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