Hello Kathy, I'm curious, Are you new to Albuquerque or just considering a different part of town?
This street, like so many in Albuquerque, is spotty and different in different areas.... Of course it's helpful to drive by homes you are considering, but as a green alternative to a tank of gas you can do this virtually by using the mapping features available through Google maps, Mapquest, or many other internet based mapping sources.
Better yet, a thoughtful buyers agent will set you up a search on our local MLS. Once established you can keep tabs on the homes you are interested in, send comments to your agent, get ALL the available details on the home, and use 3-D satellite mapping to check out the neighbors and area.
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