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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What is important to you?

If it is important to you, do you nurture and protect it? Do you feed it and help it grow? Do you lock it up at night and create layers of security so it will not be taken away from you? If it is important to you, could you exist without it? We all have […]

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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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The Russians are coming!

That old movie was a hoot, as I remember it. The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming! Oops. The Russians have landed here, by the way. If you own or post to a website, your visitor numbers might resemble mine lately. I asked my web designer Kendra Arnold, highly recommended by yours truly, about […]

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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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Observing the shift

Santa Fe New Mexico is by many measures a smallish town. We are well-known by name and cherished by many current and future residents. Some say millions visit Santa Fe every year, making it feel much larger, but those visitors stay and then leave. Other residents only live here part-time. So you could say we […]

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At the first quarter pole

Three months in the books and we can say the year looks promising, although best ever or wonderful do not need to be said. No predictions here, yet March this year was a busy month with more sales recorded (from the Santa Fe Association of Realtors database known as MLS) than all but 4 of […]

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Who should you trust?

Someone once said “trust your gut” and others have said “follow the money” while an obvious good rule of thumb is to pay the most attention to facts when considering something. Is it possible to do all of these, and more, when you are about to make a decision? If you are selecting a professional […]

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