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Old 12-19-2010, 03:21 PM
 
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I just visited the Alegria community 2 weeks ago and fell in love with it. My husband and I want to put our co-op up for sale in May or June 2011 but won't be able to buy in Alegria until the sale of our co-op goes through. We live in Queens, NY and who knows how long it will take for our apt. to sell! We do plan on going back to Alegria in July so that we can go over everything with Michelle as far as upgrades are concerned and once we sell our place, we can send them our deposit and with all the information already furnished, they can start on our new home. I'm worried about 2 things: (1) what if it takes "forever" for my apt. to sell .... will I be shut out of the "standard" lot or will they be finished with selling all the homes (they said they're more than half full now); and (2) if i am lucky enough to sell my place in NY pretty fast ... will Michelle or the rental agent help me find a monthly rental nearby. We are so anxious to get out of NY and are really looking forward to the move out west. Thanks in advance for any comments to my post!
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:30 PM
 
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Congrats for deciding to come out this way.

You'll probably find some helpful info on Alegría by going to the archives.
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:40 PM
 
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I just visited the Alegria community 2 weeks ago and fell in love with it.
Welcome! My wife and I closed on our home in the community in July and love it here.

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I'm worried about 2 things: (1) what if it takes "forever" for my apt. to sell .... will I be shut out of the "standard" lot or will they be finished with selling all the homes (they said they're more than half full now)
Pulte has said they expect 199 houses to close by the end of this year, out of the 376 total lots in Alegria. While that is more than 50% sold there's still many lots left. In fact, Pulte hasn't even opened some for sale yet. They're trying to first in-fill the ones (mostly those whose backyards face away from the Sandias) that remain on some partially occupied streets.

They've sold a bunch of homes this year, partly due to the recession easing and also due to the rebranding of Alegria as a Del Webb community. There's been about 30 homes or so under construction at any one time for most of the year, although it's slowed down a little now. Pulte is saying they expect full buildout in 2 or 3 years.

I think there's quite a few folks who are interested but are in the same boat as you - they need to sell another residence before they can make the move. I'd suggest just staying in close touch with Michelle and getting regular updates on how many homes have sold, what lots are open, etc. That will help you gauge how things are going here vs how well selling your apt goes. We would have liked to get a little more for our prior place but decided taking a somewhat lower amount was okay in that we were able to get in here quicker.

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(2) if i am lucky enough to sell my place in NY pretty fast ... will Michelle or the rental agent help me find a monthly rental nearby.
Michelle didn't help us directly in finding a nearby rental but she gave us contact info for an agent with a local property management firm, which worked out well for us. We ended up working with the firm to rent a house they managed about 3 miles west of Alegria in the Enchanted Hills area of Rio Rancho. The initial lease was for 6 months (they were open to us leaving earlier if our house got done quicker) plus month-to-month after that as needed.

We moved here about a month after putting down our earnest payment, just about a year ago, and were nice and close to keep a close eye on the construction of our home. Plus we started paying our HOA fees early and participated in a lot of community events even before we lived here. That worked out great; we had already made a bunch of freinds here before we moved in.

If you have any other questions about Alegria feel free to PM me.

Richard
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:49 PM
 
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We're about two months from closing on our new home in Alegria. There are many lots left, but the DelWebb developer is, as was said, trying to in-fill the less desirable lots as they go along. Lot premiums are required for any lot that faces west/north (the backyard of these faces east/south with a great view of the beautiful North Sandia Peak). From information I heard at the HOA annual meeting, DelWebb estimates completion of all homes and lots by late in 2014, with annual build of about 48 homes each year in 2011 to 2013,and the rest in 2014.

As to selling your Queens apartment, make sure you've priced it realistically for the neighborhood, and staged it to show its best. The market is merciless, and doesn't care at all how much you've sunk into the place, or how much you think you end to get from a sale.

Get ideas from HGTV shows or a professional as to how to accomplish a beautiful-looking place, and work closely with your realtor on realistic pricing.

I hold a NY appraiser's license. In my view, a properly priced house in this economy and the New York City market should sell within 6-8 weeks. Good luck!
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:50 PM
 
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PS: Call Dana McGuire at Coldwell Banker in Rio Rancho about temporary rentals.
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:53 AM
 
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It's been a few months since anyone posted in this thread. I'm wondering if anyone has any new information or experiences with Alegria? We visited recently and are seriously considering a contract to build. They are offering a great kitchen upgrade incentive between now and the end of May. We've looked a the resales, and current inventory, but are thinking of a build to get exactly what we want. Any tips or advice in negotiating this contact? Anything to watch out for? Your advice is deeply appreciated.
Feel free to pm me at marciarandre(at)gmail.com
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:33 AM
 
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It's been a few months since anyone posted in this thread. I'm wondering if anyone has any new information or experiences with Alegria? We visited recently and are seriously considering a contract to build. They are offering a great kitchen upgrade incentive between now and the end of May. We've looked a the resales, and current inventory, but are thinking of a build to get exactly what we want. Any tips or advice in negotiating this contact? Anything to watch out for? Your advice is deeply appreciated.
Feel free to pm me at marciarandre(at)gmail.com
Hi: As i posted above, i visited alegria in Dec. and fell in love with the community. i also know about the kitchen incentive for May and have been trying to sell my co-op and was hoping to be able to do it this month. i want to buy a house that will be built for me so i have whatever upgrades i want in it and also, i find that i'd be spending more money on a resale than having a house built. Did anyone show you around and explain anything to you and what can be done to save you money? you can email me at myboymilton@gmail.com
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:32 AM
 
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For anyone that decides to purchase a home at Alegria through sometime in Jan-Feb 2012, if you fill out a referral card with the name of an Alegria resident, Del Webb will contribute $500 to a capital improvement fund that Alegria residents get to decide how to spend. So if you do decide to buy, I suggest you send me a PM and I can give you my name to put on a referral card. There's nothing at all in it for me, other than enjoying whatever improvements the $500 pay for. All residents, including you after you move in, will get to enjoy the same improvements.
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:17 PM
 
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Well, I just bought in Alegria! We finally sold our co-op and my husband and I flew out to NM, picked out our lot and bought a house. We just got back home Tues. night and we're packing up our apt. We will be going out there again next month and will be renting until our house will be done -- probably sometime in Nov. I can't believe this "New Yawker" will be moving -- but I love the opportunity to begin a new life!
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Old 06-11-2011, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Bernalillo, NM
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Well, I just bought in Alegria! We finally sold our co-op and my husband and I flew out to NM, picked out our lot and bought a house. We just got back home Tues. night and we're packing up our apt. We will be going out there again next month and will be renting until our house will be done -- probably sometime in Nov. I can't believe this "New Yawker" will be moving -- but I love the opportunity to begin a new life!
Congrats and welcome! If you have any questions or want to chat more about Alegria feel free to PM me. We love it here and I'm always happy to talk to new residents.
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