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Albuquerque is Getting Good Press

The Wall Street Journal recently called out Albuquerque and other Sunbelt cities for
increases in job postings and average salaries in an article about how skilled

workers are moving out of large cities to form the core of new technology centers.
Albuquerque isconsidered one of the “new job hot spots.”

Another article describes how multistory buildings are multiplying in Albuquerque
and across the Southwest to address the need for housing. Joseph Montoya, deputy
director of Housing, Family, and Community Services with the City of Albuquerque,
says that apartment buildings are more carbon-friendly than single-family houses by
concentrating energy and water use and cutting down car trips.

Because Albuquerque is constrained in growth by mountains, Native American land, and an Air Force base it is short 30,000 housing units, according to Montoya.
Through a plan called Housing Forward ABQ, the city wants to create 5,000 more
units, adding to private development, by 2025.

In New Mexico, a 2023 amendment to the state building code increased maximum
building heights. Currently, in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, single-family homes make
up 79% of the housing inventory. For all the new housing being built in those cities
today, multifamily units account for only around 55% of new construction.

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About Emilie

A transplant from the Pacific Northwest, Emilie has first-hand knowledge of the ins-and-outs of first-time home ownership and remodeling. She has become involved in the local art community and all the diversity Southern California has to offer and more recently has expanded her knowledge to include New Mexico.

Emilie’s passion to be involved in her community led her to become a licensed Realtor and Broker.  She continues to educate herself on different aspects of real estate to support clients with a variety of needs.  She is certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) to work with U.S. Service families and veterans to find affordable housing solutions.

Having worked for both a small boutique firm and a company with a global presence, in 2023 she formed Emilie Broughton Real Estate to work with buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in California and New Mexico.

Splitting her time between the Land of Enchantment and the Golden State, Emilie focuses on Los Angeles County and the Greater Albuquerque metro area, helping her clients achieve their real estate goals in both Mountain and Pacific Time Zones.

Emilie represented her region as a California Real Estate State Director for three years.  She has served as President of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors and is a multi-year recipient of the Five-Star Real Estate Professionals Award for the outstanding service she provides to her clients.

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