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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School District Showcase: Shenendehowa

School District Showcase: Shenendehowa

Quality of schools is a key factor for many people when deciding where to build a home. Here’s the first in our series of articles showcasing some of the best public school systems – right here in the Capital District. First up: Shenendehowa Central School.

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How to Buy a Sound System

How to Buy a Sound System

You don’t need to be an audiophile to buy a good sound system. For most people, a little background and a quick primer is all it takes to make the home audio decision that’s right for you.

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Development Showcase: Arlington Heights

Development Showcase: Arlington Heights

For those ready to settle in and relax in a beautiful country setting, it’s hard to imagine a better spot than Arlington Heights. Located off of Farm to Market Road in Halfmoon, this maintenance-free development is great for “empty nesters” and folks just looking to...

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How to Buy a Microwave

How to Buy a Microwave

In decades past, microwaves were a rare luxury owned only by the cutting edge, but today it’s really hard to imagine a kitchen without one. Given that they last 9 years on average, it may have been a while since you purchased your last one, but today we’ll be focusing...

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