By Craig Michaels

As a desert native for over 30 years, I have spent ample time in each of the Coachella Valley’s nine cities. While our desert is very richly diverse with Hollywood history and stunning views, people from across the world are discovering this is a great place to settle down or have a second home.

Desert locals have known me as Craig Michaels, a radio and TV personality, for many years. But last year, I made the decision to get my real estate license and joined Leaskou Partners real estate firm in Palm Springs. Besides boasting a dog-friendly environment, I liked that they are a dedicated group of realtors who are extremely professional and they sell a large amount of homes in the Palm Springs area. 

While a majority of the low desert has rebounded from the last housing bubble of 2008, the west side of the Valley has seen some of the biggest gains in home sales. In the last 12 months, Palm Springs has seen a 12.7% growth in the sales of Single Family detached homes. The Palm Springs lifestyle and the mid-century modernism that embodies it are just some of the driving factors in this upward movement.


There are many beautiful neighborhoods to choose from in this internationally known city. The Deepwell Colony Estates is one neighborhood in particular which seems to have excellent resale value and is currently in high demand with buyers. Its close proximity to downtown, well-maintained houses, and beautifully remodeled mid-century homes, make this neighborhood highly sought after.   

In this issue, I want to feature an amazing new listing situated in the desirable Deepwell neighborhood. This mid-century inspired gem has only been on the MLS for one week and is already generating high interest from prospective buyers. Having undergone an extensive renovation, this home truly delivers on all levels. Upon entering the home, guests are greeted by a massive great room with three sliders made of new LoE 360 (heat reflecting) glass overlooking the pool and spa. The brand-new kitchen and appliances are complimented with top-notch finishes including custom cabinets, a large center island, a farm-style sink, and immaculate quartz countertops.

There are two bathrooms including an incredible master en-suite featuring an oversized double shower with rainfall showerheads and double vanity. The 24 x 24 ceramic tiling looks very rich in this open floor plan. With our gorgeous desert weather, outdoor entertainment space is often considered a “must have” for potential buyers and this home does not fail to deliver. In addition to the pool, spa, and fire pit, this home has several lounging areas, an outdoor shower, and a built-in BBQ surrounded by mature fruit trees. Guests can also relax in the hammock or play some bocce ball for fun.

With over 1,900 square feet of living space, this home comes with duel AC for climate control. This would make a great primary residence or a second home for out of town buyers. Located at 1691 E. Ocotillo Ave. Palm Springs, the home is priced at $799,000 and is the lowest priced home currently listed for sale in the Deepwell Colony Estates. If you would like a private showing of this home or any other “Amazing Coachella Valley Homes” you can follow my Facebook page at

I love helping people achieve their real estate goals. My motto is “I don’t just sell homes, I change lives.” Let’s change your life today.

Craig Michaels

Leaskou Partners


(760) 880-3848