Places to live:
Pretty much any suburbs in rochester
Places to stay away from:
The hood. Aka Clinton ave
Ave A through E
Good parts of the city:
Park ave/ monroe ave
:) have fun
Cathy Barton, Broker
Allison James Estates and HomesÂ®
Direct Line: 585-586-8850
Or if you like shops and walking park ave in the city. Stay away from the city- If you are looking for a house Pittsford has the highest taxes- Henrietta has the lowest.
Stay away from the north towards the beach. Very important you are in a safe area. Brighton is good. Webster is even good- young couples. Victor is great.
You are asking a question that NYS Brokers are not allowed to answer.
Do you plan on renting or purchasing? How long do you plan to live in Rochester? What is your budget? These are ony a few of the many questions that we need to know before we could tell you what areas you qualify for.
Feel free to correspond with me.
Cathy Barton, Broker
Allison James Estates and HomesÂ®
Direct line: 585-586-8850
Direct email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To calm your concerns, individual investors are legally allowed to purchase properties (many of which we use Realtors to help us find), fix them up and sell them again (also often using a Realtor). There is no law prohibiting that.
Being that Joe has participated in his family business involving both commercial and residential deals for over 20 years, I would say that he definitely qualifies as a "Professional". Just because someone went to school and got a license does not necessarily mean they are a "Professional"--especially since many "newbie Realtors" have no experience whatsoever upon graduation. I can honestly say this because I attended school to become a Realtor back in 2007 and I had ZERO experience when I finished my training. I wouldn't have been bold enough to call myself a professional just because I obtained a license.
I'm not quite sure why you have such serious concerns being that you are not even in our market (if you were, I would offer to take you to lunch to meet) but I am jealous that you get to live in FL!!! I will be spending 4 months there early next year and I will be about 2.5 hours south of your area, so I would be willing to meet you half way if you have any interest in networking together.
Do you enjoy a rural or surban setting?
Rochester has alot to offer but up to you research the neighborhoods.I would start with the local news paper which is the Democrate & Chronicle and visit the town website.
I've got some concerns here.
JOE BUYER title shows REAL ESTATE PRO, which means real estate professional.
Your profile shows, "â€œWe Buy and Sell Rochester Properties -- Joe & Pamâ€"
If you are accepting compensation for buying and selling real estate you will need to be licensed in the State of New York. Has that requirement changed?
You write, " However, myself and my boyfriend are INVESTORS and are not bound by that rule, so my answer was being straight with you." If this is true you are not a PRO by Trulia definition.
And further you write, "anot be 100% honest with you" Whom are your referring to?
Now Joe and Pam, "Are you assisting others and accepting compensation for buying and selling real estate in New York?"
Do you have a license to do so?
If you do not, you should cease promoting yourself as a professional. If you are licensed, you are bound by EXACTLY the same laws.
Having lived in Rochester NY for some time, it become apparent what four months of cloud cover can do to ones psychological outlook. Those four persistently gloomy winter months were a real trial. For a city with such a small population, the violent news was a real eye opener. I worked at the downtown Church at the end of the bridge near East Ave and Alexander.
I've also spent many pleasant times in the grit on Monroe.
Clearly it takes an individual with 'special' insight to appreciate the eclectic nature of a truly diverse community reflected not only in ethnicity but in economic classes. For those who have eyes that see, what is happening to us all appears first with these. This is where the opportunity to teach our young what 'justice' evolves into when those who make the decisions live in Greece, Pittsford, Henretta and Webster.
A lot like our healthcare system. Those who create and pass our nations healthcare laws DO NOT PARTICIPATE in the system they create. The result is the most expensive system in the WORLD!
You don't need to be a gray hair to realize random acts of calamity can occur anywhere. As long as the unstable can drive, or even take a bus, they are able to access any community. Just like someone you don't like can move in next door bringing calamity to your street. The real security resides in individual vigilance. Real safety exists when the real world in known, not feared.
Like in any urban community, safety allegedly exists outside the beltway. That means you're half way to Hammondsport and the Riesling Wine region.
How I don't miss pumping gas in 15 degree F temperatures.
After a week or two of 15 degrees, that is a great time to visit Niagara Falls. IT's an amazing Ice Palace!
Wish you the very best in your relocation to Rochester NY
We work with many Realtors and there are some very good and ethical ones out there, but be careful because (as in ANY profession) there are those who are just looking to get a commission on a sale and will not be 100% honest with you about an area. I have seen this happen over and over again up here and it makes me sick to see good people end up in terrible and dangerous areas just because someone wanted to make a buck.
DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH!!! When you are up here, visit areas you are considering living in during the day AND at night (but make sure you have someone or a big dog with you) so you can see for yourself what goes on in the area at night. It is especially deceptive in the winter because you can go to a nice looking neighborhood (let's say the Maplewood area) during the day and everything will seem quite (because the thugs aren't out in the cold weather the way they are in the summer) and you could get suckered in to buying/renting in that area and be in a bad situation without realizing.
Once again, I am just being straight with you...take your time and be very careful where you chose to live up here. If at all possible, don't move here.
If you MUST move here, find a nice rental in the suburbs such as Webster, Brighton, Pittsford or Penfield. Stay out of the city. Go to http://www.SpotCrime.com and put in any of the Rochester area zip codes to give yourself an idea of what is going on up here.