Buffalo, NY Real Estate Blog

A Realtor is essential to the home buying process

There are many components within the home buying process, which is why it’s always in your best interest to work with a real estate professional whether you’re buying or selling. The guidance of an experienced Realtor will be a godsend as you transition from dreamer to home owner. As you might expect, the home buying [MORE…]

Is your data safe online? Join us for an exclusive seminar to learn how to protect yourself

Millions of Americans have had their personal information compromised in high-profile data breaches. How do you protect your family’s identity online? Join us for an exclusive, complimentary seminar and Q&A about protecting online personal data hosted by the Olear Team at MJ Peterson. No pitch – free of charge. Continental breakfast will be served. The [MORE…]

Olear Team brokers plan informational seminars at RANE Property Management, LLC communities

Anne Kader and Sally Ball Conover, licensed real estate brokers with the Olear Team at MJ Peterson, will take part in several informational sessions at the RANE communities in Hamburg and Lancaster. The Fairways at Lancaster patio home community will host an “Ask a Realtor: Spring Downsizing Seminar,” and a separate open house weekend will [MORE…]

When is the best time of year to sell a house?

Winter, spring, summer or fall? When is the best time of year to sell a house? Answering that question correctly depends on a few things, such as supply and demand and the popularity of your neighborhood and community. But as we know, there are statistics for everything, and today’s statistics indicate that spring is one [MORE…]

What does it mean to be executor of an estate?

When a dear friend or family member passes and has named you executor of his or her will, it should truly be viewed as an honor. But what does it mean to be executor of an estate? In simple terms, it means that you have been chosen to work within the laws of the state [MORE…]

How to get a house ready to sell

Are you thinking about selling your home this spring? Here are some steps that help explain how to get a house ready to sell. Get your papers in order. Start gathering your utility and tax bills and any other papers related to your home and mortgage. These will be very helpful when it’s time to [MORE…]

Can the executor of an estate sell property?

If you’ve been named as an executor of an estate, there will likely come a time when you will ask the question, Can the executor of an estate sell property? While the simple answer is yes, these situations are far more complicated and require more than a simple yes or no answer. And, there are [MORE…]

Selling a house to your child

Selling a house to your child is a great way to keep a beloved home in a family for many years to come. Whatever your reason for wanting to sell — financial, retirement, estate planning, etc. — it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s an easier process than selling to a stranger. In most cases, the [MORE…]

Let’s talk about the home buying process

Is it time? Are you ready to purchase a home? If so, the home buying process can, admittedly, be a little difficult to navigate at times, but with the right Realtor at your side, it can actually be a fun and exciting adventure! First, ask yourself a question: Is buying right for you, or would [MORE…]

Inheriting a house? Examine the pros and cons

In addition to the emotional impact, losing your parents or another family member may result in many new responsibilities and priorities for the bereaved, especially if you and/or your siblings will be inheriting a house. This situation can present a number of challenges, depending on your present living situation, relationship with your siblings and your [MORE…]