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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 Should I Invest Settlement 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 Kinsley: Hi Brian. Last week I was notified that a settlement for a horrific car accident is about to become […]

Ask Brian: How Do I Deal with Bad Neighbors?



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 Ken near Seattle: Hey Brian, I’m in a newer neighborhood where controlling the cost of homes means tiny yards. These […]

Ask Brian: How Do I Prepare for a Wildfire?



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 Lorrie in ID: Hi Brian. My family and I recently made a big lifestyle change. After several visits, we moved […]

Ask Brian: Should a Homeowner File for Bankruptcy if They Have Equity in their 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 Michael in AL: Hi Brian, I’ve experienced several years of financial troubles. Even before the pandemic, I had health problems […]

Ask Brian: How Can I Remodel My Kitchen on a Budget?



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 Donna in NC: Hi Brian. I just read your column about FHA 203(k) renovation loans for run-down houses. I wish […]

Ask Brian: Investor Wants to Know What He Doesn’t Know



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 Hal in MI: Hi Brian, I’m a wannabe investor but I’m paralyzed with a fear that I’ll do something wrong. […]

Ask Brian: How Can Homebuyers Think Outside the Box?



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 Jonna in OR: Hi Brian, I managed to get pre-approval for a $210,000 mortgage back in March and have been […]

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 […]