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By Mary Weaver, Expertise & Knowledge in Ruidoso-Alto Real Estate
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With recent rains inundating New Mexico, Ruidoso recieved a good soaking for the 2nd week in September. Annual rainfall now totals about 16 inches, and at least 6 inches fell this past week, depending on location in Lincoln County. The Ruidoso River in the Upper Canyon has flowed very heavy as a result of rains on the mountains west of town. We are fortunate that so far the bridges have held, and the river has not left it's banks. Many locals remember the big floods of 2008, where several bridges in Ruidoso were destroyed, and some homes in the Upper Canyon were damaged. Here is a recent photo of the Upper Canyon - Ruidoso River flow, from bridge 2, located along Main Rd.     The Youtube video footage of the Rio Ruidoso is shown here.   For property listings in the Upper Canyon, visit R...
By Mary Weaver, Expertise & Knowledge in Ruidoso-Alto Real Estate
(Weaver Real Estate)
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The forested trails around Ruidoso are many. Although, some of the Lincoln National Forest and White Mountain Wilderness trails were damaged in last year's Little Bear Fire, there are many trails that were not. I have recently began a photo blog with more details on some of the area trails. The Grindstone Canyon Trail now measures over 4 miles, but continues to expand the system of additional trails in the area. This trail is very close to town, and other outdoor activities, including the Ruidoso River Trail and the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort. Please visit my latest updates on the Grindstone Canyon Trail, and other scenic images around Ruidoso.
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
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Scared to buy a Ruidoso Foreclosure? Are you hesitant on starting the foreclosure buying process? If you have never bought a home before a foreclosure may not be the best option for you.... then again it may be perfect for you. You need to know your options and programs that are currently available to decide if buying a Ruidoso foreclosure is the best path for you. There is no better place to start than with your Ruidoso Realtor. Having the skills and training necessary to delicately guide a home buyer through the foreclosure process is not something for the amateur Realtor or agent. There are many more insights and details needed in the course of the transaction that attempting the deal with a green agent may actually cost you more than you know. The very first step is to find a Ruidos...
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
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Using Color to Stage a Home Sellers are getting more involved in staging their homes than ever before. Buyers in Ruidoso see model homes, DIY shows and more and expect every home they tour to be just as grand. But it takes work and sometimes money to stage a home properly. Starting with a black canvas is easy but working with what you have can be difficult. It may come down to a simple color change though to really make all the difference in the world. Here are some tips when it comes to color and painting. You don't want to scare buyers away but you also don't want them to be bored when walking through the home. You have probably heard the word neutral thrown around a lot when staging but this doesn't mean drab. The best way to get a sense of what your competition is doing is simply to...
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
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Welcome to beautiful Ruidoso New Mexico Ruidoso, nestled in the tall pines of the Sacramento Mountains of south central New Mexico, is as unique as its four seasons. At 7000 feet, the friendly village offers an escape from the nearby towns of El Paso, Lubbock, Midland and Amarillo. Located 120 miles from El Paso and 180 miles from Albuquerque, Ruidoso lies in the historic Lincoln County. A mountain resort village, Ruidoso is in the heart of the Sacramento Mountains of south central New Mexico. Ruidoso, Alto and all of Lincoln County offers cool weather in the summer and fresh powder at Ski Apache (owned by the Mescalero Apache Tribe) in the winter. Springtime brings a fresh look to the area and autumn on the 12,003 foot Sierra Blanca mountain is a burst of colors from the oak, apple, po...
By Mary Weaver, Expertise & Knowledge in Ruidoso-Alto Real Estate
(Weaver Real Estate)
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Searching online for real estate in Ruidoso and Lincoln County has just become much easier for iPhone and iPad and Android users. For iPhone / iPad devices, try this new FREE Search app called MyAgent by IDX, from the Apple iTunes store. ( You will need to have iTunes installed to download the app) For Android devices, the Realtor.com Search App for Android can be found here. To download the app on an Apple mobile device, click the iPhone logo below. Enter agent code 9270 when prompted, and let the search began. All Ruidoso / Lincoln County MLS listings will be available for viewing. Search options include: Map, hybrid, list, and filter. "Map" and "Hybrid" views, provides a broad geographic area, using Google Maps / Google Earth and will bring up all the listings in a given area. "List"...
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
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SEO Client: "I want to ramp up the SEO this year and willing to put in huge, exorbitant bucks to make it happen"   Isn't that something every SEO professional wants to hear... but it really isn't about throwing as much money at the issue as you want and hope it does it all for you. This was my response to him.     Hi Scott.    There are a hundred different SEO marketing companies you can pour your money into but they all basically do what we do.  There are a few different directions we can go here. You COULD use Pay-Per-Click for SEO. That's where you pick a keyword and Google will throw your site up on top of the search engines for that keyword as long as you keep paying.     If it's a popular keyword they may charge up to $3 per click. You set a certain amount of budget for that servi...
By Mary Weaver, Expertise & Knowledge in Ruidoso-Alto Real Estate
(Weaver Real Estate)
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The newest digital edition of Homes and Land Magazine of Ruidoso is online now, with the print version on news stands later this week. The new and improved version of H&L features larger photos, search properties by price and bedrooms, automatic EZ Tours, and zoom / print for photos. See hundreds of Ruidoso area listings, from many of the agents here in Lincoln County, at the Homes and Land Magazine of Ruidoso. Please contact me if you have questions on any listing. I will be happy to set up an email notifier for anyone wishing to receive new listing alerts, or price changes to properties that meet your search criteria. There are numerous price reductions listed each week in the Ruidoso MLS, and great buying opportunities can be emailed to you, with a listings notifier. To contact me, e...
By Mary Weaver, Expertise & Knowledge in Ruidoso-Alto Real Estate
(Weaver Real Estate)
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Just a quick update of listings in the Camelot area, including Camelot Crown Estates, Camelot Mountain Tract, and Camelot Highlands. As of mid August 2010 there are 8 site built homes listed ranging in price from $230K to $592K. The median price for this group is $379.9K, and a median sq. ft. price of $173 / ft.  View Homes for sale in Camelot The sign and lot pictured here are of a lot for sale at 303 Crown Dr in Camelot. The price on this lot was recently reduced to $24,000. The land has gentle slopes, with a building location near the center of the lot, which measures .31 acre in size.  If you would like to view any or all, email me, and I will be glad to send a link to these lots. If you would like to receive a weekly email update of new listings, or price changes to properties in C...
By Mary Weaver, Expertise & Knowledge in Ruidoso-Alto Real Estate
(Weaver Real Estate)
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Coming to the Inn of the Mountain Gods * Josh Turner – Aug. 10 *Rodney Carrington – Aug. 27 * The Black Crowes – Sept. 6 * Gary Allan – Sept. 19 * Vince Gill – Oct. 13 See more shows at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Coming to the Spencer Theater * Roy Clark – Aug 14 * Ray Price – Aug. 31 Additional shows at Spencer Theater, shown here. Also, the Flying J Ranch, is a great evening of fun for the entire family! Check out the Flying J Ranch for more information on a Chuck Wagon Dinner and Western Stage Show that is sure to please. Check back for more updates to the fall calendar of events in Ruidoso. Reposted from The Ruidoso Blog .
By Mary Weaver, Expertise & Knowledge in Ruidoso-Alto Real Estate
(Weaver Real Estate)
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The Inn of the Mountain Gods has a number of great events planned for the next three months. Country star, and Grand Ole Opry member, Josh Turner will perform on August 10, at 8:00 pm. Comedian Rodney Carrington will be at the Inn on August 27. Other shows planned for the Inn during September and October include The Black Crowes, Gary Allan, and Vince Gill. For more details on these and other shows, Inn of the Mountain Gods Entertainment. Reposted from the Ruidoso Blog.
By Mary Weaver, Expertise & Knowledge in Ruidoso-Alto Real Estate
(Weaver Real Estate)
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We are beginning to see some positive signs in our local real estate market. The sharp declines that occurred in 2008 and 2009, are beginning to trend upwards. Activity is up as buyers continue to look for bargains, and take advantage of the high inventory of available homes for sale. Home buyer tax credits may have had some impact, but not as much as they have in areas that have more first time, and primary home buyers. The following press release was recently issued by the Ruidoso/Lincoln County Association of REALTORS. ———————————————————————————————————————- 1ST QUARTER 2010 HOME SALES INCREASE IN CITY AND COUNTY OF LINCOLN AS MEDIAN HOME PRICES RISE (Ruidoso, NM – April 9, 2010) The sky is not falling and home sales are on the rise. The market is stabilizing and total sales of real...
By Mary Weaver, Expertise & Knowledge in Ruidoso-Alto Real Estate
(Weaver Real Estate)
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Spring is almost here, and it's time for the annual Mountain Living Home and Garden Show, at the Ruidoso Convention Center, March 19-21, 2010. This is a great event to attend in Ruidoso. Here are just a few of the categories that will be featured: Handmade furniture, Accessories & art, Educational seminars & workshops, Building & design, Gardening & landscaping, and many more. Visit the Mountain Living Home and Garden Show for more details, or call Trish at 575-653-4882 . I'll be posting more Ruidoso community and calender events on Facebook - Ruidoso Real Estate - please visit us there for more information.
By Mary Weaver, Expertise & Knowledge in Ruidoso-Alto Real Estate
(Weaver Real Estate)
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There has been a lot of interest in log cabins this winter in Ruidoso. The snow and ski conditions have made many people think about owning a log cabin in Ruidoso, and how nice it would be to sit and watch the snow fall with a fire burning in a big rock fireplace. Currently, there are just over 20 log homes or cabins for sale in the area. Prices range from just over $200K to $1.5M. the median price is $485K, with median square foot price at $199 / sq. ft. Keep in mind that there are a number of small rustic cabins for sale, which may have “log siding”. This is not true log construction, but has the look of logs, and may be priced much lower than larger homes made from real logs. Visit these links to view currently available log homes, and lower priced cabins: Log Homes for sale in the R...
By Mary Weaver, Expertise & Knowledge in Ruidoso-Alto Real Estate
(Weaver Real Estate)
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If you are wanting to visit Ruidoso and need to bring the family pet, there are a number of cabins, vacation rentals, and lodges that allow pets. The following link contains a long list of Ruidoso rental properties to consider: Pet Friendly Cabins in Ruidoso. For additional information on traveling with pets, and a host of related links on the subject, visit Timesharing with Pets - and the Holiday Blog.
By Mary Weaver, Expertise & Knowledge in Ruidoso-Alto Real Estate
(Weaver Real Estate)
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Just a quick update on land in the Ruidoso area, shows over 70 properties priced under $20,000. Most of these listings are under one half acre in size, on buildable slopes with trees, and with utilities nearby. Listings inside the Village of Ruidoso account for over 30 of these lots, in areas such as Camelot, Ponderosa Heights, and Forest Heights. Many of the remaining lots will be located just north of Ruidoso, towards Capitan and other outlying areas. Currently, there are 17 lots in the Alto Lakes subdivisions of High Mesa and Deer Park Valley in the under $20K range. The Alto Lakes listings will usually include a non golf membership to Alto Lakes Golf & CC. View land and lots for Sale – Ruidoso area, under $20K click here To search for land based on price or area – click here. If you...
By Annie Snow, Ruidoso Annie is your best asset in Real Estate
(Future Real Estate)
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    It has been a wonderful year for skiers! Ruidoso has had more snow this year then we have had in a number of years. This has made for a wonderful winter season. Ruidoso is beautiful in her white coat of snow. In fact Ruidoso was the first place I had experienced snow and saw it as some thing beautiful. The snow here sparkles in the sun light like tiny diamonds. I have been told the mountain ski runs are all open and in great shape with plenty of powder.   Ruidoso has year round fun!  
By Mary Weaver, Expertise & Knowledge in Ruidoso-Alto Real Estate
(Weaver Real Estate)
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There is a lot of conversation these days about the new market reality. In 2006, home sales were easier, loans were no problem, and home values went up each year. I know, this is not “Breaking News”, but there are lessons to be learned, especially for agents, home sellers and owners. The following article, “Dry Your Eyes and Lower the Price”, from the New York Times Real Estate section, shows how it sometimes “pays”…. to lower the price. Re-posted from the Ruidoso Blog: Visit us to learn more about the real estate market in Ruidoso.
By Mary Weaver, Expertise & Knowledge in Ruidoso-Alto Real Estate
(Weaver Real Estate)
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I often get inquiries about business listings, so I thought I would give a summary of what is currently on the market in and around Ruidoso. A general search, shows 96 properties available. The chart below shows type of business and number of active listings in that category: Some property types may be counted in more than one category, if it can show multiple uses. For example cabin operations might be listed as both multi-family income, and as a cabin operation. The “other” category, showing 28 properties, will include miscellaneous types, such as bed & breakfast, light industrial, recreational, etc. The link below will show the current listings, priced from lowest to highest. Click on property photo for full details. View Current Business / Commercial Properties for Sale – Ruidoso & ...
By Mary Weaver, Expertise & Knowledge in Ruidoso-Alto Real Estate
(Weaver Real Estate)
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There are a number of concerts scheduled at the Inn of the Mountain Gods over the coming months. Ticket prices and more information on these shows can be found on the Inn of the Mountain Gods website. It’s a great time to visit Ruidoso! The snow at Ski Apache is the best we have had in many years. Upcoming Concerts:    Howie Mandel – Feb. 19, 2010, 8 pm    Aaron Lewis of Staind – Mar. 11, 2010. 8 pm    The Doobie Brothers – Mar. 25, 2010, 8 pm    Gabriel Iglesias – May 6, 2010, 8 pm    Heart – May 9th, 2010, 8 pm Reposted from the Ruidoso-Blog.

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