Don’t Buy a Home Until You Do This

The crucial step all potential home buyers should take

Buying a home is a huge investment and something to be proud of. You’ve probably been building your credit and setting money aside for a down payment for years. Then, once the time is right, you go house hunting.  During the house hunting phase, you may be focused on finding the right floor plan and the perfect kitchen design. But there might be something you haven’t thought about – what if the ideal house isn’t so perfect after all? Even in new homes, there may be hidden issues.  That’s why we always encourage our clients to get a home inspection.

Home inspections are done during the inspection period after your offer has been accepted. We work closely with…

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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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Stand Out From The Crowd

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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Are Lower Home Prices On The Horizon?

A Look At How The NAR Lawsuit Might Impact The Real Estate Market

You've probably heard the headlines about the huge class-action lawsuit regarding Realtor commissions during home sales. A jury found that Realtors conspired to inflate commissions for home sales, and now the way Realtors are paid will have to be more transparent and no longer the seller's responsibility. Realtors are in a panic, worried that they're about to lose their income. The general public is excited because they think this will make homes more affordable.

While we don't know exactly how this will play out since everything is still so new, we expect real estate in New Mexico and the rest of the country to change as a result of…

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Elephant Butte Lake – A New Mexico Gem

Elephant Butte Lake is a reservoir located in central New Mexico.  Named for its prominent rock formations which resemble an elephant, this serene escape offers plenty of outdoorsy activities.  From fishing to hiking to boating, Elephant Butte Lake has something for everyone!

Outdoor Fun

New Mexico’s largest and most popular state park, Elephant Butte Lake, spans across 36,000 acres and is known for its beautiful views and clear water. There is plenty of space for boating, skiing, and even relaxing on the shore.  Fishers will especially love the lake as it is a great spot to catch catfish, bass, and walleye.

If you prefer to stay on dry land, there are numerous hiking trails where you can admire…

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4 Common Turnoffs For Home Buyers

 Today's real estate market is different than it's ever been. Since the prices of everything you can imagine have increased, buying a new home may not be at the top of everyone's to-do list. However, in New Mexico, inventory is low in most cities, which means with a bit of patience, the right buyer will come along, and when they do, you want to make sure your home makes a great first impression. Even in today's unique New Mexico real estate market, there are 4 common turnoffs you should avoid while your home is on the market; let's look at them. 

Excessive Decorations

Some Realtors will advise their clients to completely strip any personality from a home and make it a "blank slate." I don't necessarily…

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Springtime in New Mexico

A Look at Today’s Real Estate Market

 New Mexico is warming up—and I’m not just talking about the weather. The real estate market in New Mexico is looking like it’s going to get more active in the next few months, so if you’ve been thinking about buying a home in New Mexico, you should do so sooner rather than later to avoid potential price increases and competition from other buyers.What else can we expect the housing market to do? Let’s take a closer look at some predictions we have for the New Mexico real estate market.

 Expect prices to increase in many areas

Home values have increased by over 12% in the last year. However, even with the low inventory, we don’t expect values to increase quite that much in 2024.…

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Starting from the exterior this home sits on 1/2-acre lot. The driveway is 65 feet long and extra wide plenty of space for friends and family to park on. The home is constructed of 2x6 exterior walls. The Stucco has Tyvek underlayment and has been meshed for strength with synthetic stucco. The roof is constructed in pitched area with black metal and rear of the home with TPO roof. Back of home has a large covered patio with gas stub-out.  All the windows are low E JELD-WEN for energy efficiency


Starting at the front door you will find a 36x 96-inch custom iron door with an opening inside glass panel. The interior doors are solid core 8 ft…

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Hakes Brothers Builders

In 2006, Kimball Hakes, along with his brothers Chris and Josh, officially opened their company, Hakes Brothers Builders, here in New Mexico. They hoped to revolutionize the home-building industry in Las Cruces through the creation of luxury custom homes. Since then, the company has built nearly 5,000 homes all over the state and is now the largest New Mexico-based home builder. 

Local Expertise

Hakes Brothers Builders has become a trusted name in the real estate industry. Their intimate knowledge of the unique New Mexico landscape and culture sets them apart from the big, national builders who aren’t as familiar with our beautiful state. They are known for their innovative architecture and personalized floor plans…

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