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The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and destination for kids of all ages. For more than three decades, the first week in October brings the smell of roasting chiles and the beautiful, magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air.

Guests from all over the world come to Albuquerque to celebrate ballooning. Literally hundreds of balloons will be taking flight from the Balloon Fiesta Park this year.

See the full 2018 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Program

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First-time home-buyer advice: Ask a lot of questions.

Names: Anthony Tucker, 32, and Sammy Kallay, 31

City: Richardson, Texas, a suburb of Dallas

Year of home purchase: 2018

Sale price: $252,000

Home style: 46-year old ranch

Professions: He’s an IT business consultant; she’s a nurse.

When Anthony Tucker, and his wife, Sammy Kallay, had their first child, they knew it was time to buy their first house. Like so many new parents, they wanted the works for their son, Okiyan — safe neighborhood, good schools, nice yard. But their budget wasn’t limitless, and their knowledge of real estate was zilch.

They weren’t about to buy their first home without advice. So the Dallas-area couple started by finding the resources they needed for

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Location is everything when you’re searching for a home. Finding your dream neighborhood may seem like the easiest part, but once you factor in budget, non-negotiable home features, and proximity to the things you can’t live without, it may be less obvious where you should live.

When it comes to searching for a new neighborhood, here’s what you need to know.

Property Taxes

Property taxes can play a huge role in your overall cost of living. To get a sense of what your property taxes might look like in a particular county, check out this simple property tax map. Also, property taxes for specific homes are typically included in online property listings. 

What to consider: How much will my property taxes be?

Safety and Crime

Before you sign

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The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and destination for kids of all ages. For more than four decades, the first week in October brings the smell of roasting chiles and the beautiful, magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air.

Guests from all over the world come to Albuquerque to celebrate ballooning. Literally, hundreds of balloons will be taking flight from the Balloon Fiesta Park this year October 7-15, 2017.

From its modest beginnings in 1972 with 13 balloons launching from a shopping mall parking lot, the Balloon Fiesta has grown to multiple events launching year-round at the custom-designed, 365-acre Balloon Fiesta Park. Our signature event remains Balloon

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The Las Cruces Real Estate Market is GREAT AND GETTING EVEN BETTER EVERYDAY!

The question REALTORS get asked many times every day is “How is the Market?” 

Well It is August 2017 and the Las Cruces Real Estate Market is GREAT AND GETTING EVEN BETTER EVERYDAY.

What you need to know is that:

#1

The inventory of homes available is at an appropriate level and has been stable for the 18 months which is good for both home buyers and home sellers.

#2

Interest rates are currently near their all time lowest levels. We anticipate that later in the year the Federal Reserve will be increasing interest rates.

So, again the times are currently ideal for Home financing. This benefits the buyer borrower – financing results in lower monthly

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Your Albuquerque Area REALTORS® are hosting the city’s first televised, 2017 Mayoral Debate on Monday, September 11, 2017!

The Debate Moderators will be Kent Walz, Senior Editor at the Albuquerque Journal and Dean Staley, Anchor, with KRQE News 13.

This debate will air live on September 11 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm on Fox New Mexico TV, channel 2.

  •      When: Monday, September 11 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  •      Where: UNM Continuing Education Auditorium located at 1634 University Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87102

Map it

Seating is limited so hurry before tickets are gone!

The stakes are too high to stay home!

Find a Realtor here: https://goo.gl/LwGUAj

Click Here to get your tickets!

Click here to download and print the flyer!

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GAAR Good Neighbor Jackie Bregman

The Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors, are not only here to help you buy and sell a home, they are constantly working to build better neighborhoods and communities in the Albuquerque area.

Each year the GAAR Good Neighbors program recognizes four Realtors in our community that go above and beyond in volunteer service to a local charity. This program is designed to help showcase how Realtors help build the community. We were able to meet a couple of the recipients of this year’s program from the Southwest Women’s Law Center.

2016 Recipient:

Jackie Bregman, Bregman Real Estate

The  Southwest Women’s Law Center's vision is to harness the power of law, research, and creative collaborations to change these realities and to create

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GAAR Good Neighbors

Pictured above, Left to right: Rachel Donovan, Rosemary Freelin, Morgan Cannaday-Henson, Yvonne Oselio, Jackie Bregman

By Glen Rosales for ABQ Journal/Homestyle 

When you are a member of the Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors® (GAAR), being a good neighbor isn’t just a catch phrase, it’s a given and it also comes with a reward. GAAR is in the second year in honoring its Good Neighbors program, which chooses four Realtors®, and one affiliate member.

“Usually Good Neighbors not only put a lot of money into it, but they spend a lot of hours and a lot of spare time putting into their charities.” said Eva Medcroft, GAAR Manager of Communications and Outreach. “Since Realtors® give back to the community, and they have helped build

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APS Angel Tree

Adopting an APS Title 1 Angel is a heart-warming holiday tradition for the Greater Albuquerque Real Estate Community.  

Through it, we bring a little joy to the lives of APS Title 1 Angels this holiday season. Angels are APS Title 1 Homeless Students that attend school even through great hardship.

This year, GAAR REALTORS® and Affiliates are adopting angels from Eugene Field Elementary School, Freedom High School and Washington Middle School. Combined the real estate community – including real estate firms, mortgage lenders, title companies and more – adopt over 500 students each holiday season from 18 Albuquerque Public Schools. 

The GAAR REALTORS® are adopting about 35 Angels from Freedom High School.

The GAAR Affiliate Committee is adopting

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Sometimes the best way to give thanks is to give back.

And one of the many ways GAAR REALTORS® and Affiliates give back is by ringing bells during the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign.  

This annual holiday campaign is critical to the Salvation Army's annual fundraising goals. Their volunteer bell ringers help bring in over 65% of Salvation Army contributions – all of which go to providing Social Services for individuals of Bernalillo, Sandoval and Torrance County.

The social services the Salvation Army provides to our community include:

  • Emergency Food
  • Clothing
  • Transportation
  • Utility and Rental Assistance
  • Medical and Pharmaceutical Assistance
  • Meals
  • Youth Leadership Development
  • Education
  • Christmas for Families
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