This week's big news that Albuquerque is bidding to become the location of Amazon's second headquarters is an exciting new twist in the area's developing profile as a center of excellence in the tech field. Of course we're some way off from knowing if the city will be successful, but what is already certain is … Continue reading What Our Area’s Growth as a Tech Center Could Mean for Home Owners
Although they've been a favorite topic for our blogs over the years, we realized that it's been a little while since we sat back and reflected on where mortgage rates currently are. So maybe a catch up is in order. The simple fact remains that still low rates continue to greatly inform the Albuquerque area … Continue reading Mortgage Rates – Still The Great Enabler
It's been very well documented that one of the key reasons millennials cite for not being able to buy a home is student debt. A recent study showed that among those millennials who still don't own a home (8 in 10!), 83% felt their student loan debt had adversely affected their ability to purchase. The … Continue reading New Steps To Help Those With Student Debt To Buy A Home
We’ve just had an opportunity to study the latest statistics, released today, for September, from the Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors (GAAR) and they provide encouraging reading for sellers considering listing their homes this fall. We immediately noticed a 14.9% improvement in detached pending sales in September, indicating a very strong likelihood that we will … Continue reading Latest Albuquerque Area Real Estate Statistics Show Great Promise For Fall
We've devoted considerable blog space in recent weeks to the importance of keeping your home on the market for what promises to be another busy run-in to year end. If you were considering taking your home off the market for a few months, we hope that we've helped to convince you that really isn't a … Continue reading You’re Ready To Sell This Fall – But Is Your Agent About To Take A Rest?
In Friday's blog, we looked at some of the risks that come with waiting until next year to sell your home. Today we'd like to develop this theme and consider some of the more unique aspects of selling your home in the fall and winter. Fewer homes for sale - The real estate industry makes a great … Continue reading What You’ll Miss If You Wait Until Spring To Sell Your Home
By the time we're back at work on Monday, we'll be into the second day of October. It's pretty scary how the year just seems to fly away after summer disappears and, believe it or not, this week we heard the first expert predictions we've come across for what will happen to real estate next … Continue reading Why Gamble On What Will Happen In Real Estate Next Year?
One of the key motivations among home buyers at this time of year is to be moved in and ready for the holidays. Here we are in the final week of September but, with Thanksgiving now just over eight weeks away (November 23rd), there's still time, though not a great deal of it, to be … Continue reading 5 Tips For Buying A Home In Time For The Holidays
As incredible as it may seem, today officially marks the first day of fall! To be very precise, the fall equinox, as it is known, begins at 2:02pm Albuquerque time when the center of the sun will be directly over the equator. From then on, the sun will gradually become lower in the sky and … Continue reading 10 Essential Home Maintenance Tips For Fall
Note: Re posting past Blog First of all, we hope you and your family had a fantastic Thanksgiving Day and if you've been shopping today that you found the bargains you were looking for. Thanksgiving always heralds in the start of the Christmas season and, rather less joyously, another annual tradition we get to see … Continue reading The Importance of Keeping Your Home on the Market for the Rest of 2016