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The Mesa Luxury Homes and Estates – Palm Springs

The-Mesa-Luxury-Homes-and-Estates-300x225Mesa Luxury Homes Have a Long History in Palm Springs

Mesa Luxury Homes and Estates are located in South Palm Springs. This community has been established since the early 1920’s, under the leadership of Edmond Fulford, a famous Los Angeles businessman. It is specifically seated in Palm Canyon Mesa, this gated area was supposedly built on the lowest slopes of the San Jacinto Mountains to protect the homes from the strong winds of the desert. There was even a plan that there will be a common main entrance for the exclusive community, however, all these plans were put on hold because of Mr. Fulford’s death in 1936. Still, the gatehouse remains to be a reminder of the businessman’s vision.

After the death of Edmond Fulford, other developers put interest in the making of the Mesa community. That’s why this real estate offers several architectural styles. The estates are located on the east slopes of the San Jacinto Mountains, not following the original plan of Fulford. But still, Mesa gained a pretty good reputation around town; people often say that this place comes with a family and friendly atmosphere. The neighborhood is quiet and safe at all times. Almost all the neighbors here are friends, and they always take time to visit one another, which seldom happens in the society these days.

Tahquitz Canyon Location Provides an Ideal Setting

Mesa homes are near the east of Tahquitz Canyon. As you all know, Tahquitz Canyon features a 60-foot waterfall that comes in seasons. Indian rock art and ancient irrigation can also be seen through here. According to stories, the canyon is home to Tahquitz, an Indian who possess great power. It is believed to speak thunder and lightning, it eats human flesh, as well as beautiful women. Those who disappear on the mountains are said to be taken by this legendary Indian. This story adds mystery to the awesome Mesa community.

Are you excited to get your dream home from the best community up in South Palm Springs? It offers the best environment for a family and of course, you can get the finest out of nature. Some of the architectural styles that Mesa estate offer are the 1920’s Spanish villas, 1950’s Ranch homes, Santa Fe Style homes and a lot more. This community surely comes with a great combination of modern Palm Springs, the old school style of living, as well as a taste of good old Mother Nature. The price usually ranges from $600,000 up to $3 million, depending on the location, size, and type of home you want. Mesa homes and estates are not just for the rich, there’s a home perfect for anyone interested.

So, whenever you come around California, particularly in Palm Springs, go check out what the Mesa community has to offer. Surely, people are never left disappointed with the unique homes that this real estate can share. It is best to visit the place, rather than shopping for pictures from the Internet. The homes can be appreciated more once on the actual location of the estate, there is no doubt about that.

 

For more information about Palm Springs real estate & properties call Claudine @ (760) 799 5308.



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2 Hour Rule and Rat Pack Made Palm Springs a Celebrity Haven

Palm Springs Became The Home for the Rat Pack

Hollywood’s original bad boys, the Rat Pack, added to Palm Springs luster in the post World War II era. The shenanigans of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Joey Bishop, Sammy Davis Jr., and Peter Lawford at the Chi Chi Club, Riviera Resort, and other watering holes out there in the desert helped to add to the city cache, but Palm Springs was already renowned as a celebrity destination back in the 20’s when future members of the Rat Pack were still little kids or infants.

Palm Springs had a lot going for it as a hideaway from the hustle and bustle of studio life that already dominated the Hollywood scene by the 20’s. The region already had hotels and golf course where people could relax throughout the year. Yes, the days were hot in summer, but that was just a good reason to hit the links early in the day and while away the afternoons at pool side.

The setting was spectacular perched beneath the towering San Jacinto Mountains, but what made it especially attractive for the Hollywood crowd was the so called “two hour rule” that applied to actors under contract. Because they might be quickly needed for a shoot under special circumstances, Hollywood players under contract were required to remain at all times within two hours travel time of the studios. Palm Springs just managed to make it under that limitation. While the highways out to the resort have been upgraded, the traffic has gotten worse. The two hour rule can still apply just not during the morning or evening rush.

A Home Away from Home for Several Rat Pack Members

Several Rat Pack members including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. so enjoyed their visits to Palm Springs that they ended up purchasing homes there. The Sinatra compound in particular became a favored meeting site for Rat Pack members. Numerous other Hollywood celebrities purchased homes here in the Rat Pack hey days of the 50’s and 60’s.

Bob Hope bought a house here and became such a beloved member of the community that they named a boulevard after him. His partner in all those “Road Movies,” Bing Crosby also had a house here and a street that bears his name. Other luminaries include George Hamilton, Kirk Douglas, and Jack Benny.

The celebrities are not all out of Hollywood or just confined to film and stage. Albert Einstein maintained a home here. The celebrated genius found the star studded skies inspirational and loved to lie out on an easy chair in his back patio and look up at the heavens. He claimed that some of his best thoughts came to him during such moments of relaxation.

Female celebrities are also included on the list of famous folks who choose to have a house in Palm Springs. These include such people as Marilyn Monroe, Lily Tomlin, Dinah Shore, and Elizabeth Taylor. Palm Springs also attracts famous couples such as Carol Lombard and Clark Gable, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez, Elvis and Priscilla Presley, and getting back to the Rat Pack, Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra.

All these amazing stories awaits you in Palm Springs…Interested with Palm Springs Luxury Homes? Call Claudine @ (760) 799 5308 or Visit her Palm Springs Real Estate Site!



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Morningside Golf Country Club in Rancho Mirage

b77450332e98f8f1d0be82675e63a700-300x224Be one of the elite at Morningside Golf Country Club. With its luxurious setting and top-notch amenities, Morningside has attracted former presidents, famous sports figures and leaders of industry to its membership.

Home to the first Jack Nicklaus designed golf course in the Palm Springs area, it features 140 acres of immaculate turf and 20 acres of lakes. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to better your game with two practice putting greens, a practice pitching area, and practice fairway bunkers. The course is surrounded by beautiful flowerbeds and boasts some of the most breathtaking views in Southern California. Golf membership is $50,000 private equity, with $1,048 in dues monthly.

There are over 360 homes in Morningside, offering large square footage and private pools. Homes are valued between $550,000 and $2.2 million, with HOA dues of $995 per month. The community association offers such services as an on-site handyman, security home watch provided by the in house security staff, and a 24 hour concierge service.

Other exciting features of Morningside Golf Country Club include:

  • Tennis facility with five hard courts and one clay court
  • Fully stocked tennis pro shop
  • State of the art fitness center with incredible views of the Coachella valley.
  • Casual and formal dining options, plus home delivery after 5:30pm every day
  • Extensive wine list
  • Year round special events including Jazz Nights, Chinese New Year, Canine Carnival and more
  • 51,000 square foot clubhouse with pool, considered one of the most architecturally beautiful in the desert, featuring stunning views of the San Jacinto Mountains

Morningside Golf Country Club is located at 39033 Morningside Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270. Find directions to the club here.

Learn more about life at Morningside Golf Country Club by visiting their website. To get more information about the club, please call (760) 324-1234, or email Corinne Zajac at czajac@clubatmorningside.org.

For more information on homes in Morningside Golf Country Club & Rancho Mirage CLICK HERE to contact Claudine .

 


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Canadians buying Real Estate in California

Warning for Canadian Buying real estate  in the US

Canadian media are creating a panic wave among the people  in Canada who are thinking of investing in real estate in the US. Mainly talking about the “risks” and “pitfalls” for tax issues and really scaring off everybody.

These articles are great and of great use but the way they are written and presented  is “scaring” potential buyers away.
As a Realtor in Palm Springs California (sunny and warm during the winters) , a snow birds destination, I have sold tens of properties to Canadians since the turn of the economy.
Everything I am reading in this article bring nothing new to my table, I always recommend to my clients to consult a cross border accountant before they buy.
But this is not meant “against Canadians” as it appears to be in everything I have read lately in the Canadian media. This is the way real estate is taxed and legislated in the US for US residents and citizens as well.
This why the buyers should carefully chose a Realtor who is not just a “door opener” for them but a knowledgeable professional who will walk them through and guide them.
Buying real estate in Palm Springs today (because it is a resort area) still remains an excellent investment for now as well as the years to come as long as you do it the “right way”.



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