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September 22, 2015

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 and…
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Homeowner Tips
September 15, 2015

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 accurate temperature or has important…
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BlogCommunity Showcase
September 4, 2015

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 and mailing addresses, but Wilton taxes, you’ll…
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BlogThe Capital District
September 1, 2015

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…
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BlogThe Capital District
August 28, 2015

Fun Facts About the Saratoga Travers

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 about the…
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BlogThe Capital District
August 25, 2015

How One of Troy, New York’s Own Became “Uncle Sam”

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 famous and beloved national…
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August 18, 2015

Development Showcase: Bridlewood Ridge

While we are proud to offer a number of communities that keep our customers central to the action and excitement of the Capital District, for some, “home” is a place of calm and escape. For those looking for privacy and peacefulness, Bridlewood Ridge was designed with you in mind. From…
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August 11, 2015

Why Is It So Expensive To Add A Front Porch To Your Home?

One of the most common requests we receive in new homes is the front porch. Be it a small stoop to keep packages dry until you get home, or a grand front deck to sit and relax on, a porch immediately adds character and charm to any house. Sometimes customers…
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BlogHomeowner Tips
July 30, 2015

How to Market Your Home and Maximize Its Sale Price

In today’s market, selling a house has become more of a marathon than a sprint. Whereas in decades past, a homeowner could put their house for sale and have a dozen offers and a deal in place in a matter of weeks or even days, it currently takes the average…
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July 28, 2015

How to Get to Know Your Neighbors

One of the things we are the most proud of in our neighborhoods is the sense of community our customers feel in their new homes. Whether you’re the new family on the block, or just part of the welcome wagon, settling into your new community is a big step in…
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