The Land Of Enchantment

The Land Of Enchantment
Albuquerque Bio Garden (Japanese Garden)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

House Gazing
1 Of My Favorite Hobbies
2013 Update: All of these homes are cheaper now. Just ignore the price for all homes.

*** I have provided the price and layout details and reset the pictures to match the interior. Also, please keep in mind that the price will change if you want most of your house 18" tile instead of just the normal wet areas. Berber carpet, and stainless steal will also increase price but use to be considered standard when we purchased our home.  However, because of the housing problems these things are extra. So what you see in the picture is considered standard, except the pools of course.  Single story homes take up much more land and therefore will cost more. All houses have 3 very different elevation plans that don't change the price.
** This area has its own parks (93 acres), Elementary, Jr. High , high schools, Brand new indoor water park, library, tons of walking trails (3 miles), fields all within walking distance. and 3 golf courses with 10-15 minutes The main entrance to the community is 1/4 mile off the main roads for privacy. 
Pulte is building a new community in Rio Rancho called Loma Colorado. A friend of mine was in town so we decided to go check them out.
Starting from $329,990
2,672 Square Feet
3 Bedrooms / 2 Baths / 1 Half Baths
3 Car Garage Attached
1 Story
Covered Patio
Kitchen with Nook

________________________________ Marbella
Starting from $348,990
2,942 Square Feet
5 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms
3 Car Garage Attached
1 Story
Walk-in Closet in Master Suite
Kitchen with Nook
Covered Porch
and court yard with cobble or flag stone pillars (PIMP!)
The Alicante (back home in DC these would be over 1.3 million easy)
Starting from $382,990
4,223 Square Feet
6 Bedrooms / 4 Baths / 1 Half Baths
3 Car Garage Attached
2 Stories
Curved Staircase Off Rounded Foyer
Separate Living and Dining Room
Loft living area 3
Formal Living room
Sitting area 4 leading to 5th bedroom

Master Bedroom/ Door leads to private patio over looking mountains
Bedroom 3

Bedroom 4

There are additional bedrooms but I didn't take a picture of them all. Click for a detailed floor plan. This house also had a Roman pool with hot tub, a mini soccer field and a courtyard.

Ok, I can't find info on these houses at all. They had 22 models and my mind can't remeber all their names. I didn't even go into these house because I was overwelmed at all the other houses we saw that day. I'm pretty sure they are around 240K and 310K with close to 2,500-3,500 sq ft or more.

Santa Cruz (Best 1 story house to us)
Starting from $372,990
3,365 Square Feet
4 Bedrooms / 3 Baths / 1 Half Baths
3 Car Garage Attached
1 Story
Kitchen with Curved Island and Eating Nook
Covered Patio

I really need to go back and take a picture of the inside because it's simple beautiful. To see floor plan click
In case you wanted to know the cheapest 1 story house is:

Starting from $179,990
1,511 Square Feet
4 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms
2 Car Garage Attached
1 Story
Kitchen with Island and Nook Area
Optional Covered Patio
Master Suite with Private Bath, Double Vanity, and Sunken Tub

The cheapest 2 story house is:

Starting from $221,990
2,088 Square Feet
3 Bedrooms / 2 Baths / 1 Half Baths
2 Car Garage Attached
2 Stories
Large Two-Story Great Room
Spacious Nook and Kitchen
Upstairs Laundry Room
So what do you think?


Charles Hassan Ali Catchings said...

Where is that exactly? That's crazy!

MuslimDad said...

Masha'allah! Beautiful!

HijabIsOverrated said...

this is the the city of Rio Rancho about 10 minutes from my place in Albuquerque. this city use to be apart of ABX but broke off some time ago. Intel and the new Liongates studios will be there soon.

now would u like to guess what the prices are for the houses and how big they are? lol

Charles Hassan Ali Catchings said...

I'd say they are 3000 sq. ft., and are probably half a million. My wife disagrees. She says it's less than 3000 and in the range between 250 and 300 thousand.