1. Moving into your new home

    You have an accepted offer, and the closing completed. All of your determination, organization and hard work is finished, right? Wrong! Now, you must put the same preparation and research toward moving into your home. The moving process can be taken for granted. No matter how often you have moved, something may go wrong or […]

  2. Should I borrow money from my parents?

    Reader Question: Hello Monty, I purchased my home in the summer of 2007 for $400,000. To help with my interest rate, my folks took out a home equity loan for $80,0000. I am now regretting that decision. I need to sell my home, and I am not sure I will recuperate enough cash to pay […]

  3. Do extra outbuildings add to the price?

    Reader Question: Is it proper in valuing residential real estate to adjust the comparable sales value by the “cost” of amenities not present in the comparison properties (i.e. an outbuilding-indoor riding arena)? Fran D. Monty’s Answer: Hello Fran, thanks for your question. The answer is “yes,” unless the building is about to fall over. Fee […]

  4. How do I find a real estate agent?

    Reader Question: I need to locate a reliable, and trustworthy real estate agent in my area qualified to submit a bid on a HUD home. What’s your suggestion? The property is in Roseville, CA. – N.A. Monty’s Answer: Hello N.A and thanks for your question. There are three basic choices today for a person seeking a […]