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Our Top Featured Properties in Santa Fe

by Susan Orth

These luxurious featured homes offer everything you can ever want in a Santa Fe home.  Take a look at all these fine homes have to offer!


Here’s a beautiful custom home, set on over 2 acres of land on a quiet dead end street.  It’s the perfect recipe for private living just outside the city, with room for your horses.  The open floor plan with gorgeous great room is lit by the large passive solar windows.  Round it out with a chef’s kitchen complete with high end appliances and large patio, and you have all you need for entertaining guests.

Visit the property detail page for more information and photos.

1103 Piedra Alto, Santa Fe

Priced to sell at $100k below appraisal, this is your chance to own an architect-designed home in the luxurious Sierra del Norte foothills.  This contemporary multilevel home comes complete with guest quarters and a list of features including living room with Kiva fireplace, wet bar, master suite with California closets, and much more!

Visit the property detail page for more information and photos.

Get Ready For the Spring Market!

by Susan Orth

Spring is just around the corner, and typically the spring market is the hottest time of year for selling and buying a home in Santa Fe. Here are some things to keep in mind if you plan on buying or selling a home in Santa Fe this spring.


Even though Spring is fast approaching, you need to make sure that your home is ready to sell. Remember that first impressions are lasting impressions. Take time to paint that room, replace that carpet, or de-clutter the basement. To get the most money out of your home, also remember that curb appeal is a must. And don’t overprice your home, as it could sit and you miss out on opportunities. Also keep in mind that upgrades can help a home sell faster as well.


Make sure you’re educated on the local market in Santa Fe and have everything prepared ahead of time, like a pre-approval on a loan, etc. Make sure you decide on a price range that you can afford, and keep in mind costs of maintaining a home in your monthly budget. Also it’s the little things that matter when making an offer, like having a larger down payment and being flexible on settlement date. Find out as much as you can about the sellers. In some cases, buyers have “won” a home because they wrote a nice personal letter to the seller saying why they loved the house.

At City Different Realty, we can help you with all the considerations with buying or selling a home. Call us at 505-216-6688 to see how we can help you buy or sell a home in Santa Fe today.


Is Now the Time to Buy a Home in Santa Fe?

by Susan Orth

If you’re thinking about buying a home in Santa Fe, you’re no doubt getting a lot of input from friends and relatives. Of course they’re looking out for your best interests. But they not be completely aware of your needs and the state of the real estate market in Santa Fe.

Here’s 3 questions to help pin down if now is the time for you to buy a home.

Why am I buying a home?

Sure this sounds like an obvious question, but it’s the most important. And this is not about finances. There’s hopefully a reason that has nothing to do with money. For example, many say it’s their child’s education, or wanting to live in a safer community. People also want more space for them and their family and control over that space.

So decide what owning a home really means to you, including the non-financial benefits.

Where are home values headed in Santa Fe?

The median Santa Fe home value is currently $310,900 according to Zillow. These values have gone up 2.6% over the past year and are predicted to rise another 1.5% by next year. The longer you wait, the more your new home will cost, if current trends hold.

What’s the projection for mortgage rates?

You need to consider more than prices. What you spend over time is dramatically affected by mortgage rates. The National Association of Realtors, Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), and Fannie Mae have all projected that over the next twelve months mortgage interest rates will increase.

Only you and your family know if now is the right time to buy. But answering these questions will help. If you need more expert advice, you can count on City Different Realty to provide expert advice. Feel free to give us a call at 505-216-6688.


There's Always Something Different to Do in Santa Fe

by Susan Orth

Santa Fe certainly lives up to its motto as “the city different”, especially in it’s events.  If you’re in the mood to do something different this month, then check out these upcoming events in Santa Fe!

Tue-Sun 8am-5pm
Location: New Mexico History Museum

If cigar box art is your thing, then visit the New Mexico History Museum for this unique art exhibit that showcases artwork created during the golden age of cigar art labels from the 1880s to the early 20th century.

Feb 7 - Feb 28 | Daily 9am-8pm
Location: Sorrel Sky Gallery

This one man show features jewelry designer and silversmith Lawrence Baca.  It runs through Valentine’s season to Feb 28.  There’s also an artist’s reception from 5-7pm.

Daily 9am-4:30pm
Location: Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa

This celebration combines the 3 elements of healthy living: hiking, meditation, and Yoga. You’ll be hiking through sacred lands and practice yoga, followed by lunch and meditation in a limestone art cave.

There’s always something different to do in Santa Fe.  Join us every week on our blog for more great ideas and reasons to buy a home in Santa Fe.

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Contact Information

Susan Orth
City Different Realty
518 Old Santa Fe Trail #190
Santa Fe NM 87505