Happy Holidays! It’s hard to believe 2016 is coming to a close.

On the work front, I want to thank all of the customers I worked with this year – it was a genuine pleasure to help you with your home financing. I look forward to helping you again, and your friends and family in the future! I also want to thank all the realtors, appraisers, and other partners I worked with this year – I truly value our relationships and partnerships and look forward to working with you in 2017 and beyond.

On the personal front, JR and I are very pleased with our new home. The remodel isn’t done yet, but we are enjoying the process and the change. I do have some remodeling advice – only one property at a time! In addition to working on our primary home, we also made some updates to our Taos condo. Handling both at the same time while also working was a challenge. In the end we are very happy with how things have turned out so far with both properties though.

JR, Jack and I got into the holiday spirit during our December trip to Taos. The snow was quite good and seeing our ski friends was amazing. Being in the cold, the happy atmosphere, and the holiday lights everywhere really got us into the holiday mood – we even picked up a tiny tree for our condo! (Note that Jack is wearing his “ski pass”!)

I am looking forward to spending some time with family and friends over the next few weeks as we celebrate and begin a new year. I wish all of you a wonderful holiday season full of love, friendship and peace.