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Binghamton is a city located in southern central New York State where the Susquehanna and Chenango rivers meet. With pool properties in Binghamton, NY, you can take advantage of the region’s beautiful, warm summers. There are hundreds of things to see and do in Binghamton. Check out places to eat in the city such as the Lost Dog Café, Cyber Cafe West, Number 5 Restaurant, Fuji San, Lemongrass Kitchen and the Tranquil Bar and Bistro. Spend a great time with the whole family in the Roberson Museum and Science Center, Ross Park Zoo, Lone Maple Farm, Anderson Center for the Arts, Broome County Forum and many more. If you are the outdoorsy type, you will love The Rail Trail. Located on the westbound side of Vestal Parkway, this trail is excellent for biking and running. Choose from pool prop...
By Thomas Reid
(EXIT Realty Homeward Bound)
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I moved to the Westside of Binghamton, NY   About 4 years ago my wife and I decided to move from the hustle and bustle of NYC to a beautiful place in Upstate NY.  I have to be honest and tell you that we did not do a lot of research on the area.  We originally were going to buy student rentals and multi-family houses to help supplement our income to live in the high prices of NYC.  There were two main reasons we were looking to stay in NYC... One of them was family and the second one was my job at the time.  I was a NYC Police Officer.  After being injured on the job and forced into retirement that left only one reason... and they could drive if they wanted to visit.  Close enough for my wife and I to drive for a free meal but far enough away that they won't show up unannounced.   Now f...
By Jennifer Arbach, Office Administrator
(EXIT Realty Front and Center)
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Now is the time to get your tickets for the Preservation Association of the Southern Tier's annual Garden Tour. This is P.A.S.T.'s twenty-first year holding this community tradition and this year promises to be just as wonderful as in years past! This year's garden tour focuses on gardens in the wonderful neighborhoods of Sunrise Terrace and Morningside Heights both just off Upper Front Street in Binghamton. It will be held, Saturday, June 19, rain or shine, from 1:00 until 4:00. Advanced Reservations can be made online by credit card at www.pastny.org or by mailing a check to:                                 89 Court Street                                 Binghamton, NY 13901 Tickets are $12 for MEMBERS and $15 for NON-MEMBERS if purchase by June 11. All tickets are then picked up the ...
By Thomas Reid
(EXIT Realty Homeward Bound)
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I have been asked to do an iPhone classI have been asked by the Greater Binghamton Association of REALTORS® to do a class on the iPhone. This is not the first class I have been asked to do.  A couple of months ago I was asked to do a class on “safety”.  I think I was pretty well qualified being a Retired NYC Police Officer.  That actually went pretty well.  I had a lot of interest and a lot of questions.  I was able to give them some information that they never knew was legal in the State of New York.     Our Association has started what we call “Strengthen your Core classes”.  All classes are given by volunteers on different subjects that are requested by our members.  The classes are given in groups of three and each class is 30 minutes with a 15 minute break in between each class.  S...
By Thomas Reid
(EXIT Realty Homeward Bound)
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Is a good Walk Score important to you ?With the fluctuation of gas prices recently I was wondering how important walking to different things was to people who are looking to buy a new home.  I grew up in NYC where walking was a way of life.  If you couldn’t walk to a certain place then there was always public transportation. Living in the Greater Binghamton, NY area things are a lot different.  There is no huge public transportation system and things are a little more spread out.  There are plenty of places up here that you can’t walk to, you need to have a car in order to go grocery shopping.    When we moved here I wasn’t selling real estate.  The one request my wife made to our buyers agent was that the neighborhood had to have sidewalks.  He kinda looked at us like we had 12 heads. ...
By Jennifer Arbach, Office Administrator
(EXIT Realty Front and Center)
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Come celebrate First Friday in downtown Binghamton, New York this week on April 2nd. This exciting First Friday Art Walk event, held rain or shine, is THE place to be every month as we come out, mingle and explore the art world of local artists here in the Southern Tier. This month's event is a special one as a silent auction will be held to benfit the victims of the Haitian earthquake. The Binghamton Helping Haiti Heal event features the silent auction as well as local bands to provide a festive atmosphere. Held in the center of the Art Walk on State Street, sponsors are asking for a five dollar donation to get you in the door. All proceeds will be forwarded to the Catholic Relief Services Haiti Relief Fund. The event will be held during the regular hours of the First Night Art Walk wh...
By Robert Farrell
(Exit Realty Homeward Bound)
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West Side of Binghamton Home Sales Statistics for 2009 While the 2008-2009 Real Estate year was an economic disaster for 75% of the country, some areas were "protected" by this downturn.  Binghamton NY and its fellow sister towns, Vestal, Endwell, and others in Broome and Tioga Counties were lucky enough to be part of the anti-recession.  While some parts of the country saw incredible drop in home sales from 2008 to 2009 - specifically the West side of Binghamton statistics were as follows: 2008** Home Sales: 83 Homes Sold Average Days On Market: 94 Average List Price: $141,673 Average Sale Price: $134,278 2009** Home Sales: 95 Homes Sold Average Days On Market: 85 Average List Price: 139,716 Average Sale Price: 133,532 For the West Side of Binghamton and other surrounding areas, this m...
By Robert Farrell
(Exit Realty Homeward Bound)
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Binghamton University Bearcats - Have you been to a Binghamton University Division I Basketball game this year?  To tell you the truth, I have been to most of them.  After all the drama that has been happening, I'd have to say that the fans of this Binghamton Team have been the best part of the year.  We have different players, we have new coaches, and it almost can be a great beginning for a movie.  It already resembles a movie like "We are Marshall" or "Glory Road."  The theme being going against all odds, against what everyone "says", despite what other Binghamton residents said.  They are beginning their conference play 2-2, even though they are pitted last in the polls and certainly popularity.  What I see though, is a team of newbies playing with fury.  Fast paced defense with con...
By Andrea Linder
(CENTURY 21 John Burns Realty)
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This is a big community festival in BINGHAMTON, NY (my hometown!) and this year is the 23rd annual event. This year, the crowds are expected to be in excess of 100,000. That's a lot of folks! It's surely one of the biggest events we have in our sleepy lil' town. Click on the link to see what the festival is all about:  http://www.spiediefest.com/main.aspxThis year is actually going to be jam-packed with entertainment-- the Cheetah Girls (for those of us with little girls will know this name) Brian Littrell (who used to be a BackStreet Boy, and is now a Born-Again Christian, and singing for the glory of God...PRAISE THE LORD!) and the rock group, Loverboy, just to name a few of the headliners. We have always gone to the event as a family and have enjoyed ourselves immensely! This year, h...

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