Buyer’s most wanted home features in 2013

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Thanks to the proliferation of the internet and online resources, today’s buyers have become very well educated on available features for homes. Here is a study done this past year which highlights some of the most wanted features a buyer wants when looking for a home:

Palm Springs real estate buyers most wanted features when purchasing a home

William F. Cody’s historic Racquet Club Garden Villas in Palm Springs

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The historic Racquet Club Garden Villas was designed by the famed mid-century architect, William F. Cody. The Racquet Club was the hangout for the most famous of the film stars and celebrities. Originally part of the famous Racquet Club, the Racquet Club Garden Villas were intended to give guests privacy but easy access to resort activities.

Racquet Club Garden Villas - Palm Springs

The grounds are gated and the complex is just minutes from downtown Palm Springs with it excellent restaurants and trendy shops.The post and beam architecture with the floor to ceiling glass walls are William F. Cody signature look which breaks the distinction between indoors and outdoors.


Lushly landscaped by Philip A. Shipley, landscape architect to celebrities such as Walt Disney, Frank Sinatra and Steven Spielberg, the complex boasts a babbling brook, amazing views, beautiful pool and mature plantings that have created an oasis in the desert at the Mid-Century Modern Racquet Club Garden Villas.

Racquet Club Garden Villas features one of the most beautiful resort-style pools in the entire Palm Springs area.

We currently have an extremely well appointed studio unit available for $195,000. The Racquet Club Garden Villas condo has been updated with Carrara marble floors, Solid Walnut Cabinets, and top of the line appliances. Contact Alex for more information. 


What Home Buyers Don’t Want

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As a buyer, you have the right to be picky. After all, a real estate purchase is a huge decision to make, one that will have long term affect on your life. This 2013 California Association of Realtors survey is a quick look at what the top items buyers don’t want are.  I am not sure that the outdoor kitchen would be so high on the list here in sunny Palm Springs.
What Real Estate Buyers Don't Want

How real estate buyers and sellers use the internet in 2013

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The National Association of Realtors’s 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers includes survey responses from 8,767 people who purchased a home between July 2012 and June 2013. The seller information in the report is from those buyers who also sold a home.

For those who purchased a home during that time period, the highest share ever – 92 percent — used the Internet to search for a home, up from 90 percent in last year’s survey and 71 percent in 2003.

Use of the Internet among consumers in the homebuying process continues to grow.

Just over 4 in 10 buyers (42 percent) started the homebuying process by looking for properties online (up from 35 percent in 2011) followed distantly by those whose first step was to contact a real estate agent (17 percent). Online websites and agents tied as the most common information sources homebuyers used in their search with 89 percent using each. Yard signs followed at 51 percent.

2013 Real estate information source

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