WESTERN INVESTMENT LAND LLCOur Website Other Inventory FAQs Feedback LISTING SETUPSection 1: The Purchase ProcessSection 2: Property InformationSection 3: About the CountySection 4: State InformationSection 5: Terms, Conditions & DisclaimersSection 6: Frequently Asked QuestionsSection 7: About Us SECTION 1: THE PURCHASE PROCESSThis is a Cash Auction. The price you pay for the property is the Final Bid + $295 document fee. There is no reserve on this auction.Here is how the process works after the auction has ended:1. If you are the high bidder, we will contact you via eBay message (usually within 30-minutes of the auction's close).2. In the message we will outline details that we need to finalize the deed and paperwork, as well as provide you with convenient payment links to pay for your new lot through our website. Payment in full is due within 72-hours of the auction's close unless otherwise approved by us. You may pay via Credit/Debit Card, Money Order, Zelle Quickpay and you’re also welcome to pay with a Cashier’s or Personal check as well. *Please Note: We are not able to accept payments via PayPal due to them not allowing payments associated with land purchases to be processed using their platform.3. Once we received your vesting information and payment in full we will immediately start drafting your Warranty Deed to be sent to the county for recording. We will have your deed in the mail usually within 24-48 hours of receiving payment.4. The county will typically have the deed recorded in your name in 7-10 days after they receive it. We will request that the county mails the recorded deed directly to you. The entire process from submitting payment to when you have the recorded deed in your hands takes about 3-4 weeks (give or take a few days depending on Holidays).5. The land is yours! Its that simple! SECTION 2: PROPERTY INFORMATION
Legal Description: Subd: TIERRA GRANDE Lot: 5 Block: 15 Unit: 9
Exact Acreage: 10.00
Square Feet: 435,600 sqft
Approx. Elevation: 5,234 ft
Annual Property Taxes: $62.70
Power: 3,000ft East
Access: Amizette Rd
State: New Mexico
Subd: Tierra Grande
Nearest Town: Belen, NM
Center: 34.445287, -106.672108
NW: 34.446374, -106.672834
NE: 34.445823, -106.670763
SE: 34.444163, -106.671389
SW: 34.444697, -106.673485
See Location on Google MapsDirections from Nearest Town
TIERRA GRANDE IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATIONhttps://tierragrande.org/
Tierra Grande and you, the member, own over 14,000 acres of pristine Open Space (mountain property) including Black Butte. These lands are being conserved for your use, which does NOT include hunting or trapping. Much of that acreage borders on the majestic Manzano Mountains part of the Cibola National Forest. The Manzanos provide beautiful trails and canyons for exploring, horseback riding, hiking and backpacking. The link to our Open Space Brochure and to our Off Highway Vehicle Policy provides you with the general use guidelines, activities allowed, and a map to the various access points to Open Space.
Definition of a Tierra Grande Member: Person or Entity that is the owner of a “FEE” or “living lot” AND who is subject to present assessment by the corporation shall be a member. Members shall be entitled to one (1) vote for each lot they own. In a case where there are multiple owners – only one (1) vote may be cast.
A member’s rights, including but not limited to the right to vote, may be suspended by resolution of the Board of Directors among other things – if the owner fails to pay the assessment.
Board of Directors – The Tierra Grande Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis to govern Tierra Grande in accordance with its governing documents. The Board works diligently to promote, develop and protect the common good of its members. All Board meetings are open to the public.
Board Covenant Supervision / Architectural Control Committee – Many people choose to live in Tierra Grande because of the restrictive covenants. Covenants include:
* Residential lots are to be used only for single family site-built residential purposes. (No mobile, manufactured homes.)
* Only one (1) residence per lot is allowed.
* The area under the roof of a single family site built dwelling, including porches and garages, must be 2,000 sq. ft. or more.
* No zone changes from the Rural Residential zone designation
* No commercial purposes other than business use operated by people occupying the residence which retains the rural residential zoning
* No offensive activity, condition, or pollution which may become a nuisance.
* No lot can be less than five (5) acres
TGIA Office/Information Center – The Tierra Grande Association office distributes information about Tierra Grande and the region through its website and Administrative Office.
The Administrative Office averages:
* 800 visitors a year
* Over 3,500 calls and e-mails each year
* In addition staff mail or distribute thousands of statements, newsletters and hundreds of information packets annually
Historical Documentation of Property Ownership – TGIA staff work diligently to double check records and make sure that deeds are recorded by the appropriate County prior to changing information in our records to assure that property ownership is protected.
Newsletter – The Tierra Grande “Tails N Trails” Newsletter is published three (3) times per year and mailed to all members who are paid to date on fees/assessments.
Land Conservancy – Tierra Grande and members – own over 14,000 acres of pristine Open Space (mountain) property that is being conserved for members use, which does NOT permit hunting or trapping. Much of that acreage borders on the majestic Manzano Mountains part of the Cibola National Forest.
Without the Tierra Grande Association – The Open Space (mountain) property, Abo Arroyo, and Black Butte, currently protected by Tierra Grande Board supervision, could be destroyed by poachers and vandals. Our rural residential lots would be split to less than five acres, mobile homes would abound, and no entity would be available to enforce the protective covenants.
Roads – Valencia County Public Works maintains the primary roads in Tierra Grande along with most roads on which there are homes. Approximately every 8 weeks, Valencia County Public works grades roads for which requests have been placed. Valencia County will NOT maintain any road on which there are no homes. If plans are presented to construct a residence on a property currently not on the maintenance list, it is the landowner’s responsibility to grade access to their property. A grant from the Association may be available to help offset that cost to the owner. It is then up to the owner to request that the road be accepted for maintenance. Tierra Grande does NOT maintain any roads nor does the Association have the funds to do so. Note: “Socorro County will NOT maintain any roads in the Socorro County portion of Tierra Grande.
SECTION 4: STATE OF NEW MEXICO
New Mexico is a state in the Southwestern United States. It is one of the Mountain States of the southern Rocky Mountains, sharing the Four Corners region of the western U.S. with Utah, Colorado, and Arizona, and bordering Texas to the east and southeast, Oklahoma to the northeast, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Sonora to the south. The state capital is Santa Fe, which is the oldest capital in the U.S., founded in 1610 as the government seat of Nuevo México in New Spain; the largest city is Albuquerque (1706).
New Mexico is the fifth-largest of the fifty states, but with just over 2.1 million residents, ranks 36th in population and 46th in population density. Its climate and geography are highly varied, ranging from forested mountains to sparse deserts; the northern and eastern regions exhibit a colder alpine climate, while the west and south are warmer and more arid. The Rio Grande and its fertile valley runs from north-to-south, creating a riparian climate through the center of the state that supports a bosque habitat and distinct Albuquerque Basin climate. One–third of New Mexico's land is federally owned, and the state hosts many protected wilderness areas and national monuments, including three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the most of any state.
New Mexico's economy is highly diversified, including cattle ranching, agriculture, lumber, scientific and technological research, tourism, and the arts, especially textiles and visual arts. The state is a national leader in mining, oil and gas, aerospace, media, and film. Its total gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020 was $95.73 billion, with a GDP per capita of roughly $46,300. State tax policy is characterized by low to moderate taxation of resident personal income by national standards, with tax credits, exemptions, and special considerations for military personnel and favorable industries. Due to its large area and economic climate, New Mexico has a significant U.S. military presence, including White Sands Missile Range, and strategically valuable federal research centers, such as Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories. The state hosted several key facilities of the Manhattan Project, which developed the world's first atomic bomb, and was the site of the first nuclear test, Trinity.
In prehistoric times, New Mexico was home to Ancestral Puebloans, Mogollon, and the modern Comanche and Utes. Navajos and Apaches entered the state towards the end of the 15th century. Spanish explorers and settlers arrived in the 16th century from present-day Mexico, naming the territory Nuevo México after the Aztec legends about the Pueblos of Yancuic Mexihco, a new Mexico, which evolved into the stories of the Seven Cities of Gold. Isolated by its rugged terrain and the relative dominance of its indigenous people, New Mexico was a peripheral part of the viceroyalty of New Spain with its capital in Mexico City. Following Mexican independence in 1821, it became an autonomous region of Mexico, albeit increasingly threatened by the centralizing policies of the Mexican government, culminating in the Revolt of 1837; at the same time, the region became more economically dependent on the United States. At the conclusion of the Mexican–American War in 1848, the U.S. annexed New Mexico as part of the larger New Mexico Territory. It played a central role in U.S. westward expansion and was admitted to the Union as the 47th state on January 6, 1912.
New Mexico's history has contributed to its unique demographic and cultural character. One of only six majority-minority states, it has the nation's highest percentage of Hispanic and Latino Americans and the second-highest percentage of Native Americans after Alaska. New Mexico is home to part of the Navajo Nation, 19 federally recognized Pueblo communities, and three different federally recognized Apache tribes. Its large Hispanic population includes Hispanos, who descend from Oasisamerican groups and settlers of Nuevo México in New Spain, as well as later groups of Mexican Americans since the 19th century. The New Mexican flag, which is among the most recognizable in the U.S., reflects the state's eclectic origins, bearing the scarlet and gold coloration of the Spanish flag along with the ancient sun symbol of the Zia, a Puebloan tribe. The confluence of indigenous, Hispanic (Spanish and Mexican), and American influences is also evident in New Mexico's unique cuisine, music genre, and architectural style.
SECTION 5: TERMS, CONDITIONS & DISCLAIMERSTransparency and honesty are important to us here at Western Investment Land, so we want to be completely forward with you about every aspect of our land and our listings, so here are some other things we think you should know:1. The photos in this listing are not actual photos of the property (unless otherwise specified). The scale of the areas we sell land in is enormous, we have dozens of lots in the same area/valley, so we will use this same template to sell off all of these properties. The photos are from the same area and showcase a the overall likeness of the property and its surroundings. It is also worth noting that depending on rainfall the desert can appear more green or more brown than our photos as is normal with vegetation.2. When bidding on this listing you are agreeing to buy this property. You agree that you have asked all of our questions prior to bidding and that you are fully aware and have complete knowledge of the property you are buying. This auction is not meant to be won and not purchased. If you have any hesitation or doubt about buying please contact us first, prior to bidding, hopefully we can ease your worries or we can help you realize this property is not right for you. It cost time, money and eBay strikes when bidders do not pay after winning.3. All sales are final. We have made sure that everything is in order to the best of our knowledge. However, we still encourage you to; do all of your own research, visit the property, ask all of your questions and contact the county if you feel like doing so, prior to winning the auction. If we all do our due diligence, then we're sure to solve any problems (if any) before it can't be undone. Just like buying a house, it cannot be returned once the closing is complete and the deed is recorded. We're happy to answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns prior to the deeding process. SECTION 6: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are there any fees involved with this sale other than the final bid + $295 document fee?
- No, there are no other costs/fees. We draft all required documents and we cover the transfer tax, recording fee and all mailing costs.
I live out of state and I am wondering if the deal can be closed via mail? Or do I need to travel to sign papers?
- No, the entire process can be done online and there are no documents for you to sign. The entire process is handled from our end.
I live outside of the USA and I am not a US Citizen. Can I legally own land within the USA?
- Yes, non US citizens can legally own land within the USA. Approximately 10% of our buyers are non US citizens.
Has anyone ever build on a property that they've bought?
- Yes! This is the real deal! When buying one of our buildable lots, many of our buyer elect to build log cabins, prefab homes and standard built homes.
Do I get water rights with this property?
- No, as is common practice with almost all rural, dry western states, water rights are obtained separate from real estates. This sale is just for the land.
How would I obtain water?
- A well would be necessary to obtain water as most of our properties are not hooked up to city water. However, some buyer elect to collect water with tanks and other hire services to have water delivered to them regularly.
What mineral rights to I get with this land?
- We convey 100% of our mineral rights with this sale. This will be called out on the Warranty Deed.
Is there sewer service or do I need a septic tank?
- Sewage would be via septic tank. There is no city sewer system for the property.
Is there a time limit to build?
- No, there is no time limit to build and no maintenance required. The property can sit vacant as long as you like. The land is sage and wild grasses. There is no upkeep required.
Are there any back taxes or liens on the property?
- The taxes are paid current and there are no back taxes or liens on the property. The land is free & clear of any encumbrances. But also don't just take our word for it, we encourage all of our buyer to do their due diligence so that they know exactly what they're buying.
What type of deed is used to transfer ownership?
- The deed will be a Warranty Deed, the strongest and safest of deeds.
What improvements have been made to the property?
- None, this is a vacant property. It has not been fenced, there are no homes or buildings on the property and the land is free and clear of trash. This is a pristine piece of land.
Can I have more than one name/person, a trust, a corporation or LLC listed on the deed?
- Yes, we can deed the property to whoever/whatever you would prefer.
SECTION 7: ABOUT US
Western Investment Land is one of the top Land Sellers throughout the great western states. We have specialized in buying and selling land in the area. Nobody knows the west like we do. And we will help you find exactly what you are looking for! We offer parcels ranging in size from 1/4 acre subdivision lots to 160 acre ranches. Western Investment Land owns all the land we sell. We have helped hundreds of buyers over the years find their perfect investment property, retirement ranch or just to own a piece of rural land. Let’s get started!
My name is Zach Hubner and I’m the owner of Western Investment Land. I currently live in Wisconsin, which is where we are based, and work with my wonderful business partners Philip, Tiffany & Connor. Between the four of us we can answer any question and tackle any problem you might have. We all have traveled out west often, and needless to say, have fallen in love with this part of our country during. That love of land translates well for the business because it incites us to explore every property we buy and has given me a vast and intimate knowledge of every areas that we own.