Neil D. Lyon: Latest Data Shows Santa Fe Now Attracts Diverse Set Of Home Buyers

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We are used to Texas buyers accounting for the largest number of home purchases in Santa Fe. In the last three years, however, we have experienced a very interesting new trend. According to statistics compiled by Sotheby’s International Realty, the greatest number of luxury buyers now come from the city’s home state.

While Texas is still an important market – ranking second in producing buyers in both the high-­end market and the market in general –since 2015 New Mexico has been edging ahead of its neighbor; revealing that most of the buyers in the Santa Fe luxury market are home-grown.

Other states that contributed to the high-­end buyers’ market in Santa Fe included (in order, high to low): California, Colorado, Washington State, Oklahoma, Maryland, New Jersey and North Carolina. While the volume from other states was not as high, the number of buyers from other states was still impressive, showing that the interest in Santa Fe is widespread.

Other states following the leaders in the luxury market included Missouri, Washington DC, Oregon, Georgia, Florida, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Delaware, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Ohio, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Utah, Idaho and Arizona.

Santa Fe, though a small city, has many foreign visitors and in 2017 saw buyers from Canada, New Zealand and Great Britain.

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