albuquerque: Albuquerque Downs Offers Exciting Night Racing! - 07/24/17 04:38 PM
Albuquerque Downs racing season is in full swing!
I was fortunate enough a few weeks ago to be able to attend the opening evening of horse racing at Albuquerque Downs. There were lots of exciting races, both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse, and a good-sized crowd to share the excitement. And racing has become even more exciting since last year, when the Downs was completely remodeled, and added lighting to allow "racing under the stars."
If you weren't able to be there for the season's opening, don't despair! The racing season at the Downs  continues untile September 24th, with night racing on Wednesdays, Fridays, … (2 comments)

albuquerque: Huge "Car Property" Open House tour in Albuquerque - 07/06/13 08:44 AM
Attention, car collectors and hobbyists throughout the greater Albuquerque area: This upcoming event is especially for you! On  Sunday, July 14, 2013, dozens of CAR PROPERTIES throughout the Albuququerque area will all be held OPEN for the general public! All these dozens of properties are ideal for car collectors and enthusiasts, or any hobbyist needing loads of workshop space. All the properties have extra-abundant garage and workshop space to accomodate multiple vehicles or hobby space. Several would accommodate 9 or 10 or more vehicles! This is a great opportunity to view several properties that might suit your car property needs, all … (0 comments)

albuquerque: NM State Fair Horse Shows - 09/15/12 07:58 AM
It's that time of year again--- the New Mexico State Fair is in full swing beginning this weekend. And that means horse shows- lots of horse shows!
This year, due to a condensed schedule for the actual State Fair (only 12 open days), several horse shows actually took place before the official first day of the fair yesterday. But there are still lots of shows remaining!
Today and tomorrow, September 15th & 16th, is the Arabian, Morgan, Saddlebred & Hackney show. Monday, September 17th is devoted to Paints and Appaloosas Tuesday, September 18th will see the Pinto Show Wednesday, September 19th … (0 comments)

albuquerque: Family Compound! Mountain Retreat surrounded by National Forest! - 08/07/12 07:14 AM
Check out 30 Twin Peaks, in the Manzano Mountains just east of Albuquerque, NM.
This is an incredible private mountain retreat, or ideal family compound! Just look how much $599,000 will buy: The photos & descriptions here are not enough to do justice to this amazing property--- you've really got to see for yourself! Located in Manzano Morning subdivision, backing right on the national forest, this 20-acre property features a 3545 SF main house & a totally separate 1670 SF second home, plus detached "casita" off the main home, with its own living area, kitchen, full bath, and bedroom! Plus … (1 comments)

albuquerque: Looking for Albuquerque area horse property? - 04/30/12 07:25 AM
Looking for Albuquerque area horse property?
We've got some great ones, in various price ranges and locations! Whether you're looking for a place for backyard horse-keeping, or a property to set up a commercial breeding or training facility, whether you prefer a mountain location or irrigated valley land, we've got something to please!

 
On a budget? Check out this great bedroom, 2 bath home on two level, usable acres in Edgewood, New Mexico, about 20 minutes east of Albuquerque. The comfortable home offers a spacious grerat room with cozy woodstove, open kitchen, and 2nd living area. The land is … (0 comments)

albuquerque: NM horse owners, come learn about dressage! - 04/02/12 08:11 AM
Attention New Mexico equestrians! Always wanted to learn something about dressage? Now's your chance!
A Dressage Expo specifically designed for young riders or newcomers to dressage will be held April 14, 2012 at the Vista Sandia Equestrian Park in Albuquerque, NM!
The event will include mounted demonstrations, informative booths and tables to help you find out about potential instructors, tack, associations, and resources, and the opportunity to participate in introductory and training level tests for riders under 21 or adult novices who have never competed in any dressage show.
The expo will begin at 9:30, and there is no charge … (0 comments)

albuquerque: Great Valley Horse Property on 5 Irrigated Acres! - 03/20/12 07:27 AM
Irrigated Horse Property with Pre-1907 Water Rights!
This great horse property is located in the Rio Grande Valley, half an hour south of Albuquerque, NM. You'll love the private location on 5 lush, irrigated acres, with declared, pre-1907 water rights. Check out the virtual tour, and then call or email me to see this great equestrian property in person!
 

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albuquerque: ABQ realtors pitch in to fill mortgage gap - 09/09/11 07:06 AM
 
Nineteen Albuquerque real estate brokers from 13 different companies are working together with Sunwest Trust to fill a vacuum created by the tight credit restrictions that make it virtually impossible for many people to get mortgage loans. Consider:
 
 
 
·         Mortgage denial rates were up nationwide by 15% in 2010, and are anticipated to be higher still in 2011  
·         New Mexico has the 6th  highest mortgage denial rate in the country, with 33.7% of loans denied in 2010  
·         Denial rates are even higher among minority applicants and self-employed borrowers, and “jumbo loans” requiring higher … (0 comments)

albuquerque: Placitas Home Sales Turning the Corner? - 09/05/11 10:13 AM
Statistics thus far for 2011 make it appear that homes sales in Placitas, NM may have turned the corner. Average sales prices for single family homes in Placitas had steadily declined from 2007 through 2010, while time on the market had steadily increased. But figures for 2011 year-to-date show a turnaround in these figures.
Both in terms of average sales price, and in terms of average dollars per square foot, sales for 2011 are up slightly from the figures for 2010. At the same time, the average time on the market had decreased. See the graphs below for details:
 All data … (0 comments)

albuquerque: Owner Financing Open House Tour in Albuquerque Area - 09/01/11 09:53 AM
Mark your calendars now for the huge, multi-broker Owner Financing Open House Tour in the Albuquerque area on September 16th!
You, too, can kiss those mortgage company rules goodbye, especially the impossible hoops they want you to jump through to obtain a "Jumbo Loan," because the owners of dozens of high-end, executive homes in and around Albuquerque, NM, are offering owner financing. And their listing agents have all gotten together to hold all these properties open on one grand Open House Tour on Friday, September 16, 2011 from 4-7 p.m.
There will be homes in both Northeast and Northwest Albuquerque, plus … (4 comments)

albuquerque: Spring Fever Arabian Horse Show in Albuquerque, NM - 03/19/11 01:12 PM
Great equestrian event coming up next weekend in Albuquerque! The "Spring Fever" Arabian Horse Shows will be coming to ExpoNM, at the State Fairgrounds in Albuquerque, NM, next weekend, March 26-27, 2011.

 
 
 
And that plural "shows" is not a typo; this event is actually two concurrent horse shows, double-judged! Spring Fever A is a Region VII qualifying event, and Spring Fever B is a Region VIII qualifying event. The events are sponsored by the Santa Fe Arabian Horse Alliance.
 
 
 
 
 

 
There will be classes to suit all equestrian tastes, including halter … (2 comments)

albuquerque: 19,000 acre NM Cattle Ranch, Just Minutes from Albuquerque & Santa Fe! - 03/19/11 06:35 AM
No foolin'!
This is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of property! Owners will sell all or part of their  gorgeous 19000+ acre horse and cattle ranch, and it is located a mile off I-40 at exit 203, just half an hour east of Albuquerque, New Mexico! And part of the ranch is actually IN Santa Fe County!

 
Currently the JC Angus Ranch, this property was formerly the Cook Racehorse operation, and would make an ideal horse or cattle ranch, with 2000 deeded acres plus ove 17000 acres of state lease land. So come on out and live your dream!
Prices start … (2 comments)

albuquerque: Santa Fe County Horse Property at Low, low price! - 03/14/11 07:01 AM
OK, we all know, Santa Fe is trendy; Santa Fe is expensive.
BUT, there's a little known secret-- the southern portion of Santa Fe county offers wome wonderfully affordable real estate that is in reasonable commuting distance to the "City Different" and is also just minutes from our NM "big city," Albuquerque!
For example, you can buy a wonderful horse property on 7.5 level acres, with stylish 2200 SF home, 4-stall barn, pipe-fenced pastures, round pen, and much more for just $329,000! Check out this wonderful Santa Fe County horse property, in the little town of Edgewood, New Mexico!
 

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albuquerque: Albuquerque: Sales prices up, number of sales down! - 11/05/10 07:20 AM
There were mixed results in the Albuquerque real estate sector again in September, 2010.
Compared to the same month in 2009, both average and median prices were up, but the number of closed sales and the number of pending transactions were both down. And neither median nor average price has quite gotten back up to the figures for September of 2008.
According to figures published by the Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors, average prices for single family detached homes in September 2010 was $217,677, compared to $209,987 in September of 2009, and $222,947 in the same month two years ago. Similarly, this … (0 comments)

albuquerque: Albuquerque Balloon Glow - 10/27/10 07:21 AM
Even the "Special Shapes" balloons like this Bee Family were glowing at the "Balloon Glow"  in Albuquerque during the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta this month!
 

 
Laura Warden
Choices Real Estate
(505)239-4796
 
 
 
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albuquerque: Get out to the NM State Fair Horse Shows! - 09/16/10 07:41 AM

Yes, it's State Fair time again, and this week the NM State Fair is in full swing. And almost every day offers horse shows. Come check out all the wonderful breeds and disciplines. You'll be amazed at what these horse-and-rider combinations can achieve!
As the State Fair started last weekend, some of the shows are already past, but there are still many great equestrian events coming up.
Today is the State 4H Championship Horse Show, where 4H members from 9-19 compete in English and Western events, jumping, barrel racing, reining and trail classes. From 8:00 a.m. on, in the Horse … (0 comments)

albuquerque: See the National Arabian Horse Show in Albuquerque This Week! - 07/27/10 09:22 AM
The Youth National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show is in Albuquerque, New Mexico through the 31st of July, and it's free to watch!
Come out and see these amazing young people and their Arabian horses perform in both English and Western events, plus side saddle, native costume, working cow horse competitions, dressage, and hunter/jumper disciplines. There are also leadership training, games, contests and parades.
The show is at EXPO New Mexico (otherwise known as the New Mexico State Fairgrounds) at 300 San Pedro NE in Albuquerque, NM.
For more information about equestrian events, organizations, and activities in NM, and about … (2 comments)

albuquerque: Live Surrounded by National Forest! - 06/16/10 06:19 AM
Just 20 minutes from Albuquerque, NM, you can live in a spectacular custom home bordering the National Forest!

 
 
Perched on the east slope of the Sandia Mountains in Cedar Crest, just below the ski area, you'll find this architectural masterpiece nestled in the tall pines on 3.7 mountain acres. Dazzling stars fill the evening skies, and amazing views from 360 degree Pella windows, day and night! Pure privacy, bounded by the Cibola National Forest and its miles of hiking and riding trails for your backyard!
 
 

 
The main living area boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and views, … (0 comments)

albuquerque: National Forest for your Backyard! - 05/21/10 09:53 AM
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albuquerque: Virtual Tour of Cute Adobe-style Abode - 03/25/10 10:23 AM
Cute, cute, cute starter home in great area! Updates and upgrades include recent thermal windows, Pergo flooring, evaporative cooler, wall furnace, hot water heater, updated baths, kitchen cabinetry, porch. Cozy fireplace in living room and loads of built-in shelves to accommodate your library of books, movies, and music! Secure carport parking behind locked wrought iron gates. Priced right and will sell fast! Don't miss out!



Call Laura with Choices at (505)239-4796 … (0 comments)

 
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Albuquerque, NM

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Greater Albuquerque neighborhood, community, and real estate tips, updates, and infoprovided by Laura Warden, Albuquerque real estate and horse property specialist. My husband, Brian, and I provide four detailed websites to serve your specific needs: Albuquerque Area Horse Properties and Equestrian Communities Albuquerque Suburban Areas and Homes Albuquerque Historic Homes Small Town and Rural Communities and Real Estate This blog and our websites all provide current tips, updates, community news and information relevant to buyers and sellers of real estate in Albuquerque and surrounding areas, plus news and resources for New Mexico horse owners.


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