Las Cruces, NM Real Estate News

By Jeff Stevens, Jeff Stevens, Associate Broker/REALTOR
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Mexico Properties)
OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 15TH, 1 - 3 P.M. 1853 Coyote Ridge Drive, Sonoma Ranch, Las Cruces, N.M. 88011 Open House this Sunday, March 15th 1 - 3 P.M. 1853 Coyote Ridge Drive, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88011 is a Sonoma Ranch gem in GREAT condition, just minutes away from golf and move-in ready. You'll find 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1653 square feet of charming living space in this very clean, lightly lived-in home. This home features a lovely courtyard, tray ceilings, new carpet, alarm system, water softener, gorgeous landscaping in front and back plus mountain views. Offered at $195,000 For more information on 1853 Coyote Ridge Drive, Las Cruces, N.M. 88011 please click the link or come visit us this Sunday, March 15th from 1 - 3 P.M.   For more information on 1853 Coyote Ridge Dr...
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By Jeff Stevens, Jeff Stevens, Associate Broker/REALTOR
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Mexico Properties)
OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH 1 - 3 P.M. 1806 Carver Road, Las Cruces, NM 88005 Great Las Cruces, Mesilla Park property with tons of potential! Offered at $198,500 1806 Carver Road, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88005 is a 1682 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 1.75 bath on 1.01 acre corner lot and will be open this Saturday, March 14th from 1 - 3.     Some updates include terrazzo tile, updated bathroom and some newer windows. This property features a retro-style kitchen, several mature trees, including pecan, has a professionally lit field and contains several out buildings for storage, including a mobile home. The possibilities are truly endless for this unique corner lot in Mesilla Park.  Square footage approximate. Buyer should measure to their own satisfaction.  If you would like to know more...
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By Jeff Stevens, Jeff Stevens, Associate Broker/REALTOR
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Mexico Properties)
Talavera Neighborhood Open House - Sunday, Feb. 8th 1-3 If you're looking for real estate in the neighborhood of Talavera, off Soledad Canyon Road in Las Cruces, N.M. 88011, here's your chance to view some fantastic homes! To your left, you can see what the weather looks like this weekend in Las Cruces, N.M. 88011. In a word, beautiful! This Sunday you can go see six amazing properties in the gorgeous Organ Mountain foothills. Featuring 5023 Heno Mine Road, Las Cruces, N.M. 88011  This Sunday! Come see these fantastic Talavera homes: 1) 5023 Heno Mine Road  2) 4033 Heno Mine 3) 4965 Mother Load 4) 5073 Rock House Road 5) 5027 Chippewa Trail 6) 5007 Tierra Blanca      
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By Jeff Stevens, Jeff Stevens, Associate Broker/REALTOR
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Mexico Properties)
5071 Calle Del Ranchero Las Cruces NM 88011 Sold and Closed! If you or someone you know needs to either buy or sell real estate, please click the link or call me directly at 575-496-8070 5051 Calle Del Ranchero, a super clean, affordable 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, 1416 Sq.Ft. home with RV access located in the Hacienda Acres area of sunny Las Cruces, is sold and closed! Under contract in less than two weeks! Situated on over a half acre lot, this home features a desirable split floor plan and makes good use of space. The garage is over sized with plenty of work space and storage. Located just minutes from HWY 70, this home offers easy access to White Sands Missile Range and NASA. If you or someone you know needs to either buy or sell real estate, please click the link or call me directly a...
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By Jeff Stevens, Jeff Stevens, Associate Broker/REALTOR
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Mexico Properties)
Under Contract in 12 Days! Another great Las Cruces home is under contract in only 12 days! This super clean 3 bedroom and 2 full bath 1416 Sq Ft home sits on over half an acre and provides easy access to HWY 70. Why is this home under contract in 12 days? Easy. With the guidance of a great Realtor®, the seller of this property priced the home at fair market value. In addition, the seller also properly prepared the home for market, cleaning and repairing damaged areas, insuring potential buyers would view the home in it's best possible light. The result? An accepted offer in only 12 days.  
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By Jeff Stevens, Jeff Stevens, Associate Broker/REALTOR
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Mexico Properties)
Las Cruces Makes Forbes Top 25 Cities to Retire in 2014 The largest city in southern New Mexico has been named one of the top 25 U.S. cities in which to retire. Siting the fact that Las Cruces is a college town, home to New Mexico State University, has a good economy, cost of living 8% below the national average, median home price of around $176,000, a good state tax environment and our warm and dry climate. This comes as no surprise to those of us who already call Las Cruces home, certainly no surprise to me. I have shown about 40 houses in past two weeks to a few of these retirees who are wanting to start their new life under about 350 days of sunshine per year - that's a lot of outdoor activities! Click here to view the Forbes article Top 25 Cities to Retire in 2014.
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By Evelyn Bruder, CRS, GRI, ABR, E-PRO
(Steinborn & Associates Real Estate)
It starts as a small pile of mail, or a few clothes, or some toys, and a few days later the piles have multiplied in size. By the end of the week the pile has become a monster that you really don’t want to deal with. As I have stressed countless times, a clean house will sell faster and for more but a clean house also just feels better and will improve your mood! So I present to you an 8 step plan to attack and declutter each room to get your house under control! Step 1: Start Off Right TIP: Don't start with family heirlooms, those are the hardest to get rid of. You will want to start in the place that really motivated you to begin cleaning in the first place. What was the straw the broke the camel’s back? A backlog of upopened mail or laundry? The goal is to take care of that one AREA...
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By Jeff Stevens, Jeff Stevens, Associate Broker/REALTOR
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Mexico Properties)
Open House Sunday November 30th 1103 Reymond Street 1-3 P.M. Come see this restored Hacienda-style, historic home offering the best of both old world charm and new world convenience. 1103 N. Reymond Street, Las Cruces, N.M. was originally built in 1950 and features beautiful hard wood flooring and many architectural details from the past. The kitchen has been completely remodeled and boasts silestone countertops and stainless steel appliances.  The formal dining room is open to the kitchen and living area and has French doors leading to the patio, making this a great space for entertaining your guest. The master retreat is large and private with stained concrete floors, corner kiva fireplace, and French doors leading to the back patio. The spacious master bath has duel sinks, talavera t...
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By Jeff Stevens, Jeff Stevens, Associate Broker/REALTOR
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Mexico Properties)
Open House Sunday, November 9th, 1 - 3 Price Reduced! 917 Stagecoach Drive SOLAR HOME Have the electric company pay you! This charming (approx) 2248 sq.ft., 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, solar home is located on a quiet street in the highly desirable High Range area. The home is situated on a raised, corner lot with fabulous valley mountain views. On the main floor, you will find a large living area with bay windows, a country kitchen and family room with a cozy fireplace, a convenient laundry room and finally a spacious, bright master suite. You will also find the half bath and a two car garage. Upstairs you will find two more bedrooms, a full bathroom and a bonus flex/office area. This home is solar powered, beautifully landscaped, light, bright and move-in-ready! Open Sunday 1 - 3 P.M. $194,0...
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By Jeff Stevens, Jeff Stevens, Associate Broker/REALTOR
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Mexico Properties)
Open House 2356 La Senda Drive Sunday, November 2nd 1 - 3 P.M. Come see this great home in the Telshor area of Las Cruces, N.M. this Sunday from 1 - 3 P.M. 2356 La Senda Drive is a (approx) 1421 sq.ft., 3 bedroom and 1.75 bathroom home with a 2 car garage. You will find a light and bright open split floor plan with a cozy fireplace, eat-in kitchen and a master suite with a large shower and large walk-in closet. The property is beautifully landscaped front and back and you will find a lovely patio area perfect for barbecues and entertaining. The property is conveniently located near Memorial Medical Center, New Mexico State University and provides easy access to I-25.  For more information about 2356 La Senda Drive, Las Cruces, N.M. please click this link.
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By Evelyn Bruder, CRS, GRI, ABR, E-PRO
(Steinborn & Associates Real Estate)
The Mistake Most Buyers Make is… Offering the wrong price for the home you really want to buy So how do you know the right price to offer? The first piece of advice I have for you is that you should have your own Buyer’s Agent that is truly representing you, and has your best interests in mind. Your Buyer’s Agent should be someone with the experience, references, and credentials to provide you with an Accurate, Up to date Analysis of the local Real Estate Market, Without knowing the market value of the home you want to buy, you could easily bid too much, or fail to make a competitive offer on an excellent value – and someone else could end up buying the home you really wanted. To help you find out what the right price to offer is, your agent will provide you with a written Comparative ...
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By Jeff Stevens, Jeff Stevens, Associate Broker/REALTOR
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Mexico Properties)
1505 Stull Drive SOLD and CLOSED!    Another great Las Cruces, N.M. home is off the market!   1505 Stull Drive, Las Cruces, N.M. is sold and closed! This 1304 sq.ft., 3/1.75 with updated kitchen featured an Organ Mountain view!    A careful price reduction got this one sold quickly. Now a new family will make brand-new memories in this adorable "casita". Congratulations to both Seller and Buyer!    Just another reason why choosing the right Realtor® to sell your home is so important.   I don't just LIST homes, I SELL them!
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By Evelyn Bruder, CRS, GRI, ABR, E-PRO
(Steinborn & Associates Real Estate)
Image Credit: Darrin Klimek/Digital Vision/Getty Images Decorating for Halloween is one of the best parts of the holiday. The worst part about the holiday is the clean-up afterwards. Outside, you may have to clean up your own decorations and any extra "decorations" added by pranksters, such as eggs and toilet paper. Inside, you may have candle wax that has dripped on your carpet or leftover costume makeup on your furniture. The fun must end sometime and the cleanup begin. We have created this short list of tips to help you clean up some of the more common messes that come along with Halloween.   Egg Splat Attack Time is the key here. If you wait until the afternoon, the eggs could become sunbaked. Sunbaked egg yolks can stain your siding. Clean these off your house as soon as possible....
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By Evelyn Bruder, CRS, GRI, ABR, E-PRO
(Steinborn & Associates Real Estate)
White Sands Missile Range is one of the most important parts of the Las Cruces economy because it employs about 8,500 people. These jobs keep the Las Cruces economy active in good economic times and in bad. However, when one mentions White Sands to people from outside of our area, they don't typically think about the missile range. One of the most interesting features of southern New Mexico is White Sands National Monument. This desert oasis of what looks like white sand (but is actually gleaming white gypsum crystals) is one of the most popular tourist destinations in NM. If you live in southern NM, you know that White Sands Missile Range is even more important. White Sands Missile Range is the largest overland military test range in the United States, occupying about 3,200 square mile...
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By Jeff Stevens, Jeff Stevens, Associate Broker/REALTOR
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Mexico Properties)
Keller Williams Open House/Scavenger Hunt Come join us this Sunday, October 19th from 1 - 4 P.M. for an Open House and Scavenger Hunt hosted by Keller Williams Realty Las Cruces!  There will be refreshments at all 9 houses on the list, so come on by and see these great homes in the Sonoma Ranch and High Range areas! Visit all 9 houses of the Keller Williams Realty Sonoma Ranch Open Houses to be entered into a drawing for a FREE iPad Mini!    More details in the Sunday edition of the SunNews.
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By Evelyn Bruder, CRS, GRI, ABR, E-PRO
(Steinborn & Associates Real Estate)
September 2014 has seen record home sales that are the highest since 2008 (Click to Expand) (Click to Expand) The Year-to-Date Sales total for 2014 has been best since the marked peak in 2006-2007. Inventory levels are low, only 1130 homes are actively listed for sale. Historically, this has hovered between 1,200 and 1,300 over the past 5+ years. Overall Absorption Rate is only 9 months so it's still a buyer’s market, but past three years moving toward balance (6-7 Months) The Median Price of homes sold in the first 3 quarters of 2014 is $151,525. This represents an increase of 2.3% over 2013 and an increase of 8% over 2012 The 4th quarter of 2013 Sales were up 14% over 2012, the highest since 2010, and the Median Prices of homes sold was up 6.8% over 2012. If there were to be an equiva...
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By Evelyn Bruder, CRS, GRI, ABR, E-PRO
(Steinborn & Associates Real Estate)
It’s Wednesday night and you put your feet up and just want to relax. You are the most relaxed you’ve been in decades and then you hear it: the sound of a teenage musician trying to strangle the airwaves with his guitar or maybe it’s the sounds of industry emanating from the garage or work room. Now, before you put on your own production of A Cask of Amontillado, let’s look at your alternatives for soundproofing your way to sanity!   Extra Drywall One of most effective options is adding an extra layer of drywall. The second layer muffles the sound vibrations with ease. You will need to repaint your drywall, extend your outlets, switches, and hookups. Acoustic Caulk Instead of just adding an extra layer of drywall, add beads of acoustical caulk. This creates an addition layer the sound ...
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By Evelyn Bruder, CRS, GRI, ABR, E-PRO
(Steinborn & Associates Real Estate)
One mistake that potential buyers make is going house hunting without any sort of plan. Some will set off on this journey without knowing what they want, what they need, or what they can afford. We have compiled a list of 8 tips to help you answer those questions to make sure you buy the right home for you! Talk to YourselfOk, don't start ACTUALLY talking to yourself but understand what type of home will suit you. Would you like a new home or will an existing one work for you? Single or multi-story? Would you be able to handle a fixer-upper? Do some homeworkAfter deciding what you want in a home, take that list and figure out what are necessities and which features are not deal breakers. Figure out a few different neighborhoods where you would like to live! Find out commute time, schoo...
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By Jeff Stevens, Jeff Stevens, Associate Broker/REALTOR
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Mexico Properties)
  1505 Stull Drive Las Cruces, N.M. MLS#1401003 PRICE REDUCTION!  $83,000   1505 Stull Drive is a move-in ready first home or investment property with NEW CARPET, (approx) 1304 sq.ft., 3 bed, 1.75 bathrooms, remodeled kitchen, large laundry room, storage shed and an Organ Mountain view!         1505 Stull Drive, Las Cruces, N.M. 
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By Jeff Stevens, Jeff Stevens, Associate Broker/REALTOR
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Mexico Properties)
Price Reduced! 917 Stagecoach Drive SOLAR HOME Have the electric company pay you! This charming (approx) 2248 sq.ft., 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, solar home is located on a quiet street in the highly desirable High Range area. The home is situated on a raised, corner lot with fabulous valley mountain views. On the main floor, you will find a large living area with bay windows, a country kitchen and family room with a cozy fireplace, a convenient laundry room and finally a spacious, bright master suite. You will also find the half bath and a two car garage. Upstairs you will find two more bedrooms, a full bathroom and a bonus flex/office area. This home is solar powered, beautifully landscaped, light, bright and move-in-ready! Price reduction! Now at $194,000 For more information on 917 Stageco...
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