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Landscaping Trends for 2021 - Homeowners - CB Prime Properties

As a seller, you're probably looking for that extra something to give your home an edge over the competition. Starting with some advice from our real estate agents is always a good idea. They can tell you about the market in your area and what buyers are looking for right now.

Like everyone else, many buyers in the market right now have spent far more time than usual at home over the last year. And they've realized that their current home just doesn't fit their needs. So how do you make your Albany homes for sale stand out to them? Taking advantage of the current landscaping trends is an excellent place to start. The outside of the house and yard are the first things a buyer sees, so they can make a big impression. It can also help them imagine themselves entertaining friends, working out, or enjoying their favorite hobbies outdoors in this new space. And that might be just the thing that motivates them to make an offer.

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Mexican Restaurants Around Central NY - CB Prime Properties

Our real estate agents love visiting local restaurants. We're always looking for a reason to dine out, so imagine our excitement when we learned that National Tortilla Chip Day is right around the corner! 

We want to make sure you're prepared, so we've done the hard work for you. That's right; we've visited a bunch of local Mexican restaurants and created this round-up of our favorites so you can enjoy the best of the best.

  • Mesa Grande Taqueria: 100 Genesee St, Auburn, NY 13021
    Mesa Grande Taqueria serves fresh, authentic Mexican food, including huge burritos, freshly toasted nachos, tacos, quesadillas, salads, and more. All of their food is made in-house from scratch, and you can taste the difference.

    Located not far from the best Auburn homes for sale, this restaurant has some of the best barbacoa in the area and queso you're sure to fall in love with. When you're done with your meal, we recommend taking a drive around so you can get to know some of the great neighborhoods nearby.

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Takeout for Valentine's Day - CB Prime Properties

If it seems like there is a little bit of extra love in the air this week, it could be a sign that Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Whether you're planning to celebrate with a significant other or hangout with friends and family, Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to show your love for the important people in your life.

Health and safety restrictions might make it a little more challenging to plan a fun night out his year, but many of our favorite local restaurants are offering romantic Valentine's Day dinners to-go. If you haven't set your holiday plans, our real estate agents recommend a romantic candlelight dinner at home with takeout from one of these Albany restaurants.

  • Jack's Oyster House - 42 State St, Albany, NY 12207
    If you're near downtown Albany, Jack's Oyster House is offering takeout and curbside service this Valentine's Day. The takeout menu, which is posted every Monday, features a three-course meal with your choice of two appetizers, two entrees, and a dessert. Takeout orders are accepted until Thursday at noon and pickup times are from 5 to 7 pm Thursday through Sunday. After grabbing dinner, be sure to take a look at some of these Albany homes for sale nearby.

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Buyers Will Love These Storage Solutions - CB Prime Properties

If we have the space, we tend to fill it. From the young family in a starter home to an empty-nesting couple preparing for retirement, everyone accumulates "stuff" along the way. And if you're considering putting your house on the market among Albany homes for sale, you'll need a storage place for all that stuff.

Our real estate agents know that some of the best storage solutions are about investing in underutilized space. Consider these tips:

  1. Go Low
    Investing early and often in under-furniture storage options is a great way to control clutter and elevate your home. Everyone is familiar with under bed plastic bins that you can find at a big box store. These options are great if you want to keep these items hidden, but you aren't limited to these options alone.

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