Monthly Archives: August 2012

CNNMoney names Santa Fe one of the Best Places to Retire Now

CNNMoney has named Santa Fe one of the Best Places to Retire Now.

By Anne VanderMey, reporter @FortuneMagazine, Posted June 20, 2012.  To read the original article in its entirety.

As reported by CNNMoney:

“Blue skies and mild winters don’t always have to mean Florida or Arizona. Santa Fe gets 325 days of sunshine per year, there are eight major golf courses in the area, and it’s a stone’s throw from a major mountain range: The Sangre de Cristo Mountains offer skiing, hiking, and spectacular views. It also has culture to spare: The city is packed with galleries and features a buzzing contemporary art scene, an internationally renowned opera, and an award-winning restaurant lineup.

No wonder, then, that in recent years Santa Fe has become an increasingly popular destination for retirees (and celebrities like Gene Hackman and Tom Ford). Housing isn’t cheap in the desirable center of town, where houses start at about $400,000, local realtors say. But closer to the outskirts, buyers can find classic pueblo-style homes for as little as $150,000.

Santa Fe has also held up well relative to other sun-drenched spots during the housing crisis. Employment here now outpaces the national average, and Fiserv Case-Shiller estimates that it will be one of the strongest housing markets over the next few years, with an annualized increase of 7.6% through 2016.”

American Lung Association Reports Santa Fe Air Ranks Among the Country’s Cleanest

By Staci Matlock | The New Mexican
Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2012  To read the original article in its entirety.

Breathe deeply, Santa Feans.

The City Different and Santa Fe County has some of the cleanest air in America, according to the American Lung Association.

That’s excellent news for children, elderly and people with asthma, cardiovascular disease and emphysema who are most at risk of health problems when they breath polluted air. An estimated third of Santa Fe County’s population falls into one of those categories.

The association analyzed data from 2007 to 2010 related to ozone and particles emitted from vehicle tailpipes, power generating stations, mining, manufacturing and more. The association has analyzed air quality in U.S. cities for the last dozen years and published the results in annual State of the Air reports.

The reports rank cities based on levels of ozone, short-term particle pollution and long-term particle pollution. Santa Fe joined Honolulu as the only cities who were on the association’s “cleanest air” list in all three categories from 2007-2010, the period for which data was analyzed.

Santa Fe earned an A for low ozone and 24-hour particle pollution, and it passed the annual particle pollution category.

Particles are mixtures of chemicals and materials floating around in air. Some are so tiny they can’t be seen without an electron microscope. Some are thinner than a strand of hair.

Smoke, dust, pollen and gas fumes are just a few of the particles launched into the air by wind, plants, power generation and wildfires. People inhale the particles with air. People cough out the larger particles, but smaller particles can get trapped in lung tissue, causing illness.

Ozone, another dangerous lung irritant analyzed by the American Lung Association, also comes from a mixture of gases produced by cars, smokestacks and burning coal. The gases — nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds — when combined with sunlight and warmth, produce harmful ozone in the lower atmosphere.

Children, people older than 65, those who like to exercise outdoors and people who have existing lung problems such as asthma are more susceptible to the ill effects of elevated ozone levels. People exposed to high levels of ozone can suffer wheezing, chest pain, asthma attacks and respiratory infections.

The American Lung Association report notes that while air quality has improved overall around the country, 1 in 17 Americans (18.5 million total) live around unhealthy levels of ozone and particles.

Recent Transactions

Below is a summary of some of my recent sales where I represented the Seller or the Buyer:

2049 Placita de Quedo, Santa Fe, NM 87505, Offered at $164,000, MLS # 201105071, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1,000 Sq. Ft.  Represented the Buyer, Sold 8/15/12.

17 Los Ojitos, Santa Fe, NM 87506, Offered at $169,000, MLS # 201105094, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1,938 Sq. Ft., Lot Size, .29 acres.  Represented the Seller and the Buyer.  Sold 6/27/12.

6600-6700 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507, Offered at $1,995,000, MLS #201001373, 12,000 sq. ft., Lot Size 24,363 Sq. Ft. Commercial.  Represented the Seller and the Buyer.  Sold 6/6/12.

734 Porvenir, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501, Offered at $225,000, MLS # 201201321, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1,348 Sq. Ft., Lot Size .014 acres.  Represented the Seller.  Sold 5/29/12.

21 Ceramic Court, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508, Offered at $245,000, MLS # 201104457, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1,943 Sq. Ft., Lot Size 2.46 acres.  Represented the Seller.  Sold 5/03/12.

06 Las Joyas, Santa Fe, New Mexico  87506, Offered at $899,000, MLS # 201201592, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 4,837 Sq. Ft., Lot Size 2.66 acres. Represented the Seller and the Buyer. Sold 4/16/12.

3148 La Paz Lane, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507, Offered at $225,000, MLS #702402, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1,230 Sq. Ft.  Represented the Seller. Sold 3/26/12.

71 Star Dancer Trail, Santa Fe, NM  87506, Offered at $649,000, MLS #201100993, 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths, 2,630 Sq. Ft. Represented the Buyer.  Sold 3/15/12.

2308 Calle Pacifica, Santa Fe, New Mexico  87505, Offered at $249,500, MLS # 201104870, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1,753 square feet.  Lot Size .19 acres.  Represented the Seller.  Sold – 02/07/12.

18 Primrose, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506, Offered at $869,000, MLS # 201005531, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 3,300 Square Feet, Lot Size 1.5 acres.  Represented the Buyer.  Sold – 01/10/12.

1405 Vegas Verdes #105, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Offered at $120,000, MLS # 201104936, 1 Bedroom, 2 Baths, 874 square feet.  Represented the Seller. Sold 11/30/11.

47 Bouquet Lane, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Offered at $355,000, MLS # 201104078, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2,487 square feet, Lot Size .8 acres.  Represented the Buyer and the Seller.  Sold 11/03/11.

2924 Pueblo Pintado, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Offered at $220,000, MLS # 201105107, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Lot Size .13 acres.  Represented the Seller.  Sold – 10/31/11.

621 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Offered at $1,380,000, MLS # 201103504, 8,700 square feet. Commercial. Represented the Buyer. Sold 09/09/11.

36 Vista Lagunitas, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Offered at $599,000, MLS # 201102611, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 2,900 square feet, Lot size 1.499 acres.  Represented the Seller.  Sold – 7/27/11.

41 Camino de Milagro, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Offered at $635,000, MLS # 201006026, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 3,457 square feet, Lot Size 14.94 acres. Represented the Buyer. Sold – 6/23/11

138 East Santa Fe Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Offered at $443,000, MLS #201006182, a 2,159 square foot triplex and 140 East Santa Fe Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Offering Price – $352,000 MLS #201006188, a 1,760 sq. ft. duplex. Represented the Seller. Sold both – 3/29/11.

Rare 35,005 sq. ft. Multi-Use Industrial Zoned Building in Valdes Business Park

MLS #201201673, Asking price $3,465,000

2520 Camino Entrada, Santa Fe, NM  87507

35,005 square feet, Lot size: 4.852 ac, Year built: 1973

Free standing, extra-large, multi-use building centrally located near the intersection of Camino Entrada and Cerrillos Road, just 1/10th of a mile west of Cerrillos Road.  Prime commercial location in the Valdes Business Park.

Approximately 24,000 square feet, currently used by Calvary Church, will be immediately available for new owners to use or rent. The remaining approximately 11,000 square feet are leased to 2 tenants on short term leases.

Rare I-1 (light industrial) zoning.  Many permitted uses including light manufacturing, processing, storage, warehousing, distribution and similar commercial uses.

Previously used as a light manufacturing plant that made auto parts.  Built in 1973 but extensively renovated in 2004.  Current owners spent approximately $1.2 million in renovations.

Ample parking with approximately 150+ parking spaces. Ceiling heights vary form 12 feet to 15 feet.

Church floor plan includes a foyer, a sanctuary, a school room section with multiple classrooms, 4 bathrooms, and a recreational area with basketball hoops.  APOD and NOI available upon request.

Two legal lots of record, with two ingress and egress.  Plenty of room to expand. Church has two ADA compliant entrances/exits.

 

Investors and users don’t miss this RARE opportunity!

Contact Karen Meredith, Keller Williams, at 505 603-3036 or Renee Edwards, Keller Williams, at 505 470-7773 to schedule an appointment now.