A Client, a Review and a Land Sale

Allen Olmsted represented us as our realtor for the sale of property in NY State.  From the very beginning he provided expert advice and guidance, was available to us continuously and demonstrated excellent negotiating skills on our behalf.”

-Gail Levinson (June 2022)

Link to the review: https://g.co/kgs/5SGphT

In mid-to-late February of this year, a potential seller contacted our office after receiving one of our postcards.

The Levinsons had previously been in contact with another realty office, trying to get information on selling over 125 acres in Wurtsboro, NY, a historic and early-American settlement area, where some of the oldest roads in America were built. With such a desirable area –within 1.5 hours of the George Washington Bridge– and a large amount of acreage, they knew the potential to sell was there.

As is often the case with land and large-acreage properties, Mrs. Levinson wanted to speak with someone with trusted knowledge. Enter Allen Olmsted, our Real Estate Broker and Owner at Canaan Realty.

Our tenured Listing Coordinator and resident in the greater area of that property, Grace Roberts, immediately began working with both Allen and Mrs. Levinson on evaluating the property.

Due to the large size of the land and its unique configuration in both Wurtsboro and Mamakating, with various tax parcels making up the whole offering, it took someone very comfortable with knowing how to market the entire site. To maximize exposure, also smaller sections as well.

For all of us at Canaan Realty, this is just business as usual. For more than 30 years, this is exactly what Allen has done. You’d need only spend a short conversation with Allen to realize the depth of knowledge available even at the surface, regarding land sales in New York State.

Mrs. Levinson’s 126 +/- acres was officially listed on March 1, 2022 and sold/closed on June 27, 2022. That’s less than 120 days between listing and closing, a property with a tremendous amount of use options: single-family residential, apartments, senior housing, office, warehouse, light manufacturing and more.

So when Samantha Leader, our in-house Administrative Manager and former Closing Coordinator, says that Allen “had to understand the different zoning uses that were allowed,” she knows exactly the intricacies involved in addressing Mrs. Levinson’s particular property.

When it came to negotiating the deal with buyers and buyers’ agents, Allen was able to give them an informed opinion on what can be done on the property and make sure it worked for what they intended to do. The property had multiple buyers interested and two potential offers on the table. Allen was able to review both offers in detail and make sure the sellers got the maximum value and best overall offer for their property.

The sale of the Levinson property in Wurtsboro was a smooth and relatively fluid transaction right from the start. Properties often have their own unique considerations, and buyers bring even more with each inquiry.

The successful negotiation and closing of this deal also spurred interest from another nearby seller, and included nearly 500 acres, which is currently available, in Mamakating, NY.

L15 Route 209, Mamakating, NY 12790 – $2,495,000

Property Page: https://newyorkland.forsale/ny/mamakating/l15-route-209/

YouTube: https://youtu.be/dw9Jq-QV2mc

It’s always nice to hear that a client was satisfied with the services we provide at Canaan Realty. To the Levinsons, we’re so happy to have been a part of the changing of hands in such a historic property, and can only wish the best to the new owners and the potential of that land going forward.

To anyone interested in buying or selling any type of land or rural property in New York, we’re happy to help.

You can trust that here at Canaan Realty, we are “The Land Experts,” and we’d love to be a part in the story of your land.

A World of Opportunity At A Reduced Price On Toggenburg Rd

A longstanding fixture of outdoor recreation in Central New York is up for sale, at a reduced price, through Canaan Realty. Previously listed at $2.9 million, it is now available for $2.4 million. The listing includes all 156 acres, the 22,000-sq-ft lodge, mechanic’s warehouse, outbuildings, and all the existing equipment. 

From the top of the ski run at 1135 Toggenburg Rd, you’ll get breathtaking views of the picturesque rolling hills and farms of Southern Onondaga County. The 156-acre property provides the opportunity for the buyer to place their stamp on the Central New York landscape for years to come as a winter or year-round destination. 

A Family-Friendly Ski Resort 

As Central New York residents remember, the previous owners operated this property as Toggenburg Mountain Ski Resort. “It’s a really great location,” says Allen. “It is very accessible to a large number of people in the CNY area.” 

One unique aspect is the layout of the site: whether you’re in the lodge or the parking lot, you have an unobstructed view of the face of the hill. “That’s a nice bonus for parents and school trips – even if they’re not skiing themselves, parents can keep an eye on their kids,” explains Allen. “It may not be the largest mountain, but it has both challenging runs and gentle slopes, making it a great place to learn how to ski.” 

A Destination Location 

Of course, the destination can be much more than just a ski resort. “The facility and grounds present a great opportunity with so many possibilities,” says Allen. Although the property is in a peaceful, rural setting, it is conveniently located a short drive from the crossroads of Central New York, I-81 and the Thruway. The location can attract people from Rochester to Utica and Binghamton to Watertown. It could be utilized as a retreat and conference center, a wedding venue, or even a glamping site. The property includes trails, wooded areas, a pond, and frontage along Tioughnioga Creek, as well as on-site parking for 300+ cars. A video on the listing page provides a bird’s-eye view of the scenic property. 

“The site and existing infrastructure lend themselves to a lot of different uses,” Allen notes. “Along with the acreage, you’re getting the property essentially as it was when the current owner purchased it: the lodge is there, the kitchen is intact. Everything is already there, down to the cash registers in the office.” The owner is selling the facility with all its existing equipment and infrastructure, including the ski lifts and snowmaking machine. The free span lodge has a steel frame structure, so the new owner could remove the interior walls to dramatically open up the space. The possibilities are endless. 

Additional Property Information 

The seller is represented by Canaan Realty, an Upstate NY real estate agency specializing in land sales and rural properties. The property is located at 1135 Toggenburg Rd in Fabius, NY, within the Fabius-Pompey school district. 

“This property has a great deal of potential,” says Allen. “It’s truly a gem in Southern Onondaga County.” For more information, contact Canaan Realty today.  

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Land Questions? Ask Allen.

Allen briefly describes how land sales require all parties to know and trust that the brokers involved have extensive knowledge in land real estate.

New Listing in Fabius!

8101 State Route 80, Fabius NY offered at $875,000

Spacious seclusion abounds on this large, nearly 90 acre sheep farm with meticulously maintained large and modern country home. Home built in 2010 & boasts 3100 sf. Spacious entryway looks directly out through the 2 story living room to a view of the back acreage. South wing of the home features a gourmet chef designed kitchen with a top of the line 6 gas burner cooktop w/ stainless steel vent hood, leathered and honed granite countertops, and island w/sink. Full custom solid cherry cabinets with inlayed doors & hand crafted hardware. Breakfast corner & formal dining area too! Enjoy cozy winter nights w/ a log on the oversized fireplace. 1st floor master suite w/ patio door to balcony overlooking a stone patio. 2nd floor includes two bedrooms and a full bath, along with a sitting area with lots of glass to overlook the rolling fields and enjoy sunrise views. Potential for another bedroom in the bonus room above the garage. Walkout basement plumbed & wired for another bed/bath or a rec/exercise area w/ multiple door access directly to the patio. Pole barn for storage and livestock, trails throughout the property & woods. Ideal setting for horse, sheep, alpaca etc! Also see s1358224

New 3 Beds 2 Baths Single Family Listing in Sullivan!

496 Dyke Road, Sullivan NY offered at $225,000

Impeccably clean, move-in condition! This lovely, 3 bedroom home nestled on a slope provides privacy and tranquil views. Primary suite with cedar closet, spacious living and dining room separated by a double sided gas fireplace. Family room and ample storage in the lower level allows a great location for movie night! Ideally sized, fully updated kitchen with solid surface countertops and appliances make this an easy move-in home. Enjoy a cook out on the back patio or overlook the creek walk from your front deck. This home has been lovingly updated over the past few years and awaits the next owners to enjoy all this spacious ranch has to offer. Final and best offers to be submitted by 2 PM Thursday 8/12/21.

New 4 Beds 3 Baths Single Family Listing in Sullivan!

7427 Bolivar Road, Sullivan NY offered at $495,000

Wonderfully crafted spacious country home with several very functional barns/ warehouses. When entering this well maintained home with a formal dining and living room you will sense the pride and craftsmanship used in building this wonderful home. The main floor also includes an office and separate bath, a spacious kitchen with solid surface counters, large eat in area that leads to either the relaxing family room with full masonry fireplace or out the back sliders onto the screened in porch. A few steps out the back of the porch you will find the in ground pool and relaxing patio. Back inside to the upstairs you will find 4 over sized bedrooms to include a full master suite and adjoining room which could be used for a nursery or converted to another walk in closet. Three separate medium to large barns round out the immense value of this property. 36 x 36 workshop overlooks the spotless 50 x 144 free span pole barn with over sized doors with pull through design, nestled behind this is a 40 x 56 insulated (1/2 bath included) building ideal for your private collection. All situated on approximately 4 acres with additional land available.

New 4 Beds 2 Baths Single Family Listing in Cincinnatus!

4678 Fox Road, Cincinnatus NY offered at $395,000

Updated country farmhouse! This spacious 3-4 bedroom farmhouse has been updated from the basement to the roof. All new electrical, heat, insulation, and roofing. Painstakingly crafted to keep the farmhouse charm while blending many modern touches to this timeless home. With the home as the centerpiece to this ideally situated property, thoughtfully designed to foster self-sustainability. The spacious multi-purpose barn for storage, livestock, laying hens, and more is only a short walk from the home, which overlooks the nearly 40 acre property with a pond, open fields/pastures and roughly 10 acres of woods (ideal for hunting stand and maple taps!). If you are searching for a manageable sized country property in move-in condition this is a must see! Just minutes from Cortland, or a short drive to Syracuse, Ithaca, and many other sought after areas of the Central New York Region.