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    Rock Solid in Real Estate
                                                             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
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                                                                              Prudential listings, the Taos MLS inventory as well as market trends, charts, and
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                                                                              with a full knowledge of the Taos market from internet information. The exposure and
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                                                                              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.)

                                                       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

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

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                                                          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.
                                                                   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


    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

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                                                     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

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

                                                                                           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.

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                                                       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, 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.

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                                                      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

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                                                         Residential Single Family: $468,000 - $649,900
           West: Tune Drive, Airport area                        East: Kit Carson Road, Canon                              Southeast: Weimer

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    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

    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

    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

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                 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

                  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

                 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

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                                                                          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


           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

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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 • 800-530-8899                                               11
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             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
                                                                    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
                                                                     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

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                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.

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                                                         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.

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        Town of Taos: Calle Palomita                               Town of Taos: 630 Zuni                                Canon: Vista del Canon

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

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                                                       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

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    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

                                                     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

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                                                                                                              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 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

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                                                                                                  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
                                                                                                                        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)

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                                               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

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                                                        Cornerstone Award             Total Market Share
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                                                                                        Taos MLS 2010
                                                                                        Excluding Angel Fire, Red River,
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                                                                                  Comparing Prudential to the 38 other Offices
                                                                                         that had production in 2010
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                   R&R Specialist, Fine                 Fine Homes Specialist
                   Homes Specialist,
                   Chairman’s Circle,
                   2010 Realtor of the Year

                   Doug De Coursey                      Paul Johnson
                   Associate Broker                     Associate Broker
                                                        Fine Homes Specialist

                   Betsy Ely                            Ellynn Ragone
                   Associate Broker                     Associate Broker
                                                        Resort and Recreation
                                                        Specialist, Leading
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                   Diane Enright                        Susan Simms                                  Janet Dearing
                   Associate Broker                     Associate Broker                             Satellite Office Manager
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                                                  Town of Taos

                                                  Pueblo Land

                                                    Arroyo Hondo
                                                    Arroyo Seco
                                                    Des Montes
                                                    El Salto
                                                    Hondo Mesa
                                                    Taos Ski Valley
                                                    Upper Colonias

                                                  Far North
                                                    El Rito
                                                    Red River
                                                    Rio Costilla
                                                    Sunshine Valley
                                                    San Cristobal

                                                    Canon Foothills
                                                    Taos Canyon
                                                    Valle Escondido

                                                    Llano Quemado
                                                    Pot Creek
                                                    Ranchos de Taos
                                                    Weimer Area

                                                    Country Club
                                                    Llano Mesa
                                                    Vista Linda

                                                  Far South

                                                    Blueberry Hill
                                                    Lower colonias
                                                    Taos Mesa
                                                    West Mesa

                                                  Far West
                                                    Tres Piedras
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