Monday, March 31st, 2014 at 10:56am. 244 Views, 0 Comments.
When I walked into my house I knew immediately I wanted to live there. It's full of light, with amazing views of the mountains. You hardly need art for the walls! On warm evenings you can sit on the back upper deck with friends or family and watch the sun set over Mount Taylor fading into reds and oranges until the lights come up over the city. Magnificent!
The downstairs floors are tile for easy cleanup, which keep the house nice and cool in the summer. The fireplace is woodburning but is plumbed for a gas insert.
You can walk or bicycle in minutes to great restaurants, two grocery stores, and just about any convenience you might want - banks, pharmacies, gym, dry cleaners, bookstore.
The neighborhood is small and neighbors introduce themselves when you
Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 8:50pm. 351 Views, 0 Comments.
Should You Rent Your Home?
A scenario: You find a great job in another state. Do you sell or rent your home? Think about reasons for maintaining ownership. Do you want to keep the home in case you ever move back? Are you looking for a tax break through property depreciation? Do you want the home as a retirement investment? On the other hand, are you prepared to be a long-distance landlord? There are other costs involved as well, often running 30-40% of income before the monthly mortgage cost.
If you decide to rent the home, where do you start? Get the house in shape, including interior and exterior painting and patching, carpet cleaning, appliance tune-up, ensuring adequate insulation, and fixing what needs fixing. A property management company can
Sunday, March 9th, 2014 at 2:20pm. 723 Views, 0 Comments.
This area is great for families or single people alike. The area has much to offer. There are restaurants, movie theaters and retail stores close by. There are many parks, a public pool and community center within walking distance. Schools are within walking distance as well. We are also close to major road ways to help with getting around town fast. The area is quiet and the neighbors are super friendly. The views of the city and mountains are simply awesome. We wouldn't sell this house if we didn't need more space. With a growing family it will be a shame to leave the area.
Recent Updated Kitchen
Open Floor Plan
Laundry Upstairs with the Bedrooms
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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 10:16am. 518 Views, 0 Comments.
OPEN HOUSE FEBRUARY 9, 2014 FROM 1-3PM. There is so much of our house that we like it’s hard to know where to start. It’s cozy, comfortable, and complete with custom features throughout and fabulous views of the Sandia Mountains. We love going out to the patio in the morning with a cup of coffee to enjoy the view and quiet – the only sounds we hear are that of the sounds of wild life. We have rabbits, quail and an assortment of birds. Or we can go out to the covered front patio and on occasion watch hot air balloons floating by in the distance. Inside the house, we love the custom Italian tile, radiant floor heat, Kiva wood burning fireplace with gas line to start that wood going. The Master Bedroom is comfortable, spacious with wood flooring and double…
Thursday, January 30th, 2014 at 10:50am. 672 Views, 0 Comments.
What does quiet sound like??
That is the beautiful sound at our home.
Montecito Estates is such a wonderful place to raise children. Our home is quiet, airy, and spacious! Every part of this house is cozy. The home is very energy efficient keeping super cool in summer and nice and warm in the winter time. The home bills are considerably inexpensive for a home of this size. Our side yard has the perfect space to grow fruits and veggies while still having a place for the little ones to play. The covered patio makes a wonderful dinner area and a great place for morning coffee. The park and pool is about a two minute walk from the house. On any given day, a walk in the neighborhood is amazing!! There are bike trails, running trails, and amazing views…
Thursday, January 16th, 2014 at 8:52am. 629 Views, 0 Comments.
There is so much about our home that we loved. We did so much to it thinking we would never leave. We chose the place mainly because it was between both Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The best part about our house is the back yard. My wife designed the side and the ponds while I built the patio with ideas from Sandia Casino. The fence was built by myself with seeing fences like that in Santa Fe. We would go out at Sunset and look at all of the different colors of the sunset on the Sandia Crest. After that when it got dark we would watch the fish in our pond and some times have neighbors over for a glass of wine.
We also added the Central air and heat along with putting the Synthetic Stucco on our home to help with the cost of cooling and heating. It knocked
Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at 12:48pm. 422 Views, 0 Comments.
It's important to water your trees, lawns & plants in the Winter. Why? Read more to find out the facts!
Dry air, low precipitation, little soil moisture, and fluctuating temperatures are characteristics of fall and winter in many areas of New Mexico. Often there is little or no snow cover to provide soil moisture during the winter months. Trees, shrubs, perennials and lawns may be damaged if they do not receive enough water.
If you do not water during the winter months, you may have death to parts of plant root systems. Some plants will resume perfectly normal as they use stored food energy, but some make be weakened in spring when temperatures rise. Weakened plants also may be subject to insect and disease problems. Lawns also are prone to winter…
Monday, January 13th, 2014 at 8:37am. 847 Views, 0 Comments.
We moved to this location because we love the quiet cul-de-sac location. It has both the feel of living in the country but with all the benefits of city utilities. We added many special touches to the home but our favorite is probably the high-end Pella Windows with blinds in them. We put a membrane on the home that has a life-time warranty that is transferable to a buyer and it has lowered our home owner's insurance. The house has lots of natural light which we love. Our yards are xeri-scaped -- not zero-scaped and require lower water. Both yards have drip systems for watering.
By Carlos Martinez
- High-end Pella Windows with blinds inside
- Lifetime Warranty
- Lots of Natural Light
- Xeri-scaped Yard
Monday, January 6th, 2014 at 3:47pm. 296 Views, 0 Comments.
Do you still have a Christmas Tree hanging out in or outside your home? The City of Albuquerque and Public Service Company of New Mexico is offering a "Treecycling" program where you can drop off up to five trees for FREE. The goal of the program is to reduce waste by recycling your Christmas Tree.
Jan 02, 2014 08:00 AM - Jan 12, 2014 05:00 PM
WhereMontessa Park Convenience Center
3512 Los Picaros SE - Map
Eagle Rock Convenience Center
6301 Eagle Rock NE - Map
Ladera Golf Course
Coors and Ladera NW - Map
Trees are limited to five per customer.
Tree Recycling Benefits
Christmas trees will be chipped on site and available free to the public to use as mulch. By…
Saturday, January 4th, 2014 at 10:49am. 288 Views, 0 Comments.
Every year when January rolls around you vow to lose weight, save money or spend more time with family and friends. But what goals do you set for your home?
One of the best and least expensive ways to feel better about your home is to clear it of clutter. This year go room-by-room clearing anything that you don't use, wear or love and donate it to charity. Clean out your closets and any other space that is packed with things that you haven’t seen in years. Sell things (ebay, criaigslist, throw a yard sale) and turn those things into money that you can use towards a home improvement project that you’ve been putting off. Here are some other cleaning tips.
- Deep clean your carpet.
- Rent a sander and refinish your hardwood