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Home Buying in Santa Fe County : Real Estate Advice

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Fri May 5, 2017
Jpadoven asked:
Thu Aug 11, 2016
Sherri Beach asked:
Land is not subdivided, 21 year old single- wide mobile home, not on a permanent foundation, needs new plumbing and skirting, original septic from 1995 and the home being in fair condition...
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Fri Apr 8, 2016
Linda Berkowitz asked:
Fri Feb 12, 2016
bonmetz asked:
I am a retiree with zero debt and live in a cash society in Mexico. I am thinking of moving to Santa Fe and want to purchase a house. My house and car in Mexico are paid fo670 r, I have…
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Sun Oct 25, 2015
Gypsyfiona asked:
Sun Sep 27, 2015
Robert W Neill Jr answered:
A local real estate agent should be able to help you find a suitable and accessible property and you should be able to apply for a VA loan which offers really good terms.
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Tue Jul 21, 2015
Cherolyn Johnson asked:
Mon Jul 6, 2015
Will Gamble answered:
Go SFE Northwest,,,,affordable and as the children age you will want to keep an eye on them as eventually, they will all be spending lots of time and money around the Plaza.
Anywhere in or near SFE in PERFECT....we miss is sooooooo! GORMLEY is a standout Public School and when in doubt, ask Dell Fox who is a fabulous custom jewellery maker.......sorry for the True Britain English spelling.....DELL is a great lady and shop her store....tell her Will Gamble said "HELLO"! She had a lovely child and will always steer you correctly....For insurance, See The Kelly Agency..... ... more
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Thu May 14, 2015
Amy Boeckholt Wilt answered:
I bought a foreclosure in Santa Fe a year ago. I had a real estate agent that had expertise and experience with this and guided me thru the process. I went thru 3 previous agents until I found one that understood what I wanted. I used Lynn G-Scott at Logic Real Estate. Do your homework on the property. Is it in Santa Fe or in the county. I have a Santa Fe address but am about 15 miles from the city limits and love it. Many of the areas outside of the city have little or next to no crime. Does it have a well? A private well is best. Shared wells are not good. Need to register the well if you buy. Ownership does not follow the house title. Also, what do you have for water rights? Gas or LP/propane? Electric baseboard heat? Consider the utilities. Flat roof? Check the roof maintenance. There are several kinds of roofs--foam, tar, rubber, metal. Re-sealing my foam roof due to lack of prior maintenance was my biggest expense ($7500) next to appliances. I knew it needed work going in, but I got the house at a greatly reduced price. If the water is turned off, you may not be able to get an accurate idea of the plumbing. I had some basic maintenance ($1000) after the water being off for two years. Check the septic if there is one. Look for signs of water damage, etc. Review your taxes and plan to protest them if you buy a foreclosure. Property taxes are tricky business, but getting the property properly assessed after you buy will be key to long term ownership.

Summary: 1. Get a good real estate agent 2) be prepared for repair costs with a foreclosure, be realistic 3) inspect as much as you can before you buy
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Sat Feb 28, 2015
Diane Christner answered:
Try Chrome. I've not had issues using it.
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Thu Feb 12, 2015
Aaron Borrego answered:
Looks like the lot is 0.385163 of an acre. Let me know if you have any more questions. Thanks!

Aaron Borrego
Logic Real Estate
505-577-0740
santaferealtyproperties.com
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Sat Jan 31, 2015
Debra Liggett answered:
Hi Nance, The number of active listings in Santa Fe (87506) dropped by 5.1% from the previous month. Please feel free to visit my website at www.debraliggett.com and click on "market trends" for various reports in regards to Santa Fe. ... more
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Sat Jan 31, 2015
Guin White answered:
Spring and summer are considered the listing season. As such, we usually see more listing activity during these months. Also due to increased buyer interest lately, more sellers are testing the waters. ... more
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Sat Jan 31, 2015
Guin White answered:
Hi Debi. Although this point is negotiable, it is typical for the seller to pay for Title Insurance for the Buyer in Santa Fe.
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Sun Dec 14, 2014
Randy Stoker answered:
Hard or distasteful water supply, the reverse osmosis is a process to purify and clean the water for household consumption. Check the fence and cement walk ways for gold colored stains from irrigation which would indicate hard water. Sometimes you need a water softener and reverse osmosis system to provide adequate water for consumption. ... more
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Mon Nov 24, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
Tyler,
Without knowing a lot more, it's hard to say. Your asking for a volume discount, but you're assuming the seller has a better idea of the value than you do. Just because a list price is created, doesn't mean that is an actual value. List price is a strategy and could be off substantially.
See what you or your agent can find out about the seller's motivation. Write an offer and see where it leads you. If land sales are slow, they may be more open to doing something less than list. If they are not heavily motivated, they may sit at list price for years.
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Wed Nov 12, 2014
Myersjulie31 answered:
I think that in general, most people clean before they close a house just about anywhere. It helps to make it much easier for the new people moving in. It can be really difficult to get everything cleaned up and looking nice since it may take a very long time. However, I have a friend that is moving out of her apartment soon, but she is getting some cleaning services to help get it into better shape for the next owner. http://kathysqualitycleaning.com/Services.html ... more
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