Following are the questions that people I work with ask most often.
Q. I want to be near the downtown Santa Fe plaza. What might I expect to find?
A. You pay to play around the Santa Fe plaza. Think $350/sq ft to $500/sq ft. Also parking can be sparse, historical zoning rules mustÂ be followed, and there are tourists from May to October.
Q. I love big mountain views. Where are they and how much?
A. From most areas of Santa Fe you can see various mountain ranges – Sangre de Christo, Jemez, Manzanos, Sandia, and Mt. Taylor.
Houses in the more popular areas fall within these ranges:
Arroyo Hondo – $600K-2million
NE Santa Fe $700K – 5 million
SE Santa Fe $400K – 5 million
NW City Limits $700K – $5million
Las Campanas $800K – $5million
Q. I can afford $300,000 or less, what can I buy?
A. A 1400-1800 sq ft home in southwest Santa Fe or the Airport Road area.
Q. What is Las Campanas?
A. This luxury subdivision is in northwest area of Santa Fe, about 15 minutes to the Santa Fe plaza. It is a gated community with a club house, two Jack Nicholas golf courses, equestrian facilities, and a spa/gym.
Q. What is Rancho Viejo, Nave Ade, Eldorado?
A. Rancho Viejo, SW city limits, 400K-600K, newer homes.
Nave Ade, SW Santa Fe, 350K-450K, newer homes, pool & clubhouse
Eldorado, SW city limits, 250K-650K, homes 10-20 yrs, pool & clubhouse
Q. What are my financing options?
A. It is best to be financially pre-qualified before you go shopping. Then you know your budget and your Realtor will focus in on your what you want and not waste any time. For free financial references just call me at 505-670-2177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. What is the water situation?
A. Santa Fe has 12″ average rainfall per year plus aquifiers beneath and around the city. Wells are common in the county. There is also a water corridor system now being built along the Rio Grande river. Water conservation and water rights are mandated based on city and county restrictions. Water harvesting is encouraged for drip irrigation. Most yards are verdant inside garden walls and zeroscaped outside the walls to the lot line.
Q. Where can I find a job?
A. I have references for you. Subscribe to the free ‘Santa Fe Resources’ on the website and download your copy.
Q. Where do I send my kids to school?
A Download the free Santa Fe Resources on this website. Â Also join online forums and ask parents. Along with public schools, Santa Fe has a number of charter and private schools.
Q. How do retirees in Santa Fe spend their time?
A. There are over 600 non-profits in Santa Fe, most of whom appreciate volunteer help. People enjoy hiking, fishing, and golf. We also have a large arts community and fabulous museums. You can take courses at our local colleges or take advantage of the vast network of alternative healers and spiritual teachers. New Mexico is a large state with many interesting places to visit by car.
I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Call me at 505-670-2177 or email email@example.com