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General Area in Albuquerque : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Feb 20, 2017
Laprivadalm answered:
For starters we have the best weather on the planet. Very outdoorsy types do well here. Incredible hiking, Sandias, beautiful mountain, a tram, the nations longest span, transports you from the desert floor to the top of the Sandia mountains were there is a lodge, ski resort and wonderful restaurant/lounge at 10,000 foot, overlooking the entire valley floor... A sunset here is just worldly! and by the way its not a ride ... its a flight! you arrive mountain top in less than three minutes! There are only three towers its amazing! Hike to the fire lookout... a 1933 conservation core fire lookout... stone cabin... very cool.

When in New MEXICO, ONE MUST TAKE A HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE... WE ARE KNOW WORLD WIDE FOR THE ALBUQUERQUE BALLON FIESTA, THE LARGEST HOT AIR BALLOONING EVENT IN THE WORLD!

Take the Rail Runner to Santa Fe! its a high speed bullet train, While at the Depot try a green chile hamburger! Old town, touristy... We also are surrounded by 6 Pueblos, Native American ARTS, JEWELY HISTORIC... IN FACT, One pueblo, Acoma is the oldest continually inhabited site in North America ! Definitely worth a visit!

and that's just a start! There is so much to do!
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Thu Mar 19, 2015
Yvonne Smith answered:
Try looking on these links:
City of ABQ
www.cabq.gov/onlinesvcs/crimestats
or City-Data
www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Albuquerque-New-Mexico.html

Then give me a call and I'll help you find your new home! ... more
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Wed Jan 7, 2015
Serena Hunter answered:
here is a great website with LOTS of information for 87111 - I hope it helps
http://www.city-data.com/zips/87111.html
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Sun Jul 20, 2014
Susan Ryerson answered:
As you drive through some of the older neighborhoods downtown, you can definitely see pockets of development. Here is an article from the Albuquerque Journal about one of the most significant development activities that will be happening: http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2014/05/02/downtown-s-4th-street-mall-reconstruction-to-begin.html. Would you like to connect to talk more about your goals? ... more
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Tue May 13, 2014
Steve Quintana answered:
Sir (Dude), your situation has Albuquerque written all over it; end of story. Give me a call sometime if you want to brainstorm your next move.
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Mon Mar 31, 2014
Steve Quintana answered:
Here are three lenders in town I like working with. Call me any time.

Jason Pike: 828-9400
Steve Sheldon: (505) 275-0200
Walt Viera: Bank of Albuq., 855-0593

Please contact me with questions.

Steve
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Thu Oct 3, 2013
Max Sklower answered:
the answer to your question will require many factors in what you would need to answer. if you will write to me at realty person can give you meaningful answers. Max Sklower.Owner of Broadcast Realty. No oblgation. Realtyperson@gmail.com. ... more
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Thu Oct 3, 2013
John C Foster answered:
Hi Pala. I'd suggest checking out www.cabq.gov (the official web site for the City of Albuquerque) for information on dog park locations and a bunch of additional information that may be helpful. There are a number of areas that may work for you and your pup. Let me know if I can help. Thank you. ... more
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Mon Aug 27, 2012
Greg Riley CRS, e-Pro,REC answered:
It's currently managed by the Builder KB Homes
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Thu Mar 22, 2012
David Stafford answered:
Any development of infrastructure like utilities, roads, clearing can help add value, but overall you may need to wait until there is more general development nearby.
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Thu Sep 15, 2011
The Venturi Team answered:
Hi – The Special Assessment District for this area has been in the works for many years and just recently the property owners and the city have come up with a plan the most can agree on. There is a group of land owners that have been pushing for the SAD because until there are utilities available, development cannot move forward. As I understand it… SADs cannot move forward unless it is proven that the value is increased by at least the cost of the improvements. Anyway… The person to talk to on this is Joe Archbold at Eagle Ranch Realty. He is a local Realtor and also owns property in this area. He has been closely involved in the master plan for Volcano Cliffs and the plans for bringing utilities to this area. Joe's number is 505-328-1331. ... more
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Thu Dec 24, 2009
William Staab answered:
Larabelle,

Tanoan country Club offers several different levels of membership, it also has tennis courts, seasonal swimming pool and a clubhouse. If the gated country club community does not appeal to you you may want to look for homes in the Sandia Heights, North Albuquerque Acres and High Desert Communities as well.

Since you are moving from out of state you can also contact the Albuquerque Visitors and Convention Bureau. They will send you a relocation package to help familiarize yourself with the individual neighborhoods.

You can reach their website from the link below:
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Wed Feb 25, 2009
jrmares answered:
If you want "great public schools" stay away from New Mexico. This state always makes the bottom of the list in education and child welfare. 300k in the university neighborhood (which is the best for what you are describing) will get you a 3 bedroom (max). The highland business neighborhood is more affordable, and is just on the outskirts of nobhill/university neighborhood. You can get a nice view of our mountains, a pretty sizable yard, 3 bed rooms and 2 baths within you budget. It's close to local stores, and it has quiet pocket neighborhoods away from main streets. The houses are older and have character, but they come with older build problems so be diligent in your inspection. Snow? Ha! Maybe once a season will we get a dusting. Snow becomes more common as you venture closer to the mountains. In regards to turning a property into a rental you want to be closer to the university (students are our largest renting demographic that will be looking for a house to rent). ... more
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Mon Sep 8, 2008
Jim DesJardins answered:
Greetings Angie,

I relocated to Albuquqerque from Chicago and have found it a great place to live. We have most of the attractions of a larger city but without all the hassle-and great weather and outdoor activities. My wife and I live in Nob Hill and really like it. We can walk to a variety of restaurants, cafes and shops and are also very close to the University of New Mexico (UNM) that has a varirty of activities available to the public. About 3-4 miles away is downtown and a couple of more miles away is Old Town. Addditionally we are near the I25 & I40 expressways and the airport. Prices for single family homes start at about $ 200,000 for 2 BR older (1950 or so) bunglalows and go up from there. My office, HydePark Realty is in Nob Hill and I am currently offering buyers a 1 1/2 % rebate at closing (may require lender approval). I would be interested in discussing the benefits of life in Nob Hill and other nearby areas at jim@hydeaprkrealtyabq.com or 505-503-1000. Thank you ... more
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Wed Nov 28, 2007
David Stafford answered:
Four Hills is very convenient and a very safe neighborhood. It is safe because of a few reasons:
(1) one way in/out
(2) private security patrols
(3) generally (not entirely) a more conservative nbrhd where homeowners are more likely to own firearms

This neighborhood is full of 1960's homes that are nice but often require updating, but any $ you invest will come back because of the prestige of Four Hills. If you want to be even more convenient and in a newer neighborhood, consider Willow Wood, between Elizabeth and Juan Tabo and Southern and Gibson - a great place with many people who work on KAFB, especially military and Sandia National Labs.

I realize this answer is late, but wanted to throw the info out there, and hope it proves helpful.
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