Tim's Blog

Real Estate Agent - ERA Simmons Real Estate, Ltd.
December 2009 was a very good month for selling real estate in Alamogordo, New Mexico and it looks like January 2010 may be following suit.  We have hardly any rentals available after the influx of new personnel at Holloman AFB the past several months.  Many of the folks that would have normally ...
For many months, we've been told to brace for an influx of families moving to the Alamogordo, NM / Holloman AFB area from Las Vegas, NV, as well as from several other military installations.  The families are finally arriving and many of them seem to have a hard time understanding why they have h...
I am hearing different things about the first time home buyers credit.  Does anyone have an insight they'd like to share with the rest of us.  I've heard the next first time home buyer credit may be written for military home buyers only.  I sure support our troops and want them to have an opportu...
Each year our hot air balloon weekend continues to be so much fun.  Everyone has the opportunity to get an up close view of the balloons or even help crew for some of the balloon pilots.  The skies held back the rain and the winds were mild... nothing short of perfect weather for a perfect day of...
This week my wife and I drove to California (yes... on purpose LOL) to return our oldest grandson to his dad in San Diego.  After a day, we drove up Stockton, CA where we are now.  There are billboards along I-5 advertising auctions of foreclosed homes on specific dates.  One billboard said 300 p...
There have always been people that like to make mountains out of molehills.  And in our business, they are the same agents that talk bad about and put down brokers from other agencies when they go out on listing calls. We have been told by customers, that these same agents will call them, even af...
Many of the homeowners that list their homes in our current market conditions seem to require "continuing" education now more than ever before.  We hear agents talking about their customers all the time.  It seems that as soon as the listing contract was signed, everything that was told to the cu...
These two just don't care about the housing market with all the amazing beauty surrounding them at White Sands!  
We've made to the Christmas season once again, however it seems that at least 30 (out of approx 200) of our local associate brokers will be hanging up their hat at the end of the year and will not be re-newing their association dues.  It has been a tough year, but all in all, it didn't seem reall...
A year has passed and I survived being a REALTOR during my first year licensed in New Mexico.  Probably wouldn't have if it hadn't been for my military retirement and a good savings.  It has been hard, even in our community where sales have only declined a little.  Our market lagged here only bec...

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