1. Selling church property requires expertise.

    Reader Question: Our church desires to sell a portion of our lot to a neighbor.  The neighbor has agreed to our price, and he has ordered a survey. The portion is about 25 feet wide and about 107 feet deep. It is half of a street planned 60 years ago but never developed; the church […]

    April 30, 2013
  2. Moving into your new home

    You have an accepted offer, and the closing completed. All of your determination, organization and hard work is finished, right? Wrong! Now, you must put the same preparation and research toward moving into your home. The moving process can be taken for granted. No matter how often you have moved, something may go wrong or […]

    April 29, 2013
  3. The risk of borrowing money from your parents.

    Reader Question: Hello Monty, I purchased my home in the summer of 2007 for $400,000. To help with my interest rate, my folks took out a home equity loan for $80,0000. I am now regretting that decision. I need to sell my home, and I am not sure I will recuperate enough cash to pay […]

    April 22, 2013
  4. 5 best tips for newbie roommates renting.

    Reader Question: Hello Monty, 3 of us are looking to rent a place. We want the total rent to be as close to $1,350.00 per month as possible. We want to start a lease in August 2013. Can you find an agent for us? Kirsten D. – Tampa, FL Monty’s Answer: Hello Kirsten, Monty can only find […]

    April 16, 2013
  5. Making adjustments indispensable when valuating property.

    Reader Question: Is it proper in valuing residential real estate to adjust the comparable sales value by the “cost” of amenities not present in the comparison properties (i.e. an outbuilding-indoor riding arena)? Fran D. Monty’s Answer: Hello Fran, thanks for your question. The answer is “yes,” unless the building is about to fall over. Fee […]

    April 8, 2013
  6. How do I find a real estate agent?

    Reader Question: I need to locate a reliable, and trustworthy real estate agent in my area qualified to submit a bid on a HUD home. What’s your suggestion? The property is in Roseville, CA. – N.A. Monty’s Answer: Hello N.A and thanks for your question. There are three basic choices today for a person seeking a […]

    April 2, 2013