Why Albuquerque is the Ideal City to Retire

Are you looking for the perfect place to retire? Check out what Albuquerque has to offer! Albuquerque offers many benefits for retirees over 55 seeking an ideal retirement destination. Noted by experts as one of the best places to retire in the country, Albuquerque provides low bus fares, excellent healthcare, and services to help retirees enjoy life to the fullest. … Read More

4 Reasons Why You Should Hire an Albuquerque Title Company

Purchasing or selling a home in Albuquerque is a major financial decision involving various parties and risks. To ensure the real estate transaction goes smoothly, hire an experienced title company. They can conduct title searches, resolve title issues, and provide insurance for extra protection. Your real estate agent can also help negotiate a fair price based on market research and … Read More

Appliance Repairs You Can Do Yourself (and Those You Shouldn’t)

Appliances play an essential role in our daily lives. When they break down, it can cause major disruption and expense. While professional repairs are often costly and time-consuming to schedule, many common appliance issues can be fixed by homeowners themselves in just minutes. With a bit of knowledge and elbow grease, Albuquerque homeowners can perform simple repairs on five common … Read More

Why Should You Work With the Sandi Pressley Team?

If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Albuquerque, there are clearly many options when it comes to who you work with. But when you take even a brief look at what The Sandi Pressley Team has to offer, the choice becomes clear. Sandi Pressley has been the top Albuquerque Real Estate Agent at Coldwell Banker for 37 … Read More

The Process of Buying Your First Home in Albuquerque

Buying a home is a complex process that requires careful preparation. Months before you begin your search, take steps to get ready. This article outlines the key steps for successfully purchasing your dream home in Albuquerque. Starting early and planning thoroughly are essential keys to success. First step in buying a house: pre-approval Before purchasing a home in Albuquerque, you … Read More

Just Listed! Check Out Our Latest Hot Albuquerque Properties!

Just listed! Check out our open house on 5300 Beebe Street NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111! These outstanding properties have just hit the market, so make sure you check them out before they sell. Contact the Sandi Pressley Team today for your exclusive showing. You can also check out all of our listings on our Featured Listings page. 5300 Beebe Street NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111Open … Read More

How to Use the Mortgage Interest Deduction

Homeowners who bought a home in Albuquerque after December 15, 2017 can deduct interest paid on the first $750,000 of their mortgage when itemizing their tax return. Other homeowners can deduct interest on the first $1 million of mortgage debt. The following is a guide to what to know about the mortgage interest deduction and how it works. The Basics … Read More

Can Albuquerque Homeowners Deduct Home Improvements on Their Taxes?

Are you wondering if you can write off your home improvements? Home improvements in Albuquerque can have tax implications, but only in certain situations. For taxes, a home improvement is defined as any work that significantly increases your home’s value, extends its useful life, or enables new uses for the property. The specifics of when home improvements impact taxes are … Read More

Happy New Year from The Sandi Pressley Team!

We hope you had an amazing 2023! We sure did, thanks to all of your support over the past year. Here’s to an equally great 2024! Here are some upcoming events in Albuquerque to help you ring in the new year. New Years Eve Before Dark Sun, Dec 31, 2:30 PMABQ BioPark Zoo903 10th St SW, Albuquerque, NM Looking for fun … Read More

Holiday Festivities Continue in Albuquerque

The holiday season may almost be over, but there are still great opportunities this week to keep in the spirit of the holidays in Albuquerque! Here are some of the festivities planned for this week. Last Minute Holiday Market Sat, Dec 23, 11 AM – 4 PMHigh Desert Flameworks7208 Jefferson St NE suite b, Albuquerque, NM Last Minute Holiday Market. Sip n’ shop with … Read More

Celebrate the Season with These Albuquerque Holiday Events

Get into the spirit of the holidays with these events coming this week in Albuquerque! Holiday Market at the ABQ Rail Yards Sat, Dec 9, 10 AM – Sun, Dec 10, 4 PM Rail Yards Market777 1st St SW, Albuquerque, NM Celebrate the holidays safely and support local small businesses in Albuquerque by visiting the Rail Yards. The 10th annual Holiday Market in Albuquerque … Read More

Why You Should Buy a Home in Albuquerque

If you’re thinking about buying a home in Albuquerque, you’ve made a wise choice. Albuquerque offers a diverse range of attractions, making it an appealing place to call home. The city boasts a favorable climate, rich history, vibrant arts scene, and a thriving culture. Its beautiful architecture adds to its charm. However, there are additional compelling reasons to consider buying … Read More

Happy Thanksgiving from The Sandi Pressley Team!

Warmest wishes this Thanksgiving from all of us at The Sandi Pressley Team. We’re truly grateful for your support and patronage. If you’re looking for a great way to spend more time with your friends and family this weekend, check out “Walking in a Winter Wonderland.” It’s a Thanksgiving Weekend Lighting and Performance Tour in Villa Hispana & Indian Village. The Thanksgiving Weekend … Read More

How to Avoid Having a Nightmare Neighbor

The Nightmare Neighbor. It sounds like a bad B-rated movie plot. The Nightmare Neighbor is notorious for complaining about the slightest inconveniences, such as leaving garbage cans out for a few extra minutes after trash pickup, a legally parked car outside his house, or even a dog sniffing his lawn. It is best to avoid any interaction with him. “Neighbors matter: more … Read More

Find the Perfect Gift at These Albuquerque Holiday Markets

With Halloween behind us, the holiday season is just around the corner. So now is a great time to ge thee jump on your holiday shopping. And what better way to find the perfect gift than at Albuquerque’s holiday shows? Here are a few upcoming holiday gift events to look plan for starting this weekend! Autumn Arts & Crafts Show … Read More

How Do Student Loans Affect Your Ability to Buy a Home in Albuquerque?

Student loan debt in the U.S. is skyrocketing, growing at a rate six times faster than the country’s economy. With over 43 million student borrowers in debt, the average debt load per person is a staggering $39,351. Carrying student loan debt can have several negative impacts on your life, one of which is its effect on your ability to secure … Read More

What You Should Know About Due Diligence When Buying a Home in Albuquerque

Due diligence is an important term in real estate, as well as in other contexts. It refers to the process of conducting thorough research and gathering information before making a significant purchase. In the case of buying a home in Albuquerque, due diligence involves learning about the neighborhood, school district, property history, proximity to amenities, and the specific terms of … Read More

It’s Time for the 2023 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta!

Every October, the skies of Albuquerque come alive with a vibrant display of over 500 balloons taking flight from Balloon Fiesta Park. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the largest hot-air balloon festival in the world, and it’s an event you won’t want to miss. As you wander through the festival, you’ll be surrounded by the mesmerizing sight of hot … Read More

Sell Your Albuquerque Home Faster With These Curb Appeal Tips

When selling your Albuquerque home, the first thing to prioritize is the curb appeal. Buyers often form their initial impression based on the exterior, whether online or during a drive-by. Maintaining the curb appeal is essential for selling your house successfully. It not only attracts potential buyers but also boosts your own satisfaction and productivity. What are some affordable ways … Read More

How to Deal With Clogged Drains in Your Albuquerque Home

Clogged drains are common in Albuquerque homes due to various reasons. In bathroom sinks, excessive hair buildup can occur, especially if used for shaving regularly. Kitchen sinks may have greaser buildup or other substances that restrict water flow and eventually lead to complete blockage. Unclogging a drain line can be done by most people with basic tools and drain cleaner … Read More

Save Money on Your Albuquerque Home Decor with These “Fake” Ideas

“Fake it till you make it” is what they say in the military. But that saying can also be true of home decor. Today, faux is the way to go when it comes to making your Albuquerque home look like a million bucks. You can create a great-looking space, even if it wasn’t built this way, and without spending a lot of … Read More

Is It Time to Downsize Your Albuquerque Home?

Our lives are constantly evolving, and what once may have been the perfect home in Albuquerque for you and your family may no longer suit your needs. If you find yourself questioning whether it’s time to downsize, this article will explore 6 signs that may indicate it’s the right decision for you. From financial considerations to lifestyle changes, these signs … Read More

It’s Time for the New Mexico State Fair!

It’s time for the fair! The New Mexico State Fair has been a beloved event for New Mexicans since 1938. It serves as a gathering place for locals to come together and celebrate various aspects of their culture and heritage. From local food and competition to showcasing creativity and the state’s rich agricultural history, the fair offers something for everyone … Read More

Check Out Our Latest Hot Albuquerque Properties!

If you’re looking to expanding your living space or the perfect place to build your dream home, we have just what you’re looking for! These outstanding Albuquerque properties have recently hit the market, so make sure you don’t let these opportunities get away!  Contact the Sandi Pressley Team today for your exclusive showing. You can also check out all of our … Read More

What Are All the Costs of Buying a Home in Albuquerque?

If you’re a first-time homebuyer in Albuquerque, you’re no doubt already aware that buying a home involves more than just a mortgage payment. There are other costs included in the process of buying a home. It’s important to be aware of those costs in advance so that you can make the best decisions during the process.  Here’s a helpful overview … Read More

Why Does a Home Inspection Matter for Albuquerque Home Buyers?

Buying a home is an exciting yet significant investment. A complete home inspection is crucial to ensure that buyers make informed decisions. A home inspection gives buyers an in-depth understanding of the property’s condition, helping them identify potential issues before finalizing the purchase. This blog will discuss what a home inspection entails and highlight the key elements it covers. Structural … Read More

The Oppenheimer Experience: Unlocking the Secrets of Albuquerque, NM

Nestled in the heart of New Mexico lies the vibrant city of Albuquerque, known for its rich cultural heritage and breathtaking natural beauty. However, beneath its seemingly tranquil surface, this city holds a fascinating piece of history that has forever altered the course of science and the world: the Oppenheimer experience. With a blockbuster movie taking theaters by storm, join … Read More

Why work with Sandi Pressley? Here are Sandi’s Points of Difference!

Choosing a real estate agent and partner for your home sale or buying journey is the key to success. Not all agents and teams are created equal, not by a long shot. Knowing the difference and doing the research necessary to ensure your success is important. Take a look at what sets Sandi and her team apart from others in … Read More

Designing the Perfect Outdoor Living Space for your Albuquerque Home!

As modern society becomes more connected, many seek solace in nature, craving a space to unwind and rejuvenate. Outdoor living spaces are trendy and here to stay and are a natural extension of our indoor spaces, offering a seamless blend of comfort and natural beauty. Whether you have a sprawling Albuquerque backyard or a cozy balcony, creating an outdoor oasis … Read More

The History & Ghost Tours of Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico!

In the heart of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Old Town is a captivating blend of history and ghostly tales. This vibrant neighborhood holds centuries of stories within its adobe walls and cobblestone streets. Embarking on a history and ghost tour of Old Town Albuquerque takes you on a captivating journey through time, where you’ll discover the city’s cultural heritage while uncovering … Read More

Celebrate the 4th of July at Freedom 4th!

We hold our nation’s Independence Day and our freedom sacred in our country, and the city of Albuquerque shares in that spirit with its Freedom 4th celebration at Balloon Fiesta Park! This highly energetic, patriotic event occurs on Tuesday, July 4th, from 3:00 – 10:00 pm. It is a family-friendly event that is a crowd-pleaser in all aspects. Get ready for boot-stomping live … Read More

Albuquerque Summer Home Selling Tips!

Summertime is always a great time to sell your home, but it doesn’t mean you forego any attention to the details. You want potential home buyers to feel welcome and to be able to visualize your space as their own. But first and foremost, your home must make an amazing first impression.  Here are some tips to ensure you make … Read More

Top Kitchen Trends Buyers are Wanting NOW!

Design Trends come and go, and we’ve seen lots of wonderful, and some a little over-the-top choices over the years, now let’s check out what the 2023 home buyers are looking for in their DREAM KITCHENS for 2023. The kitchen is getting a makeover with this new class. So, get ready for some major changes. What are your MUST-HAVES for … Read More

Our Top 3 Picks for Coffee & Tea in Albuquerque!

Ooh the smell, it just gives us a boost immediately when we walk in the door. We all need that morning and afternoon pick-me-up cup of coffee or tea. Do you have a favorite local shop to visit? We’ve picked 3 local favorites to highlight today that have great ambiance, fantastic drinks, and are local legends. Cutbow Coffee Roastology– Truly … Read More

What does it mean when a home is Contingent?

When a home buyer is searching for their dream home, many times they will find a home they want only to discover it is in the contingent status.  But what does that mean? When a home is in a contingent status it means that the seller has accepted the offer from the buyer, but certain contingencies need to be met … Read More

Hiking Trails of Albuquerque to Explore!

We are surrounded by some of the most gorgeous landscapes in the country. Whether you’re looking to explore the area or just get out for some fresh air by biking or hiking…Albuquerque has the right trails for you. Today we’re sharing 3 of our favorites in the area, so get out and enjoy the wonderful community we get to call … Read More

Memorial Day Weekend Events to Enjoy Around Albuquerque!

What are your Memorial Day weekend plans? If you’re looking for some fun, you may want to check out these Albuquerque favorites! Calling all craft beer lovers!  This is your time. Spanning 11 days from May 25th through June 4th in Albuquerque is the great ABQ Beer Week. Anticipated by craft beer aficionados all year long, this event celebrates so many awesome Albuquerque … Read More

Excellent Albuquerque Restaurants to Enjoy!

All of us here at the Sandi Pressley Team adore the abundance of delicious restaurants available to us in the Albuquerque area. We sure are blessed with a diverse mix of ethnicities and amazing chefs that continually whip up the most delectable dishes around. Many of us have had the opportunity to travel around the country and many different parts of the … Read More

Should You Sell Your Albuquerque Home by Yourself?

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Selling a home can be challenging, especially if you decide to sell your home in Albuquerque on your own, otherwise known as a For Sale By Owner or FSBO. Yet now more than ever, enlisting the help of an agent to help sell your home is critical to the success of the sale, as well as your safety. Here are … Read More

Spend a Special Day with Mom in Albuquerque With These Events

Mother’s Day is coming up next week! Have you planned the perfect day to spend with mom in Albuquerque? If not, here are some great events coming up that will make this a special day for everyone. Mother’s Day in Old Town Sun, May 14, 1 – 5 PMOld Town, Albuquerque, NM This free event that celebrates Mom on her special day in … Read More

The Difference Between a Mortgage Lender and Servicer

When obtaining a home loan in Albuquerque, selecting a lender is the first step. A lender can refer to all parties involved in the loan process from the borrower’s perspective, but in actuality, they do not handle all aspects. Mortgage servicers may take over the loan after closing and handle day-to-day administration until it is paid off. Mortgage lenders can … Read More

Save Money on Your Albuquerque Bathroom Remodel

Remodeled Bathroom

Bathroom remodeling projects can be expensive, so it’s important to start planning with an ideal goal in mind and make adjustments as necessary. When considering a remodel of your outdated or inefficient bathroom, planning is especially critical as the budget can balloon quickly if costs aren’t managed properly. Don’t hesitate to consult with renovation professionals as they are well-versed in … Read More

Is an IKEA Kitchen Remodel Right for Your Albuquerque Home?

Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen remodels are a costly yet popular project among Albuquerque homeowners. With the ongoing pandemic forcing people to spend more time at home, many are considering remodeling their kitchens. To save money, some homeowners opt for the IKEA kitchen route. While it can save thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars, it’s important to know certain things about an … Read More

Check Out These Hot “Just Listed” Albuquerque Properties!

If you’re in the market for the perfect home for sale in Rio Rancho or Albuquerque, here are two HOT listings ready for your inspection. These homes offer outstanding amenities and prime locations in the Albuquerque area. Contact the Sandi Pressley team at 505-263-2173 to get more information and schedule a viewing of these fine homes. You can also check out all … Read More

March Is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month

March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month, a time to educate ourselves on what can be harmful to our furry friends here in our Albuquerque homes. Knowing what substances and items can be toxic to our pets is crucial in keeping them healthy and safe. By being aware of potential hazards and taking preventative measures, we can ensure our pets … Read More

Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

As the days get longer and the weather warms up in Albuquerque, it’s the perfect time to get outdoors and start tackling some bigger home projects. With the threat of winter storms now gone, it’s a great opportunity to look for any damage that may have occurred and make any necessary repairs. Additionally, it’s a good idea to get your … Read More

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Albuquerque

St. Patrick's Day

It’s time to get into the spirit of the Irish this coming week in Albuquerque. If you haven’t scheduled time to enjoy the holiday, here are a few events to plan for this St. Patrick’s Day! Albuquerque Official St Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl Fri, Mar 17, 4 PM Albuquerque, NM Time to shine those shiny shamrocks all day long for the … Read More

How to Move Smarter and Save in Albuquerque

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Moving to or from Albuquerque, or anywhere, can be expensive. But there are ways to make it more affordable. This blog post will give you tips on how to move smarter and save money during the relocation process. From packing supplies and organizing your belongings, to finding the best moving companies and storage options, these tips will help you make … Read More

Smart Home Improvements That Will Increase the Value of Your Albuquerque Home

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Are you looking to add value to your home? One of the best ways to do this is by making smart home improvements. From energy-efficient appliances to smart home automation systems, there are plenty of ways to upgrade and enhance your home without breaking the bank. Home improvement projects are a great option for Albuquerque home owners who want to … Read More

Just Listed! Check Out Our Latest Hot Albuquerque Properties!

Los Lunas Home for Sale

What more could you ask for in a luxury home than to be located in one of the most scenic places on earth? Our top luxury homes for sale in Albuquerue offer everything you can imagine, including stunning views of the Sandia mountains and the surrounding area. Feel free to contact Sandi Pressley and her team at 505-263-2173 to get … Read More

Does Your Smart Home Need a Hub?

Woman using an iPhone

There is a lot of talk about smart Albuquerque homes, which may require a hub. It makes life easier when you automate your home. Using a smart home hub, you can connect devices from different manufacturers and then have them interact with one another. With an automation hub, you can control everything connected to your home from one app. However, … Read More

Mistakes to Avoid When Investing in Albuquerque Real Estate

Exterior of a large home

Real estate can seem complicated to people regardless of whether they are first-time homebuyers or experienced investors. There is a lot to learn about mortgages, contracts, and market analysis. When you have the right knowledge and resources, you can easily navigate through this potential minefield. Real estate can be a great way for you and your family to build wealth … Read More

These Mid-Priced Albuquerque Homes are the Ideal Upgrade

Albuquerque Home for Sale

Are you in the market for an Albuquerque home that offers a bit more space and features than your current home? Maybe you have a growing family and just need more room? These fine Albuquerque homes offer all the space and features you need for an expanding lifestyle. Feel free to contact Sandi Pressley and her team at 505-263-2173 to … Read More

Why You Should Move to Albuquerque

Old Town Poco A Poco Plaza

Are you thinking about relocating to a city that has everything? With a great climate, affordable living, authentic cuisine, and plenty of outdoor activities, Albuquerque is a great place to call home. Whether you plan to live here temporarily or permenantly, the city offers unparalleled opportunities. Cost of Living Home prices in Albuquerque are below the national average, which is … Read More

How Are Home Prices in Albuquerque Affected by Inflation?

Close up of printed money

Inflation has been in the news quite a bit lately. A number of categories saw significant increases, including cars, gas, food and restaurant meals. Compared to last year, core inflation increased 4% in September. Because of COVID-19, factories in Asia continue to close and operations at U.S. ports are slowed. High demand and significant bottlenecks in the supply chain will … Read More

New Albuquerque Home Owner? These Items are a Must

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Being a new homeowner in Albuquerque is quite a learning experience. No matter what the project you try to tackle, it seems like there’s always something that will catch you by surprise. Yet if you have the right items handy, then you can be better prepared for any scenario. By stocking your home with these following items, you’ll be ready … Read More

Start 2023 in One of These HOT Mid-Priced Albuquerque Homes

Albuquerque Home For Sale

There’s no better way to start the new year than in a new home. And these mid-priced Albuquerque homes are just waiting for you to move in and start a new life in 2023. Feel free to contact Sandi Pressley and her team at 505-263-2173 to get more information and schedule a viewing of these fine homes. You can also … Read More

Why Albuquerque Home Inspections are So Important

Man performing home inspection

The process of buying and selling a home in Albuquerque involves inspections. By doing this, buyers can avoid spending money on expensive repairs later on, and sellers can prepare their properties for a quick sale. Furthermore, regular home inspections help homeowners learn how to maintain, enhance, and increase the value of their properties. Here are the things you should know … Read More

5 Things You Should Know Before Installing Granite Counters

Granite Kitchen Countertop

Interior designers have for years tried to break homeowners’ addiction to granite counters. Alternative surfaces have been introduced such as stainless steel, concrete, glass, quartz, wood, and marble, but these surfaces lack granite’s luxury look. Here are five things you need to know if you’re getting granite countertops in your Albuquerque home for the first time: Choose the Right Stone … Read More

OUR LATEST HOT ALBUQUERQUE PROPERTIES!

Just listed! These latest Albuquerque properties for sale are just what the real estate market has been waiting for. Whether you’re looking for the perfect starter home or ready to upgrade your lifestyle, these homes have what you need. Contact the Sandi Pressley Team today for your exclusive showing. 11208 HAINES Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112 Welcome Home! This adorable … Read More

The Rent is Too High! Now is the Time to Buy!

For Rent Sign in Window

The rent is just too high! That’s why many people in Albuquerque find that owning a home makes more sense financially and in terms of lifestyle than renting. Even though it’s a seller’s market and homes may cost more than they have in the last couple of years, owning a home still makes sense over renting. These are some of … Read More

Halloween Fun This Weekend in Albuquerque

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Are you ready to get spooky this weekend in Albuquerque? Here are some goulish events coming up that are perfect for any age! Ghouls on Parade: Halloween Festival & Parade 2022 Sat, Oct 29, 10 PM – Sun, Oct 30, 1 AM Morningside Park, 3901 Lead Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM Welcome to Ghouls on Parade presented by New Mexico Entertainment … Read More

Important Questions to Ask When Buying a Home in Albuquerque

Ask Sign

Because Albuquerque home inventory is low, some buyers might panic and buy before they are ready, which means they might end up with a home that isn’t right for them. You should take your time when searching for a home. Your patience might lead you to miss out on a few homes, but you’ll be glad you did. Take your … Read More

Can You Back Out of a Home Sale if You Get a Higher Offer?

Person holding house keys

Albuquerque home sellers sometimes find themselves accepting an offer only to receive an even higher offer shortly afterwards. There can be a lot of strategic juggling involved, but generally, a seller cannot back out without facing legal repercussions. As soon as you agree to a sale, you’re bound by the terms drawn up by the real estate agent. The contract … Read More

Should You Buy or Build Your First Home in Albuquerque?

Aerial view of home being built

The experience of owning your first home in Albuquerque can be exciting, but it can also be challenging. You need to consider many factors before building or buying a new home. Choosing between buying and building is tricky, as both options have their advantages and disadvantages. Several factors need to be considered, including location, cost, budget, space, sustainability, family size, … Read More

Get Ready for the 2022 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta!

October is almost here, and everyone in Albuquerque, as well as the rest of the word, knows what that means – The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! The fiesta is scheduled to start on October 1st and run through the 9th. This is a particularly special fiesta, as the 2020 event was canceled. But even better yet, this is the 50th … Read More

How Do Construction Loans Work?

Construction worker framing a house

Building a custom home rather than buying an existing property in Albuquerque might require a construction loan. This type of loan covers only the cost of building a custom house and covers a short time period. Your home must then be completed before you can apply for a mortgage. You use the mortgage to pay for your completed home. A … Read More

Wrap Up Summer in Albuquerque With These Fun Festivals

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Get ready to wrap up summer this month in Albuquerque with these fun festivals and market. There’s something to do for the whole family this weekend! New Mexico Shakespeare Festival 2022 Aug 5 – Sep 3 New Mexico Veterans Memorial 1100 Louisiana Blvd SE #5009, Albuquerque, NM We are delighted to announce that our exciting 2022 season will run August … Read More

Easier Ways to Remove Old Wallpaper

Bedroom Wallpaper

Do you enjoy removing wallpaper? Of course not! It’s a task that never reaches the top 10 “fun things to do” list for most people. But if you’re planning to sell your home in Albuquerque, then removing old wallpaper really is a must. So how do you remove it without removing your sanity as well? Check to See If Your … Read More

Albuquerque Home Buying Misconceptions

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Are you ready to buy your first home in Albuquerque? If so, it can be an exciting time. But times change, and some of the things that were true in the past about home buying are not true anymore. There are also a number of misconceptions circulating that can confuse a home buyer, whether it’s your first home or your … Read More

What Happens During the Final Walk-Through?

New homeowner receiving house key

It’s already a stressful process when you buy a house in Albuquerque. Home inventory is low right now, despite falling prices in many markets and rising interest rates. The shortage of inventory has led some buyers to waive home inspections or use escalation clauses in their contracts, which they wouldn’t normally do. Whatever you do to get your dream home … Read More

7 Tips for a Modern Kitchen

Modern Kitchen

In order to increase storage space and comfort, avoid cleaning, and move easily around the kitchen after years of collecting different types of utensils, kitchen essentials, and kitchen appliances, it’s a smart idea to renovate your Albuquerque kitchen. Make your kitchen more organized and functional with these new-age kitchen remodeling ideas. 1. Splash Paint If you want a loud vibe … Read More

Our Latest HOT Albuquerque Homes for Sale!

Albuquerque Home For Sale

If you’ve been waiting for the ideal mid-priced Albuquerque home to hit the market, here are two outstanding homes for sale for you to consider. They offer tos of room and emmenitites for the price. But don’t wait, as these hot homes are sure to sell fast! Feel free to contact Sandi Pressley and her team at 505-263-2173 to get … Read More

Stay Cool at These Top Albuquerque Pools

Swimming Pool

There’s no better way to spend a summer day than at the pool. Whether you prefer indoor or outdoor pools, Albuquerque has a fine selection of pools to help you stay cool. Here’s a few of the best pools in the area. West Mesa Aquatic Center 6705 Fortuna Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87121 Spacious indoor & outdoor aquatic facility with … Read More

Have a Happy 4th of July in Albuquerque!

Get ready to celebrate our freedom in Albuquerque this weekend! These upcoming events will give your family the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation for our independance. Freedom 4th Mon, Jul 4, 9 PM400 Marquette Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM Plan to bring the family to Balloon Fiesta Park to celebrate our country’s Independence Day. Enjoy national headliner, Shenandoah, and the … Read More

Just Listed! Our Latest HOT Properties!

Whether you’re looking for the perfect first home, or ready to step up to a luxury setting, we have you covered with these two new HOT Albuquerque homes. But don’t wait, as these fine listings are sure to go fast! Feel free to contact Sandi Pressley and her team at 505-263-2173 to get more information and schedule a viewing of these outstanding … Read More

Maintain Your Appliances and Save Money

You’ve seen it before. The washing machine stops washing, leaking on the floor. The stove cuts out just before a big meal. The fridge cuts out and spoils the food. These disasters can be avoided or delayed with just a few easy DIY maintenance steps. And the best part is that you can do them yourself. Here’s a few things … Read More

Protecting Your Albuquerque Home from Radon

Radon. We’ve all heard about it. We know it can be harmful. But what exactly is Radon and how can it be a danger in your Albuquerque home? Radon is an invisible, odorless gas that can seep into various types of structures, including but not limited to basements, slabs and crawl spaces. The only way to know if it is present at dangerous levels … Read More

What If You Inherit a Home in Albuquerque?

There is a range of emotions that can arise from inheriting a house. Perhaps you feel sad because you have lost someone close to you. Knowing what to do next and the financial impact can also be overwhelming. A house is also a very valuable asset, so it can be exciting as well. How should you proceed if you inherit … Read More

Protect Yourself from Crooked Albuquerque Contractors

contractor with power drill

We’ve all heard the stories. An overcharging contractor, a subcontractor who did shoddy work, or a contractor who disappeared altogether. There are unfortunately an almost infinite number of bad apples in the Albuquerque construction and home improvement industries. In order to gain your business, they promise the world, but then run off with your money. These scams target many unsuspecting … Read More

The Top 5 Places to Visit in Albuquerque

Sandia Peak Tramway

Nestled in the Rio Grande Valley at the foot of the Sandia Mountains, Albuquerque is a high desert metropolis that welcomes millions of visitors a year. From stunning landscapes made familiar to many by the popular television series Breaking Bad, to museums that highlight the city’s American Indian and Southwestern heritages, Albuquerque offers an abundance of activities and sights for … Read More

Say Thanks to Mom With Brunch at These Top Albuquerque Restaurants

Happy Mother's Day

Still looking for the perfect way to say thanks to mom this Mother’s Day weekend? Brunch is always a great way to spend quality time with mom. And of course, Albuquerque has plenty of outstanding restaurants where you can enjoy a lovely meal with her. Here are some of the best places to find Sunday brunch in Albuquerque. Level 5 … Read More

How to Find the Home That’s Right for You in Albuquerque

Finding the home of your dreams in Albuquerque can be an amazing experience. You can fall head over heels for a home the second you step into the living room, and just fall more and more in love as you walk through the rest of it. This can make you overlook some major flaws that you wouldn’t have if you … Read More

JUST LISTED!! Take a Look at Our HOT Albuquerque Homes!

6500 PONDEROSA Avenue NE

Whether you’re looking for the perfect entry level home or want to step into the perfect mid-priced home, these HOT new Albuquerque listings are ready for you to move in. Our homes sell fast, so act now to see these fantatic listings! Feel free to contact Sandi Pressley and her team at 505-263-2173 to get more information and schedule a … Read More

How to Know if You’re Overpaying for a Home in Albuquerque

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Overpaying for a home is an issue Albuquerque home buyers are experiencing right now. Markets across the city and country are incredibly hot. Housing supply is low, and demand is high. In many cases, buyers find themselves in bidding wars when they attempt to buy a house. You are more likely to overpay for a house if you are involved … Read More

Financing Tips for Buying a Home in Albuquerque

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Buying a new home comes with financial risks, no matter how ready you are. There’s liability, increased cost of living, unexpected stress, and more time commitments. Yet the benefits are equal to the risks. Owning a home can also be a good way to build wealth. Here are 5 basic financial tips you need to know if you plan to … Read More

What Does “As-Is” Mean When Buying a Home in Albuquerque?

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Choosing a home for sale in Albuquerque may involve seeing some listings marketed with the term “as-is.” When a home is sold as-is, it’s appealing to sellers because they don’t have to spend time or money fixing certain things. This is an effective option for those who wish to sell quickly. Albuquerque home buyers will usually find the homes cheaper … Read More

Can a USDA Home Loan Help You Buy a Home in Albuquerque?

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Would you like some assistance in buying a house in the rural areas around Albuquerque? One of the least-known programs of the USDA is its mortgage program. There is a mortgage assistance program available to eligible buyers in rural areas, which could apply to areas around Albuquerque. A USDA loan is issued through the USDA Rural Development Guaranteed Housing Loan … Read More

Discover Albuquerque with These Exciting Activities

Old Town Poco A Poco Plaza

Whether you plan to buy a home soon in Albuquerque or have lived here for a while, there’s always something fascinating to discover here. The rich history of Albuquerue is matched only by it’s stunning beauty. If you’re looking for ways to discover more about this amazing area, check out these fun and exciting things to do in Albuquerque! The … Read More

Make Your Albuquerque Home More Sustainable

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Many of us in Albuquerque are concerned about sustainability and being as eco-friendly as possible. Making your life more sustainable doesn’t have to be expensive, and this includes your home decor. Listed below are simple, practical ways you can achieve a more sustainable and often healthier lifestyle through your interior design. Material Selection It is possible to design a more … Read More

Are You Priced Out of Buying Your First Home in Albuquerque?

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When it comes to buying a house, Albuquerque first-time homebuyers have a serious problem. Despite an easing in acceleration, home prices continue to rise at record levels. This trend is likely to continue for several reasons. Motivated buyers are plentiful, housing supply is limited, and mortgage rates are low. Prices for almost everything, including homes, are rising due to inflation. … Read More

Should You Make a Cash Offer on a Home in Albuquerque?

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If you’ve been in the market to buy a home in Albuquerque, you’ve no doubt come across the concept of cash buying. Usually, it’s a tactic meant to sweeten the deal. But there are, as always, pros and cons of buying a home with cash. It’s Less Common Not as many home buyers are buying with cash these days. It’s … Read More

Mortgage Principal Explained

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When you get a mortgage to buy a home in Albuquerque, you are taking out a long-term loan. Mortgages are used to finance the purchase of a home. As well as repaying your principal, you make interest payments to your lender. Your house and land serve as collateral for the loan. A mortgage consists of two basic components: principal and … Read More

The Hardest Part of Buying a Home in Albuquerque

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There is no one way to buy a house, and everyone experiences it differently. One element of buying a home in Albuquerque may be challenging for you while another element may be more challenging for another. In general, a lot of people say the following things are the most challenging when buying a house. Home Price Since the pandemic, home … Read More

Celebrate 2022 in Albuquerque!

Happy New Year

It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. But now it’s time to welcome the new year 2022 in Albuquerque! Here are some New Year Celebrations in Albuquerque the whole family can enjoy. New Year’s Eve Before Dark Friday, December 31, 2021 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Albuquerque Museum 2000 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM Celebrate New Year’s Eve … Read More

Travel Safely This Holiday Season

The holiday season is rounding out for 2021. Its been a very special season for many Albuquerque residents. Let’s keep it that way. Will you be traveling over the upcoming holidays? If so, there are some safety steps you should take. TAKING TO THE HIGHWAY Make sure your car is in good condition for a road trip. Pack an emergency … Read More

Holiday Fun Continues this Weekend in Albuquerque with these Amazing Events!

Holiday Events This Weekend

The holiday season brings so many blessings, joy, laughter, and fun. Bringing family and friends together to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season and the Albuquerque area has so much to offer for everyone. This weekend brings an array of exciting activities and events you won’t want to miss! These are some of our favorites. Trolley of Lights … Read More

Warm Up at These Top Albuquerque Coffee Shops

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As the days get colder in Albuquerque, no doubt you’re looking for a great way to warm up and wake up. Why not skip the regular coffee stops and try something special? These taop-rated coffee shops serve soem of the best hot beverages in Albuquerque. Try one of these top spots on your next coffee quest. Cutbow Coffee 1208 Rio … Read More

Holiday Joy Continues in Albuquerque!

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The holiday fun is in full swing in Albuquerque! If you’re ready to get into the spirit of the season, here are a few events to check out during the next month. And for more Christmas fun, check out our blog on our other website. Lights of Enchantment November 19, 2021 – January 1, 2022 Lights Of Enchantment is the … Read More

Happy Thanksgiving!

Give Thanks

The Sandi Pressley Team would like to wish all of our family, friends, and clients the very best of times this week as we show our thanks in Albuquerque. We’re especially thankful for the opportunity to work with all of our wonderful clients. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to help you with your real estate needs this past … Read More