Sales Market Tea Leafs With Different Messages This Spring



Four telltale trends emerged recently with clues of how the spring market is likely to unfold. But these trends point in different directions. 1. Home prices are slowly moving towards stability. 2. Mortgage applications rates are highly sensitive to interest rates. 3. New housing is both increasing and decreasing (multi family v. single family). 4. […]

Ask Brian: How Do I Sell a House During Divorce?



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 Bradford of Sacramento, CA: Hi Brian, My wife and I separated and have filed for divorce. I moved out of […]

Memphis Grows Up Around Shelby Farms Park



Not only is Shelby Farms Park among the largest urban parks, it has become a magnet for Memphis’ economic development. What’s in the near future includes construction jobs, retail and professional space, social gathering spots, as well as living space meeting modern urban trends. All are enhanced by this award winning park with a bright […]

Ask Brian: What Are Challenges and Solutions for 2nd Time Homebuyers?



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 Rebeca of Cullman, AL: Hi Brian. Well, the family has grown from only two of us to four of us […]

7 Tips for the Changing 2019 Spring Real Estate Market



You may still see snow and below freezing temperatures outside your picture window but soon flittering birds, longer warmer days, and “For Sale” signs on green lawns will boldly say that spring is back. Spring is always the busiest time of year in the real estate industry. Much of it has to with the school […]

Ask Brian: What are Today’s Liquidity Risks for Real Estate Investing?



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. Heidi from NYC writes: I’m 44 years old and have been dabbling in real estate investing since 2104. Mostly I’ve been […]

Entrepreneurialism is Strong in Memphis



Much is written about the large companies that select Memphis for their international headquarters. Something less written about is the entrepreneurial spirit that is strong in Memphis. Not only is entrepreneurialism alive and strong in Memphis today but it has a long history of defining the fabric of this business and socially rich gem of […]

Ask Brian: How to Fix Stubborn Doors



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 Jim of Odesa, TX: Hello Brian, my home is a 17 year old ranch style. Mostly the house is in […]

Home Office Tax Deductions



It’s not only real estate agents and investors that frequently work from home. According to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 24% of employed people now do some or all of their work at home. If you’re eligible, a home office deduction can save you big bucks at tax time. Your home office […]

Ask Brian: Am I Ready to Be a Homeowner?



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 Luke of Goldsboro, NC: Hi Brian, My wife and I have been married seven years and are in our early […]