The geographic positioning of the Hawaiian Islands is the reason for so many of the islands’ gifts, for example, our beautiful weather and our surf exposure.
How Do I Know If I’m a Katonk? My friend Carrie just moved here from the East Coast and landed a nursing job at Maui Memorial. She was born on the Mainland and is Asian-American…she looks local, yet she doesn’t understand pidgin one bit. I told her, “Oh nah! Try read my blogs, sistah!” (20 […]
Most clients understand the importance of hiring a real estate professional to help buy or sell your Oahu home, but what about safeguarding the properties? Unfortunately in today’s day and age, we have to be careful with almost everything we do in life. This is also true when it comes to listing your home for sale.
Continued from Part 1: How To Plan Your Move To Hawaii – Tips To Get You Started. So you’ve probably already figured I’m a planner, and I’m big on knowing what you’re getting into, especially with something so big as moving to Hawaii (or buying a home)! There are so many things to love about […]
The real estate market is still brisk in Hawaii, offering many opportunities for buyers and sellers, but for one group of buyers, it can be a daunting and somewhat intimidating experience. In my day-to-day encounters with people who have never purchased a home, especially Kama’aina, I’ve found that many of them are not sure of […]
There are folks out there who might say that one of the greatest achievements of the ancient Hawaiians would be the fine craftsmanship of the canoe. Native Hawaiians were quite knowledgeable about the ocean and how to navigate across the seas on their canoes. If they had not possessed that knowledge, Hawaii might be a […]
The market in Hawaii has been robust. With that said, at times, a well priced property can attract multiple offers and basically move very quickly. I have personally seen where some agents have become complacent and are now lacking a sense of urgency. When properties are moving quickly, the sense of urgency to seal a deal […]
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.
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 […]