Should I Keep That?

When you’re preparing to move, there are likely things in your home that you’re not sure about keeping or tossing. If you’re listing your home for sale, you’ll need to start the purging process long before your move. A staging professional from Karsten and Associates will help you with that process but here are some…

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How Much House Can You Afford?

Often asked, this question comes up when you decide to purchase a home. Albuquerque real estate is no different and it is vital that potential buyers keep in mind; there may be a difference, sometimes a huge difference, between what you can qualify for and what you can afford. Before you begin your home search,…

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Making a Move with Pets

Moving with your pets can be stressful for you AND for them. Karsten and Associates would like to offer these 10 tips to help make this transition smooth for you and your furry friends.

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What if I Want to Pay Cash?

What if I Want to Pay Cash? In 2014 the National Association of Realtors reported that 33% of homes purchased in the US were bought with Cash. Just 6 years before, in 2008, that number was at 14%! That’s a big jump; but what’s causing the change? As the market continues to see near historic…

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What is a Public Improvement District?

A lot of things play into your decisions when buying or selling Albuquerque real estate. We all know that location, condition and price play a big role but one unknown factor is the PID or Public Improvement District. What are they? What purpose do they serve? Financed by bonds, a PID or Public Improvement District…

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Preparing for Your Move

Moving can be a scary event! This is especially true if it’s your first move. There are special circumstances surrounding a first move. At Karsten and Associates, we want to help you be prepared. Here are 7 tips to help make your first move, a smooth one. Tip #1 – Don’t Skimp on Packing Materials…

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Are you ready to buy a home?

Mortgage interest rates are still lower than they have been in recent history and this means we’re seeing more buyers come into the home buying market in recent years. If you happen to be one of the many who are considering purchasing a home, Here are some questions to ask before you start your search….

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