1. Value Of Property In Foreclosure

    Reader Question: In general, what kind of pricing schedule do banks use for foreclosure properties (as far as a discount rate per every 15, 30, 60, 90 days etc…? I know that the bank is willing to take less for a property the longer a foreclosure sits on the market, however, in general what is […]

    April 28, 2012
  2. Are real estate agents dinosaurs?

    Reader Question: Hi Monty. I recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal titled “Are Real Estate Agents Dinosaurs?” I am a real estate agent in Iowa. The article kind of scares me because I am fairly young and I didn’t realize the industry was in such tough shape. I am curious as to […]

    April 17, 2012
  3. How can I challenge an appraisal?

    Reader Question: We are thinking of selling our home. We ordered a home appraisal which we just received in the mail. We do not agree with the opinion of value they came up with but we do not know how to go about challenging them. What should we do?             […]

  4. Real Estate Agent Refuses To Cooperate

    Reader Question: Our real estate agent has told us the listing agent on a home we like is difficult to deal with and has made it clear they would prefer not to deal that person. Is this a red flag if we decide this is the home we want to pursue? Amber and Josh H. […]

    April 5, 2012