Looking to combine your holiday baking with your gift giving?

Partridge Hill - Friday, December 12, 2014

Here's a quick, easy, yummy and thoughtful gift idea...

Santa's Cookies in a Jar:

Santa's Cookies in a Jar DIY Gift

What you will need for the tags:

  • Printer
  • Card Stock
  • Scissors
  • Glue Dots

What you will need for the jar:

  • 1 quart Mason Jar
  • 1  1/3 cup of all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup & leveled
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup of M&Ms
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4-3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (depends on if you have room)

Instructions

  • Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together
  • Layer all the ingredients in a 1 quart mason jar in the order list
  • Create jar tags on card stock and cut out
  • Attached recipe tags to front and back of jar with glue dots
  • Enjoy!

Capital Holiday Lights In The Park

Partridge Hill - Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Are you looking for something festive to do with your spouse, family members and/or with friends? Why not venture down to Washington Park and experience the 18th Annual Capital Holiday Lights In The Park? The park is open this year from November 20, 2014 through January 3, 2015. The Holiday Lights has more than 125 displays and scenes that you can drive through and experience to help you get into the Holiday Spirit!

And for all of the Santa admirers, he will be at the Washington Park Lake House through December 23rd to meet and greet all the children. Along with Santa, there will be your favorite reindeer and friends with crafts and refreshments at the Lake House.

Hours of Operation

  • Sunday - Thursday: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday & Saturday: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Admission
  • Passenger Vehicles (Capacity Max 9): $15.00
  • Commercial Vehicles & Vans (Capacity of 12 - 18): $25.00
  • Commercial Vehicles & Cans (Capacity of 19 - 28): $50.00
  • School Busses: $75.00
  • Commercial Coaches: $100.00
Holiday Lights in the Park graphic

Partridge Hill - Holiday Party

Partridge Hill - Friday, November 28, 2014

Joyfully we ask all Partridge Hill residents to join us at our annual Holiday Buffet on Tuesday December 9th, 2014 from 5 pm - 7 pm. This is a perfect time to come together with your neighbors and enjoy the season. We ask that your RSVP to the Rental Office by December 4th, 2014 - (518) 283-0131.

During the Holiday Party we will also be accepting non-perishable food items to donate to the regional food bank. The food bank container is currently located at the club house for your donation.

We look forward to seeing everyone at our holiday party this year!

Happy Thanksgiving from Rosetti Properties!

Partridge Hill - Monday, November 24, 2014

I don't know about you but we sure are excited for Thanksgiving with the turkey and all the side dishes to consume, as well as some family time. Whether you are having a large or small gathering, Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for what you have.

With the holiday in mind, below is some information for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as well as one of our favorite holiday recipes.

2014 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to kick off the holiday. From the over the top floats, to the bigger than life balloons, the parade has something to offer for all age groups. This will be the 88th year of the Macy's parade that is seen by more than 3.5 million people in New York and 50 million people at home. This parade begins at 9 am EST and will be televised on local stations.

Source: http://social.macys.com/parade

Libby's Famous Pumpkin Pie - https://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/18470/libbys-famous-pumpkin-pie/

Pumpkin Pie

Holiday Shopping Event!

Partridge Hill - Tuesday, November 18, 2014

With the holiday season right around the corner what could be better then a Holiday Shopping Event! This Sunday November 23rd from 11 am to 3 pm we will be holding a Holiday Shopping Event with several different vendors, door prizes and snacks. Make sure you come down and enjoy this spectacular shopping event and invite your friends to enjoy in the fun!

Holiday Shopping Event graphic

Black Friday Shopping - Deals & Information

Partridge Hill - Monday, November 17, 2014

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is a little over a week away? It feels like just yesterday it was Halloween. When thinking of Thanksgiving, Black Friday plays a big party of the festivities for most families no matter where you live (of course so does all the food that will be consumed). Below is some information for the Black Friday Deals/Specials that will be going on around the capital district to hopefully help you plan out your shopping day.

  • Location: Colonie Center Mall - Colonie, NY
  • Event: RUSH-GIVING with Brian & Chrissy of Fly Morning Rush
  • Time: 6am - 10am Black Friday/ Center Court
  • Info: Hang out with Brian & Chrissy from the Fly Morning Rush in Center Court and enter for your chance to win* a 46" Samsung TV, Base sound system, his & her watches, or an IPad Air!
  • Source: http://www.shopatcoloniecenter.com/events

  • Location: Colonie Center Mall - Colonie, NY
  • Event: BLACK FRIDAY FREE-FOR-ALL
  • Time: 6am Black Friday / Center Court
  • Info: Win a Colonie Center Gift Card valued between $5 and $500*. The first 300 people at Center Court after 6am will receive a free Colonie Center Black Friday Tote bag with a Colonie Center gift card valued between $5 and $500!
  • Source: http://www.shopatcoloniecenter.com/events

  • Location: Target Stores
  • Event: Door Buster Deals
  • Time: Starting 6pm Thanksgiving Day
  • Info: Several Door Buster deals throughout the whole store during Thanksgiving and Black Friday
  • Source: http://www.target.com/

  • Location: JCPenney
  • Event: Door Buster Deals
  • Time: Starting 5pm Thanksgiving Day
  • Info: Coupon Giveaway (while supplies last): $10 off $10 or more/ 1 in Every 100 coupon giveaways is a $100 off $100 or more/ $20 Bonus Cash when you spend $75 or more (Fri 6am - 1pm In Store Only)
  • Source:http://www.jcpenney.com

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Black Friday from everyone at Rosetti Properties!!!

Veteran's Day

Partridge Hill - Friday, November 07, 2014

Happy Veterans Day!!! Looking to thank veterans face-to-face? Come out and celebrate, commemorate, and honor the veterans who served our country at the Veterans Day Parade.

When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 @ 11:00am

Where: Downtown Albany, New York

Honor the millions of veterans at Albany's 59th annual Veteran's Day Parade. The parade kicks off at the corner of Central Ave and Partridge Street at 11am.

The parade proceeds east on Central, continues east on Washington Avenue to Hawk Street, located just east of the NYS Capitol. The reviewing stand is situated on the steps of the old NYS Education Building.

The Annual Albany Veterans Day Parade is presented by the City of Albany Joint Veterans Committee.

Soldier saluting the American Flag

We would also like to say welcome to Partridge Hill & Stongate's new Building Superintendent - Sal. Feel free to stop by the Stonegate community room on Saturday, November 8th to meet Sal.

As always, Sal can be reached at 283-0195 with any maintenance needs.

Furnace Filter Facts

Partridge Hill - Wednesday, November 05, 2014

With the colder weather approaching, we thought it would be beneficial to review some facts about the importance of replacing your furnace filters. Originally furnace filters main function was to protect the furnace and fans within the unit. Nowadays some types of filters can actually be installed to reduce the exposure to particles which can impact your health and allergies.

Your apartment can have a vast amount of particles that you may not be aware of. Common types of particles that you breathe in are from a variety of sources including but not limited to:

  • Pet or Human hair & skin flakes
  • Dust on the floors that is caused by activity within the house
  • Dust that is a result of burning candles, doing laundry, smoking, cooking, etc.
Using a good furnance filter and replacing them often will help reduce the amount of particles within your apartment that may be affecting your health. Most filters are labeled with a MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating number, which measures a filter's ability to trap particles ranging in size from 3.0 microns to 10.0 microns.

Residential filters commonly have a MERV ratings of 1-11. The higher the MERV rating, the more efficent the filter is, and the more particles it can filter to help reduce the risk of health issues affecting you.
  • A MERV rating of 6 = the filter is between 35% to 50% minimum efficient at capturing particles
  • MERV rating of 8 = the filter is between 70to 85% minimum efficient at capturing particles
  • MERV rating of 11 = the filter is between 85to 95minimum efficient at capturing particles
As always we suggest replacing your filters two to four times a year for the best efficiency for your furnace as well as for your health! You can reach out to your Rental Office to confirm the proper size for your filter and also request to have the Maintenance Dept switch out your filter for you if needed. 

Happy Halloween!

Partridge Hill - Monday, October 27, 2014

QUIZ TIME!!! What did the pumpkin need for its boo boo?

Answer: a pumpkin patch!

Happy Halloween graphic with pumpkin and haunted house

Looking for a safe & warm place to bring the kiddos trick-or-treating!? The Crossgates Mall-O-Ween kicks off at 3pm. Many mall merchants will be participating in the festivities and handing out yummy candy. B95.5 will be there to celebrate!

Staying home for Halloween? Feel free to stop by the Rental Office for candy and hot chocolate. For those of you who are foodies, here is a link for a recipe for delicious Pumpkin Pie Cookies that will get you into the ghoulish spirit.

 Pumpkin Pie Cookies

Halloween pumpkin cookies

Have a safe & wonderful Halloween!

First Time Renting Info

Partridge Hill - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Are you new to apartment living? Have you recently graduated college or sold your house, and are interesting in renting an apartment for the first time? If so, we have some information and advice on finding the perfect apartment and complex to fit your needs.

1. Do Your Homework -  Here are some suggestions to help you narrow down your search - 

  • Price -  Choose an apartment that allows you to remain within your budget. Factor in any additional utilities not provided by the complex.
  • Location - See if important "attractions" are close enough for your comfort. For example: bus line, restaurants, grocery stores, airport, etc.
  • Amenities - Some apartments offer fitness centers, pools, club house rental, washer/dryer hook ups and/or utilities that may be included in the rent. 
  • School District - Being in a reputable school district may play a large part in selecting the right complex for you and your growing family. The Property Manager can confirm the school district that would be within their complex.
  • Floor Plans - Many complexes offer various floor plans. Choose the floor plan that works best for you and any other tenant(s) that would be occupying the apartment with you.
2. Schedule a Showing - Contact the complex for their availability and to discuss the ideal move in date. Based on what they have available set up a time to view the property and apartment to see if it meets your requirements.

3. Fill out an Application - Once you have determined which complex you are interested in, submit an application to start the lease process. Different application fees may apply, if at all. Generally a credit check, employment verification and rental history check will be performed. Most landlords will look for good feedback and stability in a tenant. 
  • No worries if you've never rented before. You'll want to provide as much information on your application to help the Property Manager confirm your eligibility to live there.
4. Signing the Lease - If approved as a tenant, it is important that you read all sections of the lease and ask any and all questions when signing the lease. Once signed, you are held to the guidelines throughout the duration of your lease. Be sure to request a copy of your lease, for your records.

We hope this information will help you in making your decision to finding the perfect apartment!
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