Sunday, March 29, 2015

Entertainment Rules Palm Springs In April

Live Entertainment In The Coachella Valley

It will be hard to escape all the options in the Month of April as the valley swells with the crowds coming for every type of entertainment under the Sun! Sports, Music, Dance, Art it is all here.

April 2-5 The world of Golf comes to the Valley as The LPGA Tournament - formerly the Dinah Shore shows the world what the valley has in the golfing department.  Major Television exposure will show off the valley at its' finest! Parties will be everywhere and Meghan Trainor is set to perform at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage.
one of them. Plus, all the biggest names of professional Womens  golf will be at the

April 10-12 and 17-19 The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Acts as eclectic as Steely Dan and AC/DC will fill the grounds of the Empire Polo grounds with every kind of music you can imagine. So big it takes two weekends to fit it all in!

April 24-26 Country Music Rules the Day with Stage Coach Festival Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Tim Mcgraw headline three days of Country music that seems like a who's who in Country Music.

April 24-27  Palm Springs will host the 25th White Party billed as the largest Dance Music Festival In the World. Word is out that Leann Rimes will headline one of the parties.

Of course these are just four of the biggest events in the Coachella Valley there are dozens and dozens of others and the only way you can enjoy them all is if you get here!  Perpetual sunshine, palm trees and plenty to do.  Its' easy to see why everyone wants to buy a home in Palm Springs California.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Taxes, Taxes, Taxes...

Not a fun topic for most of us but we thought we would try to give you a laugh and some good advice at the same time. We have compiled some links here that ought to make you think twice and keep you entertained.

Have you ever calculated all the taxes you pay?  From property, income and sales taxes it may add up to more than you realize - This site calculates the average taxes paid in the 10 highest taxing states

Property taxes can eat up a big chunk of your income be wary of these 10 states - Luckily California is not on the list thanks to prop 13 which caps property taxes at 1% of purchase price. Another reason to look at homes for sale in Palm Springs CA!

Perhaps you just want to move to one of the top ten states with the lowest tax burden.

Surely when you retire the tax burden will be at the top of your list. If so check out the best places for low taxes on retirees.

Have a crazy idea that you can deduct something unusual? Check out these 13 crazy tax deductions.

No question about it though home ownership can provide a nice range of tax breaks see this link for a refresher on what they are.

So sharpen that pencil and get ready to crunch the numbers.  Don't forget any improvements you made to your property last year as those can increase your basis in the property.

A final reminder second half property tax payment installments are due no later than April 10th 2015. You can pay Riverside County taxes on line at:
While they take credit and debit cards there is a convenience fee added on so best to have your checking account information handy beforehand.

If we can help answer any property ownership questions you have please don't hesitate to call or text us at 760-408-5300.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Dining In Palm Springs

Always interesting to see what the visitors perspective on Palm Springs is! Here is a list of new places to Dine in Palm Springs recommended by the LA area food blog LA eater.

Perhaps we will see some of these fine spots participate in Palm Springs Restaurant week the First week of June. Many area restaurants offer 3 course dinners for special set prices to give you an opportunity to sample all the great choices out there.

Almost as interesting as what is new is what has closed. While many restaurants open and close quickly it is rare to see the really popular places close. The last year or so we have seen some popular establishments close such as The Red Tomato, Hamburger Marys, Lyons, Daveys Hideaway, Acqua Pazza and even the Palm Springs location of California Pizza Kitchen.

Lastly, another interesting thing to watch will be the new hotels that are slated to open soon. What sort of dining options will they offer. Already the Hard Rock hotel has brought in Celebrity Chef Kerry Simon with his Simon Kitchen. Will Palm Springs become another Las Vegas in the dining category with Celebrity Chefs opening up more venues in the area? It will be fun to watch and enjoy all the great eats no matter which way it goes.

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Joshua Tree National Park Video

Joshua Tree Park Like you have never seen it before! Even if you have been many times skip forward in the video to about 3:15 and look at the scenes with the night stars. What a beautiful resource we have so close to Palm Springs.  It does not matter if you are visiting the area, live here already or are just looking for homes for sale in Palm Springs CA - there is always something amazing to see.

MTJP | Joshua Tree from More Than Just Parks on Vimeo.


MTJP | Joshua Tree is the culmination of nearly a month spent exploring Joshua Tree National Park. We chose Joshua Tree because of its unique landscape. Its immense boulder piles, colorful cactus fields, endless desert expanses, and one-of-a-kind Joshua trees make for a spectacular setting. This film was shot entirely in 4K.

To see our Olympic National Park short film visit:
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To learn more about the More Than Just Parks Project please visit our website:
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100% of your donations go toward making more captivating short films like the one we've already made.


Thanks to Alpine Labs for their Radian & Michron Motion Time Lapse Devices, an essential piece of equipment in the making of this video. All of the rotating shots in this video are thanks to Radian:

Special thanks to Fat Moose for the incredible jackets:

Special thanks to Fjallraven for the Keb Trousers:

Special thanks to Heimplanet for the Cave tent:

Special thanks to Mountainsmith for the Mountain Dome 3 tent:

Special thanks to Platypus, super.natural, Hydro Flask, and Hillsound

Thanks to Sea Raven Media:

Special Thanks to Matt Keough

Music Credit
Artist: Ludovico Einaudi
Track: Experience
Album: In a Time Lapse

Here are a few fun statistics from our trip:
Crew Members: 3
Time: 15 days
Distance: 200mi+
Photos/Videos: 20,000+
Digital Memory: 1TB


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