The Adirondacks have long been known for their distinctively gorgeous natural scenery—why not capture some of it in photographs for National Nature Photography Day? Many aspiring shutterbugs enjoy exploring this region to find the best spots to snap a shot. Some of our real estate agents are also photography enthusiasts who have spent a lot of time in the area. Here are some of their top picks for nature photography spots in this beautiful part of New York.
Tucked away at the top of one of New York's Finger Lakes, you'll find the quaint, scenic village of Skaneateles. Located just 30 minutes from Syracuse homes for sale, Skaneateles is a historic community with local businesses that have been around for more than a century and natural beauty waiting for you around every corner. Our real estate agents have some tips on local attractions that you won't want to miss when you spend the day in Skaneateles.
Encompassing over 6 million acres, Adirondack Park is the largest protected natural area in the lower 48 states, and one of the oldest Forever Wild Forest Preserves in the nation. These spots in the Adirondacks are perfect places to see New York's native wildlife.
In the Adirondacks, every season is special in its own way. But the mountains really come alive in winter. It's one of our real estate agents' favorite times of year, as the whole region transforms into a winter sports haven and becomes a wonderland of twinkling holiday lights.
This is also the season that welcomes some of the year's most enjoyable carnivals and events. Be sure to check out these amazing winter carnivals in the Adirondacks this season!
There are no bad seasons in the Adirondacks. You can ski in the winter, swim in the summer, and go for a hike just about any time. But fall is, without a doubt, our real estate agents' favorite time to take a scenic drive.
With the leaves at peak color and the cool fall air on your face, the open road brings adventure and beauty to the mountains. There are our favorite routes in the Adirondacks for a fall motorcycle ride!
You don't need a real estate license to find your dream home, but it does help to become familiar with the real estate jargon you might encounter during the process. When searching for a home or applying for a mortgage, you may hear your real estate agent or lender use any of the terms or acronyms below.
Keep this four-part guide handy — you'll be fluent in the language of home buying before you know it.
Find out what else you can do to prepare for buying a home here.
Without a doubt, 2020 was a year that no one will ever forget – and for Coldwell Banker Prime Properties, that's not just because of the pandemic. Last year, we grew by double digits, expanded into new markets, and helped more than 6500 individuals find a place to call home. At the core of our surging success is our local leadership teams, which are made up of 22 individuals, 18 of whom are women.
As a top 2% Coldwell Banker affiliate, we are especially proud this year to celebrate Coldwell Banker's recent honor of the Women's Choice Award. The Women's Choice Award is the only award that recognizes and identifies brands that women recommend.
At Coldwell Banker, we value women in real estate. I am beyond proud to work for a brand that empowers women to take on leadership roles and strives to make the industry better. Through our work with our Inclusive Ownership program and What Moves Her initiative, we are continuously exploring new ways to support leadership development, promote shared values, and provide resources for enhancing leadership tools and capabilities for women in the industry." – Liz Gehringer, chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate.
Not only is Coldwell Banker recommended as a brand to work with, but as real estate leaders in customer experience and quality, Coldwell Banker Prime Properties is an incredible place to work for.
Interested in learning about Irish American history, or perhaps seeing World War II ship that's the only one of its kind moored in U.S. waters? The Capital Region has plenty of unique museums that provide a great way to spend an afternoon having fun while learning about a wide variety of topics.
Our real estate agents suggest visiting some of the following museums around the Albany area:
October is the ideal time to explore the settings of local ghost stories, and the Capital Region of NY has many spooky tales to discover. You can explore supposedly haunted places on your own or sign up for an organized tour to hear the stories of ghostly encounters.
Our real estate agents share these scary stories and ghostly tours around the Capital Region.
For anyone with a love of nature and a thirst for adventure, the Adirondack region offers one of America's great outdoor playgrounds. It's an extraordinary place for whitewater rafting, with hundreds of miles of prime water, including the headwaters of the mighty Hudson River.
Our real estate agents in the Adirondacks are excited to share some of their favorite whitewater destinations in the mountains. Be sure to check out these amazing Adirondack whitewater guides and outfitters before planning your next adventure!
With five of America's top trout streams along with several fish-rich lakes and reservoirs, Roscoe has earned the famous designation of "Trout Town, USA." But you don't have to enjoy fishing to find a number of entertaining things to do around town. Spend a day exploring these activities around Roscoe homes for sale.
This year, many people are rethinking their summer plans, but, don't worry, you don't have to cancel your vacation altogether. With the safety of traveling by air and staying in hotels still in question, a "stay-cation" will be the solution for most families. Luckily, there are a ton of great campgrounds in the Catskill Region.
When they're not helping clients find the perfect property, our real estate agents often enjoy packing up their RVs or even heading out for a primitive tent camping adventure. Here are a few of the top local campgrounds that they like to frequent.
This month offers some of the greatest fishing opportunities of the year in the Catskills region. With dozens of clear mountain lakes and seemingly endless river and stream miles, the Catskills are a genuine paradise for New York fly fishermen.
National Go Fishing Day is coming right up on June 18th, and New York's Free Fishing Weekend is just a week later on the 27th and 28th. The latter are some of the only dates of the year you can hit the water in New York without a fishing license. If you're in the mood for a fly fishing adventure this June, be sure to check out some of our real estate agents' favorite fishing destinations in the Catskill Mountains.
Our real estate agents at Coldwell Banker Prime Properties know loving your home goes beyond what's on the property. You want a community that offers exactly the environment you dream of living in. For many growing families, that includes kid-friendly holiday fun.
Halloween is one of those holidays that seem to start all over again as soon as they finish, and kids never tire of the spooky excitement. What you might not know is that upstate New York will give you the chance to enjoy Halloween like never before. Our area has plenty of haunted houses—both the fictional and real kind! Let's take a closer look at spine-chilling shenanigans for Halloween:
Get ready to look up in awe—the annual Adirondack Balloon Festival returns for its 47th year this fall. Taking place September 19 –22, hot air balloonists from all corners of the country will fly high and fill the skies across Glens Falls and Queensbury. Our real estate agents encourage you and your family to join us for this unbelievable event.
Since the 1970s, Warren County has hosted a festival like no other in the region. The first few years of the festival took place at what is now SUNY Adirondack's campus before moving to the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport. Named one of the Top 100 events in the country, this spectacular celebration draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. With four days of family-friendly activities, the Adirondack Balloon Festival is the can't-miss event of the fall.
Our REALTORS® know the importance of celebrating the last days of summer. Labor Day marks the changing of the seasons, but it doesn't have to be the end of fun!
Visit the Albany area, and you'll find plenty of enjoyable things to see and do on Labor Day weekend. Outdoor activities are especially popular as the weather is cool, but not yet chilly.
From exhibition games to hard-fought tournaments, cultural events to concerts under the stars, Albany has a little bit of everything this Labor Day season. With so many towns and cities around the region planning something special, it's bound to be another great year.
The only question is this: Which terrific events will you choose to attend?
Say goodbye to summer in style with some of these exciting happenings:
Whether it's the height of summer or its waning days, CB Prime Properties is here for you.
We have helped home buyers find the perfect home here in the Capital District. Our years of experience and exceptional customer service make the process easier.
Contact us today and discover everything Albany has to offer.
Going mobile may be the best trend to hit the restaurant business in the last 20 years. Today, food trucks bring convenience and variety to diners all around the country. Expand your culinary horizons with the wide range of items served up at these great food trucks in upstate New York recommended by our real estate agents.
Whether you're looking for an affordable, local course, a championship-quality layout, or anything in between, Upstate New York has something for every golfer.
Our area's beautiful, natural scenery provides the perfect backdrop for playing 18 holes, and the unique layout of the land makes for a rewarding, challenging experience on the links. Our real estate agents are here with five of our top choices for golf courses in our local communities.
Memorial Day is a special holiday that honors the men and women who died while serving in the United States military. Although the federal holiday itself was not made official until the 1970s, the observance of a national Decoration Day on May 30th began in the 1880s to honor those who had lost their lives in the Civil War. Memorial Day was made a federal holiday in 1971 with its observance moved to the last Monday in the month of May.
This year, Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 27th, and our REALTORS® encourage you to celebrate the weekend at one of the many events around Albany and Saratoga Springs.
Ladies and gentlemen, our REALTORS® would like to make a toast to National Wine Day! On May 25th, adults throughout the region will gather together and share their appreciation for the bold and balanced wines that help us truly unwind. We've gathered a list of seven local vineyards that will fill your National Wine Day with bliss. So raise a glass and celebrate National Wine Day with our REALTORS® at one of these wonderful wineries around the Albany/Saratoga Springs area!
The Egg is a venue like no other. Nestled in the heart of Albany's Empire State Plaza, it's an architectural marvel, and one of the must-see attractions in the New York State Capital. If you're in the area looking for Albany homes for sale, be sure to check out this one-of-a-kind attraction. Once you've visited The Egg - Center for the Performing Arts, you won't find a more spectacular setting for a concert or event.
Our REALTORS® often get asked about the best attractions in Albany, and while there is a lot to choose from, The Egg is always near the top of the list. Not only does its unique design make it an unmistakable focal point of the Albany landscape, but once you're inside one of The Egg's two performance spaces, you'll find a world-class venue with not a single bad seat in the house.
The sweet smell of spring has finally returned to Albany! As the official flower of Albany, it comes as no surprise that our townspeople have been celebrating its delicate beauty for over seventy years. Our REALTORS® look forward to the Albany Tulip Festival and enjoy spending the weekend with our family, friends, and neighbors at the historic Washington Park. If you happen to be in the area looking at quaint Albany homes for sale, we encourage you to join us for a weekend of flowers, food, and fun.
Most of New York's lighthouses stand watch over rugged stretches of the Atlantic coast, but for sailors on their way back and forth from inland ports in the 19th century, the currents of the Hudson River could be equally treacherous. The Rondout Lighthouse has guided ships to safe harbor in the Kingston area for over a century, and our REALTORS® consider it to be one of the city's most treasured historic landmarks.
The Rondout Lighthouse stands watch over the mouth of Rondout Creek on the Hudson River, a major deepwater port during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It's the third lighthouse to mark that particular spot. The first, a wooden lighthouse built in 1837, was severely damaged in a storm and later replaced by a sturdier stone lighthouse in 1867. This second lighthouse was later abandoned and torn down – only its foundation remains today – and replaced by the Rondout Lighthouse in 1915.
Home is where the heart is — a phrase our REALTORS® hold dearly. A home is where your family grows and where the precious moments of everyday life blossom into memories you'll cherish for the rest of your lives. Home truly is where your heart is and we believe that finding your dream home in the perfect neighborhood helps you raise a loving and caring family.
As you search for your next New York home, we encourage you to take a few days to tour some wonderful Clifton Park homes for sale. Slightly south of the Saratoga Springs area, Clifton Park is one of our favorite towns in the Capital Region. Our REALTORS® invite you to come and explore these charming neighborhoods and discover why Clifton Park is a great place to raise your family.