Ask Brian: What are My Home Buying Alternatives this Spring?



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. Pamela from Verona, WI asks: Brian, I’m a single mother of two and I’m absolutely thrilled at the prospect of being […]

Another Look at Homeownership with Student Debt



The situation still isn’t ideal (and probably never will be) but now is a good time for people burdened with student debt to take another look at the possibility of homeownership. Not that there are a bunch of eager sellers looking to sell because there are not. There are reports that as the spring buying […]

Ask Brian: Tips for Professional Quality Interior Painting 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 Kathy in Milwaukee: Brian, My mother-in-law is coming for an extended visit and I’m working at making our guest room […]

Tough Market for Spring Buyers Means Bidding Wars



This won’t happen everywhere across the country but many areas are once again facing a serious shortage of inventory as the spring market prepares to get started. High prices, low inventory, and lack of entry-level new construction will all be important factors this spring and into the summer. The demand for homes is still out […]

Ask Brian: Can I Invest in Real Estate Without Owning Property?



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 Matt in Overland Park, KS: Hi Brian, I have some of my money invested in a duplex and most of […]

Downsizing Tips for Baby Boomers



Baby boomers may no longer be the largest demographic group but with 73 million of them, they are the second-largest group of consumers. A big reason why the real estate industry should still be taking heed of baby boomers is that their needs are changing as they transition into retirement. A Time for Downsizing Finding […]

Ask Brian: What Should I Consider Most When Buying a Home in 2020?



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. Wendy from Waupaca, WI asks: Brian, It’s been tough but my husband and I have saved what we calculate to be […]

Real Estate Investing Without Landlord Turmoil



Being a landlord is a great way to invest in real estate but it comes with a lot of hands-on work that not everyone wants to deal with. One hassle is the so-called “plugged toilet in the middle of the night.” But there are several other simple ways you can invest in real estate without […]

Ask Brian: Basic and Essential Tools for Home 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 Lidia in FL: How are you doing Brian? I’ve owned my home for two years but still haven’t picked up […]

A Basic 3 Minute Single Family Rental Investment Analysis



You’re probably familiar with the 80/20 rule also known as the “Pareto’s Principle.” The 80/20 rule is a general rule that basically means there is not an equal relationship between your efforts and your results. The principle states that 20% of your effort is responsible for 80% of your results. That’s not particularly a good […]