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Maui Oceanfront Condo with Penthouse Views

Top floor penthouse views from this lovely Maui oceanfront condo. Beautifully remodeled, light and bright, this unit has sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and West Maui from the lanai, living room, kitchen, and master bedroom.

760 S Kihei Rd Kihei - lanai ocean view

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What to Do If You’re Worried About the Foundation of Your House

Foundation Problems? Here's What to Do If You're Worried About Your Home's FoundationLike in a relationship, the foundation of your house is integral, and must be strong. There are many reasons why a house’s foundation might crack or shift including temperature variances in the soil surrounding it, since earth expands in heat and contracts in cold. But whatever the reason, there are certain steps to follow when addressing concerns about your house’s foundation.

Prevent The Problem, If Possible

First, whenever possible act to prevent problems before they arise. Make it a habit to check for foundational stress by taking a walk through your basement and around the outside of your home. Signs of a problem include cracks in the foundation itself (particularly horizontal ones larger than a hairline), uneven or sloping floors, doors or windows that won’t open or close properly anymore, and water damage (puddles or moisture in the wood) that signals improper drainage.

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Waikele Golf Course Property

Beautiful 2-story Waikele golf course property (centrally located). Home overlooks perfectly manicured lawns and mountain views. Location permits privacy, as you are high enough to not be on eye level with golfers. Quiet, pristine area with great neighbors on both sides.

94-1036 Alelo Street - aerial

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Home Gadgets You Never Thought You Needed

Electronic Gopher Repellers and 4 Other Home Gizmos You Never Thought You NeededAs a homeowner, thinking outside the box, gadget-wise, can lead you to gizmos that solve your problems – even ones you didn’t know you had in more humane, sustainable, energy-efficient ways than ever before. Read on to find out about five such home gadgets.

It’s Humane!: Solar-Powered Gopher Repellent

If you ever have a problem with rodents like gophers, moles, voles or shrews intruding on your lawn, look no further. This humane repellent doesn’t hurt anyone (people or animals), it simply emits a high-pitched sound at regular intervals to disrupt the animals’ sleeping patterns. It discourages them from moving in by making your lawn inhospitable but without using traps or poison. The sound is too high for humans to hear it, and only travels underground so dogs aren’t disturbed, either.

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Luxurious Townhome in Princeville

Ka’iulani #74 is a luxurious townhome in Princeville, located in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods – Ka`iulani of Princeville. #74 is an end unit “B” model in a prime location. The 18-foot ceiling in the main living area gives it a very open and spacious feel. Enjoy amazing mountain and water fall views from your lanai and both bedroom suites. Fine finishes include slab granite counter tops, Aristocratic cabinetry, Subzero/Wolf built-in appliances, full size washer/dryer, and assisted cooling (AC) throughout. Spacious open floor plan and attached 2-car garage make this feel more like a home than a condo.

4100 Queen Emma Drive #74B - living room

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Thinking about Refinancing? 3 Ways That You Can Boost Your Home’s Assessed Value First

Thinking about Refinancing? 3 Ways That You Can Boost Your Home's Assessed Value FirstIn an effort to boost the value of their property, many homeowners invest in renovations that will help them sell at a higher price. However, with all of the renovation options, it can be hard to know what kind of fix-ups are really worth investing time and money into. If you’re looking at all of your options for home improvements, here are some surefire fixes that won’t stress the bank and will probably bump up the offering price. Continue reading

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Maui Oceanfront Condo – Top Floor

Maui oceanfront condo on the top floor has breathtaking ocean views spanning Maalaea Bay, Haleakala, and Molokini Island – featuring sunrise over Haleakala. Perfect for seasonal whale watching and year-round entertainment by giant Hawaiian green sea turtles. Maalaea may be Maui’s best kept secret, tucked away on a quiet tree lined street with a village ambiance. Centrally located and 20-minutes from Lahaina, Wailea, and the airport, it is easily accessible.

70 Hauoli St Wailuku - lanai

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3 Tips That Will Help You Sell Your Home in 60 Days or Less

3 Tips That Will Help You Sell Your Home in 60 Days or LessIt doesn’t matter where you live, what kind of home you have or what time of year it is. If you’re looking to sell your home quickly, you’ll need to do a better job than other local homeowners who are competing against you. Try these top three tips to secure a sale within 60 days. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 22, 2016

Last week’s economic news included the NAHB Housing Market Index, Commerce Department releases on housing starts and building permits issued. Weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released. Continue reading

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Sell Your Home Above the Asking Price

Pocket the Profits: The Secrets to Selling Your Home above the Asking PriceWe all want to sell our homes at above asking price, but what is it that makes a seller succeed at this? Here’s our expert advice on how you can sell your home above the asking price.

Ask For Less

You may be surprised, but pricing your home lower than market value can have an extremely positive effect on the offers you receive. This is because a low-priced listing will stand out and will draw more attention, which boosts your chance of a bidding war.

By attracting more buyers to come and look at your home, you will find more buyers who are willing to make an offer on your property. When they view your home they will see its true market value, and are then more likely to make a higher offer in hopes of outbidding others. It’s all about creating hype, and a low asking price will do just that.

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