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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 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:


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.


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

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Seating is limited so hurry before tickets are gone!

The stakes are too high to stay home!

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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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By Angela Ollison, Digital Media Manager | KRQE News

Buying a new home isn’t just about what goes into your home, but about who goes into your home, and that could be someone who is caring for your dental health.

Jon Schnoor, 2016 President, Greater Association of Realtors, (GAAR) joined New Mexico Living to explain what dental health has to do with real estate.

“Last year at our annual meeting, we selected five realtors from our association that really go above and beyond in their work with charities, and financially supporting charities and John was one of the winners last year – one of the people selected. So, we just want to honor him and his mom for what they’re doing in the community,” says Schnoor.

John Kynor, the GAAR award

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ABQ Heading Home Hacienda Ball

Not your mama’s gala… Join us at Hacienda Ball TV at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Albuquerque on November 12th at 6:00pm.  Come as you are or dressed as your favorite TV Character or Host.

  • Enjoy a cash bar and silent auction.
  • Enter for your chance to be part of the action and win a major prize as a contestant in this year’s live game-show portion of the evening.  Four lucky audience members will have their chance to win $500 in cash and prizes.
  • Enjoy a plated dinner along with this year’s TV Show-Themed Dance competition.  Feel free to sing along if you know the theme songs.
  • Our AWESOME DJ will keep Hacienda Ball-goers young and old dancing into the night and always have a few surprises to keep the party hopping.


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Arun Gandhi presentation

Last week, over 150 joined the Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® at the KiMo Theatre for our first public REinvent Speaker Series..."Become the Change" with Arun Gandhi.

With humor and humility, the soft-spoken Arun Gandhi shared his personal stories and valuable lessons learned from his grandfather, the legendary Mahatma Gandhi. 

Mr. Gandhi explained how living with his grandfather in his early years influenced his life. After Mahatma’s assassination, Arun also shared how he was inspiArun Gandhi book signingred follow in his grandfather’s footsteps, sharing his message of peace, nonviolence and respect.

With the underlying message that we all contribute directly or indirectly to the violence we see in the world, Mr. Gandhi explained how we each have the

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