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?