Welcome to Albuquerque, New Mexico Homes for Sale and General Information
Beautiful Albuquerque is a large city located in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States. This scenic city, home of the famous Rio Grande, offers amazing views of the Sandia and Manzano Mountains. Add that to 300 days of sunshine per year and it’s easy to see why Albuquerque is the 2nd fastest growing city in the nation. The 2000 census accounted for 448,607 people however recent estimates push this total to 523,590. Albuquerque is the largest city in the state and divided into four quadrants; NE, NW, SE, SW. It is home to the University of New Mexico as well as the Petroglyph National Monument and Kirtland Air Force Base.
Albuquerque is ranked as one of the top ten cities to relocate to in 2008. Unlike other parts of the country that are seeing recent price drops and loss of equity we are actually rated 4% under valued for housing prices! The average median price for a home in Albuquerque is $224K.
We are what is called an equity hold market! Home owners are making their profit from owning their home and realizing appreciation over the course of time. Unlike flip markets that realize wide swings in equity due to the fluctuations of investors flipping properties and over building by developers! Our city planning department regulates new growth and development to control the sprawl that has affected other markets! We are also noted as one of the top "Green Cities" to move to, due to our efforts in controlling green house gases with mass transit, commuting and localized work and home developments. Not to mention the solar power and wind energy our local utility company PNM utilizes!
For more detailed information on current real estate market conditions and knowledgeable service in the Albuquerque, New Mexico real estate market, contact Mike Cozby directly. You can also check the bottom of this page for listings in the Albuquerque area.
There are numerous institutes of higher education throughout the city. A few options include the University of New Mexico, National American University, Trinity Southwest University and Central New Mexico Community College. High, middle and elementary school students are a part of the Albuquerque Public Schools. This district is one of the largest in the nation serving over 87,000 students.
Albuquerque is an exciting city within year round events and festivals. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta takes place each October and is the largest hot air balloon event in the world. Other popular annual events include the New Mexico State Fair, Words of Fire, Revolutions Festival and the Gathering of Nations Pow-Wow. If you’re looking for outdoor recreation the beautiful Sandia Mountains offers rock climbing for every level climber. The Albuquerque biological park is another great spot offering numerous activities. Here you will find the Albuquerque Aquarium, Rio Grande Botanical Garden, Rio Grande Zoo and Tingley Beach. Other notable locations include the Petroglyph National Monument and Kirtland Air Force Base.