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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 
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A Woman of Excellence named Executive Officer for Santa Fe Area Homebuilders Ass

A Woman of Excellence named Executive Officer for Santa Fe Area Homebuilders Association

The former director of the New Mexico Construction Industries Division, Katherine Crociata, who most recently served as legislative affairs director for Century Link has been selected to serve as the executive officer of the Santa Fe Area Homebuilders Association, the group announced Monday.

Here's her accomplishments:  Experienced Director Of Legislative Affairs with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and the construction industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Speech Writing, Policy Analysis, Operations Management, and Grassroots Lobbying. Strong community and social services professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Summa Cum Laude focused in International Relations and Affairs from Richmond, The American International University in London.

“We are delighted that Katherine has agreed to lead this association in its many activities that benefit our members and this community,” Brandon Snoy, the association’s board president, said in a statement. “Her experience and background will serve us well in solving many of the tough issues that face us today.”

In addition to working for state government and Century Link, Crociata served as director of governmental affairs for the Central New Mexico Homebuilders Association. She was recognized by New Mexico Business Weekly as a Woman of Influence in 2013.

Welcome Katherine! 

Santa Fe tops cities for Women homeowners

Santa Fe topped the list for cities where women are buying homes, with Albuquerque also coming in the top 20.

Santa Fe was No. 1 on the report from Smart Asset's list of cities where women purchased homes without cosigners. Albuquerque was No. 18.

SmartAsset analyzed home loan data from the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau to find cities where women are buying homes. 

Santa Fe beat out cities such as Santa Rosa, California and Prescott, Arizona.

According to the data, 287 women bought homes in Santa Fe in 2016 without a cosigner, compared to 269 men. This means women bought homes around 6.7% more than men, the highest rate in our study. Men who bought homes in Santa Fe still had higher average incomes and as a result, tended to buy more expensive homes.

The average female who bought a home in Santa Fe had an income of $81,100 and took out a mortgage of $239,500. The average male had an income of $92,400 and took out a mortgage of $255,300. This state is also a good place for women to buy homes, as New Mexico has some of the lowest property tax rates in the country. 

New Mexico has among the lowest property taxes of any state in the U.S. The median annual property tax paid by homeowners in New Mexico is $1,232, about $1,000 less than the national median. The state’s average effective property tax rate is 0.76%, which ranks as the 13th lowest of any state.

New Mexico’s capital city is beloved for its relaxed pace, stimulating culture, fantastic food, historic architecture and at least 46 other reasons why people want to live here! 

If you are thinking about moving to Santa Fe, contact me for a 1-hour no obligation consultation to see if this enchanting town dubbed the 'City Different' may be for you.  Your satisfaction is my goal! 



What's the Difference between a New, Spec or Custom Home

What's the Difference between a New, Spec or Custom Home

New home starts are picking especially in the Santa Fe area.   As you browse websites and drive-by communities you will see three general terms describing the homes in each neighborhood you are looking at learning more about. Those terms are New home, Spec home and Custom Home. Each of these terms has a generally accepted definition.

Custom Home – A custom home is a home for which the buyer provides the most input to the home builder. The buyer can generally choose from floor plans that the builder already uses but can customize almost every aspect. Some custom builders work with an architect for a truly one of a kind home. Often you can have the home built on your property or on a property owned by the builder. Custom homes are generally the most expensive due to the extensive personalization and control that the buyer has in the process.

Spec Home – A spec home can mean a few different things depending upon the home builders in Santa Fe, Rio Rancho, and Albuquerque. A builder may purchase a lot in a neighborhood and put up a floor plan that they feel suits the neighborhood and works to sell it without a buyer in mind. Depending upon when you, the buyer, finds the home will depend upon how much customization can be done. If the tile, carpet and flooring hasn’t been purchased, the buyer can work with the builder to customize to their liking. Spec homes tend to fall in the middle price range of new home construction.

New Home – A New or a Tract home is also termed as a 'Production Home', which is one that is constructed in a neighborhood where there may be one or just a few floor plans available. All the homes are built with those limited floor plans and if the prospective buyer comes into the process early enough, as a spec home, they can choose flooring, paint, cabinets and other customization. Generally, no changes like moving walls, removing walls or adding cabinets to the actual floor plan can be made. This is because these homes have a set price and are done in an assembly line type process. As a result of the limited customization, tract homes are the least expensive of the new home construction types. Just because you choose a New home over a custom new construction home doesn’t mean that the quality is any different. Quality of construction and items in the home depend upon the home builder you choose. 

Turquoise Woman Homes and Land, Inc. specializes in New, Spec and Custom Homes.  I know the Lots available, and the New Home communities extremely well as well as the Builders. With 22 years experience, you can rely upon my expertise.  Contact Pamalita-Paloma Alioto @ 505-204-4342 for your free one-hour consultation to see which type of Home is right for you.


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!


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.  


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Turquoise Woman Homes and Land, Inc.
518 Old Santa Fe Trail #174  Santa Fe, NM 87505

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