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We Know Santa Fe Real Estate Representing the Finest Collection of Luxury Homes and Estates in Santa Fe

Tesuque Ridge Ranch Treasure Tucked into the rolling landscape of Tesuque Ridge Ranch, this irreplaceable custom home exudes the ambience of a grand European manor while remaining inviting, comfortable, and livable. Highlights of the almost 14,000-square-foot estate and guesthouse include magnificent formal living and dining rooms, an expansive kitchen with abundant counter and cabinet space, a family room with a fireplace and an amazing view, and a variety of outdoor living spaces. Master and guest suites are sited in separate wings, allowing for consummate privacy; up the hill is an inviting two-bedroom guesthouse. The estate consists of three lots, providing the home with an unspoiled Sangre de Cristo view. Price Upon Request

Private Paradise nestled in the Tesuque valley, this secluded compound has been superbly re-envisioned with impeccable taste and extraordinary finishes. it includes a 6,161 square-foot main residence, a 3,204 square-foot guest home and studio, and an 1,863 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

Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season! RAY RUSH



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Neil D. Lyon, CRB, CRS, GRI 505.954.5505 • 505.660.8600 cell •

Vanessa Rios y Valles 505.954.5522 • 505.231.3708 cell •

Michaelene Sargent 505.954.5514 • 505.660.3850 cell • loS CaMiNitoS 4 CaMiNo Sabio Magnificent views from this compound in Los Caminitos on 11.7 acres featuring a dramatic and immaculate 2BR main house, a detached 1BR guesthouse, and an attached duplex that encompasses a 1BR guesthouse and a 1BR caretaker’s house. Beautifully landscaped. #201202266 • $2,250,000

hiStoriC eaStSide 407 CaMino Del Monte sol This charming two-story Eastside home features 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, an office, two studies and an elevator. Incredible location only one block from Canyon Road’s art galleries and restaurants. #201203643 • $1,495,000

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22 North Vuelta herradura Breathtaking views of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountain ranges from this fabulous residence on 11+ acres. 4 bedroom main house, 2 bedroom guesthouse, studio/office, and horse facilities.

7150 olD santa Fe tRail Beautifully renovated main house with a casita on 2.5 acres on Old Santa Fe Trail. The 5,080 sq ft main house has 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, breathtaking western views, and excellent finishes. The 1 bedroom, 1 bath casita has also been completely updated.

#201105652 • $1,995,000

teSuque 18 MeReDitH DRiVe Northern New Mexico-style home nestled in the hills of Tesuque Village. This stunning residence is beautifully sited on almost 7 acres to capture the gorgeous mountain views. 3,500 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath main house, and a 850 sq ft, 1 bedroom, 1 bath guest casita. #201300057 • $1,695,000

oFF HyDe paRk RoaD 710 CanaDa anCHa Immaculate Contemporary-style home in the gated community of Vista Canada Ancha, very close to the Plaza. Featuring a dramatic great room, a chef’s kitchen, a spacious master suite and 3 guest bedrooms, plus an efficient office space. Stunning views.

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960 olD santa Fe tRail Gated property in a desirable location. The 6,319 sq ft, 3 bedroom main house also includes an office, formal living and dining rooms, chef’s kitchen, plus a recreation room with 2 fireplaces. The detached guest suite provides excellent privacy for guests. #201205163 • $1,600,000

#201302791 • $1,425,000

#201301636 • $1,195,000

laS CaMPaNaS 23 Rising Moon Immaculate custom home in a private cul-de-sac location on over 2 acres affording vast views. In addition to 2 bedroom and 2.5 bath, there are also 2 contiguous offices, an activity/family room, and a sunroom. #201305155 • $895,000

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

One of the most beautiful times of the year in our unique and sacred city.

Quail run

Legendary amenities Photo by Jack Cochran

Santa Fe’s Premier Gated Community featuring a golf course, tennis, state-of-the-art fitness and spa, pool, and fine dining. 24-hour hosted security and nearly maintenance-free living all just 3 miles from the Plaza. A variety homes, floorplans and sizes. Prices currently starting at $295,000 to $1,050,000. Photo by Scott Christopher

The Leading Sales Team at Quail Run Since 1998 Combined 60 years of Santa Fe Real Estate Experience

We are the leading sales team at Quail run with 16 years of sales history. no one knows Quail run the way we do.

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16 CHiCoMa avenue, aBiQuiu $649,000 Artist’s adobe dream with incredible O’Keeffe country views! 3 building compound, beautifully designed and executed with the finest Japanese-style aesthetics and craftsmanship. #201300832

15 fort Defina roaD, aBiQuiu $349,000 This charming home, 3BR, 2BA plus an office was built in 1990 with much attention to quality and with loads of Santa Fe style: vigas, Satillo tile, plastered bancos, and adobe-style fireplace. #201304008

23 CaMino DeL Monte $775,000 International Modern meets Santa Fe style. Sunlit Hills architecturally sophisticated masterpiece blends NM vernacular with modernist simplicity – beautiful and practical with stunning views. #201304938

62 aveniDa aLDea $549,000 Beautiful Loft Space. Live and/or work in this Aldea Plaza unit. A spacious 2,522 sq ft total with a downstairs space of 600 sq ft for studio or business space. #201302974

3223 CaLLe De MoLina $239,000 Beautifully renewed 1,400 sq ft, 3BR, 2BA townhouse with a landscaped courtyard, a sunny kitchen, and a gracious dining room/living room with vaulted ceilings, plus a guest apartment. #201304448

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208 riCarDo $475,000 A very special 2 bedroom, 2 bath home, (approximately 2,342 sq. ft.) beautifully remodeled with a 1 bedroom attached guest house and a sweet mother-in-law quarters. #201303141

5 LaugHing raven $595,000 All adobe beauty on almost 5 acres. Main house offers 3BR, 2BA and a generous office/sunroom off the kitchen and is 2,425 sq ft. Amazing 700 sq ft artist’s studio and a 700 sq ft guest house. #201304639

41 east estraDa CaLaBasa $1,495,000 La Tierra II house and guesthouse. This unique property incorporating design elements of twisted cedar details of beautifully crafted woodwork throughout is an oasis of luxury and style. #201302453 1379 Cerro gorDo $689,000 This 3BR, 3BA, 2,200 sq ft house is loaded with high quality Santa Fe style details, light and color. Included is an office, Saltillo tile throughout, and a lush 2/3 acre lot with beautiful views. #201303795 18 staCy roaD $498,000 Main house has 1,737 sq ft; 2BR, 2BA and a passive solar atrium. Lower level is a 940 sq ft mother-in-law suite. Separate 931 sq ft retreat house with 19’ domed room, 1BR, kitchen and bath. #201304118 1423-a gaListeo $535,000 Wonderful custom house in like-new condition. Features 3BR, 2BA, approximately 2,454 sq. ft. with high ceilings, massive vigas, skylights, smooth plaster walls, and an open, light floor plan. #201304239

Monte sereno, Lot 96 1.36 acres #201301365


PLatinuM roaD, Lot 4 7.83 acres #201304589


176 nM state roaD 34 152.8 acres #201302469


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.

Please call me for additional information or for a showing. BOB (ROBERTO) CARDINALE l 505.577.8418

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Emily Ivette Garcia

Excellence, with a touch of grace…

CRS, Real Estate Broker

This holiday season As we celebrate and give thanks Let us make peace with the past, Smile upon this precious moment; And have the courage to allow love to lead our steps into our tomorrow. All the best, to you and your beloveds!

505.699.6644 neW PRice

954 Santo nino Place $1,395,000 Breathtaking mountain vistas, superb in-town location. This fabulous 3 bedroom adobe home plus studio/guest house blends Southwest character of hand-troweled plaster, vigas and coved ceilings with luxurious modern appointments. Included are a splendid great room with soaring ceiling and stone fireplace, fantastic chef’s kitchen, inviting media room, and master suite with lavish bath and 23’ closet. Large patios, wonderful grounds, and 4-car garage. No steps! mls# 201303440

1244 Vallecita $1,175,000 Located a mile to downtown, with Sandia mountain views through walls of glass, this sensational 4,000+ sq ft. 3Br home plus studio/guesthouse is a contemporary masterpiece by noted architect John Klee. Dramatic elements merge stunning aesthetic with thoughtful design. Living and family rooms open to the sleek, marvelous kitchen. The master is a calm oasis, with superb closets and office/exercise area. Featured are barrel-vaulted ceilings, ash floors, and lovely entertaining terraces. mls# 201305140

65 condeSa Road $498,000 On 2.9 acres with sweeping mountain panorama, this gorgeous 2,611 sq ft Tappan-built 3 bedroom plus office Eldorado home must be seen. All one level, including a spacious living room, center island kitchen with stainless appliances, and impressive master. Vigas, plantation shutters, tile flooring, 2 kiva fireplaces, lovely touches throughout. Enjoy the outdoors on the 2 large portales, with gas grill outlet and Trex decking. Three-car garage! mls# 201304996

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Old WOrld Charm and CharaCter in this arChiteCtural Gem 130 Wildhorse


never on the market and possibly never to be repeated for Old World charm and character. located in las Campanas estates V.2 on 5+ private acres with an unobstructed canvas-quality sangre de Cristo mountain view. time honored adobe construction by renowned builder, dennis saye, and perfectly sited, designed and executed for the buyer who desires quality and privacy with a genuine appreciation of traditional architectural appointments. #201305181

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bIG houSE & GuESThouSE A private, gated sanctuary awaits you minutes to the Plaza, offering peaceful seclusion, nurturing mountain views, and a comfortable environment. An open plan living room, kitchen, dining and family room offer comfortable entertaining with double fireplace and several portales and decks leading outdoors. #201305054 $950,000

DIVINE IN-TowN ESTATE Architectural Digest-style 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 Eastside. classic Spanish floorplan includes 4-5 bedrooms plus a full guest house.12 fireplaces, a pool, and a chapel! $4,850,000

2013 ASID DESIGNEr ShowhouSE oF ThE YEAr Thick adobe walls, high ceilings, vigas, latillas, corbels, many fireplaces, skylights, and nichos. Outdoor areas include 2 roomy portales and a patio with an outdoor kitchen. #201303174 $895,000

MAGICAL SANTA FE Luxurious 3,000 sq ft custom home. Surrounded by green hills and blue sky, minutes from the Plaza, this 3BR, 3BA property has high ceilings, vigas and beams, hard-troweled plaster, 4 fireplaces, a sumptuous master suite, and an open plan entertaining kitchen. $865,000

SpECTACuLAr hoMESITE Rare 18.6 acre lot in an exclusive gated rural community, halfway between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Sweeping mountain views from atop a private mesa home site. Underground utilities are available. Amenities include a clubhouse and pool. #201304088 $1,499,000

FAMILY LoDGE Expansivelodgeon5acres.Great room with plaster walls and vigas, Italian chef’s kitchen, landscaping, and views from every window. Freestanding kid’s club and fenced playground. Peach, plum, cherry, apple, pear, and apricot orchards. $699,000


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14 rISING MooN, LAS CAMpANAS $925,000 mls# 201301196

7 SENDEro CENTro, LAS CAMpANAS $1,195,000 mls# 201300298

171 hEADquArTErS TrAIL LA TIErrA NuEVA $3,350,000 mls# 201304156

54 hEADquArTErS TrAIL LA TIErrA NuEVA $3,500,000 mls# 201104063

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1438-C Bishops Lodge RoAd This approximately 6,300 sq ft home in the heart of Tesuque includes the timeless appointments of brick floors, a pitched roof, dormer windows, gleaming plaster and numerous fireplaces, all blended with distinctively clean contemporary lines. #201302483 $1,980,000

Wishing all my friends and clients a Joyous Holiday Season, full of the Warmth and Wonder of your Heart’s Home. ROXANNE APPLE 505.660.5998 soLd


57 LEAPiNg POwdER ROAd $720,000 warm finishes adorn this single level 4BR, 3BA home with vigas and latillas, and Saltillo tile floors. Private back portal. Attached 2-car garage and lovely landscaping. Studio/casita with separate parking and a private patio. #201201748

21 MiMOSA ROAd $349,000 Three BR, 2BA home with a skylight entry, living room with high clerestory windows, a terrific kitchen, an attached 2-car garage, a wonderful lot surrounded by green, lovely views, a walled entry courtyard, and a backyard. #201301928

34 ViSTA TESuquE $975,000 Serene, pristine and impeccably contemporary with magnificent sunset views. Features include 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and 3,845 square feet. Exquisite finishes, abundant light and an amazing value. #201301178

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RANCH STYLE home on fenced & walled 1/2 acre lot. Lots & lots of parking & space for outbuildings. 4 BD 2 BA, 2 office rooms, wood floors & beams, eat-in kitchen, refrigerated air.Walking distance to schools and shopping. MLS# 201303627 $315,000 Roseanna 505-470-5638


SOUTH CAPITOL CHARM 3 BD, 3 BA plus office with hardwood & tile floors; upgrades include closet & cabinet built-ins, Pella windows with Levelor treatments; custom kitchen with energy efficient appliances; Carrier heat/AC unit & tankless water heater;Wood gormley District. $450,000 Call Roseanna 505-470-5638


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NORTH OF SANTA FE - This well maintained end-unit condo with a one-car garage features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood floors, fireplace, high ceilings, beams & tall glass doors opening up to a large east facing patio with mountain views. Direct access from upper parking area and convenient to downtown; shows beautifully. $242,500 Beth 505-690-2713



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HYDE PARK LOCATION – Spacious town-home filled w/ natural light in an ideal location to downtown and SF National Forest recreation. Mountain views, multiple outdoor deck areas, open kitchen, and tiled living room with kiva fireplace. The split level floor plan offers 3 large & private BD suites. Attractively priced $595,000. Beth 505-690-2713

2 BD/3BA condo gem located only blocks from the Plaza.Two story high living room ceilings with vigas, 2 wood burning kiva fireplaces, Mexican tile work in kitchen & baths, & saltillo tile floors in main living area. Lovely backyard patio & sitting area, & single car garage. $325,000 Beth 505-690-2713


ALL ADOBE on 1/2 acre. 2 BD home, 1037 sq.ft. plus attached 278 sq.ft. storage/studio/ office space. Country kitchen & hardwood floors. Nambe road to 119N to Arroyo Los Lopez. MLS# 201303626. $200,000 Roseanna 505-470-5638

505-470-5638 312 Camino Alire Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Caroline D. Russell, CRS SFAR Realtor of the Year 2010 505.699.0909 EW E N RIC P


5 Altura Vista $545,000 Impeccable Aldea Home with Custom Finishes, Guest Casita and Huge Views

10 Via Vecino $1,135,000 Tesuque Valley with Open Floor Plan and Magnificent Views

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• Most Comprehensive Santa Fe Real Estate Statistics • Search Complete Santa Fe MLS • Current Santa Fe Information DaviD SoREnSon l 505.670.5515

Our philosophy is simple... we have a dedicated commitment to service laS ESTREllaS – nEw liSTinG

502 via canyon $845,000 Beautiful like new, custom 1+ acre home with super views, in the closein, northern rolling hills of Las Estrellas. Open main living area concept, chef’s kitchen, spacious master suite, plus 2 guest suites, high-end finishes and upgraded throughout. #201305371

SuPER Quail Run Buy

3101 olD PEcoS TRail #808 $625,000 One of the nicest Pinon B models, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. Smartly remodeled including bamboo cabinetry, Viking appliances, remodeled bathrooms. High efficient boiler and water heater. Located on a private cul-de-sac on a greenbelt with mature landscaping. #201301297

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hiSToRic EaSTSiDE – nEw liSTinG

707 olD SanTa FE TRail $795,000 A marvelous refurbished Eastside Historic property with AC RC 5 zoning providing a private 1 1/2 story residence with 3 bedroom, 2 bath, basement, on large lot, plus other possible uses, gallery/retail, live/work. #201305104

ESTancia PRimERa – SolD

787 avEniDa PRimERa SouTh $745,000 Lovely 2-story contemporary home in the northeast foothills of Estancia Primera. The main level includes a spacious, open living/dining room, kitchen and master bedroom suite with fireplace and newly remodeled bath. Light and bright with mountain views and outdoor deck. #201302472

zocalo – nEw liSTinG

826 Baca STREET $310,000 Realize your dream to live and work from a Santa Fe style home within walking distance to restaurants, cafes and shops. This well built 1,500 sq ft home is situated on a .297 acre lot zoned BCD RED. #201304414

616 avEniDa colima $389,900 Most appealing northside Zocalo condo. Entry level includes kitchen, living/dining, master bedroom suite and powder room, second level is guest bedroom, bath, plus many upgraded features, just steps to Recreation facilities. Two-car attached garage. #201304662

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noRTh hillS PRivacy

1112 callE caTalina $1,300,000 Exceptional 2.2 acre property in a premier neighborhood, with impressive gated entry, tree-lined drive to a very private, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, plus guest suite home with beautiful grounds, a heated 3+ car garage, and superb Sangre de Cristo mountain views. #201302403

noRTh hillS – nEw liSTinG

716 GonzalES RoaD $659,000 Delightful main house with 2 bedroom suites, country kitchen, dining room and spacious living room with fabulous sunset views, and a 2-car garage. Guest home has 2 bedroom, 1 bath, kitchen, living area and kiva fireplace. #201305463

noRThwEST – 3+ acRES

6 SEnDERo DE la viDa $775,000 Beautiful 3BR, 2BA custom built home in Tierra Grande with a lovely enclosed entry courtyard with aspen trees, water feature and an inviting portal, all with a charming Spanish motif. The interior includes large glass doors that lead out to the portal and garden area. #201302794

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new liSting – lAS CAmPAnAS

2 PlAzA molleno $1,750,000 uniquely private compound in las Campanas. House and guesthouse are alongside the 9th fairway of the Sunset golf course. the Mexican Hacienda-style home boasts beautiful and peaceful views. mls# 201305322

new PRiCe – ShoRt SAle

7 owl CReek $575,000 endless mountain views from this 2-story home with a casita. near the national Forest, this double adobe home has stone, granite, and Saltillo tile floors, diamond plaster finishes, and high ceilings. Fireplaces in the living room, study, and casita. mls# 201204615

new PRiCe – B&B

BoBCAt inn $1,150,000 exquisite Bed & Breakfast lifestyle! Custom built owner’s residence by Schmitt & associates, with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, approximately 1,551 sq. ft. which can also be used as a vacation rental and 2 additional guest rooms or in-law quarters. mls# 201304250

gReAt PRiCe – SAlVA tieRRA

2 BlAnket FloweR $575,000 a true oasis. this property boasts a wonderful entertaining space and flow with a large eat-in kitchen, separate dining room, 2 living areas, and 3 bedrooms on a slightly upper level. the backyard is entirely fenced with tiered gardens and a portal. mls# 201302806

two homeS

60 A&B CAmino Quien SABe $795,000 Fabulous 5 bedroom complex 15 minutes to the plaza. 3 bedroom main house and a 2 bedroom guesthouse. Both the main and the guesthouse have a full kitchen with wood countertops and a bright living room. mls# 201304043

lA tieRRA nueVA

173 ChiSholm tRAil $1,199,500 equestrian property including a 3-stall barn with hay storage in la tierra nueva. perfect 4Br home. part of the barn was converted to a lovely library and guest house. Bordering BlM and national Forest. Features a pool and fantastic views. mls# 201202244

2 homeS – AlmoSt ComPlete

lAS ColinAS dRiVe $755,000 – $925,000 rare new construction – minutes to the Santa Fe plaza and Canyon road. Modern pueblo-style designs with spectacular views. to be constructed to the highest green building standards with high-end finishes throughout. mls# 201300112

new liSting – eAStSide

239 RodRiguez StReet $595,000 Charming home with two master suites, separated by living space. Vigas, pine flooring, hand plastered walls, rumsford fireplace in living room. light and bright with mountain views. French doors from all rooms open to a wonderful patio. mls# 201305263

new PRiCe – hoRSe PRoPeRtY

207 nine mile RoAd $625,000 Wonderful home designed by Bill lumpkins. Great floor plan with large rooms, style and charm. large country kitchen with kiva fireplace, living room with high ceilings, dining room with coved ceiling, barn, beautiful garden, and mountain views. mls# 201302261

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4407 mesa bonIta $187,500 Built in 2007, this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is 1,275 sq ft, colorful, solid and ready for new owners. Southside location is convenient to so many things. Landscaped backyard. #201302476

10 avenIda heRmosa $375,000 Shangri La in La Cienega. 2.25 acres of trees, pond and serenity. With 2,700 sq ft, 3 bedrooms, and 2 baths, this charming home boasts beams, Saltillo tile and plaster walls. #201204917

1630 vIlla stRada $599,000 Tremendous finishes and thoughtful upgrades abound in this Villa di Roma 2,535 sq ft home. Wood floors, granite counters, maple cabinets, and wood burning fireplace. #201304669

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222 sPRuCe $419,500 Remodeled Stamm in Upper Casa Solana. New heat, electric, plumbing, kitchen cabinets, and windows. Backs to 60 acre green space. #201304110

1030 don CubeRo $449,500 Lovely South Capitol home on a great lot with garage. Wood floors, nice sunroom, and landscaped. A true haven. #201302252

255 vuelta Roble $471,500 Beautifully appointed, spacious and luxurious. 1.5 miles to plaza. A terrific package nestled in the Casa Solana area with views. #201205385

CHARLeS WeBeR 505.670.9377 TAx deFeRRed exCHANGe SpeCiALiST Helping people with Real estate Strategies Since 1989

17 RanCho de bosque south $1,495,000 extraordinary contemporary home. This architectural jewel was designed to blend with the landscape and capture Sangre de Cristo mountain and Galisteo Basin views. Features a main house with 2 exceptional bedroom suites and a guesthouse with an amazing spacious art studio. #201305489

jim deviLLe 505.690.4815

2166 Paseo IglesIas $819,000 Custom Trey jordan home in wooded setting with far reaching views. Home and gardens were designed with a Zen aesthetic, including a view deck, plus a covered outdoor dining area, and a peaceful garden and water feature. #201305164

13 Callejon nambe $499,000 Large adobe home in Nambe, 4BR, 3.5BA, 3 acres with private premoratorium well and acequia rights, workshop, 2-car garage, 4-car carport, great views, very quiet and private. #201204190

232 state Road 76 $199,000 Charming 2BR, 2BA adobe home and 1BR, 1BA adobe guest house on 5 spectacular view acres. Also offering a carport, a covered portal, and huge potential. #201202008

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In a park-like setting with 3BR, 2BA and 2,741 sq ft, this mostly-adobe Santa Fe style home is elegant. The setting is private and view-filled. The living and dining rooms, replete with fireplace, brick floors and vigas open to the remodeled kitchen, informal dining and sunroom. With a home office, vine-covered pergola and patio, enclosed organic vegetable garden and air conditioning, it is superb. MLS 201304150

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 views and gardens, 3-car garage and gated entry. MLS 201302410

A world of its own adjoining the Santa Fe 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, pitched-roof Tesuque farm-style 1BR plus den, 2BA, 1,744 sq ft guest house, studio/guest quarters, tree house plus painter’s shed on 3.59 acres in an unparalleled one-of-a-kind lush setting. MLS 201304035

Tucked into the crest of a rolling hillside punctuated with pinon, juniper and ponderosa pine at Eldorado’s west end with expansive mountain views to the south, this 2BR, 2BA, 1,822 sq ft home, with a handsome home office with superb built-ins, is beautifully sited. Passive solar Santa Fe style abounds in the open concept living areas with tall windows overlooking the lush gardens and long vistas. MLS 201304186

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18 esTrada redonda $785,000 This quaint adobe and frame home in La Tierra is nestled on 10 acres and enjoys great views of the Jemez and Sangre de Cristo Mountains. With approximately 2,800 sq ft and immaculately maintained, the home features a classic New Mexico living room with high beamed ceilings. mls# 201304162

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Still kicking after Black Friday

SF Women’s Ensemble to appear at the Manitou Gallery 12/7

Kim demonstrates how much sun hits a passive solar home on a cold day

Fritz opts to help build a house and put ice fishing on hold

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DeAnne, feng shuier par excellence HOME

Darlings, Here I sit, recovering from Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and still gearing up for Cybernet Monday. I barely had time to finish my Thanksgiving dinner before starting my Black Friday gluttony, which this year began at 6 p.m. on Thursday. I am pigging out on consumerism, and I have yet to buy something for someone besides myself. Please, Sugar Plums, when can I stop the insanity?? Well, Dearest Readers, now that I’ve confessed my shallow side to you, I can clear my mind and make a more sensible plan for the rest of the Holiday Season. At the top of my list is the Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble’s Caroling Party and Silent Auction on Dec. 7 at the Manitou Gallery on W. Palace. That gallery is lovely any time of the year, but it’s especially beautiful at Christmas. From 5:30 to 8 p.m. that Saturday, you can stroll about the gallery, singing carols with the ensemble, bidding (silently, of course) on some lovely auction items (another chance to buy gifts), and enjoying some scrumptious holiday food prepared by Peas ‘n’ Pod catering. Throughout the evening, the Women’s Ensemble will entertain you with vignettes of their four concerts they’ll be performing during the Christmas season. Which brings me to my point. From mid-November to Christmas Day, Gwen Gilligan (Santa Fe Properties and an alto in the ensemble) can meet me after work for hot tea only, no Christmas cheer, because she must protect

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her voice. No candy-cane-tini, no eggnogermeister, no Hot Russian Christmas, no Black Santa, not even a Brandy Alexander. Angels, that explains why I’m not a member of the Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble (having nothing to do with the fact that I can’t sing a note). But I am a fan, and every performer needs an audience, so I’ll be there. Christmas or not, the real-estate business continues to percolate along, oblivious to holiday festivities. That and the temperate weather are good news for builders as well as Realtors. I ran into Kim Unger (Unger Corporation) at Santa Fe Bar & Grill the other day, and he told me the passive solar adobe house and guest house he’s building in Vista Cañada Ancha is coming in right on schedule. That’s not always a slam dunk in Santa Fe, as we know. For starters, the permit process can be quite lengthy since the city’s newly adopted Green Building Code has gone into effect. However, for Kim and architect Lila DeWindt, who are no strangers to green building design and principles, the GBC is a welcome addition to the existing building codes. Pumpkins, here’s a little something I heard, firsthand, from not only Kim, but a couple of other builders: the people at the city have been very helpful and wonderful to work with! I was more than pleasantly surprised to see a familiar face return to the Santa Fe building scene when I happened upon Fritz Staver with Eric Montoya (Sierra Vista Builders) at the construction site for Doug Atwill’s new home on Cristobal Lane. A couple of years ago, Fritz retired to Wisconsin where he immersed himself in his favorite sports, fishing and hunting. More than a few people around here missed his building skills, his attention to detail, and his no-nonsense approach to business (well, really, Kittens, his no-nonsense approach to everything). I don’t think he has any plans to move back permanently, but he’ll just stop in now and then and help Doug (who’s never going to quit building a new home for


himself) when the fish aren’t biting. Moving. Moving back. Moving around. Going home. A trend that is never out of style in Santa Fe. Emily Medvec (Keller Williams) was one of the original Santa Fe KW agents who worked to open a market center here years ago, but when that didn’t fly, she joined Prudential, then Santa Fe Properties. Now she’s waited long enough, KW is here to stay, and she says that her recent move to Keller Williams is truly like going home. DeAnne Ottaway’s move from Barker Realty to Sotheby’s is really about the feng shui of life. A feng shui practitioner as well as Realtor, DeAnne understands the principle of harmonizing the human existence with the surrounding environment. As soon as she realized her existence was more in harmony back in her environment at Sotheby’s office on Palace Ave., she returned to her old office space…which is close to the cappuccino maker. How feng shui! When Bell Tower Properties moved its offices from way out in Las Campanas into The Oldest House on E. DeVargas, Craig Huitfeldt and his group of Realtors had no idea how much richer their lives would be. Not only do they get to wave to Santa Fe Properties “Parade of Cars” going to work, but they are host to approximately 250 visitors a day. The visitors love it (some turn into buyers), and say things like, “A real estate company in the Oldest House: perfect.” Snookums, think of it, an Upper Crust Pizza for lunch, a drink at Rio Chama at 5… perfect. Location, location, location. So long, Sweetpeas. Merry Christmas! … Oakley Oakley can be reached at

PROFILE Jennifer Tomes

This interview series focuses on the people in Santa Fe’s real-estate industry. Jennifer Tomes is a broker associate with Dougherty Real Estate Co.

How long have you been in this business? Officially, coming up on three years, but I’ve been investing in real estate since I moved here 11 years ago, and my mom’s been here 30 years. It’s always been a love. I’m a real-estate addict. I would always go to open houses and scan the newspaper. I love looking at houses, and it combines my financial background with my nesting instinct. So when my kids became more independent, I got my license. They started driving, and everyone was really encouraging because they thought they wouldn’t have to go to open houses with me anymore. The historic houses here are so wonderful, and it’s also so much fun to see what’s new, on the Parade of Homes, for example. Oh, I love it. Every property has a story to tell and I think it’s fun to try to understand that, whether you’re representing a buyer or a seller, what it is about this house that makes it unique and the right house for somebody. There’s no cookie-cutter answer. Do you go on the MLS tour? I go first with clients in mind, and that can even be sellers, looking at the competition in the neighborhood, and second because this could be a property I should be aware of, or I just go for pleasure. You have to find a buyer for each home, but you can always show a property as part of an educational process. You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. The buyers get to decide what they like, and you want them to be happy. Do you ever think you’re wasting time? Are there lookie-loos? I feel like even if I take buyers around at the very beginning of their process and they won’t be buying for five years, that’s an education that’s important to them, and you have to foster those. Where were you raised? I was born in Boston and grew up in Dallas and San Antonio. When you were in high school, what did you think you’d be doing in 10 years? I wanted to be a doctor. My father is a doctor and my mom is a therapist, but I always just liked caring for people and things. I was not a science geek. I had a doctor when I was younger and I idolized her. But as soon as I got to

Did you grow up in an urban setting ? Suburban. I don’t think I could live in New York City, although culturally it is wonderful. I used to think it would be fun to live in lots of places I’d visit, because I love to move and I love change, but this is the first time I don’t feel that. I love being in Santa Fe. When my husband and I moved here in 2003, we bought our first home and we have bought and moved twice since then. Who is your husband? John Tomes. We were married here in Santa Fe 20 years ago. He’s in private equity, finance. He has a middle market private equity fund. John and I met at GE Capital. At a certain point, I had quit my job and was pregnant with our second child and I loved being at home. I never would have thought that that would be my path, but I love being a mom. That’s why I enjoy what I do so much, because it combines my previous life in finance with my desire to create a home and then there’s my addiction to see houses and appreciate the different areas. And this is such a wonderful company. Most of our leads here at Dougherty come from referrals. Tell us about your kids. Alex is a freshman attending college in the Pacific Northwest at the University of Puget Sound. Kate is returning to her junior year at Santa Fe Prep after Photo by Paul Weideman attending one of the school’s fabulous semester-away programs at CityTerm in New York. college, at the University of Wisconsin, I decided to go into Do you prefer working with buyers or sellers? business. I like both. When I started I thought it was going to be I have my master’s in business from the University of about the houses, but it quickly became about the people. I Chicago. I went to night school. I worked for a boutique used to think that everybody likes change like I do and that money market firm and they put me through school. It they love the idea of buying and selling homes, but that’s was a great opportunity. I began with a firm in its growth stage and I was a vice president of a firm with over a billion not the case. For the seller it’s a very emotional experience, letting go, and especially in this market. It’s a hard deciunder management. I was negotiating with people twice sion and they often need some support to get through the my age and sitting down with CEOs and CFOs and grilling process. them about their financial statements. For buyers it’s exciting but it’s also scary because these How is the Santa Fe market doing right now? days they want to make sure if they eventually do have to I think the market is steady. I would say here we’re causell that they’ve bought intelligently and that they can get tiously optimistic that things will improve. It actually came out whole. to a halt a few weeks ago when the government shut down The nice surprise is that I really enjoy the process. I’m and there is still a lot of uncertainty in people’s minds and when rates start to go up again people are going to have dif- overly analytical due to my background and so it’s the process of helping people understand what’s going on with the ferent behaviors because we haven’t seen that for a while. market and helping them make the best decisions to meet What do you like doing in your spare time? Reading. I love nature, so we’re outside a lot. We hike and their needs. ski and bike. Also spending time with friends, gardening, movies, all those things. HOME

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Rare Downtown Commercial Opportunities 125 Palace Avenue OFFERED AT US $ 3,075,000 MLS # 201305523 Properties of this caliber seldom are available for sale. The very finest gallery space available in downtown Santa Fe. Light and bright, contemporary, two story space in high traffic area, on the walking path between the famous Santa Fe Plaza and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. The property has a kitchen area, office area, elevator, storage and packing area and a rear roll-up door. This location has been a highly successful gallery space for over 25 years. Santa Fe is one of the leading cities in the country for its art market, recognized worldwide.

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202 E. Marcy Street OFFERED AT US $ 6,225,000 On Waiver Substantial Renovation in 2006. Zoned BCD (Business Capitol District) Approximately 29,511 square feet – East Marcy/East Palace Subdistrict. Office, retail, gallery, hospitality, residential, etc. Pueblo style architecture, computer controlled HVAC, cat 6, water catchment, brick and carpet flooring, Cummins diesel back-up electricity generator, multiple conference rooms, vault, climate controlled server room, power conditioners, privacy windows, double blinds on windows, break room, outdoor break area, executive offices, corporate reception, close proximity to restaurants, parking garages and the convention center. Paved parking for 100+ spaces. Parking ratio = 1:275 which includes the off-site parking across the street.

JOHN HANCOCK Tel: 505 470 5604

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Peace and tranquility along the Pecos River. A rare opportunity to own a home in the highly desired Tres Lagunas. This could be the best home in this beautiful, fly fisherman’s paradise. You will be among wildlife in this luxury cabin community. # 201302594

Considered by many to be the finest and most exclusive sporting property in New Mexico and one of the finest in the Rocky Mountains, this offering is a rare chance to enjoy ownership interests in this unspoiled wilderness along the Chama River. On Waiver

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1940 Hwy 68 Embudo

2334 Wilderness Way

623 acre mountain ranch retreat which includes 2 homes, caretakers’ quarters, natural springs, year-round flowing stream, meadows, alfalfa fields, spring fed pond, 2 separate horse facilities, fenced in pastures, tack rooms, private chapel, and more. # 201302656

Mountain Paradise just minutes from Santa Fe! A 3 bedroom/2 bathroom cabin built in 1997 located in the established and very private Tres Lagunas Subdivision. This home would make a great full time residence or a vacation getaway. # 201304629

Rio Grande riverfront property on 3 lush, green acres between Santa Fe and Taos. Perhaps your interests are water sports (kayaking, canoeing, rafting & fishing) or relaxing on the hammock in the dappled sun of the mature cottonwoods. # 201302396

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Interest in Rocky Mountain Ranch

Fabulous home on 12 private acres bordering the Santa Fe National Forest , with a separate guest house, all 10 minutes to town. Main house with high end finishes has 4 bedrooms/2 1/2 bathrooms. Out back there is a deck for enjoying the serenity of the property, and there is a tree house! # 201103372 OFFERED AT US $1,550,000 INQUIRIES +1 505 920 0900 ASSOCIATE Gary Hall & Meleah Artley

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113 Cantera Circle

94 Cloudstone $1,195,000 | MLS# 201305182


in Santa Fe’s Northeast corridor, just minutes to the Plaza and built in 2000, this beautiful 2715 sq. ft. home is a find.


This lovely property boasts in-floor radiant heat with large tiled flooring, vigas, kiva fireplaces, an open floorplan and is perched on .87 acres with views of the Sangres. In the gated Cantera Subdivision, the property has 2 mastersuites and a third bedroom/office. The kitchen features granite countertops, wonderful alder cabinets, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast nook. This home has been impeccably maintained and very loved. OFFERED AT US $ 1,075,000 MLS # 201305428

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MLS #201302869 118 LA VEREDA STREET Exquisite, historic cottage with beatiful gardens on the Eastside. 1,865 sq. ft. main house, 333 sq. ft. guest house, near the Plaza. $1,275,000

MLS #201303585 523 CALLE CORVO Newly renovated 1,627 sq. ft. home, 193 sq. ft. studio, garage & carport on the historic Eastside within walking distance of the Plaza. $675,000

MLS #201305260 1391 VISTA COLORADO Custom 3 bedroom home on 2+ acres with majestic mountain views, separate bonus room and heated 3-car garage. $830,000

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22 Entrada La Cienega $1,495,000 • Property includes an 8,600 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, 7,410 sq.ft., 19.6 acres •

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Ultimate Horse & Estate Property

617 Garcia Street At Las Placitas Compound $1,495,000 • Just a short distance to Canyon Road and Museum Hill • Fully landscaped with local compound neighbors • 2 br, 2.5 bath, 1,995 sq.ft. of living space with a one-car garage • Quality detailing and hand craftsmanship throughout • Sustainable, solar, AC, HEPA filtration and universal design elements •

1055 Encantado Drive $1,375,000 • Incomparable northeast estate on a two-acre view lot • A nearly 5,000 sq.ft. adobe residence, minutes from the Plaza • Sumptuous master suite, gourmet eat-in kitchen, formal dining • Elegant large living room with stone fireplace, private gallery, library • 2 br, 4 ba, 3-car garage, patios, imported English greenhouse •

254 Tano Road Lot 5, 4-B, 4-C & 4-D $1,250,000 • The ultimate horse estate with split-rail fencing • Approved steel-cased drilled well, 3 acre-feet per year • Current lots sub-dividable in 2020 into 2.5-acre tracts • Flat terrain dotted with mature landscaping and good solar gain • A total of 15 acres with head-on Sangre de Cristo views •

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1104 Mansion Ridge $1,195,000 • Sophisticated contemporary close to downtown • Chic kitchen/dining/living. Ample outdoor living spaces • Flooded with natural light from walls of glass • Attached studio and office (or additional bedrooms) • 3 br, 3 ba, 3,342 sq.ft., 2 garages (three cars), 1.79 acres • Gavin Sayers 505.690.3070

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

8 Bonanza Trail • A serene setting with spectacular views • Celebrates elegant interiors • Currently furnished as a seven bedroom home • A one bedroom guesthouse and a chapel • 3 br, 5 ba, 6,791 sq.ft., 3-car garage, 13.2 acres • The Efrain Prieto Group 505.470.6909


25 TEDDY BEAR TRAIL NOW $995,000 • A fabulous estate property with some of the finest views in Santa Fe • High-end landscaping, west-facing deep portal and patio • Top-of-the-line Versa-sport court, hot tub, playground area • Guesthouse above garage with its own wonderful views • 6 br, 4 ba, 6,100 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 2.98 acres • Paul Geoffrey 505.660.6009

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Associate Broker Cell: 505.660.4442 Women’s Council of REALTORS®-2010 President-Santa Fe Chapter Member - Santa Fe Properties Luxury Market Group


The Bodelson Team

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May You and Yours Have A Joyful Holiday Season!

Associate Broker Cell: 505.690.2856


Environmentally Clean & Beautiful Views

Northern New Mexican architecturally designed pitched roof. PumiceCrete, huge views, courtyard, portals, and gardens on 6+ acres. Chef’s kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2-car garage 3,100 sq.ft. heated. #waiver005

5 Vista Del Mundo


East Mountain Views Downtown

One mile from the Plaza with panoramic mountain views, on one level! Comfortable, perfect for entertaining, interior courtyard with kitchen. 2,814 sq.ft. on just over one acre, 3 br, 3 ba, den and a 3-car garage. #201305222

901 Calle Arco


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 guesthouse. #201204218

El Caminito


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Northern New Mexico River Home

Rastra pitched roof on 17 stunning acres. 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, basement and free standing art studio. Enjoy a rural lifestyle of peace and nature on over 1,000 sq.ft. of covered portals. #201304465

51 Rio En Medio, CR 78B


In Town, Old Charm, All New

Vigas, latillas, nichos, kiva fireplaces, old world charm all newlyredesigned and remodeled. Chef’s kitchen, top-of-the-line appliances, new baths, views and lush landscaping on 1.3 acres downtown! #201303608

1100 Old Taos Highway


Hip Railyard Compound

The adobe main house is remodeled with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, office, portal and landscaping. The guesthouse is ultra contemporary, well appointed and ‘oh so cool.’ Terrific studio space. Great Railyard District find! #201304426

1735 Jay Street


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Las Campanas Hacienda

Comfort meets elegance in this view-filled home. Custom water features greet you in the gated courtyard entrance. Sumptuous owner’s suite and separate guest quarters, each with a private bath. #201303014

7 Falling Star Circle


An Artist’s Dream

Chapel, conversation pit, 30-ft. vigas, high-end finishes and artist’s studio on this fenced and gated 5-acre property. Keep the 5,200+ sq.ft. of magical décor or make it your own. Horses allowed. #201302641

10 Sudeste Place


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. Large detached studio. #201300949

8 Don Jose Loop


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Historic Witter Bynner Estate

Privately sited on close to one acre, this 6,959 sq.ft. home is romantically set behind adobe walls with terraced rock and mature landscaping. Presently functioning as the Inn of the Turquoise Bear. #201203211

342 Buena Vista


Hilltop Adobe Minutes from Plaza

4,441 sq. ft. adobe on 1.5 acres. Four bedrooms each with ensuite baths. Built by Bryant Construction as their personal residence, no attention to detail was missed. Sweeping Sangre views from every room including the hill top hot tub. #201305111

6 South Camino Don Carlos


Comfortable, Private & Stylish

Views surround this award-winning home. Chef’s kitchen, gracious living, dining, portals, fireplaces, owner suite, 2 guest suites, custom den/library, walled & landscaped courtyards and detached studio, 3 acres. #201303048

5 Paseo del Paloma


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CUStom PUeblo-Style Home

4 eStanCia CoUrt $619,500 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. Only 24 lots in this paved, gated community. 3 br, 3 ba, 2,700 sq.ft. #201205580

model HomeS oPen SatUrday & SUnday 1-4

new HomeS in la Pradera SUbdiViSion three builders to Choose From

beaUtiFUlly landSCaPed

6952 Golden meSa $289,500 A beautiful home with an excellent floor plan that includes 3 full baths, and 3 bedrooms. Featuring beautifullylandscaped outdoor living areas with drip irrigation system, separate formal living and dining area. Kitchen open to family and breakfast area. Solid core doors, kiva fireplace, A/C cooling. 2,186 sq.ft. #201300212

rachel matthew Homes - raylee Homes Homes by joe boyden

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.

SunfLower ModeL. CloSe to SUbdiViSion Park PriCe redUCed

7519 Snow bloSSom $232,500 Beautiful home with updated stucco, windows and hot water heater. Kitchen has granite counter tops, breakfast bar and dining area. Lots of charm, vigas, kiva fireplace, great landscaping. Call realtor for gate code. 1,410 sq.ft., 3 br, 2 ba. #201301380

Potential ConVerSion to CommerCial USe

426 brUnn SCHool road $450,000 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. Located just off of St. Michaels Drive and Brunn School. #201301326

land liStinGS lot 13 HiGH SUmmit $489,500 Truly the top lot in The High Summit. 360 degrees of absolutely fabulous mountain and City light views of Santa Fe and Los Alamos. Paved roads, all city utilities, best night views. Call Bob Fox for gate code. 0.62 acre. #201002339 2618 SUmmit CoUrt/PriVate driVe, lot 30 HiGH SUmmit $198,000 Vacant lot ready for your dream home to be built. Mountain living just minutes from historical Santa Fe downtown Plaza. Located in the gated community of Santa Fe Summit. All paved roads and underground city utilities. Spectacular views. #201305240 24 Calle Cantando $145,000 Great building site for custom home. 2.47 +/- vacant lot with Mountain and City Views located in Cerros Cantando Subdivision on the East Side of Santa Fe just off of Old Pecos Trail. Lot ready to be build on with Well in place. Near medical facilities and convenient access to I-25 and Plaza. #201305231

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 as 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. 3 br, 2 ba, 1,856 sq.ft. (Under construction)

49 Caballo Viejo 19 Caballo Viejo

2-car garage. #201304129 3-car garage. #201304128

$339,900 $349,900

30 Camino Sabanero (model Home) (Sold) $285,900 La Pradera Model Home: The Oliva Floor Plan, featuring approximately 1582 sq.ft. by Rachel Matthew Homes. This home features three bedrooms and two baths, grand 10foot ceilings in the greatroom. 2-car garage. #201305471 20 Caballo Viejo (lot 195) $285,900 The Coral Berry is an open concept floor-plan with large windows and raised 10’ ceilings in the great room. The kitchen flows directly into the great room, with a dining area off to one side. #201304134 70 la Pradera (Under Construction) $285,900 Olivia floorplan - 1,582 +/- sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Grand 10’ ceilings in great room and master suite. Gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, built in microwave and breakfast bar. Large master suite with separate shower and jetted tub. 2-car garage. #201304146 Haciendas Parade of Homes Winner! 112 boSqUeCillo (Under Construction) Contract Pending. $273,900 Casa Verde floorplan - 1,463+/- sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath which includes an attached 1 bedroom casita with 3/4 bath. Interior courtyard between main house and casita. Granite counter tops complete the gourmet kitchen which opens to dining and living areas. 2-car garage. #201304145 68 la Pradera (Under Construction) $295,900 The Girasol is an open, flowing floor plan with the kitchen and great room at the heart of it. An octagonal entryway with vaulted 16’ ceilings opens into the main living area, which has raised 10’ ceilings. 3 br, 2 ba, 2-car garage. #201304144

bob lee trujillo

984-7305 or 470-0002

renee brooks

984-7301 or 470-1681

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& Wright

Jim Weyhrauch Associate Broker

Mobile: 505.660.6032 Direct: 505.984.7323

Dan Wright Associate Broker

Mobile: 505.819.1774 Direct: 505.984.7332

22 Entrada La CiEnEga

Price reduced! adobE HiLLtop EstatE witH Car storagE FaCiLity

$1, 495,000

Southwestern-style adobe overlooking dramatic 360-degree views. The 5,994 square foot main home has a magnificent master suite, office/library, formal living/dining, a comfortable kitchen, wet bar, and spa room. It is surrounded by walled courtyards and beautifully landscaped gardens. The property includes a 9,580 square foot heated car storage facility with a small office and bath, and a 1,416 square foot mobile home used as a caretaker’s house or office. MLS #201204490

120 Valencia

Wonderful free-flowing house on half an acre, this home is at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. This 3,600 sq.ft. treasure has gracious living spaces including an attached (but private) guest apartment, a yoga room and one of the best studio spaces ever. Light and bright it has a fabulous deep portal overlooking the carefully landscaped back yard, which in turn looks out over green belt and the Sangre de Cristo mountains. 5 br, 5 ba, 3600 sq.ft., 0.5 acres. MlS #201302185 $875,000

505.690.5417 505.660.3748

PauL geoffrey 505.660.6009

7 millers end $625,000

11 monte alto Place

mLS #201302655


mLS #201304714

27 county Road 84d - neW liStinG

Hacienda Las Barrancas, a former Bed and Breakfast and one time site of the famous Babbitt Trading Post, is an oasis of serenity on 4.3 acres. Mature trees and gardens surround the house, and its expansive views, incredible sunsets and crystal clear night skies make every day a visual treat. The great room warmly welcomes with flagstone floors, kiva fireplace and 14 inch ceilings. With multiple floor plan options to utilize, this property offers something for everyone. Its fire sprinkler systems, updated septic, plumbing, electrical, insulation and heating system all make for an energyefficient and comfortable home. 6 br, 5 ba, 4900 sq.ft., 2-car garage 4.3 acres. MlS #201305557 $799,000

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AspenSantaFe Ballet Aspen


Laurie Farber-Condon

December 21 | 2pm & 7:30pm December 22 | 1pm & 5pm Transport yourself into a world of magic and wonder. This world-class production of The Nutcracker delights children and adults alike! Marvel in its enchanting set, cast of 60 dancers, and surprises in every scene - this is the Nutcracker performance you will measure all others against! Don’t miss this holiday classic!

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8 SAntO dOminGO ciRcLE Wonderful Las Campanas home with views to the west and northwest. Wine storage for 2,000+ bottles. Landscaping is well established including 3 private courtyards. mLS #201305065



MLS #201302695





23 PLAZA dEL cORAZOn 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. $750,000

MLS # 201300021

7 PuERtO ROAd Enjoy the views and the skies of New Mexico! Pristine and sparkling Adobeworks home with a location close to shopping and the Eldorado amenities. This home on 1.69 acres has beautiful vigas, latillas, fireplaces and nichos. $412,000

MLS #201304080


13 dAiSy ciRcLE Terrific mountain views to the south and good tree cover provide the backdrop for this passive solar home and guesthouse. The home has large-scale rooms with high ceilings and radiant heat. MLS #201304490


mLS #201304806


17 PLAZA dEL cORAZOn An adobe jewel box with 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

9 SEndERO cEntRO This beautiful, sophisticated home is part of the Las Campanas Club Casitas, with a private and spectacular setting that overlooks the lake and the finishing holes of the two Jack Nicklaus courses.


19 BuckSkin On 5.88 acres in Las Campanas, this home is a fresh take on the classic Territorial Style, marrying centuries-old pieces with new custom designed detailing.



9 E. GOLdEn EAGLE, LOt 312 A very special home site in a beautiful location purchased by the seller when it was first available on the market. This 1.68-acre lot has spectacular sunset and mountain views over the golf course along with Sangre de Cristo mountain views to the east. $365,000 MLS #201305334


1103 BiSHOPS LOdGE ROAd Mesmerizing views of the Sangres from this completely remodeled adobe/concrete home on 2.5 wooded acres less than two miles from the Plaza. Four bedrooms and 4 full baths with stunning finishes including oak floors, plastered walls, Carrera honed marble, Ieathered granite, Noche travertine. MLS #waiver1103


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43 ViA PAmPA, LOt 72 Beautiful homesite in the heart of Las Campanas with premium views of the sunsets and mountains to the West and also to the sunrise and mountains to the East. $75,000

MLS #201300628


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John Herbrand

505.670.9668 |

With large lots available in several areas you can build your dream home in your favorite part of town! 78 Calle Josephina


Choose your architect and design your dream home on this easy build 12.5 acre site in graceful Las Dos. Underground utilities and unobstructed views of rolling hills, Santa Fe National Forest, and the Sangres. MLS #201300457

24 Copper Trail



Enjoy views and privacy on this Rancho Alegre 10.37 acre lot located in a quiet neighborhood with wonderful mountain views, good roads and beautiful homes. MLS #201102150

Team Veneklasen Joan Grossman

Marg Veneklasen 505.660.9151

505.690.9445 |

Annie Veneklasen 505.670.5202

54 Sol Grande - Arroyo Seco

118 B-41a


Live right on the Pecos River in a lovely historic adobe home. Situated on one half-acre of gardens and fruit trees in an idyllic setting leading down to the river. Just a short drive from I-25. This is a charming home with vigas and beams, flagstone floors in the living room, wood floors in the bedroom and a traditional mud floor in the kitchen. MLS #201304585

108 a&B Candelario

Indescribably lovely...surrounded by beautiful landscapes and gorgeous 360° views. At the base of Taos Mountain, minutes from the picturesque, classically northern New Mexican town of Arroyo Seco, it is just a short 15-minute drive to the world famous Taos Ski Valley, to the Taos Plaza and the Taos Regional Airport. This elegant house, guesthouse, office and pool house is completely enclosed, revealing a private wonderland within its outer walls.

MLS #201304524



Duplex just blocks from the Plaza. The beautifully redone rear unit kitchen and baths have Caesarstone countertops and stainless steel appliances. Bathrooms also have Caesarstone counters with basin sinks. Plaster walls and wood floors throughout. Live in one side and rent the other. Second story has a wrap around view deck. Lovely landscaping and very nice finishes. MLS #201305501 1000 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 • 505.982.4466 • 800.374.2931 • All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act and Equal Opportunities Act. Santa Fe Properties (“SFP”) strives to confirm as reasonably practical all advertising information herein is correct but assumes no legal responsibility for accuracy and should be verified by Purchaser. SFP is not responsible for misinformation provided by its clients, misprints, or typographical errors. Prices herein are subject to change. Square footage amounts and lot sizes are approximates. 34

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GAVIN SAYERS Associate Broker

505.690.3070 |

1104 Mansion Ridge

Sleek light-filled contemporary sited for sunset views. Sophisticated design and walls of glass to maximize natural light and solar gain. Large studio with loft office. Hidden away on 1.7 acres, and only a fiveminute drive from downtown. MLs #201300967

215 CaMino enCantado

Classic Bill Lumpkins home built in 1950 and authentically refurbished for modern living. Abundance of entertaining spaces. On 2 acres with 100 mile views but only 2 paved miles from downtown off Bishop’s Lodge Road.

$1,195,000 MLs #201200650

114 Coyote Ridge tRaiL

Genuine country living on 2.2 acres yet only 3 miles to downtown. Well-designed passive solar home with lots of Santa Fe style and major views. Office/4th bedroom. Nice outdoor areas. Adjacent to an arroyo/greenbelt.

$895,000 MLs #201302149


447 1/2 CaMino Monte Vista a

Authentic (1930’s) adobe condo remodeled in 2012. Romantic pied-a-terre loaded with Santa Fe style. Office/studio/2nd bedroom option. Lush communal gardens. On a little lane off Old Santa Fe Trail convenient to downtown.

$545,000 MLs #201302821



Matthew Sargent adobe ConstRuCtion—PeRfeCt eastside LoCation

845 Vista Catedral - On an elevated ridge in the heart of the Eastside, with enticing

views of several mountain ranges, this home offers the best of everything. The spacious and tastefully-appointed Viking kitchen has two dishwashers, custom built hickory cabinets, a large center island, wine cooler, an enormous walk-in pantry. Seven kiva fireplaces. MLs #201304833 $2,475,000


Direct: 984-7393 Cell: 490-1718

authentiC adobe house & guesthouse neaR the PLaza

1013 Placita don andres - With authentic and traditional Santa Fe style, this

adobe hacienda is located on the near northeast side, 1.3 miles from the Plaza. Classic and timeless details include, brick floors, 10 kiva fireplaces, hand-hewn corbels & latillas, and plaster walls. Four bedrooms and five baths, spectacular views, city water & private well, and premiere indoor pool. MLs #201304766 $1,595,000


deLightfuL adobe hoMe 3 bLoCks fRoM PLaza

enChanting hoMe with wondeRfuL Views

Compound Condo, located just three blocks from the Plaza. This wonderful home offers an elegant and comfortable living space and great outdoor areas, including a large roof top deck with mountain views, sunsets and the lights of Santa Fe. MLs #201305466 $755,000

market, this delightful, original-owner property exudes Santa Fe charm and character, and provides great views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, the foothills and city lights, and is just 1.5 miles from the historic Plaza. MLs #201303659 $749,000

322 Magdalena, #4 - A superb setting heightens the appeal of this Magdalena 1070 old taos highway - In-town property on over 2 acres. First time on the

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Historic Santa Fe

The Arias de Quiros Site on E. Palace By Paul Weideman


he walls delineating the long line of connected storefronts aren’t straight: they tend to slant inward toward the top and sort of wander in and out as you walk along, nicely shaded under the approximately 375 feet of portales. Along the way, the shop entrances vary from straight in to a few steps up, then back down to flat. If you’re not mindful, the brick sidewalk may trip you up. The Arias de Quiros site on East Palace Avenue is simply gloriously uneven, and it offers a feast of historic Santa Fe architecture, including details from the Spanish, Mexican Republican, and U.S. Territorial periods. In their 1988 Santa Fe Historic Neighborhood Study, Corinne P. Sze and Beverley Spears write that “of all the neighborhoods, this one has perhaps the most important


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group of Spanish Colonial buildings, including Prince Plaza, Trujillo Plaza, and Sena Plaza.” This is a realm of courtyards. You can see it in a raven’s-eye view on Google Earth, or you can walk it and pop into the placitas. From the east, the first courtyard, which holds La Casa Sena Restaurant, is the largest and is bordered by 2-story masses on every side but E. Palace. Next is a small courtyard with access to Lancaster York. Another eminent restaurant, The Shed, is located in Prince Plaza, which features several giant, old trumpet vines, and brickcoping’d parapets all around. Back under the portal, a wall plaque reads, “A building stood here before 1680. It was wrecked in the great Indian uprising. This house incorporates what remained.” Then comes the courtyard with Rainbow Man and Bob Kapoun Vintage Photographs

Gallery. This is Trujillo Plaza that has, at the back, the entrance to the office staffed by Dorothy McKibben, the Manhattan Project “gatekeeper” during World War II. The documented history of the property on the 100 block of East Palace begins in 1692, when the army led by Diego de Vargas entered Santa Fe, according to John Ruminer in his new book, 109 East Palace Avenue: A Microcosm of Santa Fe’s Four Hundred Year History published by the Los Alamos Historical Society (and available at Rainbow Man). Within a few years, Captain Diego Arias de Quiros acquired the property, which Ruminer describes as “probably the best lot in town, right next to the governor and with a south-facing view of the Plaza. In addition, the cienega on its eastern border was valuable grazing land with several active springs.” By 1715, Arias, the alcalde or local government official, had

developed the property “to include a house at its southwest corner.” The Historic Santa Fe Foundation publication Old Santa Fe Today details that Arias was a native of Asturias, Spain. He received this land — adjoining the eastern torreón of the Palace of the Governors — from General de Vargas as a reward for his services in the reconquest of New Mexico, following the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Arias was a member of both the Cofradía de la Conquistadora and the military Cofradía de San Miguel de Santa Fe. In 1746, Arias’ widow, Maria Gómez de Robledo, sold the property to Lt. Manuel Sáenz de Garvisu, lieutenant of the Santa Fe presidio. “For nearly the next hundred years, little is documented regarding the ownership of the Arias property,” says Ruminer, but he offers “a credible path of ownership” based on the old Spanish

custom of matriarchal transmission of dowry property. He posits that the missing link is Juan Domingo Baca, who married Maria de Loreto Sáenz de Garvisu and, after her death in 1781, Ana Gertrudis Ortiz; their eldest daughter was María Guadalupe Baca. Baca’s oldest daughter was María de la Cruz Carmen “Carmel” Benavides, who married Antoine Robidoux, a trapper and explorer who would serve as guide and interpreter for the Army of the West’s General Stephen Watts Kearny; they owned the 109 E. Palace property from 1828 to 1879. María Guadalupe Baca’s other two children, Nepomuceno Alarid and Rosario Alarid de Sena, received the properties that would become Prince Plaza and Sena Plaza, respectively. Robidoux died in 1860. Carmel sold her property, “seven rooms and 61 vigas,” to L. Bradford Prince in 1879. He had been a New York state legislator and, after moving to New Mexico, served as chief justice of the New Mexico Territorial Court and then governor of the Territory of New Mexico. The Princes lived here for nearly four decades and the property was in the estate of his wife, Mary




Prince, until 1942. The small courtyard to the east of 109 is still known as Prince Plaza. L. Bradford was the great-grandfather of Albuquerque architect Bart Prince. “He lived in the Prince house, where The Shed is now and the entrance was from the courtyard, like it is now,” the architect said in an interview. “My dad remembers. When I’ve gone in there with him, he’ll say, ‘This used to be my bedroom’ in a



certain part. I never figured out how far it extended and where they might have divided it. I don’t even know if my dad would remember. Governor Prince died in 1922 or 1924, and my dad was only five.” In the 1880s, Frank Clancy bought the western part of the property, Ruminer writes. Clancy was attorney general of the territory 1909-1912 and of the state of New Mexico 1912-1916. He lived in the


house at 109 E. Palace for almost 40 years. Four years after his death in 1928, the estate was bought by Bronson M. Cutting, U.S. senator and owner of The Santa Fe New Mexican. A slightly different statement about the ownership is made in the Sze/Spears study: By the 1920s, the [Sena] house was owned by Amelia and Martha White, Senator SEE Arias on Page 38

Courtesy PalaCe of the Governors Photo arChives (nMhM/DCa) neGative no. 150010

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Arias continued from page 37 Bronson Cutting, and Dr. Frank Mera, who commissioned Santa Fe artist William Penhallow Henderson to restore parts of the structure and make additions to the second story. Severino Trujillo Jr. purchased the property a year after Cutting died in a 1935 plane crash. Martha Field, a founding member of what would become the Spanish Colonial Arts Society, bought the Trujillo and Prince Plaza properties in 1942. She and her daughter Lois ran a service club for veterans in Prince Plaza. In March 1943, they entered into a lease arrangement with the University of California. It was two years before Field found out that 109 was used, by her friend Dorothy McKibben, as the check-in point for all the scientists, technicians, soldiers, and WACs on their way to Los Alamos for the Manhattan Project. More detail on the easternmost courtyard house can be found at the website of La Casa Sena. Alfrez Diego de Guiros [aka Diego Arias de Quiros] built “a small adobe hut that would mushroom countless times to it’s present size,” according to this history. “In 1796, while Santa Fe was still a part of Spain, the successful merchant Don Juan Sena and his wife, Isabel Baca de Sena, came into possession of the land. In the 1830s when Santa Fe was part of a newly independent Mexico, Don Juan and his son, Major Jose Sena, started building the structure we see today.” The Senas eventually had 33 rooms built to house their 23 children. “The architectural style of the fashionable family home is ‘Territorial,’ a provincial adaptation of the Greek Revival style,” according to the restaurant’s website, “The style features tall narrow doors, windows with wooden lintels, trim of baked brick, portals, porches and square posts with molding to simulate Greek columns.”


Get yourself a gift with a refi The holidays. Time to gather together, visit loved ones and share gifts. And what better gift than to share than knowledge that may save your loved ones tens of thousands of dollars on their mortgages? The Federal Reserve has vowed to keep rates low — for now — to help stimulate the economy. If you haven’t refinanced yet, it’s time. This can make a tremendous difference for you and your family for years to come. Even if you refinanced a few years ago, current annual percentage rates (APRs) in the 3’s (15-year fixed) and 4’s (30-year fixed) warrant one last look as you plan your finances for the next 10 to 30 years. The government continues to buy longterm bonds as part of its mission to keep rates low. Ask yourself: how low is low? 4 percent? 4.5 percent? 5 percent? And when will the program end? The most recent trends show that the American economy is starting to improve, and rate increases will follow. Don’t wait any longer. Many people assume that they cannot qualify for a home 38

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loan. They think they don’t have enough income, or their home is underwater, or they don’t have enough equity. Don’t assume. Check with your lender this month. You may find that you can lower your payments or pay off your home faster as you take advantage of rates that are still very attractive, even for jumbo loans. If you can’t qualify right away, find out what you can do to position yourself to get approved in 2014. Here are some additional ideas: Convert an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) to a fixed-rate loan to take advantage of fixed, stable rates. Move credit-card debt and other debt to your home loan and move to taxdeductible interest. Maybe you think you don’t want to borrow more money. But guess what? You already have borrowed the money and your credit-card rates are probably in the double digits. If you don’t think you’re disciplined enough to overpay your new lower-rate mortgage to pay off the old credit card debt, then segregate the debt into a new home equity line of

credit (HELOC) to pay it off. Either way, refi and pay off the existing debts you have. Get free and clear. Even a loan with a rate in the mid 4’s with 28 years remaining could be moved to a 20- or 15-year fixed-rate loan, cutting many years off the mortgage and saving your net worth tens of thousands of dollars. Think smart. Think ahead. Move to a 15-year fixed with APRs in the 3’s and be free and clear in just 15 years. Cash out equity in your home to buy an investment property or second home for retirement. How? Refinance your current primary residence and take cash out for the down payment on your additional home purchase. Rent your new purchase for income to pay your mortgage. Consolidate your first and second mortgages into one fixed-rate loan. Check with your loan advisor to see how you can merge your two loans into one. Address financial matters now while the trends are in your favor. Year’s end is a perfect time to review your finances.


Take the long view: smart moves made now can benefit you greatly in 2028. Happy holidays to our Santa Fe friends, families and clients. Wishing you prosperous years ahead! 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.

A glimpse into the appraisal process By Paul Weideman


real-estate market that has been level and active for some time is the best kind for home appraisers. Contrasting with that ideal situation, it’s been headache time for quite a while now. Not only is the idea of market value a moving target, but appraisers are faced with few comps — the comparable sales of nearby homes that are used to help establish the value of a property — and are challenged by the new emphasis on sustainable building. Victoria Murphy, president of the Santa Fe Association of Realtors, said a new task force is forming to address appraisal issues. “In our first meeting, one of the things we realized is we probably need to educate our Realtors more on the information they need to put into the MLS [multiple-listing service] so the data is there for the appraisers.” Realtors also need good data in the MLS to search for homes for their clients — including data about green features and about residential properties that include a mother-in-law suite or guest house, both of which are more and more in demand. JAne TrusTy, who hAS beeN doINg SANtA Fe-AReA AppRAISALS FoR NeARLy 30 yeARS, ANSweRed A Few queStIoNS About heR FIeLd. There is some concern that appraisers aren’t properly taking green values into consideration. The market value of any feature of a home is determined in the market. If it has intensive and extensive green or other features, we need to have a history in the market where buyers have awarded those kinds of features, where we see they’re paying extra for photovoltaics or fancy electronics or hand-wrought iron railings. Let’s say it’s a little house with a pV plant on the roof and it will save the homeowner $100 a month, we can take that savings and capitalize it and do an adjustment to the value. The most important thing for the public to understand about appraisals is that it’s completely driven by the market. The fair market value of something has to be a reflection of what’s happening in the market. Have you had problems because of a lack of comps, due to the fact that there have been fewer home sales, and does that mean you have to leave the neighborhood to find them? The lack of comparables has always been a problem in Santa Fe. There are so many unique neighborhoods with a wide range of values and property types. we have dealt with this over and over, and when it’s worse, like the last few years, you do have to widen your search.

Talk a little about the impact of distressed sales in the marketplace. These can refer to a bank-owned property, a short sale, a property in the process of foreclosure; many things can affect the pricing. but if you have a little niche market with 10 sales and five are in some form of distress, that still represents 50 percent of the market and appraisers cannot ignore that. It behooves the appraiser to find out the circumstances of each of those distressed-sale properties.

Santa Fe-area appraiser Jane Trusty

A recent Inman news article stated that the quality of appraisals has declined since the regulatory ground rules were changed in 2009. As a result, many lenders today order appraisals from appraisal management companies (AMCs), which separate the lender and the appraiser. One criticism is that this can result in appraisers working in local markets they’re not familiar with. one of the first things in the uniform Standards of professional Appraisal practice requires that you be geographically competent to appraise a property. It’s very important that you know your market, and it’s important for the consumer to ask questions. If you get a phone call from someone in Carlsbad saying such-and-such bank has requested an appraisal, the owner or Realtor can say, “oh, you’re out of my area. have you done a lot of appraisals in Santa Fe?” you

can go back to the loan officer, or the broker can go back to the buyer, and ask for a Santa Fe appraiser. The realtor picks the appraiser? The control over who picks the appraiser is totally out of anybody’s hands in the cases of the banks. They typically have appraisal departments that order appraisals for the mortgages they’re working on. There is not much control for consumers, but you can demand that a local appraiser who understands this market is used, and that’s something that you should do at the outset. Also, there is some recourse for people if they feel they’ve had an appraisal they believe is unfair or way off in terms of value. Most lenders have an objection process. What is the rationale for an AMC bringing in an outside appraiser, anyway? It’s about having objectivity. The whole idea of the appraisal management company is to take away the influence of a loan officer, say, on the appraiser. They want to make this completely neutral. It’s the federal government that mandates this. There was so much appraisal fraud, although I don’t think there was much at all in Santa Fe, but this was a reaction to that. Appraisers would be working for developers and did all kinds of nefarious things to get the value that was necessary to make a loan. The biggest problem that came up with these appraisal management companies was geographic competence. Now usually these companies provide a statement that comes with your order alerting the appraiser that, hey, if you’re going to do this appraisal, you had better be competent. one thing the public needs to know is that there is a misconception that everything is rosy right now. I would say things are stable. we have some pockets that aren’t doing so well, but we definitely have some pockets that have seen dramatic improvements. What’s the bottom line? What is the purpose of the appraisal? to determine market value, but there are so many kinds: mortgage financing for a refinancing, a purchase, an estate appraisal, a divorce involving a property settlement, a lawsuit, an easement problem, or for construction financing. That last case is interesting because you’re appraising something that doesn’t exist yet. we look at the plans and specs and imagine the completed house. people often think there is a different value for estates, that they’re lower. They may want them to be lower, because of the tax burden, but the question for the appraiser is no different at all: it is to determine the market value.


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Have fun with holiday décor have to sacrifice style and beauty just because your living room may also be your bedroom. Holiday decorating runs the gamut, and depending on your religious affiliation, can vary in size and color. If you celebrate Christmas, you probably grew up having a fresh tree each season. But if you can’t fit one inside your casita, you may opt for a miniature spruce or rosemary tree, which are available in area florist shops.

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It’s that time of year when the piñon fills the air with excitement and farolitos dot the city landscape. The holiday season is upon us, bringing with it seemingly endless choices for decor. Maybe you like the look of glam and glitter or perhaps you prefer more traditional decor. No matter how you plan to deck the halls of your home, you first have to start by determining where and how much decor is needed.

If you are like many Santa Feans, you may be living life smaller in terms of space and budget. Downsizing has become the trend, giving less space more options than in the past. And you don’t

If you are really limited on space, consider other areas like mantles, coffee tables, bookshelves and end tables. Bringing in branches of assorted evergreens like piñon, spruce, juniper, Arizona cypress or

ponderosa pine can create a holiday touch that smells good, too. (Some may wish to omit the juniper for allergy reasons, although the pollen should not present a problem now.) Add some local red dogwood branches, holly leaves and berries, or Nandina domestica (heavenly bamboo) to give it more texture and color. Flowering holiday-season plants are another option that can provide smaller interiors both color and fragrance. Poinsettias still remain the top seasonal seller and come in a beautiful array of colors, including some new hybrid hues. The sizes vary as much as the shades, so if you can’t fit a 10-inch pot in your space, you can get them as small as 4 inches. Keep in mind that the pot size is generally one quarter to one third the size of the plant. Other popular holiday plants include Amaryllis, paperwhites, Christmas cactus, Christmas rose (Helleborus), ivy, mistletoe, and cyclamen. If you want fragrance, paperwhites are your best bet, although some find the odor somewhat strong after they have reached full bloom. Again, these plants come in different sizes, with most available in smaller pots. Topiaries are another way to optimize space while keeping the seasonal feel. Mixed greens and pines work well together in ball or cone shapes. You can create your own using oasis foam, chicken wire and branches in a pot, or ask your


local florist to custom make. If you go to your florist, remember to provide the dimensions of the arrangement’s destination. Topiary sizes range from miniature to extra-large. No matter how much or how little space you have to work with, creating beautiful holiday décor is possible; you just have to look for new areas to adorn. Some of the smallest houses filled with fresh decorations can make the biggest impressions. 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,” has two locations: Santa Fe and Baltimore. She can be reached at 443.257.8833 and clangrall@gmail.


The detail shot A “detail shot” in an advertising shoot or magazine spread is often used to incorporate a more artistic view of a residence. There are times the photographer wishes to convey the scope and size of a room, to give it “placement” within the house. At other times, the photographer wishes to convey a feeling, a coziness or intimicy, a piece of the room, or furnishings or art, that tell a detailed story. The detail shot can be a closeup or can be a wider view but still zero in to bring attention to a particular detail. This can be the end of a couch with a luxurious pillow,

a table setting with a fire in a fireplace in the backround, a high-end chair detail, or a glass of champagne on a beautiful table. Another possibility is the “bokeh effect.” This is achieved by shooting with a fast lens opened up for a shallow depth of field and “popping out” the subject by blurring the backround and/or forground. This gives a pleasing effect and feeling of creativity and warmth. It makes a room or part of a room feel more homey and comfortable, and puts the reader in the shoes of the owner. The bokeh effect is great for detail room

shots, food and drink shots, tabletop product shots, jewelry shots, weddings, and many other areas where something extra will accentuate a subject. Besides adding diversity to the overall look of a photo shoot, it’s something I like to employ when the background is not particularly pleasing. During his 25-year photography career, Daniel has worked in Paris, Milan, Tokyo, and New York for such clients as St. Regis/ Starwood, Auberge, Vogue Australia, and Western Interiors & Design. Contacts:


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The new consumer The current condition of the Heathcare. gov website last month in the launch of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) stopped consumers from enrolling online for health insurance. However, it did not stop them from sharing their opinions and suggestions by utilizing blogs and social media, comments on news sites and Facebook and tweeting. It is nearly the end of 2013 and consumers have little patience for websites that do not engage their interests, wants and needs. When shopping for anything from clothes to food to real estate to cars to education and now heath care, we are conditioned from past experience to expect a more relevant shopping experience. The uninformed consumer is being replaced by the influential one who takes the time to recommend products or services on Facebook or to review and critique them on Amazon. Who are these influential consumers? The latest consumer trends in the food industry reported by Ketchum, a global public-relations agency, sheds light on

how influential consumers are impacting the way food is raised, grown, packaged and sold. The survey asked what consumers would do if they were the CEOs of the world food supply. They discovered a global trend group which they named food e-Vangelists. How do they change consumer behavior? They use social networking to recommend a food, share opinions about eating habits, share ideas about food purchasing, or recommend or critique a food brand. They generated 1.7 billion conversations globally about food every week! Who are they? The survey found them to be younger women, active online, financially secure with families connected by like-mindedness. Now I wonder what trends would surface if consumers were asked what they would do if they were the CEOs of their local housing supply. Imagine how consumer behavior could impact the way homes are built, zoned, marketed and sold. To some extent, this shift in consumer power is already visible in real

estate. Consumers are using technology first to search for housing information. By the time they contact an agent, they have researched properties on the market, know what homes they want to see, which neighborhoods they prefer, and even the homes they want to buy. Many buyers and sellers use consumer reviews or socialnetworking recommendations to select their real-estate agents. In our internet-driven world, when consumers cannot find answers they ask questions on Facebook, Twitter, Trulia or Zillow. If they are social online, they will share opinions about home buying and selling; recommend a neighborhood, community, city or state as the best or worst place to live; share home advice about decorating or repair; and recommend or critique their agents. Today as more people gain social networking skills, they discover more consumer power in the marketplace. One by one, these consumers will become influential. One by one, the providers of


goods and services will learn to engage them across social-networking sites to learn and listen as consumers now expect them to engage with open, transparent communication. Are you a new consumer? See you next online. Emily Medvec (emilymedvec@gmail. com) is an associate broker with Keller Williams. 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.


Land title trust funds The Land Title Trust Fund may be used by local, regional, or tribal housing authorities (“eligible organizations” as defined by the State of New Mexico) to provide low-income housing. What many people do not know is that it is also a vehicle for higher education scholarships. New Mexico title insurers, title-insurance agencies, and banks are participants of the Land Title Trust Fund. Title insurers and agencies are regulated pursuant to the New Mexico Title Insurance Law. The Land Title Trust Fund is managed by the trustee, the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA). The Land Title Trust Fund Advisory Committee consists of seven persons: the chairman of the trustee or his designee, who shall serve as chairman; two representatives of the land title industry appointed by the governor; ine representative of the banking industry and one representative of the real-estate industry appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate; and one representative of 44

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the mortgage lending industry and one representative of the real estate industry appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives. A title company that maintains one or more trust accounts or escrow accounts into which customers’ funds are deposited for use in the purchase, sale or financing of real property may maintain one or more pooled interest-bearing transaction accounts and may deposit customer funds into those accounts. Simply speaking, the title companies are allowed to deposit all escrow funds in an interest bearing account for the benefit of the Land Title Trust Fund. The funds that are designated in writing to be deposited into an interestbearing account for the benefit of the parties of the transaction cannot be used by the trust fund. In no way does it change the existing duties or obligations of a title company under other laws to safeguard and account for funds held for customers. Money deposited into the fund may only

be used as follows: • No more than 5 percent of the fund shall be used for expenses of administering the fund; • No less than 20 percent shall be invested in a permanent capital fund, the interest on which may be used for purposes specified; • No less than 50 percent shall be allocated to eligible organizations to make housing more accessible to low-income persons; • No more than 10 percent may be allotted for use to provide scholarships for New Mexico high-school graduates and GED recipients at New Mexico public post-secondary educational institutions under a program approved by the trustee under the administration of a nonprofit statewide land title association; • The remaining balance may be allocated to eligible organizations for other housing-related programs for the benefit of the public as specifically approved by the trustee from time to time.


The title industry is very active in, and proud to be part of, the Land Title Trust Fund. The industry previously supported its own Chili Currier Scholarship Fund to aid persons pursuing higher education. Otis Phillips has been in the title business since 1978 and has served as an independent title agent, in direct office management, and in the underwriter arena in 14 states. Contact him at nmabop1@yahoo. com or 505.577.3601.

we are Santa Fe, we are New Mexico. Gilbert and Leroy, the Mortgage Loan Team from Santa Fe, believe knowing their community and clients is essential to providing the best financing options and services. Contact Gilbert or Leroy today at 505.995.1200 to set up an appointment to discuss your mortgage lending needs.



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We are getting record numbers of calls to assess and repair cracked footings and to arrest the movement of heavy houses sliding down hills. Amazingly, it is the newer houses that are failing far more frequently than older ones.


THE WARNING SIGNS n Stairstep cracks n Diagonal cracks from windows n Floors out of level n Cabinets separating from walls n Corners separating n Slab cracking


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One reason for this is that older homes were often built with more flexible materials than new buildings: stone footings, adobes laid up in mud, and pliable wooden bond beams and lintels. When stressed, these houses tend to move uniformly. They tend to get charming, not scary. Secondly, houses are simply taller and heavier than they used to be. More and larger openings tend to provide more places for cracks to appear, reflecting and magnifying the effects of even minor settlement. Most of the homes we work on were built on non-compacted construction fill or on incompetent and unstable native soil. The footings were often not built to the engineer’s specifications. In response, we have developed an effective and moderately priced system to stabilize these homes with helical piers. Piers, similar to an auger but with individual helices, are hydraulically screwed into the ground at intervals. The tops of the piers are then attached to the footing. Once attached, the loads are transferred to the pier resulting, as it were, in placing the building on subterranean stilts. The footings are backfilled, leaving the new foundation system undetectable from the surface. ~Ed Crocker


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How we use our water Santa Fe is a recognized leader in water conservation, boasting a usage of 106 gallons per capita per day or GPCD; this is a critical term in water-conservation parlance and, generally speaking, is calculated by dividing the total amount of water used by the population served. The 106 number is calculated using the methodol-

ogy specified by the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer and a 2012 customer demand of 9,777 acre-feet of water (an acre-foot is 325,851 gallons). This reflects all water used in the city, including in irrigation of parks and public spaces. The diagrams here show the city’s water usage numbers compiled for its 2012 An-

nual Water Report, broken down by sector. As individuals, it is often easier for us to relate to how single-family residences use their water. The breakdown of this usage is shown in the figure on the right, which is an adaptation of the 2009 Residential End Uses of Water study published by the AWWA Research Foundation and American Water Works Association. This usage, 59 GPCD, is a good guideline for comparing your water usage to the citywide figure. For example, using this number, a family of four would use about 236 gallons per day or 7,080 gallons per month. You can compare your usage, as noted on your monthly utility bill, with this benchmark. Just to bring home the importance of water conservation, multiply the singlefamily residence number (55 percent) by the number used for single family irrigation (37 percent) and you will see that over 20 percent of


our total potable water supply is used for irrigation at residences. These illustrations are part of a public outreach slide presentation recently updated and approved by the Water Conservation Committee. The slide show is available for presentations to groups and organizations by WCC committee members. 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@


Winter property maintenance The leaves have fallen and temperatures are dropping as winter draws near. If you haven’t already performed routine fall maintenance at your investment property, it’s not too late to save time, money and the overall headache of long-term and costly problems that can occur. Here’s a useful checklist: • Downspouts and gutters. Cleaning downspouts and gutters helps ensure proper drainage and extends the life of your roof. Roof repairs and replacements are costly and can result in displaced tenants and disrupted cash flow. • Sealing cracks. Check for cracks around windows and doors, install weatherstripping, and caulk as needed. This will help keep tenants happy and warm, their 46

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hard-earned money saved for rent, not utilities. • Outdoor plumbing. Make sure outdoor plumbing and irrigation is drained and properly winterized. Next to roof replacement, replacing broken pipes and irrigation can be very expensive. • Winterize cooling systems. Drain and clean swamp coolers and air-conditioning units. • Heating systems. It’s important to have gas-fired heating equipment inspected by a professional who can check for lethal carbon monoxide levels and service systems to provide maximum efficiency and savings for your tenant. • Chimneys and wood stoves. Have a local chimney sweep inspect these items

annually. Soot, creosote build-up, and inadequate air flow all can affect the health and safety of your tenants. It is an easy way to prevent chimney fires as well. • Smoke detectors and carbon-dioxide monitors. These appliances should be checked multiple times a year and most importantly in the fall. Many heating sources can malfunction and be fatal to occupants. Having the proper systems and equipment in place to protect your tenant is a solid plan. These fall maintenance tips will help keep your tenants safe and happy. In addition, your investment will last longer, providing an optimal return to your pocketbook!


Ryan Goodman is chief marketing officer at Kokopelli Property Management (9821013, 877-496-4989) and has been in the business all his life. Ryan’s background is in small business management and entrepreneurship.


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Patio and garden of Witter Bynner home, Santa Fe, New Mexico, photographed ca. 1938 by Wyatt Davis

Historic Bynner home is on the market By Paul Weideman

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his is one of Santa Fe’s historic jewels. It’s also one that is easily viewed, especially if you want to stay there, because it’s a bed-and-breakfast inn. Or you can buy it and live there all the time. Located on East Buena Vista Street at the corner of Old Santa Fe Trail, it was the home of poet and essayist Witter Bynner for more than 40 years. It boasts handsome, extensive landscaping at the front, and plenty of parking, as well as 11 bedrooms. Robert Frost, who owns the property and runs the Inn of the Turquoise Bear Bed & Breakfast with his partner, Ralph Bolton, says the bones of the old house date to the 1830s. About 90 years later, owner Margretta Dietrich sold it to Bynner. He is best known for The Way of Life According to Lao Tzu, his 1944 version of the ancient Chinese classic the Tao te Ching, and for translations of Chinese poetry. After Bynner died in 1968, the building was used for two decades as a dormitory for St. John’s College. Connie Castañeda ran the Buena Vista Art Center during her ownership in the early 1990s. In 1999 and 2000, the current owners won heritage-preservation awards from both the city and state for sensitive restoration work. During the past five years, they remodeled and expanded the kitchen, which now has two Miele dishwashers and a new Amana range and Samsung refrigerator (one of two fridges). A new, on-demand water heater serves the kitchen and two bathrooms. They’re in the process of remodeling an upstairs bathroom in 1920s style.

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Some of the walls in the 6,959-square-foot adobe dwelling are 37 inches thick. The first of several additions made by Bynner was financed by the sale of works by another writer. “At a time when Bynner was writing for McClure’s Magazine, O. Henry gave him three unpublished short stories in payment for Bynner’s help getting published,” Frost said in an interview five years ago. “Witter Bynner sold those to pay for the construction of a central, second-story space. He called it the O. Henry Story.” The dining room and the front sitting room, which was Bynner’s library, have plank-on-viga ceilings painted a dark mahogany brown. The floors are Saltillo tile in the oldest part of the building, and wood and brick in the central and western sections. Ten of the 11 bedrooms are outfitted with traditional Northern New Mexico fogon fireplaces. Bynner and his partner, Robert Hunt, were renowned for their parties. Among those on the guest list were writers Willa Cather, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Robert Frost, W.H. Auden, Thornton Wilder, and Aldous Huxley; artists Willard Nash and Georgia O’Keeffe; actors Clara Bow, Rita Hayworth, and Errol Flynn; physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer; dancer/choreographer Martha Graham; and composer Igor Stravinsky. More recently, people who have stayed at the Inn of the Turquoise Bear include Bea Arthur, Rufus Wainwright, and Peter, Paul & Mary. The property is 0.92 acres. Some of the landscaping, like the big spruce tree in front, dates to Bynner’s time. Frost said prospective buyers have been interested in using the property as a family compound, or maintaining it as a bed and breakfast. How’s business? “We had a good summer,” he said, but acknowledged the impact of the recession. “We did go from an 89.9 percent annualized occupancy in 2001 to 33 percent in the downturn and now we’re back up to about 51 percent. It’s on a steady climb. But a lot of our guests who used to come three or four times a year only come twice now, and they stay maybe 10 days instead of two weeks.” The property at 342 E. Buena Vista Street — which has a “Significant” status in the Downtown and Eastside Historic District — is listed by Deborah Bodelson and Cary Spier, Santa Fe Properties, for $2,299,000.


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Santa Fe is HOT. Buy now! Do we want to take our investment/ savings dollars and put them in gold or stocks or Treasuries? I would say the best opportunity in 2014 is real estate. And I mean real estate in Santa Fe. Conde Nast, the most prestigious travel magazine in the country, just voted Santa Fe the second best place to visit in the United States. According to destination wedding statistics, Santa Fe is the third most sought-after location for weddings. USA Today rates Santa Fe one of the top 10 mountain-biking towns. Santa Fe is Hot. Santa Fe has become so popular, for all the reasons we locals know and appreciate every day, that experts are saying property owners should just sit back and wait for the good ole’ days of huge real-estate appreciation. In the meantime, buyers looking for the

perfect home or the “sure thing” investment need to get in high gear and call their Realtors. Santa Fe has lagged behind other cities in the recovery of real estate values, but that recovery is coming. Shane Cronenweth at Sotheby’s International Realty says, ”Santa Fe real estate has become a significant opportunity for buyers. Prices appear to have bottomed out; as a consequence, activity has increased and inventory is shrinking. This translates into supply-and-demand factors suggesting increased prices in the future.” Never before has the time been riper to purchase Santa Fe. Some foreclosures are still available but getting in short supply. Sellers are still offering homes at very reasonable prices but this too will change. Interest rates are still historically low and are expected to last deep into 2014. A 30year fixed-rate mortgage at 4.25 percent is

very favorable to homeowners. Santa Fe has always enjoyed a high rate of appreciation. Remember the mid 1980s in Santa Fe? Home values slid downward and then from 1990 until 2005 they appreciated from 12 to 20 percent annually. With appreciation at 15 percent per year, a $400,000 home in Santa Fe in 2013 will be worth $699,000 in 2017: very profitable! Also, remember that about 10,000 “Baby Boomers” are retiring every day in the U.S. and many do not want the big city lifestyle but prefer communities like Santa Fe. Ask your favorite Realtor. I asked Rebecca Rodriguez with Keller Williams – Santa Fe, who said, “I have seen a recent increase in out-of-town investors and retirees looking for second homes and investment properties in Santa Fe.”


Make your purchase in Santa Fe soon and enjoy the many benefits of home ownership. Jim Gay was a real-estate broker for 20 years and has been a consultant to Fortune 500 companies. He is currently a broker/ owner at Home Buyers Mortgage and can be reached at 986-9080 or

Building permits Building permits issued by the CITY OF SANTA FE during the

SANTA FE COUNTY building permits issued from mid-October

month of October included the following:

to mid-November included the following:

— 72 E. Saddleback Mesa. $160,814. — 43 Johnson Mesa. $132,000.

Univest Rancho Viejo, 15 Calle Agua Clara. $135,320. — 10 Ave. Vista Equisita. $100,000.

Lori & Larry Gibson, 1864 Cerros Colorados. $550,000. Infinite Ambitions, 3313 Calle Nueva Vista. $183,470.

Mike & Lynnette Mallory, 616 E. Alameda St. $520,000. Platinum Sky Construction, 7304 Rio Del Sol. $201,000.

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

Homes 40,000 40,000 62,000 96,100 115,000 148,500

155,258 158,900 164,000 165,299 170,000 177,000 180,000

189,900 198,900 203,000 209,000 218,000 226,000 228,500 Homes 118,000 203,554 212,000 225,000


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Homes 530,000 585,000 600,000 610,000

234,000 235,000 237,500 239,000 250,000 254,475 264,000 252,069 252,069 270,174 282,900 284,581

264,000 268,000 293,000 329,700 335,000 344,500 375,000 290,300 300,252 322,500 345,000 424,900

Land 210,000

612,500 695,000 730,000 1,375,000

Land 55,000 120,000 220,000 252,000 Homes 134,000 305,000 362,500 401,500 445,000

Homes 389,000 557,323

634,000 700,000 900,000

960,000 1,348,000 Land

125,000 140,000 560,000

Homes 190,000 322,000

339,000 340,000 348,000

349,000 355,000 391,500

417,000 440,000

Homes 275,000 275,000 320,000 375,000 400,000 476,000

Homes 84,000 104,500 155,000 185,000 229,000 270,000 291,100 295,000 310,000 355,000

447,500 477,850 500,000 Land (None)


450,000 7,000,000 Land 85,000 210,000

Pulte Development, 5911 Violeta Virtuoso St. $141,408.

Land (None)

512,042 515,000 539,000 550,000 590,000 623,000 710,000

363,000 379,500 384,500 392,000 395,999 403,000 421,560 425,000 430,000 475,000 490,000 Homes 380,000 510,000 580,000 634,500 970,000

1,037,000 1,050,000 1,200,000 1,300,000 1,640,000 Land (None)

549,000 705,000 785,000 861,750 1,250,000 1,515,000 2,950,000 3,950,000 Land (None)

990,000 1,250,000 1,500,000 Land 100,000 269,750

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Home renovation ideas Americans spent over 125 million last year on home-renovation projects, according to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. As the market improves, this number is expected to increase by 20 percent. Renovation projects can vary widely and cost mightily and studies show homeowners may recoup at least 75 percent of their improvement cost in increased value. The average costs of a mid-range kitchen remodel will set you back almost $54,000, says Remodeling Magazine, but for those looking to make improvements on a budget, we found some great products that will definitely give you more bang for the buck. Kitchens sell homes. For many, the kitchen is the focal point as more and more folks prefer an open-concept design. The kitchen becomes the place to entertain where family and friends congregate. Rather than tackling the entire kitchen, improvement can be made piecemeal and still create overall impact. Replacing countertops will update an old kitchen and granite is the still the most popular counter choice in the market.

With improvements in extraction and the availability of more imports, the costs have come down but can still run upwards of $75 per square foot. Quartz, a manmade or engineered “stone,” is highly durable and an alternative to granite with prices starting around $50 per square foot. Covering the island counter in a wood butcher block is popular today and will save you dollars. For those even thriftier, there is Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations. This product is strictly for do-it-yourselfers and mimics the look of stone with colors like Onyx, Java Stone, and Desert Sand. Tired of those old carpets or funky tile floors? Floor coverings that are hot right now include bamboo and cork and give the appeal of wood without the high pricetag. Additionally there is some cool porcelain tile now available in various “wood grains and stains” perfect for those who love the look of wood but need something more durable. While not as expensive as wood, these trendy tiles are not cheap. A low-cost alternative touted to be eco-friendly is Marmoleum. This new age

linoleum-like product comes in a variety of finishes from earthy and sophisticated to fun and funky. Plus, these floors are low maintenance and if you get tired of your present look you can update without breaking the bank. Wall coverings, too, have come into the 21st century. Forget the trays and sticky mess of yesterday, wallpaper today has gone three-dimensional. New 3D wallpaper adds architectural detail to even the dullest room. This trendy new product comes in tiles or sheets, from sculptural waves to tree branches. Sure to make any room pop, you can paint these tiles or leave them neutral for a more subtle look. They are relatively new to the big-box home improvement stores but sure to be all the rage, 3D wallpaper is easy to install and will cover any blemishes or cracks present in your drywall. If you want to be uber hip, add some metallic paint to your new wall and you’ll be the talk of the neighborhood. For inspiration, homeowners can watch HGTV and search such websites like Pinterest and Houzz for new trends


in home décor and design. Whether you hire a professional or are a die-hard do-it-yourselfer, there is a project that you know you’ve been wanting to tackle. Now’s the time. Home renovation is not only a necessary aspect of home ownership, it’s also a fun and satisfying way to evolve in your home. Roger and Melissa are Realtors at KW. Call them at 505-699-3112, email, or follow them on Twitter @CarsonandCarson and at


Rainwater: good water with good uses For millennia, humans used rainwater for a variety of purposes, including drinking, washing and irrigation. These days rainwater can be highly polluted — if it falls onto a contaminated roadway or roof — but it is one of our purest sources. Compared to well water, which is typically very high in minerals, rainwater is easier to purify. And unlike the water in lakes and streams, rainwater contains no pharmaceuticals or other environmental pollutants. We drink, flush, bathe, and irrigate with water from wells, streams and lakes and can do the same with rainwater. The planned use of the rainwater determines the type of treatment necessary. If you are using rainwater in a drip-irrigation system, very little treatment is needed: just simple gutter or canale screens and then a small particulate (200-mesh) filter to pre52

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vent sand and particulates from clogging up the drip heads. Rain is nature’s way of watering plants and your garden will thrive on it. Unlike typical municipal water and well water, rainwater contains no salts or minerals. In fact, rain dilutes salts in our soils that can, over the long term, be very harmful for our landscaping. Much finer filtration is required to make rainwater suitable for drinking. Along with the canale or downspout screens, a 25-micron filter following by a five or one-micron filter are required. Like surface water in nature, rainwater will contain bacteria. City water is treated with chlorine to address this problem. Small municipal and residential systems typically use either ultraviolet light (UV) or ozone or both to deal with this issue. Toilet flushing is another use of rainwater. Flushing human waste down the toilet

is the number one use of clean drinking water in most households. Why use a limited resource for something that literally goes down the drain? The water used for flushing toilets, and for washing clothes, doesn’t need to be treated to drinkingwater standards. In fact, recently released plumbing codes recognize that alternative water sources such as rainwater can be used in both toilets and washing machines with the proper treatment, signage and precautions. By implementing these simple applications, a typical household could drop the potable water usage by over 30 percent. Such savings would greatly reduce your monthly water bill, and help reduce both your water and carbon footprint. Rainwater is FREE, and although climate changes and changing weather patterns may affect its regularity and intensity, it should be


part of the solution to our water future. 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


Grounded in Bhutan The flight time from Guwahati, Assam, India, to Paro International in Bhutan is 50 minutes. The attendants on the Airbus 319, once we had left the Brahmaputra in the mist, delightfully apologized for curtailing beverage service for lack of time. A few passengers, particularly the ones with windows, really wanted a drink as the plane, following a brief ascent, began its landing pattern through a steep Himalayan valley. I had a window, but it was one of those rare occasions on an airplane when I didn’t need a drink; I was completely intoxicated by the notion of approaching an airport for which there are only eight pilots in world certified to land. With good reason, I thought, as the wingtips seemed to brush the branches of conifers growing on deadly steep slopes with the engines powering through the descent. The plane banked to starboard, offering a brief view of Paro Dzong over its river and of the airstrip, or rather about half of it, the rest hidden behind a hill that the pilot was, at that moment, beginning to dodge. Then hard to port, the hill behind us, gently back to starboard, and touchdown, smooth as silk. It was a most satisfying experience. The first of a weekload of them. I had come to Bhutan at the invitation of the nation’s Division for the Conservation of Heritage Sites and representing ICOMOS, the International Council on Monuments and Sites. The royal Bhutanese government was seeking assistance in the restoration of one of their most important dzongs. A dzong is a fortress built of earth and stone in an impregnable location to house the administrative of-

fices of a province along with a Buddhist temple and monastery. The dzong I was dispatched to gaze upon is in the province of Wangdue. The Wanduephodrang Dzong was built in 1638 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, known as the unifier of Bhutan who, searching for the best location to repel incursions from the south, encountered a boy named Wangdi playing beside the river. He named the fortress “Wangdi’s Palace.” The dzong was repaired after a fire in 1837 and an earthquake in 1897. On June 24, 2012, a fire once again devastated the monument. This in the process of Bhutan’s effort to nominate Wangduephodrang and four other dzongs as World Heritage Sites. The fire, ironically, provided Bhutan with an unparalleled opportunity to establish sound policies around the conservation of its heritage sites. The kingdom has already committed to, and has achieved funding for, the restoration of the dzong with the intent of placing it back in service in its capacity as administrative offices and monastery. The discussions now engaging the officials of the various agencies involved in the work center around how that restoration is to take place: specifically, they are trying to balance the saving of one of Bhutan’s most important heritage sites with questions of modernization and life safety. My job, with co-investigator Steve Kelley, a structural engineer from Chicago, was to offer fact-based recommendations on the stability of the remaining walls, all five levels of them, and to advise on how the restoration strategy they undertake

might influence the World Heritage nomination. In our report to the Home Secretary, garnished with tea and a lovely lunch, we noted that modern, non-traditional materials have a very important role to play in the design of new structures for both commercial and domestic purposes, but much more limited applications in historic settings. This for two reasons: it is well-documented from sites all around the world that when concrete and steel, which have been proposed for Wangduephodrang, are introduced alongside softer materials such as earth and stone, the result is always detrimental to the historic material and its loss is accelerated. The second, and very compelling reason to avoid concrete and steel is to encourage heritage craftsmanship. Masonry and carpentry have long and venerable histories in Bhutan and the pride instilled in craftsman and compliance agent alike by their continued use contributes dramatically to the important, intangible aspects of heritage. Satisfied again, I was delivered (I prefer to drive myself, but the driver’s name was Karma, so it was okay) to Paro International for a 10:50 a.m. flight to Bangkok. It was overcast and rainy. Fortunately, part of my privilege on this trip was to travel business class and so I spent the next five and a half hours in a lounge that overlooked both the runway and the magnificent Paro Dzong upon the roof of which, the day before, I had been standing as a guest of the head lama, waiting for the weather to clear. Around 4:30 p.m., as I was wondering whether I should extend my stay


for a month or two, we were advised by another delightful attendant’s voice to be standing and ready to board, though there was no craft in sight. Clearly, she had knowledge that we did not but charm bespoke obedience; we all descended to the gate. There we watched one, two, three A-319s touch softly down within seconds of one another and taxi to the terminal. They had been waiting in Guwahati for the moment. Three of the eight pilots qualified to land in Paro just had. We were shuffled politely but hurriedly in the rain across the tarmac and had scarcely settled in our seats when steeply, with full power, we took off, banked port and had the opportunity to see the other two planes, one on the run and the other taxiing right behind, beating the closing storm. God, they did a good job. I hope I did, too. Edward Crocker (982-2448 or eec@ is a principal of Crocker Ltd. Architectural Conservation, which specializes in historic-preservation contracting and consulting. He is a trustee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites.

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