Buffalo, NY Real Estate Blog

How much money do I need to buy a house?

The house hunt is on! You’ve narrowed down your search to a couple of neighborhoods and have started visiting open house events to make comparisons. Now it’s time to get serious by asking yourself a very serious question: How much money do I need to buy a house? What you can afford is based on [MORE…]

How to become executor of estate

The subject of how to become executor of estate comes up quite frequently in our real estate circles. The following bullet points of information should provide some practical advice if you find yourself asking — or being asked — that question. How to become executor of estate Every state has its own set of probate [MORE…]

Understanding your appointment as executor of estate

When an individual dies and leaves a will, there’s a good chance that a close friend or family member has been named executor. Before appointment as executor of estate can become official, there are several legal steps to take. Guidelines for appointment as executor of estate First, the individual named as executor in the will [MORE…]

Advice for sellers who ask “How can I sell my house fast?”

We often deal with clients who, for various reasons such as an upcoming marriage, divorce, a growing family or a move out of town for a new job will ask, “How can I sell my house fast?” While there is no guarantee, there are several steps that a seller can take to help their house [MORE…]

Should you freeze your credit if you fear a data breach?

One of the most important steps in purchasing a house is obtaining a mortgage, and to get the most competitive interest rate, it helps to have a strong credit score. But in today’s world — when reports of confidential data being breached are commonplace on the nightly newscasts — how can we ensure a strong [MORE…]

Knowing the rights of an executor of an estate

By agreeing to become executor of an estate, an individual is taking on many responsibilities. As a result, the executor also has many legal right to help him or her successfully complete their task, which can be both time-consuming and difficult. Following are some rights of an executor of an estate. The executor of a [MORE…]

Breaking down the home buying process

Searching for and eventually purchasing a home can be a very exciting time in anyone’s life. But before you actually begin the home buying process, there are a few things you should know. Here are some practical tips from The Olear Team: The home buying process Save for a down payment. You’ll want to have some [MORE…]

Olear Team at MJ Peterson will support Meals on Wheels with every sale

The Olear Team at MJ Peterson Real Estate has announced it will make a donation to Meals on Wheels with every house they sell in Western New York. The donations will be made to Meals on Wheels for Western New York, Amherst Meals on Wheels or Ken-Ton Meals on Wheels, depending on the location of [MORE…]

Executor of estate fees: How much is paid, and when?

Part of making out a will is appointing an individual to serve as executor, and today we will take a closer look at the executor of estate fees. As we’ve mentioned in previous blogs, being an executor is a job, and it’s a job not to be taken lightly. Serving as an executor is an [MORE…]

Who pays the Realtor fees?

No matter what your profession, there’s always a question or two that you hear all the time. In the real estate industry, one of the most frequently asked questions is, who pays the Realtor fees? In most cases, the Realtor’s commission is paid by the individual selling the house. The following information should be helpful [MORE…]