1. Home buyers question error in agent thinking

      Reader Question: Monty, we want to make an offer on a house. Our agent wrote up a contract with a financing contingency that says “subject to buyer obtaining financing.” We are wondering if that wording is enough. We asked, and the answer was “you either get a loan or you don’t.”  Is our agent […]

    July 28, 2014
  2. 8 good tips to renew older apartments

    Reader Question: Monty, we inherited two 16-unit apartment buildings from my father. They have been in the family for over 30 years. I never took an interest in real estate until now, but as a kid I did mow the lawns. They are free and clear and we intend to keep them. Dad was a […]

    July 22, 2014
  3. The best tips to prepare your home “for sale”

    Reader Question: Monty, we are getting our house ready to put on the market. The advice from different agents has generated a variety of contrasting opinions about how to prepare the house for showings. We feel like two of the agents are asking for way more tasks than is necessary. Do you have a specific […]

    July 15, 2014
  4. Tips for picking a good home inspector

    Reader Question: We found a home we want to make an offer on and our agent wants us to use a home inspector that is on their “team.” The agent believes the “team inspector” is the only good inspector in town. We have heard differently. Being we did not have our first home inspected, we […]

    July 8, 2014