Getting Key Info on Buying a Rochester Home
From home buying hints to doing your homework on a local city school, house hunters set out to get key info on purchasing a home during Rochester's City Living Sundays event.
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"There's lots of help here to help people go through the process and get a home of your own," said City Living Sundays Co-Chair Ted Wood.
This is the event's 21st year, welcoming up to 300 potential home buyers. Sunday they could sign up for bus tours to visit area neighborhoods or to take a tour inside one of the featured homes for sale.
"There's some real bargains to be had in the city," said house hunter Ed Cain.
Some booths even offered help applying for grants towards buying a home. Rochester Mayor Tom Richards says the local market is hot for buyers.
"The prices in Rochester are reasonable to begin with. Have been for a long time and the interest rates are still low," explained Mayor Richards.
City Living Sundays are described as a win-win with 62% of homes featured during the month-long event last year being sold.
"It really helps the neighborhoods stay stable. It certainly helps the realters. It helps the sellers and again, it helps the buyers get into a home of their own," said Wood.
City Living Sundays events are held throughout the month while trying to let people know how it would be a dream to own a home in Rochester.
"I almost feel bad for those living out in the suburbs because there's nothing to do but go to the mall," said Cain.
This Sunday's event highlighted homes for sales in the west side of the city. Next Sunday east side neighborhoods will be featured at the event. That will be held at East High School from noon to 4.
For more information on City Living Sundays visit Rochester City Living.