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Winning homebuilders • Inside Adobe Walls


Eastside Jewel Boxes PICTURESQUE EASTSIDE HILLTOP Montoya Circle Steve Thomas, a longtime host of PBS’s legendary This Old House, purchased the original early20th-century home nestled on this picturesque Eastside hilltop and undertook a loving, painstaking renovation, working closely with architect Stephen Samuelson. The result is a sophisticated onebedroom home of serenely minimal stylishness. Exacting attention to detail and an insistence on crisp organic lines are readily apparent. The space feels large, open, and gratifying thanks to the thoughtful editing and numerous windows that bring the outdoors in. Natural light illuminates every space at every time of day. All windows, doors, appliances, and fixtures are new, contributing to the home’s unique blend of modern precision and classic charm.

MLS# 201203733 Offered at $725,000

ENCHANTING EASTSIDE GETAWAY Garcia Street Hidden down a quiet lane on Santa Fe’s historic Eastside, this two-bedroom gem would make an ideal private residence or elegant vacation getaway. The singular home has been carefully renovated to add an array of fine modern finishes and amenities while preserving its classic character. Handsome hardwood floors, original thick adobe walls finished in gorgeous plaster, ceilings with vigas and decking, numerous skylights, and two shady portales are among the many timeless Santa Fe–style features. Air conditioning, wiring for high-speed Internet access, and a security system are additional amenities. Thoughtful drought-resistant landscaping surrounds the home, adding to its appeal. Canyon Road, Museum Hill, Downtown Subscription, and many other attractions and conveniences are only moments away from this truly charming property. 2 Bedrooms, 1 3/4 baths, 1,496 sq ft on 0.13 acres MLS# 201201623 Offered at $599,000

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183 Headquarters Trail

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149 Calle Ventoso E - Lot 893 & 892

Come into timeless elegance and a home where each detail was chosen for a spectacular ownership experience. Large scale rooms with wonderful flow to bountiful outdoor portals. www.LasCampanasExperts.com MLS #201105279 $1,799,000

Spectacular Jemez View Lot!

32 GREEN MEADOW LOOP -Lot 388

Georgeous traditional adobe and frame home sprawled on a mountaintop with amazing views and a garden. 21.55 acres. Horses welcome in this gated community. Pool and orchard. www.LasCampanasExperts.com MLS #201100149 $1,850,000

Outstanding western views. Pumice construction, new stucco. Fabulous open gourmet kitchen/family room. Three bedrooms plus office. www.LasCampanasExperts.com MLS #201202564 $995,000

Spectacular Jemez view lot a short distance to the Spa and Clubhouse. High security area with cul-de-sac access. Equity Golf Membership included in price. www.LasCampanasExperts.com MLS #800136 $99,000

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Easy Build Lot With Fantastic Views!

Zuni Casita

43 Calle Ventoso East-Lot 784

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This beautiful homesite is elevated and offers you a solar orientation along with the lovely mountain views of the Sandias and Ortiz to the South, the Sangre de Cristo mountains to the east and sunsets over the Jemez. www.LasCampanasExperts.com MLS #201105806 $120,000

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

With its spectacular view of the two finishing holes, the enormous lake and inspiring sunset mountain views, this end unit Casita has arguably one of the best locations in the Community of Las Campanas. www.LasCampanasExperts.com MLS # 201102834 $775,000

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With this homesite you will feel like you own a western dream ranch with unsurpassed views to the mountains, canyons and sunsets. This three-acre homesite in Las Campanas borders 68,000 acres of open federal land. www.LasCampanasExperts.com MLS #201203048 $395,000

6 Hacienda Vaquero-Lot 2

Here is one of the great home sites in Las Campanas, offering commanding Sangre de Cristo Mountain views and an elevated building site above the golf course and water views. www.LasCampanasExperts.com MLS #201202562 $449,000

3165 Vista Sandia

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

1000 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 • 505.982.4466 • 800.374.2931 • SantaFeProperties.com


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66 Camino De Milagro • Romantic hilltop estate at the foot of the Sangres • Magnificent adobe main house with old world charm • All finishes are superb with great attention to detail • Guest house, newer equestrian facilities, wine room • 3 br, 4 ba, 25 acres, 360-degree degree views SantaFeProperties.com/201203243 $2,375,000 Jan Hamilton 505.690.8994 Cristina Branco 505.920.7551 EXQUISITE CANYON ROAD DESIGNER’S HOME

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651 East Alameda • Secluded, close-in Eastside adobe compound sanctuary • Historic home with attached guest quarters & separate guesthouse • Nurturing grounds reminiscent of an English Country Garden • Large, private outdoor living portal overlooking the gardens • 5 br, 5 ba, 4493 sq. ft., 0.34 acre, 2-car garage, off-street parking SantaFeProperties.com/201203127 $2,295,000 Kevin Bobolsky 505.470.6263 Marilyn Foss 505.231.2500 Casa Gecko - An Extraordinary Boutique Home

183 Headquarters Trail • Luxurious and private hacienda on 21.55 acres • Traditional touches: vigas, latillas, kiva fireplaces • French doors open to expansive portals • Horses are welcome in this beautiful community • 4 br, 4 ba, 3940 sq.ft., 3-car garage SantaFeProperties.com/201100149 $1,850,000 Laurie Farber-Condon 505.412.9912

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1463 & 1465 CANYON ROAD • Wonderful setting in the Santa Fe’s Historic District • Lush green setting just above the Art Galleries • 420 feet of Santa Fe river frontage and a private well • Rich garden with antique roses, daylilies, irises, and more • 1.227-acre lot set back from the street, minutes to the Plaza SantaFeProperties.com/201202334 $1,595,000 Val Brier 505.690.0553 Matthew Sargent 505.490.1718 HOME OF RENOWNED SINGER VIC DAMONE!

1860 Cerros Colorados • Serene setting with lush gardens • Art showcase, streaming light, nurturing retreat • International flare in the circular organic kiva design • Gourmet kitchen opens into great room • 3 br, 3 ba, 3153 sq.ft., artist studio, 2-car garage, 1 acre SantaFeProperties.com/201201565 $1,200,000 The Efrain Prieto Group 505.470.6909

Wilderness Gate Home, Guest House and Art Studio

3900 Old Santa Fe Trail • Authentic double-adobe home off of the Old Santa Fe Trail • Three bedroom, two bath on a beautifully landscaped lot • Remodeled kitchen with granite counters, breakfast nook • Oversized master bedroom with separate sitting area and fireplace • 3 br, 2 ba, 4075 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 1.5 acres SantaFeProperties.com/807479 $1,100,000 Jim Weyhrauch 505.660.6032

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49 HONEYSUCKLE • Exceptional Sangre views, outdoor spaces, portals, fountain • Generous living and dining area, plus six fireplaces • Gourmet kitchen with spacious island and Viking appliances • Attached guest suite with living area, kitchenette & fireplace • 3 br, 3.5 ba, 4100 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 1.56 acres SantaFeProperties.com/201104892 $1,100,000 Tim Galvin 505.795.5990

2310 Wilderness Ridge • A peaceful private setting in the tall pines and aspens • Home with guest house and studio • City lights and mountain views • Living room, kitchen, formal dining feature hand-hewn beams • 3 br, 3 ba, 4263 sq.ft., 1-car garage, 5.03 acres SantaFeProperties.com/201203641 $1,095,000 Richard Schoegler 505.577.5112

745 Placita Santa Fe • New Listing! A 2006 custom adobe off Old Santa Fe Trail • Well designed, flexible living spaces, office with own entrance • Gourmet kitchen, high-end finishes, plaster walls, vigas • Country feel with outdoor trails, golf, tennis nearby • 4/5 beds, 5 baths, 4200 sq.ft., 3 car garage, 1.8 acres SantaFeProperties.com/201202998 $1,050,000 Gavin Sayers 505.690.3070

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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 #807961

831 El Caminito

$3,950,000

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View the Beautiful Sculpture Park

This 5,000± sq. ft. gallery building has high ceilings, roll-up delivery door, ample parking and easy access from Bishops Lodge Road. In the heart of the Tesuque art enclave with a shared well on 1.18 acres. MLS #201200513

1508 A Bishops Lodge

$1,200,000

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Adobe Oasis Compound

This adobe home and guest home are on a quiet north side close-in cul-de-sac on 1.3 acres with lots of privacy. Private guest entrance, protected gardens, patio & water capture system. MLS #201103721

388 Calle Loma Norte

$748,000

Under Contract

Historic Witter Bynner Estate

Privately sited on an acre, approximately 8600 sq.ft. and built during the turn of the century, this romantic property is set behind adobe walls with terraced rock and mature landscaping. Presently functioning as the Inn of the Turquoise Bear. MLS #201203211

342 East Buena Vista Street

$2,450,000

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

$1,925,000

Eastside Museum District

Close to the Plaza. This two-story pueblo home enjoys sunset views from the covered portal and landscaped courtyards. Fully-appointed guest casita. Elevator, five kivas and more! MLS #201104383

504 E. Barcelona

$795,000

LAND OFFERINGS

Las Campanas Golf Course View Lot

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

Enjoy Santa Fe Lifestyle

Sunset and mountain views from the ample covered portal and great room. Vigas, kiva fireplaces and an outdoor kitchen all on a 2.6 acre corner lot. 3 bedroom & 2 bathrooms, 2431 sq.ft. MLS #201201716

3 Cloud March East

$575,000

5 Calle Arbusto, Lot 23 $150,000

Casas de San Juan Sanctuary

Santa Fe style, views and adobe are at their best in this stunning home. Includes flagstone floors, plaster walls, vigas, water feature and gardens plus a fully appointed guest house. MLS #201202960

9 Camino Del Alba

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

$1,550,000

Short Sale

21 Allucia Lane $175,000

Turnkey Building Opportunity 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

Downtown Pied a Terre

Close to the historic Santa Fe Plaza this like new, detached & well appointed condo has it all. Wonderful as a full time residence or a convenient lock up and go! detached studio. MLS #201004045

415 C Griffin

$410,000

1000 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 • 505.982.4466 • 800.374.2931 • SantaFeProperties.com

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

1112 Summit Ridge, Lot 32 $299,000


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Authentic and exquisite 2BR, 2BA, 2,240 sq ft mostly adobe main residence circa 1920+ with formal living room, dining rooom and kitchen overlooking a wondeful portal and lush gardens, updated with care and graced with a handsome master suite, 4 fireplaces, alcoves and nichos plus a free-standing 1BR, 1BA, 1,247 sq ft guest house with kiva circa 2005 in an incomparable setting. MLS 201202834

A HINT OF JASMINE

Tano Rd 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

NW–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

OFFERED AT $1,750,000

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

OFFERED AT $989,000

OFFERED AT $839,000

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927 ALTO STREET B $534,000 Great urban location by the Santa Fe River and close to downtown. Modern design on a private, closed street. Concrete and wood floors, view balcony, private upstairs patio deck. Fenced yard with drip landscaping. Minutes to all Santa Fe amenities. MLS# 201203197

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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

2 CAMINO FELIX $619,000 Adobe home with completely enclosed private compound in the beautiful valley. Wonderful oasis surrounded by lush gardens and koi pond with a cascading water feature. 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with beautiful interiors, patios and ramada. Great studio for artists. MLS# 201200920

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124 CANTERA CIRCLE $1,250,000 Beautiful to-be-built home in the gated Cantera subdivision, bordering open space. Designed by Lorn Tryk this one level, 3BR home has custom cabinets, tile and wood floors, granite countertops, separate office space, outdoor fireplace, multiple portales, 2-car garage and views of the Sangre de Cristos. MLS# 201203370

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111 MICHELLE DRIVE $1,495,000 Stunning Sangre de Cristo views from this in town (3 minutes to the Plaza) gated, elevated pristine property. 5,033 square feet, 1.31 acres, tree covered, 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bath, multiple gardens and fountains with a lush secluded secret garden. Includes a river rock fireplace off the master suite. MLS# 201203547

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SIERRA DEL NORTE 407 CAMINO DEL MONTE SOL With the original house dating back to the 30s or 40s, this charming 4BR, 4BA, 2-story home has been expanded and renovated over the years by 3 of Santa Fe’s most well-known builders. Incredible location with gorgeous gardens and views. Includes an elevator. #201203643 $1,495,000

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1010 MONTE SERENA Lovely 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath residence in Sierra del Norte. Enjoy sunset views and Jemez Mountain vistas from the fabulous portal easily accessed from the great room. This is a great house for entertaining and indoor/ outdoor living. #201203224 $1,195,000

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LOS CAMINITOS 791 PASEO DE FLORENCIO Wonderful 3BR residence sited in the Eastside foothills 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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4 CAMINO SABIO Magnificent views from this compound in Los Caminitos on 11.7 acres featuring a dramatic and immaculate 2BR main house, a detached 1BR guest house, and an attached duplex that encompasses a 1BR guest house and a 1BR caretaker’s house. Beautifully landscaped. #201202266 $2,795,000

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OCASO DEL SOL 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 $1,400,000

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704 CAMINO OCASO DEL SOL Immaculate 3 bedroom residence plus a wonderful 1 bedroom casita in prestigious Ocaso del Sol. The 4,569 square foot main house includes an office, living room with wet bar, formal dining room, and a family room off the kitchen. #201202970 $1,995,000

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OFF TANO ROAD 41 AVENIDA DE LAS CASAS Sweeping views from this gorgeous residence in prestigious Casas de San Juan. Fabulous great room and 4 spacious bedrooms 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

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16 SAN JUAN RANCH ROAD Elegant 4BR, 4.5BA residence featuring formal living and dining rooms and a classically styled chef’s kitchen. The guest quarters are nicely separated from the master suite and have a private entrance. Quality finishes throughout. #201202617 $1,375,000

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930-928 CERRO DE LA PAZ

$2,990,000

The soul of a great home with the size of a great estate! Beautifully sited on over 8 acres in one of Santa Fe’s most sought after areas, this exquisite residence was built in 1938 in the spirit of the owners' good friend, John Gaw Meem, and completely and impeccably remodeled by Sharon Woods in 1999. A romantic courtyard, expansive portales and magnificent gardens frame the beautifully proportioned living areas, fabulous gallery, a true chef’s kitchen, library, and more! MLS# 201003810

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This is a standout: the house which possesses an extra measure of what people look for in a home. This free-standing single level Hacienda model in Quail Run has it all. Open floor plan, library/media room, light-filled entry, brick-floored covered portal with kiva fireplace and views of the 1st fairway. MLS# 201200386

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Spacious single level 4BR, 3BA main house features high ceilings, vigas and latillas, Saltillo floors and Talavera-tiled baths. The kitchen/living room opens onto a back portal. Great separation of bedrooms, attached 2-car garage, lovely landscaping, and open concept studio/casita. All on 5 acres. MLS# 201201748

6 EAGLE DANCER COURT

$92,500

Absolutely beautiful 2.5 acre lot located in Sundance Estates. Close to town (located between Tano West and Sundance Drive); end of a cul-de-sac with terrific views. Utilities on site. Ready to build. #201103979

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827 EAST ZIA ROAD $845,000 Located off the Old Santa Fe Trail, ensconced in the piñon, lies an elegant home rich in Santa Fe tradition. This Territorial-style hacienda boasts delightful outdoor living areas, formal living and dining rooms, 4BR and 3BA. The gracious dining and living rooms are the perfect place for entertaining. The beautifully landscaped terrace and gardens with mountain views are ready for outdoor living and summer social gatherings. For more informal times there is a comfortable and spacious family room and dine-in kitchen. Wood Gormley school district. Private well. #201203125

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624 EAST ALAMEDA #7 $595,000 Serene location nestled between Canyon Road and the Santa Fe River; this is a mint condition condo with Corian counters in the kitchen and bath, skylights, pottery shelves, big brick patio and a deep 12’ portal. First time on the market, this is an end unit located in the center of one of the most desirable compounds in the Eastside. Viga ceilings in living and dining rooms, kiva fireplace, courtyard entry, six good sized closets and an attached two-car garage. #201203549 607 WEBBER STREET $165,000 A very rare residential lot in South Capital, ready to build with City utilities in place. Create your secret hideaway on this completely walled lot on a sequestered drive within walking distance to the Plaza, Canyon Road, Kaune’s and more. Owner financing available. #201203291 1330 CERRO GORDO A-2 $798,000 Charming Cerro Gordo hideaway in a beautiful, peaceful setting. Large walled yard with enchanting views. This home offers many possibilities for work-at-home office/studio and the .474 acre lot allows room for expansion. Open living, dining and kitchen area for entertaining. Nice, separated master suite. #201202327

SANCTUARY IN THE SUMMIT $1,300,000 Enchanting views of the Santa Fe mountains against the brilliant blue skies. Beautiful, immaculately maintained home in a private, secure community, just steps away from Ten Thousand Waves spa and only minutes from the Plaza with easy access to all the City Different has to offer. Landscaping for all seasons, designed by a master gardener, enhances and blends in with the natural setting attracting native birds and butterflies. Inviting outdoor areas, gourmet kitchen, and formal dining room, all make this a great home for entertaining. #201202141

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2925 PUEBLO TSANKAWI $392,000 Great house in a great location on a large corner lot across from a park. Open floor plan for kitchen, dining and living areas. Large master suite upstairs with balcony area. Separate studio with private entrance. Oversized 2-car garage. Beautiful, walled front courtyard. #201202004

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

Architectural Digest design, detail, and quality joined an already magnificent historic double adobe hacienda in a rare and gorgeous setting on the Old Santa Fe Trail to create a masterpiece. Rare to find 4.5 acres in the heart of the historic Eastside, rare to have a view there, and rare to encounter a home of such stunning caliber! Classic Spanish floorplan includes 4-5 bedrooms plus an inviting full guest house. $4,850,000 18th Century doors, 12 fireplaces, pool, and chapel!

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HANSEL & GRETEL’S HIDEAWAY 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

FAMILY LODGE Special property on 5 scenic acres! A sprawling lodge with multiple wings for a variety of uses. Great plaster main living room with fabulous timber vigas and true Italian chef’s kitchen; privacy, landscaping and views from all windows; a wing with 3BR, 2BA and guest powder room; a wing with 3BR, 2BA and guest powder room; a wing with master suite; and sep$769,000 arate guest suite.

7 MINUTES TO THE WILD WEST Rising up at the end of a quiet cu-de-sac, 2.5 acres of graceful, wooded land face the expanse of unspoiled views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range sweeping across the $149,000 view corridor.

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Gorgeous 2.5 acre view lot close in! Easy access to 599 and 285, town and everything! Fabulous Sangre de Cristo views and pretty, rolling terrain. Several great building sites on the property. This is the closest lot in La $120,000 Tierra to Santa Fe.

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Built by master builder Robert Lockwood as a personal residence, this house has everything, and is of the highest quality workmanship, materials, and fixtures. Slightly Asian ambiance, with a Pueblo feel! 2 bedroom, 2 bath, plus study/office. 12' ceilings, genuine bamboo floors, hard-troweled plaster, hand rubbed with beeswax. $395,000

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. Hand-carved stone windows. Five fireplaces, skylights and a comfortable floorplan. Owner is a NM $1,795,000 Real Estate Broker.

WALK TO THE PLAZA Two condos – five years old, absolutely gorgeous finishes. Hardtroweled plaster, brick floors with radiant heat; travertine baths and walk-in closets; kiva fireplaces, bancos and skylights. Two bedrooms and two baths. $725,000 One bedroom $500,000 SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY SANTA FE BROKERAGE 326 GRANT AVENUE I 505.988.2533 231 WASHINGTON AVENUE I 505.988.8088

MARY POPPIN’S HOUSE 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! $950,000 417 EAST PALACE AVENUE I 505.982.6207

CAMINO CUERVO Immaculate and pristine home with many upgrades: finished garage; air conditioning; security system; lovely professional landscaping. New water heater and all appliances included. This is a one owner home, in pristine condition. $209,000 sothebyshomes.com/santafe

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961 PASEO DEL SUR

$825,000

Delightful property! With south and sunset vistas, this striking 3,584 sq ft home and guest apartment artfully merges Southwest and contemporary. A gracious entry accesses the great room with soaring ceilings, and a 52-foot galleria. The sleek, well-equipped kitchen has superb storage. The wonderful master has beamed and corbeled ceilings, double baths and amazing closets. Featured are a deep entertaining portal and terrace, granite counters, planked oak and stone floors, built-in speakers and A/C. Main house is all one level. MLS# 201202817

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$949,000

In its serene 5.8 acre Arroyo Hondo setting with vast mountain expanse, this 5,633 sq ft adobe 4 bedroom home was conceived to preserve the organic integrity of its site. Included are a gracious living room with kiva fireplace, huge dining room, center-island kitchen, family/breakfast room, plus a large study. Hand-troweled 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 1,569 sq ft studio/guest house. MLS#201201749

1110 OLD SANTA FE TRAIL

$3,800,000

This sensational Eastside three-acre estate is an irresistible in-town oasis. The sophisticated, Territorial-style residence has expansive living and dining rooms accessing lush, park-like grounds with terraces, spectacular koi ponds, a fabulous dining gazebo, and expansive mountain views. Featured are an elegant owner’s suite with fireplace and lavish closet, excellent study, media and family rooms, and a showcase kitchen. The abundant luxury appointments and exquisite details throughout ensure sublime ease and comfort. MLS# 201105322

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6 ACRES off Old Las Vegas Hwy.This 3152 square foot home has 4-5 bedrooms, 2 baths a private well & holding tank, views. $380,000 MLS #201203123 Call Roseanna 470-5638

OPEN FLOORPLAN - 3 bd, 2 ba 1420+/1 sq.ft. Upgrades of hardwood & tiled floors, new stucco, patio doors & windows, new master bath, energy star appliances, fireplace, spacious utility room, converted garage. $175,000 MLS #201202162 Call Roseanna 470-5638

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QUALITY WELL DESIGNED ADOBE HOME sited on 11.30 acres offering unobstructed Mountain views, mud plaster walls, gorgeous brick floors, 5 kiva fireplaces, high end appliances & wide scenic portals. Property includes an outstanding 1000 sf+ guest house~artist’s studio with 1/2 bath, kitchenette & terrific working light. Horses, chickens & goats permitted. $745,000 MLS# 201104344 Call Beth 505-690-2713

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SPACIOUS ESTANCIA PRIMERA home complete with community pool, tennis court & club house. Natural light fills this split level home with 3 full-size BD’s, open kitchen & pantry, storage galore, resourceful master BD’s complimented by sitting areas, numerous patio areas, mountain & city light views & sense of privacy.Terrific in town location less than a mile up Artist Rd, just a hop, skip & a jump to Santa Fe National Forest year round recreation! $795,000 Call Beth 505-690-2713

ALAMEDA CONDOS

THREE 1-Bedroom Condos – Priced at $98,900, $99,500 & $125,500.With high ceilings & dramatic 8’ doors, the custom finishes include vigas, beams, corbels, slate tile, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer, gas-fired kivas & refrigerated air. HOA includes fitness center, pool & cyber café. Call Roseanna 505-470-5638

705-B VIENTO DRIVE $245,000 Upgraded, 1,300 sq ft Northside condo with huge Sangre de Cristo Mountain views. High ceilings, beams, beautiful wood flooring and fireplace which defines the living room and dining area. Remodeled kitchen with Jenn-Aire appliances, Silestone countertops, hickory cabinets and porcelain tile floors. Large glass sliding doors in both living room and kitchen breakfast nook lead to a spacious balcony for enjoying summer evenings in Santa Fe. #201203636

BERNAL, NM LAND

BEAUTIFUL 40 ACRE slightly rolling, red dirt, pinon and juniper covered parcel located at the base of Starvation Peak. Spacious, private, very accessible with glorious views. I-25 to Bernal Exit 330, #600 CR B 28A. Priced to sell. $129,000 MLS# 201202185 Call Beth 505-690-2713

223 COUNTY ROAD 56 $400,000 Horse property with Chama riverfront acreage, acequia irrigation rights and private well plus community water system. A 1-acre natural spring fed pond with pump and moveable irrigation equipment also provides water to various parts of the property. Large barn, pipe fencing, corrals, lush pasture with large cottonwood/willow trees, and a fruit tree orchard. 2,400 sq ft 1968 frame/stucco addition to circa 1900 adobe needs renovation. #201203747

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

3 ANTIGUA PLACE $650,000 Amazing value for new, nearly completed construction in Eldorado. Highly energy-efficient 3,000 sq ft, 4BR, 3BA with flex/office space, Pueblo-style home. 4 fireplaces, covered portales, 3-car insulated and finished garage. Pre-wired for all data systems, cable, closed circuit systems, and pre-wired for sound. Blown insulation throughout: walls R23, ceiling R45. Torch down membrane roof, Pella windows/ doors, tongue and groove ceilings with vigas. #201201638

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The perfect condo in the perfect location! Steps from Canyon Road, and 1 mile from the Plaza. MLS# 201201669

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Sweet house and guest house close to the Railyard. Totally rebuilt double adobe unit has wonderful Santa Fe style. MLS# 201201373

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Ultra contemporary, beautiful first floor Lofts unit, zoned C-1 (Light Commercial) or live in it. MLS# 201103139

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913-915 DON GASPAR

$498,500

Wonderful neighborhood, great tenants, delightful units with nice size living rooms. 2BR and 1 1/2BA each. MLS# 201104794

I’ve sold almost all of my listings and if you're really ready to sell your property, please contact me. A Realtor since 1992 and consistently in the top 5% of Brokers in Santa Fe. Aggressive, Intelligent, Ethical. Born in Pueblo, CO, Bob has a BA in Mathematics and Philosophy earned while a Benedictine monk, an MA in Art from the U of Northern Colorado, and a Doctorate in Art Education from Arizona State U. He has been a professor at the U of Northern Colorado, Ohio State U, U of Arizona, and Boston U (where he was Director of the Program in Artisanry). He has been president of the San Antonio Art Institute and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. He is an exhibiting artist of his wood sculptures of churches of New Mexico and from around the world.

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160 CANADA VILLAGE RD

$110,000

Tall ponderosas on this gorgeous 10.25 acre parcel. Easy access to a great building site. Sangre de Cristo views. MLS# 201104576

144 CERRITO DE BACA

$399,000

Open concept 2BR main home with wraparound deck. Next door is another 2BR attached to an artist’s studio. MLS# 201201156

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922 HICKOX STREET

$229,000

This 2 bedroom Pentile 50's home has refinished oak floors, fun Mexican tile, spacious lot and large adobe 1930’s garage that comes with architectural plans for conversion to studio/casita. MLS# 201105461

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706 CAMINO MILITAR

$395,000 705 GALISTEO

Charmingly authentic 1924 adobe near the Railyard and the Plaza is a special treasure, with 4 fireplaces, wonderful viga, beam and latilla ceilings and plank wood and tile floors. Two or 3BR, 1,668 sq ft South Capital home. MLS# 201202741

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2 WILDFLOWER WAY

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707 EAST PALACE AVENUE, #7

$575,000

One of the Top 3 Santa Fe Broker Donors to the Conservation International Sotheby’s Partnership and Supporting Dollars4Schools with Each Closing

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Long before Las Campanas, this 3,700 square foot old adobe house and 1,200 square foot guest casita sat on five acres of quiet and great views, which it still enjoys in its wonderful location. MLS# 201200381

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La Vereda home near the Plaza, in wonderful condition. Lovely Santa Fe details include vigas and beams, a kiva Heatalator fireplace, a south-facing patio with fireplace, and a delightful upper deck off the master. 2BR, 2BA. MLS# 201201955

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CLASSIC STYLE & SUPERIOR CRAFTSMANSHIP 44 Calle Mi Gusto $997,000

Exceptionally charming Pueblo-style home with open living area and dramatic Jemez Mountain sunset views. Located on a private lot in Park Estates and sited just above the 5th fairway of the Sunset Golf Course offering an outstanding outdoor entertaining area that overlooks not only the golf course and distant mountain ranges, but also one of the original ranch property bunkhouses. MLS# 201203825

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n exceptionally beautiful and elegant Old World Hacienda-style home centered around a fabulous courtyard that is accessible from virtually every living space. Built in 2004 of pummice crete construction, attention to detail and quality are found throughout the home and include exquisitely plastered walls which are extraordinarily deep and rich, flagstone floors, beams/vigas, custom cabinetry, and a beautiful gourmet kitchen. The master suite includes an intimate library study, and a luxurious master bath with his and hers baths which open onto a private courtyard. In addition, there is a magnificent living room, a formal dining room, family room, and a large second bedroom. MLS# 201203600

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1067 BISHOPS LODGE ROAD $950,000 Minutes from the Plaza, this Contemporary/Pueblo-style home is nestled on a gently sloping 1.6 acre site and enjoys fabulous views of the Sangre de Cristos and Eastside foothills. The main level features a master suite, den, living and dining room, kitchen, and 2-car garage. The lower level features an additional bedroom suite. MLS# 201203630

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1523 UPPER CANYON ROAD $985,000 Completely remodeled and updated without sacrificing authentic adobe charm, this 3BR, 2.5BA home enjoys the lush rural feeling of historic Upper Canyon Road while being only minutes from downtown. The open floor plan creates a comfortable and spacious feeling with its 2,546 square feet. Owner is NM Real Estate Broker. MLS# 201203584

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1647 WILDERNESS GATE $830,000 A truly exceptional value for the discriminating buyer who is looking for privacy and a convenient location. Situated on 5+ acres with gorgeous tree coverage in the prestigious Wilderness Gate subdivision. Features include 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, a formal living room with high ceilings, an open concept kitchen, and family room. MLS# 201203286

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42 SANGRE DE CRISTO DRIVE Three bedroom, 2 bath, 2,800 sq ft. One level, unbelievable Sangre de Cristo views.

2300 WILDERNESS HEIGHTS

$1,750,000

This double adobe masterpiece by respected architect/inventor/artist Bill Lumpkins offers a unique opportunity to own an excellent example of Pueblo Revival architecture, in a private 5-acre setting. #201104845

611-C ALARID STREET

$439,000

Walk to the Railyard, Whole Foods, the Farmer’s Market and numerous shops and restaurants. Metro Compound 2BR, 2BA contemporary condo designed by Trey Jordan with Sangre de Cristo views. #201103945

1223 LA RAMBLA

$1,550,000

A fabulous home in coveted Los Miradores, featuring an expansive living room with soaring 20' ceilings and 2 fireplaces, which flows seamlessly into a formal dining area. Includes 4BR suites. #201201016

1170-B CAMINO SAN ACACIO

$825,000

Eastside Perfection. Completely remodeled 3BR, 3BA with ease of living on one level. Features a chef’s kitchen and 1BR, 1BA on the lower level with separate outside stairs and morning kitchen. #201004044

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310 DELGADO STREET

$1,200,000

Steps from Canyon Road, the perfect pied-a-terre with an open concept 1BR main house plus a fully equipped 1BR guest house. Plaster walls, beams and vigas, gardens, courtyards, and off-street parking. #201102937

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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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322 MAGDALENA ROAD, #6 $639,000

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This comfortable three bedroom residence on one acre in the Sol y Lomas/Arroyo Chamiso neighborhood is in very nice condition and has wonderful living spaces indoors and out. Walled and beautifully landscaped yard with portal, newer roof and boiler, new stucco. On 1 acre near the hospital. MLS# 201104915 1833ArroyoChamiso.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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Wonderful residence with great studio and 3-car garage has beautiful views on two private and quiet acres just ten minutes from downtown! This spacious home exudes Santa Fe Pueblo style with viga and cedar latilla ceilings, carved beams and corbels, solid wood custom doors, wood windows, Saltillo floors with Talavera tile accents, and Sombraje cabinetry. MLS# 201203810

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Modest infill house wins Grand Hacienda By Paul Weideman

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he house that won the Grand Hacienda Award in this year’s Haciendas — A Parade of Homes isn’t the usual large, expensive place boasting fabulous views of multiple, distant moutain ranges. Instead, it’s a 3,000-square-foot, $538,000 abode nestled in on a Cordova Road site that’s almost invisible from the busy thoroughfare. “This is as infill as it gets,” said Jesse Gries, principal of Green Star Builders, who built the house for his family. “There was a dilapidated half of a basketball court here, and a gazebo with a little redwood deck; we used the redwood for base plates for all of our walls.” Gries has been in Santa Fe for 15 years and his wife, Karla Helland, is a 20-year resident. They included some “Santa Fe style” elements: 200-year-old sabino beams and a simple house design with soft, rounded corners. But after that it’s all clean, contemporary design boasting cabinetry by his father and metalwork by Gries himself: terrific railings and stairs, an entrance shade structure, canale pipes and cistern covers, and large, sculptural frame elements in the rear patio. There’s also a healthy hydroponic green wall at the top of the stairway to the lower level. “It’s growing very well,” he said. “It’s a hobby but it also puts out a lot of oxygen into the house.” The downstairs, basically basement, rooms are brightened by light wells with ivy growing on the outside surface. “In all the design details, Karla and I were really just satisfying ourselves, our specific tastes,” Gries said. The challenge for HVL Interiors, which the owners brought in to stage their house for the Parade of Homes, was to “make it shine,” as Steffany Hollingsworth put it. Heather Van Luchene added, “It’s not to upstage the house but really to put just enough furnishings in to make it read well. We wanted to connect with the handcrafted quality of Jesse’s steelwork and the cabinets by his father, so the rugs and some of the chairs are hand-made.” “Also to let people imagine what they might be able do with a house like that, and to dream: oh, I would love to live in this kind of context, this kind of lifestlyle,” Hollingsworth said. “Because the house is so simple and light, we didn’t want to do things that detracted from that. The furnishings and the art and the rugs that we selected all really blend so nicely with the kind of organic elements and the very soft greiges and tones that we used.” The Parade was a success for the builder. “I think we had 700 people on the first day,” Gries said. “It seems like we had a good response; I have a meeting this week with someone who may be interested in a project.” It was his first Haciendas experience. For Christopher Wheeler, Wheeler Construction & Design, 2012 was his third Parade. “I think the foot traffic was excellent. Last year we were right in town and so it was very easy to get to, but I think we had at least that many,” Wheeler said. As in the Green Star entry, Wheeler and his wife, Yuki, who was the designer of their Parade entry on Calle San Acacia (off Tano Road), did the house for themselves. “The two things that come to mind about that are the home offices, which are separate from the home, and that has to do with having the kids at home so it gives us a little separation. And also the jack-and-jill bathrooms in the kids’ bedroom area. If that was for a client, most likely those would have been bedrooms with their own private baths.” The contemporary house is about a thousand square feet smaller than the house he built for the family in 2006. That was intentional. “It works much better for us,” he said. “Small is the new better. The floor plan is more compact and the bedrooms are closer together, which makes for a more pleasant family life and probably will be better for heating in the winter.” HOME

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The winning Green Star Builders house, showing the thriving green wall

The Wheeler home won the Grand Hacienda Runner-Up. “I heard that the judges were split 5-4, which makes us feel good. I was very excited to see Green Star win. Our sort-of argument for years was how can you give the Grand Hacienda to anything that’s not the most expensive, biggest house in the Parade, and this year they didn’t just think outside the box, they shattered the box.” Speaking of awards, Palo Santo Designs won a whopping eight prizes for its two houses on the tour. Among them were the Grand Green awards in both categories: for homes under 2,000 square feet and for homes over 2,000 square feet. The former, located on Cresta Pequeña near Cañoncito, is a fairly modest home — 1,213 square feet and valued at $350,000 — but with solid, earthy features including American clay wall finishes and an unfinished adobe interior wall both for separation and thermal mass. The LEED Platinum home on Southern Crescent west of Lamy is 2,700 heated square feet and priced at $1 million. Cresta Pequeña has high-performance frame construction and 2 Southern Crescent is a combination of pumice-crete and high-performance frame. “The house on Southern Crescent is architecturally unique, designed by Justin Larson [of the firm VFLA] out of Fort Collins,” said Palo Santo Designs’ Mark Girogetti. “It’s a state-of-the-art green home, near zero-energy, which means it’s 84 percent more efficient than a code-built home.” Features there include passive-solar design, a high-efficiency heating system, and a groundbreaking thin-film photovoltaic technology that is virtually invisible architecturally. Palo Santo also won a special award for best bathroom. “That was I think in part because of some unique choices by the owner, who went for a vintage, art-deco look with subway tile and plumbing fixtures, and a freestanding clawfoot tub that has a window level with the top for great views.” The two Parade entries by Prull Custom Builders took all five awards in the top price


Patio at the Parade house by Prull Custom Builders on Lodge Trail

Open portal on the Haciendas home by Wheeler Construction + Design. Below, the Palo Santo Designs house on Cresta Pequeña

category. One on Aspen View, in Monte Sereno, is traditional and stately with tall stone column supports outside and a traditional, open plan all on one level. The other Prull house, on Lodge Trail up behind Bishop’s Lodge, is a neat combination of angles and curves. Will Prull worked with architect Craig Hoopes and interior designer Lisa Samuels on both projects. The Lodge Trail house is accessed through a wonderfully landscaped courtyard. “We had a lot of comments on the wall-plastering job, the cabinets, and on the fit of the brushed-marble floor tile, which is set in a four-piece Leon pattern,” Prull said. “All three fireplaces are noteworthy; they’re Ortal brand, made in Israel.” He said the houses saw more than 200 visitors on the busier days. “The important thing for me is that the people who came this year, besides the locals and people shopping for ideas, are planning to build soon, where last year they were just saying they wanted to build some day. There are real jobs coming out of the Parade of Homes.” Kim Shanahan, executive director of the sponsoring Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association, said the organization sold more tickets than in 2011. The home-tourists this time saw un unprecedented variety. Just two or three years ago, a large percentage of the Parade houses were in the Las Campanas areas. This year, there were just two. “Also, the fact that we don’t have spec homes these days means people aren’t having to go safe in order to appeal to many potential buyers,” Shanahan said. “It’s more a matter of the owners doing what they want. “I was encourged that we had four entrants who I’m calling the next generation that needs to be running this association in the future.” He was talking about Jesse Gries, Mark Giorgetti, Chris Wheeler, and Shane and Rob Woods of Woods Design Builders. “They really represent people in their 30s and early 40s and for them, green building is not a matter of getting over a learning curve; it’s automatic. That’s just what they do.”

Grand Hacienda: Green Star Builders Inc. Grand Hacienda Runner-up: Wheeler Construction + Design, Inc. Category 1 Best Design: Green Star Builders Inc. Best Kitchen: Green Star Builders Inc. Best Outdoor Space: Homewise, Inc. Best Craftsmanship: Green Star Builders Inc. Best Master Suite: Borrego Construction Category 2 Best Design: Wheeler Construction + Design, Inc. Best Kitchen: Palo Santo Designs, LLC at 2 Southern Crescent Best Outdoor Space: Woods Design Builders, Inc. Best Craftsmanship: Palo Santo Designs, LLC at 2 Southern Crescent Best Master Suite: Wheeler Construction + Design, Inc. Category 3 Best Design: Prull Custom Builders at 56 Lodge Trail Best Kitchen: Prull Custom Builders at 2964 Aspen View Best Outdoor Space: Prull Custom Builders at 56 Lodge Trail Best Craftsmanship: Prull Custom Builders at 2964 Aspen View Best Master Suite: Prull Custom Builders at 56 Lodge Trail Green Awards, under 2,000 square feet Grand Green: Palo Santo Designs, LLC, 24 Cresta Pequena Energy Efficiency: Palo Santo Designs, LLC, 24 Cresta Pequena Site & Resource Efficiency: Palo Santo Designs, LLC, 24 Cresta Pequena Green Awards, over 2,000 square feet Grand Green: Palo Santo Designs, LLC, 2 Southern Crescent Energy Efficiency: Sundancer Creations, LLC Water Efficiency: Green Star Builders Inc. Resource Efficiency: Green Star Builders Inc. Indoor Air Quality: Green Star Builders Inc. Site Efficiency: Palo Santo Designs, LLC, 2 Southern Crescent Special Awards Most Efficient Use of Overall Space: D Maahs Construction, LLC Best Bathroom: Palo Santo Designs, LLC, at 24 Cresta Pequena Outstanding Historic Restoration: Fabu-WALL-ous Solutions, LLC Exceptional Remodel: Woods Design Builders, Inc. HOME

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Mourning (and happy about) the passing of Olympic Games coverage

So they know where the shower is and where to hang their leashes

“In the doghouse” never seemed so luxurious

Jane’s new store has treasures galore

Darlings, I don’t know about you, but I’m in a mild depression over the cessation of the Olympics on the telly. For those couple of weeks in July and August, it was so refreshing to turn on the TV any time, day or night, and watch any type of sport besides politics. Cupcakes, do I have to wait until Rio and the next Olympics/election year to watch Usain Bolt strike his lightning bolt pose? Here’s a question for you: what do Mr. Bolt (an athlete) and Mitt Romney (a politician) have in common? Like Mitt Romney, Usain Bolt would like to pay only 13 percent income tax. Well, me, too, so I guess we all three have something in common. When it comes to money and politics, I was alarmed when I read that an estimated $6 billion will be spent on this year’s presidential election. Alarmed, that is, until I learned that Americans spent $10.7 trillion on shopping last year. Some examples: $16 billion on chocolate; $11 billion on coffee; $10 billion on romance novels; and $50.96 billion on the pet industry ($310 million on pet halloween costumes alone). Personally, Kittens, I think those are just a few of the things that are worth every penny. Scout and Jim Gay (Jim’s a broker/ owner at Home Buyers Mortgage Co.) are big contributors to the billion-dollar pet industry, and when you look at the photos of their dogs’ living quarters, you’ll see what I mean. Their attached “doghouse” is replete with a monogrammed shower, a comfy daybed, and a kitchen equipped with fridge and microwave. As we know, Dear Hearts, our precious little Santa Fe is already world-renowned for style, and now Scout and Jim have put it at the forefront of Dog Living. (Dear God, when I die, please let me come back as a Gay Dog… you know what I mean.)

If you’re looking for style for yourself (forget about the dogs for a moment), and you want to add a few thousand dollars to the local economy, go to the latest most stylish place in town — Jane Smith’s “Old and New Home” store — and choose something that your dog could be proud of when you invite his friends over for a drink (out of the toilet in your freshly renovated guest bath). Jane has traveled to Paris, to New York, and even to Round Top, Texas, to bring you treasures, old and new, for your entire home. She has a great eye for the stylish and unique, a combination that is sure to make you happy to contribute to that $10.7 trillion shopping spree. Babies, did I mention $96 billion on beer, $65 billion on soft drinks, $2.3 billion on tattoos (then $66 million to remove them), AND $800 million on Girl Scout cookies? There, that puts it in perspective. No matter how much you spend at Jane’s store on furniture and accessories, my Darling Shoppers, it’s not too much. Candy Brenton (marketing director, Santa Fe Properties) decided to take a break from consumerism, so she left town over Indian Market weekend and retreated to the mountains of New Mexico for a couple of weeks, even hiking Wheeler Peak. Possums, won’t she be surprised when she returns and finds out that I knew something before she did? While Candy was gone, Heidi Helm (formerly Sotheby’s) added her name to a long list of Realtors who have recently joined Santa Fe Properties. Heidi’s husband, Chris McLarry, has his gallery, McLarry Fine Art, at 225 Canyon Road and their house is on Garcia Street, so Heidi’s new office loca-

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tion at 1000 Paseo makes a perfect triangle. And that’s what real estate is all about: location, location, location. Please remember, Gumdrops, that Heidi takes a more serious view of her career than this, so it’s not just about running home for lunch and a nap. (That’s what it would be for me, but I’m a lot older than she is). Another new addition is Claire Lange (formerly Claire Lange Real Estate). After several years of enjoying a “small is beautiful” office, Claire opted for the cacophony and camaraderie of a large one. Because Claire likes locally grown and locally owned and operated, Santa Fe Properties was the obvious choice. With three locations from which to choose, she naturally picked the one with the most agents (for the most camaraderie): 1000 Paseo. It’s sure to be a good fit (an 8 1/2 medium). Fred Raznick (formerly Sotheby’s) also picked the Santa Fe Properties office at 1000 Paseo de Peralta. (I wonder what the fire marshall’s regulations are for occupancy capacity, anyway.) Fred decided to partner with his longtime friend and associate, Sue Garfitt, who has been at SF Props for years and who he has known since the old Rational Alternatives days. Rational Alternatives… Puppies, that should take us all back to those halcyon days of the original solar movement in Eldorado. With a combined 60 years of real estate work between them, and extensive knowledge of every inch of Eldorado, you can rest assured they know their stuff. (Think about this: $500 million on Twinkies!) So long, Sweetpeas. Until next time… Oakley P.S. How about $18 billion on credit card late fees??? Oakley can be reached at merrilypierson@ cox.net.

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Bottom fishers - has your time arrived? Real-estate investors who have been waiting for the “ultimate bottom” in the housing market to finally make a home purchase may find that the bottom is here. The same holds true if you are seeking the lowest rate to refinance your primary, second and investment properties. Your time may be here. In the real estate and mortgage world, we commonly hear of the “West to East” phenomenon: what happens first on the West Coast travels to the East. This theory is supported by the spread of the housingmarket decline. It began in California in 2006/2007 and moved eastward in the following years. The same signs we saw on the West Coast were repeated across the country: foreclosures rose as subprime, interest-only, low teaser rates and ARMS trended upward and housing prices fell. So is the reverse true? Is California leading the way to a housing market recovery? Our good friend Marilyn Sanderson (formerly of Town and Ranch/Prudential

Santa Fe, now with One Mission Realty in San Diego) says “It’s official now - it’s definitely a sellers’ market in San Diego. The last three months have seen a rapidly shrinking market and rising prices compared to last summer. The number of houses for sale is down 53 percent and the result is multiple offers above the list price.” California is coming back and the rest of the country seems to be following. Nationwide, single-family home prices in the biggest metro areas moved higher for the fourth consecutive month. Santa Fe is having its best year in sales since 2007. People often want to look at any news about the housing market and immediately categorize it as either good or bad. In reality, most news about the market is neither “good” nor “bad.” It’s just news. The struggling global economy is bad news for the real-estate market. But the same bad-news economic conditions have brought us mortgage interest rates below 4 percent. The eventual resurgence in the

economy will be good news for housing values. Let’s just realize that, at the same time, we will see rising mortgage rates as bad news for buyers. Every housing market brings challenges. Those challenges also bring opportunities. For example, short sales are on the rise and are expected to continue for years. This may be good for buyers and bad for sellers. I believe we should spend less time trying to categorize the news and more time focusing on the opportunities presented. So is the bottom in real estate prices here - or have we passed it? What about interest rates? For a few weeks this summer, we saw rates hit all-time lows: 30-year, fixed-rate loans with APRs in the mid 3’s and 15-year fixed loans with APRs in the high 2’s. Our advice is that any time you can capture 2’s and 3’s, grab that rate. An uptick could come sooner than you expect. Refinance even if you refinanced one to four years ago. Ask your lender to compare your breakeven costs as you

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Design competition has Aug. 31 deadline New this year in the Design Santa Fe event is a juried competition called Design Lab. It is meant to bring together cuttingedge ideas for product, space design, and technology — to function as a laboratory of new thinking. “Show us your new design visions for domestic living — anything from architecturally integrated rain-catchment systems to recycled modular homes to new ideas about public/private space usage to novel furnishings/lighting/tools,” invite the organizers. “We welcome any entry that seeks to innovate new ideas for domestic living. This includes the innovative use of materials in furnishings and interior and exterior spaces, new furniture concepts, new proposals for domestic rituals and sustainable energy solutions.” Both experimental proposals and real-world, client-driven projects may be entered in the form of drawings, models, full-scale prototypes, animations, or videos. The top two entrants will be awarded: $1,500 for a project in the professional category and $1,000 to one in the student

category. Recipients will be announced at the exhibition opening and awards gala on Friday, Oct. 5, at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art. Project submissions are due by Aug. 31. Projects selected for exhibition must be received in Santa Fe Sept. 10-21. The entry fee for professional projects is $25 for the first and $10 for each additional entry. For student projects, the fee is $15, then $5 for each additional. The theme for Design Santa Fe 2012 is Unleashing Innovation. The intent of the event, happening Oct. 4-6, is to delve into the very essence of creativity, exploring questions such as What inspires innovation? What are the basic ingredients of creativity? How do creativity and innovation respond to the needs of our culture? There are three other events, besides Design Lab: • Design Dialogue, a panel discussion with Michael Rotondi of the Southern California Institute of Architects, Los Angeles design consultant April Greiman, and New York textile designer Suzanne Tick; moder-

ated for the third year by Susan Szenasy, editor in chief of Metropolis Magazine. • Design Crawl invites the public into more than 30 designer showrooms and retail outlets, among them Design Warehouse, Form+Function, Molecule, Night and Day, Victoria Price Art & Design, and Visions Design Group. • Home & Garden Tour, a self-guided round of homes where participants can talk about design innovations with the architects and designers of the spaces: Edy Keeler, Core Value Inc.; Solange Serquis, Serquis + Associates; Jim Satzinger, architect, and Doug McDowell, builder, McDowell + Satzinger; Victoria Price, Victoria Price Art & Design; and Heather Van Luchene, HVL Interiors. This eighth annual Design Santa Fe is produced by Santa Fe Interior Designers Present, a not-for-profit organization staging events to stimulate the design community, demonstrate the diversity of good interior design, and showcase local designrelated businesses, while also contributing to the community through donation.

Proceeds from last year’s Design Santa Fe event were split between a local charity and an international charity, $6,000 going to St. Elizabeth Shelter in Santa Fe and $6,000 to Architecture for Humanity, a San Francisco-based organization that works to address the social, environmental, and housing problems arising from natural disasters, pandemics, war, and political upheaval.

The Design Santa Fe schedule

Thursday, Oct. 4 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Design Crawl Friday, Oct. 5 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Self-guided Home Tour and Design Crawl 5-7 p.m.: Design Lab opening hosted by Zane Bennett Contemporary Art Saturday, Oct. 6 11 a.m.– 4 p.m.: Self-guided Home Tour and Design Crawl 5-7 p.m.: Design dialogue at the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium For tickets and other information, see http://santafeinteriordesignerspresents. com. HOME

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Think arbitrage The primary goal of most homeowners is to live comfortably in a home of their choosing for as long as they wish. They expect their home to be affordable and a solid investment that will appreciate in value. How can we make this goal even better? The idea or expectation of “ appreciation in value” naturally leads to a secondary goal: the creation of financial security and increased wealth. As homeowners progress toward retirement, they want their home to increase in value, providing money to live comfortably after retirement. “Thinking arbitrage” can increase the potential for realizing these goals for security and wealth. But careful planning and strategizing must be in place at the time of purchase for the beauty of arbitrage principles to work their magic. Arbitrage is just a fancy word for being smart with your money. It originally applied to the principle involved in purchasing a commodity, like currency, then simulta-

neously selling at a higher price, gaining an immediate profit. In other words, making a profit with little risk. I use the term now as a method of borrowing and investing that will increase wealth for the homeowner. In real estate, arbitrage is realized by locking in a fixed cost of borrowing money to finance your purchase and then investing at a higher yield than the cost of a mortgage. Most homeowners will mortgage a portion of the cost of the home and that is where you can “arbitrage” and increase wealth. As the impact of inflation, caused by government fiscal policy, ripples through our economy, it pushes up interest rates, home prices, and other commodities. However, with a fixed-rate mortgage, your payment remains flat. Lets look at two home purchases. The first purchaser puts down $300,000 and finances $200,000 at 3.5 percent on the purchase of a $500,000 home in Santa Fe. The second purchaser puts down $100,000

(20 percent), finances $400,000 at 3.5 percent, and uses $200,000 to buy tax-free municipal bonds at 4.5 percent. After 10 years, the two buyers sell their homes. Lets compare their equity or wealth at that 10-year mark. (And you can call me if you want the specific calculations.) Both homeowners are in the 30-percent tax bracket for federal taxes and deduct the interest expense each year for 10 years. The second buyer has the advantage of a larger deduction each year and the income on the bond (tax-free) that accumulates over 10 years. The second homeowner creates far more wealth in this 10-year period and has a total of $410,000 in benefits from tax shelter, bond income and equity in the home even after allowing for the higher payments of the increased mortgage. The first homeowner has accumulated $46,000 less, or $364,000 in total benefits. Arbitrage is not new. Many homeowners are already using this wealth-accel-

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erating method. Consult an investment person you trust and your tax accountant. The benefits of tax deductions, leverage and arbitrage are real. 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.

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Refinancing for responsible owners A proposed bill to streamline and align the refinance processes of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may soon make it easier for homeowners who are current on their mortgage payments but who have been previously unable to refinance to finally take advantage of record low interest rates. The Responsible Homeowner Refinancing Act of 2012, introduced in Congress in May by Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Robert Menendez, D-N.J., offers relief to responsible homeowners who have good credit and consistently meet their mortgage obligations, but who have been unable to refinance into lower interest rates because of constraints in Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s mortgage refinance guidelines. While Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have recently made improvements to their refinancing guidelines, the legislation will help categorize many of those improvements and remove additional barriers that are preventing borrowers from currently refinancing their loans. 24

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Moody’s Investors Service, a major credit rating agency, cited by Sen. Boxer, estimates that this legislation would allow up to three million homeowners to refinance their mortgages at a much lower interest rate. This bill would put more money back in the pockets of homeowners whose budgets are already stretched thin, with many at the breaking point and about to lose their homes. Besides helping millions of hard-working families, the legislation would provide some muchneeded stability to America’s depressed housing market. The average rate for a 30-year mortgage is 3.83 percent: historically low. Nevertheless, there are 17.5 million homeowners with loans guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac paying interest at 5 percent and higher. Many of these folks cannot refinance at a lower rate because of unnecessary red tape and high fees. That red tape has prevented competition among banks, so borrowers end up paying higher interest rates than if they were able to shop around.

Under the administration’s Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), an average homeowner saves about $2,500 per year. This bill would increase the amount they could save and would likely expand the pool of eligible borrowers by several million. The Responsible Homeowner Refinancing Act of 2012 removes the barriers preventing these Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac borrowers from refinancing their loans. The bill would: • Extend streamlined refinancing for all Fannie and Freddie borrowers regardless of how much they owe compared to the value of their home. • Eliminate up-front fees completely on refinances. • Eliminate appraisal costs for all borrowers. • Remove additional barriers to competition. • Require second lien holders and mortgage insurers who unreasonably block a refinance to pay a fine. • Pay for itself, since reducing home-

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owners’ mortgage payments also reduces default rates and foreclosures, reducing Fannie and Freddie’s reliance on taxpayer bailouts. So the bill is good for taxpayers and homeowners, and for communities throughout the country. The changes would extend refinancing opportunities to many underwater borrowers and help alleviate existing housing cost pressures. Rubel ”Paco” Arguello is a Santa Fe native and chief executive of the Santa Fe Association of Realtors. Contact him at 982-8385.

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St. Michael’s Drive wants you! In an average year on a stretch of St. Michael’s Drive between St. Francis Drive and Cerrillos Road, seven million gallons of storm water could, in theory, be harvested from the thoroughfare’s blacktop, sidewalks, and denuded median strips. Capture runoff from the roofs and parking lots of nearby businesses, collect all accessible side-street drainage, and, voila, the area could provide 50 million gallons of water annually. That’s a great resource, but it’s only the beginning. Fortunately, a growing local movement sees all manner of potential for St. Michael’s Drive, and these folks want to bring you on board. Part festival, part brainstorming session, “RE:MIKE,” as its founders have named it, will feature “music, food, exhibits, tours, lectures, participatory activities, demonstrations, and art installations,” according to Ben Haggard, a principal at Regenesis. From the evening of Friday, Sept. 20, through the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 22, RE:MIKE will sprout up in the Saint

Michael’s Village parking lot. The “village” hosts some vibrant local businesses like Rob and Charlie’s, Annapurna’s, and the Green Owl Coffee Café (which in February replaced an insipid gas station and convenience store). The strip mall is also the site of a Ben Franklin’s that closed back during Sam Pick’s mayoralty, and it appears that a spooky-small number of human beings have been in there ever since. In addition to focusing on water issues, part of the coalition will be concentrating on pedestrian- and bike-friendly transportation. Others will spotlight alternative energy. Another group will be keyed into improving aesthetics throughout the St. Michael’s Drive corridor. A fifth committee’s goal is to inspire and promote local entrepreneurs. “The idea came out of a confluence of interests on the part of Mix, the Story of Place Institute, the Santa Fe Art Institute, and various professional planners,” Haggard, who is also a permaculture designer

and teacher, told me recently as we gazed into his luscious backyard garden. “We realized there was growing momentum for revitalizing St. Michael’s and that it would be a shame if that effort failed to help integrate and strengthen the community of Santa Fe. “Twenty years from now I see St. Mike’s as an innovation zone that offers the space and resources to support the needs and entrepreneurial spirit of Santa Fe’s young people. I see it as a potentially powerful tool for reversing the brain and energy drain that has plagued Santa Fe for decades, and I see it as a major laboratory for ecological urban design.” The event later this month should be fun and interesting for anyone who wants to make this city even finer. Many of the activities are designed to be participatory, and all are supposed to encourage out-of-the-box thinking. What would you do with 50 million gallons of water? A little shade would be nice. How about an archipelago of community gardens?

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At the geographical center of the City of Santa Fe at a time when your home town seems to need it most, a heart has begun to beat just down the street from you. Come, and be part of the solution. Author of Harvest the Rain (Sunstone Press, 2010), Nate Downey started Santa Fe Permaculture in 1992. He is also the proud spouse of licensed landscape architect, Melissa McDonald, who co-owns both Santa Fe Permaculture, Inc. and PermaDesign, Inc.

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loCated in tHe Heart oF tesuque village lowest PriCe Per sq. Ft. in ranCHo viejo 2a, 2b, 3&4 rosanna drive

This property is a compound consisting of 4 separate casitas accompanied by a beautiful orchard with Acequia and Water Rights. Casitas differ in architecture and personality, ranging from Northern N.M. pitched roof to adobe style. MLS #201201567 $836,700

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Great floorplan for both entertaining and comfort. Formal living/dinning 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

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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.

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great CommeriCal oPPortunity 716 a nortH riverside drive

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

investment oPPortunity in esPanola! bond street

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. The lease history for this apartment is strong. Call Listing Broker for additional information. do not disturb tenants, please call for a private showing MLS #201103936 $349,000

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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 on one side of the home and the luxurious master suite on the other.

uPdated-in a great neigHborHood 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 $250,000

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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

2536 Camino estribo

Sunroom with brick floors opens up to large living room with brick fireplace&colored concrete floors.Yards professionally landscaped and walled or fenced in.The home is located close to shopping. upgraded windows and more. MLS #201200918 $229,900

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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. directions: Richards Ave to dinosaur Trail to Bosquecillo. MLS #201102627 $229,900

New Price! 10 FraNcis LaNe

Great area in valley. 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

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Located in La Villa Escondida, which has paved roads at the end of private driveway in a wonderful neighborhood. 1310 Calle del rey This 2.77 +/- acre lot is the perfect building site for a Luxurious home in La Mariposa Subdivision located custom home. $200 per year HOA fee. in quite cul-de-sac. Situated on 2.43+/- acres in a MLS #201200828 $215,000 calm serene setting with water features and lush Lot 13 HigH summit - Price cHaNge! landscaping in both front and back courtyards. Every room has beamed and hearing bone ceilings. Truly the top lot in The High Summit. 360 Custom tile and cabinets throughout. 2 formal dining degrees of absolutely fabulous views of Santa Fe areas. This plush and tranquil home is perfect for watershed, city light of Santa Fe and Los Alamos. All city utilities. Just minutes to downtown. entertainment and relaxation. MLS #201202091 $675,000 Owner/Broker. Call agent for gate code. MLS #201002339 $489,500

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101 Jacinto Road Fulfill your equestrian dreams with this level, easy build, view lot in wonderful Los Caballos, where animals are always welcome. Water hook-up and meter in place. With gorgeous views, great riding, and nearby shopping, THIS is the place to be. 10 Acres. Owner is a New Mexico Licensed Real Estate Broker. MLS #201201678 $175,000

More than 2 or 4 horses? Chickens? Goats? THIS LOS CABALLOS LAND IS THE ANSWER

Casa Alto 923 Alto Unit A $450,000 MLS 201203503

Casa Cerros 2016 Cerros Colorados Just Sold MLS 201200847

Casa Yasmime 942 Paseo Del Sur $925,000 MLS 201201714

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Casita Guadalupe 242 Closson Unit 3 Just Sold MLS 201201133

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83 La Pradera Open concept, soaring ceilings. Large master bed/bath, 2-person, jet tub, walkin closet. Stainless appl. Slate, bamboo floors. Views! Patios! Custom blinds, evap cooler. Loft. Newer roof. 599 access. MLS #201200796 $399,900

James Congdon 505.490.2800

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Fully uypdated, 2,054 sq ft home in historic Eldorado. Pitched Propanel roof, fully landscaped gardens, Craftsman windows, many extras, with paved access. MLS #201202336 $339,900

1233 Cerro Gordo

Newly priced Eastside, single family, passive solar residence on 1/4 acre, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Property fully walled and fenced. MLS #201202054 $449,000

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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 MonThs FeaTured Condos and TownhoMes las camPanas

Villa san francisco

17 plaza del Corazon An adobe jewel box in Las Campanas, flagstone floors, plastered interior walls, four kiva fireplaces, beautiful ceiling treatments in every room and the magical location overlooking the lake and the two 18th finishing holes on the Jack nicklaus signature sunrise and sunset courses. furniture, artwork, equity membership included. 2 br, 3 ba, 2180 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 0.25 acres. santafeProperties.com/201203812

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laurie Farber-Condon 412.9912

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2704 B herradura behind a custom new mexico gate and tall adobe-style wall is a lovely home with many interesting features. it includes a soaring two-story living room and kiva fireplace. one bedroom is used as a library with ample shelves. between 1775 and 1800 sq.ft. the privacy expands to the patio adjacent to a treed common area. 3 br, 2 ba, 2-car garage. santafeProperties.com/201203323

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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

lou gonzales 660.9099

ed reid 577.6259

4137 whispering wing road one of the lowest priced homes in nava ade! this is a very nice home with updated wood laminate floors. Inside you will find lovely beamed ceilings, and outside there is a cute yard with room to garden. close to pool, recreation area and outdoor trail, plus a porch off the master bedroom. this home is ready to move into. 3 br, 2 ba, 1226 sq.ft., 1-car garage. santafeProperties.com/201202676

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audrey Curry 670.1333

Gary boal 660.1897

Gwen GilliGan 660.0500

laUra lichtenstein laUrie farber-condon 470.1098 412.9912

Patrick coe 470.0044

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Villa Lucci 22 Paseo Del Venado $1,595,000 | MLS 201000466

Casa Pueblo 2 Paseo Del Paloma $ 1,400,000 | MLS 201005408

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Rancho De Las Barrancas 40-A Camino Cerrado $1,395,000 | MLS 201200044

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Casa Luna 1200 Callejon Arias $1,300,000 | MLS 201201034

Casa Palacio 606 East Palace Avenue $1,300,000 | MLS 201200798

EFRAIN PRIETO Casa Gecko 1860 Cerros Colorados $1,200,000 | MLS 201201565

Casa Paraiso 757 Paseo Cresta $925,000 | MLS 201201355

Casa Vistas 626 Paseo De La Loma $595,000 | MLS 201103830

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Casa Apache 35 Mescalero Trail $495,000 | MLS 201103536

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PhiliP Vander Wolk! Voted First Place In The 2012 Santa Fe Reporter “Best Of Santa Fe / Best Local Real Estate Broker”

Entertain and Enjoy! 31 A Ute Circle

Versatile spaces, classic living room with parquet floor and kiva, guest apartment with kitchenette, roof top viewing deck, sunroom workout space, bedroom fireplace, and large media/recreation room. 3Br/3Ba, 3698 sq.ft., 2.35 acres

MLS #201203388

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“After 20 years of doing business in Santa Fe, Philip Vander Wolk has taken the art of real estate and turned it into an exhausting but fulfilling science. ‘It’s my goal to build relationships for life out here,’ he says. ‘I believe in following up with customers and staying in contact after the sale. ‘The future of the Santa Fe market is very bright. We offer the same amenities that have attracted people to the area for years. It’s a unique town and it becomes more so every day – we’re in a good position for the future .’” – Santa Fe Reporter, July 25-31, 2012, “Best of Santa Fe”

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his beauty up in La Tierra Nueva boasts a gloriously symmetrical plan: a square formed by the main house with front portal; twin open portales extending out to the guest house and office; and, parallel to the house, a wall with paving and a central fountain. A lush lawn occupies the central area. “It’s hacienda-style around a courtyard, and that patch of green acts like an air conditioner,” said architect and artist Robert T. Ritter, who built the house for his family 17 years ago. He was on horseback at the time. The 11.16-acre property includes a stable and corrals suitable for four horses. “The subdivision is on BLM land; there are gates and you can ride all the way to the Rio Grande,” Ritter said. The house and land offer terrific views of the Santa Fe Ski Basin to the east and the Jemez Mountains away westward. The front doors at 10 Shorthorn Lane open into a long gallery with the living room straight ahead and bedroom suites at either end. A standout in the living room is the large, stone fireplace with a great screen by Bob Larison, who also did the door hardware. The fireplaces in this home are all different, variations in carved adobe and stone. Ritter employed Dennis Sanders, Sparky’s Metalworks, for the gates and the kitchen fireplace that bears the emblem of the ranch. 40

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The main house, featuring 18-inch adobe walls, is a little over 3,400 square feet. The details — including brick-on-sand floors, hand-troweled plaster walls and a consistent ceiling treatment of planks above beams on corbels — are traditionally styled, but there is nonetheless a subtle contemporary flavor. “The rooms are generously sized but understated, I would say, and it’s meant to be that way because this is a full-time home,” said Realtor Jennifer Tomes. “It’s a showpiece in a different way: stately but understated.” The country kitchen has custom cabinets, a big island with a Viking cooktop, sandstone countertops, two pantries, and a kiva fireplace. Adjacent are a dining area and a former child play area that is now an office nook, which could also serve as a butler’s pantry. The interior wall along the gallery is adobe and acts as a heat sink to moderate internal temperatures. When needed, there is forced-air heating and refrigerated air conditioning. The thriving landscaping is rampant with perennials: roses and asters, daisies, columbines, yarrow, and other drought-tolerant flowering plants, shaded by large cottonwoods. The tree list includes cherry and pear trees outside the guest house and office, respectively. “Adobe Rose” — the family home is named after Ritter’s wife, Connie Rose Ritter — is listed by Jennifer Tomes with Dougherty Real Estate Co. for $2.25 million.

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8 E. GOLDEN EAGLE. The inspired courtyard of this magnificent home in Las Campanas offers a glimpse of the beauty awaiting inside this 3 bedroom, 3½ bath home with exceptional finishes. The living room, formal dining room and library are accessed from the foyer and a vestibule leads into the large, kitchen, with high-end appliances, and eating & sitting area. The master bedroom suite is nicely sequestered for privacy and includes a heated and air conditioned screened-in sleeping porch. A dining portal off the formal dining room and an outdoor kitchen in the backyard are great for entertaining. The rooftop deck is the perfect place for viewing sunsets and the mountains and is the icing on the cake. MLS #201202740 $1,499,000 Clara L. Dougherty • 505.690 .0471 • claradough@gmail.com

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16 N. CAMINO DON CARLOS. This custom designed home incorporates both traditional Southwestern and contemporary design elements. The 3 bedroom, 3½ bath main house features a massive great room with 18 foot ceilings, vigas, fireplace and spiral staircase leading to a loft. The flexible floor plan also includes a formal dining room, gourmet eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and kiva fireplace, family room/den, antique doors, flagstone floors and beautiful accent tile work, plus a detached 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom guest casita. Additionally there is an attached 2-car garage plus a detached 2-car garage with additional storage and views galore. MLS #201202897 $897,500 Clara L. Dougherty • 505.690 .0471 • claradough@gmail.com

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104 CAMINO CHUPADERO. Resting on 7+ acres of land, this wonderful ranchito has 3 wells, 2 ponds, acequia rights, 3 pastures and mature trees, all bordering the Chupadero River. The 3 bedroom double adobe is sophisticated and understated with traditional hand-plastered walls, cathedral ceilings, and brick and oak floors. The compound has a swimming pool and large spa, an equipment garage with office, a double garage, a freestanding chicken coop and an incredible horse facility that includes a well-equipped barn with 4 stalls and runs, heated tack room, half bath, and separate loafing shed and round pen. MLS #201201920 $1,495,000 Jennifer Tomes • 505.690 .6477 • jentomes@me.com

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34 GOODNIGHT TRAIL. Gorgeous, contemporary Pueblo-style home in La Tierra Nueva. Completely renovated and remodeled by Wolf Corp., this 4 bedroom adobe home on 10.35 acres is loaded with details: American Clay wall finishes, custom cabinetry, built-in bookshelves, skylights, vigas and coved ceilings, window coverings, custom art lighting, and plenty of storage throughout (including a large walk-in closet in the master suite). The gourmet kitchen is equipped with state-of-the-art appliances, including an induction stove top. Beautifully landscaped with two walled and landscaped courtyards. MLS #201103432 $1,875,000 Clara L. Dougherty • 505.690 .0471 • claradough@gmail.com

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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 studio/garage/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

82 CANYON HILL LANE. Amazing design. Amazing location. Minimal carbon footprint. This well-proportioned and finely detailed 4 bedroom, 2 3/4 bath, contemporary home focuses on the quality of space with a unique, open floor plan bermed into the mountainside. The design of the house facilitates community and is as perfect for family living as it is for entertaining. Bordering the Santa Fe National Forest, there is endless appeal here for outdoor enthusiasts, and with a net zero utility cost this green, solar house is a rare and striking home in the treetops, yet close to everything town has to offer. MLS #201203603 $1,100,000 Jennifer Tomes • 505.690 .6477 • jentomes@me.com

44 BRASS HORSE ROAD. This exceptional, 4 bedroom contemporary, Pueblostyle home in Arroyo Hondo is situated on 5 beautiful acres and surrounded by the 100+ acre Arroyo Hondo Pueblo Conservancy. With 360º views, the 4,823 sq. ft. adobe home is built in a circular plan to take in all aspects of its surroundings and has a gorgeous rock wall that moves from the outside inside as an entryway. Designed to take advantage of the outdoors and the wonders of the area, extensive portals provide additional living and dining spaces around the stunning, negative edge swimming pool. The perfect home for both formal or relaxed entertaining. MLS #201200991 $2,575,000 Clara L. Dougherty • 505.690.0471 • claradough@gmail.com

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Reclaimed wastewater use in Santa Fe Beginning in 2003 and continuing until this past spring, the Club at Las Campanas was a buyer of reclaimed wastewater delivered by pipeline from the city’s wastewater-treatment plant (located just west of 599 and north of the airport). Then the operators of the two golf courses opted instead to buy county-supplied raw water from the Buckman Direct Diversion (BDD) for irrigation. But when BDD was shut down in July (during peak irrigation season) because of the high sediment load (turbidity) of the Rio Grande, the city approved the limited-term sale to Las Campanas of county-owned raw aquifer water from the Buckman Well Field. The long-term resolution of this issue is a legal/political matter among the city, county, and Las Campanas, but it seems an appropriate time to consider what the city is doing with its treated effluent, now more conventionally described as “reclaimed wastewater.” At the request of the Public Utilities Committee, city staff members are updating the 1998 Treated Effluent Manage-

ment Plan to evaluate reclaimed wastewater use in Santa Fe. Due at least in part to the success of various water-conservation programs that the city has implemented since the original plan was adopted in 1998, the projections for reclaimed wastewater were about twice what is actually available now. The new plan, with recommendations, should be presented to the governing body by the end of this year. The update will include a review of the current uses and use volumes of reclaimed wastewater, existing contractual obligations, and other possible reclaimed wastewater usage options. The process also involves a citizen working group and includes solicitation of community stakeholders. In updating the plan, the city has made the assumptions that no more reclaimed water than is currently produced will be available and that the treatment plant will continue to meet its obligations. During 2011, the city produced 5,464.25 acre-feet of reclaimed wastewater. (An acre-foot of water equals 325,851

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“Drew worked with them and got them approved and I worked with John on the scope of work,” Bradley f you’re looking at buying a house with a said. “We considered both the mandatories and the price tag of $300,000 or less and you want client’s wish-list items. We had to eliminate some of to do $100,000 or so worth of upgrades and those, but we got the number down to something improvements, check into the 203(k) loan everyone was pleased with.” program. The U.S. Department of Housing & One of the important mandatory repairs was corUrban Development (HUD) calls the 203(k) recting a sheetrock void, left by a previous contractor its primary program for the rehabilitation and repair or installer, in the furnace room. A big wish-list item of single-family properties. “That’s true, but it’s also a they were working on was putting a photovoltaic good vehicle to put into one loan the things you want system on the garage roof. to do with the house when you buy it,” said Steven “That’s a good example of a 203(k) refi,” Bradley Bradley. “Do you want to buy a house but you don’t said. “Some properties, however, have so many manlike the kitchen? You can do a remodel using this, and datory repair requirements that the loan will never close on the house as upgraded.” work: you won’t have anything left for upgrades. You Bradley is a certified 203(k) loan consultant and get an old adobe house on a stone foundation with a rater in the HERS [Home Energy Rating System] bad drainage and no ventilation and a real old electriprogram. He and his partner, Eduardo Montenegro, cal system? No. You’ve got a cripple on your hands. established Green Building Associates a little over a If you love it, you need to have the cash to buy it, not year ago. Montenegro is a builder; Bradley’s responsithrough an FHA program.” bility was to become the technical guru. He has been The 203(k) does cost more up front. “HUD requires working as a HERS rater, including doing all of the the 203(k) consultant to be on the job, so I get paid on energy work at Rancho Viejo. the fee schedule for that, basically engineering fees for He is a member of the Santa Fe Association of Realdoing the scope of work in the manner required by tors and of the Santa Fe Area Home Builders AssociaFHA, and for needed inspections. tion. “That’s where I picked up on the 203(k) program “Also, although it’s not required, it is desirable that last fall,” Bradley said. “There was a presentation and I I do the draw inspections, because I know about the thought, ‘I can do that.’ I’m an engineer, I built a home, project, and I do that for $150 a draw plus mileage. I’ve worked as a plumber, and I had a cabinet shop. When I submit a draw, the lender sends out two “What happens in the 203(k) is you get an appraisal checks: one to me and one to the contractor.” and then another appraisal as repaired or upgraded, HUD has a Streamlined 203(k) program that Courtesy steven Bradley then when you close, the repair/upgrade amounts go permits homebuyers to finance up to an additional Buy it and fix it! The 203(k) loan can be a winner in situations like this one, into escrow. The lender has two pots, the second one where a canale leaked to the inside wall for a couple of years or longer while the $35,000 into their mortgage to improve or upgrade to pay your contractor. The work has to be done in six home was vacant. The canale and adjacent roof were easily repaired, the interior their home before move-in. months. You have to deal with draw inspectors, who plaster replaced, then a specialty painter made it look great again. “If you have a house that needs structural repairs, make inspections as the work is being done so they you can’t use the Streamline,” Bradley advised. “If it’s a Older homes in poorly maintained condition are not can get money to pay the contractors.” clean house and you find the mandatories are pretty minialways a good choice for a 203(k) loan unless other factors The FHA-insured HUD 203(k) loan has been around for mal but the buyer really wants granite countertops, cool: it such as location or comps can boost the appraised value. more than 30 years. will all get done under $35,000. Newer houses are a better bet because they were built to “We’ve been pushing that hard to try get rid of the bank“When you end up with a house that will meet the FHA codes that provide basic safety and health features. The loan owned inventory out there,” said Kim Shanahan, director appraiser’s repair problems and it’s less than $35,000, I’m can be used to upgrade kitchens and bathrooms, provide a of the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association. “It’s a not involved. The lender just runs it through HUD and it new roof and raise the energy efficiency of the home. one-stop loan with money attached for remodleing. If you becomes a Streamline mortgage and there are no draw or At the time of our interview in early August, Bradley was have a repo sale at $150,000 and you want to put $100,000 consultant fees.” working on a 203(k) prospect in Eldorado. It was a foreinto it, the loan is $250,000; the caveat is that that has to be The regular 203(k) mortgage costs an additional point closed house that had been empty for three years and had supported by the appraisal, but I think that’s going pretty or so, and Bradley said the consultant’s fees will add $1,000 well. Most bank-owned properties are at 50 percent of their been vandalized. There was some necessary ground work to $1,500 or more to the job costs. “The other side is that former value and of course it’s case by case, but for the most to correct a drainage problem threatening the foundation, the product will be to FHA standards and the checks and and the kitchen needed a ventilation system. Otherwise, it part you’d assume the appraisal would support the finished balances in the 203(k) process force a fair treatment by apwas essentially a sound house, so it was a good candidate product.” praisers, lenders, consultants and contractors. for the loan. Bradley said the 203(k) is well-suited to the purchase “For any Realtor in the SFAR, I will walk through a “I’m doing another one with Drew Richman, a lender of newer homes with relatively minor repairs but with house and give them all of the mandatory repairs that I upgrade needs. By contrast, older homes may have so many here in town, and John Young, a 203(k)-certified contracsee, verbally, and pro bono, because the Realtors need the tor. They were dealing with a house off of Rufina Road repair/upgrade issues relating to the FHA requirements for education on these things and as marketing I need to get to that they wanted to get refinanced and there were some soundness, safety and health that the costs overwhelm the know my Realtors better.” things the clients wanted to do for the house and it became potential buyer looking for a way into a low-priced house. Contact Steven Bradley at 983-5125 or go to www.hud. a pretty clear candidate for a 203(k) because the level of “Furthermore,” he said, “the purchase price plus the gov and enter “203k” in the Search window to find out investment they wanted was significant and they had solid mandatory repair costs may quickly exceed the comps in more about this loan product. income. the area, causing the FHA appraisal to nix the mortgage.”

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WaterenergyNexus

Save energy, save water Water requires energy and energy requires water. As the climate warms and droughts increase, demand for water is growing in Northern New Mexico. Pumping more water or transferring water from other areas doesn’t solve this problem. Instead, transport requires more power generation and therefore more power plants. The solution to our water needs shouldn’t pollute our skies. Clearly, we must look to other solutions to solve our water needs. A National Resource Defense Council study concluded that there are more than 60,000 water systems and 15,000 wastewater systems in the United States. These systems are among the country’s largest energy consumers, using about 75 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) per year nationally — that’s 3 percent of this country’s annual electricity consumption, just to treat and deliver water. This demand is equivalent to the entire residential demand for the state of California. If San Diego relied on water conservation instead of additional water from Northern California to provide the next 100,000 acre-feet of water, it would save water and enough energy to provide electricity for 25 percent of all of

the households in the city. Traditional power plants use lots of water and pollute the environment. An average coal plant consumes 390 gallons of water for every megawatt-hour (MWh) generated. Coal-fired power plants mine and use coal, which also requires water. Some literally goes up the stack. Some of it is used for cleaning and is too dirty to reuse. A portion of it is used solely for cooling and is returned to the local water supply. The Peabody Power Plant in Northern New Mexico is a slurry plant that uses vast amounts of water just to produce and transport fuel. All centralized powergeneration systems, including solar and wind, use water. Distribution systems also require water to build; consequently, traditional power generation and distribution literally use tons of water each and every day. As with most resources, the more local and community-scaled our power generation is, the less water is used or in need of treatment. Wind systems and small, distributed photovoltaic systems use virtually no water to operate, while nuclear and coal use prodigious amounts. Manufacturing

solar panels and wind turbines does require water; however, it is not an extensive amount. Tar sands (our future oil supply) are projected to require 55 to 165 gallons of water per barrel of oil produced. A sea of water just to meet our oil appetite, not including the water required to produce our electricity needs. Water and energy usage are inextricably linked. Conserve one and you conserve the other. Consume one and you consume the other. The most direct way to avoid the need for a kilowatt-hour of electricity or a gallon of water is to avoid waste: refuse, recycle, reuse — don’t consume. Before you look at how to get more of your energy and water needs met, start by conserving both. It is far better for the environment and can save your budget when you do decide to install such a system, as the size will match your reduced needs. Be aggressive on water conservation. You’ll not only save water, you’ll also save energy, which in turn saves water. Cities around the country and the world are discovering the direct link between water, energy and carbon dioxide emissions. Aggressive water-conservation programs (including larger incentives and

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increased awareness programs) can be part of the solution to big issues such as future water supply needs, growth constraints within cities, and air pollution. We need to protect not just the water, but our clear blue skies as well. Doug Pushard, the founder of the website www.HarvestH2o.com, has designed and installed residential rainwater systems for 12 years. A member of Santa Fe Water Conservation Committee and a board member of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association, he can be reached at Doug@HarvestH2o.com.

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

Homes $80,000 $81,000 $87,000 $89,000 $99,000 $99,500 $105,000 $109,900

$112,000 $115,000 $117,500 $125,500 $127,000 $150,000 $151,500 $152,000 $155,000

$165,000 $170,000 $170,010 $174,900 $179,000 $188,000 $199,000 $199,990 $205,000

Homes $189,000 $234,650 $370,000 $465,000

$205,000 $207,000 $216,000 $220,000 $220,000 $227,900 $230,000 $232,320 $236,000

$253,000 $274,710 $275,000 $275,000 $297,000 $310,000 $315,000 $329,250 $348,000

$475,000 $575,000 $655,625 $690,000 $974,000

$375,000 $385,000 $389,000 $395,000 Land (None)

$984,500 $1,325,000 Land $120,000

Homes $232,000 $270,000 $300,000 $379,900 $380,000 $396,000 $410,000 $442,500

Homes $342,000 $450,000 $456,560

$540,000 $750,000 $805,000 $875,000

$890,000 $920,000 $1,100,000

Land (None)

$545,000 $550,000 $645,000

Homes $187,000 $189,000 $245,000 $259,900 $265,000 $283,000 $373,415 $475,000

Homes $19,000 $209,900 $240,000 $260,000 $275,000 $279,000 $295,000

Land $72,500 $185,500 $230,000

$507,500 $520,000 $525,000 $525,000 $530,000 $570,000 $642,500 $667,500 $920,000

$308,000 $385,000 $418,000 $420,000 $645,000 $695,000 $732,500 $960,000

$1,045,000 $1,345,000 $1,730,000 Land $110,000 $247,000

$1,050,000 $1,485,000 $1,800,000 Land $100,000 $135,000 $185,000

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Homes $59,850 $170,000

$179,000 $185,000 $202,000

$215,000 $249,500 $364,000

$405,000 $476,000

Land $108,000 $230,000 Homes $160,000 $175,000

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$193,000 $220,000 $233,500

$275,000 $277,000 $320,000

$330,000 $357,000 $375,000

$480,000 Land (None)

Homes $79,000 $370,000 $410,000 $460,000 $490,000 $500,000

$558,000 $565,000 $700,000 Land (None)

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unique fence is going up on Canyon Road. On the western border of a large, old, and wellknown garden, the fence is being reconstructed, including a singularly curvy top rail, by Charles Coffman, restoration specialist with the Historic Santa Fe Foundation. “These Canyon Road properties slope down to the river and this fence was made as a stylized transition for that elevation change,” said Elaine Bergman, executive director of the foundation, which owns the garden and the house known as El Zaguan. The original fence is thought to date to James L. Johnson’s most prosperous years of ownership, between 1854 to 1881. Johnson was a Santa Fe Trail merchant; his family was associated with the house for more than 75 years. A search in the digital archives of the 163-year-old Santa Fe New Mexican produced no information about the Johnson fence. The 1915 obituary for his Chihuahua-born wife mentioned that her late husband was “one of the pioneers of Santa Fe, coming here in a prairie schooner from Baltimore more than a half century ago.” (An aside: a notice in the newspaper of Dec. 2, 1880, reported that Johnson was unanimously elected to membership in the Santa Fe Hook and Ladder Company during the organization’s first regular meeting. During the meeting, another member named James Fickett was directed “to make inquiries as to the cost of uniforms for the members” when he was to visit New York a few days hence.) Anyway, the origin of the fence remains a mystery. “This is the type of feature you might see on the East Coast. Who might have built it?” Bergman wondered. “This was a different level of craftsmanship, a different aesthetic, and a different type of joinery than we see in other features on this property.” The August issue of the Historic Santa Fe Foundation (HSFF) newsletter says the remnants of the Victorian-era fence were put in storage “until we were able to devote time and funds to restore it.” The rebuilding was begun in 2011 after some “massive lumber components” were purchased from Spotted Owl Timber in Santa Fe. Many of the main elements of the fence were assembled this summer by Coffman, along with Bobby Wilson, the HSFF’s other maintenance employee, and Keri Stevenson, its 2012 Faith and John Gaw Meem Preservation Trades Intern.

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Sunwest Construction Specialties donated fabrication of the 126 pickets, each one requiring 21 cuts. Coffman and his team set to the fine work of chiseling square mortises for the pickets. “Whoever built this fence knew what they were doing,” he said in praise of the original structure. “We don’t see this kind of construction in Santa Fe.” “Keri really wanted experience in carpentry and she actually stayed on a couple of weeks beyond her internship to work on the fence project,” Bergman said. “After you cut

a couple of those square mortises, you have to sharpen your chisels and she did that.” She also cut some of the square mortises — including the challenging ones in the top, curved rail — to accommodate tight-fitting pickets. The whole fence is fastned to a special wood sill on top of the old stone wall bordering the El Zaguan garden. “What we have now is a copy of the original that was totally rotted out,” Bergman said. “It’s wider than the wall so the water drains off.

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The fence in about 1920

“Charles thinks they built that sill and then built the whole fence as one piece and lifted it on.” As in all the work the foundation does on the nine historic properties it owns, as much old material as possible is being preserved in the reconstruction. The HSFF board could just as easily have approved an easier type of fence, one that didn’t require so many dollars and man-hours. But the nonprofit foundation has a reputation for going out of its way to be faithful to the past — to the city’s historic architecture and to its creators. Another recent example was the nearly $140,000, historically authentic terne-plate roof the HSFF replaced on the Felipe B. Delgado House in early 2011. “The board might have let us put up a prefab metal roof, but there would be no memory of the craftsmanship that went into the original roof,” Bergman said.

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What are homebuyers doing? Today the housing market numbers are front-page news. Often what is missing is the rest of story about homebuyer behavior. Information about any local real-estate market is accessible online from anywhere at any time day or night. According to recent surveys by the National Association of Realtors and Zillow, 30 to 40 percent of all buyers using realtor.com or zillow.com access them from their smart iPhone or Android. This new trend signals a shift in the importance of technology in real-estate marketing. It is no longer possible to just “keep up” with technology. Mobile devices are here and radically changing the behavior of buyers. What does this shift mean for home sellers and their agents? The short answer is that the time to adapt is now as this rapid change in technology is blending with shifts in social media and mobile communication. Buyers want instant information and a similar response. They expect to get one in 15 minutes from an

agent via text, phone, email or SM (social media). When they have no response to their online inquiry, they typically move on to the next agent or property. Often homebuyers will turn to their social-media sphere using Twitter and Facebook for answers not only about Santa Fe lifestyle but for answers on homeowner association dues, crime rates, or schools. Where does this leave sellers if their agents are not working online using mobile technologies, real-estate applications and social networking sites? The answer is out of the homebuying loop and stream of conversation about real estate online. The new sign of the times is not the real estate yard sign in front of your home. It is more about the quality of professional photographs, videos and information about your home generated by a Google search and how it looks on a device. Next, the response time of your agent and his or her social-media connections is becoming

paramount in the homebuying process. What is remarkable is how fast Google or someone in your social-networking sphere will provide an answer. People still want to talk or text with another human about real estate. Many homebuyers are not only qualified but also tech-savvy. They want your agent to be on mobile devices, use text communication and simplify the endless paperwork of a realestate transaction with electronic delivery. Sellers are learning from experience that agents who invest in smart phones and tablets as well as adapt to social networking online are selling homes in this new landscape of challenging markets. They want their agents to use social media to attract buyers. Many real estate pros know they have to go beyond promoting listings on a web page. As homebuyers are demanding, agents need to be not only available but open to engaging with the home-buying consumer in the stream of real-estate conversations online. Buyers

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A series in the life of an escrow It all begins with the offer and acceptance skilfully negotiated by the real-estate agents representing the buyer and the seller. The buyer Tenders a written offer to purchase (or accepts the seller’s counter-offer) accompanied by a good-faith deposit amount; Approves and signs the escrow instructions and related instruments; Approves the preliminary report or title commitment and any property disclosure or inspection report required in the purchase and sale agreement; Approves and signs loan documents and fulfills any remaining conditions contained in the contract, lender’s instructions, and/or the escrow instructions; Deposits funds necessary to close the escrow; and Approves any changes by signing amendments in the escrow instructions. The lender Begins the qualification process; Orders and reviews the property appraisal, credit report, verification of employment, verification of deposit(s), preliminary report and related information; Submits the entire package to the

loan underwriters for approval. When approved, loan conditions and titleinsurance requirements are established; Informs the buyer of the loan approval terms amd provides a good-faith estimate of the closing costs; Deposits the loan documents and instructions with the settlement agent for buyer’s approval and signature; and Reviews and approves the executed loan package and coordinates the loan funding with the escrow officer. The escrow settlement officer Receives an order for escrow and title services; Places an order for title commitment; Acts impartial, in a fiduciary capacity, for all documents and monies required to complete the transaction per written instructions of the principals; Reviews documents received in the escrow: title commitment, payoff, new loan package and other related instruments; Reviews the conditions in the lender’s instructions including the hazard- and title-insurance requirements; Presents statements, loan package(s), closing statements and other related documents to the principal(s) for approval and signature, and requests the balance of the buyer’s funds; Receives the proceeds of the loan(s)

from the lender(s); Assisted by title personnel, records the deed, mortgage and other documents required to complete the transaction with the county recorder, and orders the title insurance policies; Closes the transaction by disbursing the proceeds to the seller, paying off existing encumbrances and other obligations; and Delivers the appropriate statements, funds and remaining documents to the principals, agents and/or lenders. The seller Accepts the buyer’s offer to purchase and initial good-faith deposit to open escrow; Submits documents and information, such as tax receipts and addresses of lien holders, to escrow holder; Approves and signs the escrow instructions, grant deed and related documents required to complete the transaction; Fulfills any remaining conditions specified in the contract and/or escrow instructions, and approves the payoff demands; Approves any final changes by signing amendments to the escrow instructions or contract; Examines the public records affecting the real property and issues a prelimi-

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nary report or title commitment; Determines the requirements and documents needed to complete the transaction and advises the escrow settlement officer and/or agents; Reviews and approves the signed documents, releases and the order for title insurance, prior to the closing date; then The title company records the signed documents with the county recorder’s office and prepares to issue the titleinsurance policies. 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.

Building permits SANTA FE COUNTY building permits issued from mid-July to mid-August included the following:

$275,000 Bennett-Cumming, 286 Cam. Cerro Chato. $75,000. Gabe Cisneros, 2 Arroyo Viejo. $420,000.

La Nueva Querencia, 10 La Pradera. $67,819. Univest-Rancho Viejo, 45 Johnson Mesa. $150,000. — 56 Victorio Peak. $245,000. Roxanne & Paul GibsonBarber, 4 Punta del Cazador.

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

Infinite Ambitions, 3050 Calle Nueva Vista. $189,000. — 3228 Calle Nueva Vista. $180,000. — 3274 Calle Nueva Vista. $180,000. Homewise, Inc., 712 Luna

Vista. $204,000. — 716 Luna Vista. $238,000. — 721 Luna Vista. $238,000. Brian & Marisa Snyder, 2089 Pinon Bluffs Dr. $347,000. Borrego Construction, 453 Calle Volver. $140,000. Patricia McNeil, 1836 Cristobal Ln. $320,997. Pulte Development of NM, 3804 Montana Verde Rd. $202,747. — 3830 Montana Verde Rd.

$254,942. — 3154 Floras Del Sol St. $216,594. — 5908 Terra De Coral St. $114,811. Dale Eiserman, 124 Canterra Cir. $300,000.

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ESPAÑOLA - Well kept 3 BR, 1 3/4 BA home in the Valley Estates Subdivision, featuring living/dining combo, hardwood, vinyl & carpet flooring, evaporative cooling, wrought iron windows, 2 car garage, all city utilities, large enclosed back yard and beautiful front yard. .34 ac. $192,500 ESPAÑOLA - El Llano area. Great opportunity on this multi-level building, presently used as a church. Make it your own with 5760 sq. ft. Many possibilities, lots of open space, plenty of rooms and storage, 4 bathrooms, sound room, nice kitchen with dining area, hot water & electric baseboard heating, nice landscaping, plenty of parking, front and back. A Must See!! 1.223 ac $275,000 ABIQUIU - Adobe home on the Chama River, featuring 3 BR, 2 BA, 2550 sq. ft., 4 kiva fireplaces, nichos, tile & wood flooring, vigas, large south windows, spiral staircase with views of Pedernal, natural landscape, detached garage/workshop, own well & septic, plus many more features. 27.610 ac $500,000

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Medanales: 5.47 ac $70,000 Mesa de Poleo: 21.6 ac $95,000 Abiquiu: 4.86 ac $125,000 Espanola: 1.14 ac $160,000 Espanola: 4.6 ac $182,000 Espanola: 1.26 ac $220,000 El Guique: 34 ac & 160 ac trs.

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

CANYONLANDS Hear the Silence – Feel the Spirit! Once part of a Spanish land grant, this spectacular 520 acre borders the Rio Puerco stream and is surrounded by the dramatic color of Prieta Mesa, Ghost Ranch and the mysterious Cerro Pedernal. Diverse topography includes rock towers and cliffs, deep red canyons and sage brush plants rimmed with piñon and juniper trees overlooking its own rock-strewn canyons and ancients cottonwood-lined stream. Covenants and conservation easements protect your privacy and the sanctity of the surrounding 7,000 acres, assuring this grandeur and pristine beauty will be preserved forever. Only 90 minutes to Santa Fe!* MLS 201203320

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MESA DE LUMBRE – LOT 3 This is an amazing parcel in the most beautiful part of Georgia O’Keeffe Country. Enjoy the rose and gold cliffs painted on Prieta Mesa while Cerro Pedernal rises majestically on the eastern Horizon. Nestled on its own mesa and ideal for hiking or riding. Lot 3 has 360˚ views and total privacy. Don’t miss this one. Additional acreage available. Deep in the beauty of Northern New Mexico while only 75 minutes to Santa Fe. *Owner is a Licensed New Mexico Real Estate Broker SALE PRICE $130,000

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