1. How do we find a good real estate attorney?

    Reader Question: How do we find a good real estate attorney? Rob and Mary P. Monty’s Answer: Here are 8 tips to find a good real estate attorney or other service provider through due diligence. Skill levels, personalities, specialty focus, workload, energy, expectations and more, impact personal service delivery models. Then, add in the human condition’s […]

    November 22, 2014
  2. Violation of HOA rules creates conflict

    Reader Question: I am a resident homeowner in an HOA with 88 homes. Some months ago a homeowner installed new windows with a green-tone trim. The other 87 homes have white window trim as originally constructed. Our HOA Declarations require any changes to be consistent with the “harmony of external design in relation to surrounding […]

    November 17, 2014
  3. How to pick the right custom home builder

    Reader Question: We have been looking for a new home for months. Now we are thinking of custom building. We have heard many horror stories about missed deadlines, poor quality and construction flaws. How do we pick the right custom home builder? Shaun and Alyssa D. Monty’s Answer: You have already identified a number of […]

    November 11, 2014
  4. When a condominium is not a condominium

    Reader Question: My mother owns (or owned) one unit of a two-unit duplex condominium. The two units shared one lot but never created a condominium ownership agreement. My mother was the original owner; the other unit has sold four times. During the recent sale, the buyer requested the single lot be broken into two separate […]

    November 4, 2014