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I am a Custom Home Builder in southern New Mexico. I want to tell you
about the great experiences that I've had building in La Tierra Escondida on
the outskirts of my hometown, Las Cruces....
.... Breathtaking views...
      ...large, private lots...
          .... Serenity within minutes of a major metro area...
And these are the amenities that you, the homeowner, find appealing! I can't
begin to tell you how fantastic the building experience is...
I believe that La Tierra Escondida is the best development in our area; done
by the best developers in the area. I've lived in a Singer/Hines subdivision
personally, and I've built in them professionally; I will tell you that their
standards of quality and excellence are unrivaled. They believe in strict
covenants, and they enforce those covenants, and their properties hold their

Thank you so much,

- Stearns Custom Homes, Inc

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Lot Sale
Feb, 2013

For a limited time the following lots are being offered ...

NMSU ranks in top tier of U.S. News & World report
Sep, 2012

An article in the Las Cruces Sun News reveals that ...

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Lot Sale
Posted Feb 25th, 2013

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For a limited time the following lots are being offered for sale at the unprecedented price of $59,000. Choose your dream lot before these fabulous view lots are gone: 80,83,90,117,123,128,129,130,134,139,142, and 148. Price and availability subject to change without notice

NMSU ranks in top tier of U.S. News & World report
Posted Sep 13th, 2012

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An article in the Las Cruces Sun News reveals that NMSU is one of the best Universities in the nation. 

Read the article by clicking here. 

Las Cruces, NM: Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!
Posted Sep 10th, 2012

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This is a great article about Las Cruces that ran on Food and Beverage World's website. 

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25 Reasons to Love Las Cruces
Posted Aug 16th, 2012

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We just read this great article about Las Cruces and wanted to share it with everyone. 

We found it on New Mexico Magazine's website. It starts off: 

"If Las Cruces had an astrological sign, it would certainly be Gemini, those very different twins residing in one being. Spring winds sandblast skin and have launched (at least) a thousand hats, but subside to tranquil breezes that ruffle satiny, amber petals of Mexican poppies erupting from desert

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Forbes ranks Las Cruces as one of nation's Best Places to Retire
Posted Jun 26th, 2012

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LAS CRUCES - Southern New Mexico's largest city has done it again.
Forbes has released it's 25 Best Places To Retire list which includes Las Cruces. The city has appeared on multiple Forbes lists in the past, including Best Small Metro Area for Business and Careers.

Click here to read the complete Las Cruces Sun News story. 

Click here to read the ranking in Forbes. 

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Top Cancer fund raiser, and top of Milken Best City list
Posted Oct 20th, 2010

Las Cruces is always coming up rosy.  With another year in the books, NMSU is again number one in fund raising for breast cancer research with the "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" campaign. In-fact, the biggest winner of October 9, 2010 college football game between the University of New Mexico Lobos and the New Mexico State University Aggies was cancer research.

It didn't play a down in the game, didn't kick a field goal, make a tackle

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Las Cruces and Dona Ana County recognized again!
Posted Sep 3rd, 2010

In yet another number one ranking for the city of Las Cruces our fair city has been recognized as New Mexico's top pick in Americas Farmers Market Contest.  In an online poll by American Farmland Trust, Las Cruces Farmers Market and Craft Fair is number one in the State beating Santa Fe's Farmers Market with 6 times as many votes according to the web site  "The market is one of the main reasons

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Get um while there hot!
Posted Aug 19th, 2010


Activity has been picking up again in La Tierra Escondida.  We put two more lots under contract this week and have a third in the process as of this blog.  A lot of home building activity is occurring homes are under construction all over both phase two and one. Several of the new homes that started construction earlier this year have been completed, seven new homes are under construction as of this blog, and new

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Why Las Cruces, Why La Tierra Escondida
Posted May 6th, 2010

On Wednesday, April 21 I was watching Fox and Friends as I was dressing for work. Donald Trump was on by telephone, and proclaimed, "This is a great time to buy real estate." The retort from the commentator was something like, "That's because you have a lot of real estate for sale.  To that Mr. Trump quietly said, "Well I'm buying as much as I can." Like the Donald or not, he knows real estate.

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La Tierra Escondida the place to be
Posted Feb 23rd, 2010

 We are pleased to see so much new home building activity in the subdivision this year.  Six new homes have broken ground and are under construction right now.    We now know six more families who understand why La Tierra Escondida is the place to be!  You should come by and find out for yourself why we have sold more lots, and have more homes under construction, than any other large lot subdivision in the area.


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La Tierra Escondida update
Posted Feb 11th, 2010


Spring is showing up early around Las Cruces as usual. Even though Punxatawney Phil saw his shadow, and predicted 6 more weeks of winter, that almost never happens around here.  The days are getting longer and warmer, I saw the Red Eared Slider turtle who lives in my pond come out from hiding to get some sun yesterday, and a large group of bicycle riders getting a workout on the hills in the neighborhood, a

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Another Top Ranking for Las Cruces
Posted Feb 10th, 2010

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 As posted in Las Cruces Sun News

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Selected by AARP The Magazine as one of America's "Dream Towns" for seniors, Las Cruces is set at the foot of the Organ Mountains and enjoys a relatively mild climate and picturesque landscape. Although it is New Mexico's second most populous city, residents describe the small-town feel, relaxed pace and affordable prices.

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January 2010
Posted Jan 30th, 2010

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 I'm not sure how to begin this blog I have never blogged before, but I'm ready to give it a shot...

 This year has been unusually wet for Las Cruces we've even had snowfall this past December, and in January.  Around here we tend to think the snowfall was just beautiful. Of course snowfall is a pretty rare event for us it seems like fifteen, or more years since the last snow came, and went.  I

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