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New Condos Coming to Town - 02/27/07 07:48 AM
Who is Venture Corp? I don't know, but according to the Albuquerque Journal Business Outlook of 2/26/07 they are California developers who are on the verge of building 77,000 square feet of new commercial condo space on New Mexico's Albuquerque West Side. We have no pictures yet, but the designers sketch on the front page of the Business Outlook looks ritzy. The site for these condos is a prime area of high visibility near Eagle Ranch and Paradise Hills, a neighborhood of comfortable Taylor Ranch and Congress Heights homes. I am excited about it for several reasons. The Developers reputedly decided (5 comments)
The year is young, but I am already having trouble keeping up. This month, unlike others, my newsletter is being published towards the end rather than the beginning of the month. My news is retrospective, looking back at what happened. Why am I lagging behind? Well, I blame it on the pace at which the year is flying. January started off at a gallop, not a walk or a trot, and February has kept pace. February is a busy month. It is the month of my birthday, George Washington's birthday, Abraham Lincoln's birthday, and Rosa Parks' birth anniversary. I have a lot (4 comments)
In another post, I wrote about Mesa del Sol, the master planned, smart growth, wedge infill development just south of the Albuquerque, New Mexico airport. http://activerain.com/blogsview/47067/Want-to-settle-in. A reader commented that the description suggested the development could qualify as being green, that is, environmentally friendly and supporting quality of life. My description of the project, of course, is based on statements made by the developers in print marketing material and oral presentations. Development of Mesa del Sol as a green community would be fitting use of the land since it is the last wedge of a circle of land left within the (21 comments)
If you are looking for a sun-filled area with magnificent views, Mesa del Sol, Albuquerque, New Mexico may be the place for you. Mesa del Sol http://mesadelsolnm.com/index.aspx on the Albuquerque south mesa, just south of the Albuquerque airport in Bernalillo County, promises to be the largest master planned urban infill development in the entire United States. As the name implies, Mesa del Sol is atop a sun-filled mesa with spectacular views on all sides. The site will be developed over a 25-year period as a public-private partnership of Forest City Covington, the state of New Mexico, and the University of New Mexico. A city within a city, the (5 comments)
I just returned from my company's convention. Only, it is not called a convention, it is called a family reunion. It was my first family reunion, and my only regret was that I had not attended before. The Keller Williams Realty http://www.kw.com/kw/ Family reunion 2007 had all the usual characteristics of the business convention - speeches, workshops (breakout sessions) exhibit halls with vendors offering their wares services, and of course, the attendees. This convention had something extra-something that justifies it being called family reuinion. From the opening Red Bash - Welcome Party to the final Inspirational Brunch, the event was a beautifully orchestrated educational and networking event with an underlying motivational spirit of support and care. It was (9 comments)
In New Mexico, particular architectural styles of homes can be identified with different regions. Steep, pitched roofs associated with more alpine-like regions are found in northern parts of the state with relatively heavy snowfall. In the Greater Albuquerque area, pueblo-style, stucco-finished, flat-roofed houses are more common. Particular neighborhoods within a city sometimes have distinctive architecture setting them apart. In the northeast quadrant Albuquerque, the High Desert is such and an area. Several small communities of mostly earth tone pueblo-style homes snuggle chameleon-like in the foothills in a wild garden setting of native plants. Take a brief tour of High Desert. The sun is setting and it is time to head on (5 comments)
In the Greater Albuquerque, New Mexico home building, two predominant architectural styles help to define that unique quality that we identify as southwestern. The flat-roofed pueblo and pitched-roof Monterrey style homes alike, are generally finished in earth-toned stucco--soothing shades of green, orange, ocher, sandstone. The pueblo-style homes, fashioned along the lines ofthe flat roofed adobe brick homes of early native dwellers of the region, may have rounded edges, parapet walls, and straight-edged windows. The Monterrrey-style homes often have pitched tiled roofs. Pueblo-style homes in particular, seem to fit naturally into the desert landscape, blending in ways that red brick colonials and victorian never could.
Eloise Gift http://www.eloisegift.com A (9 comments)
The phrase Go west still has significance for the city of Albuquerque in the southwestern state of New Mexico. That way lies unhindered expansion out into the desert towards majestic Mount Taylor rising above the high mesa with its snow-capped peak. The city is bounded on the east by the Sandia Mountain ranges that rise up some 11,000 ft. To the north, Native American reservation lands and rapidly-growing Rio Rancho our sister city restrict expansion. South of Albuquerque, the airport and air force bases form another barrier. Only to the west, skirting the sacred protected areas of the National Pertoglyph Monument does expansion seem possible. And that expansion is underway. I marvel at the (5 comments)
New Mexico, Land of Contrasting Beauty - 02/06/07 12:28 AM
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I have found this particularly true for describing the New Mexico landscape. I have always had a camera, but began carrying it around with me only when I moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico because it seemed that around every bend I was continually being surprised by beauty. It was not only the landscape, but the light, and the play sun and shade across the mountains. The changes could be dramatic and sudden and if not captured in an instant, could be lost. I also wanted to have pictures to help me describe my fascination to my family and friends who had never been to (6 comments)
Live in Albuquerque with its delightful high desert climate and be only a day trip or less from fascinating attractions around the state of New Mexico. White Sands Monument is one of these attractions-one of the many natural wonders of the Land of Enchantment. White Sands is as devoid of life as Bosque del Apache is populated. At Bosque del Apache, especially in winter, at the break of dawn thousands of birds fill the skies and for a few moments block the sun as they take flight for the day. At twilight they reverse the journey to come back home with a profusion of colors and sounds. But not (3 comments)
I had an epiphany this week. With the expanded service of two Internet sites that launched blogging for the real estate community, I couldn't help making some kind of evaluation of what the sites offer and how I was adjusting to the new reality of what is being offered. My conclusion: ActiveRain is more than a place to blog. It is a community of industry professionals with whom I laugh, cry, learn and grow. I think it is the Internet site that comes closest to the fulfillment of the promise of the Internet to build community across all types of barriers. Here is the view I'm sharing with (7 comments)
I wrote in an earlier post http://activerain.com/blogsview/31268/Great-Year-for-Albuquerque, that New Mexico 2006 residential real estate was likely to get a good report and it has.The results are in! No bubble burst because we did not have a bubble. The Albuquerque Metropolitan Board of Realtors year-end review substantiates the gentle ripple theory. The market in the Greater Albuquerque area shifted and made some corrections, but in the end, the statistics confirm that 2006 has been the second best year on record for the residential real estate market in the Greater Albuquerque area.http://members.abqrealtors.com/hs/stats-2006_year_end-report.pdf http://eloise-mynewmeico.blogspot.com/2007/02/no-bubbles-burst-in-new-mexico.html
Albuquerque, New Mexico real estate news, views, and information about Greater Albuquerque neighborhoods, real estate market; buying, selling, investing in Albuquerque homes by Eloise Gift, Managing Broker/Owner, Gift Realty NM; information about Northeast Albuquerque, Northwest Albuquerque, Southeast Albuquerque, Southwest Heights, Los Ranchos, North Valley, Placitas, Corrales, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas.
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