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By Linda Ferrara
(Coldwell Banker Enchantment Realty)
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 Definition: A loan made by an approved lender in accordance with the FHA's regulations and insured by the Federal Housing Administration.   From "About.com": The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) runs several programs to promote home ownership. In most cases, FHA loans are mortg...
By Linda Ferrara
(Coldwell Banker Enchantment Realty)
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Here are a few photos from around Silver City.     Since there are 2 Copper Mines in our area, it is common to see Mine Equipment used as Lawn Ornaments. This Ore Car is on a Business's Lawn on Gold St.       Ranching country means wells for water and that equals Wind Mills. This one is locat...
By Linda Ferrara
(Coldwell Banker Enchantment Realty)
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  Vegetable wise, here's what does well and what I grow: Tomatoes, Peppers, Chilis, Eggplant, Green Beans, Peas, Cardoon, Zuccini. Yellow Squash, Canteloupe, Basil, Parsley, Cilantro, Onions, Chives, Scallions, Oregano, Sage, Lettuce, Escarole, Spinich, Rosemary. My attempts at carrots and cu...
By Linda Ferrara
(Coldwell Banker Enchantment Realty)
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Definition: A right, privilege or interest limited to a specific use or control purpose which one party has in the land of another party and which run with the land and are not a personal right of an individual. Discussion: When a property has an easement, it means that the described entity has t...
By Linda Ferrara
(Coldwell Banker Enchantment Realty)
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Definition: The limitations in the deed to a property that dictate specific ways that a property must or must not be used. Discussion:  Deed restrictions are similar to covenants in that they are rules of what can and cannot be done on the property. They run with the land no matter who owns the p...
By Linda Ferrara
(Coldwell Banker Enchantment Realty)
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Jamie Rhein wrote a great post about 'camping green' in the Gila. Here it is reposted: Apr 22, 2010 12:41 - By: Jamie Rhein The Gila Wilderness offers earth friendly lodging Earth Day makes me think of places like the Gila Wilderness in New Mexico.  It's a perfect spot for an environm...
By Linda Ferrara
(Coldwell Banker Enchantment Realty)
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Gomez Peak is about five minutes north of Silver City. It climbs to 7,238 feet above sea level.   This hike is a demanding with vertical challenges a large part of the way. Whenever you come to another trail leading upwards, either on your left or right, take it and your reward will be a 360 degr...
By Linda Ferrara
(Coldwell Banker Enchantment Realty)
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Check out Gwen's blog - she writes about her visit to Fort Bayard and gives a nice history of it. http://dusterbin.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/fort-bayard-tour/      
By Linda Ferrara
(Coldwell Banker Enchantment Realty)
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Please check out this RVer's blog about the Gila Cliff Dwellings. Yesterday she wrote about The City of Rocks.   http://dusterbin.wordpress.com/2010/04/16/gila-cliff-dwellings/   Silver City is celebrating Spring this week-end with "Spring Fling". There'll be a bunch of things g...
By Linda Ferrara
(Coldwell Banker Enchantment Realty)
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Bob Alexander has written many books on the southwest and its' characters. His book about the history of Silver City is called "Six Guns and Single Jacks". He has given speeches at the Gila Rangers 3-day shoots and is great to listen to. His other books include, "Dangerous Dan ...
By Linda Ferrara
(Coldwell Banker Enchantment Realty)
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The Gila Cliff Dwellings are located 44 miles north of Silver City in the Gila (Hee-la) National Forest. You travel up Highway 15 through a beautiful pine forest with sweeping views. The Mogollon Indians lived here over 700 years ago. You can actually enter the dwellings, see where they lived, lo...
By Linda Ferrara
(Coldwell Banker Enchantment Realty)
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Definition: The official valuation placed on property for ad valorem taxation or public improvements. Discussion: The County Assessor assesses the value of your property for purposes of determining how much property tax you will pay. It has nothing to do with the Market value of your property or ...
By Linda Ferrara
(Coldwell Banker Enchantment Realty)
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- Car Inspection: You are not required to have your car inspected in New Mexico. But your car does need to be in good working order. A police officer may pull you over if your tail light is out, etc. - Car registration is cheap. The registration fee for passenger vehicles is based on the weight a...
By Linda Ferrara
(Coldwell Banker Enchantment Realty)
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      Silver City, NM has a thriving Arts community with many galleries in the downtown area and throughout the county. This sculpture, above, is located on Highway 90 near the Bank of America Parking Lot.       There is the Grant County Community Concert Series that brings in musical events. Che...
By Linda Ferrara
(Coldwell Banker Enchantment Realty)
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Kinds of Surveys: Below is a list of the most commonly known types of surveys on our area. ALTA Survey A survey made for the purpose of supplying a title company and lender with survey and location data necessary for the issuing of title and/or mortgage insurance. A detailed map is required to be...
By Linda Ferrara
(Coldwell Banker Enchantment Realty)
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A survey is used to measure and identify the property boundaries. Certain kinds of surveys also will show the improvements on the land including fencing, buildings, easements, etc. It is important to the property buyer to ensure that you are purchasing the amount of land and in the location you i...
By Linda Ferrara
(Coldwell Banker Enchantment Realty)
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 Today I just want to show you some pretty things in Silver City.       This is an exposed adobe wall. Sometimes you will see them covered with stucco. I like this one showing the adobe brick.       This is a beautiful wood door in a stucco wall surrounding a home. The wall is an example of a cov...
By Linda Ferrara
(Coldwell Banker Enchantment Realty)
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When purchasing a home, there are different inspections that can be performed. They include (but are not limited to): Home Inspection, Septic Inspection, Well Inspection, Survey, Appraisal, Wood-Destroying Insect Inspection. There are 3 things you can do as a result of any inspection. •1.      Yo...
By Linda Ferrara
(Coldwell Banker Enchantment Realty)
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People seem to exaggerate here. I say this with a twinkle in my eye and a wink. The Rio Grande is not that big of a river. Also, when I hear the word monsoon I imagine that it starts raining one day and does not stop for 30-40 days. That's not how it is here. It means the rainy season where c...
By Linda Ferrara
(Coldwell Banker Enchantment Realty)
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Well Inspection - If the property you choose has a well, you will want a well inspection. There are several aspects to this. The first part is to determine that the equipment is functioning. This equipment includes, pump, piping, holding tank, pressure tank and the electrical work. Another part, ...

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