Palm Springs Life Magazine May 1998

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ANNUAL REAL ESTATE ISSUE

ON THE COVER — Sand castles? That’s just the start of the real estate opportunities available here in the Coachella Valley. From castles and condos to estates and compounds, the desert’s living standard is still among the world’s highest. And getting higher. But hurry; the availabilities are dwindling fast. Photograph by Michael Simpson/FPG International LLC.

FEATURES:

Fore! For One!
By Murray Olderman. Photography by John Henebry.
Multimillionaire Tim Blixseth is building his very own 18-hole golf course in Rancho Mirage. (Ambassador Annenberg’s course has only nine holes – sorry.) Take a good look, folks. This is the last time the public will see it.

Ageless Style
As we continue our celebration of Palm Springs Life’s 40th anniversary, we’re continuing to look through the archives. Come relive the glorious history of desert interior design.

The 1997 Fred Sands Desert Realty Home Buyers’ Survey
By Hans and Mary Sue Dubach.
Once again the DuBachs, publisher of the authoritative Wheeler’s Desert Letter, provide the rundown on all of the new developments in the area.

Palm Springs Life’s Guide to Retirement
The desert is rapidly becoming the retirement capital for the affluent. Here’s a rundown on how to make these your best years yet. Includes stories about the good professional advisors in the area and opportunities to volunteer, a big desert tradition.