Ask Brian: What are the Key Concerns for Fixer-Rental Investors?



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. Les from Tampa, FL writes: I’ve been a landlord before but out of the business for about five years. As I […]

Top Landlord Accounting Software for Property Managers



Landlord accounting software for property managers can make or break a real estate business. Real estate investors know that, whether they hire a property manager or manage their properties themselves, that pen-and-paper bookkeeping will get you nowhere fast — especially if you have a large number of properties. Thankfully, using landlord accounting software for property […]

Explaining Wholesale Real Estate to Sellers



As investors, we are always looking for motivated sellers. People needing to seller their house fast and willing to take substantially less than market value. We want to buy at wholesale prices. Maybe you even have a sign or two up around town or a classified ad that reads “I Buy House Fast for All […]

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. […]

Easy Turn Key Real Estate Investing



Are turn key rentals the right real estate investment for you? Turn key rentals have already been rehabbed and have a qualified renter in place paying rent the day you take ownership. These also typically have a property management company in place to take care of the day-to-day operations and keep qualified renters in the […]

Alternative Investments as a Safety Net During Real Estate Downturns



Most readers have heard the old saying “Don’t place all of your eggs into one basket.” If anything sums up an approach to investment as an income, that saying says it all. And if your primary investment choice is commercial real estate (CRE),then you know the pain of a market downturn. When any financial crisis […]

Profits for home flippers weaken in Q3



Investors are increasingly shying away from flipping the homes they buy due to a slowdown in the potential gains they can make. The average home flipper has seen their returns fall to a 6.5 year low in the most recent quarter, while the share of transactions that were flips fell by 12 percent, according to […]

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, […]

10 Ways for Beginners NOT to Lose Money on Real Estate Deals



When it comes to real estate investing, it’s important not to become emotionally involved in a deal. You should have a checklist to make sure you’ve thoroughly gone through all contingencies and are fully confident the deal will perform as you anticipate it will. Here are 10 things you should consider for every deal. Don’t […]

When Is It Time To Hire A Property Manager For Your Rental Units?



If you are the owner of multiple rental units, there may come a time where you will not be able to manage these on your own. It can become quite problematic, collecting the rent, and dealing with problems that arise from time to time with the structures. Additionally, if you have tenants that have not […]