The fudge factor, a strategy

Once upon a time, the Multiple Listing Service was in its infancy and a small group of people sat around a table at La Fonda and talked about their listings; price, location, condition, size, etc. That was the start of the MLS for Santa Fe real estate. Licensing was kind of optional and brokerages were […]

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How do you recognize Cinco de Mayo?

Given the standard evolution of “holidays” into excuses to take off work or celebrate with adult beverages, this one gives people one more reason to smile and raise a toast. The actual day and event that started it is from deep into Old Mexico’s history as the entry from Wikipedia shows:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinco_de_Mayo …not to be […]

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Orange hair and First Quarter results

We all get a kick out of other people on occasion; their words, their appearance, their car driving blunders, etc. But rarely do we get to focus on their character and true being, as that is not often available for us to see. We can chuckle and we can criticize knowing that we do not […]

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It’s complicated…

No, the real estate market is not complicated. It can run hot or it can run cold, sales can climb and/or sales can drop. It can be stagnant and it can be limping along with barely any change month to month.  What is complicated is trying to fit the quality of a home into a […]

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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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Election year and a stock market shakeup

What are the stable factors in our economy today? Growth is primarily in service industry jobs, I guess. And medicine and health care. The energy sector is reeling from low prices and excess inventory. And yet people want to drill baby drill just outside the Chaco Culture National Historical Park because they think they can […]

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May the bird of paradise…

Once or twice a month I wake up in the middle of the night and realize I am tense and gritting my teeth because I think I may have failed to update this blog site. Just kidding; it gets updated with new statistical data every month around the 10th, whether I sleep well or not. […]

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Just try to top this, 2015!

Literally speaking, this past year of 2015 was the best best 2015 ever!! In all my days I have never seen such a 2015 and its unlikely it will ever be matched. It was a unique year in so many ways. It is the only 2015 we will see in our lifetimes. It was 15 years […]

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At the finish line – 12.31.15

Last chance today to sell one more home if you want it to be counted in the 2015 numbers. And what a year it was for Santa Fe residential real estate! We have likely seen the last of the really cheap mortgage money, a national trend, and also have seen inventory drop to the lowest […]

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