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Pamalita-Paloma Alioto
Qualifying Broker, REALTOR®
Turquoise Woman Homes, Inc.
Luxury Homes, Golf Communities, New, Spec & Custom Homes 
Serving Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Rio Rancho

518 Old Santa Fe Trail, #174
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 
505-204-4342
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What will I do for You?

What will I do for you?

As a 21-year Professional, this is the question I know most people are thinking but sometimes don't know how to ask what all my Services encompass. 

I am open, honest and direct, allow me to spell it out for you, in a plain and simple manner. 

1. Bring my Education and Experience to the table. 
2. Buffering Help. 
3. Provide Neighborhood Knowledge. 
4. Price Guidance!!! 
5. Present Information Regarding Overall Market Conditions.  
6. Professional Networking. 
7. Negotiation Skills and Confidentiality. 
8. Handling Volumes of Paperwork.
9. Answer Questions After Closing. 
10. To Keep you Happy & Satisfied! That is my ultimate Goal. Let me emphasize I always look for solutions to any issues that arise.

 

 

 

All Aboard! Get On The Dining Car at the Santa Fe Railyard!

All Aboard! 

A developer plans to bring a new dining and retail experience to the Santa Fe Railyard. 

This is what people move to Santa Fe For!  A new wave of Innovative, and Exciting Experiences!

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Menaker Development and All Aboard Dining Cars plans to convert a restored historic railroad car into retail boutiques, galleries and food venues at the Santa Fe Railyard, according to the latest press release.

The project is scheduled to open in the summer. The Florida-based developer will retrofit a 20-by-40 foot 1927 Pullman container into a food and dining destination at a 10,000-square-foot lot at 1616 Paseo De Peralta.

The project will take the last available parcel on the North Railyard, according to the Santa Fe Railyard Community Corp. The railroad car will be transported to Santa Fe via flatbed trucks.

Menaker Development and All Aboard Dining Cars are seeking local food and beverage entrepreneurs to lease the dining car, said CEO Mitch Menaker.

This is the latest development at the Santa Fe Railyard, which in the past struggled to attract new tenants and retain existing ones.

In 2017, ABQ Business First reported on the 58-unit Railyard Flats project being built at the Santa Fe Railyard. The $7.8 million Railyard Flats project included a mix of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments and is located on Camino de la Familia.

In 2016, Thoma Family Investments LLC closed on two buildings known as the Railyard Galleries. The nonprofit Santa Fe Railyard Community Corp. is managing the property, which is owned by the city of Santa Fe. The area was designated in 2002 to be part of a master plan for multifamily residential use.

If you would like to experience the magic of Santa Fe, call Pamalita-Paloma Alioto, and make your Move! 505-204-4342, let's talk!

New Subdivision in Northwest Santa Fe!

NW Santa Fe New Subdivision

 

Featuring Mountain views, City light views, Trail access 

Santa Fe’s newest Northwest real estate development project, located in one of the most desired locations, is nestled in the piñon-studded hills of northwest Santa Fe and just minutes from the Plaza. 

Lots will range from a third-acre to more than an acre and will look on mountain views with sunsets and city lights.

This development will consist of 23 custom-home lots on 20 acres of picturesque rolling hills just off of Hwy 599 and is within the city limits of Santa Fe and has a highly desirable location with its mountain living boasting spectacular scenery, its welcoming community, and is minutes away from world-class shops, events, and dining in Santa Fe. 

These Homes will be built in a premium location, with efficient floor plans with maximum use of space. Development has begun, and finished lots will be available in August of 2018. The first completed homes will be available early 2019.

Lot reservations are being taken now on a pre-development sales price offer. Contact Pamalita Paloma Alioto directly at 505-204-4342 for a tour and to select your lot, floor plan and begin building your dream home! 

 

 

Santa Fe New Parkmobile App Brings Peace of Mind to Parking Downtown!

Santa Fe Parkmobile App Brings Peace of Mind to Parking Downtown! 

SANTA FE, N.M. October 24, 2018 NEWS - I can whole-heartedly say when you park your car in Downtown Santa Fe, it's often hard to keep track of how much time you have left. Now, the city of Santa Fe is trying to fix that. Here's how you can pay electronically and monitor your meter effortlessly! 

Using a parking meter and making sure you put enough money in, is like a race against the clock. You don't know how much to pay for before time's up. The City of Santa Fe is hoping to ease those worries with a free app called "Parkmobile."

  

Essentially you can pay for your parking, then it will alert you if your parking meter is running out of money, and it will let you refill the parking meter without going back to it just by using your smartphone!  Wowza!  

With the app, now drivers can find open parking meters, select their meter and pay with their phone.

This Free App is Peace of Mind! 

This is one handy-dandy app not only for Tourists but for the Locals as well. You won't have to worry about a ticket.

I myself have parked Downtown and had to rush back and check my parking meter. Thankfully, I've always made it back to my car in time, but now with this app, I won't feel so rushed.

It definitely makes life a lot easier than running two, or three blocks from the plaza, back to my parking spot to pay the meter!

If you don't want to download or use the app, that's okay. The parking meters will still accept coins and cards -- but Mayor Alan Webber has high hopes that the locals and visitors put the app to use.

It will certainly make the user experience of shopping or coming downtown to the Plaza or the railyard to eat or for entertainment faster, easier, cheaper and better, I can attest to that. 

The city launched the app last week and already hundreds of people have already used it. For now, the app only works on meters at the railyard and around the plaza. I'm certain the city will expand the program as needed as popularity grows! 

Looks like the "City Different" is not so different in some respects, but keeping up with technology and convenience for Santa Feans and Tourists as well. Kudos to the City of Santa Fe!  

 

New Modern Styles in Homebuilding are on the rise!

Going Modern in New Homes!

Three completely independent sources confirm that new home buyers increasingly prefer modern home styles:

New home shoppers. 30% of the new home shoppers in the recently completed 2018 Consumer Insights survey prefer a modern exterior style, and 36% prefer a modern interior style. New home shoppers in Southern California and Southern Florida are more than twice as likely to prefer modern exteriors as new home shoppers in the Midwest and Southeast are.

New home designs. Around 35% of the 72 innovative new home communities featured in the heavily researched DesignLens in 2017 offered modern exteriors. The percentage increases to around 40%–45% if we include modern interiors.

Market experts. Geographically and diversified consultants visit hundreds of new home communities each month, noting strong sales at many communities with modern floor plans, particularly in infill locations. Outdated floor plans continue to underperform in our rapidly changing world.

Santa Fe currently has over 142 infill lots available for New Homes.  Las Campanas, Santa Fe's luxury Golf community has over 90 lots on the market!

Before you decide on a Re-sale home, let's take a look at what Lots are for sale, what you can build that suits your wants and needs, and at what price. Consider taking the time to explore the options with me. 

Contact me directly at 505-204-4342.  

           

In the Heart of Downtown Santa Fe a New 6-lot Modern Subdivision

In the Heart of Downtown Santa Fe, A New 6-Lot Modern Subdivision!

Truly, an exciting and fresh look in the City Different!

Comfortable walking distance to the Plaza on a quiet road with panoramic views of the Sangre de Cristo, Jemez and Sandia mountains.

These premium parcels have superb Southern and Southwestern mountain views to enjoy splendid Santa Fe sunsets.

You can build new with custom home plans available and total flexibility to make it yours. The common architectural thread of the subdivision will be contemporary with pitched roof lines, metal accents and a combination of stucco and rock or tile exteriors.

Available documents are Title Binder, Covenants, Seller’s Disclosures, Survey/Plat.

Contact Buyers Agent, Pamalita-Paloma Alioto today for more information, walk the lots and make your selection! 

505-204-4342

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The Information provided herein is courtesy of Listing Broker, Barker's Realty, per Santa Fe Association of Realtors IDX agreement.  This material is based upon information which we consider reliable but because it has been supplied by third parties, we cannot represent that it is accurate or complete and it should not be relied upon as such. This offering is subject to errors, omissions, changes including price or withdrawal without notice. 

 

Expansion is finally coming to the Rio Rancho 'City Center'

RIO RANCHO NEWS –  In 2004, The City of Rio Rancho began plans to create a new downtown for the growing city in the high desert of northern New Mexico. The site is adjacent to a University of New Mexico branch campus and provides for a mix of housing, employment, entertainment, shopping, and government uses.

Pedestrian-oriented streets were to connect a core of small blocks to multi-modal corridors adjacent to a future rail station. Linear parks, pedestrian linkages, and bike paths connect to adjacent developments and a regional arroyo system that will be developed as open space.

Unfortunately, the City Center at Rio Rancho doesn't get many visitors. 

The city and UNM are hoping to change that by making a few additions.

This week, Rio Rancho Mayor Gregg Hull gave his State of the City report. In it, he provides a glimpse into plans to expand the City Center as efforts are underway to construct a new campus park at the City Center.

The plan is for the park to connect the city center area, create an outdoor gathering place for the community, and provide a place for UNM West college students to study and relax.

Currently, the City Center holds City Hall, the Santa Ana Star Center, HP, CNM, and the UNMH Sandoval Regional Center.

According to the CEO of the Sandoval Regional Center, there is a possibility of expanding the UNM West campus to a 50,000 sq. ft. building that would include academic research and clinical space.

That building would cost $20 million. On top of this are hopes to see a new tower for the hospital and other amenities by creating walking trails and bicycle pathways between the buildings, and being able to connect the campus through that linear park is on the planning board as well.

This has apparently been in the works for years, but when the recession came, the plans took a turn.

Now, this new vision for the City Center will benefit the people working there, but also the people living in Rio Rancho as this fresh start will create a draw or magnet to that part of the community that hasn’t been had before.

A spokesperson with the City of Rio Rancho says the cost of the park will be about $286,000 with construction expected to begin in 2019. The new building for the hospital could start in late summer of 2019. 

Long overdue the last time anything was built in the City Center was the Sandoval Regional Medical Center back in 2012, it will be a welcome addition to the Rio Rancho community.

  Jobs and Housing will as well benefit from this exciting new addition to the City Center @ Rio Rancho, 'the City of Vision'. 

New Gated Subdivision in Santa Fe

Brand New on the Market! 10-15-2018

A New Gated Santa Fe Subdivision

Soft Contemporary Pueblo Designed.  Offering 48 To-Be-Built Homes on 350 spectacular view-filled acres in SE Santa Fe!  You can drive to the Santa Fe Plaza in 5-10 minutes! 

2 and 1/2 Acre Homesites are nestled against the rolling hills of Santa Fe, this new gated Subdivision offers six floorplans with 2,700 to 3,500 square feet of single level living space.   

Features To Include: 

*10 and 12 Foot Ceilings.

*Radiant Floor Heating. 

*Air Conditioning. 

*Slab Marble Countertops at Kitchen and Baths. 

*Wood Tile Flooring Throughout His / Her Master Bathroom. 

*Whirlpool Tub in Master Bathroom. 

*Spacious Closets. 

*Beamed Ceilings in Kitchen and Great Room. 

*Custom Cabinetry Throughout. 

*Masonry Fireplaces w/Fireplace at Master Bedroom.

*Low E Glass.

*Propane Gas, Public Utility Electricity, Septic, Shared Wells. 

*Extraordinary Views.  

Extras May Include: Hot Tub/Spa, Landscaping, Satellite TV, Security System, Vigas, Beams, Gas Cooking, Insulated Windows.

Easy access to IH-25, Harry's Roadhouse, Hospital. 

For Pricing, Floor Plans, Plat, CCR's, Bylaws, Shared Well Documents, contact Buyers Agent, Pamalita Paloma Alioto today! 505-204-4342 

 

Information provided by Listing Broker, Sotheby's per Santa Fe Association of Realtors IDX agreement.  This material is based upon information which we consider reliable but because it has been supplied by third parties, we cannot represent that it is accurate or complete and it should not be relied upon as such. This offering is subject to errors, omissions, changes including price or withdrawal without notice. 

 

Practical Tips to Building a New Home on Your Lot

Practical Tips to Building a New Home on Your Lot

Building a new home allows families to customize the space before the construction process begins, saving time, money and effort when it comes time to move in.   

For many homebuyers, the option of selecting land and building a new home is exciting and compelling. When you design and build your own home, you’re getting what you want, and you’re going to love everything in the house!

Typically, many buyers have a vision of their dream home that includes the land their home will rest on, as well as the design and construction of their ideal home. When I speak to homeowners who’ve had the opportunity to build on their lot, most will tell you that selecting a favorite piece of land and then designing and building a home that fully leverages the unique topography and views of the lot is a gratifying experience.

Generally, people start their new home journey with a piece of land they’re considering buying. If you’re such a homebuyer, step one — ideally, before you purchase land — should be a careful assessment of the feasibility and cost to build on that parcel of land.

Many people are attracted to undeveloped and secluded areas — and such land can indeed be quite beautiful. If you have your eye on ridge-top land with commanding views located far from power lines, you and a building professional with expertise in build-on-your-lot homes should give thought to the feasibility and the cost of creating what builders refer to as a buildable lot.

Break Ground Without Breaking the Bank

To the untrained eye, a lot or parcel of land may appear to be easily buildable, but prove not to be. More than one land lover has learned the hard way that ignorance can be expensive, but knowledge is power. Especially if you’re in the market for land in remote or less-developed areas, it’s wise to consult an experienced builder with the local knowledge and strong build-on-your-lot expertise.

Including an experienced Realtor and a Builder to become a part of your land search process can help you avoid more difficult lots and save you money — both on the purchase price of the property and by helping you better understand, in advance, the cost to turn land into a buildable lot.  It's a Team effort! 

Consulting these professionals is essential as it can be surprising (and not readily apparent) how much additional site work may be required to make a particular lot buildable.

It’s Also Wise to Consider The Lot Carefully, Even in More Developed Areas

If you’re considering buying an improved lot in an existing new home community, you can probably skip past issues of access to electricity, natural gas, water, and sewer connections – since those will likely be in place. However, even in this case, doing your homework with an experienced builder will also pay off.

Here's one example, one site may require a foundation for your home supported by below-ground piers. Another site may need extensive excavation work, which can run into thousands of dollars. And there are other considerations as well, including a complete understanding of the easements, zoning laws, property line restrictions, and architecture guidelines and review processes. The good news? Many build-on-your-lot buyers find few issues to resolve with a prospective lot, but doing your homework in advance is nonetheless wise. So, now you have a great lot or piece of land that fits your needs and budget. What comes next?

Designing a Home That Works Well on Your Lot

Many build-on-your-lot firms have extensive libraries of floor plans; one of these existing plans may be ideal for your taste, budget and the land you select. In other cases, you may want to modify an existing home plan to reflect the unique character of your lot better — to take advantage of views, work around mature trees you seek to retain, or perhaps to benefit from passive solar heat gain.

While many homebuyers find that an existing home plan or a modified version of a plan will work well for their needs and lot, other buyers may wish to invest in a custom home plan drawn from scratch to more fully reflect their design goals for their home and the unique topography of their land.

Four Things to Look for in a Build-On-Your-Lot Builder

When looking for a build-on-your-lot builder, here are four things to consider:

1.  Choose a builder with substantial experience in building on a customer’s land. Many builders specialize in building on improved lots in master-planned communities that already have the infrastructure in place (water, gas, electrical, sewer, etc.). Other builders specialize in building on land that requires improvement. Some builders do both. Make sure your builder has strong build-on-your-lot expertise.

2.  Select a builder that offers a variety of floor plans and can adopt a floor plan to the topography of your lot.

3.  Choose a builder that has enough buying power to ensure you receive the best prices for high-quality goods. Such savings are passed on to the homebuyer, including the purchase price of appliances, light fixtures, and flooring. You may consider working with a builder that has a design center where you can choose and coordinate your cabinetry and other options.

4.  Pick a builder that will stand behind and service the home. Make sure the builder has a good warranty program, which typically should include a ten-year warranty on certain aspects of the structural integrity of the home.

How Build-On-Your-Lot Builders Offer Valuable Insights and Advice 

For those that already own land, a Builder may offer a free home site evaluation that includes the positioning of your home on the lot, a review of trees that can be retained or cleared and a review of utilities available. Other Builders have a build-on-your-lot program which consists of these five steps:

1.Individual Lot Assistance

2. Home Placement Consultation

3. Architectural Design Planning

4. Interior Design Selection

5. Personal Custom Builder Support.

Regardless of the builder you select, be realistic with your time expectations. While a home can be built in 90-100 days, a custom built home on one's lot can reasonably take six months or longer.

It’s All Worth It

Living where you want, on land, that you may have dreamed about for years, has become an essential part of the American dream. In a culture that values individuality and self-expression, more people are opting to buy their land first, and then building a custom or semi-custom home.

By hiring a builder with a robust build-on-your-lot program, homebuyers can save money as well as the hassle of hiring their architect and general contractor. Build-on-your-lot builders will assist you with site evaluations, floorplans, permits, coordination, construction, and in some cases, even financing.

Ready for the next step?

When you decide to explore the option of building your own home, take advantage of the build on your lot search option here on Luxe Santa Fe Homes.  Pamalita-Paloma Alioto is Residential Construction Certified and New Home Certified, you are in capable, and experienced hands. 

                    

 

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