New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University is an important part of the Las Cruces community. A land grant institution founded in 1888 as Las Cruces College and now has approximately 29,500 students both here and in other areas of New Mexico. NMSU is known for its research in biosciences, natural resources, and aerospace. Forbes.com ranked NMSU in the top third of…

Remodel-Cost VS Value

It is clear with the Cost vs Remodel report that first impressions matter.  Most of the top projects don’t require a major investment.  With the weather moving into spring here is an article I found in Realtor.org that is useful if you are planning some remodeling. http://bit.ly/e5k97f

White Sand Monument

Growing up in Las Cruces, NM many of us would celebrate Easter Sunday at White Sands Monument. When arriving for the holiday, traffic would be back up at the entrance.  We couldn’t wait to find the perfect spot to park to set up a picnic area, with a canopy for shade, grills and plenty of food and drink for the day. …

What is an Offer?

  The purchase offer you submit, if accepted as it stands, will become a binding sales contract (known in some areas as a purchase agreement, earnest money agreement or deposit receipt). So it’s important that the purchase offer contains all the items that will serve as a “blueprint for the final sale.” The purchase offer includes items such as: address…

Take the Stress Out of Homebuying

Buying a home should be fun, not stressful. As you look for your dream home, keep in mind these tips for making the process as peaceful as possible. 1. Find a real estate agent who you connect with. Home buying is not only a big financial commitment, but also an emotional one. It’s critical that the REALTOR® you chose is…

Visit Las Cruces

To visit Las Cruces is wonderful, but to have a tour or guide with someone who has lived here for many years is even better.  I was born here and remember as a young child walking all around town. Sleeping with my front door open and just a screen door was a norm. Here is a video that gives you…

How to Set a List Price for Your Home

Setting the list price for your home involves evaluating various market conditions and financial factors. During this phase of the home selling process, your REALTOR® will help you set your list price based on: pricing considerations comparable sales market conditions offering incentives estimated net proceeds Pricing Considerations – Find a Balance Between Too High and Too Low When setting a…

How to Choose a Home

Here are some tips to help determine which house is best for you. Once you’ve settled on a couple of preferred neighborhoods for your home search, it’s time to pick out a few homes to view. Having a house features “wish list” keeps you focused on which features are most important to you. When narrowing down your home search, consider…

Rio Grande Theatre

The Rio Grande Theater was built in 1926 and had a pipe organ accompaniment. It survive a earthquake in the 1930’s  and a fire in 1933. The interior of the theater in a Spanish style and still in use and seats over 400, state-of-the-art performing arts facility with a forty-foot fly loft, dressing rooms, digital projector, sound and lighting equipment, acoustical…

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