As growth has occurred in Santa Fe, one mantra seems to have prevailed: Get this water off my property as fast as possible and let someone else worry about the consequences downstream.

If you want to see a Santa Fe Realtor shudder with reflexive loathing, tell them you have an all-electric home you need to sell. It’s only one step above former meth lab. And for good reason: Most all-electric Santa Fe homes are crazy expensive to heat with their ugly baseboard heaters.

Building Santa Fe

Good ideas will save us

Many begin the path of home ownership with a “real estate contract” in which the financer of the property is the individual who owns the property.