Your Taos Real Estate Home Search
Looking for real estate or a home in the Taos New Mexico area? Want complete information about each property, including photos, virtual tours, floor plans, surveys, disclosures, restrictions, and more? Then click here to start your search for your perfect dream home or lot in the Taos area. You will get access to the full details for every property matching your specific search criteria, and you will be able to set up automatic Taos real estate notifications so that you are automatically informed as soon as any new properties matching your criteria hit the market.
What to watch for in your Home Search
Taos is a quaint historic community located in north central New Mexico. Due to the age and history of the area, Taos real estate can be a challenge to purchase, and you need to be sure you understand the many nuances of the local market. It is for this reason that you will want to have access to the numerous information sources for a particular real estate lot or home when you are considering purchasing Taos real estate.
While there are municipal or community services available for most homes within the Taos town boundaries and perhaps within reasonable proximity to the town boundaries, the majority of homes in the area are not within these boundaries and consequently these homes do not have access to some common utility services, like water or sewer services. This makes it important to be aware of what water services and sewer services are utilized for a property, which will typically be a well or shared well and a septic system.
But even knowing this, there are more specific details you need to know about Taos real estate. If the well is shared, who is it shared with and what are the responsibilities of the parties sharing the well in regards to maintaining the well and providing electrical power to the well for the pump and any other ancillary equipment. If the Taos home is on a septic system, what type of septic system is it? Is it a conventional leach-field system? Is it a holding tank system that needs to be pumped out regularly as it fills up? Or is it an advanced wastewater treatment system requiring regular monitoring and servicing?
Taos real estate is also often subject to restrictions on how the property can be used. This includes things like Taos County or Town land use regulations, area subdivision restrictions or covenants, specific restrictions detailed in the current or past deeds related to the property, or even restrictions from historic land grants.
Seek Professional Assistance in your Taos Real Estate Home Search
When you are considering buying a property in the Taos area, you will want to be working with someone knowledgeable about these types of specifics about Taos real estate. Someone who can direct you through the maze of details and advise you on your Taos home search and the Taos real estate purchase process. This person should also be able to pull together the data to assist you in determining the market value of any Taos property you are considering purchasing and assisting you through the negotiating process from submitting your offer all the way through complying with contract terms, completing all evaluations and inspections, satisfying all contingencies, and resolving any issues that come up along the way.
Connecting with the right REALTOR® will make your Taos real estate search and home purchase a much less stressful and more enjoyable experience with the confidence that you have someone knowledgeable about all these complicated details working for you and championing your best interests throughout the entire process.