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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Corrections and new ups

Sorry, I rushed out some reports and published them on this site yesterday only to be informed by some loyal and astute readers that some of the data was quite out of date (2010?). A portion of that last blog post was about how many problems we had back then, but the numbers were supposed […]

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It won’t stop

Growing, that is. It will not stop growing until it is cut down and the root ball is removed. I am talking about the ubiquitous “Siberian Elm”  – Ulmus pumila – that is everywhere and budding out right now. Drive down many streets in the established parts of Santa Fe, or along many roads in the […]

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What is your hot button?

I welcome others doing any analysis of statistics for residential real estate in Santa Fe County. Please publish and please document what you have found. I treat all information as helpful and important. Hoping all of you will do the same. But someone was recently quoted as saying inventory had climbed higher than it was […]

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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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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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On the sunny side of the street

When you are wishing for a day when you might dance and sing, it’s the sunny side that helps you get into that mood. As bright as can be, close enough for warmth, yet at a safe distance to benefit instead of scald, our sun is a super star to us. It warms us through […]

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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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Wish you were here

What a time to be in Santa Fe! As of now we have over 70 inches of snow base on the ski mountain and the shops are full of gifts for those you love. We have many worthy charities that will accept your donation and we have hundreds of fine restaurants (and cafes) that will […]

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