Home Ownership Tips

Owning a home is great, but keeping up with roof, gutters and lawn care, buying new appliances, researching the best schools near which to buy, and other tasks can often seem daunting – particularly for new home owners. But they don’t have to be!

In this blog, we offer a variety of homeowner tips, including home maintenance insights, how to buy new appliances – and what kind to buy, DIY recommendations, helpful information about area schools, inside looks at some of our maintenance-free and traditional Belmonte homes and communities, as well as a little bit of history about this great region in which we live and work.

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How to Buy a Washer and Dryer

How to Buy a Washer and Dryer

Depending on the size of your family and how often they’re run, your typical washer and dryer has a lifespan of about 10-15 years, which means there’s a good chance you haven’t picked up a new one in a while. Today, we’re going to run through the fundamental features...

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How to Buy the Right Oven for Your Kitchen

How to Buy the Right Oven for Your Kitchen

When discussing their kitchen, most people are very hot or cold when it comes to their oven. While some folks love theirs and feel like it suits their needs perfectly, all too often homeowners find themselves frustrated with an oven that struggles to maintain an...

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Development Showcase: Floral Estates

Development Showcase: Floral Estates

Building the custom home that’s right for you isn’t just about picking out hardware and appliances, it’s also about finding the community that feels like home. Starting in the low $500s, Floral Estates is one of our fastest growing communities. With Saratoga schools...

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How the Erie Canal played a key role in shaping the Capital District

How the Erie Canal played a key role in shaping the Capital District

You would be hard pressed to find anyone who grew up in Upstate New York who doesn’t know the words to the “Erie Canal” children’s folk song. Although it doesn’t really say much about the actual waterway that connected the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, in truth, the Erie Canal played a vital role in American westward expansion and especially in the shaping of the Capital District, both culturally and civilly.

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