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 preffer 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

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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

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


If you’re getting a bit tired of the hustle and bustle of city life, then these latest homes for sale in Albuquerque and Sandia Park are the ideal solution. They offer country living and amazing scenery, along with being outstanding homes. So make sure to act fast as they are sure to sell quickly! Feel free to contact Sandi Pressley … 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?


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!

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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