bruder real estate team: How is the Las Cruces market? Great and Getting Better! - 10/16/14 02:52 AM
September 2014 has seen record home sales that are the highest since 2008
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(Click to Expand) The Year-to-Date Sales total for 2014 has been best since the marked peak in 2006-2007.
Inventory levels are low, only 1130 homes are actively listed for sale. Historically, this has hovered between 1,200 and 1,300 over the past 5+ years.
Overall Absorption Rate is only 9 months so it's still a buyer’s market, but past three years moving toward balance (6-7 Months)
The Median Price of homes sold in the first 3 quarters of 2014 is $151,525. This represents an increase of … (1 comments)

bruder real estate team: Soundproofing for Sanity - 10/10/14 03:18 AM
It’s Wednesday night and you put your feet up and just want to relax. You are the most relaxed you’ve been in decades and then you hear it: the sound of a teenage musician trying to strangle the airwaves with his guitar or maybe it’s the sounds of industry emanating from the garage or work room. Now, before you put on your own production of A Cask of Amontillado, let’s look at your alternatives for soundproofing your way to sanity!
 
Extra Drywall One of most effective options is adding an extra layer of drywall. The second layer muffles the sound … (2 comments)

bruder real estate team: 8 Tips for Finding the Right Home (And #1 Might Surprise You!) - 10/08/14 02:43 AM
One mistake that potential buyers make is going house hunting without any sort of plan. Some will set off on this journey without knowing what they want, what they need, or what they can afford. We have compiled a list of 8 tips to help you answer those questions to make sure you buy the right home for you!
Talk to Yourself
Ok, don't start ACTUALLY talking to yourself but understand what type of home will suit you. Would you like a new home or will an existing one work for you? Single or multi-story? Would you be able to handle a … (0 comments)

bruder real estate team: Spotlight On: The Rio Grande Theatre - 09/30/14 02:06 AM

Tucked away in downtown Las Cruces, the Rio Grande Theatre is a completely modern performing arts center with a digital projector, sound and lighting systems. While sitting in one of the 422 seats you will enjoy the productions amazing visuals and sounds. Acoustical panels shape the sound to increase your audio experience all while keeping you comfortable with their climate controlled facility.
The Rio Grande Theatre has been entertaining people for over 70 years and is the only remaining two-story adobe theatre in the country. In 2005, the Dona Ana Arts Council renovated and reopened the facility and it has … (0 comments)

bruder real estate team: Financing Isnt Just a Buyer Concern - 09/26/14 02:19 AM
Many of our Las Cruces sellers start out thinking that financing is only a concern when they are on the buyer side of the table. However, it is important for sellers to be aware of the financing situation with the sale of their new home.
For instance, how will you respond to these questions?
Are you willing to consider an FHA offer?
Will you hold the mortgage yourself for high interest and a five-year balloon?
Can I take over your VA loan if I'm not a veteran?
Would you drop your price $15,000 for all cash?
Preparing to judge the buyer's financing proposal requires … (2 comments)

bruder real estate team: Do You Suffer From Buyers Remorse? - 09/25/14 02:05 AM
Have you ever bought a new car and the next day started to question whether or not you made the right decision? Have you ever bought a new, expensive TV only to find great deals in the paper the next day?
It happens to many homeowners too. You find the right home, go through the process, sign the closing paper, get your keys, and you're finally a homeowner! How exciting. But later that day, some troubling questions creep into your mind: Did I make the right decision? What if I paid too much? What if a better house for me is … (1 comments)

bruder real estate team: Don't Let Bad Curb Appeal Happen To You! - 09/24/14 03:40 AM
Your curb appeal-the appearance of your house and surrounding yard-has a lot to say about you. Good curb appeal says you care about your home and your neighborhood. Flub your curb appeal factor, though, and you'll trash your property value and detract from nearby houses, too. Here are some classic curb appeal no-nos.
Stay in synch with your neighborhood
Sure, you've got flair and panache. But take it too far, and your house becomes the proverbial sore thumb of the neighborhood. Better to put your money toward regular maintenance and energy-efficient upgrades that provide a return on your investment.
Stash your trash
You … (2 comments)

bruder real estate team: Day Trip: A Day at White Sands National Monument - 09/23/14 02:01 AM
The White Sands National Monument is a must-see for any family in Southern New Mexico. The White Sands National Monument is a vast 275-mile white sand desert sitting just a short drive from Las Cruces. The scenic beauty of the white sands offers breathtakingly beautiful recreation your whole family will enjoy.
The White Sands National Monument is a vast desert of huge, undulating white sand dunes. Our family loves walking barefoot through the sandy dunes. Keep your eyes open for animals or even small footprints they leave behind in the white sands as your family explores the White Sands National Monument.
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bruder real estate team: 10 Questions You NEED to Ask a Prospective Home Inspector - 09/17/14 05:41 AM

In a previous blog we gave you some tips on finding a good home inspector. Today we look at some question to ask prospective home inspectors (you should be interviewing more than one).
How long have you been doing this?
While years of experience doesn't mean everything it will comfort you to know how long your inspector has been inspecting.
How did you learn this business?
Your home inspector does not need to be a structural engineer. The best, and most common, background a home inspector should have is with residential construction and associated trades.
What are your licenses and … (0 comments)

bruder real estate team: Ideas for Organizing Your Home! - 08/22/14 03:07 AM
Organization is the key to a clean home! Let's take a look at some of the more clever and non-traditional organization techniques! Mark or Label Everything!
It's not really clever or non-traditional but one of the most basic organizing principles is one of the most important. Marking and Labeling. This doesn't mean you need to go buy a label maker and go crazy! You can use colors, pictures, in addition to or in conjunction with labels.
Magazine Rack to Store Pot Lids
Pot and Pan lids are the scourge of many organizing amateurs. By using a magazine rack on … (3 comments)

bruder real estate team: Is It Time to Replace Your Windows? - 08/21/14 02:21 AM

Believe it or not, a common question we get from sellers and buyers is whether or not they should replace windows or ask to have windows replaced.
How do you know if replacing windows is a good idea?
When you sit next to your windows is the air around them noticeably cooler in the winter and warmer in the summer? If you place your hand on the interior glass, is the glass cold in the winter and warm in the summer? Turn off the lights and slowly move a candle around the perimeter of the window. Is the flame dancing? … (4 comments)

 
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