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Outdoor Winter Fun - Adirondacks Region -  Coldwell Banker Prime Properties

Warm summer weather and vibrant fall foliage are well and good, but our real estate agents really love the Adirondacks in winter. When the snow flies and the ski lifts start lifting, there's simply no better place to be. 

The Adirondack Mountains offer an incredible wealth of winter activities, from sledding and ice fishing to snowshoeing and—of course—skiing. Check out these five amazing winter hot spots in the ADK this season!

  • Northville-Lake Placid Trail - Cedar River Rd., Indian Lake, NY 12842
    The Adirondacks are home to seemingly endless miles of hiking and cross-country skiing trails, but the Northville-Lake Placid Trail is criminally underrated. This 136-mile pathway sticks to the valleys between the Adirondacks' tallest mountains, lined by dense stands of hemlock and pine. The views along the way are breathtaking, and it's a relatively easy trek by snowshoe or ski. There are dozens of access points along the way, but the southernmost trailhead is right on Main Street in the village of Northville, a stone's throw from these Northville homes for sale.

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You'll be eager to move into your dream home as soon as possible, but the process isn't always quick. Here's what can slow you down when closing.

Learning that a seller has accepted your home purchase offer is an incredibly exciting moment, but it's important for homebuyers to remember last-minute issues can still pop up. In fact, it's fairly common to have a couple of additional hurdles to clear before the seller hands over the keys.

Many first time homebuyers are actually surprised by how long the closing process actually takes. According to our REALTORS®, an average closing can take anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks. The good news is that proper planning and an experienced real estate agent can both help the process go as smoothly as possible. If you're considering one of these Albany homes for sale, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with what to expect. Below are some common situations that can delay closing on your future home.

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Maple Syrup - Capital Region, NY - Coldwell Banker Prime Properties

Did you know New York produces more than 800,000 gallons of maple syrup each year? Show your pride in the Capital Region by celebrating Maple Syrup Day on Thursday, December 17. Enjoy some sweet treats from one of these great maple farms recommended by our real estate agents.

  • Sugar Oak Farms - 50 Atkins Rd., Malta, NY 12020
    While some fathers and sons spend time together playing catch, Erich and Paul bonded over creating maple syrup. Their mutual hobby eventually led to the opening of Sugar Oak Farms, just minutes from Malta homes for sale. The 100 percent pure syrup is also available in sugar form for cooking and as a cream to spread on toast and pastries. Don't leave without a bag of their best-selling maple-coated peanuts. The store is open every Thursday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., or you can shop 24/7 on their website.

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Convenient House Buying - CB Prime Properties

Technology has changed many aspects of our lives, and homebuying is no exception. Looking at Albany homes for sale and choosing one to call your own is now easier than ever thanks to new advances and changes that affect the entire homebuying process.

Our real estate agents explain some of the reasons why buying a home is even more convenient:

  • Virtual tours   
    When you're looking at homes to buy, touring all the ones that interest you can be quite time-consuming. That's why virtual tours have become a very popular way to get an easy and convenient yet in-depth view of the homes and properties you're interested in. You'll be getting virtual walk-throughs of homes, which shows much more than still photos can. With some tours, your agent can highlight areas you're particularly interested in and answer questions along the way. And it's easy to rewatch virtual tours if you'd like to refresh your memory about a particular home.

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