Six Tips To Establish Your Home’s Listing Price

  Reader Question: We are going to sell our home. We asked three agents that were recommended to us by friends and family to look at our home. We wanted several opinions on our home’s value. Each one of them has a different opinion, and there is a substantial difference in their estimates. They each…
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Will Adding Solar Panels Affect The Value Of My Home?

Reader Question: ​How will adding solar panels to my home affect its value? Are the panels an asset or a liability? Does their value change with time? Monty’s Answer: You are asking questions that rely on science and future events that are beyond the scope of my expertise. With that qualification, here is one person’s…
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How To Predict The Cost Of Home Maintenance

Reader Question: We will be buying our own home in the next year or so. There are numerous published articles about the hidden costs of ownership and caring for a home that offer conflicting information. Do you have any tips on taking care of a home? Monty’s Answer: Taking good care of a home offers…
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Should We Sell Our Home To A House Flipper?

Reader Question: We are planning to sell our home and asked a handyman to give us an estimate of the costs to fix several issues that are likely to cause a buyer to offer less money. He did provide us with a detailed estimate of the cost and also offered to buy our home as…
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Should I Pay Cash For A House?

  Reader ​Question: ​Are there any benefits to paying cash for a $200,000 home?​ Monty’s Answer: This is an issue to which you would receive different answers depending on the disposition of the person answering the question. Leverage is the gold standard for most real estate investors. Many non-investors believe their home is not an…
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