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Enjoy the Beauty of Albuquerque in One of It's Many Parks

by Sandi Pressley

One of the many things that make Albuquerque such a great place to live is certainly the outstanding parks.  Albuquerque Parks & Recreation manages a wide array of parks for the benefit of Albuquerque residents.  You can do so many things such as golfing, swimming, playing with your kids in the playground, walk through stunning open spaces, shoot some targets, ride a hot air balloon, you name it!

If you’re up for a round of golf, there’s four public courses - Los Altos, Arroyo del Oso, Puerto del Sol, and Ladera. All of the courses have amenities such as a pro shop with rental equipment, along with a snack bar or café.

And if you want to go to a park, you have 288 parks to choose from! Of course one of the best parks has to be Balloon Fiesta Park, home of the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum. The park also hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year.

So if you’re looking for an excuse to get out and enjoy the beauty of Albuquerque, you just found almost 300 reasons, so get outside and enjoy this wonderful city!

HOT HOME LISTING OF THE WEEK!

9519 Iron Rock Drive NW, Albuquerque   $350,000

5 Bedrooms/ 3.5 Bathrooms/ 3020 Square Feet

This amazing home is only 3 years old, so you get a virtually new home without the extra building costs.  Features a modern plan and energy efficient.

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Tips For First Time Buyers

by Sandi Pressley

Are you a first time home buyer in Albuquerque? Buying a new home, no matter if it’s your first time or not, takes a lot of effort.  Here are a few tips that can help the process go more smoothly.

Research Early

Start looking at websites and even local real estate listings in paper journals. Write down the listings that interest you and how long they’re listed, along with any changes in asking prices.  This will give you a more accurate read on your local market trends. You can also sign up for email listing alerts that give you real time updates of new homes as they hit the market.

Budget

How much can you really afford?  That’s the biggest question.  It‘s recommended that you keep the cost of your home to less than 5 times your annual income, providing you’re making a 20% down payment and have moderate debt. Here’s a handy affordability calculator that can help.

Get Prequalified and Preapproved

You need to know how much you can spend before you start looking for a home.  Work with a lender to determine how much you can afford by providing simple information such as income and how much you have in savings.  This is called prequalifying. Later you can get preapproved for credit, which involves providing more documents like W-2s and bank account statement so that a lender can verify your credit.

This is just a start.  But if you follow these tips it will get you on your way to buying the home in  Albuquerque that best fits your needs.

HOT HOME LISTING OF THE WEEK!

2571 Clear Sky Street SW, Los Lunas   $175,000

4 Bedrooms/ 2.5 Bathrooms/ 2265 Square Feet

Popular DR Horton Floorplan w/ 4 bedrooms and bonus loft space upstairs. 2 living areas, open kitchen and comfortable family dining room!

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The Perfect Home Awaits in Rio Rancho!

by Sandi Pressley

Rio Rancho is a growing city in New Mexico, and for many reasons.  People looking to buy a home find that Rio Rancho has much to offer as a mid-sized city of 93,000 residents.  There’s a strong employment base, thanks mostly to Intel being located there. But residents also appreciate the proximity to Albuquerque.

Things really started to change for this city in 1981, when it was incorporated as a city and Intel opened a plant. Many young families moved to the area as well due to low interest home loans in the early 1980s. Since then the city has boomed, gaining more independence from Albuquerque.

Residents enjoy the fine shopping and dining in Rio Rancho.  The local stores sell hand-crafted jewelry, southwestern-flavored art and crafts, western wear, gourmet edibles, and more.  Or you can take a short drive to Cottonwood Mall which features more than 135 retailers. Dining options include Banana Leaf vegetarian (Asian fusion), Noda's Japanese Cuisine, Toro Tequila Bar and Grill steakhouse, and more.

And don’t forget to enjoy the many parks in Rio Rancho, where you can relax, walk the dog, or get some exercise in the great southwest outdoors.

Learn more about Rio Rancho and search for your dream home on our Rio Rancho, New Mexico Real Estate and Information page.

 

HOT HOME LISTING OF THE WEEK!

116 Los Miradores Drive NE, Rio Rancho   $399,000

6 Bedrooms/ 4.5 Bathrooms/ 4270 Square Feet

Pristine and popular Pulte floorplan features an oversized great room with a gas fireplace, gourmet kitchen, and backyard with amazing views!

Contact the Sandi Pressley team for additional details! 

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Find Your Dream Home in Corrales

by Sandi Pressley

Are you looking to buy a home in New Mexico that’s near the conveniences of the metro area but not in the middle of all the excitement? If so, Corralles may be just the place for your new home.  While Corrales is located in the Albuquerque metropolitan area, it still retains it’s connection to it’s agrarian past.  Corralles is home to around 8300 residents, lending to it’s quality as a tight knit and pleasant community.

And you don’t need to go out of town to find great places to shop and dine. There’s a number of quality shops, along with a few galleries which feature locally made products, namely Sara Smith Contemporary, Ambiente of Corrales, Corrales Bosque Gallery, Epic Art, Gallery Nouveau and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center museum and shop. There’s also a great selection of restaurants, like Indigo Crow Café, Village Pizza, The Oasis of Corrales, and more.

There are many things that make Corrales the ideal community to buy a home.  Visit our Corrales, New Mexico Real Estate & Information page for more details about this wonderful community and to search for your dream home.

 

HOT HOME LISTING OF THE WEEK!

9116 Wimbledon Drive NE, Albuquerque   $325,000

3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms/ 1770 Square Feet

Gorgeous brick single story home with UPDATES GALORE in Tanoan's Gated Community!

Contact the Sandi Pressley team for additional details! 

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