The Village Taxes has kept it from selling
The same thing for the neat old Sahler home on Cayuga St. More then one family that I know have expressed interest, but will not buy it because of the outrageous Village taxes. One family lives in the Town and another lives in another community.
Sadly, if something doesn't change, you will see many more of the Village homes sitting empty or deteriorating. It was suggested, years ago, to provide tax incentives for home owners, within the historic district, to improve their homes. Like everything proposed that would be possitive in the Village, that was a no go.
Many homes in the “historic” Village are looking a bit shabby. It’s not that they don’t care, but either the owner’s can’t afford to maintain them (having to put so much money aside for taxes) or, if they do one little project to improve them, their assessments shoot up . . . thus, making them even more difficult to maintain.