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

Can You Afford That House in Albuquerque?

Are you planning on buying a home in Albuquerque? If so, you no doubt have already figured out how much money you need for your down payment, the mortgage payments, and so forth. Yet how much will that home cost after you move in? Here are six life factors to consider when buying a home: Green Thumb? If you love … Read More

Things to Know Before Accepting or Rejecting an Offer For Your Home

If you have your home on the market, you’ll soon be getting offers. When that happens, you’ll need to decide which offers are best for you. Your real estate agent will be a huge help with this. Agents know how to determine the pros and cons of an offer, since there’s more to it than just dollar signs. They have … Read More