Should You 55+ House Hunt In The Desert When Temps Are 110+ Degrees?

I received an email this morning (at 5am, before my morning walk) from an out-of-town buyer asking if I would be available to show him 55+ homes this weekend.

Temperatures here in the Coachella Valley desert area are supposed to reach nearly 120 degrees! They were 90-degrees this morning at sunrise when I walked and shot this video!

Even though 55+ desert house hunting in 100-plus degree temps can be life threatening, I receive inquiries like this nearly every day, every summer.

My reply is that if a life event means that you absolutely, positively have to move to the desert immediately, I will gladly help you look for the perfect active adult community and home. We’ll just bring lots of water and electrolytes and try to find as much shade as possible, but be prepared for a very hot and exhausting day.

If you don’t absolutely have to move during the summer, do yourself a favor and wait until fall or winter to start your search, here in the desert, when temps are much more mild. It’s not worth getting dehydrated, having a heat stroke or worse.

Now that I’ve given you fair warning, click the links below to search all 55+ desert city properties listed on the Desert Area MLS. Then, contact me to see any of these homes in person: stevestewart@kw.com or 760-600-6152

CLICK HERE TO SEARCH 55+ SINGLE FAMILY HOMES, CONDOS, CO-OPS AND TOWNHOMES FOR SALE ON THE MLS

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