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It's great to be #4!! - 02/28/12 05:15 PM
New York's Capital Region received some great news from Forbes magazine.We are now #4 on their list of Best Cities for Jobs!! What is even more interesting... & exciting... is that this area ranked #245 last year. WOW! A leap of 241 spots! Most of the jobs lie, as you may guess, in the technology sector. And another bonus is that they don't lie all within one potential employer. Everyone is anticipating great things with the addition of Global Foundaries, in Malta, but our Schenectady County "mothership", General Electric, is growing by leaps and bounds too. And anyone traveling I-90 from Schenectady to (2 comments)
Is the high cost of gasoline changing the way you do business? - 02/26/12 02:11 PM
The good news is that there ARE places with higher gas prices than ours! My colleague, Hella Rothwell, in California gives us some good food for thought about the decisions we make both personally & professionally with respect to gas prices. Now don't worry! I'm still availabe to do what I have to do to help make your real estate goals a reality but you might see me WALKING into Dunkin Donuts instead of sitting in the drive-thru! Via Hella Rothwell, CA DRE#01772851: Our gasoline in Del Norte County is at at $4.39, probably the highest in the country except for Hawaii. Have (0 comments)
Time is Ticking for Fun on Feb Break! - 02/25/12 08:23 AM
How can February break possibly be almost over? I've seen many Facebook posts calling for a "re-do". I know I have strugged with carving out some quality time with the kiddies vs. balancing work demands and of course, trying to accomplish something on the homefront too. But alas, there arent' enough hours in the day! At the end of the day -- & vacation -- though, quality family time is what matters. As we savor the last couple of days of Feb Break here are some ideas for Schenectady County activities that'll keep everyone happy: * Maple Ski Ridge DOES have (2 comments)
Pain at the Pump - 02/24/12 06:45 PM
I wish I could write some eloquent piece on the economic & political intertwine that is our gas prices. Unfortunately (or maybe it IS a blessing!), I don't know enough about that to even try. So, I only have one thing to say.... "OUCH!!!!!"
Don't forget Union for Family Fun Athletics in Schenectady County! - 02/18/12 03:22 PM
Looking for some family fun in Schenectady County? Look no further than Union College's athletic deparment. The Dutchmen are truly a gem in our own backyard! Last night's hockey win over Princeton (what a game!!) gave them a first round bye in the upcoming playoffs. http://www.unionathletics.com/news/2012/2/17/MICE_0217125318.aspx
You won't break the bank choosing a home hockey game as your outing with ticket prices $11/$9 for adults and $6 for kids (or if you're lucky you know someone who has a pocketful of home game bleacher seat tickets!). We've enjoyed a few home games this winter and will DEFINITELY be going back for more next season. In (5 comments)
A Priceless Valentine's Gift... - 02/11/12 01:43 PM
To say the least, it was a very busy week (does anyone ever really admit when their days aren't jammed packed full of must-dos, needs-dos and should- dos though?). We all seem busy and countless conversations can be heard comparing just how busy we are with the next person. But I think that's a topic for another time... During the course of this very full week I was reminded that Valentines Day is quickly approaching. My January vision of leisurely choosing cards and sending them across our region now falls into my pile "I was gonna"... Now in its place will be emails ( which I'm hoping the very intention is well received!). So with throngs of valentine's hitting countless mailboxes as now a plan for 2013, I turn my attention to my immediate family. Media gives me all kinds of ideas (& pressure if I chose!) to spend more time and money to find the perfect giftto express my love for others. But I have decided upon the perfect gift. We all want it. We all need it. It's priceless!!!! What is it? TIME. It won't be wrapped. It won't be purchased. But it is priceless! I will commit to no phone, no computer, no phone calls, no emails, no tv time. So after school and work, and before a board meeting, I'm going to take a time out and enjoy the most priceless gift of all... Time with my beloved family (but if you can't wait for my return, please visit www.BrendaMayette.com to start your real estate search!) Happy Valentines Day!!! (3 comments)
Home buying lessons from the Superbowl - 02/08/12 08:49 AM
Believe it or not, all of the recent excitement surrounding the Superbowl (the unofficial National holiday even for this non-football fan!) got me thinking about "shopping" for a new home. It's so easy to get caught up in the "glitz" with any major event... the commercials, the apparel, the yummy food. I see the same thing in some home buyers... "Let's find a house first and then sell", "Oh! The granite! Oh! The stainless steel!", "Look at the pool! The landscaping!!". These are all fabulous things BUT...it's really important to take a good, hard look behind the sparkles too. In the (5 comments)
Albany, NY Real Estate Statistics... The Latest - 02/02/12 07:53 PM
Wondering what's REALLY happening in the Capital Region's real estate market?? Here are the latest stats from the Greater Capital Association of Realtors. Of course, this information is for our region as a whole... Individual communities had their own experiences. Remember, a professional Realtor is your best resource to know what's really going on in the housing market. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aLyqp0o0J34 Ready to buy or sell in Scotia-Glenville or beyond? Brenda is the key to success! (3 comments)
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