We live in a technological world; wi-fi and smart everything have arrived, and much more is on the way. If you’re like me and want to do everything you can to be healthy and happy, not just surviving but thriving, then you may want to know how to be tech-savvy in a high-tech world.
I am super excited to let folks know about the new butcher shop that just opened last Friday in Waimea! Photo Courtesy of Waimea Butcher Shop There is More! Waimea Butcher Shop is more than just fresh, local, hormone- and antibiotic-free meats. Mills worked for years as a private chef and says he’ll be offering […]
In my last post, I talked about How Fo’ Ack (how to act) in Hawaii regarding relationshipping. Because I grew up here on the Big Island in Kohala, my clients and friends often ask me about island etiquette and local customs. In this second part of my How Fo’ Ack series, I tackle the ever […]
During my last tour of active duty, I commuted to Oahu. It’s funny the things you miss about home. I missed hearing the rain, but most of all, I missed our Hilo water.
Have you ever dreamed of living in Hawaii? Do your thoughts drift you to warm sunny days laying on the beach with a tropical drink? Or snorkeling in blue crystal waters with the turtles? I’m going to share a story about a very adventurous couple that I was very fortunate to meet. Do your thoughts drift you to […]
Homebuyers often proclaim from the start that they don’t want to pay condo fees or don’t want to live in an association. No one wants to pay “extra,” but in Hawaii there are a few problems with this statement. On an island, land is limited, and in urban Honolulu, the most “affordable” housing is located […]
Living on Oahu is amazing. The culture, the family dynamic, the surf, and of course the food make it home to me. And every time I leave, I realize more and more that the Hawaiian islands are my home. There is so much to do here on Oahu that it rarely gets old; however, we […]
When showing a house, it’s all in the details. At times, a potential buyer can make a quick negative opinion over the littlest things. Stop and smell the flowers Below are some tips to help set you up for a successful showing: 1. Declutter. One of the biggest challenges when a family is living in […]
Sunshine, ocean, rainbows, and umbrella drinks are a regular part of my life. Socks and mittens are not. After growing up in the snowy Midwest, I know how fortunate I am. A popular phrase here is “Lucky We Live Hawaii,” implying we don’t just live IN Hawaii, we LIVE the Hawaii way, with Aloha. So, when Hawaii residents […]
At Four Seasons Ko’Olina Resort In December, Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers hosted our 6th annual conference, called Worthshop. When you hear “real estate conference,” you may imagine polyester blazers, comb-overs, strong sales tactics, and to top it off, bad pick up lines at the Convention Center bar. Or did I repeat myself? I’ve been […]
Check out the great surf canoe highlight reel! It’s Friday afternoon at Makaha Beach on the west side of Oahu. The surf report is calling for advisory level surf in the 10-15 foot range, and the contestants are getting the tents and surf equipment ready for the “Bradah Mel’s Waterman Championship.” The energy is high, and the […]
When buyers are looking for Hawaii properties, there is usually one thing they overlook – the association or HOA monthly fees of the property. When talking with a lender, especially one on the Mainland, you have to factor in the cost of the monthly association/HOA fees. Often times, homes on the Mainland do not have […]
Big winter swells bring surfers from around the globe to the Hawaiian Islands to challenge their skills and conquer the towering beasts – often more than 40 feet overhead! Their arrival also marks one of the most anticipated annual film festivals on the Big Island. Breaking on Kohala Coast – Photo Courtesy: Mauna Kea Beach […]
In this final blog of this series, I want to go over the aspect of getting the seller to know you – the buyer – in hopes of winning them over emotionally. Before I get into that, I need to update you on a change that occurred since I published part 2 of this series […]