Author: J. Erika

For its best places to travel to in the U.S., Forbes had this to say about Santa Fe. "Santa Fe never goes out of style, but with an ever-growing adventure travel scene, a slew of special events and restaurants and spas that nurture the body and soul, it should be on your 2019 travel radar."...

Readers of USA Today's 10Best poll ranked  Taos #4 on its list of the best ski towns in the U.S. "What makes a great ski town? Some would say it's convenient access to the slopes, for others, maybe it's the variety of restaurants, bars, shops and accommodations. Yet others might gravitate toward a small town vibe or historic atmosphere. Taos started as a pueblo tucked within the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Northern New Mexico. Today,...

Facebook's data center in Los Lunas is looking to the double in size. The operation, which stores data for Facebook's social media sites such as WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook, opened in early 2019. It currently comprises three fully-operational buildings, a fourth due to come online shortly, and two more currently under construction. Under this new proposal, the center could expand by a total of six new additional buildings, with plans to build two by 2023. Through its...

The pandemic upended expectations for both business buyers and sellers in 2020, but not necessarily in negative ways. The past year saw one of the steepest year-over-year declines in Main Street business sales, according to BizBuySell’s Insight Report released January 21, 2021. The quarterly report, which tracks and analyzes business-for-sale transactions, stated that 7,612 business transactions closed, a 22% drop from 2019. Looking forward, the news is more promising. Pent-up demand combined with the Fed’s aggressive...

“It’s the COVID effect,” Duran said [Stephanie Duran, an associate broker with Barker Realty]. “People have been realizing they don’t need to be at the office. They can live anywhere. At the same time, they are fleeing higher density. Instead of just retiring to Santa Fe, they can live in Santa Fe now instead of having a multidecade dream of living here.” Demand for homes in Santa Fe continues at a fast pace, drawing homebuyers from...

Business editor Teya Vitu reports that construction is booming in Santa Fe. Seventeen apartment projects and a 68-unit independent living center have been recently completed or under construction. Between January and November 2020, 281 building permits for single-family dwellings were pulled. Construction activity and related job growth have ranked Santa Fe in or near the top ten among the nation's 358 metropolitan areas. Read the full article on the New Mexican....