Priced to sell, maybe

It is difficult to break away from the pack and go forward alone. Well, for some it is difficult while we all know others that never do things the same way as everyone else. Pricing a home when listing it for sale is an art and a science. And very few sellers want to go […]

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A moment of balance

Librans like to focus on balance and harmony. There is a time when balance in the real estate market can be found and its right about now. This is the time we change over from cool to warm when taking the temperature of our market. We’ve had enough of tepid. What happened in June is […]

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Housing matters

Now and again I post a link to an article that seems more informative than most I see related to real estate. And the MacArthur Foundation has posted an article that puts the national mood into perspective on the housing market and the importance of people’s confidence in the recovery. It is worth reading if […]

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Auld Lang Syne (in June?)

A song of goodbye and farewell, of happy trails, sayonara, adios, ciao… a song marking the end of a time and the grand hopes of the beginning of another time… Thank you Robert Burns. We have arrived at the end, the bitter end, of the deep and dark recession that has buried Santa Fe residential […]

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It could happen to you!

Transitional times are the most unsettling; spring is a case in point. New green shoots appear everywhere (more weeds than flowers). Changes to national beliefs create huge divisions among those who want same gender marriage and those who want to keep the status quo. Our neighbor to the North, the lovely state of Colorado, is […]

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It happens every year about this time

Are you a student of real estate and a close observer of Santa Fe NM residential homes and land? There is a phenomenon taking place now that compares with many other annually recurring events and themes. Think of the migration of millions of birds heading North. Or the run-off in the Rio Grande as the […]

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There is always hope

…and it can carry you through much of what you cannot control. At some distant point the gravity of your aspirations will weigh in and hope will not be quite enough. It was good while it lasted. But the day comes when you will have to act and usually with clarity and commitment. The optimism […]

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The foreclosure lessons

A couple of days ago, a daily Santa Fe New Mexican issue included legal notices of three foreclosure actions in progress. It’s public notice to publish the foreclosure action by a note holder against a borrower. Mostly the note holder will end up with ownership and possession of the property after a costly and long […]

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The bell curve is upside down?

Because of some interesting attributes of salespeople, there are many ways to describe the residential real estate market without running out of words. If you are a real estate professional, the phrases can seem to challenge describing a home for sale. One person’s cozy is another’s cramped. Reading the text of an ad is not […]

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