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Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying and other housing inquiries email your questions to askbrian@realtybiznews.com.

Ask Brian: What are Some Good DIY Projects During the Heat of the Summer?



Question from Gerald in IN: Hi Brian, I’m one of the unemployment casualties of COVID-19. I’ve been out of work since April. I’m back to work almost full time but the household budget is still tight. That along with the ongoing virus threat means the family is planning to stay home this summer. As a […]

Ask Brian: What Are Some Passive Real Estate Investments 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 from Patti in CO: Hi Brian, The stock market has me scared to death. Especially this year after it tanked terribly […]

Ask Brian: How Do I know When I’m Ready to Buy a 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 Mitch in TN: Hey Brian. I’m 32 and single. My income is about $100,000 with bonuses. I’ve been living a […]

Ask Brian: How to Install an Inexpensive Summer Patio Extension



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 Barb in WA: Hi Brian, We love our short summer in the northwest and want to make the most of […]

Ask Brian: What is the Investment Outlook with the Economy Reopening?



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 Betty in Ohio: Hi Brian, I got started a little late following the 2008 recession but I did make my […]

Ask Brian: What Will the June Market Mean for Home Sales?



Question from Robert in AZ: Hi Brian. My wife and I are interested in both selling our existing home and buying a larger home this summer in a neighborhood with a higher quality school system. We haven’t taken any action yet because we’ve been hunkered down for the past two months. What should we be […]

Ask Brian: Is a Serenity Pond a Difficult DIY Project?



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 Jasmin in TX: Hi Brian, We’ve been excited about the patio season for a month or so. We have a […]

Ask Brian: How Do I Maintain Good Relationships When Tenants Aren’t Paying?



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 Ken in New Jersey: Hi Brian, Reality is starting to set in that my tenants aren’t able to pay the […]

Ask Brian: Should I List My Home This Spring During the Coronavirus?



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 Andrew in New Hampshire: Hi Brian. My wife and I have been planning since early January to sell our house […]

Ask Brian: What are Some Ultra-Inexpensive DIY Projects During Stay at 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 Renee in NM: Hi Brian, I’m sure you won’t be surprised that my husband and I are one of the […]