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3 Easy DIY Home Decor Projects You Can Do This Weekend

Every once in awhile, it’s nice to change things up when it comes to your home decor. Whether you’ve been watching lots of HGTV or you’re just getting tired of looking at that same shower curtain you’ve had since your first apartment after college, if you’re feeling inspired to make some adjustments, we say go...

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Kid Friendly Floorplans: 3 Homes Designs Ideal For Young Children

Finding a house that will suit your whole family – including its littlest members – is incredibly important. Of course, when you’re looking for a new house, finding something the whole family will love can be a challenge… If you have young children and you’re in the market for a new home, chances are there...

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4 Perks of Single Story Living: Benefits of One Story Homes

If you’re in the market for a home and you’ve just started the process of looking at houses, you probably have a lot on your mind. There are so many features and styles to choose from. Your mind is probably racing with questions, like: Do you want a colonial style home or an A-frame? A...

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Creative Interior Design Ideas for Your Home

If you’re a fan of HGTV, you’ve probably noticed that shows about house flipping, remodeling and DIY projects are all the rage these days. From Fixer Upper to Flip or Flop, the house transformations you see on TV are sometimes unbelievable – and many times inspirational. If binge watching your favorite home improvement show has...

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5 MORE Ways to Make Hosting Parties at Home Easier

Working up the courage to have a party at home? Hoping to host a get together at your place in the near future? Hosting at-home gatherings can be fun, but preparing for them can also be nothing short of overwhelming. There’s a lot to do to get ready to entertain a house full of people!...

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Saratoga Region Summer Activities You Won’t Want to Miss

Saratoga is a bustling place to be year round, but especially in the summertime! If you’re lucky enough to live in the Saratoga Springs area, chances are you’ll never run out of fun and exciting things to do. From family friendly events to live entertainment and annual celebrations, there’s something for everyone during the summer...

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Backyard DIY Project Ideas

Spring has finally arrived here in Upstate New York. That means it’s time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather we’ve been waiting for all winter! It also means it’s time to clean up the backyard and get going on some outdoor home improvement projects! If you’re looking for some fun and manageable DIY...

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Easy Tips for Increasing Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Most homeowners are consistently looking for ways to save money on monthly expenses and utility costs. Increasing energy efficiency is one way to do so. Sometimes making your home more energy efficient takes a bit of investment. For instance, installing new high efficiency appliances or replacing old windows can save you money in the long...

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Spring Cleaning Your Kitchen: 6 Things You MUST Clean This Year

Spring is here! For many homeowners, that means that spring cleaning will soon be in full swing. While some homeowners absolutely love spring cleaning, others find it to be more of a necessary evil. Unfortunately, whether you love it or hate it, spring cleaning your home can be quite a chore. And one of the...

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10 Important Things to Consider When Shopping for a New Home

If you are in the market for a new home, you likely have a lot on your mind. There are many, MANY things to consider when it comes to choosing a new place to live. In fact, for some, the home shopping process can be quite overwhelming. The home buying process tends to happen in...

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Unconventional Housewarming Gifts New Homebuyers Will Love

Looking for a last minute housewarming gift that is sure to please? You’ve come to the right place! As custom homebuilders in Upstate NY, we have a lot of experience working with homebuyers and people moving into new homes. As a result, over the years we’ve come up with come pretty creative and unconventional yet...

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5 Things First Time Homeowners Should Be Prepared For

Congratulations! You’ve purchased your first home. It’s a very exciting time – and likely a busy time too. With packing, moving, unpacking, organizing and more on your plate, plus keeping up with your day-to-day life, chances are you don’t have time in your schedule for any unexpected surprises that may come along with new homeownership....

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Top 10 Tips for Downsizing: How To Prepare For Moving Into a Smaller Home

When it comes to relocating, downsizing can be one of the most difficult challenges an individual or family will face. Whether you are downsizing out of necessity, for practical reasons or even because you want to, the task of moving into a smaller home can be complicated, frustrating and, at times, emotionally exhausting. So what...

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Three Great Reasons To Consider A Home With A Downstairs Master Bedroom

When it comes to shopping for and ultimately choosing a new home, you have lots of decisions to make and lots of options to choose from. Whether you’re building your own custom home or you’re browsing existing homes that are on the market, one decision you’ll have to make is whether you want the master...

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Perks of Living in a Small Home

Many people dream of living in large, spacious houses. For many, the home they fantasize about includes more living space than they realistically need – but they continue to dream nonetheless. The unfortunate (or perhaps fortunate) reality is that most people don’t end up living in the mansions they’ve dreamed of. For one reason or...

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Tips for Storing Holiday Decorations

The holidays have come and gone, and once again it’s time to put away those holiday decorations. This year, don’t just throw them all in a box and stick them down in the basement! Instead, keep things organized! Do yourself a favor and implement some (or all) of these 7 helpful tips for storing holiday...

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Custom Home Floor Plans That Are Great For Entertaining

For many people, the holidays are prime time when it comes to entertaining guests. While some people love preparing for company and setting up for holiday gatherings, others absolutely despise it. If you’re someone that loves to entertain during the holidays or any time of the year, having a home well suited for entertaining guests...

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Is Your Home Ready for Winter?

Three Important-to-Remember but Easy-to-Forget Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Take Care of as the Winter Months Approach. Winter is coming. Here in Upstate NY, that means snow, ice, wind, freezing rain, hail and frigid temperatures are on their way. While you may have the heat turned on inside, plenty of blankets piled up on the...

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3 Ranch Home Floor Plans You Should Consider If You’re Shopping for a Home

Ranch homes are all the rage these days. They are perfect for any and all homebuyers, from first time homeowners to senior citizens and empty nesters, and offer a variety of benefits over other home floor plans. Even better, ranch homes come in a variety of styles and layouts. Here in Upstate NY, if you’re...

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5 Holiday Hosting Tips to Make Your Life Easier

The holidays are just around the corner! If you’re a new homeowner and it’s your first time hosting a crowd for the holidays – or if you’re a seasoned homeowner who is preparing to host holiday festivities again this year – you may be starting to feel the excitement and anxiety that comes along with...

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Saratoga Fall Activities to Enjoy With Your Family

Saratoga NY is an absolutely beautiful place to be during the fall. With countless opportunities to enjoy the changing foliage, fall festivals and events galore, and dozens of local places to participate in beloved fall traditions, you can’t beat this Upstate NY locale when it comes to autumn. Looking for things to do in and...

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist [Infographic]

Whether you’re a new homeowner or you’ve owned a house for years, maintaining your home is a huge – and very important – ongoing project. There are dozens of tasks and projects you should do on an annual basis to keep all aspects of your home in good working order. Luckily, these home maintenance tasks...

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Living in Ballston Spa, NY

If you’re considering a relocation to upstate New York and looking for a historic village with modern convenience and a visible sense of community, Ballston Spa should be at the top of your list. Just 3 miles southwest of Saratoga Springs, you’ll find the Capital Region’s other “spa city.” Like its spotlight-stealing neighbor, the Village...

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10 Tips for Entertaining at Home: How to Throw A Stress-Free Party At Your House

Hosting parties at home can be a lot of fun. It can also be a lot of work. Those of you who have hosted at-home get togethers before have probably realized that sometimes being the “hostess with the mostest” isn’t as easy as it seems. To make entertaining at home just a little bit easier,...

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Schools In and Around Saratoga Springs

There are many factors to consider when shopping for a new home. When relocating with a family, one of the most important factors that influences whether or not people buy in a certain area is the local school district. Parents want to make sure they are enrolling their children in a high quality school system...

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Build or Buy: Pros and Cons of Custom Building a New Home in Saratoga

If you are in the market for a new home in Saratoga, you are probably very familiar with the fact that there are lots of thing to consider. Chances are you’ve mulled over some of the following questions: Do we want an apartment or a house? Should we buy or rent a home? How many...

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Garage Sale Tips & Tricks: Easy Ways to Organize A Successful (& Profitable!) Yard Sale

Garage sales are a spring and summer staple throughout Upstate NY. They are the perfect way to make some extra money and keep your house clean and organized by eliminating clutter! Whether you’re planning your first or fiftieth yard sale, here are some helpful garage sale tips to help you make sure your next yard...

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Tips for Kid Proofing Your New Home

If you have kids, childproofing your new home is one of the very first things you’ll need to do when you move in. While this can be a somewhat daunting task, especially with all the other stresses that come along with relocating, it’s one of the most important things you will do when you buy...

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2016 Showcase of Homes in Saratoga NY

Don’t miss the 2016 Showcase of Homes in Saratoga NY! The event, which is now its 21st year allows participants to enjoy a self-guided tour of beautiful custom built homes in Saratoga County! For three consecutive weekends, the Saratoga Builders Association showcases the area’s finest homes built by some of the Capital Region’s best home builders and designers. The...

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Popular New Home Features: Heritage Custom Builder Home Model Highlights

As a custom homebuilder in the Capital Region, we work hard to provide our customers with what they are truly looking for in a home. This means we have to stay up to date and in tune with which features are most popular with homebuyers at any given time! So what’s popular with homebuyers these...

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11 Things to Do When You Move Into a New House

We all know there are a bunch of things you should try to do BEFORE you move into a new house. From changing the locks to updating your insurance, there is a lot to tackle before you’ve even moved your first belongings into your new place. But what things should you take care of first...

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Vacation Ideas in NY: Easy Trips from the Saratoga Region

Upstate NY is a great place to live and vacation. But just because you live in New York State doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy vacationing here as well! There are many great vacation destinations within driving distance of the Saratoga Region! As a result, you don’t have to go very far for a wonderful, memorable...

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Ten Tips for Pet-Proofing Your Home

For many people, a house doesn’t quite feel like a home until it’s being shared with a furry companion or two. Pets are great additions to any household, but keeping pets safe at home can be more challenging than it may seem. If you’re a new pet owner or you’ve recently moved into a new...

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Five Things You Should Do Before Moving Into A New House

When you’ve found the perfect home and you’re finally able to call it your own, your natural instinct may be to move in as soon as possible. While we can’t blame you for feeling this way, the truth is there are a few things you should do before you move in. What should you take...

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Kids’ At-Home Birthday Party Ideas & Tips

Throwing a birthday party for your child at home can seem like an overwhelming task. From decorating and cleaning the house before everyone arrives and to feeding and entertaining all the guests during the party, it’s no wonder so many parents are willing to spend a small fortune to have their child’s birthday parties somewhere...

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Upstate NY Daytrips From Saratoga

The Saratoga region is a great place to live for many reasons. From outdoor recreation opportunities and local attractions to entertainment venues and an amazing restaurant scene, there’s something for everyone in Saratoga Springs and the surrounding neighborhoods and communities. But one of the things that makes the Saratoga area an amazing place to live...

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How to Choose a Realtor

When it comes to buying a house, having someone familiar with the real estate industry to guide you can be both comforting and beneficial. As a result, if you are in the market for a new home, you may want to consider working with an experienced real estate agent. How do you go about finding...

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Benefits of Buying a Brand New Home

When it comes to shopping for a new home, homebuyers have lots of options. One of the biggest choices consumers initially have to make when they begin searching for a new place to live is whether they want to buy or build a home. While moving into an existing home that is “new to you”...

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Tips for Keeping Your Home Clean and Organized

Whether you’ve lived in your home for years or you just moved in, there are always challenges when it comes to keeping a house clean and organized. Here, we’ll share 10 of our favorite easy tips for keeping your house in good order! 10 Tips for Cleaning and Organizing Your Home 1. Wipe Down the...

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Top 5 Reasons to Build A Custom Home with Heritage Custom Builders

When it comes to custom homebuilders in the Capital Region, there are a number of options! This means that individuals and families interested in building custom homes in Saratoga, Clifton Park, Albany and beyond have a variety of builders to choose from. While having options is a good thing, it can also make the decision-making...

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Home Site Incentives for Heritage Pointe

Buyers that sign purchase agreements between now and January 31st, 2016 at our new Heritage Pointe community will receive a $5,000 home site premium credit at closing. Those that sign purchase agreements in the month of February 2016 will receive a $2,500 home site premium credit.

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Family Friendly Holiday Activities In and Around Saratoga

Upstate New York is a wonderful place to be year round, but it’s especially great during the holiday season. There are so many family friendly events and activities to participate in all season long – one of the many benefits of living in and around Saratoga County. For those of you that live in our...

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How to Find the Right Home For You

Finding the perfect place to call home sweet home can be quite a challenge. From identifying the ideal location to finding a house that’s the right size for your family and in a price range you are comfortable with, the process of finding the right home can be daunting. Here are 7 tips to guide...

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Try Before You Buy with Heritage Custom Builders

Wish the old adage “try before you buy” applied when you’re shopping for a new home? After all, a home is one of the biggest purchases most people make in a lifetime. How can you know what you like until you’ve tried it for yourself? At Heritage Custom Builders, we understand wanting to try before...

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Living in Clifton Park, NY

If you’re interested in moving to Upstate NY and considering the greater Capital District as a potential locale to call home, there are many communities to consider. One of the most popular communities among individuals and families alike moving to the area is Clifton Park, NY. Located in Saratoga County, Clifton Park is just south...

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5 Tips for Meeting Your New Neighbors

Relocating can be fun and exciting but it can also be stressful and overwhelming. From packing and hiring movers to reorganizing your whole life into a new and unfamiliar space, the transition to a new home can be a challenging one. Sometimes, one of the biggest stresses when it comes to moving becomes evident after...

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Perks of Living in Saratoga County

Saratoga County is a beautiful and popular place to live in Upstate NY. Just south of the Adirondack Mountains and north of Albany, Schenectady and Troy, Saratoga County is home to a number of small cities, villages, towns and rural areas. Popular communities in Saratoga County include Ballston Spa, Clifton Park, Milton, Malta and Saratoga...

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5 Great Backyard Activity Ideas

One of the biggest perks of owning a home is having your own backyard to use and enjoy! Looking for some ways to make the most of your yard? We’ve got some fun backyard activity ideas that will leave you excited to spend some time outdoors!

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Get to Know Heritage Custom Builders at the 2015 Saratoga Showcase of Homes

The annual Saratoga Showcase of Homes celebrates some of the most exceptional homes built in Saratoga County. The event, which is now in its 20th year, features new homes that display the latest building techniques, top-of-the-line fixtures, stylish home furnishings and showcase the work of some of the area’s top suppliers, designers and builders. Proceeds...

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Our 2014 Showcase Homes

In 2014's Showcase, we displayed our Tamarack model at Timber Creek Preserve in Ballston Lake, and our Sequoia model at Mourningkill Meadows in Ballston Spa. These two homes are were beautifully decorated by a well-known interior designer and feature Heritage Custom Builder's proud construction techniques and personal touch.