Sierra del Norte – The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico – Michael’s Blog

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The visionary developers, Nancy and William Zeckendorf, saw the city lights of Santa Fe and the unsurpassed views of the sun setting over the Jemez Mountains. Knowing that soon the sky would fill with stars that seemed close enough to touch they began to fulfill their dream of a new subdivision close to the city. Sierra Del Norte is one of the city’s premiere developments of luxury homes.    At 7,600 feet of elevation, the beautiful mountain neighborhood location is 600 vertical feet higher than the Santa Fe Plaza but still close in – inside the city limits just 3.3 miles and 5 minutes to downtown, and only 12 miles to the Santa Fe Ski Basin.  The first “delicious” attribute is the setting. City lights, Black Mesa, and even Colorado can be seen from here. The surroundings bring to mind images of the western outdoors that you have seen in nature magazines. The Dale Ball Hiking Trails are a collection of connecting systems and an intricate network that covers the lower foothills east of Santa Fe. They’re nice little trails, well signed. Nearby,Ten Thousand Waves is atypical of upscale Santa Fe accommodations-it’s Asian rather than Southwestern style, nestled on a hillside four miles east of downtown, and known foremost as a spa rather than a hotel. Some locals don’t even know that this Zen-inspired retreat has thirteen minimalist, yet stunning, cottages offering stylish overnight accommodations.

Michael’s Bit of Real Estate

Since I am so active in the industry, I come across some great referrals from time to time.  Michael Henry, a good friend and architect, is a person I can put my name to.  His goal is to explore and understand his client’s needs, and then to satisfy those needs with a creative design that reflects the client’s wishes while also contributing positively to the community.  He can be reached at 505.989.7462.  Let him know I referred you and he will take extra special care of you.  If you need something, please give me a call at 505.470.4180 or Email me at santafeumphrey@gmail.com

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The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico-Sierra Del Norte

The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico-Sierra Del Norte

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Here is an extraordinary home offering the finest finishes. Huge windows offer lots of light and the most fabulous sunset views you will ever see. There are
no steps! You’ll love the heated three car garage and the heated driveway. There are a lot of “WOW!” factors including the koi pond, richly painted doors,
gorgeous Hickory floors, hand-carved custom cabinetry, and many upgraded appliances. The Cook’s Kitchen is a marvel with Granite counter tops. There
is a large wrap-around outdoor patio with a beautiful fireplace. The wonderful Library/Reading room is plumbed for a wet-bar. Wait until you see the “Boat
Room”. Double doors open to a fourth Bedroom, which functions superbly as a Home Office space. High beamed ceilings, wooden columns and custom
window coverings abound. I can hardly wait for you to see this home. You can call me for a private showing at 505.470.4180
The world famous Santero who painted the doors is Dr. Charlie Carrillo, http://charlesmcarrillo.com/ or just google Charles M. Carrillo or Charlie Carrillo.
The doors are valued about $1,000 per sq. ft. If a person moving in doesn’t like them, then let’s discuss before they would destroy them by painting over,
etc. Robert Montoya, the person who did the hand carved finishes, and other woodwork is well known as a master craftsman for his custom cabinetry and
furniture. Robert carved the altar screens in the Cathedral as well as the frames for the Stations of the Cross there, and is highly sought after by Northern
New Mexico parishes and others interested in having handmade, authentic, traditional Spanish wood work. Both Charlie and Robert show at Spanish
Market.
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Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico-Santa Fe Wine & Chile Festival

Santa Fe Wine & Chile Festival

SEPTEMBER 24 – 28, 2014

http://www.santafewineandchile.org/

This is where you’ll find us at The Festival

http://www.americanjem.com/

 

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The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico-Four Seasons Resort

The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico-Four Seasons Resort
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This Thursday evening, September 11th, I’ll be playing guitar again at The Four Seasons Resort, Rancho Encantado in Tesuque from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Enjoy drinks around the casual fire pit. 
Pure luxury. I’d love to see you!
With happiest regards,
Michael
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The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico

GETTING READY FOR the 4th of JULY!!
American JeM band members, Jay Cawley, Ellie Dendahl, and me, Michael Umphrey spent today’s rehearsal re-working harmonies and putting the final touches on an American JeM version of “The Star-Spangled Banner”. We are preparing for our upcoming performance on the Santa Fe Plaza Bandstand on the 4th of July from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. American JeM is one of several musical groups who are honored to perform for the 39th Annual “The Star-Spangled Banner” hosted by Rotary Club of Santa Fe. There is also a silent auction, activities for kids, and a terrific vintage car show! For more information, and to purchase tickets (available at most banks throughout Santa Fe) please go to: https://www.pancakesontheplaza.com/
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American JeM band members, Jay, Ellie, and Michael spent today's rehearsal re-working harmonies and putting the final touches on an American JeM version of  "The Star-Spangled Banner".  The trio is preparing for their upcoming performance on the Santa Fe Plaza Bandstand on the 4th of July from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.  American JeM is one of several musical groups who are honored to perform for the 39th Annual "Pancakes on the Plaza" hosted by Rotary Club of Santa Fe. There is also a silent auction, activities for kids, and a terrific vintage car show! For more information, and to purchase tickets (available at most banks throughout Santa Fe) please go to: https://www.pancakesontheplaza.com/
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The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico 

This month’s Item of Value, which I send to all of my clients, makes me want to go back to the nursery to re-think my garden.  All of these tips will work for the Santa Fe high desert  at 7,000 feet.

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The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico

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I’ll see you in the neighborhood!

With happiest regards,

Michael Umphrey

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The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe New Mexico-The Villas Di Toscana

The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe New Mexico-The Villas Di Toscana

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Now a gated community!  Take a look at the link below to see the new site plan.  Feel free to call with any questions or concerns and to come into the office where I can show you all of the floor plans and finishes.  We’ll soon be having our  Grand Opening and making a big splash with the “New Santa Fe Renaissance”. 

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TresanaKitchen2I’ll see you in the neighborhood.

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American JeM in Concert-The Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico

American JeM in Concert

On July 25th at The Inn at Loretto we, (Jay Cawley, Ellie Dendahl and myself) are performing for The Boots, Bolos & Boogie Ball  to benefit the Santa Fe Youth Shelter.  Also on the bill is Juice Newton and her band.  There may be a few seats left so give me a call for more information about this wonderful event.  Our new CD will be available by then and you can always go to iTunes and download “La Llorona“.  We now have a new Website.

http://www.americanjem.com/

Be sure to take a look at the latest market data for Santa Fe:

Absorption Rates – All Price Ranges

Absorption Rates – up to $500,000

Absorption Rates – $500,000 to $1 Million

Absorption Rates – $1 Million and up

I’ll see you in the neighborhood!

Michael

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Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico-American JeM

Neighborhoods of Santa Fe, New Mexico-American JeM

Who would think an acoustic Americana trio called JeM (listed as American JeM on iTunes) would make a Mexican folk song one of their biggest fan favorites?

Jay CawleyEllie Dendahl, and Michael Umphrey are delighted to announce the release of “La Llorona”.

To preview and purchase this recording in iTunes,
please click on this link: La Llorona – Single – American JeM

JeM will be performing “La Llorona” along with some of our other fan favorites and a couple of fun, new toe-tapping songs at our next Santa Fe performance, Saturday, August 3rd,Vanessie at 8:00 p.m.

I will send the official flyer announcement soon.

Thank you for your support!

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