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Mesa del Sol Begins Model Home Building

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Mesa del Sol, which broke ground on its first residential community in March after years of delay, has begun building model homes for the development, the company said Wednesday.

The homes are expected to be available for sale in spring 2012.

Mesa del Sol — the 13,000 acre mixed use development south of the Sunport, hopes to eventually build more than 37,000 homes to become the largest master planned community in the metro area.

The four homebuilders that are starting work on model homes are Paul Allen Green Built Homes, Pulte Homes, Rachel Matthew Homes and RayLee Homes.

The Paul Allen Green Built Homes will be 1,200 to 1,600-square-foot courtyard homes in the mid to high $100,000s.

Pulte Homes will offer two options. The first are 1,400 to 1,800-square-foot street pairs in the high $100,000s to low $200,000 price range. The second are mid-sized single family homes in the 2,000 to 2,400-square-foot range priced in the mid to high $200,000 range.

Raylee Homes is offering single-family homes with small private yards in the 1,600 to 2,000-square-foot range priced in the low to mid $200,000s.

The Rachel Matthew Homes will be spacious single-family homes in the 2,400 to 2,900-square-foot range priced in the high $200,000s to mid $300,000s.

The company actually touted the “ground-breaking” for its first residential subdivision through news releases earlier this year and has since been putting in the infrastructure to support homes.

“Infrastructure does not have that ‘wow’ factor, so people don’t think about it much,” said Chris Anderson, a Mesa del Sol vice president, in a news release. “But it’s got to be completed before the homes can be constructed. Now that it’s done, we are finally ready to build our first homes.”
— This article appeared on page B1 of the Albuquerque Journal

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