Buying a Ruidoso Home

Dec. 13, 2019

Price Price Price is the New Mantra

The Ruidoso Real Estate Mantra has Changed! 

Over the last decade or so, a new real estate mantra is edging out the old favorite these days. Yes ‘Location, Location, Location’ still holds meaning. And it became cliche when discussing real estate demand and values. We all knew and understand ...

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Dec. 6, 2019

Wildfire's and their Aftermath Affect Ruidoso Home Values

Wildfire’s Impact on Real Estate

Probably the biggest impact to our market occurred in the immediate aftermath of the Little Bear Fire back in the Summer of 2012.  With the large number of homes partially or completely destroyed, our real estate market experienced a dramatic lull in sales activity. Some, in ...

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Nov. 29, 2019

Quality Schools Impact Real Estate Values

Ruidoso Schools … Good or Bad they Impact Real Estate Values

Surf around the Internet a bit and you’ll see a host of studies which tie the quality of local public schools to real estate values in those school districts. But really, even without these studies, common sense alone would tell ...

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Nov. 22, 2019

Boy Oh Boy is this Appraisal Low :(

When your Ruidoso Appraisal is not what you Expected

An appraisal of $185,000? … boy oh boy that’s low. And you were convinced from your market research that your home was worth every last dime of the $205,000 to which the buyers agreed. And now your real estate broker ...

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Nov. 15, 2019

Buying a House versus Selling a Home

You’re Selling a Home to Someone Buying a House

Our homes are very special places. Nothing compares to the sense of peace, comfort, safety and security which a home filled with love brings. Often, when there’s a moment of quiet in my own Ruidoso home, the memories of family and friends ...

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Nov. 8, 2019

Is this Right Time for Ruidoso First Time Buyers

Time for Ruidoso First Home Buyers?  Or Time to Wait?

The last decade in the housing market has been, if not scary, downright terrifying at tmes. Sky high valuations, followed by precipitous crashes followed by steadily rising value. Value which now almost seem high enough again to warn of a ...

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Sept. 27, 2019

Vacation Home Tax Rules

Give Me a Break I’m on Vacation

A tax break that is! Well buying your Ruidoso vacation home in the mountains may get you some much needed peace, quiet rest and relaxation but get ready for some tax rules, which, though worth maximizing to your benefit, can get fairly complicated ...

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Sept. 13, 2019

Fixer Upper in Ruidoso

Fixer Upper in Ruidoso? Make Sure to Get the Math Right

Renovating homes received a ton of attention back in the pre-market crash days and rightfully so when you saw some of the profits which were generated from ‘flipping’. But like all things that are too good, too easy to ...

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Sept. 6, 2019

Five Steps Before You Buy

Five Steps Before You Buy

Our Ruidoso market it currently at a healthy equilibrium. Seemingly, we have an ample amount of buyers for the current inventory of homes for sale. and those homes which are priced accurately are being sold and closed in a reasonable amount of time and not ...

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Aug. 30, 2019

Cash Is Still King in Real Estate!

Cash Is Still King in Real Estate!

As real estate professionals, we’re asked frequently if cash is still a strong enticement for home sellers. And there is no question that paying cash for a home can be a significant component in presenting a strong offer. Although underwriting guidelines have loosened up ...

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