For Buyers

Jan. 27, 2016

Should I Buy a Short Sale?

I was just talking with a first time home buyer and when I asked her if she wanted to see short sales, she said "why not?"

There are several reasons "why not." but before I go into them, I want to make sure you understand what a short sale is ...

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Oct. 18, 2015

Improved Rio Rancho Home Search

I'm pleased to announced that I've just improved the home search results pages for three of the most popular neighborhoods in Rio Rancho - Cabezon, Loma Colorado and Northern Meadows.

Using the new and improved map search tool, I have isolated the homes for sale in these neighborhoods from ...

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Oct. 17, 2015

Do Pool Homes Sell for More Money?

I was at an open house last summer when an appraiser stopped by and I asked him "Do Pool Homes Sell for More?"

You see, every summer I have at least four or five buyer clients that would love to buy a house with a swimming pool only to find ...

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March 22, 2015

Are Homeowner's Associations a Good Thing?

Every one in awhile I'll get this question from a first time home buyer - Are Homeowner's Associations good or bad?

The answer depends on who you ask. Many homebuyer's actively look for homes that are not located in HOA's, but an equal amount appreciate the benefits ...

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March 19, 2015

Should I Buy a New Construction Home?

I work with a lot of home buyers, and many of them ask me "should I buy a new construction home?" Well I can't answer that question for everyone, but there are three important considerations I always bring up:

Shopping For New Homes is Fun

It's fun to ...

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March 14, 2015

What is the Down Payment on that House?

"What is the down payment on that house and what will the payments be?" It's a question that I get all the time from people browsing homes on my website, and it's a tricky question to answer.

It's tricky to answer because it depends on which loan ...

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March 2, 2015

A Small Change in Interest Rates Can Make a Big Difference!

When you're doing a blog-a-thon everywhere you go you come across ideas for blog posts. That's called reticular activation. It's just like when you buy a new car, a make and model you've hardly every seen on the road before, but as you drive home from ...

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Feb. 28, 2015

The Problem with Overpriced Listings

Overpriced listings cause problems for everyone - sellers, buyers, Realtors and appraisers. The reasons that sellers over-estimate the value of their homes are varied, but one thing's for sure, no buyer wants to overpay for a home.

So what should you do when your browsing homes online, how do you ...

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Feb. 28, 2015

Albuquerque Buyer's Broker

I'm an Albuquerque Buyer's Broker. That means I work with home buyers to help them find their perfect home. It doesn't matter to me if a house is listed for sale with eXp Realty, Coldwell Banker, Century 21, Allstar Realty or any other real estate company in ...

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Feb. 27, 2015

7 Tips for Making a Smart Purchase on an Albuquerque Home

 

Tip #1: Pick the Neighborhood First

There's an old joke about real estate. One person asks - "What are the three most important things to consider when you buy real estate?" Another person is quick to answer "Location, Location, Location!" While that may not be a very funny joke ...

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