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Visiting Lake George - Adirondack Region - CB Prime Properties

Our real estate agents are always excited about the return of spring in the Lake George area. The Adirondack Mountains really come to life this time of year, and there's no better place to enjoy the cool spring breeze than right here on the shores of Lake George. 

Offering historic charm and a wealth of outdoor adventure, one of the great things about Lake George is that there's a lot to do indoors as well as outdoors. Whether you want to soak up some springtime sunshine or are waiting for some April showers to pass by, be sure to check out these great Lake George destinations. 

  • Fort William Henry - Lake George, NY 12845
    Fierce battles took place on Lake George's shores during the French and Indian War in the mid-1700s. Later memorialized in the novel and film The Last of the Mohicans, Fort William Henry was at the center of those battles. Today you can tour the reconstructed fort and learn more about its fascinating history at the Fort William Henry Museum. Guided and self-guided tours are available, and the fort is just minutes from these Lake George homes for sale.

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FICO Score Importance - Buy a Home - CB Prime Properties

So you've decided you want to buy a home and have already toured several Albany homes for sale, but did you know your FICO score can make a big difference? Assessing your FICO score can help you determine if it's high enough to qualify for a mortgage loan on terms you can afford. If you're planning to make this major purchase, read on to understand why your FICO score is important and the steps you can take to improve it.

  • What is a FICO Score?
    Created by the Fair Isaac Corporation, the FICO score is a three-digit number used by lenders to assess an applicant's creditworthiness. A FICO score ranges from 300 to 850, is largely based on the information in your credit reports, and can help lenders assess how likely you're to repay debt. This, in turn, can affect how much you can borrow, how much it will cost, and how many months you have to repay. FICO scores are used by more than 90% of lending companies, but not all credit scores are FICO scores. In fact, FICO releases new credit score versions to improve on the last one and create a more reliable and predictive score for lenders. This means that you can have several FICO scores, based on the model used by the mortgage company.

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Primitive Camping - Catskills - CB Prime Properties

Spring is in the air, and there's no better time for a primitive camping adventure in the Catskills. Our real estate agents are always excited for an opportunity to spend some time in one of New York's most spectacular wild landscapes.

But just what is primitive camping? It usually means hiking into a wild area and sleeping in a tent or lean-to far from any road, and without modern amenities like electricity or running water. Car camping at a rustic tent campground is also considered by some to be primitive camping. We've included some of our favorite places to do both!

  • Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest - Livingston Manor, NY 12758
    Spanning 13,500 acres of designated "forever wild" wilderness, Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest offers many opportunities for primitive camping. These include five lean-tos and five designated primitive tent campsites along the forest's meandering network of backpacking trails. Located just a few miles from many Livingston Manor homes for sale, the forest is nestled in the spectacular Beaverkill Valley, one of America's greatest fly fishing areas.

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Window Treatments - Sell a Home - CB Prime Properties

When selling your home it's important to make it as appealing to buyers as possible. And one thing they always want is a bright and inviting space. You'll want to let in as much natural light as possible by choosing the right window treatments. Letting in more light makes rooms look brighter, bigger, and generally more welcoming. So here's how to showcase your Albany homes for sale in the best possible light.

Choose the Right Style

  • Consider the function of the room. Certain types of window treatments work better in certain spaces. For example, you wouldn't want drapes in the kitchen or on a porch door.
  • Consider the style of the room. Your window treatments should fit with the overall style of the room and home.

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