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4-HILLS Especially nice, well-kept 2 story zero-lot line townhome in 4 Hills. This 1592 sq. ft., 3BR, 3BA includes a roomy living room with vaulted ceilings, kiva-style fireplace, wet bar and ceiling fan. Colorful, centrallylocated indoor atrium. Each bedroom has direct access to it's own bathroom. Nearly every room has a ceiling fan. Water softener and reverse osmosis system. Nice, private in-ground pool. Nicely landscaped, private courtyard and side patio. Spacious detached 2-car garage has vaulted ceilings, too. Home Sweet Home!

Veloz Homes, a privately owned, single-family homebuilder in Las Cruces, has reinvented itself this past year. The company name has changed from Camino Real Builders, but Garret Anderson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, says the transformation is more than cosmetic. A redefined business model focuses on expansion into the regional market as well as a revived spotlight on homes for local working families. “We want to grow with Las Cruces,” says Garret Anderson. “We’re always going to call this home. We also want something that will resonate with a regional audience.” Garret Anderson has served Veloz Homes since its inception early this year. He spent 6 years with the USAF as a crew chief on the F-16 and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He graduated college with a business degree and worked with a Fortune

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Located in a quiet cul-de-sac near shopping, University, medical services and restaurants, this 2BR, 2BA, 2CG town home has a lot to offer. Amentities include fireplace, skylights and pool/tennis court privileges. See www.PartnersInYOURSuccess.com for additional photos

ELKS CLUB Located in the convenient Elks Drive area, this well maintained 3BR/2BA home with an open floor plan is both affordable and move-in ready. Extras include refrigerated air, a large screened porch, site built shed, desert landscaping and security features. Handicapped Access. L#803832

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SONOMA RANCH This stunning and spacious home has many • Half Acre lot wonderful features. Master bedroom has a huge walk-in closet • 3394 sq. ft. with built-in wood shelves as well as an island for your extra • 3 car garage accessories. Office/study. Wet bar included in formal living room. • Energy Star® Beautiful travertine tile-work throughout. It has surround approved sound/intercom throughout the home. And still plenty of room • Granite throughout for a swimming pool.

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Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath home built in 2005. Granite countertops, exceptional tile accents throughout, jet tub, refrigerated air, smart wired. Lush green & desert landscape with palm trees. Great room/Kitchen/Dining Combo captures views of Sonoma Ranch, Organ Mountains, and city lights. Motivated Seller!!

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This easy to love home will be instantaneous. The residence offers extras like built in bookshelves, washer, dryer, refrigerator, 2 living areas and a screened summer porch with a complete landscape backyard for you to enjoy at a price you can afford.

Price reduced to $439,900! This is a beautiful 3,000 sq.ft, 4BR, 3BA home on a 1/2 acre lot in Picacho Hills, with custom cabinets, granite countertops, central vac, great mountain views and much more!

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Immaculate 1992 southwest style home on 1.69 acre includes approx. 2558 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and 2 car garage. Other amenities include a large kitchen with tile countertops, plenty of cabinets and counter space. Tile thru-out the home. Large master bedroom and bath. All bedrooms include carpet, blinds and fans. 2 year old roof (30 YR WARRANTY), 2 water heaters, 2 refrigerated air units, 40x30 workshop with electric, 30x20 hay barn, EBID, cement ditches and 40 income producing pecan trees in a park-like setting. This property is a must see to enjoy all that it has to offer.

This 19-yr old custom, one-owner home has 3 large bedrooms, 2.5 baths, formal & informal dining, and a HUGE family kitchen w/ new corian countertops. Need more room? There's also a formal living room and a gigantic family room. Need more room still? The 1,000 sq ft attic is ready for build-out, with roughed in plumbing & electrical throughout PLUS a huge south facing deck. First-time ever on the market. A virtual steal at only $459,950. L#NEW

6,400 sq ft ready for buildout, $20.00 psf NNN - 5 yr minimum lease; Also 15,000 sq ft will build to suit. Premium space in the Millenium Health & Fitness complex located on E. Lohman Avenue. This prime space cannot be beat! Lots of visibility, high traffic, tons of parking, new facilities and more. Contact Gary Sandler @ 642-2292.

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1875 Corbett - his 3BR, 2 BA is 5 minutes away from shopping, NMSU and hospital. New Landscaping, Stucco, Appliances, and Paint. Home has lots of tile, and a nice-sized, private backyard. Perfect location at the perfect price $128,900. Possible Owner Financing!

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Investors continued to dump shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac this week amid growing fears that the government will be forced to bail the companies out. While a bailout could wipe out shareholders and be costly to taxpayers, it would allow the mortgage finance companies to continue purchasing and guaranteeing loans. To avoid a bailout, Fannie and Freddie must refinance $223 billion in bonds that are coming due at the end of September, Bloomberg reported. Investors are still willing to finance both companies' debt by purchasing bonds -- which, unlike common stock, will not be worthless in the event of a government bailout. But Fannie and Freddie are paying higher returns on the bonds, increasing the cost of "rolling over" their debt. Freddie Mac said it priced the sale of $3 billion in five-year reference notes Monday at 4.172 percent, a 113 basis point spread above U.S. Treasurys. Bloomberg said the spread was the highest in 10 years, and compared with a 69 basis point spread on a similar sale in May. Freddie

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Q: Although my house was built only five years ago, some of the tape has pulled away from the wall. It looks like it is just peeling at the seams. I had a contractor come in with a price and he wanted $950 to fix the problem. He said the original Sheetrock contractor did not put enough mud beneath the tape. He seemed to think it was easy to fix, but the job requires a good deal of prep work. That's the reason for the high price. The tape is failing in only three areas, but one of them is on the ceiling, which is 18 feet high. I thought this was very expensive and it looks very easy to fix but I do not know what to do. Is this something I can do, and if so, how do I do it?

A: The price quoted sounds real steep to us. Repair is an easy job. We think you can tackle it yourself and save the $950. Both you and the contractor are right. The cause of the problem is the original tape job. But we think that the mud was just too dry, instead of there not being enough of it. We don't understand what prep work the contractor is talking about. There shouldn't be anything other than putting down a drop cloth to catch the mud crumbs that will fall when the tape is pulled off the walls and ceiling. Could be he doesn't want to get on a ladder to repair the tape that is 18 feet from the ground. Failed drywall tape on newer construction is common. Sheetrock joints are sealed with paper tape that is applied with joint compound, commonly called "mud." The first step in the application process is to spread a layer of mud over the joint. Tape is

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job, remove all of the furniture from your work area and cover the floor with a drop cloth. With a one-inch putty knife, pry the loose tape off the wall, making sure to get it all. Then clean the area to be repaired of loose material with a soft brush. Use fiberglass mesh tape to make the repairs. Because it's self-adhesive it's easy to apply. Where the ceiling and wall meet, just fold the tape in half and push it into the corner. Stick the tape on the joint and cover the tape with mud using a 2-inch putty knife. For the corner, imbed one side then the other. Do not use premixed joint compound for this step. Instead use a "hot mud" product such as Durabond 45. Keep the first coat as smooth as possible and well below the level of the finished wall. Once the first coat is dry (about 45 minutes), apply a second coat, making sure to keep the mud below the level of the finished wall as well.

Use premixed joint compound to match the texture. You probably have a "skip-troweled" look -- small raised pieces of texture that are flat on top. To match it, mix some water in to the mud to make a solution the consistency of toothpaste. With the tips of an old paintbrush, dab the mud onto the patch, extending it 2 to 3 inches over the surrounding area. Allow it to dry a bit and gently knock down the bumps with a drywall knife. It may take a couple of coats to bring the wall level with the finished wall. Repeat the process as necessary to blend the patch in. Prime it, paint it and you're done -- and $950 to the good.

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~ UPPER VALLEY, EL PASO ~

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11705 Dindinger • $395,000 5 acre fenced horse property with large barn to board a capacity of 12 horses inside the barn, 4 outside with 3 turn out pens. Property has 3+ acres of pasteur where alfalfa is grow with 6 seasonal cuts yielding 200 bales per cut. Boarding revenue is up to $200 per horse/ Mo. and each bale could sell between $5-$7 dollars. Included with property is a 1 year old John Deere tractor with front loader and many implements plus a wind mill. 731 Frances Rocha (915) 850-5664 Stanton Realty

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~ EASTSIDE, EL PASO ~

0 Montana • $455,812 5.36 acres (Tract 1). 5 miles east of Joe Battle. Corner of Montana & Oshea. Fronts the new Red Sands School. Zoning is `C`, not defined so can be changed. This parcel can be sold together with adjacent parcel (4.95 acres for Tract 2) that is also for sale, for reduced amount of $750,000 for both. 8-7 Pat Stanley (915) 740-6281 Exit Realty - The Advantage

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1001 Rio Vista • $163,000 • Socorro 3 Acres Subdivide to build 14 homes. Zoning R-1 also allows mobile home park. All city utilities in place. Lot is approx. 331 ft of frontage on Rio Vista by 416 ft. deep. Near Horizon Blvd. and North Loop. 7-31 Victor Vazquez, Jr. (915) 584-7679 Rio Bravo Real Estate

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~ 1188 N. Yarbrough ~ $89,000 ~ East Established Day Care and Learning Center. Nice friendly and educational environment. Large office and learning center with huge kitchen and tables in eating area. Nursery with good size playground. Located in Front of Sonic Burger.

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~ 10064 North Loop ~ Lower Valley ~ Two sides, spacious 3 bedroom + 1.75 bath with double garage with a 2 bedroom + 1.75 bath unit also with a double garage. 2 bedroom side is totally upgraded and the 3 bedroom side is well maintained. Pick up Soberana Lane from the corner of Pendale and Rojas drives'.

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~ 300 Alto Mesa ~ Westside ~

~ 6344 B Airport Road ~

JUST REDUCED $300K. If your investor looking for an excellent lease investment,this office/business park needs to be considered. Located in excellent West El Paso location near Coronado High School at Alto Mesa & Mesa.Income values base on proforma with building at 100 occupancy less acutal expenses. Building has 12,480 of leaseable space and does include marquee.One vacant unit has 1360 sqf. & other has 5040 sqf.Proforma`s available for review! For Lease or Sale!!

600 sq.ft. office space for rent. Prime location next to airport and Ft. Bliss. $500 deposit + 500 a month.

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~ 116 Bufford ~ Socorro ~

~ 14 Sendero Horse Thief Road ~

Successfull night spot in the Northeast including all equipment. Full DJ booth dance floor and a private party room, full bar & kitchen ready to go. A fun and great business. This business can be bought outright for the above price, or you can buy the business for $125,000 lease the building for $2500 a month for minimum of 3 yrs and pay for equipment and inventory on the day of the transaction. owner finance option with a 20% down.

Property located just South of intersection of Alameda(Texas 20 & Horizon Blvd. Horizon becomes Buford after crossing Alameda). Home & mechanic`s garage on site, but property`s Highest & Best Use is for Commercial Development.Superb location for shopping center.Texas Highway Dept. has contacted owner about widening Buford to improve ingress & egress.A 711 is caddy corner, a Whatburger directly across Alameda.Owner Financing Possible with Large Down! For Sale!

Owner is ready to retire and wants to sell his adobe construction business with real estate. Sale will include over 25 acres plus improvements, equipment to operate business, plus pre-sales already in the pipeline totaling as of 5/30/08 $2.09M. Owner Financing available with very favorable terms with 25 per cent Down. Owner will stay on as consultant for 1 year after closing for a smooth seamless transition. This could make you a millionaire!!!!!! For Sale!

John Green 915-256-0722 Prudential BKB, Realtors 915-581-5316

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Winston Rambaud 915-588-6414 Keller Williams Realty

EL PASO • SPACE for LEAST

Brenda Lucero (915) 256-4462 CENTURY 21 Haggerty Company

EL PASO • LAND for LEASE

100% Leased

~ 4875 Rutherford ~ $375,000 ~ Northeast ~

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EL PASO • WAREHOUSE for SALE

C-2 Land Ready for Shopping Center

Call Armida Spade (915) 778-4949

~ 8413/8421/8429 STATLER ~ NE ~ OWN APPX. 1/2 CITY BLOCK, GREAT INVESTMENT!!!! To be sold with 8421 & 8429 Statler-Close to Ft Bliss, easy bus & Shopping. Each address has 8 apartments. Call for Appt. Comfortable atmosphere, each apartments appx 750 sq. ft. Comes with Stove and Fridgs. $350,000 each.

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Winston Rambaud 915-588-6414 Keller Williams Realty

www.kwelpaso.com/vt/349915.htm ~ 11333 Rojas ~ Eastside ~

100% Leased as of 8/1/08. If your an investor looking for an excellent lease investment this warehouse must be looked into. If so this warehouse is definitely worth pursuing.Aprx.76 per cent warehouse presently leased by a Logistics Co. with 7 yrs remaining on lease. Showroom warehouse to be rented to Furniture Company Tenant with 3 year lease beginning in Aug/08. With new tenant moving in projected NOI exceeds $205K annually. Cash Flow Analysis made available to serious investors for review. Call me for more details of check the Virtual Tour address above on the web..Ideal for tile,carpet,cabinet,fixtures,vehicle restoration business needing showroom + on site warehouse.C-4 Zoning.Ask me how vacant space can be used for FREE!!! FOR SALE! 7-31

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7076 CAMINO BLANCO • $272,975 2BR • 2BA 1860 Sq. Ft. • Picacho Hills

222 MOJAVE • $109,900 3BR • 2BA 1188 Sq. Ft. • Elks Club

7038 CALLE ESTANCIAS • $747,600 3BR • 3BA 3602 Sq. Ft. • Picacho Hills

1995 TAPESTRY CIR. • $1,212,000 4BR • 3BA 3600 Sq. Ft. • Mesilla Park

2909 E. SPRINGS • $268,950 3BR • 2BA 2407 Sq. Ft. • High Range

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3070 CHEYENNE • $285,500 3BR • 2.5BA 2120 Sq. Ft. • High Range

3375 CHIMNEY ROCK • $209,900 3BR • 2BA 1536 Sq. Ft. • Foothills

4340 YAVAPAI • $535,000 3BR • 2.5BA 2733 Sq. Ft. • Sonoma Ranch

3568 CACTUS GULCH • $285,900 3BR • 2BA 1880 Sq. Ft. • High Range

1141 WARM SPRINGS • $272,500 4BR • 3BA 2000 Sq. Ft. • High Range

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1059 LA PLATA• $247,500 4BR • 2.5BA 2062 Sq. Ft. • Elks Club

1820 APOLLO • $199,000 4BR • 3BA 2000 Sq. Ft. • High Range

2523 SAN ANDRES • $208,640 3BR • 2BA 1732 Sq. Ft. • San Andres

4907 CALLE BELLA • $252,500 4BR • 3.5BA 2555 Sq. Ft.

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HABLO ESPAÑOL

Huge 1/3 acre lot with RV parking and room for all of your toys. Easy care native landscaping and mountain views. Storage shed, refrigerated air, large covered patio. Quick access to Hwy 70 and White Sands or I-25 and I-10. 3 bedrooms, 1.75 bathrooms, 1500 square feet with a kiva fireplace, 2 car garage, skylights and all only 6 years old. $185,000 L#803998

This 2320 sq. foot home has so much to offer. 2 living areas, 2 dining areas, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and 2 car garage. Kitchen/Great room has an island stove, custom cabinet, a fireplace, tile floors plus a nice patio too! A master bath to die for!! Has 2 walk-in closets. $311,000 L#803911

Great floor plan on this cute 2 bedroom 2 bath home, 1076 sq. ft., split bedrooms. Still under builder warranty. Sellers put in blinds and back yard landscaping. Fabulous views of the Organ Mountains. $128,000 L#803863

Cute & affordable 4 bedroom home on a corner lot. Home offers a split bedroom floor plan, kitchen is light & bright, all tile floors, metal roof, newer master cool, ceiling fans and all fenced in for privacy. Motivated Seller! $114,900 L#803857

SANDY MAESE 575-650-3002

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Beautiful Well Maintained Manufactured Home - 4 Bedrooms - 3 Baths - Living Room - Large Family Room with Fireplace. Nice Spacious Kitchen with Wood Cabinets and Island - Dining Room - Great Views of the Robledo Mountains. This is a Must See! Call For Your Appointment to View this Exceptional Property. $127,000 L#803235

This 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, has 1786 sq. ft., 2 living areas, over 800 sq.ft. of open and covered Porch and Patio areas, storage building and great yard with mature landscaping. $173,900 L#803795

3 bedrooms 2 bath townhome with 1222 sq.ft., 1 car garage, built in 1978 with improvements, adorable sunroom, new flooring and paint through out, updated light fixtures & ceiling fans, new ac with central cooling, new garage door opening system, new hot water heater and spacious front, side and backyard. Too good to miss! Call today. $132,900 L#803660

CHRISTINE TELLES 575-650-4121

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Nearly new home has an open plan w/3 bedrooms & 2 full baths featuring a great working kitchen w/a granite counter-height bar, and tiled throughout the living and traffic areas great for entertaining. The courtyard entry has room for a sitting area, a back covered patio for cookouts , and a private patio off the master suite, & room to park your RV on a quiet dead end street. $227,777 L#802736 Email: landrada@coldwellbankerlc.com

Cute clean 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath

LESA ANDRADA 575-644-2204

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Great views from this 18th fairway home with views of Picacho, the Organs and just a jaunt to the club house. Private courtyard in the front and large patio in the back. Refrigerated air and new Elastomeric exterior. Bonus room could be study, den, office or third bedroom. 1860 sq.ft. $272,975 L#802423

SUE BROWN 575-640-6346

condo in nice location. New paint and carpet. $76,500 L#802735

ZANE FIKANY 575-640-4374

Of this 2007 Thurston Built dream home. Located on a cul-de-sac on over 2 acres in Rincon, this 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home offers many amenities & spacious living. Besides the attached 2 car garage this home has a large 2 bay RV Garage/workshop. 2643 sq.ft. A must see! Directions: Hwy 25 North, exit Radium Springs, Left over the HWY, Right on Hwy 185, Go through Border Patrol Check point, between mile marker 26 & 27, Peaceful Valley Estates. $345,000 L#802395

Large sunroom plus townhouse only $129,900 for 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 car garage. Large living area. Sunroom not included in the 1056 sq. ft. Light and Bright. $129,900 L#802629

SUSAN GARZA 575-644-2888

LARGE & SPACIOUS SPACIOUS

Super 3 bed 2 bath doublewide home in Zia Shadows has everything you need to live well. Refrigerated air, handicap accessibility and community pool with clubhouse. Open and welcoming-Move Right In! $109,900 L#802925

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Major Price Reduction! Charm personified is reflected in this typically Mesilla home. Main house built in 1998. Frame/Stucco - part adobe construction is 1972 sq ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Adorable studio guest house is one year old & 500 sq. ft., 1/3 acre lot surrounded by adobe/frame/stucco walls. View on line www.newmexicolascruces.com. $385,000 L#802597

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Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with over 5000 sq. ft. Lots of woodwork and wood floors. Extra large kitchen with breakfast bar & custom cabinets, living room with fireplace, formal dining room, large master bedroom with surrounding balcony and completely landscaped backyard with in-ground pool and so much more. Call for more details. $350,000 L#783880

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath open floor plan, 1564 sq. ft. home on quiet cul-de-sac. Vaulted family room, entertain center, fireplace, 394 sq. ft. covered patio. Great for entertaining. RV access. Jet tub, tile, ceiling fans. Mountain views! Clean & Ready. Must see to appreciate. $224,900 L#783231

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New solutions for getting your home sold wrapped up in what you need to get out of the sale. In this market, though, when buyers are hesitant and tons of low-priced foreclosures and short sales are your competition, you must go above and beyond to address the needs of prospective buyers if you want to make your home stand out from the crowd and get sold.

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By Tara-Nicholle Nelson Inman News Service

Q: I need to get my home sold -- now. It's in great condition, but it has been sitting on the market for months. I've reduced the price to where my Realtor thinks it should be. Do you have any out-of-the-box suggestions for moving my house? A: Welcome to the wonderful world of real estate in 2008. You are not alone -- sellers across the country are struggling to figure out what they can proactively do to unload their homes. I'm assuming that you've surfed the Web and followed all the typical suggestions about sprucing up curb appeal, making sure your place smells nice, and so forth. If you haven't, do that first. I'll also assume that you know how long homes take to sell in your area -- if you don't, ask your Realtor for the average number of days a home like yours stays on the market. Without this information there's no way to know if your home is actually lagging on the market or if it is taking the normal amount of time in your area to sell. The majority of my personal real estate clients are buyers; these days, I'm showing upwards of 50 houses a week. From my personal experience actually standing inside a huge number of homes with a huge number of buyers and working with them all the way through the home-buying process, I have seen which strategies work and which ones don't -- and I'm happy to share some strategies you might not

have heard before. To position your home better for sale, though, you first should reposition your understanding of the nature of your task.

Mindset Management When you embark upon the adventure of selling your home, you took on the temporary job as a marketer/salesperson. Your Realtor recommends and executes much of the marketing strategy, but there are a number of core decisions involved in getting your home sold, of which you are the sole arbiter. For example, pricing is the single most impactful determinant of whether or not your home sells, and how quickly. You are the ultimate pricing decisionmaker. As the chief marketer/sales decisionmaker of your home, you must do as professional marketers do, and get inside the minds of those to whom you are marketing: home buyers. What are their wants, needs, priorities and concerns? What are the ways you can position your home to resolve or address these issues? Because your home is probably your single largest and most important asset, it is easy to get

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A primary concern among today's buyers is that they may not be able to get financing. In fact, I find that buyers often erroneously disqualify themselves; they think that obtaining a mortgage will be more difficult than it actually is. As a marketer, your job is to position your home to overcome buyers' perceived obstacles to buying your home, including financing concerns. I often see articles advising sellers to simply finance the homes for buyers to resolve this issue; however, most sellers who have an urgent need to sell are simply not able to do so because their mortgage loans must be paid off upon sale, or there is no equity in their home, or they need the cash from the sale to move into their next home. While seller financing may be unrealistic, there are other ways you can facilitate financing for buyers considering your home. Another thing buyers today respond strongly to is a home with a strong emotional pull. These days, so much of the news about real estate and the average buyer's experience of the homebuying process is centered around finances, market considerations and negotiating that I find even the most hard-core, business-focused buyer who has pledged to never fall in love with a house will find all hesitation fall away and overcome her own objections to buying if she has a strong reason to love a particular home. Finally, in order to get your home sold, you must successfully reach not only buyers, but also buyer's brokers. In the olden days (e.g., 2005), the California Association of Realtors used to say that more than 80 percent of qualified home buyers were represented by buyer's brokers and agents. As the market has grown more complex to

navigate, financing has grown tougher to secure, and buyers have grown more apprehensive, I would hazard a guess that the percentage of buyers who are using Realtors has increased.

your family lived well in it; and tell buyers about the neighborhood amenities and events that you walk to or participate in. If you have favorite neighborhood vendors, list their contact information and include notes about 80-year-old Zelda who runs the dry cleaner on the corner, and insider tips, like where you can find secret parking spaces for the farmers' market on Saturday. And buyers love to see a care package that includes marked-up menus from the neighborhood restaurants and take-outs, old utility bills to give them a ballpark estimate, and appliance manuals -- it makes them feel like their lives will be just that little bit easier when they move in. If you're a tech type, considering doing a love letter in YouTube video form, too, and adding that link to your home's Web site and online marketing. 3. Make it easy and advantageous for buyer's brokers to show and sell your house. As a buyer's broker, for every 50 houses I show, I pass up hundreds more. Many of the homes on the market now are either bank-owned properties or are otherwise vacant. Vacant homes are very easy for me to show -no appointments necessary, and my clients don't have to visualize the place around funky furniture or bite their tongue when verbally processing what they are seeing. If at all possible vacate your house, or ask for no more than a voicemail message notification of showing. If there are 10 homes similar to yours and yours requires an appointment to show, and especially if that appointment is tough to make, chances are that yours will just not get shown and, accordingly, will not get sold. Similarly, complicated instructions about what to do with your pets (e.g., leave the gray cat in, the black dog out, and the purple ferret in the fridge) make me less likely to show your home unless it is uniquely suited to my clients' needs. If you find your home not being shown as much as you'd like, also consider offering a buyer's broker incentive. Properties that offer 4 percent commissions or significant bonuses for being sold by a certain date do attract more buyer-broker interest.

Action Plan Here are my three suggestions of solutions to get your home sold without further ado, by addressing buyers' concerns about financing, helping them feel an emotional pull to your home, and making it more attractive to buyer's brokers: 1. Show buyers how to finance your home and guide them to down-payment assistance. Buyers with decent qualifications who just don't have a lot of money for a down payment can often finance a home with no money down -- even on today's mortgage crunched market -- by pairing a government loan, such as an FHA loan, with a down-payment assistance program. Some down-payment assistance programs are specific to first-time home buyers; others, like Nehemiah and AmeriDream will give any buyer 1-6 percent of the purchase price for his or her down payment so long as you, the seller, agree to match that gift in a grant to the organization (the grant comes out of your proceeds at escrow; you don't have to write them a check or anything.) Market your home as a participating home in Nehemiah or AmeriDream, and make sure that your property fliers include the contact information of a mortgage broker who is familiar with these and other down-payment assistance programs. The fliers should also include some 95 percent and 100 percent financing scenarios, including interest rates, payments and any assumptions on which the scenarios were based. Your Realtor can help you ensure that the sales price you agree to accounts for the grant you will need to make to the down-payment assistance program, if any. 2. Help buyers fall in love with your house. I've seen buyer's respond very well to love letters and care packages left out by sellers. Write a letter, explaining how and why you fell in love with the house; tell stories of how

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This five unit complex is a great investment opportunity. Each unit is two bedroom, one bath and leased for $475 per month. All units have been completely remodeled including all tile floors. The roof was replaced in the fall of 2003. There is a shared courtyard in front with beautiful roses. The owner pays water, sewer and garbage. They are located south of town off Stern Drive. $250,000

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541 N. ALAMEDA

2337 sq.ft, 3BR, 2.75BA contemporary home on a corner lot in Historic Alameda. Recent addition to this home added large living room, office, two extra bathrooms, master bedroom & viewing deck. Features include stained concrete floors, original hardwood & new bamboo floors, floating staircase, tongue & groove ceilings, lots of windows and skylights, mountain views & much more. Asking $335,000.

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1026 BROWNLEE

This 2BR/1BA home is loaded with charm! Fantastic back yard with covered patio, lawn and xeriscaping, 1 car garage/workshop and storage shed. Roof is one year old. Same owners have lived there for 51 years, and you can see their pride of ownership! Hurry before it's too late! $109,900

PRICE REDUCED!

5140 DEL REY

3,000 square foot, 4Bdrm, 2.75 Ba home on 1.6 acre lot. Includes wood pellet stove, refrigerated air, tiled floors, two dining areas, office, extra family room, vaulted ceilings, kitchen appliances, site built storage shed, gas stub for BBQ. Just 3 miles north on Del Rey from Hwy 70. $238,000

Classic Realty (575) 524-8788

5005 Rock Court

2877 Ancho Avenue

Bedrooms: 3 • Baths: 2 • Sq. Ft.: 1326

Bedrooms: 3 • Baths: 2 • Sq. Ft.: 1275

2869 Ox Cart Court

4678 Camino dos Vidas

Bedrooms: 3 • Baths: 2 • Sq. Ft.: 1593

Bedrooms: 3 • Baths: 2 • Sq. Ft.: 1741

4751 Camino dos Vidas

4715 Camino dos Vidas

Bedrooms: 4 • Baths: 2 • Sq. Ft.: 1821

Bedrooms: 4 • Baths: 2.5 • Sq. Ft.: 2346

4091 La Purisima

2036 San Patricio Loop

Bedrooms: 4 • Baths: 2 • Sq. Ft.: 1924

Bedrooms: 3 • Baths: 2 • Sq. Ft.: 1866

5080 MESCALERO

5080 Mescalero is an incredible value! 2625 sq.ft. 4BR, 2.75BA home on a .51 acre lot. Acid stained concrete floors, Talavera tiles and sinks, tongue and groove ceilings and more! Asking only $279,900!

LOOK NO FURTHER!

Year Built: 2000 • $133,900

Year Built: 2005 • $149,900

1134 STEINS

This 1981 square foot, split level home has 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a roomy 2 car garage, a large living room, a kitchen with breakfast bar, and much more. This home is priced at only $95.86/sq.ft. Refrigerator is negotiable. $189,900

NEW LISTING!

5637 VIA ESTRELLA

Magnificent new 3,025 sq.ft. 4BR, 3BA, 3 car garage home on a private 1.75 acre lot in La Tierra Escondida. Pella windows, dual on demand water heaters, dual climate control, audio & TV systems, all appliances, granite throughout, snail shower, and much more. Call Jake to schedule showing! $589,900

Year Built: 2005 • $159,500

$161,900

Year Built: 2006 • $220,000

$159,900

$170,000

$224,900


Please give us the opportunity to exceed your expectations!

We will sell your home for as low as $2995* *Prices vary for homes listed over $200,000. Call for details.

2846 San Miguel Court

3br/2ba 2 Car Gar 1,444 Sq Ft $111,111

3br/2ba 2 car garage 1,415 Sq Ft $147,000

4br/3+ba 3 car garage 2,673 Sq Ft $315,000

1360 Fairway Village

2765 Coventry Road

1070 Heather Circle

3br/2Ba 2 Car Garage 1,614 Sq Ft $266,310

3br/2Ba 2 Car Garage 1,698 Sq Ft $234,900

3br/2ba 2 car garage 1,958 Sq Ft $198,900

1925 Chilton Drive

1218 Oñate Street

2273 Laramie Drive

4br/2ba Carport 2,076 Sq Ft $145,000

4br/2.5ba 2 car garage 2,398 Sq Ft $265,000

3br/2Ba 2 Car Garage 2,336 Sq Ft $275,000

1932 Princess Jeanne Dr.

5016 Rock House Road

1408 San Andres Drive

4br/2ba 1 car garage 1,527 Sq Ft $118,400

3br/2ba 2 Car Gar 3,013 Sq Ft $498,360

4br/1.75ba 2 car garage 2,278 Sq Ft $259,999

107 Secluded Lane

4192 Seneca Dr.

1222 Oñate Street

4br/2.5ba 2 Car Gar 2,103 Sq Ft $279,900

3br/2ba 2 car garage 2,599 Sq Ft $319,000

For detailed information on these & 1,600+ homes go to: 6730 Bright View Road 1685 Candlelight Dr. 2588 Centennial St. 5152 Comanche Trail 5103 Emerald St. 6407 Gato Road Santa Teresa 4261 Golden Sage Ct. 3041 Harmony Ridge

$215,000 $208,400 $234,900 $269,900 $174,999 $775,000 $409,999 $384,900

(Picacho Hills) 4BR 1.75BA 3BR 1.75BA 4BR 2BA 3BR 2BA 4BR 3+BA 3BR 2.5BA 3BR 2BA

4905 Ocotillo Road

4770 Country Place

Bldg. Site 2 car gar 2 car gar 2 car gar 2 car gar 3 car gar 2 car gar 2 car gar

1.5 Acres 2050 Sq. Ft. 1742 Sq. Ft. 2625 Sq. Ft. 1596 Sq. Ft. 4239 Sq. Ft. 2538 Sq. Ft. 2667 Sq. Ft.

1124 Joy Lane 2962 Lookout Ridge Dr. 982 Mahogany Dr. 3912 Marble View Dr. 2885 Meriweather St. 4635 Mesa Central Mountainair, NM 160 Acres 4386 Nambe Arc

Gailen H. Hooper, Qualifying Broker 575-642-3205 Jody G. Hooper 650-9244 ~ Lance Raney 312-5934

$215,000 $314,999 $130,000 $157,990 $238,750 $291,400 $475,000 $498,375

4br/2Ba 2 Car Garage 2,352 Sq Ft $259,900

www.weselllascruces.com 3BR 3BR 3BR 3BR 4BR 3BR 3BR 3BR

1.75BA 2BA 1.75BA 2BA 3BA 2BA 3BA 2.5BA

1 car gar 2 car gar 2 car gar 2 car gar 2 car gar 2 car gar 3 car gar 2 car gar

2348 Sq. Ft. 1796 Sq. Ft. 1204 Sq. Ft. 1410 Sq. Ft. 2588 Sq. Ft. 2110 Sq. Ft. 2053 Sq. Ft. 2366 Sq. Ft.

5080 Navajo Trail $222,999 3BR 2BA 2 car gar 2100 Sq. Ft. 2683 Nebula Way $209,999 3BR 2BA 2 car gar 1673 Sq. Ft. 4556 Rociante Drive $98,000 La Mancha Estates 1 Acre 125 Star Spirit Rd. St. Teresa $226,840 2BR 2BA 2 car gar 2140 Sq. Ft. 2169 Southern Star Loop $369,900 3BR 2BA 2 car gar 2914 Sq. Ft. 2480 Sunridge Dr. $151,000 3BR 1.75BA 2 car gar 1234 Sq. Ft. 2480 Sunridge Dr. For Rent $950/mon. 3BR 1.75BA 2 car gar 1234 Sq. Ft. 7829 Waterfall Canyon Ln. $129,900 (Off Dripping Springs Rd.) 2.8 Ac. Bldg. Site

Assist-2-Sell Buyers & Sellers Realty, LLC 532 North Telshor Blvd., Suite B • Las Cruces, New Mexico 88011

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