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 […]
Who’s buying real estate in Hawaii?
As a active board member with our Aloha Chapter of the Asian Real Estate Association of America, a realtor with friends and colleagues in major cities across the U.S., I was not surprised to see this headline in the news today Foreign Buyers buying U.S. real estate. Because Hawaii is a visitor, resort destination, we […]
Where is the Century 21 All Islands Waikiki office?
“Where do you work?” Where’s your office?” “Are you a real person?” Where Do I work? I actually work all around our relatively small island, Oahu, driving to different properties, helping search for real estate for a client. Or I might be checking out a school, gymnasium, class or architect. I work in every […]
What is staging??
I often forget that if you’re selling a home for the first time or if you haven’t worked with a Realtor who offers professional staging services, you may not know what I mean by “staging”. A good realtor will certainly know some basic steps in decluttering, cleaning, and lighting. A great stager helps decorate your […]
I would know how to get there if Siri could pronounce the street names correctly…
If you’re thinking of buying a home here in Hawaii, the first thing to saving time is finding a good Realtor (that’s pronounced REAL-tor and not real-a-tor). A good Realtor knows the different neighborhoods and can direct you where to look quicker than figuring out what your smartphone is trying to pronounce. I’ve had many clients remark […]
Buying a home in Hawaii: Make any house the home of your dreams
So it is time for you to buy a new home. And you just happen to have the perfect manse in your sights: the lavish, large scale Victorian style mansion conveniently located right on the beach in Kailua. The home may not, however, be conveniently located within your relative price range. Indeed, while you may […]