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Big Pros to Buying a Smaller House or Condo

Buying Small, Living Large: 4 Big Pros to Buying a Smaller House or CondoAre you on the hunt for a more efficient living space? Whether you’re a first-time buyer or downsizing from a larger home, buying a smaller house or condo can still mean living big. Let’s explore four positives to living in a smaller, more intimate house or condo.

You’re Going To Save Money

The first, most obvious and most exciting reason is that you’re going to save money. The home itself will cost less than a larger one, especially if there is less land or property included. Even better: the money you save on space can be re-invested in quality. Losing a bedroom or two but having brand-new appliances? It might be a fair trade.

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Well-designed 7-Bedroom Home in Mililani Town

This well-designed 7-bedroom and 6.5-bath home in Mililani Town has many great features including three master suites (2 on the main floor and 1 on the upper level), spacious living room, a roomy formal dining area, a loft for office or storage, five entryways to access the backyard, new windows throughout, and solar lighting. A lanai on the upper level is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the views.

94-606 Lanikuhana Avenue Mililani - aerial

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Real Estate Investing: How to Find — and Hang on to — Great Rental Tenants

Real Estate Investing: How to Find -- and Hang on to -- Great Rental TenantsIt’s great news if you have enough financial capital that you have the option of investing in a rental property, but being able to afford it is only half the battle. Since you’ll need to find and keep the right renters in order to make a profit, here are some ways that you can ensure your property will be a financial benefit. Continue reading

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Energy Saving Home in Mililani Mauka – Oahu

This home in Mililani Mauka comes with 30 owned photovoltaic panels and a solar water heater. The monthly electric bill is about $18 per month making this an energy efficient home.

95-1038 Aoakua Street Mililani - front exterior

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4 Misconceptions About Reverse Mortgages — and Why You May Decide You Want One

4 Misconceptions About Reverse Mortgages -- and Why You May Decide You Want OneWith so many mortgage products available on the market, it can be hard to know which ones will serve you best as a homeowner. As a result, there are many mistruths surrounding the reverse mortgage products. If you’ve heard of this homeownership option and are wondering what it can do for you, let’s clear away some of the misconceptions. Continue reading

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Beautifully Maintained Home at the Prestigious Koa at Kehalani

This 5-bedroom and 4-bedroom home at the prestigious Koa at Kehalani is former model home with a spacious open floor plan.

39 Nohoana Pl Wailuku - front exterior

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – February 21, 2017

Last week’s economic releases included readings on housing starts, building permits issued and the National Association of Home Builders/ Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Fed Chair Janet Yellen testified before the House Finance Committee and consumer spending and core consumer spending reports were also released. Mortgage rates and new jobless claims were little changed week-to-week. Continue reading

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Oahu Condo Offers Panoramic View of Pearl Harbor

This Oahu condo offers panoramic views of Pearl Harbor, Ford Island, ocean, the brilliant colors of city lights, and gorgeous sunsets. It has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms on the 24th floor. It comes with 2 parking stalls.

98-099 Uao Place #2407 Aiea - living room

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Princeville Luxury Home Overlooking a Golf Course and the Ocean

Complete renovation of this wonderfully located turnkey Princeville luxury home overlooking a golf course and the blue Pacific Ocean will knock your socks off!

5348 HONOIKI RD PRINCEVILLE - golf course view

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5 Things Nobody Tells You About Selling Your First Home

5 Things Nobody Tells You About Selling Your First HomeIt’s often so exciting to think of buying a new home that homeowners forget about the sale, but there are a lot of details involved in putting a home on the market. Whether you’re just considering selling or are readying to put your home up, here are some things you might not know about the process of selling your first home.

Marketing Strategy Is Important

The days of putting a sign on the front yard and waiting for buyers are gone, so it’s important to have a strategy that will successfully highlight your house. Whether you decide to make a website, use social media or invest in a professional photographer, ensure you’re prepared to put your home out there.

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