Housing Grant for Disabled Veterans If you know a veteran or his family who could benefit by by adapting a home to accommodate their disability, here are some options to share with them: The Veterans’ Administration provides grants to Servicemembers and Veterans with certain permanent and total service-connected disabilities to help purchase or construct an […]
Kauai Timbers — Ocean Club and Resort Residences
As seen in the September issue of Estates & Homes: The Timbers Kauai — Ocean Club and Residences offer spectacular ocean views, exquisite ownership opportunities at various price points and membership benefits to exclusive amenities. Located minutes from the Lihue, Kauai airport, the Timbers resort is privately tucked away near Kalapaki Beach. Ownership at Timbers […]
Monster homes creating Community Friction
What do you think of monster homes? At first, you might envision a monster home as one that is 8 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and a couple of guest bathrooms on each floor, approximately 10,000 sq.ft. complete with family room, theater, craft and hobby room, winery, photography studio, dining room, breakfast room, large kitchen, game room, […]
July showed strong housing activity for Honolulu
Honolulu prices continue to climb. There is so little inventory of affordably priced homes that buyers continue to invest in homes afraid that they will be priced out of the real estate market if they don’t bite the bullet and make offers. When you read the Honolulu report on the (median) price of homes, remember […]
Why Sellers should use a Realtor when selling.
I found this article today and it confirmed what I have known for many years. Using an agent when selling can better an owner’s pocket book. A full-time, experienced Realtor can help you translate the past and current in-escrow sales and how the market is. If you are in a fast paced market with low […]
Magnificent Signiel Residences at the Lotte World Tower Now Selling
Our offices at Century 21 All Islands is presenting in Honolulu on August 11, 2017, the Signiel Residences at the Lotte World Tower of Seoul, Korea. Available residences begin at approximately 3.5 Million.
The Marco Polo building fire made worse due to no sprinkler systems
As many of you may have read in global news, last Friday on July 14, 2017, Honolulu had its worst fire in history. The fire occurred on the 26th floor at the graceful Marco Polo building across from Waikiki along the Ala Wai canal. The fire started on the mauka (mountain) side of the building […]
Breaking News: VA Permit Issues No More!
I just received this message from one of my mortgage broker colleagues, Keith Mateo at Home Mortgage Experts. He says permit issues in the past on VA mortgages are a thing of the past! This is significant in Hawaii as homes under $721,050 (the 2017 VA Loan Limit) are typically homes that are more than […]
June 2017 Hawaii Market Statistics
Here is a snapshot of June 2017 Market Statistics for Hawaii. You can also see neighborhood values comparing 2016 and 2017. The single family home price continues to climb. I usually see clients choosing a home over a condominium when they have more than four people or a large pet in their household as there are […]
You can find a reasonably priced meal that fits in your waist sack!
If you wonder why local (tourist-related employees) and tourists stand in line at the Musubi Cafe, it’s because they want to have a tasty snack, a musubi: a small wrapped rice ball (not really a ball but rather molded into different shapes such as a triangle or rectangle) filled or topped with some protein (tuna, […]