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By Linda Calhoun, Selling Red River since 1962!
(Calhoun Real Estate)
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        56 Mascarenas Rd Questa, NM 87556 Offered at $295,000 56 Mascarenas Rd-B-067 Category: For Sale Type: Single Family Home Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Sq Ft: 2700 Year Built: 2003 # Stories:   Garage: 2 Lot Size: 10.00 MLS#: 89162 Loft:   Features Custome Built Home Amazing views 10 Acres of Irrigated land Very Secluded 2700 sq. ft Tile floors Presented by Linda CalhounCalhoun Real EstateOffice: 575-754-2953Mobile: 575-770-0420Website: www.calhounrealestate.com Beutiful 2700 sq. ft Custom Built home located 12 miles from Questa. This home sits on 10 acres of irragted land and has 3 bedroom and 2 baths. Awesome tiled floors and custom finishing's throughout. This home and property also features amazing views, lots of space and a huge shop. Very secluded and quiet. Click here for Virtu...
By PAGE SULLIVAN
(Taos Real Estate | Page Sullivan Realtor, Associate Broker)
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History and tradition in Ranchos de Taos.   One of the most culturally significant communities in Northern New Mexico is Ranchos de Taos.  Located on the main road, a few miles south of the Town of Taos, Ranchos, as it is called by locals, was originally a farming center for the local Indians. The Spanish settled it in 1716. Because of raiding nomadic Indians in the 1700's, Ranchos village was temporarily abandoned as the residents moved to Taos Pueblo for greater security for both the Taos Indians and Spanish settlers alike. By the end of the eighteenth century tranquility was restored and both groups returned to Ranchos de Taos.    The spectacular San Francisco de Asis Church has dominated the Ranchos Plaza since the Franciscan Fathers began construction in 1772. The church was comple...
By PAGE SULLIVAN
(Taos Real Estate | Page Sullivan Realtor, Associate Broker)
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The Rio Grande Gorge is one of Taos County's most important attractions.    The Rio Grande Gorge in Taos County, New Mexico starts north of Questa and runs all the way past Pilar to the south. It is the deepest, at 800 feet, just south of the Gorge Bridge. World-class white water rafting and kayaking in up to Class V rapids top the list of recreational opportunities but fly-fishing, rock climbing, hiking and camping attract thousands of enthusiasts year round every year.   Especially popular are the Wild Rivers Recreation Area on the north end of the Rio Grande Gorge and the Orilla Verde Recreation Area on the south. These are both maintained by the BLM and each offers put in sites for boaters and well maintained campgrounds. The La Junta Point at Wild Rivers offers an inspiring view of...
By PAGE SULLIVAN
(Taos Real Estate | Page Sullivan Realtor, Associate Broker)
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Arroyo Seco is one of the most charming communities in the entire Taos Valley.                          Located at an elevation of 7,634 feet,  Arroyo Seco is one of the most charming communities in all of Taos County. With a population of 1,144 as of the 2000 census, Seco is big enough to have its own post office yet small enough that you know most of your neighbors when you pick up your mail.   The origins of Arroyo Seco began in 1716 when it was deeded to General Lucero de Godoy by the Viceroy of Mexico.  General de Godoy never settled here  so the grant eventually went to  Joaquin Codallos y Rabal in 1745. Later, in 1804, settlement began in earnest when two brothers, Cristobal and Jose Gregorio Martinez from Rio Arriba County built homes and started farming here, not quite in Seco'...
By PAGE SULLIVAN
(Taos Real Estate | Page Sullivan Realtor, Associate Broker)
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        First major snowfall of the season.  Last night and early this morning a heavy rain pounded the valley and through the clouds rising from the mountain peaks we saw the evidence of the first major snowfall of this season.       Of course it has snowed already in the high country, reports from people who hiked up to Williams Lake last weekend said they were able to scrape up enough of the white stuff to have a snowball fight. But this  snowfall was significant, reaching down the mountain to probably 10.000' and it's safe to say that it won't be going away until the runoff begins in the spring and early summer.  At lower elevations, and in the valley, it almost always snows before Halloween. And with it only a week away there's still the possibility that one day soon there will be ...
By PAGE SULLIVAN
(Taos Real Estate | Page Sullivan Realtor, Associate Broker)
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I was having one of those moments so please bear with me.  I was sitting in my office and thinking about Taos, where I live.  I just couldn't sit in the office a minute longer so I grabbed my camera and set out for a stroll around the Neighborhood. I started my walk around the block at LeDoux Street.  I could barely go a step without seeing a beautiful sight.  I just kept stopping and peering over walls or at shop entry ways.  There is a great story about the magical light in Taos, and all I had to do was step out of my office to experience the phenomenon.  Artists abound in Taos and my little stroll reinforced the reason so many come to Taos. I won't keep jabbering about the beauty and charm.  I will just let the photos speak the thousand words.                                         ...
By PAGE SULLIVAN
(Taos Real Estate | Page Sullivan Realtor, Associate Broker)
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Dear Sellers,  Message from my Listing coordinator to Sellers. I am not a Realtor. Nor do I play one on TV. I'm a listing coordinator, and I'm here to give you some tough love. Your agents have given you tips on how to help them sell your home. They've used nice words like "curb appeal" and "staging." You may or may not have complied with their suggestions about cleaning up and decluttering. You should. They know what they're talking about. You've sold several houses in your lifetime? Good for you. They've sold hundreds, maybe thousands. Listen to them.  Meanwhile, I'm here to get a little more specific about things that will help my boss sell your home. You don't make any money, and neither does she, until your house sells. Since she pays my salary, I would very much like your house to...
By PAGE SULLIVAN
(Taos Real Estate | Page Sullivan Realtor, Associate Broker)
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Taos, New Mexico is Dog friendly! I have a really rather fabulous pound-hound named Daisy.  She is mostly golden retriever and the rest is a whole lot of love.  We live in an in-town neighborhood on a dead end street in Taos, New Mexico. Each morning when the weather permits, I take Ms. Daisy on a mile stroll around our neighborhood.  We visit with the two dogs across the street- a Bassett Hound and a Chihuahua, who live inside a fence.  Next door also reside two dogs.  They all like to sniff and bark greetings. We cruise up to the dead end and cross over a small bridge, where we meet up with Red Dog .  (Her real name is Maggie, but I didn't know that when we met her.)  She likes to come with us on our morning cruise. She also likes to meet me when I return from work each evening in cas...
By PAGE SULLIVAN
(Taos Real Estate | Page Sullivan Realtor, Associate Broker)
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Taos, New Mexico Parks. There are lots of public parks in Taos but the park that isclose to the Heart of Taos is Kit Carson Park.  It is named after, guess who?  Kit Carson the famous Scout who lived in Taos for many years.  He is buried in a small cemetery in the park itself.  Kit Carson Park is a beautiful Green spot with absolutely wonderful views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.  The park has three baseball fields, sand volleyball courts, two tennis courts, lots of walking paths and is open to people and dogs. Taos Wool Festival is held here as is Taos Solar Festival.  The Wool Festival is a haven for weavers who display and sell their wares.  The Solar Fest is a three day event which features many famous musicians and also offers displays of solar technology.    Today, May 7, 20...
By PAGE SULLIVAN
(Taos Real Estate | Page Sullivan Realtor, Associate Broker)
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Around Taos Plaza and Bent Street.  I must admit that I went and bought a new "flip" camera which allows you to take simple videos and post them on the web.  Well, yesterday I just couldn't stay in the office for one more second because; we were having the first really lovely, warm day in a long time.  As an excuse, I went out with my cute little new video camera and shot short videos around Taos Plaza and on Bent Street. For those of you who have not been to Taos, the center of town is a large lovely Plaza.  The buildings around the Plaza are pueblo style (a style which is prevalent in town and one copied from the Taos Pueblo.)  The Plaza is a great place to stroll.  Many lovely shops showcase Art, and Jewelry.  The Open Space Gallery is an artist co-op where you can find Photography, ...
By PAGE SULLIVAN
(Taos Real Estate | Page Sullivan Realtor, Associate Broker)
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 A Great Hike in Taos, New Mexico.  This is one of my favorite spring hikes around Taos.  It is a gorgeous and  easy wallk along the little Rio Grande Gorge and then to the confluence of the Rio Grande and Little Rio Grande Rivers.  This photo shows the start of the trail.   Next Photo is on the way down along the Little Rio Grande Gorge.  It really is a great Sunday hike.   The next photo is down by the Little Rio Grande which is roaring this time of year. Following along the Big water. Down at the confluence of the Little Rio Grande and The Rio Grande in Taos. The hike takes about 30-40 minutes to hike down to the confluence of the two rivers and about 45-50 minutes to climb back up to the Rim.  It is one of my favorite springtime hikes in Taos.  The trail head is at the end of State ...
By PAGE SULLIVAN
(Taos Real Estate | Page Sullivan Realtor, Associate Broker)
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Taos Spring is such a tease.  Two days ago it was sunny and warm.  I started putting all of my winter clothes away.  The tulips in my garden were starting to bloom (well at least one bloomed) The after winter mud season looked like it would be short, and I started to day dream about hiking, fishing, tennis etc.  But gee, I should know better, I have been in Taos for many springs. Last night I heard a tremendous crashing and banging.  I got up and looked out the window at my poor little tulip which was getting pelted with HAIL!  Yikes and Yuck.  After the hail came sleet and then rain.  This morning the mountains were so socked in that you couldn't tell that they were there.  Snow was on the ground and the wind is whipping around.  What happened to my springtime in Taos daydream? Well yo...
By PAGE SULLIVAN
(Taos Real Estate | Page Sullivan Realtor, Associate Broker)
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It's Rastra, Mon.  No not Rasta.  Rastra blocks are made out of old coffee cups and packing peanuts.  Well, to be more precise, rastra is a composite of recycled polystyrene, cement and concrete.  It is GREEN and the hottest building material being used in Taos.  This stuff is practically indestructible.  It is fireproof, resistant to wind, has withstood earthquakes of 8.5 on the Richter scale.  Termintes won't eat it, nor can mold grown on it.  It is also a great insulator and is 85 percent recycled.  If you are thinking of building in Taos and are looking for a planet healthy alternative to stick-built, try RASTRA.  yeh MON.
By PAGE SULLIVAN
(Taos Real Estate | Page Sullivan Realtor, Associate Broker)
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For all you homeowners in Taos and everywhere who are concerned about foreclosure or short sale, here is some information that may help you make good decisions about what options to pursue. Taos homeowners who need help making a choice between foreclosure and short sale keep in mind that a successful short sale may lower your credit score as little as 50 points and may only have affect on your credit score for 12 to 18 months.  A foreclosure may lower your credit score 250 to over 300 points and will typically affect your credit score for 3 years. Foreclosure can remain as public record on a person's credit history for 10 years or more while a successful short sale is not reported on a credit history, and may be reported as "paid in full" or settled. If you would like more information o...
By PAGE SULLIVAN
(Taos Real Estate | Page Sullivan Realtor, Associate Broker)
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Taos, NM First time homebuyers credit is about to end.  The first quarter of 2010 closes with some interesting statistics.  There is a record high housing affordability index and the lowest mortage rates since the Eisenhower administration.  There has really never been a better time to buy! A recent survey of home sellers showed that 77% beleive that their properties are fairly priced.  However in Taos county there is approximately a 12-20% difference in list price to sell price.  This is good news for First time home buyers.  They can utilize the $8000 credit through April and still get a really good value on some great homes. For buyers who qualify, there are also still FHA and VA loans available as well as the home buyers credit.  Taos is such a great place to live and with the first...
By PAGE SULLIVAN
(Taos Real Estate | Page Sullivan Realtor, Associate Broker)
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Residential Properties for Sale in Taos, New Mexico:  There are currently 870 residential properties for sale in Taos County.  That's a lot of choices for the savy buyer. There are homes available in all price ranges and there is truly something for everyone who decides that Taos is the place for them.  Of the residential properties for sale in Taos, the price range that is selling fastest right now is:  $100,000.00 up to $360,000.00. There are lots of homes listed over $300,000.00, 453 to be precise.  A lot of these properties have been on the market for a while and Sellers who need to move or get out from under a mortgage are making really good deals.  For absolutely up to date information about residential properties for sale in Taos, New Mexico,  go to my webpage:  www.TaosHomePage....
By PAGE SULLIVAN
(Taos Real Estate | Page Sullivan Realtor, Associate Broker)
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Making a house of mud, straw and sand?  Sounds like the three little pigs right?  Actually Adobe bricks have been used for building homes for centuries.  In the Taos County area, many homes are made of adobe which is a really fine green building material and is a great insulator.  The Taos Pueblo Indians used adobe to build their Pueblo in 1100. The Pueblo is still standing in 2010 and is still being used as housing for the modern Pueblo family.
By Diane Maloney
(Resort Realty Red River New Mexico)
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By Diane Maloney
(Resort Realty Red River New Mexico)
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 Luxury mountain lodging in Red River New Mexico Featured Red River, N.M. Vacation Rentals Location: Red River, New Mexico Number of Guests: Up to 13 River Chant Lodge  Enjoy a luxury log vacation home on the river with a hot tub.   It boasts a fabulous location in Red River, New Mexico's Upper Valley.  Nestled in the foothills of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains and right along the Red River, you will be thrilled with the panoramic and breathtaking views.  As you drive up to this extraordinary log house you will be delighted with the spacious covered front porch and gorgeous log construction. Attention to every detail is apparent from the fabulous furnishings and artwork to the lighting, fixtures and flooring. Property Details Watch Video of River Chant Location: Red River NM Number of ...
By Diane Maloney
(Resort Realty Red River New Mexico)
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Red River Real Estate July 2009 Market Update   This year the Red River real estate market appears to be promising with nineteen sold properties and an additional five pending.  Last year Resort Realty was #1 at selling Red River real estate and continues to remain on top in 2009.  Mortgage rates are low and it is a great time to buy your Red River vacation home.  We have several great cabins and vacation homes to choose from.  Check out all the Red River buyer resources we have on our website. If you are considering selling your Red River home, condo, land or business contact us at Resort Realty and check out our #1 Marketing Plan to sell your property fast!   www.BuyRedRiver.com    Active Red River Listings Average Price Average Days on Market Single Family Condo's Town- house Lots La...

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