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How to Search for a Home During COVID

Are you looking to move but concerned about safely searching for a home during the COVID-19 pandemic? These times are definitely different than anything we could have imagined. However, with these careful steps, we are able to aid you in searching for a new place to live safely in the Albuquerque area!

How Has Looking for Home Changed Due to COVID-19?

Like many other things that COVID-19 has impacted and altered, searching for a home is no different. Looking for a home during the pandemic will require tenacity and the willingness to be adaptable in everything but your budget.

Home tours have definitely changed the most, and the market has now skewed more in favor of sellers. This transition can lead to bidding wars, as the number of available homes remains low in comparison to the number of buyers looking to take advantage of historically low interest rates. More safety precautions, such as masks and social distancing, have also been put into effect to keep the home buying process as safe as possible.

House tours have changed to improve safety

A woman views a house virtually while searching for a home during COVID-19.

One of the best parts about looking for a home is getting to tour all of the listings that are out there. Unfortunately, that is one thing that COVID-19 has impacted. There have been changes in how buyers are allowed to view homes they are interested in. Potential home buyers are now able to tour and view homes virtually to keep themselves safe. 

While it’s still possible to view a property in person, it may have to be in a smaller group you had originally planned when you started searching for a new home. If you would prefer to tour a home via Zoom, many agencies are offering that as an alternative as well. 

Be prepared for a bidding war

People wearing masks meeting.

There are a lot of buyers in search of additional space to accommodate those spending more time at home. But the limited number of homes available creates a higher demand for homes than are obtainable on the market.

While you may feel like you are staying on top of new homes coming onto the market, sometimes a more personable approach can make the difference in securing your new home. Writing a personal letter to the seller may help by letting them know what living in this home would mean to you as the buyer.  

Wear masks and keep your distance!

A woman puts on a mask.

Be sure to contact your Realtor when you’re interested in touring a new home. In order to keep both buyers and sellers safe, masks will be required to comply with state mandates, and you may be asked to wear gloves. 

We inform you not to alarm you, but to make you aware of the changes that have occurred as a result of the pandemic. Some things, such as the addition of requiring masks and social distancing when touring homes, have been made to improve safety measures not only for the seller, but the buyer as well.

Have Additional Questions About Searching for a Home During COVID?

Searching for a home during the COVID-19 pandemic can be a confusing and scary time for all. However, we are here to help! Contact us today for all of your questions regarding buying and selling in the Albuquerque area during this unprecedented time. We are ready to help you find your dream home safely!

3608 Hannett Avenue is the Albuquerque Home You’ve Been Waiting for

Imagine: cotton candy sunsets streaming across the sky, a private backyard oasis fenced off from prying eyes, a crackling stone fireplace inviting you inside—3608 Hannett Avenue is a dream come true.

If you’ve been on the search for a 3-bed, 1.5-bath Albuquerque home that has a prime location, recently updated features, and an affordable price tag, then you’re going to want to take a closer look at this listing. Like what you see? Give us a call, and we’d be more than happy to set you up with a private showing.

Cozy Great Room

The great room at 3608 Hannett Avenue.

Whether you’re relaxing after a night at work or entertaining friends and family, the great room is the perfect space! The stunning stone fireplace is just waiting to come alive with crackling flames, and the built-in wooden bookshelf is the perfect place to add a splash of character.

Plus, the great room flows directly into the dining room and kitchen, so it’s perfect for floating from space to space!

A Dreamy Kitchen

The kitchen at 3608 Hannett Avenue.

The cut-out granite bar in the kitchen acts as a welcoming entryway into the space, connecting it with the rest of the main floor. You’ll also find ample counter space and sunny views out the back window!

Although the kitchen is fantastic the way it is, it also has tons of potential for personalization. Refinish those cabinets, add a backsplash, and really make the space your own!

Flex Space Full of Possibilities

The sitting room at 3608 Hannett Avenue.

Just off the great room and the dining room, you’ll find a cozy room that opens up to the back porch. The previous owners used the space as a sitting room—but there are plenty of other possibilities, from exercise space to an art studio to a home office.

Sparkling Clean Bathroom

The modern and clean bathroom of the home.

The main bathroom of the home is sharp, clean, and modern, with a small sink area that uses the space efficiently and a row of vanity lights that keeps things bright!

Private Back Yard

The back yard at 3608 Hannett Avenue.

While there are plenty of highlights to 3608 Hannett Avenue, the back yard might just be the best part. The back door leads directly out to a covered concrete patio, perfect for a cookout and some outdoor furniture. The rest of the yard is surrounded by a tall fence—half concrete, half wood—so you never have to worry about prying eyes.

The remaining yard space is offers a mix of verdant greenery and wood chips, so you’ll be able to fine-tune your green thumb, host a backyard bash, or even put in a fire pit—the choice is yours!

Prime Location

The exterior and an Albuquerque sunset.

Aside from the features of the home, it also boasts a highly convenient location. Within minutes of your front door, you’ll find the University of New Mexico campus, Whole Foods Market, and Altura Park. Other major stops like Old Town and the Albuquerque Sunport are also just 10 minutes away!

Ready to See 3608 Hannett Avenue for Yourself?

There are so many other highlights of this stunning Albuquerque property—want to see the rest for yourself? Just give the Feil Team a call, and we’ll set you up with a private showing!

In the market fora new home but not sure if 3608 Hannett Avenue is the one for you? Use our specialized search tool to see what else is on the market, and let us know if you have any questions!

A Hidden Gem in Northern ABQ: Explore this Harvest Lane Home

Recently remodeled with an exceptional price tag, 2628 Harvest Lane NW is tucked away in Northern Albuquerque, removed from the hustle and bustle but close enough to be Downtown within minutes.

With a stunning stucco exterior and nearly 3,000 square feet in space, every room of the home was carefully designed to impress. Get a look at a few of our favorite details of 2628 Harvest Lane NW, and give us a call to see more in person!

Luxurious Gourmet Kitchen

The kitchen at 2628 Harvest Lane NW.

When it comes to kitchen space, we might have a bit of culinary envy. Marble, granite, and wood accents, tie the space together, and the stainless steel appliances are all top-of-the-line models.

Windows line the walls, allowing for ample natural lighting to flood the room, and the center island is the perfect place to enjoy a tasty weekend brunch!

Rustic Living Space

The living space at 2628 Harvest Lane NW.

The living areas of the home feature dramatic soaring pine ceilings and banks of oversized windows. Every morning, the sunlight reflects off of every surface in the room, creating a bath of warm natural lighting.

In the corner, you’ll find a rustic, wood-burning furnace, perfect for huddling around on those rare chilly nights. If you need to unwind after a busy day, the living space will hep you get centered.

Warm Master Suite & Bath

The master suite at 2628 Harvest Lane NW.

You’ll find that those lovely pine ceilings from the living space are also present in the master bedroom, accented by light green walls to give the room a classic outdoorsy feel. Just off the master suite, you’ll also find a private deck that looks out onto the peaceful surrounding natural area.

The master bathroom carries through the similar design elements, like the raised pine ceilings and wood accents, and also features a spacious dual-sink vanity equipped with modern lighting.

Work-from-Home Office Space

The office space at 2628 Harvest Lane NW.

Need to call in sick for a day or finish a few things up after hours? You can comfortably work from home thanks to the office space on the ground floor! Built-in cabinets and shelves line the walls, so you’ll never run out of space for storage.

Not sold on the idea of a home office? No problem! The space has the potential to transform into anything, from an art studio to a playroom.

Cozy Outdoor Space

The backyard at 2628 Harvest Lane NW.

The backyard of 2628 Harvest Lane NW has to be one of our favorite parts of the home. Verdant trees and bushes dot the yard, hiding the rustic coyote fencing that lines the property. A small shed sits in the corner of the lot, perfect for storing your extra gardening supplies!

The home also offers a spacious cement patio, covered by the deck off the master suite. Enjoy the sounds of singing birds and chirping crickets every night under the warm glow of the Edison bulbs! If you’re an outdoors lover, this space was made for you.

Ready to See More?

There’s plenty left to explore at 2628 Harvest Lane NW—why not see it for yourself? Give us a call today, and we’ll set up your private showing ASAP.

In the market to buy a home in Albuquerque but still not sure what you’re looking for? Use our buying resources and specialized search tool to get started, and let us know if you have any questions!

Discover the Serenity, Sights, and Sounds of Life in Alvarado Gardens

Tucked along the lazy banks of the Rio Grande, minutes from the buzzy hub of arts and culture in Downtown Albuquerque, surrounded by natural beauty on all sides—that’s where you’ll find the Alvarado Gardens community.

If you’re looking for a home that combines natural beauty and city convenience, your search is over. Get to know a little more about this charming community in Albuquerque’s North Valley—your new home is waiting.

Explore the Great Outdoors

A tree by a waterfront.

Even though the Alvarado Gardens neighborhood is minutes away from Downtown Albuquerque—around 10, to be exact—the unique location of the neighborhood is anything but metropolitan. The cozy residential streets are lined with vibrant trees and small, verdant bushes and shrubs.

Along the boundaries of the neighborhood, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to get outside—especially considering the community backs right up to the banks of the Rio Grande. Next to the river, there’s winding nature trails to explore, wide-open space at the Rio Grande Nature Center park, and tons of aquatic activities on the water. The park also offers things like bird watching, self-guided exhibits, and scenic overlooks (perfect for a weekend picnic).

Hang out in the Community

Hot air balloons.

Albuquerque is known for some pretty iconic events, but the Neighborhood Association of Alvarado Gardens also stays fairly active throughout the year! You can expect anything from yard sales to block parties, all within the streets of the community.

Since the heart of the city is close by, it’s easy to navigate traffic and attend the highly anticipated annual events, too. Of course, the International Balloon Festival is a can’t-miss, bringing hundreds of giant hot balloons to the skies and hundreds of thousands of visitors to Albuquerque. Other highlights during the year include the New Mexico State Fair and the Downtown Growers’ Market.

Indulge in Local Flavors

People at a restaurant.

Looking for a quick bite to eat or a romantic spot to enjoy dinner? You won’t have to travel far from your front door to find it. Range Cafe is just down the road and serves up breakfast all day long—their huevos con queso is a flavor explosion. For a refined night out, check the French fare at nearby D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro. Finish things off with a local brew from Ponderosa!

Of course these are just a few of the closest options—there are plenty more restaurants to explore throughout the city. You should also check out Mary & Tito’s ( a local institution since the 1960s), the famous tacos at Garcia’s Kitchen, and the modern fare at Restaurant Antiquity.

Travel to the Heart of the City within Minutes

Albuquerque at night.

One of the biggest perks of Alvarado Gardens has to be the way the neighborhood perfectly meshes peace and quiet with city access. Downtown Albuquerque—where you’ll find major spots like Old Town, several diverse museum, and the Albuquerque Convention Center— is just 10 minutes away from the tree-lined serenity of Alvarado Gardens.

Not only that, but NM-45 and I-40 are just a few blocks away, meaning you can quickly and easily travel to anywhere in the area, from Cibola National Forest to Santa Fe.

Find Your Home in Alvarado Gardens

We’ve only scratched the surface of all that life in Alvarado Gardens has to offer. Why not explore more for yourself? Take a look at our in-depth guide to life in the neighborhood and the city, browse our buying resources, and give us a call when you’re ready to find your new home here.

Big Things are Happening in Albuquerque: Check Out The Latest News!

There’s a lot to love about Albuquerque. After all, we’ve got a historic and iconic downtown, scenic parks and green spaces along the banks of the Rio Grande, and wildly popular annual events. But lately, there have been a few additions in the community that have made life in Albuquerque even more one-of-a-kind!

From new businesses moving in to old businesses gaining national recognition, take a look at the latest happenings around Albuquerque.

New Mexico United

A man kicking a soccer ball.

New Mexico and Albuquerque residents have always been interested in soccer, but there hasn’t been a team that’s really taken off yet. Until now, that is. The Albuquerque Sol, a semi-professional team, has been fairly popular since it started 2014. The popularity of the team has now led to the USL announcing an expansion club in the city.

New Mexico United was officially announced in October of 2018, but they didn’t play their first game until this past March. The first game drew in a whopping 12,900 fans, nearly filling up the 13,500 seats available in the Isotopes Park Stadium. The club hopes to build a stadium downtown soon, but will share the space with the Isotopes until then.

NBC & Netflix

NBC Studios in NYC.

Albuquerque’s job market is about to get a little busier. Two major companies, NBC and Netflix, have both announced plans to establish a base in Albuquerque. NBCUniversal will be redeveloping a warehouse in town into a state-of-the-art studio, with two sound stages, office space, and a mill. In addition to bringing more money into the city, NBCUniversal also aims to directly bring 330 full-time jobs and a number of helpful initiatives to the city.

For Netlix, Albuquerque will be the site of a huge new production hub. A billion dollar deal that’s expected to bring in 1,000 jobs per year to New Mexico, the Netflix deal isn’t only good for the present, but also shows promise for the future. Albuquerque is more and more cementing its role as highly sought-after location for film and television production.

Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm

Trees at sunset.

Los Poblanos has been around since 1932 and has long been an institution around Albuquerque. The property offers fifty rooms, an organic farm, 25 acres of lavender fields and gardens, the restaurant CAMPO, and more. It’s widely considered to be one of the most breathtaking historic properties in the region.

Just a few weeks ago, though, Los Poblanos gained national recognition. The inn and farm was awarded the Best Midsize Hotel Design award by Hospitality Design Magazine, beating out competition from all across the world. Executive Director Matthew Rembe accepted the award at a ceremony in NYC, emphasizing how the inn aims to both preserve history and bring innovation to the space. Perhaps we’ll start to see a little more traffic coming in for Los Poblanos!

Find Your Home in Albuquerque

With beautiful homes, scenic parks, award-winning shopping and dining, and tons of growth, Albuquerque is a city like no other. Take some time to learn a little more about life here, browse our buying resources for help, and use our specialized search tool to narrow down your options.

Once you’re ready to get started (or if you have a few questions), just give the Feil Team a call!

Moving to Albuquerque/Santa Fe? Here’s What You Need to Know

Whether you’re moving from across the city, the state, or the country, relocation is a big life change. Packing up your old home, finding and closing on a new one, and taking care of all the details in the process? It’s easy to get overwhelmed.

But when you’re moving to a one-of-a-kind area like Albuquerque and Santa Fe, the process is well-worth it in the end! After all, where else can you find hundreds of years of history, a vibrant arts and culture scene, and some of the most stunning landscapes in the country?

If you’re making the move to Albuquerque or Santa Fe, don’t worry: we’re here to help. Here’s everything you need to have a successful relocation journey.

Get to Know the Area

Albuquerque at night.

Sandia Mountains Trails, award-winning golf courses, the Old Town Historic District, the  Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta—every aspect of the area offers something unique.

If you’re getting ready to make a move, take some time to really dig into what makes Albuquerque and Santa Fe so special, from the different neighborhoods to the wide range of homes. These cities have a little something for everybody, from premier shopping to an active nightlife. Check out a few of our favorite hidden gems as you prepare for your move!

Find Your Dream Home

People cooking in a kitchen.

There are lots of different stages to the relocation process, and maybe you’re still in the home search phase. Santa Fe and Albuquerque are home to a wide variety of homes in different price ranges, sizes, and locations, so there’s an option for nearly every buyer!

Take some time to think about what’s most important to you in a home. Do you need recently updated features? A yard with plenty of room to roam? A quick commute to work? Once you’ve nailed down the basics, use our home search tool to find a few options!

Get Some Answers

A woman on a laptop.

Buying, moving, relocating—it all comes with a lot of questions. From finding the right mortgage to recommending local lenders to answering your questions about closing, our Buyer FAQs were made to break down every aspect of relocation. Browse a few of our answers, and let us know if you have any other burning questions!

Pack Like a Pro

A person packing up a box.

While it’s certainly not the most complicated part of moving, it might the most dreaded. Staring down all of your possessions, knowing you’re going to have to find a way to pack it all up in boxes and haul it to a new place…sounds exhausting.

While packing is going to be more time-consuming than other tasks, there are ways to make it much easier on yourself. Start stockpiling some cardboard boxes, and check out our guide to packing like a pro!

Make Your Move with the Feil Team

Moving is stressful, but our team is here to help take some of those worries off of your shoulders. Take some time to dive into our resources, and give us a call when you’re ready to start your real estate journey!

The Latest Featured Listing: A Pueblo Revival in a Coveted Neighborhood

Luscious green landscaping, iconic Pueblo Revival architecture, a full guest house, and over 4,000 square feet of room to roam—this home at 6504 Avenida La Cuchilla is the full package.

Located in the highly sought-after El Caballero Ranchitos neighborhood just off the Rio Grande and minutes from Downtown Albuquerque, this listing likely won’t stay on the market for long. Take a sneak peek at some of the amazing features, and schedule your private showing here today.

Stunning Landscaping

The front yard of 6504 Avenida La Cuchilla.

Perhaps the most striking part of 6504 Avenida La Cuchilla is the emerald green vegetation—colorful pops of flowers, verdant green lawn, and tree-lined perimeter. The yard is truly a flora-filled wonderland.

In addition to the rich plant-life surrounding the home, the front yard and back yard patios are also full of landscaping potential. Thanks to the fenced-in privacy and covered patios in the back, it’s the perfect space for entertaining. Just imagine rolling in your grill, setting up some outdoor furniture, and hosting the best barbecue of the spring!

Luxurious Kitchen

The kitchen at 6504 Avenida La Cuchilla.

Are you looking for a kitchen where you can perfect your favorite five-star recipe? One with enough granite countertop space to hold every course of your meal? One with state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances? The kitchen at 6504 Avenida La Cuchilla will check off all of your culinary boxes.

Other highlights of the kitchen include the stone flooring and skylight that keep the Pueblo Revival theme consistent throughout the home, and the sink window that allow plenty of sunlight to flood the room.

Cozy Living Spaces

The sitting room at 6504 Avenida La Cuchilla.

With both a formal living room and a large family room—both with beautiful white stone fireplaces—you’ll have plenty of room to kick back and relax.

Whether you’re looking to sit quietly and enjoy the ambience of a New Mexico night or host a lively game night, you’ll have plenty of space to spread out and soak everything in.

Expansive Office

The office at 6504 Avenida La Cuchilla.

Another highlight of the home 6504 Avenida La Cuchilla is all of the extra space to use creatively. The home includes an expansive office space, built-in desks and walls of shelves and cabinets.

If you’re looking to work from home, take up a new hobby, or simply spend time in thought, this office is perfect for all of your goals.

Full Guest House

The guest house at 6504 Avenida La Cuchilla.

Since the main home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, there’s plenty of room for a guest or two. But you won’t even need it, thanks to the full guest house.

Located just off of the main house and attached to the garage, the guest house includes an extra bedroom, bathroom, and cozy fireplace. Whether you choose to rent out the space, offer it to a family member, or use it when guests come to town, it’s an incredibly convenient feature.

Ready To See It in Person?

When it comes to Albuquerque real estate, you won’t find many options as one-of-a-kind as the home at 6504 Avenida La Cuchilla. Don’t miss your chance to see it in person, and schedule your private showing today.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the area, give the experts at the Feil Team a call today!