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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It depends on where you are talking about. Towner just west of Juan Tabo is a little rough, with a number of older four plexes, often with a few for sale. Towner continues up near Chelwood, almost up to Tramway, which is a nice area, with nice homes, although they are late 1960's homes and floorplans are a little choppy (some have small living areas). Homes in this area are typically low $2000k's. Overall, those are nice and worth considering. The four plexes down by Juan Tabo are often priced pretty well (need some work), so there could be a good investment found there every now and then. Towner also continues more to the west, down by Moon. Thos homes are fine too, although usually priced a little lower (mid $100k's). If I missed where you are talking about, just let me know, and I will address the specific location you are talking about and can even post a link to some comps, or send them to you. Just txt, call, or email me (or contact through Trulia or my website) and let me know. Use me as a free expert resource anytime! Happy house hunting Kathy!