West Side Of Binghamton (Binghamton, NY)
West Side Of Binghamton (Binghamton, NY) Real Estate News
Tommy reid
I moved to the Westside of Binghamton, NY
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 for some facts about my new neighborhood that I call home.  It is the place where Rod Serling grew up.  He even filmed one of his movies, "Walking Distance" in the park.  He made the bandstand famous.

 

Not long after we moved here we started to realize what a fantastic place we have chosen to live.  There is a lot of history in Binghamton and a lot of things to do.  It is only a 3 hour ride from NYC and sits right near some of the most beautiful lakes in the state, The Finger Lakes

 

Binghamton is also home to the Binghamton Mets.  They are the AA affiliate of the NY Mets.  Kind of ironic how I grew up a stones throw away from Shea Stadium and now I live by their AA ball club...

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would also like to share something I experienced my first day as a home owner in this great town.  My wife and I (with some help from friends and family) packed out truck and trailer in NYC with all of our stuff.  It took us over 5 hours to load the truck.  Every trip down to the truck meant that we had to lock everything back up while we went to bring down more furniture.  Upon arriving with our stuff to our new home we were greeted by our neighbors who were waiting for us.  We have no idea how they knew we were coming but they all came out to help us load everything into the house.  This was great seeing as how only one person could take the ride with me.  We were completely unpacked in about 45 minutes with no damage to anything.  That was when I knew we had made the right decision.

 

If you would like more information on the real estate in this great City that I live in please visit... EXIT with Tommy

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Historic Home for Sale on Binghamton's West Side
Jennifer Arbach, Administrator (EXIT Realty Front and Center)

This historic Italianate home for sale on Binghamton's West Side has all the charm you would expect in a period home. Dubbed "Snow's Folly" by the neighbors of the original owner, folks thought it funny that someone would build a home so far from the center of Binghamton at the turn of the century! Eventually, the city grew up around the home and the West Side is considered to be the center of Binghamton.

This 4 bedroom, 2 full bath historic Italianate home is in excellent condition and a home inspection report is available to see. Characteristic to the period are details such as variable plank flooring throughout, grand staircase, dentil moldings and built-in cabinets. Step back in time in a home that has been lovingly decorated in time with the period.

Italianate Home, white with green trim This historic Italianate home also has many modern features as well, such as cherry cabinets, brand new 200 amp electric service, newer concrete driveway and newer high efficiency furnace. The owners have also installed an inline charcoal water filtration system.

The beautiful grand staircase leads to the second floor where you will find 4 large bedrooms, a full bathroom with the original claw foot bathtub and 2 small bonus rooms. A second staircase will take you back down to the kitchen.

Beautiful Staircase

 

The fenced yard is perfect for the small gardener, boasting lovely perennials and the perfect spot for your home-grown veggies. The yard is completed by the 2 sheds and small koi pond overlooked by the covered deck.

Stockade fenced yard

 

 

 

Offered at $177,500 this home is ready to move into today. Call, text 607-237-4526 or email me at JenArbach@HouseBMine.com for a private showing. Visit my website www.HouseBMine.com for more information and photos.


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Jennifer Arbach
Administrator
Certified Real Estate Instructor
Technology Trainer
e-Pro

Past President Greater Binghamton Association
of
REALTORS

"REALTOR of the Year 2009"
Ephesians 2:8,9

                                                                     
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Is a good Walk Score important to you ?
Thomas Reid (EXIT Realty Homeward Bound)

Is a good Walk Score important to you ?
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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. 


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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.  My wife wanted to be able to take a walk without having to walk in the street.  That was when we found the Westside of Binghamton, NY.  It truly reminds us of where we grew up.  Plenty of older looking colonial houses, great neighbors & people walking their dogs after work.


I never knew how truly important it was to us to be able to do things like that.  We have walked to the store on numerous occassions.  We have dropped our cars off for service and walked back home.  And today, after dinner we walked to the local CVS.  It is truly amazing the things you take for granted when you realize they are not here... Enjoy the walking !!

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Historic Homes Tour this Saturday on Binghamton's West Side
Jennifer Arbach, Administrator (EXIT Realty Front and Center)

The Preservation Association of the Southern Tier is hosting yet another one of its wonderful Historic Homes Tours this Saturday on Binghamton's West Side. Featured this year are five of the area's lovliest historic homes that are treasured as part of Binghamton's rich history. Tickets may still be purchased from PAST with prices at $25 for members and $30 for non-members. You may charge your ticket purchase at www.pastny.org and pick up your tickets the day of the event on the front porch of the Roberson Museum on Front Street.

Before the 'show' why not stop by another one of Binghamton's Historic Homes, 139 West End Avenue which is currently for sale? An OPEN HOUSE is being held from 12:00 noon to 1:30 in the afternoon. Stop by and enter to win a prize from another one of EXIT Realty's monthly give-aways. This month, we are giving away a GAS GRILL! Just for stopping by.

Historic Home, white with green shutters

        Take the Virtual Tour for 139 West End Avenue,         Binghamton, NY, call 888-303-6405 Code #6096, or visit my website www.HouseBMine.com for more photos and information.

 

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This home rated:

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Jennifer Arbach
Administrator
Certified Real Estate Instructor
Technology Trainer
e-Pro

Past President Greater Binghamton Association
of
REALTORS

"REALTOR of the Year 2009"
Ephesians 2:8,9

                                                                     
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Open House Sunday, April 11th at Historic Westside Binghamton Home
Jennifer Arbach, Administrator (EXIT Realty Front and Center)

I will be hosting an Open House this Sunday, April 11th at this Historic Westside Binghamton home from 12-1:30. This Open House is part of the National Open House Weekend sponsored by the National Association of REALTORS. The TAX CREDIT for both first-time homebuyers and all other buyers as well, is coming to an end on April 30th. You must have entered into a contract by then in order to claim your TAX CREDIT.

Historic Home   If you love older, historic homes, especially ones that are in move-in condition, then you must come and see this beautiful home. The home as been updated to modern standards but retains all the charm you would expect in a period home.

  Upgrades to this Westside home include newer aluminum siding, vinyl replacement windows and roof. The elctrical service has been upgraded to 200 amps and is brand new. This homes measures over 2500 square feet and was built around the turn of the century.

  The homeowners have taken great care of this lovely home and that pride of ownership shows in every room. The home boasts four bedrooms and two full baths. While there is no 
                                                                garage, there is parking for two vehicles on the newer
                                                                concrete driveway
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              grand staircase detail                                                       Other features include 
                             * wide plank floors
                                * 2 staircases
                                     * built-in shelving
                                         * claw foot tub
                                              * first floor den or 5th
                                                                     bedroom
                                                 * first floor laundry
                                                     *
dentil moldings
                                                         * cherry kitchen 
                                                             * first floor full bath
                                                            
                                                                              
Claw foot bath tub                                               
  This Westside home in Binghamton also has a lovely fenced yard enclosing perennials, a vegetable bed and a small goldfish pond. This Italianate home is in excellent condition proven by the recent home inspection. Be sure to visdit me at he Open House this Sunday. The address is 139 West End Avenue in the heart of Binghamton. It is offered for sale at $184500.

EXIT Realty is giving away a $250 gift card to Lowe's so be sure to visit our Open Houses this month and fill out an entry blank! 

Contact me today at 607-237-4526 for more details or dial 888-303-6405 and punch in the Code #6096 to have a multi media tour sent to your smartphone!
You can also email me at JenArbach@HouseBMine.com 
or visit my website www.HouseBMine.com

                                              
                                                      
                                                       

          


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Jennifer Arbach
Administrator
Certified Real Estate Instructor
Technology Trainer
e-Pro

Past President Greater Binghamton Association
of
REALTORS

"REALTOR of the Year 2009"
Ephesians 2:8,9

                                                                     
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Historic Italianate Home for Sale on Binghamton's West Side
Jennifer Arbach, Administrator (EXIT Realty Front and Center)

This historic Italianate home for sale on Binghamton's West Side has all the charm you would expect in a period home. Dubbed "Snow's Folly" by the neighbors of the original owner, folks thought it funny that someone would build a home so far from the center of Binghamton at the turn of the century! Eventually, the city grew up around the home and the West Side is considered to be the center of Binghamton.

This 4 bedroom, 2 full bath historic Italianate home is in excellent condition and a home inspection report is available to see. Characteristic to the period are details such as variable plank flooring throughout, grand staircase, dentil moldings and built-in cabinets. Step back in time in a home that has been lovingly decorated in time with the period.

Italianate Home, white with green trim     This historic Italianate home also has many modern features as well, such as cherry cabinets, brand new 200 amp electric service, newer concrete driveway and newer high efficiency furnace. The owners have also installed an inline charcoal water filtration system.

     The beautiful grand staircase leads to the second floor where you will find 4 large bedrooms, a full bathroom with the original claw foot bathtub and 2 small bonus rooms. A second staircase will take you back down to the kitchen.  

Beautiful Staircase  

 

     The fenced yard is perfect for the small gardener, boasting lovely perennials and the perfect spot for your home-grown veggies. The yard is completed by the 2 sheds and small koi pond overlooked by the covered deck.

Stockade fenced yard

 

 

 

     Offered at $184,500 this home is ready to move into today. Call, text 607-237-4526 or email me at JenArbach@HouseBMine.com for a private showing. Visit my website www.HouseBMine.com for more information and photos.


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Jennifer Arbach
Administrator
Certified Real Estate Instructor
Technology Trainer
e-Pro

Past President Greater Binghamton Association
of
REALTORS

"REALTOR of the Year 2009"
Ephesians 2:8,9

                                                                     
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West Side of Binghamton Home Sales Stats for 2009
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 meant happy sellers and happy buyers!  For a list of available houses please visit my website

 

**all stats come from the Greater Binghamton Multiple Listing Service.

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