Broome County, NY Real Estate News

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...
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By Jennifer Arbach, Office Administrator
(EXIT Realty Front and Center)
SAVE THE DATES!!The Greater Binghamton Association of REALTORS®PresentsSouthern Tier Open House Event                                                                                                      Session One Home Buyer Seminar:            Tuesday, September 21st and Thursday, September 23rd            6:00 to 8:00 pm            The Greater Binghamton Association of REALTORS®            19 Jennison Ave, Johnson City, NY 13790Open Houses:Saturday, September 25th and Sunday, September 26thTown of Maine Johnson City, Endicott, Endwell, Vestal, Owego, Village of Owego and Eastern Tioga County Session Two Home Buyer Seminar:           Tuesday, September 28th and Thursday, September 30th               6:00 to 8:00 pm           The Greater Binghamton Association of REALTORS®           19...
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By Jennifer Arbach, Office Administrator
(EXIT Realty Front and Center)
Here is a report of the current housing statistics for the Greater Binghamton, New York Area for July, 2010: July's residential sales were down 44% compared to June of 2010. Only 105 homes sold in July compared to 246 sold in June. This is most likely due to buyers rushing to close on their loans before the first deadline of June 30th under the HomeBuyer Tax Credit program.However, this number is 10% higher than July of 2009, bringing some optimism to the current housing statistics. 16.2% of the homes sold in July were in the $100,000 to $120,000 price range. This is right on track with the area's median sold price of $115,000 which has climbed steadily every year. The Greater Binghamton Area did not see a boom in home prices when much of the country did back in 2005 to 2007. Instead, p...
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By Thomas Reid
(EXIT Realty Homeward Bound)
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...
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By Jennifer Arbach, Office Administrator
(EXIT Realty Front and Center)
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 ...
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By Thomas Reid
(EXIT Realty Homeward Bound)
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...
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By Thomas Reid
(EXIT Realty Homeward Bound)
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. ...
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By Jennifer Arbach, Office Administrator
(EXIT Realty Front and Center)
I thought I knew where every great Italian restaurant was until I found Frank's Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant which is a hidden gem of the Greater Binghamton Area! My husband, the sweetheart that he is, took me out to dinner on Saturday night to celebrate Mothers Day. His sister had recommended a place called "Frank's" in the tiny hamlet of Maine, NY. Well, it seems like everyone knew about Frank's except us! The place was packed and it was reservations only. Fortunately we had called ahead.      When I think Italian food, I usually think Cortese or Little Venice in Binghamton or Consol's or Oak's Inn in the Little Italy section of Endicott. These restaurants have great local reputations and have held their own for many years.      But once in awhile you just want to try something new...
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By Jennifer Arbach, Office Administrator
(EXIT Realty Front and Center)
Look what's going on in Johnson City, New York! It is so encouraging to see so much activity, growth and renewal going on in and around town. While the downtown area has lost a few businesses in recent years, there are pockets of growth and excitement is in the air.  The Carousel on Lester Avenue is getting a face lift including this new roof. The playground has been upgraded recently and a new "water park" is almost done. The new Wal-Mart is nearing completion and a new Visions Credit Union has been open for several months. Of course the best story of growth to come to the downtown Johnson City area was the move of the Greater Binghatmon Association of REALTORS from Binghamton to its present location on Jennison Avenue!     FACTS: *With the median price of a home in Johnson City at $79...
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By Jennifer Arbach, Office Administrator
(EXIT Realty Front and Center)
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...
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By Jennifer Arbach, Office Administrator
(EXIT Realty Front and Center)
     I must confess that I attended the "Gas Symposium" hosted by the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce with a fairly closed mind. After all, isn't the integrity of our water supply more important than all those dollar signs that everyone is so excited about?      At least, that was what I was thinking. I can't say that I am 100% convinced because the danger will always exist that an accident can happen. Private wells have already been contaminated in the highly-publicized event in Dimmock, Pennsylvania. My understanding is that Cabot Oil has not taken full responsibility for the damage done either. If you can't have water, clean water, your home is worthless.     However, I learned a few new things at the symposium about the process itself, the economic impact and land reclamation...
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By Robert Farrell
(Exit Realty Homeward Bound)
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...
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By Robert Farrell
(Exit Realty Homeward Bound)
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...
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By Brock Zevan,The Offices at LLC. eXp Realty, Visionary, Real Estate Broker and Coach, Dad
(The Offices at LLC)
My Uncle Dennis, Denny (my cousin) and I last Sunday August 16 went Golfing at Endwell Greens in Endwell, NY. I am one never to complain, but I felt that I needed to express my disappointed I had at this course.  It is now been close to a week and at first I thought to myself that I was not even going to write a negative review, but it still eats at me on what happened. Saturday I called Endwell Greens the night before for tee times.  I spoke with a very nice Lady two times on the phone too make sure the price she quoted me over the phone for a Sunday tee time was right at $30.00.  When we arrived at the clubhouse that morning after scheduling the tee times the night before I found out it was $45.00.  I explained to the Ranger in the clubhouse what had happened and very unprofessionally...
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By The Team at EXIT Realty
(EXIT Realty Corp. International)
In a recent press release, EXIT Realty Upstate New York announced a $4000 contribution to Broome County Habitat for Humanity from the proceeds from their first annual charity golf outing. "We are extremely honored by the willingness of EXIT Reality of Upstate New York, as well as the sponsors and players in the golf tournament, to support our work" said Amy Winans, Executive Director of Broome County Habitat for Humanity County. "Fund-raising is a daunting task for us, and assistance of this nature means more than the community knows. We are thrilled to have begun a relationship with EXIT Realty, and look forward to working together with them in the future". "This is one way of giving a helping hand to the local community. Our EXIT Realty associates care about our community and Habitat ...
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By Chet Payne
(Red Carpet Realty)
In the first quarter, the largest single-family home price increase was the Binghamton, N.Y., area, where the median price of $109,700 rose 11.8 percent from a year ago.
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By Michael Greenslade
(Better Homes & Gardens | Mason-McDuffie Real Estate)
Not everyone knows that WR Yelland designed churches and funeral parlours too.Clarksburg Community Church. Located just South of Sacramento California in the Delta town of Clarksburg California, this church is at the heart of the community.  This design is classic Yelland through and through. One of his most distinguishing design features is a brick and stucco checkerboard at the gable ends of some of the gables.  This church also has classic yelland bricked arches and a great clinker brick cat slide roof.  Part of the roof is a double conjoined gable.Chico Trinity Church.  Located in the Butte County college town of Chico, this is one of the largest churches designed by Yelland.  It appears to be a prototype for some churches here in the East Bay which follow the same design pattern as...
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By Diane White
(RE/MAX Renaissance Realty)
http://www.pressconnects.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080107/NEWS01/801070338/1001Check it out!Diane K. White, ABR, GRIAssociate Broker/Manager607-770-4909 or 607-760-4774RE/MAX Renaissance Realty4401 Vestal Parkway EastVestal, NY  13850dialdi@aol.comhttp://www.dialdiane.com/ Licensed in NY & PA
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By Diane White
(RE/MAX Renaissance Realty)
I feel very fortunate to be a part of such a thriving, vibrant community!   As you may know, Binghamton is one of the host cities of the First Night Celebration!  First Night is a community celebration of the New Year through the arts.  In order to be a host city for First Night there is a lot of criteria to meet including your hometown dedication to the Arts and a true sense of community.In our area, we have been celebrating First Night for 12 years.  This alcohol free celebration features over 100 programs in over 20 downtown Binghamton locations.  Events, performances, and festivities are available for kids and adults of all ages.  If you haven't had a chance to check it out, there are 363 more days to plan to make it to next year's festivities!Diane K. White, ABR, GRIAssociate Broke...
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