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As a custom homebuilder, I was recently challenged with the task of finding a truly special lot for one of my clients.  They wanted to be on the eastern perimeter of Las Cruces, have unobstructed views of the Organ Mountains, be at least one acre, and be affordable.

In the end it came down to sites up Soledad Canyon road, and sites in La Tierra Escondida, off of Las Altures drive.  I met with owners of La Tierra Escondida, Mitch and Judd, and they took the time to drive me around their subdivision, and show me several lots that met my client's exact needs.  They were more than patient with me and they answered all of my questions fully.  It was a pleasure being able to pick from numerous lots, which I thought were prime locations with every one having something unique to offer.

When I took my clients out they were leaning first towards the Soledad Canyon area because they thought it was an easier driving route to get into town.  The lots they saw out there were being heavily discounted, and they had a great view of the Organ Mountains.

It wasn't until I took them to La Tierra Escondida did they really appreciate the subdivision to it's fullest.  It was a prettier drive to them with great views of the "entire area" and they had several prime building sites to pick from.  They had all of this and most importantly it fell well within their budget.  They settled on a 1.6-acre lot, in the gated part of the subdivision, which has views of the Organ Mountains, but as an added bonus also views that include the lush Mesilla valley.  All of this, just minutes from the University, shopping, restaurants, and all of the roads were 100% paved.  This last item might not seem much but to my client, a retired Geology Professor, who still does projects with the University, it meant a lot to him to be so close to his work at New Mexico State University.

I have to say in the end it didn't come down to price only, but it was more about the quality of the subdivision, the spectacular views and the easy access to town.  Again, I have to Thank Mitch and Judd for their patience and their help in making La Tierra Escondida a place where my clients can call their home and feel truly good about their decision to buy. 

John G Hadley

Desert Sky Builders, LLC

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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.


He's not the only one who thinks this is a great time to buy real estate. Las Cruces and Dona Ana County are quietly on the move.  In a recent publication by the State Home Builders Association, Dona Ana County out paced Bernalillo County in new home permits in 2009.  That is an interesting little statistic considering Bernalillo County is more than three and half times more populated than Dona Ana County.  The local economy is strong.  Interest rates are at all time lows. Most importantly, people from around the country have discovered Las Cruces, and the exceptional real estate values; which means they'll be coming for years into the future. 


Recognized as one of the countries "Future Cities" (ref by Sunset magazine Las Cruces is poised to grow substantially over the next decade, and also, rated as a Top Ten Recovery City 2010 (ref by Relocate America.  All of this means only one thing, if you ever wanted to be in the right place at the right time,

how to show on the website. During the normal economy 50 + lots in phase one sold out in less then 4 months.  At the end of 2006 we opened 63 more lots in phase two.  Currently we have 36 available, 14 were sold in the last twelve months. New homes are popping up all over the subdivision, and more are submitting plans for ARC review.  Current residents have begun buying additional lots, and the first spec in 4 years is getting ready to start. 


Still wondering why you should build your dream home in La Tierra Escondida?  Contact Connie or Zane and they will be happy to give you a personal tour and show you why.


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