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Albuquerque - Home of the Largest Balloon Festival In the World

by Sandi Pressley

Imagine early morning in Albuquerque with the blue dusky sky wide open above you. So beautiful!  But that's not even what you've come to see. You're there for the great Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta! 

The largest festival of hot air balloon festivals in the world. Boasting over 500 hot air balloons that will take to the sky in a mass lift off. You can’t wait for Albuquerque to blow your socks off.

Of course, the hot air balloon lift off isn’t the only activity available during this event. Albuquerque has many other events and activities planned and available to you, such as fireworks and balloon glows during the evenings, Pilot Presentations, Mariachi entertainment and off event ground tours of local historical attractions and much more.

Here is a link to the schedule for the 2017 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Time to relax, be amazed and have some fun!


996 Lynx Loop NE, Albuquerque, NM  $595,000

3 Bedrooms/ 3 Bathrooms (2 full, 1 partial) / 3215 Square Feet

Custom Home features INCREDIBLE VIEWS of the Sandia Mountains, Tram & City lights from large balconies and decks. Master Suite features cozy fireplace, tranquil balcony, mountain views, complimented by the Spa-like Master Bath.

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Outdoor Living Ideas For Fall

by Sandi Pressley

Fall is almost here in Albuquerque and the temperature is getting a little cooler.  But that doesn't mean you have to lock yourself inside.  Why not spruce up your outdoor living area for fall so that you can enjoy the splendor of the New Mexico area? Here's a few ideas that might help get you started.

Upstairs Terrace

For those of you with a home that has an upstairs terrace, here's a great decorating idea.

Where to get it:

Wooden lounge set ($392,

Metal coffee table ($149,

Orange throw pillow ($27,


Here's a great idea for southwest themed accents for your porch swing, like this swing designed by Erin Martin that uses rope, metal rings, and wood.

Where to get it:

Round mirror art ($158,

Throw pillow ($59,



2012 Fraser Drive SE, Albuquerque, NM  $250,000

3 Bedrooms/ 3 Bathrooms (1 full, 2 partial) / 2020 Square Feet

Fabulous Energy Efficient Home by D.R. Horton built in 2012 features spacious and open floorplan. Features Higher Efficiency Furnace, Tankless Water Heater, Refrigerated Air, Granite Counter Tops, Custom Security Door and so much more. 

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Albuquerque Boasts Top Public Schools

by Sandi Pressley

Whether you already live in Albuquerque or plan to move here and you have kids in school, then there’s great news. According to, 48 schools in Albuquerque received an overall rating of at least 8 out of 10!  And 10 of those schools received perfect score of 10! rates schools based on test scores, parent reviews, and other important factors. You can see the full list of Albuquerque school reviews here.

Here are the top 3 schools from the list, all rated 10:

Eisenhower Middle School
11001 Camero Ne, Albuquerque, NM 87111
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S. Y. Jackson Elementary School
4720 Cairo Ne, Albuquerque, NM 87111
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Hubert H Humphrey Elementary School
9801 Academy Hills Dr Ne, Albuquerque, NM 87111
(505) 880-3744



9320 Modesto Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM  $1,325,000

4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms (2 full, 3 partial) / 5285 Square Feet

Immaculate custom single level home in sought after North Albq.Acres. 2 car garage, laundry rm, 2BDRMs each w/private 3/4 Bath. In the West wing you will find another 2 car garage! Master Suite w/ ensuite is every homeowners DREAM. 

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Where to Get a Great Breakfast in Albuquerque

by Sandi Pressley

Albuquerque boasts a great variety of restaurants.  But if you’re looking for a great breakfast in Albuquerque, then you want to find a restaurant that specializes in the morning feast.  To that end, here’s a few of the top places to get a great breakfast in Albuquerque.

The Grove Cafe & Market

The Grove sets no limits on what time of day breakfast is served. With fresh, all day breakfast selections, you can satisfy your breakfast cravings whenever you want. Top is off with gourmet coffee, mimosas, cupcakes or cookies. They also do Sunday brunch.

Standard Diner

What’s more classic American than eating breakfast in a former service station?  The unique atmosphere blends seamlessly with the great menu, featuring all your reliable breakfast favorites and a few new surprises.

Golden Crown Bakery

What’s better than fresh baked breakfast delights? And if you want to come back for lunch, they feature feature amazing pizzas and empinadas.


10 Cinco Circle, Placitas, NM   $550,000

5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms (1 full, 4 partial) / 4015 Square Feet

Enjoy the extraordinary views from this spacious home, featuring 5 bedrooms, 2 living areas, and more.  Treat your guests to the upstairs bed with en suite bath.  Entertain in style with the spacious kitchen that opens into the great room.  

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