Ask Brian: Questions a Seller is Asking



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. Beth from TX asks: Brian, I’m a first time seller and I should probably be asking a lot of other questions, […]

Homeowners are NOT Using Second Mortgages



One intuitive conclusion about the tight inventory of houses for sale is that the equity owners have in their homes has been rising for several years. Long term ownership, along with rapid price appreciation, results in homeowners having ten and hundreds of thousands of dollars of wealth in built up as home equity. You might […]

Ask Brian: Should We Buy a House This Year?



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. Shelley and Keith ask: Brian. We’re not experts about when to buy a home but things seem to look really good […]

Delights of Unknown Memphis



Memphis has many well-known attractions that include Graceland, Sun Studio, Beale Street, and the National Civil Rights Museum. However, there’s much more to explore that lurks just beneath the surface. There are rare treasures located all over this southern gem of a city. If you didn’t know this, the name “Memphis” comes from a settlement […]

Ask Brian: How Do I Get Started With My First Home 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 Joel in LA: Hello Brian. I’ve been in my first house for about eight months. People would describe me as […]

Memphis Retirement



What is your ideal for your golden years? A water front view? Memphis has the Mighty Mississippi River coursing through the city. Besides the view, hop a riverboat for cruises that last from a few hours to a full week. What’s even more attractive about retiring to Memphis is a large city full of history, […]

Ask Brian: What Exactly is an Ugly 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. Jewels from Chippewa Falls WI writes: Hi Brian. As an investor, I’ve flipped 3 houses in a little over four years. […]

Tips for Selling Tenant-Occupied Property



It’s certainly your house to sell. But tenant-occupied investment houses present unique challenges when owners 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: I’ve Decided to Sell. What Do I Do Now?



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. Kim from TN writes: Hi Brian. I’ve been on the fence about selling my home and buying in another neighborhood that […]

Memphis Diversity



There are many good reasons to live in Memphis. Indeed, there is a constant stream of new people moving to Memphis. Some for work opportunities but many for a chosen lifestyle. People from across the country (indeed across the world) come here to vacation. Once they return home, many become compelled to pick up roots […]