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4 Terrible Mistakes Made by First-time Home Sellers

4 Terrible Mistakes Made by First-time Home SellersThere are a lot of different factors that go into selling a home for the first time that can make it a stressful process, but there are a few things home sellers should avoid for a successful sale. If you’re going to be putting your home on the market in the near future and are hoping for quick success, here are some common mistakes you’ll want to be sure to bypass. Continue reading

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Minimize Your Clutter and Maximize Your Space

Living the Simple Life: How to Minimize Your Clutter and Maximize Your SpaceMany people look at a smaller living space and think that there are a lot of limitations imposed. However, a more miniature home can offer up the opportunity to be inventive with design and get creative about your abode. Whether you live in small apartment now or are thinking of downsizing in the future, here are some ideal ways to minimize your clutter and make the most of your pint-sized pad.

Invest In Multi-Functional Pieces

It may be nice to have a stylish bar cart or a hefty china cabinet for your space, but there are certain kinds of home items that only serve one function and this is not necessarily useful with limited capacity. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, try purchasing items like a folding table tray that can serve as a coffee table or a bookcase that can hold dishes, books and other household items. This will enable you to maximize the space you have and create a uniquely modern design aesthetic.

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Kona Beach Home

This French plantation style Kona beach home is just steps to the beach. It is located at White Sands Beach Estates in Kailua-Kona.

77-116 NAHALE PL KAILUA-KONA - exterior 77-116 NAHALE PL KAILUA-KONA - beach

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Luxury Townhouse at Villas of Kamalii

This beautiful luxury townhouse at Villas of Kamalii in Princeville is a short distance from shopping, amenities, fine dining, Makai Golf and Tennis Clubs, golf course, and sunset beach. It offers spectacular panoramic views of Na Pali ridge with cascading waterfalls, Bali Hai sunset views from upstairs, downstairs, and serene beautiful, quiet, upscale living environment.

4141 LEI O PAPA RD #22 PRINCEVILLE - living room

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Stunning Townhome in Ko Olina

This stunning townhome in Ko Olina in Kapolei shows like a model. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths (1 bedroom and 1 bath located on the first floor) with dramatic vaulted ceilings in the living room and lanais on both levels.

92-1045 Koio Drive #M5-4 Kapolei - exterior front

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NAHB Home Builder Index Dips in January

January’s National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index dipped two points from December’s revised reading of 69 to 67; ┬áthe index reading forecast for January was also 69.Analysts said that January’s reading was the second highest (after December 2016) since the peak of the housing bubble in 2005. January’s dip in builder sentiment was attributed to easing of builder enthusiasm, which spiked right after the U.S. presidential election. To put January’s home builder confidence reading in context, NAHB says that any index reading over 50 indicates that more builders than fewer have confidence in housing market conditions.

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Exquisitely Renovated Waikiki Condo

Exquisitely renovated Waikiki condo. This is a large 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom unit with parking. Upgrades include new laminate flooring, kitchen cabinets, counters, GE appliances with double oven, and complete removal of the popcorn ceiling. The unit is on a rare 4-unit floor and it comes fully furnished. It is located on the preferred Diamond Head/ocean corner of the building.

2410 Cleghorn Street #1103 Honolulu - living room

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Luxury Home in Exclusive Anini Vista

This immaculate luxury home in exclusive Anini Vista on Kauai has a gated, long driveway that is lined with palm trees on one side and towering Norfolk Pines on the other. Set back from a beautiful circular stamped concrete drive, behind an etched glass entry door is a spectacular residence with approximately 4,500 square feet of indoor/outdoor living area under roof. It is hard to notice the rich Tiete Rosewood floors due to the stunning white water and Kilauea Lighthouse views from the moment you enter and from almost every room in the house.

4471-G ANINI VISTA DR KILAUEA - exterior front

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Wondering How Much Mortgage You Can Afford? Here’s How to Calculate It

Wondering How Much Mortgage You Can Afford? Here's How to Calculate ItMany people are aware of the financial commitment that is involved when investing in a home, but what that amounts to is different for every person. From what you can afford to what a lender will allow, there are plenty of details involved in determining the right home for you. If you’re not quite sure what the right price is, here’s how to approach home ownership and determine your debt-to-income. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – January 17, 2017

Last week’s economic reports included readings on job openings, retail sales and consumer sentiment in addition to weekly reports on new jobless claims and Freddie Mac’s survey of mortgage rates. Continue reading

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