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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Fed Holds Steady on Federal Funds Rate

In its post-meeting statement, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve announced its decision not to raise the current federal funds rate of 0.25 to 0.50 percent. Although FOMC members acknowledged further improvement in the U.S. economy and jobs markets. Continue reading

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Home Buying Tips for Military Service People

Purchasing a home when you or your spouse are in the military can be a frustrating thing. From the feeling of temporary living to the notion that you’re losing money in the process, you might feel defeated. However, that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Reduce Your Monthly Mortgage Payment

Buying a home isn’t cheap – and even though mortgage rates are low, your own financial circumstances may mean that your monthly payment is more than you can afford. Whether you’re a new buyer looking to save money or a cash-strapped owner who needs to free up extra income, there are several ways you can lower your monthly payments – here are just five of them. Continue reading

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Homeowner Association Rules: How They May Affect Your Buying Decision

Beyond the mortgage, maintenance and property taxes of a new home, you may not be aware that many newer communities require you to be part of the Homeowner Association (HOA). If you’re wondering about what the HOA entails and how this can impact the home and community you live in, here are some facts that may be important to know before you buy. Continue reading

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5 Fun Ways to Spring Clean with the Kids

Spring-cleaning might seem like a necessity if you’ve accrued a lot of stuff through the fall and winter seasons, but it can be hard to determine how to get your kids involved. If you’re looking for tips on how to get this task done and engage your children at the same time, here are a few fun ways. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 25, 2016

Last week’s economic releases included Existing Home Sales, Commerce Department Releases on Housing Starts and Building Permits and the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Mortgage rates and new jobless claims were released according to their weekly schedule. Continue reading

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Existing Home Sales Jump, Builder Confidence Holds Steady

Home buyers kicked the spring home shopping season into gear and boosted sales of pre-owned homes in March. Continue reading

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Beautifully Upgraded Condo in Kaneohe

This beautifully upgraded condo in Kaneohe is set against a gorgeous tropical setting. It is a spacious, private end unit and features a very large living room with vaulted ceilings, dining, and kitchen area. Enjoy listening to the sounds of … Continue reading

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Energy-Saving Home in Kailua-Kona

This energy-saving home comes with a 28-panel solar/photo voltaic system that is fully paid for with a 20-year warranty. Electric bill is less than $25.00 per month. It has a gorgeous, custom kitchen with custom mango cabinets made from one … Continue reading

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Golf Course Home in Princeville

Lovely golf course home located in the prestigious resort community of Princeville. Enjoy the expansive mountain, makai golf course, lake, and distant ocean views from your lanai. This home has three bedrooms and three baths plus a bonus office and … Continue reading

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