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As a firm 34 years strong, resilience runs deep within our core. During these times of change and uncertainty, Santa Fe Properties is here to remind our valued clients, esteemed associates and vibrant community that this too shall pass with the strength and patience, cooperation and resilience. Please know that we are adhering to all professional guidelines from government and healthcare officials while still keeping client services at the heart of our mission.

We are a relationship based business that has been afforded the modem day luxury of technology. Rest assured that our team is nothing more than a phone call, video conference or social media message away. Client communication and interaction will be tailored to each client's personal

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Days are becoming longer, the air is starting to warm up and we can finally feel the first signs of spring. March can feel like a sleepy time of year, where the summer is so close yet so far away. Take advantage of this slow time, and step out to see what Santa Fe has to offer! Whether you are craving farm-fresh veggies or want to grab a drink with your pals, this list of events has something for you! 

Daylight Saving
Sunday, March 8th
We are going to see more sunshine! On Sunday, March 8th, we will turn our clocks forward, and one step closer to summer. 

Margarita Crawl 
Saturday, March 7th
2pm - 8pm
Location: all over Santa Fe 
Create memories that will last a lifetime! Drink your way through Santa Fe with your friends. This event is rain or shine!

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Buying a home is likely to be one of the largest financial decisions you will make in your life. The guide below offers insight on the process and advice to help you avoid costly mistakes. 

1. Educate yourself and have an idea of what you are looking for
Make a wishlist of what you think your dream home is. This may change as you start getting deeper into the homebuying process, but start to list out neighborhoods, amenities and features that interest you. 
One of the most important steps in the home buying process is figuring out what your budget is and how much you are comfortable spending. You should purchase a home not based on what a bank says you can afford, but rather what you are comfortable spending each month. Check out our mortgage calculator

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Get out of the house and enjoy food, fun and art this winter.

Snowfall has started, but the events in town have not stopped! Explore things to do while staying cozy.   

 

NM Resident Free Sunday

February 2, 2020 (and every first Sunday of the month)
Put that New Mexico ID to work with NM Resident Free Sunday! Many museums and historic sites are free with a valid NM ID every first Sunday of the month. A few of these places include; National Hispanic Cultural Center, Museum of International Folk Art, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Lincoln Historic Site, Jemez Historic Site, Coronado Historic Site and many more! Open hours are subject to change from location to location. Additional information

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Enjoy plenty of Fall Fun this November

Take in the sun and snow before the holidays. Santa Fe feels magical as the leaves display their Autumn colors, and everyone bundles up for the change of the seasons. Here are some events you can enjoy this November.

Santa Fe Outdoor Fall Photo

Vote in Local Elections

November 5th, Various Local Polling Locations
Get out and vote in local elections. Use the link below to find your polling place, register and more. Free Santa Fe transportation routes and stops near voting locations (call 505-955-2001 for more info). 
Vote.org/state/New-Mexico/

Veteran's Day Parade

November 11th, Santa Fe Plaza
A parade through the Plaza followed by a ceremony at Bataan Memorial.
Parade Route & Parking Map

21st Annual Recycle Santa Fe Art

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This market report is based on residential sales and residential land sales in Santa Fe County.

Residential - Market Growth

Residential Market Report
The Median Sales Price continues to grow and Average Days On Market continue to shorten. There was a drop in the number of Properties Sold which may be reflective of an inventory that has decreased.

Residential - Comparable Sales in Price Categories


Sales below $250,000 continue to drop as the availability of homes for sale in that price point diminishes. The strongest price point continues to be homes selling below $500,000.

Residential - Third Quarter Volume Comparison by Month


Steady growth as the year proceeds appears to be the pattern. It will be interesting to see if the trend continues through the

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Thank you to everyone who attended our second annual Art of Fine Living, a tour of luxury properties followed by a private receptions at Peters Projects. We were honored to have guest speaker Kitty Hudson, designer at Design Alchemy Studio, speak about restructuring your life and your space. A special thanks to Santa Fe Title for sponsoring the event with delicious food by Santa Fe Street Food Institute. 

 

 

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Fall has arrived! October is a magical month in Santa Fe, temperatures have cooled, the leaves are starting to turn and the smell of roasting chile is wafting through the air. October also brings a plethora of fall events to Santa Fe. There’s a lot to do and see, we’ve put together a list of events of interest. Enjoy!

47th Annual Harvest Festival at El Rancho de las Golondrinas
October 5-6, 2019
Taste syrup, help make cider, or pick a pumpkin. Children can stomp grapes by foot, make corn husk crafts or roll their own delicious tortillas by hand. Check out this long-running, acclaimed event!

11th Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
October 16-20, 2019
This festival advances independent cinema. Enjoy a 5 day showcase of excellence in filmmaking.

3rd

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This is a BIG week in Santa Fe. Not only is it the 95th burning of Zozobra, but it is also the kick off of Fiestas de Santa Fe, an over 300 year old Santa Fe Tradition bringing together people of all backgrounds to celebrate Northern New Mexican history, culture, music, food and more. From historic ceremonies and a Mariachi Extravaganza and a Pet Parade and the burning of Old Man Gloom, the week of Fiestas de Santa Fe has something for everyone.


Photo courtesy Zozobra Event Committee, Jake Romero

The 95th Annual Burning of Zozobra
Where: Fort Marcy Ball Park
When: Friday, August 30th, Gates open at 4:30pm, ceremony begins at 7pm (burning scheduled for 9:33pm, weather dependent)
Tickets available at burnzozobra.com
Started in 1924 by Will Schuster,

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The Housing Trust is working with local businesses to educate the public on affordable housing programs for first-time homebuyers.

Serving the Community with Partnership

For some first-time homebuyers, a home of their own may seem like just a dream. But the saying "teamwork makes the dream work" can make all the difference. Recently, the Housing Trust teamed up with Santa Fe Properties, the Santa Fe Place Mall, and Legacy Mortgage to educate the public on available programs for affordable housing.

The Housing Trust has affordable housing programs designed to help first-time homebuyers in Santa Fe County. However, as a nonprofit with a limited budget, the Housing Trust has to make each dollar count which means marketing these programs can be

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