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Real Estate Humor - Serious Business - 04/30/07 10:46 AM
EloiseGift http://eloisegift.com/ Your Gift for Real Estate Using humor to teach is not new., but the Virginia Board of Realtors has taken it to a new level. I came to the link below from Inmam News 4/30/07 and may be the last to have discovered it, but I still must share. Virgiania realtors, forgive me if I bore you. Your Board is the most creative yet and may have found the solution to bad press! http://www.tedtruitt.com/ (6 comments)
All in a Day's Work - Lessons Learned - 04/27/07 10:04 PM
Eloise Gift http://eloisegift.com Your Gift for real estate Breakfast Communities are more than rows of home along streets. Yesterday, I had three opportunities to ponder that statement. At a breakfast meeting at the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce (GACC)http://www.abqchamber.com/, I heard directly from leaders of SunCal SunCal's Westside, the group that acquired the Atrisco land grand holdings from Westland Corporation. SunCal leaders reiterated their company's commitment to sustainability and the preservation of quality of life the large residential community they are planning on the western edge of the city of Albuquerque. The company has a master plan to cluster homes to achieve maximum open (14 comments)
A Timely Book - 04/19/07 11:06 PM
Eloise Gift http://eloise A Gift for real estate Today a friend sent me a timely letter about a timely book. The book is not about real estate, but we practice real estate in the real world, and our real world has been severely shaken this past week. Many are asking why and looking for answers. I asked my friend's permission to share his letter. I definitely plan to read the book. It is evident that Seung-hui Cho fell through the cracks of the support system at Virginia Tech. No doubt his problems went back many years. Our gun-happy culture can no longer afford to leave behind any person (5 comments)
Eloise Gift http://eloisegift.com/ The real estate resale market activity report for the Greater Albuquerque area remains positive. The market shift has remained a gentle ripple. Both median and average sales prices have moved up a notch. The median sales price is $198,500.00 compared with $189,800.00 in February. The average sales price is $239,311.00, compared with $234, 170.00 in February. Closed sales also increased-up 30% from 820 in February to 1,083 in March, continuing an upward trend. The increase from January to February was only 10%. The average number of days on the market has not increased. At 82, it remains higher than (5 comments)
SunCal's Westside - 04/15/07 01:06 AM
Eloise Gift http://eloisegift.com/ History-making Acquisition SunCal Development Company made history when it acquired all 57,000 acres of the Atrisco Land Grant http://www.deshaw.com/articles/20061219.pdf holdings in Northwest Albuquerque from Westland Corporation http://www.westlandnm.com/ / in 2006. If SunCal does what the New Mexico Business Weekly reports, they are likely to make history again. Historic New Development Planned According to the paper, in its first phase of development, SunCal http://www.suncal.com/community/?id=66 is planning a 1,500 acre mixed-use project that would rival Mesa del Sol (133 acres) already in its initial stages just south of the airport, the newly opened Uptown Center in the northeast and Downtown Albuquerque. Citywide (14 comments)
The Old Town Square - 04/12/07 09:13 PM
Eloise Gift http://eloisegift.com The old town square is at the center of Old Town, the original city center that the Spanish settlers established some three hundred years ago. Old Town is the cradle (la cuna) so to speak, of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The well-preserved Spanish-style plaza dominated by San Felipe de Neri, the oldest Roman Catholic Church in Albuquerque, http://www.sanfelipedeneri.org/, is a destination for tourists visiting Albuquerque. Old Town is the perfect place to buy gifts of all kinds for friends back home. One side of the square is dedicated to Native American craft and jewelry. On your way in or (9 comments)
Albuquerque, New Mexico - 04/12/07 01:28 PM
Eloise Gift http://eloisegift.com Albuquerque, New Mexico is over 300 years old. It was not always the city that it is now, of almost half a million people. Before the Spanish explorers arrived, Pueblo Indians chose the fertile spot on the bank of the Rio Grande to grow their crops. With the arrival of the Europeans, the small trading post established in the same area grew. Now spanning both banks of the Rio Grande (the Nile of New Mexico) Albuquerque has grown to be the state's largest city, http://www.albuquerque300.org/index.aspx?pk=47&temp=2. Early Years In its early years the city expanded north and south along El Camino (8 comments)
New Housing Flip-Flop - 04/11/07 12:07 AM
http://Eloisegift.com As the housing market continues its shift, news reports continue to be conflicting not only nationally but locally within cities and sometimes neighborhoods. Consider the latest evening news in the New Mexico Business Weekly, http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/. D.R. Horton, announces a drop in home sales during the last quarter, and Barelas neighborhood subdivision opens with 22 new homes, http://albuquerque.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/dailyedition.html#17 D.R. Horton has been the leading new homes builder not only in the Greater Albuquerque but in the entire nation. http://www.drhorton.com/. The D. R. Horton can't be far different from those of other builders. Despite news of cancellations and fewer home starts we also hear of new (5 comments)
Today, throughout the Christian world, people are celebrating Good Friday, in memory of the crucifixion of Jesus. It is for many, a day of prayer and reflection. It is also the most popular day of the year for pilgrimages. New Mexico is a land of shrines and sacred spaces. Three years ago when a client wanted to sell his big house with small garden in the city to retire to a smaller house with acreage in the country, I found him his new home with acreage in Los Lunas, Valencia County, http://www.loslunasnm.gov/home.htm , not far from Tomé Hill a destination for (10 comments)
We Are Not Alone - 04/04/07 02:34 PM
We are not alone in New Mexico, in our concerns about stewardship of one of earth's most precious resources--water. In http://activerain.com/blogsview/68680/Greening-the-Desert, I shared the efforts the New Mexico government is making to conserve water. In the ensuing discussion over the past two days, with Active Rain members from other states we had no disagreements on the need to conserve not only in New Mexico but in states as far away as Florida. We were less in agreement on how much curtailment of water use we could live with. Today's New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/pages/todayspaper/index.html front-page article about the western states paints a grim picture of the entire (12 comments)
Greening the Desert - 04/02/07 10:37 PM
Eloise Gift www.eloisegift.com A Giift for real estate Increasingly, not only individuals and special interest groups, but city and state governments are becoming proactive on conservation, and sustainability issues. Water Conservation Measures- The mayor of the city of Albuquerque, Martin Chavez, set a goal to reduce Albuquerque's water usage by 40 percent by 2014, and the Water Authority has a plan in place to achieve this goal. The city has been offering rebates and incentives to Albuquerque city and Bernalillo county residents to convert their old, water-wasting systems to more efficient ones-water-efficient toilets, washers, landscapes, rain barrels like those provided by a local (12 comments)
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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