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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: How to Go About Hiring a Remodeling Contractor



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 Rick of Boise, ID: Hi Brian, for Christmas I told my wife she could have her dream kitchen. Although she […]

Ask Brian: What Do I Need to Know About Credit Scores?



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. Credit score questions are the most commonly asked. Here I answer a couple of the most frequently asked. Question. John from Green […]

Ask Brian: What Questions Should New Investors Ask?



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 Linda of Cincinnati, OH: Hello Brian, I bought a condo as my own home a little over 3 years ago. […]

Ask Brian: Winter and Holiday Home Care



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. This week is about holiday/winter related DIY questions. Question.Sasha from Scottsbluff, NE writes: Brian,this might seem like a trivial question but we […]

Ask Brian: How Do I Interview a Selling Agent?



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.Riley from Murray, KY writes: Hi Brian, My wife and I are in our early 40s. We are still living in the […]

Ask Brian: How Do I Reduce My Rental Vacancy Rate?



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 Becky of Huntsville, AL: Brian, I began investing in real estate in 2014. As a beginner, I made several mistakes […]

Ask Brian: How Much Should I Offer to Pay for 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 Jessica of Abilene, TX: Hello Brian, I’m a single woman venturing into buying my first home. I just started looking […]

Ask Brian: How Do I Decide if Real Estate Investing is for Me?



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 Winston of Denver, CO: Brian, I’ve work full time as a middle school teacher for eight years, I’m still single, […]

Ask Brian: Is There a Way to Lower Closing Costs?



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. Joseph from Milwaukee, WI writes: I’m writing because I’ve been reading your column and your answers seem to be straightforward and […]

Ask Brian: What is the Difference Between a Buyer’s Market and a Seller’s Market?



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. Q1. Cheryl from Bend, Oregon writes: Greetings Brian, I’m hoping you can clear something up for me. A little over two years […]