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Waikiki Condo with Ocean View at the Ilikai

Ocean View Condo in Waikiki at Iconic Ilikai

This Waikiki condo at the famous Ilikai has an unobstructed view of the ocean and marina. The lanai offers a spectacular sunset show. The Ilikai is well known for its prominent appearance in the opening credits of the long running TV series Hawaii Five-O. The most memorable scene is when the show’s star, Jack Lord, is standing on the Ilikai penthouse balcony when a helicopter dramatically rises up behind him. This same sequence is used in the opening credits of the reboot with Alex O’Loughlin in the lead role.
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Selling Tips: How to Avoid Irritating Potential Buyers

Selling Tips: Four Surefire Ways to Irritate Potential Buyers and How to Avoid These Costly MistakesIrritating any potential buyers is the last thing you want to do when selling a house because it is can be a challenging and sometimes lengthy process.

The buyer is going to have a wide array of options when deciding on a new home, so they have no problem going somewhere else if they see something they do not like.

While there are a plethora of ways for a seller to irritate a potential home buyer, these are the four most common – and most costly. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Aug 18, 2014

What's Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week Aug 18 2014Last week’s economic news brought little housing-related content, but several economic reports in other sectors contributed to overall perceptions of the economy.

In a speech given in Sweden, Fed Vice President Stanley Fischer noted that the economy might be in a period of “secular stagnation.” This condition is expected to keep interest rates low for longer than expected.

A survey of small business owners showed that confidence increased by 0.70 in July. Job openings for June increased from 4.60 million to 4.70 million. Readings for several reports fell shy of expectations and new jobless claims were higher than expected. Continue reading

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Big Island Estate – Asia and Casual Hawaii Elegance Inspired

Magnificent Big Island Estate – Unique and Tranquil

Thoughtful architectural and landscape elements create an atmosphere of peace and comfort in this Big Island estate. Enter the private drive and you’ll be greeted by finely manicured landscapes and a koi pond entry. Stretching above you’ll discover an arched bridge that leads to the private guest retreat. On the main level you’ll experience an entrance that is open to expansive coastline views, greeted by an immersion into both light and air.
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Six Key Questions to Ask when Hiring a Real Estate Agent

Six Key Questions to Ask when Hiring a Real Estate Agent to Market and Sell Your HomeThe work of a real estate agent can make or break how a prospective buyer feels about the property. Now that it’s time to sell your home, you want to find the right agent to market it.

Here are the questions you should be asking when hiring a real estate agent you can trust who will make you feel confident they can sell your home quickly for the best price possible.

Are They Licensed?

This one is the easy one. You should be working with a member of the National Association of Realtors®. It is also important that you check whether they have any complaints on record about their practices.

You can check with your state’s real estate department as well.

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Kauai Luxury Town Home in Princeville

Kauai Luxury Town Home at Ka`iulani of Princeville

Revel in a resort-like lifestyle in this immaculate Kauai luxury town home at Ka`iulani of Princeville. Upscale design and quality finishes throughout the unit including 11-foot ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and assisted cooling (AC).
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Adding a Detached Garage Can Improve Your Resale Price

Considering a Major Home Addition? Why a Detached Garage Can Drastically Improve Your Resale PriceBefore you make a major structural change to your property, it is important to consider how this will affect your resale value. While there are many steps that you can take to improve your property, the addition of a detached garage may be beneficial to you and may drastically improve your resale price when you are ready to sell.

You can contact a trusted real estate agent today to obtain customized information about how the addition of a detached garage may affect your property’s value. Continue reading

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Golf Course View Condo in Waikoloa – Big Island

Golf Course View Condo in Waikoloa on the Big Island

This unit is located on the ground floor of The Waikoloa Beach Villas – one of the best buildings in Waikoloa Beach Resort. The Villa is conveniently located across the street from the Queens’ Market Place – very close to shops, restaurants, and entertainment.
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3 Mortgage Modification Scams to Watch out for

Scam Alert! Three Mortgage Modification Scams to Watch out for (And How to Avoid Them)As if homeowners who are facing foreclosure don’t have enough to worry about, a multitude of loan modification scam artists have invaded the internet, public files and even foreclosure notices in newspapers in hopes of targeting their next victim. By identifying the top three modification scams and learning how to avoid them, at-risk homeowners can protect themselves (and their homes). Continue reading

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Maui Multi-Family Compound – Maui Real Estate

Maui Multi-Family Compound with Three Dwellings

This Maui multi-family compound has three, very well maintained, one level stucco structures, each with its own private lanai.
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