My name is Donna Stark and I have enjoyed a diverse lifestyle as a native of New Mexico. From my Comanche heritage and my life-long quest in personal and professional development.I was born in Albuquerque and my family has lived in the area for many years – so I can give you the insider perspective on buying and selling Real Estate in New Mexico.
As the preeminent Real Estate professional since 1994, I am dedicated to providing the finest service available while breaking new ground.
Known for being one of the best places in the world to view the night sky, visitors come from the big cities to admire the beauty and brightness of New Mexico’s sky. Many of them make it a permanent home once they’ve experienced the amazing landscapes and great livable conditions in the Southwestern communities.
New Mexico Real Estate prices have traditionally been some of the lowest in the country. With the inflow of people from other states, prices have increased dramatically. A single family home in Santa Fe will set you back in the $500,000 range, while the same home will run half that in Albuquerque. Taos homes vary entirely on the specific structure. Appreciation rates for New Mexico in 2005 were nearly 12 percent.
The Albuquerque – Santa Fe metro area includes six major communities, making it the center of the state’s commercial and governmental activities. These are the most popular places for Real Estate in New Mexico. The overall cost of living in Albuquerque is 18% below the national average, with a median home price of $185,000 in the Albuquerque metro areas. Santa Fe, one of the oldest cities in the USA, is a much more expensive place to live, with median home prices rising above $400,000, with few homes selling for anything below $250,000. Helping to balance the costs of some of the more expensive areas, New Mexico’s residential and commercial property taxes are among the lowest in the United States, with tax rates depending on the property type and location.