The #1 guide to TAOS REAL ESTATE Town: Town: Town: Town: Town: Town: Town: Town: Town: Town: Town: Town: Rock Solid in Real Estate www.PrudentialTaosRealEstate.com 1 Vol. 5-11 Cover Story: TO THE POTENTIAL BUYER AND SELLER Lumina Gallery (more information on page 13) Taos is a beautiful place, with the dramatic vistas, deep gorges, and gracious mountains. It is a place to retire, a place to rear your children, a place to be creative and truly a place to live your life. TABLE OF CONTENTS The economic woes of the national real estate market have not treated Taos with kindness. With much of our local market depending on our “feeder” markets being active Introduction - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 and strong, buyers have been hesitant to part with their money. Since the beginning of the year, 55% of the buyers have come with cash, realizing the value of investing in Taos. Residential Listings At the time of this publication, late spring 2011, units are down and the average Single Family - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3 - 8 sales price has been erratic. In the past 3 years, (since 7/1//08), the average sales price for a single family home has dropped from $349,438 to $233,049. The market below Select Homes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9, 10 $400,000 is more active compared to above $400,000. Days on market ranges from 20 Fine Homes Division - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11, 13 days to 666 days. There are more foreclosures and some short sales. Since 1/1/11, 30% of the Taos real estate market sold has been bank owned. Until these properties Condominium Listings - - - - - - - - - - - - 14, 15 sell, prices will remain unstable. As far as building sites, not much activity has been seen in land sales because it is Commercial & Investment Opportunities cheaper to buy a home than to build a home. Generally, if the land is special, you buy it Bed & Breakfast/Country Inns - - - - - - - - - - 16 because you love it. For example, a Taos Ski Valley Pioneer Glade lot sold for $585,000. But, for a typical building site, prices have come down but still averaging $87,000+. Commercial - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17 Have to sell? It may not be pretty, but sales are happening. Listen to your agent, Land Listings - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 18, 19 list appropriately and move on in your life. Connecting with a Prudential agent to get a feel of how the market has affected your property is wise. Whether you want to sell now Calendar of Events - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20 or in 5 years, you and your family will need to know value. Your Prudential agent knows the market and your neighborhood, as well as the local and state regulations. We are Agent Information - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 21 a service industry, making you the best informed customer possible Local Map - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 22, 23 As a Buyer, don’t let the lending institutions spook you….loans are being done daily. Lending practices have just become old fashioned asking for good credit, good down, good house. If you want to list your property for sale, you must look at your house as a Buyer would. It must be clean, inside and out, repairs and maintenance Reach Us: done, all regulations met, ready to move. Staging is becoming an important aspect of selling your home. Not everyone has an artistic eye to make the home a showpiece. A 1-800-530-8899 consult can save you months on the market. Remember, the rules are changing daily. www.PrudentialTaosRealEstate.com www.PrudentialTaosRealEstate.com Our website offers daily updates on current Prudential listings, the Taos MLS inventory as well as market trends, charts, and OFFICE 575-758-1924 newsletters. Additions to our website are rentals available through the office and bank FAX 575-758-4833 owned reports generated from the Taos MLS. As you know, buyers are coming to Taos with a full knowledge of the Taos market from internet information. The exposure and 314A Paseo del Pueblo Norte information available to the public benefits both seller and buyer. Taos, New Mexico 87571 We are here for all of your Northern New Mexico real estate needs. We enjoy a Between Michael’s Kitchen and Taos Post Office network of Prudential offices up and down the Rio Grande corridor, and throughout the USA and Canada. We help locate sales agents in other geographic areas for you. Taos enjoys some of the best things in life: good community, great recreation, wonderful culture. Call, email, tweet or just walk in…Check us out! Respectfully, Joel K. Schantz CRB Marny Schantz Qualifying Broker/Owner Owner/manager How to Use this Guide Fine Homes Division. This is a Prudential Real Estate Affiliates designation for upper-tiered properties. Homes that are actively listed in the MLS, priced in the upper 10% are considered Fine Homes. Currently the Taos MLS listing above $965,000 are Fine Homes. Real Biz Logo seen throughout this guide indicates virtual tours that are posted on our website and MLS Internet, to be seen 24/7. Think Green. Alternative building materials and energy efficiency are used in many homes in the Taos area. Look toward green the future, look for the green logo. Map. Pages 22 & 23. Use directional areas to match location of properties throughout the guide. (North, Southeast, Far West, etc.) 2 Residential Single Family: $55,000 - $185,000 Far South: Chamisal Far North: Amalia Far North: Jaroso, Colorado EXPERIENCE the past, from the 1900’s. Ready LIVE with spectacular views of northern New WONDERFUL small cabin and large hay barn for renovation, this adobe has exterior mud Mexico’s wilderness. Skiing fishing and outdoor w/chicken coop on 36.4 acs of valley land in the plaster, thick adobe walls, vigas & flagstone activities and wild life are at your front door town of artists. This property has it all, an floors. 0.28 ac. $55,000 MLS 82714 private serene and waiting for you to finish and extremely good well for watering your animals & add solar and green touches. 9.34 acs. $69,000 crops & a starter foundation for a new house. MLS 90319 $80,000 MLS 90339 Far North: Questa Far North: Questa Far West: West of Gorge green NEED space? Great home for large or extended HOLLYHOCKS, apple pie a& hugs will bring you THINK green! Think one very low utility bill. family. This 5BD/2BA home has it all- sunroom, fond memories when you step inside this tradi- Think passive solar, adobe & efficient Russo hot tub, fenced yard, decks and plenty of tional adobe home. 3BR/2BA on 0.68 ac. Lots of woodstove on 2 acres with 360° views of mtns storage. Enjoy beautiful mountain views. This love & pride of ownership were put into a total & mesas. 2BD/2BA private retreat built spacious home has it all! 0.69 acres. $115,000 renovation of this family. Add’l land avail. w/extreme care. 30 minutes to Taos. Think MLS 89660 $137,000 MLS 89896 affordable! @ $149,000 MLS 84701 East: Taos Canyon Far South: Penasco Far South: Dixon WHETHER you’re escaping the big city or Big CHARMING traditional territorial remodeled LOVINGLY cared for. Tall evergreens, grassy Brother, you’ll find refuge in this mtn hide-a-way adobe farm house built in the 1940’s is nestled yard, lilacs, wild roses. Fruit trees w/5 varieties bordering the Rio Fernandez out front & USFS in a rural setting, among northern New Mexico’s of apples. Acequia, water rights. Split floor plan, out back. This authentic .5BD /1BA log cabin w/ mountains. 3BD/2BA, water rights. 0.84 acs, well-insulated. Sunroom, passive solar, 2 loft, 1CG hike, & chill. Escape big city prices. fruit trees. Outbuildings, views & studio. porches, detached garage. Sweet & affordable! $149,000 “AS IS.” MLS 88795 $149,000 MLS 88589 $150,000 MLS 90270 Southeast: Roy Road, Weimer East: Taos Canyon Far North: Questa THE Big Easy. Low maintenance, well designed GOLDILOCKS says “It’s just right!” Goldilocks THIS is the “alternative” to alternative off the townhome. 1BR/1BA, lots of light, stunning mtn found this 2BR/1BA, 1,400 sq. ft. log cabin w/ grid living. Electric, well, propane, sub-floor & sunset views on 0.3 ac. lot. Nice att/carport + loft on 1.6 ac on the river just right. She can hike, radiant heat plus woodstove. Chicken coop off storage area. Location near foothills w/access bike or be artist in this peaceful river setting & wkshop/ garage. A lovely portal off rear. Yard to USFS for hiking. Close to hospital & town. just a short trip to town. Just right @ $175,000 w/raised beds for veggies. 2BR/1BA, 5.0 acres. $175,000 MLS 89023 MLS 90489 $185,000 MLS 89428 www.PrudentialTaosRealEstate.com • 800-530-8899 3 Residential Single Family: $189,000 – $264,900 Southwest: Llano Mesa Southeast: Hwy 518 Ranchos de Taos Town of Taos: Hill Drive HOME in a rural setting. Mountain views. 3 STEP back in time while walking this magical RECENTLY updated and move-in ready. The units. Close to town. Quiet, affordable. Home piece of land hidden away and private. Fixer home includes 3BD/2BA/1CG, a 20’ x 20’ could become a single family with an attached upper & outbldgs to play with. Septic and well. elevated covered deck and the fenced yard mother’s home or guest home. Perfect for Acequia and water rights. Trees and pasture. 4.6 with mature landscaping provides ample horses; gardening or just a large family home. ac on Rio Chiquito. $199,000 MLS 90421 space to exercise your green thumb $205,000 $189,000 MLS 87439-87440 MLS 88395 East: Valle Escondido, Taos Canyon Town of Taos: Toalne All the beautiful ENJOY incredible views from the deck and properties are at GARDEN oasis right in town! 1686 sq ft, gazebo of this 2BD log cabin. Cabin has vaulted ceilings, wood floors, a Vermont Castings wood one address... 3BR/2BA, 0.3 acres. Fully fenced, beautiful mtn views, mature shade trees, perennial gardens & stove for chilly evenings. Furnishings included. 1.0 acre, & minutes from Angel Fire Ski Area. www.prudentialtaosrealestate.com even a pond! Large patio. Flagstone entry. Wood floors. Garage. $239,000 MLS 90313 $215,000 MLS 89449 North: Arroyo Hondo North: El Salto Far West: Earthship Way, Tres Piedras green NICELY remodeled adobe in the heart of Arroyo DRINK in the sweeping views of Valdez valley & BATHE in the night sky. 3 ac lot, 1836 sqft Hondo. Thick adobe walls, wood floors through- beyond from one of the few houses on the rim. house. Active & passive solar. Dramatic moun- out with beams, smooth plaster, all new doors & 1600 sqft, territorial-style home is move-in tain views. Flagstone floors. Newly remodeled windows. Great landscaping. 2BD/2BA. $239,000 ready. On 1.78 acres. 2 BD/1 BA, a spacious kitchen & baths. 2 kiva fireplaces, wood stove. MLS 89013 kitchen & new septic system. $250,000 MLS Live off grid & green, in style & comfort. 90135 $255,000 MLS 88655 Southwest: Llano Mesa Southeast: Ranchos De Taos Southwest: Llano Mesa SIMPLE and sweet! 0.75 acre lot. 1607 sq ft. GARDENERS’ paradise! 0.66-ac parcel. Fenced SWEET. Move right in! 1518 sq.ft., 2BD/2BA. 3BD/2BA. Great room. Open kitchen. Vigas. Easy & gated. Trees & gardens. Irrigation systems. Open kitchen with all appliances. Kiva fireplace. care tile floors. Efficient wood stove. Natural gas Portal w/views! Adobe house. Viga ceilings. Kiva Huge Master suite with full bath, walk in closet radiant floor heat. Garage. Latilla fencing. Walled fireplace 3BD/2BA 2236 sqft. Greenhouse. 324- and an office/computer nook. 2 portals. Attached, courtyard. $257,000 MLS 90021 sqft wkshop. $259,000 MLS 89233 heated garage. $264,900 MLS 90197 4 www.PrudentialTaosRealEstate.com • 800-530-8899 Residential Single Family: $265,000 - $329,000 Southwest: Chamisa Road Town of Taos: Zia Street North: El Prado IT’S the real thing!”This “true” 1,940 sq. ft.+/-, EASY breezy in-town living. Walk to work, NICE 1926 sq ft. territorial home! Wrap around 2BR/2BA remodeled adobe has a lg country breakfast, coffee, shopping and downtown. 0.3 deck. Portal. Great room. Vigas. Tile floors. Open kitchen w/ sunroom, stainless appliances , & for- acre lot, fenced yard. 1892 sq ft, 3 BR / 2 BA. kitchen with custom cabinets. Dining cove. Kiva mal dining w/ lg office separating bedrooms. Open living/dining/kitchen and a large den. fireplace. 2 bdrms 2 baths & office nook. Views Trees & fenced yard. Prepare to be charmed! Clean, light bright and fresh. $275,000 MLS sunrise to sunset! $289,000 MLS 88630 $265,000 MLS 90488 90334 Far West: Cielto Azul Far West: West of Gorge Town of Taos: La Posta green EXCEPTIONALLY well-built Straw Bale home. VERSATILE floor plan. 1672 sqft, 2BD/2BA TUCKED inside a lovely fenced yard is a sweet Upscale materials & house is totally sustainable home w/a central kitchen/dining area & 2 living home w/welcoming landscaping. Unique floor for a number of days. Propane backup generator “wings”- each w/living area, BD & full BA. Live plan w/continuous flow. Large picture window = a “Fail Safe” house. Great location in sustain- on one side & work/create on the other. Passive provides a picture perfect view of Taos Mtn. able community. $298,000 MLS 87860 solar & radiant heat. Carport.10 ac. $298,000 2BR/2BA + office, fully finished, gardens, fruit MLS 85944 trees. $299,000 MLS 90380 Southeast: Este Es Road Southeast: Camino de Caballo, Talpa Town of Taos: Valverde Street TREES make great neighbors! 3BD/2BA like ARTISTIC Equestrian: The total square footage BEAUTIFULLY renovated 1930’s adobe within new home w/ plethora of pines & fruit trees on is 2534, and includes the main house (2BD/1BA) walking distance of Historic Taos Plaza. The drip system. Near USFS, town, shopping, hospi- & guesthouse w/private courtyard & entrance main house w/ 2BD/2BA,+ office/den. Bright & tal & movies. Open living area & split design, (1BD/1BA). Could be turned back into a single- spacious LR, sweet country kitchen, & a great nice hardwood floors, lots of light. $299,000 family residence. 1.83 ac w/ water rights. walled patio area. Adorable 1BD/1BA GH MLS 90348 $300,000 MLS 87946 $325,000 MLS 88556 Far Southeast; Vadito Altitude Sickness O Altitude sickness is caused by the lack of oxygen in our mountain air. It can affect anyone, regardless of age or physical condition in altitudes above 6000 feet. Symptoms can include headache, nausea, trouble sleeping (feels like the “flu”). Most people HEAVEN on 3 acres! 2448 sqft restored adobe experience altitude sickness in the first three days territorial, 3BD/2BA. 3 acs w/water rights, pas- ture, apple trees, gardens & outbuildings.1500 sq ft adobe barn/studio, horse barn. Make an ap- pointment & change your life today! $329,000 MLS 90432 2 after arrival. Treatment is to avoid alcohol, sleeping pills or narcotics. Eat “high-carb” foods, avoiding fatty foods, don’t overdo the first day and drink plenty of fluids. www.PrudentialTaosRealEstate.com • 800-530-8899 5 Residential Single Family: $329,000 - $389,000 North: Hondo Seco Road, Des Montes Southwest: Llano Mesa North: Valerio Road, Lower Colonias GREAT deal on this rambling 2700 sqft. light- “RIGHT stuff”: 3BDR/2BA/2CG 1,900 sqft home SEEING is believing! This 2700 sqft adobe home filled, 3BD/2BA home. Large studio for artist has all. Saltillo tile, 2 kiva FPs, vigas, nichos, is priced to sell. Kiva fple, vigas, Saltillo tile, along w/eat-in kitchen, formal DR, sunken LR w/ Mexican tile, & arched doorways. Lg windows nichos, Mexican tile. Mtn views. Delight in the kiva FP and 2-car garage. Big mtn. & sunset frame Taos Mtn in LR. Open kitchen. Master BR hot tub room. Well-maintained 3BD/2.5BA/2CG. views, full water rights! Horses welcome. w/kiva FP + Jacuzzi. Fenced yard & RV parking. $348,750 MLS 89371 1.08ac. $329,000 MLS 90100 $335,900 MLS 89494 North: El Salto West: Sugar Lane, Lower Colonias Town of Taos: Liebert Street “ROCKY Mountain High” “Relax on the deck & SWEET adobe on Sugar Lane 1.34 ac lot. mtn & A SLICE of mountain paradise in the heart of inhale the cool, pristine air & enjoy the views valley views. Easy care gardens. 1790 sq ft, Taos! Immaculate 2BD/2.5BA home on 0.20 ac, or hike to the nearby waterfall. Offers privacy 3BD/2BA. Kiva fireplace. Beautiful, natural vigas, surrounded by Aspen groves. Bright and open & quiet yet there’s plenty of space for a family lentils, beams, posts & corbels. Smooth plaster 2-story living space. Attached 1CG. $359,500 & a 1BD/1BA attached guesthouse for friends. and exposed adobe brick interior walls. MLS 90420 2CG. $349,000 MLS 89488 $349,000 MLS 88991 Town of Taos: Montoya Street Town of Taos: 707 Ranchitos Rd. North: Latilla Lane, Arroyo Seco LEAVE the car parked. Walk to the Plaza, gal- MUSKRAT loves...the spring fed pond on 1.4 NEWER construction. 2033 sq ft. 4 bdrms, 2 leries, shops & schools. 3BD/2BA delightful acres. 3brdm, 3 bath with 2 car garage and RV baths. Garage. Lots of natural light. Kiva Fire- home w/custom stone & tile throughout. 2nd port. 2059 sq ft. 2 fireplaces. Open floor-plan. place. Open kitchen with pantry. 2 large portals. story apt, too. Mature shade trees. Live in one, Large covered patio. Close to town. $385,000 Master suite features an extra large 5 piece rent the other. $382,000 MLS 88950 MLS 90476 bath! .76 acre lot. $389,000 MLS 90109 Property Management Property Management for long-term rentals is part of Prudential Taos Real Estate. Finding tenants for our clients’ properties is some- thing we have done for 24 years. We have found that many properties are becoming rentals because they are slow selling, yet - expenses don’t go away. We have the services of handyman, contractor, bill paying, credit checks, security, and emergency contacts under one umbrella. With web advertising, including a rental division on the www.PrudentialTaosRealEstate.com, we can make connections. Hire the peo- ple you have trusted. We can save you time, work and stress. You are shielded from tenant concerns, Prudential being your contact. We look forward to a professional relationship between Company and property owner as well as Company and tenant. As a service industry, the team at Prudential Taos Real Estate is here to accommodate your property needs. 6 www.PrudentialTaosRealEstate.com • 800-530-8899 Residential Single Family: $389,900 - $465,300 Southeast: Idania Lane, Ranchos de Taos Southeast: Llano Quemado Town of Taos: Dolan Street SIMPLY beautiful. New construction. 2130 sq LOVELY immaculate home in the east foothills. IN-TOWN GEM! Pumice home with spacious ft, 3BR/2BA, .78 acre lot. Courtyard 2 flagstone Soft designer colors to match ceramic tile & LR for entertaining with kiva fireplace, great portals. Gallery entry. Great room. Contempo- granite counter tops. Jacuzzi type BA in master. kitchen and DR. Relax on the back portal...or rary, natural finishes. Bamboo and travertine Courtyard entrance. Trees & fence for privacy. melt your cares away in the hot tub! Detached tile floors. Huge mountain views. $389,900 Views of Mtn & sunsets to live for! Horse trails studio for the artist in you. 0.25 acres zoned R- MLS 90343 nearby. $395,000 MLS 88723 14. $399,000 MLS 80878 Southeast: Stakeout Southeast: Upper Ranchiltos North: El Salto STAKE out your claim... to some of the best HEART throb! Restored adobe provides a HEAVEN sent. Find a little piece of paradise views in Taos. 3BR/2BA/2CG home w/ office on welcoming 2BR/2BA home in a setting fit for a w/angels at the gate. This 2BD /1.5BA ,2,000 sq 2 private acres. The open upstairs great room romance novel. Open living area, kitchen ft. home enjoys breathtaking views w/plenty of boasts unsurpassed views of the mtns & the Rio upgraded, 2BA new & the sunroom a treat. trees for privacy. Light, view filled, open living: Grande Gorge, w/deck & hot tub. 2CG, wksp & Outbldg provides lots of options for GH/studio/ An inspiring place to write, paint, or soothe your storage rm. $399,000 MLS 90308 wkshp. All new $415,000 MLS 89986 soul. $425,000 MLS 89558 Far South: Pilar North: Des Montes North: Coyote Loop, Hondo Mesa INDOOR living w/an outdoor attitude! This open, DESIRABLE Seco area. 1943 sqft, great floor HOME & guest house on 10 acres. 360° light filled 2,500 sq ft. home boasts a site over- plan. 3BD/3BA. Kiva FPL. 2 courtyards. The views. 2552 sq ft, 3BR/2BA. Gourmet kitchen, looking the Rio Grande, backs up to thousands functional kitchen w/ample storage & work walk in pantry w/ butler’s sink. Kiva fpl. 442 of acres of BLM land. 3BR/2BA, great room areas. 522 sqft heated CG w/storage, & carport. sq ft guest house. Large back yard redwood w/vaulted ceiling w/FP, enjoy your own private 0.97 ac lot w/surface water rights. Wonderful deck w/free standing hot tub. Views in 360 retreat. $425,000 MLS 90234 Taos Mtn views! $425,000 MLS 88593 degrees. $439,000 MLS 90158 Southwest: Calle del Sol, Vista Linda Southwest: Orchard Land West: Tune Drive, Airport Area UNIQUE as you are! This enchanting adobe SPACE with grace. This like new home leaves 5.9 ACRE horse property. 3BD/2.5BA plus office! home in a storybook setting created by time for biking, hiking, skiing, golf, or all your Timber frame territorial w/vaulted ceilings & renowned designer Nona Wesley. Artful kitchen creative bents. 3.3 peaceful acs, 3BR/2BA/2CG exposed beams. Detached garage. 2 fireplaces. & dining area are w/fireplace worth an award for home is over 2,200 sqft. w/formal DR, plus FRM Radiant heat. Private yard. Dog run. Horse art. Garden room is perfect for yoga, relaxing or w/fpl for slowing down & enjoying the views. facilities with 2 stalls, tack room. $465,300 MLS office. $450,000 MLS 90447 $450,000 MLS 88673 89510 www.PrudentialTaosRealEstate.com • 800-530-8899 7 Residential Single Family: $468,000 - $649,900 West: Tune Drive, Airport area East: Kit Carson Road, Canon Southeast: Weimer green green EQUESTRIAN property, 10 Acres! 2778 sqft TERRIFIC territorial. LR w/vaulted, beamed FREE Spirit. 3BD/2BA home & 1BD/1BA GH energy efficient earth berm style home & ceilings. Media room, home office, BA & (ADA Accessible) in upscale area. Corner kiva guest house. 25’x32’ Detached Studio. 32’x60’ spacious MBD downstairs. Private patio w/hot welcomes & warms in the artful LR w/sweeping barn w/5 stalls! Riding Trails from the prop- tub. Sunroom south side lower level. 2BD/1BA views. The kitchen/dining areas are large erty! Two 100’x200’ outdoor arenas $468,000 upstairs. Det. heated studio. Gardens & fruit enough for entertaining friends or cozy for MLS 90491 trees. 0.819 acre. $475,000 MLS 90309 candlelight dinners. $495,000 MLS 89840 Far North: El Rito Latir Town of Taos: Los Pandos Court North: Upper Colonias green FAIRYTALE living. Casa Radiant is an enchanting FINEST craftsmanship, finest location for this EUREKA! You’ve hit “GOLD”- with this find on 3BD/2.5BA, 2650 sf custom log home. Enjoy new pumice home. Great floor plan with sunny the Ski Valley Rd. 3 kiva fpls, vigas, nichos, tile panoramic views, gardens, patios, walkways. kitchen/dining area, lg master BD in 1980 sqft. floors, deep arched doorways, plus a private Rustic barn awaits your equines. A storybook 3BD/2BA/2CG. Views of Taos Mtn on 1 ac in- interior courtyard. With 3BD/2.5BA/2CG, you setting in the pinon near Latir Wilderness. 2.0ac. cluding builder's warranty. $499,500 can enjoy your new life in Taos. Lucky You! $495,000 MLS 88567 $549,000 MLS 90150 Southeast: Torres Road, Talpa Town of Taos: Kit Carson Road North: Taos Ski Valley LIFE is just a bowl of cherries… and apples, REMODELED adobe home in a setting of SKI-IN ski out or hike-in hike out! Chalet style pears, & plums. The Master Gardener/owner has towering trees & luscious landscaping. An old home in the Taos Ski Valley. 3116 sq ft, 4BR/ created a picturesque 2,300+ 3BR/2BA/2CG Taos feel complete w/ kiva FP, hand-hewn vigas, 4.5BA. Sauna! Detached garage. Beautifully home with guest quarters & studio surrounded thick adobe walls, & hand troweled plaster remodeled. Fireplace. Large deck. Year round by greenery. Lots of enchanting spaces. enhance the living area complete with the fun and close to all the action.$589,500 $575,000 MLS 89982 conveniences of today. $587,000 MLS 88971 MLS 89506 Far West: Tres Piedras Town of Taos: Valverde Street North: Alta Vista Drive, Des Montes green ELEGANT off grid strawbale home in Cielito RESTORED adobe. Close to Historic Downtown. VISTA GRANDE: 2532 sq ft 3BR/2BA/2CG adobe Lindo, a 20 acre sustainable community. 3BR, 0.31 acres. 2843sq ft. Two portals. Kiva fire- home. Welcoming front courtyard. Open floor library room, 1 ¾ BA w/ large open Living Room, place. Cooks kitchen. Brick patio and courtyard. plan. High ceilings & vigas, smooth plaster walls, & lots of windows. Kind on your utility budget! Large backyard. 4 bdrms, 2 baths. Wood floors. tile & wood floors, kiva fireplace, cozy dining area, $599,000 MLS 90407 Garage $645,000 MLS 87602 gourmet kitchen. Private master suite. $649,900 MLS 90503 8 www.PrudentialTaosRealEstate.com • 800-530-8899 Residential: Select Homes West: Blueberry Hill THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL. A stunning site & stunning dwelling combine to create a home & surroundings to be proud. The 3BR/2.5BA + workshop & 2CG, 2,600 sq. ft. home is energy efficient pumice construction & filled w/Southwest style & flair. Open living area. Lovely patio looking out to mountains & over town off BB Hill. 1.5 ac. w/ fencing & privacy walls. A find! Priced @ $650,000 MLS 90525 West: Blueberry Hill ISN’T IT TIME to savor the finer things in life? Enjoy this quality home con- structed w/natural elements designed to enjoy your life in a stunning nat- ural setting w/volcanic rock w/petroglyphs & the Seco stream. This elegant 3BR/2.5BA/2CG home on 5 private ac. features an open living area w/dramatic stone fple, an oversized kitchen complete w/island encouraging cooking for 2 or 20, and large covered patio. $689,000 MLS 88780 North: Arroyo Seco GORGEOUS with a fantastic location. Water rights. Mountain views. Thick adobe walls. Divided light windows. 3160 sq ft, 3 bdrms, 2 baths and an office. Mexican travertine floors, brick floors and wood floors. Smooth plaster. Vigas. Hand made doors. Dramatic fireplace. Each bedroom is warm and stylish. Entry courtyard. Covered patio. Double car garage with wood garage door. MLS 88066 $699,000 Southwest: Los Cordovas YOU’RE NOT BORING. Why should your home be? Step into this like new 2BR/2BA 3,000 sq. ft. home w/ 1,000 sq. ft. studio/guesthouse, 2CG & greenhouse and feel time & place step away. Shades of Lawrence of Arabia blend with high desert hues to create visual masterpieces. Rastra construction, sub floor radiant heat, upscale kitchen, media room & beautiful fixtures throughout. Function meets fantasy. Dream! $699,000 MLS 90481 green West: Blueberry Hill YOU’LL NEVER miss a sunset…. from this bluff top luxury home bordering 150 ac. greenbelt. The exquisite craftsmanship in this 3BR/2.5BA/3CG, 3,100 sqft home will please even the pickiest. A “House Beautiful” worthy kitchen w/top line Viking appliances & sandstone countertops, custom cabinets, & pantry is a thing of beauty & adjoins an elegant, view filled dining room. The stunning LR opens to an expansive portal where you can catch the last rays. $720,000 MLS 87093 www.PrudentialTaosRealEstate.com • 800-530-8899 9 Residential Listings Residential: Select Homes North: Calle Martinez, El Salto Town: Town: LIFE BEAUTIFUL: When everything is perfect, all you have to do is move in and enjoy. Enjoy the elegant 3BR/3BA/2CG 2,700+/- sqft home w/thoughtful design & splendid craftmanship. Enjoy the oversized great room w/ grand windows framing mtn. & sunset views. You’ll really enjoy the “cooks” kitchen whether preparing a feast for friends or a candle- light dinner for two. Relax and enjoy! $748,000 MLS 88985 North: Alta Vista Drive, Des Montes CAREFULLY sited for privacy, the Rastra built home on over 4 acres includes a living room and formal dining room, both with Kiva fireplace; a Town: Town: green Town: family room/ Chef’s kitchen; Spa with endless pool and sauna; spacious master suite; large windows for incredible views. Over 40’ of portal, facing Taos Mountain, provide that special place for quiet mornings. GREEN features, 4-car garage and more. $799,000 MLS 83696 green North: Vista Lejos Road, Des Montes A GENTLEMAN’S farm” on a 6 acre ridge top lot in Des Montes. This charming 3BD/2BA adobe home has full irrigation rights & hosts fruit trees, flower gardens & two cuttings of hay. Privacy galore with the secluded master suite with fireplace, large kitchen, 2 separate patios Town: for dining, & a sunken livingroom with 180 degree views of the Town: Town: western sunsets. Chicken and private chicken coop are included. $799,000 MLS 86930 West: Wolf Ridge Road, Airport SOPHISICATED yet fun. Something special for everyone. You’ll find delightful surprises at every turn in this 3BD/2BA/2CG like new home. You’ll be “wowed” by 360 views from sunrise to sunset. 2.5 ac parcel. Features include generous living areas w/fpl, upscale “cooks” kitchen, master suite w/Jacuzzi, steam shower & dual walk-ins. Expansive patios for entertaining, a custom wine cellar. Pamper yourself! $825,000 MLS 89477 Town: Town: Town: North: Des Montes THAT “SPECIAL PLACE”: This is a fully remodeled adobe 3BD/3BA home with exquisite views, elegant gardens, and charming architec- tural touches. Nicknamed “Sangoma:” (African for healer) this home will warm your soul. The elegant Master Suite has roomy closets, kiva fireplace, a large soaking tub and a private patio facing the Sangre de Cristos. Extra large office could be converted to 4th bedroom. $975,000 MLS 90413 10 www.PrudentialTaosRealEstate.com • 800-530-8899 Residential Fine Homes Division South: Stakeout Area SPLENDER & restful setting surround this custom 3BD/2BA home situated high on a ridge amongst pinon & juniper w/stunning 360 views of the Taos Mtn and Taos valley. 50 prime acres accompany this home abundant with wild life. Located in a private gated community, home has custom gourmet kitchen. The great room features custom built kiva fire- place, large windows & doors that walk out onto a spacious deck that will capture stunning sunsets & unending views. Master also features a custom built kiva, large windows, walk in closet, private BA, & a spacious deck w/hot tub. Split floor plan features 2 BD for privacy with shared BA & Jacuzzi tub. 630 sqft heated garage. Drip irrigation for gardens. $997,000 MLS 90183 North: Des Montes ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE designed by Santa Fe architect Michael Bauer. This impeccable house and guesthouse on 10.29 acres has the feel of an old adobe hacienda with new, modern lines. A 60+ foot breeze- way connects the 2BD/2.5BA main house with the 2BD/2BA guesthouse. High, beamed ceilings rimmed by skylights flood the home with light, and allow the outdoors to flow seamlessly in. Expansive views from nearly every room in both living spaces. Rastra construction with elegant finishes and burnished concrete flooring throughout the 4,449 square feet of living space. Step into perfection! $1,100,000 MLS 90523 SPIRIT HOUSE. Capturing the soul of SW style. Perched West: Blueberry Hill on a mesa overlooking a verdant valley to the west, Taos Mountain and the Taos Valley to the east. Gorgeous views in every direction! This home truly embodies the spirit of the southwest... down to the last detail. Created as a ‘com- pound’, the property consists of: A 4BD/4BA, 2267 sqft MAIN HOUSE, an elegant and intimate 1BD/1BA, 1188 sq ft CASITA, an ART STUDIO filled with natural light, and an OFFICE/GUEST ROOM. Integrated by beautiful courtyards, patios, decks and custom made gates. Roof top gazebo with magnificent 360 degree views from this property. Adobe construction. This property immediately calms the souls and invites you to soar with the hawks and the eagles! MLS 88641 $1,190,000 www.PrudentialTaosRealEstate.com • 800-530-8899 11 Residential Fine Homes Division West: Blueberry Hill Town: Town: LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. You’ll fall in love with all the sights from this 4 acre site sitting on a bluff bordering 100’s of acres of Taos Pueblo land. You’ll love this 4,000 plus sqft. custom adobe home with abundant SW touches: 5 fpls, vigas, tile, carved wood, & natural plaster. Love the expansive LR w/windows framing Taos Mtn. Love the “cooks” kitchen with room to accommodate a couple or a crowd & DR with sweeping views. A welcoming FRM adjoins has French doors opening to an outdoor living area Town: Town: Town: Love the large office, a workout room, and generous out- door living areas. Feel the love. Priced at $1,295,000 MLS 88643 Southeast: Weimer Area ARTIST’S ESTATE, owned by one of Taos’ premier artists. Gracious courtyard entry in true Taos style. Living room is the home’s center- piece & opens onto a vast portaled patio. Lush gardens & views beyond. Kitchen is a modern masterpiece in granite & stain- Town: Town: less steel. Guest suite has its Town: own private entrance. The west wing of this artist’s estate features a formal dining room, & a foyer leads to an enormous artist’s studio. Estate on 3 acres w/landscaping & patios, detached 4-CG, &1300 sq ft, 2 unit guest- house. Listed at $1,200,000 MLS 85527 North: Des Montes ALMA DEL MONTE. Country living with drop-dead views. Elegant large home with views of El Salto and all the amenities. This grand pueblo style home has Town: Town: 7BD/7.5BA within 6712 sqft. of Town: living space. Start with the gourmet kitchen in an open great room for entertaining, add a home theater and library/study to your lifestyle. This country living luxury home has vigas w/tongue in grove ceilings & solid wood doors. Built green with pumice-crete construction that provides excellent insulation. Hot water radiant floor heat is supplemented with solar. Some south facing windows provide passive solar warmth to the home. $1,495,000 MLS 87920 12 www.PrudentialTaosRealEstate.com • 800-530-8899 Residential Fine Homes Division North: Arroyo Seco (Cover Story) NO PASSPORT NEEDED… To explore this elegant adobe compound with a thoroughly Southwest feel & International flair just minutes to Taos Plaza off Ski Valley Rd. The main house boasts 6 Carmen Velarde kiva fireplaces, vigas, beams, & nichos with office, gallery, open living, plus guest BR & spacious master suite. The artful home and 4 delightful guesthouses, studio, workshop & 2 car garage are nestled in a magical setting on 2.4 ac. Complete w/Zen gardens, a tea house, cascading water- fall, & spring fed ponds bordered by the Seco Stream. Why not live your fantasy now? $1,575,000 MLS 87792 Town of Taos: Morada Lane ENCHANTING ESTATE NEAR PLAZA . Located walking distance to Historic Downtown, and Kit Carson Park, this nearly 3 acre property with contem- porary pueblo home and studio, is one of a kind. The property is masterfully landscaped with ponds, streams and water- falls. Abundant trees, and peren- nials, birds and dragonflies! Not to mention fabulous views of Taos Mountain. The home was designed by renowned Santa Fe architect Jeff Harner. 4380 sq ft in the main house plus a 2145 square foot daylight studio basement. 2BD/2.5 BA plus a gorgeous library/study/office. 4 fireplaces, 2CG, passive solar, and so much more! $2,800,000 MLS 87222 The Historic Adobe Architecture of Taos, New Mexico Today, many of the centuries-old structures in Taos and the surrounding area are still standing. Considering that the construction material used in these buildings is vulnerable to summer rains and winter snows, it speaks volumes for the long-lasting architec- tural miracle called adobe. Taos is also home to a large number of solar and other types of self-sustaining structures and, in fact, has been called the Solar Capital of the planet. The earliest true adobe homes consisted of a few small rooms with the widths being determined by the length of the vigas used as ceiling beams. Over the vigas, latillas (cedar poles) were laid and flat earthen roofs topped it off. Canales were a crucial feature of adobe construction as they directed water through a parapet off the rooftop. Poorly maintained or located canales resulted in rapid destruction of the fragile sun-baked adobe bricks. Original adobe walls were very thick, often three to four feet deep, with few windows in order to keep out cold and heat. Using alternative building materials for houses has been a common practice in the Taos region. In the construction of Earthship homes materials such as old tires and aluminum cans play an important part in the structure and design. Passive solar houses are commonly made of pumace stone to mimic the properties of the original adobe bricks. Other unorthodox materials are also used. The uniqueness of abstract designs and styles of the modern day home also incorporates the landscape as a genuine part of the whole creative process that is so commonly found in the Taos area. www.PrudentialTaosRealEstate.com • 800-530-8899 13 Condominium Resales & Condominium Developments Town of Taos: Padre Martinez Lane North: Twining Road, Taos Ski Valley North: Hwy 150, Ski Valley Road ONE block from Taos Plaza. Can’t beat the loca- AFFORDABLE studio unit @ Twining Condos. COMPLETELY remodeled studio condo at Quail tion of this studio condo for easy in-town living Great little deal! 5-minute walk to the ski lift! Ridge Tennis Resort. Ultra convenient location, or vacationing. Adobe hacienda style building, Surrounded by USFS & NM highest peak. close to ski valley and Town of Taos. Pool & hot and lovely courtyard. With some TLC this will be Easy keeper. Great place to pick up and go tub. Tennis membership optional. Fully furnished, a gem. $89,000 MLS 90419 from. Entice the outdoor lover! Only $109,000 just bring your toothbrush. Great get-away MLS 87892 w/rental possibilities. $112,500 MLS 88803 Town of Taos: Kit Carson Rd Southwest: Tomas Romero Rd Town of Taos: Padre Martinez Lane WALK to Taos Plaza from this cozy 1BD/1BA FREE STANDING adobe construction. 728 sq An ARTIST’S Pallet is displayed in this colorful condo at La Buena Vida. Quiet location nestled ft. 1BR/1BA, kiva fireplace. Tile. Vigas. Granite artist’s home. The living area is framed by a under the cottonwoods, with beautifully land- tile counter tops. Views in every direction! designer kiva style fireplace, lots of artistic scaped walled courtyard. A great rental property, Wonderful walking trail and river access! touches all throughout this cozy 2BD/1BA or your own petite retreat! $119,500 MLS 89464 $147,000 MLS 89688 remodeled condo. Lush patio gardens, private, lots of light. $150,000 MLS 88560 Town of Taos: Dona Ana Town of Taos: Kit Carson Road North: Ski Valley Road, Quail Ridge An ARTIST’S Pallet is displayed in this colorful WALK to Taos Plaza from this cozy 1BD/1BA GENTLE on the mind & budget. Downsize to a artist’s home. The living area is framed by a condo at La Buena Vida. Quiet location nestled smaller space/upgrade to your own place designer kiva style fireplace, lots of artistic under the cottonwoods, with beautifully land- w/this 2BR/2BA condo w/spacious LR w/fpl, touches all throughout this cozy 2BD/1BA scaped walled courtyard. Large corner unit with private patio, & att’d covered carport with remodeled condo. Lush patio gardens, private, vigas, nichos, and an enclosed patio. $159,000 storage. Convenient to the great outdoors. lots of light. $150,000 MLS 88560 MLS 89465 Relax. $169,000 MLS 90271 Town of Taos: Burch Street IN TOWN LIVING – Unleashed! Fantastic location on Burch Street. Close to historic downtown. Walk to shops. Restau- rants. Galleries. Kit Carson Park! Beautiful treed setting and well maintained grounds. New, fresh exteriors. Low $120/m HOA fee. Available units are: Units 6A, 6B and 7B each are 2 BD/2BA listed at $165,000. Unit 8B is 1BD/1.5BA $219,900. and has been beautifully remodeled with plas- ter ceilings with beam accents. Custom lighting. Tinted smooth plaster walls. Cherry stained cabinets and granite counter tops. Enjoy an in-town, pedestrian lifestyle! Deseo Condominiums. Owner financing available. 14 www.PrudentialTaosRealEstate.com • 800-530-8899 Condominium Resales & Condominium Developments Town of Taos: Calle Palomita Town of Taos: 630 Zuni Canon: Vista del Canon green 2BR/2BA energy efficient condo w/a kiva fpl, Taos style living. Low HQA fee, energy Effi- A BREATH of fresh air. 2BR/2BA, attached stainless kitchen appliance. High ceilings cient Rastrablock, 617 sqft. 1BD/1BA centrally carport. The rural setting w/privacy & quiet. The w/vigas. Walled patio area off living room. Eco located condo. Open floor plan w/wood ceilings, living area has fireplace & high ceilings. Large friendly complex is convenient to the foothills for slate floors, radiant floor heat, gas fpl. Custom utility room w/ washer/dryer. (Sub-floor radiant biking, hiking, shopping, the hospital area & Kitchen, Chic style throughout, fenced, flag- heat, too!) Deck off living-dining. $199,000 schools. $175,000 MLS 88914 stone patio & views. $184,900 MLS 86874 MLS 90456 Town of Taos: Camino de la Placita Town of Taos: Calle Cornello Town of Taos: Tewa WALK TO TOWN! In the heart of Taos. LIGHT and Bright: Airy floor plan filled with light. GATED courtyard. Open great room. Vigas. 3 2BD/2BA. 930 sq ft. Kiva fpl. Peaceful & quiet 2-story condo, upstairs master suite with BA kiva fireplaces. Divided light windows. Gorgeous yet close to the action! Mature trees that you and balcony. Feels like home with only 2 units kitchen. Stainless appliances. Pantry. Dining can enjoy from a large covered patio. Placitas per acre. Garage & patios. This is value! area. 2 bdrms, 2.5 baths. Attached garage. Back Real. $199,900 MLS 87456 $269,500 MLS 86668 yard & portal. $310,000 MLS 87944 Town of Taos: 205 Upper Ranchitos Road North: 106 Sutton Place, Taos Ski Valley Town of Taos: 205 Ranchitos Road The GREAT escape! Classy, free standing BEAUTIFULLY appointed condominium at the RESIDIENCES del Rio Pueblo. Pueblo style 2BD/2BA, 1370sqft condo in northside location Edelweiss. 1BD/1BA & views are exceptional of 2BR/2BA/2CG condo for the perfect Taos escape. yet close to restaurants and access to slopes. Wheeler Peak. Huge list of amenities including Covered portal adjoins the LR & kitchen in this Windows bring the outside in, private yard, easy completely furnished. Owners continually keep 1882 sq ft. condo. Patio enjoys the “ACEQUIA living. 2-story. Residencias del Rio Pueblo. upgrading including 2 new flat screen TVs MADRE,” entertaining & relaxing w/hot tub. $315,000 MLS 90001 w/Blu-Ray. $390,000 MLS 90020 $450,000 MLS 87339 Town of Taos: Calle Palomita LIVE YOUR DREAM; own your own home in Taos. Beau- tifully designed by Living Designs Group, these eco friendly, passive solar affordable condominiums are await- ing your arrival and are designed within a park like setting for you to enjoy. Take advantage of the location near the Taos Youth and Family Center with new biking paths and be just minutes from hiking in the National Forrest. Studio @ $169,000 MLS 89882 2BD/2BA @ $249,500 MLS 89891-2, 3BD/2BA @ $259,000 MLS 80947 www.PrudentialTaosRealEstate.com • 800-530-8899 15 Commercial: Bed and Breakfast Inns For Sale Town of Taos: 729 Paseo del Pueblo Norte HISTORIC LAUGHING HORSE INN: Own a little slice of Taos history. Formerly the home of Spud Johnson. The original house was built in 1887 as a three-room traditional adobe with softly curved bancos and nichos and earth floors. Now the Laughing Horse is a charming B&B close to historic downtown Taos and right off the main highway. Beautiful treed setting with the Rio Pueblo running adjacent to the property for your guests to enjoy. $565,000 MLS 85316 ORINDA BED AND BREAKFAST: The Best of Town and Country Town of Taos: 461 Valverde Street as offered by this unique B&B.... which is walking distance to the Plaza, yet surrounded by wildlife habitat. The Pueblo-Style adobe home sits on 2 prime in-town acres and is surrounded by lush lawns, mature trees and courtyard walls and fountains. A separate structure is awaiting transformation into an art studio/gallery. It has been renovated to include lovely owners’ quarters w/ full kitchen, 1BR/1BA. Could remain as a well- established B&B with a tradition of excellent service or return again to an elegant and inviting private residence. $1,175,000 MLS 89112 Town of Taos: 405 Cordovos CASA DE LAS CHIMENEAS: “A Taos B&B Approaches Perfec- tion,” states one travel writer about Casa de las Chimeneas (House of Chimneys) for its impeccable pampering, quality amenities spa, and quality facilities. With 8 beautifully equipped rooms plus caretaker or innkeeper quarters, the inn boasts a reputation for being the elite of Taos B&B’s. Great location within walking distance to the Taos Plaza. Off street parking. $1,600,000 MLS 89987 OLD TAOS GUEST HOUSE: Old Taos Guest House is a true adobe Canon: 1028 Witt Road Hacienda with roots going back over 150 yrs. Currently a popular B&B, this Inn on approx 7.5 acs only 2 mi from historic Taos Plaza features 10 lovingly restored rooms or suites (each, w/private bath & entrance) surrounded by massive cottonwoods & stately pines. The new 3BD/2BA owner’s home is a big plus. Other possible options include an equestrian facility, organic gardens, a retreat, a healing center, or even a small vine- yard perhaps. $1,718,000 MLS 86560 16 www.PrudentialTaosRealEstate.com • 800-530-8899 Commercial Town of Taos: 1210 Salazar Building Town of Taos: 707 Paseo Pueblo Sur Town of Taos: 1523 Paseo del Pueblo Sur CONDO space - great value! Quality built LOOKING for a Home for Your Business? ENTREPRENEUR’S dream opportunity! commercial condo project with ample Perfect 2-unit office building located across Prime commercial location, with owner’s parking. 804 sq ft Great room, kitchen, from Albertson’s at one of Taos’ busiest quarters in rear of bldg +2 residential rental storage area & full bath. Lg loft area. Con- intersections. High visibility, lots of parking units upstairs. Front street level commer- crete floors. Radiant floor heat. Light & & a strong anchor tenant. A total of 1840 cial area has unlimited possibilities. 4900 bright! Contemporary. $159,000 MLS sq ft on 0.197 acres zoned C-1. $365,000 sqft 0.76 acres. $495,000 MLS 89004 90400 MLS 87770 Town of Taos: 313 Randal Lane Town of Taos: 125 La Posta Suite B Town of Taos: 132 Kit Carson Rd. ADOBE Schoolhouse. Within walking STATE of the art facility (6000 sqft) at turn Prime Kit Carson Rd. Property! Perfect distance of Taos Plaza. Built in the 1930’s of the century pricing! Property meets central business location to attract locals & w/original vigas & latilla ceilings, some guidelines for schools, serious security tourists alike. Elegant 3497 sqft showroom wood floors & central courtyard. Bring your systems, ADA compliant, High tech elec- w/2 fpl, a 1204 sqft shop & 400 sqft apt. imagination. Zoned R-14, 0.86 ac. $499,000 tronics for high speed internet. Attractive Heavy pedestrian & vehicle traffic. Perfect! MLS 88530 facility with high visibility. $675,000 MLS $750,000 MLS 89056 90440 Taos Community Profile POPULATION are extremely pleasant with average lows in Dallas 712 mi. Town: 6213 of 10 degrees. The growing season is from Denver 281 mi. County, 2001 census: 30,353 mid-May through mid-Oct. The ski season is Durango 197 mi. usually mid-Nov. to mid-April. Los Angeles 931 mi. ELEVATION Oklahoma City 615 mi. Town: 6,967 feet GETTING HERE Phoenix 590 mi. Taos Ski Valley: 9,207 feet Taos is located in Northern New Mexico in a high Wheeler Peak: 13,161 feet mesa next to the Sangre de Cristo Mountain LOCAL TRANSPORTATION Range foothills. From the south: State Road 68. The Chile Line, Town of Taos CLIMATE From the east and west: US Highway 64. From Taos has a fantastic four season climate where the north: State Road 522. CAR RENTAL COMPANIES the temperature varies 30-40 degrees from Enterprise Rent-A-Car – Taos Office high to low daily, all year. The extreme dry, DRIVING DISTANCES high desert climate makes both heat and cold Albuquerque 135 mi. SHUTTLE SERVICES much more tolerable. Warmest months have Santa Fe 70 mi. Faust’s Transportation average highs in the 80’s and coldest months Amarillo 346 mi. Twin Hearts Express www.PrudentialTaosRealEstate.com • 800-530-8899 17 Land Listings Town of Taos: L6 Town of Taos: L8 Far North: L26 TOWN OF TAOS: City Limits L14 AFFORDABLE building lot overlooking the L27 INCREDIBLE pinon pine/juniper 5 acre building El Prado valley. 2 parcels each 1.ac on Conejo Road. site with new 280’ well. 360 degree views of the L1 CASAS Cornelio building site “C” offers stunning Good access and views of Taos Mountain. $69,000/ mountains in NM and CO & the Rio Grande Gorge to rural views of Taos Mountains. Convenient Plaza and each MLS the west. Latir Peak and Carson National Forest to the all Taos have to offer. $21,900 MLS 89710 east with hiking, biking & horse trails. Utilities nearby. L15 APPROPRIATE for subdividing for a family or for L2 IN-TOWN 0.21 acre building site in desirable friends and others. Great views. Legal access to be $75,000. MLS 88632 location near hospital, schools, shopping with city established. Electric nearby. Go road all the way to 0.6 L28 RIDE your horses to the Rio Grande Gorge, only utilities available. Dos Arroyos Subdivision boasts miles. $87,330 MLS 90501 4 miles from the cabin. The owner will carry paper with reasonable restrictions and newly walking and biking $20K down payment, so you can bunk on the land and trails with close proximity to USFS. Plus paved roads. L16 ENJOY fabulous 360-degree views from this 2.99 acre parcel with great solar building site. Established build your new house. $80,000 MLS 90339 WOW! $75,000 MLS 89617 neighborhood between town and the ski valley. L29 OWN a slice of paradise! Enjoy panoramic views L3 READY to build? Look at this level in-town site. $105,600 MLS 89677 from this 38.14 acre lot in beautiful El Rito/Latir. Hike or 0.90 acres give plenty of room to be creative and take horseback ride into the nearby Latir Wilderness Area. L17 JEWEL in the sage. The last perfect home site advantage of views too. Utilities are nearby in this Perfect development opportunity or private home site. available on Eototo Road. All utilities to 1.32-acre lot established neighborhood. $99,750 MLS 86314 $235,000 MLS 90289 (photo above) are underground. Magnificent mountain views, town L4 GREAT 1.0 ac. in-town building lot, with city water, lights, near skiing, spectacular sunsets. Secure and sewer, and natural gas. Conservation easement protects private. $119,500 MLS 81978 EAST: Canon, Taos Canyon your views to the East. Los Pandos Estates has L30 RIVER runs through it… that is the Rio Fernando L18 DELIGHTFUL acre in Des Montes. Lovely land in at the mouth of Taos Canyon in Canon. Sweet 1.01ac in-town convenience in a rural setting with restrictions. a perfect location, with wonderful views from El Salto parcel with big trees and meadow. $90,000 MLS 84198 Hold for the future or build your dream home. $160,000 to Truchas to Abiquiu . A hop & a skip to Arroyo Seco MLS 86303 and Taos Ski Valley, and a quick & easy drive into town. SOUTHWEST: Ranchos, Los Cordovas, L5 BUSY corner lot zoned C-1 close to high school, $125,000 MLS 90358 Country Club Area, UNM Area, Stakeout. government offices, Walgreens, and apartment com- L19 LARGE 2.99 acre bldg site bordering Taos Pueblo plexes. Intersection of Cruz Alta and Gusdorf. Over ½ L31 SET your home up on this perch where the quail land north of town with outrageous views of Taos Mtn. choose to roam. Undying views of the Taos valley and acre. Ready to build. $199,000 MLS 90072 Good access to town & Ski Valley. Sensible covenants surrounding mountains and pueblo gorge are your L6 OMG: One of the special parcels of land within the & location give privacy. $140,530 MLS 82333 backdrop, yielding to fantastic sunsets and sunrises. city limits of Taos. Protected monster views of Taos L20 OVER looking the Taos valley and surrounding $59,900 MLS 89302 Mountain, with mature juniper trees and apple orchard. peaks in one of Taos’ most desirable area. Turley Mills’’ Site your dream home and start building. City water, L32 CAN you say DEAL steal? This 4.2 ac. lot boasts the offer 10 + acres of forested ridge views for your dream best in high desert panoramas, having unlimited mountain electric and gas. Fabulous 3 acres with your name on home. $295,000 MLS 87951 it. $199,500 MLS 90484 (photo above) & sunset views. Large lots & lovely homes in subdivision L21 NEED my space! How does 15 stunning acres w/ reasonable restrictions. Elec., phone & gas to lot line. L7 GREEN R-14 lot just 2 blocks north of Taos Plaza. bordered by hundreds of acres of undeveloped Taos Well share available. Bank owned. Priced at $69,000 Walk to Kit Carson Park, shops, galleries, library and Pueblo land sound? Mountain views. Sunset views. MLS 89889 more. This 0.689 ac lot is waiting for you to develop. Easy access to Taos Ski Valley, hiking, biking, walking, All fenced with trees and grass. $250,000 MLS 81940 L33 IF PRICE is paramount… this 3+ac. view filled & town. Priced at $299,000 MLS 90277 homesite is a great opportunity for a ready to build lot L8 UPPER Ranchitos: In-town pasture land. 15+ acres at a great price. Nat’l gas, well share, elect. & phone. with the Rio Pueblo running through it and goes all the FAR NORTH: Amalia, Cerro, Colorado, Near golf course, UNM Taos, & miles of roads for way to the Rio Lucero. Beautiful lush pasture, trees and Costilla, El Rito/Latir, Questa, Rio Costilla walking, biking, & running. Close to town. Bank mountain views. Utilities close. $675,000 MLS 87333 L22 AFFORDABLE -Great opportunity to own acreage owned. Priced at $69,000 MLS 89894 in Northern New Mexico, an easy drive from Taos, at L34 SWEEPING mountain views from this affordable NORTH: Arroyo Hondo, Arroyo Seco, very reasonable prices. There are 11 lots available 1.67 acre building site. Easy access with utilities Des Montes, El Prado, El Salto, Hondo Mesa, San (9-10 acres each) ranging in price from $12,500 to Cristobal, Taos Ski Valley, Upper Colonias, Valdez nearby. Option of hooking into El Valle Water & Sewer. $15,500. Call kiva for details. MLS 86858 - 86869 $75,000 MLS 89635 L9 AFFORDABLE building site! In Upper Colonias on L23 GREAT opportunity to own 9.4 acres in Northern 1.05 acres. Don’t miss this one, it’s a great offer. Electric L35 ALL utilities are at the 1.41 acre building site. New Mexico, at a very reasonable price. An easy drive Great views and a convenient location at a good price. and telephone are close by. $23,000 MLS 90323 from Taos & many recreational areas. $14,500 MLS build now or hold for later. $81,988 MLS 87380 L10 SWEEPING Views, No Restrictions. Perch your 88855 L36 GREAT 3.69 acre building site for your dream new home on this land with sweeping views. A lovely L24 SMALL price - big views! The time to buy is now, home just steps from the rim of the Rio Grande Gorge! building site with a north side location and no restric- even if you do not plan to build until later. The site is in Hike and fish to your heart’s content. This lovely lot tions. One acre reasonable priced at $38,000 MLS a great location, not far off hwy 522, is flat and has comes with a well already installed and ready to go to 88138 superb views all around. Phone and power are nearby. help you save on water bills. The lot also is a corner lot L11 GREAT starter lot! 1.0 acre lot with 360 views. Modular homes allowed. $18,990 MLS 85819 with 360 degree mountain views along with gorge Easy access to the town of Taos and Taos Ski Valley. L25 SPECIAL 3.0 acre building site in El Rito, sage wall views in the distance. The neighborhood contains This rare, unrestricted site allows modular homes. with some pinon & juniper. Great views at a great quality homes and sensible restrictive covenants that $65,000 MLS 89042 value. $51,500 MLS 88652 protect your privacy and interests. Close to the L12 5 ACRES on Hondo Mesa just after the pavement L26 YOU can see for miles from this affordable 5 acre University of New Mexico - Taos Campus and the Taos ends. Electric and telephone nearby. The perfect spot lot in beautiful El Rito. Easy access with some pinon Golf Course. Come and take a look…. you will love it! to build your green home. Dramatic topography and juniper. Bring your horses! Great lot at an afford- Offered at $90,000 MLS 90222 (photo above) and views. $65,000 MLS 87203 able price. $55,000 MLS 90310 18 www.PrudentialTaosRealEstate.com • 800-530-8899 Land Listings Southwest: L36 West: L41 Far West: L71 TAOS MOUNTAIN VISTA L48 Wonderful 5 acre building sites on a gentle slope FAR WEST: West of gorge, Tres Piedras L37 LIMITED offering. 2 acre homesites in new with endless views. Best deal on Tune Drive. An easy drive from Town or Taos Ski Valley. $75,000 MLS L61 4 LOTS in a “GREEN” community. 19.9 acres, upscale subdivision w/ water, Nat’l gas, phone & $28,500 each. Green CCR’S, road maintenance, com- elec. to lot line. Great year round access. Stunning 89306 munity well, views. Enjoy the sunsets, sunrises & views of mountains, sunrises, sunsets, and night L49 EXPERIENCE solitude. Unending quiet views of wildlife. MLS 90094-90097 skies. Near golf, UNM Taos, hiking, and fishing. Taos Mountains, landscapes sunrises and sunsets. 4 $99,000 - $115,000. MLS 87838, 89666, 89668 acre lot at $77,000 MLS 88613 L62 AFFORDABLE sustainable building site. This development is off the grid with access to a commu- L50 “ANIMAL crackers.” No matter what shape your nity well to supplement your water catchment system. L38 AFFORDABLE 2.67 acres in Los Cordovas. Fabu- 4 legged friends have, they would find a swell home 19.90 acres. $33,000 MLS 88586 lous 360 degree views. Large lot with great building here. These 2.45 irrigated acres with pond are perfect sites. Owners have the option of hooking into El Valle L63 OFF GRID but has easy access: from the paved Rim Sewer. $99,500 MLS 89633 for a little farm with horses, sheep, cows, alpaca, llamas, chickens or a gaggle of geese. Or grow your Road. 360° views. Easy to built your active and/or passive L39 IRRIGATED land 2.76 acres off a paved road. own vegetables. $77,000 MLS 86955 solar home. Enjoy the peace and quiet & dark night skies, Surface water rights. This property has been main- the sunrise and sunsets! $35,000 MLS 89497 tained and planted. Natural gas, electric and telephone L51 Beautiful land off Tune Drive at the end of the road. Can be 2 homesites. Divide in 2012 with county L64 GET away from it all! Spectacular & private 40- are very close. Fully fenced and gated. $132,000 MLS approval. $80,000 MLS 89333 acre home sites in Tres Piedras. Lots w/Taos Mtn 89828 views. “Servilleta” has underground utilities & great L52 EXCELLENT 5 acres building site ready to go with FAR SOUTH: Penasco, Pilar, Dixon 360 views, in the lovely Stagecoach Hills/Tune Drive restrictions. $45,000 MLS 20498 L40 ROCKHOUNDS, attention! Bring your pick and area. $85,000 MLS 89332. L65 BEAUTIFUL lot in Servilleta with many big piñon shovel, bring your backhoe. Here is your chance to own trees, and expansive views of the mountains. There’s L53 PERFECT 1.33 acres to build your dream home. easy access from the paved road, and power is right your own mine near beautiful Dixon. Think “Jumbo Views of Taos Mtn., on Lower Colonias fertile valley. there. Surrounded by other 40 acre building sites, and Lode,” “Oxide King Lode,” “Champion Lode.” Own a bit of the real West. Nine mining claims on 123 acres await $93,000 MLS 88658 only 40 minutes from Taos, this land provides privacy, your exploration. Dramatic views for miles in three di- L54 ARGE building site on popular Blueberry Hill. 1.58- peace, and quiet. $45,000 MLS 90028 rections. Mine it, ranch it, or build your dream home on acre lot in a great neighborhood with good covenants L66 SENSIBLE restrictions on wonderful land in trees it. A wild opportunity. $150,000 MLS 90233 and big views to Taos Mtn. Good access to town and with views to Taos Mountain. Let the wild life migrate Taos Ski Valley. $117,500 MLS 79290 through your Back yard. $50,000 MLS 24443, 26934 WEST: Airport Area, blueberry Hill, L55 1/3 ACRE lot on Eototo Rd. All utilities except a Lower Colonias, Taos Mesa L67 A SHORT drive across the Rio Grande brings you septic system are in place. This lot overlooks a snow to Emma’s Way and this 10-acre homesite. Plenty of L41 EXPERIENCE solitude. Unending quiet views of covered view of Taos Mtn. and is adjacent to other fine Taos Mountains, landscapes sunrises and sunsets. room for privacy and anything at all that matters to homes. Offered at $119,500 MLS 81978 you. Superb all around views of mountains and nature. 6 -2.5 acres lots at $49,000 each. MLS 89521-23; 90290-92 (photo above) L56 HORSE property w/o the blue blood price - This 5 $75,000 MLS 85792 acre parcel boasts water rights, a beautiful pond, the L68 WILD and free 45 acs of pristine views. Wild life L42 SPACIOUS 5 acres with superb views of Taos seasonal Seco stream and views in every direction. abundant, native grasses, mixed w/pinon & juniper Mountain and our dramatic western sunsets. A lovely building site with good southern exposure. Steal of a Room for organic gardening or being a gentleman land offers great building sites. Ojo Caliente Hot deal! $49,000 MLS 81587 farmer. More land available. Priced $148,000 MLS Springs, BLM and the Rio Grande Gorge provide oppor- 86965 tunity for adventure. $79,900 MLS 85429 L43 LARGE building site north of Taos with 360° views. These 2 acres are about 5 miles from the Plaza L57 CRUZ ESTATE is a direct heir to Padre Martinez L69 BEAUTIFUL land on a gentle slope with 360 plus just minutes to the Rio Grande. Also, very good on of the Founding Spanish Families that settle the degree views, in the wonderful Tune Drive/Stagecoach access to Taos Ski Valley. Extensive covenants to Taos Valley. The Mesa top is ideal for home site while Hills area. Can be 2 homesites. Minimum acreage is protect privacy and lovelymountain views & Taos sky! the verdant Lower land is perfect for livestock or just 2.5. $80,000 MLS 89333 $55,000 MLS 83978 view protection 13.6. $300,000 MLS 89100 L70 VALLEY land with seasonal stream. Good access L44 2 ACRE building site: Sweet building site with L58 1 ACRE building site on popular Blueberry Hill. off a forest service road. Bordered on 2 sides by BLM varied typography. Several house sites. Gentle rise to May have light commercial potential as it fronts on BB- & USFS. Deer, antelope; has a bull elk permit. Approx the east offers privacy. Outstanding 360-degree views. Hill Road. Fenced on 3 sides and good access to town 47 miles west of Taos. 320 acres. $318,400 MLS $56,000 MLS 86908 & Taos Ski Valley. $69,000 MLS 81934 83064 L45 BEAUTIFUL 1.25 acre building site on Hondo L59 THIS Land Has It All! Desirable developable land L71 UNIQUE & special property. Sparkling green Mesa, bordering Pueblo Land, with peaceful, protected fronting US 64 & Blueberry Hill Rd. Perfect site for your valley, surrounded by rock walls & outcroppings, enter views of Taos Mountain. $58,500 MLS 89606 home and/or business. Irrigation rights for four of these another world & time. The mtn views from lush pasture L46 GET READY… get set… go! Go right over and acres to cultivate crops. Arroyo Seco stream runs thru are astounding. Horses & elk herds drink at the pond. check out this primo price on a 2.33 ac. parcel and no, the property. Ideal location between Taos and the Ski Lots of history here regarding the building of the dam it’s not in Never Never Land. It’s located just off Blue- Valley. 17.33 acres $425,000 MLS 89741 &“reservoir” in the 1920s & 30s, & there are remains berry Hill overlooking the Colonias Valley. $60,000 L60 CLASSICAL western piece of paradise. 15 plus of an old homestead. Of archeological interest are MLS 88301 acres shoulders rim properties of Rio Grande cliffs. See many examples of archaic pecked rock art. Bordered L47 EXPERIENCE solitude. Unending quiet views of sapphire peaks of Sangre de Cristos. Underground by National Forest, includes 2 elk permits. Ranch land, Taos Mountains, landscapes sunrises and sunsets. 4 services conveniently border property for your elegant recreation, historical retreat. 242.9 acres @ $325,000 acre lots at 75,000 MLS 89520 pueblo palace. $750,000 MLS 89984 MLS 89361 (photo above) www.PrudentialTaosRealEstate.com • 800-530-8899 19 Taos Area Calendar of Events: MAY 2011 - OCTOBER 2012 Summer, 2011 Films at the TCA July 22 - 24, 2011 Sun-2pm; Mon/Tue-7:30pm. Las Fiestas de Taos Location: Taos Community Auditorium Feast Day Celebration of Taos Patron Saints, May 26, 2011 - Sept 08, 2011 Taos Plaza Santiago and Santana, Live Live music on the Plaza every Thursday food, music, vendors, from 6-8 p.m. Free! Location: Taos Plaza parades, dancers and more. May 28, 2011 Cumbres Toltec Railroad Location: Taos Plaza Season Begins Built in 1880 and little changed since, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic July 25 - 26, 2011 Railroad is the finest example of steam era Feast Days of Santiago and Santa Ana Saints days celebrated with mountain railroading in North America. traditional Corn Dances on the plaza. No cameras. Location: Taos Pueblo Open daily May 28-October 16. Location: Chama, NM & Antonito, CO July 23 - 24, 2011 Frazer Mountain Madness The Ultimate Mountain Bike Challenge! Hill Climb 5.5 miles to the top of 12,131' Frazer Mtn, June 18, 2011 The Historic Taos Inn 75th Birthday Party Join Taos in Youth Cross Country Race & Adult Cross Country Race. Cash prizes! celebrating the Taos Inn's 75th anniversary. Food, drinks, live entertain- Location: Village of Taos Ski Valley ment; festivities begin at 2 – 10pm. For more info, call 888-518-8267. Location: 125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos Aug 06, 2011 Taos Garden & Home Tour Tour some of Taos' most beautiful gardens and homes. Brought to you by Los Jardineros, the June 19, 2011 - Aug 07, 2011 Taos School of Music Chamber Music Garden Club of Taos. 9am to 4pm. Location: Various gardens in the Taos area Festival An 8-week program devoted to the study and performance of chamber music, including International Young Artists' performances. Aug 17 - 21, 2011 Arts & Wine Festival Join us for winemaker dinners, Location: Taos and Taos Ski Valley the Art & Wine Stroll, and a Grand Tasting at the Taos Convention Center. Location: Various Taos locales June 22, 2011 Taos Solar Music Festival Showcasing renewable Aug 19 - 21, 2011 Taos County Fair Come see prize-winning livestock energy through the universal language of and sample local blue ribbon recipes. Pie eating contest. 575-758-3982. music and art. 10:30am-10pm. Location: Taos County Fair Grounds Location: Kit Carson Park, Taos Aug 27 - 28, 2011 Autumn Run Car Show Classic car show - including June 24, 2011 San Juan Feast Day music, poker run, street dance, and BBQ. Bring the family! 575.758.1405 Sunrise mass at San Geronimo church, Location: Kit Carson Park and Taos Plaza traditional Corn Dance. No cameras. Location: Taos Pueblo plaza Sept 03 - 05, 2011 TAOS Fall Studio Tour Meet artists in their diverse studio settings. Location: Throughout Taos County June 25 - 26, 2011 Annual Rodeo de Taos Oct 01 - 02, 2011 Taos Wool Festival Traditional and contemporary fiber Experience the fun of the rodeo! Barrel artistry, get up close and personal with sheep, goats, rabbits, alpacas and racing, roping, bull riding, and more! llamas. Kids invited! Location: Kit Carson Park Location: Taos Rodeo Grounds Oct 15, 2011 Joyride! Timeless Trucks of Taos Taos is known for its July 02 - 04, 2011 Arts & Crafts Fair Featuring local art, apparel, love affair with their old pick-up trucks. Trucks on display & calendars for musical instruments, food booths - you name it! 10am-5pm. sale. 2-5pm. Turn style Gallery, Ledoux St., Taos Location: Taos Plaza Oct 21 - 22, 2011 July 04, 2011 Arroyo Seco Parade You never know what you'll see at Taos Storytelling Festival Arroyo Seco's annual Independence Day parade - festivities begin at Showcasing an impressive lineup 1pm. Location: Arroyo Seco of tellers spinning their weave in concerts, children stories, a July 15, 2011 workshop, a story swap. An all-day Full Moon Hike event, from 9:30am-10pm. Enjoy a guided 2.5 Location: Taos Center for the Arts mile hiking tour to Williams Lake. Oct 28 - 30, 2011 Taos Mountain Meet at 7pm; free, Balloon Rally Mass hot air balloon 575-776-1413. accessions, parade and picnic, Location: balloomenshine (hot air balloon Taos Ski Valley shine at dusk). Call 575.758.9210 for more info. Location: Taos 20 www.PrudentialTaosRealEstate.com • 800-530-8899 Do business with the professionals who are doing the business. Total access to the Taos Multiple Listing Service: www.PrudentialTaosRealEstate.com Joel K. 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