Ask Brian: Is a Serenity Pond a Difficult DIY Project?



Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to askbrian@realtybiznews.com. Question from Jasmin in TX: Hi Brian, We’ve been excited about the patio season for a month or so. We have a […]

Indications of What’s to Come in the Residential Market



Rents, mortgages, and mortgage applications are key indicators for the health of the residential real estate market. As the battle against the virus roars on and the economy begins taking baby steps towards reopening, here are some of the first numbers showing what is in front of the industry. Delayed Mortgage Payments by the Millions […]

Negative Interest Rates Would be Another Financial Experiment



The economy is heading deep into some very unfamiliar territory. The economic shutdown has placed the U.S. and the world in the most unprecedented financial situation it has ever been in. So severe, that lessons learned from the Great Depression are not likely enough to be guiding lights as we go forward. In two short […]

Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster



There are several ways you can pay your mortgage off faster and save thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars in interest payments. None of these methods requires that you pay a third party to do it for you. It’s simple to do it yourself without the cost of paying someone or risk being […]

Ask Brian: How Do I Maintain Good Relationships When Tenants Aren’t Paying?



Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to askbrian@realtybiznews.com. Question from Ken in New Jersey: Hi Brian, Reality is starting to set in that my tenants aren’t able to pay the […]

Ask Brian: Should I List My Home This Spring During the Coronavirus?



Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to askbrian@realtybiznews.com. Question from Andrew in New Hampshire: Hi Brian. My wife and I have been planning since early January to sell our house […]

How to Select Carpet or Tile for Your Rental Property



The roof will probably last for 30 years on your rental house, the hot water heater and heating systems will last for 20 years, and appliances for about 10 to 15 years. Depending on the condition when you purchased the property, chances are you’ll replace these once or not at all during the time you […]

How to Get Your Expert Story Out During the Coronavirus



Every professional in real estate is affected by the coronavirus. But the real estate industry is still active. As the pandemic continues, you need to adjust your strategies whether it involves showing homes, interacting with clients, arranging closings, etc. This is a great time to use your electronic marketing skills or improve them. The coronavirus […]

Ask Brian: What are Some Ultra-Inexpensive DIY Projects During Stay at Home?



Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to askbrian@realtybiznews.com. Question from Renee in NM: Hi Brian, I’m sure you won’t be surprised that my husband and I are one of the […]

Ask Brian: What is the Latest That Investors Should Know About COVID-19?



Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to askbrian@realtybiznews.com. Question from Michel from NYC: Hi Brian, I’ve been isolating now for several weeks. I’m a serious part-time residential real estate investor […]