- 1. How may
I purchase one of these quality properties?
- E-mail or
call us with the
following: your name(s) as you
want it to appear on the title, mailing address, phone, email address,
day of the month you want your payments
due on, marital status, and the property you want to purchase.
days, the simple, easy-to-understand contract (please click here to see an example)
will be prepared and emailed (or sent by USPS, if you prefer) to you.
notarize and return the papers with a check or money order for the down
copy will be returned to you, at which time (subject to the contract
terms) you may take possession of the land.
How can I be assured that the title is good? Upon
of your down payment, a title insurance policy (guaranteeing that you
have clear, unencumbered, marketable title to your land) will be
ordered for you from a reputable title insurance company. This cost is
paid by the Seller. Within 6 to 8 weeks (depending upon the title
company's work load) the insurance policy will be mailed to you.
How may I finance my land purchase? By
a Real Estate Contract (please
click here to see an example)
with the Seller. The Contract is fully-assumable.
During the term of the contract you will make payments to the Seller
to a company the Seller employs to maintain those records).
When you have paid the entire balance, a deed will also be recorded in
What are the finance charges?
contracts are at the fixed percentage rate of 7.9% a.p.r.
listed provide for complete repayment in approximately 15 years
depending on size and improvements. However, you may save interest and
shorten the payment term by voluntarily making larger payments (or
completely prepaying) at any time. Monthly payments may be reduced by
making a larger down payment.
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May I pay cash?
What closing costs do I pay?
title insurance and recording fees are paid by the Seller.
What are property tax rates?
somewhat, but averages approximately 0.75% of the full value. For
example, annual taxes on land valued at $10,000 would be about $75.
Partial exemptions are available for veterans (and their widows) who
are NM residents. Also, there is a partial exemption for all NM head's
Am I required to improve my land? No
What other costs should I expect if I improve my
amount needed to provide all "utilities" ranges from $0 to
approximately $15,000, depending upon existing improvements, your
needs, and changing technologies:
wells for these locations cost about $3,500 to $6,000
(gravel-packed 5" diameter PVC casing).
motor and pressure system will cost about $2,000 to $3,500
installed. Please note that (unless otherwise stated) lands offered
with wells do not include these items.
cost about $2,500 to $3,500 complete.
electrical meter loop costs about $700 installed; $1,100 for 200 amp.
extending electric service from existing lines is
based upon expected revenue vs. cost to the electric company. Meter
locations effect the cost. Extensions up to about 125 feet
existing transformer to a new meter are typically free, while a 250
foot extension requiring a new transformer might cost $1,000 to $2,000.
of land farther from existing service is discounted, thus offering the
opportunity for that appreciation if/when others extend the line.
installations cost about $30 to $150, depending on location.
Monthly service costs about $30. Cell phone service is also available
in the area.
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Do you have other properties that aren't listed? Yes. However,
those published are very representative of available prices, terms and
locations. Please contact us directly (e-mail
or phone 520-742-2202)
with your specific needs, so that we can advise you of other properties
which may be better for you.
Do you have more photos?
those published on this web site are probably the best quality, and
very representative of the available lands. Purchasers frequently tell
us that photos can't do the
property justice -- that seeing it first hand better reveals relative
sizes and how attractive it really is. We suggest that you visit and
see for yourself.
How may I inspect this land?
maps are available here at our web site. A map of the general
area can be found on our Home
More detailed maps are included on the detailed information pages for
each property (from the Properties
page, click on the property of your choice). If
some distance away, El Paso airport is less than 2 hours from the
lands, while Albuquerque and Tucson airports are each about 3 hours
you would like to meet with us, we will be happy to schedule an
appointment to meet in Tucson or in Deming.
What is the elevation?
What's the climate like?
dry. Average annual rainfall is 9". Average snow fall is 1". Average
humidity is 25%.
Summers average 100 days
with daytime temperatures
89 degrees (but seldom over 100) and due to the
evenings are considerably cooler. Afternoon thunderstorms in
August tend to hold down daytime highs. Winters are noted for clear
skies and sunny weather. Daytime
months, average well into the 50's. Winds average 10 miles per hour
and, as elsewhere in the Southwest, during late winter and spring,
moderate to strong winds may blow some dust. (summarized from
Chamber of Commerce information)
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What type of plants grow here?
plants (various varieties of trees, bushes, grasses, yuccas, mesquites,
flowers, cacti, sage, creosote, etc.) will grow profusely without
irrigation. This type of landscaping is encouraged for its beauty and
low maintenance. Lawns, gardens, trees, bushes, flowers, etc.
not native to the desert can also be easily grown, although some
irrigation is usually required in the sunny, dry climate.
Does zoning permit a mobile or modular home? Yes,
otherwise noted and restricted. Most of the land listed at
our web site
is outside of a "3-mile radius" from Deming and not zoned. Luna County
does not permit mobile homes manufactured prior to (older than) June
May I build my own home on the property? Yes.
Alternate materials, designs and construction may be used. Building
permits are available through the County at a cost of $40 plus $1.50
per $1,000 of estimated value over $3,000.
May I live on the land while I'm building?
Luna County permits
self-contained RVs for up to 30 days without utility
connections and up to 240 days per calendar year if there is a well,
approved septic system and electric power on the property.
extensions are available under some circumstances and also if an
approved residence is under construction or an
approved modular or mobile home has been ordered.
Regardless, sewage, solid waste and environmentally hazardous
materials must be
disposed of in a manner permitted by governmental authorities.
Are there roadway and utility easements? Yes.
roadway and utility easements (total 30 ft to 50 ft. wide) are reserved
from one side of all parcels. Corner properties have such easements on
two sides. Some parcels also have utility only easements (8 to 30 ft
wide) reserved from interior property lines. Maps included on the
for Sale web pages
show actual dimensions (including easements) rounded to the nearest
foot. Survey plats are provided to all purchasers.
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How much water may I use?
Engineer controls water usage as follows.
well must have a permit (easily obtained through the State Engineer's
Office in Deming for $125).
owner may only have one domestic well in their name in NM at any time.
well shall not produce more than 1 acre-foot (approx. 325,000 gallons)
annually per household served by the well.
of the number of
households served, no domestic well shall produce more than 3 acre-feet
(approx. 975,000 gallons -- a considerable amount of water) annually.
well shall not be used to irrigate an area greater than one acre (this
need not be contiguous, thus offering various opportunities, such as
the random planting of trees over a large area).
Should I buy land with an existing well? This
depends upon your plans and available cash. Nearby wells indicate that
underground water is available to each of these properties. If you
won't need water in the near future, then you may want to defer that
expense until later. On the other hand, we occasionally offer
properties with wells, septic systems and electric meter loops at
attractive terms and pricing.
Why should I buy 10, 20 or more acres if I don't use all of it? To provide
space between yourself and your neighbor. However, we recommend that
you limit the size of your purchase to a price that is within your
budget so that you can enjoy it!
Is land a good investment?
what the future may hold. Therefore, we think of land as a "security
blanket" rather than an investment. We offer the following thoughts
(pro and con):
population is increasing, but the land area is not.
land is paid for, you will own real property -- not rent receipts.
land is paid for, property taxes (question
will remain a recurring cost.
cannot be printed (unlike money, stocks and bonds).
typically takes longer (and costs more) to resell than stocks or bonds.
land can provide a home site now, for relocation, at retirement, or for
- 24. How long
has your company been in business? Our family-owned business has been incorporated
in good standing in New Mexico since 1983.