17 Chapel News

December 15, 2011
Exterior Complete

The exterior of the building is fully complete, standing seven stories tall.  The building includes a vertical addition of three stories to the original 1928 four-story concrete building. The exterior of the building was re-faced with wood-clad windows and natural brick, to provide a historic feel while incorporating elements of contemporary style.

The first and second floors house the lobby, fitness center, 38 reserved parking spaces and storage units inside a heated garage. Twenty-four condos are located on floors 3 through 7, with a roof deck at the eighth floor level.

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For more on this history of the building, see the 17 Chapel History page.

December 12, 2011
Downtown Albany Views at Night

One of the best things about the location of 17 Chapel condominiums is the views of downtown Albany. But even if you’ve visited the model condo and taken in the views from the rooftop, you probably haven’t seen what it looks like at night. Here are some photos to show you how amazing the views are from the luxury condos at 17 Chapel, 24 hours a day.

Night Views

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Model Condo Empire 505 at Night

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East View from the Roof

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View at Night from 703 Capitol Penthouse

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Southeast View from the Roof

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Northeast Views at Night

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Fire Pit on the Roof Deck at Night

Daytime Views

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Southeast View from the Roof

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Northeast View from the Roof


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East View from the Roof

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Roof Deck

December 7, 2011
Benefits of Owning a Condo vs. a House

Being a homeowner means enjoying the freedom of having a space that you can truly make your own.  And owning your home is certainly a better value than renting. But what if you could still have the freedom of unlimited customizations, the financial benefits of earning equity on your housing payments, but with the added benefit of a built-in conveniences and lower monthly costs?

You can with a condo home.  Living in a condominium can offer all the freedom of a single-family home but at a much lower cost.  To demonstrate the great savings of a condo home at 17 Chapel, we broke down the costs of condo ownership compared with single-family homes in Albany.

Condo vs. House

Condo vs. Single Family Price Chart

Click to download this as a PDF file which includes important disclosures and assumptions used above.

As the chart shows, the real cost of owning a condo at 17 Chapel is much less than owning a single-family home of the same value.  For instance, the Empire 405 condo at 17 Chapel costs only $2,191 per month. This compares very favorably with a single family home of almost the same value in the area, which would cost $3,111 per month, based on a mortgage with a 20% down payment.

Another thing to calculate when considering condo ownership is all of the money you can save on home maintenance.  The total prices listed for 17 Chapel include projected common area maintenance costs. Hiring contractors (or buying equipment) to plow snow, mow lawns and make exterior repairs would easily add thousands of dollars per year to the costs of a single-family home. Not to mention the headache of making sure these things get done!

Our condos offer large rooms, ample windows and high ceilings, so you’ll still live comfortably in a spacious home.  Additionally, each homeowner at 17 Chapel has access to a secure, heated indoor garage, furnished roof deck, and fitness center, all onsite.  These perks add even more value to your home.

Both single-family homes and condominiums allow you the control and financial benefits of being a homeowner, but only a condo like 17 Chapel Boutique Condominiums provides the most value for your investment.

December 6, 2011
Heated Garage Parking Takes the Edge off Winter!

Winter can be a lot more manageable with the convenience of living at 17 Chapel Boutique Condominiums.

No matter whether it’s sunny, rainy, snowing, or sleeting, you and your vehicle stay safe and warm inside the heated, secure, indoor garage at 17 Chapel.  By moving to a condo you can leave your shovel behind and forget about the “plow guy.”

Every condo at 17 Chapel includes a parking space  – with additional parking and storage units available for purchase. Park right in the building and our high-speed elevator takes you up to your residence. The indoor garage is super convenient, and it’s just one of the many amenities that make 17 Chapel the most luxurious address in downtown Albany.

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