Alicia Valdez Abrums, between Art and Real Estate

} Photo: Chimayo Trading Del Norte Alicia Valdez Abrums is a native New Mexican. She was raised in the Pojoaque/Española area, where her grandparents owned and ran the Pojoaque Cantina, also known as The Line Camp. “My roots are here inNew Mexico,” she said. “I lived inArizonafor a while, but nothing could replace my place…

Profile of a Realtor, Living la vida taoseña, Alix Smith

Originally published in Enchanted Homes Alix Smith became acquainted with northern New Mexico, where she’s had family, since 1988. A self professed former “urban rat,” she was attracted to the expansive skies and the clean, natural beauty of Taos. No wonder she chose to make it her home in 2001. Smith was referred to Harvey…

The light at the end of the foreclosure tunnel

Written for Enchanted Home, the Taos News The present conditions of the housing market favor prospective buyers. Among a plethora of negativity brought up by the economic downturn, there is still light at the end of the foreclosure tunnel. One positive note, here in Taos, is that around 75 % of the people buying repossessed…