Majority of Home Buyers Expected to be Hispanics, African-Americans, and Other Minorities



A very significant change in homebuyer demographics is expected during the next 20 years. Will it also have a significant effect on home values? The January 2021 Urban Institute report (The Future of Headship and Homeownership) finds: “Net growth in the number of homeowners from 2020 to 2040 will be entirely among people of color, […]

Ask Brian: Women with Dirty Hands Doing DIY Projects



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 Christine in Portland, OR: Hi Brian. First, I want to thank you for sharing the woman’s point of view when […]

Tips for a Selling a Tenant-Occupied Property



It’s certainly your house to sell. But tenant-occupied investment houses present unique challenges when landlords are ready to sell. You have two primary concerns that need to be dealt with. 1. The tenant has specific rights that you must comply with. Not complying can cause bitterness from the tenant and very possibly fines and/or fees […]

Ask Brian: What is Your Outlook for Home Buyers in 2021?



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 David in AR: Hey Brian, I changed careers late last year to become a mortgage broker. I’m doing a lot […]

Key Differences Between Creative and Traditional Real Estate Investing



Real estate investing is probably the second oldest profession. Real estate investing is about controlling property to improve your situation in life. If you think about it for a moment, ancient wars were fought for the control of real estate. In its broadest sense, wars for real estate were an investment strategy (obviously not recommended) […]

Ask Brian: Can I Invest in Real Estate With $1,000?



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 Layla in AL: Hey Brian, I’m 26 and have been working on my career for about three years. I’m trying […]

Tips for Negotiating After the House Inspection



Buyers and sellers often think the negotiations are complete as soon as both parties sign the purchase agreement. The fact is that another round of negotiations is frequently needed after the house is professionally inspected. The inspector’s job is never to decide if the agreed price is correct or what it should be. Nor should […]

Real Estate Investing in 2021 is About Basics with a COVID Twist



Back in March of this year, the real estate market looked to be headed into a steep decline as COVID-19 began to spread. The pandemic has certainly affected every industry but somewhat surprisingly, real estate has weathered the tough economy remarkably well. Rather than seeing an epic decline in real estate values, 2020 achieved unexpected […]

Ask Brian: Wallpaper DIY Removal as a Winter 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 Debra in NJ: Hi Brian, My husband and I bought our house last spring as a bit of a fixer-upper. […]

Ask Brian: Will 2021 be a Good Time to Buy a House?



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 Bethanny in WA: Hello Brian, the 2020 housing market has been afflicted with low inventory, rising home prices, endless bidding […]