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Posted on 08/13/2022
Refresh your home with these DIY floor projects
Home floor projects can easily transform an entire...
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Posted on 08/08/2022
Another Property Sold - 9 Windsor Place, Albany, NY 12209
H660156...Sunny and well maintained 2 bedroom, 2 bath ranch. Primary bedroom with full bath, living room , dining room combo with sliding glass doors leading to a deck.Large kitchen with newer appliances, full basement and one car garage. GHA/CA. Located on a cul-de-sac in desirable Whitehall Station. Maintenance free, $94 monthly fee includes lawn and snow care. Close to hospitals, houses of worship, community center and schools. Welcome...
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Posted on 08/06/2022
Process and Requirements for Buying a VA-Approved Condo
Eligible borrowers can use their VA loan benefits to purchase a condominium rather than a single-family home. For first time homebuyers, a condo or townhome can have multiple benefits compared to a standalone house. However, to use your VA loan on a condo property, the property must be within a VA-approved development. Here's a guide to the basics...
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Posted on 08/04/2022
108 Van Leuvan Drive, Rensselaer, NY 12144 is now new to the market!
Are you searching for a house, or a home? This two-owner residence has been the home of a family who have raised three children, and now grandchildren. This is the home all the kids' friends hung out at. Upstairs layout is perfect for entertaining with a large 26' long living room with fireplace, open to the kitchen & dining area, two bedrooms and a full bath. Downstairs layout is equally as nice with a 24x22 family room with fireplace, two more bedrooms and a full bathroom. The home will require some updating and will be sold...
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Posted on 07/30/2022
Understanding the difference between hazard insurance & homeowners insurance
With so many apparent similarities between the two, hazard insurance and homeowners insurance are often mistaken for the same thing. Standard homeowners insurance policies include hazard coverage, but what about standalone hazard insurance? Here is a basic comparison of hazard insurance and homeowners insurance to help clarify the differences and similarities: Hazard insurance Hazard insurance protects you financially...
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Posted on 07/29/2022
Another Property Sold - 1864 Pangburn Road, Princetown, NY 12056
Get ready for summer - BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE IN-GROUND HEATED POOL. This unique home offers over 3,000 sq. feet of living area, with 5 bedrooms, including NEWER FIRST FLOOR ADA COMP. 26x26 master suite with walk-in shower and radiant heat. 1st floor features a huge, renovated kitchen in 2009, with lots of ceramic tile perfect for those large family gatherings or prepping for a pool party. Kitchen leads into spacious family room with a wood fireplace. 2nd floor features 4 spacious bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, one with a soaking tub. For the car enthusiast or home-based small business, there is a 2,000 SQ. FT. HEATED 5-CAR GARAGE with 2 o.h. doors....
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Posted on 07/28/2022
Another Property Sold - 48 Central Avenue, Cohoes, NY 12047
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath. Only 15 years young, this home features all the amenities. Solar panels recently installed in 2019. Helps with bills tremendously! Nestled on a spacious lot this cozy home features hardwood floors on first level, carpet upstairs throughout. Master bedroom features a large walk in closet. A huge kitchen with maple cabinetry, SS appliances, center island and recessed lighting. Granite countertops & ceramic tile. Finished basement, on demand hot water tank, attached garage and so much more. Make your showing...
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Posted on 07/23/2022
Your eclectic decorating style guide
Eclectic decorating is based upon mixing elements from other design styles into a cohesive aesthetic. This style combines pieces with different, colors, materials, styles and origins into a unique and comfortable space. If you're interested in finding ways to add the eclectic style into your home, here are some basic tips and ideas to inspire you: Mixed patterns...
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Posted on 07/17/2022
Another Property Sold - 138 President Street, Troy, NY 12180
Sharp, well maintained, and fully rented 2-family in Troy schools. Excellent tenants, off-street parking, many updates. $19,800 gross annual rental income w/ minimal expenses. Investor is unloading portfolio...great opportunity for a package deal. Check out 235 6th Ave (Troy) and 31 Bond St...
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Posted on 07/16/2022
Affordable home renovations for your home's comfort
Home improvements are made to improv your quality of life and your home's potential values. While there is no wrong way to approach home renovations, consider the following recommendations. 1: Replace loose heating and venting registers Loose and inexpensively made heating and venting registers have a way of rattling just enough to bother homeowners. But they also tend...
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Posted on 07/09/2022
Ideas for Decorating a Small Bedroom
Sometimes decorating a small space can feel just as daunting as decorating a large one. For those with small bedrooms, it can be especially difficult to find a balance between decoration and maximizing available space. Luckily, there are some ways you can make a small bedroom feel bigger while adding style at the same time. Here are some...
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Posted on 07/09/2022
Another Property Sold - 300 Ontario Street, Cohoes, NY 12047
Long time established diner in the heart of downtown Cohoes. Great way to start or grow your own business. Turn key restaurant includes all equipment and customer base. Start making money from day...
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