Updated: 03/24/2014 6:07 PM
Created: 03/24/2014 4:56 AM WHEC.com
Thinking about buying a home? Think about the city. That’s the message behind City Living Sundays. Now in its 22nd year, the city sponsored program takes place next month and showcases homes for sale all over Rochester.
Rochester’s housing stock is good. Last year, 80 homes were open for City Living Sundays. Fifty two homes were sold.
In addition to open houses, there is a one stop shopping experience for prospective home buyers. Banks and other lenders, realtors, insurance agents, lawyers, are all under the same roof at East High School. City Council Vice President Dana Miller says that’s an advantage for people who are looking to buy.
City Council Vice President Dana Miller said, “They are able to work out an opportunity to get a mortgage from one of those lenders on site, then go out understanding what they are pre-qualified for available in their price range.”
Who's looking? Miller says young couples ready to move into their first home. What are the hot neighborhoods? Miller says the South Wedge, the 19th Ward, the Browncroft and Maplewood areas. He says you'll find homes in the city, not typically available in other areas.
Miller said, “They have gum wood trim, wood trim, hardwood floors, fireplaces, two story homes most with a full attic and full basement. City Living is a great thing. It's exciting and a good opportunity to get a high quality home for what would be a relatively lower price.”
The event is Sunday April 6 at East High. The day before you can take a free bus tour and see different neighborhoods.
For more information, visit the City of Rochester's website.