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Glover And Fox Create Real Estate Team

on October 9, 2018 - 4:10pm
Paula M. Glover
 
By APRIL NOLAN
RE/MAX FIRST

Selling or buying a house can feel like a daunting prospect, especially if the interior doesn’t project a sense of “home.” Having real estate professionals with the ability to see beyond the surface to the potential of a home is vital. Paula M. Glover and Suzette Fox have the talent and skill to help both sellers and buyers realize their goals.

Glover and Fox have the expertise especially helpful for one particular part of the real estate market: homes that are outdated as part of an estate.

Smart Design With Suzette: New Fall Décor To Inspire

on October 4, 2018 - 4:45am

Add a touch of softness to fall decor such as blush pillows, heirloom pumpkins in muted tones and flowers on the side table. Courtesy image

Use tall corn stalks, raffia, or straw to wrap around entry porch columns and mailboxes. Fall wreaths are also a nice touch. Courtesy image

By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

You might have noticed something is a little different this fall. The traditional yellow, orange and reds have given way to muted tones of white, green, gray and shades of burgundy.

You will see it everywhere from the front porch, to the buffet table or entry table, living rooms and

Smart Design By Suzette: Why You Want to Work With an Interior Designer

on August 2, 2018 - 5:46am

It’s important to have big design dreams, but it’s also important to have a good idea of your design limitations. Courtesy image

Whether planning a major renovation or just refreshing your style, a design professional can help get the best from your home. Courtesy image

 

By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

When people consider hiring an interior design professional for the first time, they often don’t know what to expect. Television can make it seem as though designers are magicians.

This can create the illusion that designing, purchasing for and executing a vision can happen in a day; that

Smart Design With Suzette: How To Save Money On Bathroom Remodels

on July 13, 2018 - 7:30am

A before and after shot of a renovated bathroom. Courtesy image

By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

As some of you may know, besides having my design business, I have become a Realtor. I am working with Paula Glover on her team at Re/Max First of Los Alamos. I feel it’s a perfect compliment to design – to help buyers imagine what a home could be to reflect their needs and desires – to help see the potential.

With that being said, many buyers are shocked at the condition of some of our homes here. However, homebuyers and homeowners should stay open-minded about remodeling.

Los Alamos Single Family Home Prices Up 10 Percent

on July 6, 2018 - 5:47am
Chart of the median sales prices for the 2nd Quarter of 2018 for the Los Alamos Area. Courtesy image
 
LAAOR News:
 
The median price of Single Family Home sales jumped 10 percent when compared to the 2nd Quarter of 2017 or $319,500 to $351,475 in this quarter.
 
Single Family home sales remained level at 58 units sold in both the 2nd Quarter of 2017 and the current quarter. Single Family home sales volumes also rose from $19M in 2017 to $22.4M for the 2nd Quarter of 2018 reflecting the increase in home prices.

ADC Builders Kitchen & Bath Design Expands Showroom On DP Road

on June 28, 2018 - 8:39am

Alec Caspersen, left, and James Auchampaugh in the expanded showroom at ADC Builders on DP Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Alec Caspersen, left, and James Auchampaugh use 20/20 design software to design, render and price kitchen cabinet layouts at ADC Builders on DP Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

ADC Builders Kitchen & Bath Design has expanded its cabinet, counter top and flooring showroom at 212 DP Road.

The business has been located at 212 DP Road for more than four years.

Smart Design With Suzette – July 4 Decorations

on June 28, 2018 - 8:14am

4th of July inspired lanterns add flair to the table setting. Courtesy photo

Add July 4th flair to your chairs with cloth napkin slipcovers. Courtesy photo

By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

Can you believe we are mid-summer already? It’s our country’s birthday and time to celebrate! My family loves fireworks. We are blessed enough to watch them from our deck, so the day will be filled with good eats - ribs on the barbeque, lawn games, probably even a trip to the pool. It doesn’t take much to decorate for Independence Day. You can decorate with food, flowers, and lawn decorations.

Elk Ridge Mobile Home Park Management Responds To Resident Concerns

on June 20, 2018 - 3:36pm
Elk Ridge Mobile Home Park. Courtesy photo
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A spokesman for Yes! Communities, the company that manages the Elk Ridge Mobile Home Park on East Jemez Road apologized Wednesday for the confusing policy and communication recently at the park.

South Central Division Vice President Kim Kurz told the Los Alamos Daily Post that some of the items were not handled with the standard Yes! Approach.

“It was never our intention to alarm or upset our valued residents,” Kurz said.

Some residents reacted with fear and anger to a letter

Scenes From 2018 Master Garden Tour

on June 2, 2018 - 5:05pm
Scene from the 2018 Master Garden Tour today, featuring five gardens in White Rock and the grounds of the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road in Los Alamos. Master Gardener Cas Mason is originally from Yorkshire. Her White Rock garden in arid New Mexico might be the envy of any English gardener. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Labeling in the Mason garden in White Rock means, with some work,  you too can do this at home. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
An alluring Ghost honeysuckle thrives in the Mason Garden in White Rock.

Smart Design With Suzette Fox: Creating The Perfect Outdoor Entertaining Space

on June 1, 2018 - 7:18am
Layout. Courtesy photo
 
Lighting. Courtesy photo
 
By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos
 
Entertaining is a very personal thing. This is why a designer must consider an outdoor space with the client’s idea of entertaining in mind, the available space and the budget to make it happen. However, there are general considerations I can offer to create a yard that will suit your entertaining needs.
 
And, as a bonus, creating a relaxing, stylish outdoor living space can greatly increase the appeal and value of your home.
 
Overall Design and Purpose
 
Essentially an outdoor space is treated the

Free Seminar For Homeowners Thinking About Selling

on May 31, 2018 - 9:54am

Home Renewal Program Cycle 3 Closes Thursday

on May 30, 2018 - 10:07am

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County’s Community Development Department and the Los Alamos Housing Partnership (LAHP) would like to remind residents that Cycle 3 of the Home Renewal Program will close Thursday, May 31.

Twelve applications have already been received. Residents who meet income qualifications and require financial assistance to make repairs or improvements to their homes are encouraged to apply for this subsidized loan program. Homeowners are not required to make payments unless the home is sold or vacated.

Examples of projects that may qualify for funding from the Home Renewal

Secret Gardens Of White Rock Discovered: Take 2018 Master Garden Tour June 2

on May 24, 2018 - 8:02am
Marjorie and Robert Selden made a high desert paradise on an empty lot at their home in Pajarito Acres in White Rock. Courtesy/Marjorie and Robert Selden

 

T
his is how the lot looked when Robert and Marjorie Selden began their home and garden adventure in Pajarito Acres. Courtesy/Marjorie and Robert Selden

 

 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos 2018 Master Garden Tour this year will focus on White Rock. The tour is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2 and includes five stops.

This will be the last chance to see two of the most beautiful

LAAOR Helps Build Habitat For Humanity Home

on May 22, 2018 - 1:27pm

Members of the Los Alamos Association of Realtors (LAAOR) volunteer to construct a home May 8 for Habitat for Humanity in Santa Fe. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

LAAOR volunteers help construct a home May 8 for Habitat for Humanity in Santa Fe.

Scenes From LAAOR General Membership Meeting

on May 13, 2018 - 7:50am

Board President Carrie Montoya Pegg addresses those gathered at the Los Alamos Association of Realtors (LAAOR) General Membership meeting Thursday morning at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAAOR members and associates at the membership meeting Thursday morning at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

David Horpedahl speaks about professional standards at the membership meeting Thursday morning at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Former police officer Andrea Dobyns presents a talk on broker safety during the LAAOR General Membership meeting Thursday

Smart Design With Suzette: In The Know ... Trends

on April 28, 2018 - 4:52am

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By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

The interior design landscape is ripe with possibility. I’ve been extremely busy designing and keenly aware of design trends. I wanted to share what I’m seeing and designing so to keep you, my readers, in the know. This is your ‘cheat sheet’ for the year!

2018 interiors celebrate eclectic style. Grey, beige and ‘greige’ will give their place to dark blues, gold, bronze, sumptuous greens, terracotta and ochre yellows.

Home Renewal Program Cycle 3 Opens April 17

on April 11, 2018 - 9:49pm

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Community Development Department and the Los Alamos Housing Partnership (LAHP) announced today that Cycle 3 of the Home Renewal Program will open Tuesday, April 17.

Residents who meet income qualifications and require financial assistance to make repairs or improvements to their homes are encouraged to apply for this subsidized loan program. Homeowners are not required to make payments unless the home is sold or vacated.

Examples of projects that may qualify for funding from the Home Renewal Program include window and door replacement, unsafe deck and

Smart Design With Suzette: Stylish Breakfast Nooks

on March 30, 2018 - 8:02am
Beautiful breakfast nook. Courtesy photo
 

By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

I am obsessed with breakfast nooks. There’s something so inviting about them. You can turn an open space near the kitchen into a cozy spot to enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon tea with a friend and create a special place for casual meals that brings the family together at mealtime. Whether you have room for a banquette that seats a dozen or just a comfortable spot for two, you can create a charming nook.

Here are a few tips and some beautiful photos for your inspiration.

Match your table to the shape of your space

Study Finds Los Alamos Among Best Places To Retire In New Mexico

on March 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
SMART ASSET News:
 
A new study from SmartAsset ranked the 10 best places to retire in New Mexico. The study considers taxes (both income and sales), the number of doctors’ offices and opportunity for recreation and social life. According to the study, Los Alamos ranked among the top spots in New Mexico.
 
Check out the table below for more information on the places that ranked in New Mexico:
 
Rank
City
Tax
Doctors' Offices per 1,000 People
Recreation Centers per 1,000 People
Retirement Centers per 1,000 people
% of Seniors
Best Place to Retire Index
1
Taos, NM
17.9%
6.5
3.3
0.2
21.6%
31.95
2
Placitas,

Chamber Of Commerce Hosts Ribbon Cutting Event At BeeHive Homes In White Rock Thursday

on March 18, 2018 - 7:40am

Cutting the ribbon Thursday at BeeHive Homes on Longview Drive in White Rock, from left, owner Nate Manning, a local resident, owner Michael Manning and Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann. Photo by Natalie Glass

BeeHive Homes owners Nate Manning, left, and Michael Manning with Administrator Jayne Figueroa Thursday morning at the Grand Opening of the company's new White Rock facility. The company provides assisted living for seniors in a home-like atmosphere. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.com

 

One of the 15 rooms at the BeeHive Homes facility in White Rock.

Smart Design With Suzette: How To Make Your Kitchen Look And Feel Bigger

on March 15, 2018 - 11:06am
Appliance panels. Courtesy photo
 
By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

A kitchen of any size can feel roomy if you know a few tricks. Sticking to white cabinets and walls is a good start, but there are many other ways to create extra room in your kitchen, or create the illusion of a bigger space than you have, all without sacrificing a sense of personality.
 
Consider shallow cabinets. Not all of your lower cabinets must be the standard 24-inch depth. Most cabinet lines (even stock cabinets from big box stores) also come in a 12- or 15-inch depth usually used for upper cabinets.

Using slimmer

Housing Needed For LANL Summer Students

on March 14, 2018 - 9:01am

LANL News:

Buzz At BeeHive Homes: Ribbon Cutting March 15

on March 12, 2018 - 7:07am
BeeHive Homes at 110 Longview Dr., in White Rock adds finishing touches as they prepare for their ribbon cutting celebration 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 15. Just prior to the start of the weekend, a sign stated only eight reservations remain available. Courtesy photo
 
 

DNCU Sponsors Lego Competition

on March 4, 2018 - 7:29am
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 DNCU News:
 
SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, is again the title sponsor for the LEGO® Competition at the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association Home Show March 10-11 at the Santa Fe Convention Center.
 
DNCU believes this event enhances the attendance of the annual Home Show with families of the participants—while filling the convention center with excitement from the participating children.  Visit SFAHBA.com for the competition sign up link. Registration is on a first come first serve basis.  
 
The

Smart Design With Suzette: A Design Trend That’s Ruining Your Sleep Quality

on February 16, 2018 - 10:28am
Surveys have found that people with blue-painted bedrooms get the most sleep. Courtesy photo
 

By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

A good night’s sleep is incredibly important for health. In fact, just as important as eating right and exercising.

Your bedroom should be a healthy environment for getting rest. You might think that just having comfortable bedding is enough, but there are other factors in bedroom design that influence how well you’re able to sleep at night.

One design trend that’s incredibly popular, but a big problem for sleep, is light and bright bedrooms.

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