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Unread 04-30-2008, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Originally Posted by ABQConvict View Post
Ahh, my friends and I refer to that as the "Jabba the Hutt house". Frankly, it looks like it is going to fall off that perch someday soon; or a giant boulder is going to come down the slope at it. It also has a perilously steep driveway but I suppose a house like that has a heated driveway so you can use it in winter.

ABQConvict
Ironically, I know the owner of that house...
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Unread 04-30-2008, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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The moral of the story I learned was that these Northeast Heights homes are so unused to guns and violence that they turned nothing into a swat situation.
I agree. This really shows the differences between what goes on at the two different schools in two different parts of town.
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Unread 05-01-2008, 03:41 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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At this point all we really want is a decent home in a safe neighborhood. Housing prices in Albuquerque are reasonable by nationwide standards, but we're coming from one of the least expensive markets in the country so to us they seem a bit scary.
One thing to consider though is that Albuquerque property taxes are probably a lot lower than where you're coming from in Texas, so you should be able to afford a higher priced house than in TX.
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Unread 05-01-2008, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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Chas,

Great article thanks for the link.
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Unread 05-01-2008, 08:12 PM
 
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It's worth what it's worth and it's worth what the comps are worth.
It's not worth what you want out of it or what your mortgage is, etc.
Thanks for the reminder--I know you are right. I am not really too worried as my house is in a much sought after area of town where there is not much turnover. Mine is the only one for sale in my whole neighborhood right now.
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Unread 05-01-2008, 08:13 PM
 
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One thing to consider though is that Albuquerque property taxes are probably a lot lower than where you're coming from in Texas, so you should be able to afford a higher priced house than in TX.
Now that is really good news! And something that I honestly had not thought about before. Thank you.
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Unread 05-01-2008, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Yes, but even though our property taxes are much lower, New Mexico has an income tax, where as Texas does not. I have always found that these two factors cancel out.
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