Buyers Resources

Below are some resources and information to help you with your Albuquerque area home search. As always, please feel free to call me at 505-263-7892 with any questions you might have. I’m always available to take your questions and help you find your next home. At the bottom of the page is some information on Adobe homes for those considering this unique kind of home.

While conducting your home and area exploration, ask yourself the following questions:

  • How much land do I want?
  • Do I want to be close to my neighbors, or have some space and distance?
  • Is it important that I feel like I’m in the heart of Albuquerque, or would I rather a more rural feeling?
  • Do I want to be in a busy part of Albuquerque where there is a lot to do and see? or would I rather a quieter area where there are fewer businesses, less activity and lots of space?
  • Do I want to live in a condo or town home or is it important that I have a yard and some outdoor living space?
  • Do I want a modern and uniform development? or would I rather the quirky feel of an older neighborhood where all of the homes are different?

Go through these questions and write down your answers. This information will help you figure out where in Albuquerque you might like to live. Then you can start to narrow down some of the other details.

There are many considerations and only you know what you would like in your living situation. Asking yourself some of these questions, and getting a feel for the different areas in Albuquerque, will help you decide where to concentrate your efforts.

Visit the Printable Forms page and see if you’d like a hard copy of the Buyer information. Sometimes it helps to have an actual piece of paper to help you collect your thoughts.

Below are some additional websites that provide local area information. Take a look at what they offer and use them in learning about the area:

GIS – Interactive Map Sites

Visit bernco.gov

  • School districts
  • Crime stats by area
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Zoning info
  • Environmental Health
  • Political districts
  • Public art projects

Other Bernco info

  • Animal control
  • Tax protest info
  • Property ownership by address
  • Swimming pool info
  • Graffiti removal
  • Yard waste pick up and more

cabq.gov

Visit cabq.gov

  • 311 Citizen Contact Center
  • Home Rehabilitation Program (for low income families)
  • Neighborhood Associations
  • Neighborhood Traffic Management
  • Litter and weed complaints and more

Home Smart

Visit home-smart.org

  • Home Maintenance tips
  • Month by month maintenance schedule

Adobe Homes

Another long-standing feature of Albuquerque’s Downtown and North and South Valley areas are Adobe Homes. Built sometimes as much as 100+ years ago and cool in the heat of the day and warm in the winter, adobe construction offers myriad benefits.

Another long-standing feature of Albuquerque’s North Valley are Adobe Homes. Built sometimes as much as 100+ years ago and cool in the heat of the day and warm in the winter, adobe construction offers myriad benefits. To learn more visit the page called Adobe Homes.

A number of my clients will only live in adobe homes. These devotees are not alone. There are many who feel the same and they are not just interested in the style of the homes. If they were, they could find many adobe style or “Pueblo” style homes built with Block or Frame construction. These homes are often wonderful, but they will not have the features inherent in an adobe home.

An adobe home offers lower utility bills due to it’s amazing insulation. Cool in the heat of the summer and warm in the winter, there are reasons beyond the cosmetic to love the adobe home.

There are a number of different kinds of abode construction that one could use. Below is a brief description of a some of the adobe styles and types of construction you will find in the Albuquerque area:

Adobe – Adobe construction is general built out of mud bricks mixed with sand or straw or other binding material. Not widely known in the rest of the country, adobe construction is the backbone of Albuquerque and New Mexican style and architecture. There are other kinds of adobe bricks that can be used such as Terrone construction.

Terrone Adobe – Terrone adobe homes are built with bricks which have been traditionally cut out of a river or ditch bank. They are usually a bit bigger and deeper than regular adobe bricks and they are usually not mixed with straw or other materials. These can be found throughout Albuquerque and afficionados have a particular love for this style of construction.

Help From the Very Start

As a first time-home buyer, I was extremely nervous about the whole process, and had a LOT of questions. Talia not only patiently answered all of them, but went above and beyond to make sure I understood everything. She paid close attention to what I was looking for in a house, and helped me to find a great home that was within my price range. When it comes time for me to buy another home, I will definitely use Talia as my realtor again.
Jade Rennels

Talia Freedman, Albuquerque Real Estate

Talia Freedman

  • Winner of the Weekly Alibi 2010 Best of Burque: Best Real Estate Agent Award
  • 2010 Albuqurque Pride OUTStanding Acheivement Award for Best Real Estate Agent!
  • 2009 Albuqurque Pride OUTStanding Acheivement Award for Best Real Estate Agent!

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Talia Freedman / Talia Freedman and Co
4116 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: 505.263.7892 . Fax: 877.544.1035