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Albuquerque - The Ideal Southwest City

by Sandi Pressley

If you’re looking for the ideal southwest city to buy a home, then Albuquerque, New Mexico is the place you’ve been looking for.  There’s so many things that make Albuquerque the perfect place to buy your dream home.

If you’re moving from a colder environment and looking for warm and dry weather, then you’ve found the right place.  Albuquerque boasts 310 days of sunshine on average per year, with high temperatures ranging around 77 deg, so it doesn’t get too hot.  And this is perfect for exploring the great outdoors that this city is famous for.

Albuquerque has a vibrant economy fueled by institutions such as Sandia National Laboratories, Kirtland Air Force BaseLovelace Respiratory Research Institute,  the University of New Mexico (UNM),  and Petroglyph National Monument. It’s also an award winning city that has received endless accolades from magazines and organizations all over the US.

And don’t forget the great shopping and dining opportunities in Albuquerque!

Want to learn more and search for your dream home?  Visit our Albuquerque, New Mexico real estate for sale page and find out all the excelling reasons you should move to Albuquerque!

HOT HOME LISTING OF THE WEEK!

1909 Bold Ruler Street SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123   $235,000

3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms/ 1670 Square Feet

Beautiful Medditeranean style home with oversized master bed, professional landscaping, tiled counters, and much more!

Contact the Sandi Pressley team for additional details! 

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Have You Considered Closing Costs?

by Sandi Pressley

As you plan on buying your next home in Albuquerque, you no doubt are already setting aside a down payment.  But have you considered closing costs? If not, then you need to remember that’s it’s an important part of the buying process.

What exactly are closing costs?  They are also known as settlement fees, and are paid when obtaining a mortgage.  These fees are charged by your real estate agent, lender and other parties involved in the transaction.  These costs can be around 2-5% of the purchase price.

Many first-time home buyers in Albuquerque don’t realize this.  And if you have a low down payment program, the closing costs could be the same amount as the down payment.

There’s a number of factors that can affect the closing costs, such as appraisal fees, credit report fees, and others.  You can work with your lender and agent to see if there’s any way to decrease these costs. You can also negotiate with the seller over who pays the fees. This is called ‘seller’s concession’ and can be used in negotiation to get the deal closed with the seller.

So make sure to talk to us early about closing costs so you won’t be caught unprepared.

 

To receive a personal consultation for your home, contact the Sandi Pressley Team directly!

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HOT HOME LISTING OF THE WEEK!

4401 Pershing Avenue SE, Albuquerque, NM   $499,000

3 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms/ 4100 Square Feet

INCREDIBLE Custom single story Home-In the heart of ABQ! This home has it all! Open floorplan with large living areas, game room, and so much more.  

Contact the Sandi Pressley team for additional details! 

Great Things to Do In Albuquerque

by Sandi Pressley

Are planning on buying a home in Albuquerque? Then you might want to know about some of the great things to do here. Albuquerque abounds in attractions that highlight it's southwestern heritage. Here's a few to check out.

Albuquerque Biological Park

An amazing place to bring the family to experience over 250 species of animal life.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Experience the culture of Native America through it's pottery, arts & crafts, and more in this expansive museum.

Petroglyph National Monument

See real Native American engravings first hand on basalt boulders as you hike on one of the 3 trails.

Explora

Explore ideas you can touch at this tech and art museum designed for all ages. It features over 250 exhibits and a toddler area.

Fine Dining Abounds in Albuquerque

by Sandi Pressley

Albuquerque certainly has many qualities that make people want to buy a home here.  And the one thing that stands out is the food! Albuquerque is a hot spot in New Mexico for fantastic cuisine. So we’ve put together a short list of some of the best places to eat in Albuquerque.  Here are some dining experiences you won’t want to miss out on.

Antiquity Restaurant

Antiquity stands out as an overall extraordinary dining experience.  Specializing in beef and seafood, they also offer chicken and pork dinners, fine desserts, along with local, domestic, and import beer along with 60 different wines.

Mas - Tapas y Vino

Those in search of the perfect tapas will find their search has ended when they dine at Mas - Tapas y Vino.  Mas serves more than tapas however.  They are a full-service restaurant that offers a new take on traditional Spanish cuisine. They focus on using fresh local ingredients in all of their dishes.

Vernon's Speakeasy

Who doesn’t love a good speakeasy?  The name alone says you’re going to have a good time. Succulent entrees like Coffee Braised Beef Short Ribs, Hatch Red Chile Pork Tenderloin, and Stuffed Quail will leave your taste buds leaping for joy.  And of course there’s the Black Diamond Lounge, which is a great place to have a fine cocktail and listen to live music.

There are so many great places to eat in Albuquerque. Check back on our blog every week for more great places to eat and things to do here in Albuquerque.

In the Spirit of Christmas

by Sandi Pressley

In the true spirit of Christmas I was fortunate enough to work in conjunction with the Roadrunner Child Development in making some wonderful children’s Christmas better. I salute Roadrunner Child Development for the amazing job they do in helping children to receive the care and guidance that they so richly deserve. What a privilege it was for me to meet these sweet children and the instructors that do such a great job as well.

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HOT HOME LISTING OF THE WEEK!

4840 Mcnary Court NW, Albuquerque New Mexico   $239,000

5 Bedrooms/ 3 Bathrooms/ 2420 Square Feet

Ready to Close-Show and Sell! Meticulously maintained open concept quiet culdesac lot showcasing 5 BDRMS/3BATHS/2 car garage. This functional floorplan features stunning oak wood flooring in living, dining room & spacious kitchen. Kitchen overlooks family room offering a cozy fireplace. Rare find private in-law Suite on Main floor and other Master Suite on Upper level with oversized master bath; dual vanities, jetted tub, separate shower & walk-in closet + access to balcony to enjoy the beautiful views. Additional Amenities incl: Refrigerated Air, arch accents, hi ceilings, plant ledges bull-nose corners thru-out and so much more-Pride of Ownership! Lovely low maintenance landscaping both front and back-Perfect for summer BBQ's!NO PID! It is a MUST SEE!

Contact the Sandi Pressley team for additional details! 

 

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Check Out These Hot Featured Listings

by Sandi Pressley

Here’s two hot properties that are ready for you to call home.  Whether you’re looking for architecture that reflects the Southwest, or something more contemporary, these amazing homes have it all!

11 Calle Cienega, Placitas, NM 87043

Here’s a stunning custom home in Placitas that reflects the best of Southwest style. Enjoy the unobstructed views and the great room with its raised ceilings and sculpted vigas.  This home really indulges in the style of the area with Saltillo tile floors, hand carved adobe accents, and Kiva fireplace.  Enjoy the outdoors on your private covered patios. 

There’s so much more to see, so visit the property detail page for more details and photos!

 

4840 Mcnary Court NW, Albuquerque, NM

This beautiful home in Albuquerque offers a more contemporary flavor, with an open concept layout that features oak flooring in the spacious living, dining, and kitchen areas.  This home also boasts an in-law suite on the main floor. Relax in your master suite on the upper level with oversized master bath.  This is a stunning find for the price, so don’t let it slip away!

There’s so much more to see, so visit the property detail page for more details and photos!

Not what you’re looking for?  Visit our Featured Listings for more outstanding homes for sale in Albuquerque!

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