Buffalo, NY Real Estate Blog


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…]


Do I need a realtor to buy a house?

It’s a pretty straightforward question: Do I need a Realtor to buy a house? While the answer is no, you don’t, there are plenty of reasons why you should! So, if you’re asking the question, do I need a Realtor to buy a house, consider the benefits of using a Realtor: A Realtor will guide [MORE…]


Let’s Talk Real Estate Power of Attorney

In our industry, the phrase real estate power of attorney is one we hear quite often. Typically, there are two types of power of attorney in real estate: General and limited power of attorney. When someone has general power of attorney, they can basically do anything the principal can do. The principal is the individual [MORE…]


Creating a useful estate executor checklist

When an individual dies, it’s not uncommon for a will to be left behind that appoints an executor to liquidate and close the remaining estate. Being an executor can be time-consuming due to a plethora of legal responsibilities. While no two estates are exactly the same, we’ve compiled an estate executor checklist to help guide [MORE…]


Simple tips for selling a house

People will often ask our team members if we have any tips for selling a house. The answer is always yes, because we have a tremendous amount of experience and we know what helps sell a house, and what doesn’t. Recently, we came across a comprehensive list of tips for selling a house compiled by [MORE…]


Workshop to discuss four steps toward simplifying your home

HOME SELLERS WILL GET TOP DOLLAR! Has the time come to organize and streamline your home? If so, we have a one-day seminar that you won’t want to miss! Join Michael Olear, lead broker of The Olear Team at MJ Peterson, as he hosts Right-sizing: Four Steps Toward Simplifying Your Home, at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, [MORE…]


Home Seller Workshop

Olear Team/MJ Peterson Real Estate and Premium Mortgage Corporation will show you how to achieve maximum value in the shortest period of time. This will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5, in the Fairdale Banquet Center, 672 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. Enjoy a complementary breakfast and there is no cost or obligation [MORE…]


Appointing an executor after death of friend or loved one

Today, we will examine the process of appointing an executor after death. In a high percentage of cases, an executor of an estate is named in the will left behind by a deceased individual. However, there are some cases where an executor is not named, and yet other scenarios where there is no will left [MORE…]


Multiple home buying programs offer incentives for first-time homebuyers

Did you know that there are several home buying programs designed to offer financial assistance to first-time homebuyers? Let’s look at a few of them, and what makes them different. Home buying programs EEM (Energy-efficient mortgage) loans, insured through the FHA or VA program, allow the homebuyer to create an energy efficient home (new windows, [MORE…]


Visit The Olear Team at Buffalo’s popular Elmwood Village Farmers Market

The Olear Team is proud to announce that company representatives will host an informational table at the Elmwood Village Farmers Market on four upcoming Saturdays to answer any questions you may have about the real estate industry. The popular outdoor market begins its 20th season at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway in [MORE…]