Sierra’s 2nd Video

Sierra’s 2nd Video Sierra, our 1 year old silver standard poodle has a job! She has been promoted from iCFO (in-training Chief Fun Officer) to CFO. With her new promotion comes a big responsibility. Sierra will be launching our real estate video promotion featured on our websites and on social media. In Sierra’s second video Sierra talks about Dianne’s role … Continue reading

Eco Lifestyle And Home News – April 2020

Eco Lifestyle And Home News – April 2020     Dear Friends, Clients, Business Associates and Neighbors, April 2020 marks the fortieth edition of Eco Lifestyle and Home Newsletter produced by Kachina Mountain Realty. We offer Real Estate & Lifestyle news in the email newsletter covering Santa Fe, Taos Ski Valley, Taos County and beyond. In this edition, we offer … Continue reading

A Guide to Closing Costs

Closing Costs Home mortgage closing costs in New Mexico are pricey, according to a newly released survey. A Bankrate survey shows mortgage closing costs for a typical $200,000 home in the state are, on average, $1,952. The price places New Mexico as sixth-highest in the nation. Bankrate surveyed 10 mortgage lenders in each state and asked for the price of … Continue reading

Buyers Agent & Sellers Agent

Buyers Agent & Sellers Agent

What Is A Buyer’s Agent Used For? Buyers Agent & Sellers Agent- What is a buyer’s agent used for? What is a Buyer’s and Seller’s agent? I have been representing more Buyers than Sellers lately, which means I have been very busy previewing and tour home listings. I spend several hours a day looking at the MLS, comparing properties and … Continue reading

Preparing a Home for Sale

Preparing a Home for Sale

Preparing a Home for Sale Preparing your home for sale is about setting a stage so potential buyers can feel at home. This requires that the sellers take on the mindset of buyers and to de-personalize their home so that the home does not look like it could only belong to the sellers. Think “model home staging”. My advice to … Continue reading

Finding the Perfect Asking Price

Finding the Perfect Asking Price

3 Tricks for Finding the Perfect Asking Price From Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Determining the perfect asking price involves psychological reasons as much as practical reasons, The Wall Street Journal reports. “When you set a list price, you’re sending a signal to the market,” says Michael Seiler, professor of real estate and finance at The … Continue reading

Prepare a Home For A Showing

Prepare a Home For A Showing

   From Real Estate Insider Magazine As you prepare a home for a showing, remember that you are staging a scene where potential buyers should immediately be drawn in and feel at home. This requires striking the right balance between showing a home that looks cozy and welcoming to the buyer versus one that looks like it can only belong … Continue reading

Why the Second Half of 2014 Will Be Better Than the First

Why the Second Half of 2014 Will Be Better Than the First

Why the Second Half of 2014 Will Be Better Than the First Here is an interesting prediction that the housing trend while sluggish is moving upward….~Dianne Daily Real Estate News | Monday, July 21, 2014 The housing market has been sluggish in many markets over the past six months, after last year’s double-digit appreciation. But researchers at the real estate … Continue reading

Common Appraisal Myths

Common Appraisal Myths

Common Appraisal Myths in the Home Buying Process Originally Posted by: Kaplan Appraisal Education Appraisals play one of the most important roles in the home buying process and understanding its function is crucial in today’s real estate market. Appraisals are needed for any real estate transaction that involves a loan of $250,000 or more from a federal institution. Despite their … Continue reading