real estate: Why Getting Mortgage Pre-approval is a Must! - 03/06/14 04:52 AM
I get calls from buyers every day. Some of them have been pre-approved through a lender while others have not. Those that haven’t often want to start seeing houses right away, before they have started the loan process. These potential buyers get to start seeing houses right away, so why are they at a disadvantage?
What better way to explain than with a realistic scenario. Let’s say that you’ve decided to start seeing houses without preapproval. You end up finding one you like in a great location that fits all of your needs and more. Fantastic, right? Not exactly. It is … (0 comments)

real estate: Breaking News: Recovery in 2013 Las Cruces Real Estate Market! - 01/14/14 01:18 AM
It was a record setting year in the Las Cruces real estate market as prices continue to rise to new highs as well as a significant reduction in inventory. What does this all mean? It means that the market recovery we saw in 2012 continued strong into 2013 and is projected to continue into 2014. Here are some of the highlights for 2013!
Record Breaking Sales In 2013, Las Cruces experienced an increase of 5.7% in number of homes sold. In total, 1400 Single Family Homes sold in 2013 which represents the greatest number of homes sold since 2008. This continues … (0 comments)

real estate: Kitchen Design Trends for 2014 - 12/19/13 01:35 AM
  The Zillow Digs Home Design Trend Report (now that’s a mouthful) is out and has named the 2014 home remodeling/design trends for 2014. Kitchen with black countertops, open shelves, glass-front cabinets, and darker paint tones are all expected to be very popular. The report also said that kitchens are what most homeowners are planning to remodel this coming year.
Black Counters: Black granite and quartz are expected to be the material of choice when homeowners look to add some sophistication and elegance with a black countertop. Most of these counters will be paired with a lighter colored counter thrown in … (0 comments)

real estate: 5 Ways to Boost the Value of Your Home - 08/20/13 05:18 AM
 
There are plenty of ways to improve the value of your home whether you want to sell up or just invest some money into the place that you live.
Of course building an extension is one strategy, but that isn't exactly practical or affordable for the majority of people. So here are 5 alternatives which won't cost quite as much and can quickly add a little bit of value whilst at the same time making your home a little bit nicer to live in.


Redecorate This is one of the simplest ways to quickly reinvigorate your home if it is … (1 comments)

real estate: 7 Things You Thought You Knew About Foreclosures - 06/19/13 01:29 AM
The foreclosure market in Las Cruces has been relatively dormant until recent years and this has caused many people to be skeptical of it. They don't fully understand how foreclosures work, and this lack of understanding can foster foreclosure myths that are dangerous both for homeowners who want to avoid foreclosure and buyers interested in purchasing a foreclosure.
Here are seven of the most common myths about foreclosures:
Foreclosures only happen in poor areas. Foreclosures come in all shapes and sizes and occur in all neighborhoods. From low-income to million-dollar properties, you will see the full spectrum of homes entering into … (0 comments)

real estate: Cleaning those Often Overlooked Places! - 04/01/13 05:38 AM
Cleaning your home is a fairly complex, tedious process and we all tend to cut corners to save time. However, every once in a while a good, deep clean of all those places we skipped or overlooked the first time is a very good idea. Not only does it give your home that extra sparkle but it can also help maintain the value of your home! Let’s take a look!
The Light Fixtures It’s not the most fun thing in the world. Are you afraid of heights? What about bugs? If you’ve said yes to either or both of these, then … (0 comments)

real estate: 4 Mortgage Relief Rip-Off Red Flags - 03/27/13 02:10 AM
 
It's unfortunate, but there are people out there looking to take advantage of just about everyone.
Right now we all know that there are thousands, if not more, home owners who are concerned about foreclosure. And sure enough, foreclosure related scams have popped up. 
The following items should serve as a warning that a mortgage relief service is not legitimate (this is just one section of the foreclosure reports that we offer for free on our Avoid Foreclosure Website):
1. Upfront Fees
Always avoid any mortgage relief company that charges upfront fees. Not only is it illegal, it's certainly a … (0 comments)

real estate: BruderTV Episode 3 - How to Get Your Home Sold - 03/21/13 06:55 AM
If you want to sell your home there needs to be a written listing plan. This detailed plan should include: Pricing, Staging, and Marketing your home – especially substantial exposure online!
The first price you set is the most important as it position’s your home as the best value among its competition.
Equally important is properly staging your home to outshine the competition. It is a fact that staged homes sell faster and for more money.
There must be marketing plan should include a comprehensive online marketing program that includes email, social media, blogging, and syndication.
You should be sure that … (1 comments)

real estate: Las Cruces Real Estate Market Analysis: January to June, 2012 - 07/26/12 02:25 AM
THE TOP 10 REASONS THAT 2012'S REAL ESTATE MARKET IS GREAT
 
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1 - Number of Residential Homes Sold for the first 6-months of 2012 has increased over number sold the previous month. This trend has not been seen in the past 5-years.
 
2 - 2012 is notable in that the number of home sold every month of 2012 was greater than the number of homes sold during that same month in 2011. A consistent month over month increase 2012 vs.2011.
 
3 - Total Home Sales for 1st 6-months of 2012 were … (0 comments)

real estate: 10 Questions for your Prospective Home Inspector - 07/18/12 01:27 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 … (2 comments)

real estate: Buyers Market: The Purchase and The Sale - 07/11/12 01:19 AM
This week we will look at the financial benefits of both the purchase and the sale of your home.
We will start buy discussing the purchase because you don't own your home unless you purchase it, obviously. When buying your own home, most of the expenses are not tax deductible. But there is one exception that is worth finding.
The IRS says you can deduct interest in the year that it is paid, and that is usually part of each monthly loan payment. In addition, if the day you purchase is on any day other than the first of the month, … (0 comments)

real estate: Buyers Market: Equity and Forced Savings - 06/28/12 03:34 AM
Before we get into the meat of this weeks Buyer's Market topic, let's backtrack a bit and add one more bit of food-for-thought to last weeks topic. Earlier this year, Warren Buffett appeared live on CNBC's Squawk Box with Beck Quick. He started off my saying that along with equities, single-family homes are a very attractive investment right now. In fact he said he would buy "a couple hundred thousand" single family homes if it were practical to do so. Why would he? He went on to explain that if held on for a long period of time and purchased at … (0 comments)

real estate: Relocation: How to Make It a Little Easier - 09/05/09 07:23 AM

So, you landed that big promotion! Congratulations! Unfortunately, the job is sending you six hundred miles away from the place you currently call home. After the initial feelings of excitement and exhilaration wear off, the general feelings of uncertainty and nervousness tend to kick in. There are some things everyone starting the relocation process should know.
Start searching online! The scope of information available online is amazing; personal testimonials about a particular agent or real estate company, neighborhood evaluations, market trends, and so on. Looking at the local Chamber of Commerce website helps with understanding the way the city is … (2 comments)

real estate: Cowboy Days at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum - 03/18/09 03:04 PM
March 18th, 2009

This past weekend, March 14th & 15th, 2009,The New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum presented: Cowboy Days.
There are some things in Las Cruces children of every age have to go to. For just $2 each, Evelyn, Murray, Ron, Pearie, and the children Veronica 7, Michael 4, and even 2 year old Max took a trip back in time. With the 3 children, we could only enjoy each activity for a few minutes at a time, but the experience was worth it. 
We saw gunfights in the middle of dirt streets. There were performances … (0 comments)

real estate: Blog goals and Analysis of 2006 Las Cruces, NM Real Estate Market Sales & Prices - 03/07/07 11:18 AM
To my friends, clients, customers, and fellow Realtors:
This is my first blog entry.  I thought that the first thing that I should do is to state that my goal is to provide you with the most accurate and current general Real Estate Information that I know, and any recent information that I have learned specifically about the Las Cruces, NM, Real Estate Market, as well as any Community information that I know about Las Cruces and the surrounding areas of Dona Ana County and Southern New Mexico.
Whether you have any plans to Buy, Sell, or Invest in Las Cruces residential … (0 comments)

 
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Evelyn Bruder

CRS, GRI, ABR, E-PRO

Las Cruces, NM

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