1. I am a home inspector. I am getting pressure from an agent I work with to "ease up." How do I keep him without bending my standards?

    Reader Question: I am a home inspector. ​I work with an agent who is always pressuring me to “take it easy” with the home inspection, I refuse to lower my standards, but I’m concerned about him finding a replacement. How would you suggest I approach ​t​his? ​Monty’s Answer: The situation you describe may be a […]

    January 20, 2016
  2. What makes a condo warrantable vs. non-warrantable?

      Reader Question:  I am trying to learn what makes a condo warrantable vs. non-warrantable. Can you help me? Jonathan D. Monty’s Answer: The answer is that condominium, co-op and planned unit development (PUD) projects with particular attributes can be riskier than other types of development projects. The United States Department of Housing and Urban […]

    January 17, 2016
  3. Why didn't you interview real estate appraisers about AMC's?

    Reader Question: Your recent article about why consumers cannot pick their appraiser was excellent, but only reviewed the process from the lender point of view. Residential appraisers hold a more educated viewpoint on appraisal management companies (AMC’s) than the lender as we do the work. My question is why didn’t you interview real estate appraisers? […]

    January 4, 2016