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Due to location, ameneties and low inventory, I anticipate this one is going to contract very quickly. This is a beautiful home! Priced at $189,900 L#1805327.

Located just south of the Red Hawk Golf Course, this beautiful 1614 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 2 bath home was built by Sweetwater Homes in 2010. Numerous amenities abound. Beautiful nichos, tile accents and granite counter tops throughout. Plantation shutters on all of the windows. The master bath feature...

Under contract after a quick 9 days, but open to Backup Offers... Offered at $189,900, this 1630 sq.ft. 3 br. 2 ba. home has a LOT to offer! L# 1701905. This 1 Year Young Home was extensively upgraded before the current 1st owner even moved in to this fabulous home! Upgrades include: Pelican Whole House Water Softener & Purifier, Wrought Iron Entry Gate, Pella Storm Door, New 5 Burner Gas Range, Plantation Shutters on Front Windows, Replaced Most Light Fixtures, Installed Ce...iling Fans in the Bedrooms, Replaced Carpet with Tile in the Bedrooms, Replaced Formica Counters in Baths with Granite & Upgraded Sink and Faucet in Guest Bath, Installed a Shower Nozzel on Master Bathtub, Extended and Tiled the Back Patio, Fully Landscaped the Back Yard, Installed a Pet Door and re-painted with Accent Colors. This list is NOT All-Inclusive. Some furniture will also be available for negotiation outside of the contract. Call Carl Topley at 575-650-8426 to schedule your showing. NMREC L# 37225.

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This 1 Year Young Home was extensively upgraded before the current 1st owner even moved in to this fabulous home! Upgrades include: Pelican WholeHouse Water Softener & Purifier, Wrought Iron Entry Gate, Pella Storm Door, New 5 Burner Gas Range, Plantation Shutters on Front Windows, Replaced Most Lig...

I research real estate-related things on a daily basis and use Google Earth as just one component of that research. Today, I was looking at a subdivision to evaluate possible hail damage from a 2015 storm. WOW! Most of the homes surrounding the home I was researching obviously have new roofs. The homes that don't have new roofs may be owned by unaware property owners, or people who terminated their Home Owners Insurance when they paid off their mortgage. Even if you own your home, ALWAYS keep insurance in place.

There is a lot to know about buying or selling property. Don't try to do it on your own.…/buy/why-you-should-use-realtor/

This is likely the biggest financial decision of your entire life, and you need a Realtor® if you want to do it right. Here's why.

Automated Real Estate Valuations should be Banned from ALL websites. The valuations can be very misleading for both buyers and sellers. Additionally, they seem to imply the website is playing "Appraiser". I advise customers in the Las Cruces market that you can have two 3,000 sq ft homes, built the same year, that are side-by-side on the same street... One home might be worth in the $300-$350,000 range and the other might be worth well in excess of $500,000 depending on condition, amenities and who built it. They may be in the same neighborhood, but not necessarily the same value. It's kinda like parking a Corvette next to a Lamborghini Countach in the same garage. They might be in the same "Neighborhood", but I wouldn't expect to buy the Countach at a Corvette price. ....Boycott Zillow!

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Home ownership offers many benefits. The first thing that comes to mind, is that you are building equity in your OWN investment, rather than your landlord's.

Home ownership also comes with a responsibility to maintain your property. (Even if you are renting, this factor is usually built in to monthly rent, if the property owner is diligent.)

If you are currently a property owner, you should examine your home annually to see what needs maintenance. The exterior is most ...critical, but the interior needs your attention too.

Roofs, stucco and exterior wood are important to look at. So is vegetation. Do you have any shrubs or trees that are in contact with the house? Trees in contact with a roof can heavily damage it during the windy season.

Exterior cracks in the stucco on walls, parapets and around windows are also something to be monitored. Any breach of the exterior envelope of a home exposes it to potential water damage when the rainy season arrives. Water is probably the #1 most destructive factor for a home. Fire is probably worse in a specific instance, but water is most common.

Do you have a fireplace? Where do you store your firewood? On the ground, against the house is a very bad plan, as it is an invitation to Termites. If you have a fireplace, store the firewood on an elevated surface away from the house.

If you own a home but do not maintain it, it could potentially depreciate during your ownership.

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Past customers have been very satisfied with my services overall. I find it interesting, but not surprising that the only score less than 4 out of 5 stars is due sellers who weren't completely satisfied with the selling price of their home. I'm not surprised and I don't blame them. These folks were selling after the real estate market collapsed and they lost a lot of equity in their homes, but I had no control over that.

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If you are planning to make a cross-country move, carefully consider which possessions are important to you and which are not. It is often more cost-effective to sell some of your belongings than it is to transport them elsewhere if it is a long distance. If a possession doesn't have significant sentimental value to you, you may be able to replace it with something else when you get where you are going and save money. Moving can be expensive...

I have been saying that Zillow is an unreliable source of information for many years. They have a 1.7 out of 5 rating and I feel that is higher than it should be. When reading the positive feedback, it appears many of the respondents are ill-informed.

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In competitive housing markets across the country, making an offer that sticks has become increasingly difficult. Here are some pointers to share with your clients.

Zillow is a VERY UNRELIABLE source for property values. The property owner suing Zillow has a valid case.

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L# 1603388, Offered at $375,000. Located at 2430 E. Idaho in Las Cruces, NM, this 6-plex is a great investment opportunity for a qualified buyer. The current income stream is $3685/month. Landlord pays water, sewer and garbage. Tenants pay all other services. Four units are 3 br., 1 ba.. One unit is 3 br. 2 ba. One unit is 1 br. 1 ba. Four units have washer & dryer. One unit has W/D hookups. One unit has none. Five of the six units have refrigerated A/C. One has evaporative. This property has a good occupancy rate. One tenant has been living here for close to 20 years. Buyer must be able to demonstrate financial capability before viewing. Tenants Rights Apply. Need at least 24 Hours Notice for Showings. Contact Carl @ 575-650-8426 for more details or to schedule your showing. Steinborn & Associates Real Estate - Mesilla.

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