Showing posts from July, 2014

Do You Really Need to Clean Your Air Ducts?

By: Dave Toht

Contrary to popular belief, there aren’t any health benefits linked to cleaning air ducts, but having a pro remove gunk can boost the efficiency of your HVAC.

Five to seven times a day, the air in your home circulates through the air ducts of your HVAC heating and cooling system, carrying with it the dust and debris of everyday living.

Your furnace filter catches much of the stuff, but neglect, remodeling projects, or shoddy duct installation can lead to a buildup of gunk inside your ductwork that threatens the efficient functioning of your system.

Are Dirty Ducts Hazardous to Your Health?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asserts no studies have proven that duct cleaning prevents health problems. Also, there isn’t proof that dirty ductwork increases dust levels inside homes.

But some people are more sensitive to airborne dust and pet dander than others. If your nose is getting itchy just thinking about what might lurk in your ducts, the $300 to $600 it costs to clean …

Dinosaurs Roam the Desert

Well Not Really ....but this is a very interesting video on the history of what has to be one of the more unusual Roadside attractions near Palm Springs. If you saw the PEE WEE Herman movies years ago it was featured in one of those as well.

If you are driving into Palm Springs California from Los Angeles you know you are almost to Palm Springs when you see these guys!

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Palm Springs Video Tour

This nice video only covers the highlights of Palm Springs but it is fast paced and shows somethings you might not get to do such as hike in the Canyon or see the Jaguar from the Living Desert up close and personal. The shots from the Tram Car are clear and unobstructed and some of the best I have seen. So even if you have been before give this video a look, I bet you will be impressed.

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Palm Springs Market Statistics 2014

Short sales and Foreclosures Drop - Equity Sales Increase

PRICES RISE year over year in the Coachella Valley

Market statistics for May 2014 have been compiled and published.  It shows some interesting facts and a decided change in the Real Estate market in Palm Springs. If displayed on a graph it would also show a steady line up. The trends we are about to discuss below have been steadily developing this entire year, with no retreat.

First, the number of homes being sold as foreclosures or short sales has taken another big drop. This category is down 50% from May 2013 when 18% of homes were in this category.
Secondly, the number of available homes is rising with about 90 more condos and 90 more homes on average – available each month. This is a wake- up call for sellers because the number of homes selling is dropping in each category and each city.
Third and most important however is the marked increase in price. The median sales price for single family homes is now $455,100 whereas in 201…

Happy Canada Day

July 1 2014 - 
HAPPY 147th Birthday CANADA!

Trivia: Oh Canada - is the national anthem of Canada and it was written by:  Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier
See our complete page about Canadian Home Ownership in the United States.