3-D Virtual Walking Tour: 339 56th St SW

3-D Virtual Walking Tour: 339 56th St SW
by Chris Lucas

Five MetroABQ Walk and Drive-By Scenes

Five MetroABQ Walk and Drive-By Scenes
by Chris Lucas

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A Buyer's Home Purchase Guidebook

A Buyer's Home Purchase Guidebook
by Chris Lucas

I've been working with an equal number of buyers & sellers each year. Both types of transactions can be(come) quite complicated. There are upwards of 100+ details to consider in the buying or selling of real estate, & missing just one of them can create challenges. Read More


A Growing Pocket Neighborhood Trend: Co-Housing

A Growing Pocket Neighborhood Trend: Co-Housing
by Chris Lucas

The top image is a plat map for a planned cohousing community in the near South Valley, across the river from Tingley Beach & the Albuquerque Country Club community. Envisioned by Cohousing ABQ, & in the Vecinos del Bosque neighborhood, the 2.3 acre site--still a large vacant lot that abuts the Rio Grande--will have 27 homes with over 60% open space, & several sites planned for agricultural production. The site is close to the ABQ Biopark, numerous restaurants & lodging, like the refurbished El Vado Motel close-by.

In the Vecinos del Bosque cohousing community, "all dwelling units & the common club house to comply with the PHIUS+ 2018 Source Zero Passive Building Standard. This is the most rigorous energy standard for buildings that currently exists in the US & balances aggressive energy and carbon reduction with both cost effectiveness & strict source energy requirements. All homes meet the Passive Building Standard: continuous superinsulation throughout the entire airtight building envelope; high-performance windows & doors; minimal space conditioning with balanced heat & moisture recovery system; & exploitation of solar gain to maximize the sun's energy during the heating season & minimize overheating during the cooling season. In addition to high level of comfort even in the most extreme weather, Passive House homes are extremely resilient buildings with almost no moving parts & with just one or two PV panels they will achieve ‘net-zero’ carbon emissions over the year." ~From their website.

From CohousingABQ.org: At the South Valley cohousing community, the estimated home prices range from $125,000 - $430,000, comparable to prices of newly built energy-efficient homes in Albuquerque.

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Wonderful Eleven Years Young Barelas Home: 912 3rd St SW 87102

Wonderful Eleven Years Young Barelas Home: 912 3rd St SW 87102
by Chris Lucas