Sometimes we just have to say no!

The dirty little secret about how well written and properly enforced HOA Covenants will protect your luxury home investment

Bad HOA management and enforcementDo you remember what it was like to open a Christmas present as a child, only to find you received socks instead of the bike you were expecting? Sure, we’ve all been there!

Sadly, you may be one of the many people who had this same experience when purchasing a new home that you’d hoped would be your dream home.

I’d like you to meet two Picacho Mountain community members, James and Amy.

James and Amy planned and saved for years before they retired to Las Cruces to build their dream home. They found a builder, designed their ideal floorplan, selected a home site with a great view and finally built the luxury home they’d been planning for so many years.

Regrettably James and Amy didn’t build their home at Picacho Mountain.  A new home was built up behind them a few months after they moved in, obscuring the view they loved so much. The neighbor on one side purchased an unsightly, old RV and parked it in the driveway. And the neighbor on the other side decided to paint their garage bright blue. Within a few years James and Amy’s dream home had become their worst nightmare: a new home they no longer wanted that was now decreasing in value. [Read more…]

The Artists of Picacho Hills – An Outstanding Las Cruces Art Association

The Artists of Picacho Hills is one of the newest art associations in Las Cruces, but is also one of the most diverse and active groups of artists. Take a few minutes to watch this video and find out what they are all about!

Contact us today at 888.511.9872 for more information about becoming a member of the Picacho Mountain community and joining the Artists of Picacho Hills.

Classic New Mexico Homes Builder Gives Picacho Mountain Two Thumbs Up!

wayne kiki suggs classic new mexico homesPicture Picacho Mountain home sites like your private resort destination; surrounded by natural desert landscape, and breathtaking views of the Organ Mountains and city lights in the evening. These resort-style home sites are the best place to build your luxury home. Don’t just take our word for it.

We believe the highest compliment we can receive is to be recommended to friends and family. That’s why we are so honored to get two thumbs up from Classic New Mexico Homes, one of New Mexico’s best home builders.

We recently sat down with Wayne and Kiki Suggs of Classic New Mexico Homes to find out what they love about Las Cruces and why they recommend Picacho Mountain home sites to their customers.

Watch this video and let us know what you think!

Our Newest Arrival!

The willows patio homes now under constructionWith my birthday next week and the recent arrival of my third baby boy, I keep thinking about how launching a new neighborhood in Picacho Mountain can be a little like the birth of a baby. The preparation phase can seem like it’s never going to end, but once you get there it’s well worth the wait.

Here at Picacho Mountain we’ve been planning and preparing for the arrival of our newest neighborhood, the Willows Patio Homes at Picacho Mountain. Many of you have been waiting with us and following our progress for the last few years.

Well, the due date is finally here! We are proud to announce the arrival of the Willows Patio Homes! Now, before you think I am going to start passing cigars around, take a look at this picture.

Now Under Construction

The willows patio homes now under construction

Come see the Willows Patio Homes now under construction at Picacho Mountain! Floorplans available next week.

Construction started in early May and is already well under way. We are now putting the finishing touches on our floorplans.

Click here ONLY if you’d like us to contact you next week when the Patio Home floor plans are released. If you’ve seen previous versions of our floor plans, you’ll want to take another look. We have completely updated and revamped several of our floor plans. I can’t say, “Oh they’re so cute!” like I would with my baby, but I can definitely say, they will show with dramatic elegance!

Picacho Mountain April 2011 Update

If you’re curious what we’ve been up to lately here at Picacho Mountain, here’s a look…

Contact Picacho Mountain today at 888.511.9872 to find out more. Picacho Mountain features Southern New Mexico’s premier Custom Homes, Patio Homes, Town Homes, Neighborhood Retail, and more!

Showcase of Homes

The warm sun is shining, the flower are blooming, and the fields are being prepared for the next harvest of Hatch Green Chile… It’s spring in beautiful Las Cruces, New Mexico!

In addition to amazing weather Spring means that it’s time for the Building Industry Association of Southern New Mexico’s Spring Showcase of Homes. Every year thousands of people come from around the country to see the amazing custom homes featured in the Spring Showcase of Homes, and get to know a little more about Las Cruces… One of the country’s Best Places to Live!

Two new spectacular luxury homes at Picacho Mountain will be featured in this year’s showcase, including our Million Dollar View home. Picacho Mountain will also be featuring a Rammed Earth Home by Soledad Canyon Earth Builders. Come during showcase hours to see a rammed earth home under construction first hand. [Read more…]

Picacho Mountain Homeowners Association announces the Selection of HOAMCO professional management company

HOAMCO New Mexico HOA Managment CompanyPicacho Mountain Homeowners Association has announced the selection of Homeowners Association Management Company (HOAMCO) as its partner in overseeing the management of the Picacho Mountain community.

According to Tiffany Etterling, director of marketing, “We selected the company that possessed the most knowledge, expertise, and added-value to work alongside us to ensure the quality of life our owners expect in Picacho Mountain is sustained and enhanced.”

Picacho Mountain is a community that has consistently set itself ahead of the competition through a commitment to excellence and high quality products.  The addition of HOAMCO’s professional management services demonstrates that Picacho Mountain continues to offer their residents the best services long after the sale is complete.

There are many benefits to professional HOA management at Picacho Mountain.  Most importantly, professional management of the HOA frees residents to enjoy their community rather than managing HOA finances and enforcing covenants (CC&Rs).

Picacho Hills Resdients in Las Cruces NMHOAMCO will offer the Picacho Mountain residents and homeowners association a variety of services including:

  • Communicate with residents, HOA board and the developer
  • Respond to resident concerns and maintenance requests
  • Collection of HOA dues
  • Management of HOA funds (at the direction of the board)
  • Budgeting and strategic planning for future expenses
  • Provide complete HOA financial reports
  • Enforcement of covenants and restrictions
  • Consistently act in the best interest of the HOA

HOAMCO has offices in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and looks forward to expanding its services in the Las Cruces area. “HOAMCO values its relationships with its communities and cultivates these relationships with partnership and trust at its core,” said HOAMCO CEO, Justin Scott.

For more information on visit Picacho Mountain and HOAMCO on the web.

Contact us today at 888.511.9872 for more information about all the other great reasons to find your next custom home in Las Cruces, NM at Picacho mountain.  Picacho Mountain features spectacular  Custom Homes, Patio Homes, Town Homes, Neighborhood Retail, and more!

Best Places to Live: Las Cruces, NM Ranks as Top Recovery Cities by Relocate America

Las Cruces, New Mexico has once again made national news as one of the best places in the U.S to live, relocate or retire ranked Las Cruces as the number 3 city in the nation on its list of Top 10 Recovery Cities. They also listed Las Cruces, NM as one of the top 100 paces to live in the U.S.

According to a release, the list is “”focused on areas poised for swift economic recovery. Many of these communities did not see the massive real estate bubble that formed in other areas and have a more diverse economy.””

Picacho Mountain Master Planned Community is one of the many real estate communities in Las Cruces, NM that has helped the city earn this great honor.  A commitment to excellence and long-term value to residents, sets Picacho Mountain apart from other real estate communities in this area and around the country.

Contact us today at 888.511.9872 for more information about the why Las Cruces, NM and Picacho Mountain rank so high as top destinations to live, relocate, and retireCustom Homes, Patio Homes, Town Homes, Neighborhood Retail, and more!

Relocate America has been providing Americans with relocation information and advice for the last 13 years.

Click here read more about the other rankings and awards that Las Cruces, NM has received over the last decade.

You can also check out this video from which features all 10 of the Top Recovery Cities:

Contact us today at 888.511.9872 for more information about the why Las Cruces, NM and Picacho Mountain rank so high as top destinations to live, relocate, and retire.

Go Green: Curbside Recycling Service Improved at Picacho Mountain in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Sustainability through curbside recycling in Las Cruces, NMCurbside recycling service is just one of the many ways that Picacho Mountain Master Planned Community in Las Cruces, New Mexico has demonstrated leadership in sustainability, green development, green building, and green living.

Now, residents at Picacho Mountain can Go Green by taking advantage of improved curb side recycling service!

While New Mexico is becoming a leader in all things green, curbside recycling service has been slow to become available to Las Cruces residents Picacho Mountain has been on the leading edge of Las Cruces communities to offer residents curbside recycling service.

Picacho Mountain is pleased to announce that Mesilla Valley Disposal is now offering our residents 50 gallon mixed-container recycle bins.  Previously recycling had to be separated out into separate bins. However, now all acceptable recycling items can be combine into one single bin, like many other communities around the country.  Additionally, Mesilla Valley Disposal has expanded there recycling service pick-up from once a month, to twice a month for Picacho Mountain residents.

We’ve known for sometime that mixed-container recycling service is essential to encouraging residents to take part in a recycling program.  We are excited to provide this great service and make our community just a little bit greener.

Items ACCEPTED for the new mixed-container recycling service include:

  • Aluminum
  • Tin
  • Newspaper (no glossy inserts)
  • Corrugated cardboard only
  • Plastics that have the recycle symbol on them
  • Styrofoam
  • Office/Copy paper

Items the CANNOT be accepted at this time are:

  • Glass
  • Magazines or glossy paper/inserts
  • Yard Waste
  • No biodegradable items
  • No electronic devices/appliances

Contact us today at 888.511.9872 for more information about the sustainability, renewable energy, and green building in Las Cruces, New Mexico available at Picacho Mountain.

Best Places to Live: Las Cruces NM Featured as top Place to Retire in Where to Retire Magazine

Las Cruces NM Best Places to liveWhere to Retire magazine, the only magazine in America geared to helping people with retirement relocation decisions, has selected Las Cruces, New Mexico, to profile as a top places to retire and best places to live in the May/June issue, which mailed to subscribers nationwide on April 1, 2010.

According to Where to Retire editor, Mary Lu Abbott, Las Cruces, New Mexico has many of the qualities that are important in a top place to retire. “Las Cruces has a sunny climate that’s dry and not too hot, and it’s a comfortably sized city with educational and medical facilities.  There’s a rich multicultural heritage with fun celebrations and a fiery cuisine, and it’s all topped off with a spectacular setting against a mountain backdrop,” Abbott said.

Each year, 700,000 Americans move to new places to retire.  Generally healthier, better educated and more affluent than retirees who stay put, relocating retirees bring significant economic benefits to their new states and hometowns. Nationally, two dozen states and hundreds of towns seek to attract retirees as a source of economic development.

Picacho Mountain in Las Cruces, New Mexico offers retirees all the benefits of living in Las Cruces, plus the added benefit of being a certified green master planned community, with a variety of lifestyle amenities.

Call 888.511.9872 or contact us today for more information about all that Las Cruces, New Mexico has to offer and how to find your dream home at Picacho Mountain.

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