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Vacation Ideas in Upstate NY: Easy Trips from the Saratoga Region

2020-01-21T15:02:59-05:00September 23rd, 2018|

Upstate NY is a great place to live and vacation. But just because you live in New York State doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy vacationing here as well! There are many great vacation destinations within driving distance of the Saratoga Region! As a result, you don’t have to go very far for a wonderful, memorable getaway with your family! Looking to take a great vacation with the family without leaving [...]

Tips for Winterizing Homes in Upstate NY

2020-01-21T15:02:34-05:00September 23rd, 2018|

This winter, like many winters, has brought bitter cold to regions throughout Upstate New York. Sub-zero temperatures, freezing rain, and feet of snow have already occurred in some places, and more of the same is in the forecast. This type of weather can cause significant damage to homes that aren’t well prepared for winter’s wrath. For veteran homeowners, preparing for this kind of weather is likely part of the annual [...]

Tips for Storing Holiday Decorations

2020-01-21T15:02:41-05:00September 23rd, 2018|

The holidays have come and gone, and once again it’s time to put away those holiday decorations. This year, don’t just throw them all in a box and stick them down in the basement! Instead, keep things organized! Do yourself a favor and implement some (or all) of these 7 helpful tips for storing holiday decorations. Top 7 Practical, Organized Ways to Store Holiday Decorations Invest in Ornament Boxes  Ornament [...]

Tips for Staying Sane When Moving Into a New House

2020-01-21T15:02:52-05:00September 23rd, 2018|

Moving can be an overwhelming experience. From the organizing and coordinating ahead of time to the actual process of packing up everything you own and relocating it during the move, it can be hard to keep your wits about you. At Heritage Custom Builders, we think that moving into a new home should be an overwhelmingly positive experience - not one that sends you to the brink of insanity. We’ve [...]

Top 10 Tips for Downsizing: How To Prepare For Moving Into a Smaller Home

2020-01-21T15:03:15-05:00September 23rd, 2018|

When it comes to relocating, downsizing can be one of the most difficult challenges an individual or family will face. Whether you are downsizing out of necessity, for practical reasons or even because you want to, the task of moving into a smaller home can be complicated, frustrating and, at times, emotionally exhausting. So what can you do to prepare for the task of downsizing? How can you make the [...]

Ten Tips for Pet-Proofing Your Home

2020-01-21T15:17:11-05:00September 23rd, 2018|

For many people, a house doesn’t quite feel like a home until it’s being shared with a furry companion or two. Pets are great additions to any household, but keeping pets safe at home can be more challenging than it may seem. If you’re a new pet owner or you’ve recently moved into a new house, pet-proofing your home is imperative before you introduce a new furry friend (or two) [...]

Spring Things to Do in the Saratoga Region

2020-01-21T15:17:18-05:00September 23rd, 2018|

Saratoga NY is a great place to live (or visit) year round. There are dozens of things to do and attractions to enjoy in Saratoga, many of them family friendly. The regions surrounding Saratoga are bustling with activity all times of the year as well. Looking for things to do this spring in Saratoga? Wondering if there are any hidden gems you may have missed during past years? You’ve come [...]

Schools In and Around Saratoga Springs NY

2019-09-30T10:56:27-04:00September 22nd, 2018|

There are many factors to consider when shopping for a new home. When relocating with a family, one of the most important factors that influences whether or not people buy in a certain area is the local school district. Parents want to make sure they are enrolling their children in a high quality school system that will set them on a path towards success in the future. In some regions, [...]

Saratoga Fall Activities to Enjoy With Your Family

2020-01-21T15:17:27-05:00September 22nd, 2018|

Saratoga NY is an absolutely beautiful place to be during the fall. With countless opportunities to enjoy the changing foliage, fall festivals and events galore, and dozens of local places to participate in beloved fall traditions, you can’t beat this Upstate NY locale when it comes to autumn. Looking for things to do in and around Saratoga this fall? Here are some great ideas for family friendly fall activities in [...]

Build or Buy: Pros and Cons of Custom Building a New Home in Saratoga

2019-09-30T16:10:12-04:00September 22nd, 2018|

If you are in the market for a new home in Saratoga, you are probably very familiar with the fact that there are lots of thing to consider. Chances are you’ve mulled over some of the following questions: Do we want an apartment or a house? Should we buy or rent a home? How many bedrooms do we need? What neighborhood should we move to? If you’ve decided you’re interested [...]