Prospective buyers for Maui real estate want to do their own research, and one of the main topics is property taxes. Depending on where you are relocating from, you might be pleasantly surprised to see we have relatively low rates here in the islands, with Maui having some of the lowest. When you own property […]
Two of the most common questions we hear in the Hawaii real estate market is: “How is the market?” and “Is this a good time to buy?”
Based on recent investigations by Trulia’s economic team, Honolulu is doing quite well compared to other cities in the U.S. with regards to sales contracts going through to completion. Nationwide, the percentage of homes that go into contract and then revert back to being for sale is increasing. Trulia has labeled this situation a “sale […]
Nothing is more stressful than putting your home on the market while you still live there. With listings hopefully comes showings, open houses, and broker’s opens. These are all things done in order to get the word out about the listing, and then hopefully the end game is an offer and closed sale. This is all extremely difficult […]
Love is all around this week! Wishing all of you a very Happy Valentine’s – we’re celebrating all week! And part of that celebration is sharing my top homes rated on romance factor. Enjoy! Ke’ei Beach Homes Located on Ke’ei Beach in Kealakekua Bay, this property is situated in a truly magical place on Hawaii’s […]
Part of a residential REALTOR®’S job description relates to providing an estimate of value for prospective buyers and sellers. Buyers look to us to ensure they are not overpaying for their purchase. Through a tool called a “CMA,” or competitive/comparative market analysis, we try to evaluate properties to predict a value.
Hanalei Bay is getting a lot of attention lately as the market heats back up for beachfront offerings. In 2016, there were two sales on the Front Row of Hanalei listed by Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers and closing north of $10M. 2017 also has strong numbers with the recent sale of 5174 Weke Rd, […]
Aloha All! I am so excited to share with you this new community that just had its Grand Opening. Last weekend I had the pleasure of being able to view this brand new development in Ewa Beach on Oahu. This development has 4 models to choose from (preview of all four models). There will be two different […]
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 […]
The first release of single family homes Ha’akea in Hoopili sold out in one day. These single family homes range from 1,689 sqft - 2,373 sqft with six different floor plans to choose from. Homes start in the high $500,000′s. The association fee is currently set at $59 a month. Features include front and backyard landscaping, tankless gas water […]
Most of the time you can find me out touring Hawaii Island’s most luxurious and unique homes, so it’s no surprise I’m often asked to share some of my favorites – no easy task! Focusing on Kukio’s residential community – one of the most exclusive and cherished developments on the planet – there are currently […]
So you made an offer on an Ewa Beach home, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. More often than not, your agent may have made your offer contingent on a clean home inspection. This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price paid for the home, ask […]
If you haven’t worked with a real estate team before, be prepared to be impressed! The level of client care and efficiency of the process will be well above the “one-man show” business model most agents use.
And after years on the market with other real estate companies, I am happy to announce that Jeff Onderko and Hawaii Life just sold 250 Amakihi Way in under 2 months, kicking off Kaanapali Golf Estates’ home sales in 2017. Located just above renowned Kaanapali Beach in the gated community of Kaanapali Golf Estates, 250 […]