Shalizi Real Estate is
pleased to announce that Gail P. Samota, Associate
Broker, and Baro
Shalizi, Qualifying Broker, have
been awarded the National Association of
REALTORS® (NAR’s) GREEN Designation, the
only GREEN real estate professional designation
Baro were trained in understanding what makes a
property GREEN, helping clients evaluate the
cost/benefits of GREEN building features and
practices, distinguishing between industry rating and
classification systems, listing and marketing GREEN
homes and buildings, discussing the financial grants and
incentives available to homeowners, and helping
consumers see a property’s GREEN potential.
NAR’s GREEN Designation was
developed in response to growing consumer awareness of
the benefits of resource-efficient homes and buildings.
The designation helps consumers who care about energy
efficiency and sustainable building practices identify
REALTORS® who can help them realize
their GREEN real estate and lifestyle
As NAR GREEN
Designees, Gail and
Baro have gained the knowledge
and the tools necessary to become a trusted GREEN
resource for Santa
Fe Association of REALTORS® Statistics
both the June 2009 statistics (click here) compared to the same time last
year and the 2nd QTR stats (click here) of 2009 compared to the same
time in 2008, we see that overall the number of sales
and median prices are down. There are one or two areas
where there are minor increases but the big picture
still shows a downturn.
is saying to me is that the market in Santa Fe has not
yet hit bottom. We may be very close to bottom, but
still not there. In my opinion, we will have hit bottom
when we have three consecutive months with little to no
downward motion in prices or number of sales.
moment, the key that is holding the market somewhat
steady, albeit some tenuously is the $8,000 First Time
Homebuyer Tax Credit. It is estimated by the National
Association of REALTORS®, that the Tax Credit combined
with historically low interest rates will account for
approximately 900,000 home sales nationwide in 2009 that
would not have occurred in the absence of these
not happening and thus a major drag on the housing
market is that many Sellers of low end homes are not
moving up as they would have traditionally. Instead,
they are renting. This in turn has put the brakes on the
sale of most homes that fall outside the “lower end” of
it is not all doom and gloom. Traditional sized homes,
i.e. 1800 – 2500 sq.ft, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2-car garage
homes that are aggressively priced are still selling
Conforming rates are
slightly up from last week, and we may be in for
mortgage rates hikes. The stock market is up over
500 points from last Monday, as corporate earnings
reports have been showing a solid second quarter.
Usually, rates rise as the stock market rises.
Furthermore, Bernanke is making his appearance in front
of the House Financial Services and Senate Banking
Committees this week. He is expected to announce
the Fed-fund rate probably won’t be touched for the time
being, but may prep committee members (and investors)
that the Fed won’t be as strong of a participant in
buying Treasury debt and mortgage-backed
securities: another sign that there will be upward
pressure on rates.
"Yes" to CRS
Buying or selling a
home can seem like an overwhelming task. but the right
REALTOR® can make the process easier - and more
Residential Specialist (CRS), with years of experience
and success, will help you make smart decisions in a
fast-paced, complex and competitive
To receive the CRS
Designation, REALTORS® must demonstrate outstanding
professional achievements - including high-volume sales
- and pursue advanced training in areas such as finance,
marketing and technology. They must also maintain
membership in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and
abide by its Code of Ethics.
Work with a REALTOR®
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Contact a CRS today.
Summer seems to bring out the
home-improvement expert in everyone. It's the perfect
time to tackle those projects - large and small - that
have been lingering. and whether you're bringing out the
lawn mower for the first time, getting ready to clean
the gutters or repairing odds and ends, consider these
important safety tips:
Before mowing the lawn, do a
walk-through, of the area and remove any large
sticks or debris.
Wear clothing that offers
protection, like sturdy closed-toe shoes and safety
glasses or goggles.
Do not clean the grass exit of a
mower by hand, and keep the mower on grass, not
pavement, which can kick up debris.
When using a ladder, place it on
level ground and open it completely, making sure all
Always face the ladder when
climbing and use slip-resistant shoes.
Stand at or below the highest
safe standing level on a ladder. For extension
ladders, it is the fourth rung from the top.
Remember to keep tools away fom
heat, oil and sharp edges.
Disconnect tools when they're
not in use or when you're replacing a blade, bit or
Keep your work areas well
lighted and wear gloves and approriate footwear when
Safety Council; Occupational Safety and Health
Administaton and The Residential
MEXICO FACTS AND TRIVIA
New Mexico's capital city, Santa Fe, is
the ending point of the 800 mile Santa Fe
The city of Truth or Consequences was
once called Hot Springs. In 1950 the town changed its
name to the title of a popular radio quiz
The town of Gallup calls itself the
"Indian Capital of the World" and serves as a trading
center for more than 20 different Indian groups. Every
August it is the site of the Inter-Tribal
New Mexico was named by 16th century
Spanish explorers who hoped to find gold and wealth
equal to Mexico's Aztec treasurers.
Native Americans have been living in New
Mexico for some twenty thousand years. The Pueblo,
Apache, Comanche, Navajo, and Ute peoples were in the
New Mexico region when Spanish settlers arrived in the
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