financing a loan to purchase no one is going to do it without you having jobs first. If you are changing jobs it is best to be in the same line of work.

If you have 50% of $150K you may consider an outright cash purchase on a smaller sales price.

Good luck.

Cindy Vedder
Prudential Ca. Realty
951.231.8439
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Mon Jan 18, 2010
Paul Kaplan answered:
You might look into the book, "Palm Springs Confidential" which has a section that lists houses and their history. http://www.amazon.com/Palm-Springs-Confidential-Playground-Stars/dp/1569802696 You might also try the Palm Springs Historical Society too.
Best of luck!

Paul Kaplan
www.MidCenturyModernPS.com
760-285-8559
Pacific Union Real Estate
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Sun Jun 7, 2009
Scott Godzyk answered:
some communities will allow 20% of the residents to be under 55 if no kids under 18. this is a federal housing rule if it is a designated over 55 community. HOWEVER certain communiies, towns or cities can institute no one under 55 or 62. Check with the association if they have the 20% rule. ... more
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