The Home Stretch

The year 2020 is just about over and for most, the end could not come soon enough. With the pandemic raging to new heights it is more important than ever to protect yourself and loved ones by staying home. Looking back, 2020 was not a complete loss as people took this opportunity to change gears […]

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Covid 19 & Santa Fe Housing Market Update

Normally about this time, we would be sharing the 1st quarter market statistics that were recently published by the Santa Fe Association of Realtors to provide an update on our local housing market. However, with the Governor’s mandated shut-down and the socio-economic crisis we find ourselves in, the million-dollar question we are asked is, how […]

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Same song, different verse

Take a quick look at the most recently updated statistics on this blog site and tell me, honestly, if you think sales units would be down if there was a selection of homes for buyers looking under $500,000. Go ahead, I’ll wait. It is not pleasant to report that sales are down, but they are. […]

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2018 in review = part one

Actually in the rear view mirror, we’ll now look at 2018 for statistics relevant to Santa Fe residential real estate. I’ll point out a few things available for you to see on the spreadsheets and charts I have posted (see left margin for access to same). An annual posting known as Fourth Quarter Sales shows […]

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Stop making sense (when did you…?)

Interest rates are inching upwards, slowly but surely. Rate monitors say long-term residential mortgage rates have gone up about ONE percent over the last 12 months and another ONE percent is forecast for the next 12 months. What does that mean? It means that more and more people will be priced out of buying the […]

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Not my President

Yes, the title of this post is correct. It is exactly what I meant to type in the headline space. If you are highly sensitive and thin-skinned and lean right (politically speaking) you may want to quit reading. I am passionate about what is going on and I cannot avoid using this blog to speak […]

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Careful what you wish for

You had plenty to be worried about over the last 10 years including ‘will my home ever sell’ or ‘will I ever see my 401-K regain the level it was at before the storm’. You didn’t know if you’d ever get what you paid for when you finally sold that house. You would have loved […]

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Glad to report the news

What a year, what a year! It was easily the best in at least the past 10 years and the foundation for continued growth and prosperity in the real estate sector is solid. The breakdown in price ranges tells the tale in more detail, but you can guess the variations if you have been a […]

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