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Santa Fe Real Estate Guide

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Botanical Garden • Inside Adobe Walls

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Bishop’s Lodge Road Private Paradise In the Tesuque Valley, this secluded compound has been superbly re-envisioned with impeccable taste and extraordinary finishes. It includes a 6161-square-foot main residence, a 3204 square-foot guest home and studio, and an 1863-square-foot caretaker’s residence or second guest house, offering a total of seven bedrooms. Completely private and quiet yet only minutes from downtown Santa Fe, the 2.786 acre park-like setting is the perfect retreat, and a rare opportunity for anyone in search of luxury, tranquility and serene natural beauty. Price Upon Request




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A world of its own adjoining the SF National Forest along the Rio Tesuque, this stunning gated compound includes a gracious Territorial-style 3BR, 3.5BA, 4,239 sq ft main residence with wraparound portal, pitchedroof Tesuque farm-style 1BR + den, 2BA, 1,744 sq ft guest house, studio/guest quarters, treehouse, plus painters shed on 3.59 acres in an unparalleled one-ofa-kind lush setting. MLS 201200912

Authentic and exquisite house and guest house: 2BR, 2BA, 2,240 sq ft mostly adobe main residence circa 1,920+ with formal living room, dining room and kitchen overlooking lush gardens updated with care and graced with a handsome master suite, 4 fireplaces, alcoves and nichos plus a free-standing 1BR, 1BA, 1,247 sq ft guest house with kiva circa 2005 in an incomparable setting. MLS 201202834

Sited for privacy on a breathtaking knoll with unobstructed views from Galisteo to the Jemez, this remarkable estate includes a 3BR, 2.5BA plus office, 3,134 sq ft main residence plus a 464 sq ft casita with bath. Savor living on 12 Sunlit Hills acres with an elegant open floorplan, handsome architectural details, grand portal overlooking view and gardens, 3-car garage and gated entry.

In the hills above Tesuque, successfully integrated in a beautifully rugged terrain, capturing panoramic mountain vistas, this perfectly scaled 2BR, 2BA, 2,361 sq ft dwelling is a wondrous synthesis of materials. With a nod to the Bauhaus, glass and block walls float over concrete floors. Light is integral to the design, the Great Room in its minimalism is a feast for the eyes. On 5.5 acres.

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Just 20 minutes from downtown, this delightful 3BR, 2.5BA, 2,177 sq ft home offers essential Northern New Mexico living in a pastoral setting. The main level features a 2-story living room with beamed ceiling, light-infused den, large kitchen and dining room opening to deck and garden. The 3 bedrooms are up, down is the family room and a dark room. Plus 2-car garage and acequia rights.

Off the Alameda-Looking to the Sangres there is a lyrical quality to this 2BR, 2BA + den, 2,471 sq ft home. Gracious open living areas with wood ceilings, vigas, a stacked-stone fireplace, subtle room dividers, a lovely master suite with study and wonderful kitchen are paired with a view-filled yet private portal that unites it all as it overlooks landscaped gardens. Five minutes to town.

Be charmed. United into a 2,679 sq ft single family home with 3BR, 3BA, the living, dining and sunrooms flow together with easy, overlooking the enclosed entry courtyard. Two wings, one with 3 living areas, 2BR , 2BA and remodeled kitchen; the other a full guest suite living/dining and 2nd floor sleeping room that could a home office or independent living create unique opportunities for in-town living. MSL 201300328

El Matador – Just a short hop to the Plaza, this sparkling 2nd floor 1BR, 1BA, 732 sq ft condo is El Matador at its finest. From foyer/dining area to large living room with gas fireplace and recessed lighting, doors open out to a wonderful 18’ long private terrace. Immaculate from start to finish, kitchen and bath have be updated and handsomely appointed. With gated entry, it is delightful.

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Huge price reduction! Seller says move it! Impeccably appointed throughout, this extraordinary las campanas old-world style adobe hacienda with attached courtyard-entry guest casita offers the finest in luxury and exclusive cul-de-sac location. Sweeping Sangre de cristo views greet this graciously designed 4994 sq ft one-of-a-kind home plus 969 sq ft self-contained guest home with inviting grand entry that overlooks the 1st fairway of the Sunrise golf course and is back-dropped by magnificent sunset Jemez views. #201300690

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60B Estrada Maya $950,000 mls# 201301417


303 Cadiz $1,200,000 mls# 201300756

1021 Mansion ridge $1,200,000 mls# 201205308

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17 Camino Monte Feliz $1,100,000

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7 Casita drive $142,500 mls# 201203914


229 Camino del Norte $1,000,000 mls# 201300850


10 Petroglyph $619,000 mls# 201201769

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10 Casita drive $166,250 mls# 201203924


206 anita Place $500,000


307 Vistoso Place $650,000 mls# 201300979

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26 Withers Peak $675,000 mls# 201300148

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34973 Highway 285 $275,000 mls# 201301419

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Santa Fe Real Estate Guide

MAY 2013

ON THE COVER This home, a splendid blend of Santa Fe Style and European elements, is on the market. Please see Inside Adobe Walls, Page 42, for details.


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A tour of historic properties


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Inside Adobe Walls


“All Things Real Estate” on radio


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Oakley’s Out & About



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ThIS IS IT! Old AdObe ON The eASTSIde WITh every IMAgINAble AMeNITy. $2,250,000

NOrTherN NeW MexIcO pITched rOOf TOur de fOrce WTh ASTONIShINg SANgre vIeWS. $998,000

eldOrAdO AWASh IN cOlOr 3bd plus office $309,000

lA TIerrA hIllTOp eSTATe 15 Acre View Estate $1,685,000

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mAGIcAL SANtA FE Beautiful and luxurious 3,000 sq ft custom home! Surrounded by green hills and blue sky, yet minutes from the Plaza, this lovely 3BR, 3BA property has high ceilings with vigas and beams, hardtroweled plaster, 4 fireplaces, a sumptuous master suite with a luxurious travertine bathroom, and an open plan entertaining kitchen. $875,000

SUNdANcE One-of-a-kind, handcrafted view house on 2.5 magical acres. One level, with an intelligent floorplan. Dramatic high ceilings and doors surround big, airy, rooms with expansive views and exquisite finishes. 3 spacious bedrooms with outdoor access, 4BA, a study, a gourmet chef’s kitchen, gorgeous dining room, and 3-car garage. $1,695,000


hIStOrIc EAStSIdE cOmpOUNd P.L. Travers, author of Mary Poppins, once lived here! 1898 adobe house, guest house and art studio. Off Canyon Road. So special! High old trees. Plenty of parking. Ambiance, charm, character. New wiring, plumbing and unseen necessities—authentic, original interiors! One of a magical kind! $950,000

pALAcE AVENUE Michael Mahaffey produced two condos – five years old, absolutely gorgeous finishes. Hard-troweled plaster, brick floors with radiant heat; travertine baths and walk-in closets; kiva fireplaces, bancos and skylights.

AttENtION ArtIStS Wonderful full guest house and real artist’s studio built in 2002 accompany this comfortable 3BR house on over 1/3 acre in a close-in, established neighborhood. Intelligent floorplan has master suite on one side of the public areas and two additional bedrooms and bath on the other. Beautiful floors, newly painted. Move right in! $390,000

SINE QUA NON! Architectural Digest-style design and quality join in this historic double adobe hacienda in a rare downtown setting on Old Santa Fe Trail. Rare 4.5 acres with views in the heart of the historic Eastside. Classic Spanish floorplan includes 4-5 bedrooms plus a full guest house. 18th Century doors, 12 fireplaces, pool, and a chapel! $4,850,000

2 bedroom and 2 bath $695,000 1bedroom UNdEr cONtrAct $475,000


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120 cANtErA cIrcLE $1,250,000 Oh so rare: smashing, in-town Eastside home with remarkable mountain vistas. Impressive scale, high ceilings and dramatic southwest aesthetic define this elegant 4,400+ sq ft residence. In a gated enclave north of Canyon Road, it includes a sumptuous master, handsome family room, and excellent kitchen with dining and breakfast rooms. Also featured are office, gym, wine cellar, big sun-filled studio/3rd bedroom, and 5 fireplaces. Entertain superbly indoors, or under the huge portal and wide terrace. #201205099

138 AVENIdA FrIjOLES $535,000 Facing a huge green belt in Aldea, this 2009 home is a delight. Featured are 18" travertine floors, hand trowel plaster and beautiful stonework. The 2,494 sq ft open floor plan includes a 26' living room with soaring ceilings and vigas, spacious dining room, marvelous master with walk-in closet and luxurious bath, and chef’s kitchen with cherry cabinets, spectacular granite and a Wolf range. Dine and entertain on the covered patio with kiva, flagstone terrace and fenced yard. Refrigerated A/C, built-in speakers. #201301701

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32 mONtOyA cIrcLE $855,000 A stroll to Canyon Road’s attractions, with mountain views and lavish finishes, this ravishing 2 bedroom + den 2,073 sq ft home is exceptional. Completed 2005, it merges Spanish revival architecture with modern luxury amenities. Flagstone floors, 14' ceilings, lustrous plaster, adobe walls and sculpted fireplaces are enhanced by handsome antique doors, rich custom detail, stunning master suite, superb kitchen, and inviting outdoor spaces with three water features. Excellent short term rental history. #201301737

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34 VIStA tESuquE Serene, pristine and impeccably contemporary with magnificent sunset views. This 4BR, 3.5BA home on a 7 acre lot, has exquisite finishes and huge western views stretching to Colorado. Diamond plaster walls, multiple skylights, floors of oak and Arizona buff flagstone, Italian granite and marble counters, antique Balinese, East Indian and Mexican doors all adorn this 3,845 sq ft home. MLS 201301178 $975,000

1438 C BISHOP’S LODGE ROAD This Betty Stewart designed home was one of her first and features elements and qualities that have enchanted Santa Feans for decades. 3 plus bedrooms, library, greenhouse, open kitchen, lush landscaping with abundant fruit trees and fabulous lap pool all located in a wonderfully private area. This magical and art-filled home should be seen by anyone wanting a truly exceptional home. Price upon request.

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5 Altura Vista

Impeccable Aldea Home with Casita and Huge Views


State Road 111


Gorgeous 26+ Acres along Rio Vallecitos Less than 10 miles North of Ojo Caliente

1110 Old Santa Fe Trail


Elegant Eastside Estate Sophisticated Luxury

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SFAR Realtor of the Year 2010 505.699.0909

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Featured Listings BOBCAT TRAIL


LOCATED IN THE DESIREABLE Estancia Primera community, this spacious end unit town-home of nearly 3700 SF is filled w/ natural light & features a split level floor plan, 3 large & private BD suites all of which open to individual deck areas, open kitchen, tiled living room, high ceilings, kiva fireplace & deck to view city lights & Mountain vistas.This Artist Road setting is minutes from downtown, shopping, groceries, banks and just a hop, skip & a jump to Santa Fe National Forest year round recreation. $635,000 MLS# 201201288 Call Beth 505-690-2713

PRIVATELY LOCATED ON 6+ ACRES. Spacious home with hardwood floors over T&G, skylights, decks off master & livingroom, deck possibilities over garage, pitched propanel roof. Entry is also a sunroom & has woodburning stove. Office has a closet if 5th bedroom is needed. Oversized double garage with storage.Well house with private well & 1,000 gallon holding tank. $380,000 MLS# 201203123 Call Roseanna 505-470-5638


$168,000 MLS# 201300523 Call Beth 505-690-2713

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505.988.2806 1-877-98 ADOBE

HOME SITED ON A CORNER LOT decorated with a native landscape front yard on drip. Inviting home with high ceilings, warm wood floors, bedroom separation, 2 full BA’s & open kitchen make this a splendid & affordable house for the first time home buyer. Direct entry 1-car garage, Fenced backyard, private side patio off the main living area. Close to Southside library, walking trails & park.


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THIS SOUTH CAPITOL 2 bd 2 ba home location is within a couple of blocks to shopping & banking as well as a close proximity to downtown. Kitchen opens to living spaces including the living room with a kiva fireplace, breakfast area, formal dining, & the west facing sunroom. Finishes include pine & tiled floors, stone counter tops, numerous skylights, front & back courtyards, fruit trees & great windows for lots of natural light. $310,000 MLS# 201205375 Call Roseanna 505-470-5638


VACANT LOT in South Capitol between Don Gaspar and Gildersleeve. City utilities available. Great location for convenient access to downtown. $250,000 MLS# 201204663 Roseanna 505-470-5638


8 CaMiNO SERPiENTE $725,000 Beautiful 3,000 sq ft, single level home on 2.5 acres with open living area, chef’s kitchen, 2 master suites and views. mls# 201301002


852 CaLLE DaviD $839,000 Las Estrellas Contemporary home with mountain views, single-level, 2,400 sq ft, 3BR, 2.5BA, and high-end kitchen. mls# 201205143 326 GRAnt AVEnuE I 505.988.2533 231 WAShInGtOn AVEnuE I 505.988.8088 417 EASt PALACE AVEnuE I 505.982.6207

$298,000 MLS# 201204532 Call Roseanna 505-470-5638

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SPACIOUS 5 BD, 3 BA home. First level private bdrm & bath; kitchen & large pantry open to great room with gas fireplace. Sangre views. Great utility room. Use westfacing 5th bedroom as studio, office or library. 2 A/C units, security system, double garage & more.

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1673 via BOSqUE $895,000 Well designed hilltop home, single level, open living area, chef’s kitchen, great room, master suite, and 2 guest rooms, mls# 201301354


3101 OLD PECOS TRaiL #808 $590,000 Pinon B model, 2BR, 2BA. Smartly remodeled, bamboo cabinetry, Viking appliances, remodeled baths. On a greenbelt. mls# 201301297



1082 MaNSiON RiDgE ROaD $925,000 Wonderful 3BR, 4BA home with grand living room, sunlit kitchen, sunroom, and studio. On 3.4+ acres with views. mls# 201300241


3 STaR SPLaSH $749,000 Soft contemporary Pueblo-style home with 3BR, 2.5BA, mountain views, open floor plan, and a 4-car garage. mls# 201300475

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15 BACKroAD, MADrID, NM $699,000 If you’ve always dreamed of living in a wonderful old church, this is your opportunity to own one of the most unique properties in Northern New Mexico. mls# 201204903

751 CANADA ANChA $898,000 Adobe masterpiece! By Doug McDowell, with spectacular views, this 2,700 sq ft, two master suite home with spacious office/third bedroom and 2.5 baths is loaded with Santa Fe style. #201300085

8 FIrSt StrEEt, CErrILLoS, NM $699,000 Double adobe with guest house, built in 1886, has been a saloon, dance hall, and movie theater. Now a beautifully renovated 4BR, 3BA luxury house and professional gallery/studio. mls# 201204967

A rEALtor SINCE 1992 AND CoNSIStENtLy IN thE toP 5% oF BroKErS IN SANtA FE. AGGrESSIvE, INtELLIGENt, EthICAL. Born in Pueblo, CO, Bob has a BA in Mathematics and Philosophy earned while a Benedictine monk, an MA in Art from the U of Northern Colorado, and a Doctorate in Art Education from Arizona State U. He has been a professor at the U of Northern Colorado, Ohio State U, U of Arizona, and Boston U (where he was Director of the Program in Artisanry). He has been president of the San Antonio Art Institute and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. He is an exhibiting artist of his wood sculptures of churches of New Mexico and from around the world.

I’ve sold almost all of my listings and if you’re really ready to sell your property, please contact me.

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16 ChICoMA AvENUE, ABIqUIU, NM $695,000 Artist’s adobe dream with incredible O’Keeffe country views! This 3 building compound is beautifully designed and executed with the finest Japanese-style aesthetics and craftsmanship. mls# 201300832

Give yourself the gift of time to enjoy your life. As a homeowner you can take advantage of the amenities daily. Exercise in the complete spa and fitness center, enjoy a massage, or meet your friends for lunch or dinner in the beautiful dining room. Play a round of golf or tennis all just steps from your front door. 3 miles to the Plaza and within the city limits.

Santa Fe’s Premier Gated Community

Such is the exceptional lifestyle that awaits you at Quail Run. A unique community with a full staff of professionals ready to assist you. Let us introduce you to Quail Run and all it has to offer. We are the leading sales team for the past 15 years. No one knows Quail Run like we do.

PLaZa Homes starting at $335,000

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• 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath • 2-Car Garage • 1,148-1,491 sq ft • Kiva Fireplace

• 2, 3, 4 Bedroom • 2, 3, 4 Bath • 2-Car Garage • 1,600-3,500 sq ft • Kiva Fireplaces

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710 CANADA ANChA This beautiful 2-story residence features a dramatic great room, a chef’s kitchen, a spacious master suite on the main level and 3 guest bedrooms on the lower level plus an efficient office space. Stunning views. Multiple balcony and patio areas.

#201301486 • $550,000

3161 VIStA SANDIA Lovely 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in La Mariposa. Quality finishes include plaster walls and flagstone flooring. Excellent separation between the master and guest bedrooms. Beautiful outdoor spaces and western views!

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#201301636 • $1,195,000


1 South StARgAzeR Immaculate Contemporary-style home in La Mirada. Featuring 3 bedrooms plus an office/study. Open floor plan with spacious living and dining areas. Kitchen with granite counter tops and high end stainless appliances. The large portal enjoys sunset views. Oversized 3-car garage.

#201300057 • $1,695,000




18 MeReDIth DRIVe Wonderful Northern New Mexico pitched roof home. This stunning residence is beautifully sited on almost 7 acres to capture the gorgeous mountain views. The property consists of a 3,500 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath main house, and a 850 sq ft, 1 bedroom, 1 bath guest casita.

14 MILLeRS eND Beautiful custom home on 5 acres in Arroyo Hondo. Five bedrooms, 2 offices, den, and spacious chef’s kitchen. The property benefits from extensive solar electric and geothermal heating systems, resulting in zero utility costs!




#201301666 • $729,000

#201204101 • $1,595,000

791 PASeo De FLoReNCIo Wonderful 3 bedroom residence sited above Upper Canyon Road to capture fabulous views. This impeccably maintained Pueblo-style home features traditional finishes and Old World architecture including plaster walls, Saltillo tile, carved vigas, and lovely outdoor spaces. #201203665 • $899,000


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1010 MoNte SeReNA Lovely 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath residence in Sierra del Norte. Enjoy sunset views and Jemez Mountain vistas from the fabulous portal easily accessed from the great room. This is a great house for entertaining and indoor/outdoor living.

6 South CAMINo DoN CARLoS Beautiful 4 bedroom adobe residence in Sangre de Cristo Estates. Classic finishes, wonderful separation between bedrooms, and Sangre de Cristo mountain views define this wonderful property. Three-car garage.

#201203224 • $1,195,000

#201204912 • $1,295,000

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SErvinG nEw MExiCO in BuSinESS ~ A Family Tradition since 1892

Vorenberg Mercantile Co., Wagon Mound, NM July 4th, 1916

State Constitutional Convention, Santa Fe 1910

Vorenberg Hotel, Tucumcari, NM circa 1920’s

Simon vorenberg named the town of Cleveland, nM and opened a uS Post Office there in 1892. He also operated The vorenberg Mercantile Company in wagon Mound nM and was a delegate from Mora County to the Constitutional Convention in Santa Fe in 1910 as the Territory of new Mexico was becoming a uS State. Jacob vorenberg created and ran the vorenberg Hotel in Tucumcari, new Mexico.

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100 mOUntain tOP rOaD $835,000 9 PieDraS negraS $575,000 Handsome 2Br, 2BA solar-designed adobe home on 5+ acres. Arched adobe doorways, fountain illuminated by a skylight, adobe walls, solarium/dining room with adobe walls flecked with straw, living room plus comfortable, view-filled sitting room. #201301639

12 valencia ranch rOaD $749,000 Stunning adobe home in Apache Canyon. Experience elegant living in a wonderful setting on 8 acres with picturesque views of Apache Canyon over the Galisteo Creek. Over $240,000 in gorgeous improvements. 20 minutes to the Plaza. #201201017

6 Baya cOUrt $450,000 Private cul-de-sac location on a greenbelt with great mountain views! This Pueblo-style home was extensively remodeled in 2010 and features high ceilings, lots of spaces to suit varied lifestyles, a large family room with fireplace and wonderful views. #201301660

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9 SunDanCe CirCle $925,000 To be built three bedroom, four bath home with Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountain views. Office, family room, radiant heat, A/C, tile floors. SubZero and Viking appliances. To be completed end of October 2013. mls# 201301447

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4508 CeDarCreSt CirCle $215,000 This one-owner home is in impeccable condition. When you walk in the front door you think this is a new house. Features include four bedrooms, two baths, open floor plan with 1,524 square feet – all on one level, and an attached 2-car garage. Drip irrigation in the frontyard, backyard has mountain views, refrigerated AC. mls# 201300817

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500 Calle De leon $499,000 Great location and minutes to downtown. Located on a quiet culde-sac with easy access to hiking trails. Hidden behind a walled courtyard, this 3 bedroom home is a gem. Living/dining area with kiva fireplace and bay window. Large and sunny master bedroom has a walk-in closet and access to the courtyard. mls# 201301260

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14 laVaDero roaD $975,000 Beautiful three bedroom, four bath to be built home in Tesuque. Fabulous mountain views. mls# 201301456

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32 Camino De VeCinoS $875,000 One of the largest square footage homes in Aldea and certainly one of the most charming. Includes a large kitchen with separate eating area, plus a dining room. There are 3BR in the main house and a detached guest house with 1BR, living room, fireplace, bath and kitchenette. All on one level with views. mls# 201300913

208 WilliamS Street $675,000 Exceptional Territorial-style, 2 bedroom, 2 bath home just minutes to Santa Fe Historic Plaza. Custom finishes and hardwood floors throughout. A wraparound portal looks out to the landscaped garden and sunset views. Gated entry, coyote fence and wall surround offers plenty of privacy. mls# 201202628

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25 Calle el GanCho $450,000 Totally unique home all on one level with four bedroom, three bath. An addition was added to make guest quarters or a studio area. Heavily tree-covered lot in a neighborhood of mostly paved roads, with easy access to 599. mls# 201301023

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216 loRenzo lAne $649,000 The epitome of European charm. This 2BR, 2BA adobe home has mountain views, chef’s kitchen, beautiful courtyard accessed from each room by eight sets of French doors, high ceilings, vigas and beams, plaster walls, pitched metal standing seam roofing, light, bright and sunny. All of these amenities within walking distance to Santa Fe Plaza. This is definitely a one of a kind property and is not to be missed. mls# 201204782

458 cAMino de lAs AniMAs $1,100,000 This is a magical, vintage adobe on a quiet and picturesque lane in the historic Eastside featuring beautiful gardens and outdoor entertaining areas. It was built in the early 1920s as the studio for B.J.O. Nordfeldt, a well-known Santa Fe artist. The elegant, high ceilinged living room is light filled and spacious. It includes a master suite with his-and-her baths, plus a charming guest room. Generous storage and a 1-car garage add to the appeal of this very special property. mls# 201301295

3101 old pecos tRAil, #137 $325,000 This elegant 2BR home’s sheltered patios face the Bear Fountain in the courtyard of the Quail Run Community. It’s conveniently located next to the Clubhouse and includes membership to it’s gym and spa facilities, indoor pool, tennis courts, and golf course.This beautifully updated Model B has oak floors, mosaics, a fireplace, custom closets, salt cedar shutters, and a stainless steel kitchen. mls# 201300145

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465 cAMino don Miguel $529,000 The quintessential Santa Fe pied-a-terre . . . with a prime Eastside location. Walk to Canyon Road and the Plaza. This charming 2BR, 2BA home has been completely renovated and features granite counters, wood ceilings, a kiva fireplace, wood and brick floors and plaster walls. Charming! mls# 201301454

310 delgAdo stReet $1,150,000 Open concept 1BR main house plus a fully self-contained 1BR guest house. High-end quality finishes throughout both. Gorgeous plaster work, beams and vigas, private gardens, multiple courtyards, impeccable landscaping, and 2 off-street parking spaces. French doors open to a private courtyard with fountain. mls# 201301673

1024 MAnsion Ridge RoAd $3,000,000 This gracious, private estate enjoys magnificent Sangre de Cristo mountain views and magical city lights views. The interior spaces are large and high-ceilinged, and the chef’s kitchen is impressive in scale and amenities. The home offers excellent indoor and outdoor entertaining areas. On over 3 acres, it is ideally located on the near Northeast side.

29 MAMies Mile $1,050,000 Premier location in Las Dos. Exceptional home with all the amenities including plaster walls, vigas, and a chef’s kitchen. Great separation of bedrooms. Privacy and stellar views!

Beautiful soft contemporary in Salva Tierra. Three BR, 3.5BA home on a premier 1.5-acre lot with views. This bright and sunny home has plaster walls, vigas and beams, high ceilings, tile floors with radiant heat, chef’s kitchen with granite counters, Wolf cooktop and two ovens, 3 fireplaces, 500 square feet of portales, a landscaped courtyard with water feature, and is in turn key condition. mls# 201205055

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n exceptional home in the heart of the historic Eastside. Built by noted builder, Jay Parks, this condominium offers the highest in quality construction and finishes. The main living area includes a gracious living room that opens to a spacious private patio that is fully landscaped and includes an outdoor fireplace. The adjacent kitchen has all the amenities and finishes one would expect in a home of this quality and it includes a large dining area. There are four bedrooms including a fabulous master suite with a luxurious bath and huge walk-in closet, plus a large multi-purpose room with bath on the lower level. mls# 201205001

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571 GarCia sTreeT $975,000 Designed and constructed in 2005, and located 3 blocks from Canyon Road, this private compound on the historic Eastside includes a main house and guest house. A tasteful blend of Santa Fe style and contemporary lines, with plaster walls, beams, and poured concrete floors. mls# 201205551

47 liMe kiln roaD $597,000 Exceptional house and studio on a gorgeous 12.5 acre lot offering peace and privacy. Surrounding the 1BR house on 3 sides is a gracious screened portal giving the house an “Out of Africa” look. High ceilings, polished concrete floors, a great room with an open concept kitchen. Plus an artist studio. mls# 201204416

21 CouGar riDGe $525,000 Northern New Mexico-style, pitched roof, 3BR home has a soaring great room with views and an open kitchen with topend appliances. The expansive master suite has a gym, a huge walk-in closet, and a luxurious bathroom. mls# 201204690

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74 CamiNo SaN CriStobaL $355,000 enjoy privacy and vast views from this sweet 2Br, open concept casita. Stained glass, plaster walls, vigas & beams, Saltillo tile, beaded wainscoting, kiva fireplace and french doors. mls# 201203909

5 CaLLE CaCto $530,000 On over 2 acres, this light and bright, 3 or 4Br home offers stupendous views from every room and great flow. Gas fireplace, flagstone patios, grilling area. 10,000-acre greenbelt just to the north. #201301441

604-1/2 GaLiStEo StrEEt $379,000 Walk everywhere from this 2Br, 2Ba, 1,465 sq ft adobe. Updated with plaster walls, wood doors, radiant heat, double pane windows, and maple floors. Wood Gormley school district. #201204802

707 EaSt paLaCE avENuE #7 $550,000 fabulous walk to canyon road or Plaza location in la Vereda, this lightly lived in 1,800 sq ft, 2Br, 2Ba condo has many Santa fe architectural details and private outdoor living spaces. #201201955

901 aLLahNa way $845,000 no steps in this light, bright, quiet and close to town 3,200 sq ft, 3 bedroom plus office/studio home on 1.39 acres. Wonderful spaces for art, fabulous storage, delightful outdoor courtyard. #201204805

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Check out historic buildings on Mother’s Day By Paul Weideman


ordelia Snow and Elaine Bergman have been wondering about the old stone walls on the south bank of the Santa Fe River in the Barrio de Analco. “There were some major flood events over the years that caused a lot of damage in town, but there are those cool stone walls,” said Bergman, director of the Historic Santa Fe Foundation. She produced a photograph that had been taken from the roof of St. Michael’s College (probably today’s Lamy Building) in 1880 and pointed out tall stone walls on the river. Bergman and Snow, who serves on the HSFF board of directors, think they may have acted as flood walls for the homes on East De Vargas Street. One of those is the “Tudesqui” house, a Foundation-owned home that is on this year’s Mother’s Day tour of historic properties. People who do the self-guided tour may wonder the same thing as they walk to and from the “Tudesqui” house, a territorial-style abode that was owned by merchant Pablo Delgado during the 1850s. (It’s nickname comes from another merchant, Roque Tudesqui, who Photo by Paul Weideman Visit the old Women’s Board of Trade Library on Mother’s Day to see wonderful murals by Olive Rush owned the adjoining house on the west.) Delgado’s brother, Felipe B. Delgado, a 5-minute walk of the Plaza. At another famous architect, John Gaw Meem, who was the owner of another of this year’s stop, people will see a space that is usudonated it to the Historic Santa Fe Foundatour homes. Located at 124 W. Palace Avally not open to the public: the foyer of tion in 1980. enue, it dates to 1891. The Delgado family the old Women’s Board of Trade Library The Mother’s Day tour this year is cenowned the house — known for its small, at 120 Washington Avenue. On the walls tered on the Santa Fe Plaza, over 400 years ornate, second-story porch and the beautiare fresco paintings done in 1936 by the old and still the heart of the city. Each of ful interior — for more than 75 years. It was renowned Quaker artist Olive Rush. The the four properties on the tour is within purchased and renovated by Santa Fe’s most

muralist and illustrator’s first exhibition was at the Palace of the Governors just four years after the 1610 founding of Santa Fe and she moved here 10 years later. The building was remodeled by Meem in 1932. Today it houses the Museum of New Mexico’s History Library and Photo Archives. On hand to answer questions will be Kathy Flynn, author of Public Art and Architecture in New Mexico, 1933-1943: A guide to the New Deal Legacy, and Bettina Raphael, a Quaker and owner of Southwest Conservation Laboratory, who has devoted significant time to the study and preservation of Olive Rush materials. The fourth tour stop for Mother’s Day walkers is the Oliver P. Hovey House at 136 East Grant Avenue. Like the “Tudesqui” and Delgado homes, this is owned by the Foundation. Have you ever looked closely at the outside walls? The “bricks” are painted on. “When the Foundation purchased the property in 1976, the false brick was covered with stucco and long forgotten,” according to an article in the most recent issue of the HSFF newsletter. “An early photograph revealed walls painted in false brick. When existing stucco was removed, fragments of the painted brick were uncovered and it was decided that the brick finish would be restored.” The tour on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. A $5 ticket gives you access to all four properties. Tickets and tour maps are available at each tour stop. For more information, including advice about parking, call 983-2567.

Building permits SANTA FE COUNTY building permits issued from early March to mid-April included the following:

RCS TT South LLC, 7 Sky Ridge Dr. $83,000. — 9 Sky Ridge Dr. $60,000. — 13 Sky Ridge Dr. $76,000. — 52 Sunset Canyon Ln. $76,000. La Nueva Querencia, 1 La Pradera. $74,125. — 3 Bosquecillo. $74,125.


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Eduardo Montenegro, 9 Sundance. $230,000. Norma Rascon, 12b Arroyo Los Lopez. $38,000. Bill Becher, 47 Calle Hacienda. $600,000. Don Altshuler, 69 Heartstone Dr. $325,000. Carl Diamond, 7 Via Diamante. $275,000. Thomas Duncan, 148 Sunflower Dr. $450,000. Robert Colon, 3 Peñasco Cir. $540,000. Ron Sebesta, 276 Ave. De

Compadres. $130,000. La Pradera Assoc. LLC, 26 Caballo Viejo. $161,925. Heather McCrea, 11 Cam. Chupadero. $60,000. Building permits issued by the CITY OF SANTA FE during the month of March included the following:

Doug & Peggy McDowell, 610 Garcia St. $660,000. Casas de Cipriano, 729 Calle

Beatrice. $126,000. Piedra Partners LLC, 267 Colinas Dr. $297,750. Homewise Inc., 1600 Ave. De Luna. $239,000. — 1621 Ave. De Luna. $152,000. — 701 Luna Vista. $228,000. — 1641 Placita De Luna. $138,000. — 1649 Placita De Luna. $152,000. — 1654 Placita De Luna. $208,000. — 1658 Placita De Luna.

$179,000. — 7306 Ave. El Nido. $159,000. — 7326 Ave. El Nido. $126,000. — 7364 Ave. El Nido. $169,000. Andy Joseph, 701 Calle De Leon. $250,000. Charles Bonney, 949 Lopez St. $131,000. Pulte Development, 3016 Floras Del Sol St. $92,875. J&J Business Concepts Inc., 557 Valle Chamiso Ln. $400,000.


Realtormovesandothernews Realtor Couple of the Year 2014

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Darlings, In the February issue, when I told you about the married couples who are also realestate partners, I reported something that wasn’t quite true. Oh no, you’re thinking, don’t tell me that Clara and David Dougherty aren’t really married? Well, Dumplings, that’s not it. (Whew!) In referring to married couples at Karen Walker Real Estate, I mentioned that Patrick Walker is still single. As Snopes would put it, that’s a mixture of true and false information. It’s true, Patrick Walker is “unmarried,” but he’s not actually single. Yes, Love Bugs, Patrick, the perennial bachelor, is engaged. Seriously. To a lovely woman who is also a Realtor, Susan Loomis (Santa Fe Properties). Before moving to Arizona and back, she worked closely with Chuck McKinley (SF Props), and they became such good friends that Chuck is hoping she’ll ask him to be matron of honor at her wedding. (Pssst, Susan, just don’t let him wear something off-the-shoulder.) Whatever happens at the wedding, I’m thrilled for both Patrick and Susan, and I’m going to nominate them for the 2014 Realtor Couple of the Year. A new face but an old soul was recently added to the SF Props roster. Doug McDowell, new associate broker with Santa Fe Properties and president of McDowell Associates, now offers real-estate sales in addition to the many services currently available within his companies. An avid beekeeper, Doug sees bees as the perfect metaphor for a democratic society. That democracy is what he tries to incorporate in all his projects with all the people involved: cli-

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ents, employees, everyone. You know what this means, Nectarines. Doug McDowell is busy as a bee. I’ll be watching to see how he tops his latest accomplishment, Las Placitas Compound, the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Goldcertified development on Santa Fe’s historic Eastside. Keller Williams did it last month. They moved to their new location at 130 Lincoln Avenue and they had a truly grand Grand Opening. Located on the second floor of Lincoln Place, the KW offices are gorgeous, with a generous balcony looking down to a lively street scene. For all of us whose memories stretch back to the early ’90s, this is where Café Escalera used to be, so we can laugh remembering all those fabulous business lunches we had on that balcony. Sometimes, Kittens, I stop by the KW offices and just sit on the balcony, my eyes closed, thinking that at any moment Jama Fontaine (KW team leader) will join me for an apéritif and a light appetizer. Another walk down memory lane (Is this what happens as we age, Pumpkins, we get lost in memories??) occurred last week when Mark Cross (local Santa Fe author) and I delved into a large box I have of photographs and magazine articles about my old friend and designer/builder extraordinaire, Betty Stewart. What a lot of fun that was. But enough about the past, here’s something useful for your clients today. When your buyers are new to New Mexico, give them a copy of Mark’s book, The Encyclopedia of Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico. It’s a handy guide to help them pronounce words like Cerrillos, to know the meaning of words like latilla, and to know what the word Christmas refers to when ordering dinner at Maria’s. Breaking news, Dear Hearts. “Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s leading luxury real estate network and a subsidiary of Christie’s auction house, has awarded Affiliate status to Barker Realty, a boutique residential real estate brokerage firm based in Santa Fe.” (from Christie’s press release on May 1). Since David Barker


(owner/broker) didn’t want to teach a new horse old tricks, so to speak, he wisely hired Peter Kempf to be the director of Christie’s International RE for Barker Realty. Excellent choice since Peter was once the director of International Real Estate for Christie’s Great Estates, which just happens to now be Christie’s International Real Estate. In case you didn’t know, Tootsie Rolls, Peter recently returned to Santa Fe after living in Florence, Italy, for seven years. As the founder of Peter Kempf International, he developed private residence clubs in Italy, Bermuda, Costa Rica and some other exotic places that I now can’t remember, but, believe it or not, he’s very excited to be back home in Santa Fe. Anyone who tries to leave Santa Fe but keeps returning understands this. How many of you darling readers know that May is National Historic Preservation Month? Ah hah, I thought so. Well, Robin Jones (executive director of Cornerstones Community Partnerships) thinks that every month is preservation month for crumbling adobes, but she did line up some special events. On May 18, Cornerstones is having a Community Mud Day at La Sala in Galisteo, so if you’re interested in learning the traditional art of mudding, call Cornerstones at 982-9521. On the 26th, tune into Rey Post’s “All Things Real Estate” because he’ll be broadcasting from one of Cornerstones’ major mudding projects, the San Miguel Chapel on Old Santa Fe Trail, from noon till 2 p.m. He’ll end his broadcast with the melodic ringing of the chapel’s bell tower at straight up 2 o’clock. So tell me, Butter Beans, what are you preserving this month? So long, Sweetpeas. Until next time… Oakley Oakley can be reached at H OME

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Years of Tradition Selling the Exceptional The New Mexican Building 202 E Marcy Located in downtown Santa Fe and only several blocks from the Plaza, this Class A building has over 100 parking spaces. It can be used as an office, retail, gallery, hospitality or any combination of the above. Interior spaces include large open rooms with high ceilings, private offices and conference rooms. It was completely remodeled in 2006 with new HVAC, electrical, plumbing, roofing systems, windows and stucco. This is a beautiful modern building in a great location. OFFERED AT US $6,225,000 INQUIRIES +1 505 470 5604 ASSOCIATE John Hancock

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36 ACRE EQUESTRIAN ESTATE IN CITY LIMITS Breathtaking estate overlooking Santa Fe from the hills of the Sande de Cristo Mountains. On over 36 acres, this is the largest residential property in town with both horse and golf facilities. > 11400 sq ft of interior living space > 36 acres in city limits > Full golf and equestrian facilities OFFERED AT US $12,500,000 INQUIRIES +1 505 577 3120 ASSOCIATE Christine McDonald

CASA DE VIDRIO (House of Glass) Built to showcase an extensive art collection, Casa de Vidrio Sits high above the Santa Fe Opera in the exclusive gated community, Casas de San Juan. This single story contemporary house with guest house has incredible views from Northern New Mexico to the Colorado border. Includes multiple garages with room to add more. > 7,200 sq ft of interior living space > two separate adjacent lots totaling 14 acres > extraordinary contemporary architecture OFFERED AT Price Upon Request INQUIRIES +1 505 920 0900 / ASSOCIATE Gary Hall & Meleah Artley

CANYON ROAD GALLERY / HOME This incredible 200 year old building is drenched in Santa Fe history and has been maintained in immaculate condition. Flexible zoning offers a plethora of possibilities from art gallery to high end restaurant or residence. > 3073 sq ft of interior space > Zoned Arts & Crafts, Residential OFFERED AT US $2,550,000 INQUIRIES +1 505 603 2212 ASSOCIATE Christopher Harris

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Gated, luxurious property on 1.5 acres just a short distance North of the Santa Fe Plaza. Over 4,000 sq ft with three bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. # 201205415

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Gated Eastside estate on one landscaped acre has an elegant yet languorous grace. Diamond plaster walls, deeply coved ceilings, vigas, latillas, broad arches, and marble accented baths. #201104610

Expansive Jemez Mountain views from this private, custom-designed, one-level, 4,360 square foot home nestled in the prestigious Sierra Del Norte Enclave minutes from downtown. # 201300752

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Perched on a hill high above Canyon Rd sits this vintage, fully renovated adobe. Exquisite details present in this sophisticated remodel include an antique wood and marble mantle and cherry wood floors in the living room. # 201300982 OFFERED AT US $989,000 INQUIRIES +1 505 660 5170 ASSOCIATE Robin Zollinger

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Gorgeous traditional adobe and frame home sprawled on a mountaintop with amazing views and a garden. 21.55 acres. Horses welcome. Pool and orchard. MLS #201300045 $1,600,000

Outstanding western views. Pumice construction, new stucco. Fabulous open gourmet kitchen/family room. Three bedrooms plus office. 2.29-acres. MLS #201202564 $820,000

With its spectacular view of the two finishing holes, the enormous lake and inspiring sunset mountain views, this end unit Casita has arguably one of the best locations in the Community of Las Campanas. MLS # 201300021 $750,000







An adobe jewel box, flagstone floors, plastered interior walls, four kiva fireplaces, beautiful ceiling treatments in every room and a magical location overlooking the lake and the two finishing holes MLS #201300262 $650,000

Strikingly beautiful 10.59-acre homesite with incredible views. Lot 31 on Chisholm Trail in La Tierra Nueva neighborhood. Close to the gatehouse, yet very private. Guesthouse and horses allowed. MLS #201105250 $325,000

Huge Sangre views! Build your home here when you’re ready; there is no timetable to begin, and a guesthouse is allowed. Just 10 minutes from the Santa Fe Plaza and minutes to Las Campanas amenities. 2.74-acres. MLS # 201301240 $90,000





Very special home site in a top-quality location purchased by the seller when it was first available on the market at Las Campanas. This 1.7-acre lot has spectacular sunset and mountain views. MLS #201204915 $365,000


Outstanding Sangre de Cristo mountain views at an outstanding price! This 2.5-acre home site in Las Campanas has a nice southern exposure, and is located for easy access to the Equestrian Center, the Spa and Tennis Center. MLS #201301230 $199,999


Mountain and sunset views to warm your heart and affirm why you love New Mexico. Located in the beautiful neighborhood of La Mariposa, with 360-degree beautiful views of all mountain ranges! 1.96-acres. MLS #201202597 $179,000

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1000 Paseo de Peralta 216 Washington Avenue Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 505.982.4466 • 800.374.2931 ECONOMOS AND HAMPTON GALLERY COMPOUND




500 CANYON ROAD Tom Abrams


Andy Ault


Kevin Bobolsky

Deborah Bodelson 660.4442


Cristina Branco


Val Brier

Ginny Cerrella



James Congdon

Peggy Conner



Don DeVito


Suzy Eskridge


• Prime location at the corner of Canyon Road and Delgado • A live/work opportunity, gallery newly constructed in 1992 • Gallery and three private residences on 4 contiguous lots • With 16 off-street parking spaces, gardens, landscaping • 5 br, 6 ba, 8653 sq.ft. $6,800,000

Kevin Bobolsky 505.470.6263 Marilyn Foss 505.231.2500


Laurie Farber-Condon 412.9912

Vivian Nelson


Dave Feldt


Pat Pipkin


Marilyn Foss


Lynden Galloway

Efrain Prieto



Kate Prusack


Paul Geoffrey 660.6009

Matthew Sargent 490.1718

Jan Hamilton 690.8994

Gavin Sayers


Heidi Helm


Richard Schoegler 577.5112

Susan Kline


Bob Lee Trujillo


Sharon Macdonald 660.5155

Marg VeneKlasen 660.9151

Dermot Monks


Jim Weyhrauch 660.6032




• Currently an interior design studio and showroom • Award winning renovation, high traffic count location • Multiple offices, baths, kitchen and lower storage area • The design supports multiple tenants and uses • 7485 sq.ft., 0.55 acre, 18 parking spaces or Richard Schoegler 505.577.5112 Matthew Sargent 505.490.1718


• Property includes an 8600 sq. ft. heated car storage facility • Magnificent master suite, office/library, and formal living/dining • 360-degree views of the Sangre, Sandia and Ortiz Mountains • Next to the Santa Fe Canyon Ranch, overlooking Las Lagunitas • 3 br, 4 ba, 7410 sq.ft., 19.6 acres Jim Weyhrauch 505.660.6032


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• Pumice Crete home on 11 acres next to 4000 acres of wilderness • 4-stall barn and corrals, fenced and gated, three-car garage • Pool, ponds and water elements among lovely landscaping • Chef’s kitchen, plaster walls, vaulted ceilings, world class finishes • 5 br, 6 ba, 1400 sq.ft. studio/media room/game room

• Lush river valley off of Upper Canyon Road on the Santa Fe River • Perfect for orchards, gardens and ponds, a true sanctuary • The house & smaller 0.56-acre lot: $897,500 (MLS 201203849) • A 0.67-acre lot with 55% of well: $695,000 (MLS 201204149) • Two adj. lots (2.24 acres), 646 feet river front, 3 acre-foot well




• Luxurious and private adobe hacienda on 21.55 acres • Traditional touches: vigas, latillas, kiva fireplaces • French doors open to expansive portals, pool & hot tub • Commanding views, and a large fenced, irrigated organic garden • 4 br, 4 ba, 3940 sq.ft., 3-car garage Laurie Farber-Condon 505.412.9912


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• With the most beautiful mountain views • A wealth of classic architectural Pueblo elements throughout • Spacious living room, dining, gracious kitchen, breakfast area • Includes a one-bedroom, 835 sq.ft. guesthouse with views • 4 br, 4 ba, 4156 total sq.ft., 2-car garage, 0.97 acre $1,250,000

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The Efrain Prieto Group 505.470.6909


• 1950 Bill Lumpkins classic, totally refurbished with integrity • 3 living rooms and courtyard for gracious in/out entertaining • Gourmet kitchen, oak & flagstone floors, all new systems • A country feel, but only 2.5 miles from downtown Santa Fe • 3 br, 2 ba, 3600 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 2 acres, 100 mile views $1,050,000

Gavin Sayers 505.690.3070


• Impeccably restored circa 1905 Victorian treasure • In the heart of Santa Fe’s historic eastside • An abundance of natural light • Beautiful hardwood floors, rock and brick construction • 4 br, 2 ba, 3358 sq.ft. NOW $995,000

1000 Paseo de Peralta | 216 Washington Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 • 505.982.4466 • 800.374.2931

The Efrain Prieto Group 505.470.6909




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Fabulously Romantic

Historic Galisteo Village. This walled acre has 3 unique dwellings. The 1800’s adobe has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths restored, and a spacious guesthouse. Studio has a chef’s kitchen, theater and bath. MLS #201205400

12 La Vega



Historic Frank Applegate Estate

Located in the heart of the Eastside. With a total of 10,019 sq.ft on 1.74 lushly landscaped acres with water rights, 6 bedrooms, 7 baths and a detached fully appointed guest house. MLS #201204218

831 El Caminito



Las Campanas Golf Course View Lot Las Campanas - This Las Campanas lot overlooks the 17th fairway of the Sunset Golf Course. It has spectacular 360° mountain views. This is a very buildable 1.6-acre lot. MLS #706056

Rural Living at its Best

Located in the Don Jose Loop community, this rural home has amazing views, high ceilings, vigas and so much light! This like-new property has been tastefully remodeled. MLS #201300949

8 Don Jose Loop


5 Calle Arbusto, Lot 23 $150,000

Ride into the Sunrise

3554 sq.ft. on 5.8 acres with mountain views, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, chef’s kitchen, 5-stall barn, view portals, significant landscaping, 3-car garage and 500 sq. ft. studio/workshop all behind private gates. MLS #201204259

208 Arroyo Hondo Trail

Build Your Dream Home on this 5-Acre Lot


In La Barbaria canyon, this parcel is nestled amongst ponderosa pines with gorgeous canyon views and interesting rock formations. At least 3 possible building sites. MLS #201203368

Lot 2 La Barbaria Canyon $168,000

41.5 Spectacular Secluded Acres Historic Witter Bynner Estate

Downtown and on close to one acre, this 8600 sq.ft. home is romantically set behind adobe walls with terraced rock and mature landscaping. Presently functioning as the Inn of the Turquoise Bear B&B. MLS #201203211

342 E. Buena Vista


Located in the original Cash Ranch. This 41.5 acre lot has more than 12 buildable sites for your home. Mountain views from almost every location the best of the wild west. MLS #800753

Sanctuary on Opera Hill

Santa Fe style, views at their best behind the gates of Casas de San Juan. Beautiful portal facing the Santa Fe Opera with views to Colorado and a kiva. Main home, guesthouse and studio apartment. MLS #201202960

9 Camino Del Alba

21 Allucia Lane $175,000



Turnkey Building Opportunity In the Summit Ridge, this 1.5 acre lot comes with a full set of working architectural drawings. Minutes from downtown and the Santa Fe Ski basin. MLS #201203360

Equestrian Estate, Vast Land and Views

7000 sq.ft. of 2 ft. Pumice Crete walls, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a 1440 sq.ft. studio with indoor basketball court. Perfectly sited on 11 acres, this fenced and double-gated compound has it all.

126 Vaquero Road


1112 Summit Ridge, Lot 32 $299,000

Gracious Country Estate

Smashing views, lush landscaping and beautiful gardens. This 5100+ sq.ft. estate has 6 kivas, a guest suite, swimming pool, 6-stall horse facility with turnouts and chef’s kitchen. MLS #201202604

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RaRe and IncompaRable new lIstIng northside estate on 16 acres just 5 minutes to the plaza!

1055 ENCANTADO DRIVE Offered for $2,995,000

Kevin BoBolsKy

MARilyn Foss


505.231.2500 We doN’t kNoW oNe SiMilAr iN-toWN ProPerty – for sale, or not, that includes a grand adobe home and 16 contiguous acres on six lots! this is a unique opportunity to own a major estate property. the complete privacy enjoyed by this nearly 5,000 square foot adobe home has created a tranquil living environment surrounded by nature. inspiring sunrise to sunset views capture three mountain ranges – the Sangres, Jemez and Sandias. A sumptuous master suite includes a private gallery, library and ample closet space. Gracious hallways lead to a second bedroom apartment, formal dining room, den and exercise room. Handsome finishes throughout include many fireplaces, brick floors, plaster walls, viga ceilings and comfortable air conditioning.

An elegant, large living room with stone fireplace is saturated with natural light, has high ceilings, picture windows to the views and doors to inviting patios.

The chef’s eat-in kitchen has French country flair, upscale appliances and is positioned for entertaining.

outside are found numerous entertaining patios, extensive native landscaping irrigated by a private well and a quaint, imported english Greenhouse.

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412 Graham avenue

Price Reduced to $798,000

A New ListiNg 1106 CALLe CoNejo


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City Lights & Mountain Views!

This gorgeous four-bedroom, five-bath, 4300 sq.ft. home, situated on a hilltop lot, has dramatic views of the city lights with the Sangre de Cristo Mountains as the perfect backdrop. Tucked away on a cul-de-sac, this private home has light and bright living areas with fireplaces, vigas, beams and large windows looking out over beautiful open spaces. Multiple viewing decks provide some of the best vistas in Santa Fe. The master suite is complete with a solarium and large walk-in closet including built-in shelving for extra storage space. The kitchen is centrally-located and convenient to the three-car garage, den and dining area. Downstairs is a bonus room that could be used as another master suite with full bath and walk-in closet or an incredible game room with kitchenette or wet bar Situated on a one-acre lot with numerous outdoor trails and open spaces located near by, this residence is convenient to the Plaza, Railyard areas, schools and parks, with easy access to Los Alamos. 4 Bedrooms / 5 Baths / 1.01 Acres MLS #201300184

Soft Contemporary With SouthWeStern Style

Impeccable and stunning one-level soft contemporary house and guesthouse with Southwest-style, located in Valle Conejo, a subdivision adjacent to Sierra Del Norte. The features in this home include a fantastic chef’s kitchen, hardwood and limestone floors, radiant heat and wellseparated bedroom suites. MLS #201301134

Peggy ConneR

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new Homes in la Pradera subdivison two builders to Choose From Community College distriCt City water – 50% oPen sPaCe

uPPer Cerro gordo adobe

Custom Pueblo-style Home

1661 Cerro gordo

4 estanCia Court

Great floor plan situated on a 2.55± acre corner lot in La Villa Escondida, a community adjacent to Las Campanas. Perfect for indoor and outdoor entertaining with a large wraparound portal and open kitchen/family room. 3 br, 3 ba, 2700 sq.ft. MLS #201205580 $639,500

Located off of upper Canyon road. updated adobe-built beauty with lots of traditions. Situated on a 1+ acre lot with mountain views. Plastered walls, beamed ceilings, marble and hard wood floors, built-in bookcases, sandstone fireplace, kitchen with cherry wood cabinets. Spacious outdoor living areas landscaped with drip irrigation system. Huge portal with outdoor kitchen and fireplace. Comfortable south facing sunroom. 2-car garage/3-carport with large bays for RV storage. Pro-Panel roof. MLS #201205455 $639,500

La Pradera

is a newly created nature-conscious and uniquely designed community that cherishes the beauty of nature and protects its fragile resources. Set in a landscape of juniper studded hills and endless skies. a lovely meadow with native plants and wildflowers. Half of the land is reserved as open space, parks and trails. Come and view nature at its best.

28 bosqueCillo (Home to be Built)

elegant FloorPlan/breatHtaking views! 6 HaCienda Court

Elegant floor plan and breathtaking mountain and sunset views. Exceptional custom finishes throughout this home include thick double walls, beautiFully landsCaPed tinted interior plaster walls, flagstone window sills. 6952 golden mesa 4 br, 3 ba, 2500 sq.ft. A beautiful home with an excellent floor plan that MLS #201300931 $659,500 includes 3 full baths, and 3 bedrooms. Featuring Price Change beautifully-landscaped outdoor living areas with drip irrigation system, separate formal living and dining area. Kitchen open to family and breakfast area. MLS #201300212 $289,500

sangre de Cristo mountain views 79 lomas de tesuque

Close to subdivision Park Gorgeous custom home located in Tesuque Hills estates situated on approximately one acre with 7519 snow blossom stunning Sangre de Cristo and Bad Land mountain Beautifully kept home with Updated Stucco, views. 4 br, 4 ba, 3764 sq.ft. Windows and Hot Water Heater. Kitchen has granite MLS #201300611 $1,195,000 counter tops, breakfast bar and dining area. MLS #201301380 $245,000

Potential CommerCial use 426 brunn sCHool road

adorable uPdated sun Filled Home

Great piece of land with residence. 1.12+/- acre lot with potential to convert zoning to commercial use for better investment or additional homes. Surrounded by commercial and residential. MLS #201301326 $450,000

2913 Calle de oriente

Updated roof, stucco, windows, kitchen cabinets, carpet and professional painting. Master suite complete with office/sitting room and private entrance. MLS #201301629 $174,500

SunfLower ModeL. aptly named for its bright, sunny and open design, the Sunflower invites you to enjoy the best possible combination of private space and gathering places, inside and out. The gourmet kitchen serves at the hub of this extraordinary home, with the impressive living room and formal dining room. Two of the bedrooms and the 3-car garage are on one side of the home and the luxurious master suite on the other. (To be built)

Desert Marigold Floor Plan - 1415± sq.ft., 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Kiva Fireplace, Carpet and Tile Flooring. 2-Car Garage. Barrel vault entrance into family room opens to kitchen and dining. Master Suite with large closet, full tub and separate shower. 2-Car Garage. Engery Efficient. Front Area Landscaped with drip Irrigation System. MLS #201205266 $255,000

41 bosqueCillo (Model Home Now Available)

UNDER CONTRACT Apache Plume Floor Plan – 1308± sq.ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Kiva Fireplace, Carpet and Tile Flooring. Spacious Family room with raised ceiling. Open kitchen, dining and living area. Large Master Suite. 2-Car Garage. Energy Efficient. Front Area Landscaped. MLS #201204152 $239,900

44 bosqueCillo (Model Home Now Available)

SOLD Desert Marigold Floor Plan - 1415± sq.ft., 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Kiva Fireplace, Carpet and Tile Flooring. 2-Car Garage. Barrel vault entrance into family room opens to kitchen and dining. Master Suite with large closet, full tub and separate shower. 2-Car Garage. Engery Efficient. Front Area Landscaped with drip Irrigation System. MLS #201204244 $255,000

33 Canto del Pajarito (Model Home Now Available) UNDER CONTRACT Evening Primrose Floor Plan – 1522± sq.ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Kiva Fireplace, Carpet and Tile flooring. forced air heating. welcoming entrance with gracious curb appeal. open floor Plan. Master Suite separate from guest bedrooms. front area Landscaped with drip Irrigation System. 2-Car Garage. Energy Efficient. MLS #201204246 $259,900

bob lee trujillo Direct: 984-7305 Cell: 470-0002

renee brooks Direct: 984-7301 Cell: 470-1681

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Beautiful Valle Del Sol townhome

266 el Duane

aBSolutely magical compounD

- Beautiful home with gorgeous views of all 34 Sendero de corazon - One of the finest properties in mountain ranges and many decks from which to view them. Close in just Santa Fe with perfect northern New Mexican styling including a minutes to town. Updated, oversized kitchen with newer appliances. three-bedroom, two-bath main house plus two detached, private twoUpstairs master with views. 2200 sq.ft. bedroom guesthouses - plus caretakers quarters - all on 40 acres. mlS #201204608 $545,000 mlS #201300413 $1,795,000


magical contemporary urBan conDo

loVely home in a priVate compounD

River Walk Trail awaits you, just minutes to the Plaza and Railyard. Enjoy gorgeous east and west views from this end-unit, with stylish highend finishes. mlS #201300887 $499,000

a lovely home in a private compound just steps from Canyon Road in the Historic Eastside. Wonderful estate-type feel with privacy and solitude. Rare find! 2300 sq.ft., 1/3 acre. mlS #201204607 $599,000

927 alto c - An absolutely exquisite contemporary along the urban 450 camino Don miguel - Absolutely great opportunity to own

antidote to civilization

linda murphy

505.780.7711 | |

Matthew Sargent loS caminitoS contemporary

24 calle encanto -

cuStom Quail run fairway home

Perfectly placed on a very private 5.7 acre lot in Los 3101 old pecos trail #672 - With a superb setting on the first fairway of Caminitos, this home and detached guesthouse combines style, and sophisticated the Quail Run golf course, this custom built, one-owner Pinon E condominium offers a living that blends harmoniously with the surrounding desert landscape. combination of carefree living, Santa Fe style and mountain views. mlS # 201203292 $935,000 mlS # 201204257 $849,000


Direct: 984-7393 Cell: 490-1718

Quiet location near the hoSpital

110 camino teresa -


SpaciouS anD comfortaBle

Wonderful home on a quiet dirt road circle at the end of 2311 anna Jean court - Custom tiled kiva fireplace in the living room, and Don Gaspar Avenue. This Territorial style home offers two bedrooms and two offices; an additional den or family room. The generous master suite with high ceilings, a one of the offices has a built in Murphy Bed, which can easily be used as a 3rd bedroom. walk-in closet, and double vanity, has direct access to the newly built back portal. mlS # 201202714 $429,000 mlS # 201300854 $215,000

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UnsUre of the differences between a condo and a townhoUse? cUrioUs aboUt homeowner dUes and what these dUes inclUde? A condominium or townhome may be what you have been searching for: From small developments of 1 or 2 units, to large resort-style properties, there is a condominium or townhome property that fits your budget and lifestyle. Call one of our experienced real estate brokers to learn more about these and other properties in Santa Fe. this month’s featUred condos and townhomes CaSa Solana

Fort marCy

83 placita de oro, Unit 4 the ultimate, close-in live/work opportunity is east of the Casa Solana Shopping Center. this large, contemporary unit features a spacious studio on ground level along with a large living area with kitchen and full bath. upstairs is a sunny bedroom with a three-quarter bath. this unit has a large courtyard and two off-street parking spaces. zoned C-1. 1 br, 2 ba, 1730 sq.ft.

320 artist road, road Unit 26 interested in an investment property that has real potential for rental income? this lovely Fort marcy Condo is just a short distance to the Santa Fe plaza, and has on-site professional management to oversee the rental of your condo. Situated on 11 acres in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, this condo is an investment opportunity for discerning buyers. 2 br, 3 ba, 1130 sq.ft.


Jan hamilton 690.8994 cristina branco 920.7551


Campanilla Compound

Vee bybee 577.6499

QUartership condominiUms at 334 otero on a hillside next to the heart of Santa Fe, the Campanilla Compound is the easiest way to own a vacation home. Close to the plaza and the shops, restaurants and museums Santa Fe is known for, and great for a quick trip to the mountains, each home features traditional architectural detailing found in the most gracious adobe homes. Completely furnished, with several one- and twobedroom units and configurations available.

$145,000 to $246,000

Gary boal 660.1897

audrey Curry 670.1333

Claire lange 670.1420

CriStina branCo 920.7551

debra hagey 670.6132

ed reid 577.6259

eFrain prieto 470.6909

emily medVeC 660.4541

gary boal 660.1897

gwen gilligan 660.0500

Jan hamilton 690.8994

Janie ShaFer 670.7313

Janine demarCo 920-3633

John herbrand 670.9668

kriSten rowley 670.1980

lou gonzaleS 660.9099

Suzy eSkridge 310.4116

Vee bybee 577.6499

Jill aVerill 577.5789

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198 sunny sloPe drive

Brett HultBerg

upper Casa Solana lot close to downtown on a quiet cul-de-sac. Views across the city to the Sangres with large evergreen trees on southwest of property giving privacy and shade. utilities at lot line. Mls #201201728 $90,000

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25 Teddy Bear Trail

1844 Puye Road $180,000 Popular Stamm home in Casa alegre, redone with many updates including kiva fireplace, wood burning stove, travertine countertops and backsplash in kitchen, newer Pella garden windows on front of home. MLS #201300180

Fabulous estate property enjoying sunset views in Santa Fe. The 2.98-acre lot has the benefit of highend landscaping, a glorious west-facing deep portal and patio and a top-of-the-line Versa-sport court. Mls #201300978 $1,199,000

1 SieRRa GRande Road $220,000 Popular Yarrow model offering a split floor plan for added privacy. 1507 square feet of living space, with a kiva fireplace, gourmet kitchen and large master suite with walk-in closet. Corner lot. MLS #201300656

1040 sierra del norTe

PAul geoFFrey 505.660.6009

1.5 acre lot with sunset and city light views. Good building site with easy access. No association dues, or association building restrictions. Plans available for a 7,400 square foot house. Mls #201204369 $350,000

Santa CLaRa Peak - Se CoRneR (eSPaÑoLa) $336,000 Large commercial lot with endless possibilities and part of the growing area on the west side of town. Corner lot allows for possible street frontage on both sides if further developed. MLS #201300691

15 CaMino anCon #7

Rare opportunity to own a piece of one of Jacona’s most beautiful compounds. This adobe/straw bale house and guest house sits on a very private part of a ten acre compound. Mls #201205315 $495,000

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SuSAn Kelly

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218 GonzaLeS Road $595,000 Pride of ownership is evident from the minute you set foot on this property. Tucked away on a quite Eastside street, this adobe home has been extensively updated over the past few years. MLS #201301549

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9 souTh ChaMisa $269,000 This is a great home in the pristine subdivision of Cimarron, just east of eldorado. it features a kiva fireplace, tiled floors in the living and kitchen area, diamond-finished plastered walls, beamed ceiling, a storage unit, graveled driveway and room to add on. there are views to the west, and convenient access to Santa Fe and Albuquerque. MLS #201301303

7 Two Trails road

loads of Possibilities! Priced below 2012 appraisal! Property needs updating but is a great opportunity to buy a 3 br home, with den plus add’l studio/br - enough space to garden, tinker… Convenient to El Gancho, Harry’s, & Bobcat Bite. Chicken coop, greenhouse, garden, fruit trees, carport and a large storage/workroom. MLS #201204032 $329,000

1713 MonTaÑo intown lots or “to be built” modern

passive solar homes, built to qualify for NM sustainable tax credit. Can be sold either way. Lush, secluded yet convenient setting. Homes are 3br, 2ba, 1450 sq ft.,with carport. MLS #201202124 $299,900 Lots are 9000 sq ft and ready to build on, all infrastructure in place. MLS #201300310 $59,900

855 CaMino FranCisCa Lovely soft contemporary home just minutes from downtown, privately-sited and offering views of Sun and Moon Mountains and city lights. elegant and tastefully finished with gorgeous plaster walls, brick floors, large high ceilings, living room with a handsome Rumford style fireplace, a dramatic entry and interesting architectural details. MLS #201205304 $649,000

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Work/Live Condo 83 Placita de Oro 4 MLS #201301162





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Pecos Valley Resident Since 1973 PECOS WATERFRONT PROPERTIES

18 Mudge

Fully renovated residence 50 feet from the Pecos River. 1775 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, at Cowles. Fully furnished, Great Room, large deck and hot tub. MLS #201003942

14 Mountain trout

Sweet cabin adjoins the Pecos River at Hidden Valley Ranch. Fish over 1000 feet of river. New septic, sleeping porch, deck, and community water.

$439,000 MLS #201202893

13 county road b-41d

Compound with 509 feet of Pecos River frontage. Rock house, guesthouse and studio on 3.928 irrigated acres at San Jose.

$179,000 MLS #201204687

1121 nM hwy 63

Rare, totally private 9.04 acre meadow. 870 feet of Pecos River frontage. Two thirds of an island. In the heart of Pecos Canyon just before Dalton Day Use Campground.

$229,000 MLS #201205604


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Christie’s affiliates with Barker Realty By Paul Weideman


arker Realty’s 2012 expansion southward into the chunk of real estate previously occupied by Antiques at the Railyard was perhaps only mildly noteworthy, but the company’s change in profile in 2013 looks more dramatic. Barker recently purchased the domain and on May 1 became the exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. CIRE, a subsidiary of the art auction house, was long based in Santa Fe. It was affiliated with French & French Fine Properties from 1996 to 2004, and with Santa Fe Properties from 2004 to 2011. In early 2012, the firm laid off nearly two dozen of its local employees and relocated its headquarters to Rockefeller Center in New York City. Peter Kempf is heading the new affiliate. Also now Barker’s luxury-division chief, Kempf was formerly the Midwest vice president for Sotheby’s International Realty and then CIRE’s director of international real estate. “This affiliation gives the consumer in Santa Fe another option for global luxury brand that’s as powerful as it gets,” he said. “Since the move to New York, the synergy between the Sotheby’s art company and the real-estate company has improved dramatically. That gives us access to a high-

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Barker Realty’s vice president Warren Sacks, luxury consultant Peter Kempf, and owner/CEO David Barker

net-worth clientele that have an interest in luxury real estate.” He said the Sotheby’s International Realty magazine will go out to 10,000 of the art company’s “high-net-worth clientele” — collectors — worldwide. “It also gives us strong connections to the Christie’s affiliates in U.S. markets that provide big connections with a lot of our feeder markets: Texas, New York and

California,” added David Barker, owner and CEO of Barker Realty. “Our view is that the consumers in Santa Fe have been looking for an alternative for the purchase and sale of their high-end luxury property. We have, candidly, not been a big player in that arena before and this represents a big change on our part.” The company has a “growth mindset,” Barker said. “We’ve been fortunate to have

grown 30 percent a year for the past three years, during very challenging times. We’re looking forward to the market winds being at our back rather than in our face. I think this is the result of a lot of analysis that [Barker vice president] Warren Sacks has provided about our next strategic initiative, our next focus to help our company grow and have a bigger impact on the marketplace.” A new Barker Realty sign incorporating the Christie’s logo will be used to market properties of $1 million and up. Sacks mentioned the acquisition of www. “Believe it or not, no other company owned the domain locally,” he gushed. “And in the next 30 days we will launch a new web platorm with, in my opinion, the best real-estate web company out there in terms of aesthetics and user experience.” Barker Realty is set for growth. The addition of 1,200 square feet opened space for 18 desks and a meeting room. The company now has 55 sales associates, up from about 35 in the late 2000s. David Barker said he’s aiming for 75 to 80 brokers each doing about 20 transactions a year. “We don’t want to be the biggest office in town, but rather the most productive.”


Water testing and the R.E. transaction We used to run a printed ad asserting, “Test the Well Before You Buy the Property” but it soon became apparent that not all buyers heed that advice. We have seen buyers experience some serious remorse after realizing that the cost for unanticipated water-quality mitigation is not within their budget. Depending on how you approach this issue, however, you may be able to use an unfavorable water-chemistry issue as a bargaining chip in your property negotiations. An experienced Realtor appreciates the value of water in the overall transaction and can guide you through this process and help you find a company that can perform the testing and accurately interpret the results. If you are buying a property that already has a well on it, ask the seller to provide you with a copy of the most recent comprehensive water test. But don’t be too

surprised if the well has never been tested. Any time a new well is put into production, it should be tested before first water consumption. If you sense that a seller has run a water test and is not disclosing test information to you, consider this a red flag and commission your own test, after getting permission to collect a sample. The cost of the laboratory test is trivial in the overall picture, especially if watertreatment equipment is recommended. In addition to its water chemistry, you will also want to know the performance capabilities of the well. I highly recommend that you have both a well yield test and a mechanical inspection conducted. You may find that some water-treatment equipment is required for you to enjoy the water, even though whatever may be in the water is not objectionable to the sellers. Homeowners have a wide range of tolerance for water with high lev-

els of contaminants. In the case of arsenic and uranium, some owners will elect to have these contaminants removed from all water entering the home. We have had real-estate purchasers ask us about water-treatment equipment we had provided in a house, asking, “What is that equipment in the mechanical room and what is in their water?” In order for us to disclose either water test results or equipment details to a party unknown to us, we require a written (email or fax) release from the owner. We have rarely seen motivated sellers withhold this information, but you typically need to ask for it. We have a high level of respect for the role water chemistry can play in real-estate transactions and we honor the confidentiality of the data and take a neutral stance so that we can advise both buyers and sellers. We also do not want to be legally responsible for disclosing


information that might jeopardize a realestate sale. Stephen Wiman has a background in earth science (Ph.D. in geology) and is the owner of Good Water Company and a member of the City of Santa Fe’s Water Conservation Committee. He may be reached at 505-471-9036 and skwiman@ H OME

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July opening for first phase of SF Botanical Garden By Paul Weideman


he Santa Fe Botanical Garden, after more than 25 years, will finally have a physical Santa Fe garden facility when the Orchard Gardens opens this July. This is the first phase of the planned $7.5 million Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill. The property of more than 12 acres, leased from the city of Santa Fe, is located at 715 Camino Lejo, across from the Museum of International Folk Art. The 1.7-acre Orchard Gardens is being planted with more than a dozen fruit tree types and also a pistachio or two, as well as four kinds of oaks, nine rose varieties, also yuccas and agaves and cacti, sedums and sages and lavenders. There will be a “Blue Ribbon” of veronica and thyme lining the main trail. Examples of xeric perennials in the “Desert Rainbow Collection” include colorful Penstemons and Sedums, blackfoot daisies, Mohave sage, hens & chicks, and the Star of Persia ornamental onion. The planting has been going on since early March, but the landwork for Orchard Gardens was begun back in 2011. The facility is the product of many minds and muscles, but the overall plan was designed by landscape architect W. Gary Smith of New York. “He’s actually new to New York and has also lived in Montreal and Austin,” said Clayton Bass, chief executive officer of Santa Fe Botanical Garden. “He has worked with botanical gardens all over the United States and Canada. He knows the climate zones and what works where, and he also works as an artist, which you can see in everything here.” Also on the team are Beverley Spears, managing architect; and Lex Lucius, metal fabricator/vendor. “We think of this as a museum without walls, so it’s a series of experiences,” Bass said during a mid-April walkthrough. One of the first feature that you notice — after the welcome ramada with its abstracted, iron tree sculptures — is the rambla, a beautiful, stone “creek bed” that meanders through the garden property. The structure slows the flow of runoff from rains (if we ever get any more), channeling it into a series of retention ponds where it will seep into the soil. A lot of work also was done to stabilize the Arroyo de los Pinos. Erosion will be reduced through the use of gabions or wire “baskets” of rock. “This is a botanical garden for Northern New Mexico. It’s very much about celebrating the plants that are indigenous or that thrive in this area,” Bass said. “A key part of this is teaching about water conservation and how people in this environment can be responsible about water. The entire Phase 1 site is calculated to use less water than two average homes” — once the new plants are established. The project uses both city water and captured and stored rainwater. 40

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The core part of the Orchard Gardens, which is all about people’s relationship to plants for food, is a central, rectangular orchard. “The variation on all this is the incredible rockwork by New Mexico Stone, which is the perennial garden,” Bass said. “All of this is local stone, harvested near Las Vegas, and all hand-finished by New Mexicans. “We’re also doing a sculptured trail, a more casual hikingtype experience through the garden, which you view from the highest part of the property.” At the west end is the Dry Garden, which, once established for a year or two, will require no water beyond what Nature provides. Crossing the Arroyo de los Pinos at this end of Orchard Gardens is a marvel: the Kearny’s Gap Bridge, a 1913 Warren pony-truss bridge, renovated and Photos by Paul Weideman brought over from its original location near Las Vegas, Brand-new facilities near the entrance to the Orchard Gardens. Below, where it had been orphaned. the Kearny’s Gap Bridge at the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens site. BotThe grand opening weekend includes an evening receptom, the rambla feature. tion on Friday, July 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., then the garden’s public opening on Sunday, July 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The next part of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill opening after Orchard Gardens will be Arroyo Trails, eight acres of biking and hiking trails along the arroyo. Then, in 2014, work will begin on the final two phases: Naturalistic Gardens and Courtyard Gardens. The former will be freer in form, integrating art and landscape architecture and including an outdoor classroom. The Courtyard Gardens is planned as a series of five courtyards along the Arroyo de los Pinos. Each of the four “separate but integrated garden experiences” reflects different aspects of the Northern New Mexico landscape and centuries of human habitation, according to SFBG materials. “Throughout the gardens native plants will be mixed with appropriate non-natives, all selected to demonstrate the variety and richness that can be achieved even in this region of scarce water.” The Sante Fe Botanical Garden continues to manage two destination preserves outside of the city. In 1993 the Santa Fe Botanical Garden entered into a long-term lease with the trustees of El Rancho de las Golondrinas for the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve. Besides hosting visitors during non-winter seasons, SFBG has done substantial habitat restoration there. The 1,350-acre Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve was acquired by the Santa Fe Botanical Garden in 2001. It is now owned by Santa Fe County, but the Garden has added trails and a visitor kiosk and continues to provide visitor programming. Tours of the Botanical Garden at Museum Hill are available upon request. Call 471-9103 or email cristina@ For more information about the garden, contact managing director Linda Milbourn at 4719103 or


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Santa Fe Style, plus columns and arches Story and photos by Paul Weideman


n the drive in to the house at 16 Lluvia de Oro, all of the junipers in the landscape have had their lower branches pruned, so that they look more like trees — a bit more formal than the sprawling shrubs they naturally are. It’s a touch of the classical, even the European, that also is demonstrated in the house’s tiled roofs and arched windows and doors. “It was built in 2001 and designed by Scott Irving, who was with Archetypes then,” said owner Camilla Crandall. She pointed to a row of columns — round, capped with Doricvariety capitals and resting on stepped pedestals — that support the main beam of the rear portal. “He incorporated these Grecian columns, which I liked, and he did them in several other homes after this one.” The house on Santa Fe’s north side is 4,669 square feet, three bedrooms and four bathrooms, on a site of three acres. A good portion of that square footage is in the central living space. Here is the spacious living room, including a large fireplace with a custom screen. The floors are ceramic tile; the ceiling is tongue-and-groove boards on vigas. The outside living spaces are dominant and inviting on the other side of all the glass doors and windows. With landscaping by Santa Fe Permaculture, the back patio includes a 4,400-gallon pond shaded by lilacs (purple, white, and lavender varieties), a large fireplace flanked by banco seating and a built-in barbecue, and lush but drought-tolerant plantings. The patio area is paved with flagstone, those sections closest to the pond with black river stones set into the mortar.


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Through a small but dog-proof gate is Crandall’s “secret garden” full of terraces planted with lilacs, echinacea, butterfly bush, and piñon and aspen trees. Also part of the large, central living space inside is the kitchen, outfitted with Kitchen Aid appliances and a swirly rusty-rose granite on the island and other work surfaces. The formal dining room is adjacent to a marvelous, circular atrium. Beneath a big, round skylight and backed by a curved wall of glass blocks, the atrium is alive with healthy Scheffleras, Dracenas, Anthuriums, and tall Ficus, all on drip irrigation. The back of that glass-block wall prettily presents itself in one of the home’s two master suites. This master bathroom has a rectangular tub and basins and antique-bronze faucets. On the other side of the house, the second master sports slate floors and a bathroom with ceiling beams in timber-framing pattern; a big, deep, oval tub beside window views; and a snail shower with glass-block privacy wall. The walls of the house are wood-frame except in the sound studio, which has PolySteel (an insulating concrete form) walls for soundproofing. The interior walls of the recording studio are a special rosewood paneling set in a shallow accordion profile. The studio also holds a small voice booth and a black-tiled bathroom. There is a third bedroom with its own entry and bathroom, as well as a cozy, quiet library and a fully finished garage. The home at 17 Lluvia De Oro (off Fin Del Sendero) is listed by Laura Lichtenstein and Ralph Larranaga, Keller Williams Realty Santa Fe, for $955,000.


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Rey Post’s radio show going strong By Paul Weideman


t’s been just about four years that Rey Post did his first “All Things Real Estate” broadcast. The radio show that he conceived is now “a freestanding enterprise, with a lot of public and corporate support,” he told Home. Last year, SIR’s CEO had an article about ATRE included in the brand’s Collections newsletter, which is sent to every agent in the company in more than 600 offices in 45 countries. It’s a success, and it’s only one part of Post’s three-pronged marketing approach, which also includes a newsletter of the same name and the website “The whole platform — the radio show, the website and the newsletter — has matured in such a significant way in these three and a half years,” he said during an interview in his office at the E. Palace Avenue location of Sotheby’s International Realty. “And people in the real-estate community say they listen to the show. I intentionally wanted to do the show on Sunday to tie in with open houses.” “All Things Real Estate” airs from noon to 2 p.m. Mountain Time on 1260 KTRC-AM and on 101.5 KVSF-FM. It also streams on “The ATRE radio show is one of the most popular weekend programs we offer on 1260 KTRC-AM and santafe. com,” said Scott Hutton, owner of Hutton Broadcasting. The show moved from a one-hour to a two-hour format on March 3. Post rotates host duties in the second hour with Steve Riemann, the Santa Fe area manager of Fidelity National Title Insurance Company; Kathy Roberts, trust and financial advisor; and Tom Simon, owner of Westgate Properties, LLC. One of Post’s first comments on the April 14 edition of “All Things Real Estate” was, “Laughter is one of the rarest things we have in life,” a quote from Jonathan Winters. After all, the next day was Tax Day. Post’s first guest was Glen Smith, coowner of Stephen’s, A Consignment Gallery. He told listeners that the market was “fragile,” but added that “closings are happening and that’s exciting because it means an ebb and flow of new material at Stephens.” The Cerrillos Road store, whose spring and fall sales sometimes serve as remote ATRE broadcast locations for Post, is known as a source for mid-modern furniture, Smith said. Looking through the store can be like “a treasure hunt.”


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Realtor Rey Post (right) interviews car-racing legends Denise McCluggage and Sir Sterling Moss at last year’s Santa Fe Concorso

Stephen’s has its annual Mother’s Day sale on the weekend of May 10-11. Details can be found on the company’s Facebook page. Also check in there for information about estate sales. One that Smith mentioned on the radio show is later in scheduled May and involves the estate of a Museum of International Folk Art docent and former Royal Air Force pilot, “so there’s lots of English collectibles, including 200 teapots.” Next up was Ron Blessey of Home Buyers Mortgage with a prerecorded “Mortgage Minute” segment full of tips for homebuyers. Then listeners heard Kim Shanahan, director of the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association, on a phone break from plumbing. He reported that a proposed extension of the sustainable building tax credit had been signed by the governor, after strong backing by State Senator Peter Wirth and State Representative Carl Trujillo (both Santa Fe Democrats). And he said a panel of experts at the Home Builders Association office [an April 10 lunchtime meeting that was moderated by this reporter] talked about the future of high-end constrution. “They say it’s coming back and it’s going to be green,” Shanahan said, then added a

comment directed at Smith: “Everything at Stephen’s is green because you’re recycling beautiful things that didn’t wind up in a landfill.” Still to come in the show’s first hour were Sonja Howle from Famous Barns, San Antonio, and the Open House of the Week segment, this time with Sotheby’s International Realty broker Webb Sherrill talking about a listing in White Rock. Post ended the broadcast with, “I wish you good luck and good fortune with all things real estate.” The host has done “All Things Real Estate” every Sunday since June 6, 2009. He started it while an associate broker with Santa Fe Realty Partners, which was bought out by Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR) at the end of 2010. Post is an associate broker with the company. “I do have to thank Sotheby’s International Realty for being so supportive. There is no other brokerage within the company that does a radio show, integrates it with a website and does a newsletter, all with useful real-estate information. On June 9, the company’s executive vice president of marketing, Laura DesMoine, will be on the show.”

Post has done nearly 75 remote broadcasts . “The advantage of this is that there are businesses and nonprofits who are interested in booking our remotes because they have learned they are very effective at connecting directly with consumers.” Last September, he did the show from the Santa Fe Concorso, a service-oriented classic-car event held at The Club at Las Campanas. And he will do the Memorial Day weekend broadcast from the site of a Cornerstones Community Partnerships project. Does Post see the show going beyond Santa Fe? “Part of the role of getting Sotheby’s International Realty more involved was to put our toe in the water to see just how far we might take it,” he said. “We have other brokerages in the organization that are intrigued. “One element I want to test with the corporation over the next year is that we have a number of feeder markets — Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles — so I could talk to brokers in those cities on the show and they talk to their clients, including about the Santa Fe market. This is a low-impact but very unique way to cross-market.”


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Working pets into design equation If you are constantly battling pet fur on your furniture or cleaning up after a fourlegged friend, you are in good company. Clients are always seeking solutions for creating an environment where their living spaces do not become eyesores, or a constant source of worry in accommodating aesthetically sensitive friends. As the majority of our clients are pet people, it has become second nature to consider that factor in making finish selections. The repeating themes in designing a household that pets enjoy along with the owners are fabrics, flooring, and dedicated places for their activities. As with anything, it comes down to choices and preventative planning. Certain aspects differ when considering felines versus canines, which, too, must be planned for. If cats are in residence, we are careful not to select fabrics or rugs with a very open weave, or that are looped and prone to snagging. We also consider what might be very fun to climb, but that might not look so good afterwards! Cats love leather, and scratching it. Waxed leathers


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will show every line, as opposed to fullgrain leathers that are more forgiving. Dogs love to chew (almost anything, it seems), and leather appears to be a favorite for them as well. We prudently select appropriate trims for pillow, furniture or drapery applications, since tassels and bobbles become irresistible play objects. The color of fabric and rug choices are often made while keeping in mind the color of fur or dander for blending until it can be cleaned. Slipcovers are ideal, if appropriate for the décor, as they can be washed or dry-cleaned in a snap. Fabrics with Crypton, Teflon or antimicrobial fibers and finishes make ideal choices, and Ultrasuede has been duly noted as one of the most pet-friendly choices for cleanability and stability. Washable linens are a must for bed-sharing. Metal legs are far better in resisting scratching, for the aftermath of territorymarking, and cannot be chewed. We have mentioned being fans of outdoor fabrics, and many of the properties (that is, solution-dyed acrylic) intrinsic

in those fabrics also lend themselves to pet-friendliness. Many indoor/outdoor flooring choices such as carpet tiles and rubber and woven-vinyl area carpets make spot-cleaning or even hosing down an easy answer. What really bothers some is not an issue to others, and the lengths to which one is willing to go to make pet-ownership more worry-free and pleasant varies greatly. For one client, we teamed with a kitchen designer for a laundry-room cabinetry project to design a matching island/ work-station to house a plumbed Cat Genie. This provided odor control and an answer to the unsightly litter box. We would be remiss if we did not talk about pets’ beds. While they don’t much care what their nests look like — only that they are comfortable — we cannot help but care as they are inevitably another piece of furniture or, ahem, “floor covering” and therefore do not just go ignored. There are many good-looking options available. As you see, many things can be done to assure that when the inevitable


happens, it is not insurmountable and there is an easy enough fix. Our homes are their homes. And let’s face it, petfriendly equals kid-friendly and husbandfriendly as well! Heather Van Luchene, ASID, and Steffany Hollingsworth, ASID, are partners in HVL Interiors, LLC, an interior design firm offering professional residential and hospitality design services. Both are New Mexico-licensed interior designers. They can be reached at (505) 983-3601 or info@


Great time to buy, great time to sell When selling anything, owners can only hope there is a strong demand for that which they are selling. The great news for today’s home sellers is that the current housing market is experiencing a stronger demand than we have seen in some time. The spring housing market of 2013 is projected to be one of the best in years. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports monthly on both pending sales (houses going into contract) and existing home sales (actual closed sales). In the first quarter of 2013, pending sales has consistently outperformed the numbers reported in 2012. Contract activity has been above year-ago levels for the past 22 months. Before this year, the last time the index showed a higher reading was in April 2010, shortly before the deadline for the homebuyer tax credit. NAR also revealed that closed home sales have been above year-ago levels for 20 consecutive months and sales are at the highest level since the tax credit period of 2009-2010. This increase in demand has created bidding wars for properly priced homes across the country. This has resulted in two favorable changes for home sellers: 1. They are receiving offers closer to (if

not greater than) the list price. 2. The average days it takes to sell a home has dropped by over 20% from last year. Your ability to sell a home in today’s real-estate market will be determined by both the supply of homes for sale and the demand for that housing. In real estate, supply is represented by the current month’s supply of homes for sale (the number of homes for sale divided by the number of homes sold in the previous month). While there is no steadfast rule that will apply to pricing in every category of housing, here is a great guideline: • 1-4 months’ supply creates a sellers’ market where there are not enough homes to satisfy buyer demand. Appreciation is guaranteed. • 5-6 months’ supply creates a balanced market. Historically, home values appreciate at a rate a little greater than inflation. • 7-8 months’ supply creates a buyers’ market where the number of homes for sale exceeds the demand. Depreciation follows. In most parts of the country, supply is dropping like a rock. According to NAR, total housing inventory is below a five

months’ supply. This is almost 20 percent below inventory numbers of just a year ago and at levels we haven’t seen since 2005. Over the last several years, most homeowners selling their homes did not have to compete with new construction projects around the block. As the market recovers, more and more builders are jumping back in. As an example, NAR revealed, relative to last year, year-to-date new home sales are up 19 percent. These “shiny new” homes will again become competition as they can be an attractive alternative to many of today’s purchasers. Here are the numbers regarding new construction about to come to market from the U.S. Census Bureau: BUILDING PERMITS — Single-family authorizations in February were at a rate of 600,000. This is 25.5 percent above February 2012. HOUSING UNDER CONSTRUCTION — Single-family housing starts in February were at a rate of 618,000, 18.5 percent above February 2012. HOUSING COMPLETIONS — Singlefamily housing completions in February were at a rate of 574,000. This is 32.9 percent above February 2012.


If you are thinking about selling your home, don’t miss out on the strong demand that exists in the current spring market. Historically, inventory increases dramatically as we approach summer. Selling now while demand is high and supply is low may garner you your best price. New construction can be strong competition to a seller of an existing home. It may make sense to list your home before this new inventory makes its way to market. Rubel ”Paco” Arguello is a Santa Fe native and chief executive of the Santa Fe Association of Realtors. Contact him at 982-8385.


About interior photography Let’s talk about “interior photography” to assist in selling a real-estate property. As stated in my column last month, leaving a great first impression is the key, and an imperative catalyst. The goal is to attract the attention of potential buyers and other agents. In order to do so, the interior images of a home need to be lit and styled properly, making a room or home or commercial property “shine.” This is sometimes easier said than done. It’s where professionals are needed, those with the expertise and experience to take on the challenge of any situation that may arise on a photo-shoot. If you have an attractive room with great views out the windows, you want to display and accentuate that as a strong selling point. When you walk into a room, your eyes adjust to the various lighting situations in that room, as well as looking out. A camera,

in general, does not. The lighting in the room is, in most cases, entirely different than the lighting out the windows. Either through proper lighting or Photoshop work, or normally both, the professional photographer can show the scene the way a human eye sees it, a strong case for showing the beauty of both the interior of a room as well as what’s going on beyond that, by balancing the light. Styling a shot is equally important — arranging a room based on the camera angle, lighting fireplaces and candles, dimming lights, drawing articles from other places, and weeding out clutter all play an integral part in conveying a beautiful space. Attaining the results an agent seeks is dependent upon hiring a photographer with the experience and ability to weigh a situation, and then execute it correctly.

As in many businesses, there’s no replacement for experience. There are innumerable amounts of lighting and other situations that come up on a photo-shoot, those that are predictable and those that are not, and a photographer who has seen almost everything before, “been there, done that,” is much better to adapt to any situation put in his or her path. A great photographer is a great problem-solver and technician, adding a bit of artist in there, as well. In the end, great interior photography, added to great agenting, brokering, and marketing will give a property its best chance to shine and hopefully find a happy new owner, a win–win for all involved. Daniel’s 25-year photography career has been featured in numerous magazines, books, catalogues, advertising campaigns,


and resort and real-estate marketing. Clients include Auberge Resorts, St. Regis, Australian Vogue, Overland, Whole Foods, Exxon Mobil, Western Art & Architecture, and Sothebys. He was recently in Sri Lanka, on assignment for several resort and spa clients. Contact him at 505-6957000,, and on Facebook and Twitter; H OME

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Tweeting for business Every time I speak or write about social media, someone in business will always comment by telling me they have no time for it and there is no return on investment. Then, when I ask them why they buy the things they do, they tell me it is because they do business with people they know, like and trust. How do you build trust if you have no time to listen and talk with people in your marketplace? Edison Research and Arbitron recently reported how pervasive social networking has become for Americans in all age groups and demographics. Every audience for every business need is now somewhere networking online. For example, the 55+ age group is now the fastest-growing demographic. Sixty percent of Americans over age 12 have at least one profile on one social media site. And there are now over 275,000 tweets (140 character messages) posted on Twitter every minute! The challenge is that your customers are becoming more like you. They are online

consumers now. They Google a product name to see where they can find the best price. They read and write reviews about the service they received from you or your company. They post their smart-phone images to their social sphere of what they are about to eat for lunch with comments. They are having short conversation bursts about your business and if you are not engaging with them online, you have no clue about what they are saying about you and your business. If you believe business is built on relationships, then you need to make building them online your business. Here are some creative suggestions for using Twitter to build relationships and tweet for business. First, a tweet is the name of the message you send in 140 characters or less. A follower is the person who has chosen to read your tweets on an ongoing basis. A hashtag begins with the symbol “#” allowing all similar conversations to be searched. A retweet is a word-of-mouth action of repeating what

someone else has tweeted so your followers can see it. Your Twitter experience is more about whom you follow and not who follows you. Start by following your customers. Next search and follow your business partners, vendors, suppliers and trade organizations. Give yourself time to get comfortable with the fast-paced stream of real-time ideas and short sentences. Start talking when you are comfortable. Remember you have only 140 characters. Every word is important. Emulate Mark Twain. Write a post that compels someone to click on the link to your blog, website, photo or video. Think of things to say that are helpful to others, positive and engaging. Be authentic and use a good face picture. Twitter is a conversation. People expect you to be talking. Avoid automating tweets. Humans are not robots. There is no automated way to engage. It is not the tweet that builds trust, it is the conversa-


tion that follows. Be a friend, a helper, a resource, a leader. Focus on becoming a trusted business by tweeting for business. See you next online. Emily Medvec (emilymedvec@gmail. com) is an associate broker with Santa Fe Properties. For her help to buy or sell real estate, call her at 505-660-4541. Emily’s other passion is how social networking changes how we communicate. Follow her on Twitter @emilymedvec.


New normal - it’s getting warmer In the field of climatology, 50 years is not much time. Scientists looking for longterm, significant changes in the weather must usually study periods that are much longer than a half-century. The last 50 years have been quite different, however, as we have experienced substantial changes in weather patterns, both in the southwest and nationwide. Regardless of your beliefs about humancaused climate change, if you’ve paid attention to the weather, you’ve probably noticed that it has been odd. It is drier than normal, and it’s getting warmer earlier and for longer periods of the year. According to scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the average temperature for the contiguous United States for 2012 was 55.3°F, which was 3.3 degrees above the 20thcentury average and 1 degree above the previous record from 1998. In the last 118 years, eight of the 10 warmest years have occurred since 1990! Santa Fe is no different. Both our 48

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summers and winters have been getting warmer. The year 2012 was the warmest on record, and that includes the last decade in which our monthly temperatures were consistently higher than normal. In fact, February was the only month in 2012 that had significantly below-average temperatures in the Santa Fe area. The average temps in four other months either tied or broke the all-time high record for that month; and the average temperatures for five other months broke the average high record for that month for the last decade. Rising temperatures mean we need more electricity to cool our homes and

more water to water our plants. Given the rising costs of both, I highly recommend you start preparing for a drier, warmer climate. Planting trees to shade the west side of the house is a simple yet great way to increase the comfort of our homes during our increasingly warm, sunny, summer days. We should be changing out our landscape to more drought- and heattolerant plants. Swapping out light bulbs with CFL or LED-type bulbs is another great way to reduce heat inside the house, save electricity, and thereby save water. Get an energy audit or a water audit to learn how much energy or water you


use and ways you could conserve. As our climate becomes warmer, start thinking about how to stay cool without increasing your overall energy or water “footprint.” Doug Pushard, founder of the website, has designed and installed residential rainwater systems for over a decade. He is a member of the Santa Fe Water Conservation Committee, a lifetime member of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association, and an EPA WaterSense Partner. He can be reached at



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Predicting interest rates It is not exact science or advanced mathematics to predict future interest rates. There are general guidelines and indicators that will help you intelligently predict what mortgage rates will be one week, one month or even three months in the future. What is this “rocket science” that helps predictors look like geniuses? Consider long-term interest rates, mainly 30-year home mortgages. The best indicator of long-term rates, on a daily basis, is the trading activity and pricing of the Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association) 30-year mortgage bond. These are traded just like Treasury bonds. You must go to a brokerage trading website to find the quotes. When the price of the Fannie Mae bond is rising, the yield on the Fannie Mae bonds are declining. Declining Fannie Mae yields may indicate that home mortgage rates are declining. Other guidelines that may influence mortgage rates are: 1.) The 10-year Treasury bond yield.

As with the Fannie 30-year bond, many experts look to the yield of the 10-year Treasury. When the yield is 1.8 percent, mortgages are low. When the 10-year yield rises to 2.25 percent, you can bet the 30-year mortgage rate is on the rise. 2.) The direction of the Dow Jones stock index is important. When stocks are falling and there are more sellers then buyers, the mortgage rates can be influenced in the same direction. 3.) The world economy has an influence on our mortgage rates. For sure, when Greece, France, Italy, Cyprus, or other countries have national debt difficulties, the wealth of their country can tend toward investing in U.S. Treasuries or the U.S. stock market. Increased investments in our bond market will decrease the Treasury yield. 4.) Our Federal Reserve has recently been the major buyer for the U.S. Treasuries that are refinanced each month. This means that the Federal Reserve is buying

our Treasuries instead of China or Japan or other countries buying them. As the Fed continues to be a major buyer of billions of dollars of Treasures, mortgage rates will remain low. When the Fed ceases to purchase these huge amounts of Treasuries, rates will certainly rise. An important term is “flight to quality.” When foreign and U.S. investors see problems with stock markets, they tend to invest in the U.S. Treasury bond market. This produces the effect of more buyers then sellers and therefore lowers the yield for the Treasuries. As the yield declines, home interest rates may decline as well. Everyone is interested in mortgage rates, especially when contemplating a home purchase. The indicators above are vital to understanding what your next mortgage interest rate may be. Also, discuss the future of rates with experts. We subscribe to the people at Market Alert who spend every day examining and predicting mortgage rates. Larry Baer, with


Market Alert, writes a daily commentary and is famous for saying “THE MARKET IS ALWAYS RIGHT!… YOU AND I ARE SOME OF THE TIME.” Jim Gay was a real-estate broker for 20 years and has been a consultant for Fortune 500 companies. He is currently a broker/owner with Home Buyers Mortgage (986-9080) and can be reached at jim@


Santa Fe County Housing Authority There is a lot of attention given to affordable housing issues in the city, but few people know what is available outside of our city limits. The Santa Fe County Housing Authority was created in 1972 to provide drug-free, safe, decent and sanitary housing to low-income and very low-income families in an environment that fosters self-sufficiency and community pride. At the helm of the program is executive director Ron Pacheco, a Santa Fe native with 22 years of government service. We recently sat down with Ron to learn more about it. The housing authority provides service to over 450 clients through a variety of programs, including public housing apartments, voucher programs, and family self-sufficiency programs. The programs are designed first and foremost to get people into housing. From there they assess the needs of their clients. Far from being bureaucratic, the Housing Authority is a highly effective, caring team of individuals are empowered to provide assistance and a variety of services from 50

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property management, transportation, and budgeting to a multitude of life skills that provides stepping-stones to those who want to reach a level of independently sustainable homeownership. All housing must meet federal standards to ensure that units are safe, insulated, and free of electrical issues and related concerns. The majority of the funding comes from the federal government through the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the county provides additional revenue. Although sequestration keeps chipping away at their resources, Mr. Pacheco and the leadership of the Santa Fe Board of County Commissioners are committed to preventing federal funding issues from negatively affecting our local residents. Although the goal is to move clients into mainstream housing, the housing authority is aware of the concerns of many seniors who want to remain in their homes. “Aging-in-place” design is another priority for the Housing Authority. According to the 2010 census, the average

age of people in Santa Fe is increasing and although Santa Fe has a few excellent senior developments, we will need to better address the multitude of housing issues related to seniors. Not all require government intervention as many services from in-house dining delivery, transportation, grocery-shopping services, and others have free-market solutions. There are qualification criteria but anyone in need of county housing assistance — including full-time students, low-income workers, senior citizens, and veterans — is encouraged to contact the Housing Authority. There is a waiting list but Pacheco says not to get frustrated, get on the list. Even if you don’t qualify for one of their programs, they are an incredible resource for finding assistance. The core issue related to creating and maintaining sustainable communities is the availability of affordable housing and it is good to know that Santa Fe is working in the right direction. With good leadership, teamwork, community support, and a vision for the housing needs


of Santa Feans, the Housing Authority is certainly an exciting program. Here in the West, people are proud, self-reliant, rugged types that don’t always reach out for help so if you or anyone you know could use a little leg up, give the Santa Fe Housing Authority a call at 992-3060. Ron and his team are here to help. Roger Carson and Melissa Pippin Carson are Realtors Carson & Carson at Keller Williams. Call them at 505-699-3112 or email them at twicethesellingpower@gmail. com.

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e thought we would check in with one of Santa Fe’s oldest plant providers as the gardening season really kicks in. Payne’s Nurseries & Greenhouses dates back to 1955, when owner Lynn Payne’s parents first opened their nursery at the site of today’s Jackalope Pottery. Payne’s now has stores and greenhouses at 304 Camino Alire and 715 St. Michael’s Drive, as well as an organic soil yard at 6037 Agua Fria Street. The company’s website,, holds all kinds of good information for gardeners, including lists of the best perennials, shrubs, and trees for the heavy clay soils that plague many of us. There are lots of helpful articles, among them “Drought-Tolerant Color for Your Yard and Garden,” “How to Save Water with Mulch,” “How to Read a Fertilizer Label,” and “How to Use Gray Water.” Home interviewed Lynn Payne on April 23. How’s business? Business is improving. This article comes out on May 5, a little earlier than that golden date of May 15 for frost-free planting in Santa Fe. Well, I kind of watch the full of the moon and I think the full this month is this Thursday. I’ve been looking at that for years and what the old-timers would say is if there is going to be a weather change it’ll usually come a few days before or a few days after the full of the moon. So I think we may be safe after the 5th. We’re in bad drought times for the second time in a decade. How are you adapting and how are your customers adapting? For years we have been promoting not just xeric plants but proper watering. A lot of people have a tendency to over-water and over-fertilize, which is understandable because they’ve been waiting to get out in the garden, but we try to teach people to give plants what they need and no more. It is the third year of a pretty strong drought and I don’t see it letting up any time soon, so we still have to be cautious. We’ve seen our sales decrease by as much as 35 percent in some of the worst quarters, but we’re on a rebound now. We’re stocking a lot of xeric plants but also the new introductions, because gardeners always like to see the latest and greatest. What’s an example? One is the coneflower, or Echinacea, which the plant breeders have been at work on, so this year we’re introducing two or three that have brighter colors and larger flowers. You have lots of geraniums in your greenhouses right now. We do have a lot of geraniums. The breeders are breeding them to be more compact for those mild areas where they can really take off, whereas we work very hard to make things grow here, so we’re looking constantly for those plants that are labeled “vigorous.” Also this year we’re introducting six varieties of grafted tomatoes. The plant that is used for the rootstock is germinated under sterile laboratory conditions, then the rootstock is cut off and grafted to other varieties. So when the end consumer plants this in the garden, the rootstock is disease-free and disease-resistant. They’re supposed to produce triple the amount of tomatoes and the plant should get triple the size. These are not genetically modified; it’s just clean rootstock. It will be very interesting to see how those go, and now they’re working on grafted peppers and eggplant. We might see those next year. How is customer demand for food plants these days? There is a lot more interest in it. People are more concerned about what they’re eating and what they’re feeding their kids and they want to buy organic whenever it’s available and affordable. But as long as you follow a few simple rules, growing your own organic food is pretty easy. Payne’s always has a good series of workshops in the early spring. Are there any coming up in May? I think we will lay off the workshops in May because our parking lots can get pretty crowded, but maybe we will resume them in June, at both locations. It was sad to see Santa Fe Greenhouses fold last year. I hate to see any of the independents go, but it’s the sign of the times. What I’m hoping is that the independent garden centers that remain in Santa Fe get the majority of that business rather than having it go to the big-box stores. H OME

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A time to celebrate and plant When mid-April teased us with her tempting milder days, several of my clients asked me if it was OK to start planting early perennials and annuals. The answer was, and shall always be, a firm “No.” Remember what happened a week later, with the sudden plunge from breezy warm to freezing snow? This sort of temperature see-saw is common in early spring, so waiting till May to plant is crucial. May is one of those months filled with promises. After surviving the early spring frosts, false starts and humbling winds, it’s now time to applaud all the hearty plants that weathered the storm. Bulb flowers like tulips, narcissus, hyacinths and iris are filling in the landscape, creating vibrant contrasts against the leafy green backdrop of cottonwoods and aspens. The first of May kicks the month off with a blossom bonanza. Known as May Day around the globe, this holiday began in pre-Christian Europe when the Roman

goddess of flowers, Flora, was honored with a five-day festival complete with flowers, dancing and feasts. Later on, the maypole was introduced in the Celtic region, a practice that is still honored in many countries today. In America, early settlers created their own May Day tradition of filling baskets with flowers and leaving them on neighbors’ doorsteps. They would ring the bell and flee, but if caught they had to kiss the recipient. This practice is no longer popular, but certainly appeals to the gardener in all of us. Free flowers and kisses, how nice. Yet these are green customs that are lighthearted in nature. For many, May Day takes on another side, one that is darker and red. In many countries abroad, May Day is known as International Workers Day, marked by demonstrations of trade unions or revolutionary parties and governments that unite to celebrate the struggles of the working class. Much bloodshed resulted on this day through-

out history, even in the United States. In 1886, the famous Haymarket Riots erupted in Chicago after police attacked protesting workers and anarchists. In thinking about the duality of May Day’s global symbolism, it seems that perhaps both themes could be useful to gardeners. While it is not a holiday, it is a time to celebrate the merging of the beauty and the struggle. Flowers bloom, trees sprout leaves, everything is flourishing… but not without a fight and a lot of hard work. Between Mother Nature and the gardener, there is much preparation, and sometimes a little bloodshed. So when you plunge your spade into the earth for the first time this season, remember that, like anything, gardening has two sides — but the payoff is well worth it. Those flower beds filled with perfectly shaped allium, poppies and hollyhocks are truly the fruits of your hard labor. But be sure to wait and plant the big stuff until after Mother’s Day. Unless they


are pansies, Mother Nature always has more surprises in store, especially here in Northern New Mexico. Carole has been in the floriculture industry for over 23 years, from wholesale and retail sales to public outreach and events planning. She is a Master Gardener and is an advocate, lecturer and supporter of New Mexico’s sustainable, local flower farms. Her floral design studio, “A Garden of Earthly Delights,” is in Santa Fe and Baltimore. She can be reached at 443.257.8833.


The need for title insurance Other types of insurance coverage focus on possible future events and charge an annual premium – such as flood insurance or hazard insurance that safeguards against loss from wind damage. Title insurance protects against loss from hazards and defects already existing in the title and is purchased with one-time premium. Title search and examination is the first step. Insuring a home’s title begins with a search of public land records affecting the property. The title agent or company working on the behalf of the underwriter examines documents — including deeds, wills, trusts, outstanding mortgages and judgments, property liens, highway or utility-line easements, pending legal actions, and notary acknowledgements — to determine the property’s insurability. When title problems are disclosed during the search process, they are corrected whenever possible to avoid future claims. According to surveys done by the American Land Title Association, title problems consistently arise in one out of three real-


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estate transactions. Industry studies find that title insurers spend an average of 92 cents out of every premium dollar as their cost of doing business. The most common actions to cure title effects include: • Releases/pay-offs for liens: 33 percent • Releases/pay-offs for deeds/mortgages: 19 percent • Typographical corrections: 17 percent • Clearing estate/family issues: 11 percent • Clearing physical property issues: 7 percent After all this searching and examination, a title problem may still be hidden or missed, such as with a forged signature on a deed, an unknown heir who steps forward to claim ownership of the property, an expired or forged power of attorney used during a property transfer, and an incorrect public record. In each of these cases and many more, when there is appropriate title-insurance coverage, a policy will offer financial

protection. The title insurer defends the title and either perfects the title or pays valid claims. Lenders require the homeowner to purchase title insurance, just as they call for fire insurance and other types of coverage to protect their financial investment in the property. A lender’s policy ensures that the mortgage is valid and the lien priority is correct. Title insurance also is required for lenders who package and sell their loans in the secondary mortgage market. Owner’s title insurance lasts as long as the policyholder or his or her heirs have an interest in the property, maybe even after the homeowner has sold the property. It is either purchased for an additional premium or an owner may pay a simultaneous issue charge (usually a smaller amount) for the separate lender coverage. Why title insurance? Title insurance was first issued in 1871 to enable speed and efficiency when property is conveyed, or legally transferred from one owner to another. Because of title insurance, real


estate is more marketable and thus more valuable. It is working so well that it is starting to catch on around the world. The role of title insurance to fix problems and pay claims is crucial to the marketability of real estate. Otis Phillips is the business development officer for Stewart Title. He has been in the title business since 1978 and has served in the independent title agency, direct office, and underwriter arena in 14 states. Contact him at or 505.954.3334.


High rankings for Santa Fe Good news! Santa Fe ranks high for best places to buy real estate in the U.S. Yes, I’ll admit it. I love a good reason to celebrate. CNN Money reported in March on the 5 Best Markets to Buy a Home — Santa Fe is No. 3: “Home prices in Santa Fe are forecast to rise 9.1 percent (annually) over the next five years — the second highest price gain in the nation, according to Fiserv.”1 In 2010, Business Week listed Santa Fe as one of the top-10 cities to bounce back the fastest over the next four years.2 Numerous economic sources are projecting home prices to rise an average of 3 percent across the country on an annual basis.3 A shift in homebuyer sentiment has definitely occurred over the last year as reported that the percentage of buyers who believe home prices will rise in the next 12 months rose from

34 percent a year ago to 71 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012.4 Superstar New York Realtor Barbara Corcoran was quoted on CNBC that “home price appreciation is going to go much higher than people anticipate.”5 I know there are a lot of reasons to love Santa Fe – I’m sure you have your own favorites – and we’re not alone. Check out the list I gathered earlier this year: • America’s Favorite Cities 2012, Travel and Leisure: #1 for cultural getaways and independent boutiques, #2 base for day trips and flea markets, and #3 for fall6 • Readers’ Choice 2012 Top 10 Cities in the U.S., Condé Nast Traveler: Santa Fe #47 • Best Places to Retire Now- Sunny Climes, CNN Money8 • Best Places to Retire in 2012, U.S. News and World Report: Best Place for Recreation & Culture9 • Ten Best Places to Live, Sperling’s Best 3 4 5 Buyrsquo 6 7 1 2

Places: Santa Fe #210 • Best Places to Retire 2012: 10 Great Sunny Places to Retire - AARP11 • The Cleanest Cities in the World, WHO Report, September 2011: Santa Fe Ranked #1 (tie)12 • State of the Air 2012, American Lung Association: Santa Fe ranked #1 in all categories: cleanest metropolitan areas in the country for ozone, 24-hour particle pollution, annual particle pollution13 Is this the best time ever to buy Santa Fe real estate? We’ve had a major housingmarket correction, interest rates are at historic lows, and Santa Fe is a very special place to live, visit and enjoy. To hear more, join me for a 45-minute “Santa Fe Real Estate Performance” presentation on May 9 or May 21 at the Santa Fe Association of Realtors office. To RSVP: 505.780.5261 or


Francis Phillips ( is senior mortgage loan originator with First Choice Loan Services in Santa Fe. He has served as director of business development for national mortgage companies. He and his mortgage partners have funded and built three homes for Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity. fortune/2.html 9 10 11 12 13 8

Recent Home & Land Sales Sales data for the period March 19-April 18 from Santa Fe Association of Realtors MLS reports. Not all sales are reported.

Homes $50,000 $82,000 $100,101 $135,000 $147,000 $150,000 $153,000 $155,000 $156,000

Homes $380,000 $500,000 $500,000 $550,000 $560,000

$167,250 $168,000 $170,000 $170,000 $174,000 $180,000 $185,000 $185,000 $195,000 $196,000

$198,500 $209,500 $212,000 $212,500 $217,500 $225,000 $225,000 $236,000 $245,000 $255,000

$255,000 $255,000 $256,000 $270,000 $275,000 $278,500 $285,000 $292,750 $298,000 $299,500

$300,000 $338,000 $339,000 $356,500 $359,000 $375,000 $410,000 $430,000 $445,000 $475,000

$485,000 $530,000 $530,000 $579,000 $840,000 $870,728 $895,000 $1,225,000 Land (None)

Homes $174,990 $176,000 $187,110 $194,900

$205,000 $209,410 $209,750 $223,823 $235,137

$254,900 $269,500 $305,000 $315,000 $315,000

$379,000 $412,500 $418,000 $436,810 $455,000

Land $50,000 $90,000

$715,000 $785,000 $865,000 Land $112,000

Homes $97,000 $121,000 $224,900 $245,000 $245,000

Homes $699,999 $808,000

Land $59,000 $75,000

$935,000 $970,000

$295,000 $570,000 $790,000 Land $115,000

Homes $136,850 $155,000 $397,000 $442,000

$515,000 $800,000 $820,000 $895,000

Homes $101,000 $115,000 $279,000 $280,000 $348,206

Land $195,000 $200,000

Homes $270,000 $375,000 $469,900

$472,500 $575,000 $875,000

Land $100,000


Homes $283,000

$344,000 $386,000

$388,000 $429,000

$450,000 $509,000

Land $115,000 $105,000

Land $42,000


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RANCHO QUERENCIA -This lovely 4,300 sq ft pueblo style hacienda allows you to enjoy the dramatic color of Northern N.M. This private 250 acres which borders state land has diverse topography of grasslands, mesas and red rock cliffs, making it ideal for hiking and riding. This home is thoughtfully and artistically constructed with amenities that enhance everyday living. With an exercise room next to the outside shower and hot tub and a kitchen designed for serious cooks, this home creates an atmosphere of ease and elegance. The guest casita wing, dining room, family room, great room and book-lined office compliment the 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, making entertaining a lovely experience. THIS RANCH IS TRULY OUT OF THIS WORLD AND ONLY 80 MINUTES TO SANTA FE! MLS 201005627 250 ACRES $1,885,000

103 BLUE EARtH tRAIL Sierra Negra Mountain is the front yard of your 22.92 acres. The distant views of the Sangre de Cristo range and the Chama River Valley are your morning coffee views. For the evening margarita views you have the sun setting over the Sierra Negra. Nearby there is forest access for those who love to hike. 3 bedroom 3 bath, two car garage, 2600 sq.ft. Rastra construction and energy-efficient Pella windows further enhance this living experience. 60 minutes to Whole Foods in Santa Fe. MLS 201203464 Abiquiu 22.92 ACRES $498,000

HACIENDA ALEGRIA Nestled on a bend of the Chama River, Hacienda Alegria with its stunning views will please the most discerning buyer. Ancient cottonwoods along the river shelter ponds that speak of lazy summer days. This grand 2-story home with a gourmet kitchen and 2 covered portals is ideal for entertaining. There is plenty of room for you and your guests with a 3 bedroom, 3 bath main house, 3 bedroom, 3 bath guesthouse and a caretakers house and barn/garage as well. The irrigated acreage with 24 acre ft. of water has been farmed as an organic farm for the last 6 years with 28.86 acres, has plenty of room for horses and great riding and hiking in the National Forest that borders the property. Come see this magnificent property. MLS 201300619 28.86 ACRES $1,495,000

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Abiquiu Realty, Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

First National Bank of Santa Fe

ActiveHome Inspections

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Great Northern Construction Services . . . 26

Adobe Realty of Santa Fe, Inc. . . . . . . 11

Karen Walker Real Estate, Ltd. Co. . . . . 38

American Country Collection . . . . . . . 46 Barker Realty, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 22-25 Chapman Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Keller Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity . . . . . . 19

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Santa Fe Properties, Inc. . . . . . . 27-37, 56

Crocker Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Sotheby’s International Realty . . . 2-6, 8-18

Dougherty Real Estate Company . . . . . 55

Western Equities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Coldwell Banker Trails West


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