Negotiate Your Best House Buy in Albuquerque

Buying a home in Albuquerque can have moments that can get emotional. Yet it doesn’t need to be that way. If you stick to a plan and follow the lead of your agent, you can get through this. Although your agent may offer advice, it’s ultimately you that needs to make the final decision. Here are six tips for negotiating … Read More

Should You Buy That Fixer Upper

Buying a fixer-upper, if you buy the right one, can really be a great investment. If the right things are wrong with a house, it can become both your dream home, as well as earn a great deal of equity. You don’t need to be a DIY guru wither. Patience and time are all that’s needed. Here’s how you can … Read More

Spring Cleaning Must Do’s for Home Chefs

Spring is coming up soon, and so are the spring cleaning projects. One of the tough spots can be the kitchen, especially if you cook regularly. Even if you don’t clean the whole house, it can feel like you did after tackling the tough spots in the kitchen. That can definitely be the case if you love to cook and … Read More

Everything to Know About the Pre-Approval Process in Albuquerque

No doubt, you’ve already hear about being “pre-approved” if you’re planning on buying a home. Yet many people don’t fully understand the process. What is Pre-Approval? In short, being pre-approved for a mortgage means that the lender decides if you’re eligible for a loan and how much you can borrow. This decision is based on your finances and credit rating. … Read More

Ways to Restructure Your Mortgage and Save Thousands

Have you been considering restructuring your mortgage? If so, you no doubt have a good reason for doing so. Most people restructure their mortgage in order to free up funds for a purchase, reduce monthly payments, or pay off the mortgage faster. There are three strategies that can work to restructure your mortgage: Send in extra money to pay down … Read More

What Does Homeowners Insurance Cover?

Do you know what homeowner’s insurance covers? A basic homeowners insurance policy (called HO-1 in insurance lingo) covers your home and possessions if they’re damaged or destroyed by these things: Fire Lightning Windstorm Hail (not available everywhere) Explosion Riots Civil commotion Aircraft  (and things falling from aircraft) Vehicles (and things thrown from vehicles) Smoke Vandalism (although some policies exclude this) … Read More

Deciding on Windows for Your Albuquerque Sunroom Addition

Who doesn’t want a sunroom? It’s a great place to relax and enjoy the sun, and in the summer months in Albuquerque you can keep it cool while soaking up some rays. When planning a sunroom, plan on using at least 20 or more windows. Therefore, you’ll need to make sure you chose the right style, material, and price point … Read More

How to Be a Good Albuquerque Open House Guest

Open houses are a great way for home buyers and sellers to meet in a more relaxed setting. It’s your chance as a buyer to peruse your next potential home and see how you can make it your own. It’s really one of the most exciting parts of the home buying process. You definitely get more from open houses than … Read More

Did You Know Dirty Light Bulbs Waste Energy?

You just never know where you’re wasting energy. And the one place we don’t really think about is dirty light bulbs and fixtures. Having clean lighting not only can save energy and brighten your home, but is also a point to focus on when staging a home for sale. Granted, cleaning light fixtures is a hassle that requires a stepladder … Read More

Stay Warm in Albuquerque at these Top Coffee & Tea Houses

With that cool nip in the air, we all need something warm and revitalizing to start the day – or keep it going for that matter. And what better place to find the perfect cup of java or tea than in Albuquerque’s fine coffee houses? Here’s a list of some of the best coffee and tea houses in Albuquerque to … Read More