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June
13

Father's Day Dining - Albany, NY - CB Prime Properties

Father's Day is celebrated on Sunday, June 19 in 2022, so it's the perfect time to spend some time with Dad while treating him to a delicious meal. Restaurant hours can vary on Sundays, with many offering a special brunch menu, but you can also choose locations that offer breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Our real estate agents share the following places to take Dad out for a nice meal around Albany on Father's Day or another occasion.

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November
8

Cappuccino Around Albany, NY - CB Prime Properties

Cappuccinos are one of the most popular coffee drinks and are well known for their combination of espresso, steamed milk, and milk foam. They're comforting yet strong and can be enjoyed in many coffee shops, cafes, and restaurants in the area.
  
Our real estate agents suggest celebrating Cappuccino Day - which falls on November 8 - by visiting one of the following cafes or other venues in the Albany area:

  • Stacks Espresso Bar 260 Lark St., Albany, NY 12210 
    The owners of Stacks Espresso Bar take pride in creating a cafe and community space that's a friendly and accessible place to enjoy your cappuccino or other coffee drink. Located just around the corner from Albany homes for sale, it features coffee from diverse roasters to serve unique, delicious coffees. Order your 8- or 12-ounce richly-textured cappuccino with a soy or almond milk alternative if you'd prefer, and treat yourself to a tasty treat to enjoy alongside your drink.

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January
11

Cheese Shops Around Albany - CB Prime Properties

Cheese? Yes, please! January 20th is Cheese Lovers Day, and our real estate agents are ready to devour a cheese plate. Stinky, soft, blue, or brie, no matter how you like your cheese, make a visit to these cheese shops around Albany and get a little funky on Cheese Lovers Day.

  • The Cheese Traveler — 540 Delaware Ave., Albany, NY 11209
    Have you ever wanted to travel the globe in search of the finest cheeses? The folks at The Cheese Traveler do just that, and best of all, they bring them back to Albany for you to enjoy. This DelSo district shop has a healthy selection of domestic cheeses from states like Vermont and Wisconsin as well as imported wheels from Switzerland, France, and Italy. Pair their cheeses with a savory charcuterie from Essendorfer or crispy crackers and spreads.

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August
7

The Power of Women in Real Estate - Jodi Leonard

 

Why did you get into real estate? 

​I started my career in real estate after selling my own home and encountering a few agents that I felt were trying to take advantage of a very sad circumstance of events. A single mom with 3 young children going through a terrible divorce. I made a decision to stay home and raise my children and did so for 11 years. When I decided that listing my home with a realtor was not an option for me, I discovered how very difficult selling your home on your own was. Once back on my feet, I decided that I wanted to make a difference in the lives of others by helping people through transitions in their lives. Some downsizing, some going through a divorce, some with expanding families. Others needing help finding a home in a new town due to relocating into the area and my favorites, the first time homebuyer. I absolutely love making a difference in their experience because buying and selling a home is not easy on your own and I wanted to offer an honest and smooth transaction especially during a stressful transition. 

Why do you enjoy real estate?

In my former life, I worked in the school district with children on the spectrum. I love to teach people and offer value. I love watching my clients exchange keys at the closing table and being able to begin a new chapter in their lives and I love knowing that I have been a small part of that new chapter. Nothing is ever the same and every home and client has a story to tell. I have met some amazing people in real estate and some wonderful agents I have worked with that have the same goal and mindset as me. Helping people is part of who I am and Real Estate offers so many opportunities and this is a career that you need to love to be good at what you do. 

What is your community involvement?

I try to give back to the communities I live in, work in and love to be a part of. I am part of a wonderful community-oriented organization within Coldwell Banker Prime Properties and giving back is in our blood. I have assisted in organizing Thanksgiving Dinners for Families in our School Districts, Food Drives, South High Marathon Dance Fundraisers, Children on the Spectrum Services in our Schools teaching them how to move on after High School, families in need and families in crisis. I love to organize anything that gives back to our communities in the Capital Region. I will always find a charitable event to be a part of and donate too, as do all of our fellow agents within our company. 

 

March
2

Spring Break Activities - Capital Region - CB Prime Properties

The year is speeding by and spring break will be here before we know it! If your little ones are home from school for the week, consider getting them out of the house and enjoy a day of excitement, education, and fun around the Capital Region. Our real estate agents believe that these five destinations near Albany homes for sale provide the perfect Spring Break activities for children.

  1. New York State Museum — 222 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    There are hundreds of cultural and historical institutions within the state and the New York State Museum is surely one of the finest. This free museum open year-round has two floors of fun. Ongoing exhibitions offer views into the Capital Region's history and nature, including exhibits dedicated to the Ice Age, Native Peoples, the World Trade Center, and the Adirondack Wilderness.

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November
25

Albany Charities for Giving Tuesday - CB Prime Properties

Giving Tuesday is a time to remember to give back to the community. This year, Giving Tuesday takes place on December 3rd, and our real estate agents encourage you to donate to one of these great area charities.

  1. The Oley Foundation — 43 New Scotland Ave., MC 28 Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY 12203 
    The Oley Foundation seeks to enrich the lives of those who rely on intravenous or tube feeding for nutrition. They offer life-altering education, advocacy, and networking programs as well as provide patients with free supplies and equipment they need to improve their quality of life.

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November
4

Fall Races - Coldwell Banker Prime Properties

Lace up your running shoes! Fall is upon us, which means it's a great time to participate in these fun Thanksgiving turkey trots in the Albany, NY area. We're always excited to get out and enjoy a brisk run in the crisp fall air, and our real estate agents look forward to hitting the pavement with you this season!

  • Girls on the Run Capital Region 5K - 1 Quay St., Albany, NY 12207
    On Saturday, November 23, the Capital Region's annual Girls on the Run 5K returns to Albany, benefiting a great non-profit organization that motivates and encourages girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles. Registration is now open for individuals and teams of all ages. The event gets started at Jennings Landing, just minutes from Albany homes for sale, and offers a great view of the city along its 3.1-mile course.

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September
9

Fall Fun in Albany, NY - Coldwell Banker Prime Properties

Fall is a fantastic time to call Albany's Capital Region home, and the foliage is just the start! Whether you're searching for outdoor fun, delicious dining, or fun festivals, you'll find countless ways to enjoy the season in local communities. Our real estate agents have the details on eight ways to celebrate fall fun in Albany's Capital Region.

  1. Clifton Park Farm Fest – One Town Hall Plaza, Clifton Park 12065
    Looking for family fun close to Clifton Park homes for sale? Head to the annual Clifton Park Farm Fest, where you can explore local farms, learn about agriculture, and have a great time in the process. This is a free event, and a great chance to get to know the community.

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August
5

Albany Book Lovers Libraries, Bookstores, Groups

Libraries, Bookstores & Literacy Groups in Albany

What could be better than settling down in a shady spot on a warm, late-summer day with one of your favorite books? That is how many of our Albany residents will spend August 9--National Book Lovers Day

We're fortunate here in Albany because we have loads of libraries and bookstores to find the perfect read. We also have a variety of literacy groups working in the area to share your passion and help others discover a love of reading. Our real estate agents are here to help you enjoy this fun, educational holiday, with a guide to celebrating National Book Lovers Day around Albany.

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July
15

Ice Cream Shops Around Albany
Summer is here, and that means boating, swimming, and, of course, celebrating National Ice Cream Day on July 21 with a scoop or two of your favorite frozen treat!  If your craving for this cool concoction rests somewhere between hard ice cream and Italian ice, there is no need to worry when you move to Albany.  Your new hometown can fill the bill (or waffle cone) with some of the best ice cream shops in Upstate New York. Our real estate agents take a quick look at some of their favorite spots around the Albany.

  1. Emack & Bolios - 366 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY 12209 
    For over ten years, Emack & Bolio's has been delighting visitors with their "out of this world" ice cream. This combination ice cream parlor and coffee house is open year-round and often has live music both indoors and outdoors.

    When you're ready to take a break from exploring Albany homes for sale, this is the perfect spot to kick back and relax. Enjoy candy-covered waffle cones, frozen espresso, or an award-winning smoothie while chilling at one of the outdoor garden tables. The cozy indoor dining area also offers free WiFi, and there's a fireplace for those chilly nights. No matter what the season, you can feel comfortable settling in for hours at a time!
  1. Scoups - 566 Albany Shaker Rd, Loudonville, NY 12211
    Not far from some of the best Loudonville homes for sale, popular ice cream shop Scoups is always a great bet. From homemade hard ice cream and Italian ice to soft serve, Frogurt, and orange sherbert, this shop has something for everyone. Keep it simple or go all out with candy toppings, milkshakes, or a decadent specialty sundae. 

  2. Jims Tastee Freez - 58 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY 12054
    Since it originally opened in 1963, classic ice cream and hot dog shop Jim's Tastee Freez has been a favorite among locals. Here you'll find ice cream, shakes, floats, sundaes, and slushies. Want something more substantial? Add a chili cheese dog and make it a meal!  Before you head home for the day, we recommend taking a drive around so you can get a look at some of the beautiful Delmar homes for sale
  1. Control Tower - 1050 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110 
    Nothing says summer adventure like spending the day at Control Tower! Not only will you find 60 flavors of ice cream, sundaes, and more, you can also enjoy the batting cages, go-karts, and mini golf! This is the perfect place to take the entire family for a day of summer fun. While you're in the area, don't miss the opportunity to check out a few of the nearby Latham homes for sale, you won't regret it!  

  2. Plum Dandy Frozen Yogurt - 419 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    Whenever our agents are in the area showing clients Saratoga Springs homes for sale, they love stopping by Plum Dandy Frozen Yogurt. Since their treats are a little bit healthier than regular ice cream, we can enjoy it often without guilt! Our favorite flavors are the cake batter and dutch chocolate.  You can't stop by Plum Dandy without picking up a cup of famous Utica Coffee to go with your treat. Not only is it delicious, but it'll give you a kick-start and help you power through your day! 

Not only is summer the perfect time to enjoy outdoor adventures, but it's also prime home buying time. Are you ready to find a sweet deal on the home of your dreams? Contact us today to get started

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