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Posted on 10/23/2021
Budget-Friendly Solar Energy Solutions You Can DIY
Although adding solar energy systems to single-family dwellings can reduce utility bills and improve property values, a large installation's price tag sometimes proves prohibitive. Spending tens of thousands of dollars on state-of-the-art panels, wiring and equipment necessary to convert the sun's rays into lighting can easily exceed one's budget. However, increasing your renewable energy footprint does not necessarily...
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Posted on 10/20/2021
Another Property Sold - 69 Younglove Av, Cohoes, NY 12047
Well maintained two family on a double lot in a quiet neighborhood on Cohoes Hill. Leased month-to-month, perfect for owner occupancy! Recent updates include fresh paint throughout and a newer fence. First floor unit features two nicely-sized bedrooms, an updated ceramic tiled full bath, and spacious back porch. The 2nd floor apartment has a large living room with eat-in kitchen and washer/dryer in the unit. Convenient location within walking distance to downtown, schools, parks, and restaurants. Easy to rent with separate utilities for...
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Posted on 10/19/2021
Another Property Sold - 14 Monroe Av, Latham, NY 12110
TO BE BUILT. Looking for that dream home in the sought-after No. Colonie school district. Get in early for a Summer 2021 closing. Construction starting in March 2021 on two 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2,100 square foot Colonials. This home has many builder upgrades including flooring, granite, s/s appliances, ceiling fans, recessed lighting, h.e. gas furnace with a/c, gas water heater & lots of hardwood floors. Please note there is NO HOME TO VIEW YET. Pictures are of a similar home with an updated exterior at a different...
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Posted on 10/16/2021
Your Home, Your Lifestyle: 3 Reasons to Choose a New Construction Home
Photo by August de Richelieu from Pexels A few short decades ago, the home was merely a space where people resided. They would gather at the end of a long day of work or school, have an evening meal and go to bed. Most daily activities took place away from the home, so therefore, houses did not need...
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Posted on 10/16/2021
Another Property Sold - 1 Michael Dr, Schenectady, NY 12303
BEST & FINAL DUE 5 PM 7/23. Move right in to this 6 year young beautiful colonial! This charming home boasts 9' first floor ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen with granite counters, tile back splash and stainless appliances, open concept living, formal dining room & powder room on main level. Upstairs, there are 3 generous sized bedrooms including master suite. The master bath features a double vanity, over sized shower with bench & tile floors. There are spacious walk in closets in both the master suite and another bedroom. The 2nd floor full bath also features tile floors. The home is flooded with natural light...
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Posted on 10/15/2021
Another Property Sold - 11 Jester CT, Schenectady, NY 12034
Showings start at OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 8/22, 12-2. This Marini built Colonial has been impeccably cared for. First floor features a 2-story foyer, gleaming hardwood floors. Kitchen and family room is open and perfect for entertaining those holiday gatherings. Kitchen offers s/s appliances, granite counters, backsplash and opens up to a large 14x25 composite deck and beautiful backyard. The second floor offers three bedrooms fresh carpeting, and an updated bath. Other recent updates include new water heater, brand new furnace & a/c in 2020. The yard has a 10 x 12 new shed, and an underground dog fence. First showings at Sundays open...
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Posted on 10/14/2021
Another Property Sold - 92 Bonner Av, Colonie, NY 12304
Well-maintained home in a growing family neighborhood. This home boasts modern solid surface floors and fresh paint throughout, updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, first floor laundry and a finished basement that can be used for family room or home office. The upstairs features 4 large bedrooms including master bath with walk-in closet. Outside you will find a new TREX deck and 8 person hot tub, overlooking a private fenced yard and a large storage shed. The 2+ stall garage has workshop space and loft for storage, new garage door and opener with battery backup. Other updates include new roof, new central air,...
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Posted on 10/09/2021
The Art of Mini-Staging: Small Touches that Give Your Space Life
Photo by p_kennedy123 via Pixabay You don't have to be an interior designer to bring color and life into a home when you put it on the market. And you certainly don't have to drop thousands of dollars to hire a professional stager, either. For most properties, a few staging basics can make all the difference between a...
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Posted on 10/06/2021
1862-1864 Pangburn Rd, Duanesburg, NY 12056 now has a new price of $449,900!
This is a very unique property. The home offers over 3,000 sq. feet of living area, with 5 bedrooms, including newer first floor ADA COMPLIANT 26x26 master suite addition with walk-in shower and radiant heat. A lift connects the master suite addition to the main home. The home has many updates, a first-floor family room with wood fireplace, a huge kitchen renovated in 2009, lots of ceramic tile. There is a large 2,000 SQ. FT. HEATED 5-CAR GARAGE with 2 overhead doors previously used as a speed shop and many possibilities for a home-based business. Freshly paved drive with 20-30 PARKING SPOTS available. Energy savings with the solar panels on...
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Posted on 10/02/2021
A Beginner's Guide to Container Gardening
Container gardening can be an excellent way to grow and enjoy plants with limited space. It also allows you the opportunity to be creative and set up aesthetically pleasing combinations perfect for your garden or outdoor space. Here are some basic tips for a successful container garden: Container Container planting allows a lot of flexibility both in terms...
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Posted on 10/02/2021
Another Property Sold - 13 Vanessa CT, Albany, NY 12205
This spacious Colonial offers 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths with over 2000 sq ft of living space. The updated kitchen offers newer SS appliances, granite countertops and large pantry. The kitchen is open to the sun filled family room with wood burning fireplace. This home also features a large 1st floor office, spacious living room, large master suite, & 2 laundry hookups (in the basement & closet on the 1st floor), fenced in yard & 8x12 shed. Enjoy summer gathering on the deck while looking at the beautifully landscaped yard. This home is a must see. Furnace, H/W & driveway...
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Posted on 09/30/2021
Another Property Sold - 1021 1ST St, Rensselaer, NY 12144
**Please contact listing agent to schedule showings.** Are you looking to add another investment property to your portfolio? Then check out this well maintained two family in Rensselaer! Each unit has 2 bedrooms, full-living room, eat in kitchen and a formal dining room, not to forget the large bathrooms, and their own separate laundry room! The property offers new windows, newer roof, new hot water tank, updated electric , and a huge fenced in yard! Bonus, the basement has potential to be finished into a third unit! Only 7 minutes away from downtown...
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