Scene in the City – Real Estate

THE COST OF HOUSING – In and Around PALM SPRINGS

If you compare the following prices to the equivalent in Vancouver, B.C. you’ll find a HUGE difference. You can buy a palace here for the same price as a knock down there.  It’s just the way it is.  Here is what you can buy in P.S. for just under $100,000 +

For an asking price of $99,900. – a 900 sq. ft. two bedroom, two bathroom condo in secure gated community about a 15 minute drive from the center of town. Living area has a vaulted ceiling, newly re-modelled kitchen and the balcony off second bedroom overlooks pool and hot tub with partial mountain view.  Quite attractive.  See below:

From front entrance - one bedroom with ensuite on left.
From front entrance – one bedroom with ensuite on left.
Balcony off second bedroom.
View from balcony off one of the bedrooms.  Mountain view to the right.  Asking $99,900.
Kitchen as new granite counter top and tiles.
Kitchen has new granite counter top and tiles.  Asking $99,900.

For an asking price of $279,000. you can buy a 1,400 sq. ft. Adobe style home with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  Two beautiful outdoor spaces – one off kitchen with private hot tub and a gorgeous large upstairs deck with mountain views.  Complex has a swimming pool and there’s a golf course close by.  See 2 photos below.

santa fe   Asking $279,000.

For an asking price of $535,000. you will get a 1,500 sq. ft. uniquely private home in a gated community close to town with only 12 houses in the whole complex.  Absolutely gorgeous home with 2 spacious bedrooms (each with own ensuite) at opposite sides of house.  A nice office space, 2 car garage, outdoor living with private salt water swimming pool, hot tub and mountain view064.  Large kitchen area. See 2 photos below.Outside - house

This complex across the street was originally selling for $1,000,000.  (I know because I looked at it a few years ago) and now it's going for $500,000.
Units in the complex you see across the street were originally selling for $1,000,000. (I know because I looked there a few years ago) and now the only two remaining are going for about $500,000. – half the original asking.

stairs 2stairs 1These are just tiled stairs that I really like.  I love Mexican tiles.

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