Buffalo, NY Real Estate Blog


The role of limited power of attorney in real estate

Limited power of attorney in real estate occurs when someone gives another individual authority to legally act on his or her behalf. This action occurs quite often in real estate transactions. Power of attorney is a legal document that is governed by state law, and those laws vary from state to state. But, in general, [MORE…]


How to sell your home with a Realtor

While the internet has had a huge impact on the real estate industry, it hasn’t diminished the importance of having a Realtor at your side throughout your real estate transaction. In fact, approximately 93 percent of home sales are still conducted with the assistance of a Realtor. With that in mind, we thought we’d give [MORE…]


Preventing falls in the home starts from the ground up

According to the National Aging in Place Council, more than 90 percent of older adults would prefer to age in their current house or apartment rather the move into any type of senior housing. In order to achieve this with peace of mind and safety, there are a variety of steps to be taken to [MORE…]


Let’s talk to mom or dad about selling the family house

Look around mom or dad’s house and it’s clear to see that it’s filled with memories and emotions. From photos on the walls to growth notches in the kids’ bedrooms, a house is so much more than just another building. For many families, a day will come when the only person remaining in the large [MORE…]


You have the keys, so now what? A step-by-step real estate guide for executors

If you have been nominated as the executor of an estate that includes real estate or perhaps you find yourself in a place where you will be exercising a power of attorney for another person, there are some initial steps that are important to know when it comes to residential real estate. It’s a good [MORE…]


Olear Team at MJ Peterson to Participate in Wellness Fair at Eden Heights of Eden

Sally Ball Conover, a licensed real estate broker with the Olear Team at MJ Peterson, will participate in a wellness fair at Eden Heights of Eden, an assisted living community located at 4071 Hardt Road in Eden, NY. The wellness fair will be held on Saturday, October 7, from 2 – 4 pm. The fair [MORE…]


What if an executor does not distribute the estate

What happens if an executor does not distribute the estate? While it doesn’t happen all the time, it does happen with enough regularity to warrant this article.  First, we should examine the priorities of the executor in distributing the estate: The executor must gather and secure all of the assets of the estate. The executor [MORE…]


Are Realtor fees included in closing costs?

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, there are closing costs that need to be considered. One question we commonly hear is, “Are Realtor fees included in closing costs?” The simple answer is yes, Realtor fees are included in closing costs. When a home is sold, real estate agents earn a sales commission which can [MORE…]


Olear Team at MJ Peterson to Participate in Fall Open House at Brookdale Orchard Glen

Sally Ball Conover, a licensed real estate broker with the Olear Team at MJ Peterson, will participate in an open house at Brookdale Orchard Glen on Saturday, September 23 from 1-3 pm. Brookdale Orchard Glen is located at 6055 Armor Duells Road in Orchard Park. The open house will provide visitors with the opportunity to [MORE…]


How to find the right Realtor to sell your home

If you’re thinking about moving, it’s important for you to know how to find the right Realtor to sell your home. Finding the right Realtor to work with can make or break a deal. For starters, you want someone with knowledge and experience, great communication skills and no shortage of integrity! But how do you find the [MORE…]