Buy the Block New Home Buyer Process

**Applications for Buy The Block are currently closed** 

Step 1: Attend an Open House on Saturday, April 15th at 1:00-4:00pm, or Sunday, April 16th at 1:00-4:00pm to tour the model homes and decide which one you would like to purchase. Or call Ibero American Development Corporation at 585-467-6410 x821 to set up a private showing

Step 2: Submit a completed Application Form (En EspaƱol with all required documents to City of Rochester Homebuyer Services Team by May 31, 2023. Submission instructions are included in the forms.

Step 3: If your application is eligible, a member of the City of Rochester Homebuyer Services Team will schedule an in-person appointment to review your application pre-approval and walk you through the Buy The Block home-buying process. 

Step 4: With the information provided in Step 3, reach out to a participating bank and apply for a mortgage.

Step 5: Return signed approval documents, completed property selection form, and prequalification letter from an approved lender to Homebuyer Services Team.

Step 6:  Buyers will be selected following through a lottery drawing in Summer 2023 from the list of approved buyers for each home design.

The selected buyers of the homes will be notified within one week to schedule a meeting to write a purchase contract for the home. Buyers must bring a $1,000 deposit to this meeting (an additional $500 is due prior to closing).

Selected buyers must complete an online pre-purchase class and send their certificate of completion to Homebuyer Services Team no later than four weeks after entering into a purchase contract.

Step 7: Complete the required, free, online post-purchase course within 12 months of closing.