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Santa Fe is a community with a vibrant history including Spanish explorers, cowboys, pueblos, breath-taking vistas and transformational art.  The air carries a distinct scent of sage and pinon, and the sky is brilliantly illuminated by shades of red, orange and yellow twice per day.  It is a land of enchantment, filled with the promise of both tranquillity and adventure.

 

This remarkable city offers a wealth of culture, outdoor pursuits and style.  Whatever your desires, they can be satisfied in the City Different.  And with an average of 300 sunny days each year, you’ll be sure you can enjoy them.

 

If I had only 24 hours in Santa Fe, I would check into the La Fonda on the Plaza.  You can’t beat the location – smack dab in the middle of the

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Photo by Associate Broker Kristin Sargent

November is an exciting moth filled with snow, Thanksgiving and pre-holiday activities. Ski Santa Fe opening is a highlight in the month of November. We have all patiently waited months for snow and it is finally here! Of course we cannot forget the Annual Christmas tree lighting a traditional held by many New Mexicans. The month of November has several fun activities, as we approach the holidays let us know what you favorite activities in November are! 

Ski Santa Fe Tentative Opening
Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival
Christmas Tree Lighting on The Plaza
Contemporary Southwest II
Handmade Paper Lanterns
Fall Fishing Season
Discovery Walking Tours
Tacos & Tequila 
Art Adventure in the SW: Sketching and Painting

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Many of us are familiar with Homestead Exemptions for property taxes.  In New Mexico, we have a Head of Family Exemption, a Value Freeze (for seniors or for disabled individuals), and a Veterans Exemption.

 

The Head of Family Exemption is a $2,000 reduction of the taxable value of residential property subject to the tax if the property is owned by the head of a family who is a New Mexico resident.  The exemption is deducted from taxable value of property to determine net taxable value of property.  In Santa Fe County, this will result in a property tax savings between $32 and $49 per year. A head of a family is entitled to the exemption in only one county in any tax year even though the claimant may own property in more than one county.  Once this

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If you have the time to visit Santa Fe but you really only have 24 hours here are some things you should do. Santa Fe Properties Associate Broker Elle Seybold has shared with us her favorite things to do in Santa Fe if you only have 24 hours. She gave us several options filled with activities depending on how adventurous you are feeling. Although we do encourage you to stay longer since there's so much to see and so much to eat! 

Santa Fe is a community with a vibrant history including Spanish explorers, cowboys, pueblos, breath-taking vistas and transformational art. The air carries a distinct scent of sage and pinon, and the sky is brilliantly illuminated by shades of red, orange and yellow twice per day. It is a land of enchantment, filled with the

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ShowHouse Santa Fe 2018 is underway! With the theme being A World of Taste, the night of the Gala went stupendously! Santa Fe designers paired with 14 of Santa Fe's best restaurants and chefs to donate their favorite bites of food for the night of the gala! Each designer was given a room to redo and put their own flair on. With delicious food and a fun environment all proceeds go to Dollars4Schools! Money raised on the night of the Gala and money from Home Tour tickets bring new opportunities for our Public Schools and the students that attend. Home Tour is still underway and the last weekend to see this fantastic house is October 13th and 14th! Get your tickets at ShowHouseSantaFe.com.


Gala Night


Living Room designed by Metamorphosis 


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As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, we are ready for all things Fall. Pumpkins are in harvest and leaves are changing from summer green to firey yellow, orange and red, preparing us for a festive Autumn. With so many great activities filling this wonderful month of October, we have created a list to ensure you won't miss a thing! 

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
ShowHouse Santa Fe 2018
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 
Girls Night Out Pottery Class
Dirty Dozen Brass Band 
Harvest Festival
Botanical Book Club
Suds + Muds Pottery Class
31st Annual Galisteo Studio Tour
Cooking inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe
Fall Art Show
The Magnificent Cider Fest 
Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration 
Spirits of New Mexico's Past 
Historic Canyon Road Paint &

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Wine and Chile, a can't miss event in the last week of September held at the Santa Fe Opera and Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Enjoy mouthwatering food and seemingly endless amounts of wine. Celebrate our entrance into Fall with Wine & Chile nothing gets better than that!

The 28th annual Wine and Chile fest will take place September 23rd through the 30th. This is a five-day event you will not want to miss, with over 90 national wineries and 75 of Santa Fe’s best restaurants all packed into one week. Started in 1991 what once started as a one day food and wine event slowly but surely has taken off. As the years have passed Wine & Chile has received nationwide recognition and started to add more days and events such as food demonstrations and

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If you know anything about Santa Fe you know that the end of August and beginning of September is Fiestas! With so many parades, events and activities we will be your guide of what to do and what to eat all throughout Fiestas. Dating back to 1712, Fiestas de Santa Fe commemorates the reconquest of Don Diego de Vargas. Put on by the Fiesta Council every year, Fiestas is a long standing tradition. Fiestas start with the Novena masses, with a procession of La Conquistadora from The Cathedral to Rosario Chapel. Throughout the week nine masses are held. During Fiestas The Plaza is filled with tourists and locals waiting to celebrate all things Fiestas. Viva La Fiesta!
And of course we cannot forget about the food! One of the best things about Fiestas is

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As summer quickly comes to an end, September is here to save the day. Fall is quickly approaching and there are still so many fun outdoor activities you can do. With Wine & Chile, Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown, Chairlift rides and so much more there are endless activities for everyday of September!

Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta
Fiesta Fine Arts & Crafts Market 
Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown
Renaissance Fair 
Santa Fe Thunder Race - Half Marathon
Ultra Santa Fe 
Outside Bike & Brew Festival 
U - Pick Lavender Days
Shakespeare In The Garden - A Midsummers Night's Dream
Savor - Cuban Street Music
Wilderness Acts: Art in Nature
Doggie Dip 2018
The Wild Marimbas
Annual New Mexico Railroad History Celebration Weekend
Buenofest
Santa Fe Vintage Car Club Plaza

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A yearly Santa Fe event you will not want to miss. A Pre-Fiestas tradition in its 94th year, Zozobra brings all of New Mexico together for one night. We burn our troubles away as Old Man Gloom and all of his theatrics burn to the ground. Friday the 31st rain or shine, tickets can be found on burnzozobra.com

 A little history about Zozobra, William Schuster Jr. first created Zozo in 1924 in his backyard as he was inspired by the Holy Week celebrations of the Yaqui Indians of Mexico. Schuster himself personally oversaw the work that went into Zozobra up until 1964 when he gave the Kiwanis club his blessing to take it over for him.

Old Man Gloom is a evil monster who was created to be burned. He brings upon feelings of doom and gloom. Put on by the

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