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FFREIA Landlord & Real Esate Investor Meeting – 8/11/11

August 9, 2011 by in Apartments, City of Rochester, Events, Landlord Tips, Rochester Apartments, Rochester Metro Area
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From the calendar of the Freedom First Real Estate Investor Association, be sure to check out this laid back summer session. August’s meeting is geared towards a less formal game night and a picnic format. Come and get a chance to meet other Rochester real estate investors and property managers. FFREIA is doing a great job of connecting property owners and providing education about professional management and investment strategies.

Date: Thursday August 11th, 2011
Where: Monroe Voiture, 933 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 (get directions from Google Maps)
Time: Food starts at 6:30pm, Games begin at 7:30pm.


We want to do something different for our August meeting…

Knowing that it can be too tempting not to take advantage of our summertime, we thought we’d lighten up things this month for our general meeting.

If you are one of the people who has been wanting to play the financial literacy board games Cash Flow and Millionaire Maker, this will be your chance. Each of these is a fun way to learn, or reinforce, business financial basics and get your mind engaged in an entrepreneurial investor mindset.

FFREIA’s Secretary/Treasurer Susan Holman has enough games to accomodate up to 30 players and needs to know how many to plan for.

And if playing games isn’t enough to get you there on a summer’s evening, FFREIA’s President Leon Griggs is cooking up a batch of his special ribs and needs to know how many to cook for.

You need to RSVP to Susan (susanh@ffreia.com or 585-690-5056) by Sunday, August 7, 5pm.

October 14th FFREIA Meeting – How to Profit In Tax Forclosure Auctions

October 13, 2010 by in Events, Free Resources, Landlord Tips
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Rochester has some great organizations for landlords, real estate investors and rental property managers to meet and share knowledge.  The Freedom First Real Estate Investors Association, or FFREIA, is focused on sharing best practices among Rochester’s real estate investor community.

Come to the FFREIA meeting on October 14, 2010 and learn how FFREIA members Matt Scherb and Steven King tap into the tax foreclosure market, and how they can help you build a real estate portfolio at a fraction of the usual investment cost. One of the biggest tax sales auctions is coming up soon at the end of October, so attending this meeting could be perfect timing for you to learn and profit from this profit-making investment area.

How To Find Great Properties And Make Big Profits In Tax Auctions

Where:  Monroe Voiture 111 at 933 University Avenue

Date:  Thursday October 14th, 2010

Time:  Presentation starts at 7:00pm

But no less importantly Matt has developed a search criteria that minimizes the risk and maximizes the return as he invests. He’s shared this strategy with other real estate investors who have successfully bid on properties for their own portfolios. Now they too enjoy significant passive income from their investments.

Matt Scherb  is a Canadian national who focuses one-hundred percent of his real estate activity in the United States. He has attended numerous Western New York auctions, primarily in Rochester & Buffalo, and secured properties for, literally, pennies on the dollar. During the last few years Matt’s auction purchases have never exceeded $7,000, and he has purchased single family homes for as little as $3000 and duplexes for $4,800.

Come to the FFREIA meeting on Oct 14th and find out how you can do it too!

…Read more on the FFREIA website.

Free Landlord Forms from The Rochester Housing Council

September 24, 2010 by in Free Resources, Landlord Tips, Legal Forms
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The majority of the apartments in America are owned by individuals who manage less than 5 units.  Many of these people don’t identify themselves as landlords, and generally don’t have office staff, standard procedures or documentation.  As part of our commitment to continually improve the professionalism of renters and landlords, we are always on the look-out for helpful tools and tips.  One of the most important parts of owning and managing property is using and recording proper documentation.  That’s why we’re happy to introduce Rochester, NY’s rental property owners to the Housing Council and their library of professional templates.

Rocehster housing council The Housing Council in the Monroe County Area, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation founded in 1971 to advocate for the development of housing opportunities for low and moderate-income persons residing in Monroe County, NY.  Since its founding, The Housing Council has expanded its services to provide comprehensive housing counseling focusing on home ownership, mortgage default resolution, tenant and landlord issues, mobility counseling and fair housing education and outreach.

Their site provides links to a number of professional document templates for property owners and managers to use.  They offer Operating Rental Property, Landlord’s Guide to Eviction, Eviction forms and a Judgement form for a modest fee.  But be sure to check out all the free forms they provide as well.  Click on any of the forms to go to the Housing Council’s download page, or you can purchase Housing Council publications by calling 585-546-3700.

  • Renovate Right pdf (English) (1.66 Mb)
  • Renovate Right pdf (Spanish) (1.49 Mb)
  • Lead Booklet (English) (1.04 Mb)
  • Lead Booklet (Spanish) (695.79 Kb)
  • Lead Disclosure Form (English) (167.87 Kb)
  • Lead Disclosure Form (Spanish) (168.36 Kb)
  • Lease (Sample) (81.93 Kb)
  • Notice of Lease Default (28.45 Kb)
  • Notice of Lease/Tenancy Termination (28.08 Kb)
  • Notice of Non-Renewal (22.79 Kb)
  • Notice of Rent Increase (25.84 Kb)
  • Notice to Entering Dwelling Unit (38.51 Kb)
  • Rent Demand (3 days notice) (40.46 Kb)
  • Rent Demand (3 days notice) Interactive Form (99.44 Kb)
  • Rental Application (31.48 Kb)
  • Security Deposit (185.63 Kb)
  • Unit Inspection Form (23.55 Kb)
  • Notice of Non-Renewal Interactive Form (103.00 Kb)
  • Know of any other great resources like this?  Be sure to let us, and your fellow rental property managers know!