1. Real Estate Short Sales Can Be Confusing

    Reader Question: Monty, there is a short sale house I am interested in. They are not accepting bids until April 6. Why? And is there any way to circumvent the process to get your offer considered ahead of time?  – Annette M.  Glendale, AZ Monty’s Answer: Hello Annette. There is a multitude of potential reasons they may […]

    March 25, 2012
  2. My home is underwater - what should I do?

    Reader Question: Monty, we have a family member whose home is underwater. They owe $114,000 on the mortgage with a monthly PITI payment of $890.00. They paid $119,000 for it. Here, is the problem. They are divorcing, and his wife has moved out of the house. A local agent has estimated the home will sell today for between $75,000 and $90,000. Our […]

    March 15, 2012