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  1. Will the real estate market crash?

    Reader Question: Some people fear another real estate market crash. We see the real estate market has recovered in many markets. We are considering selling our current home and buying or building another house. With these conflicting opinions, it is difficult to figure out whether to go ahead. Do you think the housing market will […]

    February 12, 2018
  2. The seller informed us today they will need six more days to move out. We cancelled some deliveries. Is there anything else we should do?

    Reader Question: We have a post closing occupancy problem. We closed on our home purchase in December. The contract calls for the seller to vacate 30 days after closing. The date and time set to deliver the keys and final walkthrough were today. This morning, the seller called to say they hadn’t finished moving out and […]

    January 14, 2018
  3. What are the big mistakes home sellers make?

    Reader Question: We are going to put our home on the market in March. We want to maximize our equity and ensure a smooth experience. In preparing for this event what are the big mistakes home sellers make? Monty’s Answer: Most home sellers want to ensure their success and maximize their equity, but many of […]

    December 25, 2017
  4. I want to make an offer on a brand new house I found. Should I hire a real estate agent?

    Negotiating a new home purchase is very similar to buying a pre-owned home. There are differences. Most new-home buyers don’t think to have the home inspected by a home inspector, because the municipal building inspector has to sign off. That inspection is for code compliance. Builders, or their subcontractors make mistakes that have nothing to do with code compliance.

    November 26, 2017
  5. Should we offer over list price?

    Reader Question: We have been combing the market for several months, but nothing has hit on all cylinders until a new house came up yesterday and it has everything we need and more. It’s pushing our price limit at an asking price of 449k. We met our agent to see it this morning, and it […]

    November 20, 2017