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Santa Fe Real Estate Guide

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EASTSIDE HIDEAWAY Camino Rancheros This captivating estate is nestled within secure walls in a highly desirable Eastside location. Warm and welcoming, the sophisticated residence and guest casita respect Santa Fe’s architectural traditions while adding soft modern touches to create a relaxed refinement throughout. 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, 4,782 sq ft and 2-car garage on 0.87 acres MLS #201202623 Offered at $2,095,000

SINGULAR NORTHSIDE ESTATE Camino del Norte A property of this caliber very rarely becomes available. Beautifully sited on more than five acres in one of Santa Fe’s most desirable areas is this classic four-bedroom main residence, designed by John Gaw Meem. Also on-site are two charming guesthouses, spectacular outdoor living and entertaining areas — including a lengthy portal, patio space, a swimming pool, a hot tub and a roof deck overlooking a tranquil koi pond. 7 bedrooms, 4 full, 2 three-quarter and 2 half baths, 7,857 sq ft on 5.4 acres MLS #201202918 Offered at $4,075,000

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12 LAVADERO ROAD $825,000 Brand new construction in Tesuque, this 3 bedroom, 3 bath home is constructed by boutique builder Anthony Odai and features a tasteful floor plan, teak wood floors, a custom moss rock fireplace, and views of Los Alamos and the surrounding mountains and mesas. MLS# 201202473

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8 CAMINO BOTANICA $399,000 Beautiful Aldea patio home. High-end finishes including granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and Indian sandstone floors. Excellent views from the front portal. Very charming and intimate, yet close to town. MLS# 201204500

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173 CHISHOLM TRAIL $1,440,000 Great equestrian property including 3-stall barn with hay storage in Amish style, in the La Tierra Nueva subdivision. Perfect 4 bedroom home for family. Part of the barn was converted to a lovely library and guest house. Bordering BLM and National Forest. Extensive views of sunrise and sunset. MLS# 201202244

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349 CALLE LOMA NORTE $425,000 Beautiful single level, end unit condo in the North Hills Compound. Only unit with a portal, great setting to watch the sun come up over the surrounding pinons. Western views on a quiet cul-de-sac. 2 master suites each with a full bath and walk-in closet plus a third bedroom. MLS# 201204618

444 CAMINO DON MIGUEL $995,000 Desirable location on Santa Fe’s historic Eastside with beautiful sunset views. Updated and inviting 3BR home and 1BR casita have contemporary fixtures and finishes while keeping the regional charm and style. Features beeswax plaster walls, earth-toned travertine tile floors, and vigas. MLS# 201204228

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1520 CERRO GORDO $999,000 Oldest farmhouse in Santa Fe’s Historic Cerro Gordo district. Double adobe construction with many green and sustainable features. Pitched roof, vegetable gardens, fruit orchard, 300-year-old wooden floors in many rooms, and 5 fireplaces. Southern exposure and views. MLS# 201204516

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7 OWL CREEK $775,000 Endless mountain views from the 3,000 sq ft, two-story home with casita. Bordering the National Forest, this double adobe construction home has natural stone, granite, Saltillo tiles and diamond plaster finishes. High ceilings with split cedar herringbone pattern. MLS# 201204615

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

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HOUSE OF DREAMS 10 Hacienda Caballero $3,950,000

The 2004 Las Campanas Parade of Homes “La Casa de los Suenos”, The House of Dreams, offers unsurpassed quality. This one-of-a-kind 5,237 sq ft, 3BR Northern New Mexico-style grand hacienda plus 1,315 sq ft guest casita is a masterful collaboration by the renown designer/builder Sharon Woods and her assemblage of some of the finest artisans, craftsmen and local vendors available. This privately gated compound in Las Campanas features breathtaking Sangre de Cristo Mountain views and overlooks the 5th green and lake of the Sunset Golf Course. This pitched-roof architectural home is a tribute to a classic Betty Stewart design. MLS# 201204392

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Tano Road Area–Wedding Santa Fe style with an outstanding open floorplan and commanding view of the Sangres, this remarkable 3BR, 3.5BA, 3,710 sq ft residence includes an entry gallery, great room, gourmet kitchen, gracious master, den, family room and sunset view deck on 2.5 acres. Opening to portales and enclosed gardens, it’s perfect for entertaining and everyday living. MLS 201203832

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Wrapped in landscaped courtyards, grand portales and views west, this elegant 3BR, 3BA, 3,174 sq ft Santa Fe-style home in gated Colinas Verdes includes a splendid living room with Anasazi stacked stone fireplace, travertine floors, formal dining, deluxe kitchen with family room and home office graced with lofty archways, wood ceilings and vigas. One-level living with 3-car garage. MLS 201201865

Eldorado–The heart of this sensational 3BR, 2BA, 2,355 sq ft home is a stunning 2-sided fireplace that bridges the great room graced with tall ceilings and vigas and the chef’s kitchen with center island workspace/breakfast bar and informal dining area. Built by Bryan Marsh, these stylish spaces open to portales and enclosed gardens with mountain silhouettes through the trees. MLS 201203543

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The gentle climb up from Gov. Miles reveals the Sangre de Cristo and Ortiz Mts. and this delightful 3BR, 2.5BA, 2,021 sq ft single-level home on .31 acre with office, entertainment view deck and splitbedroom floorplan that fuses a Pueblo Revival-style exterior with a soft contemporary interior. The heart of the home is light-filled open-concept living/ dining/kitchen with gas fireplace. MLS 201200979

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587 CAMINO DEL MONTE SOL $1,495,000 At the end of a private lane, this adobe home and guest house, on a very rare 1.9-acre site, offer a unique opportunity for the creation of an exceptional estate. The 2,800 sq ft home dates back to the early 20th century and features thick adobe walls, vigas, and wood floors. MLS# 201102725

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40 CAMINO DE MILAGRO $859,000 A delightful soft contemporary home on 5 acres with big views of the Jemez Mountains, Pojoaque Valley, and Sangre de Cristo foothills. With 2BR plus a study, the interior is light and bright and finishes include pine, brick, and tile floors, high ceilings, clerestories, European-style cabinetry, and beautifully appointed bathrooms. MLS# 201203515

56 POLMOOD FARM ROAD $2,275,000 Adjacent to National Forest in the hills above Tesuque, this spectacular compound on 15 acres is a rare and unique offering 10 minutes from downtown. Beautiful mountain and valley views from both the 5,301 sq ft main house and a 1,735 guest house with attached studio. MLS# 201201028

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LOS CAMINITOS 1023 SIERRA DEL NORTE Fabulous 3BR residence plus 2 office spaces. The excellent floor plan includes a private master suite, a private two suite guest wing with separate entrance, and a great office space in the main house plus a second fabulous office space with additional storage. #201103420 NOW $1,295,000

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HISTORIC EASTSIDE 41 AVENIDA DE LAS CASAS Sweeping views from this gorgeous residence in prestigious Casas de San Juan. Fabulous great room and 4 spacious BR in this approximately 5,000 sq ft two-level home. Entry courtyard, grand portal, private portales for your guests, and a beautiful patio area. #201105022 $1,650,000 407 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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OFF CERRO GORDO 4 EAST GOLDEN EAGLE ROAD A beautiful and dramatic residence in Las Campanas featuring 3BR, 4BA plus an office/study. The great room harmoniously combines living, dining, family and kitchen areas all perfectly situated to take full advantage of the western mountain and sunset views. #201105362 $1,150,000 791 PASEO DE FLORENCIO Wonderful 3BR residence sited above Upper Canyon Road to capture fabulous views. This impeccably maintained Pueblo-style home features traditional finishes and Old World architecture including plaster walls, Saltillo tile, carved vigas, and lovely outdoor spaces. #201203665 $950,000

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OCASO DEL SOL 1010 MONTE SERENA Lovely 3BR, 3 1/2BA residence with sunset and Jemez Mountain vistas from the portal. Great house for entertaining and indoor/outdoor living. Private deck with hot tub and quality finishes include plaster walls, stone floors, and granite countertops. #201203224 $1,195,000

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704 CAMINO OCASO DEL SOL Immaculate 3BR residence plus a 1BR casita in prestigious Ocaso del Sol. The 4,569 sq ft main house includes an office, living room with wet bar, formal dining room, and a family room off the kitchen. Traditional finishes evoke Old World Santa Fe. #201202970 $1,995,000

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

Magnificent 360˚ views from this unique villa. The 6,130 sq ft home is poised on 1.3 private, wooded acres on a hill minutes to the Plaza. Antique doors, diamond finished plaster, high ceilings with coves, vigas, corbels, and beams. Handcarved stone windows. Five fireplaces, skylights and a comfortable floorplan. Owner is a NM Real Estate Broker. $1,795,000

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Two condos – five years old, absolutely gorgeous finishes. Hard-troweled plaster, brick floors with radiant heat; travertine baths and walk-in closets; kiva fireplaces, bancos and skylights. Two bedrooms and two baths. $735,000 One bedroom $500,000

A romantic old adobe garden cottage, nestled on a wooded hillside, in the heart of the historic district. Built about 1900 with 1 large and 1 small BR/study looking out on gardens, with 2BA. Easy stroll to the Plaza, and Canyon Road. Features rustic adobe bancos, 3 fireplaces, beamed and clerestory ceilings, brick and wood floors. $650,000

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

Wonderful full guest house and real artist’s studio built in 2002 accompany this comfortable 3BR house on over 1/3 acre in a closein, established neighborhood. Intelligent floorplan has master suite on one side of the public areas and two additional bedrooms and bath on the other. Big lot! $390,000

$110,000 144 CERRITO DE BACA

Tall ponderosas on this gorgeous 10.25 acre parcel. Easy access to a great building site with Sangre de Cristo views. Electric transformer and well on site. #201104576

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2.5 acres with unspoiled views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range. $149,000 2.5 acre view lot, close in La Tierra! $120,000

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Open concept 2BR adobe main house with wraparound deck. Architect designed, 3BR, 2 1/2BA, 2,465 sq ft home with natural 1,100 sq ft, 2BR attached guest house/studio pictured. Vigas, kiva stone, slate floors, hardwood hickory cabinets, hand-troweled fireplaces, tongue & groove ceilings, and Saltillo tile. #201201156 plaster, and granite and travertine counters. #201204284

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First time ever available. Stunning mountains and city lights from this premier in-town 4,400+ sq ft residence. In exclusive, gated La Cantera, it boasts Old World character on a lavish scale. An impressive entry sets the tone for gracious living and entertaining, indoors and out. Included are an enormous master, generous guest quarters, family room and office, excellent kitchen with breakfast room, and large studio/gym. High beamed ceilings, 5 fireplaces, walk-in wine cave, and abundant custom detail.

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961 PASEO DEL SUR

$798,000

Superb location! With south and sunset views, this exciting 3,584 sq ft home with guest apartment is soft Southwest contemporary at its best. Features an impressive great room, sleek, handsomely equipped kitchen, dramatic 52-ft gallery, and A/C. An outstanding master has soaring beamed ceilings, and kiva fireplace. Relax and entertain on the deep portal, and terrace with hot tub. Includes granite counters, hardwood & stone floors, vigas, and Italian fitted closets. #201202817

1110 OLD SANTA FE TRAIL

$3,800,000

This stellar 3+ acre gated Eastside estate is a magnificent private oasis. The classic Territorial-style residence with guest apartment has lush lawns accented with glorious gardens, expansive brick terraces, spectacular koi ponds, fabulous dining gazebo and remarkable views. Featured are an elegant owner's suite with fireplace and room-sized closet, separate study, office, media and family rooms, and spectacular kitchen.

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“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! for persistence, friendship, excellent taste, knowledge and great advice.”

In its serene 5.8 acre Arroyo Hondo setting with vast mountain expanse, this 5,633 sq ft adobe 4BR home was conceived to preserve the organic integrity of its site. Includes a gracious living room with kiva fireplace, huge dining room, center-island kitchen, family/breakfast room, plus a study. Handtroweled plaster, vigas and glazed adobe floors enhance the house. Spacious grounds offer abundant fruit trees, a large fenced garden and pond. The barn was transformed into a 1,569sq ft studio/guest house. #201201749 SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY SANTA FE BROKERAGE 326 GRANT AVENUE I 505.988.2533 231 WASHINGTON AVENUE I 505.988.8088 Operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. Sotheby’s International Realty® is a registered trademark. 10

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What a very special Historic Eastside find! Tucked away off Upper Canyon Road, this two bedroom, two bath adobe and frame house has tons of Santa Fe charm and character, including planked pine floors, vigas in most rooms, a kiva fireplace, and a delightful upstairs pitched-roof master suite addition that is awash with light. There is a sweet flagstone patio for al fresco dining, with a footpath down the lush, forested lot. Enjoy this enchanted cottage as it is, or add more touches to make it your very own.

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4 BEDROOM, 3.5 Bath Custom Home on a .49 acre lot with Jemez & Sangre views. Rooms are generous in size with high ceilings, tiled floors, kivas, bancos, granite, vigas, beams & more. Beautiful open kitchen with wolf range. Separate master suite with fabulous bath. 3725 sq.ft. plus oversized heated & plumbed garage. Located just before Critters & Me. $485,000 MLS #201200558 Call Roseanna 505-470-5638

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Walk to everywhere from this 2BR, 2BA, 1,465 sq ft adobe on Galisteo Street. Updated with plaster walls, wood doors, radiant heat, double pane windows and maple floors. Quiet and private. In the Wood Gormley district. #201204802

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Fabulous walk to Canyon Road or Plaza location in La Vereda, this lightly lived in 1,800 sq ft, 2BR, 2BA condo has many Santa Fe architectural details and private outdoor living spaces. #201201955

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Carved into a granite hill facing south and west on 3.2 acres, this 6,000 sq ft home is well built and engineered. Elegant high split cedar ceilinged entry is flanked by view filled formal living/dining rooms with mirroring fireplaces. #201203091

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Three BR, 3BA home, 15 minutes from the Plaza, near shopping, public schools, and the SF Community College. This Pueblos del Sol charmer has been refreshed and features a comfortable floor plan with many Pueblo-style accents such as viga and plank ceilings, beautiful Southwest solid wood doors, newly refinished Saltillo tile floors, and a kiva fireplace. MLS# 201202330

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Lovely and private home with lots of light and a wonderful feeling! Beautiful brick floors, viga and herring bone ceilings, hand-carved front door, striking granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Large, comfortable family room and big working studio. Gorgeous landscaping and great backyard with fabulous outdoor living area. MLS# 201204671 33Aventura.com

This Pied a Terre with the utmost in Santa Fe Style is two blocks from the Historic Plaza! Designed by Blaine Young and built by Sharon Woods, this 2BR, 2.5BA residence in the beautiful Magdalena Compound has an elegant yet comfortable feeling. Extra thick adobe walls, brick and hardwood flooring, gorgeous kitchen, and lovely bathrooms. MLS# 201201992 322Magdalena.com

An absolutely stunning adobe home in Apache Canyon, this fabulous residence is really a treat! Experience elegant living in a wonderful setting on 8 acres with picturesque views of Apache Canyon over the Galisteo Creek. Over $240,000 in thoughtful and gorgeous improvements have been added. 20 minutes to the Plaza. MLS# 201201017 12ValenciaRanch.com

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End of the Road Fabulous Adobe! On a quiet and private 2.8 acres with lots of trees and vegetation is a classic Santa Fe Pueblo Revival-style adobe home with all the qualities; flagstone, brick, Saltillo, and hardwood floors, plaster walls, wooden lentils, solid wood doors and cabinets, viga with latilla, plank, and cove ceilings. MLS# 201204263 23CaminoDeLasMinas.com

Adobe residence on one acre in the Historic Eastside not far from the Plaza and Museum Hill was originally built in the 1930’s and has grown over the years to a 4BR, 5BA, 5,600 sq ft home with 5 fireplaces plus an indoor swimming pool in a 1,570 sq ft heated room. Enjoy wonderful outdoor living with a fabulous portal and walled garden. 680GarciaStreet.com

Rare offering downtown a few blocks from the Plaza with Amazing Views! Spectacular city lights, and remarkable vistas over Santa Fe to the Sandia and Ortiz Mountains, as well as gorgeous views of the Sangre de Cristos! Relax in this 2BR, 2BA residence with bountiful light in an open-concept living room, kitchen, and dining room/sunroom. MLS# 201201987 616PaseoDeLaLoma.com

Extraordinary 9.5 acre property has a captivating feeling from gorgeous rock outcroppings, huge boulders, tall pines, and spectacular panoramic views. Bill Lumpkins designed residence, wonderful studio, and writer’s cabin. High in the hills above SF with crystal blue skies, awe-inspiring sunand moon-rises, and incomparable starry nights! MLS# 201204731 100MountainTop.com

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Elegant Estate with stunning views on 12.5 gated acres near the Plaza comprised of an impeccable residence built by Doug McDowell in 2005 with superb finishes, 11 fireplaces, 8 baths including dual master baths, fabulous kitchen, 3,000 sq ft of portales, 1BR guest casita, and gorgeous swimming pool with cabana and bath. MLS# 201005922 954CerroDeLaPaz.com 417 EAST PALACE AVENUE I 505.982.6207

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UNIT #511 $454,900 This is a very special location for a Casita. Located high above the 6th green overlooking a green space of trees with lovely views of Sun and Moon Mountains. 2BR, 2BA, 2-car garage. #201203500 UNIT #709 $534,500 Casita at Quail Run with exquisite details throughout. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2-car garage home is situated adjacent to the golf course with nice views of the abundant landscaping. #201204322

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UNIT #102 $349,000 Great location for a Plaza home. 2BR, 2BA split floorplan with large patio facing the central plaza. Steps to the club house. Gas log fireplace, viga ceilings. Private end unit. #201201583

UNIT #727 $499,000 Quail Run Casita featuring 2BR, 2BA, 2-car garage. Fabulous location adjoining the 7th fairway. Delightfully appointed. Includes full club membership. #201104700

UNIT #156 $395,000 This Plaza condo is one of 4 truly end units. Rare level of quality, numerous upgrades include gorgeous Italian tile floors, wood floors, and cleverly designed and enhanced closet spaces. #201202622

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Beautiful 24+ acre property is abundant with wildlife, views and tranquility.

Blue Wilderness Lodge Catron County, NM

6,300 sq. ft. with 3 Levels • Wine Room • Multi-level Wrap-around Decks Gourmet Kitchen • Spring-fed Trout Lake The lodge is 6,300 square feet with three-levels, five bedroom, five bath, two spa lodge has oak flooring, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and Viking appliances. Full central heat, Italian ceramic floors in the kitchen, baths & foyer, wine room, rock columned entrance gate, multi-level wrap-around decks, and horse stables make this an exceptional property. Above a 6 car garage is a guest quarters with kitchen and bath. Both the main

lodge and guest house are furnished and decorated. Relax by the spring-fed trout lake on 7+ acres of meadow land. National Forest borders the meadow and lake on three sides. The boat pier, open-air gazebo with large stone fireplace and food preparation area is the perfect gathering spot for a family or couple to picnic. The lodge is located on the border of Arizona and New Mexico in the heart of the Blue Wilderness mountain range,

which is about 20 minutes Southeast of Alpine, AZ.

attractions for hunters, trappers, and photographers.

The property is surrounded by the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest and is classified as a Primitive Area Wilderness to ensure this land will remain pristine for generations to come.

This unique property has private quality trout fishing, unusual in today’s market. Call to make an appointment to take a look.

In addition to the excellent fishing, camping, hiking, and horse back riding opportunities, big game abounds. Deer, elk, mountain lion and bear, as well as turkey, javelina and small game are

$1,755,000 Brett McFadden (602) 881-4050

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Losers win fowl war At the peak of this election season, it’s encouraging to remember that no matter who counts the ballots in Ohio, we here in Santa Fe are blessed with the results of a vote as profound as any could ever be. I refer, of course, to the battle for Eldorado’s soul. Last month a slim majority of Eldorado residents said it did not want chickens (other than packaged ones) to exist within the boundaries of its fabled utopia. Fortunately, this narrow margin was not enough to win the day. Pro-chicken forces, even though they lost by a small percentage, no longer have to live like the folks who hid Anne Frank. You see, the anti-chicken flock needed to get a majority of landowners, not merely voters, to the polls. Thanks to the 1,000 people who chose not to vote, Eldorado’s bylaws will remain sloppily written and completely unchanged. Here’s why the outcome of Eldorado’s Fowl War is so wonderful: fresh

eggs have the best flavor on Earth, and they deliver a nutritious breakfast-alternative in an age of boxed waffles. Chickens provide local food security and add nutrients to our increasingly degraded soils. Most breeds are good weed-eaters and are easy to care for. Studying fowl habits and habitats is a cost-effective way to teach biology, chemistry, and physics to children of all ages, and chicken husbandry has become a fashionable hobby. (Did I mention that climate change is real, food prices will be going up, and our ability to create a sustainable society is critical to ensure a future for our species?) Finally, let’s not forget that sometimes birds really are pets. Other times they’re pests. A neighbor recently complained about my boisterous flock, and as it turned out, the best thing to do was to chop the head off one of them. (The chickens, not the neighbors, silly!) Last year, at the beginning of winter some coyotes got into our coop and left

one lonely bird behind. I bought four almost full-grown ladies to keep Blacky company, but after a winter of détente, spring came and the flock got increasingly noisy. I mean awful, loud-mouthed, and outright rowdy. The din was insane, and my neighbors were right to complain. And I was right to choose ole Blacky. For who would want a lonely, pissedoff hen who’d grown ornery and shrill? Perhaps I should have found her a home. Maybe I could have taken her up to the headwaters of Apache Creek and let her run free for about an hour until something got her. But it seemed like the right thing to do, so I sharpened my ax and said a long, thoughtful prayer. Then, she was gone — flopping around, headless and dumb. I soon found myself dunking her warm body into a tin bin of hot water. That’s how you make it easy to pull off the feathers. Heated and wet, they slide right off. Then, stripped bare, you gut it, clean it,

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and start making your soup. Know this, Eldorado, chicken owners sometimes must be brave. Nate Downey, a local landscape designer with an eye toward beauty and abundance, has written HOME’s “Permaculture in Practice” since 1998. In 2010, he authored Harvest the Rain (Sunstone Press). Nate can be reached at 505-690-7939 or www. permadesign.com.

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Dress your ‘nest’ for the cool seasons Now that it is fall and we are retreating into our nesting mode, it is important to think about making small changes to your interior to reflect this natural cycle and enhance your living quality. Your interior does not need to remain dormant; rather it can be a constant expression throughout the year. As we move into the cooler months, we seek an enveloping interior with heavier fabrics that make for a better “nest.” Our natural light begins to change as the sun moves across the sky, and we turn to using our interior artificial lighting to illuminate paths and task areas. We close our doors and windows, so it is important to be mindful of the elements and furnishings we bring into our home as they will receive more focus. We turn our attention from our outdoor views and living spaces to the hearth to seek warmth and comfort in every way. Keeping our natural tendencies and patterns in mind, here are a few ideas to help you create a fresh, expressive interior

during these months. Envision your dining table as a tableau of interest with small, seasonal offerings such as a bowl full of apples, a large vase of rosehips or branches with berries, or a grouping of heirloom pumpkins in different sizes and shapes. It can include some items you may find on an autumn hike such as feathers, leaves or pods. Tablescapes need not be limited to parties, but can offer continual moments of joy. Have a slipcover made for your sofa or lounge chairs with a textural fabric that can be put on in the cooler months. We often find that slipcovers have a bad reputation when we mention them as an option to clients. They do not have to be the sloppy ones you often see in do-it-yourself catalogs or college dorms. When done professionally, tailored slipcovers can instantly give your furniture a new life. Not only can you introduce another color or texture, but you can add or change details such as a contrast welt or no welt, kick pleats or not, trims or hide them. A

slipcover opens the possibilities to experience something new in your interior. We also tend to keep our window shades and draperies drawn to seal in heat, so window treatments become areas of focus and a potential for beauty in our interior landscape. This presents an opportunity to select a pattern or texture adding richness to your environment. Think large-scale print for drapery or a surprise pattern on a Roman shade. Our fireplaces, often kivas here in New Mexico, come alive and are the center of our gathering spaces in this season. Does your fireplace screen fit the opening or would something custom-made with decorative detail provide a better fit or statement within the room? We are fortunate to have a heritage of talented blacksmiths in New Mexico who can create stunning locally made works of art for fireplace tools and screens, so why not frame your fires with something beautiful? While many of us dread moving indoors, with a little personalization and

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creativity, we can enhance our environments to keep our interiors alive. Embrace the season’s change and feel the difference. Heather Van Luchene, ASID and Steffany Hollingsworth, ASID are partners in HVL Interiors, LLC, an interior design firm offering professional residential and hospitality design services. Both are New Mexico licensed interior designers. They can be reached at (505) 983-3601 or info@ hvlinteriors.com.

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Speechless in Yellowstone... Rick, Dave, and Bill under the antler arches on the plaza in Jackson Hole

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Darlings, I am so sorry for skipping out on you last month, but I was on a little excursion through Yellowstone. Cornflowers, I was so awestruck by the park that I was rendered speechless. Fortunately, I recovered, and I’m rather embarrassed to tell you that this was my first visit to Old Faithful. (Spank me for not taking advantage of more of America’s treasures, our National Parks.) We had a day in Jackson, Wyoming, trying to view the Grand Tetons through a smoky forest-fire haze, then it was on to our base camp, a friend’s cabin on the Gallatin River in Big Sky, Montana. Each day, instead of lolling around on the cabin’s sunny deck, we drove, walked, and hiked through as many of the 2,219,789 acres of Yellowstone as possible. (Only extreme athletes could have done better.) We spent a day in Bozeman and thought about enrolling in some classes at Montana State because the students looked so outdoorsy, but instead opted for lunch at Ted’s Montana Grill, one of those restaurants started by the great activist and environmentalist Ted Turner. My food was delicious, even though I forgot to have a bison burger. One thing is certain: a week is not enough time in Yellowstone. Another thing is uncertain… and disconcerting. Yellowstone is actually a massive caldera of a super volcano. Cataclysmic eruptions have historically occurred every 600,000 to 800,000 years. The last one was 640,000 years ago, with an eruption 1,000 times larger than the 1980 eruption of Mt. Saint Helens. The thermal energy released from St. Helens was equal to 1,600 times the size of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Without getting too dramatic about this, Butterbeans, I ask you to do the math. Seriously, I don’t want to sound like Chicken Little, but the sky could be falling any day now (after all, it’s already been 6,400 centuries), and I don’t know of a hiding place. So I got as far away as I could, and I came to Florida. Just to be on the safe side. (Even though chances are I may not be able to stay

here long enough for the next eruption). I rented a house in The Villages, a place that has intrigued me ever since one of the residents (with a great tan) told me that 365 evenings a year they have live music and dancing at the town squares. That’s what they call them down here: squares, not plazas. I had to experience this for myself — much to the dismay of many of my friends who think (rightly so, of course) that Santa Fe is paradise and there’s really no need to go someplace where it’s so humid that it causes a person to perspire. (Just the other night, Lovebugs, I sweatingly slipped right through this guy’s arms as he tried twirling me around the dance floor.) But here I am, anyway, despite the long drive to get here and the high humidity after arriving. Within 48 hours, I made a Santa Fe connection, which once again proves how small the world really is. Al Cotoia (from Rhode Island and a resident here for the last 6+ years), when he saw my NM license plate, said, “New Mexico! I have a nephew who lives in Santa Fe. He went out there from Rhode Island 45 years ago to go to college, the College of Santa Fe, or something like that, and he never came back. Loves it.” That’s John Cotoia, CSF graduate and previous owner of Chateau Construction (now owned by Arthur Seligman). John retired from the building business in 2000. Pumpkins, was he smart or was he psychic? Either way, he was too young for assisted living (after all, he was only 50). After a year of getting a little bored playing golf, he took up driving a taxi for Capital City Cab. So, if you get John the next time you call for a cab to take you to the Santa Fe Airport, you might also be able to get some good advice on remodeling the crumbling adobe you bought for an exorbitant price because of its location, location, location. While I’m down here dancing and drinking, going to classes in water aerobics, yoga, qigong, pilates, NIA, low-impact strength and toning, BS zumba (Cupcakes, if I do all that, I’ll be unrecognizable next time you see me), I’ll be missing some of my favorite events in Santa Fe. I’ve already missed the

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Santa Fe Concorso Rare Car Event (Sept. 28-30), held this year at Las Campanas. I especially wanted to be there on Sunday when the classic cars and motorcycles were displayed on the 9th fairway. Rey Post (associate broker at Sotheby’s) hosted a special two-hour remote broadcast of his “All Things Real Estate” radio show from The Club at Las Campanas, and since I forgot to stream it via SantaFe.com, Rey emailed the video to me, so I got to see his interview with race car legends Denise McCluggage and Sir Stirling Moss. Rey is an excellent interviewer, so if you’ve never before listened to his show, put that on your to-do list. Next, I’ll be missing the Church of the Holy Faith’s 130th annual St. Nicholas Christmas Bazaar coming up on Dec. 1. It started out in 1879 when the senior warden needed help raising $250 to build an entire addition to the church! Now the money goes to support nonprofits in Northern New Mexico. Kittens, the bazaar is where I always buy my Christmas presents and all the homemade sweets that I’m too lazy to bake myself. Here’s a hot tip for you (straight from a tireless volunteer of this event, my sister, Judy): for $10 you can get into a sneak preview to purchase things in the Twice Blessed (“gently used” items) section from 4:30-7:30 on 11/29. Do it. For Kitchen Angels, Santa Fe Girls Club, Homeless Shelter, and more. Lastly (whew!), don’t forget to do two things. One, watch the funny/serious documentary “Electoral Dysfunction” hosted by Mo Rocca and aired by PBS on 11/5. Two, vote on 11/6. So long, Sweetpeas. Until next time… Oakley (Oakley can be reached at merrilypierson@me.com)

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1445 NEVADO RIDGE. Nestled among the pine trees of The Santa Fe Summit North is this dramatic contemporary, two-story, 3 bedroom, 21/2 bath home. A stunning spiral staircase sets the stage for the inviting and open floorplan. Expertly sited, each room takes advantage of the views from the expansive windows that invite the outside in. The elegant use of natural light highlights natural finishes and built-in cabinets. The living room has a magnificant treetop view, fireplace and wetbar. On the lower level is an office/library, a spacious master suite with walk-in closets, sitting area, full bath, and ground level forest views filled with wildlife. A little bit of peacefulness just 10 minutes from the Plaza. MLS #201200947 $940,000 Clara L. Dougherty • 505.690 .0471 • claradough@gmail.com

623-B ALTO STREET. Magnificent 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo overlooking the Santa Fe River in the heart of downtown Santa Fe. The open and light great room has wood floors, vigas, divided light windows, and a beautiful kiva fireplace. The kitchen has plenty of storage, dark granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. The first floor has a full bath with linen storage, bedroom, large walk-in closet, and French doors that open to a private patio. The entire second floor is a lovely master suite with a large deck for dining or just relaxing and watching the sunset views. Outstanding views are unusual in the city, but here they are: the Ski Basin, Baldy and views to the West. MLS #201202763 $595,000 Clara L. Dougherty • 505.690 .0471 • claradough@gmail.com

10 SHORTHORN LANE. The family home of acclaimed architect and artist, Robert T. Ritter, is a true hacienda, symmetrically-sited around the heart of the home – a central courtyard with lush lawn and landscaping – and gracious portals that connect the main house, guest house and office. Thick adobe walls, high beamed ceilings, brick floors, hand-troweled plaster walls, and large, divided light windows contribute to the warmth and elegance of this exquisite property. A freestanding building houses a studio, garage and office, and a stable with corral area for four horses complete the 11 acre property in exclusive La Tierra Nueva. MLS #201203431 $2,250,000 Jennifer Tomes • 505.690 .6477 • jentomes@me.com

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SocialNetworking

What is social networking? Social networking is the new buzzword for many of us, but it remains challenging to many and a mystery to some. Yet it is simply nothing more than a stream of conversations with your online friends, fans and followers. Only five years ago, these people were known as family, partners, customers, colleagues, spouses, clients, kids, peers, classmates, co-workers, acquaintances and even strangers. Today, they are your online sphere of connections on Facebook and Twitter. These free social-media websites help you create online connections and virtual communities with people who share common interests. Imagine them as an online fiesta party, gallery opening, networking event, job fair or your last conversation online. They are a place to learn new things, find lost friends and share information. It is how nonprofits promote their cause and raise money. Using Facebook and Twitter, you can market your business and listen to your customers. These sites

can be the source of a laugh, a lead, an idea, a new friend or customer. You can stay in touch, reach out, reconnect and make a difference. Social networking is what happens when people connect online. The magic begins by simply answering the “What’s happening?” question. What is different? What you say on Twitter or Facebook is public and appears in real time to your followers and fans instantly. Your online conversations are never truly private. Facebook and Twitter do not make your conversations public. You do when you post them online. The bottom line is you are in control of your social networking presence, reputation and experience. You chose who you follow, like and friend. Facebook and Twitter do not control your friend choices, write your profile or post your pictures and videos. You do. Both Twitter and Facebook are different things to many different people. You can use Facebook to stay in touch with your

family. Your Facebook “wall” is the center of your universe. It is where you write comments, share information links, post images and share what is important in your life to your sphere of friends. They will do the same. These are the people you know, like and trust. All your conversations are shared with each other. Twitter is a social-messaging center where you can micro-blog your ideas, information, and comments to others in less than 140 characters. It is an easy way to say something quickly to broadcast to your followers. Like Facebook, you chose who you follow and you can block who follows you. Now everyone running for office tweets for your vote. You can promote your brand, product, art or cause. Like The New Mexican, you can broadcast breaking news tweets to your followers. Social networking is how millions of people learn new things, communicate ideas and help each other. Avoid posting when you are angry, bored or speechless.

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Use social networking to engage, converse and share your interests. Selling anything non-stop will alienate most of your followers. Use common sense. Avoid posting when you are away from home. The future is now, different and public. See you next online. Emily Medvec is an associate broker with Santa Fe Properties. Her passion is how social networking changes how we communicate. Follow her on Twitter @emilymedvec. Call 505-660-4541 to buy or sell real estate.

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Median prices down, closings up It’s that time again to take a look at current market trends as published by the Santa Fe Association of Realtors. Overall, our biggest gain was the number of closed sales. Year to date we experienced a 19 percent increase over last year and the current supply of homes fell to 18.5 months. The drop in inventory is significant, a 41 percent reduction, which is the golden ticket to a balanced market. This increase in sales could be attributed to yet another decline in our median sales price. Down 4 percent from last year, the $306,250 remains above the 7 year low of $300,000 from 2005. But, there were shining spots of appreciation across Santa Fe as we look at the various areas. Is this an indication we have hit bottom? Let’s talk about those few areas that saw an increase in the median sales price. The city limits northwest saw a 25 percent increase in sales price to $335,000 and a 73 percent increase in closed sales which translates to nine months of inventory. The far south city and county had a 18

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modest increase in price, $464,000 up from $448,000 last year. New listings here increased 1.3 percent to 12 months of supply. The area of Old Las Vegas Highway had a 3.4 percent increase in price to $385,250 with 22 homes selling. Highway 285 saw a 10 percent increase in sales price to $430,000 with an 8 percent increase in sales over 2011. Inventory here hovers at 18 months. Let’s look at the areas with the largest declines in sales price. Sales increased in the Tesuque and northeast county year-to-date, but the price fell 17 percent to $575,000. The southwest county along Highway 14 had a 21 percent decline in sales price to $220,000 and inventory here still runs almost 14 months. Pecos had a 28 percent decline over last year with the median sales price at $172,000. Inventory here exceeds 26 months. Northwest county had a 12 percent drop in price from $637,500 in 2011 to $559,500 but inventory has decreased from 185 homes for sale to 113.

Eldorado had a 6 percent decrease in sales price over last year, from $319,000 to $299,000, with inventory levels running just over seven months. The city limits northeast median sales price dropped from $556,200 in 2011 to $525,000. Inventory here is just over a year with approximately 203 properties for sale. The Rancho Viejo area experienced a drop in selling price from $295,000 for 2011 to $275,000. Inventory levels here are at fiveyear lows with roughly 54 homes for sale. The Airport/Agua Fria neighborhoods also fell 6 percent with the median selling price $173,500. Inventory here is just a 7 months supply. A few areas stayed about the same: the city limits southeast had a 1 percent decline in selling price to $390,000 with over 11 months of inventory. The southwest city limits median selling price of $205,000 is down from $208,000 in 2011 with over nine months of supply. And lastly, the Las Campanas area had relatively no change in the median sales price at $857,500 but the inventory of homes

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shrank to just over 14 months. While prices are still sliding in certain neighborhoods, the continued decline in inventory is the best indicator we have that the housing market is on the rebound. We look toward 2013 with the anticipation of a balanced housing market. Roger Carson and Melissa Pippin Carson are Realtors Carson & Carson at Keller Williams. Call them at 505-699-3112 or email them at twicethesellingpower@gmail. com.

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An architect’s rendering of the Stage Coach Apartments being developed at the site of the old Stage Coach Motor Inn on Cerrillos Road. Left, the motel sign.

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he glorious, old neon sign for the Stage Coach Motor Inn will live on as the property at 3360 Cerrillos Road is redeveloped as a 60-unit apartment village. The only change will be the word “Apartments” replacing “No vacancy.” “The Housing Trust is doing this, all affordable apartments,” said Steve Larson, project superintendent with Pavilion Construction. “It will be 44 units in nine new buildings plus 16 units in the three remodeled buildings of the motel.” Integrated Design & Architecture, the Albuquerque firm that has designed the project, put together a history of the property. It begins by noting that the alignment of today’s Cerrillos Road shows up as the Camino de los Carros on a 1767 map of Santa Fe. A little over a century later, another map identifies this as a stagecoach route. “One could imagine that some of those coaches stopped at the property, only 10 miles from Santa Fe, to water horses and passengers from an old stone-lined well still located on the site.” The old camino was absorbed into Route 66 in the mid-1920s, but that designation — which brought a number of distinctive

motels to the Santa Fe stretch — only lasted 12 years. Route 66 moved south when a shorter road was established between Tucumcari and Albuquerque. There have been lodgings at this site going back at least to 1944. Two buildings known as The Westerner were probably built at that time as a boarding house for visitors to, or employees of, the Bruns Hospital for World War II soldiers. By the 1960s, it was the Stage Coach Motor Inn, expanded to three buildings with 16 units. Those three structures, all stuccoed concrete block, are known as the Big House, the Inn, and the Casita. All will be preserved in the remodeling effort now under way. The old ceiling vigas, fireplaces, and saltillo-tile bathrooms will be saved, but insulation will be added in both walls and roofs. That’s just one of the sustainability features to be addressed in the Stage Coach project. The Housing Trust, Pavilion Construction, and the architects are going for top “Platinum” designation in the home category of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification. When it’s complete, the Big House will have eight dwelling units, as well as a com-

munity hall, a common den and kitchen, and a management and leasing office. The Inn will have six apartments, a community laundry, and maintenance facility for the entire development; and the Casita accommodates two dwelling units. The site is 4.4 acres, with access to Arroyo de Los Chamisos park and trails, but it’s also right on Cerrillos Road. High traffic volume and highway noise were considered in the site and building design of this compact infill development. The developers intend to provide “a playful and cohesive community for individuals with children, as well as people transitioning out of homelessness,” say the architects’ documents. There will be kitchen gardens, turf and sand interpretive play areas, and tree-lined outdoor seating. The historic well house shows up as a water feature with outdoor seating. Rainwater harvested from parking areas and rooftops will be stored to irrigate drought-tolerant trees, grasses, and other landscaping plants. At the office of The Housing Trust, controller Justin Robison took out a site plan, showing how the new units will be clustered around courtyards/play areas, creating several mini-neighborhoods. He said the majority of the financing for the

project — estimated to cost $13,354,000 — is from tax credits, awarded by the Mortgage Finance Authority and purchased by UnitedHealth Care. The apartments will be subject to limits based on area median income. The new buildings, one and two stories, will be designed in “a modern reflection of Northern New Mexico vernacular style,” according to the Integrated Design & Architecture. They will feature a variety of stucco colors offset by recessed windows and areas of corrugated metal siding. “All the new dwellings units have direct solar access with weathered corrugated metal awnings above windows to ensure that residents have warm, comforting sunlight in winter, while minimizing unwanted glare and heat gain in the summer.” The units also will have private back yards, balconies, and semi-private patios. The architects’ plans include a Community Building providing a meeting and gathering room, a day care center, a computer room, a kitchen, and an office for a social service coordinator. Larson said his crews are aiming for completion of the Stage Coach Apartments in January 2013.

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Recycled memories One of the nicest things about being a gardener is that we can make something grow when it seems everything around us is struggling to survive. Being immersed in a season of less sunshine and an economy whose fate hinges upon an upcoming election, we know our passion for playing in the dirt is what sustains us through life’s uncertainties. If you are like most gardeners, you started out with an opulent vision for your flower beds but ended up with a slightly different version, one that consists of volunteers and “adopted” varieties. While not part of the plan, you know your oath to care and “make it grow” was larger than your possible disdain for the plant. Perhaps gardeners are like animal rescuers: we see a stray and just can’t turn our backs. Richard Balthazar knows this better than anyone. His former recycled plant business, Babylon Gardens, was a fixture at the Santa Fe Farmers Market for years. But after a downturn in the

economy, Balthazar had to close his greenhouse doors this past June, leaving the business of plant rescue up to nature and man, which often leads to the dump, or even worse, the hands of neglectful plant owners. Balthazar started his botanical rescue mission 15 years ago when he became known as the go-to guy for unwanted plants, usually due to someone moving. He saw an opportunity to recycle the plants; after all, says Balthazar, “We rescue unwanted animals and children, why not plants too?” Enjoying his status as the ASPCA guy for plants, Balthazar also enjoyed several successful seasons at the Farmers Market at the Santa Fe Railyard. He received nicknames like “Iris Guy” and “Plant Man,” monikers he says he misses hearing to this day. The idea to call his business Babylon Gardens came from his love of the “Hanging Gardens of Babylon,” one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, even

though it may have been a legend. Legend or not, Balthazar wanted to recreate that famous image where plants of all kinds drape from structures and buildings. He came close with his own version after designing his greenhouse and garden out of recycled materials like street concrete and local wood. It seems he has a knack for giving things another chance, but after his business ended, he is curious if the concept of plant recycling will ever come back. He believes the Farmers Market’s change of venue coupled with an unstable economy led to the demise of his business. Regardless of why, Balthazar’s memories of his adopt-a-used-plant days will always be with him, and he deeply misses interacting with his customers and vendors. On his last day, he made a Going Out of Business sign and brought all of his plants to the market, giving them away for free. In a small donation box next to the sign, he said people gave him over $320.

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New problems in appraisal process The real-estate market is recovering but still faces hurdles, notably from tight mortgage credit, but problems with a sizeable share of appraisals also are holding back home sales, according to survey findings by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Most appraisers are competent and provide good valuations that are compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. However, appraisals generally lag behind market conditions and some changes to the process have been causing problems in recent years, including the use of out-of-area valuators without local expertise or full access to local data, inappropriate comparisons, and excessive lender demands. Major problems reported by Realtors include: • Some appraisers are using foreclosures, short sales and run-down properties as comparable homes, and are not making adjustments for market conditions or the condition of the property. • Appraised values that do not reflect 20

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market conditions such as rising prices, the presence of multi-bidding, and low inventory. • Appraised values are very inconsistent and fluctuate widely. • Out-of-town appraisers, who are not familiar with the area or local market conditions, are being used. • Turnaround time by both appraisers and banks is slow, which delays closings. A large concern is that some appraisers working for an appraisal management company (AMC) are operating under strict and limited parameters due to bank lending criteria, which appear to be related to banking regulations or risk aversion on the part of the lender. Furthermore, unreasonable “put back” risks imposed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could also cause banks to set unrealistic requirements for appraisers. NAR has long advocated an independent appraisal process and enhanced education requirements that allow appraisers to produce the most accurate reports possible. However, appraisers have faced

undue pressure — whether from a lender or an AMC — to complete appraisals using distressed sales as comps, to complete them in unacceptably short timeframes, and to complete scopes of work that are not justified by the fee being offered. These are major problems. In addition, some appraisers are required to provide as many as 10 comparable sales, which almost guarantees the use of distressed properties as comps in many cases. The appraisal industry has made strides in adapting to market conditions, expanding education and making appropriate adjustments for distressed homes that are used as comps. It appears that many of the remaining problems are tied to appraisals made through AMCs. Fortunately, the level of distressed sales is trending down: they accounted for about one-third of all sales in 2011, but have averaged roughly a quarter of sales in recent months. By 2013, NAR expects the distressed market share to decline to about 10 to 15 percent. As distressed inventory is cleared from the market over

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n a hill just outside the village of Los Cerrillos, Michael Lancaster and Barbara Harnack built a solar home that doesn’t look like a solar home. In the wintertime, the thick flagstone floors and double-adobe walls serve as thermal mass, absorbing the sun’s heat during the day and slowly radiating it at night. Roof overhangs prevent direct solar gain in the summer. The north side is super-insulated with sprayed foam up to 30 inches thick and a trombe wall warms the adjacent kitchen in the wintertime. The main house boasts an entrance façade that recalls the mission church at Laguna Pueblo. Nearby are a guest house, a studio, a gatehouse, and an iglesia-theme tool shed. “I designed and engineered everything,” Lancaster said during a recent tour of the property. “I wanted the effect of a little village on top of the mesa.” This is the type of property that could only have been designed by an artist, although the level of the finishes is more that of a skilled craftsman. Witness the copper patina on the metal roof, the beautifully plastered interior walls, and the tall, narrow slit windows on one living-room wall. Opening into a sun room (which is equipped with a fountain and built-in adobe benches), the light and heat from these slits are controlled by frosted-glass panels that swivel open or closed. Begun in 1994, the main house on Vista Del Mar, off of Gold Mine Road, was completed in 2000. Three-quarters of the materials used in the house project came from within 75 miles. Twenty thousand adobe bricks were used for the main house, and another 7,000 for the outbuildings. The studio with sliding barn doors features straw-bale construction. The front doors, made from local wood, are accessed by steps on stacked stone. The hall-like living room with a 19-foot ceiling and sealed-flagstone floors is brightened by clerestories: a few as slots in the churchlike facade and a few more from dormer elements on one side. At one end of the living room is an adobe stairway and a gorgeous, blacksmith-crafted railing to a loft library, media room, and the master suite. Each downstairs bedroom has its own entry and portal. A powder room sports a faucet of an extraordinarily simple design — a length of copper pipe — and a pot sink thrown by Lancaster. In fact, the house is peppered with the couple’s ceramics: Harnack’s statues and faces and his sculptures and “industrial objects.” Both are also painters. Lancaster, the great-grandson of American circus innovator Charles Ringling, is the author of a fictionalized biography, Ringling: The Last Laugh, published this year. He and Harnack are at work on The Boys from Baraboo, a children’s book telling the story of the Ringling Bros. and illustrated with photographs of Harnack’s ceramic figures in settings. There are built-in artistic touches throughout the house, for example the rust-patina’d inserts in the pantry doors, and the sherds of old Indian pottery, collected on the property, set into a partial wall in a bathroom. Lancaster is a cook and paid special attention to the design of the kitchen, with tile countertops and practical access to pots and pans, food, and dishes. The kitchen ceiling is tongue-and-groove decking on vigas. An attached greenhouse gives the couple winter tomatoes and greens, all irrigated with stored rainwater. Three subterranean water tanks outside have fountains on top; one of those bubbles over a face from a broken Harnack sculpture. Household water is from a shared well. The house is warmed in the winter by means of an in-floor radiant-heat system on five zones. A cozy patio with bancos and a fireplace offers the relaxing homeowner terrific views — you can see six mountain ranges from the 13-acre property. It’s a short drive to the historic mining town of Madrid (now full of folk-art shops, cafés, coffee shops, galleries, and the renowned Mine Shaft Tavern), less than a mile from state park and BLM land for hiking and horseback riding, and 25 minutes to Santa Fe. Ted Rivera, Coldwell Banker Trails West Realty, is listing the property at 20 Vista Del Mar for $875,000. HOME

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An Oasis Through Old Mexican Gates

Sited to capture extraordinary views of the East mountains. Formal and informal living spaces open to the deep covered portal designed for entertaining. Custom built with many amenities. MLS #201202717

113 Paseo Del Conejo

$1,295,000

Price Reduced

Ride into the Sunrise

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

208 Arroyo Hondo Trail

$1,100,000

Arroyo Hondo Gracious Country Estate

This 5100+ sq.ft. estate includes a swimming pool, lush landscaping, organic garden, orchard, water elements, 5 bedrooms & 7 bathrooms, a 6-stall horse facility and smashing views! MLS #201202604

9 B Media Luna

$1,700,000

Price Reduced

Green, Chic & Sophisticated

Architecturally designed contemporary house & guest house. Chef’s kitchen, black/gray water system, 12,000 gallon rainwater capture, passive solar and stunning orgainic finishes throughout. So socially responsible!

7 Rancho de Bosque South

$1,500,000

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Build Your Dream Home on this 5 Acre Lot

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

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 detached fully appointed guest house. MLS #201204218

831 El Caminito

Lot 2 La Barbaria Canyon $168,000

1.5 Spectacular Secluded Acres

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

$3,300,000

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21 Allucia Lane $175,000

Turnkey Building Opportunity

Casas de San Juan Sanctuary

Views & adobe at their best in this stunning home. Includes flagstone floors, plaster walls, vigas, water feature, gardens and a fully appointed guest house. Enjoy the music from the famed opera. MLS #201202960

9 Camino Del Alba

$1,550,000

Historic Witter Bynner Estate

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

342 E. Buena Vista

$2,450,000

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

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RaRe Live/WoRk GaLLeRy oppoRtunity on Canyon Road! 500 Canyon Road

$6,800,000

Prime location at the corner of Canyon Road and Delgado Street offering a unique opportunity to own a compound featuring a gallery and 3 private residences on 4 contiguous lots! The compound features 16 off street parking spaces, a 3,180 sq. ft. gallery, a gorgeous 3 BR, 3BA private 3,120 sq. ft. main home, a stunning 1,409 sq. ft. guesthouse and a 752 sq. ft. casita/studio. Exceptional gardens and landscaping are found throughout the entire compound. Waiver 500(1)

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eastside John Gaw MeeM restoration underway

610 Garcia Street – Las placitas Compound $1,895,000 Now available at Las Placitas, the Eastside’s LEED Gold Certified Doug McDowell project, is this one-level, universal living designed 3 BR, 3 BA home with garage and lovely landscaped courtyards. Under construction. Photo above shows finished, sold home. MLS # 201204649

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3961 old Santa Fe trail $1,600,000 Special Opportunity! Doug McDowell restoration of classic John Gaw Meem custom designed home now underway. Designed and built in 1939 for Edward Tatum and his wife, the “Sunny Hill House” boasts a gorgeous walled in courtyard and sits on a view filled 1.5 acres just off Old Santa Fe Trail. MLS #201203864

GeorGia o’ Keeffe country

348 Calle Loma norte – north Hill Compound $279,000 Free-standing 2 BR, 2 BA condo, surrounded by lovely trees, has new kitchen appliances. Featuring an appealing open concept plan with high beamed ceilings, a Kiva fireplace, walled courtyard and garage. MLS # 201203349

3791 a Hwy 96-abiquiu area $995,000 Spectacular views of dramatic canyons and mountain vistas can be enjoyed from this appealing home and enchanting studioguesthouse. Cresting a mesa top the main house features a fabulous kitchen and inviting master suite. The 149 acre retreat offers wonderful hiking. MLS # 201102570

reMiniscent of “the sound of Music”

Rociada Springs Ranch $3,800,000 500± acre completely fenced and gated alpine and aspen meadow pleasure ranch, completely renovated compound, house, guest house, studio, garages and barn plus additional outbuildings and multiple ponds, streams and natural springs. MLS #201001751

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Luxurious home in La Mariposa Subdivision located in a quiet cul-de-sac. Situated on 2.43+/- acres in a calm serene setting with water features and lush landscaping in both front and back courtyards. every room has beamed and herring-bone ceilings. MLS #201202091 $669,500

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84 Canada del ranCHo

Great floorplan for both entertaining and comfort. Formal living/dining areas with separate family room. Kitchen has breakfast nook and built in desk. Kiva Fireplace, Vigas, Accent painted walls, evaporative air, radiant heat. Over 3000 sq.ft. MLS #201104386 $419,500

Great commercial opportunity in the “Heart of espanola” Commercial district. This property consists of 3 buildings: 3850+/- sq.ft. main building with loft area and all utilities. Garage/warehouse building contains 1584+/- sq ft. 0.7 acre lot. MLS #201102299 $379,000

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

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beautiFully uPdated 537 onate PlaCe

Great updated 1530 sq.ft. home with oversized 436 sq.ft. garage. Completely walled and fenced yard. Home has some plaster walls and hardwood floors. Totally new kitchen, updated bath, updated windows and roof. MLS #201200894 $245,000

19 Caballo viejo (Home to be Built)

1856 +/- sq. ft, Sunflower plan, 3 bedrooms PLUS Office or 4th bedroom option. 2 baths. Kiva Fireplace. Carpet and tile flooring. 2 Car Garage (3 car optional). Front area landscaped with drip irrigation system. Energy Efficient. MLS #201102620 $316,900

28 bosqueCillo (Home to be Built)

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1308+/-sq ft. Carpet and tile flooring. Open concept split bedroom floorplan. Front area landscaped with drip irrigation system. Energy efficient. MLS #201102627 $229,900

investment oPPortunity in esPanola!

4 bedroom Home on oversized lot

bond street

2555 Camino Cabestro

Mixed use commercial building contains a medical office, which is approx. 2684 +/- sq.ft. with a 7 year lease in place with 5 remaining (and with increases). In addition, this property offers a 722+/- sq. ft. residential 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment upstairs. Strong lease history. Call Listing Broker for info. do not disturb tenants, please call for a private showing MLS #201103936 $349,000

Large 4 bedroom home plus family room. Situated on an oversized lot in an established neighborhood. New carpet, paint, hot water heater, garbage disposal and new heater in family room. Excellent price per sq. footage ($91.46 +/- sq. ft.) Conveniently located near shopping centers, hospital, parks and community services. MLS #201203614 $189,500

41 bosqueCillo (Near Completion)

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

44 bosqueCillo (Near Completion)

Desert Marigold Floor Plan - 1415 +/- sq.ft., 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Kiva Fireplace, Carpet and Tile Flooring. 2 Car Garage. Barrel vault entrance into family room opens to kitchen and dining. Master Suite with large closet, full tub and separate shower. 2 Car Garage. Engery Efficient. Front Area Landscaped with drip Irrigation System. $245,900

33 Canto del Pajarito (Near Completion) Evening Primrose Floor Plan – 1522 +/- sq.ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Kiva Fireplace, Carpet and Tile Flooring. Forced Air heating. Welcoming entrance with gracious curb appeal. Open Floor Plan. Master Suite separate from guest bedrooms. Front Area Landscaped with drip Irrigation System. 2 Car Garage. Energy Efficient. $249,900

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Park Plaza living 2950 Plaza azul

Partially backs to open space. updated heating/ air-conditioning system and roof in 2003. New wood windows installed 1997. Cozy living/dining room with Kiva Fireplace, carpet, high wood beamed ceilings. MLS #201203252 $215,000

2 Calle amistosa

This custom built home is located on a large corner lot. Open concept living. Wet plastered walls, kiva fireplace, high ceilings, some vigas & beams, tile in living areas and bathrooms. Granite countertops. MLS #201204196 $425,000

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New Price! 10 FraNcis LaNe

Beautiful setting in the Pojoaque Valley to build your home. Lot ready for building permit. New 260 foot private well in place. Great restrictive covenants. Includes two (2) acre foot Water Rights. All utilities. Owner/Broker. Call agent for gate code. MLS #201000073 $149,500

Lot 13 HigH summit - Price cHaNge!

Truly the top lot in The High Summit. 360 degrees of absolutely fabulous views of Santa Fe watershed, city lights of Santa Fe and Los Alamos. All city utilities. Just minutes to downtown. Owner/Broker. Call agent for gate code. MLS #201002339 $489,500

bob lee trujillo Direct: 984-7305 Cell: 470-0002 bltbroker@aol.com

renee brooks Direct: 984-7301 Cell: 470-1681 rccbrooks@gmail.com

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Matthew Sargent Beautifully restored eastside geM

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Fully restored and authentic adobe home. Was once the print shop and residence of famous Santa Fe artist Willard Clark. Superb gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances. Elegant main living room and a secondary social gathering Salon room with high ceilings and clerestory windows. Incredible grounds. Mls # 201204407 $1,045,000

603 vista de la ciudad - This single-level home has great sunset views and an impressive outdoor kitchen and deep portal. A truly superb gourmet kitchen is the centerpiece of this elegant and comfortable residence. Fantastic close-in Northside location. Mls # 201203302 $849,000

Magnificent views of the Mountains and city lights

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Well equipped gourmet kitchen, breakfast room with access to a viewing deck, formal dining and a grand living room with 18’ ceilings. En-suite baths in guest bedroom, study/library/fourth bedroom. Impressive home and a great value. Mls # 201200571 $778,000

1204 ojo verde - Impressive city light and mountain views, perched high above the city, in Sierra del Norte. Fabulous gourmet kitchen with cherry wood cabinetry, large center island, and a comfortable gathering room with a fireplace. Superb master suite. Incredible outdoor spaces and deep portals. Mls # 201102786 $1,745,000

your own river front estate

river front cottage on uPPer canyon rd & adJoining .67 acre lot.

Val Brier 1467 tr B-1&2 upper canyon road -

2.24 acres, lush green setting to 1463 ($997,500) and 1465 ($695,00) upper canyon road build your estate. 640 ft of Santa Fe river frontage. Two legal lots of record includes This 2 br, 1 ba cottage sits on .56 acre lot and contiguous .67 acre lot with 420 feet river stone building terraces. Site includes a 3 acre foot well. All-weather river crossing. of an always-flowing reach of the Santa Fe River meandering through it. Mls #201202907 $1,475,000 Mls #201202334 $1,595,000

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Perfection, close to dowtown!

207 calle roble - 2000 sq.ft., 3br, 2ba, single story, evap.

cooling, radiant heat, open living room/dining room. High end finishes include brick floors, beautiful cherry cabinets, granite tile counter tops, double ovens & stainless appliances. Mls #201204576 $475,000

fantastic live/work oPPortunity

62 avenida aldea

- Live in 1922 sq.ft. and have 600 sq.ft. for your office or business. Street access on the beautiful community center of Aldea de Santa Fe. Parking lots and street parking available for guests. Mls #201202449 now $550,000

a river runs through it

6 dorothy hicks road - The house is 1840 sf, in need of updating, structure is adobe. You can live here while building your main house on the site. Site is the current far end sculpture garden of Shidoni. Nice and flat. Mls #201204236 $425,000

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UnsUre of the differences between a condo and a townhoUse? cUrioUs aboUt homeowner dUes and what these dUes inclUde? a condominium or townhome may be what you have been searching for: from small developments of 1 or 2 units, to large resort-style properties, there is a condominium or townhome property that fits your budget and lifestyle. call one of our experienced real estate brokers to learn more about these and other properties in santa fe. This MonTh’s FeaTured Condos and TownhoMes fort marcy comPoUnd

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320 arTisT road #35 interested in an investment property that has real potential for rental income? fort marcy compound has an onsite, professional property management company that can oversee the rental of your condo! this lovely, Fort Marcy Condo is just a short distance to the Santa Fe Plaza. 2 br, 2 ba, 1000 sq.ft. santafeProperties.com/201006562

$210,000

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railyard

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514-a alTo the warmth of old santa fe was hand-built into this delightful casita many years ago. this area of santa fe was overlooked until the recent blossoming of the railyard. completely redone in 2004, with hand-adzed beams, handsome flagstone floors, and the sweetest kiva fireplace ever. Secluded and quiet, close to the Plaza. 2 br, 2 ba, 1070 sq.ft. plus 400 sq.ft. covered breezeway. santafeProperties.com/201201536

was $395,000 now $357,000 ed reid 577.6259

aUdrey cUrry 670.1333

cristina branco 920.7551

dianne eschman 577.1727

Jan hamilton 690.8994

Janie shafer 670.7313

John herbrand 670.9668

lisa smith 570.5770

loU Gonzales 660.9099

marilyn Von reiter 660.3569

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3101 old PeCos Trail, #697 sensational Quail run! located on the 2nd green with mountain and foothill views. the Piñon d is an airy, light 3 bedroom and 3 bath model. the living and dining open floor plan allows for easy enjoyment of the bricked portal and garden areas. amenities include golf, tennis, exercise facilities, dining room and 24 hour security. santafeProperties.com/201103957

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Gary boal 660.1897

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Realtors give thanks One of the foremost holidays before the onset of winter is Thanksgiving — a time to feel gratitude, says Gregg Antonsen, qualifying broker at Sotheby’s International Realty. In Santa Fe, we find that we have so much to be thankful for. Our clean air, high desert, mountains and forests, jogging and walking paths, our world-class museums and festivals. For Ann Brunson and the brokers of Sotheby’s, who donate their time the entire week of Thanksgiving by cooking and delivering so the great staff at Kitchen Angels may have some most-deserved time off for the holidays. And to Sotheby’s Caroline Russell’s giving heart for the incredible work she brings to 13+ local non-profits. Thanks to Jonnalyn Grover and the brokers of Coldwell Banker Trails West who held a benefit for the Assistance Dogs of the West. Their brokers have volunteered for Santa Fe Schools’ HOSTS program, Santa Fe and Espanola Animal Shelters, and Spectacle Shop to provide Christmas presents to foster children and

adults. The president of the Santa Fe Women’s Chapter of Realtors, Linda Gammon of Keller Williams, says, “We are sometimes the first people that newcomers meet when they come to Santa Fe and I think we have the opportunity to be the best representatives of our community.” In true form, WCR supports area organizations such as Girls, Inc., Food Depot, and Quota, which helps homeless teens with basic needs. Like many Realtors across the country during the market downturn, Monica Martinez of Candice & Company had been a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters, with two Little Sisters for eight years. “I needed to supplement my income and Big Brothers Big Sisters needed a parttime person.” Four years later, Monica is now chief development officer for BBBS while seeing her real estate business come back full force. “I understand how Big Brothers and Big Sisters can change the lives of a child, much the same as a home

purchase changes the lives of individuals and families alike. I am proud to be a part of something so BIG. “ Time to give THANKS to Ron Chavez, Nellie Martinez and Maria Horta of The Housing Trust for assisting the city in its administration of the new Housing Trust Fund, created to help families and individuals buy homes in Santa Fe. Downpayment assistance is available for those who earn below 120 percent of the area median income. The new fund will enable those who qualify to contribute the larger down payment that many mortgage lenders now require, making homeownership a reality for more Santa Feans. In addition, the Housing Trust administers other down-payment assistance programs for first-time homebuyers, in both the city and Santa Fe County, earning up to 80 percent of area median income. Each program has specific guidelines, so contact a Housing Trust counselor at 9893960 or visit www.housingtrustonline.org for more information. The Housing Trust

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thanks the Realtors who have volunteered as instructors for its 2012 homebuyer training classes: Lynne Einleger, Sherie Stiver-Zinn, and Olga Chavez. Happy Holidays to all and Give Thanks! Francis Phillips is a senior mortgage loan originator with First Choice Loan Services and resides in Santa Fe. He has served as national director of business and branch development for national mortgage companies. He and his mortgage partners have funded and built three homes for Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity.

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About domestic wells in the city Owning a private domestic well in the City of Santa Fe has many of the same benefits recited by well owners outside the city: the water is “free” (except for the maintenance and repair of the well and the infrastructure), it tastes better, and it is exempt from “government” interference by monitoring or treatment. Private wells enable some city residents to live completely on well water (and some residents do exercise that option), or to use city water within the home and well water for irrigation. Some private wells within the city are used for excessive irrigation and lush landscaping. One residence in the South Capitol district has such verdant vegetation that neighbors refer to the “gardens of Babylon” behind its walls. Owning a private well can also be a value-added commodity in a real-estate transaction. And it is not just estate-sized, high-end properties that have grandfathered wells. But if we subscribe to the “we’re all in this together” doctrine, shouldn’t we be 36

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concerned that these wells are extracting water, without monitoring or adherence to whatever City of Santa Fe watering restrictions are in effect, from the same Tesuque Formation aquifer the city uses for its supply wells? The drilling of new or replacement wells in the city is highly regulated and the permit-evaluation process involves consideration of proximity to city water lines. Permits, if granted, mandate metering and reporting. When we conducted our well-publicized regional water-testing program in 2009, very few city well owners signed up for the free (and confidential) comprehensive water analysis due to suspicion that, because the city, county, and NM Environment Department were also involved in the testing program, disclosing the existence of a private well would somehow enable the city to find a way to prohibit them from using it. How many private domestic wells are there within city limits? When I first posed that question to city officials about

five years ago, I was told “probably three thousand plus.” The 2011 Annual Water Report lists 600 wells. Considering the age of many of the wells and the lack of required reporting, it seems improbable that either the City of Santa Fe or the Office of the State Engineer knows exactly how many active private wells there are within the city. It is reasonable to assume that some wells would be abandoned because of mechanical failures, but I would expect the count to remain relatively stable due to annexation. Many well owners also use their aquifer water to irrigate vegetable gardens. Some private wells within Santa Fe city limits have laboratory-confirmed high levels of uranium and the uptake of uranium (from both water and soil) in garden vegetables has been confirmed locally through a rigorous field study and laboratory testing program. An independent, specialized laboratory analysis recently revealed high levels of uranium in the homegrown potatoes, cucumbers and

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beets of a local couple whose well water has elevated uranium levels (twice the drinking water standard). Watering vegetables with well water may pose a potential health risk. 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@ goodwatercompany.com.

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13-B Paseo C de Baca

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Stitch & Trim Tab-Right Hand Page

Located on two lush acres with water rights and close in to Santa Fe is this beautiful Northern New Mexico house and guest house. Handcrafted with double adobe, and carefully remodeled has with details that include coved ceilings with vigas, plaster interior walls, hand carved doors, tall windows and kiva fireplaces. The light filled chef’s kitchen is in a French Provencial style, with a Lacanche range, Sub-Zero frig and a large center isle. The 1000+ sq ft, two bedroom guest house has plaster walls, vigas & a kiva fireplace. There is a 3 car garage and a fruit tree orchard. This unique property is located only 15 minutes from Santa Fe shopping and 45 minutes to Albuquerque International. MLS #201203780

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30 Old Agua Fria Road

$780,000

There are extraordinary, open views of the Arroyo Hondo canyon, Jemez, Ortiz, and Sandia mountain ranges from this beautiful home. The tall living room windows frame the sky, canyon, and mountains; and the high beamed ceilings, brick and hickory floors, and kiva fireplace, create a warm, bright living space. Views can be found from every main room including the centrally located kitchen with granite countertops, custom cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom suite has separate bathrooms, a generous walk-in closet, kiva fireplace, and sitting/sunroom. Sited on 5 acres only 5 minutes from the hospital and 10 minutes from downtown Santa Fe. MLS # 201204697

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That’s the hard lesson that Santa Fe builders, architects and owners are finally coming to grips with. After years of taking a chance that one building site is as good as the next, reality has set in: We live in an old community that is confined topographically and bounded by lands upon which we cannot build. The result is that the good, sensible building sites were gone long ago and we are now challenging Ma Nature to let us reside in places that often make little sense. Well, they have good views and they are in Santa Fe, after all, so sense becomes a relative term. When building on the side of a mountain, in a flood plain, or in a mechanically created hollow in the foothills, approach your beautiful site with care and remember, it is out to get you. More than half our remedial underpinning volume is for homes that are under 12 years old and built on lovely, risky sites. For around $700 a pop in most places, we can install a helical pier before the house is built, on 10- to 12-foot centers. After the house is built, when the living room goes south or the kitchen becomes unexpectedly sunken, we can fix it, but the hardware and labor quintuple for the same span of wall. False economies prevail in the building industry. Naturally, I love that because it couples the challenge of a complicated structural retrofit with a good living. I would prefer, however, that the money saved by an early intervention find its way into a painting on the wall or an old Hopi pot on the shelf. And I still stay busy!

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Rates are going up — fight back! Water, gas and electricity prices in Northern New Mexico are going up faster than inflation. This is all the more reason to look at how to reduce your energy and water footprint. Over the past five years, inflation nationally has been going up at a little over 2 percent per year. Utilities have been going up much faster. Water rates in Santa Fe have been going up 8.2 percent for the last four years and the new rate increase of 8.2 percent will go into effect in March of 2013. This is four times the rate of inflation! Gas prices increased $3.19 per month earlier this year and it is likely we will see another increase in late 2013. This of course does not include the natural-gas fluctuations that are not part of the base gas rate. Propane prices have been going up even faster. Electricity rates went up in 2009, then again in 2011 (9.2 percent) and again in August 2012. Besides fighting the local utilities on these increases, what can you

do? It is easy to fight back through conservation. With this approach, you don’t slow the increase, but it is possible to eliminate its impact on day one and every subsequent year. One of the simplest things to do to reduce your water bill is to install 1-gallonper-minute aerators on all your bathroom faucets. You will notice very little difference in the water flow rate, but these aerators will typically save 50-60 percent of the water being used. These are available at most local hardware stores and will typically pay for themselves in just a year. As far as natural gas savings, one of the easiest ways to save on your bill is to make sure your water heater is well insulated. If it doesn’t have a jacket, get one. Measure your water heater and go to a hardware store. This one little trick will cut your gas bill day one and pay for itself in about one year. Cutting your electrical is just as easy. The average household uses about 17 percent

Building permits

Nikolos, Cerere, 99 Lower La Joya. $16,000. E.J. Jennings, 88 Cam. San Lucas. $250,000. Sam Olsen-Kolb, 100 Waldo Mesa Rd. $35,000. Gabriel Maes, 82 Calle Estevan. $80,000. James Whipkey, 12 Shaman Ln. $850,000. Adel Youakim & Lori Whittaker,

SANTA FE COUNTY building permits issued from midSeptember to mid-October included the following:

David Dillon, 51 Calle Cascabela. $200,000. Kent Hoffman, 46 W. Calle Ventoso. $500,000.

on lighting. It is relatively painless to cut this one by simply upgrading your light bulbs from energy-inefficient incandescent bulbs to energy-efficient LED or compact fluorescent light bulbs. These bulbs will typically pay for themselves in less than two years and have a much longer life than incandescents. Water and energy prices will continue to increase and it is easy to fight back. Every year simply upgrade something small in each area: water, gas, electric. Technology is changing. Dinosaur 8-gallons-per-flush toilets have been superceded several times over just in the last decade. With a little planning and very little effort, it is possible to beat this cycle of price increases. Just with a little upgrading every year it is possible to keep your energy and water bills from growing. Remember saving water saves energy and vica versa. Fight back and save money.

13 Morning Breeze. $200,000. La Nueva Querencia, 16 Bosquecillo. $67,000. John Sigler, 28 Cam. Chupadero. $100,000. Madera Builders, 8 Deer Cir. $805,000. RCS-TT South LLC, 12 Sky Ridge Dr. $75,000. — 15 Sky Ridge Dr. $70,000.

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Doug Pushard, founder of the website www.HarvestH2o.com, 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 doug@HarvestH2o.com.

Building permits issued by the CITY OF SANTA FE during the month of September included the following:

Homewise at Plaza Bonita, 1617 Ave. De Luna. $144,000. — 1620 Ave. De Luna. $266,000. — 713 Luna Vista. $209,000.

Recent Home & Land Sales Sales data for the period Sept. 19-Oct. 18 from Santa Fe Association of Realtors MLS reports. Not all sales are reported. Homes $56,600 $99,900 $100,000 $119,900 $145,000 $145,000 $146,000 $150,000

$152,500 $153,000 $154,000 $169,000 $172,000 $173,000 $175,000 $175,000 $179,000

$179,000 $182,000 $184,000 $184,700 $192,000 $195,000 $198,000 $200,000 $205,000 Homes $72,000 $174,500 $245,000

Homes $350,000 $508,294 $555,000 $560,000

$213,500 $214,900 $215,000 $216,000 $217,245 $220,000 $220,000 $225,000 $226,079 $246,912 $250,000 $255,681 $272,000

$228,500 $230,000 $230,000 $240,000 $240,000 $256,450 $257,000 $260,000 $269,990 $272,000 $280,000 $299,884 $310,000

$665,000 $688,000 $690,000 $825,000 $1,125,000

$290,000 $307,521 $323,000 $400,000 Land $40,000 $65,000 $65,000

$389,900 $405,000 Land $105,500

$1,202,500 $1,325,000 $4,000,000 Land $43,250

Homes $218,700 $411,565

$65,000 $147,000 $157,000 $300,000

Homes $251,900 $262,000 $281,400 $297,226

Pulte Development, 4235 Vegas De Suenos. $274,412.

$675,000 $725,000 $954,500

$1,300,000 Land $40,000

$40,000 $40,000 $75,000

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Homes $70,000 $195,000 $225,000 $325,000 $332,000 $382,000 $388,000

Homes $220,000 $260,000 $379,593 $390,000 $419,000 $458,500

$492,312 $550,000 $565,000 $575,000 $579,000 $580,000 $585,000

$395,000 $400,000 $400,000 $440,000 $445,000 $465,000 $490,000 $490,000

$525,000 $557,500 $585,000 $605,000 $607,500 $650,000 $650,000 $785,000

$595,000 $845,000 $1,230,000 Land $475,000

$790,000 $850,000 $1,220,000 $1,699,000 Land $165,000

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Homes $195,000 $197,000

$255,000 $257,000 $273,000

$275,000 $299,000 $336,350

$340,500 $357,500 $365,000

$428,000 $630,000

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MortgageMatters

Is ‘bait and switch’ for real? We have heard about a phenomenon in the lending world called “bait and switch.” Here’s how it goes. The consumer gets a quote for the interest rate and closing costs. Then as the closing draws near, the true rate and closing costs are disclosed. The crime is that both are now higher, more costly. You would think that after the close scrutiny the mortgage industry has endured over the last few years, this unethical practice would have completely disappeared. But, no, it is still around and consumers are still suffering. I have always said that honestly cannot be regulated. No amount of forms, disclosures and licensing will stop dishonest mortgage practices by those determined to lure you in with what seems to be the best rate and terms ever advertised. We all want to think that we have found the “deal of the century.” We love believing we are getting a better deal than our neighbors, but, as we all know, too good to be

true usually is just that. Recentl I learned of a borrower who was told that her refinance loan was at an extremely low rate and that the mortgage company would lock in that rate immediately. The lady agreed, but then at closing was told that they were unable to lock the loan (the investor had changed the rate) so the rate was higher. Nothing that the mortgage company could do. Right? After employing an attorney, she was able to get the agreed-upon low rate. The State of New Mexico and the National Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) require strict disclosures for all home loans. Loan officers are required to be licensed and to take continuing education annually. However, as I said before, these standards merely serve to make good people better. The NMLS has a consumer contact number that can be used to inquire about all mortgage loan officers. So what should you look for when inter-

viewing a mortgage loan officer? How can you avoid being told one thing and then facing another? What are your remedies if you do indeed become a victim of the bait and switch? 1. Get a solid reference from a past client or from a Realtor for any loan officer you interview. Ask to see the officer’s license, or check the officer/company at www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/ 2. Discuss the rate and terms of a new loan in full detail. Understand the impact of credit scores, loan-to-value percentages, and locking provisions. 3. Understand that a Good Faith Estimate is only an estimate. Your rate is not secure until locked. Get a written confirmation of your lock. 4. Remember that in New Mexico, prepayment penalties are not allowed. The bait and switch can still occur when the wrong mortgage person quotes one rate and

JIM G AY then after the homeowner has submitted all the paperwork and paid an application and appraisal fee, the interest rate increases to the detriment of the borrower. So be careful. 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 (986-9080) and can be reached at jim@jimgayhomemortgage.com

TitleNews

Final on the escrow process This is the last in the series on escrow. We are scheduled for a closing, specific day, specific time, and specific title company. But has the escrow settlement agent prepared everything according to instructions? Has the escrow settlement agent communicated with all the parties of the transaction prior to the closing? If the answer is “yes,” then we may be ready. An escrow settlement agent works from specific instructions provided by the buyers, sellers, and lender(s) in the real-estate transaction. The agent will work from the purchase agreement and any loan escrow instructions provided, and/or separate escrow instructions prepared at the direction of the principals to the transaction. Instructions are written documents signed by the parties giving the instructions, which direct the settlement agent in the specific particulars of the transaction. The settlement agent follows those instructions without wavier to ensure the proper steps are completed so the escrow can be closed. Typical Instructions may include: • The method by which the settlement agent is to receive and hold the purchase price to be paid by the buyer. • The conditions under which a lapse of time or breach of purchase contract provision will terminate the escrow without a closing. 40

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• The instruction or authorization to the settlement agent to disburse funds for recording fees, title-insurance policy, real-estate commissions, and any other closing costs incurred through escrow. • Instruction as to the proration of taxes, rents or association dues, as applicable. • Instructions on the payment of prior liens and charges against the property and distribution of the net sale proceeds. Since the settlement agent can only follow the instructions as stated, and may not exceed them, it is extremely important that the instructions be stated clearly and be complete in all details. The Seller deposits the executed deed to the buyer with the settlement agent; deposits evidence of pest inspection and any required repair work, if applicable; and deposits other required documents such as tax receipts, addresses of mortgage holders, any state or federal required documentation. The Buyer deposits with the settlement agent the funds required, in addition to any borrowed funds, to pay the purchase price; deposits funds sufficient for home and title insurance; and arranges for any borrowed funds to be delivered to the settlement agent. The lender on behalf of the buyer deposits any mortgage necessary to secure loans; approves any inspection reports, the Preliminary

Report for title insurance, called for by the purchase agreement; and fulfills any other conditions specified in the instructions. The Lender prepares the loan document package for buyer/borrower; deposits proceeds of the loan with the settlement agent; and directs the settlement agent on the conditions under which the loan funds may be used. The Settlement Agent opens the order for title insurance; obtains approvals from the buyer on the Title Commitment, pest and other inspections; receives funds from the buyer and/or any lender; prorates taxes, rents, etc.; disburses funds for title insurance, recording fees, real-estate commissions, lien clearance, etc.; prepares an estimated statement or HUD settlement statement, as required, for each party, indicating amounts to be disbursed for services and any further amounts necessary to close; records deed and loan documents, delivers the deed to the buyer, loan documents to the lender and funds to the seller, closing the escrow; issues the final closing statement/ HUD settlement statement and forwards to buyer, seller, and lender. Once all terms and conditions of the instructions of all parties have been fulfilled, and all closing conditions satisfied, the escrow is closed and the safe and accurate transfer of property and money has been accom-

O TIS PH ILLIPS plished. Unless there is some special agreement between the buyer and seller as to how these charges are to be paid, local custom will generally be followed in drafting the instructions to the settlement agent as to how they are divided. Prorations are the responsibility of the escrow settlement agent an allocation between the seller and buyer for their proportionate share of an obligation paid or due. The settlement agent must work with mutual consent and agreement from all parties of the transaction. Otis Phillips is marketing director with Southwestern Title and Escrow. He has been in the title business since 1978 and has served both in the independent title agency, direct office, and underwriter arena in 14 states. otisp@ sftitles.com or 505.946.2995.

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The commercial scene: slow progress By Paul Weideman

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ot very long ago, empty storefronts right on the Plaza were bald reminders that Santa Fe, like the rest of the country, was in pain. Today, though, most of the more glaring retail wounds have been patched. One of the most obvious remedies happened over a year ago when Lucchese Boot Co. came into the Old Santa Fe Trail space left vacant by the departure of Eagle Dancer. The other big one came this past spring when the 107-yearold Plaza Café Downtown, closed following a September 2010 kitchen fire, finally reopened. An empty building next to Coldwater Creek was occupied in late May by Eastern Serenity, a company based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Partners David Dolan and Adam Murray offer clothing and other hand-made goods from Thailand, as well as bronze and wood Buddhas and other statues, giant parasols, painted bamboo kathip khao containers, Burmese lacquered lamps, and a line of bags trunk-painted by Suda the elephant. In the 80 E. San Francisco Street space formerly occupied by Jewel Mark (which is now at 233 Canyon Road), Maverick’s of Santa Fe opened late last winter. The store sells Western wear, boots, and jewelry. The street level of the remodeled Lincoln Square building is just about full with Eileen Fisher, Pop Gallery, A Gallery Santa Fe, and a Santa Fe showroom for Vancouver, B.C.-based lululemon athletica, which opened in early August. Manager Dru Libby invites the community to visit this athletic-apparel shop, including to find out about free weekly yoga sessions. Toyopolis moved from its longtime storefront on Marcy Street around the corner to 150 Washington, merging with the children’s clothing shop Merry Go Round. At 124 West Palace Avenue, the 1890 Felipe Delgado House, left vacant after the departure of First National Bank of Santa Fe (which rented the building from the Historic Santa Fe Foundation for more than 30 years), now serves as the quarters of the S.R. Brennen Gallery. Brennen’s other locations are in Palm Desert, California; Scottsdale, Arizona; and 555 Canyon Road. Several vacancies have been filled on East Palace Avenue. One new biz is the fun Sock Magic shop that opened in March. The most recent newcomer in that retail stretch is Memories of Santa Fe, a new incarnation of the former Somé on San Francisco Street. Although the name of the new store is rather obscure, owner Judi Keith has unique jewelry and artworks, among them raptor sculptures handcarved from reclaimed chestnut by Lance Lichtensteiger; bronze sculptures by Richard Hayhurst of Deming; and paintings by Corrales artists. (Memories is at 109 E. Palace, the famous check-in location, staffed by Dorothy McKibben, for Manhattan Project personnel during World War II.) Michael and Jennifer Wurth’s Western Otter, 203 E. Palace, has an eclectic variety of objects for sale, including Peruvian painted hand mirrors, vintage turquoise jewelry, Chiapas blouses, and Michael’s wine-cork lampshade and painting of Pistol Pete. The couple opened in the spring 42

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The newly remodeled Hyundai dealership (above) and American Home buildings

after relocating from Hico, Texas. Remember that suit of Samurai armor in the window at 215 E. Palace? You’ll see it again in a gallery there once owner Barry Ellsworth completes a remodel (with design assistance from Architectural Alliance) that has included adding a second story. He hopes to be open early next year. Ellsworth Gallery will offer Japanese antiques, with a specialty in Samurai armor and accoutrements. Across the street, at the corner of Palace and Paseo de Peralta, Drury Southwest has been busy most of this year with a substantial hotel remodel of the old St. Vincent Hospital. The work so far has focused on construction of an underground parking structure and demolition of the interior walls. Much of the exterior, especially that facing on Paseo and Palace, is being preserved because of its value

as a historic John Gaw Meem-designed building. “We’re on schedule with a target opening of May 2014,” said Drury’s project manager, Brian Nenninger. “Beyond the underground parking, we’re substantially complete on the interior wall removals and we have started the additions.” There will be additions on the east and west wings on the building’s south side. “That will create a double-loaded hotel corridor, with rooms on each side: in the new addition and in the original building.” Nenninger said there will be a subtle stylistic tie-in with the 1954 Meem building, although the south side was more institutional — it does not have a lot of architectural flair, such as the ornamental brickwork on the Palace facade. The additions will increase the footprint from about 127,000 square feet to about

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At press time, Ohori’s Coffee was set to move Nov. 3 from thought we’d see a deal by now but we have more than the 168,000 square feet. its Old Santa Fe Trail location to the Luna mixed-use projthree or four possibles we thought we would have, so it’s Some new faces have appeared on St. Michael’s Drive. ect on Sandoval Street. “We’re 90 percent pre-leased,” said taking longer to look at the all the options.” Barth Kia opened at 1701 St. Michael’s Drive in July. developer Ken Joseph about Luna, which is going up at 505 The adjacent Market Station building will get a big tenGarcia Hyundai has been refurbished with a modern, new Cerrillos Road. “Others that I can announce are Cassie’s ancy boost following the purchase of 22,000 square feet on facade and also added employees and expanded its offering Boutique, a new business; and the bookstore Op Cit is the second floor by the City of Santa Fe. The space is being of new and pre-owned vehicles. Sister company Garcia moving over from Baca Street.” readied for the many city employees who will move from Nissan is also remodeling. They are in line with — perNew at DeVargas Center in the past year are Blush the Post Office Building in the next year. haps even at the forefront of — the RE: MIKE campaign to Boutique, Talulah, a women’s clothing store, and the Tree “Second Street Brewery and the Flying Star are doing improve St. Michael’s Drive. House Café. The Vapor Store, specializing in electronic fine, although they sized their establishments for the cinBeaver Toyota did some land work at its new site off cigarettes, took over the former leather-wear store. ema being there,” Czoski said. “Having that finally happen, Beckner Road over two years ago. Matt Calavan, general manager, said the company is “working through water and annexation issues with the City of Santa Fe and hopes to have acceptable resolutions soon.” A year ago, Calavan said the company might use the current site on St. Michael’s Drive for a body shop or to sell used cars after the Toyota francise moves south. Another spruced-up front on St. Mike’s is the American Home store. They’re also putting in a new floor and “basically looking at how to really show off a lot of unique product for Santa Fe,” said Ted Leveque, chief operating officer of the Albuquerquebased company. “There seems to be a trend in Santa Fe for more casual contemporary. In the past contemporary has been a very small segment of the New Mexico market, but as the Millennials and Generation Xs are moving into more spending power, their taste levels are more in the contemporary realm. We will also expand our rustic or Southwest-look products.” American Home Mattress Center at 3258 Cerrillos Road was new almost a year ago. That outlet began offering mattresses and budget-oriented furniture but it has been reconfigured as a total mattress store. Regarding the multi-year renovation program at the New Mexico School for the Deaf, work on Dillon Hall, the primary Under construction: the front entrance of the new First Judicial District Courthouse, seen from Montezuma Street high school/middle school building (built in 1936), was complete this summer. Also finZale’s jewelry store left the mall a few months ago, but and with the new city offices going into Market Center, it ished recently were K-8 expansion projects at El Dorado Community School and Gonzales Community should be a catalyst for the rest of the railyard getting leased the space will be used during the holiday season by the Alternative Gift Market organized by local and international up.” School. In other education news, Desert Academy moved nonprofit organizations, according to mall manager Katy That neat orange building in the Baca Area of the Railfrom Camino Alire to the old New Mexico Academy of SciFitzgerald. yard is the old La Puerta warehouse and now the home of ence and Mathematics campus at 7300 Old Santa Fe Trail. Denice Sherwin is getting ready to open her Life Vessel Rising Sun, LLC, fine art storage; Level, LLC, fine art serThe new First Judicial District Courthouse at Montbusiness next door to Renewal by Anderson. And Travvices; and a karate studio, Martial Arts Training Center. ezuma Avenue and Sandoval Street, which has ended up eler’s Market, already expanded from a large space at the A small, contemporary-design commercial building was costing about $63 million, should be open by Dec. 21, rear of the mall into a second one, the former Surrender recently completed at 1400 Agua Fria by The French Masaccording to Joseph Gutierrez, director of the Santa Fe Dorothy quarters, will have a holiday presence in the space ter. Jean Francois has his office there and it also provides County Community Services Department. vacated by Kiva Pharmacy. accommodation for the Make the Cut salon and a local The construction of the courthouse was preceded by a Last year, Anthony Johnson of Pegasus Retail said he giant hole in the ground, necessary to remove soil contami- Potomac Garage Solutions dealer. Cristal Vigil, office was working on a half dozen “very significant transactions” manager, said that company sells Gladiator Garageworks nated by an old gas station and then to build underground cabinets, flooring, overhead storage, and other items to help of 10,000 square feet and above. “They continue,” he said parking. About 900 feet southwest, there’s another big hole, in mid-October. “The reality of the world today is that you organize your garage. dug six years ago in anticipation of a movie theater project everything takes much longer. But I do have nine active Miklo’s Coffee House is missed. The establishment in the Santa Fe Railyard. transactions pending. The approvals process is part of the closed at Plaza Contenta in the Tierra Contenta commu“We are still shooting for a cinema, a state-of-the art wait, although the city has been very good to work with in nity. And Starbucks opened its eighth Santa Fe outlet — facility with stadium seating,” said Richard Czoski, director the last couple of years.” that’s five stand-alones and three inside Albertsons stores. of the Santa Fe Railyard Community Corporation. “We HOME

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Doesn’t Santa Fe have a reputation of being difficult for new business? “I tell people all the time that that is no longer the case,” Johnson responded. “And a lot of that I think has to do with the mayor. The bad news is that it’s just a very slow go.” There are a few new businesses, however, at Plaza Santa Fe (home of Target, PetsMart, and other firms). The former Borders space will soon be taken by Ulta Cosmetics. Already at the shopping center are Select Comfort and Wow Dogs. “We’re also working on a restaurant for one of the pads in front of T.J. Maxx, but, really, the bulk of my activity is at DeVargas Center, where there will be, with any luck at all, a whole lot of change. A lot of real cool stuff is happening there; it will be a very changed property by the time we have this conversation next year.” The old Mervyn’s building at Santa Fe Place has a sign advertising, “Sports Authority Coming Soon,” but one new retailer there now is Toys R Us Express. An employee said she read that Toys R Us opened 2,500 of these around the country for the holiday season. The company announced it would operate about 600 during the 2010 Christmas season, so it must be well-patronized model. A Doubletree by Hilton opened earlier this year in a remodeled, former Holiday Inn at 4048 Cerrillos Road. A different scenario — a corporate acquisition/merger — resulted in Santa Fe’s two Sunflower Farmers Market stores being rebranded as Sprouts this summer. “That’s a good thing; Sprouts is a stronger company,” said Mark Ruhlman of Columbus Capital Corporation. An expectation that Ashley Furniture would come in next to the Sunflower market at San Isidro Plaza never materialized, but the firm did manage to bring in a Papa Murphy’s in mid-September and a UPS Store and a San Q Japanese restaurant in October. “Restaurants in general in this part of town are down 8-10 percent, but it seems like it’s starting to get better,” Ruhlman said. “In general, we’re getting more calls, and from national franchises, so we’re showing more space than we were.” Branch Design & Development, which is affiliated with Columbus Capital, is building San Isidro Apartments just north of San Isidro Plaza, behind Lowe’s Home Improvement. Ruhlman expects the first buildings to be ready in the early fall of 2013. The gated development will be 176 market-rate apartments, plus a pool and fitness center, with rents in the $700-$1,300 range. New affordable-market apartments are being developed by The Housing Trust at the site of the vintage Stage Coach Motor Inn. [See story on Page 19.] Looking at the office scene, although there is a good supply of quality properties available, the office-for-lease market is still very soft, according to Leon Mellow at Grubb & Ellis. But he is busier than ever. “A lot of my practice is situations that are either distressed or the owners are needing to get something going on them and the problem in both cases is that we’re missing is a lot of prospective tenants and a lot of prospective owners. We do have a lot of properties that are priced properly because most owners have gotten realistic at this point.” Real-estate activity, in general, slows down in election years, but it’s difficult to know how much it will bounce back after Nov. 6. “Elections always create the unknown situation and the real-estate market stops when things are 44

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The Santa Fe New Mexican’s downtown building is on the market; employees of the 163-year-old newspaper will consolidate at the new building (below) on Santa Fe’s south side

unknown,” Mellow said. “Real estate understands yes and no, but it doesn’t understand possibly and maybe. The other thing is you don’t turn on the market with a switch, so we’re going to be well into 2013 before we see the results of the election, if there are any.” Grubb & Ellis’ Santa Fe listings include 6.5 acres on Governor Miles Road on sale for $3.9 million; the century-

old Fiske House on Don Gaspar Avenue [for office use], $2.35 million; 5 acres next to the new Beaver Toyota site off Beckner Road, $2.1 million; and 4.6 acres on Airport Road for $1.8 million. REA Advisors, Albuquerque, is leasing the former BLM/Forest Service building (now owned by Stoneforge Advisors, Austin) at 1474 Rodeo Road for $15.50 per square foot.

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Late last month, Robin McKinney Martin announced plans to sell the Santa Fe New Mexican Building at 202 E. Marcy Street. In the mid-2000s, Martin, owner of the newspaper, built a new printing/distribution building at the south end of town, purchased a KBA Comet printing press, and did a substantial remodel of the Marcy Street building — just before the world financial crash. The newspaper’s 150-some employees will be consolidated in the new building at One New Mexican Plaza, just west of the Cerrillos Road/I-25 intersection. The 29,500-square-foot downtown building, the paper’s headquarters for 70 years, is listed for $6.2 million by John Hancock, Barker Realty. Included are two parking lots that accommodate 100 vehicles. A few years ago, Santa Fe brokers David Oberstein, Oberstein Properties, and Marc Bertram, SF Brown Real Estate, were among the developers of Hotel Parq Central in Albuquerque. Bertram said that was a very successful venture and noted it’s number one at TripAdvisor.com. The two have recently converted a large office space at 215 Lincoln Avenue (vacated when Thornburg Companies move into its own building on Ridgetop Road) into single offices. “These are executive suites,” Oberstein said. “They’re single offices with shared reception areas, shared kitchens, shared waiting and conference rooms. We have about a dozen individual tenants in there now. “So we are finding that there is demand for single-office users, small independent businesses, and we also have parking, lots of parking: between Marcy Plaza and 215 Lincoln, we have probably 300 parking spaces downtown. I’m encouraged to see that leasing activity is picking up. I’ve shown space three times this week. There are people out there looking.” The state apparently is also out there looking — for new office space at the huge, potential Las Soleras development just north of I-25 and east of Cerrillos Road. A mass relocation of state employees from existing offices around Santa Fe “would do nothing but put this market into a deeper recession for a much longer time,” Bertram said. “Thornburg vacated two of my buildings — Marcy Plaza and 215 Lincoln — and we’re stll feeling the effect five years later. I think that’s also true at the First Interstate Building, which is owned by Trammel Crow. Thornburg vacated about 60,000 feet, but the state is talking about 230,000 square feet in the first phase of Las Soleras. Can you imagine the impact?” Meanwhile, Las Soleras has seen significant site work during the past year or two. There is a long, paved road to

The road to nowhere: a paved street, extending east from Cerrillos Road, into the Las Soleras property

nowhere, and three new businesses close to Cerrillos Road, across from the new WalMart supercenter: a Murphy Express gas station, a State Employees Credit Union branch, and a McDonald’s restaurant. In other chain news: Little Caesars Pizza opened at 3261 Cerrillos Road and both Dollar General and Family Dollar have new stores on Airport Road. There have also been quite a few openings of locally owned restaurants. At the corner of Cerrillos Road and Christos, The Ranch House was opened by Josh Baum and Ann Gordon, who before this had Josh’s BBQ at San Isidro Plaza on Zafarano Street. In February, Bill Healy opened the Green Owl Café in a remodeled gas station at 1698 St. Michael’s Drive. A soup-specialty restaurant named Sup opened last spring at 559 W. Cordova Road. The Nile Café,

featuring “extraordinary Egyptian cuisine,” landed at 620 Old Santa Fe Trail. Real Burger, last seen at 2239 Old Pecos Trail (previously home to Pepper’s, Fresh Peppers, El Milagro, and other restaurants), is opearting at the corner of Maez and Cerrillos roads since last January. And at 2239 Old Pecos Trail since February is the Pecos Trail Café. In the old Real Food Nation location on the Old Las Vegas Highway near Eldorado, restaurant veterans Annamaria and Murphy O’Brien opened Cafe Fina. Their suppliers include Niman Ranch and Talis Wind Ranch (meats) and Taos Cow Ice Cream, so you can depend on the food being local and yummy.

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Santa Fe Properties, Inc. . . . 27-35, 41, 48

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Sotheby’s International Realty . . .2-6, 8-13

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