May I use the land while I’m paying for it and when do I receive a deed to my property?
Yes. From the very day you sign the contract, the land is yours to use and enjoy. Security Escrow Company holds the Deed to your property while you are making payments. Upon full payment of the Purchase Price for your property, Security Escrow Company will send you the Deed to the property, which gives you free and clear title. Security Title Abstract Company will also issue a Title Insurance Policy on the property you have purchased.
To whom do I make my payments and how will I know I have received proper credit for my payments?
Your payments, except for the down payment, will be made to Security Escrow Company (not the developer or seller). Security Escrow Company will properly account for all your payments. The Escrow Company, acting as a third party, will keep track of your balance and payments at all times and will indicate when the purchase price is paid in full.
Can I camp on my land in the meantime?
Yes. You may use your property for recreational use or a temporary residence during construction, but for no more than six (6) months in any calendar year.
Is there a penalty for paying off my land early?
There is absolutely no prepayment penalty. Your monthly payment check is applied to your account balance using simple interest on the unpaid balance. Extra monthly payments will be applied directly to the principal. This lowers your balance, reducing the interest you pay on your purchase. You should receive your payment booklet from the Escrow Company within 4 to 6 weeks after closing.
Is there a property owner’s association or any restrictions on the property?
The Developer has established the Spring Canyon Ranch Landowners’ Association, Inc. whose main purpose is to maintain the roads and the water system within Spring Canyon Ranch. Maintaining the access roads within the development will allow our Landowners good access to their parcels in the future and help to enhance and preserve property values. Enforcement of the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions is also one of the Associations duties.
Do I have access to the Government land surrounding Spring Canyon Ranch?
The Developer has provided foot and horseback access only to the Apache National Forest. There is access to the BLM land from the entrance road to the development and the State land east of the property.
Can I hunt on the property?
Not within the Spring Canyon Ranch boundaries. However, you can hunt on the National Forest land south of the ranch with a proper hunting license issued by the State of New Mexico.
Is there any timeframe in which I have to build?
No, but you are required to pay your annual landowners’ assessments and any water system assessments quarterly.
Can I build a manufactured home?
Yes. Refer to the required guidelines in Section 10 of the recorded CC & R document you receive at the time of purchase.
Is there a minimum buildable square footage required for a home?
Yes, 1,200 square feet.
Can I build a guest house?
Do I have sewer hook-up?
No, you will be required to install a septic system when you build.
What animals can I have and how many are allowed?
A maximum of four (4) livestock are allowed per lot. Livestock can include horses, ponies, llamas, cows, donkeys, and sheep, and other such live animals. No pigs or pot-bellied pigs are allowed with the exception of school or 4-H projects. No more than ten (10) chickens or other poultry are allowed. No more than four (4) dogs or a total of six (6) dogs and cats are allowed. All animals must be confined within the boundary of each lot.
Is natural gas available on site?
No. There is a propane supplier available in Quemado.
Is the internet available on site?
Yes. DSL will be available to each lot through Western Interactive out of Silver City, New Mexico.
Can I run a commercial business from my lot?
The Spring Canyon Ranch CC & R’s allow only limited home-based businesses that do not require a large number of customers, deliveries or traffic.
Can I subdivide my land again?
No. The Spring Canyon Ranch CC & R’s do not allow any further subdividing of your land.
Are there any medical facilities nearby?
Yes. There is a full service hospital 40 miles west in Springerville, Arizona. There is also a fully staffed clinic in Reserve, New Mexico 65 miles away. There is ambulance and EMT service in Quemado, as well as a weekly clinic in town.
With incomparable natural beauty, abundant wildlife, and high country peacefulness, our New Mexico land is the ideal investment for your future. Spring Canyon Ranch offers a wonderful setting for a private ranch, retirement property or recreational getaway. Our hospitable real estate experts at Hitching Post Land Company are available to help you and your family find your own piece of the American west.
New Mexico land provides a safe real estate opportunity and one of the most scenic locations in the United States. Come see the unprecedented beauty of our New Mexico land and discover the wonder of the west. For more details about our New Mexico ranch and land availability, contact Hitching Post Land Company (New Mexico broker for Southwest Properties) at 575-773-4200.
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