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Tech Fiesta 2014 – ABQ

Todd Clarke @ September 5, 2014 # Comments Off on Tech Fiesta 2014 – ABQ

Come listen to the latest trends in recruiting millennials with housing to our market. Guest Speakers: Todd Clarke CCIM and Dale Dekker http://www.techfiestaabq.com/

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ABQ Biz 1st – Boomers, Millennials power apartment biz

Todd Clarke @ August 26, 2013 # Comments Off on ABQ Biz 1st – Boomers, Millennials power apartment biz

At the annual Apartment Association market update last week, Todd Clarke discussed the latest generational drivers of apartment demand. View the complete article by clicking here.

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Todd Clarke named as commissioner to Albuquerque Housing Authority

Todd Clarke @ April 9, 2013 # Comments Off on Todd Clarke named as commissioner to Albuquerque Housing Authority

In today’s Albuquerque Business First, Todd Clarke was named as commissioner for the Albuquerque Housing Authority.

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Cool Shape Shifting Home – your next cabin retreat?

Todd Clarke @ February 1, 2013 # Comments Off on Cool Shape Shifting Home – your next cabin retreat?

Thanks to Gizmodo.com for finding this amazing shape shifting home. As the roof rises, your ceiling becomes the heavens! Now this is the way to view the stars! The full video can be found here:

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Upcoming NM MFA housing seminar

Todd Clarke @ July 11, 2012 # Comments Off on Upcoming NM MFA housing seminar

The NM Mortgage Finance Authority’s annual housing seminar is coming up – 8/22-24/2012 – don’t wait to register!

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Apartment Property Tax Lightning update – 2011

Todd Clarke @ March 3, 2012 # Comments Off on Apartment Property Tax Lightning update – 2011

On the 30th of January, 2012 our firm had a formal property tax protest hearing in front of the Bernalillo County property tax protest board. The hearing took approximately 2 and 1/2 hours and the Bernalillo County assessor was represented by one commercial appraiser, one residential appraiser, the head of the residential department, as well […]

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Rent vs. Own

Todd Clarke @ December 29, 2011 # Comments Off on Rent vs. Own

Note how NM’s housing prices are still considerably higher than its rent levels? Unless we bring more apartment communities into the supply pipeline, that will be changing in 2012-14,

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Homelessness in ABQ update

Todd Clarke @ November 10, 2011 # Comments Off on Homelessness in ABQ update

The Albuquerque Journal has an update on the homeless survey that was performed earlier this year. As you may remember, I participated in the survey earlier this year, and was dumbstruck by the stories the individuals I met shared. Although the focus on the article is about one individual who has made it into housing, […]

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Valuation survey for NM Commercial Real estate released.

Todd Clarke @ October 16, 2011 # Comments Off on Valuation survey for NM Commercial Real estate released.

Cantera Consultants & Advisors has just released its 2011 value survey for NM Commercial Real Estate. The survey reflects the collective wisdom of industry professionals in NM. Although Cantera uses the survey primarily for the benefit of it’s during property tax protest hearings, the survey has become staple in the commercial real estate market and […]

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Apartments become more expensive

Todd Clarke @ June 5, 2011 # Comments Off on Apartments become more expensive

Thanks to Melissa Montoya for covering the latest in apartment trends on KOAT TV 7.

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First responses from 2011 Census of homeless – in ABQ they are finding housing.

Todd Clarke @ May 11, 2011 # Comments Off on First responses from 2011 Census of homeless – in ABQ they are finding housing.

An update from our from the Albuquerque Heading Home homeless survey we helped with earlier this year. This article at 100k homes indicates that the first 15 homeless people from that survey have found housing – kudos to the Mayor and the folks at Albuquerque Heading Home for making this happen!

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A new form of advertising – your house

Todd Clarke @ April 10, 2011 # Comments Off on A new form of advertising – your house

Thanks to Gizmodo.com for sharing from Adzookie.com which is a UK based company that is offering to pay homeowners mortgages if they let them paint their house with advertisements. Although the Gizmodo posting indicates the advertisement is only in UK, when I went to their website it looks like they are up and running in […]

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Homeless survey in Albuquerque – Day 1

Todd Clarke @ January 31, 2011 # Comments Off on Homeless survey in Albuquerque – Day 1

This morning starting at 4am, hundreds of volunteers, including Mayor Barry and his wife, scoured the city looking to survey the homeless and put a face with the statistics of being without a home. As part of the 100khomes project, Albuquerque has created ABQheadinghome or Twitter KRQE ran a full story this morning which can […]

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Filing a claim of refund for 2010 property taxes

Todd Clarke @ December 28, 2010 # Comments Off on Filing a claim of refund for 2010 property taxes

After many months of strategizing, negotiating, researching, and putting together our cases for our client’s, Cantera Consultants & Advisors Inc. recently settled all of its cases on the controversial apartment property tax lightning cases for 2010 (click here to read the summary). In a recent (and copyrighted) Albuquerque Journal article, The Bernalillo County Assessor has […]

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770 KKOB Radio update – 11/29/2010 – Forecasting real estate in 2011

Todd Clarke @ November 29, 2010 # Comments Off on 770 KKOB Radio update – 11/29/2010 – Forecasting real estate in 2011

Bob: what do you have for us today Todd Todd: Good morning Bob! It’s hard to believe the holidays are already upon us and before you know it the end of the year will be here. As that time approaches, many of our customers wonder what 2011 will hold for the real estate industry and […]

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Another Albuquerque historic landmark gone…

Todd Clarke @ July 24, 2010 # Comments Off on Another Albuquerque historic landmark gone…

Almost a year ago, I wrote about the devastating fire at the Castle apartments. Located on Central Avenue at about 15th street, the apartments were incredibly well built, had an appealing interior design and finish and were well loved by anyone who has ever lived there. Although several local developers looked at ways to save […]

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The Economist has such a way with words

Todd Clarke @ November 14, 2009 # Comments Off on The Economist has such a way with words

Take this example whereby they explain the inputs a home buyer needs to make a decision: Most people face a future that comprises a combination of Donald Rumsfeld’s known and unknown unknowns. Choosing to buy a house, for example, involves a series of bets on land prices, interest rates, taxes, job prospects, future planning decisions […]

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Small housing… now portable?

Todd Clarke @ September 16, 2009 # Comments Off on Small housing… now portable?

My friends and family will tell you that I’ve recently become a bit obssessed with Teardrop trailers – an offshoot of our family’s fabulous cross-country summer adventure. My continual search for this perfect Teardrop trailer has yielded this trailer – . I made a dozen or so trips to China, and can recall many amazing […]

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From one extreme to another in housing

Todd Clarke @ June 23, 2009 # Comments Off on From one extreme to another in housing

[/caption] Having visisted Graceland right before driving to Asheville, NC to see the Biltmore Estate, it was very clear this house was and still commands the status of an “estate”. And I must admit that as a destination/tourist magnet, the property is one of the best run venues I’ve been to – on part with […]

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Changes in real estate

Todd Clarke @ June 21, 2009 # Comments Off on Changes in real estate

Our family was at Elvis former mansion and last resting place this week, Graceland , and I was struck by the fact that housing has changed a lot since Elvis’s hey day. In 1970 the average house size was 1,100 sf. Today it’s over 2,200 sf. Elvis’s big amenities were 3 TV’s, and a hundred […]

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