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Santa Fe Real Estate Guide

April 2 012

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We Know santa fe Real Estate We Know santa fe Real Estate
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Welcome to to knowingsantafe.com — a completely unique proprietary online experience for those looking Welcome knowingsantafe.com — a completely unique proprietary online experience for those looking to to buy or sell real estate Santa Fe,Fe, New Mexico. buy or sell real estate in in Santa New Mexico. What makes knowingsantafe.com so so unique? It’s been crafted to suit the needs both buyers and sellers What makes knowingsantafe.com unique? It’s been crafted to suit the needs of of both buyers and sellers with our proprietary Santa Fe Fe Property Explorer, delivering the most detailed information possible about our with our proprietary Santa Property Explorer, delivering the most detailed information possible about our Santa Fe Fe real estate listings; land, farms, ranch properties and Santa Fe homes for sale. Not only do we showcase Santa real estate listings; land, farms, ranch properties and Santa Fe homes for sale. Not only do we showcase photos of of every nook and cranny (literally), but you will “feel” the property — whether you are across the photos every nook and cranny (literally), but you will “feel” the property — whether you are across the street in Santa Fe,Fe, elsewhere New Mexico or or halfworld away.Virtual tours, detailed descriptions about street in Santa elsewhere in in New Mexico half a a world away.Virtual tours, detailed descriptions about finishes and special features, dimensions of of rooms, plans and maps of the property, downloadable brochures, finishes and special features, dimensions rooms, plans and maps of the property, downloadable brochures, and other features areare available.We provide you completely free access to the Santa Fe MLS listings addition and other features available.We provide you completely free access to the Santa Fe MLS listings in in addition to to our extensive internal listings of luxury homes and properties. Because its like no other real estate site our extensive internal listings of luxury homes and properties. Because its like no other real estate site you’ve ever visited, you’ll know what to to expect before you ever set foot on the property. We guarantee it. you’ve ever visited, you’ll know what expect before you ever set foot on the property. We guarantee it.

MMAGNIFICENT 800 AST CONDOMINIUM AGNIFICENT 800 E EAST CONDOMINIUM
Nestled in the the hills just norththe the famed Santa Plaza, thisthis desirable property offers a rare combinationprivacy, stylishness, andand Nestled in hills just north of of famed Santa Fe Fe Plaza, desirable property offers a rare combination of of privacy, stylishness, space — all in ain a convenient, secure location just minutes from downtown. Perfect for day-to-day living stylish entertaining, it features a a space — all convenient, secure location just minutes from downtown. Perfect for day-to-day living or or stylish entertaining, it features relaxed but but utterly stylish living and dining area, a spectacular deck with a glorious view, and a chic kitchen with unique appointments, a relaxed utterly stylish living and dining area, a spectacular deck with a glorious view, and a chic kitchen with unique appointments, a bar,bar, and informal eating area. 3 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 1/2 baths, 2-car garage 0.060 acres. and an an informal eating area. 3 Bedrooms, 3 baths, 2-car garage on on 0.060 acres. MLS# 201200753 Offered at $975,000 MLS# 201200753 Offered at $975,000

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Nestled in ain a gated private community uphill from the Nestled gated private community uphill from the fabled OldOld SantaTrail, thisthis delightful home offers a rare fabled Santa Fe Fe Trail, delightful home offers a rare opportunity to livelive a lifequiet, comfortable elegance in in opportunity to a life of of quiet, comfortable elegance a glorious natural setting. Designed by Ed Boniface andand a glorious natural setting. Designed by Ed Boniface scaled for for relaxed but refined living. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, scaled relaxed but refined living. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3,196 sq ft on 2.541 acres. 3,196 sq ft on 2.541 acres. MLS #201105514 Offered at $875,000 MLS #201105514 Offered at $875,000

ELEGANCE && VIEWS IN OS SANTEROS ELEGANCE VIEWS IN L LOS SANTEROS
Filled with wonderful light andand views, this elegant, welcoming home offers Filled with wonderful light views, this elegant, welcoming home offers gracious open living areas ideal for for entertaining and two secluded bedroom gracious open living areas ideal entertaining and two secluded bedroom suites. Soaring beamed ceilings, pigmented plaster in mellow tones, andand suites. Soaring beamed ceilings, pigmented plaster in mellow tones, handsome stone andand hardwood flooring contribute an overall easy, breezy handsome stone hardwood flooring contribute to to an overall easy, breezy stylishness. 2 Bedrooms, 3 baths, 3,216 sq ft on 0.55 acres. stylishness. 2 Bedrooms, 3 baths, 3,216 sq ft on 0.55 acres. MLS# 201200676 Offered at $850,000 MLS# 201200676 Offered at $850,000

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Magnificent Estate Property
930-928 CERRO DE LA PAZ
The soul of a great home with the size of a great estate. Beautifully sited on over 8 acres in one of Santa Fe’s most sought after areas, this exquisite residence was built in 1938 in the spirit of the owners’ good friend, John Gaw Meem, and completely and impeccably remodeled by Sharon Woods in 1999.A romantic courtyard, expansive portales and magnificent gardens frame the beautifully proportioned living areas, fabulous gallery, a true chef’s kitchen, library, and much more. MLS# 201003810 Offered at $2,990,000

ROXANNE APPLE 505.660.5998 www.SantaFeCalling.com
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MARION SKUBI GROUP
CHARMING NORTHERN NEW MEXICO-STYLE HOME 2 South Brisa Fresca $949,500
Unique Northern New Mexico-style home with interior adobe walls and Old World design appointments including wood pine floors and traditional mud walls. Expansive and inviting living room opens to a wide outdoor portal featuring mature landscaped gardens and herb bed with magnificent Sangre de Cristo Mountain views.The country-style gourmet kitchen is outfitted with high-end appliances. MLS# 201102165

ABR, CRB, CRS 505.660.8722 Marion@MarionSkubi.com

Marion Skubi

Partner, Marion Skubi Group 505.690.1909 Johnnie@JohnnieGillespie.com

Johnnie Gillespie

Operations Manager, Marion Skubi Group 505.954.0732 Aleka@MarionSkubi.com

Aleka Moore

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Lots starting at $49,000
A modern sustainable community in Northwest Santa Fe with beautiful views and rolling topography. MLS# 201104660

DARLENE STREIT GROUP
505.920.8001 dstreit@dstreit.com
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2 CAMINO FELIX $650,000 Adobe home with completely enclosed private compound in the beautiful valley. Wonderful oasis surrounded by lush gardens and koi pond with a cascading water feature. 4BR, 3BA home with beautiful interiors, patios and ramada. Great studio for artists. Private well and acequia water rights. Great yard. MLS# 201200920

1265 CERRO GORDO ROAD $820,000 Historic Eastside home with attached guest house. Nestled above Cerro Gordo Road, close to the Plaza and Canyon Road. Charm, sophistication and comfort abound in this Traditional Santa Fe-style home with stone floors, hand-troweled plaster walls, vigas, and a steam shower.Wonderful outdoor living spaces. MLS# 201102866

1124 CAMINO SAN ACACIO $810,000 Lovely home with views built by Jay Parks on a quiet street in the Historic Eastside just two blocks to Canyon Road.This 3BR, 2BA adobe/frame home features hardwood floors, top-of-the-line appliances, a cathedral ceiling, 3 fireplaces, plaster walls, and beam and viga ceilings. MLS# 201101360

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1046 ENCANTADO DRIVE $865,000 Great family home with guest house, city lights and Sandia Mountain views, private terrascaped grounds. Incredible gourmet kitchen, perfect for cooks and entertaining indoors and out. Sunroom great for plants.Very close to the center of town. Spacious Basement/work room. Mother in law’s quarters. MLS# 201103501

638 CAMINO DEL MONTE SOL $999,000 Charming Santa Fe style, this traditional home on the historic Eastside near Canyon Road, on a rare acre of land, has a long, bricked entry portal, vigas/beams, wooden floors and hand-carved doors. On a large lot with plenty of parking, the property includes an English garden with roses and fruit trees. MLS# 201005540

1574 WILDERNESS GATE ROAD $1,599,000 Tuscan-style chateau with fantastic views of Santa Fe and Sun & Moon Mountains. Old World columns and ballisters make this a very unique home. Hand-trowled plaster walls, custom carved cabinets, and granite countertops.Vigas, coved and wood ceilings, 4 gas fireplaces, heated garage, wraparound back patio. MLS# 201001790

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Shane Cronenweth
shanesantafe@gmail.com www.ChooseSantaFe.com

984.5158

11 ABIERTO WAY $699,000 Through the welcoming courtyard and dramatic glass galleria of this 2008 Tierra Concepts home, are breathtaking mountain vistas. A chic southwest contemporary aesthetic is evident, with soaring beamed ceilings, pigmented plaster walls and a fantastic living/ dining portal with fireplace opening to walled gardens.The open concept floor plan has a smashing great room accessing the sleek, upscale kitchen.The serene master features a lavish bath with striking stone-paved wall. Five-zone speaker system and refrigerated A/C. MLS# 201100580

Caroline Russell
caroline.russell@sothebyshomes.com

954.5530

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530 GARCIA STREET, #9 $298,000 Nestled in the perfect Eastside location for strolling to Downtown Subscription and Canyon Road’s restaurants and galleries, this sparkling 2BR pied-a-terre is a delight. Featured are hardwood floors, beautiful custom plantation shutters throughout, updated heating system and appliances, and lovely kitchen and bath tumbled stone tile work. Set off the street to ensure peace and quiet, it looks out onto gorgeous landscaped community gardens. Includes covered and off-street parking, and a private storage locker. MLS# 201200441

1110 OLD SANTA FE TRAIL $3,800,000 This sensational gated Eastside estate is a rarely found in-town sanctuary, with glorious views from its 3+ acres.The 5BR home with guest apartment has elegant Territorial-style architecture and a wealth of refined detail and luxurious appointments.Featured are a private study plus family and media rooms, an exquisite master suite, and a fabulous eat-in kitchen with separate sitting area. The magnificent grounds include lush lawns and gardens, broad terraces, a marvelous dining gazebo, and spectacular koi ponds. Exceptional. MLS# 201105322

10 VIA VECINO $1,150,000 The splendid Sangre de Cristo Mountains before you – a spectacular setting for this superb young 3,704 sq ftTesuque residence.The excellent great room with high beamed ceilings has a grand entertaining portal and the 29-foot master includes a fireplace and private terrace.The lightfilled center-island kitchen is equipped with high-end appliances, maple cabinetry, and a large dining portal. Featured are hardwood floors throughout, hand-troweled plaster walls, central A/C and heated 3-car garage. So close to town! MLS# 201103183

33 SPIRIT COURT $1,050,000 An unbelievable price! Marvel at the amazing panorama from this remarkable 2002 compound, with 4BR adobe main house and delightful casita, located on 1.8 acres in a gated subdivision convenient to downtown and Tesuque. The spectacular kitchen/family room is unmatched, and a romantic master suite is set well apart from the guest wing and screening room. Gleaming hardwood and stone floors, beams, hand-troweled plaster, gorgeous carved doors, generous terraces, water features, and sports court. MLS# 201104704

954 SANTO NINO PLACE $1,395,000 Splendid Sangre views from this stunning one level adobe Northside home, just moments to downtown. Graced with southwest elegance, luxury and ease, it features a magnificent great room with 14' ceiling, a showcase kitchen, and an inviting family room.The master suite includes fireplace, luxurious bath and 23' closet. Impressive finishes throughout, separate guest wing, plus a superb guest house/studio, and 4-car garaging! MLS# 201101820
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A romantic old adobe garden cottage, nestled on a wooded hillside, in the heart of the historic district. Built about 1900 with 1 large and 1 small BR/study looking out on gardens, with 2BA.An easy stroll to the Plaza, and Canyon Road. Features rustic adobe bancos, 3 fireplaces, beamed and clerestory ceilings, brick and wood floors. $650,000

HANSEL & GRETEL’S HIDEAWAY

One of a kind, built by master architect/engineer/builder Jay Jay Shapiro, it is impeccable, with unparalleled finishes: polished beeswax Venetian plaster walls; Italian tile floors; high beamed ceilings; antique doors and columns; custom handmade light fixtures; fabulous open plan kitchen with top appliances; great fixtures. $1,295,000 Two condos – five years old, absolutely gorgeous finishes. Hardtroweled plaster, brick floors with radiant heat; travertine baths and walk-in closets; kiva fireplaces, bancos and skylights. Two bedrooms and two baths. $725,000 One bedroom $500,000

EUROPEAN-STYLE PALLAZO

A historic adobe in perfect location downtown, 3 blocks to the Plaza. 18 guest rooms with stylish baths, plus live-in manager’s suite. Charming breakfast great room; elegant, comfortable public spaces, patios and deck. Character, ambiance, and Santa Fe style! Parking. Established perennial landscaping. $2,695,000

SANTA FE’S FINEST B&B

WALK TO THE PLAZA

Ashley Margetson CRS, GRI
984.5186 Cell: 920.2300 ashley.margetson@ sothebyshomes.com

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Minutes to the Plaza, in prestigious 1200 East, opportunity knocks! Clean lines and bright, open spaces make this custom built condo a rare find! Large rooms with high ceilings and beautifully landscaped outdoor spaces! Three BR, great master suite, cheerful eat-in kitchen, garage, and storage. $725,000

SOPHISTICATED CONDOMINIUM

A sprawling lodge on 5 scenic acres with multiple wings for a variety of uses! Great plaster main living room with fabulous timber vigas and Italian chef’s kitchen; privacy, landscaping and views from all windows; a wing with 3BR, 2BA and guest powder room; a wing with master suite; and separate $769,000 guest suite.

FAMILY LODGE

Magnificent 360˚ views from this unique villa.The 6,130 sq ft home is poised on 1.3 private, wooded acres on a hill minutes to the Plaza.Antique doors, diamond finished plaster, high ceilings with coves, vigas, corbels, and beams. Hand-carved stone windows. Five fireplaces, skylights and a comfortable floorplan. Owner is a NM Real Estate Broker. $1,995,000

ONE-OF-A-KIND VILLA

Combined 55 years of Santa Fe Real Estate Experience

Pam Wickiser
pam.wickiser@sothebyshomes.com

505.470.9884

Bob Dunn
bob.dunn@sothebyshomes.com

505.470.9883

RobertDunnRealEstate.com

Quail Run

Country Club Living
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Amenities include 24-hour hosted security gate, golf course, tennis, swimming pool, state-of-the-art exercise facilities, jogging and walking trails, fine dining, club house and spa.
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UNIT #418 $565,000 This home is located close to the clubhouse and all the great amenities. Bonus of 2BR plus a den. Lovely patio and low water usage garden. #201105781

UNIT #907 $699,000 Desirable Quail Run floorplan. 3BR, 3BA all on one level. Gracious home located walking distance to the Clubhouse. Beautiful portal and patios. #201100446

UNIT #676 $695,000 Beautiful Quail Run home. Desirable 3BR, 3BA, singlelevel floor plan. Private location, designer finishes throughout. Full membership included. #201006515

UNIT #727 $539,000 Quail Run Casita featuring 2BR, 2BA, 2-car garage. Fabulous location adjoining the 7th fairway. Delightfully appointed. Includes full club membership. #201104700

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UNIT #120 $399,500 Great location! A true end unit overlooking the 6th green. Rarely on the market. Huge approx. 819 sq ft patio. #201201035

UNIT #217 $339,000 Superior location Plaza home. 2BR, 2BA, skylights, fireplace, views. Elevator in building. Full club membership. #201006227

UNIT #201 $410,000 Quail Run 2 bedroom, 2 bath, upstairs Plaza B unit. Superb views. Penthouse location with Plaza pricing. #201100246

UNIT #617 $589,000 Lovely Pinon C model which 2BR, 2BA plus den. Desirable single level.Wonderful south facing portal with view. #805027

UNIT #416 $560,000 Well located, popular Pinon B on a green space overlooking first fairway. Separated bedroom suites. #201200736
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PECOS RIVER RANCH RETREAT

Over 1,600 acres and 1 mile of Pecos River frontage. Near the Val Kilmer ranch. Incredible improvements/infrastructure in tact. Main Campus (70,000+/- sq ft of living and event space) plus land to build more. Fully fenced with paved roads and tumbling grasslands, mature trees, horse stables, adobe houses and casitas, a swimming pool, tennis courts, commercial kitchen/dining hall, and 5 private wells. Amazing views of the River/Rowe Mesa. MLS# 201100162

$4,000,000

500 +/- acre alpine and aspen meadow retreat, completely renovated compound, house, guest house, studio, garages and barn plus additional outbuildings. Unsurpassed natural beauty and wildlife. Historic cabins and stables. Numerous spring fed ponds.The Gascon Trail borders the east property line. New amenities and Old World charm make this secluded retreat a special place for its celebrity owner. MLS# 201001751

ROCIADA SPRINGS RANCH

$3,800,000

RODEO SKIES

Rodeo Skies, it’s where the stars shine their brightest in the entire USA. This contemporary gated compound sits upon 183 untouched acres, with additional water rights, nestled between the Chiricahua Mountains of Arizona and the Peloncillo Mountains of New Mexico.The 5,500 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 3 bath home captures breathtaking mountain, valley and open sky views while providing high-tech, creature comforts. MLS# 201104909

$1,095,000

HOLMAN RANCH

This historic adobe compound in a lush, river valley boasts trails leading up into aspen and pine forests in the idyllic Rincon Mountains. Holman Ranch sits among other long lived ranching communities just outside Mora. Approximately 840 pristine acres with no covenants, sits in the middle of the Mora River, and has access to true wilderness: perfect for hunting, fishing, horseback riding, or anything else your imagination can conjure. MLS# 201001402

$2,250,000

Far m and Ranch E xper t
From historic Eastside adobes, commercial properties, large estates and representing a Las Campanas builder subdivision, Gary has produced over $85 million in closings since 1990. Gary has remained a vigilant constant in production, as well as in the French & French Fine Properties – now Sotheby’s name – remaining steady despite recent uncertainty in the housing climate. When asked what his ‘key to success’ was to defy these market conditions, Gary’s response was that he remains true to his heart and his innate sense of the market. Another factor central to his success is his willingness to utilize the simple values of honesty, loyalty, reliability and dependability in all negotiations.

GARY BOBOLSKY
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Style and value are now available in Las Campanas. Choose from 5 floor plans integrating architectural styles of Pueblo, Territorial or Andalusian. These to-be-built house and land packages all start at $399,000 with all lots sited to maximize panoramic views of the Jemez, Sangres and golf course. Each home is quality constructed, offering energy saving features and home technology conveniences. Customize your home with a collection of options.The model home is open to preview. MLS 201200797.
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LAS MELODIAS

$399,000 - $495,000

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Excellence, with a touch of grace...

House & Guest House with Land
13 Marcelina MLS# 201000685 $700,000

960 Acequia Madre MLS# 201103788 $635,000

Eastside Adobe

Home, Studio & Storage
189 County Road 113 MLS# 201102698 $550,000

Majestic Views & Gated
Rancho San Juan Casita MLS# 201104454 $375,000

4161 Big Sky Road MLS# 201105785 $375,000

Nava Ade Jewel

812C Calle Saragosa MLS# 201102257 $200,000

Contemporary Condo

505.955.7963 505.699.6644
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NEIL LYON GROUP
DIRECT: 954.5505 CELL: 660.8600
DIRECT: 954.5556 CELL: 930.0999

NEIL LYON, CRB, CRS, GRI

EVELYN SPIKER, CRS, GREEN, RSPS
DIRECT: 954.5522 CELL: 231.3708

VANESSA RIOS Y VALLES

LOS CAMINITOS

18 CALLE NOBLE Absolutely stunning views from this incredible property in prestigious Los Caminitos.This rare compound built by John Wolf includes a gorgeous main house, a guest house, studio, office and caretaker’s casita all on 5.61 acres.Two adjoining lots also available. #201103798 $2,975,000 22 NORTH VUELTA HERRADURA Breathtaking views of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountain ranges from this fabulous residence in La Tierra. This exceptional compound property was beautifully conceived by Archaeo Architects and built by Clemens Construction. #201105652 $1,995,000

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CASAS DE SAN JUAN

41 AVENIDA DE LAS CASAS Sweeping views to the north and of the badlands from this gorgeous residence in prestigious Casas de San Juan. Fabulous great room and 4 spacious bedrooms in this approximately 5,000 square foot, two-level home. #201105022 $1,795,000 1023 SIERRA DEL NORTE Immaculate 3BR residence plus 2 office spaces in prestigious Sierra del Norte.The excellent floor plan includes a very private master suite, an office, a private two suite guest wing with separate entrance, and a great detached office space with half bath. #201103420 $1,400,000

SIERRA DEL NORTE

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LAS CAMPANAS

10 BLUESKY CIRCLE Built by award-winning builder Tierra Concepts, this gorgeous residence has been thoughtfully sited on 1.65 acres making the most of the expansive western views.The 3,990 square foot, 3 bedroom main house includes a fabulous office/media room. #201103846 $1,097,000 916 OLD SANTA FE TRAIL Fabulous historic compound residence in desirable Museum Hill area featuring 4BR main house, 1BR casita, plus an artist’s studio/office. Excellent location convenient to shopping, museums, and the Plaza. #201102712 $1,645,000

MUSEUM HILL AREA

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NEAR ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE

2558 ATALAYA HILL TRAIL 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath adobe on 5.9 acres near the national forest. Designed by John Midyette featuring high-beamed ceilings, plaster walls, portal with fireplace, a flagstone terrace and panoramic views. #201002950 $995,000 4 EAST GOLDEN EAGLE ROAD A beautiful and dramatic residence in Las Campanas featuring 3BR, 4BA plus an excellent office/study. The fabulous great room harmoniously combines living, dining, family and kitchen areas all situated to take advantage of the mountain and sunset views. #201105362 $1,150,000
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LAS CAMPANAS

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204 PLAZA MONTANA

$560,000

Art of LIVING
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rice Reduced! Lovely home with wonderful views of Sun and Moon Mountain. Spacious kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and large walk-in pantry. Other features include a separate dining area, gas fireplace in living room, vigas, 2-car garage, security system, A/C, drip irrigation. The exterior is beautifully landscaped with an entertaining portal and fully fenced-in backyard. MLS# 201005915

Fine properties to suit your Santa Fe lifestyle

265 EL DUANE COURT $615,000 Special Valle de Sol property.All one level living except for the two upstairs guest bedrooms and bath. The home is light and bright with a spacious living room featuring high ceilings, beams with tongue and groove ceilings, clerestory windows, tile floors, fireplace, built-in bookshelves and plantation shutters. MLS# 201103910

1117 SANGRE DE CRISTO $715,000 Delightfully remodeled Northside home with excellent views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Sandia Peak on a 1.27acre lot. The home features an open floor plan, kitchen with new appliances, and living room with beams and fireplace.The downstairs den with private entrance has a fireplace, two guest bedrooms and a bath. MLS# 201102657

653 CANYON ROAD #10 $945,000 A lovely 3BR, 3BA home in the quiet and lushly landscaped Compound Condominiums steps from Canyon Road shopping and restaurants. Features include a spacious living room looking out to a private courtyard, a quaint dining area that opens to a bright kitchen, a master wing that overlooks the courtyard garden, and 2 guest bedrooms and baths. MLS# 201103602

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Catching up with moving brokers
Warren thinks it’s good to be back with his old pal, David

Jennifer is a welcome addition to the Dougherty office

Frank shares a building secret (I think it’s a racy story) with real-estate colleague Susan Kline

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Darlings, What a funny coincidence, Palm Sunday and April Fools Day, today, right now, together. I’m trying to decide if I’m going to pull a few pranks in church or will I wait until I meet friends at Gabriel’s for brunch after the service? Either way, I think I’d better get my nun’s habit out of the closet and get it pressed and ready to go. In the meantime, Honey-bunnies, I’ll dash off a few thoughts about the wacky world of weal estate in Santa Fe. Warren Thompson has resurfaced and is now at Dougherty Real Estate. I think he got tired of rattling around out there in his oneman office with nobody to talk to (except his clients, of course), and he knew that if he kept on the way he was going, he’d just drift into a life of living on his sailboat and drift on around the world. (“What’s wrong with that??” I asked him as I caught up with him in Panama!) Silly man that he is, he said he needs to stay grounded — for a little bit longer, at least. David (Dougherty, owner/broker) and he have a long friendship, dating back to their early teen years when they were “racing” their Honda 50s (David’s was blue, Warren’s was red) across the dirt roads and hills of Tesuque. Today, they’ve given up their Hondas for tennis rackets. And real-estate clients. So Dougherty is the perfect fit. Another addition to the Dougherty office is Jennifer Tomes. Having worked in the financial industry in Chicago (where she received her MBA from the U of Chicago), she, her husband, John, and their two young sons moved to Santa Fe in 2002 to “achieve a quality of life that encompassed an outdoor lifestyle and proximity to family.” (That’s what Jennifer said, not Warren Buffett, who said, “If I had a way of buying a couple hundred thousand single-family homes, I would

load up on them.” More from him later.*) Tulips, all four Realtors at Dougherty Real Estate - David, Clara, Warren, Jennifer - have degrees in finance. It’s called a smart office (sort of like a smart car, a smart phone, etc.) “We are a lean team that works together to provide unmatched service resulting in the best possible experience for our clients,” Jennifer said. Fortunately, they have a smart office manager, Pam Alexander, to keep things going in that direction, as well. I caught up with Frank Yardman the other day, and I found out he’s now at Coldwell Banker Trails West. He likes working with the Grover clan — John, Jonnalyn and Rachel — because it feels like home. A third-generation Santa Fean, Frank is also a third-generation Santa Fe contractor. Frank Yardman Construction was started by his grandfather, then carried on by his father, Frank Yardman II, and is now run by Frank himself (the 3rd) and his three older sisters. Wowzer, Baby chickens, frankly speaking that’s a long history of Frank Yardmans. Besides building high-end homes, Frank also remodels them. (He’s not selfish, by the way. He’ll also list and/or sell homes other than his.) Drew Myers (Coldwell Banker Trails West) is happy to see Frank move in. As the new Previews Director, Drew knows that Frank’s signature houses are very popular and will fit well into the Previews high-end inventory. Drew moved to Santa Fe from California, where he’d been a Realtor since the mid-80s, working with high-end buyers and sellers in places like Beverly Hills and the Bay area. He’s excited to be with CBTW, because “the Coldwell Banker name is synonymous with quality nationwide. And CB Previews International sells more luxury properties internationally than any other luxury

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brand.” (That’s what Drew said, not Warren Buffett, who said, “If I knew where I was going to want to live for the next five or 10 years, I would buy a home and finance it with a 30-year mortgage, and it’s a terrific deal... If I was an investor that was a handy type... I could buy a couple of them... and find renters... and again take a 30-year mortgage... It’s a leveraged way of owning a very cheap asset now.”*) I recently tracked down Carol Dimeff (aka The Nose for Value Wines!) because I wanted to find out when and where her next “Introduction to Wine Tasting” class would be. I thought I’d have to travel to California for the class, but, no, I learned she moved back to New Mexico and is living in Bernalillo. Which does make it easier to attend one of her classes, Cupcakes. But like a true Realtor junkie, she’s re-booting her real estate career, so she may not have that much time for wine consulting and education anymore. Carol was inspired by Suzanne Fuqua (Arizona Broker for eXp Realty) to join eXp Realty, a national cloud-based real-estate brokerage. Very cutting edge, eXp has a presence in 20 states, and now Carol will introduce eXp Realty to New Mexico. Intrigued, Kittens? Want more info? Call Carol at 505-404-8372. You might possibly get inspired, too. So long, Sweetpeas. Until next time... Oakley. * The quotes from Warren Buffett were taken from an interview with him on CNBC. (Okay, I admit I didn’t talk with him personally, but I do think he tried to call me when I was out of town). Oakley can be reached at merrilypierson@cox.net

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Getting religion
Engineers are not generally known for their sense of humor, perhaps because whenever you see one it means something is substantially wrong with your house and it is going to cost a lot of money. As regular bearers of costly news, engineers seem to view themselves as a bit apocalyptic. So do their clients. There are exceptions, of course, and the wise man seeking his fee will present the worst of news with levity. Such was the case a few years ago when a client, who I will refer to only as Ante, had an exchange with my good friend and colleague, Jim Hands, P.E. As we walked through Ante’s home, a John Gaw Meem Pueblo Revival in a spectacular location, Ante asked Jim, “Well... what do you think?” To which Jim responded after ponderous thought, “Are you a religious man?” Now, there’s a stunning way to invoke arrhythmia. Fortunately, by the time Jim made his irreverent comment our client had already been through the worst of his ordeal and knew it. That tale begins within a few months of the time Ante and his family bought the house. They were not living in Santa Fe at the time and so when disaster struck in the form of a frozen pipe, a biblical quantity of water had invaded their crawl space and footings before it was discovered. By then, a significant portion of the house had settled into its new environs and a remarkable network of cracks and separations had appeared in walls, floors, and - provoking the invocation of prayer, in a cantilevered ceiling over a stairwell. We began, Jim and I, by underpinning with helical piers the area most severely impacted by the flood. There was hope (later dashed) that by arresting settlement in the most saturated area we might halt movement in the rest of the house. That approach often works and is based on the idea that buildings are systems. Perhaps, we thought, if we stabilize the most highly mobile walls we will relieve strain on the roof diaphragm and continuous footings that might be the cause of the cracking in the more remote areas. It was a nice try, and Ante appreciated the approach. Thank Fortune, he and his family had not yet re-located. That took another year or so and it was good to have that amount of time as a convenience. (Well, I thought of it that way!) We had time to repeatedly assess the house and it’s newly idiosyncratic ways and to underpin selectively over many months. As it turned out, we underpinned everything. I am pleased to report that the movement has been arrested and all the cosmetic work that followed is holding its own. Cosmetics, for your information, with both Homo sapiens and architecture are the best crack monitors.

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Jim’s query, at the tag end of the project as Ante and his family were about to move in, doubtless did cause a momentary palpitation and then a great sigh of relief as humor, well placed, indicated success. Edward Crocker (982-2448 or eec@ crockerltd.net) is a principal of Crocker Ltd. Architectural Conservation, which specializes in historic-preservation contracting and consulting. He is a trustee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites.

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As a landscape designer/contractor for 20 years, my sense of the market is that more and more land purchases are being made by people who wish to increase the productivity of their chosen plot of high-altitude paradise. Many of my clients want a flat, sunny yard to grow food. Others need a shady, kitchen-accessible place for a compost pile. The most adventuresome envision a partially buried gravity-fed cistern system, a slope-side mini-orchard thriving off of greywater, or an aesthetically pleasing chicken coop - complete with solar greenhouse. At the very least, people yearn for a convenient, comfortable, and magical spot that’s protected from our spring winds and our incessant sun. They might not mind the occasional smoke from a wildfire, but thanks to last year’s infernos in the Jemez Mountains, fire risk will be a hotter topic than usual this season. Given this market, professional realestate agents might want to learn how to satisfy this new ilk of client, and people of this breed need a method for choosing among the many potentially productive properties listed. Not everyone has time to take a two-week permaculture course. Few have patience for seminal texts like Bill Mollison’s Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual, or Ian McHarg’s Design with Nature. If you fall into this category, I’d suggest focusing primarily on a concept called “site selection.” As examples of poor site-selection, I’ve previously picked on Eldorado for its ridiculous winds, and I’ve warned against living in steep, forested, southwest-facing developments due to their relatively high chances of wildfire. Today, I have a story about a pernicious weed. Recently, I was criticized as being not so good at permaculture because I did not have a solution to an endemic bindweed infestation. Actually, I had six, but as it turned out none were acceptable. Granted, covering up the soil to prevent sunlight could take five years. Removing and replacing the soil would have cost thousands of dollars. Planting the entire property in raised beds would also be pricey, and the idea of constant and voracious weeding was, I admit, awful. Four down. Two to go. For a while my favorite solution was to keep pigs on the property to root out the bindweed. But, first, a farmer told me pigs might not thoroughly root out bindweed. Next, I read bindweed might be poisonous to pigs. When I worried that a pregnant hog would escape and a plague of wild boars would be traced back to my client, I chickened out. In the end, I encouraged her to move to a property (that is, to select another site) with better chances to grow the kickass garden she wanted. Not surprisingly, this idea was received with scorn. Buyers and agents beware: thousands of dollars and headaches can be saved (and many more potential clients will become

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satisfied customers) if we recognize the importance of site selection. If you have any questions, please contact me, or come to my talk at The Firebird (1808 Espinacitas) on Saturday, April 14, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. I’d be happy to discuss your site. Nate Downey is president of Santa Fe Permaculture (505-424-4444) and the author of Harvest the Rain: How to Enrich Your Life by Seeing Every Storm as a Resource (Sunstone Press, 2011).
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Lockwood Construction is building this new fire station in Rancho Viejo; Riskin Associates Architecture designed the building

Many builders, architects feeling the heat
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How are you doing? “Not very well. We’re surviving.”
That answer from contractor Robert Lockwood, asked about his business, qualifies as a positive these days. In Santa Fe, as in the rest of the country, there are plenty of people in the building trades who can’t even say that. The president of Lockwood Construction Company in Santa Fe used to have 140 employees and now is down to fewer than 20. And this is no fly-by-night outfit. Robert’s father, Bob Lockwood, started the company in 1948 and is still in the office or at a job site just about every day. Yes, there are job sites. The company is almost done with work on a new fire station in Rancho Viejo and has a couple of fire stations coming up in Albuquerque “and just a lot of little things here and there,” Lockwood said. “The City of Santa Fe is always good to us. They have a 10 percent preference for local people and that really helps. I’m doing improvements at Salvador Perez Park and we’re doing work for the city at Santa Fe University of Art & Design.” He’s getting set to put a new roof on the Eldorado Hotel this spring, but there hasn’t been a new-home project since 2007. The only residential work for the company these days is remodeling. Lockwood mentioned a couple of problems he and other Santa
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Fe builders are trying to deal with. “One of the things that’s real bad for our industry is all the people on unemployment who are out there doing all kinds of little jobs for cash, so the stuff that normally goes to the licensed contractor is going underground. “Also, it’s too bad there’s a lot of businesses here who want to give their work to Albuquerque or farther. They think they’re getting a good price, but I wonder why I have the bulk of my work in Albuquerque if I can’t compete with them?” Lockwood is now active in Albuquerque, out of necessity. “Yeah, it’s so bad right now I would air-condition Hell for the devil as long as he escrows the money,” he joked. Kurt and Eric Faust, Tierra Concepts, Inc., a frequent award-winner in the annual Haciendas - A Parade of Homes, currently want to do a spec home. “We’re trying to,” said Eric Faust. “The lot loan right now is in Beal Bank, which took over Charter Bank. We’re trying to get them to give us a lot-release price and basically they’re seeing how much they can legally extort out of us.” His brother Kurt said their firm (with third partner Keith Gorges) just finished a La Cienega house, designed by Spears Architects, and is getting going on another, a Robert Zachry design, on Fin del Sendero. “We have a couple jobs on the books for 2013. And we have made money the past four years, but we are re-inventing our

operation. The company has six fewer in our office than we once had, and the field staff, skilled laborers, is cut in half.” “Building permits are off 80 percent, and that’s a depression!” Eric Faust said. Census data shows Santa Fe County residential building permits totaled 417 in 2006 and the figure for 2011 was down to 94. Some people in the industry are still very busy, but it’s doing “different kinds of things,” according to Kim Shanahan, executive officer at the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association. “I just met with Burke Denman this morning. He’s doing a couple of big house remodels, including one for Garrett Thornburg, and he has some smaller ones coming up and that’s all. “Talk to the city and you’ll find just how much remodeling is going on. They’re reviewing as many permits as they’ve ever had, but how much of those are for singlefamily residences? None.” Shanahan said the SFAHBA membership peaked at about 720 late in 2007 and now it’s only about 470. Why? “People don’t have enough work to pay the dues,” he responded. “But it could be worse; a lot have kept in there just to keep their member-owned workman’s compensation in place.” The building slump has of course also affected local architects. Some have

drastically downsized their offices or are now working out of their homes. Conron & Woods Architects is doing better — having the New Mexico History Museum and Ted Turner’s Vermejo Park Ranch on its resumé certainly doesn’t hurt. The company’s staffing is the same as it was before the downturn, but Roy Woods admits, “The last couple of years have certainly been leaner times, with many projects postponed or cancelled.” Active projects include buildings and habitat restoration at the Pecos River property formerly owned by Val Kilmer; renovation and expansion of the Philmont Museum and Seton Memorial Library at the Philmont Boy Scout Ranch near Cimarron; and a new museum in Ruidoso that will showcase the work of western artist Gordon Snidow. “A local contractor commented a year or so ago that these were kind of desperate times and when all was said and done, all we would have was our relationships in the community,” Woods said. “We believe this to be true. We look after these relationships as best we can and believe this will contribute to our continued survival.” Suby Bowden, Suby Bowden + Associates, said in a recent e-mail that her company has been fortunate to be able to keep its staff as it cautiously proceeds. “We talked with our team, and said we

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would either have to lay off people or work as a team, equally riding the wave of uncertainty,” she said about the post-crash environment. “Everyone voted to ride the wave together, which meant when we were slow everyone was slow, when we picked up all picked up. So far so good.” Current projects include a recreational center, a large greenhouse, at least one new home, a contemporary studio and deck addition to a previous Bowden-design house, and a contemporary remodel of a country compound. Spears Architects, after the big Santa Fe Community Convention Center and Taos County administration complex projects, recently worked on the historic Santo Domingo Trading Post. Built in 1922, it was hit by fire in the early 2000s. “We have the contract documents all ready and it’s out to bid right now,” Beverley Spears said recently. “There’s nothing there but adobe walls. Everything else [including the decorative parapet] has to be recreated, and we’re doing that to match what was there. It’s federal money, but the budget is very tight.” What’s next? Not too much. “These are difficult times. Spears Architects has done pretty well through it all, because the economy really dumped in 2008 and our workload has gone down each year but we’ve had work and we’ve had reasonable cash flow, until now, 2012. We have a few things in the fire, but we don’t have signed contracts yet, so we’re spending a lot of time doing proposals for whatever we can find, and maybe going after more long shots than we otherwise would have.” Earlier this year, Spears put a series of small “Free Consultations” display ads in The Santa Fe New Mexican recently. “We got maybe a couple of responses for little things. It seemed like a good thing to try,” she said. Remodeling jobs are looking more and more attractive. “There are many

people who love to build, who want to improve their property and they’ll find a way to do that. They’ll say to themselves that there are builders and architects looking for work and we can get some excellent work at maybe bargain-basement prices. “We have reduced our rates, because we need the work, and we know it’s a very competitive market right now. When you have employees with mortgages and families, it’s very important to have work to do. Just psychologically it’s important to have work, to be designing and drawing.” Richard Martinez, Martinez Architecture Studio, said, “We are surviving” and added that it’s mostly with remodel work. “Money is still hard to come by for clients and most of the work we’re doing is for repeat clients. At the worst of the recession back in 2009 I noticed that was true, which was very reassuring. “Three of the projects we’re doing right now are for people from Houston, and it’s oil money. We’re doing renovations for two of them who have houses here and a new house for the other one. “A lot of architects are out of work,” Martinez said. “I was just talking to a contractor who’s now working out of his home. That’s a big change. I tried that a long time ago but it didn’t work. You need a place that your clients and contractors can come and look at plans, and see that you’re on the up and up.” Suppliers have been hard hit, too. Paul Vigil, a salesman for over 14 years at Pella Windows & Doors in Santa Fe, said, “Right now I’m as busy as I was three years ago, but we have three less salespeople. “I was talking to one contractor and he said he didn’t know who’s saying the economy is getting better, because all the subs that work for him are starving. You hear that from every contractor who comes in. Even remodeling isn’t that hot and even

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Detail of a house, designed by Spears Architects, now being built in La Cienega by Tierra Concepts

when it is, we have a lot of competition from other distributors. It’s hard for everybody to make a living. “It used to be the name Pella had a lot to do with our business, but now it’s just about the bottom line. And that affects licensed contractors, because they get beat up by others who aren’t licensed.”

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Over at Allbright & Lockwood, Ltd., owner Arthur Reeder said they have not lost staff, but it’s because they’ve been very prudent. “Business is picking up some, but everybody is stressed out and afraid to commit to anything. Everybody is just very concerned, not necessarily totally about price, but we’ve lost some confidence about making any kind of decision.” Allbright & Lockwood offers lighting and ceiling fans, tile of all kinds, and door and cabinet hardware. “I think having a broad selection has saved us, including because the market has shifted to more contemporary items.” Will the building business pick up? “I think people are maybe a little frustrated with holding back and they want to do something,” Reeder answered. That, however, often depends on access to loans. “Yeah, I read in the Wall Street Journal that banks are loosening up, but I haven’t seen that in Santa Fe.”

The Conron & Woods Architects design for the Gordon Snidow museum in Ruidoso
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Are rates historically low?
We talk a lot about the current home mortgage interest rates being historically low Are they really? What were interest rates in the 1950s, the 1940s or even in the 1920s? In recent years we have experienced very favorable interest rates. Most of us over age 40 can remember in the early 1980s when a 30-year home mortgage was at 15 percent. To say it was difficult to purchase a home at that time is a true understatement. When rates began to fall from that incredibly high ceiling to 9 percent, we all celebrated. One of my favorite stories was related by a friend who owned a small apartment project and had a 15 percent mortgage. He calculated that “the break-even occupancy was 115 percent.” A little research shows that we are experiencing a period much like 65 years ago. In 1946, after World War II, rates were at a low point of slightly under 3 percent, which was an all-time low since 1900. In the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s, rates rose to the 4 percent level, which is comparable to those we are enjoying today. So what does this tell us? Every decade has its unique interest rate story based on the economics of the world. The economy dictates how high or low the rates will go. Historically, economic trends change every 10 years and those changes are clearly reflected in mortgage interest rates. Now when we recognize that our U.S. currency is much less valuable today then in past decades, our perspective changes. I am referring to “purchasing power.” A dollar in 1950 had a much greater purchasing power than does a dollar today. Let’s compare the purchasing power cost of a 4 percent interest rate home mortgage in 2012 to the same mortgage at 4 percent in 1950. Since the U.S. currency “purchasing power” is worth far less today, a mortgage payment of 4 percent in 2012 is far, far less costly as compared to the same payment made in 1950. Another way of saying this in economist jargon would be “a dollar today is cheaper then 60 years ago, therefore you are making the same payment with cheaper dollars.” The value of the dollar’s buying power today is a fraction of what it was many decades ago. A dollar in 1965 bought you about four gallons of gasoline. What do you get for $1 today at the local gas station? Very little. The only conclusion that we arrive at is that today a 4 percent mortgage is more favorable then 60 years ago. It not

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only appears that rates are at a low point historically: they are in “purchasing power “terms far better off in 2012 then rates were in 1950 or any year since then. Jim Gay was a real-estate broker for 20 years and has been a consultant for Fortune 500 companies. He is currently a broker/owner with Home Buyers Mortgage (986-9080) and can be reached at jim@jimgayhomemortgage.com.

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Olly olly oxen free
That once familiar catchphrase in the headline was shouted in the fading light of many a summer evening as the neighborhood kids finished their game of catch-one-catch-all, hide and seek, and kick the can. But now, a generation later, kids play on-line games and not only with the neighborhood kids but with kids from around the world. Times have changed for many of us. Relating to the home buying market, wouldn’t it be great for somebody to shout out that it’s safe for everybody to come out and play again? But how do we know it’s safe, really safe? How can you tell if the time is right to buy? Well, truthfully nobody really knows when the market has bottomed but we do know that now is the time of opportunity. What we learned from the market collapse is that there are many things outside of our control that can affect us. Historically, markets go up and down and timing the exact shift is nearly impossible. But if you were going to purchase in this market, when would
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you do it? There are three factors that define the best time to buy a house: when there is a surplus in supply, when seller confidence is down, and when the cost to purchase is low. Most believe inventory is still high, but current activity heralds a shift in the air. Inventory levels have been coming down as many of the really good deals are being purchased. Actual data for the first quarter of 2012 will be analyzed and reported on our blog around April 15, but what we have seen is a dramatic increase in sales and pending sales. If the pending contracts close successfully we could be looking at a completely different market going into this summer than we have had for the last several years. With fewer homes available, seller confidence is growing. We have a friend whose house we sold a couple years ago and at the time we put his house on the market he asked us if instead of a “For Sale” sign, we could get one that said “On Sale.” At that time it was common for

sellers to feel they were giving their homes away. We see fewer signs of that sentiment today and with seller expectations better matching the reality of the market, confidence is beginning to return and transactions are beginning to increase. The cost of purchasing a mortgage has moved into territory that has not been seen since the early 1950s when gas was 19 cents a gallon and a loaf of bread would set you back 16 cents. Any upward shift in interest rates from these historic lows translates directly into loss of opportunity for buyers. For instance, a $350,000 mortgage at 3.75 percent is a payment of $1,620. When that moves up a half percent, the incremental financial increase will result in a $25,000 loss of purchasing power. So what we know for sure is that the exact bottom of the market is sometime between today and the day that the historical data tells us that the price of homes is moving back up. But once that information is known, the opportunity

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is over. Now is the time to jump into the housing market and buy. Shrinking inventory, stabilizing prices, increased number of sales transactions, hmmm... how much longer do you think it’s wise to wait before it’s safe to come out? Roger Carson and Melissa Pippin Carson are Realtors Carson & Carson at Keller Williams. Call them at 505-699-3112 or email them at twicethesellingpower@gmail.com.

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The New Mexican

While some gallery owners say they’ve seen signs of life in the art market, others believe the Santa Fe scene is getting stale

Bloom or bust?

By Julie Ann Grimm

The need to provide police and fire services in a growing city is cited by officials as the reason for two big-ticket projects proposed in the Santa Fe municipal election. Whether the city should build a new fire station and make more improvements to police headquarters, totaling $5 million, is one of three questions on the March 6 ballot. If approved, the measure would authorize the city government to borrow money that will be repaid through property taxes on homes and businesses. Although voters have a say in whether the “generalobligation bond” property tax method pays for the capital projects in the near future, the city of Santa Fe is on the hook to provide safety services available for all the territory in its jurisdiction — and that area is slated to get bigger by the end of next year due to planned annexations. Questions remain for some, however, about whether the bond issue will help enough with preparations. Backers say $1.5 million from this bond question would be earmarked for the final phase of planned improvements to the police department headquarters at Camino Entrada. Santa Fe already has invested several million dollars in substantial changes to the police headquarters, using money from the state Legislature and from other bond issues to pay for landscaping and a renovated lobby. Now, managers want to add 5,000 square feet to the facility. The improvements are necessary to “relieve

Please see BOND, Page A-5 Still the place to be: Canyon Road was quiet Friday afternoon, but it remains a must-visit for well-heeled art aficionados.

‘Home-going’ for Houston
Superstar singer Whitney Houston is remembered at a memorial service marked by stars, gospel hymns and fans. NATION & WORLD, A-2

Sweet ‘Revenge’
ABC’s popular new show signals return of the nighttime soap. PARADE, INSIDE
Slow times: From left, Peter de La Fuente speaks Friday with Sara Barnwell and her daughter Merritt, 13, at his Wyeth Hurd Gallery on Palace Avenue. De La Fuente, who sells his family’s artworks as well as his own at the Wyeth Hurd Gallery, said he’s never seen it slower.

Good times: Rusty Scruby’s mixed-media piece, 8 of Diamond Paraboloid on display at Canyon Road’s Turner Carroll Gallery. Tonya Turner Carroll said the last three years have been the best in the 22 years she and her husband have run the gallery.

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Benchwarmers Eleven
Short one-act plays by local playwrights, presented by Santa Fe Playhouse, 2 p.m., 142 E. De Vargas St., $20, discounts available, 9884262, santafeplayhouse.org.

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Today
Partly sunny and windy; snow in the evening. High 51, low 21.
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erald Peters says art galleries are becoming passé and that the bloom is off Santa Fe. Tonya Turner Carroll says the last three years were the best she’s ever had and that Canyon Road is booming. Ask a different Santa Fe art dealer about the state of the art market, get a different opinion.
unknown patron who sends checks from a Middle East bank. But Peters, arguably Santa Fe’s most successful art dealer, with considerable holdings in real estate, restaurants and banking, said Santa Fe has never been an international art market and isn’t likely to become one in the future. “The bloom is off Santa Fe a little,” he said through a spokeswoman. “It isn’t as popular as it once was. Santa Fe took its tourists for granted, while other communities became more attentive and competitive.” As for art, Peters — who began dealing in works by Georgia O’Keeffe more than 40 years ago, and now handles a stable of historic and contemporary artists from the largest gallery in Santa Fe plus another in New York City — predicted

Obituaries
Chris Anaya, Feb. 12 Arne Collen, Feb. 8 Florian A. “Artie” Garcia, Santa Fe, Feb. 16 Vangie M.Gonzales, Jan. 16 Alberto J. Ortega Max Pena, Jan. 26 Rodney Galen Reimer, Albuquerque, Feb. 4 Olivia Mae Sandoval, Feb. 2 Margaret Jane (Kirkpatrick) Sharp, 93, Santa Fe, Feb. 16 Bernadette Maria Torres, 60, Santa Fe, Feb. 14
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That was the upshot of a dozen interviews with dealers and others in the art business last week. “If it was this slow and it was July, I’d be very scared,” said Deborah Fritz, vice president of the Santa Fe Gallery Association. “There was a little surge there at the end of the year where people had a little more confidence and were spending more money on themselves. Right now, it’s pretty slow. But we are gearing up for the Art Feast weekend, [Feb. 24-26] which is usually a pretty good weekend for us.” Foreigners reportedly have been buying high-end art in some markets, and Fritz reported shipping art to Brazil, Mexico City and Brussels. Another dealer is working on a commission from China for an oil painting of horses. One local artist is working on a multi-year commission from an

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Classifieds E-6

Lotteries A-2

Neighbors C-5

Opinion B-1

Police notes C-3

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Furniture stores get into cooperation
wo of the most interesting furniture showrooms in Santa Fe, ACC Fine Furnishings and Moss Outdoor, recently initiated a co-venture. They're doing collaborative advertising and each is featuring a smattering of the other's pieces in their stores: ACC at 620 Cerrillos Road (the company also has outlets on the Santa Fe Plaza and at Sanbusco Center) and Moss Outdoor, 530 S. Guadalupe Street in the Santa Fe Railyard. Jeff Fenton, ACC senior vice president and general manager, described how the co-venture came about. "Gloria [Moss] called me earlier this year to ask about an exclusive vendor that ACC had carried; she was interested in carrying Brown Jordan. I said we decided to step back from handling outdoor inventory because we find that it's much more of a designer-driven business and to stock it as we had in the past really didn't make sense for us financially. That started our conversation. We both said we have complimentary businesses, we do the inside beautifully and Moss does the outside beautifully, so why don't we figure out a way for us to work together?" Moss opened five years ago in June. ACC was founded as American Country Collection about 25 years ago by Carol

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All along one long wall at Moss are custom, bi-level racks, with integral lighting, that are used as the showroom's chair gallery. "I represent thousands of products and I only have an 1,800-square-foot space, so I try to show the lead items from the collections," she said. Both companies have great websites if you want to have a look from your armchair: http://accsantafe.com and www.mossoutdoor.com. Fenton said ACC has "more of a webzine approach, so the idea is to inspire people with a lifestyle rather than having individual pieces featured. This year we want to introduce e-commerce — being able to buy items from our website — as a part of our business strategy. Neither of us has done that yet."

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Co-venturing: Jeff Fenton and Gloria Moss

Israel and Michael Needle. Larry Goldstone has been the owner since 2006. At its showrooms on Cerrillos and on the Plaza, ACC features an eclectic mix of furniture and accessories in both the traditional and contemporary veins. Its Sanbusco location specializes in bedding and lighting. Moss carries a dazzlingly modern array of outdoor furniture, including by Kenneth Cobonpue and Dedon. The emphasis is understandable in Northern New Mexico, where residents may enjoy their homes' outdoor-living spaces for six months of the year. "People buy indoor furniture first," Moss said. "I'm the last thing people think about, but people out here have five or six portales sometimes."

Moss opened in a fairly competitive market — it can be seen as an ultra-modern alternative to the (also excellent selection of) patio furniture sold at Leishman's on Cordova Road — but the timing turned out to be challenging. "They tore out the street for six months, then there was the financial crash, which is continuing," she said. "That's one of the reasons we're combining, just to grow our businesses. It just makes sense, because we have the same customers." Fenton added, "I think you have be creative in this business climate and to do business with someone in town who you have respect for and has a great reputation, it just makes sense." "ACC is the premier furniture showroom in the Southwest, I think, having been to many different places," Moss said, "and I was trying to get my mind around this for years. We're practically across the street from each other. How can we make this work together?" She is hopeful that there will be "a little building boom this year." "That's what I think," Fenton said. "We just got back from Atlanta and we talked to multiple vendors who were having their best shows in five years. We're looking at these kinds of collaborations with other types of vendors, too. Another challenging aspect of our business is inventorying rugs, so we're looking at working with rug dealers here in town. We're all getting creative and smart."

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NewsfromSFAR

Homeowners save more during tax time
As the deadline to file taxes quickly approaches, the Santa Fe Association of Realtors reminds homeowners of the many tax benefits they can take advantage of by owning a home. Many families are feeling a financial squeeze these days and the tax benefits associated with owning a home can be a welcome relief. There are many benefits to being a homeowner, but some of the most substantial advantages are most apparent at tax time. Tax credits and deductions for homeowners include the mortgage interest deduction, capital gains on home sales, and credits for certain energy-efficient home improvements. The mortgage interest deduction allows homeowners to deduct the interest paid on a mortgage debt of up to $1 million on a primary residence and one additional residence. Some individuals believe that many of today’s tax incentives for homeowners primarily benefit the wealthy, but that is untrue. Ninety-one percent of owners who claim the mortgage interest deduction earn less than $200,000 a year. A family that bought a home in 2011 with a $200,000, 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage, assuming an interest rate of 4.5 percent, could save nearly $3,500 in federal taxes when they file this year. Federal law also allows a seller to exclude certain capital gains from the sale of a principal residence. Couples who file a joint federal return can exclude from taxation up to $500,000 of any gain in their home’s value. Singles can exclude gains of up to $250,000. There are countless tax benefits available to homeowners who have recently installed energy-efficient improvements, as well. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 created energy tax credits for installing insulation, energy-efficient exterior windows or doors, heat pumps, furnaces, central air conditioners, or water pumps. A 30 percent credit is also available to homeowners who installed alternative energy equipment such as fuel cells, solar water heaters, solar electric equipment, small wind-energy projects, or geothermal heat pumps. For people who don’t have hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings to buy a home outright, these tax benefits can help them begin building their future through homeownership. Realtors continue to work tirelessly to defend these tax benefits on Capitol Hill and ensure public policies that

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promote responsible, sustainable home ownership. Rubel ”Paco” Arguello is a Santa Fe native and chief executive of the Santa Fe Association of Realtors. Contact him at 982-8385.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) and its affiliated institutes, societies, and councils provide a wide-range of programs and services that assist members in increasing skills, proficiency, and knowledge. Designations and certifications acknowledging experience and expertise in various real-estate sectors are awarded by NAR and each affiliated group upon

Designations bulletin details recent Realtor accomplishments
completion of required courses. This bulletin elaborates the achievements of Santa Fe Association of Realtors members who have earned the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation. Realtors with this designation have in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process. While the Realtors Association of New Mexico sets the specific curriculum requirements, a minimum of 90 hours of coursework is required with subject areas that generally include customer and client services, cultural diversity, sales and marketing, fair housing, contracts, environmental issues, communications, realestate business technology, mediation, and the National Association of Realtors Code of Ethics and Standards. A student has five years to complete all the requirements and only Realtors can obtain and use the GRI designation. Earning this designation is one of the ways a Realtor stands out to buyers and sellers. For more information on the GRI course offerings, contact SFAR at (505) 982-8385. Here’s the current list of the Realtors in Santa Fe who have earned the GRI designation: Lorin Abbey, Kenneth Ahler, Thomas Alesi, David Barker, Ann Bealle, Dennis Bianchi, Judy Carter, Anna Earlene Caspersen, Don Cavness, C.J. Ciddio, Richard Crombie, Coleen Dearing, Robert Dobyns, Clara Dougherty, David Dougherty, Robert Dunn, Lauren Earles, Stanley Evans, Laurie Farber-Condon, Susan Feil, Robert Frank, Peter Frederick, John Granito III, Jonnalyn Grover, Ardyth Hafer, Susan Harris, Glen Hiersoux, Maxine Hill, Cindia Hogan, Michael Hurlocker, Richard Jay, Kris Jette, Thomas Keesing, Dennis Kensil, Pixie Koetter, Lori Kolb, Donald Lewis, Neil Lyon, Nick Maestas, Ashley Margetson, Leon

Building permits
Building permits issued by the CITY OF SANTA FE during the month of February included the following:

Walton Chapman Builders, 2130 Plazuela Vista. $284,710. Maxine Chelini, 2073 Piñon Bluffs Dr. $200,000. Randy & Kathleen Pugh, 1005 E. Alameda St. $875,000. Jordan West, 122 Bob St. $200,000. Infinite Ambitions, 3223 Calle Nueva Vista. $199,000. Antonio Gallegos, 2111 Calle Ensenada. $119,000. Plaza Bonita Ph. 3, 3008 Floras del Sol St. $163,389. — 3036 Floras del Sol St. $216,594. — 3040 Floras del Sol St. $114,811. — 3046 Floras del Sol St. $114,811. — 5909 Terra de Coral St. $216,594.
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Pulte Development of NM, 3818 Montana Verde Rd. $225,714. — 3820 Montana Verde Rd. $202,272. — 3822 Montana Verde Rd. $202,272. SBS LLC, 1564 Shalako Way. $120,000. Homewise Inc., 3750 Valmora Rd. $228,000.
SANTA FE COUNTY building permits issued from mid-February to mid-March included the following:

Manuel Miramontes, 4729 Agua Fria. $190,000. Amanda Calderon, 8 Ernesto Rd. $200,000. Univest-Rancho Viejo, 29 Cañada del Rancho. $170,000. La Nueva Querencia, 46 Bosquecillo. $74,125. — 1 Canto del Pajaro. $74,125.

Mellow, LuAnn Miller, Victoria Murphy, Dana Myers, Gil Ortiz, Evangeline Pacheco, Julie Paradise, Elayne Patton, Melanie PetersThorne, Patricia Pipkin, Mark Raddin, Ray Rush, Gail Samota, E.W. Sargent, Lauren Sato, William Schwent, John Scott, Baro Shalizi, Sylvia Showacre, Marion Skubi, Lois Sury, Maren Thorpe, Gwen Tucker, Alan Vorenberg, William Wafer, Gary Wallace, Christopher Webster, Pearl White, Skye White, and Pamela Wickiser. For a complete list of Santa Fe Association of Realtors members who have achieved designations, visit www.sfar.com and click on “Designations.” Some of these designations and certifications are maintained through a fee and/or recertification structure with the National Association of Realtors. The Santa Fe Realtor members listed below achieved the following designations or certifications between July 7, 2011 and Jan. 15, 2012: Accredited Buyer’s Representative, (ABR): Tanya L. Clokey, Christopher Doyle, Kris Jette. Certified Residential Specialist, (CRS): Kris Jette, Victoria Murphy, Elizabeth Sheffield e-PRO: Kris Jette, Gail Stratton Short Sales and Foreclosure, (SFR): Kris Jette Donna Reynolds is the Santa Fe Association of Realtors’ government affairs director.

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Moss Outdoor in the Railyard and El Corazon condos for April Real Estate Guide. Photos by Jane Phillips/The New Mexican

A new addition for an improved reception area, lounge, and gym

El Corazon now a Fairmont property
By Paul Weideman
El Corazon de Santa Fe, the fractional-ownership condominium project on Catron Street, is now managed by Fairmont Heritage Place, a division of the Canadian company Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. The Residence Club at El Corazon de Santa Fe has undergone an extensive refurbishing, with new furniture, lighting, and art, to meet Fairmont’s 5-star character, according to John Dixon, qualifying broker and director of sales. Also new is an addition of about 1,100 square feet holding an enhanced reception area and clubhouse, with lounge and weight room facilities, and free wi-fi. Just outside the clubhouse last month, crews were busy on substantial ground work. An “oasis park” was being planted with new landscaping, as well as water features and a fire pit, courtesy of landscape architect Kenneth Francis, Surroundings, working with El Corazon architect Jeffrey Seres of Studio Southwest Architects. This property has a long history. More than a century ago, it was the home of Thomas Benton Catron, who served as attorney general of the New Mexico Territory, as a U.S. attorney (appointed by President Ulysses Grant), and as a U.S. senator. The 1964 El Seville Apartments were demolished prior to the development of El Corazon, now eight years old. The way the fractionals work is this: unlike the owners of time-share condos who usually may only occupy a particular unit during a specific time period each year, El Corazon owners have unlimited usage, although they usually visit Santa Fe three or four times a year, for a week at a time. A one-eighth, undivided-deed (tenancy-in-common) share is available for $130,000 for the two-bedroom Terra units, which are approximately 1,175 square feet. The two-storey Montaña units, also two bedroom and about 1,750 square feet, are $185,000. El Corazon ownerships can be sold, deeded, willed, or placed in a trust. The units boast walls hand-finished in plasters by American Clay, slate floors, granite countertops in kitchen and master bathroom, a gas fireplace and viga ceiling in the living room, and a cozy patio. Access to the pool and spa at La Posada de Santa Fe is part of the package each owner of a fractional obtains with his payments of about $1,500 per quarter. This stipend also buys maintenance of the condo and entitles the owner to concierge service, pre-arrival grocery shopping, longterm equipment and clothing storage; and discounts or special pricing at the Towa Golf Resort, The Bull Ring and La Casa Sena restaurants, and a handful of other local businesses. Members automatically also have membership in Fairmont President’s Club, providing VIP recognition at more than 100 Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel hotels and resorts around the world. For more information about available condominiums, see www. fairmontsantafe.com, call 820-0850 or 866-721-7800, or visit the sales office at Catron Street or the offsite information office at the corner of Grant and Palace avenues.

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Big data and social you
Social networking on social media sites has changed how we communicate and share information. If Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest in the world with its 800 million users. The explosive growth of Twitter, Facebook and Google+ now surpasses one billion users per day. It is estimated four out of five people are using social media to share information about their lives, shopping behavior, photos and videos and everything we talk about to each other. Social networking has transformed us into e-consumers, e-voters and e-reporters by allowing us to LIKE brands, engage politicians, and provide news for the media. Companies launch new products on social media. Nearly everyone running for elected office, from dog catcher to the White House, has a Facebook page for you to LIKE. Twitter users recently scooped mainstream media by nearly an hour with the news of Whitney Houston’s death. The internet has always wanted your information. In one click, we can share it around the globe. The new phenomenon of social sharing creates a virtual wave effect, making it possible for one person to communicate with millions in a nanosecond. When you combine our social networking behavior with our buying and search behavior online, you can imagine how much data is available for sale or use to market products and services back to us. Facebook and Google make money by selling advertising space on our screen by targeting advertising based on our digital profile. What digital profile? As we communicate and shop online, our information is transformed into bits of data that are easy to store, retrieve and analyze. Our use of the internet, social media sites and free Google search is not without cost. The information we share along with our buying behavior, job history, relationship status, reading habits, donations, personal opinions, number of children, pet

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preferences, home information and of course, name, address and photographs of yourself now become data. This data is your digital profile. The information you share online is no longer private. Recently Facebook released a new and improved profile called Timeline. Facebook wants you to tell your entire life story to your friends and to Facebook. All your personal information and market LIKE behavior is now data for Facebook and other internet companies to collect and use. Just imagine being born and before you can open your eyes, your baby picture is uploaded on Facebook! The way we communicate and shop online has eroded our privacy. Our internet behavior is now big data along with our social behavior and personal buying preferences. There is no online privacy. Today, there are no laws in the USA that specify the use, sale and control of your digital profile and online data. Our use of the internet has even changed how we feel about privacy. Big data is big business. The society George Orwell envisioned is here. The difference is we all are watching each other. Without any online privacy laws, the internet is still the Wild West and big data is more valuable than gold. Emily Medvec is an associate broker with Santa Fe Properties on a team with Ulla Allyn. Emily’s passion is how social networking online changes how we communicate and make decisions in real estate and every other marketplace. Follow her at www.twitter.com/ emilymedvec or call her at 505-660-4541.

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‘Natural Homes’ are developer’s goal
By Paul Weideman
“HELPING YOU NAVIGATE THE MAZE OF ‘GREEN’ REAL ESTATE” is the motto of Natural Homes. Realtor and developer (and Occupy activist) Alan Hoffman operates the company as a division within Logic Real Estate, as he formerly did for years at Prudential Santa Fe Real Estate and before that with Town & Ranch Inc. His builder partner in the program is Dennis Niedermier. Home interviewed Hoffman about Natural Homes and green building. Is good, green building expensive? I’ve had people come up to me and say, “Are you trying to tell me you can build me an energy-efficient solar home for $279,000?” and I say yes and they say, “No way. It costs $2 million to build an energyefficient home,” and it makes me feel horrible to think people believe that. The efficiency of a house in green terms is measured with the Home Energy Rating System or HERS, is that right? Yes, and the way it’s calculated is that 100 is present code and there’s an inverse ratio of increased efficiency, so a HERS 80 saves you 20 percent and a HERS 20 saves you 80 percent. Our analysis, having built these houses since 1974, when I built my first passive-solar houses when I was with Chris Webster, shows that you can get to about a HERS 53 without any energy generation. That’s a 47 percent savings, very significant. By what means exactly? A super-insulating envelope — R-21 walls and an R-50 roof — with insulation around and under the foundation and floor, so there’s no real heat loss. Also superefficient appliances, heating systems and lighting. Whole-house heat-exchanging ventilators are very important in these tight homes and Dennis Niedermier builds some of the tightest houses in the industry. Centex is proud of getting HERS 70 and this is the only place they do it. Their most efficient home outside of Santa Fe, their Energy Advantage House, is HERS 83. The green code in the city, which is the most progressive in the state, gets you a HERS 70. My worst house is a HERS 53 and with PV it’s 20 to 30 and if you operate the house conservatively, you can get to net zero. We use new framing technologies, which use 20 percent less wood and 20 percent less labor and get you 20 percent less heat
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Alan Hoffman, builder Dennis Niedermier, and Jan Wisniewski of Lorn Tryk Architects will build an affordable, 1,500-square-foot, zero-energy house for owner Maxine Chelini. She and Hoffman are shown on the building site in the Piñon Bluffs subdivision. Below, a zero-energy home in Oshara Village.

PHOTO COURTESY ALAN HOFFMAN

loss. There is an order of heat loss. Number one is infiltration and two is the roof, then after that it’s almost irrelevant. Walls are not really that big of a heat loss, but infiltration is. If you have cold air blowing through your house, it doesn’t matter what your insulation values are. A lot of this green technology can’t be retrofitted. You can’t come in and insulate under the slab, for example. That’s right. And that’s a 20 percent heat loss. By the way, an old adobe can be HERS 250 and you’re talking two and a half times the energy consumption of a code-built house. There’s a lot you can do to an old adobe house, but it’s expensive. It means foaming the entire house.

Natural Homes is a new-home company. Have you got anything going? I have two zero-energy homes in process right now. One broke ground last week in Piñon Bluff on the north side and we have another that we will get going in three weeks [early April] on Fin del Sendero. What’s happening with Oshara Village out on Richards? You were identified with that project for a long time. We carried it for three years after the crash, but we gave it to the bank. I and my partners still have lots there and we intend to go back to building in Oshara at some point. But right now I can get a lot on the north side for the same price as we used to sell for in Oshara.

Back to green building. After conservation measures, you can do the active elements, solar thermal and photovoltaics. Yes, and the price of doing solar has come down so dramatically. There’s one company offering complete systems, installation and everything, for $4.50 to $5.50 a watt. It used to be $11 when I started in all this. There are substantial tax credits available: $6.85 per square foot for Build Green New Mexico’s “Gold” standard and $9 a square foot if you achieve “Platinum” in the LEED for Homes certification [via New Mexico’s Sustainable Building Tax Credit program that was signed by Governor Bill Richardson in April 2009]. The way I look at it all these days is that everybody I’m working with now will be retiring soon and if you could load 30 years of utility bills in today’s mortgage for next to nothing, doesn’t that make sense? If you’re a person looking at retirement and you can lock in future utility bills, something that fluctuates wildly, into the mortgage, think of how calming that can be. And if you want, you can load a large percentage of your transportation costs into your mortgage as well, in the form of oversizing your photovoltaic array and buying a plug-in vehicle. Oversizing by how much? By about nine more panels, or 2 kilowatts. There is the notion out there that it’s more expensive to build green, so if you get rid of the green regs, more builders will be busy. That is absolute bullpuckey. We can deliver a house within 2 or 3 percent of the cost of an equivalent house without the conservation and generating capacities. But people don’t want to learn. That’s one thing about Dennis Niedermier of Renaissance Builders. He is a real student of building science, but most of them just don’t want to learn. The city tells them they have to get to a HERS 70, which they should be able to do just with roof insulation, and all they can do is complain. So how can you build houses in a market where nobody’s building houses? By building houses that no one else is doing.

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Climate change and water resource planning
Before the concept had the current moniker, the geologic evidence for how the Earth’s climate has changed through time was traditionally introduced in historical geology class along with John Hutton’s adage “The present is the key to the past.” But the concept of “uniformitarianism” has been updated by modern workers interpreting the diverse scientific evidence that records the increasing rate of climate change and that enables us to start bringing global and regional issues down to the local level. The City of Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, and the Bureau of Land Management all deserve community recognition for focusing our attention on how climate change might impact our local watershed and water-supply sources and how we can mitigate these changes. The climate change workshop was held last month and it was worth the wait. It was fully subscribed with 120 attendees and it was an eclectic and enthusiastic group of participants. The ground rules were that the causes of climate change, whether it is actually occurring or whether we can alter the predicted effects of climate change, were (thankfully) not up for discussion. Three local experts set the stage for the workshop. David Gutzler, a climate change expert at the University of New Mexico, provided climate change data from the Southwest. Park Williams, research ecologist with Los Alamos National Laboratory, presented forest response data from studies in Arizona and New Mexico. And author and conservationist William DeBuys discussed the overall direct and indirect consequences we can expect from climate change. The format of the workshop was interactive and the attendees split into sessions based on their interests and expertise. We were encouraged to sit with people we did not know. Then we shared our observations with the larger group.
STEPHEN WIMAN

The findings and recommendations from the workshop were captured and will be summarized in a final report that, in addition to the presentations from the workshop, will be posted on the City of Santa Fe’s Water Resources website. To summarize projections (not predictions) from the workshop, here is a short list of some of the changes that ultimately might impact our watershed and water sources: higher temperatures (especially in summer); increased variability of precipitation, more as rain and less as snow; earlier spring runoff; reduced stream flow; depletion of forests; drought-induced tree mortality; forests more susceptible to insect damage and fires; burned hillsides more prone to erosion; and ash washed into rivers and reservoirs. There is a historic regional example of the consequences of climate change upon the Ancestral Puebloans of the Four Corners region, where interdisciplinary studies indicate that elevated temperatures and decreased precipitation contributed to the abandonment of settlements. We need to be prepared to deal with the changes and challenges that lay ahead and realize that these factors are not unique to the Santa Fe region but are part of the consequences of climate changes in an already arid region. The local climate change workshop was a giant step in the right direction. Stephen Wiman has a background in earth science (Ph.D. in geology) and is the owner of Good Water Company and a member of the City of Santa Fe’s Water Conservation Committee. He may be reached at 505-471-9036 and skwiman@ goodwatercompany.com.

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Late last year I made the request in my column for all of us to commit to conserve 10 percent of our water and energy usage in the coming year. I committed to do the same. Now the City of Santa Fe as well as many other cities are making the same request. The coordinated community effort is known as the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation for 2012, although it encompasses both water and energy. The city has a website linked to the national program and it provides a simple way to see the results based on the simple actions you can take. The pledge is available on the city website. Before making this pledge, I noted my water and energy usage for the last 12 months and I was totally surprised by the results. I spent almost $2,700 on utilities, not including my phone bills. So 10 percent would save me $270 each and every year. That’s a lot of jingle! Over the past 12 months I have consumed more than 54,000 gallons of water, 9,900 kilowatt-hours of electricity, and 750 therms of natural gas. None of these are going down in price, so saving now will just save more and more over time. Besides the website for the Mayor’s Challenge, there are many tools on the Internet to help us identify easy ways to save. Two I often use are www. h2oconserve.org to identify ways to save water and http://hes.lbl.gov/consumer to identify ways to save electricity and gas. I identified several actions to cut my energy and water use. I will install an outdoor clothesline and use it at least once a month. I am installing at least one dual-flush retrofit kit on my low-flow toilets. I am replacing 12 high-energy-use halogen light bulbs with high-energysaving LED bulbs. Finally, I am installing a single on/off switch on my computer, printer and office equipment. Given that toilets are the numberone water consumer inside the home, accounting for about 26 percent of our total water usage, these actions should reduce my water use. On the electricity side of the equation, household lighting accounts for about 22 percent, the electric washing machine and clothes dryer another 13 percent, and more than 21 percent goes towards powering our computers, office equipment and TVs. I’m hopeful that these small changes I’m planning will get me to my 10 percent goal. The great thing about these changes — except for using the clothesline once a month — is that they have ZERO impact on my lifestyle. I conserve water and energy while going about my life as usual. Also I will not just be saving water and energy, I will be saving money. Conservation is usually the easiest and cheapest way to live more sustainably. I will track my results and see if I

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actually achieve my goal. I have submitted my pledge, and I hope you join me in this worthwhile effort. Doug Pushard, the founder of the website www.HarvestH2o.com, has designed and installed residential rainwater systems for 12 years. A member of Santa Fe Water Conservation Committee and a board member of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association, he can be reached at Doug@ HarvestH2o.com.

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The art of gorgeous outdoor retreats: my conversation with Solange Serquis of Serquis and Associates, one of Santa Fe’s very best landscape architects. Several years ago I began to recognize a landscape architect’s work in Santa Fe that was so consistently rhythmic in flow, so gracefully and respectfully intertwined with our native landscape, balanced with line and pattern, and utilizing materials and plants so carefully and thoughtfully that I knew I had to meet this person. Serendipitously, I was introduced to her by Dan Featheringill of Feather & Gill Architects. We three had the pleasure of working on a project together and since then have collaborated on many more. When and how did you come to live in Santa Fe? In December of 2000, I was directed to New Mexico to pursue an 18-month BA masters in landscape architecture, and here I discovered my place in the world and stayed. Of course I continue to travel, but clearly my roots here are strong. What inspires you in your work? I enjoy interactive synergy and
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interdisciplinary teams. What I mean by that is that I love working with the architects, builders, owners and designers. I also enjoy how people use their outdoor spaces and how the change of seasons affects the spaces and the footprint and magic of the ecosystems with it. Do you have any favorite landscapes? I cannot describe one landscape in particular. I discovered before entering in this profession that landscape can be a strong piece of our daily life, so wherever I am at any time, it is my goal to educate my peers to be good stewards of whatever landscape we are in. How about plants — any favorites? I can say yes to this question! In this semi-arid environment I choose the ornamental feather reed grass (Calamagrostis acutiflora ‘karl foerster’). This native ornamental grass has a strong presence that changes throughout the seasons. The movement and spark in its texture looks great alone or makes a great companion in a composition. You use a lot of steel in your projects. Tell me about that.

I have discovered the nobleness of the material. It mimics or blends with the landscape as needed and also makes a scene more dramatic. Do you have a favorite project? Favorite projects for me are the ones where I can be part of a creative team which could include the client, developer, architects, designers, stakeholders etcetera. I have been lucky to have had and currently have some of those! What is your description of the “perfect” client? The one which is ideal is forcing me to go to the next creativity level, and one that is also part of the process in its entirety. How important is working with the architect, builder and interior designer? Very important. It is very noticeable when the entire team is involved because the entire project as a whole relates and echoes elements of each other. This relationship of elements not only complements but also makes the scene more successful and dramatic as a whole, which makes the landscape a timeless place.

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DESIGN GLOSSARY: Frieze is a coarse woolen cloth with a nap on one side that was raised by scrubbing it to raise curls of fiber (French: frise_). In the 19th century, rough, cheap frieze was made of wool mixed with shoddy. Lisa Samuel, ASID, IIDA (505-820-0239, lisa@samueldesigngroup.com) is an awardwinning interior designer and furniture designer. She is owner and CEO of the only native-owned design group in Santa Fe working in major cities across the U.S.

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Hear the Silence Feel the Spirit

LOt 2 RANCHO dE AbIQUIU – Overlooking the Chama River in Abiquiu, this spacious custom home (2,594 sq ft) was made for entertaining. The grand living room leading to the southern portal is ideal for enjoying the evening sunsets over the river. The cook’s kitchen and elegant dining room encourage conversation with friends and family. So many tasteful details in this home, with its dramatic entrance, study/library and master bedroom suite, will delight the most discriminating buyer. The 2 bedroom 2 bath guest house (954 sq ft) is done as nicely as the main house and is so inviting. This incredible24.5 acre parcel in the heart of Abiquiu has it all, riverfront (900+ ft), privacy, great hiking and riding in the nearby Carson National Forest as well as one of the loveliest home in Abiquiu. MLS 201200568 24.5 ACRES $798,000

LOt 3 HACIENdAs At RANCHO dE sAN JUAN – Lot 3 is in a gated community adjacent to Rancho de San Juan Country Inn and Restaurant which is a world Class award winning Inn and Restaurant. With only 7 parcels, on 100 acres in the incredible topography of Shadow Mountain, this 10 acre parcel is private and convenient. Watch the sunset from your portal then take a short stroll to dinner. Located only 40 minutes from Santa Fe and 15 minutes from Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs/Spa! MLS 201200994 10.66 ACRES $75,000

RANCHO QUERENCIA -This lovely 4,300 sq ft pueblo style hacienda allows you to enjoy the dramatic color of Northern N.M. This private 250 acres which borders State Land has diverse topography of grasslands, mesas and red rock cliffs making it ideal for hiking and riding. This home is thoughtfully and artistically constructed with amenities that enhance everyday living with an exercise room next to the outside shower and hot tub, to a kitchen designed for serious cooks, this home creates an atmosphere of ease and elegance. The guest casita wing, dining room, family room, great room and book lined office compliment the 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and make entertaining a lovely experience. THIS RANCH IS TRULY OUT OF THIS WORLD & ONLY 80 MINUTES TO SANTA FE! MLS 201005627 250 ACRES $1,885,000

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