Zoom Call 1.31.23 Brenda Mayette Saratoga Springs, NY Architecture

Real Estate Agent with Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

Brenda Mayette Saratoga Springs, NY Architecture

The Zoom call this week was presented by Brenda Mayette, a seasoned agent working in Saratoga County in Upstate NY. She modestly identifies herself as an award-winning agent in her market area.

Brenda offered that the region encompasses the State Capitol at Albany, which is a 3-hour drive into Manhattan.

Saratoga County is the more popular area for people seeking homes as it is the gateway to Adirondack Park in this upstate region. With app a 3-hour drive, one can get to the mountains, down to New York City, or drive east to get to the ocean in eastern MA.

Brenda Mayette Saratoga Springs, NY Architecture

Saratoga Springs encompasses 29 sq miles of the 844 square miles of the county. This area has a population of 28,400 people with a median age of 36 yrs old.



Brenda Mayette Saratoga Springs, NY ArchitectureIn addition to being a comfortable drive for people that work in the State capitol, it also offers a diverse array of things to do with the Saratoga Racecourse, Canfield casino, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) which is a concert venue with seating indoors for 5,300 and lawn seating stadium style for 20,000. this venue is now the home of the Newport Jazz Festival as well as home to the NY City Ballet and the summer home of the Philadelphia symphony Orchestra.

YADDA is a retreat for artists that come to recharge and find renewed inspiration..

Brenda Mayette Saratoga Springs, NY ArchitectureCanfield Casino is home to the Saratoga History Museum, built in 1870-71 is in the Congress Park section of Saratoga Springs.  It is a large hotel but also serves as a wedding venue as we as other large conventions.

The building was built by John Morrisey, who was a member of the Tammany Hall network of Boss Tweed. Recognizing that there was money to be had he established the facility with the exclusivity 3 rules: men only, cash only, and no locals.
He attracted visitors from around the world, and later allowed for something to do when a day at the races was over.

Brenda Mayette Saratoga Springs, NY Architecture

Within the same Park was the Springs of Saratoga, which was the home of those famous mineral baths. People would come from all over the country and world to get the therapeutic benefits of the mineral waters.

The original bottling plant is now home to the Saratoga Antique Car Museum. 

For people looking to buy in 'Upstate, NY' , Saratoga County is most attractive as its taxes are some of the lowest in the state. It also has some of the higher prices in the area. 

For 2022, listings and sales in Saratoga Springs were up 62% with median sales prices at $530,000. Median prices in the Capitol region are $270,000. 

Brenda Mayette Saratoga Springs, NY ArchitectureThis 'Jewel of Saratoga', is a 19,341 Sq Ft estate featuring 6 bedrooms, 7 full baths, 6 half baths, and lots of space to play.

Offered for a modest $17,900,000. This property was built by a local industrialist who recently died, and the family is looking to liquidate the estate, if anyone is looking for a little upstate NY bungalow, give Brenda a call.

Brenda gave her presentation with much enthusiasm and her love of the area was evident.

Brenda Mayette Saratoga Springs, NY Architecture


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Comments (29)

John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Brenda's presentation was excellent! I have never been to Saratoga, New York. I grew up near Saratoga, Ca. If I ever get a chance to visit Saratoga, NY, I am sure I will find plenty to enjoy.

Feb 02, 2023 06:37 AM
Brenda Mayette

Thank you John Juarez .  Sounds like a great opportunity for an exchange program... You come here, I'll go there.  LOL! 

Feb 02, 2023 06:51 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Tuesday was such fun! I was flattered to be asked to present & appreciated the opportunity to connect with you all.  I look forward to engaging more on these calls going forward.  

Feb 02, 2023 06:49 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

You're welcome any time, Brenda Mayette - your presentation was amazing!

Feb 05, 2023 09:57 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I am not sure I will be putting in an offer on the Jewel of Saratoga (although I wouldn't mind) but I would definitely love to at least visit! 

Feb 02, 2023 07:23 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ed, thanks for sharing information from the Zoom call, and missed Brenda's presentation.   Hope she gets to sell that multi-million dollar home!

Feb 02, 2023 08:29 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Ed, for telling us about this Zoom session.

Have a great day and a very productive week.

Feb 02, 2023 09:57 AM
Brad Andersohn
Retired Executive Director of Education at eXp - Boulder Creek, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

ED - I saw Saratoga Springs and got excited since it's only 25 minutes away...
then I realized it's not the camp area here in CA, it's in NY! lol~ (silly me) 

Can't wait to jump on one of these ZOOM calls soon, I'm excited to learn, share, and do more in the rain! :)

Feb 02, 2023 10:48 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

You do a fantastic job providing us with these re-caps. Thank you so much.

Feb 02, 2023 12:00 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

George Souto   Maybe we can get Brenda to get us comps at the Saratoga Golf Course, and I'll take a lesson from you.

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  This call offered a lot of the New York upstate region but the state is so large that there could be several more blogs just to get halfway there.

Feb 02, 2023 01:23 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Jeff Dowler, CRS   I was somewhat familiar with a lot of what she offered from having sent time up there.

 Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker  Brenda will have to come back and do another call on her area.

Feb 02, 2023 01:25 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Kat Palmiotti  It was a good call and some of the areas you were also familiar with, once upon a time.

Wayne Martin   Family is always first especially the grand babies.

Feb 02, 2023 01:27 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Nina Hollander, Broker   Sounds like time for a Meet-up

Brian England   a not so gentle push from one of the sponsors

Feb 02, 2023 01:28 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400   You're too busy selling Long Island, one property at a time.

John Juarez  This Saratoga might be a little greener than yours

Feb 02, 2023 01:31 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Brenda Mayette   You did a wonderful job.  The calls are pleasant and offer an opportunity to connect 'in person'


Feb 02, 2023 01:33 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Lise Howe  As Brenda pointed out it is a grand house but almost no land to enjoy.

Joan Cox   We should all wait for the blog where she announces that she provided the buyers.

Feb 02, 2023 01:35 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Thank you, Roy Kelley, for stopping to comment. Hoe healthy people are back around you.

Brad Andersohn   We should have you back just to report on a Zoom Call what you have been up to. Debe Maxwell, CRS ?

Dr. Paula McDonald   Thank you, once I get started, they tend to flow.

Feb 02, 2023 01:38 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Ed- I loved Brenda Mayette presentation Tuesday. I've never been to the area, but I found it very interesting!  I love learning about other areas from the agents here. 

Feb 02, 2023 05:22 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Thank you for another thorough review.  I did not know about that area of the country and it was fun to learn about it.

Feb 02, 2023 05:31 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Ed,

Thank you as usually for a wonderful recap of Brenda Mayette presentation Tuesday. Our ice storm was just beginning so my appointment got cancelled and I got to attend the Zoom meeting!! I was so excited.....great presentation! The Saratoga Racetrack I remember well as I use to go with my dad! Loved hearing "all" the things in her area..well done! 

Feb 02, 2023 08:32 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Ed Silva, thanks for the great recap, I'm glad I was able to tune in on Tuesday to learn more about our neighbor up north.

Feb 03, 2023 04:51 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Thanks for sharing the recap with the members, Ed! I absolutely LOVED Brenda's presentation - she definitely made me want to visit - for sure! I want to be like Carol Williams when I grow up so I can visit many of our members - this would definitely be on my agenda!

Feb 05, 2023 09:56 AM