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Ordinance 37 gone Nov. 14, 2010

Oct. 18, 2010
Categorized in: Land Use Ordinance (37)

At the meeting October 14, 2010 the Luna County Commission adopted Ordinance 77.  This is the last Ordinance addressing the issues contained in Ordinance 37.  The Commission has adopted Ord. 74 concerning Nuisance Abatement; Ord. 75 addresses Building Code; Ord. 76 addresses land splits and recombination and Ord. 77 addresses Manufactured Home Transportation and Installation and Recreational Vehicle Standard. Within Ord. 77 is a statement "adoption of this Ordinance hereby repeals Luna County Crdinance No. 37, Second Revision."  This goes into effect 30 days from the day of adoption, so Nov. 14, 2010 Ord. 37 ceaces to exist.

In my opinion the most important factor involved is the end of minimum lot size. The only thing a buyer has to be concerned about concerning lot size is abiding by regulations set forth by NM Environment Department concerning septic systems and wells on the same property. If you are an owner of Deming Ranchettes or Sunshine Valley Ranchettes you should be able to develope a 2 lot parcel.  It will take 2 lots to satisfy the EID requirement of 3/4 acre for a well and septic system.

All the Ordinances can be read in their entirety on the Luna County Website at http://www.lunacountynm.us/ordinances.html.  If you have questions you may call the Luna County Planning office at 575-543-6620.

A New Scam!

Feb. 1, 2010
Categorized in: Deming Ranchette problems


Beware, owners of Deming Ranchettes and Sunshine Valley Ranchettes!  A new scam is afloat. Owners are receiving calls from a company called United Property Sales.  These folks are telling owners that there is a new casino going up in the area near their property and property values are going up!  They are quoting prices between $20,000 and $40,000 for one or two lots in these Ranchette subdivisions.   They even have a website showing these properties for sale at these prices.  Of course there is no way of know if any of them are selling.


The Luna County Assessor has these properties assessed at $600 each.  They may sell for a little more than that, but not much.  Of course the worst part is that they are requiring a $2000 fee up front.  I don't know what they are calling the fee and also don't know if it varies from property to property but that's how they are making their money. 

Everything on the MLS in Deming/Luna County is available on our website at http://c21drc.com.  Check out the Ranchette listings there and that will give you a more realistic picture.  There is a casino at Akela which is approximately 20 miles from Sunshine Valley Ranchettes but the only thing open is a restaurant and a smoke shop.  The Apache Indian owners are still working on the gambling permit.  Even if gets up and running it is not going to greatly affect the value of the Ranchettes.  There are approximately 80,000 Deming Ranchettes and 20,000 Sunshine Valley Ranchettes in Luna County.  It is going to take more than a small casino to affect the value.

A good thing to remember is that if you list your property with a reputable real estate broker you probably will not owe for the commission or listing fees until the property closes.  If that is not the case, ask around!  Another thing to remember...if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  Keep your thoughts realistic.  Don't fall for this scam!

Luna County Ordinance 37

Nov. 27, 2006
Categorized in: Land Use Ordinance (37)

Update on Ordinance 37.  At a meeting December 21, 2006 the Luna County Commission passed the revisions to Ordinance 37.  You will find the latest version on the County website in the paragraph below.   The latest revision will go into effect 30 days from the date of the meeting. 

Luna County Commission has now posted on their website http://www.lunacountynm.us/ the latest revision to Ordinance 37.  There is going to be a public hearing December 1, 2006 at the Mimbres Valley Learning Center at 7:00 pm.  The changes in the Ordinance seem to be very understanding and appreciative of private property rights.  You will have 2 years to develope your 1/2 acre tract of land as long as you install an advanced liquid waste system.  See you at the Learning Center.

Deming Ranchettes

Nov. 26, 2006
Categorized in: Deming Ranchette problems
Tagged with: deming ranchettes
We have had several calls to the office regarding U S Property Services calling owners of Deming Ranchettes and Sunshine Valley Ranchettes and offering to buy their property for inflated prices.  If you click on my office website www.century21demingrealty.com on the tab to the right, click on the US Properties tab you can read an article recently published in the Deming Headlight. If you need more information, let me know.

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