New Listings

Monticello Real Estate has two new listings.

12 Pinewood Drive, Clifton Park

Updated Stans-Colonial in Clifton Knolls neighborhood with large and spacious rooms. Top rated Shen schools – Skano elementary and Koda middle schools. Newly refinished floors, freshly painted, and large updated kitchen with custom cabinets. First floor office could be 6th bedroom or playroom. Full walkout basement with a workout or play area with rubber floor – walkout to attached 2 car garage. Screened porch offers outdoor space in backyard. Huge private backyard with large fenced dog run and custom insulated dog house. Walking distance to the Clifton Knoll park, Locust Lane pool, Barney Road Golf Course, Shen main campus, & Clifton Commons sports fields. Minutes to the YMCA, public library, shopping & eateries at Clifton Park Center. Actual taxes only $5,018! Click here for more information and photos.

27 Berkshire Drive, East Greenbush

Gorgeous, adorable home in a great neighborhood in East Greenbush School district near Holy Spirit School. Move in ready! Central air and a new stamped concrete porch welcome you to this updated 3 BR Cape. Plenty of light – this home has been well maintained with fresh paint throughout. Home features spacious family room with updated floors & windows and recessed lighting. Updated Carrier furnace, Lenox Ac condenser (2018), updated vinyl replacement windows, updated HW Heater (2016), and asphalt shingle roof (2007). Sitting on a beautiful landscaped lot just minutes to area shopping, school, and more. Minutes from Goff Middle School, YMCA and library. Click here for more information and photos.

Small Biz 518 – Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe

Monticello Real Estate recently sat down and met with owner and chef – Dan Raymond at Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe in Rensselaer County. Chef Dan talks about his family run business, what makes their birthday cakes unique, and his experience on holiday banking.

The family-owned and operated pastry and bakery business located in East Greenbush is driven by the founding belief that cakes and pastries should taste as good as they look. Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe has never waivered from their unparalleled commitment to use only the freshest ingredients available. Their cake and pastry decorators are continually reinventing their bakery selections – keeping it fun and exciting, and making people want to come back to Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe time and time again.

Zachary’s also has a satellite store on 54 State Street in Albany.

Watch below to learn more about the shop.

Meet Matthew Morizio

Matthew Morizio recently joined #TeamMonticello and I recently sat down with him to learn more about him.

If you could live anywhere in the world – where would it be and why?
I am a true New Yorker at heart! Though I have lived in 5 different states including Hawaii, I keep coming back to New York. Both the culture and the people here are truly home to me. 

Would you rather sit on a beach or hike a mountain?
That’s a tough question. I like both really. They are equally therapeutic to me. Waves crashing. Trees rustling. 

What is your favorite meal to cook?
Lasagna! It’s something ALL of my family loves. Besides, it’s my favorite meal to eat.

If you could be a superhero – who would you be?
If Jesus Christ was a superhero it would be him. He’d be that very unassuming character that had the power of all superheroes. Fully human and yet forever divine.

What is your favorite season?
Actually, I like all of the seasons we have here in New York, yet summer offers the opportunity to ride my motorcycle.

10 Questions Before Selling Your Home

Below are 10 questions you and your partner should discuss before putting your home on the market. View the document below or click the download button to print your own copy.