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Evaluate Neighborhoods Before Purchasing a Home

Evaluating Neighborhoods: 4 Things to Consider Before Purchasing a HomeFrom finding the right agent to discovering the home you can truly feel comfortable in, there are a variety of things involved in the home buying process. However, it’s important not to get caught up in the home and ignore altogether the community you’ll be living in. If you’re planning a move to a new neighborhood, here are some things you should look into before purchasing a home.

Local Amenities

A peaceful, picturesque community is ideal, but if there are not a lot of resources nearby for your family, it’s possible that your new neighborhood may not be the best fit. Instead of having to get in the car and drive everywhere, ensure you research nearby community centers, green spaces and recreational spots so your family has somewhere to spend their weekends.

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3 Important Things To Consider Before Listing Your Home on Airbnb

3 Important Things To Consider Before Listing Your Home on AirbnbAirbnb has become an attractive way for homeowners to make income from their property. Although Airbnb’s is known for its reputable insurance policy, there are a few things you should consider before listing your home online. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 11, 2016

Whats Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week April 27 2015Last week’s economic news included minutes from the most recent meeting of the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) along with several reports on private and public sector employment and the national unemployment rate. Weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released. Continue reading

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Upgraded Downtown Honolulu Condo

A tastefully upgraded Downtown Honolulu condo unit offering an efficient floor plan, high floor location with a spacious open lanai overlooking the botanical garden, and the brilliant colors of city light views. Features include laminate and tile floors, ceiling light fans, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and many more improvements to appreciate. Queen Emma Gardens is a secured, pet-friendly residential community situated over 8-acres of gardens with resort-like amenities that includes a tea house with koi pond. Conveniently located in short distances to Hawaii Pacific University, YMCA, eateries, art galleries, night market festivals, shopping centers, bus lines, and many more essentials of the Downtown Honolulu district and historic Chinatown. VA approved building and maintenance fee includes electric, hot water, and sewer utilities.

1519 Nuuanu Ave Honolulu #2042 - view

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Golf Course Home in Hoakalei at Ka Makana

Beautiful single level golf course home in Hoakalei at Ka Makana – overlooking Barbers golf course. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom is fully upgraded from flooring to crown molding. Boasting over $55,000 in additional upgrades including hardwood floors and upgraded carpet in the bedrooms, tile in the bathrooms and laundry. The kitchen has Silestone quartz countertops with extended backsplash and stainless steel appliances. It has vaulted ceilings and a grand open concept giving it a bright and airy feel. It’s perfect for entertaining. Laundry room has front load washer and dryer. It has plenty of cabinet space and a sink. This property has a lovely landscaped yard.

91-1152-Waikapoo-Street-Ewa-Beach - backyard

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Remodel an Old Home with Modern Luxury Design

How to Design a Modern, Luxurious Home Inside of an Older Piece of Real Estate Newer properties may be infused with built-in designer touches that give them an instant sense of luxury, but older homes may lack many of these built-in features. Whether buying or renovating an older property, many people are interested in learning how to remodel an old home with modern luxury design. The good news is that this is easier than it sounds, and it can be accomplished by following a few simple tips.

Make Thoughtful Upgrades

It may not be cost-effective or reasonable to upgrade the entire space with an extensive renovation, but making a few thoughtful upgrades can yield fabulous results. The light fixtures, faucets and hardware in the space should receive attention first, and homeowners should choose a modern finish that goes well with the rest of the home. If funds permit, consider upgrading the counter tops, sinks and bathtubs to further add luxury and modern style to the style.

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3 Things You Must Do after Inheriting a Home

3 Things You Must Do after Inheriting a HomeThere can be a lot of excitement when it comes to the realization that you’ve inherited a home, but simply because it’s an inheritance doesn’t mean there aren’t a few strings attached. Whether you’re expecting to be gifted with a home in the future or you’re currently going through this process, here are a few things you may need to watch out for. Continue reading

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How to Differentiate Your Home from the Neighbors for a Faster Sale

How to Differentiate Your Home from the Neighbors for a Faster SaleWhen it comes to selling your home, there can be a lot of options on the market, and nothing is quite so competitive as having your house listed right alongside the home of your neighbor. If you’re struggling with how to highlight your home to potential homebuyers, here are some things you can do to ensure it gets the attention it deserves. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 5, 2016

Closing Paperwork: How to Read and Understand the Truth-in-Lending Disclosure StatementLast week’s economic events included S&P Case-Shiller’s Housing Market Indices for April along with reports on Construction Spending and Pending Home Sales. Consumer Confidence was higher in June in spite of low wage growth and inflation well below the Fed’s goal of 2.00 percent annually. Continue reading

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Home Staging Tips to Achieve a Welcoming Feel

4 Staging Tips to Achieve a Welcoming FeelStaging a home effectively is among the best ways to make an impression on the market and get the purchasing offer you’re looking for, but it’s important to do it in a way that will really make homebuyers feel comfortable. While there are plenty of tricks of the trade to try, here are four home staging tips to make your visitors feel right at home.

Give The Exterior A Boost

It’s pretty easy for many home sellers to forget about the outside, but the first thing visitors to your home will see is the exterior view so it needs to be in tip-top shape. By ensuring that you’ve trimmed the hedges, cleaned away any unsightly yard tools and done the small fix-ups to your front entrance, your guests are sure to have a positive first impression.

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