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Hondo Hills – The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico – Michael’s Blog

Hondo Hills, The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico

Located in the high desert that is Santa Fe, The Hondo Hills corridor is just a five minute drive south of town and is home to horse lovers from around the world.  Most homeowners live on sites no less than 5 acres and have access to miles of the old ranch lands that are still a part of our history.   The Arroyo Hondo Pueblo is an archaeological site founded in 1300 AD.  The Old Pecos Trail (Route 66)

and The Old Santa Fe Trail run directly through the area as do well – preserved wagon ruts.  The diverse and beautiful landscape contains protected wetlands and Ponderosa Pine and can be a wonderland if you explore on foot or on horseback.  The spectacular views are of outrageous sunsets, the Turquoise hills, the Ortiz, The Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the lights of Albuquerque beyond the Sandias. Homes vary from more modest to luxury contemporary ranchettes.  Harry’s Roadhouse is a very popular restaurant and Bobcat Bite Restaurant was just voted Best Burger in America by Bon Appetit magazine.


Michael’s Bit of Real Estate

“With these prices, you can’t say no!”  Some real estate brokers are reporting that 25 percent of their transactions are coming from foreign buyers, up from previous estimates of 10 percent.  Foreign buyers not only infuse money into our economy, they strengthen and stabilize home prices.  Speaking of Texans, this Thursday, June 11th, daily air service between Dallas and Santa Fe begins on American Eagle.

My Business to Business Referral

Each week I present to you an outstanding business.  Let me introduce to you Neal Frank, owner of Santa Fe Pens. Besides selling the most exquisite pens, they have an incredible array of fully restored vintage fountain pens, all of which are guaranteed authentic. I own four treasured pens from Neal’s store that help make the writing of my personal correspondence an anticipated daily event. Neal offers full service for all writing implements including repair and appraisal services.  Neal and Violet are internationally – renowned experts. Their showroom is located in Santa Fe in the Sambusco Market Center at 500 Montezuma Avenue.  Their number is 505.989.4742 and on the Web at  www.santafepens.com. Neal is a person I can put my name to. Let him know I referred you and he will take extra special care of you.

If you need something, please give me a call at 505.470.4180, or send me an Email at mumphrey@brisf.com

Continued success,

Michael Umphrey

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