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Home Buying: 7 Steps to Buying a House
Whether you're shopping for your first home or have previously navigated the process, it really helps to follow in the footsteps of successful home buyers by learning their habits. Buying a home is a complex process, with many priorities to manage. Our real estate agents know what it takes to buy a home, and we're here to share seven steps to buying a house:

  1. Do Your Research
    Successful home buyers show a willingness to learn, both about the home buying process in general and about the markets where they're shopping specifically. Take the time to research homes, neighborhoods, agents, and real estate trends in any location where you plan to shop. The knowledge you build through research will serve you well when it's time to get serious about shopping for the right home.

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New York Labor Day Events
know the importance of celebrating the last days of summer. Labor Day marks the changing of the seasons, but it doesn't have to be the end of fun!

Visit the Albany area, and you'll find plenty of enjoyable things to see and do on Labor Day weekend. Outdoor activities are especially popular as the weather is cool, but not yet chilly.

From exhibition games to hard-fought tournaments, cultural events to concerts under the stars, Albany has a little bit of everything this Labor Day season. With so many towns and cities around the region planning something special, it's bound to be another great year.

The only question is this: Which terrific events will you choose to attend?

Say goodbye to summer in style with some of these exciting happenings:

  1. Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys – 4 Clinton Square, Albany, NY 12207
    Albany homes for sale are near some of the best music venues in the Capital District, including McGeary's pub. Known for Irish "pub grub" and decor, McGeary's is also celebrated for weekly live music. This Labor Day, you're invited to enjoy Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys. This musical ensemble recalls the bluegrass sounds of Louisiana in the 1960s.

  2. Labor Day at Mountain Ridge Adventure – 300 Weatherwax Road, Schenectady, NY 12302
    Schenectady homes for sale aren't far from popular Mountain Ridge Adventure, the treetop challenge course and zip line park that's fun for all ages. The annual Labor Day get-together will include a mouth-watering barbecue along with access to zip lines and the adventure park. Young adventurers can cross a 500-foot gorge and zoom to a maximum height of 70 feet.

  3. Capital District Scottish Games – 129 Grand Street, Altamont, NY 12009
    Altamont homes for sale are within reach of the famous Capital District Scottish Games at the Altamont Fairgrounds. These classic highlands games will wow you with events such as caber tossing and the pipe band competition. Naturally, lavish Scottish cuisine will be served. This is the 42nd year of the Games, which draw about 12,000 visitors annually.

  4. BringIt and SwingIt Labor Day Tournament –  6363 Frenchs Mill Road, Guilderland Center, NY 12085
    The 77th Annual BringIt and SwingIt Labor Day Tournament, minutes from Guilderland homes for sale, is a kids' baseball tournament featuring a minimum four games. Held in Roger Keenholts Park, it showcases the talents of players aged eight and up. Each player will get a gift, free hot dog, and beverage. It's sure to be a memorable time for these young athletes!

  5. Tri-City Valley WildCats vs. Vermont Lake Monsters – 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY 12180
    Troy homes for sale are at the center of the action when the End of Summer Bash brings together Minor League Baseball rivals: The Tri-City Valley WildCats vs. Vermont Lake Monsters. You'll have the perfect way to spend your Labor Day starting at 3 p.m. on Monday, September 2. Located at the historic Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, it's sure to be a fun time for all!

Whether it's the height of summer or its waning days, CB Prime Properties is here for you.

We have helped home buyers find the perfect home here in the Capital District. Our years of experience and exceptional customer service make the process easier. 

Contact us today and discover everything Albany has to offer.


Buy a House Boost Credit Score
There's no getting around that your credit score plays an important role when buying a house. It impacts both your ability to secure a mortgage and the rates that lenders will offer you. The good news is that even if your credit score has seen better days, there's plenty that you can do to get things moving in the right direction. It's rare for buyers to have perfect credit, and even people with excellent credit may want to clean up a thing or two before meeting with lenders. Our REALTORS® love helping buyers achieve their goals, and we've put together six tips to help you boost your credit score so you can land the right home, for the right price.

  1. Check for Errors on Your Credit Report
    Let's say you're shopping for Albany homes for sale, and looking for a way to boost your credit. The first step is simply making sure that the information on your credit reports is accurate, which you can do by requesting a free report once per year from Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion, the three major national credit bureaus. Make sure that all accounts on the report belong to you, and that payments are reflected accurately. If there are any errors, report them to the relevant credit bureau for investigation.

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Albany Book Lovers Libraries, Bookstores, Groups

Libraries, Bookstores & Literacy Groups in Albany

What could be better than settling down in a shady spot on a warm, late-summer day with one of your favorite books? That is how many of our Albany residents will spend August 9--National Book Lovers Day

We're fortunate here in Albany because we have loads of libraries and bookstores to find the perfect read. We also have a variety of literacy groups working in the area to share your passion and help others discover a love of reading. Our real estate agents are here to help you enjoy this fun, educational holiday, with a guide to celebrating National Book Lovers Day around Albany.

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