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Tips on How New Real Estate Agents Find Listings



Congratulations on passing your real estate agent’s test. The first thing you want to do is hang that license and any business license that you have in a very conspicuous place. Now, it’s time to start bringing in clients. You’ve been thinking about real estate day and night while studying for your license. By now […]

Ask Brian: What are the Steps to Rehab 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 Carol in NC: Hello Brian, my late husband and I bought our first home in 1998. It’s an adorable 2,000 […]

Be Smart About Paying Off Your Mortgage Early



The second American Dream is owning your home free and clear. It comes right after buying a home in the first place. Millions of Americans take action to pay off their homes early instead of dragging it out for 30 years at an extra cost of tens of thousands of dollars. However, there is a […]

Ask Brian: How Do Real Estate Developers Make 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 from James in TX: Hello Brian, my brother and I inherited a 40-acre piece of property recently. It’s a flat piece […]

Ask Brian: How Risky is it to Cosign a Mortgage Loan?



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 Calvin in FL: Hello Brian, I’m 27 and have wanted to buy my first home ever since I finished college. […]

What is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?



Private mortgage insurance (PMI) might sound like something that will protect you if you can’t make a mortgage payment. There is some limited truth to that but mostly PMI is something that you pay as a homebuyer, but is for the benefit of your lender. PMI is almost always required when you take out a […]

Ask Brian: Will 2022 be Another Tough Year for Home Buyers?



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 Roy in Iowa: Hi Brian, I don’t have to tell you how tough it’s been for homebuyers in 2021. I’ve […]

Insights to Home Electric Vehicle Charging Stations



It’s estimated that most (up to 95%) of all-electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are charged at home. A more robust electric vehicle infrastructure remains one of the top obstacles to further demand for electric vehicles. It takes anywhere from 20 minutes to 20 hours or more to charge a vehicle depending […]

Ask Brian: What if I Never Saw the Body in a Pool of Blood?



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 Alice in MD: Hello Brian, I don’t want to disclose exactly where I live but it is among a row […]

What to Expect from Real Estate During Inflation



Inflation frightens most people because the cost of everything is going up. However, inflation has benefits for real estate investors whether it is your primary residence or investment properties. That doesn’t mean a real estate investment will help with the cost of gasoline and groceries today, but it can build long-term wealth. And… today offers […]

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