Living in Santa Fe Archives | Ricky Allen + Cathy Griffith

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Q3 | Santa Fe Market Update

Part I of Ricky Allen + Cathy Griffith's discussion of the Santa Fe Real Estate Market Update. https://youtu.be/HCS0HXLnAvg Part II
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Testimonial of the Week~!

We were working with Cathy long distance from Colorado which was a bit of a challenge for us. We were also working with a lender that made our lives miserable. Cathy on the other hand was very responsive and a gem to work with. We would HIGHLY recommend her. T. Valdez,
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High-End Hospitality: 5 Properties with Inviting Guesthouses

Posted on November 14, 2020 by sothebysrealty One of the benefits of owning an estate is being able to offer guests their own truly private space. Whether in California’s wine country, on the banks of a Long Island lake, or on a historic street in Santa Fe, these
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Native Cinema Showcase

National Museum of the American Indian Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Its Premier Film Event, Native Cinema Showcase Online Program Highlights Fan Favorite Films From Past Showcases and New Films The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian celebrates the 20th year of
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We love what we do and are happy to share this #testimonial with you!
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Join Us at this Sunday’s Open House

Join Us at a socially-distanced open house this Sunday in Rancho Viejo at 11 Sierra Dawn. COMPLETE
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Q3| Market Update Video Chat– Part 1

https://youtu.be/HCS0HXLnAvg Cathy Griffith + Ricky Allen discuss the Santa Fe Q3 Market Update. For the complete Market Update, visit:
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Featured Property: 36 Vereda Serena

Town & Country living at its finest! Just a quick approximate 10 minutes to Santa Fe Plaza. This 3300+ square foot adobe home is perfectly situated on 2.5 acres of gently rolling land. This home, an entertainment delight, both inside and out; features a dramatic gallery and a
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SWAIA Debuts “Gather”

On Saturday, October 24 and October 25 at market.swaia.org stream the film, Gather at 9 am MST. About Gather: Gather is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while
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Delicious Curry Soup to Keep You Warm

If you are feeling the chill in the air and have time to make a simple batch of soup this weekend, here's one of our favorites. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil1 large onion, chopped1 large carrot, chopped1 rib celery, finely chopped3 cloves garlic, minced2 tablespoons curry powder6
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RESIDE | Food First, Shopping Second

Posted on July 18, 2019 by Erik Weinbrecht In-store restaurants aren’t new: For decades, spots like the Zodiac at Neiman Marcus in Dallas have let shoppers unwind over a glass of wine and a salad. But now, more retail locations are including upscale eateries,
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Shiprock Santa Fe Exhibition

Check out one of our favorite Santa Fe galleries Exhibitions opening today! Form Over Function: Native Concho Belts 1880-2020 Shop the collection, perfect for fall. LINK
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Santa Fe in the News

Published on October 15, check out Kevin West's article about the ways in which Santa Fe and Taos are redefining themselves. LINK
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New Listing in Village Estates

11 Sierra Dawn | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Baths | $740,000 Located in the much sought-after Village Estates, this versatile custom home is ideal for those looking for a newer home with plenty of space inside and out. The lower level, with its own entry, can serve as an attached guesthouse, casita, or
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Are You An Artist?

If you are a working artist, you might be interested in the Clark Hulings Fund conference happening online from October 19- October 30. Virtualize Your Art Career™ Conference Dates: October 19-30 Location: Online  About: The CHF Virtualize Your Art
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Sotheby’s | Mapping the Adventures of the First Explorers

Posted on October 8, 2020 by Erik Weinbrecht The quest to discover the uncharted globe began in earnest In the 1500s. In this episode of Sotheby’s Stories, discover how European explorers took to the seas founding new lands and new species, revealing the
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News from SFAR

original article posted By Paco Arguello October 4, 2020 Santa Fe New Mexican The Santa Fe Association of Realtors works closely with our qualifying brokers (QBs), experienced brokers who may lead large, medium, or one-person real-estate offices along with meeting specific licensing and
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The Lensic Presents |Artist Spotlight: A Conversation with Jock Soto

Saturday, October 3, 2020 2:00 PM Free / Donation Encouraged Legendary ballet dancer Jock Soto, considered one of the greatest ballet dancers of the last 50 years, joins The Lensic’s Joel Aalberts for a live, online conversation about dance in quarantine and the future of the art
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AUDIO TOUR SITE Santa Fe

AUDIO TOURNina Elder Distance LearningIn 2019, New Mexico-based artist and researcher Nina Elder exhibited What Endures in the SITElab. Featuring a collection of drawings from three bodies of work, What Endures highlighted some of the most environmentally impacted and economically important
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VIRTUAL CONCERT SERIES Performance Santa Fe

Tuesday, October 20 | 7:00 pmPiaf! The Show Live from Carnegie HallEnjoy a theatrical evening at Carnegie Hall, courtesy of PSF@Home! Conceived and directed by the Nice-based theatrical maverick Gil Marsalla and starring Anne Carrere — a young French performer hailed as Edith Piaf’s
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Ensembles Royale

Virtual Concert Series @ Santa Fe Children’s Museum Sunday, November 84:00 pm - 5:00 pm PRICE: $20 PER HOUSEHOLD Re-discover your sense of child-like wonder, as The Santa Fe Symphony’s Virtual Concert Series moves to the Santa Fe Children’s Museum! From the intimacy of
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Above the Winds

Virtual Concert Series @ Thornburg Investments Sunday, October 25 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PRICE: $20 PER HOUSEHOLD Immerse yourself in breathtaking views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Sandia Crest, Foothills, and more, with the second performance of The Symphony’s Virtual
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Native Winds

Sunday, Nov 22, 2020 / 4:00 pm $20 per household The Symphony is thrilled to co-present an inspiring environmental-themed program alongside WildEarth Guardians, with the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens as its venue! Revel in the Botanical Garden’s 20 acres of natural beauty, while
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Virtual Concert Series @ Ghost Ranch

Virtual Concert Series @ Ghost RanchSunday, October 114:00 pm - 5:00 pmFREE CONCERTas a gift to the communityBe swept up in the inaugural concert of The Santa Symphony’s new Virtual Concert Series, filmed at one of New Mexico’s most incredible historic sites—Ghost Ranch! Experience five
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Real Estate News

from Albuquerque Business First By Ron Davis  – Reporter, Albuquerque Business First Sep 4, 2020, 3:55pm EDT New apartments that offer 10-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances and private balconies and patios and more will soon be available for rent in Santa
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Testimonial of the Week

We know you have many choices of realtors in Santa Fe. Your business is never something we take for
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The Cover is Not the Book | 5 Homes with Handsome Libraries

Posted on September 21, 2020 by sothebysrealty Nothing quite matches the experience of relaxing with a good book. From formal and wood-clad to modern and creatively illuminated, these five libraries are distinctive places to display and enjoy a collection of favored
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Living in Santa Fe | Fall 2020

https://youtu.be/csvPtTh53bo For the Love of Dogs! It's true, Santa Fe is a HUGE dog-loving community. Here are a few of our beloved resources for dogs. Marty's Meals: Marty’s Meals knows the way our dogs’ ancestors ate in the wild is key to achieving optimal pet
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Pied-á-terre in Santa Fe

A perfect getaway in Santa Fe at 707. East Palace Avenue, Unit 16 2 Bedrooms | 1 Full Bath Just blocks from downtown. 1920's historical adobe within the highly sought-after La Vereda compound. Steps away from the Santa Fe river park and Canyon Road, halfway between the Plaza and The
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Santa Fe’s Best Dog Parks

Westside The best known dog park in Santa Fe, might be Frank S Ortiz Dog Park.  Henry and Virgil © The Dog Park Project Location: 160 Camino de Las Crucitas, Santa Fe, NM 87501Open until 10 pm nightly. Pros: A big parking area and a huge open lot where the dogs
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Land Opportunity along the Turquoise Trail

A truly exceptional ready to build piece of land on 18.5 acres located just 20 minutes from center of Santa Fe off the Turquoise Trail (SR14) with captivating 360 degree views of mountains, valleys and mesas. Lot has 4-5 potential building sites for house, barn, your studio or casita and
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What’s New in Art, Architecture and Design | RESIDE Magazine

Beautiful, bold, and beneficial are the catchwords this season in the worlds of art, architecture, and design. We’re decorating our bodies, building healthy environments, and brightening our rooms with rainbows of color. Here’s what’s happening. Art  Jewelry designers are
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The Magic of Murals

from RESIDE Few art forms have the same awe-inspired quality as a mural. The sweeping size, the use of architecture as a canvas, the painstaking process—it’s an epic kind of craft. Murals date back to 30,000 B.C., when they were first discovered painted in caves in southern
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Real Estate Trends Emerging from COVID-19

As always, the current situation is creating some interesting real estate trends; which trends are you embracing? The Home as Sanctuary Your home is now your sanctuary so embrace the 2020 trend of adding texture and detail in your home. From velvet pillows, to installing an outdoor hot tub,
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Testimonial of the Week

We never take clients and our business for granted. Every week, we feature a client testimonial to let you know a little more about us and the type of service we deliver.
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2 Stylish Homes Designed by Women

Anyone who’s ever undergone an interior redesign will know that the coordination and ingenuity involved in making a space both livable and stylish is no small feat. The creative minds that bring a homeowner’s vision to life are integral to making living spaces the visual respites they
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Calling All Horse Lovers

If you love horses and want to be close to downtown, allow us to introduce you to our new listing: 29 Vereda Corta. This property has unlimited potential for the right buyer and is located off of West Alameda where the road becomes, surprisingly, rural with mountain views and quiet sunsets.
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Santa Fe Luxury Estate

Announcing A Santa Fe Luxury Estate Auction: Recently $9.75 Million... Now Selling WITHOUT RESERVE!Live Auction, August 28th Contact Ricky Allen at 505.470.8233 or by email ricky@rickyallen.com Spacious estate in a gated community with everything you need right at home, including
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Our New Listing at Quail Run

We are pleased to share our new listing with you: 3101 Pecos Trail, Unit 6412 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms $685,000 This property is classic Santa Fe. Vigas on the ceiling and diamond plaster walls are complimented by Saltilo tile floors and cozy kiva fireplaces in the living room and
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New Listing: 653 Don Gaspar

Charming Craftsman on a tree-lined street in South Cap. Enter from the comfy sitting porch with tin coffered ceilings, and suddenly the 1920's era Craftsman is behind you and you're looking at today's current hot trend--Mid-Century Modern. Sellers have lovingly updated the interior of this
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Our Weekly Testimonial

We know you have a lot of choices when selecting a realtor in Santa Fe. Every week Ricky Allen + Cathy Griffith post a recent testimonial from buyers or sellers-- so that you can get to know them
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Q 2 Market Update 2020

A Message from Associate Brokers, Ricky Allen + Cathy Griffith: We invite you to review a summary of sales activity in the Santa Fe area during the second quarter of 2020, based on closed production from April – June 2020. The Santa Fe Association of Realtors reports the following market data
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Our Weekly Testimonial

We know you have plenty of choices when selecting a real estate agent in Santa Fe.Let Ricky Allen + Cathy Griffith show you why they are consistently ranked as a top producing team at Sotheby's International Realty.
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The Flavors of Latin America | A Conversation With Chef Leonor Espinosa

Leonor Espinosa, photo courtesy of Madrid Fusión There are few things that connect us to our surroundings, experiences, and other cultures in the same way that food does. This is something that Chef Leonor Espinosa carries at the core of her relationship with cooking.  Named Latin
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Virtual Indian Market Begins Saturday!

VIRTUAL INDIAN MARKET: AUGUST 1 – 31, 2020FREE CONTENT  New and varied content every single dayFashion: Content every day from August 1-15Coffee with Kim artist interviewsCinemaPanel discussionsArtist studio tours and demonstrationsNative American Clothing Contest: New submissions all month,
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7 Materials Having a Moment

Original post from Sotheby's International Realty Corona Del Mar, California | Linda Chan & Sana Amarith, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty What makes a house truly feel like a home? Aside from the events that take place between its walls, much of a
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Neighborhood Spotlight: Historic Eastside

Santa Fe’s Historic EastsideWith some homes dating back centuries, the Eastside neighborhoods include some of Santa Fe’s most famous adobe homes and gardens. A mix of multi-generational families and newcomers, the homes, often behind high walls and accessed by narrow, dirt roads, recall the
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Santa Fe Home Prices Are Up in June

According to a recent Santa Fe New Mexican article, Santa Fe has the highest statewide median home sales price.  Overall, home prices are up in Santa Fe from 11.6 percent since May and 4 percent since June 2019.  Read the entire article HERE  84 CR 74 photo by Marshall
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Open Flame | Five Fabulous Fire Pits That Bring the Heat

Open Flame | Five Fabulous Fire Pits That Bring the HeatPosted on July 11, 2020 by sothebysrealty Whether in a classic New England coastal setting or part of a stunning modern remodel of a San Francisco Victorian, a stylish fire pit can turn any backyard or balcony into an
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Why Santa Fe?

For those who seek an Exceptional Life. Santa Fe is rated #2 City in the US in 2019 by Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards Santa Fe is rated #3 City in the US in 2020 by Condé Nast World's Best Awards 325 Days of Sunshine An Outdoor Paradise A Cultural
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The Best Patios in Santa Fe

With the recent rollbacks on restaurant openings, we thought you might like to revisit this list of Santa Fe's Best Patios compiled by our friends at Santa Fe.com. Cowgirl BBQ You'll find one of Santa Fe's most prized patios at the Cowgirl BBQ, which has been serving up some
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Emerging Voices in Native Film

The Taos Center for the Arts (TCA), has partnered with the Cinematic Arts and Technology program at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe to present award-winning shorts in the TCA virtual screening room. The program, Emerging Voices in Native Film, offers a selection of shorts
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Santa Fe Named A Top US City by Travel + Leisure

It's that time of year again! Travel + Leisure just named its 2020 World's Best winners. Santa Fe is once again on the Top 15 Cities in the United States list. This year, Santa Fe, NM is voted #3 right after Charleston, SC and New Orleans, LA. ©Getty Images Here's how
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Ricky Allen + Cathy Griffith | Living in Santa Fe July 2020

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Recent Press: Santa Fe New Mexican

Santa Fe home sales down 36 percent for Q2, but home prices still increase July 6 -- the Santa Fe New Mexican | Article by Teya Vitu Santa Fe County real estate was on a wild ride in the second quarter, and not just because single-family home sales dropped 35.9 percent for April, May and
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Real Estate on the Rise in New Mexico

by: Stephanie Chavez
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Nature’s Paintbrush | 5 Homes With Incredible Sunset Views

Posted on June 29, 2020 by Erik Weinbrecht Few things in the natural world can be more stunning than the daily sunset. These five homes are perfectly poised to soak in the splendor of the natural light show that is an unobscured sunset. Kerala, India Kerala,
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New Listing with lots of space

Neighborhood: 285 South of Eldorado Ideal for modern Santa Fe living, this rare builder-constructed three-bedroom contemporary farmhouse has been impeccably maintained indoors and out. It features a classic pitched tin roof and an easy, accessible floor plan filled with light. Beyond a
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Inspired by Travel | How to Bring the Colors of the Amalfi Coast Home

Posted on June 23, 2020 by sothebysrealty Morning view of Amalfi Coast, photo courtesy of proslgn / Shutterstock Inc Italy’s Amalfi Coast has long been an attractive destination for travelers seeking sun and inspiring landscapes. The 30 miles of coast is a slice of
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Virtual Happenings

Breakfast with O'Keeffe Wednesday, July 1 at 9:00 a.m. The period when Georgia O’Keeffe crafted her signature style of dress was also one of great development and change in American fashion at large. Against the background of war in Europe, a worldwide Depression, and the rise
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Santa Fe | Dine-in and Take Out Options

As of June 1, some New Mexico restaurants opened to dine-in services again, but only at 50% capacity. Below is the best information on Santa Fe's restaurants and cafés that offer dine-in and/or takeout, curbside, and delivery. Call or check websites for updates. Compiled by the Santa Fe New
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Tour the new Sotheby’s site

The new Sotheby's International Realty site launched successfully this week. Take a look! Listen to the Reside Podcast Read the latest issue of RESIDE Magazine--Sotheby's International Realty's brand magazine devoted to lifestyles and inspiring locations. And so much
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Santa Fe Ranked One of the Best Places to Live

A recent article by published on Livability, ranks Santa Fe, N.M. one of the top small cities to relocate to—especially if you want to be near a larger metro area. "An artistic wonderland packed with art festivals, galleries and wildly inventive margaritas, Santa
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Outdoor Dining Inspiration from Sotheby’s International Realty

Posted on June 11, 2020 by sothebysrealty These six homes feature exceptional outdoor dining spaces, where every meal comes with a side of fresh air—not to mention views of vineyards, majestic mountains, and sparkling night skies. Croydon House Santa Barbara,
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Design Essentials| Ethical Design

Posted on June 9, 2020 by sothebysrealty Ibiza, Spain | Montse Hernandez, Ibiza Sotheby’s International Realty Good design is no longer just about aesthetics—it’s also about considering the context in which a product is made. Ethical design embraces
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Congratulations to our 2020 graduates

Our friend's at Hutton broadcasting say it best! Get your Kleenex
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Sotheby’s Santa Fe Video

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Mood Board | Clean Sweep

Posted on April 27, 2020 by sothebysrealty Clockwise from top left: 1. Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage 2. Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage 3. Sotheby’s International Realty –
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Virtual Art Openings

Art Openings are still happening virtually. EARTH AND SKY: NATASHA ISENHOUR Friday, June 5, 20205:00 PM  7:00 PMLive on Facebook from the Ventana Galleryhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1128860880808085/ Performance Ecologies: Virtual Opening and Tour CURRENTS 826 Gallery
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Get to Know Tesuque

One of the quintessential Santa Fe drives is to head out on Bishops Lodge and follow the road down the rolling hills to the quaint village of Tesuque. While Tesuque, or in Tewa, Tetsuge Owingeh is a census-designated place with 909 people at the time of the 2000 census, it is also one of New
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Hutton Radio Spot May 2020

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RESIDE | Hiking in Style

by Erik Weinbrecht Credits: Alila Jabal Akhdar In a digitized world, more global travelers want to take a break from technology while enjoying close contact with nature. Few activities guarantee Zen moments like hiking; fortunately, there’s an ever-growing variety of inviting
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Get to Know Eldorado

Of all the Santa Fe neighborhoods, Eldorado is a place unto its own—with a shopping center, grocery store, gym and hairdresser, it is possible to never leave. A census designated place and a part of the Santa Fe Metropolitan area, the population was 6,130 at the time of the 2010 census.
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Fresh Air | 5 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors Safely

Posted on May 12, 2020 by Erik Weinbrecht Spring is in full effect in the northern hemisphere and as restrictions on some outdoor spaces begin to lift, here are five ways you can enjoy some much-needed sunshine and fresh air while practicing safe social distancing
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Interior Design Tips from Kelly Taylor

Reading the Room: How Kelly Taylor Brings Her Interior Designs to Life  by sothebysrealty Photo courtesy of Nat Rea / Kelly Taylor Interior Design A perfectly designed room can elicit any number of positive feelings: calm, delight, relaxation, creativity. And an
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As American As…

We know the saying is, "as American as apple pie, but how about an apple smoothie? Apple Smoothie  1 SMOOTHIE (12 OUNCES) prep time:5 MINStotal time:5 MINSThe flavor of apple pie, blended into a healthy Apple Smoothie! Rich, creamy and vegan, it's made with apple,
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Q1 Market Update

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6 Design Tips to Make Your Spaces Feel Organized

Posted on May 14, 2020 by sothebysrealty Sydney, Australia | Harriet France, Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty As spring’s arrival lines up with an increased amount of time spent at home, what was previously a yearly cleaning tradition may now be an
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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day 2020 to all the amazing mothers who make life better for us all. Here's a few Santa Fe-centric gift ideas for the favorite ladies in your life. Check out the O'Keeffe Museum Gift Store The Rest & Relax Gift Set (and, so much more...) SHOP
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Tonight!!!! Virtual Lemonade Northern New Mexico’s Festival for Covid-19 Relief

May 8, 2020 at 8:00 PM MDT | TUNE IN TONIGHT FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME: Virtual LemonAid is a major multidisciplinary digital arts festival leveraging the creative talent of our region to raise critical funds to provide aid and support to those most in need in our
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Virtual Vacations

Virtual Vacation | 5 Incredible Places You Can Visit Virtually Right Now Posted on May 5, 2020 by Erik Weinbrecht Now that we’ve had a chance to visit museums and see a show or two, let’s take it one step further. Staying home doesn’t mean that you
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New York Times Features 16 Sendero Del Oso, May 6

When we received a call from a NYT's real estate reporter, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to share our new listing in Rio en Medio with the world. For the original story, please visit:
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Stay Home | 4 Reasons Why Home Matters

Posted on April 28, 2020 by Erik Weinbrecht There are many famous quotes about home – “home is where the heart is,” “there’s no place like home,” and “home is where your story begins,” to name a few. These are sentiments we can get behind now, more than ever.
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A Sanctuary in Rio En Medio

Tucked away in a Rio en Medio valley is an oasis you'll be surprised to find. The astoundingly lush grounds are beautifully landscaped with fruit trees, peonies, wildflowers, an organic vegetable garden, and irrigated by its own acequia (with water rights). There is even a trickling stream to
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Discover Rio en Medio

Many people are familiar with Tesuque, New Mexico, but lesser known Rio en Medio, just a few miles up the road, shares many of the same features. A small community of roughly 50 households in Santa Fe County sited at 7,116 ft, Rio en Medio is best known for the Rio En Medio Trail, a day hike
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Hutton Radio Spot April

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Reel Life | 5 Ways to Bring the Theater Experience Home Posted on April 21, 2020 by Erik Weinbrecht By now, many of us have been home and sheltering in place for over a month. We have gone through many different phases while adapting to a “new normal” and we might be
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The City, Different by Hampton Sides

The following video, narrated by beloved Santa Fe writer, Hampton Sides illustrates how many of us are feeling right now. Santa Fe. com, in addition to creating wonderful content, is a great resource for how all of us can help to support local businesses during the Coronavirus
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Santa Fe Restaurants

We are still in search of the perfect take-out. A few new contenders include Vinaigrette Santa Fe which has a limited menu and can be delivered to the comfort of your home using FETCH. Let's take a look at the menu— We are also so impressed with Sassella. Their user friendly website
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Santa Fe Home Inventory is at Record Low

Homes on the market in Santa Fe have hit a record low in New Mexico's Capital amid a slowdown and the spread of COVID-19.
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Take Care | 5 Ways to Balance Working from Home and Homeschooling

5 Ways to Balance Working From Home and Homeschooling from the Sotheby's International Realty
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What’s For Dinner?

Here are a couple of our favorite places to get Friday night dinner to-go in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The list includes, Cafe Fina, Tomasitas and Raaga-
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Mortgage Rate News from Inman

Precondo CA on Unsplash BY PATRICK KEARNS | April 09, 2020 The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage stayed flat this week from last week, but is still hovering near all-time lows, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly market survey. The average
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Ideas to Grow

Focus | 5 Ways You Can Broaden Your Horizons Posted on April 7, 2020 by Erik Weinbrecht Free time, something that’s often accounted amongst ideas most luxurious, can become ampler when you find yourself indefinitely working from home. That being said, you might be
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Santa Fe Real Estate Amid COVID-19 Crisis: A Conversation

Join Sotheby's International Realty brokers Cathy Griffith and Ricky Allen as they discuss how the current health crisis is affecting business and how they are innovating to keep clients
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INNOVATION

New Mexico has launched the website, Buy For Tomorrow Today. The website hopes to help small businesses through the state's social distancing mandate. "Our local New Mexican businesses are being hit hard right now during the coronavirus pandemic. And while it's essential we all practice the
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Ways to Give

In a 2006 study, Jorge Moll and colleagues at the National Institutes of Health found that when people give to charities, it activates regions of the brain associated with pleasure, social connection, and trust, creating a “warm glow” effect. I am sure that many of you, like
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Real Estate Conversations: Getting Your Home Ready to List

Ricky + Cathy are committed to providing you with useful information during this time of uncertainty. Spring is a great time to prepare your home to list with a realtor. We hope this video provides you with some good ideas. As always, if you have any questions about getting your home
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Museums to Virtually Visit

photo courtesy © Audrey Rubinstein While staying at home and practicing safe social distancing are the best courses of action to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, it doesn’t mean we have to
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Santa Fe Take-Out Options (During Coronavirus Stay-at- Home Order)

Take-Out to Take Care of Our Local Restaurants! New Mexico's Public Health Department and the Governor have limited restaurants and bars to take-out only. Here is a list of restaurants offering curbside service, courtesy of the Santa Fe Reporter. Adelita'sTacos.
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Your Safety is Our Number One Concern

We participated in a Sotheby's International Real Estate virtual town hall with CEO Philip White this week and were reminded, once again, why Cathy and I are proud to be brokers at Sotheby's in Santa Fe. A Message from Ricky Allen + Cathy Griffith We are Open Online 24 Hours-a-day Our
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Spring Cleaning Tips From Santa Fe

Hello again from Ricky Allen+Cathy Griffith! We promised you spring cleaning tips in our recent videos and we did not want to disappoint. Here are a few of our best Spring Cleaning Tips! CLEAN WITH REUSABLE WIPES AND SCRUBBERS Spring cleaning doesn't have to result in a trash can full of used
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Santa Fe Movie Releases and Top Trends on Netflix

Maybe it's a movie weekend? What's trending on Netflix? The Haunting of Hill House: Horror Drama Alias Grace: Canadian Miniseries Peaky Blinders: Gangster family epic set in England in 1919. Mind Hunter: Crime Thriller TV Series Revisit: Mad Men Breaking Bad Better Call Saul Movie Openings
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Kitchari for Wellness

It's been raining in Santa Fe and many people are staying at home. We wanted to share a recipe for wellness and clean eating. Kitchari has many health benefits like the removing of toxins, restoring nutrition, and it's easy to digest. The Mung beans are a great source of fiber which helps
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Living in Santa Fe, Spring Episode

Spring Cleaning Tips from Ricky and Cathy-- Spring in Santa Fe is the same and DIFFERENT from the rest of the country. One key difference is the wind, the mud and allergies. Wind: When is the windy season in Santa Fe? The worst of the winds are usually from March till the end of May. Read
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Must See Art Shows this Weekend~!

This weekend, as per usual, there is a lot of ART to see in Santa Fe. Friday, March 6, 2020 12 New Mexico Artists to Know Now Frank Blazquez, Carlos, detail, 2018, digital print, 13.25 x 22 in. Join Southwest Contemporary for our second annual 12 New Mexico Artists to Know Now
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Hutton Radio Spot March

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Discover Sunlit Hills

There are more neighborhoods in Santa Fe then first meet the eye. Just in our office alone, we represent four completely different locations and neighborhoods. Maybe you have heard of Sunlit Hills, maybe you have not? Before 1-25 was established as the main highway in New Mexico, the Old Las
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Daylight Savings Begins this Sunday

As Santa Feans, we are used to the sunshine, but that does not mean we take Daylight Savings Time for granted. Daylight Savings begins this Sunday, March 8, at 2:00 a.m. --providing one more usable hour of sunlight each day. This custom also signifies the coming of spring.  Santa Fe has so many
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Art Preview

We are excited about these upcoming exhibition openings; mark your calendars and make plans to attend now.   SITE Santa Fe: DISPLACED March 21-September 6, 2020 About: Displaced: Contemporary Artists Confront the Global Refugee Crisis is an exhibition focusing on human migrations and
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Sazón chef named semifinalist for James Beard Award

One of our favorite chefs and a local celebrity: chef named semifinalist for James Beard Award The James Beard Foundation announced Wednesday that chef Fernando Olea of Sazón is a semifinalist for Best Chef: Southwest. “It is an amazing honor to be considered for this award with all of the
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What’s Happening in Santa Fe This Week

Another exciting weekend and week of events in Santa Fe. For a city of our size, the art and cultural offerings are unparalleled. Here are a few of our recommendations, this weekend and beyond. Friday, February 28, 2020 Chris Pappan + Starr Hardridge: Counterpoint  OPENING Artist Opening
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Featured Property: Discover Galisteo, New Mexico

Maybe you have never heard of the magical community of Galisteo located about 25 minutes from downtown Santa Fe. We encourage you to take a look at Galisteo and discover why so many artists, filmmakers and horse enthusiasts chose to call Galisteo home. Currently we are representing 5711 State
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A Week of World-Class Art

This week we are excited about these unique events: Tonight | Friday, February 21 Platform: Engaging the Ethics of Production and Consumption   Platform events, held three times a year, bridge art and social engagement with interactive works and participatory experiences
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Santa Fe Restaurant Week

Make your reservations now for this year's Restaurant Week Dates: February 23 to March 1, 2020 All restaurants reservations can be made through Open Table Participating restaurants: 315 Restaurant & Wine Bar Agave Restaurant & Lounge at The Eldorado Hotel Amaya at Hotel Santa
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Love is in the Air

What's happening this Valentine's Day weekend in the City Different? This week Ricky + Cathy recommend opportunities to get out in the Santa Fe community and have some fun! Spring is almost here.   Friday, February 14 Yoga Class for Self Love Time: 6:30 pm to 7:45
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Open House Sunday, February 16

Join Ricky Allen + Cathy Griffith for their (almost) weekly open house. This Sunday from 1-3 pm, we will be at 2708 Rincon Court   Features: 3 bedroom | 3 bath, convenient location, lots of upgrades and a recent remodel Complete
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Open House in Galisteo | Sunday, February 9; 1-3 pm

Join Us at our weekly open house; this time in Galisteo at 5711 State Hwy #41 1-3:00 PM About the property: 5711 State Highway's artistic provenance includes some of America's finest names in art and letters; this picturesque 5-bedroom rammed- earth estate was designed by American artist Judy
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What’s Happening in Santa Fe Now!

This week there are a usual number of art openings and performance events. Here are a few of our suggestions— Saturday, February 8 Fiddler on the Roof 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm James A Little Theater 1060 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505 The New Mexico School for the Arts' Vocal
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End of the Year 2019 | Market Report

We know about the future by looking at the past. Check out the latest Sotheby's International Realty Market Report from Santa Fe, New Mexico. To review the entire year and compare it 2019 and 2018, check out our library of Market Reports
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New Restaurants in the City Different

Have you been to the Lucky Goat yet? From the owners, "Proudly introducing a brand new restaurant to Santa Fe, Lucky Goat provides a masterful selection of pan-asian inspired cuisine. From nourishing Pho, to Korean spiced Chicken wings and the best Shrimp Fried Rice, we have something for
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Welcome February | Events to attend February 1

Welcome February-- February begins this Saturday, welcoming average temperatures in the 40s and slightly longer days. This weekend we are recommending two events on Saturday. Saturday, February 1 NEO GEO NOW | CURATOR TALK with YLISE KESSLER Curator, Ylise Kessler, will discuss the
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Listen to Our Santa Fe Real Estate Webinar

Have you been wondering how real estate in Santa Fe is different? Listen to our first ever webinar. If you have additional questions, or topics you'd like us to explore, please send us your comments and
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Art Not to Miss in Santa Fe

Shows Not to Miss.... january 24 Fresh from Texas an Opening event for Dewane Hughes Time: 5 pm More Information   jan 10 to february 23 THEY at the Ellsworth Gallery opening reception- feb 7 from 5 to 7 pm about: Martin Wannam (b. 1992, Guatemala) uses photography, performance, and
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Santa Fe Music this Weekend and Week

This weekend and week bring some musical greats to Santa Fe, like the Kronos Quartet and Theo Katzman while celebrating our local musical talent with a series of  Santa Fe Pro Musica concerts at the Lensic. Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26 JOURNEYS Imaginative possibilities,
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What is Happening in Santa Fe? Music!

This weekend and week brings some musical greats to Santa Fe, like the Kronos Quartet and celebrates our local talent with a series of concerts at the Lensic. Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26 JOURNEYS Imaginative possibilities, exotic flavors and rhythmic adventures Saturday at
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Sunday Open Houses

This weekend, Ricky and Cathy are pleased to present open houses at two of their listings. 1. 58 Camino Tetzcoco in Sunlit Hills WHEN: SUNDAY, JANUARY 26 TIME: 1-3 PM ABOUT: Tranquil country living on 7 private acres less than 10 miles from the Plaza! For those looking for the atypical Santa
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Shiprock Santa Fe Graces Town & Country Cover

Jewels That Made History | SHIPROCK Santa Fe (Just in case you missed it!) Turquoise, taos, and Diamonds (from T& C) She owned some of the most iconic jewelry pieces of the 20th century: the Boivin Starfish, the Flato Ruby Heart, the Verdura Ray brooch. And Standard Oil heiress
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What’s Happening in Santa Fe?!

Happy Friday to our treasured real estate network.  If you are in Santa Fe today, you know that there is a soup-like fog enveloping downtown and that we received a few inches of snow yesterday.  The good news is, temperatures are mild, there is snow on the mountaintop and tons of things
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The TODAY show names Santa Fe, NM, one of the BEST places to visit in 2020

  Is traveling more frequently on your list of New Years resolutions? If so, we are so pleased to see that Santa Fe, NM, made Conde Nast Traveler contributing editor, Mark Ellwood's list of best places to travel in 2020. Also included, Nashville, TN, Michigan, the Canadian Arctic and
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White Sands is America’s Newest National Park

New Mexico has so many beautiful places and one of them just became the 62nd official National Park of the United States. We have loved White Sands since the moment we visited the 275 square miles of lunar landscape and white sand about 4 hours south. Visiting White Sands and honoring its new
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The Year in Review

We are so grateful for another successful year of selling real estate in Santa Fe. Here's a look back at some of the year's
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Party Like It’s 2020

We hope that everyone is experiencing a wonderful holiday in Santa Fe and away. It is hard to believe that this Tuesday is New Year's Eve! How did that happen? Here are our recommendations for going out on New Year's Eve in Santa Fe and R & R the day after. Most of all, stay safe and
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Santa Fe Connection

Tres Colores This week's Santa Fe Connection is Marcy Street Mexican restaurant, Tres Colores ,featuring fresh, authentic street food from Veracruz and Oaxaca. The menu is absolutely delicious and all this week through December 31, Tres Colores is having a tamale sale to benefit the Senior
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