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LISTING: Estancia Ranchettes Unit 6-A Block 3 Lots 1 & 2 is 2 Acres in Moriarty, NM

Spanish explorers named the mountains Sandia because they likened the color the mountainside turns at sunset to that of a watermelon (Sandia is Spanish for watermelon). On almost any given evening you can see what they meant!

Description: 2 Acres of Land for Sale in Moriarty, New Mexico about 1 Hour E of Albuquerque & 1 Hour S of Santa Fe.

Between Edgewood and Cline's Corner, New Mexico About 5 Miles From Historic Route 66 and the Exit Onto Interstate 40!

Secluded Off Grid Land with Pretty Views of the Sandia and Manzano Mountains in Torrance County, NM.

I Spotted One of the Largest Herds of Antelope Roaming I've Ever Seen in My Life In This Area!

Property Zoned for Home or Mobile Home, Animals Allowed, No POA, No Covenants and Cheap Taxes!

Call Char and Buddy Mon - Sun 360-550-8943.

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Estancia Ranchettes Unit 6-A Block 3 Lots 1 & 2
Status: Available
Sale: $2,600.00 Cash Price or Best Offer

See Listing For Owner Financing Price and Terms

State: NM
County: Torrance
 
Parcels
APN: 6914A Legal Description: Tract 1, Block 3, Unit 6A, Estancia Ranchettes
APN: 6914B Legal Description: Tract 2, Block 3, Unit 6A, Estancia Ranchettes
City: Moriarty 12.5 Miles E of Moriarty
19.2 Miles W of Clines Corner
22 Miles SE of Edgewood
52 Miles E of Albuquerque
64 Miles S of Santa Fe
Parcel Size: 2 Acres 2 adjoining 1 acre lots.

See Parcel Map.
Roads: Dedicated Easement, Dirt Roja Drive is a bladed dirt road along the N of the properties.

Cimmaron Road is a bladed dirt road along the W end of the block. Take this road off A123 for the easiest access to the property. It is more difficult coming down the fence line at the end of the block to the E.

A123 is a decent bladed dirt road two streets to the N. It leads W to A124 and A125 which are the main drags that leads N back to the frontage road.
Power: Solar, Generator Needs installation.
Water: Well, Holding Tank Click here to research depth of other wells on the State of New Mexico well log.

I searched by Subdivision Report on the left hand side and typed in "Estancia Ranchettes" and found a few records.
Sewer: Septic, Holding Tank Needs installation.

Click Here for the New Mexico Environment Dept Liquid Waste Website.
Liens: No
Deed Type: Statutory Warranty Deed Title insurance available at buyer's expense.
CCRs: No
Title Marketable: Yes
POA Dues: 0.00
Doc Prep Fee: 150.00 To be added to the purchase price for document preparation.
Zoning: PL/RR – Preplatted Lands District/Rural Residential Allowing for homes, manufactured homes, and limited RV's. RV's allowed up to 90 days. RV's allowed up to 6 months with building permit.
Time Restrictions: No
Other Information: Cibola National Forest Click Here for more information about Cibola National Forest which is west of Moriarty.
 
PROPERTY PHOTOS

Property Photos

All of the photos were taken in March 2015 of Estancia Ranchettes Unit 7-A Block 11 Lot 36 and the surrounding views.

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Make sure to check the map section to see where photos were taken in relation to the property being sold in case the above named property is not the property being sold in this listing.

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PROPERTY INFORMATION
 

2 acres land for sale in Moriarty, New Mexico about and hour E of Albuquerque and 1 hour S of Santa Fe. I saw one of the largest herds of antelope I've seen in my life roaming the area in 2015! Its by Edgewood and Cline's Corner in Torrance County, NM and only about a 10 minute drive to the on ramp to Interstate 40!

I have not had a chance to view this property and all of the photos were taken about 8/10 of a mile SE in March 2015. They should be a good representation of the lower part of the Estancia Ranchettes.

Roja Drive is a bladed dirt road along the N of the properties. Cimmaron Road is a bladed dirt road along the W end of the block. Take this road off A123 for the easiest access to the property. It is more difficult coming down the fence line at the end of the block to the E. A124 and A125 are the main drags that leads S off the frontage road by the Interstate down to A123 which is another improved road that runs east just two streets to the N of the property. It is also called Pecos Drive on some of the maps. There is an overgrown dirt road that leads along the N of the lots. It is more improved to the W and I would come in from that way. There is a dirt road that leads down the E side of the block along the fence line but it is not as traveled as the road down the W side of the block.

It sits in the very SE about as far away from everything that you can get! I really like the SE part because of the beautiful rolling hills, views across the plains and the huge herds of antelope! The property is mostly flat with a gentle slope off from the S to the N as seen in the aerial photos. I also see in the aerial photos there is a neighbor to the W 2 lots that looks like it has a mess going on. The only structure I see in the photos is in image #33 but I'm not sure if that's the neighbor to this or not.

My notes say "Wow! Quiet and peaceful. Nice vegetation. No one around!" Buddy followed me and had to hop thru the grass since it was taller than him...fearless explorer!

I've only been down to this unit a few times but every time I've spotted antelope and wow did I spot them! This was actually the third herd we saw that day and this one was largest of all! I noticed that several of them had big horns and I was surprised to learn that about 40% of the females have horns that don't get any longer than their ears. The buck's horns are up to 15 inches long and have the distinctive prong on the front which gave the species its name. Another difference between males and females is the black patch on the jaw below the eye of the males. I learn something new every day! : )



Moriarty and Edgewood are across the valley to the W and beyond them are beautiful views of the long range of the Sandia Mountains and Manzano Mountains from the SW to the NW! Sandia is Spanish for watermelon and represents the beautiful reddish color of the sunsets over these mountains!

I snapped these sunset photos in February 2018 from the ridge that sits above this property to the NE!





The Valley of the Estancia Ranchettes is located six miles east of Moriarty. Interstate 40 and Historic Route 66 run right thru through it and there is an on ramp onto I40 on the west. It a rural area with a few residents sprinkled about and for the most part remains undeveloped with plenty of privacy! It was subdivided years ago and there are no covenants or home owners association. It has plenty of sunshine, fabulous sunsets, and a quick drive to the big city.

The region is a cold semi-arid climate with long hot summers and cold winters and low rainfall. It’s made up of grassland and mesas and lots of playa lakes that seasonally fill up after a thunderstorm, but rains don’t come frequently. These ponds are important habitat for waterfowl and pronghorn and deer are often found around these ponds. And I have sure seen some pretty big herds of antelope here!

On the west side of the Sandia Mountains is Albuquerque and the interstate quickly takes you thru the mountains to the big town!

Zoning allows for homes and mobile homes. It’s a rural area with a few residents sprinkled about and for the most part remains undeveloped with plenty of privacy! It was subdivided years ago and there are no covenants or home owners association and cheap taxes. It has plenty of sunshine, fabulous sunsets, and a quick hour’s drive to the big city if you have to go!

This is two adjoining lots that we are selling together. They are already subdivided and you have the right to sell them individually without any additional paperwork, but I prefer to keep these larger chunks together myself! Why have 1 acre when you can have 2!

It made me sing the old song by John Lomax from 1910 “Home, home on the range, where the deer and the antelope play; where seldom is heard a discouraging word and the skies are not cloudy all day.” A beautiful place to hang out and watch the antelope roam! Enjoy! Char the Explorer : )


Financing Price: $5200 For 2 Acres

Terms with $0 down payment: $5200 at 8% interest with approximately 49 monthly payments of $125.

Any down payment made Smile4u will match off of the balance. This match does not apply to early payoff amounts.

90 Days Early Bird Payoff with $0 down! If $2600 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 $3,250 of principal is paid in the first 180 days from the contract date Smile4u will waive the remaining balance!

Any down payment applies to the 90 & 180 day early payoff amounts but we do not match it for the early payoff amounts.

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

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 at the NW corner of the property.


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

Bing Maps link at the NW corner of the property.

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ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

Torrance County, Moriarty and The Valley of the Estancia Ranchettes Photos

A video I made of the Valley of the Estancia Ranchettes and Moriarty, New Mexico.



Torrance County, population 15,302, sits in the middle of New Mexico and is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical area. Most of the county is primarily gently-rolling grassland ranging from 6000 to 6200 feet in elevation. The Manzano Mountains rising to 10,098 feet on the western edge of the county.

It's one of the most productive agricultural counties in the United States producing pinto beans, corn, hay, cattle, nursery crops and vegetables. It enjoys commercial development brought by Interstate 40 and is one of the fastest growing counties in the state. It boasts of the longest stretch remaining of Old Route 66 “The Mother Road” in the heart of New Mexico.

It has attracted a wide variety of business enterprises to the region. Tagawa Greenhouses in Estancia has 20 acres of growing space. Award-winning Sierra Blanca Brewery came to Estancia Valley in 2007 to meet their growth needs when it was time to expand. Other thriving industries include the El Cabo wind project, Single Action Shooting Society (SASS), Lonesome Wind Renewables, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Holy Energy, and numerous aviation, agriculture, energy, retail and service businesses.

With an elevation of over 6,000 feet it is considered ideal weather by many with only 11.5 inches of precipitation annually. Sunny days abound with mild winter temperatures of 45 degrees to 87 degrees in the summertime.

Moriarty sits at the Junction of I40 and Hwy 41 and also boasts of the longest stretch remaining of Old Route 66 “The Mother Road” in the heart of New Mexico. It’s centrally located 35 E of Albuquerque and 56 miles S of Santa Fe. Edgewood is about 10 minutes west of Moriarty and its population grew 88% from 2000 to 2010 and it opened a Wal-Mart in 2008.

Estancia, the Torrance County seat, is a small rural town of about 1600 people. In addition to the county offices and Sheriff’s Office, it offers a post office, grocery store, Dollar Store, gas stations, restaurants, and the Estancia Schools as well as the necessary fire, police and Emergency Medical Services. It’s surrounded by an agricultural community that has been the foundation of the Town for more than 100 years. Ranching and farming industries remain strong influences to the flavor of life in the Estancia Valley and well as key contributing economic factors in the area.

Cline's Corner is a cute famous stop along Old Route 66 E of Moriarty and I have enjoyed a few lunches at the cafe and they have a great little gift shop. I included a photo of me and my sister standing in front of their totem pole and some real cowboys a few years ago out front! Fun place indeed and it is reflective of the rural cowboy and Indian country this part of New Mexico is!

The Sandia Mountains are to the NW and the Manzano Mountains are to the SW. There are stunning sunsets over the Sandia Mountains, meaning watermelon, which Spanish explorers named because they likened the color the mountainside turns at sunset! Sandia Pueblo Indians called the mountain Bien Mur, "big mountain". W of the Sandia Mountains is Albuquerque and the interstate quickly takes you thru the mountains to the big town!

The Sandia-Manzano Mountains are a substantial mountain area that defines the eastern edge of the middle Rio Grande valley of central New Mexico. Their elevation changes provide recreational opportunities including winter skiing and cool summer hiking. The entire mountain chain comprises two parts, the Sandia Mountains to the north, and the Manzano Mountains to the south, separated by Tijeras Canyon, through which runs Interstate 40, following the path of historic U.S. Route 66.

The area reminds me of the start of the Great Plains. I read that it sits on the very western edge of the Llano Estacado, aka the Staked Plain, one of the largest mesas / tablelands in North America. Once referred to as the Great American Desert, colonial times found people passing by this area seeking better land further west. By the mid-19th century, people had begun settling here as they realized it was well suited for farming as large portions of the region sit atop one of the world's largest underground reservoirs, the Ogallala Aquifer.

The region is a cold semi-arid climate with long hot summers and cold winters and low rainfall. It’s made up of grassland and mesas and lots of playa lakes that seasonally fill up after a thunderstorm, but rains don’t come frequently. These ponds are important habitat for waterfowl and pronghorn and deer are often found around these ponds. And I have sure seen some pretty big herds of antelope here!

In March 2015, I spotted two huge herds of antelope in the Estancia Ranchettes. Wow was that ever amazing and stunning to see! The first group was on the far east side by Units 6 & 7. They raced across the prairie putting on quite the show! They stopped to duck under the highest point in the fence line with the big buck standing guard until the last one passed between us! I've seen this several times now in the wild when seeing antelope, deer, elk and horses. AWESOME!







Here's there herd I saw at the bottom of the subdivision in unit 7A. This is one of the largest herds I’ve ever seen in my life and can only think of one larger in Elko, Nevada years ago! I wondered why so many of them had horns and learned that about 40% of the females have horns that don't get any longer than their ears. The buck's horns are up to 15 inches long and have the distinctive prong on the front which gave the species its name. Another difference between males and females is the black patch on the jaw below the eye of the males.



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.

Click here for the Sandia Mountain and Manzano Mountain Wilderness Areas in the Cibola National Forest website. The Sandia's offer 37,200 acres and 120 miles of trails but if you prefer solitude they say you should stick to the Manzano's which offers 37,200 acres and 64 miles of trails.

Click Here for Salt Missions Trail Scenic Byway.

Click Here for Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood.

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SALE TERMS & DISCLOSURES

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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