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

Should You Sell Your Albuquerque Home by Yourself?

Home for Sale sign

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 When considering a remodel of your outdated or inefficient bathroom, planning is especially critical as the budget can balloon quickly if costs aren’t managed properly.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?

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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

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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?

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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

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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


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?

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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?

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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

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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?

piggybank and model house

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?

House key next to model of a house

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

House plants on a counter

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!

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

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

Aerial view of home being built

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!

Halloween Moon

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

Arial View of Albuquerque

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? Niche.com 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?

attorney with briefcase

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

Key in Front Door

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

two wooden lawn chairs in a nice yard with flowers

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?

Real Estate Agent signing contract

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 www.annualcreditreport.com. 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