Ask Brian: What Should I Do When Selling My Home with Little Equity?



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 Gil in OK: Hello Brian. I’m in big trouble. Right now, I’m more than a month behind on my mortgage […]

Ask Brian: DIY Best Done in August



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 Ben in WY: Hey Brian, I’ve been following your DIY ideas. August is kind of a unique month in the […]

Residential Home Sales Show Strong Resilience During COVID-19



The U.S. housing market seems to be defying gravity. Unemployment remains extraordinarily high to the extent that another round of expanded pandemic supplement benefits is working its way through congress. The economy is lackluster at best with the possibility of working its way into a depression. High Demand for Homeownership Rebounds in June And still… […]

How and When to Buy Foreclosure Property



This article might be premature because across most of the country home sales continue happening rapidly. Still, investors are looking at the current economic situation and anticipating that a spike in foreclosures is on the horizon. Many of these will be new investors that don’t have experience with pre-foreclosures, foreclosures, and short sales that occurred […]

Ask Brian: How Beginners Successfully Invest in Real Estate



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 Susan in SC: Hi Brian, I recently inherited almost $150,000 from my sister’s estate. I’m 48 years old and want […]

Refinance Your Student Debt to Buy a Home



If you’ve been dreaming about buying a home, you’ve almost certainly been taking a close look at your finances. If your student debt is an obstacle to your home purchase, you aren’t alone by a long shot. The numbers show that about 61% of Millennials still don’t own a home and a 2019 Bankrate survey […]

Ask Brian: What Should I Know About Refinancing My Mortgage?



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 Ryan in NJ: Hi Brian. My wife and I bought our home a little over a year ago. We had […]

Ask Brian: Easy Seller DIY for Excellent Curb Appeal



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 Julia in UT: Brian, the pandemic and resulting unemployment have not been good for Utah home sales. The mood is […]

Busting Credit Score Myths to Buy a Home During COVID-19



The virus has thrown up a lot of financial roadblocks for people that were making serious progress towards buying a home this year. Make no mistake about it, your credit score does make a difference in being able to qualify for a bank-based mortgage. Although it is possible (but difficult) to find private mortgages with […]

7 Real Estate Investing Mistakes That Kill Profits



Investors are constantly flooded with advice about how to invest in real estate. The vast amount of that advice is about what you should be doing. Very little is about what not to do. A good businessperson understands both the good and the bad about their business. New investors need to understand both the upside […]