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Fix House Noises - CB Prime Properties

Are you hearing bumps in the night? Does it sound like a screaming banshee has taken up residence in the attic? If you are hearing unusual noises coming from your house, take heart because you're not alone. Before you call an exorcist to investigate those spooky noises, our real estate agents recommend taking a look at the following common causes of the strange sounds you hear.

  • Clanking, Screeching and Squealing from the Furnace
    Damaged components usually cause strange noises from the furnace. Broken belts, loose bolts, clogged filters, clogged igniters, and busted blowers will make loud noises until they annoy you enough to call a certified HVAC technician to repair them.

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Start a Garden - Upstate New York - CB Prime Properties

When our real estate agents meet with prospective buyers, they often find that a big backyard is on their "must-have" list of home features. This is typically an easy goal to meet, as many of the best Albany homes for sale have plenty of outdoor space. 

Now more than ever, homeowners are starting to think about how to turn some of that backyard space into gardens. Once you know the basics, gardening is actually much easier than you might think! Start with these simple tips. 

  1. Decide What Kind of Garden You Want to Grow
    Your first step will be to decide what kind of garden you want to grow. Do you want vegetables and herbs so you can create garden-to-table meals, or would you prefer a colorful and fragrant flower garden? If you decide on flowers, do you want brightly colored annuals that you'll need to replant each year or perennials that bloom for a shorter time but will return year after year? If you're not 100 percent sure, start small so you'll have the flexibility to change your mind later.

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Video Tours - Homes for Sale - CB Prime Properties

Our real estate agents know how to market your home to as many potential buyers as possible. And even in the midst of social distancing, there's still plenty you can do to catch their attention. Virtual tours and online open houses offer an opportunity to really stand out from the competition and get noticed by buyers.

  • Declutter. It's always the first step to get your home ready for buyers, but it's even more important for a virtual tour. A virtual tour is a more accurate view of your home than a photo. It offers buyers a 360-degree view of the inside of your home as if they were standing in it, so there's no hiding the clutter.

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Furniture Arrangement - CB Prime Properties

Do you want to see a magic trick that will make your living room more spacious? Abracadabra, alakazam — your living space will be instantly maximized by floating furniture! Don't worry; you don't need a magic wand. Incorporating floating furniture into your home is something that any homeowner can accomplish regardless of room size. Our real estate agents encourage you to learn more about this great way of rearranging furniture, especially if you're going to be envisioning the next chapter of your life in one of our Albany homes for sale.

What is Floating Furniture?

No matter how roomy or cozy a home is, some homeowners may find it difficult to maximize the space in their living areas. Having adequate space becomes especially important as families grow and quarters begin to feel cramped. Thankfully, there's an easy solution that does not require knocking down walls or constructing an addition — floating furniture arrangements.

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