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THE 16 INCREDIBLY USEFUL RULES EVERY ORGANIZED HOUSE FOLLOWS

Excerpt from an article by: Amy Howell Hirt

    

Today I thought I’d share some clean-up ideas, as we are all still stuck at home and finally looking to do the in-house tasks that aren’t fun…

 

Here are Amy’s rules:

 

#1 Dedicate 20 Minutes a Day Every Day

You don’t need to set aside 20 hours one day to get things in order. You only need 20 minutes every day.

 

Focus on tackling clutter in just one room. You might only pare down a single drawer or shelf, but “it will make you feel accomplished at the end of the day, and at the end of a week, you will see how much you can declutter,” says professional organizer Helena Alkhas.

 

#2 Follow a "One-Minute" Rule

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I have spent a great deal of time reflecting on the course our lives are taking.  While I do not believe this is a paradigm shift (excepting the present moment), I do foresee significant and meaningful changes.  First in the way people work (even more remotely); second in supply chain patterns (more home delivery of goods and curbside pick-ups as well as increased nationalism) and finally in our attention to potential pandemics. 

 

This virus is not going to disappear anytime soon.  Many scholars are estimating that the U.S. should, at a minimum, maintain the lockdown for 2 months.  Some suggest 4 months to truly move past the danger.  While I am not an epidemiologist, I do understand that viruses don’t simply “go away”.  Instead they mutate until

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It is my goal to bring to you highlights and glimpses of what makes Northern New Mexico so special.

This week I visited with Dr. Amanda Wheat, we discuss one of acupuncture's lessor known treatment courses - cosmetics.  This is the second of a short series on acupuncture.

I hope you enjoy these posts. If you do, (or don’t), I want to know! Please leave feedback for me. I want to be sure I am answering your questions and touching on what’s important to you.

 You can find Dr. Wheat at: https://www.amandawheatdom.com/

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Reasons to feel comfort in the real estate market during these troubling times:

  1. Housing prices

There’s a stark difference between pre-crash (2007) and today. Normal appreciation is around 3.6%, so while current appreciation is higher, 4.7%, than the long-run historic norm, it’s certainly not accelerating beyond control as it did in the early 2000s (which was in the low teens in the years prior to the crash).

  1. Shortage of homes on the market – not a surplus

The months’ supply of inventory needed to sustain a normal real estate market is approximately six months.  More than that leads to price depreciation.  Less than that is a shortage which leads to appreciation.  Pre-crash, 2007, saw too many homes for sale – roughly 8.2 months of

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This week I am delighted to share with you my visit with home builder, Rob Gibbs, of Arete Homes of Santa Fe.  We talked about the benefits of owning a new home and explain what a HERS (Home Energy Rating System) rating is as well as dig into Santa Fe's green building code a bit.  Rob explains the testing and inspection process new homes undergo to determine a home's efficiencies, including insulation, windows, energy-efficient appliances and equipment, lighting, water use and more.  We briefly touch on WERS (water energy rating system) as well. 

As always, I love to hear from you!

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It is my goal to bring to you highlights and glimpses of what makes Northern New Mexico so special.

This week I visited with Dr. Amanda Wheat. Dr. Wheat shared with me about acupuncture, it’s history and basics of Oriental Medicine. This is the first of a short series on acupuncture.

I hope you enjoy these posts. If you do, (or don’t), I want to know! Please leave feedback for me. I want to be sure I am answering your questions and touching on what’s important to you.

 You can find Dr. Wheat at: https://www.amandawheatdom.com/

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Today I speak with my colleague Peter Ferrara to explain the unique attributes of our brokerage, Santa Fe Properties. 

The Arete Homes of Santa Fe home shown here is, located at Arbolitos, 1784 Calle Arbolitos, Santa Fe, NM

Tour the homes and community Sunday from 1-3 pm, or to learn more, call: (505) 675-0424

Please email your home building and real estate questions and comments to: elle.seybold@sfprops.com

 

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