Monthly Archives: March 2014

Homes with History – Casa de Dos Aguas

Casa de Dos Aguas – 1125 Canyon Road
By Adrienne DeGuere, Editor and Office Administrator, Sotheby’s International Realty

casa-dos-aguasSet in Santa Fe’s historic Eastside, the House of Two Waters boasts the unique feature of both the Santa Fe River and the Acequia Madre (Mother Ditch) running through the property.  With the first recorded deed of sale in 1866 and only seven owners since that time, the property includes a main house, attached guest house with air conditioning, and a 3-car heated garage, for a total of 6,670 square feet on .68 acres.  The east end of the home is believed to date back to the early 1700s with a stone root cellar and all solid timber construction.

casadosExtensive remodeling performed with an eye to maintain the home’s historic charm provides special attributes including antique doors throughout, a 1200 bottle wine cellar, and walled courtyards with private, spacious gardens.

With four bedrooms and five baths, Casa de Dos Aguas offers a unique dual opportunity for professional office gallery space and residential living close to Canyon Road’s famed gallery and restaurants. Owner/broker.

Represented by DARLENE STREIT


February 2014 Home Sales for Santa Fe

Real Estate by the Numbers
By Abigail Davidson, CRS, ABR, SRES, CLHMS, CNE

graphThe following information has been compiled to provide you with updated information on sales in Santa Fe and its surrounding areas for February, 2014. These statistics are for all Santa Fe residential home sales including single-family homes, condos, and townhomes.

There were a total of 126 home sales in February.  Prices ranged from $44,250 to $2,550,000.  Total sales volume for February was $52,626,432, up from January which was $42,409,153. Notably 35 percent of the sales were cash.

From January 1 through March 14, 2014 Sotheby’s International Realty has sold $93,938,378 of the total dollar volume. Sotheby’s International Realty’s sales are higher to date than the total first quarter volume of 2013.

The average sales price in February was $417,670, down from January which was $424,091. The median sales price for February was $327,500, up from January’s median of $310,000.  The average number of days on the market in February was 194 and January’s was 170.   Here is how number of sales per price-band reported in February 2014:

  • 67 homes sold for under $350,000
  • 26 homes sold from $350,001 to $500,000
  • 26 homes sold from $500,001 to $1,000,000
  • 7 homes sold from $1,000,001 to $2,550,000

Proportionately, the largest increase was in the $350,000 -$500,000 range.

The Problem with Mold

By Madeline McCue, Principal, Servpro of Santa Fe

MOLDMold. In Santa Fe. In the middle of a drought. As unlikely as that sounds, if you’ve had a steadily leaking faucet or a burst pipe anywhere in your house or any type of long-term drip, mold can and will grow. Fast. And it’s probably what keeps Servpro of Santa Fe busiest.

Although we also deal with fire, smoke, and soot cleanup and restoration, deodorization, carpet cleaning, stain removal, and water removal and dehumidification, probably every third or fourth call we get here at Servpro of Santa Fe has to do with mold mitigation and remediation.

Mold only needs wet or damp conditions to grow (steam in poorly ventilated bathrooms, humidifiers, roof leaks), and its most common nutritional sources include leaves, wallboard, insulation, ceiling tiles, paper products, or other organic-based materials (paints, carpet, fabric, and upholstery). So if you smell something musty or you think that black or green or gray-blue fuzzy stuff in your water heater closet or behind your kitchen cabinets or under your rugs or carpeting is what’s making you cough or wheeze, call in Servpro of Santa Fe. Especially if you have infants or elderly folks around, or anyone with allergies or asthma, as these are the people most at risk.

If it turns out you do have mold, Servpro of Santa Fe will get rid of it. Quickly and with as little disruption to your home and lives as possible. Locally owned and part of a national chain that has been around since 1964, Servpro of Santa Fe prides itself on its fast response time, its adherence to protocol (especially when it comes to mold—Servpro will not leave a mold job until the building has been tested by an outside company), and customer satisfaction.

So if you even suspect you might have mold somewhere, give us a call: 505-780-8368.