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New Homeowner To-Do List - CB Prime Properties

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and our real estate agents know you can't wait to start making that space officially your own. If you're like most people, you probably have a lot of projects in mind to help you do exactly that. But before you get started, take a minute to do these 10 things first. You won't regret it!

  1. Change the locks and key codes
    You don't know how many people the previous owners may have given keys to, and changing everything will let you rest easier. Don't forget about the codes for garage door openers or security gates as well.

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Ceiling Fans - Homeowners - CB Prime Properties

When decorating your home, it's important to explore modern elements that adhere to your preferred aesthetic. One increasingly controversial item in the world of home decor is the installation of ceiling fans.

Some home decor enthusiasts feel ceiling fans are a potentially outdated, low-end addition. However, our real estate agents know that when used correctly, ceiling fans are a valuable addition to any home. Follow these tips to ensure your ceiling fans are a hit. 

  • Avoid Outdated Ceiling Fans
    One reason that ceiling fans have a bad reputation is that outdated ceiling fans that appear old and rickety can negatively impact a room's appearance. Homebuyers searching for Albany homes for sale may associate an old ceiling fan with poor home maintenance or overall outdated features. They may even view the entire home as "old," even when it isn't.

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Mac and Cheese in the Capital Region - CB Prime Properties

There's never a bad time to order some comforting mac and cheese. Local restaurants serve the dish in a variety of creative and upscale ways, so you can try the dish made with lobster, pork belly, or another deliciously interesting option.

Our real estate agents suggest indulging in mac and cheese at the following locations in and around Albany.

  • Druthers Brewing Company – 221 Harborside Dr., Schenectady, NY 12305  
    Although it's a brewery, Druthers Brewing Company, located near Schenectady homes for sale, treats food as anything but an afterthought. It's become a popular place to score some comfort food like wood-fired pizza, burgers, and mac and cheese. All the pasta is made from scratch in house, and you'll have 3 unique types of mac and cheese to choose from. The Druthers Mac is made with a whopping 7 types of cheese and house-made creste di gallo, topped with a house chip/panko topping. You can also try the Loaded Mac, which comes with bacon, smoked chicken, ranch, and barbecue sauce, or a Memphis barbecue made with smoked pulled pork, barbecue sauce, and jalapeno ranch coleslaw.

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Hammock Camping - Catskill Region, NY - CB Prime Properties

New York's Catskill Mountains offer some of the most rugged country and spectacular scenery in the Northeast. Hammock camping is one of the greatest ways to explore this unique part of the world. 

Hammocks and hammock tents are perfect for camping. They're lightweight enough to take with you on backpacking trips, yet comfortable enough to replace more traditional tents. These are some of our real estate agents' favorite hammock camping spots in the Catskills.

  • Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest - Livingston Manor, NY 12758
    Spanning a little over 13,000 acres, Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest offers endless opportunities to enjoy the backcountry. The forest includes a labyrinth of hiking trails totaling over 22 miles, including a section of the 575-mile Finger Lakes Trail. Primitive backcountry camping is permitted throughout most of the forest, and there is also a rustic campground located at Balsam Pond. Despite its remoteness, much of the forest is easily accessible near these Livingston Manor homes for sale.

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