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Vista Redondo – The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico

Vista Redondo – The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico


Since I’ve had so much recent activity in Vista Redondo I thought it was time to update and re-post this blog for you. This week let’s  ease into a gentle stream of traffic and in just 12 minutes emerge onto a majestic New Mexico landscape and a neighborhood called Vista Redonda. It’s perched upon four mesas above the Village of Tesuque with spellbinding vistas of the snow capped mountains and staggeringly brilliant sunsets.  Home to movie stars and captains of industry, the upscale, water-wise community totals almost 700 acres and 82 luxury homes.  There is also easy access to the adjacent National Forest. My wife doesn’t know it yet but I’ll be taking her to the fabulous Terra Restaurant for our 14th wedding anniversary next week.  Located next to Vista Redondo, the restaurant is part of Encantado- an Auberge Resort and member of  The Leading Hotels of the World. I’ll be having the Roasted Rack of Lamb Duo with gaujillo chili jus, a lamb shank tamale and tomato-tomatillo sauce.  George Stumpp is back from Panama.  He is the bartender  at Encantado and I’ve never met a better one.  Be sure to tell him I sent you and he’ll give you extra special care.

Michael’s Minute of Real Estate

Predatory Lending Schemes- According to the FBI, mortgage related schemes are up 173% from last year. Beware of lenders who tell you that they are your only chance of getting a loan or owning your own home, and avoid “no money down” loans.  This is a gimmick used to entice consumers to purchase property that they likely cannot afford or are not qualified to purchase.  Be wary of mortgage professionals who falsely alter information to qualify a consumer for a loan.  Do not let anyone persuade you into making a false statement, such as overstating your income, the source of your down-payment or the nature and length of your employment.  Never sign a blank document or a document containing blanks.

My Business-To-Business Referral

Each week I present to you an outstanding business.  Let me introduce to you Brian Bodei, owner of Adobe Paint & Decorating. Family owned and operated for 18 years, Brian and his crew are not likely to let you get away with a drab color selection or miss any detail.  My clients love his work and he’ll be more than happy to give you an estimate on a room or the whole house.  Let him know I referred you and he’ll take extra special care of you.  Brian can be reached at 505.438.8336 and is located at 25 Bisbee Court, Unit E, Santa Fe, New Mexico.  If you need something, please call me on my cell at 505.470.4180.

Continued success,

Michael Umphrey


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