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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Sep 15, 2015 | Homeowner Tips
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...read more
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...read more
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.read more
Horse racing plays an enormous part in the local history and culture of the Capital District but specifically of Saratoga. With the tracks most historic and high stakes race fast approaching, we thought it would be fun to take a minute this week to talk a little bit...read more
One of the Capital District’s greatest contributions to our national culture, Uncle Sam has stood as a symbol of American liberty and independence since the turn of the 19th century. The Uncle Sam Parade in Troy is an annual celebration of one of the city’s most...read more