Mi Casa es Su Casa

Third quarter sales figures are in for the Santa Fe residential real estate market, and pardon us if they look almost exactly like the 2015 figures, because they are much the same. We are on the mesa top where it not only looks flat, it is flat. Compare one month, one quarter or an annual […]

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No such thing as termites?

In the high desert, such as in Santa Fe, NM, one can be excused for thinking that termites might not thrive, but we can be blessed with them without knowing they have invaded our homes. Yes they exist here and yes they can do serious damage to a home. The general rule is no wood […]

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Get what you pay for, or not…

When you hire a real estate professional to assist you in a real estate transaction, they can be a world of help, or they might just get in the way. They can seemingly work wonders or they could mess up the transaction without even knowing why or how. Each person has a different demeanor and […]

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It’s a horse race, someone said

The race is on and the unpopular candidates have less than 60 days remaining to garner the required votes to move into the White House in January. Where will you be in January? Possibly enjoying a ski run or watching NFL playoff games cheering on the Clevelands? Or maybe escaping the winter cold and eating […]

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Too good to wait

The news out of the Santa Fe residential real estate market is really good today and I just can’t wait until the 10th of September to mention this. As of 10:30 on Sep 2nd, the total monthly units sold in Santa Fe city and county during August 2016 has reached 219. This is fantastic, and […]

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The things we say (write)

When we talk, we say what we want to say, but not everyone will understand it the same way. I don’t think its unique or new, but all of a sudden it seems anyone I listen to must correct me when I try to confirm what I heard. And those that I say something to […]

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Absorption Rate – Defined

Throughout this website and blog, the words Absorption Rate show up, in texts of posts and as titles of four unique and dynamic reports available to you anytime you visit here. What is Absorption Rate and how is it calculated? And what does it mean? I am glad you asked! ¬†Absorption Rate is a calculation […]

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You don’t say

What is the background for putting a positive spin on things, even when the facts don’t indicate “things” are all that positive? Is it “the glass is half full” versus “the glass is half empty”? Possibly some folks keep beating the drum that everything is going up and growing and improving knowing they will be […]

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A testimony to the numbers

Who goes there? Is that another home listed and sold in our MLS system I see reported today? In the last 24 hours, 16 homes have been reported as Sold in our database. 15 of them had some sort of price reduction during the listing term, or sold below asking price. Only one sold at […]

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The cost of disruption

The tech world and its pundits talk about which industry will be disrupted next. Travel agencies are a mere shadow of their former stature. Many industries (banks for example) have consolidated wealth and market share and are doing well with far fewer employees. The taxi cab industry is a recent example of disruption, as is […]

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