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Passing in Rochester, New York is a very big change time, I mean? on the type of house should I buy large, which is better … a house brick, wood, etcwas VINIL are good and bad of the other type of houses (construction)


4 Thoughts on Moving to Rochester, and finding the right home?
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    Credit Expert
    November 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I believe Rochester is in upstate NY near Buffalo, and is a very real estate depressed area, due to major job losses.

    Also major lake effect snowfall 3-5 feet on a regular basis!

    Don’t buy a house there, you will never sell it if you get transferred again.

    Rent a house for dirt cheap. Call a real estate agent to get the best one available to help the homeowner pay their mortgage payments who have already bailed from the area!

    Go to the below website to make the calls NOW!

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    November 16, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I live in Auburn, NY –which is just outside of Syracuse. Although there are areas of Rochester that are depressed, there are other areas that are growing. The Real Estate Market is not at the point where you can not turn around a home. Around here, I am finding people from down state, or other states buying houses for investment property because they houses are less expensive than other areas. (Although, are taxes are less than desirable…)
    I am a Mortgage loan officer. You should contact a local bank to get a pre-qualification to purchase and point you in the direction of a reputable Realtor. I work for First Niagara Bank and would be happy to help you.
    There are many Suburbs of Rochester that are prosperous such as Fairport. Upstate NY has a lot to offer. In particular the Fingerlakes Region. We have a beautiful countryside, wine trails (vineyards), Theater (Merry-Go Round Playhouse in Auburn– on Owasco Lake, is fabulous!), many local colleges and universities. It is a great place to raise children.
    Off the top of my head, I do not know a real estate website in Rochester, but I do know one for around here. You can go to and view some of the homes in my area. You will really be surprised for what you can get in a home for not a lot of money.
    Good Luck!

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    Mr Rickles
    November 16, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    I’m a little baffled in regards to the other two responses. 3-5 feet of snow regularly? Where is this? I have lived in Rochester for the past 7 years, and a graduate of R.I.T. In fact, my fiancĂ© and I currently searching for a home in the surrounding area. I don’t think your concern should be the house material, you should focus other variables. Updated windows, updated furnace and water tank, and new roof. Each of these are essential in keeping your heating costs and keeping you warm during the winter.

    Also, as far as the areas of Rochester being depressed; west Irondequoit is growing at a substantial rate (it is an excellent area to buy a home in due to the growth of home costs) and there are excellent school districts around the area. I believe Brighton was in the top 50 schools across the U.S. (I am certain that it was at least within the top 100). Greece as some good schools, Pittsford is a gorgeous area; Penfield & Fairport is also very nice.

    Go to; there you can enter numerous variables so that you can narrow down your search. My other suggestion would be contacting a Nothnagle realtor, that is who we are dealing with currently and they are not pushy by any means. They will also hook you up with a Mortgage broker, who can search 30+ banks to find you the best loan possible. Do not just go to one bank, they will push you on the interest and they can be very misleading. I am not saying they are all like that, but it only takes one.

    Either way, check out it is an excellent website and it will give you an idea of what the homes that you like are priced for.

    Good luck and happy searching.

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    November 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Don’t listen to CreditExpert, she is clearly unfamiliar with the housing market in Rochester. I would second the answer that suggested that you pay no mind to building materials. Homes here are built to withstand our cold winters. I own a historic wood frame home built in the mid-1800s in a dense city neighborhood and it is perfectly fine year-round. The more important things to consider are the age/condition of the roof, furnace, and windows. I would also agree that is the best place to start searching for homes. If you have any questions about which communities/neighborhoods to look in, feel free to ask.

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