If you’re a first time home or condo buyer in the Palm Springs area you might be interested in a series of articles that I posted online over the last few months that are linked from our Information For Buyers web page.
Location is near the top of the list for most desert buyers, and yes it is possible to by the right home but in the wrong location. The old adage of location, location, location, is repeated three times to emphasize the importance of location. It basically means that similar or identical homes or condos can be valued differently based on their location.
Once your agent helps narrow down your overall location criteria, s/he will then help you discover your location options within each community to form your ‘short list’. One example is sunlight exposure. Year-round residents and winter residents will likely have different needs and preferences.