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Old 09-15-2018, 02:14 PM
 
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Dear all,
First of all, i would like to thank you in advance for your help.
We are considering moving to Santa Fe next year, my wife, myself and our daughter. She is 9.
I'm currently seeking advice to narrow a bit my quest for the most appropriate neighborhood.
We are after either a house or a condo. We do live in a (rather) big city, we are not so much used to the rural life.
Our budget for a house is 500-700k.
As for most families, safety is a major concern and proximity of good schools for our daughter..
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Old 09-15-2018, 04:21 PM
 
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The three major threads on Neighborhoods in Santa Fe:
https://www.city-data.com/forum/santa...situation.html
https://www.city-data.com/forum/santa...hborhoods.html
https://www.city-data.com/forum/santa...-santa-fe.html
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Old 09-16-2018, 02:52 AM
 
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thanks a lot, those partly answered my question
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:09 AM
 
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another (related) question.
I'm looking at the different houses for sale on Zillow, then I cross check the info looking at the Santa Fe county web site.
What is strange to me is that the claimed footage is rather different that the "official" one. The difference could be of 20 to 40 percents sometimes.
Moreover, some sellers include the basement in the footage. Is that legal in NM ?
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:56 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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another (related) question.
I'm looking at the different houses for sale on Zillow, then I cross check the info looking at the Santa Fe county web site.
What is strange to me is that the claimed footage is rather different that the "official" one. The difference could be of 20 to 40 percents sometimes.
Moreover, some sellers include the basement in the footage. Is that legal in NM ?
I was a part time Real Estate agent over 40 years ago, in another state (Florida), I was working/helping a few other people I knew...

I don't know/remember the answer to your question, but this may help:

Home Ownership
How to Calculate the Square Footage of Your Home
Written by Philip Gvinter on August 15, 2013


https://www.redfin.com/blog/2013/08/...your-home.html

Which also references:

https://seattlebubble.com/blog/2010/...nts-by-design/

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Well, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) guidelines on how to calculate a home’s square footage are considered the standard, but there are no official laws that govern this process. In addition, some Multiple Listing Services (MLS) report all finished and unfinished square footage as one number, adding to the confusion. Since the rules aren’t standard, some listing agents just post their best guess on a home’s square footage. As a result, buyers and their agents often have to investigate.

And from the state of New Mexico, this may also help: http://www.rld.state.nm.us/uploads/f...20Property.pdf
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Old 09-19-2018, 06:31 AM
 
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another (related) question.
I'm looking at the different houses for sale on Zillow, then I cross check the info looking at the Santa Fe county web site.
What is strange to me is that the claimed footage is rather different that the "official" one. The difference could be of 20 to 40 percents sometimes.
Moreover, some sellers include the basement in the footage. Is that legal in NM ?
The count is supposed to go by heated space. So if you have a heated basement, yes. If you have a sun porch with no climate control, then no.

I don't know if you have to be right in Santa Fe. For more affordable housing, you might try Glorieta and El Dorado. I don't know about Glorieta, but El Dorado has good schools.
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:45 AM
 
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Thanks for your comment.
Looking at the school rating it seems that we have to stick to the south capital area.
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Old 09-19-2018, 08:20 PM
 
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Thanks for your comment.
Looking at the school rating it seems that we have to stick to the south capital area.
South Cap is one of the best areas of town. I don't know what the affordability is these days, but you should be able to find something, I think.
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:06 PM
 
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sdouble - At this time there are 11 homes for sale in the South Capital priced from $500,000 - 700,000.
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Old 09-20-2018, 10:28 PM
 
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Thanks GreatSantaFe. I do check on Zillow pretty frequently and nticed that there is a bunch of houses that could match possibly.
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