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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Should We Move To Palm Springs?

Bea and I are seriously wondering whether to move to Palm Springs, CA. Reason for that is the latest development re. the sale of Bob Hope’s estate in Palm Springs. The seller has slashed the price in half. It went from 50Mill Bucks to the half.

WHAT A DEAL!

I will make contact with the real estate firm next week. Maybe, just maybe we get it another million of two down in price. Oh…and then I have to negotiate with my bank for a mortgage. I wonder what my equity value is gonna be. I was always wondering how it would be living in a flying saucer. Bob Hope’s house would be the closest we will come to experience the feel. And think about it, we would always be in the sun. No more snowbirding to get away from the nasty Canadian Winter. No more driving 3000+ miles to get to Holtville. Yeah, we would save big time on fuel. That might even be enough to pay an entire hundredth percent of the mortgage. I’D LOVE THAT. And then there is many bedrooms in the house. We will invite all our friends to stay with us. Here’s the news which brought up the idea.

Bob Hope's Palm Springs estate

Photos: Bob Hope's Palm Springs estate

This radical design, done for Bob Hope and his wife, is perhaps the most iconic desert residence in Southern California, though not without controversy. It's now half of its original $50 million asking price.

Photos: Bob Hope's Palm Springs estate
I wonder though whether there is a parking space for our RV. Or….may be we just sell it eh?

Photos: Bob Hope's Palm Springs estate
Instead of a camp fire we will host star-gazing evenings. Look at the skyward view!

Wouldn’t that be nice?  EH?
 

8 comments:

  1. I think you should tear out all the green grass and put in an RV park. After all, you don't want your neighbors having to put with the rest of us running generators. On top of that, if you tore out that grass you wouldn't have to mow it or pay landscapers to take care of it. Before you know it you'll even have more privacy. Any neighbors within five miles will start putting up fences just so they won't have to associate with the likes of us.

    Thanks, Peter, for thinking of your RVing acquaintances.

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    1. And here I thought you would like some green grass in the bleak desert.

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  2. I know a couple of thousand people that might be interested in making an"timeshare" out of it!
    We could all stay about 3 hours for an individual stay! Copdontheroad.blogspot.com

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    1. An interesting thought, indeed. Withe everyone putting in $3000 we "only" need 8333 people. Of course that number could be reduced substantially if we would spit in $30000 each. Not an impossible task I'd say.....:-))

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  3. Naw, I think I'll stick with my RV. Too FANCY SMANCHY for me !! LOL

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    1. You could get a designated RV-parking spot on the property. We'd call it "Sassy's Roost".

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  4. It also crossed my mind ,but why do I need a brick house? is it only to put all the things I do not need in it????

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  5. Way too much space for us too, really like what we have.

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