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5 Mistakes That Will Instantly Turn a Home Buyer Away – and How to Avoid Making Them

5 Mistakes That Will Instantly Turn a Home Buyer Away - and How to Avoid Making ThemIf you’re preparing to sell your home you’ve likely heard many tips and tricks to help close quickly, however few people will ever tell you what you’re doing wrong.

Don’t be your own roadblock to success! Avoid these common seller-mistakes to ensure that your home leaves a lasting impression on buyers, instead of sending them running for the hills. Continue reading

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Fully Furnished Waikiki Condo

Newly renovated urban beach residence in Waikiki! This tastefully furnished Waikiki condo – 1,120 sqft, 2BR/2BA, maximizes comfortable tropical living and rental possibilities. Enjoy stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, LED lighting fixtures, and magnificently tiled floor and bath. The floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Ala Wai Canal with expansive mountain, golf course, and water view. Ala Wai Palms is a boutique residential condo and is located very close to the world-famous Waikiki Beach and 5-star retail and dining establishments at International Market Place. VA approved building.

2355 Ala Wai Boulevard #501 - living room

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Kula Lei Golf Course Home

This two story Kula Lei golf course home in a cul-de-sac with an extra-long driveway has had over $70,000 worth of upgrades. It’s tastefully renovated for enjoyment. Home improvement includes new flooring throughout the home, new interior paint, new 6-panel doors, custom master bath, renovated 2nd and 3rd bathrooms, and renovated kitchen. The seller also opened up the wall of the staircase and installed custom banisters.

91-557 Kuhialoko Street Ewa Beach - front exterior

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Gorgeous Kauai Property with Stunning Views

The postcard life that most people just dream about is yours at this spectacular Kauai property. This site was personally chosen by the owners to construct their vision of a perfectly placed Hawaii home, taking full advantage of the unsurpassed views, delicious trade winds, and tropical lifestyle. The views are incredible—the vast Pacific Ocean and its breaking surf, the Kilauea River, Crater Hill, and the verdant emerald valley below.4240 KAHILI MAKAI ST KILAUEA - view

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 19, 2016

Last week’s economic news included reports on retail sales, inflation, and weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims. Continue reading

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How to Assess a Family Friendly Neighborhood

Moving with Children? Here's How to Quickly Assess Whether a Community Is Family FriendlyIf you’re looking for a home that’s in a family friendly neighborhood, there are a few key things you can look for to make sure your new house is a good fit for both you and your children.

Quality Public or Private Schools

Are there good public schools nearby? If so, do they span from kindergarten all the way to high school? Finding a home in an area with a great elementary school can be a good fit for several years, but if you’re looking for a home that will be convenient in the long-term it’s important to consider your proximity to both primary and secondary schools.

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Selling Your Home This Autumn? Try Boosting Your Curb Appeal with These Inexpensive Upgrades

Selling Your Home This Autumn? Try Boosting Your Curb Appeal with These Inexpensive UpgradesCurb appeal is the first impression that your home will have on potential buyers, so it’s important to make it a good one. Try these simple budget upgrades to give your home the “WOW” factor that buyers are looking for! Continue reading

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Growing Your Wealth: 3 Reasons Why Real Estate Is the Ultimate Long-Term Investment

Growing Your Wealth: 3 Reasons Why Real Estate Is the Ultimate Long-Term InvestmentWhile many people may be hesitant to consider real estate as a viable long-term investment, owning property has a steady historical track record and isn’t as volatile as other investment markets can be.

Any investor who hasn’t seriously considered it as an option should take a closer look at the benefits of owning real estate and why it is the ultimate long-term investment strategy. Continue reading

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Feeling the Squeeze of Rising Rents? Here Are 3 Reasons You Should Consider Buying a Starter Home

Feeling the Squeeze of Rising Rents? Here Are 3 Reasons You Should Consider Buying a Starter HomeWith real estate becoming more affordable, new homes being sold in a range of prices and the cost of rent going up, there has never been a better time to consider buying a starter home. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – September 12, 2016

Few economic reports were released last week due to the Labor Day Holiday. The Federal Reserve released its Beige Book Report, which documents anecdotes shared with the Fed by its regional business contacts. A job openings report, weekly jobless claims and Freddie Mac’s survey of mortgage rates was also released. Continue reading

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