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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 Should I Know Before Investing in a Short-Term Rental?



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 Mary in CO: Hello Brian, I’ve had rental houses for several decades while also owning a small retail business. I […]

Ask Brian: What are the Steps to Rehab a 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 from Carol in NC: Hello Brian, my late husband and I bought our first home in 1998. It’s an adorable 2,000 […]

Ask Brian: How Do Real Estate Developers Make Money?



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 James in TX: Hello Brian, my brother and I inherited a 40-acre piece of property recently. It’s a flat piece […]

Ask Brian: How Risky is it to Cosign a Mortgage Loan?



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 Calvin in FL: Hello Brian, I’m 27 and have wanted to buy my first home ever since I finished college. […]

Ask Brian: Will 2022 be Another Tough Year for Home Buyers?



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 Roy in Iowa: Hi Brian, I don’t have to tell you how tough it’s been for homebuyers in 2021. I’ve […]

Ask Brian: What if I Never Saw the Body in a Pool of Blood?



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 Alice in MD: Hello Brian, I don’t want to disclose exactly where I live but it is among a row […]

Ask Brian: How Can Landlords Encourage Good Tenants to Stay?



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 Ashley in CO. Hello Brian, I’ve been a landlord for almost 20 years and I’m a little embarrassed asking about […]

Ask Brian: Whose Name Should the House Be In After a 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 Brent in WI: Hi Brian, I was divorced six months ago, and my ex got the house in the settlement. […]

Ask Brian: What is a Reasonable Price to Rent One Room in 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 Brandie: Hi Brian, I’m 20 years old and just rented my first place two months ago. It’s an extra bedroom […]

Ask Brian: Are Self-Storage Units a Good Real Estate Investment?



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 Skylar in AZ: Hello Brian, I’m thinking about making the leap to commercial real estate investing but I’m nervous. Before […]

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