May Brings Social Distancing, Awesome Take-Out,

and Event Rescheduling!


With COVID-19 bringing our world to a virtual standstill, April resulted in much confusion and uncertainty across the country. It was a little less “intense” here in the Palm Springs area, but the effects of the coronavirus have been felt widely across the Coachella Valley. 


Governor Newsom’s “shelter-in-place” order has resulted in quite a few adjustments to how we live our daily lives with major event cancellations and the shutdown of "non-essential" businesses. But one thing has not changed … the natural beauty of the desert and the easy lifestyle … it’s all still here. 




Some “Shelter-in-Place” Restrictions Eased

Recent county restrictions over some outdoor activities have been eased, allowing for some options to get out of the house safely. Golf courses have reopened, as have tennis courts and pickleball courts. Swimming pools are open, with restrictions on occupancy. And of course, hiking and biking are still popular options for getting exercise and keeping mentally healthy. Masks are no longer “required” but should always be worn any time you are in close proximity to others. 


Click HERE for up-to-date COVID-19 news for Riverside County.


Restaurant Takeout Month


A lot of us have grown weary of coming up with a dinner menu night after night. Well here’s a solution to add a little variety into your menu! Palm Springs Life magazine is celebrating May as "takeout month" by providing access to some of the best takeout menus across the Coachella Valley in one place. It's easy ... just click on the link below, click on your city, and, voila, you’ll find some of the best restaurants in the area that are offering takeout. 


Click HERE for menus of participating restaurants.



McCallum Theatre 2020-2021 Season   

This year’s season at the McCallum Theatre was cut short due to the outbreak of COVID-19, but you can start planning for their fabulous 2020-2021 season right now.  There are some great shows planned, including country star Leanne Rimes, comedienne Paula Poundstone, The Lettermen, Tony award-winner Patti LuPone, the Broadway musical Jersey Boys, and one of my favorites, Storm Large. So check out the full schedule at the link below as tickets are on sale now!


Click HERE for information on shows and to purchase tickets.


Rescheduled Shows


Several shows that were planned for the 1st half of the year have now been rescheduled for a later date. We’ll keep you updated as our local entertainment schedules evolve over the coming months to make sure you don’t miss any great shows coming to the area.

  • Nora Jones and Mavis staples - new date TBD
  • Gladys Night  - new date TBD
  • Chaka Khan - new date July 4
  • Kenny G - new date Sep 11
  • Pitbull - Postponed
  • The Stylistics w/Peaches and Herb - Postponed
  • Flo Rida - new date Oct 2 

Hiking & Biking


One of the best things you can do right now is get outdoors …safely. You should always carry a mask, and put it on if you are around others, but getting outside is good for your physical and mental well being. And given that summer has arrived early, you’ll probably want to get out early in the morning or later in the evening. Below is some good information on biking and hiking in the area.


Click HERE for information BIKING in Palm Springs.


Click HERE for information on HIKING in Palm Springs.



There are a lot of people in need of assistance, and if you’re able and willing, there are many opportunities to volunteer! There are many local volunteer opportunities, both medical and non-medical, in the area, and you can click the link below to register your availability for a variety of volunteer opportunities.


Click HERE to find volunteer opportunities in Riverside County.



The Palm Springs area real estate market is dynamic, and always changing, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We found that our normally monthly updates just aren’t cutting it ... our clients need real-time information to gauge where this market is heading.


As a result, we started The Monday Minute to provide a quick snapshot of the numbers each week ... how many new homes were listed, how many new escrows were opened, how many homes were pulled off the market, and what’s happening with price reductions. 


The Monday Minute is a brief weekly video update … get the latest market update here every Monday and find out how many homes were listed for sale, how many went into escrow, and much more at this link:


To view our most recent full market report, click here: Desert Market Update, or click here for information on a specific city: Send Me A City Report.


Give us a call at (760) 625-7229, or visit, for an easy-to-use home search, and for information on how we can help you with all your important real estate needs.


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