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Between repair, maintenance, regulations and record-keeping, operating a successful rental property can seem like an impossibility.  We can help!  Click for more information.

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News

the hidden costs of home ownership: $6,000 a year -cnbc- june 23, 2015Jul 01, 2015

Most new homeowners are prepared to pay their mortgages, but they may not be ready for other unavoidable costs that can amount to thousands of dollars every year. The average homeowner shelled out $6,042 last year in homeowners insurance, property taxes, and utilities, according to a new report from Zillow. The average costs varied by location, with Boston homeowners spending the most ($9,413) and homeowners in Phoenix spending the least ($4,513).  Click to read more...

housing forecast: what to expect in the second half of 2015 -forbes- june 22, 2015Jul 01, 2015

The recession may be over, but the housing market still bears scars. Take the homeownership rate. In 2005, America's homeownership rate was 69.1%. Today, it's 63.7%, the lowest level the nation has seen since 1993.  Click to read more...

cfpb: ads for reverse mortgages can mislead -ny daily record - june 5, 2015Jun 25, 2015

WASHINGTON -- We've seen the TV ad pitches from celebrities like "The Fonz" Henry Winkler and actor and ex-senator Fred Thompson, touting the benefits of reverse mortgages for older homeowners. Now U.S. regulators are warning: Don't be fooled. Many ads don't tell the whole story about reverse mortgages.  Click to read more...

more older americans buried by housing debt -nydaily record-june 2, 2015Jun 23, 2015

Al and Saundra Karp have found an unconventional way to raise money and help save their Miami-area home from foreclosure: They're lining up gigs for their family jazz band. They enjoy performing. But it isn't exactly how Al, an 86-year-old Korean War vet, or Saundra, 76, had expected to spend their retirement.  Click to read more...

lead poisoning prevention initiatives and oversight workingJun 19, 2015

"The effort to eradicate lead poisoning in our community has truly been a collaborative effort and we have made enormous progress,"said Dr. Jeremy Cushman, Interim Commissioner of Health, Monroe County Department of Public Health. "Since 2004, we have reduced the number of children reported with lead poisoning by 85 percent." Cushman continued, "While we are very proud of this achievement, there is still work ahead of us. We must continue to develop and implement innovative methods to protect all children from this preventable health risk."  Click to read more...

county lead poisoning diagnoses down 85 percentJun 19, 2015

The number of children under 6 newly diagnosed with elevated levels of lead in their blood has dropped 85 percent in Monroe County over the past decade, the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning announced Thursday. "These numbers are a shining example of what a community can do by coming together and putting children first," City Council President Loretta Scott said at the Northeast Neighborhood Service Center on Norton Street.  Click to read more...

Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • FREE Home Energy Efficiency Seminar-PathStone-July, October 20152015 Jul, 1413:23PathStone Corporation will host FREE Home Energy Efficiency Workshops on Tuesday, July 14, August 11, September 8, and October 13, 2015 at 5:30PM at 404 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607 (Accessible from Prince Street). PathStone's Energy Services staff will discuss NYSERDA energy programs and available grants/incentives. Refreshments will be provided and registration is required. For more information, to see other seminar options or to register, please call 585-442-2030 Ext. 213, email SaveEnergy@pathstone.org or visit http://www.pathstoneenergyinfo.org Please bring a copy of your energy bill (with account number) for application assistance. Attendees will receive a complimentary compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) with your completed Home Performance with ENERGY STAR application.Click for more details
    Begins: 07/14/15 5:30pm
    Ends: 07/14/15 6:30pm
  • Operating Rental Property Workshop-The Housing Council at PathStone-July 20152015 Jul, 2513:23The next Operating Rental Property Class is Saturday July 25th, 2015 from 10:00AM-5:00PM, in the town of Riga. 6460 Buffalo Rd., Riga, New York 14428. The cost per person is $45.00 which includes handouts. Please call 585-546-3700 to register today! Spots are limited! Click for more details
    Begins: 07/25/15 10:00am
    Ends: 07/25/15 5:00pm
    Venue: Riga Town Hall

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