July 14, 2016

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FFREIA General Meeting – Thursday July 14, 2016


Brighton Town Hall

2300 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14618

  Networking starts: 6:30 PM

Meeting Starts: 7:00 PM



Please be mindful of limited parking and ride share if possible  




Joel Kunkler

Housing Council / Pathstone




Rochester Zombie Homes


ALBANY – Rochester led the nation over the past three months in the percentage of vacant “zombie” foreclosures as a percentage of all vacant properties, a report released Thursday showed.

The analysis from RealtyTrac showed that 14.3 percent of Rochester homes in the foreclosure process were considered “zombie” homes during the third quarter of 2015 because they had yet to be repossessed by the bank.

Rochester, which the report said had about 3,200 vacant homes, outpaced Trenton, NJ, among major metropolitan areas, as well as New York City and Albany.

(Democrat & Chronicle 10/8/2015)



 What are Zombie homes?

How many are there?

What is the impact on the community and what’s being done?

What are the towns and the City proposing as solutions?

What does the Housing Council and Pathstone see as the solution?

How can FFREIA members help?







Remember, the 1st 2 meetings are free.

Check out FFREIA to get started investing in Real Estate or expand your current business.


Contact Susan Holman, 585-690-5056




 FFREIA Annual Picnic 

FFREIA Members +1

August 11

6 – 10 pm

The White House Lodge, Webster Park


call Susan (585) 690-5056

or [email protected]



More Upcoming FFREIA Meetings


The Investor Academy

Saturday July 16

Last year there was more demand than room and we had a waiting list.

The Academy is back, and at a NEW bigger location.

Five-Star Bank

935 Westfall Rd (behind Costco at CityGate)

9 AM to 12 PM

Landlords – a round table of property management companies will give their view of the rental market, Q&A

Reservation is required. The six session series is closed. Individual seasons may be available based on space for $25.

Contact Susan at susanh@ffreia.com




Thursday July 7

Alternative Real Estate Investing Strategies AM Meeting

Bayfront Restaurant 1075 Empire Blvd 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM     (Bayfront charges a $5 pp minimum,  plan on having something to eat)

Networking begins at 8:30 AM

This group is co-moderated by Adam Johnson, Joe LaBarbera and Scott Speer.


Thursday July 14

Landlord Support Group

Craft Cafe at the corner of Andrews and Bittner (Downtown)

8:30 AM – 10 AM Let’s talk tenants and toilets.

What works for you? What isn’t working for you?

This group is chaired by Bob Napier.


Thursday July 21

Alternative Real Estate Investing Strategies PM Meeting

Bayfront Restaurant 1075 Empire Blvd        (Bayfront charges a $5 pp minimum,  plan on having something to eat)

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Topics include Wholesaling, Mortgages, Flips, Assignments, Lending and topics other than Landlord.

The “Deal Makers” section offering members a fuller platform to explain a potential deal to possible lenders, partners, buyers.

This group is co-moderated by Adam Johnson, Joe LaBarbera and Scott Speer.


Thursday July 28

Landlord Support Group

Bayfront Restaurant 1075 Empire Blvd 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM         (Bayfront charges a $5 pp minimum,  plan on having something to eat)

Featuring Property Management Expert Karl Weekes of MelKar Enerprises, Inc.

 to eat.










pAT McDonald


Patricia “Pat” McDonald



Rochester Then And Now

Rochester is one of the top locations in America for real estate investment. But at a time when many markets are stagnant, Rochester holds its own in reaching the world of tomorrow.  Enjoy this look at the dynamic Rochester of today and Rochester 1963!

(And look at us now! — )

For more information please call Joe McGuire 585-342-5850

If interested in volunteering for our organization please contact:

Susan Holman


[email protected]


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Tax Strategies

Steve Wilterdink

January 9, 2014


Finding Real Estate … (and Some Salient Thoughts)

Leon Griggs, Jr.

February 13, 2014


Private Lending

A Panel of great local lenders

March 13, 2014


Seller Financing, the Dodd-Frank Act, and How It Impacts You

Steve Pheterson, Esq.

April 10, 2014


Understanding QuickBooks

Chris Sardone’s Office

May 8, 2014


Wholesaling in Monroe County

Joe LaBarbera/J. Barrington Nelson

June 12, 2014


Acquiring and Holding Real Estate in Rochester

Bob Napier

July 10, 2014


FFREIA Annual Picnic (Members Attend for Free)

The Board

August 14, 2014


Estimating Renovation Repairs

Speaker TBD

September 11, 2014


Upcoming Tax Changes and Implications 

Chris Sardone

October 9, 2014


Topic TBD

Speaker TBD

November 13, 2014


FFREIA Annual Holiday Party (Free to Members)

The Board

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