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Most people know me as being a Los Angeles / NELA realtor. But I’m also a part time Hi-desert resident and Airbnb Super Host. My husband and I split each week between out homes in Echo Park (Los Angeles) and the Upper Friendly Hills area of Joshua Tree, California.

If you are thinking about buying or selling in the Hi – Desert (Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, Flamingo Hts, Landers, 29 Palms, Wonder Valley, etc.) I would love to help you.

The desert is a magical place. It’s a spectacular place to retire or live if you can work remotely. Driving at night, when there is no traffic, you can get from DTLA to Joshua Tree is about 2 hours. So it’s a reasonable distance for a second home or vacation rental property. We love our city/desert lifestyle.


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Desert Real Estate Link Love | October 2017


Beavertail, our smaller Airbnb in Joshua Tree just turned 1 year old and we just got our 100th review. It was recently featured on the cover of California Lifestyle magazine! Follow Beavertail on Instagram.


Hi Guys!

I keep getting a ton of interest and lots questions about buying property in the desert! Weather you are thinking about moving out there full time, getting a second home or a vacation rental there are a ton of options. And compared to LA prices it is very affordable.

Some advice getting started:

1. Explore the area. Get to know it before you focus on looking at specific listings. Each desert community is unique and you need to identify places that you want to live. A good way to do this is to rent Airbnb’s in areas you are thinking about and spending some time there getting to know the area, going to stores, restaurants and living the life. I’m happy to orient you and give you overview of desert communities and to make suggestions on where to start.

2. Instagram. Follow people living in the areas you are curious about!. You can learn a lot about the people, and what is going on this way. Search hashtags for areas: #joshuatree #palmsprings #29palms, etc.

3. Stats. If you are thinking about buying a house to use as vacation rental, you really need to do your research. There is a ton of competition. Lots of people are already doing it, and there are a lot of people in the process of renovating places that will be online soon. You really need to smart about your strategy and do market research. I can point you in the right direction.

I’m usually in Joshua Tree a few days a week (typically Friday – Sunday) and I am happy to show you homes in Coachella Valley and the Hi-Desert.


History of homesteader cabins in Wonder Valley
Can your neighbors Airbnb impact your property value
The mortgage process – what you need to know (infographic)
How to renovate a house on a budget
Before they had a berry farm the Knotts lived in the hi-desert
Fall in love with the desert…. 35 iconic southwest sites
How Joshua trees were named
Hantivirus can live in old desert wood (like delapidated shacks)
Ambitious shipping container house proposed for JT
Conde Nest guide to JT
Palm Springs party pad w pool for $649k
Pioneertown – the new old west


 

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Link Love: Hi-Desert, Joshua Tree | June 2017

I represented the out of town buyers on this very cheerful, renovated homesteader cabin that is located on the border between North Joshua Tree and 29 Palms. The previous owner was going to use it exclusively as an art studio, so they added skylights, lots of ceiling fixtures light and electrical outlets. One room homesteader cabins like this make great, low maintenance weekend/vacation houses. There were three offers the first weekend the house went on the market and my clients beat out an all cash offer. 


1/2 the most popular cities for second home in CA are in the desert
Meet the flipsters… millennial hipsters who flip houses
Things to consider when buying a vacation home
My sister-in-law Jody & her husband Tim just listed their vacation rental Casa Panorama in Joshua Tree
NPR story on Palm Springs, Midcentury architect William Krisal
Ghost towns of the Mojave
Debate on the preservation of Noah Purifoy
21% of sales nation wide last month were ALL CASH
7 things you don’t know about Creosote bush
Plan to pump Mojave water to LA
Hippies are the new hipster
Guide to wildflowers in hi-desert
Air conditionings impact on modern architecture


Thinking about buying or selling property in the Hi-Desert or Palm Springs?
Let’s get coffee and talk.

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