Rio Rancho Real Estate is HOT because Rio Rancho is Hot! Rio Rancho, which touts itself as the “City of Vision”, is “on the grow”. Rio Rancho real estate has caught the attention of investors for many years. However, in the last few years Rio Rancho residential and commercial real estate has experienced rapid appreciation as the city is developing a new downtown, government district, sports arena (Santa Anna Star Center). Both custom and tract housing has been developed. If you missed out on an early investment in Rio Rancho real estate it’s still not too late as the city continues its boom.There are several areas that can be searched in SWMLS for Rio Rancho Real Estate. They are 140, 141, 150, 151,152, 160, 161, 162.