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LISTING: Lincoln County NM Alto Crest Unit Two Blk7 Lot 13 For Sale in Ruidoso New Mexico
<B>Oh is this chunk of land in Ruidoso, New Mexico a beauty sitting high in the Sierra Blanca Mountains in the Southern Rocky Mountains! It
Oh is this chunk of land in Ruidoso, New Mexico a beauty sitting high in the Sierra Blanca Mountains in the Southern Rocky Mountains! It's the highest range in southern NM and home of the Lincoln National Forest! It's an incredible view across the valley to the other rolling mountains and Sierra Peak. At 11,981 feet, she is the 7th highest peak in NM! The peak is 10 miles NW of Ruidoso on the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation and home of Ski Apache.
Description: 0.33 Acre Beautiful Building Lot For Sale in Ruidoso, New Mexico With Big Tall Pine Trees, Water in the Street and Power Very Close!

A View Of It All Up Here - You Can See For Miles Across the Valley and Surrounding Sierra Blanca Mountains, Home of the Lincoln National Forest!

Fishing About 1 Mile Down the Road at Alto Lake!

Private Lot at the End of a Dead End and We Spotted a Fox Hidden in the Trees!

Just off the Billy the Kid Trail Scenic Byway, Where the Legends of Smokey Bear, Gunfights, Horses and Outlaws Are Preserved!

By Alto, Ski Apache, Ruidoso Downs, Roswell, and Alamogordo NM

Centrally Located Between Albuquerque, El Paso and Lubbock, Texas in Lincoln County.

Call Char 360-550-8943 Mon - Sun
I love talking about the places I explore!

Lots of Photos of Property!

90 Days Same As Cash Owner Financing With Only $500 Down and no Credit Checks!

Alto Crest Unit Two Block 7 Lot 13
Status: Sale Pending
Sale: $12,500.00 Cash or Best Offer.

See Listing For Owner Financing Price and Terms.

State: NM
County: Lincoln
APN: 0110425 Legal Description: Lot 13, Block 7, Alto Crest, Unit Two
City: Ruidoso Alto is 2 miles N
Ruidiso is 3 miles S
Carrizozo the county seat is 28 miles NW.
Alamogordo is 52 miles SW
Albuquerque is 140 miles NW
El Paso is 154 miles SW
Lubbock is 251 miles E
Parcel Size: 0.33 Acres Approximately 85' X 165'.

See parcel map.
Roads: Dedicated Easement, Dirt, Gravel McKinley Road is the dedicated easement along the south. It was bladed years ago and is a bit overgrown from lack of use past the neighbors two lots west.

See photos and maps.
Power: Area Along the east side of the property and at several nearby neighbors.

You will need to contact the local power company for cost to bring to the property.
Water: Area In the street. $850 to get a meter installed. $60 a month base price once a meter is installed.

Click here for Ruidoso Water and Sewer.
Sewer: Septic Needs installation.

Click Here for the New Mexico Environment Dept Liquid Waste Website.
Liens: No
Deed Type: Special Warranty Deed
CCRs: Yes Click here to read the CCRs: Alto Crest CCRs.pdf
Title Marketable: Yes
Property Tax: 54.09 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: Residential Allows for one single family residential dwelling, minimum 600 sq ft.
Structures must be made from new materials.
Domestic household pets only.
See link to CCR's for more information.
Time Restrictions: No
Other Information: Lincoln Natl Forest, Smokey Bear, Billy the Kid Byway, Ruidoso Visitor Center Click here for the Lincoln National Forest Website.

Click here for the Village of Capitan website and Smokey Bear Museum.

Click here for the Billy the Kid National Scenic Byway.

Click here for the Ruidoso Visitor Center. The brochure page has some great links!

Property Photos

All of the photos were taken in August 2016 of Alto Crest Unit 2 Block 7 Lot 13 and the surrounding views.

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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0.33 acre beautiful building lot for sale in Ruidoso, New Mexico with incredible views of Sierra Blanca Peak and the valley below! You can see the Lincoln National Forest for miles! It’s covered in tall pine trees, has water in the street and power, gas and phone easement along it! Fishing at Alto Lake is about one mile down the road and it's just off the Billy the Kid Scenic Byway in Lincoln County, NM! The property is centrally located between Albuquerque, El Paso and Lubbock, Texas.

All of the photos were taken of the property and its surrounding views in August 2016. I also included a few photos of Alto Lake which sits about 1 mile north of this property! There is a fence with a yellow sign saying Caution Dead End that you need to go thru at the west end of McKinley Road. It is not locked and there are a few homes along this road as well as seen in the photos.

The property sits all of the way at the end of the dead end so lots of privacy! There is a power, gas and phone easement up the east side of the property that looks like a road in the aerial photos as seen in image #2. The parcel map is a bit confusing as to the easement and we included an aerial showing how the road intersects Cornudas Trail to the north. McKinley Road is a bit overgrown from lack of use but it was easy to drive in my truck. There is a metal pin along the bankside in the dirt as seen in pic # 73.

My notes say "A view of it all up here! My oh my!" We hiked the steep slope up off the road to the top of the property. It was a good butt workout to get to the top and a pretty trek thru the pine trees! You can see the Ruidoso Valley below and the surrounding Sierra Blanca Mountains across the other side of the valley. At 11,981 feet, Sierra Peak is the 7th highest peak in NM and sits about 8 miles due west as the crow flies! And big skies beyond the mountains! There was a big thunderstorm rolling in and I could hear the big booms up here! The lot is close to all of the hubbub but far enough away from town to enjoy the mountains and lake!

It was a bit rocky and I took three of the pretty rocks home! The property is covered in tall pine trees although we noticed some stumps that looked dead for quite a while and we speculated that one of the neighbors above might have done some thinning for a better view. It’s grassy with interesting desert plants like aloe.

There are animal trails thru the property as seen in image #61 and we actually spotted a fox hidden under the trees as we were driving along the dead end road in image #91! It’s hidden on the right hand side under the big tree and you can see his face and ears right above the rock line. We also spotted a deer when we viewed the neighbors to the north! There were some big towers in the hills above to the NE being worked on.

It sits just east of Highway 48 aka the Billy the Kid Scenic Byway so great paved access almost all the way to the property. You will need to call Otero Electric to see the cost to bring power to the lot. There is water in the street that you can pay to connect to so you do not have to drill a well! I included a link to the Ruidoso Water and Sewer department for information on cost to connect.

I sure learned a lot putting this property up for sale as my notes said bald cool mountain to the west – my favorite peak I’d seen all day – what was her name?! The Sierra Blanca Mountains are the highest range in southern NM and home of the Lincoln National Forest. They are part of the Southern Rocky Mountains which answers my question about the bald rocky peak! That made me look at the big topo map hanging on my office wall and yep wow they do go that far south!

It’s easy to see why Ruidoso, high in the Sierra Blanca’s, is where people come to escape the hot summers and play in the cold winters! This was my first visit to Lincoln County tax sale and wow what a memory! We spent a few days driving thru the different towns while researching properties and discovering this ultimate playground in the southwest! It’s surrounded by over a million acres of wilderness and national forest with hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, winter skiing at Ski Apache, restaurants, art, simple cabins and fancy resorts and wildlife walking thru town like they own the place! And they do!

We also spent a few hours visiting Capitan which is down the road about 15 miles NE of Ruidoso. It’s home of the Smokey Bear Museum. I've been a Smokey Bear fan for years and had no idea ahead of time his remains were in the Lincoln National Forest! I also attended the Lincoln County Fair in Capitan and included several photos and a video of that as well - my first pig show ever!

You can’t beat the location between Alto Lake and the town of Ruidoso and you definitely can’t beat the views! This is a beautiful spot for a fisherman to build their own getaway in the mountains and enjoy the rolling thunderstorms across the Rocky Mountains! Hot dog! Char the Explorer : )

Financing Price: $18,000

Terms with $500 down payment: $17,500 at 8% interest with approximately 56 monthly payments of $375.

90 days same as cash with $500 down! If $12,500 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 $500 down! If $15,625 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.

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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 SW 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 SW corner of the property.

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Lincoln County Area Photos of Carrizozo, White Oaks, Capitan, Ruidoso and Alto!

Welcome to Lincoln County, New Mexico, the ultimate playground in the southwest from Sierra Blanca aka the White Mountains at 11,981 feet to the beautiful open valleys of Carrizozo at 5429 feet. Wow was my head spinning the first time I visited here in 2016!

A video of our trip around Lincoln County!

Carrizozo sits in the shadows of the Sacramento Mountain Range at the northern edge of the Tularosa Basin. It’s a quiet little town and the county seat about 45 minutes NW of Ruidoso. About 15 minutes NE is the ghost mining town of White Oaks, famous for the No Scum Allowed Saloon. We headed up there our first night to see if they truly had some of the coldest beer in Lincoln County to find them closed! But it’s a cute little town and I enjoyed the historical buildings over 100 years old!

Since we didn’t find any cold beer we decided to visit the Lincoln County Fair in Capitan! That sure was a fun time and my first pig show I must admit! I took so many photos of it that I made an entire video of just the fair! It was a small friendly fair and I’m sure I stuck out like a sore thumb, especially after my comment about the “sparkly pig”. The gal who was getting ready to go into the arena with her pig looked at me and said no that’s just the pig! Wow was that some serious pig driving as I watched two women keep their pig in the judges view as best as possible! Well turns out he was a sparkly pig as they took away the blue ribbon! Hot dog! I also got several photos of a mean goat giving several good head butts to a baby goat. It’s funny now looking at the photos but it wasn’t so funny at the moment! I learned that there really is a duck with a pom pom hairdo called a crested duck! I thought someone had somehow done that to them!

The Lincoln Count Fair in Capitan!

Capitan is also home of Smokey Bear. I’ve been a huge fan of his since I started traveling across the western USA, frequently stopping to take my picture with him when I see his fire danger signs! Oh I was thrilled when I finally got a chance to stop into the museum. As I walked in I declared “my life is now complete” and the gal behind the counter laughed and said I definitely wasn’t the first one to come thru those doors and say that! So a quick picture with my hero!

In 1950 a fire destroyed 17,000 of forest and grasslands. A fire crew found the frightened bear cub clinging for life to the side of a burnt pine tree. He was so badly burnt they named him “Smokey Bear”. He was flown to Sante Fe and upon recovery was sent to a zoo in Washington DC. In 1962 NM adopted the Black Bear as the State Animal and sent him a bear companion, Goldie. Upon his death in 1976 he returned to his home in the Capitan Mountains.

The mountain village of Ruidoso is a thriving scene people flock to all four seasons! It’s 100 miles to the closest interstate and 2 hours from the nearest commercial airport yet people come here year round for winter skiing at Ski Apache, summer hiking and fishing, golf courses, art galleries, restaurants, and to relax with to the smell of pine trees and streams winding their way thru the forest. It is surrounded by the Lincoln National Forest and there is a network of hiking trails! We spotted deer and elk while driving around town and read that black bear, wild horses and the rare mountain lion also call this home!

It’s also home of the Ruidoso Downs Race Track, a tradition since the 1940’s. It’s famous for the showcase All American Futurity, the world’s richest two year old race which was a $3 million purse in 2015! The Labor Day event drew a record of 25,000 fans which is more than live in Lincoln County!

Billy the Kid Scenic Byway visitors center sits next door to the Hubbard Museum of the American West. I didn’t get a chance to view the museum but the beautiful monuments of horses outside the museum was well worth the drive by! Billy, born Henry McCarty, was an American Old West gunfighter who joined the Regulators and participated in the Lincoln County War. The Kid allegedly shot and killed two deputies, but was never indicted for the murders.

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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!
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Thank you for looking!

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