Albany, NY Real Estate News

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Yesterday was National Make a Friend Day.  Conincidentally, it was also our annual day to visit our legislators in Albany, NY.Each year the The Business Council of Westchester goes with its members to visit state representatives.  We see all of the people in the Westchester delegation, the budget director, and sometimes, the governer.We have a good friendly relationship even if we disagree on some things.We got to enter the NYS Assembly Chamber and the speaker welcomed The Business Council of Westchester by Name:They were debated some legislation as indicated by the boardThis can get tedious but I don't think this representative would like to have this picture sent to his constituents.If you are looking to make your Westchester NY or Fairfield CT business thrive please contact me. Grant...
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By Dawn McCurdy - Real Estate Broker, Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga & Schen Counties
(McCurdy Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Your dream home awaits!  Fall in love with the serenity, convenience, and ample space of this custom Contemporary-style home in the prestigious Weatherfield/Albany Country Club neighborhood.   Nestled on 1.2 acres of landscaped and wooded lot and featuring 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms with 3,072 square feet of living space, it delivers the easy living you've been dreaming of.  This Voorheesville NY home is beautifully-maintained and delivers the peaceful country haven you are looking for.  A home that exudes warmth and elegance Some homes are naturally-inviting and this home is one of those.  Located on a corner lot, it has a gorgeous front lawn surrounded by trees. The front porch is large and welcoming, a perfectly good spot to enjoy your morning coffee or simply welcome guests. The m...
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By Dawn McCurdy - Real Estate Broker, Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga & Schen Counties
(McCurdy Real Estate Group, Inc.)
A tastefully updated, well-maintained home near amenities If you are looking for a move-in ready, beautifully located home, this home in the town of New Scotland NY is what you’re looking for.Located in a quiet cul de sac off New Scotland Avenue adjacent to Capital Hills Golf Course, this home is walking distance to the bus line and the golf course.  The bus line provides easy access to Northway, Thruway, and 787. There are grocery stores, banks, shopping places, restaurants, hospitals and schools within a two mile radius.  Featuring a completely renovated open floor plan, it has 1,326 square feet of living space with 2 ample-sized bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. You'll love the comfort of the radiant heat all throughout the home, and the durability of the oak hardwood floors.Extensive upgrad...
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Each year I join other members of the Business Council of Westchester in visiting our NYS legislators and bring our business agenda.  This creates multiple opportunties even if you are not a political or legislative junkie.This year is was rather quiet becuase the legislaters were in committe and in session to try to pass the New York Budget due April 1st.Aside from that, a trip to our state capitol is a educational event and you can see history in the hall.Here is the Inner stair case.Here is the Map RoomAnd the hall of Governers...  Every governer's picture is here except one.  This is a picture of Governer Grover Cleveland who became US President.New York has many famous and well know men who were governers include four US Presidents.  They are Martin Van Buren, Grover Cleveland, The...
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By Dawn McCurdy - Real Estate Broker, Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga & Schen Counties
(McCurdy Real Estate Group, Inc.)
A charming home in a highly desirable location! This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, and 2 car detached garage colonial style home for sale in Albany offers you the best of comfort, convenience and space. It is in a highly desirable location just minutes away from University at Albany, I 87, the downtown area and the bus line. Well-loved and properly maintained, this home has recently been updated. It has been recently painted, and the carpets are new. Under the carpets, you’ll find hardwood floors throughout the main level.  Comfortable living is yours in its large front porch, a lovely outdoor living space and this home's extension. You’ll find the living room of this Albany home to be inviting. Large windows let in plenty of light, and the exposed wood beams add a rustic ambiance to...
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By Brenda Mayette, Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!
(Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc.)
Holidays can be streesful but not this one.... No need to bring a gift.... Just grab a pint, sit back with your best pal, enjoy some lively banter and raise your glass in cheers to this fantastic day:  National Beer Day!  National Beer Day gives us the opportunity to focus on some of the gems in New York's Capital Region where you can enjoy a brew (& usually some great food too!).  There are great spots in the "obvious" of areas -- Albany, Troy and Saratoga Springs.  But there are some great little places not so far off of the main drag that deserve attention too...  As a Scotia-Glenville girl, I was happy to see the Mohawk Tap Room on the Times Union's list of "15 Capital Region Tap Rooms You Can Visit".   I'd be remiss though without giving a shout out to my favorite place to enjoy a ...
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
35 State Street on National Register of Historic PlacesThis architectually  interesting building at 35 State Street in Albany New York is on the National Register of Historic Places.At one point it was used as the office for a stage coach company, a bank and is presently owned by the State University of NY.
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
If you like architecture, then you will have fun downtown Albany New York.  There is such a diversity in architectural styles. One building that I found rather interesting was located across the street from NY State Capitol building  on State Street.This is the Albany City Hall on Eagle Street.   The building is on the US Nation Register of Historic place.  
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By Jean Singleton, Specializing in Your Special Needs
(Capital Realty Experts)
 Last Night, the SUNY Board of Trustees voted to create the State University of New York Institute of Nanoscale Science, Engineering & Technology (SUNY INSET).  It is being billed as a SUNY option to top caliber tech schools such as M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). INSET is formed by a merger of the College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering (CSNE - previously part of the University of Albany) and the SUNY Institute of Technology (Marcy Nanocenter site) in Utica-Rome, and will be headed by Alain E. Kaloyeros as CEO.  It is scheduled to debut in January of 2015. According to Assembly Higher Education Committiee Chairwoman Deborah Glick, "This new merger will allow SUNY INSET to market itself as a niche college that could attract tech students from far and wide". Kaloyeros ...
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By Homes For Heroes
(Affiliates nationwide for Hero Rewards)
I am proud and honored to be your Homes for Heroes Affiliate here in the Capital District! Fortunately, my life is full of everyday heroes like you and they never cease to amaze me. I’ve seen how hard you work, how little you’re paid and how often you make sacrifices in your own lives to teach, serve and save others.   My husband Dennis is teacher and Football coach.  My brother, sister-in-law and most of our friends are also teachers.  The rest of our family and friends are police officers, firemen, and nurses.  But lately, the most amazing heroes in my life are my husband’s football players and my children’s friends that have chosen to serve our country by enlisting in the military.  Over the years they’ve been at our home, day in and day out.  We’ve fed them, guided them, watched them ...
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By Kevin Clancy, Real Estate Broker - Albany New York
(Http://www.clancyrealestate.com)
“Opposition is a natural part of life. Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition – such as lifting weights – we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity “-Stephen R. Covey “If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be”- John Heywood “Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.” -Napoleon Hill Happy Monday. I hope you are not stressed out with the adversity we are facing named Hurricane Sandy and arriving in the Capital Region later today. If the storm is as bad as they say and you need help call me. I will gladly let you use my generator o...
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By Kevin Clancy, Real Estate Broker - Albany New York
(Http://www.clancyrealestate.com)
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Enhancing Education by Feng Shui Environmental Healer Laura Cerrano To many times I hear, "this is to hard, I cant do this, I give up." That is the easy route in life, by giving in and not trying you are not living and growing. You neglect your spirit and self from meeting your core being and full potential.  What a shame that is. Perhaps we need to add a new form of studies into our "formal" education system.  The way we all think and perceive this world is no doubt-ably changing.  This indeed can be a touchy subject and idea to present.  Many will say, you are mixing religion with education.  No, that is not the case, it would be teaching our youth how to be independent, how to be mindful of others, the land which they live on and gain different perspectives on how to deal with life's...
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By Kevin Clancy, Real Estate Broker - Albany New York
(Http://www.clancyrealestate.com)
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By Jean Singleton, Specializing in Your Special Needs
(Capital Realty Experts)
President Obama is still coming to the Capital District's Tech Valley area on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - but due to logistical problems, he'll be at the Nanotech Campus at UAlbany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) in Albany, NY instead of the Global Foundries Chip plant in Malta, NY.  Expect road closures throughout the day in preparation for and during the visit.  Some roads closings that will most likely occur are: I-90 from Thruway Exit 24 to Exit 4 , Washington Avenue extension from the Exit 2 on-ramp to Crossgates Mall and Fuller Road from Great Dane Avenue to Railroad Avenue.  
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Becoming a Common Practice in the State of New York for Feng Shui Consultants to Attend Village and Town Board Meetings by Feng Shui Long Island         Recently Laura Cerrano of Feng Shui Long Island, Inc. attended a Village Board meeting for her two clients. Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, the State of New York Villages and Towns, this will become a more common sight and presentation as time progresses.  The demographics of the East Coast are changing.  Majority of of residents are now migrating from the Eastern parts of the world to America. The populations and cultures with the highest influence are individuals and families from China and India. With the migration comes the beliefs, teaching and inspiration of these cultures, which many follow the principles of Feng Shui and/or Vastu...
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By Jane Becker, CRS,ASP,ABR,CBR,CDPE,LMC,E-PRO,GRI
(Keller Williams Home Team AdvantEdge )
365 Things to Do in Worcester County- Celebrate New Year EVERYWHERE.  Well I want to wish everyone a happy new year.  Today is the first day of 2011.  I am not in my beloved Worcester County.  I am in Albany with my family.  But New Year can be celebrated all over the world, and is. I am staying at Crowne Plaza Hotel in the heart of the Business District in Albany.  The hotel is well appointed with features like indoor pool, excersise room and hot tub.  My reason for visiting is to be with the family.  The family's reason is because my husband has a Scrabble Tournament in the Hotel for 5 days.  Yes, 5 days of scrabble.  Last night, New Year's eve, he finished by 6:00 pm and we were able to go out together for dinner to Olive Garden and then watched a movie, Centurion ( I thought it was ...
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By Haris Dedic, Glenview Real Estate - Chicago North Shore
(RE/MAX Villager 847-878-2588)
Last time when I visited my family in Albany, NY, it was nice and warm. It was a perfect time for Aqua Duck tour. This time around it was  perfect, too. Washington Park has a beautiful Holiday Light Show every year.     Only a few of the shots could make it to this blog post from my awesome 3 pixel phone.     The drive through Washington Park took more than 15 minutes ....     While driving slowly, we had a chance to stop for a few seconds.     There were many of those "ooh aah"  and look at this moments :)     If you are from the area, there are a few days left. More information and virtual ride on Capital Holiday Lights web site. Happy New Year!  
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By Melissa Furman, Lic Real Estate Salesperson Luxury Homes
(Keller Williams Capital District Real Estate)
Understanding and Recognizing Foundation Problems When Buying and Owning a Home in Albany NY   Buying a home is a major investment in one's life. It is important to have a home inspection done to determine if any problems exist. One of the major areas to check is the foundation.  Recognizing foundation problems early can prevent costly repairs later on.     Common Foundation Problems  Cold Climate Foundation Problems - This occurs when the concrete is poured in freezing weather.  This allows for issues such as a dusty and sandy grit that comes off the top of the concrete.  This could lead to the concrete loosing strength.  Before tackling the concrete with a jack hammer have the concrete tested for strength.   Sinking Concrete - This can be a foundation problem in older homes.  However ...
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