Buffalo, NY Real Estate Blog

Experts say real estate market continues to look healthy

If you’ve been following news about the current housing market, you may be wondering: is this pace of home sales sustainable? Fortunately, a recent article from Keeping Current Matters explains why we are indeed looking at a very healthy real estate market! According to Dave Liniger, Re/Max CEO, “We expect a seasonal uptick in sales [MORE…]

How to find a home that meets your needs

“Finding your dream home can be difficult for many reasons, one of which is that your budget often restricts your choices,” said a recent article on RISMedia.com. “Keeping a healthy budget, coupled with strategic house-hunting practices, can yield the best possible property that not only fits your personal budget, but also meets your lifestyle needs.” [MORE…]

Michael Olear Honored by UB Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Michael Olear of the Olear Team at MJ Peterson was honored by the University at Buffalo’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (UB CEL) as their Entrepreneur of the Month for June 2017. UB CEL, part of the UB School of Management, provides an individualized and interactive education in entrepreneurship for business owners. Michael is a 2007 [MORE…]

Tips to help you find a great Realtor

Finding an experienced Realtor to help you sell a home is possible, but it may require a little work on your part. Here are some tips for picking the right real estate agent to assist you, courtesy of Bankrate.com. Talk to recent clients. Ask potential agents for a list of properties they’ve sold in the [MORE…]

If you’re buying a home, brush up on the lingo

Buying a home can be a complicated process, especially when you’re not familiar with the terminology often associated with real estate transactions. Our friends at Keeping Current Matters recently published an article defining some of the words you’re likely to come across, yet may not completely understand. We hope the following definitions will help make [MORE…]

Do I need a Realtor to buy a home?

It’s a question that many have pondered: Do I need a Realtor to buy a home? A recent article on Time.com went into detail on this subject. We’ll get into some of the reasons below, but to sum it up as easily as possible, the answer is YES! While the article confirms that the internet [MORE…]

The Olear Team’s Free Summer Concert and Festival Calendar is now available!

Western New Yorkers love to enjoy our warm, beautiful summers by attending free outdoor concerts and festivals. Don’t miss any of these fun events – download the Summer Concert and Festival Calendar, provided courtesy of the Olear Team at MJ Peterson, at www.olear.com/concerts. This year, we’re going green, and the concert and festival calendar is available exclusively [MORE…]

The facts about Private Mortgage Insurance

When you’re buying a home, it’s important to know the facts. With the help of our friends at Keeping Current Matters, today we’ll discuss Private Mortgage Insurance, also known as PMI. According to Freddie Mac, PMI is “an insurance policy that protects the lender if you are unable to pay your mortgage. It’s a monthly [MORE…]

Grants available for first-time homeowners

Financially speaking, buying a home for the first time can be a daunting experience. Fortunately, there are a number of grants and programs that can help first-time homebuyers and help prevent sticker shock. Here are several examples from a recent article on RISMedia.com, and we encourage you to speak to a mortgage loan officer, Realtor or [MORE…]

How to find a Realtor to help you buy or sell

If you’re in the real estate marketplace as a buyer or seller, it only makes sense to work with an experienced Realtor who is an expert on properties in your community. A recent article on Realtor.com gave some advice on finding a real estate agent, and we thought we’d share some of the highlights from [MORE…]