Rome has a variety of quality and affordable housing options for both renters and owners. You can live in close proximity to the City's downtown with groceries, the Post Office, pharmacy, restaurants, dry cleaning, City Hall, hair salons and much more in walking distance of your home. Or, you can live in the country with acres of land, enjoy waterfront living at its best, own or rent a condominium with no maintenance, move into an assisted-living facility or rent an apartment in one of Rome's many complexes which cater to all incomes and family sizes.
The median sales price for homes in Rome for November 2010 to Jan 2011 was $82,893. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price increased 3.7 percent, or $2,993. The average listing price of homes for sale in Rome was $134,200 for the week ending Feb 23, 2011. The average price per square foot was $61, an increase of 7 percent, compared to the same period last year. The median gross rent in Rome was $572 per month.
The January 2011 edition of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine ranked the Utica/Rome region very positively:
Housing Prices: Utica/Rome ranked second best in the nation for the forecasted change in median home price for the twelve months ending in June 2011. Our area has a projected increase of 1.7 percent in home prices, compared to the national average of a 7.1 percent decrease in home prices.
Foreclosure Rates: Utica/Rome ranked best in the nation with the lowest percentage of housing units involved in the foreclosure process. One in 8,003 of our housing units was in foreclosure, compared to the national average of one in 139 units.
As part of its neighborhood revitalization plan, the City of Rome provides rehabilitation assistance to income-eligible homeowners.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development enforces the Fair Housing Act and the other Federal laws that prohibit discrimination and the intimidation of people in their homes, apartment buildings and condominium developments. It also oversees nearly all housing transactions, including the rental and sale of housing and the provision of mortgage loans.
A copy of the Fair Housing – "Equal Opportunity for All" guide is available from the Department of Community and Economic Development.
Ramps and Rails Program
For inquiries regarding the Ramps and Rails Program, please contact UNHS via telephone at 315-724-4197 or visit www.unhs.org.