I made my first trip today to the new Mesa Del Sol community in Southeast Albuquerque. I wanted to see first hand what all the buzz was about. I went there with a healthy amount of skepticism, but I left impressed. Impressed by the scope of the project, the houses, and the reasonable prices too.
The Mesa Del Sol Community is Going to Be Huge
First of all, if you don’t know anything about the Mesa Del Sol project, you’ll be blown away by the sheer scope of the project. To simply call it “huge” doesn’t do it justice, it’s massive on a scale unlike anything Albuquerque has ever seen. It’s a 40 year project with an anticipated 37,000 homes on 12,000 acres.
Mesa De Sol is a mixed use community, meaning the plan is for the community to have a balanced mix of residential and commercial properties, plus numerous parks, schools and swimming pools. It’s a visionary plan by mega developer Forest City.
Mesa Del Sol Home Builders
Three home builders are involved with the project right now, Pulte Homes, RayLee Homes and Rachel Matthews Homes. Each builder has models that are currently open to the public, in fact, all three builders have made several sales already.
Each builder has a segment or two of the market that they are building exclusively. This was confusing to me at first but probably would have made sense if I had started my tour at the Mesa Del Sol Info Gallery, located in the Aperture Center at the end of University Blvd. If you’re planning a trip to Mesa Del Sol, make sure you begin your visit there.
Pulte Homes, for instance, has two segments, the Morada Series and Manzano Pairs. Manzano Pairs are townhomes that align University Blvd. Base prices range from $186,990 to $204,990 and square footages range from 1,315 to 1,943.
The Morada Series are Pulte’s single family detached homes. The base prices on them begins at $234,990 and goes to $264,990. The homes range from 1,930 to 2,443 square feet.
Rachel Matthews offers two segments of homes called the Cottage Green Homes and The Residencia Homes. The Cottage series are unlike anything I seen before; the homes are built around shared green spaces and have minimal yards of their own. The Cottages start at a cozy 1,070 square feet and go to 1,533 square feet.
The Residencia series are the largest plans currently offered in Mesa Del Sol. They start at 2300 square feet and go to 3000 square feet. the largest plan includes a Casita option.
With so many different housing options from cottages and townhomes to larger houses with casitas, the variety of housing at Mesa Del Sol is unmatched anywhere else in Albuquerque.
All Mesa Del Sol Homes are rated Build Green NM Silver
But Mesa Del Sol’s green vision doesn’t stop there. The Aperture Center is powered by “on-site solar, fuel cell, natural gas and back-up battery storage”
Visit Mesa Del Sol Soon
Unlike the sales people for Rachel Matthews, Pulte and RayLee, I can help you view all the models and compare the prices and lifestyle choices that each floorplan and builder has to offer without a vested interest in which home you purchase. All three builders are willing to work with Realtors, in fact they welcome an informed and professional Albuquerque real estate agent like me because I can make the process easier for everyone involved. My expertise in real estate will help you make a smart decision on which home to buy.
Unlike some real estate agents, when I have a client build a new home from the ground up, I take a very hands-on approach. I visit the building site frequently to monitor the building progress and keep my clients informed. This is especially important with purchasers who are located out of state. Utilizing video and photos, I will document the building process of your new home for you. I am also happy to attend frame walks and final walk through inspections to insure the homes are completed beautifully to the highest standards. I can be your eyes and ears on the ground to make sure the job is done right.
Just call me at 505.803.5012 to arrange your guided visit to Mesa Del Sol.