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A Home’s Style Can Contribute to it’s Overall Energy Efficiency ... or Inefficiency

A Home’s Style Can Contribute to it’s Overall Energy Efficiency ... or Inefficiency

Colonial, split level, ranch, cape. These are just some of the popular housing styles you’ll find around Western New York. But do you know which one of these styles is typically least energy efficient?

If you guessed the Cape Cod style, you’re correct! And if you’re currently living in a Cape Cod, don’t lose hope as there are many ways to improve your home’s efficiencies.

Olear Team Plans Informational Seminars for Older Adults and Caregivers

Olear Team Plans Informational Seminars for Older Adults and Caregivers

Michael Olear, a licensed real estate broker and member of the Olear Team at MJ Peterson, will present educational seminars at several senior housing facilities in Western New York. 

The seminars are open to the community and focus on real estate topics relevant to older adults and their loved ones and caregivers, including right-sizing and simplifying a living situation, legal and regulatory issues to be aware of, and available resources and tools related to these matters. 

Real Estate Expert to Offer Seminar for Older Adults and Caregivers

Real Estate Expert to Offer Seminar for Older Adults and Caregivers

Michael Olear, a licensed real estate broker and member of the Olear Team at MJ Peterson, will present an educational seminar at Brookdale Williamsville on Saturday, March 5, at 11 am. Brookdale is located at 6076 Main St., Williamsville.

The seminar is open to the community and focuses on real estate topics relevant to older adults and their loved ones and caregivers, including right-sizing and simplifying a living situation, legal and regulatory issues to be aware of, and available resources and tools related to these matters. To register, please call Brookdale at 632-7123.

Olear Realty Group, Inc. Announces Promotion, New Hire

Olear Realty Group, Inc. Announces Promotion, New Hire

The Olear Realty Group, Inc., a residential real estate sales support company in Buffalo, has announced that Laura Nightingale, SRES, has been promoted to the role of director of operations. Kerry Jones Waring has also been hired as marketing director. 

The Timing is Right to Invest in Real Estate Through a Custodial IRA

The Timing is Right to Invest in Real Estate Through a Custodial IRA

 

The recent stock market “correction” had a lot of people checking their 401K statements and rethinking their short- and long-term investment plans. Yet one unique investment strategy — investing in real estate through a self-directed custodial IRA — continues to provide an outstanding return and, perhaps more importantly, peace of mind for cautious investors.

“Finding sound investment properties in the Western New York marketplace is quite possible with the correct planning and execution,” said Michael Olear, licensed broker with The Olear Team/MJ Peterson Real Estate. “There are many great opportunities right now for smart investors to purchase real estate, build a stable retirement portfolio and amass wealth.

When a Homeowner Dies, Survivors Can be Left With a Huge Burden

When a Homeowner Dies, Survivors Can be Left With a Huge Burden

 

Dealing with the death of a parent, close friend or family member — and having to make funeral arrangements at the same time — can be both emotionally and physically draining. Now imagine also being asked to help settle the affairs of the deceased, especially when a house is involved!

Unfortunately, this highly stressful scenario is not uncommon, and it will likely happen to every one of us at some point during our lives. Not only are you faced with selling a house, but the entire contents of the house as well.

Blake Realty Group Committed to Honesty, Hard Work and Community

Blake Realty Group Committed to Honesty, Hard Work and Community

 

Licensed Real Estate Agent Paul Blake, a resident of South Buffalo, has opened Blake Realty Group LLC, an independent real estate brokerage firm serving Western New York and focusing on the South Buffalo community.

A real estate agent for nine years, Blake began his professional career as an investor. “I’ve owned and managed multiple rental properties in South Buffalo for 15 years,” said Blake, who earned an MBA from the University at Buffalo. “I understand the rental/investment market and have a vested interest in seeing the neighborhood, where I live with my family, continue to thrive. I have a passion for real estate and South Buffalo, and I am also very knowledgeable of the Southtowns having grown up in Orchard Park.”