Tips & Tricks for Homeowners

7 Qualities to Look for in a Home Contractor

2018-10-10T14:24:07+00:00

If you’re looking for a home builder in the Capital Region, you will come across lots of options. From neighborhood developers to those who specialize in custom home building, there are dozens of builders in our area vying for your business. Wondering how to narrow down your options and ultimately choose the builder that’s right for you? Here are 7 of the most important qualities to look for in a [...]

7 Qualities to Look for in a Home Contractor2018-10-10T14:24:07+00:00

5 Things First Time Homeowners Should Be Prepared For

2018-09-11T10:03:01+00:00

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. That’s why we’ve put together this list of five things first time homeowners should be [...]

5 Things First Time Homeowners Should Be Prepared For2018-09-11T10:03:01+00:00

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

2018-09-11T10:03:25+00:00

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 can you do to prepare for the task of downsizing? How can you make the [...]

Top 10 Tips for Downsizing: How To Prepare For Moving Into a Smaller Home2018-09-11T10:03:25+00:00

Tips for Storing Holiday Decorations

2018-09-11T11:05:09+00:00

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 decorations. Top 7 Practical, Organized Ways to Store Holiday Decorations 1. Invest in Ornament Boxes [...]

Tips for Storing Holiday Decorations2018-09-11T11:05:09+00:00

Is Your Home Ready for Winter?

2018-09-11T11:05:51+00:00

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 couch and your winter coat pulled out of the back of the closet, there are [...]

Is Your Home Ready for Winter?2018-09-11T11:05:51+00:00

5 Holiday Hosting Tips to Make Your Life Easier

2018-09-11T11:06:43+00:00

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 playing the role of host. Don’t fret, though! There’s still plenty of time to prepare [...]

5 Holiday Hosting Tips to Make Your Life Easier2018-09-11T11:06:43+00:00

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist [Infographic]

2018-09-11T11:07:07+00:00

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 don’t all have to be done at once. Seasoned homeowners know that certain yearly home [...]

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist [Infographic]2018-09-11T11:07:07+00:00

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

2018-09-11T11:38:45+00:00

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, we’ve assembled a list of 10 tips that will help you throw a stress-free party [...]

10 Tips for Entertaining at Home: How to Throw A Stress-Free Party At Your House2018-09-11T11:38:45+00:00

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

2018-09-11T11:39:22+00:00

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 sale is a successful and profitable one! Helpful Garage Sale Tips Gather Things Gradually Coordinating a garage [...]

Garage Sale Tips & Tricks: Easy Ways to Organize A Successful (& Profitable!) Yard Sale2018-09-11T11:39:22+00:00

Tips for Kid Proofing Your New Home

2018-09-11T11:39:29+00:00

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 a new home. So where exactly do you start when it comes time to childproof your [...]

Tips for Kid Proofing Your New Home2018-09-11T11:39:29+00:00