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Archives: October 2018

Find Your New Home in this Lush North Valley Retreat

Are you looking for a natural retreat within the limits of the city? When you live at this 5812 Padre Roberto Road NW estate, you’ll feel like you’re in a luscious garden sanctuary while remaining just minutes from the heart of Albuquerque.

Explore a little more about the amazing features in this breathtaking home, and let the Feil Realty team help you snag this hot listing!

Exterior Features

The walkway to the 5812 Padre Roberto Road NW home. As you pull into the long, paved drive of the 5812 Padre Roberto Road NW home, you’ll be greeted by a stunning entryway. Various plants and flowers adorn the top of the arch leading to the main outdoor entryway, and the dense trees surrounding the property provide both privacy and fantastic splashes of color.

When you stroll the backside of the property, you’ll find a  charming stucco-covered patio and courtyard. With an outdoor fireplace, beautiful stone landscaping fixtures, and an expansive garden space, the backyard is a truly impressive area to make your own and is perfect for all types of outdoor hobbies and entertainment.

The home also features a massive four-car garage, with plenty of space for storage, extra vehicles, or whatever else you may need the space for! Enjoy the wide-open spaces, lush vegetation and landscaping, and beautiful, modern outdoor features of this majestic manor.

Interior Features

The study in the 5812 Padre Roberto Road NW home.When you walk under the arch and into the front door of the home at 5812 Padre Roberto Road NW, you’ll see the breathtaking curved staircase that acts as the centerpiece of the entryway. To your left, you’ll find an intimate study with beautiful wooden bookshelves lining the walls, bringing a warm, natural feel to the room as a whole.

When you head to the right, you’ll walk into a small formal dining room that opens up to a luxurious and open two-floor living room area. Gaze up at the stunning cathedral ceiling and beam ceiling, and take in the full view from the open upstairs landing.

One of the living rooms in the 5812 Padre Roberto Road NW home. The gourmet kitchen is just a few steps away from this living area and features an electric stove, a double oven, and state-of-the-art appliances. After you enjoy a home-cooked meal, grab a drink at the wet bar, or relax in front of one of the five stone fireplaces in the home — including one in the beautiful master bedroom. You’ll never get sick of entertaining, lounging, and living in this warm and luxurious estate.

Amazing Location

An aerial view of the 5812 Padre Roberto Road NW home. Nestled on the edges of the city of Albuquerque, the homes at 5812 Padre Roberto Road NW offers a mix of city amenities and rural perks. The banks of the Rio Grande are just a short walk away from the house. Major natural areas like the Petroglyph National Monument and Cibola National Forest are also just a few miles away, so if you’re a fan of hiking, fishing, biking, or any other outdoor activities, then this area is perfect.

When you start to itch for some entertainment, head to Downtown Albuquerque, just a 15-20 minute drive away! Enjoy the vibrant local culinary scene, the diverse array of local and chain retailers, and tons of community events. When you live at 5812 Padre Roberto Road NW, you can enjoy the best of both worlds.

Interested in a Showing?

Have you been won over by the amazing features and unbeatable location of this majestic home? Schedule a showing today! The team at Feil Realty would love to show you around this stunning property or answer any questions you may have.

Contact us today, and let us help you snag this hot listing!

Find Your Dream Home at this Famous Masterpiece

Not many people can claim that their home was a location in an Academy Award-winning series, but the 1251 Bona Terra Loop NW Christian Liagre-inspired home in Albuquerque has the distinct honor of doing so. Not only is the architecture of the home renowned for its elegance and beauty, but the property was also a filming location for the series finale of the hit television show Breaking Bad.

Explore the stunning features, breathtaking architecture, and excellent location of this famous home, and find out why it’s one of the hottest listings on the market.

Interior Features

The living room of the 1251 Bona Terra Loop NW homeGorgeous glass doors, walls of bay windows, and intricate modern lighting fixtures dot the interior of the home at 1251 Bona Terra Loop NW. Bathe the pristine wooden and stone floors in warm natural light while you gaze out on the rolling hills in the distance.

Step in to the gourmet kitchen, and prepare a meal in the state-of-the-art kitchen, complete with modern appliances, double ovens, and a range hood. Enjoy the formal, detached dining room away from the hustle and bustle of the kitchen, then retire to one of the two livings areas, perfect for entertaining guests.

For a quite night in, step into the expansive master suite for rest and relaxation, and draw a bath in the jetted tub. Other interior features include three crackling fireplaces,  stunning skylights, massive walk-in closets, and an inviting great room. With all of these luxurious elements, this 1251 Bona Terra Loop NW home will feel like your own private resort.

Exterior Features

The exterior of the 1251 Bona Terra Loop NW homeWhen you pull in to the long 1251 Bona Terra Loop NW drive, you’ll immediately be struck by the privacy and seclusion of this beautiful home. Take in the stunning angles and overhangs of the stucco exterior, complimented by the crystal-clear walls of glass doors and windows.

The landscaping all around the home features lush green grass and small trees, with natural flowers and plants dotting the perimeter. Follow the stone steps around to the fenced-in backyard, and take in a cool night on the charming covered patio. With an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, and grill, as well as a pool and hot tub, the backyard of this 1251 Bona Terra Loop NW is perfect for entertaining guests or just enjoying a beautiful New Mexican sunset.

Unbeatable Location

The backyard of the 1251 Bona Terra Loop NW homeLocated just a stone’s throw from the banks of the Rio Grande, this majestic home offers one-of-a-kind waterfront views. The house is framed on the opposite side by the stunning peaks of the Cibola National Forest. If you’re a nature-lover, then this location is fantastic for hiking, fishing, and all sort of outdoor activities.

A twenty-minute drive from the heart of Albuquerque, the 1251 Bona Terra Loop NW home is the perfect blend of natural serenity and big-city perks. Enjoy the active food scene, local and chain retailers, and tons of community events in the nearby city.

Interested in Scheduling a Showing?

Are you looking to explore the gorgeous views and stunning architecture of this 1251 Bona Terra Loop NW home? Contact the team at Feil Real Estate if you have any questions or would like to set up a tour. We would love to help you snag this incredible listing today!

 

5 Tips Every Military Home Seller Should Know

Whether you’re retiring from the military and planning a move, or you’ve just received PCS orders to relocate, we’ve got your back. As a military homeowner, it’s always smart to have a game plan ready for selling your home on a timeline.

Here are five tips to help get you there!

Make a List of Things to Fix

Man applying plaster to a wall in his home.Before listing your home, go through each room and note any repairs or improvements that need to happen. Make sure you’re taking care of any damaged or malfunctioning appliances. Things like leaky faucets, broken appliances, and carpet damage are a huge turnoff to buyers.

You should also see what aesthetic improvements you can make! This includes things like repainting the walls, replacing tarnished door knobs, and switching out old faucets.

Use Listing Photos from Last Spring (If Possible)

Now that it’s getting colder outside and your grass, trees, and plants might not look so fresh, you may want to consider using exterior photos of your home from spring or summer when listing it. You want your home (and yard) to look as lush and verdant as possible.

Regardless of the time of year, high-quality listing photos pay for themselves. Professional photos will make your home look much more appealing than ones taken on your cell phone, and will invite potential buyers to come see it in person.

Research the Market

Woman smiling at a laptop as she researches the real estate market.The market has probably changed a lot since the last time you bought or sold a home. Before you list your home, take some time to thoroughly research your local real estate market.

Familiarize yourself with things like the current listing prices in your neighborhood, average turnaround times, and the type of housing for sale around where you live. Need a jumping off point for your research? We’ve got your back! We’d love to share some complimentary market reports and research tools with you.

Create a Cozy Atmosphere with Staging!

Now that it’s officially fall, take advantage of cozy fall staging to really welcome buyers into your home. As it gets colder outside, potential buyers will be feeling the cooler temperatures; imagine their relief when they step into your warm and cozy home after being outside in the cold.

Play up the cozy aspects of your home by lighting lightly-scented candles (like cinnamon or cloves, nothing too crazy!) or putting a pot of cider on the stove. Place throw blankets on furniture, highlight your fireplace or wood stove, and make sure to keep all your shades or blinds open to let in the natural light.

Get a Property Valuation

Two parents in military fatigues smiling as they hug their child.The most important step to selling your home within your timeframe is pricing it correctly! It may seem easier, but you really can’t rely on on online home value estimators. These automated systems use algorithms to price homes, and often rely on outdated or even incorrect information. Too often, we see sellers lose out on their hard-earned equity by using one of these tools—sometimes even missing out on thousands of dollars!

Instead, work with a Realtor with extensive experience buying and selling homes in your area. If you’d like a free property valuation, one that takes into account the specific qualities of your home and the surrounding neighborhood in real time, please reach out to us!

Ready for a Successful Home Sale?

As an active duty or retired military member, you deserve a real estate experience that’s custom-tailored to fit your unique needs. When you choose to partner with us, that’s exactly what you’ll get.

Give us a call today to get started!

Farmers Market

3 Reasons Why Los Ranchos de Albuquerque is Perfect to Put Down Roots

Los Ranchos de Albuquerque represents the most charming parts of New Mexico. With the perfect balance of rural charm and its bustling local culture, Los Ranchos immerses you in the best that the Southwest has to offer.

Here are 3 reasons why Los Ranchos de Albuquerque should be the next place you put down roots.

1. Rich, Local Traditions

Farmers Market

Farmers Market

Los Ranchos de Albuquerque is known for its local traditions, amazing eateries, and its highly anticipated annual events.

In fact, because Los Ranchos is deeply connected to it’s agricultural roots, they are most famously known for its Growers Market, which has been going on for over 25 years and has been voted “The Best of the City.” People from all over New Mexico flock to this great event to experience the all the great crops and products from local farms and businesses.

The Growers Market truly captures the specific charm that only Los Ranchos can offer.

2. Great Weather and Beautiful Scenery

Clouds rolling over the Sandia Mountains.

Los Ranchos is known for it’s beautiful scenery and excellent weather! With the majority of the days being clear and sunny paired with New Mexico’s natural beauty, it can be hard to find much to complain about.

With an abundance of local farms and walking trails, the scenery doesn’t get better than that.

3. A Quiet and Close-Knit Community

Two children smiling over a plant.

Los Ranchos is a great community for those that both want a place to escape from the fast pace world but also remain connected.

While it’s a quiet community it also has a bustling local culture that will keep you engaged and thriving in close-knit environment.

Are You Ready to Explore Your Options With Us?

If you think Los Ranchos is perfect for you, then feel free to explore your options with us!

Browse some of our featured listings, learn more about the community, and even explore our luxury homes. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you!

How to Sell Your Home (While Buying a New Home)

It’s a common real estate predicament: selling the home you currently live in while trying to buy a new one. So… what’s the most efficient way to go about it?

All in all, it depends on your situation. Are you willing to buy a second home without having sold your first one? Or are you relying on the payoff from your current home for the down payment on your new one? Are you relocating? Upgrading? Downsizing? Your reasons for selling will most likely dictate how you’ll go about the process.

So, here are four things to keep in mind when you’re buying and selling a home at the same time.

It’s All About Timing

Group of people consulting a calendar.What works best for you? If you’re selling your home because you’re relocating to a new area, it might more more sense to sell your current home first before buying a new home in a new market.

However, if you have enough money saved up for a down payment, it may be easier to buy your new home first, then sell your old home once you’ve moved to the new one.

So Do Your Research

A great place to start is by researching the market. If there are a lot of buyers and not a lot of homes, this is called a “buyer’s market”, meaning the conditions are ideal for buyers. Oppositely, if there are a lot of buyers and not a lot of homes, the conditions favor sellers (a “seller’s market”). If you’re buying and selling in two different markets, you’ll have to research both.

If you opt to buy before selling, make an offer on the new home with a sale and settlement contingency. You can then request an extended closing.

And Consider Your Money, Money, Money

A pile of money next to a checkbook with a pen.Look closely at your bank account; what is it telling you?

The answer to your current question (Should I buy or should I sell first?) most likely lies within. Begin by meeting with your financial advisor or mortgage lender. You’ll want to look at three main financial factors: a) The amount of money you have in liquid cash, b) The equity in your current home, and c) The amount of the new loan you qualify for.

A big part of this is knowing the resale value of your current home. It’s also a good idea to have a pre-inspection completed on your home, so you can take care of any maintenance issues that might deter potential buyers down the road… and maybe even bump up your home value a bit.

Your Equity is Also Crucial

To find the equity on your home, take its current market value and subtract what’s left on your mortgage.

Need to know the current market value of your home? Use our home evaluation tool! Please reach out to us to learn more.

Work With the Right Realtor

Even if you’re not buying and selling a home at the same time, the right Realtor can transform your real estate experience. A great local agent has the expertise and resources you need for a streamlined, stress-free, and successful real estate transaction.

If you’re in search of an expert agent in the area, we have the experience, resources, and area knowledge to assist you in your upcoming home sale and/or purchase. Give us a call today to learn more.