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Wood-Fired Pizza - Capital Region, NY - CB Prime Properties

Crispy crust, flavorful sauce, unique toppings – could anything be more delicious than wood-fired pizza? There's just something about baking it in a high-temp, wood-fired oven that makes pizza even more incredible. The Albany area is home to a few great restaurants that serve wood-fired pizza. Here are the ones our real estate agents recommend visiting for a tasty experience. 

  • Bacchus Wood-Fired: 33 2nd St., Troy, NY 12180
    Bacchus Wood-Fired
    is a great restaurant to stop by when you're looking at Troy homes for sale. Their slogan is "Antique Pizza in an Antique Town," and indeed, their food has a very traditional flair. Their pizza oven is shaped like a Bacchus sculpture and was created by artist Brian McCandless.

    A favorite at Bacchus is the Cheese Trigeminous, which comes topped with feta, mozzarella, and Romano cheeses. They do offer a "make your own" option, along with a selection of salads, wood-fired wings, and specialty pastas.

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Benefits of Downsizing for Retirees - Sell a Home - CB Prime Properties

The kids have left, and your home is filled with memories rather than people. Besides, it's a lot of work to keep a big house in good repair. If you're retired and your house feels too big for you, it might be time to downsize and move into a smaller abode like these Albany homes for sale, which are designed to be a joy to live in.

In fact, if you're thinking of downsizing, there's no better time to do so than in today's seller's market. Our real estate agents can help you determine the best course of action and potentially lead a more leisurely lifestyle.

  1. You'll Save Money
    A smaller dwelling means less space, but it also means less money spent on housing repair costs. Simply put, downsizing is a great way to save money. Think about it. A larger house equates to a larger mortgage, higher property taxes, and insurance costs. And you get to save on housekeeping costs too. You can also save on utility costs as you have less space to power and heat.

    Downsizing saves you money, which can contribute to a more satisfying lifestyle in retirement. Your pension can go further, and you'll have more money to spend on yourself, like indulging in a shopping trip.

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Yoga Classes - Albany, NY - CB Prime Properties

Namaste! June 21st marks International Yoga Day – a day to celebrate the physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental prowess that yoga has brought to the world stage. Whether you do it to achieve inner peace, alleviate stress, or get in a great workout, yoga is a therapeutic activity for your body, mind, and soul. There are plenty of yoga studios in the Capital Region of New York, offering every conceivable style of yoga. The classes range from soothing to intense, so you're sure to find something for your skill level. Our real estate agents have rounded up the best yoga classes in the Capital Region, where you can stretch, bend, relax your mind, and find balance on International Yoga Day. Check out these yoga studios, grab your mat, and have a zen day.

  • Heartspace Yoga & Healing Arts ­- 747 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12208
    Heartspace Yoga & Healing Arts is one of the most highly-regarded yoga studios in the Capital Region.  Opened in 1998, this Albany-based studio offers yoga, healing arts, and meditation classes from a broad range of traditions. They have a calm, relaxing, and tranquil setting to ensure everyone achieves mind-body balance in every class. Heartspace's yoga classes include Hath yoga, Ashtanga primary series practice, Jivamukti yoga, gentle flow, Vinyasa yoga, Kundalini yoga, and Kripalu yoga. These beautiful Albany homes for sale are just a short drive away.

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Choosing Mulch for Landscaping - CB Prime Properties

Improving the appearance of your landscaping can boost the curb appeal of Albany homes for sale and give your home that wow factor. Mulch is an essential part of the overall look of your landscaping. It gives everything a neat and finished look making your yard look well cared for. The right kind of mulch will help keep your plants healthy too.  

Mulch vs. Rocks vs. Ground Cover Plants

There's more than one way to finish off your landscaping, so here's how to know if mulch is right for your situation:

  • Mulch is very common and appropriate for a wide variety of soil and plants. It gives your landscape an immediate finished look, and individual plants will be visible. Mulch helps control soil temperature, moisture, deter weed growth, and helps prevent erosion. Organic mulches decompose and add nutrients to the soil, so they will need to be replaced periodically. You won't want to use it in a steep-sloped area or where it can wash away easily.

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