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Real Estate

Albuquerque real estate becomes the star in ‘Breaking Bad’

comp:00005045c895:000000022b:52fb 0 <div class="the-content clearfix"> <p>Die-hard fans of <a href="http://www.amctv.com/shows/breaking-bad">&#8220;Breaking Bad&#8221;</a> will tune in Sunday Sept. 2 for the final episode of 2012. And then they&#8217;ll painfully wait.</p> <p>This breath-holding comes after producers of the wildly popular AMC series made the controversial decision to wait until next year to air the second half of the fifth and final season.</p> <p>The enforced anticipation may be cruel to the early adopters of the savagely dark and oddly comedic drama, but it gives the rest of us time to catch up.</p> <p>Yo, man! There&#8217;s a slew of twists and turns to watch as cancer-stricken chemistry teacher Walter White and his &#8220;Yo-Yo&#8221; sidekick Jesse Pinkman go from artistic meth-makers to drug kingpins in the southwestern city of the ABQ — <a href="http://www.zillow.com/albuquerque-nm/">Albuquerque, NM</a>.</p> <p>With so much of the show taking place in real homes, schools, junkyards, strip malls, car washes, hot-dog dives and taco shops in Albuquerque, the show has elevated the southwestern city to a kind of crystallized myth status. (Fans have taken trips to <a href="http://www.vulture.com/2012/08/breaking-badthemed-trip-to-albuquerque.html">video chronicle where &#8220;Breaking Bad&#8221;</a> scenes were shot and <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/24869473@N02/sets/72157623732482564/">catalog via photo stream</a> many of the series&#8217; buildings and neighborhoods.)</p> <p>Here are few of the <a href="http://www.zillow.com/">real estate</a> stars of &#8220;Breaking Bad.&#8221;</p> <h3>My name is &#8230;</h3> <div id="attachment_96355" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 560px"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3828-Piermont-Dr-NE-Albuquerque-NM-87111/6776276_zpid/"><img class="size-full wp-image-96355 " title="Walt White's home" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/08/Walt-Whites-home.jpg" alt="" width="550" height="373" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Source: Google Street View</p></div> <p>As Walt begins his transformation from suburban-dwelling teacher to drug lord, the very first words uttered on the show place him squarely at the imagination-deprived dwelling in which he somewhat cowardly had been just getting by:</p> <p>“My name is Walter Hartwell White. I live at 308 Negra Arroyo Lane, Albuquerque, New Mexico.&#8221;</p> <p>In reality, Walter&#8217;s home is at <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3828-Piermont-Dr-NE-Albuquerque-NM-87111/6776276_zpid/">3828 Piermont Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111</a>.</p> <h3>Yo, like, Jesse Pinkman lived here</h3> <div id="attachment_96358" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 560px"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/322-16th-St-SW-Albuquerque-NM-87104/6710723_zpid/"><img class="wp-image-96358 " title="Jesse Pinkman" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/08/Jesse-Pinkman.jpg" alt="" width="550" height="348" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Source: Google Street View</p></div> <p>For a punk druggie, Jesse Pinkman lives in a very nice crib. But very soon into Season 1, we learn the house where Walter and Jesse make quite a mess was left to Jesse use by his aunt. Without spoiling any more of the plot, let&#8217;s just say that Jesse finds himself out of luck at the nice abode.</p> <p>On the show, the address is shown as 9809 Margo Street. But in reality this single family home on a quarter-acre lot is at <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/322-16th-St-SW-Albuquerque-NM-87104/6710723_zpid/">322 16th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104.</a> The <a href="http://www.zillow.com/huning-castle-albuquerque-nm/">Huning Castle neighborhood,</a> where homes are listed for sale from $220,000 to just shy of $1 million, is located near the Albuquerque Country Club.</p> <h3>Hank and Marie&#8217;s house</h3> <div id="attachment_96359" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 560px"><a href=" http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4901-Cumbre-Del-Sur-Ct-NE-Albuquerque-NM-87111/67899288_zpid/"><img class="size-full wp-image-96359" title="Hank and Marie's home-breaking bad" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/08/Hank-and-Maries-home-breaking-bad.jpg" alt="" width="550" height="395" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Source: Google Street View</p></div> <p>Hank is a federal Drug Enforcement Administration officer. He is married to Marie, who is the sister of Walter&#8217;s wife, Skyler. Tracking with us so far? Anyway, Hank and Marie are a big part of the show, and their superior station in life compared to Walt and Skyler&#8217;s is demonstrated by their nice stucco home at <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4901-Cumbre-Del-Sur-Ct-NE-Albuquerque-NM-87111/67899288_zpid/">4901 Cumbre Del Sur Ct NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111</a>.</p> <h3>Duplex love</h3> <div id="attachment_96360" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 560px"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/325-Terrace-St-SE-Albuquerque-NM-87106/6727354_zpid/"><img class="size-full wp-image-96360" title="Jesse apartment season 2" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/08/Jesse-apartment-season-2.jpg" alt="" width="550" height="374" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Source: Google Street View</p></div> <p>It&#8217;s not easy finding a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_rent/">rental</a> when you have no job or documentable source of income, but Jesse manages to finesse an apartment from an intriguing <a href="http://www.rentjuice.com/">property manager</a>. Better yet, for Jesse, the attractive property manager lives next door in this stucco duplex, which really does exist at <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/325-Terrace-St-SE-Albuquerque-NM-87106/6727354_zpid/">325 Terrace St SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106</a>. The Rent Zestimate for the building in the <a href="http://www.zillow.com/silver-hill-albuquerque-nm/">Silver Hills real estate market</a> near the University of New Mexico is $1,082 a month.</p> <h3>Peekaboo</h3> <div id="attachment_96361" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 560px"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/217-13th-St-NW-Albuquerque-NM-87102/6711038_zpid/"><img class="size-full wp-image-96361" title="peekaboo house" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/08/peekaboo-house.jpg" alt="" width="550" height="422" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Source: Google Street View</p></div> <p>Jesse earns his reputation as a stone-cold killer after a wild scene that takes place in the <a href="http://www.zillow.com/downtown-albuquerque-nm/">downtown Albuquerque home</a> at <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/217-13th-St-NW-Albuquerque-NM-87102/6711038_zpid/">217 13th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.</a> But the episode&#8217;s real dramatic tension comes from a dirt-smudged and neglected child of meth-heads who startles Jesse. In the middle of the impending violence, Jesse shows his tender side by connecting with the kid — via a game of peekaboo.</p> <p><strong>Related: </strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/2008-11-25/forks-washington-home-of-twilight/">&#8216;Twilight&#8217; Puts Forks, WA on the Map</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/2012-05-15/seattles-escala-condo-building-set-steamy-scenes-for-fifty-shades-of-grey/">Seattle Condo Featured in &#8220;Fifty Shades of Grey</a>&#8220;</li> <li><a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/2009-05-28/ferris-bueller-glass-home-for-sale-23m/">&#8216;Ferris Bueller&#8217; House Did Not Fetch Sale </a></li> </ul> </div>
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