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Monthly Archives: June 2013

How To Improve Your Credit Score For Better Financing Terms

You have found a home and are ready to apply for financing. Your pre-approval amount comes back not as high as you would have expected and at an interest rate significantly above what your friends just got on their loan. This could be because you have an average to poor credit score. Continue reading

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5 Important Tips To Help Smooth Your Move When You Have Teens In The Home

You’ve got a new job offer across the country and you are planning to pack your things, buy a home and make the big move.

However, when you tell your 17 year old daughter your plans, she lets out a mournful wail and cries that it is not fair. How can you possibly take her away from all of her friends, her favorite hangout spots and the cute boy she just started seeing? Continue reading

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Home Prices Record Highest Monthly Gains Since Case Shiller Index Inception

The S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indices for April indicate that the housing recovery gained ground.

In April 2013 average home prices tracked in the Case-Shiller 10 and 20-city Composites increased by 11.60 and 12.10 percent year-over-year. On a month-to-month basis, the Composites increased by 2.60 and 2.50 percent respectively. Continue reading

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Asian and Hawaiian Inspired Elegant North Kona Estate

Asian inspirations and casual Hawaiian elegance combine to make this North Kona estate unique and tranquil. Thoughtful architectural and landscape elements create an atmosphere of peace and comfort. (MLS # 264414)

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A Luxurious Modern Masterpiece at Kauai’s North Shore

This remarkable 4-bedroom North Shore Kauai home is perched on a bluff that overlooks Kalihiwai Bay and Anini Reef. Surrounded by lush and colorful landscaped grounds, this home is a beautiful modern masterpiece. (MLS # 264257)

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3 Clever But Simple Ways To Get Your Home Mortgage Paid Faster

Paying off the mortgage on your home faster means that you will not only have the satisfaction of owning your own home sooner, you will also have the benefit of paying much less in interest over the years.

The faster you pay off your mortgage, the more money you can save, so here are some tips to accelerate your payment schedule. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 24, 2013

Comments by Fed chairman Ben Bernanke after Wednesday’s FOMC meeting caused havoc in financial markets as investors anticipated the potential effects of any rollback of the Fed’s policy of quantitative easing (QE). Chairman Bernanke said that the Fed may begin reducing its $85 billion monthly purchase of Treasury securities and MBS toward the end of this year. Continue reading

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Quick Tips To Get Your Summer Garden Blooming

Spring has sprung and today is the first official day of summer. If you are finally finding time to tend your garden, don’t feel guilty — just get dirty! Continue reading

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Three Tips To Get The Best Financing On Your Second Home Purchase

Are you buying a property as your second home? Here are some tips to keep in mind that will help you to get the best mortgage on your second property. Continue reading

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Award Winning Luxury Home in Portlock, Hawaii Kai

This luxurious 6 bedroom Hawaii Kai home is located in the coveted Portlock neighborhood. This home is a past award winning recipient of the Building Industry Association of Hawaii. (MLS#1305930)

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