Real Estate News and Views2020-01-15T05:48:59+00:00

PUEBLO, TUSCAN AND SPANISH ARCHITECTURAL STYLES IN THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT

Architecture in New Mexico is a unique blend of native and European styles. Subdued and earthy and built with plenty of natural materials, buildings blended in with their environment. Just take a walking tour of Old Santa Fe in northern New Mexico to see several early, classic building styles (Pueblo, Spanish) that define the state. Inside we'll learn more about why these styles make New Mexico so enchanting. Pueblo Style This is a traditional and defining style of the state as built by early Pueblo tribes who developed their structures based on need and resources rather than as a specific [...]

ADD A HYBRID- OR ELECTRIC-VEHICLE CHARGING STATION TO YOUR NEW HOME

Around 2012 new homebuilder KB Home seemed to be the first builder to add the option to prewire electric and hybrid plug-in vehicle charging stations in their new homes. The new “green” option adds an extra few hundred dollars to a new KB home. Other homebuilders have followed suit. Mid Atlantic Builders in Maryland and Virginia announced in January 2014 that electric-car charging stations are being installed in certain models. Terra View Homes in Canada has partnered with SunCountry Highway, a Saskatoon-based company that sells electric vehicle chargers, to show off a Kitchener, Ontario (west of Toronto) model home equipped with an electric vehicle charging station. [...]

HOMEOWNERSHIP: WEALTH OR SLAVERY?

I originally published this article several years ago in my weekly real estate column, but I am re-publishing it here due to demand. Homeownership_-_Wealth_or_Slavery.pdf

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