Albuquerque, NM is a great city to live and work in, and also a great place to visit. It's also a great place for real estate investment in this time of radically depreciating values in so many real estate markets nationwide.
First, I'd like to introduce you to some reasons why Albuquerque is a great place to visit.
- This is truly a multi-cultural area, with large Hispanic, Native American and Anglo populations. Where else can you see Pueblo Indian dances, locate great turquoise jewelry, Navajo rugs, handmade pottery and basketry, and Hopi Kachinas, visit churches and haciendas that date back to the early 1700's, and enjoy authentic New Mexican food? Take a virtual tour of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, or Albuquerque's Old Town and see whether these attractions couldn't keep you busy for days...
- There's so much to see and do! You can dine 2 miles up at the top of Sandia Crest, after riding the Sandia Peak Tramway. Or visit the Rio Grande Nature Center, or the Zoo, the Albuquerque Aquarium or the Botanical Gardens. Interested in dinosaurs? New Mexico's a great place for digging dinosaurs; or make it easy on yourslef and visit those already dug up at the Natural History Museum! Check out the International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta each year in October!
- Winter sports enthusiast? We've got great mountains nearby for skiing and snowboarding, at Sandia Peak and Santa Fe ski areas. A couple hours drive will put you on the slopes at Taos, Red River, Angel Fire, or Durango, too!
Those of us who live hear appreciate all those advantages above on a full-time basis. We also have the economic and technologicaly advantages of having both Sandia National Laboratory and Kirtland Air Force Base located here in Albuquerque. Intel, in nearby Rio Rancho, is another high-tech economic powerhouse, and the new Mesa del Sol development is starting to bring in lots of high-tech business as well as movie industry money.
And our real estate market is solid. We've avoided the "boom and bust" cycles prevalent in other areas. In Albuquerque, the average sales price of a home actually was higher in 2007 than in 2006! And our foreclosure rate has remained amazingly low! Just click here for some interesting Albuquerque real estate statistics.
Albuquerque has widely varying areas in which to live, and homes in every style and price range. The Northeast Heights and Southeast Heights offer wonderful subdivisions in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains with views galore. Interested in older, historic homes? Check out downtown and the UNM University Area. The West Side offers newer subdivisions, from starter homes to elegan custom designs. The North and South Valley have an eclectic mix of home styles and prices, with some irrigated land and horse-friendly properties available. Surrounding areas of the East Mountains, Corrales, Placitas, and Valencia County are also great choices for anyone wanting country real estate.
Interested in checking out various Albuquerque areas to see what the housing is like, and what the home prices run? You'll see high, low and average values for each area for the past couple of years, and also statistics on the number of single family homes that sold in the area, and the average time on the market. You can do this by checking this Albuquerque real estate interactive area map. If you think you'd like to keep updated on new properties that come on the market, you can get email updates of new listings here.
For anyone considering possible relocation, schools are vital. Albuquerque public schools are all part of a single public school system, and there are a large number of excellent public and parochial schools of all levels in Albuquerque. The following link will emable you to find information on all Albuquerque Public and Private Schools.
For specific real estate information, you might want to target the types of homes, or the specific areas that interest you. Below are links for specific property types. Each link will take you to a real estate expert in exactly that field:
- Albuquerque Historic Homes
- Albuquerque Golf Course Properties
- Albuquerque Suburban Homes
- Albuquerque Country Real Estate
- Albuquerque Area Horse Properties
- Albuquerque Seniors' Residential Specialist
- Albuquerque Gated Communities
- Albuquerque Downtown Lofts
- Taylor Ranch area specialist
- North Valley area specialist
- East Mountain Area Homes
- Rio Rancho Real Estate
- Valencia County Properties
- Los Lunas, Bosque Farms, and Belen
- Placitas Area Specialist
- Corrales and Placitas
- Homes NM: Albuquerque ReMax
- New Mexico Real Estate Statewide