Wednesday, May 14, 2008

U of R Employees Offered $9000 Incentive to buy City Homes!

The University of Rochester and the City of Rochester each are offering $3000 in assistance to full and part time employees of the University of Rochester that buy a home in select neighborhoods in the City of Rochester. In addition, Advantage Federal Credit Union and Canandaigua National Bank & Trust will provide an additional $3000 in assistance.

The targeted areas for the incentive program are the 19th Ward, Plymouth-Exchange on the west in Sector 4; while to the east, they include Highland Park, the South Wedge and other nearby communities in Sector 6. They are the neighborhoods that are closest to the campus. A win-win situation, this program should provide a nice boost for the Rochester real estate market.

These neighborhoods provide a wide variety of homes in a broad price range. At the upper end of the range is a beautiful 2000 sq foot Arts & Craft style home listed at $186,900 ( ). The South Wedge Neighborhood is a popular neighborhood for young professionals and has several nice options. For example, a 5 bedroom home with lots of natural woodwork goes for $122,000 ( )

On the west side, there are approximately 100 current listings of single family homes, with prices between $20,000 (needs lots of work! to $145,000. A cute bungalow style home with three bedrooms and 1 and a half baths is listed at only $61,500 ( ) or a drop-dead gorgeous colonial with new kitchen and as well as recent new furnace, AC, roof for $119,500 (
In addition, NeighborWorks Rochester will be providing participants with home ownership counseling. For additional information about this program and an updated list of eligible properties, and other information about Rochester real estate drop me an e-mail or give me a call.
Mary Shelsby
office: 585-756-7457 cell: 585-414-5513
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