new mexico: 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)

new mexico: Multi-Generational Homes Open House Tour - 09/19/13 07:17 AM
65 Multi-generational homes, ideal for extended family living, will all be holding Open House on Sunday, September 22, 2013.
Need space for the in-laws? Or maybe for "rebound-generation" adult children to move back home? The properties on this Open House Tour would just fit the bill! All have guest-houses and/or in-law quarters, ad plenty of space for the extended family.
View all properties, complete with photos, details, maps and directions online at:
Homes are on tour in all price ranges, from under $170,000 to well over $1,000,000. Homes are located in all areas around Albuquerque, New Mexico, including all sections … (3 comments)

new mexico: 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)

new mexico: 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)

new mexico: 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)

new mexico: 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)

new mexico: Need Horse Property Around Albuquerque? Consider Edgewood! - 03/20/12 07:25 AM
Edgewood, NM is a great location for horse lovers. Horses are permitted throughout Edgewood, with both wooded terrain and open, usable land available. Whether you're budget-minded or looking for a true equestrian estate, you'll find properties to suit in Edgewood, and have a commuting time of under half an hour to Albuquerque, too!
For instance, you can buy this wonderful, 20-acre equestrian estate, boasting a loverly, 2950 SF custom home, a top-of-the-line horse barn, pipe-fenced pastures, turnouts, and arena, and so much more. Just take a look at the virtual tour:

Need something more affordable? This comfortable 1600 SF … (0 comments)

new mexico: Outstanding NM Equestrian Estate! - 12/07/11 08:01 AM

new mexico: 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)

new mexico: Dreaming of your own B and B? How about bordering the National Forest? - 05/17/11 06:28 AM
Bordering National Forest;Great B and B Potential! 29 Snowline Norte, Cedar Crest, NM 87008 View Map Perched on the east slope of the Sandia Mountains about a mile west of the famous Turquoise Trail, with the Cibola National Forest for your backyard, this architectural masterpiece will dazzle you! This would be a great location for a Bed and Breakfast---Views are almost 360 degrees from 93 Pella windows, the night skies amidst the tall pines look surreal! This dramatic, multi-level, 3676 SF main house has high beamed ceilings and sight lines out from every level and up and down from one level … (0 comments)

new mexico: Bordering National Forest; Great Potential for a B and B! - 05/12/11 12:46 PM
Bordering National Forest; Great B and B Potential! 29 Snowline Norte, Cedar Crest, NM 87008 View Map Perched on the east slope of the Sandia Mountains about a mile west of the famous Turquoise Trail, with the Cibola National Forest for your backyard, this architectural masterpiece will dazzle you! This would be a great location for a Bed and Breakfast---Views are almost 360 degrees from 93 Pella windows, the night skies amidst the tall pines look surreal! This dramatic, multi-level, 3676 SF main house has high beamed ceilings and sight lines out from every level and up and down from one … (0 comments)

new mexico: 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)

new mexico: 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)

new mexico: 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!


new mexico: An icy start to 2011! - 01/02/11 05:18 AM
We've had an icy start to the New Year here in Bosque Farms, with single-digit temperatures. We had a bit of snow a couple of days ago, but it vanished quickly, as is usual here in NM. Now we've got lovely, sunny skies, but I'm looking out at lovely, ice-sheathed grass blades on my lawn! Husband Brian decided to turn on the sprinklers yesterday, and it was so cold that it froze as it landed, encapsulating each blade of grass individually, for our own miniature "ice storm" effects... Crunchy under the feet, for the feel of a "back east" winter here … (0 comments)

new mexico: 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)

new mexico: Santa Fe Prices Going Up? - 08/17/10 10:20 AM
Get out your crystal ball and see if you see what Fiserv is predicting:
Home prices in Santa Fe to rise by more than 25% in the next four years!
According to an article published on, and originated by Vanessa Wong of Bloomberg Business Week on October 9, 2010, the financial services technology firm Fiserv is predicting significant increases in home prices beginning next year for 10 metropolitan areas, including Santa Fe, New Mexico. David Stiff, the chief economist at Fiserv, says that by 2014 homes prices all over the country will have rebounded by an average of over 7% … (3 comments)

new mexico: 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)

new mexico: Lakes in the desert... - 07/26/10 06:56 AM
Folks who are not familiar with New Mexico often think "desert" and picture an area full of nothing but sand dunes and cactus. Couldn't be further frorm the truth! In addition to our lush, green river valley areas and pine-covered "Rocky Mountain Highs," we've even got lakes. Pretty big lakes. For boating and watere skiing and fishing...
Recently, my extended family spent a long weekend at one of our nearby lakes, Elephant Butte. Just an hour and a half drive south from our home in Bosque Farms, we enjoyed getting out on the jet skis, boating, water skiing, inner tubing, making … (1 comments)

new mexico: 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)

Laura Warden Nordin, 30-year Top Producer in Greater ABQ Real Estate (Century 21 Camco Realty)

Laura Warden Nordin

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