Explaining Wholesale Real Estate to Sellers



As investors, we are always looking for motivated sellers. People needing to seller their house fast and willing to take substantially less than market value. We want to buy at wholesale prices. Maybe you even have a sign or two up around town or a classified ad that reads “I Buy House Fast for All […]

Ask Brian: What is a Win – Win Strategy for Mobile Home Investors?



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. This week is about investors working together with mobile home park owners and mobile home buyers. Question. Gustavo from the Washington D.C. […]

Tax Season – Hiring a CPA



You’re probably fully aware of the major tax code changes that congress enacted in 2017 that took effect in 2018. As a real estate investor, you should have made changes to your tax strategy at the beginning of last year but if you didn’t now is the time to take action. This may be the […]

Ask Brian: How to Go About Hiring a Remodeling Contractor



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 Rick of Boise, ID: Hi Brian, for Christmas I told my wife she could have her dream kitchen. Although she […]

How Real Estate Agents are Paid



By far, the most common agreement is for real estate agents to be paid 6% of the sales price when a house changes hands between a buyer and seller. This has been the norm for so long that few buyers or sellers even question it. However, on a $300,000 sales price this amounts to $18,000. […]

Marketing to Millennials Through Social Media



Much of the older work force continues struggling with social media marketing while the millennial generation insists businesses first build a relationship before trying to make a sale (or real estate purchase). Many that began their careers in the non-digital world thought that putting up a Facebook page was all that was needed. Then came […]

Ask Brian: What Do I Need to Know About Credit Scores?



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. Credit score questions are the most commonly asked. Here I answer a couple of the most frequently asked. Question. John from Green […]

Senior Housing Continuum



This is still a very good time to be in real estate, especially against the backdrop of years not too far behind in the rearview mirror. But it’s always important to look to the future. Almost certainly, the two most robust residential markets in the foreseeable future will remain millennials and baby boomers. As a […]

Ask Brian: What Questions Should New Investors Ask?



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 Linda of Cincinnati, OH: Hello Brian, I bought a condo as my own home a little over 3 years ago. […]

Making Home Repairs is Easier Than You Think



Whether you’re getting ready to sell your house or just need to do normal repairs and maintenance, you can save a lot of money making repairs yourself. But there are times you need an experienced repair person. Not having the right tools and not having the right experience are the two biggest reasons people don’t […]