Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Texas has its bluebonnets, but we have verbenas.
We have had some blessed rains, and as a result, as you travel north on state hwy 518 you see purple verbenas on both sides of the roadway. It is stunningly beautiful. I see tourists stopping to take pictures of its natural beauty. The rains are so beneficial for a myriad of reasons. The snow in the Sangre de Cristos mountains are just about melted. The acequias are flowing and we hope the summer rains will continue to provide the needed run-off of water to bless and make the land fruitful. Irrigation rights are so very important to New Mexico's history. If a property has irrigation rights then that is an added value to the land, and sometimes the water rights are more valuable than the land itself. We have land listed in our agency that has water rights. Many local farms need these water rights to make the land fruitful. In addition to land with water rights, another important value is if property borders a national forest. That land is also very valuable. Many people come here looking for land bordering the national forest so they can then use the forest for their playground. When a person wants to buy a ranch they often look for BlM land to lease or state lease land. That adds value to a ranch because the ranch can purchase grazing rights from the respective government agency. All of these things make New Mexico what it is--The Land of Enchantment. If you are looking for properties give us a call and we would be happy to help you find your land of enchantment!