Monday, September 26, 2011

Nob Hill Albuquerque Homes

I love showing Nob Hill homes for sale! It is one of my favorite places in Albuquerque. The homes are great to see mainly because the people of Nob Hill have done so great things to the homes without ruining the "feel" for these older casa's. It is not uncommon to see homes that have updated kitchens, bathrooms and HAVAC systems all without losing the charm of the home. If you're lucky, you may even find a basement, which is pretty rare in ABQ! And many of the front and backyards are amazing with all the lush and mature foliage that comes with an area this seasoned.

Now, the best part of this area, in my opinion is Nob Hill on central. There are several little, quaint, one of a kind shops. From fine jewelry to tattoo and piercing shops, this area has it all ad is very colorful! And the eating and drinking is one of the top in Albuquerque. Whether you are in the mood for fresh, homemade breakfast pastries, wood oven pizza chased down with a handcrafted ale or maybe fish-n-chips with two fingers of high end highland scotch, Nob Hill has you covered!!

Single family homes can range from The $180k's to around $380k. Most homes in the Nob Hill area are flat roof, single story adobe style homes. The most recent home development here is "The Place in Nob Hill". These are newly completed condominiums that can go as high as $500k...

For more homes for sale in Albuquerque, please visit The Albuquerque Real Estate!

by Tim Fish

Thursday, September 22, 2011

10 for Balloon Fiesta - The Albuquerque Real Estate Group

One of the most fun things about my job when selling homes for sale in Albuquerque New Mexico to out-of-town clients is sharing some of Albuquerque's traditions. One of our biggest is the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. I have complied what i think are the top ten reasons to take advantage of the extraordinary event -

Top 10 reasons to attend the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

10. Largest hot air balloon festival in the world. Over 600 balloons representing 20 countries. Begins Oct. 1 and ends Oct. 9.

9. This is the 40th Balloon Fiesta held in Albuquerque. This tradition started in 1972 with 13 balloons.

8. Mass Ascension. This begins at 7:00 am although you need to be there much earlier. You can take advantage of the "Park and Rides" which are located all over the city and a bus will drop you off at the site.

7. It is said to be the most photographed event every year. Pictures do not do it justice. However, there are photo contests held every year in several different categories. This year Nikon is giving away special prize packages.

6. Family friendly atmosphere. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and kids. Outside food is permitted.

5. Balloon rides. Rainbow Ryders offers a unique experience of flight like you have never felt before. All seats are first class!

4. The Balloon Glow. At night the special shapes such as the dairy cow, wagon train, and Darth Vader are illuminated at the same time. Fabulous!!

3. Fireworks!! This happens after the Balloon Glow. Need I say more?

2. Green chile breakfast burritos. They make it easier to get up so early. There are plenty of other food vendors too. Try a huge turkey leg or a fried twinkie.

1. If you are from out of town, you might just visit and fall in love with Albuquerque. If you want to move here we can help. Visit us at The Albuquerque Real Estate Group.

I love selling ABQ Real Estate!!

By Tim Fish

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ridgecrest Albuquerque Homes for Sale

Ridgecrest Real Estate is located south of the charming and historic Nob Hill district. Close to shopping and dining, this area is also close to the university as well as downtown Albuquerque. There are several styles of homes to chose from whether you are looking for a ranch style or pueblo, you will not be disappointed. The prices range from $100K to the mid 300K's.

While Selling Albuquerque Homes for Sale I have found that many people enjoy living close to the University of New Mexico, students and professors alike. There are activities taking place all year long. The football stadium and the Pitt, which hosts the Lobos Basketball team are close by for sports fans. Feel like a night at the theatre? Pope Joy Hall is a wonderful venue that musicals such as Grease, Rent, and Wicked have appeared. Currently the Blue Man Group is scheduled.

There are lots of parks. You can barely go a couple blocks with out coming across one. If you golf, you will be happy to know there are two golf courses within easy reach. You can be at the airport within ten minutes. Okay, more like 15 minutes (I drive too fast). Overall, the Ridgecrest - Nob Hill area has held its values very well. If you wonder what this area has to offer, check out homes at The Albuquerque Real Estate Group.

by Tim Fish

Monday, September 5, 2011

Homes in Albuquerque Acres West

Location! Location! Location!! If you are looking for a reasonably priced homes for sale in ABQ with the highest rated schools in New Mexico, look no further! This area of homes along the Paseo Corridor has it all. Shopping, restaurants, parks and more.

You can easily spend up to a million on a home in this area. At the same time, there are homes that start at about $200,000. What do they both have in common? Schools that are rated as being the top schools on several online school ranking sites. North Star Elementary, Desert Ridge Middle, and La Cueva High Schools have HUGE parent involvement as well as awesome teachers, staff, and Principals.

Real Estate in this area ranges from patio homes, to "Mcmansions" and everything in between. There are sprawling brick homes that look like they came from somewhere back East, and typical pueblo flat roof homes that are native to New Mexico. There are really several different styles seen in this area. Gated communities such as Desert Ridge Trails, Quivera Estates, and Ocotillo just add to the choices.

This is a great community to live in that is really close to just about everything you could possibly need in the way of shopping, dining and recreation. Almost every home is within walking distance to a park or one of the schools. Many are walking distance to a store or restaurant as well.

For more information on homes in this area contact The Albuquerque Real Estate Group.

by Tim Fish