Home Maintenance Tips to Prepare for Summer

Summer in New Mexico is the best time of year. The weather is warm, making it perfect for a trip to the lake or a day at the pool with friends and family. With so many fun activities to do on your days off of work, the last thing you want to do is worry about home maintenance. That's why springtime is a great time to take care of these necessary but sometimes tedious projects around your home. Let's look at some of the most essential home maintenance tasks to tackle now.

Service Your Air Conditioner

Summertime in New Mexico gets really hot. It's pretty normal for temperatures to be well above 90 degrees during the day, so the last thing you want is your a/c to be out of commission. Having the unit…

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Top Four Reasons To Use a Realtor On Your New Construction Home Purchase

If you've taken a drive around town lately, you have probably seen new build homes under construction. These homes and neighborhoods are beautiful, with so many details and amenities that you can't find elsewhere. The model homes are decorated to perfection and are so fun to look at. But, if you want to buy a new construction home, don't go at it alone. It may seem like the builder's real estate agent will take care of everything for you, but that's not exactly the case - they work for the builder and might not always have your best interests in mind. Here are 4 reasons why you need a Realtor to represent you when you buy a new build.

 1. Area Expertise: Your Realtor knows…

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How To Make A Strong Offer In Today’s Real Estate Market

 Today's New Mexico real estate market is pretty tough for home buyers. The limited inventory means home buyers must put their best foot forward from the get-go if they want their offer to beat the others. No – we aren't talking about sending a friendly letter saying how much you loved the house. You need to put together an offer that impresses the seller and makes them want to work with you. So, how do you do that? Let's look at a couple of strategies to get your offer noticed and accepted so you can get the home you're hoping for.

 Include a preapproval letter or proof of funds

You can't have a strong offer without showing that you can actually afford the…

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