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General Area in Rochester : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Mar 19, 2017
Specvgini answered:
Rochester is a horrible citiy, i've lived here my entire life, and have been trying to escape since birth lol. The weather is terrible, the jobs don't pay well, there are not many jobs, crime is bad about a murder a day, the city is very run down, the roads are destroyed by winter salt, summer is very short, taxes are very high, and most people are trying to leave to a better place. No lie, it really sucks. ... more
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Mon Nov 17, 2014
garypuntman answered:
I'm not sure how much an attorney costs. I need to find an estate attorney soon though. I want to make sure I have enough money for this. Were you able to find out the answer? ... more
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
dreiter answered:
Just learned - he doesn't have a buyer - but wants to sell - --- She has been renting for $600 - landlord is raising rent to $1200 now. (utilities not included) That doesn't give her much choice (lease is up.)
Are there any decent rentals for around $600 - 800
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Mon Jul 30, 2012
Good morning Kevan,

Unless you can make your loan modification work by yourself---a process requiring tremendous patience and due dligence---then YES I strongly recommend retaining an Attorney to represent you in your Loan Modification. Beware of loan modification firms offering to work for you for a fee. Only an Attorney can collect a fee for providing legal advice (and the loan modification process is, in fact, a legal matter).

I hope that helps!

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140
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Fri Jun 29, 2012
Cathy Barton answered:
Inam, I am a native of Rochester and would not move any where else on this earth. We do have the 4 seasons that I do love expecially Autumn - from your prespective would you be good with snow. If you can adapt and have fun with it -- it just may be your town. Our shools are wonderful and a family of 5 would be most welcome. What are your wants and needs for a community and home? Get back to me and we can see together if this is the place for you.

Waiting to hear from you.

Cathy Barton, Broker
Allison James Estates and Homes®
(585) 586-8850
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Tue Oct 19, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Much depends on the attorney and his/her set fees--shop around and try to negotiate.
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Sun Mar 29, 2009
Jonathan Goldberg answered:
Not a safe neighborhood. I work in the area and thus am fully aware of Jay street. High poverty, high crime and many boarded up houses. There are some new homes being built by Habitat for Humanities. ... more
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Fri Dec 12, 2008
Debbie Renna-Hynes answered:
I purchase my first of many doubles in 1979 when I first move to Rochester. I was a new teacher to the area. At that time and didn't know the first thing about buying home, let alone being a landlord. The investment proved to be a good one. Over the last 30 years I have continued to buy and sell investment properties in this area. Mostly Multi-Family properties and some singles. When my clients ask about getting into the investor market. I first ask them to speak with their financial planner.etc, as there are a number of reasons why one should purchase and get into the investment game... It's not as easy as one would think.. yet its not that difficult. I work with a number of investors from all over the world. They most difficult thing when you are from overseas is finding a mortgage. There are a number of processes that one has to go thru in order to get a mortgage here in the US, different the in the UK.. but sometimes we can find private financing. Next, is finding the RIGHT property manager. This can make or break the investment. But the real answer to your question is that there is never a shortage. There are new homes on that go on the Market every day, as there are homes that get sold. I hope that helps! ... more
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Fri Nov 14, 2008
Elayne Tiller, Realtor, GRI, QSC answered:
Hi Marilyn.......The tax laws are so complicated that you should ask a tax expert, which would be a tax accountant in your area. Ask your friends or co-workers for recommendations, and call your local Board of Realtors, too. They may have affiliate members that are tax accountants. Elayne Tiller, GRI, 231-632-0035 or, Real Estate One, Traverse City, MI ... more
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