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LISTING: Valencia County NM Sausalito Estates Block 10 Lot 30 is 1.46 Acres in Belen, NM
<B>Read my update on the new Facebook Data Center being built in Los Lunas, New Mexico. I snapped this photo of it in February 2018 and read that they
Read my update on the new Facebook Data Center being built in Los Lunas, New Mexico. I snapped this photo of it in February 2018 and read that they've already announced an expansion from 2 buildings to 6!
Description: 1.46 Acres of Land For Sale in Belen, New Mexico About 1/2 Hour S of Albuquerque in Valencia County.

Investment Property About 15 Miles South of the New Facebook Data Center Being Built in Los Lunas, NM.

Great View Overlooking the Town Sitting a Short Distance Below and Across the Valley to the Manzano Mountains!

Sits About 2.5 Miles From the Exit Onto Interstate 25 So Quick Access to the Albuquerque Sunport Airport 35 Miles North!

Call Char Mon - Sun 360-550-8943.

Tons of Photos of Actual Property!

Private Land Investors - We Own Everything We Have For Sale!

We Are Offering 90 Days Early Bird Payoff Owner Financing With $0 Down & No Credit Checks!

Sausalito Estates Block 10 Lot 30
Status: Available
Sale: $2,300.00 Cash.

See Listing For Owner Financing Price and Terms.

State: NM
County: Valencia
APN: R073482 Legal Description: Lot 30 of Block 10 of Sausalito Estates
City: Belen Tierra del Sol Golf Course is 8.3 miles E
Los Lunas is 15.8 miles N
Albuquerque Sunport Airport is 35 miles N
El Paso is 233 miles S
Parcel Size: 1.46 Acres See Parcel Map
Roads: Dedicated Easement While the road was bladed at one point, it has since been washed out by an intermittent stream about 1/10 of a mile E of the lot, where I shot the pics. The road actually needs re-bladed about 1/4 mile to easily reach the lot as I had to put it into 4WD.
Power: Solar, Generator Needs installation.
Water: Well, Holding Tank Needs installation.

Click Here for the State of New Mexico well log.
Sewer: Septic, Holding Tank Needs installation.

Click Here for the New Mexico Environment Dept Liquid Waste Website.
Liens: No
Deed Type: Special Warranty Deed
CCRs: No Sausalito Estates had CCR's when the subdivision was created in 1976. The CCR's were set to expire in 2016. From what we can see, no one renewed the CCR's.

Click here to read the expired CCR's.
Title Marketable: Yes
Property Tax: 46.56 Annually. Paid current. Future tax notices are buyer's responsibility.
POA Dues: 0.00
Doc Prep Fee: 150.00 To be added to the purchase price for document preparation.
Zoning: RR-1 Rural Residential 1 (minimum of 1 acre per dwelling)

Allows for homes and manufactured homes. Manufactured homes must be a minimum of 14'x60'.

Allows for livestock and domestic animals.

Valencia County Code of Ordinances. Under Title XV (Land Usage) and Chapter 154: Zoning. Scroll to "Residential Districts" and click on 154.105 (Rural Residential Districts).
Time Restrictions: No
Other Information: NM Game and Fish, Manzano Mountain Wilderness, Sevilleta Natl Wildlife Refuge Click Here for New Mexico Game and Fish Website For Hunting, Fishing, and Birding.

Click Here for
the Manzano Mountain Wilderness website.

Click Here for
the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge.

Photo Information

All of the photos were taken in January of 2018 of Sausalito Estates Block 10 Lot 30 and the surrounding views.

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1.46 acre investment building lot for sale overlooking the town of Belen, New Mexico with gorgeous views of the Manzano Mountains in Valencia County. It's only 2.5 miles to the exit onto Interstate 25, 15 miles S of the new Facebook Data Center in Los Lunas and 35 miles S of the Albuquerque airport! I think it would be a great spot for someone looking to build a home and wow are there some gorgeous mountain views!

All of the photos were taken in January 2018 of the property and its surrounding views. El Portal Loop is a bladed dirt road that leads along the south of the property. It was bladed years ago and is so overgrown that you can barely make it out on google earth. I put it into 4wd and drove about 1/4 of a mile until I got stopped by an intermittent stream about 1/10 of a mile to the east of the property seen in image #1. You would need to reblade this road. There is power less than 1/4 miles to the SE at the neighbors and we included an aerial photos showing this.

From the NE to the SE is a gorgeous view of the town of Belen that sits just below down on the valley floor. The Rio Grande flows thru the valley floor and its a pretty view of the bosque and her plush trees! Across the other side of the valley is a gorgeous view of the Manzano Mountains. Her peaks are about 20 mile away and has striped details that runs thru it to the NE.

I noticed this same formation on the Sandia Mountains to the North. I read that they are both part of the same geologic unit and form the eastern edge of the Albuquerque Basin. It is home of the Cibola National Forest. On the other side of the mountains is Mountainair and I've talked to several people over the years who like to go camping and hiking in the Mountainair Ranger District.

The wide open valley is called the Middle Rio Grande Basin, aka the Albuquerque Basin. It is one of the largest and deepest basins covering 3100 square miles and the Rio Grande, the 4th longest river in N America, flows thru it from the N to the S.

The Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge is about 18 miles south. Animal species include mountain lion, pronghorn, bear, and desert bighorn sheep. I spent an afternoon there by the Rio Grande and saw ducks, quail and a badger. That’s the closest I’ve ever been to a badger and I included these photos in the additional photos section.

Temperatures average in the low 50's in the winter with summertime seeing 95 degrees during the hottest months. The sunshine is always present in New Mexico and the area boasts of having nearly 80% sunny days. Many consider this a great place to retire because of the relaxed lifestyle: no lawn to mow unless you plant one, pueblo-style buildings, and year round accessibility to Albuquerque.

The Facebook Data Center being built in February 2018.

Facebook has already announced plans to expand the new Los Lunas Data Center being built to six buildings over the next five years. PNM is asking for approval to build two new wind farms and a solar facility to supply another 266 megawatts of renewable energy to this massive data center. Three solar plants are already being built by PNM for the two buildings but with expansion they are looking to increase it.

The $30,929,344 highway improvement project on Highway 6.

This highway cuts off Interstate 40 about 33 miles W of Albuquerque and leads SE down to Los Lunas where the new Facebook Data Center sits. This 32 mile stretch of road cuts off about 25 miles and you don't have to go thru downtown Albuquerque this way!

I have already seen an increase in the price of land in this area and I think this is a good investment. And definitely a pretty chunk of land! Enjoy! Char the Explorer :)

Financing Price: $4600

Terms with $0 down payment: $4600 at 8% interest with approximately 55 monthly payments of $100.

Any down payment made Smile4u will match off of the balance.

90 days Early Bird Payoff with $0 down! If $2200 is paid toward the property within 90 days from the contract date Smile4u will waive the remaining balance!

180 days Work Like A Dog Early Payoff with $0 down! If $2,750 of principal is paid in the first 180 days from the contract date Smile4u will waive the remaining balance!

We will write both of the early payoff options into the contract. If at any time during the 90 or 180 day period you hit those amounts we will waive the remaining balance and deed the property to you. Dream big!

If purchasing a Contract for Deed Click Here to view the highlights of our owner financing.

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Property Maps

Google Maps and Bing Maps links for those customers who would like to research the street and aerial views further:

Google Maps: We suggest clicking on the "Tilt the view" button located on the bottom right side twice so it rotates the earth until you see the blue sky.

Google Interactive Map where a jeep trail cuts through the property in the SW corner of the property.

Bing Maps: We suggest clicking the "Bird's eye" link on the top and then aerial.

Bing Maps link where a jeep trail cuts through the property in the SW corner of the property.

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Valencia County Area Photos

June 2017 Update on the Economic Development in Valencia County, New Mexico:

I’ve been keeping an eye on the Facebook Data Center being built in Los Lunas since I first heard about it. It broke ground in 2016 and I got my first chance to see it in January 2018.

Here is another look at it just a month later in February 2018!

In November 2017, Facebook announced it will build a total of six buildings at its billion-dollar data center in Los Lunas, adding an additional four to the two already and adding 1.8 million square feet for a total of 2.8 million square feet! The building is expected to go through 2023. There are estimates that between 800 and 1,000 construction workers are on site every day for the next six years.

The data center is located at the Huning Ranch Business & Tech Park and I found this map showing the existing area and future proposed growth.

Here’s a map I found on the economic development site showing the location of growth as well

PNM is already building three solar plants of its own in Los Lunas to supply 30 MW of power for the first two buildings in Facebook’s facility. But with Facebook announcing plans to expand to six buildings over the next five years, it wants to ramp up its energy needs. To supply the additional power, PNM negotiated agreements with two companies, Avangrid Renewables and NextEra Energy Inc., to build and run the plants and sell the energy to PNM for delivery to Facebook. It includes:

A 166 MW wind farm that Avangrid will build east of Estancia in Torrance County, to open by 2020. It will be Avangrid’s second wind facility in that county, where it’s now finishing construction of the 298 MW El Cabo Wind Farm near Moriarty.

A $72 million, 50 MW wind farm in Quay and DeBaca counties in eastern New Mexico to be built by NextEra and completed in December 2018.

A $75 million, 50 MW solar plant that NextEra will build in Cibola County to open in December 2021.

NM-6 highway is receiving a rehabilitation with a cost of $30,929,344.80 and is scheduled to be completed the summer of 2018. It starts at Interstate 40 about 33 miles west of Albuquerque and goes for 18 miles SE towards Los Lunas and includes replacing two bridges and bring roads up to current design standards. This will create a high quality bypass route that will allow commercial trucks to move goods more efficiently. I myself have used this cutoff for the past several years as it bypasses the busy intersection in Albuquerque of Interstates 40 and 25 and saves a good half an hour!

The Los Lunas Economic Development site is filled with information of business that have recently opened as well as several announcing plans; bottled water supplier Niagara Bottling announced it will opening a beverage manufacturing facility here, manufacturer Keter Plastics announced it would move into the long-vacant Solo Cup plant in Belen, two new residential subdivisions are coming to Los Lunas and Belen, Rancho Valencia and De La Reina, and the Westside Burger King opened for business! Click here to reach the cities website where you will find more information about these projects!

The Morris Road Projects!

I read about the Interstate 25 interchange and the East-West Corridor project they are working on referred to as Morris Road on the map. This is a 4 mile stretch of road that would add a new bridge over the Rio Grande River, a new intersection at NM 47 and is estimated to cost $49 million.

Map showing the Morris Road Project

Click here to read about this project on the cities website.

Belen, the Friendly City, is located in Central New Mexico 32 miles S of Albuquerque. The Rio Communities is three miles east of Belen and Los Lunas is 10 miles N of Belen. Its a pretty valley nestled against the Manzano Mountains on the east, and Mesas on the west.

The population in Belen is about 7500 and Los Lunas is about 25,000 and you can definitely see the growth in these two towns as you drive around. There is a large labor force in Los Lunas and Belen that work in Albuquerque and they can now take the Rail Runner into Albuquerque! A few times now I have caught the parking lot full and the train with her cool roadrunner on top! I really enjoy the art on it and read that the name is a play on the state bird the roadrunner.

In 2006 residents in Belen and Los Lunas approved a mill levy tax to pay for maintenance and operations of the new Valencia County Hospital and in 2015 there was about $22 million in the fund. The closest hospital is in Albuquerque yet this continues to be a slow moving project as there was a disagreement whether the monies should go to Belen or Los Lunas. In 2013 the monies were awarded to Belen by the Valencia County Commissioners. Los Lunas filed a law suit and I read that in April 2015 the New Mexico Court of Appeals is looking into the lawsuit but didn’t know when a decision will be made. This has been a slow moving project and I imagine the residents of both communities hope it gets resolved soon though – that’s a long time!

If you're looking for property in Rio del Oro be sure and check out when the dues are expiring. Majority of the properties here had their dues expire between 2009 and 2011 so never due again however some lots there have dues that will never expire. You can contact the Valley Improvement Association if you wish to know more about their Association. They have quite a bit of information on their website They are very nice people who have been extremely helpful over the years.

Belen was founded in 1740 by 2 Spaniards named Captain Don Diego Torres and Antonio Salazar who was Torres brother inlaw. They named the town Belen (Spanish for Bethlehem) in honor of that town. In 1901 the Santa Fe railroad had just finished laying down railroad tracks which has made Belen the transportation hub of New Mexico. And to this day Burlington Northern shares the central switch yards. Some days, nearly 100 trains roll through the Belen Railroad Yard hauling freight north, south, east and west to all points in North America. This is truly a wonderland for anyone who likes to watch trains.

With an average annual rainfall of 10 inches per year and snowfall of 11 inches, many people consider the climate ideal. The daytime high temperatures are in the low 90's in the summer months and daytime high temperatures are in the 50's in the winter months . The temperatures do fall below freezing during the winter months but the snow quickly melts.

The Mountainair Ranger District in the Cibola National Forest is made up of the Gallinas and Manzano Mountains. The Manzano Mountains are located primarily in Torrance County with a small section on the west side of the mountain located in Valencia County. Wildlife include mule deer, a small population of elk, black bear, mountain lion, turkey and pronghorn antelope. Birds include small European falcons (kestrels) and golden eagles. Sensitive, threatened, and endangered Mexican spotted owl habitat can be found and some Northern Goshawks are also present. They provide beautiful trails and canyons for exploring, horseback riding, hiking and backpacking.

Across the valley to the SW of Los Lunas and Belen is the Sierra Ladrones which lies between the Rio Puerco to the east and the Rio Salado to the southwest. The highest peak is Ladron Peak at 9,210 feet and her summit is almost 4500 feet above the Rio Grande Valley! Part of the range is included in the Sevellita National Wildlife Refuge. Animal species include mountain lion, pronghorn, bear and desert bighorn sheep.

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Sales Process and Terms

Please conduct your due diligence research and be sure to ask all questions prior to hitting the "Buy Now" button below.

All of the maps and information provided in this listing are intended to assist you in your due diligence research. We try and include many resources that we use ourselves. Over the years we have found information to be incorrect like a road that shows on an aerial photo or street map that we can't find because it is overgrown or doesn't exist or a difference in GPS settings. So while we try and include as much of this information as possible we greatly encourage you to carefully do your research to be sure the property suits your needs.

If you would like to purchase this property click on the "Buy It Now" button at the bottom of the listing. A form will ask for your name, email address and phone number. There is a box to indicate if you are purchasing if for cash or financing. Once you click submit it will change the Status at the top of the listing from "Available" to "Sale Pending". We will hold it for you for 3 days. We will then send you an email that confirms our agreement and our process to complete the transaction. Please contact us within 24 hours of receiving that email from us and we will continue to hold the property for you.

Payment is due within 3 days unless prior arrangements are made. You can either send a cashier's checks or money orders, or you can call the office with a debit or a credit card. We often have several interested buyers in the same property and in fairness we keep the property available until someone is 100% prepared to complete the transaction.

If purchasing for cash, once we have received payment we will prepare all documents necessary to transfer ownership and even include a check to cover all recording fees and transfer taxes as well. It's all part of the non-refundable $150 doc prep fee!

If purchasing a Contract for Deed Click Here to view the highlights of our owner financing. PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT PRIOR TO CLICKING THE BUY IT NOW BUTTON FOR CONTRACTS!

With our sincere thanks,

Charlotte and Amber : )

Please feel free to call Char at 360-550-8943 with any questions!

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