Welcome to Ask Brian!

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 [email protected]

Ask Brian: What Should I do About the Problems Found With the Home Inspection?

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 [email protected]om. Question from Marie in Boston: Hello Brian. Three weeks ago, my full price offer on a 22-year-old house was accepted with a

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Ask Brian: What is a Tenant Build-Out?

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 [email protected] Question from Andy in AZ: Hello Brian. I know that you mostly share your thoughts and insights about residential properties but I’m

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Ask Brian: Is It Worth the Cost to Add Solar Panels to My House?

If you decide to go solar for environmental reasons, then definitely, solar panels are worth it. If you are doing it to save electricity costs, it is probably worth it, but you’ll need to do all of the calculations to be sure.

Ask Brian: What Should We Be Considering For Our Retirement 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 [email protected] Question from Lilly in TX: Hi Brian, My husband and I plan to retire in about 4 years. Our last child has

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Ask Brian: Is Buying a Home with Less Than 20% Down Wise?

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 [email protected] Question from April in Raleigh NC: Hello Brian. I’ve heard of the 20% down payment rule, but I also understand this is

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Ask Brian: Is Inflation Increasing the Cost 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 [email protected] Question from Cora outside of Chicago: Hello Brian. Not being a financial genius, all the headlines and chaos around first-time buyers are

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What ROI Should You be Looking for When Flipping a House?

Return on investment (ROI) is an important measure used by investors when analyzing and comparing the profit made by rehabbing and flipping houses. The basic ROI formula is relatively simple to calculate, although being sure all the correct numbers are included can be a challenge. Just as importantly, ROI is not the only number that

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Ask Brian: What is an Escalation Clause?

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 [email protected] Question from Melony in CA: Hello Brian, I’ve been house hunting for more than eight months. Sad to say, but I’ve lost

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

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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 [email protected] Question from Carol in NC: Hello Brian, my late husband and I bought our first home in 1998. It’s an adorable 2,000

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