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Develop a Landscape Plan to Fit Your Budget.   New Construction Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY, Josh Gonzalez of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties and Stewart Construction-Custom Home Builder in Burnt Hills NY. The success of any landscaping project depends on having a plan and sticking to it. Develop a Landscape Plan to Fit Your Budget.   New Construction Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY, Josh Gonzalez of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties and Stewart Construction-Custom Home Builder in Burnt Hills NY. Use tracing paper to plan out a landscaping project. Additional home improvement videos can be found at DannyLipford.com.   Landscaping is one of the surest ways to pump up the value of your property. According t...
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Pending Home Sales Show Healthy Gain, Hint at Spring Surge.  New Construction Homes for Sale in Clifon Park NY, Josh Gonzalez of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties Upstate NY. Pending Home Sales Show Healthy Gain, Hint at Spring Surge.  New Construction Homes for Sale in Clifon Park NY, Josh Gonzalez of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties Upstate NY. Pending home sales rose in February, potentially signaling a second surge of home sales in response to the home buyer tax credit, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in February, rose 8.2 percent to 97.6 from a downwardly revised 90.2 in January, and remains 17.3 percent above February 2009 when it was 83.2. The data reflects contracts and not clo...
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Spring & Summer Seasonal Maintenance Guide - Northeast.  New Construction Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY, Josh Gonzalez a Real Estate Agent of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifton Park NY. If you live in the Northeast, here are maintenance jobs you should complete in spring and summer to prevent costly repairs and keep your home in top condition. Spring & Summer Seasonal Maintenance Guide - Northeast.  New Construction Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY, Josh Gonzalez a Real Estate Agent of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifton Park NY. Children's swingsets can get manipulated by winter cold, so before kids return to playing outside, make sure it's safe. Image: Geostock/Photodisc/Getty Images Certain home maintenance tasks should be completed each season to prevent struct...
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How to Start a Winning Petition.       Upstate NY Real Estate, Homes for sale in Clifton Park NY, Burnt Hills NY, Albany NY, Saratoga Springs NY.  Josh Gonzalez of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifton Park NY.   A petition is an effective method to affect change in your community and raise awareness around issues. How to Start a Winning Petition.       Upstate NY Real Estate, Homes for sale in Clifton Park NY, Burnt Hills NY, Albany NY, Saratoga Springs NY.  Josh Gonzalez of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifton Park NY.   Consider going door-to-door in your community, especially for a local issue. Image: Digital Vision/Getty Images  If you'd like to see a change in the community that requires local government to act, a petition is a great way to show you have support. The ...
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Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY, Josh Gonzalez a Real Estate Agent of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifton Park NY.       Saving Money with Salvaged Building Materials Salvaged building materials allow you to improve your home inexpensively-but might require an extra investment of time and energy. Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY, Josh Gonzalez a Real Estate Agent of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifton Park NY.       Saving Money with Salvaged Building Materials If you're looking to improve your home on the cheap, consider using salvaged building materials. Besides being less expensive than new materials, secondhand features can add character, quality, and value to your home. But note that the savings in dollars may require a greater investment in time and effort.Remod...
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Josh Gonzalez is a Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifton Park NY, and Stewart Construction-Custom Home Builder in Burnt Hills NY,   Working with Sellers.. Josh Gonzalez is a Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifton Park NY, and Stewart Construction-Custom Home Builder in Burnt Hills NY,   Working with Sellers.. Sellers When listing your home for sale, there is no more important decision than your choice of a real estate agent. I understand that, and I want my clients to feel completely at ease knowing I will do what it takes to deliver on my promise to get your home sold as quickly as possible, as safely as possible, and at the highest financial benefit to you. My years of real estate experience, and commitment to deliver the highes...
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Josh Gonzalez is a Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifton Park NY, and Stewart Construction-Custom Home Builder in Burnt Hills NY,   Working with Buyers.. Josh Gonzalez is a Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifton Park NY, and Stewart Construction-Custom Home Builder in Burnt Hills NY,   Working with Buyers.. Buyers Now is a great time to buy a home. There is an unprecedented number of good homes available at amazing prices. Mortgage rates are still close to all-time lows and lenders are willing to make the dream of owning a home a real possibility. If you're a first-time buyer or already own a home and are looking to make a change, I am here to make buying a home an enjoyable, exciting and trouble-free experience. There are many go...
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Josh Gonzalez is a Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifton Park NY, and Stewart Construction-Custom Home Builder in Burnt Hills NY, Provinding Unparallel Customer Service to Buyers and Sellers in The Capital District. Josh Gonzalez is a Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifton Park NY, and Stewart Construction-Custom Home Builder in Burnt Hills NY, Provinding Unparallel Customer Service to Buyers and Sellers in The Capital District. I have enjoyed more than 10 years of experience in the real estate and home-service industries.  After 5 years of combined experience in working with Architects, Designers, Developers and Remodelers, I decided to fully engage my self in all aspects related to home ownership and earned my real estate liscen...
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Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY, Josh Gonzalez of Coldwell Banker and Stewart Construction in Burnt Hills NY.       7 Gardening Mistakes to Avoid Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY, Josh Gonzalez of Coldwell Banker and Stewart Construction in Burnt Hills NY.       7 Gardening Mistakes to Avoid Novice gardeners can get their landscapes off to a healthy start by heeding some tried-and-true tips from the pros. Your irrigation system can bring disease and rot to your lawn if improperly set. For best results, water in 40- to 60-minute intervals two to three times per week. Image: Rain Bird Corporation  Gardening is just about the simplest do-it-yourself home improvement work there is. If you can dig a hole, turn on a spigot, and snip a dead flower off a vine, you've got the basic skills dow...
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Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY, Josh Gonzalez a Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifton Park NY.       Exterior Paints and Stains: A Guide to the Options To choose the best exterior paint or stain for your job, match the coating to your house, your climate, and the look you want. Latex paint cleans up easily with water and can be used on wood, stucco, and vinyl siding. Image: Behr Paints  Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY, Josh Gonzalez a Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifton Park NY.       Exterior Paints and Stains: A Guide to the Options At a cost of $4,000 to $6,000 or more for a professional house painting, you want to get the most from your investment. Done right, an exterior paint job can last 10 years; stain needs to be ...
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New Construction Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY, Josh Gonzalez of Coldwell Banker and Stewart Construction Custom Home Builder in Burnt Hills NY.       8 Tips for Adding Curb Appeal and Value to Your Home Appraisers and real estate agents offer advice for curb appeal that preserves value and attracts potential buyers. New Construction Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY, Josh Gonzalez of Coldwell Banker and Stewart Construction Custom Home Builder in Burnt Hills NY.       8 Tips for Adding Curb Appeal and Value to Your Home Adding architectural numbers to the outside of your house gives it a distinct style. Image: CustomHouseNumbers.com  Curb appeal has always been important for homesellers. With the vast majority of today's homebuyers starting their search on the Internet, the appeara...
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New Construction Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY, Josh Gonzalez of Coldwell Banker and Stewart Construction-Custom Home Builder in Burnt Hills NY.       5 Tips for Inspecting and Maintaining Your Garage Routine maintenance will help your garage retain its value and keep it trouble-free for decades. New Construction Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY, Josh Gonzalez of Coldwell Banker and Stewart Construction-Custom Home Builder in Burnt Hills NY.       5 Tips for Inspecting and Maintaining Your Garage  Check the rubber seal on the bottom of your garage door from time to time to make sure it hasn't hardened or chipped away. Image: American Tradition Series/Haas Door/Wauseon, OH If you're like many homeowners, you cruise in and out of your garage without giving the space much thought. Whi...
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New Construction Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY, Josh Gonzalez of Coldwell Banker and Stewart Construction in Burnt Hills NY.       Vacation-Home Sales Up in 2009 but Investment Sales Down NAR's 2010 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2009, shows vacation-home sales rose 7.9 percent to 553,000 last year from 513,000 in 2008, while investment-home sales fell 15.9 percent to 940,000 in 2009 from 1.12 million in 2008. Primary residence sales rose 7.1 percent to 4.04 million in 2009 from 3.77 million in 2008. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said, "The typical vacation-home buyer is making a lifestyle choice, with nine out of 10 saying they intend to use the property for vacations or as a family retreat," he said. "Investment buyer...
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New Construction Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY.  Josh Gonzalez a Real Estate agent with Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifto Park NY.       Evaluate Your House for a Bathroom Addition. New Construction Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY.  Josh Gonzalez a Real Estate agent with Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifto Park NY.       Evaluate Your House for a Bathroom Addition. Decide whether a bathroom addition is right for you by evaluating the project cost versus the potential increase in home value. If you're going to enlist carpenters and plumbers to take on your bathroom addition, many say you might as well make it a full bath instead of a half. Image: Moen  Generally, if you can afford the average $40,000 price tag, a bathroom addition is a good investment. A new bathroo...
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New Construction Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY, Josh Gonzalez an agent of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties and Stewart Construction-Custom Home Builder in Burnt Hills NY.       Appliance Guide: Wall Ovens New Construction Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY, Josh Gonzalez an agent of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties and Stewart Construction-Custom Home Builder in Burnt Hills NY.       Appliance Guide: Wall Ovens When deciding on a new wall oven, here's what you'll need to know about features, style, price, and performance. Convection ovens have internal fans that circulate heat, which cuts down on cooking time and distributes the heat more evenly. Image: GE  Apart from the absence of a cooktop, the key difference between a built-in wall oven and a freestanding range is that the built-...
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New Construction Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY.  Josh Gonzalez of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifton Park NY and Stewart Construction-Custom Home Builder in Burnt Hills NY.       Lawn Maintenance Calendar Regular lawn maintenance gives your home maximum curb appeal and preserves the value of your property. New Construction Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY.  Josh Gonzalez of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifton Park NY and Stewart Construction-Custom Home Builder in Burnt Hills NY.       Lawn Maintenance Calendar To keep your lawn looking its best, mow often enough so you're not removing more than one-third of the blade of grass at a time. Image: The Toro Company   A healthy, well-maintained lawn is more than just good-looking-it's a key to preserving the value of yo...
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New Construction Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY.  Josh Gonzalez of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifton Park and Stewart Construction-Custom Home Builder in Burtn Hills NY.       Landscaping for Curb Appeal A well-landscaped yard creates curb appeal and helps your property retain maximum value. New Construction Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY.  Josh Gonzalez of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifton Park and Stewart Construction-Custom Home Builder in Burtn Hills NY.       Landscaping for Curb Appeal If you're installing outdoor lighting on your own, remember to highlight the areas you want people to see. Image: CoeStudios.com A beautiful yard is a head-turner, no doubt about it. The good news is that even if you can't tell a tulip from a turnip at the garden center, yo...
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New Construction Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY.  Josh Gonzalez of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifton Park NY and Stewart Construction in Burnt Hills NY.     Hiring an HOA Manager: What to Consider   New Construction Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY.  Josh Gonzalez of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifton Park NY and Stewart Construction in Burnt Hills NY.     Hiring an HOA Manager: What to Consider When your homeowners association has more to do than its volunteers can handle, it's time to call in a professional manager. Here are 10 tips for picking the right one. When hiring someone to manage your homeowners association, first make a list of everything you'd like the manager to do. Image: Thinkstock Images/Getty Images  There comes a point in the lives of some homeo...
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New Construction Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY.  Josh Gonzalez of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifton Park, and Stewart Construction-Custom Home Builder.     Green Up Your Exterior Paint Job A "green" exterior paint job costs more than a conventional job, but many conscientious painting contractors already build these practices into their estimates. To reduce waste, buy slightly less paint than you're going to need on your first run to the store. You can always buy more later. Image: Somos/Veer/Getty Images  New Construction Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY.  Josh Gonzalez of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties in Clifton Park, and Stewart Construction-Custom Home Builder.     Green Up Your Exterior Paint Job Most people think a green paint job means springing for a few cans o...
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New Construction Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY, Josh Gonzalez of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties and Stewart Construction-Custom Home Builder.    Credit Cards Tips for Limiting Your Loss. New Construction Homes for Sale in Clifton Park NY, Josh Gonzalez of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties and Stewart Construction-Custom Home Builder.    Credit Cards Tips for Limiting Your Loss. Protect your cards, account numbers, and PINs. Keep your cards safe and be sure to sign the back of the card as soon it arrives. Take home your receipts (which may have your account numbers printed on them) and shred them instead of leaving them in the store's trash. Memorize your PIN; don't write it on your card or write it on a note in your purse or wallet. And always position your body so that no one can ...
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