Buffalo, NY Real Estate Blog

Selling an inherited house: Are you ready to ride the emotional rollercoaster?

When a loved one passes away, it can be an extremely difficult time for those left to mourn his or her passing. If that person owned a house or property, you may find yourself on the receiving end of an inheritance. Selling an inherited house can certainly add to what is already an emotional rollercoaster, [MORE…]

Examining the credit score needed to buy a home

You’ve made the decision to buy a house, but will a mortgage lender make the decision to provide you with a loan? Many factors go into that equation, including the credit score needed to buy a home. A mortgage lender will, of course, look at your overall income, debt and savings when making a decision [MORE…]

Local lawmakers don’t chicken out

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get into Williamsville, where he can now live peacefully among the historic homes and tree-lined streets of this walkable village. Last week, the Williamsville Village Board adopted an amendment to village code which will allow residents who apply for a special permit to raise up to six [MORE…]

Senior citizen homebuying programs do exist

Why would a senior citizen apply for a mortgage? Well, it could be for any number of reasons, such as downsizing to a newer home in a senior community with many amenities, moving closer to friends or family, or investment purposes. And as a result, you will find senior citizen homebuying programs on the market [MORE…]

First time home owner tips

Sometimes, a good tip can be worth it’s weight in gold! With that in mind, here are some first time home owner tips that we hope will help you through what can be a complex real estate process. First time home owner tips The earlier you save, the better. While it’s fairly typical to make [MORE…]

Questions to ask a Realtor when buying a home

Purchasing a home is a complex process. Along the way, there’s no doubt you’ll have a mountain of questions to ask a Realtor when buying. Following are some that we hear quite often. What is the price of that home and how was it determined? What repairs will the home require, and what can I [MORE…]

Olear Team posts extensive list of WNY concerts and festivals

Nothing to do in Western New York? Think again, my friend! The Olear Team has compiled its annual list of free summer concerts and festivals set to take place across our region, and the list is quite extensive! We’ve included a small sample below. To view the entire list, download our 2018 Concert Calendar in [MORE…]

How long does an executor have to settle an estate?

It’s a reasonable question: How long does an executor have to settle an estate? The answer is also fairly straightforward: An executor can take as long as needed to settle the estate as long as he or she is fulfilling their obligations and hasn’t just walked away from the responsibility for an unreasonable amount of [MORE…]

Credit score needed to buy a home

You’ve found the home of your dreams, you have some money saved up for a downpayment and your employment history has been steady. So far, so good. But how is your credit history? Have you ever thought about the credit score needed to buy a home? We certainly hope you have! Obtaining a mortgage loan [MORE…]

Appointing an executor of estate

Whether you call this individual an executor or a personal representative, the responsibilities are the same. Appointing an executor of estate means selecting an individual who will carry out any details relating to your last will and testament. Typical responsibilities of an executor might include: Collecting, recording and safeguarding your assets. Paying your debts, expenses, [MORE…]