Buying a Home in Albuquerque

Should You Invest in Real Estate in Albuquerque?

We know that the idea of moving can be daunting.  Change is something that most people don’t deal with very well.  The good news is, if you’ve been planning on moving out to Albuquerque New Mexico we’ve put together a list of reasons why it’s worth it.   From nightlife and adventure, to economy, we’ve tried to cover all the bases.

Natural Beauty

Albuquerque is nestled right up against the Sandia Mountains, which has widely variable terrain and change colors with the setting sun.  Measuring around 17 miles by 8 miles the range is actually fairly small, but due to the elevation and location the ranges have 4 ecological “life zones”.  Each zone has a unique climate and brings with it different trees, grasses, and wildlife. If you’re a nature lover than you’ll love the Sandias.


In addition to the many trails and parks located in and around the Sandia Mountain range, Albuquerque has over 22,000 acres of parks and 100’s of miles of trails leading into the mountains and around the Bosque.   Albuquerque also is repeatedly ranked as one of the top cities for fitness in the US.   If you’re planning on getting back into shape or if you already love being active then this is the place for you.


Buying a home in Albuquerque is easier compared to most other big cities in the US.   In 2015, Albuquerque scored a 73.2 on the affordability index where 0 means it’s impossible to buy a home and 100 means it’s easy.    You can’t find that kind of score in large metro areas anywhere else in the country.   If that wasn’t enough , most other services and items are also cheaper in Albuquerque.  This means lower gas prices, lower food prices, and a lower cost of living in general.

Balloon Fiesta

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is NOT for people with Globophobia.  This is the largest hot air balloon festival in the world.  Usually starting in or around October hundreds of a balloons take to the skies of Albuquerque and it’s truly a sight to behold.   There are many events that take place throughout the fiesta and you can even hitch a ride on one of the balloons if you’re not too scared of heights .

So come to Albuquerque to buy or rent-to-own a home.   Please check out our listings of rent-to-own homes in Albuquerque, NM today.