Ask Brian: What Websites do Real Estate Agents Use Most Often?



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 UT: Hey Brian, I’m a relatively new agent with less than 2 years in the field. I frequently […]

Do Real Estate Developers Make a Lot of Money?



Real estate development is quite a bit different from traditional real estate investing. The appeal of real estate development is the potential for higher operating profits during ownership and larger capital gains upon sale. Just like investing, real estate development typically specializes in either residential or commercial properties. Most residential development projects are further specialized […]

Ask Brian: Can My Landlord Add Fees Without Explaining Why?



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 Shaun in CO. Hello Brian, Right after I rented a house 5 months ago, my landlord started piling on fees […]

How Long Do You Have to Wait to Sell a Home After Someone Dies?



Selling the home of a person that dies is not particularly difficult but it does depend on the action (or inaction) taken by the person owning the home before death. Of course, you have to have the right to sell the home before you can sell it. This depends on how you inherited it. You […]

Ask Brian: What Should I Know About Homeowner’s Insurance for My First Home?



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 Tammy in TN: Hey Brian, I really did it. I made an offer on my first home and it has […]

Selecting a Website URL That Attracts Customers



Domain names (URLs) are inexpensive. You can expect to pay less than $10 per year for one. That makes it relatively easy to own several. For starters, you should own the URL that contains your name as a way to protect your online reputation. However, your personal name probably isn’t suitable as your business domain. […]

Ask Brian: What Will Residential Real Estate Do After COVID-19?



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 Ali in KS: Hi Brian, I just can’t decide what to do about investing in today’s real estate market. I’ve […]

How to Start a Bidding War for Your Home



Spring has sprung and bidding wars for homes will be breaking out across the real estate landscape. As a seller, you want the highest possible price for your home. You could just hope that a bidding war breaks out or you can take a few steps to encourage it to happen. What is a Bidding […]

Ask Brian: Lighting Energy Improvements Add Home Value



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 Fredrick in ID: Hi Brian. I’m not necessarily planning to sell my home anytime soon but I like to spend […]

When is the Right Time to Refinance to Pay Off Debt?



People have many reasons for refinancing their homes. Right now, taking advantage of low-interest rates to lower monthly payments is a good reason. Another good reason is when you need to raise cash for another purpose such as your child’s college tuition. Interest rates have been at historic lows for the past year but are […]