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Unread 05-30-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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Cuervo09, thanks for your feedback. That's just the kind of information I was hoping for. Given that you said you were familiar with the area around Mora, what can you tell me about Guadalupita?
Guadalupita is nice, very secluded. It is surrounded by mountains and open meadows. I have friends that live in the area and love it. It's not far from Mora, probably about 15 miles out due north. That highway will also take you to cimmarron or Angel Fire. Don't know about cell service or things like that but know that the people can be protective of their land just like anyone else. It' is like Villanueva I would say with less people, but not bad. You don't usually hear about the lilttle community too much. Pretty quit and low key. There is alot of wildlife around the area and cayote creek (Camp ground) and outdoor activities are around the corner. Good fishing by the way. It can get very cold in the winter however, it gets alot of snow, which comes with the Mora area. I can't tell about property prices however but probably can find out. Overall it might be what you are looking for. If there any more questions let me know. I hope this helps.
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Unread 05-30-2009, 03:25 PM
 
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I've been through both Guadalupita and Mora (on my motorcycle, going from Eagle Nest to Las Vegas, NM), and it's a beautiful area. I wonder how insular the people there are. I can well imagine how enchanting those places would be with a coating of snow.
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Unread 08-11-2009, 06:34 PM
 
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Question Land in TAOS County, NM

i bought some land in Costilla meadows, Taos county. have not been there but i am going there in two weeks to see how the land and the area is. any info is appreciated
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Unread 08-12-2009, 04:13 AM
 
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i bought some land in Costilla meadows, Taos county. have not been there but i am going there in two weeks to see how the land and the area is. any info is appreciated
You bought the land without seeing the area first?
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Unread 08-12-2009, 01:39 PM
 
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i bought some land in Costilla meadows, Taos county. have not been there but i am going there in two weeks to see how the land and the area is. any info is appreciated
The purchasing of land sight-unseen isn't always a bad thing. Half of Florida was originally sold that way. Heck, I'm thinking about buying a gold mining claim without seeing it. I don't care what the land looks like, as long as I can get to it. It all depends what is important to a person. If you buy in the mountains you'd be taking a bigger risk if you didn't have some proof of being been lied to about the lay of the land. I know of a bunch of lots that are for sale that no respectable Billy-Goat would want to live on.
I'm sure you have used Google Maps to get a bird's eye view of the land you bought. For a litttle more info on Taos go here:
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Also do a search on this forum for Taos threads.

If you bought the property online or have email correspondence with the seller, save everything just in case you have been duped. In that case post here to let us know what they did to you. If you were lied to, the liars need to be exposed for what they are. If the land you bought is in a
subdivision, the seller/developer was required to make certain things known to you concerning utilities and access. They also must have done a survey, for an accepted plat, placed metal stakes at each corner, and recorded the survey with the county clerk. You'll be able to get a copy of that survey from the county clerk, for your lot, the unit it's in, or the entire subdivision. If you bought from an individual they may or may not have ever had a new survey done. If they did, it should also be recorded.

I wish you well in any case. Let us know how things go for you.

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Unread 08-12-2009, 01:49 PM
 
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The purchasing of land sight-unseen isn't always a bad thing. Half of Florida was originally sold that way.
Was that the half that is under water all the time or the half that only
occasionally floods during hurricanes?
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Unread 08-12-2009, 05:17 PM
 
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The purchasing of land sight-unseen isn't always a bad thing. Half of Florida was originally sold that way. Heck, I'm thinking about buying a gold mining claim without seeing it. I don't care what the land looks like, as long as I can get to it. It all depends what is important to a person. If you buy in the mountains you'd be taking a bigger risk if you didn't have some proof of being been lied to about the lay of the land. I know of a bunch of lots that are for sale that no respectable Billy-Goat would want to live on.
I'm sure you have used Google Maps to get a bird's eye view of the land you bought. For a litttle more info on Taos go here:
Moderator cut: link removed, linking to competitor sites is not allowed

Also do a search on this forum for Taos threads.

If you bought the property online or have email correspondence with the seller, save everything just in case you have been duped. In that case post here to let us know what they did to you. If you were lied to, the liars need to be exposed for what they are. If the land you bought is in a
subdivision, the seller/developer was required to make certain things known to you concerning utilities and access. They also must have done a survey, for an accepted plat, placed metal stakes at each corner, and recorded the survey with the county clerk. You'll be able to get a copy of that survey from the county clerk, for your lot, the unit it's in, or the entire subdivision. If you bought from an individual they may or may not have ever had a new survey done. If they did, it should also be recorded.

I wish you well in any case. Let us know how things go for you.
Unless you are made of money buying land sight-unseen IS ALWAYS a bad idea. You are better off going to a casino.

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Unread 08-12-2009, 05:54 PM
 
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This afternoon, a 1 acre parcel of land a few minutes out of Alburquerque sold on eBay for a little over 500 dollars including all fees. I like the odds of that land deal turning out good a lot better than at any casino that I've ever lost money in.

Yes it's true that much of the land that was sold, and is still being sold, in Florida is swamp land. I know of many multimillionaires who are still buying it, developing it, and getting richer. They see money, where most see a wasteland. Of course, half of Florida will be reclaimed by the Gulf within the next half century anyway.
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Unread 08-12-2009, 09:04 PM
 
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I'm considering buying land in NM as well. Thanks for the tips given in this thread.

If it turns to be a wasteland, sit on it...you will profit from inflation, anyway.
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Unread 08-12-2009, 09:54 PM
 
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I'm considering buying land in NM as well. Thanks for the tips given in this thread.

If it turns to be a wasteland, sit on it...you will profit from inflation, anyway.
Absolute nonsense. There are plenty of places in New Mexico and Colorado where values of "wasteland" have not kept up with inflation, without even considering the carrying cost--most notably property taxes. That shallow statement is like saying all stocks always go up in value--even the crappy ones. The statement about real estate values especially rings false now, when we are likely entering what may be a long-term bear market in real estate. Real estate has enjoyed a long-term bull market, to be sure--long enough to seduce people into thinking that it can only continue to go up and that any real estate investment is a good one. That thinking has, as it usually does, created a huge speculative bubble that now is bursting. Of course, there are some that would say that having some Western land owners fleece a bunch of out-of-state tenderfoots out of their money is just dandy--especially on some sight-unseen little piece of the "Old West." After those suckers find out what they've bought, maybe they'll be game to buy some snake-oil, too--helps get that bitter taste out of their mouths.
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