Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New Mexico a great place to visit!

Conde Nast has given 3 of our resorts top rating - now is the time to come to the Land of Enchantment!

Come visit New Mexico and see what we have to offer!

Check out our Facebook page for 365 Things to Do in Albuquerque, New Mexico !!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Far Northeast Heights, Albuquerque - sales for 2012 -

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Closed sales of homes in the Far Northeast Heights in Albuquerque - for more information on a specific sale or if you want to know about your own property, please contact me anytime for more information!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sandia Heights - Sales for 2012

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Scroll into map for information on each property.

For more detailed information, please don't hesitate to contact me anytime.

Find out how I can assist you with real estate sales, purchases and investments.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Foothills North - High Desert sales for 2012

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Call or email me for more information!

For all of your Albuquerque real estate questions - I'm here to help.

Monday, October 15, 2012




As a seller, you pay my brokerage a percentage of the sale at closing.  This, along with customary closing costs for a seller to pay, i.e. title company fees, closing fees, search fees, are taken out of your proceeds at closing.  My brokerage then pays me a percentage of what they have collected.  If no CLOSING occurs, I am not paid anything.  Out of this amount I pay my federal and state income taxes, my desk expenses (what it costs me to work at my brokerage), and all of the marketing costs that I have incurred while trying to sell your home (i.e. signs, flyers, brochures, internet advertising, etc).

As a buyer, the seller is agreeing to pay my brokerage a percentage an amount offered in the MLS to successfully bring you to closing on their property.  If there is no closing, I don't get paid anything.  So, it's important to know that while I am showing you homes, there is no fee; there is no fee for my advice, consultation or time spent working with you to find you a home.  As long as the seller is agreeing to pay for my services (i.e. if it is in the Multiple Listing Service, aka MLS, the fee they are paying me is clearly defined) my services are paid for by the seller.

It's important for this reason to go over your rights and obligations as a buyer under a buyer's contract.  Most "For Sale By Owners" will be glad to compensate me for bringing you to their home to purchase, as there are many other things to be performed other than just getting a contract signed to purchase their home.   Most sellers don't have access to what needs to be done, and don't have the time to complete these duties.

For a free consultation about how to buy or sell a home, contact me today!  Fill out my "Seller's form" and I will be in touch with you immediately.

Monday, October 08, 2012


What is a 'lease purchase'?


A lease purchase is a two-portion contract.  You agree to buy the house after a period of time where you live in the property, agree on a purchase price, and deposits, with a secondary contract that addresses the terms of the 'lease' period.

Is it a good way to buy? 

It depends on what your goals are.  To find a seller who offers their Albuquerque home for sale as a lease purchase narrows your choices.  Also, you might lose your deposit if you don't close on the property according to the terms of the purchase agreement.

For more in-depth information about this type of purchase, or for any other question that you might have, either contact me directly, or simply post your question below.

I look forward to assisting you!

Thursday, October 04, 2012


Why don't all sellers have open houses?

There are some homes that I see for sale that I want to see on an open house...

Some sellers appreciate that they only want qualified buyers looking at their homes under the supervision of a licensed real estate broker.  An open house is just that - open to the public regardless of whether someone is really in the market to buyer a home.  They might just be looking at the decorating, or something as unsavory as casing the place for bad things.

Primarily open houses are done for the benefit of the broker holding the home OPEN.  It is an opportunity for them to meet and greet the neighbors, prospective buyers and perhaps even prospective sellers.

So, if you ever see a home that you are interested in viewing, and you are in the market to buy and are prequalified...don't be afraid to contact a real estate professional and get a personal tour.

If you have a question that you would like answered, please email me or send a comment below - I'll get to it right away!

Tuesday, October 02, 2012


Will I need to pay for anything until I close on the house?

Yes, be prepared to pay for inspections and maybe even the appraisal at the time of the inspection or service.  While some of these items sometimes are negotiated for the seller to pay, a lot of sellers are requesting that the buyer pay for any inspections that are necessary for the buyer's purchase.

According to our contracts in New Mexico, you have a 'due diligence' period in which to get all of your inspections done that you want performed to satisfy your questions on the property.  Some inspectors will require payment at the time of inspection.  Some will waive the fees until you close.  Just be sure when you are preparing to purchase a home, that you factor in some of these early 'out of pocket' expenses.

If you have any questions that you would like answered, simply post a question below and I'll get to it right away!

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