One Santa Fe real-estate business has closed, but another has taken its place.
Austin, Texas-based Keller Williams Realty Inc. has leased property at 510 N. Guadalupe St., which had been occupied by Prudential Santa Fe Real Estate, and opened an office here.
Prudential Santa Fe closed, said Judy Camp
, Keller Williams qualifying broker. Camp previously worked for Prudential Santa Fe.
Camp also said that Fulton Murray
, owner of Prudential Santa Fe, is no longer with Prudential and "has pretty much retired. The market beat him to death."
Camp also said that 46 former Prudential Santa Fe agents remained with the firm, while 30 chose not to join Keller Williams.
"Keller Williams is the fastest-growing real-estate company in the U.S.,'' Camp said, adding that it has 80,000 agents operating in the U.S. and Canada.
Keller Williams is "a really good thing" for real-estate agents because the firm is run by the agents for the agents, and shares profits with those agents, Camp said. "They're very forward thinking."
Camp also said she was encouraged by Santa Fe real-estate sales, with sellers "coming to terms" with the market.
At another large Santa Fe real-estate company, Sotheby's International Realty, Gregg Antonsen
has been named qualifying broker.
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Susan Topp Weber
's first book, Christmas in Santa Fe, has a second edition that adds eight more pages and nine new photographs.
"It restores to the text what was cut out of the original manuscript," Weber said, adding that the pueblo chapter has eight more pueblos — Picuris, Cochiti, San Felipe, Zia, Santa Ana, Isleta, Laguna and Acoma.
The book is $22.
Weber will be signing copies of the second edition at her shop, Susan's Christmas Shop, 115 E. Palace Ave., on Saturday. She also will be serving her fancy bizcochitos, which are featured in both editions.
While the publisher has sold out, Weber has "a good supply of the first printing" of the new edition.
For more information, call the shop, 983-2127, or Weber's cellphone, 577-6911.
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Video Library wants the community to know that August marks the 30th birthday of the state's first video store. VHS/BETA Video Library got its start on Aug. 9, 1981, in a space in Pen Road shopping center, where Au Boudoir is now.
Video Library is now at 839 Paseo de Peralta, near Travel Bug and the restaurant Mucho Gusto.
Lisa Harris and Casey St. Charnez
own and operate Video Library. For more information, call 983-3321.
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The Santa Fe Police Department Crime Prevention Unit will host the first of a series of Business Watch meetings at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Santa Fe Public Schools Educational Service Center at 610 Alta Vista St.
For more information, call Officer Ben Chavarria
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