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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Planning and Zoning Stats tell the tale of the Best House Values!

Plan on joining Michael at the Planning and Zoning meeting tonight at 5 pm, Village Hall.  It is always the 1sr Thursday of the month.  Michael as many of you know, is the Chairman for the Angel Fire Planning and Zoning Commission.  In talking to Michael about this year's look at permits for new builds and remodeling he offers the following stats:

"We have a total of 112 permits for the year.  12 were for new construction of single family homes, one has been for commercial construction and the rest have been for remodels/restorations of existing properties."

This clearly shows the trend for people not to build new, but use their dollars towards upgrading their current homes.  This tells buyers who are looking for a home in the area, to take a look at older homes who need TLC, as in the current market conditions, they are a much better value on price per square foot.

New construction in Angel Fire runs $200.00 per square foot!  Need I say more!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

In Angel Fire, New Mexico there are several factors that  influeance how much rental income is generated on a property.  When you look at our real estate listngs on WWW.AngelFireNewMexico.US, condo properties that are witin a three block radius are key!  Vacation Renters do not like to have to travel and park at the ski slope if they can avoid it.  Walking distance is a very influential characteristic.  As we all know, "Location, location, location!"

Another factor to keep in mind when looking for rental property is how many beds or "heads" will it sleep.  We have found through the years that the more beds, the more rental.  So consider bunk beds as a way of maximizing the rental potential of a property.

To a lesser degree than the location and occupancy of the property, covered or uncovered parking is sometimes a consideration that will tip a vacationer to choose you over another comparable property.

Also influential is if the unit is on the third floor versus ground floor (less stairs).  A building elevator is also very helpful!

For a view of the various condominiums complexes, visit our Vacation Rental website at WWW.ResortPropertiesofAngelFire.Com to familiarize yourself with the various condominium complexes in Angel Fire!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Should I rent out my Angel Fire Condo?

Michael and I are often asked, especially by potential owners, "Should I rent my property in Angel Fire to Vacation Renters when I'm not using it?" The answer is often up to the personal preferences and how the individual feels about having other people in their home and using their personal possessions. If that is not an issue, then we most often answer, "Yes!"

We manage over 100 houses and condos in Angel Fire (, and while this is not a year round Resort (yet) there is enough demand for Vacation Rentals in Angel Fire, that renting to Vacationers generate nice income. However, the income generated by our rental properties for individual owners, is not a way for the property to pay for itself! It will generally produce enough income to cover taxes, insurance, utilities, Association Dues, Resort Memberships and the like.

Angel Fire condo studios gross about $5500.00 per year, while a three bedroom Angel Fire condo would gross $14,000. In the world of Angel Fire Vacation Rentals, bigger is better. Or as we say, "the more beds for heads the better!"

In our next blogs, we will cover the factors that are advantageous in an Angel Fire Rental Properties. As always, for listings of our properties in Angel Fire, Taos, Eagle Nest, and Cimarron and the Moreno Valley visit us at

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Realty Times - Angel Fire, New Mexico Real Estate Market Conditions

Realty Times - Angel Fire, New Mexico Real Estate Market Conditions

This is a very interesting article on the New Mexico Real Estate Market.  As yoi will see, sales have ben coming along very nicely.  For individual listings, please visit our Website at  For lodging for your next Angel Fire, New Mexico visit, go to

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Resort Properties of Angel Fire Only 1 home left for Christmas, this cozy cabin is only 1.5 mile from the Angel Fire ski basin, large open living area with oversized wood fireplace! Easy access and can accomodate 2 family's!

This Country Club Home sleeps 11 people with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths all on 1 level. Nestled in the pines this home has a large woodburning fireplace in Living Room. The kitchen and dining room are open to the living room accomadating large gatherings. A nice wrap-around deck allows you to enoy the forest and wildlife!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The weatherman is predicting our first big snow this week, they have been able to make snow on the hill on some nights with the colder temps but we need some of the real stuff! There is still some openings at the Burning Skye lodge for this upcoming season, don't miss out on this fabulous ski-in ski-out home!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Tax credits

"Oct 26, 2010
HOUSELOGIC: Tax Credits for Installing Biomass Stoves

Claim Your Tax Credit:
To encourage homeowners to make energy-efficiency upgrades, Uncle Sam is offering a tax credit worth up to $1,500 on eligible improvements. Biomass stoves used to provide heat or heat water and that have a thermal efficiency rating of at least 75% qualify. You can claim the credit for purchasing a stove for your primary residence during 2009 or 2010, whichever year it was installed. The credit is based on 30% of the total cost of the stove. If you don’t max out the credit on a stove, you can apply the remainder to other energy upgrades like replacing your roof or adding insulation.

Read more:"

Visit us at WWW.AngelFireNewMexico.US for all of you AngelFire Real Estate Needs or WWW.ResortPropertiesOfAngelFire.Com for lodging in Angel Fire!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Angel Fire NM - Free Visitors Guide - Building permits and Inspections

Angel Fire NM - Free Visitors Guide - Building permits and Inspections

This is the link to follow if you are thinking seriously about building on an Angel Fire lot.
Our architectural style is more toward the chalet style with a touch of southwest flair.
We do see some stucco, as in a traditional Hacienda look, but they are the exception rather
than the rule!

For some examples take a look at our websites, and We see a lot of Stucco combined with
wood beams and stone. Cedar siding and log siding is also a very popular look.

As you are looking at lots, be sure to keep in mind that a recently passed regulation
requires that lots under .75 acres may require a more expensive septic system called an
"advance treatment system."

As always, if you have questions about building or buying in Angel Fire or the Moreno Valley, feel
free to ask your questions here or contact us directly at!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Real Estate News

Real Estate in the News!  Under the "New Health Care Bill" - did you know that all real estate transactions after 2012 will be subject to a 3.8% Sales Tax?  The bulk of these new taxes don't kick in until 2013.  If you sell your $400,000 home, there will be a $15,200 tax.  This bill will definitely impact the retiring generation who often downsize their homes. 

For more updates on what is happening in the Angel Fire Resort Real Estate market, visit our blog ( or our Website:!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Love those colors!! Snow should be up on Wheeler by tonight! Weather moving in!


As you can see above, fall colors are in full swing in Angel Fire and so is the Real Estate Market!  There has been significant increase in showings and sales in the last three months.  Properties seem to be selling for 12% less than asking price, which is phenomonal in this economy...Ahh the beauty of owning in a Resort Area.