Explore Tijeras, NM
By Valerie Almanzar, MBA
(Your Casa Team - Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
35 Armin Road Special Financing Available! Living in the country has never been priced so well! This home sits on the edge of more than 2 acres and can be used for anything from an income producing property to a cozy well maintained, home with tons of land to enjoy. A must see dream for anyone looking to live outside the city and enjoy the peace of the great outdoors! ​​Contact Information:Valerie AlmanzarKeller Williams RealtyYour Casa Team 505-923-4670 / 505-897-1100​​
By Valerie Almanzar, MBA
(Your Casa Team - Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
38-A and 38-C Bearcat Road This vacant parcel is for your building plans.  Priced to sell , this lot is just waiting for you! Contact Information:Valerie AlmanzarKeller Williams RealtyYour Casa Team 505-923-4670 / 505-897-1100
By Ryan Nolan, Albuquerque, New Mexico
(eXp Realty LLC)
Comments 2
  The Turquoise Trail, one of America's Scenic Byways, in the future, may not be so scenic. This in itself would be a great tragedy as this is one of the best reasons New Mexico truly is the Land of Enchantment. Keeping with that philosophy of uniqueness and individualism and independence, many New Mexican families choose to live in these Enchanted areas of the East Mountains, so named as they are on the back side of the absolutely incredible Sandia Mountains, to the east of Albuquerque.   The Turquoise Trail, or North 14, runs from Tijeras pass the Sandia Crest, San Antonito and several tiny mining towns all the way to Santa Fe.  Along the way is Paa-ko, a fairly new community of a few luxurious homes built near a centuries old Tano Pueblo. Breathtakingly beautiful! Across from the com...
By Mike Bigelow
(Bigelow Real Estate / AbqMoves.com)
Comments 0
  Albuquerque Homes For Sale 4 beds, 4 baths, $725,000 8 Calle De Oro Tijeras, NM 87059   One word Stunning!!! Everything Custom, from a beautiful gourmet Kitchen, Custom Wood Cabinetry throughout, beautiful beam ceilings, Wood floors, Large covered deck with fireplace for entertaining. Check out the private courtyard w/custom gate. Large garage 29x40 and workshop 30x18. CLICK FOR MORE INFO...            
By C. Lloyd McKenzie, Living Albuquerque
(Living Albuquerque)
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  Tijeras Open-Air Arts Market "The Tijeras Open-Air Arts Market is located just 7 miles east of Albuquerque.  There are booths, artisans, gourmet coffee, drinks and live entertainment.  This event which started in May will continue through Mid Oct.  FREE Admission & FREE Parking.”  When:  Every Weekend until Mid-October. Time:   10:00 AM - 05:00 PM Location:  Just Imagine Gallery & Coffee House      488 E Highway 333 (Historic Route 66)      Tijeras, NM  87059 Contact Information:  Anna King                           Email:    aking@nm.net                            Phone: 505-281-9611      
By Regina Marnett
(RE/MAX Pros)
Comments 5
If you've been following my series, "New Mexico Short Sale as a Buyer", you know Jim and I closed on our Tijeras, NM home about 3 weeks ago.  Man, am I exhausted! I've started referring to this as "buyer fatigue".  I've noticed this phenomenon in friends who've recently purchased homes. As I got closer to my own purchase, I realized it was happening to me as well. The fact that homes aren't closed until they are really closed has taken on an all new meaning. Relentless questioning by lenders, repeated copies of documents: check stubs, bank statements, employment, employment again, proof of your existence by the IRS. It never seems to end.  A coworker of mine described sitting at the closing table like a zombie. He signed and signed papers, then just sat, with his head propped on one han...
By Regina Marnett
(RE/MAX Pros)
Comments 1
Friday, April 22, Jim and I boarded the plane for Kansas. We hadn't closed on our little Tijeras, NM home for sale. It wasn't ours and we weren't sure it was going to be! We had debated on whether or not we should proceed with the trip. But we had the time off work and needed to spend time on our home in Kansas to prepare it for sale. It was a gamble but we figured we could stash our stuff into storage if the Tijeras home deal continued to drag on. That's always a possibility, especially with a short sale! We connected flights in Denver and had a message from our Realtor, Rich Cederberg, that BOA had approved the extension. They would "likely" approve the HUD on Monday.  We arrived in Kansas and worked on the house all weekend. We wondered if all of the closing documents would make it o...
By Regina Marnett
(RE/MAX Pros)
Comments 2
The appraiser signed off on our prospective piece of East Mountain real estate on Monday, April, 11th, 2011. Closing was set for Friday, April 15th. Bank of America, the seller’s lender, wanted to view the HUD for 3 days. We were not going to make the April 15 closing date. An extension was filed to move closing to the next Friday. BOA accepted. Then the real fun began. On Monday, April 18th, I received a text from Rich Cederberg, our Realtor. He wanted to know how much money we expected to bring to closing. Apparently, the closing agent had an amount listed that was $4,000 more than we expected. We could pay it, but it severely cut into our moving money. We still needed to bring all our stuff and 4 antique cars down from Kansas! There was much strife that afternoon as we compared our ...
By Regina Marnett
(RE/MAX Pros)
Comments 0
  Surprisingly, the buyers agreed to fix the broken pipe. However, the plumbers discovered several more breaks in the copper when they turned the water back on. Albuquerque NM homes all over suffered greatly from record-breaking cold earlier this year. Empty houses, like our short sale, fared no better. This time, there was sheetrock involved. Negotiations began and we agreed to split the cost of repairs. Four big holes in the sheetrock and repairs got done. Our lender told us the appraiser would not like the gaping holes in the wall so these were repaired at our expense, too. Our inspector returned and despite a minor drip at the original repair and at the dishwasher drain hose, gave us the thumbs-up. He finished the septic system check..all working properly. We were ready to move on t...
By Regina Marnett
(RE/MAX Pros)
Comments 1
Inspections, Again By the end of our first try at having our prospective piece of East Mountain Real Estate inspected, we had a plan. As the home is a short sale, the sellers aren’t able to help much. The listing agent’s office was willing to pay to have the power turned back on for a day. The inspector agreed to come back out the following Wednesday, March 23, to finish up his work. The next week, we reassembled at the house. Our home inspector went right to work, powered up the well pump and promptly created a flood situation in the first floor. Broken pipes! Albuquerque real estate has had some ferocious cold this winter and an empty house is even more susceptible to winter damage. Right where the main line came out of the slab toward the pressure tank, there were multiple splits, c...
By Regina Marnett
(RE/MAX Pros)
Comments 1
  After about 7 ½ weeks, we received a “small counteroffer” to our choice of Tijeras, NM homes for sale. We learned that there is yet another cook in the short sale “kitchen”….the seller’s (and the seller’s lender’s) mortgage insurance company. They, too, can have a say in the negotiations. After approximately 8 weeks of negotiating, we finally had our contract. We were going to try to beat the April 15th closing date if at all possible. It was the end of February so we had lots of time, right? Inspections were set for Monday, March 14th. The septic tank pumper truck arrived and our home inspector. New problem, the electricity had been shut off. No electricity really limits what an inspector can inspect! So, he and the pumper operator spent the first hour trying to locate the septic tan...
By Rich Cederberg, eXp Realty Agent Albuquerque
(eXp Realty)
Comments 5
Hello ActiveRainers, I'd like to introduce you to someone you may not have met yet---Albuquerque Real Estate Chick Regina Rourke.  Regina just relocated to Albuquerque NM from Kansas. When she contacted me last summer to help her buy her New Mexico home I was happy to help her with her Albuquerque MLS search. I quickly set up a client portal and moved on to the next lead. After all, she said she wouldn't be moving here for over a year. Well imagine my surprise when I got a phone call one day soon after saying that they were indeed coming to town and would like to look at some houses. I met Regina and her significant other Jim at a local hotel and off we went to check out Albuquerque East Mountain real estate.  Well, we had a lot of fun, hit it off pretty well and soon enough we opened e...
By Regina Marnett
(RE/MAX Pros)
Comments 5
  Along with my significant other, we are trying to purchase an East Mountain, NM home. We are shopping in a very narrow window...not wanting a big house or a big mortgage. This is the foundation of our personal feelings toward living small so that we can play more.  However, for our requirements, shopping under $150,000 in East Mountain Real Estate can be a tough job! We just want what everyone else wants...trees, views, easy commute to Albuquerque, room for 2 motorcycles, 2 daily driver cars and 3 antique cars... all for under $150,000.  Oh, and the home must be in decent enough condition to meet the current strict financing parameters! Unfortunately, that cuts down on a lot of fixer-upper candidates. Naturally, the house we really want is a short-sale Tijeras, NM home. Now, our Realt...
By Regina Marnett
(RE/MAX Pros)
Comments 2
  It’s been a wild week here in New Mexico. I guess most of the country has been hammered by this monster storm wielding super cold temps, high winds and lots of snow. Now, some areas of the country do this better than others. Me, I’ve spent the last 20 years in south central Kansas where 1” of ice and 40 mph winds precede daylong (maybe two) snowstorms. Wichita brines the roads days in advance and everyone raids the local grocery store to stock up for a month’s worth of blizzard. I’ve been in Albuquerque 5 weeks now. It has snowed a couple of times. In December 2009, I was here for the month and it snowed several times then, too. The locals, however, swear it hardly ever snows here and hence are not prepared to deal with it. Snow means an automatic 2 hour delay for most people and busi...
By Rich Cederberg, eXp Realty Agent Albuquerque
(eXp Realty)
Comments 4
I had a fun trip this weekend looking at houses in Tijeras NM. I always enjoy looking at Albuquerque east mountain properties, but on Sunday I had an especially interesting treat. I got to see Sherwood Forest. The morning started simply enough, I met my buyers in Tijeras near I25 and Highway 337 and we began to drive. We drove and we drove. Then we drove some more. We passed through Chilili. We passed another cute little New Mexico town called Tajique :    and then it was on through Torreon NM. All the while I kept thinking only a few more miles...... I was about to give up searching for this mystical place called Sherwood Forest when BAM, around the corner appeared the magical gates: I couldn't believe my eyes. What could possibly be next, a sighting of Robin Hood? Now I knew, I was he...
By Rich Cederberg, eXp Realty Agent Albuquerque
(eXp Realty)
Comments 3
Tijeras NM homes for sale are some of the most beautiful Albuquerque east mountain homes available. Tijeras is located about 18 miles from Albuquerque, east of the Sandia Mountains right off I25. The village of Tijeras is located "at the junction of Tijeras Canyon, leading to the west, toward Albuquerque, and Cedro Canyon, leading to the south, toward the Manzano Mountains. New Mexico State Highway 14 leads north from the village, toward Cedar Crest, Sandia Crest, Madrid and Santa Fe." (Thanks to Wikipedia) Currently there are over 150 Tijeras NM homes for sale ranging in price from $67,500 to $1,650,000. The average Tijeras house is listed for sale for $430,665 and is 2,791 square feet. The average price per square feet is $149.   Six Tijeras houses sold and closed in July 2010. The ho...

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