Lew Wallace: All things based on our experience elsewhere fail in New Mexico

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Lew Wallace Quote

True or False? All things based on our experience elsewhere fail in New Mexico. At least, this was what Lew Wallace believed when he was the Territorial Governor of New Mexico in 1881. Of course, he was writing Ben Hur at the same time while living in the Governor's quarters on our now historic Santa Fe Plaza.

My answer is false. Why? Santa Fe has some of the cleanest air in the country along with blue skies most of the year. We are continually rated as a top destination for travel and also for living. In fact, Case Shiller recently reported Santa Fe to be one of the top 15 housing markets in the USA for the next five years. And this month, US News and World Report, named Santa Fe a top retirement community. OK, I am biased. I live here. I love Santa Fe. And I sell Santa Fe.

Of course it is one thing to be a Territorial Governor of New Mexico in 1881 vs. being a Realtor in Santa Fe today. Obviously, there are different perspectives in play making this quote relative. Just look at this home for example. This property was built in the 1700's and today is on the  market as one of the finest of Santa Fe's historic estate properties. It is on the market for just under $4 million. 

I would say all calculations based on experience tend to succeed in New Mexico! What do you think?



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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Love this post, sheer genius at work, certainly deserving for a close to 4 million dollar house.  I wish you and Ulla the best in selling this home.  I clicked on Ulla's profile, and I think you two are a formidable team.  A

Dec 26, 2011 04:55 AM #1
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Alexandra,  It is amazing what time and vision can do to a home with such a long history and amazing location. Ulla and I thank you for your kind words. We both have a passion for Santa Fe and making a difference for our clients. Hope to meet you both in this coming year!

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