This property is now back on the market for sale by owner.
Up for sale is Lot 431 in the Pitchford Properties subdivision of Candy Kitchen, New Mexico. I sold Lots 430 and 432 under a Land Sales Contract for Deed and Lot 431 is the only one left for sale. It's 1.868 acres and has some nice cleared areas as well as clusters of trees. See aerial photo's posted.
Asking price is $6,499 and this is the last of Candy Kitchen properties I have for sale at this time. I do offer owner financing: If you pay cash up front then I will issue you a 5% cash discount.
With as little as a $300 down payment, I can finance the balance ($6,199) for up to 2 years at 6% Apr. Monthly payments will include property taxes and there are no POA or HOA dues associated with this purchase. Payments will be $285 a month. The only requirement is that you either use a credit card for recurring automatic payments each month or you can use Bill Pay with your bank to make the monthly payments. Remember, I am a private party and will finance you upon your promise to pay. If your payments do not go through, then you will be in breach of contract and I can take the property back, so don't bother signing up if you can't afford the payments. Call today to get started.
In the vicinity are a few full time residents and the one to the east has power to his property so it's not that far off. Candy Kitchen has a community well, however you have to get on the waiting list and pay an annual fee in hopes that your number will come up and then you'll be able to get your water. Otherwise, there is a water truck that brings water in for those in need (however this may change as I was told the best way is to go get your own water as property owners have portable storage tanks that they can truck to the water source. There is a Catholic Mission off Highway 53 that used to sell water pennies a gallon, but not sure if they still provide that service). I've owned property in Candy Kitchen for going on 22 years, so lots of things have changed. If you just want to own this property as a getaway to enjoy by camping out whether it be an RV, travel trailer, or tent, you'll be able to get by with your own water. However, if you wish to build a permanent home then the water issue will have to be addressed which means one will have to not only drill for water but you will be required to install a septic system as well. The county does accept alternative waste systems so a call to the Cibola County Planning Department will be able to provide you with all the answers you need. Other than that, the restrictions here are next to nothing. There are folks living in Candy Kitchen in their RV's and the county doesn't mind at all.
GPS coordinates are: 34.9110, -108.5049 which takes you to the middle of the east property line on Deadwood Lane (Lot 431).
This parcel is only a mile or so from the center of this small subdivision which is home to the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary. There is also the Candy Kitchen Trading Post which consists of a mini mart and a café counter serving burgers and sandwiches. Update: Upon a recent visit to Candy Kitchen I discovered that the Trading Post was closed. It's up for sale. So either way, if you need to shop then you'll have to go to Grants (58 miles) or Gallup (64 miles). Not too out of the way for those who prefer off the grid so to speak living.
The Navajo Nation and the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) own's most of the surrounding land in this area with headquarters in Pine Hill and Mountain View, both within 30 minutes away. As for the Land of Enchantment, not too far off is the El Malpais National Conservation area, the Banderas Ice Caves, Zuni Pueblo, Ramah and Bluewater Lakes, Zuni Mountains and numerous sites within what is known as the "Ancient Scenic Byway".
One of my favorite historical places is found in the El Morro National Monument called "Inscription Rock".
FOR Thousands OF Years, people have found their way to a small pond fed by a reliable spring below a towering cliff. There, they rested, watered their horses, and camped under a diamond-specked sky. Quite a few labored to chisel their names into the sandstone wall. Today that wall, at El Morro National Monument, serves as a guest book of history. Spanish conquistador Juan de Oñate “passed by here” in 1598; hundreds of others did so as well, before and after. Inscription Rock is just one reason to put El Morro on your must-see list. Admission is free-to the visitor center, the half-mile paved Inscription Trail, even the campground. If you're up for a little challenge, tack on another mile or so and clamber up the Headland Trail. On the mesa top, you can explore the ruins of Atsinna Pueblo and snag some snaps of the nearby Zuni Mountains and remnants of ancient volcanoes.
Directions to Lot
From I-40 out of Gallup, New Mexico take Highway 602 south to Hwy 53 east to BIA 125 south to BIA 120 southwest (turn right). This turns into Candy Kitchen Rd. Go past the Trading Post and Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary (1.23 miles) to Tennis Shoe Cutoff and turn right. Go to Tin Can Alley and turn left on Showdown. Go to next road on the right, this is Thunderbird. Property is on the right. Just before the red rock outcroppings you will see a re-bar sticking out of the ground. This is the northwest corner of lot 430, the one for sale. GPS coordinates are: 34.91128, -108.50670 which takes you to the northwest corner of this property.