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Curb Appeal in New Mexico : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Dec 7, 2007
David Stafford answered:
Flooring - carpet
Colors - soothing (earth tones)
Lighting - soft
Overall, you want to create a warm, cozy, inviting space so they won't say "office" right away. You should also stage it as a bedroom so they can see that it fits the furniture and can be practical despite being a little quirky. You might also consider playing up the funkiness, by decorating to stay with a funky feel - they might just love it! ... more
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Tue Jul 10, 2007
J Lo answered:
Hi Athena:
While I don't know your particular city/county regulations - it seems that the developer could only benefit from continued maintenance of the median. If this fact is lost on the developer you have a couple of options.

Based on your covenants you should contact the managing entity of the Homeowners Association - if the developer is one and the same - they would still be held to the same standard as all other homeowners.

Try contacting the board of directors of the HOA (the developer should have the names of all board members) and ask them who the managing entity is. Then find out who is in charge of the Architectural Control Cmte. - again, this is usually who monitors resident compliance to the covenants.

If all else fails and the responses are unsatisfactory - your next step should be the city. Start at the council level.... No city council member is worth their weight if they let their district fall to disrepair. Contact the council member and let them know you would like their assistance. Make sure you get it on the agenda of the next council meeting.

Good luck in your endeavors!
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