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By Holli Boyd
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Butler Park Summer Concert Series Butler Park Summer Concert Series We really enjoyed going to Summerfest 2008 - but that doesn’t mean the music has stopped just because the rides have stopped running. Make sure you check out one of these concerts in the near future! Butler Park Summer Concert S...

By Holli Boyd
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Habitat for Humanity ReStore Habitat for Humanity's ReStore One of my favorite places to go on a friday or saturday is the Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. The store, located at 454 N. Pearl Street in Albany, is only open to the public on fridays and saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm. But it’s worth bl...

By Holli Boyd
(Keller Williams Realty Capital District)
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What is Keller Williams? I am proud to be an associate with the Keller Williams Realty Capital District Market Center! Although our Keller Williams Realty Capital District Market Center has been open for over a year now I still get the question - who is Keller Williams? Many people are surprised...

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Tax Credit for First Time Homebuyers (link goes to my other blog) photo credit: x_jamesmorris The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, the most sweeping housing legislation since the Depression era, was passed by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives at the end of last month and was...

By Holli Boyd
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Current Market Statistics (link goes to my other blog) photo credit: juhansonin As we fly-by the halfway point of the year I thought it would be a good time to see where our local market is headed. Although the market is still strong in the Capital District we have also been faced with an increa...

By Holli Boyd
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Ok, this is actually last week - going to be posting this week's in a few minutes. This week's snapshot for Averill Park NY area (including homes for sale in Sand Lake NY, Wynantskill NY and Poestenkill NY): This week there are 147 current single-family homes for sale. This week there are 36 sing...

By Holli Boyd
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The Averill Park Sand Lake fire department has been in service for more then 100 years and has seen many changes over the years. Averill Park and Sand Lake Fire Department (APFD) is facing both an increase in the population, resulting in more firematic and EMS activity, and a decline in volunteer...

By Holli Boyd
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Contact your lender as soon as you realize that you have a problem. Lenders do not want your house. They have options to help borrowers through difficult financial times. When calling your servicer, please make sure you have the following information available; Name, Address, Telephone number, Em...

By Holli Boyd
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Unfortunately, like the rest of America, foreclosure is taking place in the Averill Park area as well. While these homes are often great for first time homebuyers they are often left in an indecent state and require the ability to see potential. They are also one of the saddest things to preview ...

By Holli Boyd
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Butler Park Festival - annual celebration of the area and holiday We went to the annual Summerfest last night and we had a great time - always spend more then we plan on of course - and eat way more then we should - but it was still a night to remember. Our friends Damien and Corrinne (who is Iri...

By Holli Boyd
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Averill Park NY Area First Time Homebuyers - Homes For Sale   It’s a great time to be a first time homebuyer - if you have decent credit and some money saved for a down payment. HOWEVER, there are still grants and assistance programs available for buyers who need some help with covering closing c...

By Holli Boyd
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This originally was posted on my other blog ...   Just when I got the house ready to unload the pod too To be honest, I really don’t mind, it was so sticky and hot and HUMID that the rain is a sweet gift from above. And gives me another reason to blog One of the things I love most about living in...

By Holli Boyd
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originally posted on my other blog This year my daughter Alley started taking horseback riding lessons at Spierre’s Stables on 120 Weatherwax Road in Poestenkill. Jen Spierre came personally recommended to us from the mother of one of Alley’s classmates. Because Alley...

By Holli Boyd
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originally posted on my other blog From the Averill Park school district website: Averill Park BOE Adopts Spending Plan; Prepares for May 20 Budget Vote Tax Levy Increase Estimated at 2.96 Percent The Averill Park Board of Education adopted a $53.5 million spending pl...

By Holli Boyd
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  The First Presbyterian Church of Sand Lake. From 1808 until 1835, Presbyterians worshipped at the meetinghouse that is now Sand Lake Baptist Church. The First Presbyterian Church of Sand Lake was dedicated October 28, 1835. In 1967, it merged with the Averill Park Methodist Church and formed th...

By Holli Boyd
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Originally posted on my other blog   Pictures are of the Cherry Blossoms blooming out side of the school grounds at Poestenkill Elementary School. I took a landscaping class at the Keller Williams Realty Capital District Market Center the other morning and learned a lot. I have always loved garde...

By Holli Boyd
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Originally posted on my other blog I love that one commercial when the guy says, I just open up my wallet and say here it is guys, please take it. Ok, I don't think that's an exact quote and I have no idea what they were selling :) however, it seems pretty accurate lately. I know I am in the mark...

By Holli Boyd
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Originally posted on my other blog When I first moved here I heard stuff about Burden Lake, how it was not the preferred lake to live on. Well, after 8 years, I have to say I really like it a lot. Now that I have a friend who lives a rocks throw from the shore I find it has grown on me more and m...

By Holli Boyd
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We have been having a heat wave here in the Capital District of New York and it's pretty bizarre ... however all the signs from mother nature point to spring (although an accelerated one as the sun is causing everything to go on fast forward!!) ...For me, the true signs of the spring times are th...

By Holli Boyd
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When someone asks “why should I buy a home when I like renting?” I always ask why they would want to help their landlord build equity and get a great credit score and then I always mention the cliche - “you can claim a mortgage payment as a deduction on your taxes!”. But what does that really mea...

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