1. Knowing how real estate works

    Reader Question: Monty, we have good jobs and our employment appears solid, so we want to buy a home. This may seem like a silly question to you, but here it is: How does real estate work? We have read a number of articles, but this appears to be an elusive subject. What can you […]

    August 25, 2014
  2. Police calls are interfering with our home sale

    Reader Question: We need some advice for our son who has been trying to sell his home in an older neighborhood for almost a year. The biggest problem is the neighbors. Since he has left, there seems to be a feud between them. On several occasions, the real estate agent has had a prospective buyer […]

    August 18, 2014
  3. We are going to sell our house. We know a number of agents. We sold a home 20 years ago and it did not go well. Do you have any tips about how to pick an agent?

      Reader Question: We are going to sell our home. We know a number of real estate agents. 20 years ago we sold a home, and it was not a good experience. Do you have any tips about how to pick a good agent? Roger and Mary Ann D. Monty’s Answer: The right real estate […]

    August 12, 2014
  4. Four great tips to negotiate home offer

    Reader Question: Monty, the same buyer has made several offers on our home but none acceptable to us. This has been going on for two months! What can be done to get them to be more reasonable? Josh and Sarah G. Monty’s Answer: The success to negotiate a home purchase contract involves circumstances like motivation, […]

    August 5, 2014