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Our Award Winning Home Plan: The Saratoga

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/4/18 9:00 AM / by Malta Development posted in Malta, Uncategorized

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The Saratoga is one of the most popular floor plans in our Carriage Home Collection, offering the increasingly popular single-story living.  It is a past winner in the Saratoga Showcase of Homes for Best Workmanship, Best Exterior Design, Best Landscaping, and Best Technology Awards. as well as runner-up in the Best Master Bath, Best Kitchen, and Best Interior Floor Plan Awards. 

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Let's Go Sledding!

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/17/18 3:20 PM / by Malta Development posted in Holidays, In The Community, Malta

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sledding-1.jpgIt’s that time of the year when sledding enthusiasts take to the hills for the thrill of the speed and excitement of the ride. Whether you sled facing down the hill, running with the sled and jumping on for more momentum, close your eyes, or lie on your stomach, most agree that sledding is just good fun and great exercise.

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Combatting Dry Winter Air

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/6/18 6:19 AM / by Malta Development posted in dry hands, dry winter air, fix dry skin, fix winter skin, Malta, solutions to dry skin, solutions to winter skin, sore throat, Tips + Tricks, winter air, winter skin

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Humidity is the measure of moisture content of the air. When it is cold out, the air cannot hold as much moisture as warm air can. So, the colder it is outside, the drier the air is— both inside and outside.
During the winter, you'll be using your furnace regularly. The furnace will heat the already dry winter air, making it possible for the air to hold moisture. That's when the warmed dry air inside begins to steal moisture from anything it can. Signs that your home has low humidity: dry, itchy skin, nosebleeds, coughing, houseplants drying out quickly, your hair standing on end due to static electricity.

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Eating Healthy: Pasta With In Season Cauliflower

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/5/18 12:49 PM / by Malta Development posted in dinner options, Malta, Uncategorized

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Winter is the season of comfort foods. In Malta, New York it’s cold and cloudy with a constant threat of snow, perfect weather for food that will ‘stick to your ribs.’ However, what a lot of families, and eaters, seem to overlook is the abundance of seasonal vegetables that are available in late winter. Winter vegetables, like kale, cauliflower, or cabbage, usually are high in starch, dense, and have a bitter taste. They tend to be the perfect additive to your dinner after a hard day of shopping in Saratoga Spring or hiking around the many parks around in the area.

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Setting Up a Home Wine Cellar

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/3/17 7:10 AM / by Malta Development posted in basement, cellar, DIY, diy, home, home storage, housing amenities, Malta, storage, wine, wine cellar

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Showcase 2014 Wine Cellar.jpgA home wine cellar is a great way to utilize many basements. The Wine Spectator recommends a temperature between 45° F and 65° F with 55° F almost perfect. Most basements will be a consistent temperature in this overall range, which is very important; extreme fluctuations in temperature can harm wines but a stable temperature will treat them gently.

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Making it Pop

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/10/17 10:30 AM / by Malta Development posted in DIY, Malta

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Looking for a way to change up your space? Accent walls have a huge dramatic impact on your space without a lot of effort.

Accent-Wall-Ideas_04 (1).jpgIt seems that every year a new set of wall coverings or paint colors comes out that homeowners just have to have in their homes. While many of these decorating schemes can be fun, who has the time to redecorate their whole home that often?

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Ballston Spa Central School District

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/7/17 9:30 AM / by Malta Development posted in Balston Spa, Malta, School, school system, Uncategorized

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Bell.jpgMany variables come into play when choosing where to relocate a family, but none is more important than the quality of the local school system. A committed, passionate, and well funded school district with a variety of programs and AP courses is crucial to a student's future, and plays a large role in the decision making process of all parents.  To that end,  the Ballston Spa Central School District can compete with any in the world, and can prepare your child for a long and fruitful collegiate and professional career.

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Moving with Young Children

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/24/17 7:25 AM / by Malta Development posted in In The Community, Malta, Tips + Tricks

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moving with kids.jpgThe decision to move to a new home can seem like a daunting task. For young children, it can be a difficult time, too. Here are some tips to smooth the way of moving with young children into a happy transition for the whole family.

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Steps for Financing A New Home

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/5/17 5:03 AM / by Malta Development posted in financing a new home, housing amenities, how to finance a new home, In The Community, Malta, new home purchase

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Money house-1.jpgOne of the very first things you should do as a prospective homeowner is to take a moment to review your finances. This includes doing a credit score check and calculating what you can afford for a mortgage payment.

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A Warming Winter Soup: Beef and Barley

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/11/17 12:17 PM / by Malta Development posted in barley, beef, beef & barley, cold weather food, cooking, Malta, Recipes, recipes, soup, vegetables

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When it's chilly outside, there's nothing like coming home to a steaming bowl of beef barley soup. Here's a recipe that satisfies and is nutritious, too. It combines the depth of beef with the complexity of vegetables and spices in its flavors. Hope you enjoy this one!

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