Buffalo, NY Real Estate Blog


Will power of attorney allow you to conduct a real estate transaction?

If someone were to grant you power of attorney in regard to their finances, belongings and property, is that enough to allow you to conduct real estate transactions on their behalf? Actually, it’s a question that we hear quite often. In such cases, the person who gives power to another individual is call a “principal.” [MORE…]


Does the executor always have final say? It’s not that simple

If you’ve been named executor in a loved one’s will, you might be wondering if you, as executor, have final say in all matters related to the liquidation of the deceased’s property and personal belongings. There is no simple answer to this question. The executor does not “control” the estate. Rather, if you find yourself [MORE…]


What is the role of an estate executor?

In the real estate profession, the words “estate executor” come up rather often during conversations with homeowners, attorneys, financial experts and other industry professionals. Then again, there are many individuals who probably have no idea about the important role played by an estate executor who is left to oversee the property and belongings of a deceased [MORE…]


Michael Olear offers insight on moving into a senior living community

On March 16, Michael Olear joined other Buffalo, NY Realtors at Canterbury Woods to provide helpful insight and guidance on making a successful transition from a house into a senior living community. In fact, many of those in attendance will soon be residents at Canterbury Woods’ newest location at Gates Circle in Buffalo! Michael, a licensed real estate broker and [MORE…]


When dealing with seniors, when is the right time to discuss selling the homestead?

Is your mom, dad or a close friend or relative living alone in a house that no longer fits his or her needs? The need for a housing change is often reflected in the physical changes that are part of the normal aging process.  For example, has carrying laundry up and down the basement stairs [MORE…]


The four components for downsizing

The answer is assessment, examine solutions, declutter and have a written plan. Can you guess the question? In reality, it’s a question that all of us will one day ponder: When does life require a move to a smaller, safer living space? Whether that question is being asked by you or a loved one, at [MORE…]


Look out! Grandma’s got a computer and she knows how to use it!

One of the greatest problems faced by senior citizens today is isolation. Far too often we hear and see examples of seniors living alone, with no nearby family members and no close friends. It’s a tough life to live. Thankfully, more and more seniors are also becoming computer literate. While it will never fully take [MORE…]


Plan a room-by-room review to help keep seniors safe

Halloween may be over, but here’s a scary statistic for you: Did you know that one-third of seniors over the age of 65 suffer a fall each year, causing injury, disability, placement in nursing homes and even death? Therefore, it’s very important that we remain vigilant in our attempt to maintain a safe household. Here [MORE…]


Reminder: Free seminar will examine many issues facing older adults

Real estate expert Michael Olear of The Olear Team/MJ Peterson, will be among the speakers at a seminar titled “Planning Ahead for Your Future” scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. tonight and again on Oct. 4. Presented by Elderwood, the events will take place at Elderwood at Amherst, 4459 Bailey Ave., Amherst. A variety of [MORE…]


Free seminar will examine many issues facing older adults

Real estate expert Michael Olear of The Olear Team/MJ Peterson, will be among the speakers at a seminar titled “Planning Ahead for Your Future” scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 and again on Oct. 4. Presented by Elderwood, the events will take place at Elderwood at Amherst, 4459 Bailey Ave., Amherst. A [MORE…]