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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 Good Tips for Having My Property Tax Assessment Lowered?



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 Ronald in FL: Hi Brian, Several months ago, I got my property tax assessment. The assessed value of my 3-bedroom, […]

Ask Brian: What Does that Mean? Real Estate Jargon



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 Allison in NJ: Hi Brian, Jargon, jargon, everywhere. I’m a nurse and I understand how easy it is for people […]

Ask Brian: What Can I Do About Adverse Possession?



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 Willis in NC: Hi Brian, We recently bought some acreage with a cabin in the country. It has a driveway […]

Ask Brian: What Can Be Done When a Brother and Sister Fight Over the Family 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 Pauline in GA. Hello Brian, My divorced mother passed away three years ago leaving the fully paid family home to […]

Ask Brian: How Do Inflation and Home Value Appreciation Work Together?



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 Bruce in RI: Hi Brian, How can any average Joe afford to buy a house today? I’m 37 and have […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]