A time of transition

Over the next month or so this blogsite will undergo some changes in authorship and management. Eventually the style and design will likely change also, but that will be up to the new administrators. A little review; many years ago I started a monthly newsletter with information about Santa Fe residential real estate. It has […]

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Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumber

The guys and gals that fix your things are probably pretty good at it, or you might not return to them to fix whatever broke. The people who wait on you when you are dining out are probably attentive and courteous and provide excellent service (someone else does the cooking, not the wait staff) and […]

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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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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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The St. Patrick’s day shuffle

This time of the calendar year we see the start of heavy numbers of newly listed property show up. A typical day now sees 30 plus new listings and maybe 8 sold properties. At that rate the inventory climbs rapidly and the balanced market we enjoyed during the winter shifts to become a buyers market […]

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Responding to cries for attention

Few children fail to master the skill of gaining attention from their parents and caregivers. Some have multiple ways to get attention, with noise or actions or facial expressions. And we all probably know plenty of adults that still use their bag of tricks to get attention for whatever selfish reason they possess. Sometimes making […]

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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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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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