Realtor Kathy Turkell Discusses Why the Land of Enchantment Is the Ideal Relocation Destination

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Las Cruces Qualifying Broker and Realtor Kathy Turkell, owner of Bright Skies Realty, LLC, lists the top three reasons to relocate to New Mexico.

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The hunting and fishing in New Mexico are also great and the state provides residents with a wealth of other outdoor activities including skiing and boating. New Mexico is definitely not just desert.

New Mexico is known as the “Land of Enchantment,” and for good reason. In addition to its eclectic landscape, endless vistas, and the more than 300 days of sunshine per year, New Mexico also has beautiful mountains and parks and a long, rich history truly inviting you to explore.

“In fact, at Bandelier National Monument, Gila Cliff Dwellings or Three Rivers Petroglyphs you will see signs of human habitation dating from 11,000 years ago,” said Kathy. “The petroglyphs, pictographs and cliff dwellings will give you a glimpse into the lives of some of the state’s first residents. The hunting and fishing in New Mexico are also great and the state provides residents with a wealth of other outdoor activities including skiing and boating. New Mexico is definitely not just desert.”

If you have ever dreamed of being an extra in a movie, the film industry is booming due to the number of days of great weather. Local music and theatre are ongoing and the number of microbreweries and local wineries are growing, and if arts and crafts are your thing, there are so many great galleries, farmer’s markets and craft fairs to keep you supplied with eye candy or cause you to dream of decorating your new home with some of your newly acquired treasures.

For those considering relocating and becoming new New Mexico residents, Ms. Turkell shares the following three tips on why it’s a great place to call home:

No. 1: Affordable housing. The median home value in New Mexico is $167,600. “So, if you’re looking for a place where you can buy a home and get on the property ladder, New Mexico is a solid option,” noted Turkell. “There are also plenty of jobs for skilled workers. If you are retired, there are properties for most every budget. If you have need for a secluded, high-end property, a lovely resale property may be purchased or have your dream home built by any number of very talented contractors.”

No. 2: Low property taxes. “In fact, New Mexico property taxes are some of the lowest in the country,” stated Turkell. According to SmartAsset, the median annual property tax paid by homeowners in New Mexico is $1,232, about $1,000 less than the national median. Disabled veterans may pay zero property taxes with the proper paperwork supplied to the residing county.

No. 3: Booming housing market. As national home sales activity continues to be hampered by affordability and interest rate issues, New Mexico’s housing market has been consistently strong and affordable.

Kathy Turkell’s knowledge and experience in residential New Mexico real estate provides her a unique view of market trends, which she shares with her clients to help them make decisions to best suit their needs and desires. Questions are always welcome. Also ask Kathy about the availability of services across the Mexican border or possible use of her vacation rental when coming to consider your relocation.

About Bright Skies Realty, LLC
Kathy Turkell and her entire team work with both buyers and sellers in Las Cruces, Sonoma Ranch, Los Colinas, Jornada, East Mesa, Picacho Hills and all of Doña Ana County. Bright Skies Realty takes great pride in finding people who are relocating and first-time buyers the right home for them in the quickest time possible and walking them through the entire process. For more information, please call Kathy at (575) 520-4110, Marie at (575) 639-2203, Massiel at (575) 621-0555 or Debbie at (575) 496-4355, or visit “Let’s Talk Las Cruces Homes.”

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