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Albuquerque Has Huge Increase in Homeownership

by Sandi Pressley

Despite what people may be saying, the dream of owning a home is definitely still valid.  Sure it may not be as easy to buy a home these days.  Factors such as student loan debt, rising home prices and a fewer available properties make it a challenge. Because of this, on a national level home ownership rates have declined to around 64%.

That doesn’t mean there aren’t cities that are the exception to this trend. Realtor.com performed a study of the cities in America where homeownership rates are growing faster.  The great news is that Albuquerque ranked #7 on their list! They analyzed data from the last Census and compared homeownership rates between the first 3 quarters of 2014 to the first 3 quarters of 2017.

Albuquerque was hit pretty hard during the recession.  But the area’s climate and amazing scenery, along with low home prices and location near Santa Fe make it a very desirable place to buy a home.  This has especially become true for people looking for the perfect retirement location.

People moving here to retire are drawn to the low prices in the area.  New homes hover in the $250,000 range, making it very affordable to live here.

If you’re looking for the ideal city to move to, why not look at what Albuquerque has to offer?

HOT HOME LISTING OF THE WEEK!

8314 Calle Picaflor NW, Albuquerque, NM  $850,000

4 Bedrooms/ 3 Bathrooms (2 full, 1 partial) / 4710 Square Feet

Exquisitely appointed single story custom home offers an exclusive & tranquil environment nestled on 1 Acre Sanctuary. Open concept floorplan featuring a dramatic entry way into inviting living area, 3 car garage, hardwood flooring, and so much more!

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Wishing Everyone a Happy Thanksgiving

by Sandi Pressley

This week we look forward to showing gratitude for what we have.  It’s a time when people all across the country come together and show how much we appreciate each other.  It’s also a time when people reach out to help those in need.  Do you have time to help out? If you have a few hours this coming week and want to help make Thanksgiving a day to remember for those in need, here are a couple of organizations in Albuquerque that you can offer your time to.

Joy Junction

Operation Turkey

Wishing all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

HOT HOME LISTING OF THE WEEK!

2032 Calle Pajaro Azul NW, Albuquerque, NM  $750,000

3 Bedrooms/ 3 Bathrooms (2 full, 1 partial) / 3600 Square Feet

Custom Single-Story Spanish inspired Dream Home! Stunning open concept floorplan showcases 3 living areas. Lush 1 acre property bordered by cottonwoods & calm outdoor living w/covered patios overlooking Horse Stables & Park-like grounds!

Contact the Sandi Pressley team for additional details! 

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Albuquerque Bed & Breakfasts Offer the Ultimate Getaway

by Sandi Pressley

There are many unique things about Albuquerque, and one of those is the unique and historic bed and breakfasts here. Whether you live in Albuquerque or visiting, the perfect getaway is waiting for you.  Looking for a romantic setting for a wedding, honeymoon, or anniversary?  Or what about a murder mystery dinner? Or maybe you want to spend a night in a historic Southwestern adobe?  There’s a B&B for just about any interest in Albuquerque! Here’s a few that will be the perfect solution for a unique and memorable getaway.

Mauger Estate B&B

Step back to the year 1897 in this exquisite Queen Anne Victorian home.  You’ll enjoy luxurious rooms with private baths, along with amazing breakfasts. And you can walk to the many cafes and restaurants located nearby. This B&B caters to business travelers, leisurely visitors, and locals alike.

Red Horse Vineyard B&B

If you’re looking for something more of a country flavor, then Red Horse is your perfect destination. The tranquil setting of the valley will certainly set your soul at ease. The hot tub, pool, spa, and trail rides will enhance the experience. And if you enjoy a thrilling mystery, make sure you stay for a murder mystery weekend.

Downtown Historic Bed & Breakfast

Another era awaits in this historic bed and breakfast, featuring 10 guest rooms and two unique private cottages. Located in the historic district, you can enjoy the history of the area, along with all the restaurants and local attractions. Or enjoy an afternoon tea or murder mystery.

HOT HOME LISTING OF THE WEEK!

8719 Springhill Drive NW, Albuquerque, NM  $299,000

4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms (3 full, 1 partial) / 3230 Square Feet

Lovely Brick Home in desired Richland Hills. Open & functional floorplan w/ soaring ceilings, cozy brick fireplace & stunning kitchen. Downstairs Suite with relaxing covered patio & oversized Master-baths & walk-in closets.

Contact the Sandi Pressley team for additional details! 

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Albuquerque Has the Best Local Gifts

by Sandi Pressley

The holidays are right around the corner.  Are you tired of buying the same old gifts every year? Albuquerque is the perfect place to find thos perfect southwestern gift items and unique fashions. You can find just about any type of handmade and Native American made crafts and gifts here – antiques, apparel, books, culinary specialties, furnishing – you name it. You can see the full list of great places to buy that perfect gift here.

Here’s a few stores that might peak your interest.

The Candy Lady

Featuring hand-made candies made from secret family recipes for over 26 years.

The Old Town Hat Shop & Accessory Boutique

Looking for the perfect hat for that special someone? You’ll find hats from a large variety of brands, along with the studio of ParaTi Hats.

Treasure House Books & Gifts

Do you know a bookworm who loves learning about the Southwest? Treasure House has all the books you could want about the history and culture of New Mexico.

HOT HOME LISTING OF THE WEEK!

10001 San Francisco Road NE, Albuquerque, NM  $1,250,000

6 Bedrooms/ 6 Bathrooms (2 full, 4 partial) / 5750 Square Feet

This dream home is a slice of paradise at over 5800SF! Open concept floorplan showcasing arch accents,columns,gleaming tile, & hardwood flooring, and lush carpet. Renovated Spa-Like master bath offers many amenities including Steamroom.

Contact the Sandi Pressley team for additional details! 

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