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Old 09-18-2006, 08:13 PM
 
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Hi All,

We are considering the purchase of a 20 ac homesite in Deer Canyon Preserve near Mountainair NM. We will build a home in the next few years.

Anyone have comments on either? Or:

Quality of life, Crime, Air quality, Prices, Activities, etc.

Thanks in advanced

Otrova
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Old 09-18-2006, 08:36 PM
_yb
 
Location: Central New Mexico
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If you like it nice and quite you will do well there.The air is fresh. You will find it much cheaper than the Abq area.
Have you visited the site? Do they have good water? Are you going to be on a shared well? Is the preserve annexed into the village? Have they already started to develop the area?
Poverty runs rampent in NM so some of your new neighbors may be alcoholics and tweekers but living in NM you get used to that so its no biggie.
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Old 09-18-2006, 09:32 PM
 
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The homesite we are looking at goes for $170K (no house). Utilities underground, water, roads...
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Old 09-18-2006, 10:06 PM
_yb
 
Location: Central New Mexico
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It is really nice. I found the website and had a look around. I hunted coyotes in that area a couple of years ago. My hunting partner and I called in a nice herd of elk one morning. The big ole herd bull was in a panic trying to get the ladies rounded back up. It was such an awesome site on a cool fall overcast morning with the mountains in the backdrop.

I think you will enjoy that place. Good luck.
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Old 09-19-2006, 04:18 AM
 
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Otrova, Mountainair is a nice little rural town and I think you'll like it. It is quiet. There isn't a lot to do but you can go into ABQ pretty quick. I would advise you have the well inspected to make sure the water is good and you have enough water in it. It will be a little colder and a little more snow than ABQ in the winter but nothing bad. Otherwise, a nice, quiet town with lots of fresh air.
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Old 01-03-2007, 12:04 AM
 
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Default Oh, yeah--you love it

All the Californicators love to come to Torrance County and throw their money around. Deer Canyon is yet another example of nouveau riche parasites with their heads up their third point of contact.
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Old 08-11-2007, 12:01 PM
 
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check prices with local realty agents. Check other properties that are available at much lower prices.
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Old 08-13-2007, 08:09 AM
 
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Seems rather pricy. 170K will get you a lot of land around Socorro or Madgalena.
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Old 08-13-2007, 12:00 PM
 
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We purchased our 20 acre lot at Deer Canyon for around $155,000 and while that is pricey it comes with a shared well, roads, utilities to the lot line, thousands of acres of open space with hiking trails, strict covenants and restrictions to protect the value of the property, a helpful and courteous staff at the development company, a community horse stable, incredible views.....

I could go on. You basically get what you pay for nowadays unless
you don't do your research.
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Old 08-14-2007, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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IIRC - the Burlington Northern Railroad runs about 100+ long freight trains through Mountainair on any given day as part of the Transcon route. Might get a bit noisy and the grade crossings could take a little patience. Annoying even if you like trains.
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