Rochester Area Real Estate Blog


March 19, 2018

2018 Rochester Polar Plunge

On February 11, 2018, NORCHAR Real Estate, participated in our 4th Polar Plunge.  We love supporting local events and we strongly believe raising funds to support and send athletes to participate in the Special Olympics is very worthwhile and gratifying!  


Rochester Polar Plunge took place at Ontario Beach Park in Rochester, NY.  We plunged at 12pm.  It was an incredible time.  We loved spending time together and also making new friends!


We are very proud to have raised close to $3000 for this wonderful event!




Nov. 1, 2017


1st Friday Art Show Rochester NY

Opening night was a complete hit. Don't miss your chance to meet & mingle with these talented local artists this Friday 11/3/2017 from 6PM to 9PM. At NORCHAR Real Estate 389 Park Ave.

Let's hang out, eat some snacks, drink some mulled wine, and admire the beauty. Good times Guaranteed!

Oct. 28, 2017

The Park Ave Pig is HOME

THANK YOU ROCHESTER!!!  Wilbur is home!  We received a call this afternoon from the Rochester Police letting us know that our pig was recovered and sitting in the Public Safety Building for pickup.

Thank you so much for everyone who shared our post, commented, and called our office.  The power of social media and concerned citizens are a formidable force and we are still in awe of the outpouring of support and love.  Rochester is a big city, but yesterday we felt like we had thousands of neighbors looking out for us!

We really appreciate the news teams of 13 WHAMWHEC 10, WROC 8, WXXI, Democrat and Chronicle, ROC60, and Kimberly and Beck - Radio 95.1 for your news coverage and support.  Thank you Ashley Edlund, Tanner Jubenville, and Victoria Freile for contacting us and taking the time to report our story.  Thank you Park Ave Merchants and the Springut Group for working so quickly to spread the news and reinforcing why Park Ave is the best place for a local business.  Also a huge thank you and appreciation for the 311 operators and the Rochester Police Dept. for their quick response, communication, and friendly service!

Where was Wilbur?  We will never know for sure, but he did spend some time in a dumpster at the Mt. Hope Distillery.  Details are scarce, but we are pretty sure Wilbur was found last night in a trash bag in a bush on Park Avenue.  The wonderful person who found him called the police and Wilbur was picked up.

What became of the pig trio who stole him and ripped up our porch at 389 Park Ave?  We may never know, but when we unwrapped Wilbur this note fell out.

"We're so sorry!  We were very intoxicated!  Sorry for the trouble."


Well, we may never meet these three individuals, but we know one or more of them felt remorse for their actions.  The most important part is that Wilbur is back on Park Ave where he belongs.  So please feel free to stop by and see him in his rightful home!




Oct. 28, 2017

Trio goes hog wild: Pig statue stolen from Park Avenue business

Trio goes hog wild: Pig statue stolen from Park Avenue business

Oct. 3, 2017

NORCHAR presents Roc First Friday!

Do you know how to make Fridays even more awesome?  Stop by our office for First Friday!  We are most fortunate to host local art on our walls at 389 Park.  

So we would love it if you could stop by this Friday, October 6th, from 6-9pm.  Let's hang out, eat some snacks, drink wine, and admire the beauty created by fine local artists!  You'll have a great time, promise.



May 4, 2017

Roc First Friday + Cinco De Cinco

Listen up Rochester!  You do not want to miss our First Friday/Cinco de Mayo fiesta on 5/5/17 starting at 6pm!  We are featuring the stunning work of local Rochester artists!  So come out, support local, & meet some interesting people and your local expert realtors, NORCHAR!  

May 2, 2017

Greece, NY Shuffleboard Broker Open

Join Us for a Broker Open at 152 Blue Aspen Way in Greece, NY!  We have lunch, beverages, and a shuffleboard tournament happening from 12-3pm on Thursday May 4th.  Come and check out this gorgeous home!

April 15, 2017

Family outing at the Rochester Public Market

We're bringing back our family favorite Saturday traditions...visiting the Rochester Public Market.  It's what we did this particular Saturday when child #1 was at field hockey practice and we had 1.5 hours to kill.  So off we went to explore.  Now late morning presents a bit of a hunt for a parking spot.  On Saturdays, the market is open 5am-3pm and the earlier you get there, the better the parking.  Every time we go seems to be peek hours, so patience is required to find a parking spot.  After a couple turns around the lot, we were able to sneak into a spot vacated by another marker goer!  High Five!

Finding a spot took longer than we liked so we knew we had to hustle...outside stalls first! Now once you start down the outside stalls, you are gloriously greeted with beautiful stocked stands of fruit, veggies, meats, seafood, cheeses, eggs, plants, and animals!  Yes, animals...chickens, roosters, bunnies, and goats to be exact.  Whatever you're looking've come to the right place.  Rochester's Public Market is a true feast for the senses and it's meant to be savored and enjoyed.  Not for us, we were on a tight timeline because of child #1. It was a challenge that we gladly accepted.  SuperMarket Sweep style shopping ensued!  We found some great deals on veggies and fruits...score!

Buying sweets & coffee is a MUST for any visit to the Rochester Public Market.  We like to try something different each time we go.  We haven't been disappointed with anything ever.  The coffee shops are wonderful.  Boulder Coffee at the Market, Java's, or if you find a separate stand serving coffee.  

Child #2 thrilled with her sweet goodie and the fact she's playing only child.  Both of those experiences would easily bring this smile to fruition!

Unfortunately for us...1.5 hours went by too fast and we had to hightail it outta there to pick up child #1.  But never fear, this glorious day not only occurs on Saturdays, but Tuesdays & Thursdays 6am -1pm year round.  We love visiting the market and easily see us keeping this tradition going as long as we can!

Found art....who is Kelly?  Was she surprised & did she say yes???



Flower City Days at the Market

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Sundays: May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28, June 4  

Memorial Day Weekend: 

Friday, May 26 

Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day) 


Food Truck Rodeos at the Public Market

Wednesdays, 5:00-9:00 p.m. 

April 26

May 31

June 28

July 26

August 30

September 27  


Community Garage Sale and Superfleas at the Market

Sundays, all 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.:  

April 23, April 30, June 11, June 18, June 25
July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30
August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27
September 10, September 24
October 1, October 8, October 15


March 28, 2017

Rochester NY Real Estate is Hot!!!!

The real estate market is Crazy Hot right now and inventory is low. For a free Competitive Market Analysis of your home and a rundown on how NORCHAR will expertly market your home, call 585-244-4444 or send us an email at! #rocrealestate #buysellhomes #localrealestateexperts

March 20, 2017

Looking to Buy a Home in Monroe County?

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