1. Tips For Evaluating Vacant Land

    Reader Question: I have 39.75 acres off I-40. What is it worth? Mike Monty’s Answer:  Hello Mike. I cannot answer the question without walking the land. I-40 is a 2,559 miles long highway. It goes through 8 states; from large metro areas to very isolated rural places. The property values along the highway vary like […]

    November 28, 2012
  2. The Mystery Of The Defective Dryer Vent

    Reader Question: I just sold a home that I have been living in since 1996. The home inspector informs me that whoever built this home installed 40 feet of PVC pipe for the dryer vent. He says it is not up to the code now, and never was. I now have to replace the venting, […]

    November 20, 2012
  3. Home Seller Not Obligated To Home Buyer Offer

    Reader Question: If I make an offer, is it binding on the seller until I have a chance to make a higher offer? Can someone else make a higher offer before mine is accepted or rejected? Joe D. Monty’s Answer: Joe, no offer is binding on the seller. No offer is binding upon the buyer until such time as the seller […]

    November 13, 2012
  4. What if I don't reaffirm a loan after bankruptcy?

    Reader Question: My daughter and son-in-law (the kids) went through bankruptcy a couple of years ago, but did not include their home in bankruptcy. The judge approved their decision to do so. Now they are trying to refinance their home to get a better interest rate, but they were informed they did not do the paperwork […]

    November 6, 2012