1. We want to make an offer, but the agent can't delivery the utility bills. My husband wants to go ahead, but I think they are hiding something. What can we do?

      Reader Question: We saw an open house we like. The agent did not know the cost of energy when asked and has yet to produce numbers. The agent contends, ” Every family is unique, and the costs will vary from owner to owner.” My husband just wants to make an offer; I am concerned […]

    May 16, 2016
  2. Is a cash kickback legal in a home sale?

    Reader Question: A seller and I agree on two-hundred thousand dollars for a home. I want to install a thirty-five hundred dollar heat pump. Is a cash kickback legal? We agree to raise the price a like amount and the seller brings thirty-five hundred dollars to closing? Another option would be the seller installs the […]

    May 7, 2016
  3. We are seeking information about the term “neighborhood” as we have heard several different descriptions. What is a neighborhood?

    Reader Question: We are looking for a home. We are seeking information about the term “neighborhood” as we have heard several different descriptions. What is a neighborhood? Monty’s Answer: The word neighborhood is a word that means different things to different people. To some degree, opinions about what constitutes a neighborhood are related to a […]

    May 2, 2016