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Monthly Archives: February 2022

    How Can Private Mortgage Insurance Help You Buy a Home in Albuquerque?

    By Sandi Pressley | February 25, 2022

    If you plan on buying a home in Albuquerque and want to go with a low down payment loan, perhaps you’ve already heard about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)? There are plenty of mortgage options that offer down payments under 20%. But if you plan on getting one of these types of loans, it’s a good... Read More

    Can You Challenge an Albuquerque Home Appraisal?

    By Sandi Pressley | February 23, 2022

    An appraisal is essential when buying or selling a home in Albuquerque. An appraisal is required when you are buying a house, refinancing your current loan, or selling your house to anyone other than a cash buyer. During an appraisal, experts give their unbiased opinions about the value of a home. The appraiser develops an... Read More

    DIY Albuquerque Home Renovation Tips

    By Sandi Pressley | February 19, 2022

    An increase in property value often results from home renovation. This is one of the most common reasons for renovating you home in Albuquerque, along with updating a home and adding your personal touches. Some homeowners choose to hire professional contractors to carry out renovations. When you hire a builder, interior designer or other specialist,... Read More

    Just Listed! Check Out These Hot Homes for Sale in Albuquerque

    By Sandi Pressley | February 16, 2022

    Are you looking for your first home in Albuquerque? Or are you in the market for the perfect desert oasis? These latest homes for sale in Albuquerque are just what you’re looking for! Contact Sandi and her team at 505-263-2173 to schedule a viewing. You can check out all of our listings on our Featured... Read More

    Don’t Let These Things Ruin Your Albuquerque Home Sale

    By Sandi Pressley | February 13, 2022

    While homes have been selling quickly in Albuquerque overall, it can still be difficult to sell a home. The process requires a lot of paperwork, time, and effort, both physical and mental. Having an unattractive house can make the process even more challenging. Every homeowner should be aware of these factors that can turn off... Read More

    Can You Deduct Home Improvements on Your Taxes?

    By Sandi Pressley | February 10, 2022

    It’s tax season once again, and many homeowners wonder what deductions they can take on their federal taxes. Depending on the circumstances, home improvements on your Albuquerque home may have tax implications. Tax-deductible improvements may include any work done to raise the value of your home, increase its useful life, or allow for a new... Read More

    Surprise Your Valentine With Sweets from These Fine Albuquerque Chocolatiers

    By Sandi Pressley | February 5, 2022

    Still looking for the perfect gift for your Valentine? Chocolates may seem predictable, but they don’t have to be when you go to one of these fine chocolatiers in Albuquerque. These chocolate shops offer nothing but the finest chocolate choices and other sweet delights to satisfy any sweet tooth. Check out these local favorites and... Read More

    How to Use an Escalation Clause to Buy a Home in Albuquerque

    By Sandi Pressley | February 2, 2022

    Due to the limited inventory of homes for sale in Albuquerque, the low interest rates, and the highly competitive housing market, the use of an escalation clause makes sense at this point. What are escalation clauses and when might you need them when buying a home in Albuquerque? How Escalation Clauses Work When you’re trying... Read More