All Things Real Estate: First Hour - December 29, 2019

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In the first hour of the show, join Rey and guest co-host Bonnie Davis—Professional Community Association Manager with Westgate Properties, LLC—and their guests for a New Year-inspired discussion of real estate, business, and community issues.  

Overview Thoughts: In the spirit of the show theme, Rey will offer commentary on the accomplishments of real estate professionals in 2019, as well as provide some thoughts on where the real estate market may be in the New Year.

Community Association Management Update: Speaking to the show theme, Bonnie will offer observations on the ways—in 2019—that Westgate Properties, LLC, has assisted the residents of the more than 60 homeowner (HOA) and condo (COA) association communities that the company manages in Northern New Mexico. Bonnie will also offer some observations on likely 2020 HOA and COA issues as well as review the elements of the second hour of the show that she hosts. Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Westgate Properties, LLC, specializes in the management of multi-tenant commercial properties and homeowner associations. Their goal is to promote community through highly responsive management with the aim that quality of life, quality of work and the value of one’s real estate investment is improved. Bonnie, her colleague Tom Simon—the owner of Westgate Properties, LLC—and their regular second-hour guest commentators are returning to the ATRE radio show in 2020 to offer valuable real estate input on the last Sunday of each month.

Chandler Prewitt Interior Design Report: Chandler Prewitt, the principal at Chandler Prewitt Design, will offer some useful end-of-the-year commentary, as consumers look to bring interior design concepts to their own homes in 2020. Chandler operates an award-winning, full-service boutique interior design firm in Santa Fe, with projects located in surrounding areas, including Denver, Dallas, and Scottsdale. Chandler’s firm specializes in vacation homes, primary residential interiors, and hospitality. The firm is known for creating luxurious but livable spaces with an atmosphere that reflects the personality of its clients, and feels collected over time. The firm has succeeded with an appreciation for listening to their clients, learning what they need, and by providing tailored solutions to help their clients live and work to their highest potential. Chandler leads a team of artisans and craftspeople whose pride for excellence is realized through the details of their work. Their designs show an extraordinary sensitivity to each client’s lifestyle, as they value quality in both service and material. The firm’s core services include: interior design development, furniture design and fabrication, surface selections, space planning, fine art consultation, lighting specification, installation management, and relocation management. Chandler is joining ATRE in 2020 as a quarterly commentator, offering his observations on a variety of interior design trends.

Rey’s “Real Estate Recommendation”: Rey’s weekly real estate recommendation will offer some suggestions on how to make the home buying and selling process a bit easier, more efficient and enjoyable for consumers. An ongoing recommendation that Rey offers is to check out his listing of a 10-acre parcel of land, just nine miles east of Abiquiu, and situated above the Rio Chama, with 360-degree vistas (see the "Unique Destinations" section on

Open House of the Week: Rey will review the attributes of 15 Cielo Cumbre Road, offered by the Stedman/Kehoe/Hirsch/Pollack team of Sotheby’s International Realty. Stephen Pollack, a member of the team, will host this Sunday’s open house event, featuring a five-bedroom property—Skytop Ranch—that is a piece of Santa Fe history. This tranquil oasis, set on 6+ acres at the end of a private road, is located only 10 minutes from the Santa Fe Plaza, and around the corner from the famous local restaurant Harry’s. Originally a summer camp in the 1950s, the property still feels like a rural escape, yet it is close to everything, including downtown Santa Fe, the Medical Center, Interstate 25, and national forest land. The three-bedroom/2.5-bathroom main house with studio/bonus room, has been updated tastefully and retains historic features throughout, including latilla ceilings, wood vigas, adobe walls, unique flagstone, slate and mosaic floors. Hand-carved cabinetry and doors are also part of the many details that make this home special. Large windows and high ceilings provide beautiful natural light in the kitchen/dining area, and passive solar heat in the living area benefits the entire flexible floor plan. Practical upgrades like a tankless water heater, mini split air-conditioning, and new appliances complete this move-in ready listing. Nicely separated from the casitas (one even has its own dedicated driveway), the outdoor spaces are many and varied, boasting mature landscaping, ponds, stone walkways/portals and expansive, panoramic views. The two charming one-bedroom/one-bathroom guest houses are beautifully updated and ready for short- or long-term rentals for immediate cash flow if desired—easily $3,000+ per month. The guest houses feature adobe bancos, private portals and new appliances including washer/dryer units, with the larger of the two houses being separately metered.