The Best Talent Money Can’t Buy



Business is good these days for many investors. Those with more than they can handle (or that their current staff can handle), are growing their staff size. This presents an opportunity to avoid problems plaguing companies that have been in a hiring mode for some time. As well as new issues that employers have not […]

Ask Brian: What Are Some Good DIY Projects Without Breaking the Bank?



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 Gabby in Columbus, IN: Hello Brian.I expect about six more weeks of decent weather this fall. I’d like to get […]

Starter Homes to Remain Competitive in Falling Market



It’s possible the starter home construction market may see some relief in coming months but change won’t come fast and competition from buyers will remain stiff. The good news is that new construction of starter homes is likely to pick up in coming months as the upscale markets soften. It will be a month or […]

Ask Brian: Will My Investment Deal Lose Money?



Ask Brian: Will My Investment Deal Lose Money? 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. Elaine from Corpus Christi, TX writes: Hi Brian, I’ve been investing in single […]

Early and Thorough Fall DIY Home Maintenance



Fall is one of the busier seasons of the year for home maintenance. Spring should also be a busy season but if you don’t get those chores done the consequences are not having a vegetable garden and healthy lawn – not as severe of issues as neglecting fall chorus can be.  You should be planning […]

Ask Brian: As Buyers, What Should We Look for in a Family 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. Kit and Ron from Akron, Ohio ask: Hello Brian, we might be late to the party but we are glad to […]

DIY – Simple Ways to Unclog Home Drainage



I think it’s a good bet to say that every house has a clogged drain sooner or later. I remember a Thanksgiving dinner when I was a kid. Almost 20 lbs. of potato peelings were run through the garbage disposal until the drain fought back. My father had to take a section of the drainpipe […]

Ask Brian: Can a Realtor Stand Head and Shoulders Above the Crowd?



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. Anonymous from Kentucky asks: Hello Brian, I’ve been a practicing realtor of more than six years. I list and market homes […]

Whats Next with Lumber Tariffs



If you’re a bit of a news hound, you’re hearing quite a bit about U.S. tariffs on Chinese manufactured goods. But what about the tariff on Canadian lumber? Back in May of this year, President Trump announced lifting aluminum and steel tariffs on Canada and Mexico. But he said nothing about lifting the Canadian lumber […]

Ask Brian: What Makes a Good DIY Project for Late Summer?



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 Roger in MO: Hello Brian.Thanks for your DIY forum and your insights and experience for those of us brave enough […]