Restaurants, Flowers, and Gifts

The month of hearts and flowers is a perfect time to appreciate your beloved. Here’s a roundup of some great local places to have a romantic dinner (or bring it home to eat by candlelight), find a token of your love and appreciation, and celebrate your loved one with beautiful flowers. Schenectady abounds with unique […]

Reflections at 40: The Building Blocks of Success

As I lay on the ground, my child’s father kicking me repeatedly in what was the most brutal beating yet, it didn’t feel real. What was happening to me then was a far cry from the fun-loving and hard-working household where I grew up…a home I had left voluntarily during my senior year of high […]

Girl Talk with Heidi

The holidays are meant to be a joyful time. Here are some tips to banish stress from your holidays this year.

How to Choose a Real Estate Agent

When you are buying or selling a home, finding the right real estate agent is a critical part of the process. According to the National Association of Realtors, 87 percent of buyers and 90 percent of sellers use a real estate agent. A good agent will look out for your best interests and work to […]

Types of Mortgages

While choosing a house is the fun part on the path to home ownership, the nuts-and-bolts task that will get you into that house is determining which financing is the best deal for you.

When is the Right Time to Buy or Sell?

The answer is, “Now!” when you’re working with an experienced real estate broker who can navigate the market to your best advantage, regardless of industry trends.

Staging a Home to Sell

A key aspect of enticing a potential buyer to make an offer on your home is to help them picture themselves living in it.