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LISTING: Otero County NM Timberon Unit 8 Block 83 Lot 20; Block 87 Lot 18 Standby Water
<b>My boyfriend Buddy checking out the big tall pine trees along Arapaho Drive which leads along both of these lots in Timberon, New Mexico. One lot sits about 500 feet from the Lincoln National Forest and the other about 1/2 mile away. I think it would be a great spot to build a cabin or hang out in your RV with water already in the street! So grab your best Buddy and tell them you found a place walking distance from each other in the Sacramento Mountains!
My boyfriend Buddy checking out the big tall pine trees along Arapaho Drive which leads along both of these lots in Timberon, New Mexico. One lot sits about 500 feet from the Lincoln National Forest and the other about 1/2 mile away. I think it would be a great spot to build a cabin or hang out in your RV with water already in the street! So grab your best Buddy and tell them you found a place walking distance from each other in the Sacramento Mountains!
Description: 0.4 and 0.5 Acre Lots With Big Tall Pine Trees For Sale in Timberon, New Mexico by Alamogordo and Cloudcroft

Great Access on Graveled Roads, Water in the Streets to Both Lots and Power Close!

High In The Sacramento Mountains With an Abundance of Elk, Deer and Turkeys Roaming.

Centrally Located Between Albuquerque, El Paso and Lubbock, Texas in Otero County, NM

Both Lots Are Very Close to the Lincoln National Forest For Hunting, Fishing!

Timberon has a Golf Course, Airstrip, Swimming Pool, Fishing, Restaurants, Hiking, Horseback Riding, and ATV's!

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I love talking about the places I explore!

Lots of Photos of Properties!

90 Days Same As Cash Owner Financing Price With No Credit Checks.

Your Choice of Lots:

Timberon Unit 8 Block 83 Lot 20Sale Pending

Timberon Unit 8 Block 87 Lot 18Available
Status: Available
Sale: $1,500.00 Cash Per Lot.

See Listing For Zero Down Owner Financing Price and Terms.

State: NM
County: Otero
APN: R048420 Legal Description: Subd: TIMBERON #8 Lot: 20 Block: 83
APN: R048632 Legal Description: Subd: TIMBERON #8 Lot: 18 Block: 87
City: Timberon Cloudcroft is 31.5 miles N
Alamogordo is 50 miles NW
Las Cruces is 118 miles SW
El Paso is 140 miles SW
Albuquerque is 253 miles NW
Lubbock TX is 272 miles E
Parcel Size: 0.402 Acres and 0.502 Acres Block 83 Lot 20 is 0.402 Acres
Block 87 Lot 18 is 0.502 Acres

See Parcel Map
Roads: Dedicated Easement, Gravel Arapaho Drive is a graveled road that runs along both of the lots. See photos and maps.
Power: Area The power map indicated there is power across the street one lot east of block 83 lot 20. And along the backside of block 87 lot 18. You will need to contact the power company to verify this information and the cost to bring it to the property.

Click here for more information on installing power and getting a quote in Timberon.
Water: Area Standby water in the streets to both lots.

$61.15 per year per lot.

Click here for the Timberon Water and Sanitation District Website.
Sewer: Septic, Holding Tank Needs installation.

Click here for more information on septic in Timberon.
Liens: No
Deed Type: Special Warranty Deed
CCRs: Yes Click here to read the covenants online at the Otero County Assessors website.

Scroll down the page until you see "Timberon Unit 8".
Title Marketable: Yes
Property Tax: 40.76 Annually. Per Lot. Paid current. Future tax notices are buyer's responsibility.
POA Dues: 30.00 Facilities and Services Fee Annually. Paid curent
Doc Prep Fee: 150.00 To be added to the purchase price for document preparation.
Zoning: Residential Allowing for homes. Double wide manufactured homes are allowed with a minimum of 20 feet when joined. They must have a foundation.

Allows for 30 days per year of recreational RV use. If a septic was installed you would be able to use it up to 180 days per year.

Horses, dogs, cats, and other household pets are allowed. Any other animals or poultry are not permitted.

A fence cannot be constructed without an approved plan by other property owners or committee. Barbed wire and chicken wire fences are not permitted.
Time Restrictions: No
Other Information: Timberon Development Council Website Click here for the Timberon Development Council website for more information.

Their website is full of helpful information about Timberon and the FAQ page offers many resources and commonly asked questions.

Photo Information

The photos were taken in July of 2016 of Timberon Unit 8 Block 83 Lot 20 and Block 87 Lot 18 and the surrounding views.

Pictures 1-30 are of Block 83 Lot 20 and pictures 31-64 are of Block 87 Lot 18.

To view larger maps/photos just simply click the thumbnail to expand. You can scroll by using the arrow keys on your keyboard as well.

To view the maps/photos in a larger window hover your mouse over the small image, right click and then choose "Open Link".

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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I sure love Buddy's toothless smile! He lost his first few teeth playing "The Bones Are All Mine" with his sister Angel, a big yellow lab when he was about 3. He would take all her rawhide bones, line them up under my desk in a perfect row and guard them with his life. At times there were 6 or 7 bones. Bones are a great way to give an energetic dog hours of jaw exercise and we dealt with Buddy's control issue by buying them in bulk at Costco and handed Angel new ones frequently.

One day Angel decided she was done playing the game. It went down in front of me, she told him that was her bone and warned him not to take it. He stepped forward and took it anyway. She opened her jaw and wrapped it around his neck and pushed him down. He screamed bloody murder and wiggled fiercly trying to get away. Before I knew it she let him go, no puncture wounds, no scrapes. But a few months later his breath smelled like he was eating rotten meat and out came a few rotten teeth! I think Angel gets credit for 5 of the missing 8 teeth in his mouth.

Then there's the time with the coyote. I usually only let Buddy go outside in the morning if all my other big dogs are out with him. But one morning I had 2 females inside as I was taking them to get spayed. I heard my big dog let out a roar and saw a coyote taking off across the field. I let my two females out and watched them chase the coyote the rest of the way off the property and started calling for Buddy. I searched for about 45 minutes realizing I was on a recovery mission, my heart broken.

As I came back to the house I saw Buddy being brought up the hill by my 5 other dogs! He was limping bad, covered in blood and mud, oh you should have seen him - the most beautiful sight to my eyes! My little tough man was alive! He had been wearing a spiked Harley collar and the 12 or so puncture wounds on his neck only went so deep! And that coyote who gets credit for the other 3 missing teeth, well you should have seen it running away after meeting Bud the Stud!


So my boyfriend is now usually seen sleeping with his tongue hanging out his mouth, but I happen to think he's still good looking! How coud I not love that smile! I've cared for hundreds of animals in my life but never before have I met an animal like him. Whether I'm laughing, crying, cleaning, cooking, meditating, sleeping or exploring, there he is!


Timberon Unit 8 Block 83 Lot 20 Sale Pending

Timberon Unit 8 Block 87 Lot 18 Available

0.4 and 0.5 acre lots for sale in Timberon, New Mexico with some pretty tall pine trees, water in the streets and power in the area. Nestled high in the Sacramento Mountains around 7200 feet, these lots are about 140 miles NE of El Paso Texas and 50 miles SE of Alamogordo, NM. Both properties are walking distance to the Lincoln National Forest! With water already in the street and power close by it’s a perfect place for a cabin, home or RV!

All of the photos were taken of the properties in July 2016. Pics 1 - 30 are of lot 20 and pics 31-64 are of lot 18. They sit on the far west side of Timberon and there is great access to both of the properties on graveled Arapaho Drive. This part of Timberon has big huge pine trees and they are lovely lots as seen in the photos.

Lot #20 sits about 500 feet east of the National Forest. It is fairly flat on its west side and then slopes down east to the road. Lot # 18 sits about 1/2 mile east of the National Forest. It has a slope down off the road to the south to a low spot between two rolling hills. Both properties had lots of big tall pine trees and other trees, old tangled wood, and lots of grass. Lot #20 was thinned of the underbrush and had lots of grass. Lot #18 had more underbrush and trees and it was thick walking thru this lot.

There is water in the street to both of the properties which is called standby water. If you wanted to hook up to water you would simply need to pay the connection fee and save the cost of drilling for a well! The annual fee for standby water is $61.15 per year.

The power map indicated there is power across the street one lot east of block 83 lot 20. And along the backside of block 87 lot 18. You will need to contact the power company to verify this information and the cost to bring it to the property.

The zoning allows for homes, double-wide mobile homes, as well as 30 days per year of recreational RV use. If a septic was installed you would be able to use it up to 180 days per year with a recreational vehicle.

Timberon adjoins the Lincoln National Forest which provides for many recreational activities. It also offers many amenities such as a 9-hole golf course with seasonal pro shop, a 4,750 foot long private airstrip for small planes, helicopter pad, seasonal swimming pool, fire station, convenience stores, RV Park, and more! There is a $30 Facility and Services Fee to help maintain these amenities.

It’s about a 45 minute beautiful scenic drive south of Cloudcroft, the main town on this part of the mountain that has skiing in the wintertime. Alamogordo is the next largest city about an hour away and has just about anything you need there including a Wal-Mart and several hotels and restaurants.

The first time we visited Timberon we entered through the south entrance which winds through the military range which is where the wild oryx were. This is quite the journey with signs posted along the way warning you not to leave the road! We then journeyed through some old dry river beds before winding our way into Timberon. I am glad now we came in this way or I still would have yet to see an oryx in the wild! Of course there is a much quicker way into Timberon if you just stick to the main road! But what fun would that be?!

Someone emailed us once saying we were a disgrace for setting up plastic deer and taking pictures of them along with the oryx that were from Africa. We sent him a few links regarding the area and received a very nice email in return! He was a native of New Mexico who had no idea what was in his own back yard but was off to see it! We included a few photos of both of these in the additional photos section – awesome!

I spent two days exploring Timberon in July 2016 and included several photos below of my first journey here! With water in the street and power close by this would be a great spot for a home or cabin hidden in the woods! Enjoy! Amber : )

Financing Price: $3000 Per Lot

Terms with $0 down payment: $3000 at 8% interest with approximately 34 monthly payments of $100.

Any down payment made over the required $0 Smile4u will match off of the balance.

90 days same as cash with $0 down. If $1500 is paid toward the property within 90 days from the contract date Smile4u will waive the remaining balance!

180 days to work like a dog to pay it off early with $0 down! If $1875 of principal is paid in the first 180 days from the contract date Smile4u will waive the remaining balance!

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

Amber's Adventure Around Timberon in July 2016!

Hi! I’m Amber, Char’s daughter, and it’s time you get to know a little bit about me. I started working full time at Smile4u in June of 2013 and took over keeping the office in line while my mom explores. I've taken a few short trips to Elko, Nevada including the Elko County tax sale and I stopped by the Las Animas Ranches in Southern Colorado in August 2015 on my way to a family reunion in Kansas. Recently, my mom has decided to let me take over creating the listings so she can focus on her other goals for Smile4u, so I guess it’s my time to shine! This is my trip to Otero County in July 2016.

We arrived in Alamogordo in the evening the first day and checked into the Magnuson Hotel & Suites. The next morning was the Otero County Tax Sale at 9am. My mom bid on the properties while I watched (little did I know she would force me to do it all by myself 10 days later at the Lincoln County tax sale). One of our biggest competitors was also at the sale and we had lunch with after him at the Jam-ing Hotdogs & More shack in Alamogordo (5/5 Stars for a greasy hot dog!). After lunch we traveled to Timberon together to start our first combined land expedition!

My mom hadn’t been to Timberon since 2006, and by the looks of what I saw as we entered the subdivision I can’t imagine why she never went back after. It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Being a Washington native, now in the Arizona desert, the heavily treed scenery of Timberon was a nice change and made me slightly home sick. We entered the subdivision on Sacramento Dr., a nice paved/graveled road. Mom was pointing out all the new businesses that had popped up since she was last there. The Timberon New Village Hardware and General Store had just opened up. Nonnie’s Restaurant also looked new to her, located in the Timberon Lodge near the swimming pool.

We worked our way through Units 10, 8, 3 and 6. We spent some extra time in Unit 8 and I quickly fell in love with the tall Ponderosa Pines and grassy ground. I imagined myself sitting outside on a hammock strung up between the trees, reading a good book in the sun for a few hours.

All the birds were chirping their hellos to us and we even got to meet a few of the local wild turkeys and mule deer.

Even though it was the end of July, I felt the temperature was fairly mild. Having acclimated to Arizona already, I found the temperature in Timberon to be slightly chilly when the breeze picked up. We drove around Timberon until the last of the sun’s light ran out on us. On the way back we debated driving back to Alamogordo, but soon into our drive one of the largest lightning storms I have ever witnessed hit us, so we decided to stay in Cloudcroft about 45 minutes away, which is modeled after a pioneer village. The rooms were cozy with a rustic feel – my mom mentioned how she hadn’t had a shower in a clawfoot tub since her grandmother’s house!

A popular getaway in the Sacramento Mountains, Cloudcroft sits at an elevation of 9,000 feet, making it perfect for a summer getaway in the high mountains as well as a desired skiing destination. In the morning we ate breakfast at Big Daddy’s Diner. I just HAD to try their fried PB&J sandwich, which I would order again in a heartbeat.

Day Two of my journey into Timberon focused on Units 14 and 13. Unit 14 was very quiet but still had some development in it. This would be my personal 2nd favorite Unit in Timberon that we explored. Power at most of the properties and one even adjoined the National Forest!

The second part of the day was spent navigating Unit 13. There aren’t a lot of roads in this unit, however we were able to see a few of the properties. These are great properties for someone who doesn’t want to be found. One of the last properties we stopped at sat atop a hill with a view of the rest of the Subdivision to the West and a great view of the beautiful ridges of the Sacramento Mountains to the East. What a perfect area for someone to go to get away from it all!

Timberon sits in the Sacramento Mountains of South-Central New Mexico. The Sacramento Mountains extend for 85 miles and includes towns such as Cloudcroft and Ruidoso, and is also part of the Lincoln National Forest. Coming from El Paso, you don't really notice the elevation change in the mountains until you have reached the Western edge and are able to see the Tularosa Basin and Alamogordo, 4,000 feet below.

This area is home to two observatories, the National Solar Observatory at Sacramento Peak and the Apache Pointe Observatory. We briefly stopped at the Sunspot Astronomy and Visitor Center which is open to the public. There are signs along the Sunspot Highway from Cloudcroft to Timberon, which feature planet names. The closer you get to the observatory, the closer the planet is to the sun.

Its been a while since Smile4u has offered Timberon for sale and it's a treat to own one here again!

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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 to the NE corner of Block 83 Lot 20.

Google Interactive Map to the NE corner of Block 87 Lot 18.

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

Bing Maps link at the NE corner of Block 83 Lot 20.

Bing Maps link at the NE corner of Block 87 Lot 18.

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Otero County Area and Timberon Subdivision Photos

All of these photos were taken on our journeys to Otero County and the Timberon subdivision

Timberon is nestled high in the Sacremento Mountains. It is about 32 miles south of Cloudcroft, 1.5 hours SE of Alamogordo, and 100 miles N of El Paso, Texas. Some 300 people call this 9000 acres home and it is surrounded by the Lincoln National Forest, BLM lands, White Sands Desert and State lands. At 7000 feet Timberon offers beautiful pines, an abundance of wildlife, and cool temperatures during the hot summer months.

Timberon offers a long and challenging nine hole golf course, a runway to accommodate small airplanes, fishing lakes, a swimming pool, restaurants, grocery store and a lodge. There is mail delivery to Timberon. The area is a year round Mountain Playland for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, swimming, golfing, hunting, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling. There are also two national observatories nearby.

The property in Timberon was originally purchased by Judge Paul Moss in 1933 from the State of New Mexico. Judge Moss was interested in using the land for agriculture and entertainment of guests for hunting with the abundance of wildlife. His son, William, married Jane Withers, a former child star known for her role in Bright Eyes. Jane and William stayed in Timberon frequently and brought many other Hollywood stars with them to enjoy the secluded beauty of their private forest.

Some properties have standby water in the streets. If you wanted to hook up to water you would simply need to pay the connection fee. The annual fee for standby water is $61.15 per year.

If you would like to see a copy of the New Mexico State Liquid Waste Regulations Click Here.

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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 contact information and there is a box to indicate if you are purchasing if for cash or financing. It will then change the Status at the top of the listing from "Available" to "Sale Pending" after you click submit so we hold it for you. 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 to so we continue to hold the property for you.

Payment is due within 3 days unless prior arrangements are made and we accept cashier's checks, money orders, and Visa/Master/Discover 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!
We are on Pacific Time.

Thank you for looking!

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