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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Easy care patio homes in Albuquerque



Ever wanted easy care, low maintenance, but you don't want an 'attached' home?  A zero lot line/patio home might just be the ticket!

These homes are built on small lots, often with common areas, but your area of responsibility for yard care is at the minimum!  Sometimes enough room for a raised bed or container garden, but simple enough that you save on water use and landscaping maintenance!

A perfect "second home" in Albuquerque!

Check out these possibilities and call or email me to set up your consultation today!

PATIO HOMES IN ALBUQUERQUE



Linda DeVlieg, Associate Broker
COLDWELL BANKER LEGACY
10400 Academy NE Suite 100
Albuuquerque, New Mexico  87111
505-440-7200
505-293-3700 (front desk)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Homes for sale in 87111

FIND ALL HOMES FOR SALE in 87111

In the Far Northeast Heights of Albuquerque, this is a popular area for the views, the shopping, the clear blue sky.

Come visit us in 87111 



Call Linda today for some great real estate advice!

505-440-7200

Linda@RealEstateInABQ.com

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Recycling in Albuquerque!

Yey, let's hear it for recycling programs now in Albuquerque. I have had my "Blue" can for quite awhile now, was one of the first testing areas. I really enjoy how easy it is now to keep my house free of the clutter of magazines, papers, newspapers, etc - without feeling the guilt of tossing.

Now, I can toss with a conscience and my home is much less cluttered.

I make it a habit to go through my home office areas once every 3-4 months and really clear out my old files, papers, etc.

The Blue containers will handle anything but pizza boxes and glass. I still haul my stuff to the recycling centers for glass, keeping my glass in a paper bag which then, you guessed...gets put back into the Blue container.

THE RECYCLING PROJECT ALBUQUERQUE



Enjoy your Blue bins and a cleaner house.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Outdoor Living Spaces - how wonderful!

Your home is not just inside the walls of the house. The home is the entire living space. Give it what it deserves! You can actually increase your square footage enjoyment by increasing the outdoor living space. Even in the winter!

Outdoor living spaces are often neglected areas. Even small patio homes and town homes have extra space that can be utilized. In your Albuquerque home, there is usually at least 10-15 feet of space on at least one side of the home, so let's make it enjoyable!

You can use planters to extend your growing areas, and try planting herbs and other usable plantings. Some herbs can grow into winter and can be used for cooking year round.

Look for small spaces that can be quiet sitting areas, pull up a chair, use a small fire pit....take a walk around your home and see if there is a secret view that you never knew was there and use that for your quiet space.

Outdoor lighting - it's now going solar! Set it and forget it! Solar lighting is now made with string lights, table top lights, even chandeliers !

When selling your Albuquerque home, outdoor spaces are going to add appeal and that little bit of extra 'something' that may make the difference!

Contact me today to find out how to get more out of your outdoor space !

Friday, October 11, 2013

When do I get the Keys?

"When do I get the Keys?"

I hear this every time I have buyers going to closing. Odd thing here in Albuquerque, we still haven't got this process down perfectly.

"Closing" refers to when all parties sign the final papers. "Funding" happens when the recording has taken place and all money is released to the parties. The $$'s can't be released until recording has taken place and sometimes that isn't until the next day.

So, you may not get keys or 'possession' until the next day. You have set up your movers, your utilities, your insurance...all for that day of closing on the contract. But here you are stuck in your old residence, waiting for that magic 'funding' moment to take place.

"But I've talked to the sellers and they are fine with me coming over before then..." Trust me, they aren't. That morning will come and all the casual assumptions you have made about legal possession are incorrect. Can't blame anyone here - you want to be in your home, and the sellers are now worried that their homeowner insurance might have to kick in if your contractors make a mistake and damage the house...whose house is it anyway?

The utilities have been put into your name and are out of the sellers' name and now they are still there...or at least you don't have your keys to enjoy your new utilities. What? I know, this is odd. We haven't figure out yet.

My advice is to just be aware that this is the tradition, and if you really really want to know exactly when you get to cross the threshold, put it in the purchase agreement for all parties to agree to. Date and Time for when you get those keys.

Enjoy your new home!


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Agents, are you capable of derailing a client's fraudulent intentions? | Inman News

Agents, are you capable of derailing a client's fraudulent intentions? | Inman News

In today's market we are starting to see multiple offers and those stressful moments when you, as a buyer, might have to do some serious maneuvering to get the property that you want.

But, be careful when approaching these moments!

The official RANM forms used in New Mexico could put you at serious risk for losing your earnest money if you do not hold to the obligations in the purchase agreement when it comes to what type of proof of funds or approval letter you submit to the seller, when you have the ability to 'back out' of a purchase should your financing not be approved, and when that notice has to be given.

Be sure and consult with a Realtor who goes over the contracts thoroughly before you obligate yourself to a purchase.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Great industrial property for sale in popular corridor in Albuquerque

Great industrial property, high end warehouse - distribution center. Near world famous Balloon Fiesta Park



Contact Linda today for more information


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Shady Deals !!


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Tuesday, May 07, 2013



Has the Market Stabilized?



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Saturday, May 04, 2013

Albuquerque real estate - GATED COMMUNITIES

Albuquerque real estate - Have you wanted to live in a gated community in Albuquerque?  These properties offer full service security guarded gated areas or to only offering the area to be gated during the night.  These are perfect areas for vacation homes!  Lock up, leave and know that your home is a bit more secure than other neighorhoods.  Often these neighborhoods will also offer security detail with a 24 hour guard watching over the area.

There are homes in gated communities in all price ranges.  For an appointment to see one of these great neighborhoods, contact me today!

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF GATED COMMUNITIES





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Thursday, April 04, 2013

Relocating to Albuquerque, New Mexico?

Relocating to our wonderful city? Want to know more about homes, things to do, vacation packages and more?

Bookmark my Relocation page and use it for doing your research - and when you are ready to buy your Albuquerque get-away, get in touch with me right away.

Homes are selling fast!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

How important are photos when marketing your Albuquerque home?

As a real estate broker I see hundreds of home photos a day. Every morning and every evening I check the MLS for new listings, and homes that have sold that day. I, like anyone else, am curious about the features of the home, inside and out. If I have not seen the home in person, I use the photos that are displayed in the MLS system.

I am always amazed at how some photos just don't do the homes justice. Some homes, granted, are difficult to photograph, but any photo paints a picture of what the home has to offer.



As a home seller, you should demand high quality photos of your property, no matter what the condition or location or price.



If the home needs work, take photos of the rooms and have your broker talk about the benefits of the home's living space and potential.

If it has views, make sure your broker takes good photos showing the views, views are EVERYTHING in Albuquerque, New Mexico.



If the home has a great kitchen, make sure multiple photos are taken to display the kitchen's features, and layout.

If the home has great street appeal, have multiple photos of the street view, and even include neighborhood photos. People love to see how the other homes on the street look, it gives them a feel for the location. You know what they say LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION



Most MLS's offer at least 25 photos to be displayed, why not have all 25 offered to the public? With the majority of home buyers using the Internet and websites to find their new home, why not have your home look the best it can in the Internet?

GET IT SOLD!

Also, do not let your broker put your home into the Internet without photos...ever. Photos not ready? Wait until they are and push that START button only when all of the information is complete and the home's photos are ready to go. Once your home hits the NEW LISTINGS category, you may lose that opportunity for that buyer to come back and see the photos. Most potential buyers will move on to the next home if a property is displayed with no photos. Preparation is KEY to getting your home sold for the most $$'s with the least amount of issues!

Monday, March 18, 2013

1, 2, 3 Buy a House! How to buy a house in Albuquerque

BUY A HOUSE - 1, 2, 3!

Seems simple enough doesn't it? Start driving around, call on some signs, look on the Internet, call on some that you see....try to get a Realtor to show you some houses........start again.

The next week, you start getting call backs from all of those Realtors that you called the week before. You can't really remember what you saw, so you start driving around again, then you quit answering your phone because of the calls you are getting from all of these Realtors calling you back - what were you doing again?

Let's start again, look at houses on some real estate websites, inquire about some...no answers...oh wait, there's your phone ringing again - on the house you just saw on the internet, or was it from someone that you called last week? What did you see again? What were your favorites?



Oh, finally see a house that you like!? Great! Ready to make an offer..and who is going to help you? The Realtor that you called on the sign, one of the others you bumped into? Wait, you need to get prequalified with a lender? How do you do that? Can't you do that after you find the perfect house? Oh wait! That house just sold to someone else...how did that happen?

Sound disorganized? IT IS!

Most people start out the process in exactly the wrong order. They think it's like shopping for tomorrow's dinner, or next week's vacation package. Absolutely not! It is one of the most important investments of your life, so doesn't it deserve the right process?

Here is the correct and best way to begin the journey of buying your home:

CONTACT A LENDER - get in touch with a good local lender who you trust. This might be your personal banker's referral to their mortgage department. It might be someone that you have been referred to by a trusted financial advisor. Sit down with that lender and interview them, or get in contact with them via their website. See how they communicate with you and establish a dialogue with them to see if they are a good fit for your schedule and your personality. Some lenders will have on-line applications, some will require you to come to their office. It's going to be a complicated process, so be sure and establish a connection with someone who communicates well with you and prepares you for the application process.

Why start here? Simple - when you find the perfect house, you can't write an offer without one. You will NOT have the time to get prequalified once you find the perfect house. I promise. You won't. Sometimes this process of prequalification takes a few days if not a week. Yes, you can have a credit report run, simple enough. But to get to the deep recesses of your loan approval you will need to be providing income statements (no more stated income loans), employment verification, corporate returns....and the more of this you have completed up front the more 'approved' you are going to be. A seller looks for an approved, no hassle closing...and you want to be that buyer. It can sometimes mean quite a good discount off the price of the house you are wanting to buy just by being a loan approved buyer.

FIND A REALTOR - just like the loan officer, you are going to want to have a trusted relationship with a qualified Realtor. Get some recommendations from friends, surf the Internet and find a broker site that you like the feel of. A good Realtor website is often a good indication of the abilities of the broker behind it. An experienced Realtor reflects their abilities in their public image. Make a few phone calls and schedule an in-office appointment with some Realtors. Ask them how they work, what their experience is, what techniques do they use to help you through the transaction? It isn't just about finding the house, it's about protecting your interest throughout the transaction, communication throughout the transaction and making sure that they have your back. If you are a long distance buyer, make an on-line appointment with a Realtor, see if they have video conferencing or Join.me web meetings available. Ask if they use cloud based programs to make your signing of documents easy and stress free.

Once you have the two items covered - LET'S GET IT STARTED! Let's go find a house.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Tips on How to Sell your Albuquerque Home

Lots of good information here about how to sell a home.  Also review my "Seller Services" where I give you an idea of a few of the things that I do when I list your home for sale.

Tips on How to Sell your Albuquerque Home:

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Then Schedule an Appointment with me to talk about it!

North East Heights/Albuquerque closed sales from 1/1/2013

Homes closed from January 1, 2013 - in Albuquerque New Mexico

View North East Heights closed sales from 1/1/2013 in a full screen map




To find out how to get your home sold, check out my Seller Services area and contact me today!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Quick Search for Albuquerque Properties

A quick search for all Albuquerque properties in the MLS





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Sunday, March 10, 2013


Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The Art of Joseph Rael "Clean Air"

A wonderful view of life from an American Indian Mystic; homes, structures, Sound Peace Chambers.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013

New Construction properties Albuquerque, New Mexico

Ever wonder what the builders are selling? Most builders do not list their homes in the MLS, and have multiple floorplans available that haven't even been built! Use this great search tool to find the Builders' homes in our area - including DR Horton, Pulte Homes, and others! From tract/homes to Custom Builders, I can assist you to find the perfect new construction for you! Lots available and neighborhoods available!

For all real estate information, contact me anytime

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Map to Vacation Guide

The Albuquerque Convention and Visitor's Bureau is a fantastic guide to Things to Do around Albuquerque - if you want a complete guide or need assistance with finding the perfect thing to do, contact me anytime!



Tuesday, February 05, 2013

High Desert Homes - Albuquerque, New Mexico

HIGH DESERT HOMES - ALBUQUERQUE NEW MEXICO

Map search for High Desert Homes - Albuquerque, New Mexico

High Desert neighborhood information

Last Quarter sales for High Desert, Albuquerque, New Mexico

here is a map of last quarter 2012 sales for High Desert, in Albuquerque, New Mexico

View High Desert sales 4th Quarter 2012 in a full screen map


For more information about selling your Albuquerque home, or buying your new one - contact me today!




Monday, February 04, 2013

Home sales and prices improve in 4th Quarter | Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS

Home sales and prices improve in 4th Quarter | Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS


Albuquerque, NM, January 23, 2013 – Home sales for single-family detached homes in the greater Albuquerque metropolitan area increased 16.29 % in the fourth quarter of 2012 from the fourth quarter of 2011. Sales of attached, condos and townhomes also improved, with a 23.91% increase from fourth quarter of 2011.
Average sales prices of single-family detached homes ended the year at $206,514 which was a 4.45% increase from the fourth quarter of 2011. Median sales prices also increased 2.98% over the fourth quarter of 2011 and ended the year at $167,500. Days on market went from 85 in the fourth quarter of 2011 to 68 days in the fourth quarter of 2012, a 20% decrease.
“The increases in year over year 4th Quarter sales for both detached and attached homes reinforce the steady, positive trend in our real estate market,” said Julie Greenwood, 2013 GAAR President, “Consumers continue to demonstrate their willingness to take advantage of the favorable conditions that exist for them,” continued Greenwood. To see the full report for the 4th Quarter statistics go to GAAR.com and click on Market Statistics..
To see the full report for the 4th Quarter statistics go to GAAR.com and click on Market Statistics.
The Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® is the largest local professional trade association in Central New Mexico with nearly 3000 members pledged to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Established in 1921, GAAR is recognized as a leading provider of real estate information services, data and education in New Mexico.
When you are ready to buy or sell your home, contact me anytime - I'm here to help!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Sandia High School District Albuquerque, New Mexico




Sandia High School is a school district located in the Northeast area of Albuquerque. The homes in the area are mid-century modern style with single and two story brick, older territorial style or pueblo style homes. Landscaping is mature and green and some very lush green lawns are found in this school district.

SEARCH FOR HOMES IN THE AREA near Sandia High School

Let me know when you are ready to buy your next Albuquerque home!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Million Dollar Baby

Here is a list of the MILLION DOLLAR BABIES - in Albuquerque real estate.

A million dollars and up, need only apply.

Click, shop, set your appointment to see one of these gorgeous properties.




Thursday, January 10, 2013

Albuquerque homes with pools in your future?

Homes with pools in Albuquerque? You bet! We have at least 6 months out of the year that you can use your pool, and even longer if you have it heated!

Our early fall is often quite warm enough to enjoy an evening swim, and early spring is just the time to get going with splish splash!

To search for homes with pools in Albuquerque, use my custom search HERE - you will find homes with private pools, as well as homes in communities with community pools.

Click, search, and then schedule your appointment today to find an Albuquerque home with a pool.




Wednesday, January 09, 2013

LA CUEVA HIGH SCHOOL - HOMES IN THE AREA

Ever wonder what is for sale in the La Cueva High School cluster?

Search homes for sale in the La Cueva High School cluster, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

When you are ready to buy a home in this area, please contact me!

If you are wanting to sell your La Cueva area home, please contact me!

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I believe in a consultative approach to buying and selling homes.  Albuquerque is my home and I love the gorgeous surroundings, the breathtaking scenery and blue skies that are everywhere.

I love the pueblo style homes and the contemporary masterpieces that our artists have created - everywhere there is beauty!