Feelin’ groovy

April 16, 2014

Trying to bring back “groovy” while using real estate methodology is not an easy task. Bear with me as I explain. Or just skip to the statistical data included on this site, if you prefer. Read the rest of this entry »

Ready, Set, Go

March 30, 2014

Nobody in real estate makes a living making predictions. They might speculate about some trends and then be right or wrong, but there is no paycheck for that. The reward of being right is not wealth or even comfort. Read the rest of this entry »

Good trendlines

March 18, 2014

Quick study of the most recent statistics for Santa Fe residential real estate shows improvement in many segments. Read the rest of this entry »

What does your market look like?

March 5, 2014

So many experts, so little consensus…  If one agrees the phrase “All Real Estate is Local” is mostly true, then comparing Read the rest of this entry »

A living treasure

February 27, 2014

One of the best things to happen in Santa Fe in the last 20 years is the building of the Dale Ball Trails. You have an opportunity to thank Dale and his wife Sylvia at the next Dale Ball Day, March 7th. As his very proud son, I am very thankful that he is still able to participate in events such as this. If you attend, Dale and Sylvia Ball will be delighted to see you.

Here is a link to the event information: http://sfct.org/trails/dale-ball-day

Cupid or stupid?

February 14, 2014

The obvious answer to the question is Cupid. Nobody chooses stupid. Or do they? On this romantic holiday, the Read the rest of this entry »

How do you rate? and some News

February 3, 2014

Interest rates are published at least daily on many websites. Mortgage interest rates are a major factor – likely the most important variable - in a home buyer’s choice of loan programs and lending sources. Read the rest of this entry »

Seven percent is OK

January 11, 2014

“Increase in annual unit sales for Santa Fe residential real estate” – said the headline. How much of an increase? For unit sales, it was seven percent. This is considered a good number for most. Read the rest of this entry »

Auld Lang Syne

December 29, 2013

We know the tune and some of the words to this song. The title of the Scottish tune translates to “times gone by” and is about remembering friends from the past and not letting them be forgotten. Read the rest of this entry »

Shoulder to the wheel

December 21, 2013

When we started this recovery, things looked very bleak and the mountain seemed insurmountable. But we are most of the way to the top Read the rest of this entry »

Can you see the light?

December 6, 2013

CAN is not proper grammar when asking if someone is able to or willing to do something, or see something, or Read the rest of this entry »

I just want a slice

November 22, 2013

Pardon me, but I was here making copies and just want a slice of pumpkin pie to tide me over. It looks so good. Did you make it? Read the rest of this entry »