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?


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

Choosing the Right Home Builder in Albuquerque

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It can be daunting to begin the process of building a custom home rather than buying one of the existing ones in Albuquerque. You know what you’re getting when you buy an existing home. There is a lot of uncertainty when doing a custom build. Choosing a home builder is the first thing you need to do. What you should … Read More

Enhance Your Lifestyle With Our Luxury Albuquerque Homes for Sale

315 Laguna Seca Lane

If you’re ready to enter the luxury home market in Albuquerque, there’s no better place to start than with our latest featured luxury listings. Whether you’re looking for extra room for your family, meticulous contruction and features, or a spectacular view, these homes are sure to please. Feel free to contact Sandi Pressley and her team at 505-263-2173 to get … Read More

Making Your Albuquerque Home Appeal to Remote Workers

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More and more Albuquerque home buyers are working remotely, which has changed what they want in a home. Businesses are choosing to delay reopenings or go remote full-time, and buyers are looking for homes with more space to accommodate their work needs. It is assured that you will find a buyer for the extra room you have in your home … Read More

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween in Albuquerque!

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It’s time to put on your scary face and have some good old fashioned Halloween fun this weekend in Albuquerque! Here are a few tips to keep your family safe: Keep activities outdoor Adults who are supervising the children should be vaccinated and also wear masks All children should wear a cloth mask (or appropriate mask; costume related masks are … Read More

New to Site Today! Check Out Our Latest Albuquerque Homes for Sale

14412 Oakwood Place

When homes like this hit the market in Albuquerque, there’s no time to waste! Whether you’re looking for the perfect entry level home, or want to step up to a more luxurious setting, these fine homes are definitely worth a look! Feel free to contact Sandi Pressley and her team at 505-263-2173 to get more information and schedule a viewing … Read More

Create More Space in Your Albuquerque Home

Custom Entryway

Are you running out of space to store things in your Albuquerque home? Most home owners find it hard to create more storage space in their home. Here’s a few tips that can help you free up some space and organize all of your stuff. A New View One way to find new ways to store items is to give … Read More

Our Latest Albuquerque Hot Properties are Packed With Features

6713 Promenade Ave NE

Are you looking for a mid-priced Albuquerque home packed with features? Our latest listings offer everything you need in a modern home, with newer construction or tons of upgrades. These homes are certain to sell fast, so make sure you schedule a showing today. Feel free to contact Sandi Pressley and her team at 505-263-2173 to get more information and … Read More

Moving With Dogs? What to Look for In an Albuquerque Home.

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Over the last several years, data has shown that millennials’ real estate purchases are largely motivated not necessarily by proximity to work or readiness for marriage and kids, but rather by their desire to provide their dogs with a comfortable environment. Here are a few things to look for if you’re looking to buy a house in Albuquerque with a … Read More

There’s a Home for Every Budget With These Hot Albuquerque Properties

6601 Tauton Road NW

There’s a home for every budget with our hot Albuquerque properties! Whether you’re looking for your first home, wanting to upgrade, or looking for a more luxurious life, these fine homes are ready for your inspection. These homes are certain to sell fast, so make sure you schedule a showing today. Feel free to contact Sandi Pressley and her team … Read More

Have a Fun Labor Day Weekend With These Albuquerque Events

State Fair Ride

Looking for a great way to celebrate the Labor Day weekend? There’s plenty of ways to have fun the next week in Albuquerque. Here are some of the events to plan for. New Mexico State Fair Sep 9 – 19 Expo New Mexico Since 1938 the New Mexico State Fair has been a favorite gathering place for New Mexicans to … Read More

What You Should Know About Closing Costs

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Purchasing a home in Albuquerque comes with many expenses, including closing costs. Often, these costs come as a surprise to inexperienced homebuyers and drastically affect their budgets. In spite of the seemingly additional costs, with a little planning, you can prepare for the added expenses. Planning ahead when searching for a new home can make the process easier. How can … Read More

The Top Neighborhoods in Albuquerque

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Are you looking to buy a new home in Albuquerque? If so, you already know that location matters. What neighborhoods in Albuquerque will best serve your needs and lifestyle? comes out with a yearly list of the best neighborhoods in Albuquerque. Here are the top 3 neighborhoods from that list. Contact us today to view homes in any of … Read More

Is an Open Floorplan Right for You?

Open Floorplan

There seems to be a trend lately of open floor plans. In case you decide this is the floorplan you cannot live without in Albuquerque, you may find it helpful to weigh the pros and cons. The open floor plan does have many advantages, but it is not suitable for everyone. If you’re considering an open floor plan home, here … Read More

Will Hiring an Attorney Help When Buying a Home in Albuquerque?

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In the process of buying or selling a home in Albuquerque, a real estate attorney may or may not be necessary, but how do you know? If you are able to understand their role and what they do, you can determine if they are the right person for your team. What Do Real Estate Lawyers Do? What are the general … Read More

Should You Buy a Home With a Pool in Albuquerque


A pool might sound like a great idea if you’re searching for a new home in Albuquerque. Keeping cool is important in this climate since it gets hot. Pools are extremely popular right now, so popular that there are waiting lists for pool contractors and a shortage of maintenance items like chlorine. Does pool ownership live up to its hype? … Read More

Get More Room With These Latest Listings


Is your family growing and you need some extra room? If you’re looking to expand your living area, you can’t beat these two outstanding values. One of these homes offers 7 bedrooms and 3,566 sq ft of room! Check out these great properties while can! Feel free to contact Sandi Pressley and her team at 505-263-2173 to get more information … Read More

Price Reduced on These Roomy Albuquerque Homes

4621 Congress Avenue NW

If you’re looking for a fantastic deal on a feature-packed home in Albuquerque, look no further! These outstanding homes have just been reduced in price and offer the perfect opportunity for the first-time home buyer or those looking to move into a more roomy home. Contact Sandi and her team at 505-263-2173 to schedule a viewing. You can browse all … Read More

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!

4th of July

“Freedom lies in being bold.” – Robert Frost We would like to wish all of you the best this Independence Day. We’ve been thought so much over the past year. But we persevered and are bold. And that’s what makes us free. If you want to celebrate the 4th with a grand event, come to the Rio Rancho 4th of … Read More

The Comeback of the Dining Room

Dining Room

For a while, many Albuquerque home owners had lost interest in dining rooms. Formal dining rooms didn’t get decorated or even used since homeowners weren’t motivated to do so. But that may be changing. The dining room has lost its footing over the years to expanded kitchen eateries and admonished for its lack of use, but the formal dining room … Read More

Luxury Living Is Yours With These Spectacular Listings!

10200 Corona Avenue NE

Are you in the market for a luxury Albuquerque home that offers the very height of custom distinction? A full array of luxury features await you in each of these unique and amazing estates. Please contact us for an exclusive showing since there are too many great features to list here. Feel free to contact Sandi Pressley and her team … Read More

What is Opendoor iBuyer?

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Have you heard about Opendoor? If you plan to sell your home in Albuquerque, perhaps this company has crossed your path. Opendoor is capitalizing on the popularity of iBuyer technology. The term iBuyer refers to an instant buyer. IBuyers theoretically make the process of selling a home easier, faster, and sometimes cheaper. What Is an iBuyer? As was touched on, … Read More

Country Living and Amazing Views! Check Out These Just Listed Homes!

2625 HALCON Place SW

If you’re ready for a beautiful home in the country and amazing views, here are two brand new listings you just have to check out. These fine homes offer a broad range of features for the price. Arrange for a viewing before they’re gone! Feel free to contact Sandi Pressley and her team at 505-263-2173 to get more information and … Read More

Have a Happy Memorial Day!

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“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy We wish all of you the very best this Memorial Day weekend as we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Here are some Memorial Day events planned in Albuquerque … Read More

Just Listed! Check Out Our Latest Hot Properties!

4 Camino De La Vina Vieja

The real estate market in Albuquerque has never been hotter, with homes still selling at record pace. That’s why we’re excited to offer 3 new listings just posted on our website. These affordable homes are perfect for first time home buyers as well as home buyers looking for an upgrade. Check these out now before they’re gone! Feel free to … Read More

Appliance Repairs You Can Do Yourself and Those You Should Not

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We take appliances for granted until they break. Then our entire day goes down the drain. A repair can be expensive and time-consuming. However, sometimes you can do the repair yourself. Here are 5 repairs you can do yourself, and two you shouldn’t. Replace the Thermostat in The Dryer In most cases, the thermostat is the problem with a dryer … Read More

Will Writing a Letter to a Seller Make a Difference?

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When it comes to buying a home in Albuquerque, the competition is stiff. You will no doubt end up in a bidding war if you do find a home you want. You need to act quick to stay ahead of the competition. More money will always make your deal more appealing, but that’s not always an option. One way to … Read More

Common Contingencies When Buying a Home in Albuquerque

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You need to be aware of contingency clauses when buying a home in Albuquerque. These clauses bind the contract by requiring certain requirements to be met prior to closing. If they aren’t met, then the contract can be terminated. Some people describe these as if-then scenarios. For instance, if you sell your home you’ll buy someone else’s. The buying process … Read More

What Is Earnest Money?

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If you’re planning to buy a home in Albuquerque, earnest money is just one of the terms you need to be aware of. It is often overlooked by buyers, but not understanding it can cause roadblocks once you’re ready to make an offer. The Basics of Earnest Money Simply put, earnest money is a deposit that the buyer makes on … Read More

Albuquerque Real Estate Trends to Look For

Albuquerque Real Estate Trends

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Albuquerque it’s good to know what to expect in real estate trends. The spring months are always exciting and interesting in the real estate industry, so what are analysts expecting us to see in the near future? Increasing Mortgage Rates It appears that mortgage rates could continue to rise, depending … Read More

Is Rent-to-Own a Good Way to Buy a Home in Albuquerque?

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If you want to buy a home in Albuquerque, one of the options you might come across is rent-to-own. It may sound like a great deal at first, but as with anything, there are pros and cons. The real question boils down to if it’s the best way for you to go in order to own a home. Here are … Read More

Make Your Albuquerque Home Smarter

Smart Home

Are you thinking about making your Albuquerque home a little smarter? With smart home technology, what was once the world of the future is today’s reality. With a single voice command, you can perform a vast array of functions, like turning on your lights, opening the garage door, setting the thermostat, or playing your favorite playlist. This might sound like … Read More

Make a Stunning Albuquerque Garden on the Cheap

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One of the best ways to attract home buyers in Albuquerque is with a beautiful garden. When they drive up to your home, they’ll be compelled to look further when they see the vibrant array of plants. However, what if you can’t spend a fortune to create a huge garden? You still can have a beautiful garden with the right … Read More

Why Quartz is Becoming the Better Choice for Kitchen Countertops

Quartz Countertop Examples

There’s nothing better than granite countertops for your kitchen, right? That seems to have been the prevailing opinion for years now. But times change, and so do design trends. Now the new material of choice for kitchen counters is turning out to be quartz. It’s now the choice of homebuyers and renovators, as well as design shows and flippers. If … Read More

Agents, Brokers, and Realtors – What’s the Difference?

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When you decide to buy or sell a home in Albuquerque, you need to first decide who you’re going to have on your side to help you complete your transaction succesfully. Albuquerque real estate professionals come in three types – agents, brokers, and Realtors. So what really is the difference between them, and why does it matter? There are overlaps … Read More

What Matters Most on Your Credit Report

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If you plan on buying a home in Albuquerque, your credit history is critical. If you haven’t reviewed your credit report in a while, you probably need to pull another one for free from This site allows consumers to retrieve their free credit report once a year from Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. It has the main goal of ensuring … Read More

Find Your Dream Home in Albuquerque With These Hot Properties

2509 Ridgecrest Drive SE

Are you ready to move into your ideal home in Albuquerque? Since the busy Spring home selling season is coming soon, now is the perfect time to find the home of your dreams. These homes are sure to go fast, so make sure you schedule a viewing today! Feel free to contact Sandi Pressley and her team at 505-263-2173 to … Read More

How Can Replacing Your Windows Help Sell Your Home Faster in Albuquerque?

Replacement Window Example

As you prepare to put your Albuquerque home on the market for sale, you should think about how to make it more appealing. Many home sellers will paint, add landscaping or make other small, affordable updates to attract buyers. Another affordable project that you can do now is installing new windows. New window installation is something that many home buyers … Read More

Impress Albuquerque Home Buyers With These Lawn Tips

Beautiful Lawn

Your front yard speaks volumes about your home. If your front yard is rough, messy, and unkept, buyers will naturally leave the field while driving to the next property on their list. Don’t let that happen by ensuring your front yard is lush and as beautiful as the inside of your home. Are there areas in your front yard you … Read More

Start Your Morning With These Top Albuquerque Coffee Shops

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The weather is getting a bit nippy here in Albuquerque, which is just what you would expect for this time of year. So how are you warming up after a cold night? If you love coffee and other hot drinks, then you’ll want to check out some of the top coffee shops in Albuquerque. They offer just about any kind … Read More

Stressful Mistakes to Avoid When Moving in Albuquerque

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Moving is a process that few of us find relaxing and stress-free. But it’s a part of life, and there’s no getting around it. So the question becomes how we can make moving a less stressful experience. When you move in or out of Albuquerque, the way to keep stress at a minimum is to plan and avoid predictable mistakes. … Read More

Start Your New Year Home Search With These Latest Hot Albuquerque Properties

803 Warm Sands Court

It’s a new year, and it’s time to start your search for a new home in Albuquerque. Out latest Hot Listings will help you get your home search off to a strong start. And with prices as low as $220k, we have a home for every budget. Feel free to contact Sandi Pressley and her team at 505-263-2173 to get … Read More

Find the Right Home in a Seller’s Market in Albuquerque

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By most accounts, we are currently in a seller’s market in Albuquerque. Home prices nationwide are expected to rise, and there are fewer homes on the market. This means that as a home buyer in Albuquerque, you need to up your game to get the right home. Here are a few suggestions to keep in mind as you search for … Read More


Selling a home in Albuquerque can be a rewarding but challenging endeavor. There are many tips that can help you sell your home faster and for a higher price. When it comes to first impressions, your home’s exterior is everything. The way the outside of your home looks can very well make or break a sale before the buyer looks any further. So here are … Read More

Help Support Albuquerque Businesses This Holiday Season

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Are you still looking for the perfect gifts for the holidays? Why not skip the online route and support local Albuquerque businesses? Buying gifts from local vendors is a great way to not only give to your loved ones but to the community you love as well. Your local Albuquerque merchants will definitely appreciate your support. Here are some gift … Read More

Find the Perfect Christmas Tree in Albuquerque

Are you ready to find the perfect Christmas tree this year? With all the outstanding tree farms and nurseries in Albuquerque, you won’t have any problem finding the ideal tree to help celebrate the season. Here’s a list of some of the best places to get your tree. And of course, they are all adhering to COVID guidelines to make … Read More

Wishing Everyone in Albuquerque a Happy Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving is a particularly special holiday for all of us. We’ve all had a tough year, but that only makes us more greatful for what we do have. So let’s take all the negative things that have happened this past year and look for the positive things that we can show our gratitude for. Here are some things we … Read More

How to Find the Perfect Home in Albuquerque

If you’re looking to buy a new home in Albuquerque, there will be a lot to consider. There are plenty of options when it comes to real estate. You’re spending your hard-earned money on this decisions, so you deserve the best home possible for your needs. How can you choose the right home for your needs? Here are some pointers … Read More

Other Types of Income That Can Help You Qualify for a Loan

Are you thinking about buying a home in Albuquerque, but not sure if certain forms of income will help you qualify for a loan? Lenders want you make sure you can repay your loan comfortably. They can determine this by comparing your monthly income with monthly debt. If you work for an employer or for yourself, this can be done by reviewing … Read More

Does Your Credit Need to Be Perfect to Buy a Home in Albuquerque?

Do you think you have to have perfect credit to buy a home in Albuquerque? Many people do. But the reality is that quite a few people buy homes without a credit score above 700. Even so, poor credit scores keep people from even trying to buy a home, assuming they won’t qualify. Yet, as with most things, knowing how … Read More

How to Handle Moving Company Issues

Buying a home in Albuquerque involves making important decisions. One of the most important of those is how you plan to move your belongings. If you plan on hiring a moving company in Albuquerque, the thing to remember is that not all moving companies are operating on the same level. There are a number of things that can go wrong … Read More

Our Latest Listings Offer the Perfect Start to Your Albuquerque Home Search

Are you ready to get your Albuquerque home search going full steam? Our latest featured properties offer something for everyone. Two of these properties were just listed today, so make sure you jump on these great homes while they last. And if you’re looking for for the ultimate luxury home for sale, take a closer look at our two latest … Read More

Clean Your Attic for a Faster Sale

Want a way to get more money from selling your home in Albuquerque? A clean attic can make a big difference.  You may just think of your unfinished attic as storage, so who cares if it’s clean? But it can be a huge collector of junk and dirt. Whether you sell your home or not, a clean attic can make … Read More

Sell Your Albuquerque Home Faster With These Curb Appeal Ideas

Selling a home in Albuquerque is an opportunity to make a significant amount of money. And you can maximize that opportunity by enhancing your home’s curb appeal. Making your home stand out in the market is crucial to making a quick sale and getting the highest offer possible. Here are some simple and effective ideas for enhancing your curb appeal … Read More

October Brings More Fun to Albuquerque

It’s hard to believe, but October is here. And there’s plenty of fun to be has this month in Albuquerque. While we may be missing the Balloon Fiesta, we can still enjoy a virtual presentation. The Gathering of Nations will also be hosting a virtual event as well. With other virtual events this month, you won’t miss out on the … Read More

Start Your Albuquerque Home Search With These Latest Hot Properties

The summer home selling season may be over, but that doesn’t mean the Albuquerque real estate sceen isn’t still sizzling. Thanks to one of the hottest real estate markets in memory, homes are selling fast here in Albuquerque, despite the pandemic. If you’re a regular reader of our blogs, you’ve no doubt noticed a “Featured Hot Property” at the end … Read More

Should You Go Solar?

Solar energy has been around for several decades, but it’s a trend that’s finally staying to gain more traction. If you live in a sunny place like Albuquerque, solar energy can be a good investment for your home. In fact, according to Project Sunroof’s Solar savings estimator, the average home in Albuquerque can save $14,000 over 20 years by using … Read More

Round Out Summer With These Fun Albuquerque Events

It’s hard to believe summer is almost over. But you can still enjoy the last days of summer in Albuquerque with these upcoming events. Enjoy fresh farm produce, live music, or an exciting soccer match with our local team. There’s still something for everyone to enjoy in Albuquerque. Here are some of the events you can look forward to this … Read More

What You Should Know About Pre-Approval Vs. Pre-Qualification

Are you in the market for a home purchase in Albuquerque? One of the first steps (if not the very first) a buyer will take in the home buying process is getting pre-qualified and/or pre-approved. For many first-time home buyers, the difference between these processes is unknown, however, it is critical to understand the difference. In most instances, the current … Read More

Buying Your First Home in Albuquerque? Here’s Why You Need Guidance.

Homeowners receiving their new house keys

If you plan to buy your first home in Albuquerque, you’re certainly not alone. There’s a growing trend this year in home sales across the nation – first-time home buyers. In fact, last month in June, first-time home buyers made up 35% of home sales nationwide. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) had this to say about the rise in … Read More

Spice Up Your Kitchen With a Backsplash

Kitchen backsplash tile

Are you looking for an inexpensive way to add some spice to your kitchen? Adding a backsplash is a practical way to add aesthetic value to your kitchen. And if you plan to sell your home in Albuquerque, a good looking backsplash will be one more thing about your kitchen to attract home buyers. Usually most people use porcelain or … Read More

You Can Buy a Home in Albuquerque With a Lower Income and Credit Score

FHA Loan

Do you want to buy a home in Albuquerque, but don’t have the best credit or a high income? Don’t give up, because your goal of owning a home can become a reality, even in these uncertain times. If you don’t qualify for a conventional mortgage, you may qualify for one of a couple of government-backed loan options – the … Read More

Should You Buy a FSBO in Albuquerque Without an Agent?

Home For Sale By Owner

If you’ve been looking to buy a home in Albuquerque, you may have seen some homes for sale by the owner, otherwise known as a FSBO. That means they are not selling their home with the help of a real estate agent. You may be tempted to deal with them without an egent of your own, thinking it will save … Read More

3 Differences Between the Limited and Standard 203(k) FHA Loans

Comparing home loans

You’ve found a home for sale in Albuquerque in the ideal neighborhood, and it’s priced just right. But something is holding you back from making the deal. Could it be the outdated appliances, dark brown exterior, and wall-to-wall carpeting? You can make it the home of your dreams with an FHA 203(k) renovation loan. This type of loan will let … Read More

Mistakes to Avoid When Flipping a Home in Albuquerque

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Is flipping homes in Albuquerque a good way to make money? Many people are looking for new ways to bring in an income, and flipping homes may sound like a smart business move. It can be, but only if you do it right. Flipping homes ends up being harder and more expensive than most people realize. And if you think … Read More

Find Your Perfect Home in Corrales

If you’re looking to buy a home in the Albuquerque area that combines the feel of the country with the conveniences of the big city, take a look at what the Village of Corrales has to offer. Located along the Rio Grande river, nature lovers appreciate the beauty of the area, enhanced by the Rio Grande Bosque, a greenbelt to … Read More

How to Save Money on Your Kitchen Remodel

The kitchen is without question one of the most important rooms in any home, and a main selling point when selling your home in Albuquerque. In fact, it can make or break a deal. In fact, a home with a remodeled kitchen can sell up to 8% faster, according to In the “old days”, the kitchen was kept in … Read More

What Are E-Closings?

Back in the days before the coronavirus, closing on a home purchase in Albuquerque was an affair that included a bunch of people passing pens and paper around the table, exchanging handshakes. Today, that’s a scene that evokes a bit of cringing. Times have changed, and so have the way we close on home purchases. Now, lenders use what are called e-closings to navigate social distancing guidelines. … Read More

Should You Downsize to a Smaller Home in Albuquerque?

Downsizing. It’s a word that’s been on more people’s lips lately due to the economic situation we’re living in now. Many people are thinking about how they can adjust their finances to ride this storm and be more secure. For those who own a home in Albuquerque, the thought of moving into a smaller and less expensive home has stood … Read More

What is the Impact of Forbearance to You as an Albuquerque Homeowner?

Living in this time of uncharted waters can cause much anxiety, frustration and confusion. As a homeowner you may be concerned about the ability to pay your mortgage. According to Computershare Loan Services in the U.S., currently 8% of homeowners have filed for forbearance. Even if your current loan servicer offers forbearance under the CARES Act, much confusion still exists … Read More

Ideas to Make This a Mother’s Day to Remember

Are you stuck thinking of ideas for Mother’s Day this Sunday, May 10? The lockdown has made life a challenge, but don’t worry, you can still share a special day with mom in Albuquerque. Here’s a few ideas that will help you make this Mother’s Day 2020 one to remember. Share a meal Sure, you can’t eat in a restaurant … Read More

Support Albuquerque Restaurants and Enjoy Great Food

After about a month of staying at home in Albuquerque, you’re probably aching for something new to put on the table. The good news is that many restaurants in Albuquerque are making the best of this situation by offering delivery and takeout options. That means that you can spend a little of yoru stimulous money on some of the best … Read More

Moving Safely During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Moving into a new home in Albuquerque may have seemed like a daunting task before the COVID-19 pandemic. But now we have to take extra steps to make sure we stay safe and protect others as well when moving into a new home. If you can postpone your move, that would be ideal. But you may not have that luxury. … Read More

Things to Do in Albuquerque While in Quarantine

Most of us are stuck indoors for a while, and for our own good. No doubt you and your family have been finding ways to keep yourselves occupied and out of each other’s hair. But there are certainly plenty of things you can do to pass the time that are interesting and productive. What are some ways you can make … Read More

3 Factors to Consider When Selling Your Albuquerque Home in Today’s Market

Many home sellers are understandably concerned about a looming recession and how it will impact their ability to sell their home in Albuquerque. But just because there may be a recession doesn’t mean your home won’t sell. It just means there are things to consider to make sure your home is as competitive on the market as possible. Right now, … Read More

The Economic Impact of Buying a Home in Albuquerque

Everything is changing in our lives, and the real estate market is no exception. They way buyers work with agents, lenders, and all of the people involved in buying a home in Albuquerque are changing to the virtual world. But through it all, one thing is not changing: the need for people to buy homes. Buying a home can drive … Read More

Distance Yourself Socially and Get Your Exercise at these Albuquerque Trails

Since we all need to stay away from each other for a while, one great way to cope with this new reality is to get outside and exercise. And the great thing about Albuquerque is that we have many great trails to help us stay healthy and away from other people for a while. The beauty of these trails will … Read More

Mortgage Scams and How to Avoid Them

When you buy a home in Albuquerque, the last thing you need to worry about is being scammed. Yet, mortgage scams are an unfortunate reality that has victimized thousands of people. Over 11,000 people reported being scammed when financing a home in 2018 alone. And to make matters worse, scammers are getting more and more creative about how they steal … Read More

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations This Week in Albuquerque

St. Patricks Day

Get ready to get your green on this weekend and have some good old Irish style fun in Albuquerque. There’s a great selection of St Patrick’s Day celebrations coming up this week. Here’s a few of those events to put on your calendar. St. Patrick’s Day Party Sun, Mar 15, 11 AM – 3 PM The Banquet Rooms at ABQ … Read More

Removing Old Wallpaper Will Help Sell Your Home Faster

Let’s admit it: wallpaper is not the current trend in home design. So if you decide to sell your home in Albuquerque and there’s wallpaper on the walls, you will need to get rid of it. Most buyers will find your wallpaper to dated and undesirable. Leaving wallpaper on the walls will certainly hinder your chances of selling your home. … Read More

How Home Seller Disclosure Laws Work in New Mexico

Let’s say you just bought a new two-story home in Albuquerque. As you unpack upstairs, you realize there’s no water coming from the faucets. In fact, there’s no running water at all on the second floor. Somehow this went unnoticed when you were viewing the home. What’s even worse is that the owner knew the whole time and didn’t disclose that issue. But was … Read More

Buyers – What Repairs Should You Request From a Home Inspection?

So you’ve found the perfect home for sale in Albuquerque and the home inspection is complete. The question now is what repairs should you request from the inspection. Of course it would be nice if the seller fixed every issue found during the inspection, but that’s probably not going to happen. So what issues should you ask to be fixed? … Read More

The Luxury Golf Lifestyle Awaits You in Albuquerque

If you plan to buy a home in Albuquerque and want to live the ultimate golf lifestyle, you’ll love the homes for sale near Albuquerque’s best golf courses. The golf clubs and courses in Albuquerque are some of the best in the nation, offering challenging greens to satisify the most avid golfer. And as you can imagine, the homes in Albuquerque’s golf … Read More

Should You Co-Sign For a Home Loan?

Have you been asked by a close family member of friend to co-sign on a mortgage for a home in Albuquerque? If you decide to be a co-signer, that’s a great way of helping someone get into their first home. But there are some things about co-signing that you should consider before you proceed. One of the most important things to think … Read More

You’ll Love These Valentine’s Events Coming Up in Albuquerque

Valentine’s Day is just over a week away, so now is the time to make sure you make plans to make it a special day with that special someone in Albuquerque. The Valentine’s Day fun starts this week in Albuquerque, with something to please any couple. So make sure to take note of these upcoming Valentine’s Day events in Albuquerque … Read More

What to Know About HOAs in Albuquerque

If you plan to buy a home in Albuquerque, you should know about homeowner’s associations. These are groups that control what you can or can’t do with your home in a particular neighborhood. There are quite a few HOA neighborhoods in Albuquerque, so there’s a chance that you will find a home that you like in one of these neighborhoods. Before you buy … Read More

Save Money Decorating Your Home in Albuquerque and Give Back to the Community

If you plan to buy a home in Albuquerque and need to save money on furniture and home goods, you can always count on the thrift stores in Albuquerque to come to the rescue. You never know what treasures you’ll discover if you look hard enough. And if you need a way to clear out some of your possessions when you sell … Read More

The Best Self Storage Facilities in Albuquerque

Using a storage unit when you buy or sell a home in Albuquerque is usually a helpful idea. You can pack away and store items that you want to move to your new home, but want out of the way during the showing phase of your sale. Then when you’re ready to move to your new home, you can load … Read More

Keep the Fun Going in 2020 With These Events in Albuquerque

Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop. Now that you’ve had a chance to rest after all the festivities, it’s time to go out on the town in Albuquerque and have more fun this month. Start off your new year with these upcoming events in Albuquerque. Toughest Monster Truck Tour at Santa Ana … Read More

The Best Neighborhoods to Buy a Home in Albuquerque

If you plan to buy a home in Albuquerque, no doubt you would appreciate some insight into the many fine neighborhoods here. is a website that rates, among other things, the best neighborhoods to buy a home in Albuquerque. These ratings are based on a wide range of criteria, including the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics, and access to amenities. … Read More

What to Expect From an Older Albuquerque Home

Albuquerque is a city rich in history, dating back hundreds of years. As such, if you’re looking to buy a home here, you might come across a home for sale that’s over 50 years old. There’s certainly nothing wrong with buying an older home, as they offer styles and features from the past that may not be found in newer homes. When you … Read More