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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 Contingency Clauses?



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. Rebecca from Hillsgrove, RI asks: Hello Brian, My home has been up for sale about 8 weeks. This week, I received […]

Ask Brian: Can a Self-Employed Person Qualify for a Mortgage?



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. Cathy from AZ asks: Hello Brian. I’m a self-employed shop owner in a Grand Canyon tourist town. Business has been good […]

Ask Brian: How to Make Summertime DIY Fun



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 Ron in OR: Hello Brian. I’ve been waiting all winter and into the spring to get outdoors. I’ve cleaned up […]

Ask Brian: Should an Investor Get an Agent’s License?



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. John from Asheville, NC writes: Hi Brian. As an investor for 6 years, I’ve done most if not all of the […]

Ask Brian: Questions a Seller is Asking



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. Beth from TX asks: Brian, I’m a first time seller and I should probably be asking a lot of other questions, […]

Ask Brian: Should We Buy a House This Year?



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. Shelley and Keith ask: Brian. We’re not experts about when to buy a home but things seem to look really good […]

Ask Brian: How Do I Get Started With My First Home 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 Joel in LA: Hello Brian. I’ve been in my first house for about eight months. People would describe me as […]

Ask Brian: What Exactly is an Ugly 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. Jewels from Chippewa Falls WI writes: Hi Brian. As an investor, I’ve flipped 3 houses in a little over four years. […]

Ask Brian: I’ve Decided to Sell. What Do I Do Now?



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. Kim from TN writes: Hi Brian. I’ve been on the fence about selling my home and buying in another neighborhood that […]

Ask Brian: Should I go With a Carport or a Garage?



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 Glen in Texas: Hello Brian. We bought an older small bungalow four years ago. It doesn’t have a garage and […]