Serving All Your Real Estate Needs In Angel Fire, Red River & Taos, New Mexico; Land, Ranches & Unique Homes

8 Problems That a Typical Home Inspection Could Miss

Roof Woes

If you read your home inspection report carefully, you might spot a disclaimer about the status of the roof and a recommendation for an additional inspection (which should be completed by a certified roof inspector). Inspectors who are licensed with the NRCIA may also issue a roof certification guaranteeing the life and quality of the roof. While this service may cost a few hundred dollars, requesting that the seller address any issues with the roof before closing could make it well worth the cost.

HVAC Problems

While an inspector should confirm the unit is functional at the time of inspection, they will make no guarantee that it will keep working once you purchase the home. An HVAC specialist, however, will not only give a status of the unit but also will certify the findings of their inspection. If the HVAC unit of the home you're considering is old or the sellers can't tell you when it was last serviced, an inspection or presale tuneup could pay off (and give you peace of mind).

Water damage

External water damage is pretty easy to spot with a visual inspection; it's the damage hidden within a home's walls that can be difficult to detect. Unless your inspector is using an infrared (IR) camera to locate and document any moisture intrusion, you may not know your dream home is waterlogged. For a more thorough inspection, seek out a home inspector who knows how to wield an Infrared (IR) camera. If they spot hidden problems, they can potentially save you thousands.

Flooring Trouble

Inspectors check for obvious signs of wear and tear and any potential issues in plain sight.But what about flooring problems that are covered up with carpet, tile, or laminate? If floors and subfloors are warped or spongy, the home may have a moisture problem and a costly one at that.Use your feet to detect an issue; soft spots where the wood is weak will give way as you walk across the floor. But you can also use your sense of smell: A weak subfloor will have a moldy, musty smell a clear indication of wood rot. If you spot the signs of a potential problem or just want to be sure you can find local experts through the National Institute of Certified Floor covering Inspectors.

Appliance performance

While a home inspector can verify that appliances are in good working order, they won't be able to guarantee how long they will last. Understand the health of your big-ticket appliances by asking the owner for warranty manuals, original purchase receipts, and maintenance records.

Disturbed Asbestos

Sellers are required to disclose any known presence of asbestos. However, the presence of asbestos-based building materials in a home isn't necessarily a reason to call off your purchase: Asbestos is not dangerous unless the material is damaged and fibers are released and inhaled.

To help you find that perfect piece of paradise, is New Mexico Mountain Properties, where we are dedicated to bringing you the Best in Real Estate throughout the Enchanted Circle. We take the time to help you find just what you are looking for, from our stunning mountain homes for sale in Angel Fire and the unique homes for sale in Taos, to the wide open Taos and Angel Fire land for sale. Want seclusion from the mundane try our Earthship homes for sale in Taos and get in touch with nature. Our Angel Fire condos for sale offer beauty and walking distance to the Resort. Perhaps you are interested in selling your Taos or Angel Fire home,condo or land we are the ladies to call on. Whatever you're looking for we will help you buy or sell it. Our agents go above and beyond the normal to give you the extraordinary!! So give us a call at 575-377-2626 in Angel Fire or 575-758-5852 in Taos. To speak directly to an broker call Paula at 575-770-3306. Let us welcome you to this truly magical area.... the mountains are calling !!

Information obtained from Trulia

Spring 2018 Homebuyer Tips

Arrange your financing.

If you wait until after you've found a home to start the mortgage pre-approval process, you might lose the home in this market to someone who already has their financing ducks in a row.

Act fast.

To be successful and not make a rash decision, be as prepared as possible before you start looking by knowing the type of home and neighborhood you desire.

Put down a decent amount of earnest money.

The more earnest money you contribute, the more serious you look to the seller.

Be prepared for bidding wars.

In hot markets, buyers should be prepared for bidding wars. Fortunately, bidding wars aren't always just about money. A shorter closing, willingness to rent the house back to the seller, a super-quick inspection period, and offer letters can help make a lower offer the best offer.

Whether you are looking to buy or sell the Best in Taos or Angel Fire Real Estate check with the ladies at New Mexico Mountain Properties. Are you looking for the perfect home in Angel Fire or Taos,maybe a condo in Taos, close to the plaza or a home or condo close to the slopes in Angel Fire we are the ladies to call on. Do you want to lessen your imprint on the world buy an Earthship designed for green living. Maybe you want the perfect Taos get away to fuel your artistic side call us at (575) 758-5852.

Perhaps you are wanting to build your dream home we have lots and larger parcels to choose from in Taos and Angel Fire. Does lakeside living appeal to you? We have many lakeside lots available in Angel Fire's private community of Hidden Lake.Do you prefer views of the Angel Fire Resort Ski Slope, check out the lots for sale in Taos Pines Ranch.If buying or selling Angel Fire property call us at (575) 377-2626.

We are dedicated to bringing you the Best in Real Estate in the Enchanted Circle. To speak directly to a broker call Paula at (575) 770-3306. We are here to welcome you to our growing community....the mountains are calling...!!

Information obtained from Trulia

HOUSING MARKET SETS RECORD

The New Mexico housing market is doing well.

According to the Realtors Association of New Mexico, "3,468 home sales have been reported... for January and February 2018, as compared to 2,491 sales for January and February 2017," according to Connie Hettinga, 2018 state association president. "February 2018's 1,959 reported sales make this the best February since the state Realtors started keeping statewide statistics in 2008."

Whether you are looking to sell or buy the Best in Taos or Angel Fire Real Estate check with the ladies at New Mexico Mountain Properties. Are you looking for the perfect home in Angel Fire or Taos,maybe a condo in Taos, close to the plaza or a home or condo close to the slopes in Angel Fire we are the ladies to call on. Do you want to lessen your imprint on the world buy an Earthship designed for green living. Maybe you want the perfect Taos get away to fuel your artistic side call us at (575) 758-5852.

Perhaps you are wanting to build your dream home we have lots and larger parcels to choose from in Taos and Angel Fire. Does lakeside living appeal to you? We have many lakeside lots available in Angel Fire's private community of Hidden Lake.Do you prefer views of the Angel Fire Resort Ski Slope, check out the lots for sale in Taos Pines Ranch.If buying or selling Angel Fire property call us at (575) 377-2626.

We are dedicated to bringing you the Best in Real Estate in the Enchanted Circle. To speak directly to a broker call Paula at (575) 770-3306. We are here to welcome you to our growing community....the mountains are calling...!!

Information obtained from Taos News

7 Quotes to Survive the Home Search

House hunting is fraught with frustration and challenges. Keep these quotes in mind to keep you sane. Shady brokers, bad plumbing, wildly competitive open houses, misleading listings, sky-high prices, and ever-escalating offers: there is a terrible lot to contend with when finding a new place to live. But there's also no other process that deserves your time and attention like discovering a new place to call your own. Here are seven quotes that will help keep you sane during the emotional marathon that is the home search.

"Home is the nicest word there is." Laura Ingalls Wilder

"It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; it's the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time." David Allan Coe

"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"The root of suffering is attachment." The Buddha

"We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us." Winston Churchill . "You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain

"Home is wherever I'm with you." Edwin Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Whether you are looking to sell or buy the Best in Taos or Angel Fire Real Estate check with the ladies at New Mexico Mountain Properties. Are you looking for the perfect home in Angel Fire or Taos,maybe a condo in Taos, close to the plaza or a home or condo close to the slopes in Angel Fire we are the ladies to call on. Do you want to lessen your imprint on the world buy an Earthship designed for green living. Maybe you want the perfect Taos get away to fuel your artistic side call us at (575) 758-5852.

Perhaps you are wanting to build your dream home we have lots and larger parcels to choose from in Taos and Angel Fire. Does lakeside living appeal to you? We have many lakeside lots available in Angel Fire's private community of Hidden Lake.Do you prefer views of the Angel Fire Resort Ski Slope, check out the lots for sale in Taos Pines Ranch.If buying or selling Angel Fire property call us at (575) 377-2626.

We are dedicated to bringing you the Best in Real Estate in the Enchanted Circle. To speak directly to a broker call Paula at (575) 770-3306. We are here to welcome you to our growing community....the mountains are calling...!!

Information obtained from Trulia

What's the most important home improvement to add to your home value?

Very simple, curb appeal, cosmetic changes such as painting the front door, changing worn carpeting in front hall and on stairs, often adds more value than cost. Next is the foyer, often overlooked but aside from the Front(Curb Appeal), it's the first and last place a buyer looks when inside the house. Make sure everything from this vantage point is appealing. Kitchen and bathroom remodels generally add to a home's value but contrary to what a lot of people believe, you generally won't get back the amount you put into the remodel, so you should do it for your living enjoyment, rather than for trying to make a profit. At least that way, you'll have the benefit of the pleasure a new kitchen or bathroom offers. Focus on simple items such as fresh neutral paint, updated lighting and electrical switch plates and dimmers.

Whether you are looking to sell or buy the Best in Taos or Angel Fire Real Estate check with the ladies at New Mexico Mountain Properties. Are you looking for the perfect home in Angel Fire or Taos,maybe a condo in Taos, close to the plaza or a home or condo close to the slopes in Angel Fire we are the ladies to call on. Do you want to lessen your imprint on the world buy an Earthship designed for green living. Maybe you want the perfect Taos get away to fuel your artistic side call us at (575) 758-5852.

Perhaps you are wanting to build your dream home we have lots and larger parcels to choose from in Taos and Angel Fire. Does lakeside living appeal to you? We have many lakeside lots available in Angel Fire's private community of Hidden Lake.Do you prefer views of the Angel Fire Resort Ski Slope, check out the lots for sale in Taos Pines Ranch.If buying or selling Angel Fire property call us at (575) 377-2626.

We are dedicated to bringing you the Best in Real Estate in the Enchanted Circle. To speak directly to a broker call Paula at (575) 770-3306. We are here to welcome you to our growing community....the mountains are calling...!!

Information obtained from Trulia

4 Necessary Reality Checks Before You List

If you want to sell your home quickly, you'll need to be proactive about facing its faults. Overpricing a home is the number one way sellers sabotage their ability to get the most money for their property. So let's discuss how you can take proactive steps before you list. After all, you want to be in the position to command the highest selling price in your neighborhood.

Reality check 1:

Your kitchen and master bedroom need an upgrade

These rooms can make or break a home, so spending cash makes dollars and sense. The key to upgrading is to keep the finishes in line with other homes in the neighborhood. Simple upgrades like faucets, lighting, cabinet pulls, don't cost a lot and may be enough to give the house a fresh look.

Reality check 2:

Your home is cluttered and it's scaring off buyers

A clean and clutter-free house shows buyers that you take care of your home. If confronted by messy, overstuffed closets, they will start to wonder if you've paid attention to other home maintenance.

Reality check 3:

You need to keep up with the Joneses

Pay attention to the trends in your neighborhood. If most homes have a "bonus space" that your home is lacking, consider finishing a portion of your basement.

Reality check 4:

Your home has problem areas

Replacing worn and outdated flooring can take a home from zero to hero very quickly. The same is true for wallpaper: old and tired wallpaper delivers a negative visual punch and it's a pain to remove. The more tidy and well kept the property, the more justified you can feel in the asking price.

So when looking to sell or buy the Best in Taos or Angel Fire Real Estate check with the ladies at New Mexico Mountain Properties. Are you looking for the perfect home in Angel Fire or Taos,maybe a condo in Taos, close to the plaza or a home or condo close to the slopes in Angel Fire we are the ladies to call on. Do you want to lessen your imprint on the world buy an Earthship designed for green living. Maybe you want the perfect Taos get away to fuel your artistic side call us at (575) 758-5852.

Perhaps you are wanting to build your dream home we have lots and larger parcels to choose from in Taos and Angel Fire. Does lakeside living appeal to you? We have many lakeside lots available in Angel Fire's private community of Hidden Lake.Do you prefer views of the Angel Fire Resort Ski Slope, check out the lots for sale in Taos Pines Ranch.If buying or selling Angel Fire property call us at (575) 377-2626.

We are dedicated to bringing you the Best in Real Estate in the Enchanted Circle. To speak directly to a broker call Paula at (575) 770-3306. We are here to welcome you to our growing community....the mountains are calling...!!

Information Obtained from Trulia

9 Real Estate Terms Smart Homebuyers Know

Buying a home? Time to get familiar with some common real estate terms. Here are nine real estate terms we think you should know.

Fico Scores

Down Payment

Cumulative Interest

Flexible Payment Arm

Fannie Mae

Sweat Equity

Liquid Assets

Balloon Mortgage

Escrow

So when looking to sell or buy the Best in Taos or Angel Fire Real Estate check with the ladies at New Mexico Mountain Properties. Are you looking for the perfect home in Angel Fire or Taos,maybe a condo in Taos, close to the plaza or a home or condo close to the slopes in Angel Fire we are the ladies to call on. Do you want to lessen your imprint on the world buy an Earthship designed for green living. Maybe you want the perfect Taos get away to fuel your artistic side call us at (575) 758-5852.

Perhaps you are wanting to build your dream home we have lots and larger parcels to choose from in Taos and Angel Fire. Does lakeside living appeal to you? We have many lakeside lots available in Angel Fire's private community of Hidden Lake.Do you prefer views of the Angel Fire Resort Ski Slope, check out the lots for sale in Taos Pines Ranch.If buying or selling Angel Fire property call us at (575) 377-2626.

We are dedicated to bringing you the Best in Real Estate in the Enchanted Circle. To speak directly to a broker call Paula at (575) 770-3306. We are here to welcome you to our growing community....the mountains are calling...!!

Information obtained from Trulia

What You Need to Know About Buying a Home This Winter

It's slim pickings out there. And this year, the inventory crunch is even worse. Home inventory is now at a post-recession low, down 9.1 percent nationally in the third quarter compared to a year ago.And this winter isn't shaping up to break the trend, so buyers in many markets should be prepared for slimmer pickings. If you're committed to buying this winter, it may be time to widen your idea of what your dream home looks like or which block it's on.For first-time buyers, though, the outlook in winter is sunnier. The inventory of less-expensive starter homes actually increases by about 7 percent in the last three months of the year compared to the spring.

The upside of shopping in winter is that many would-be buyers call it quits till spring. That means less competition, a welcome reprieve for those disheartened by packed open houses and seemingly unwinnable bidding wars.Homes that are on the market in winter often have motivated owners who cannot wait that long. These homes, especially those that failed to sell in the fall and are still on the market, may be ripe for a lowball offer.

With fewer shoppers in the market, prospects brighten for buyers with an FHA loan. These loans, backed by the Federal Housing Authority, have looser requirements than conventional loans, making them less appealing to home sellers who are getting all-cash offers or conventional loan buyers with big down payments. In winter, home inspections may be more notable for what they don't include than what they do. Snow may cover the roof. Be aware of the gaps in the inspection and pay close attention to the age and type of the roof and air conditioner.

Interest rates shift more with economic conditions and policy decisions than with the seasons. And rates have been so stable, hovering around 4 percent all year.But don't get too complacent. The Federal Reserve recently hinted at future increases, and the Mortgage Bankers Association has predicted that the Fed will raise rates in December and three times in 2018, though they also predict that 30-year-mortgage rates will remain below 5 percent throughout the year. It's wise to watch this closely. If rates rise while you're house-hunting, it can make a real difference in what you can afford.

So when looking to sell or buy the Best in Taos or Angel Fire Real Estate check with the ladies at New Mexico Mountain Properties. Are you looking for the perfect home in Angel Fire or Taos,maybe a condo in Taos, close to the plaza or a home or condo close to the slopes in Angel Fire we are the ladies to call on. Do you want to lessen your imprint on the world buy an Earthship designed for green living. Maybe you want the perfect Taos get away to fuel your artistic side call us at (575) 758-5852.

Perhaps you are wanting to build your dream home we have lots and larger parcels to choose from in Taos and Angel Fire. Does lakeside living appeal to you? We have many lakeside lots available in Angel Fire's private community of Hidden Lake.Do you prefer views of the Angel Fire Resort Ski Slope, check out the lots for sale in Taos Pines Ranch.If buying or selling Angel Fire property call us at (575) 377-2626.

We are dedicated to bringing you the Best in Real Estate in the Enchanted Circle. To speak directly to a broker call Paula at (575) 770-3306. We are here to welcome you to our growing community. Cool Fresh Mountain Air Is Waiting Just For You!!!

Information obtained from Trulia

Buying in 2018? 7 Steps to Take Now

Now is the time to get things in order for a home search next year. 7 Steps to Be Ready to Buy a House in 2018

1. Check your credit score.

2. Don't open new credit cards.

3. Suggest financial gifts for the holidays.

4. Interview potential real estate agents.

5. Keep tabs on interest rates.

6. Find a mortgage lender.

7. Get preapproved.

To help you find that perfect piece of paradise, is New Mexico Mountain Properties, where we are dedicated to bringing you the Best in Real Estate throughout the Enchanted Circle. We take the time to help you find just what you are looking for, from our stunning mountain homes for sale in Angel Fire and the unique homes for sale in Taos, to the wide open Taos and Angel Fire land for sale. Want seclusion from the mundane try our Earthship homes for sale in Taos and get in touch with nature. Our Angel Fire condos for sale offer beauty and walking distance to the Resort. Perhaps you are interested in selling your Taos or Angel Fire home,condo or land we are the ladies to call on. Whatever you're looking for we will help you buy or sell it. Our agents go above and beyond the normal to give you the extraordinary!! So give us a call at 575-377-2626 in Angel Fire or 575-758-5852 in Taos. To speak directly to an broker call Paula at 575-770-3306. Let us welcome you to this truly magical area.... the mountains are calling !!

Information obtained from Trulia

Seven Reasons To Get a Home Inspection Before Listing Your House

1. It could save you money.

It can seem daunting to make repairs before you list your home, but it can save you in the long run.

2. It could lead to a faster close.

Getting your house in the best shape possible should help speed up the sale process.

3. It can give you a competitive edge.

A prelisting home inspection can signal to potential buyers that you've done the due diligence on their future home. It can give potential buyers confidence in you as an honest seller and in the quality of the home you are selling.

4. Definitely fix the deal breakers.

5. What should you do if you can't fix the major problems?

If you can't afford to make those major improvements, you can still spruce up the house before you list it.

6. Is there a downside to a prelisting home inspection?

While there are many upsides to getting a prelisting home inspection, some experts don't like the idea. Some pros feel that instead of wasting time and money upfront, a seller should wait for the results of the home inspection and add repairs to the closing cost. While this is an option, you may be hit with a surprise that causes your sale to fall through.

7. Bottom line: Prelisting home inspections are often a good idea.

The prelisting home inspection can put a nervous seller at ease and give you a better chance for a fast and easy close.

Are you looking for the perfect home in Angel Fire or Taos,maybe a condo in Taos, close to the plaza or a home or condo close to the slopes in Angel Fire we are the ladies to call on. Do you want to lessen your imprint on the world buy an Earthship designed for green living. Maybe you want the perfect Taos get away to fuel your artistic side call us at (575) 758-5852.

Perhaps you are wanting to build your dream home we have lots and larger parcels to choose from in Taos and Angel Fire. Does lakeside living appeal to you? We have many lakeside lots available in Angel Fire's private community of Hidden Lake.Do you prefer views of the Angel Fire Resort Ski Slope, check out the lots for sale in Taos Pines Ranch.If buying or selling Angel Fire property call us at (575) 377-2626.

We are dedicated to bringing you the Best in Real Estate in the Enchanted Circle. To speak directly to a broker call Paula at (575) 770-3306. We are here to welcome you to our growing community.... Cool Fresh Mountain Air Is Waiting Just For You!!!

Information obtained from Trulia

More Entries

BlogCFC was created by Raymond Camden. This blog is running version 5.8.001.