1. Contractual error costly for real estate agent

    Reader Question: My listing went under contract. The seller texted me and asked if I had remembered to exclude the exterior residential flagpole. I had forgotten. What can I do if the buyers insist on keeping the flagpole? This flagpole is the seller’s keepsake. Oh dear, please advise. Thanks. Arissa D. Monty’s Answer: Hello Arissa, […]

    March 17, 2014
  2. Passing time can change property usage

    Reader Question: Monty, as an apartment developer, I fuel future development by regularly investing in raw land. I have owned a 40-acre parcel for 20 years. I am certain I cannot rezone it for apartments as the surrounding area has developed as single family. It is a beautiful parcel and has many natural attributes. I […]

    March 8, 2014
  3. Utility bill increase squeezes tenants

    Reader Question: I am a long time resident at an apartment complex that used to have utilities included with the rent. In 2010, they switched to charging shared utilities. The average monthly increase was about $20 -$30. Since April of 2013, the complex is now using a 3rd party billing company. The utilities added to […]

    March 4, 2014