Belen, New Mexico — Green Home For Sale

PRICE REDUCED + 5 more ac: Off-the-Grid, solar-powered, custom 2 bedroom home located just outside Belen, NM. This home has 15 secluded acres with panoramic views, yet only minutes to "city" conveniences. Enjoy your own rural, quiet, private retreat.

Listing ID: 20213

  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Solar - Photovoltaic

Asking Price (USD) $209,000
Annual Property Tax $585
Annual Utility Cost $600
Home Area 1,630 sq ft
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 15 acres
Year Built 2003

Property Description

PRICE REDUCED PLUS an additional 5 acres has been added. Contact Lorraine: 505.864.8081 or for more info! - - See our website: - Enjoy a beautiful custom home and say good-bye to monthly electricity bills. Welcome minimal expenses to maintain this property. This home has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a living room, dining room/area, and kitchen with pantry. The master bedroom has 2 closets and a master bath with a jetted tub and separate shower. The upstairs bedroom has its own 3/4 bath. The efficient kitchen has a pantry behind it located under the stairs. The dishwasher, and range/hood (2016) as well as the Sun Frost refrigerator will convey with the property. The washer and dryer will also convey with the property. There is a wood burning stove in the living room for heating as well as propane wall heaters. Cooling is by evaporative air, which is very efficient in our New Mexico climate. There are ceiling fans in most rooms.
This home has 15 acres and horses and other livestock are allowed. There is a wrap-around porch on the west and south side so you can fully enjoy the views and spectacular sunsets. There is a detached garage/workshop of approximately 825 sq. ft. Bring your classic cars, hobbies, and projects.
This home is Off-the-Grid. Electricity is by a solar system with a back-up generator (rarely necessary, lots of sunshine in New Mexico). Heating is provided by a wood burning stove and propane wall heaters. Water is obtained from a 500' well. Liquid waste is disposed of via a private septic system. Other services are afforded through satellite. Television is currently obtained through Direct TV. Internet and phone are currently used by the owners through Hughes Net. The current owners report that cell phone service is best through Verizon.
Off-the-Grid but within a reasonable commuting distance to Albuquerque, the major metropolitan center in the State of New Mexico. How cool is this? This wonderful home is located just outside of Belen, New Mexico in Valencia County. Belen which is located approximately 30 miles south of Albuquerque, the major metropolitan area in the State of New Mexico. Belen is well within commuting distance to Albuquerque via Interstate-25 or the Rail Runner (runs between Belen and Santa Fe). Belen has grocery and other shopping to include a Walmart. Belen is approximately 10 miles south of Los Lunas, New Mexico. Los Lunas has a number of other shopping opportunities to include a Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, and many restaurants. Also, Belen is only a 90 minute drive to Santa Fe. Belen has a number of small businesses to include fast food, great restaurants, and a bunch of specialty shops. Not to mention the Harvey House Museum. The Harvey House (Alvarado Hotel) in Albuquerque was torn down many years ago. We are proud to preserve ours. Plus, there are several wildlife sanctuaries in the general area. Now is the time to live your dreams!

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

This home is powered by solar-photovoltaic panels (upgraded in 2015/2016) and has 16 large batteries. The solar panel array collects energy from the sun. The energy collected is direct current (DC) power. The DC is stored in the battery bank. When power is needed in the house, the controller and the inverter work together to extract the energy from the batteries and change it to the AC power needed for the home (via the breaker box). With the New Mexico sunshine this almost always enough. However, there is a back-up generator, just in case. The solar system operates like normal electricity. The outlets are typical, and all appliances can be used. A large Sun Frost refrigerator/freezer manufactured for solar powered homes will be conveyed with the property.
In addition, the home has double pane windows. The home is certified to have R-38 insulation in the ceiling and R-19 in the walls. Also, the home has a "Full Air Infiltration Package." It is certified that the sill plates, door and window perimeters have been caulked or foamed.

Neighborhood Description

The immediate area is composed of privately owned parcels, of which, at this time, have not been developed. Almost all have easement access, which have also not been developed. It is anticipated that it may take some time for there to be any immediate neighbors. The area is located approximately 4.5 miles west of Belen, as the crow flies. It is about approximately 7 miles to drive to Belen and I-25. Not bad for being "Off-the-Grid."

Market Area

Belen is located in the central corridor of New Mexico. The market area is generally from Albuquerque to the north, and the northern part of Socorro County to the south.

School District

The area is in the public Belen School District. There are also faith based private schools in the area. A satellite of the University of New Mexico is located east of Los Lunas.


Belen is approximately 30 miles south of Albuquerque, Belen is well within commuting distance to Albuquerque via I-25 or the Rail Runner (runs between Belen and Santa Fe). Shopping and other facilities are located in Belen. Additional facilities are located in Los Lunas, and Albuquerque.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

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Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area No
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free No
Fragrance Free No
Cleaned with Green Products No

Interior Environment

Heating System Forced Air - Gas
Wood Stove
Cooling System Swamp Cooler
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration Other
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Other
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint No VOC
Floor Material Carpet
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 3
Garage Area 825 sqft

Property Website


Contact Information

Lorraine Sachs Garcia - Sachs 5th Real Estate & Auction

225 No. Main Street
Belen, NM 87002 US
Telephone: (505) 864-8081

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