It may be his voice that draws you in: after all, Jeff Motsinger spent much of his adult life as a radio DJ, moving through markets in Florida, Colorado and Texas before he landed back in Taos. But what will really hold your attention is his creative approach to real estate and his genuine concern for making clients — buyers and sellers alike — completely satisfied with their transaction.
The notorious spring winds that whip through Northern New Mexico have finally subsided into gentle breezes signaling the approaching summer, so it’s time to take yourself outside and enjoy the natural beauty that makes this region so desirable.
This gracious property set next to the Rio Grande is a soothing retreat – a world apart. The river flows by and the breeze blows gently through the treetops, creating eternal natural rhythms that soothe the spirit and hold the land in a protected embrace.
“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, no culture comparable to that of the garden.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
Yes, there is a new title company, long awaited in Taos — town and county. “Service” is the key word owner and real estate attorney Richard W. Norris wishes to convey to both the home-buying and home-selling community and local realtors as well. According to Norris, “...a higher level of care,” is at the heart of the business, Pioneer Title & Escrow Services, located at 204 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Suite A and Civic Plaza Drive, in Taos, New Mexico.
Howdy to all our neighbors in the Enchanted Circle and those visiting our beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountains! I appreciate you reading this column as I give you my “views from the valley.” In this edition, we’ll discuss the valley’s summer market updates, including declining interest rates, peak summer activities and condo availability. For those searching for summer homes, now’s the time to make a move!
Look for John Phillips and he is as likely to be found on the slopes of Taos Ski Valley, instructing alpine skiing, as he would be working through the minutiae of a commercial real estate transaction. Neither profession captures the breadth of his life’s work, as he notes that “I’m a recovering attorney of twenty-five years.” Six years ago, he “landed with both feet in Taos,” and he’s had an impact on the local real estate market ever since.
A desirable kitchen (Issue 95 Feb/Mar 2014)
Burch Street is inarguably one of the most charming roads in Taos. Quaint adobe homes nestle underneath towering cottonwoods that provide an all-season canopy, from the broad and shady greens of spring and summer to the resplendent golds of autumn; even winter’s reaching branches seem to wrap Burch Street in an impossibly warm embrace.
Texture and lighting, along with local and historic touches are among the elements that can create a Southwest feel in the kitchen, says local architect Johnna Barrett. Whether you are building a new house or remodeling an existing one, Barrett has suggestions for incorporating Southwest flair, as well as your own unique taste and life experiences into the space.
Howdy to all our neighbors in the Enchanted Circle and those visiting our beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountains! I appreciate you reading this column as I give you my “views from the valley.” In this edition, we’ll discuss the key things to look for when buying a mountain home.
Jonah Salloway, associate broker at The Lora Company, developed the connections and skills to serve his clients’ needs long before he earned his license. After childhood in the Midwest and Northeast, college in New Hampshire, he followed an interest in archeology to the University of New Mexico. There, he took graduate coursework with his favorite professor.
Few things lend a sense of authenticity to New Mexican style as much as tile does. Whether used as flooring, on walls or simply as a decorative accent, tiles are a signature design focal point in so many homes in Taos, as they complement both the cultural heritage of our architecture and the rustic, earthy materials used in construction.
Set up high on a hill, this house in Valdez is the essence of Taos style. It is warm, authentic and full of art and culture; a beautiful reflection of the spirit and passions of the couple who live here. Susan Folwell, an artist from Santa Clara Pueblo and Davison Koenig, executive director of the Couse-Sharp Historic Site bought the house in 2016 when it was unfinished. “We thought we were coming to Taos for the summer in 2015,” says Koenig. “In classic Taos fashion, one thing led to an…
Enter the 18th-century adobe that houses Tres Estrellas Gallery and be transported into centuries past. Chris Ferguson and Carla Bogdanoff specialize in historic rare textiles and other pieces contemporary to these vintage blankets, rugs and serapes. Furniture, ceramic pots and devotional art provide a complementary “witness to history.”
Howdy to all our neighbors in the Enchanted Circle and those visiting beautiful Northern New Mexico. I appreciate you reading this column as I give you my “views from the valley.” In this edition, we’ll compare and contrast condo and stand-alone-home living to help you navigate that choice before your next property purchase. Ready to learn more? Read on!
After six years in Aspen, Colo., realtor Julia Doxey returned home to Angel Fire in 2020, accompanied by her husband, Judson, and son, Silas. What she also brought with her was experience in luxury retail and an innovative vision for approaching the red-hot real estate market in her home town.
“Keep your eyes on the stars, and the stars in your eyes … See if you can find out what’s over the next hill, and the next one after that.” (Wally Byam; Founder, Airstream)
Visiting the gracious home on Nuestra Señora de San Juan in Talpa is like stepping back into Taos of the past. An entry courtyard with curving flagstone and weathered beams welcomes all to the home that dates from the late 1700s. The thick adobe walls that surround the home and patio echo the home’s history as a safe refuge during the times when Spanish settlers took shelter during raids by the Comanche. Its location next to the Rio Chiquito ensured there was a close-by source of water d…