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GAAR Recognizes Good Neighbor Mick Burke

Mick Burke is one of five GAAR Good Neighbors to be featured this year. For the last six years, Mick has volunteered for LifeROOTS, a non-profit organization that supports individuals with disabilities from birth to adulthood through education, therapy, work programs, and community. They provide clients with inclusive opportunities and employment to help foster their independence.

Good Neighbors are REALTORS® and Affiliates that dedicate themselves to volunteer service. They donate gifts, money, and – most importantly –  a lot of time to their charity. 

The Good Neighbor Awards program not only recognizes individuals and their charities for their good works but also helps the public understand the…
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GAAR is pleased to recognize Affiliate Steve Cecco as a Good Neighbor recipient in 2019 for his work with Feed NM Kids. Good Neighbors are REALTORS® or Affiliates that dedicate themselves to volunteer service. They donate gifts, money, and – most importantly –  a lot of time to their charity. 

The Good Neighbor program not only recognizes individuals and their charities for their good works but also helps the public understand the positive impact that REALTORS® have on our community. 

   
One Snack Pack at a Time

Feed NM Kids is a non-profit local charity on a mission to eradicate childhood hunger in New Mexico. One granola bar is the difference between something to eat and nothing to eat, but it’s not enough food to take away hunger for a

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GAAR is pleased to recognize REALTOR® Lovie McGee as a Good Neighbor recipient for 2019. Good Neighbors are REALTORS® and Affiliates that dedicate themselves to volunteer service. They donate gifts, money, and – most importantly –  a lot of time to their charity. 

The Good Neighbor Award program not only recognizes individuals and their charities for their good works but also helps the public understand the positive impact that REALTORS® have on their community. GAAR applauds Lovie McGee for her dedication to our community!

2006 NAR Good Neighbor 

Lovie's first recognition as a Good Neighbor was in 2006 before GAAR began it's local Good Neighbor Awards. Lovie received national recognition from NAR as a National Good Neighbor Honorable Mention

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GAAR is pleased to recognize REALTOR® Rosemary Freelin as a Good Neighbor recipient for the second time for her 13 years of continuous volunteer service with the Rio Grande Valley Chapter of Blue Star Mothers

Blue Star Mothers membership is open to mothers who have sons or daughters serving in the military whether deployed or not, and to dads, other family members, and friends. They are a support and service group joining together to share concerns, worries, pride, and devotion for loved ones serving in all branches of the Armed Forces of the United States.

They support each other and their children while promoting patriotism. The non-partisan organization focuses on their mission every single day and will never, ever, forsake our troops, our

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In the current Covid-19 pandemic many of our elderly are shut in in nursing homes with very little contact to the outside world. Social isolation is impacting everyone, in every nursing home around the country because people are stuck in their rooms which research shows can undermine their physical and mental health.

Pictured Left to Right, Janis Garner, RN E-Unit Manager, Todd Winder, Facility Administrator, Kim Clark, and Trish Rhodes, LBSW.

"I was visiting with a very good friend Janis who is a Nurse at Ft. Bayard Medical Center about how things were going with residents. She said they were struggling with not being able to have visits from family and friends." She went on to say that the caregivers were trying to schedule video visits

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The Parade serves to provide New Mexico with a renewed celebration of the great features and exciting new home projects that are available in the Albuquerque area. For the Spring 2020 Parade, we’re excited to present several homes from some amazing home builders! To view the Spring 2020 homes, please click the button below.

The Home Builders Association of Central New Mexico (HBA) is proud to bring you the Spring 2020 Parade of Homes. The Parade showcases many of our area builders as they celebrate the home. We think you’ll enjoy the inspiring designs. We hope everyone who comes out over both weekends of the Spring 2020 Parade enjoys seeing the best that the Albuquerque home builders have to offer.

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New Feature! Virtual

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As we continue to follow public health and safety guidelines to help slow the spread of COVID-19, we know many travel plans have been cancelled or put on hold. While travel is not advised or possible at this time, we invite you to explore the wonders of New Mexico from home through these virtual, interactive activities.

Soar in a hot air balloon, wander the corridors of Meow Wolf, explore the magnificent Carlsbad Caverns, browse the works of Georgia O’Keeffe, take a virtual hike through National Parks and Monuments, engage with our Native American culture, and so much more! 

Stay safe, stay well, and we hope you stay inspired to visit New Mexico when the time is right.

New Mexico in TRUE 360 Playlist

Meow Wolf in

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We wanted to recognize the Las Cruces Association Of REALTORS® for their outstanding community efforts in Southern New Mexico! They raised over $13,000 last October (2019) at our Annual Golf Tournament and Charity Auction. The 2019 raised funds are for donations for 2020 to local non-profits in Dona Ana County.

The Community Service Committee of the Las Cruces Association of REALTORS ® made donations to the following non-profit organizations in March:

$500.00 – Alzheimer’s Association of New Mexico, Las Cruces Chapter
$750.00 – Dyslexia Institute of Southern New Mexico (pictured)
$1000.00 – Casa de Peregrinos (pictured)
$250.00 – Boys and Girls Club of Las Cruces
$250.00 – Battle of the Books
$750.00 – Down Syndrome Families of Las Cruces (pictured)

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There is a common saying that it is about the journey, not the destination. But after some hiking in the Organ Mountains outside of Las Cruces Michael and the NM True Crew might argue it is both. The climbs to higher ground included an abundance of both beauty and interesting information from their guide. And the views from the top…stunning. #NewMexicoTrue#NMTrue

Source: "NM True TV - Indian Hollow, Aguirre Springs and Dripping Springs Hikes"

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REALTORS® are community leaders – That’s Who We Are®. You shape and help build neighborhoods that thrive. By promoting diversity and inclusion you unlock access to opportunities that transform lives and boost business. Thriving communities mean:

  • A strong economy = more jobs, more income, more business
  • Healthier people
  • A cleaner environment
  • Higher-achieving students
  • Safer streets
Fair Housing Month is Here. So is Coronavirus.

April is upon us. This time of year is usually a flurry of spring market activity. It’s also a time when we reflect on the ways people are shut out of the housing market, and commit to expanding housing opportunity, with our annual observation of Fair Housing Month. This year is different. Because of

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