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September 2016


Dear Friends,

Labor Day Weekend marks what many local residents and businesses refer to as the shoulder season - that would be the end of the once-slower summer months and the beginning of the post-holiday full season. With our Desert Resort Cities becoming ever buiser throughout the year, it's hard to notice a marked difference except for cooling temperatures.

The real state market continues its gradual rise and increase of home values throughout the Coachella Valley with Palm Springs still a standout with its notably faster recovery growth. Part of this is due in no small part to the continual revitalization of the city through green initiatives, new events and attractions bringing in younger demographics, and the increase in new home building and consumer interest.

There is plenty of inventory still to be found in traditional home resales and the savvy Buyer who isn't tied down to city-centric locations can find great values in the Mid-Valley communities of Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert.

Whether you are looking to buy or sell, I can offer the highest levels in real estate expertise and professionalism. Please contact me, and allow me to help guide you through that process.

~ Dale Swanson

Dale Swanson
REALTOR® - ABR, CRS, RSPS, SFR   |  760.641.9416

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Featured Architect: chris Pardo, elemental designs


Chris Pardo came to Palm Springs looking for a vacation home and has since made it his workplace. Not the home, but Palm Springs — and several other cities in the area. Recent projects in Coachella Valley include Coachella Music Festival restroom buildings; Il Corso Restaurant in Palm Desert; the Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club, Ernest Coffee Co., the Bootlegger Tiki lounge, and The Arrive Hotel, all in Palm Springs.

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Palm Springs architecture: tuscany heights


Set within a gated community at the top of Racquet Club Drive, Tuscany Heights features 12 single family luxury homes, all surrounded by amazing views of the San Jacinto Mountains as well as city lights below. Designed with an old world flair yet modern in design, each home is masterfully designed unlike any other. Tuscany Heights homes feature single level living, roof top decks, designer series pools and spas, solar systems and spacious outdoor living spaces. See the full website here.

local happenings


The opening of the West Elm store in Downtown Palm Springs marks the first of several retail stores to grace the newly designed North Palm Canyon Drive Building as part of the multi-million dollar revitalization project to replace the former Desert Fashion Plaza mall. Swimming in mid-century modern furnishings, West Elm also carries prodcuts from 15 California artists and designers including 3 from the local area. See more of the store's opening here.

Real Estate market news


domestic Design FEature


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Like most important breakthroughs, modern commercial and residential air conditioning technology is a result of a series of advancements by scientists and inventors who challenged themselves to come up with creative solutions to problems of the day. Scroll through this interactive timeline and read on to learn about some of the key milestones in air conditioning history.



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